Follow these traditional and time-tested practices to keep good health and avoid sickness.


1. Have Abhyanga every day or as frequently as possible: that is, take a few spoons of oil and a couple of spoons of salt and rub it all over your body; wait for about 10 minutes and bathe, as usual. Have breakfast after your bath.

2. Drink a glass of boiled and hot water after each meal. Do not drink coffee or tea after eating.

3. Your meals should be simple and cooked fresh every day. It is better to eat the food traditionally eaten in the family.

4. Eat fruits separately or before the meal. Eat sweets at the beginning of the meal.

5. Drink enough water to satisfy your thirst and not unnecessarily or excessively.

6. Exercise regularly to keep your body and joints flexible. Maintain the habit of sitting down on the floor.

7. Relax a while eating or drinking water and do not rush or exercise immediately after eating.

8. Keep your mind calm –avoid anger, hatred, or excessive worry.

9. It is better to eat only one grain in a meal — either rice, ragi, jowar, or wheat. Do not use multi-grain flour.


1. Never eat food from the previous day or reheat food and eat.

2. Never use refined oil – read the label on the oil carefully and buy non-refined oil.

3. When not well, avoid eating flour products (idli, dosa, bread, chapatti, etc,) — eat freshly cooked rice, rasam, kichdi, etc.

4. Do not eat curds in the night. Avoid fermented flour products in the night meal.

5. Avoid eating outside food as much as possible. Eat freshly made home-made food.

6. Minimize eating food not traditionally eaten in your family (eg., oats.). Certainly do not eat them when not well.

7. Do not eat too many raw vegetables. Do not eat them in the night meal or along with fruits.

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