About the Authors :
Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade was formerly Principal of Ashtang Ayurveda College, Pune, India and is the author of more than 92 books on Ayurveda, which have been published in German, Polish, Italian, English, and many Indian languages. He has the honour of being visiting Professor to all the colleges of Ayurveda in USA and other Institutes like Sewa Akademie in German, Ateneo Veda Vyasa in Italy, Foundation of Health in Poland and Ayurveda International Diffusing Association of Japan. Since 1981, he has visited and has conducted hundreds of Ayurveda courses for medical practitioners in Europe, U.S.A. and Japan.
Dr. Rajendra Deshpande is an Ayurvedic consultant and Head of Department of Ayurvedic Physiology at Ayurvedic College, Nigdi, Pune. He has done double post graduation (MD) in the subjects of Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Physiology. He has given many radio and television interviews on various topics of Ayurveda and has contributed many articles in various Journals. He has written many books on Ayurveda in Marathi, English and German Languages. He has visited Switzerland, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain for Ayurvedic propagation.
Dr. Rajkumar B. Bobade is an Asst. Professor at Ayurvedic College & Research Centre, Nigdi, Pune and has been teaching Preventive & Social Medicine (Swasthavritta) for the last ten years.
We are happy to present the standard text book on
Swasthavritta, which w ill be useful for the students of
second B.A.M.S as well as to the enthusiastic readers of
Ayurveda. We have taken great care that all the topics
mentioned as per the syllabus of CCIM have been covered
in this book.
There are two theory papers of 1 00 marks each - Paper 1 and
Paper 2. Each paper contains two sections again 1 and 2.
In Paper 1 - section 1, we have described personal hygiene
which covers mainly Ayurvedic aspect of prevention of
disease dealing with daily and seasonal regimen and diet.
Proper references and Sanskrit shlokas have been given for
the benefit of the students while explaining all concepts of
Ayurveda. In section 2, we have given the detail
description of modern aspect of prevention of disease and
social medicine containing chapters on Water, Light,
Toilets, Vaccinations and Communicable diseases.
In Paper 2 - section 1, all aspects of Yoga have been
described in this section, while section 2 - deals with
Today it has been widely accepted that majority of the
diseases are created not because of exogenous causes like
bacteria and viruses but due to weak immune system of the
host. Fast food, fast life style, improper and polluted air,
water and food as well as stress are some of the important
causes that lead to weak the immune system. Major
'diseases that affect the population such as hypertension,
obesity, diabetes, peptic ulcers and heart diseases are now
labeled as Life style disorders. Therefore these days the
modern medical doctors are also advising their patients
regarding life style, diet and exercises. Wellness is the new
concept of fitness and health in all Western countries
which includes physical, psychological, emotional and
social fitness. This is exactly what Ayurveda has advised
since thousands of years through Swasthavritta.
This is the first text book on this subject written in English
language and hence will be useful to all students of English
medium as well as for all foreign readers.
We hope that like all our other text books published by
Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthana, Delhi, students will
welcome this book also and hence we wish all of them
success in their journey of healthy life.
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