American Academy For Yoga in Medicine

Vedant Newsletter

June 2024

Curious About Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are small electronic devices that assist individuals with mild to profound hearing loss. These medical devices, regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), come in various styles and sizes and are suitable for people of all ages.

Hearing aids do not cure hearing loss or restore normal hearing. However, they significantly enhance the ability to hear and understand speech, improving overall communication.

Discver How They Work?

A hearing aid generally comprises three main components: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker.

June 2024

Sugar-Free, But At What Cost?

A study by the Cleveland Clinic found that xylitol, a common sugar substitute, might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Researchers studied over 3,000 people and discovered that those with high levels of xylitol in their blood had more active blood platelets, which can lead to dangerous blood clots. This challenges the idea that xylitol is a safe alternative to sugar. The study suggests we should be cautious about consuming products with xylitol and calls for more research to understand its long-term health effects.
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In a comprehensive study spearheaded by the Cleveland Clinic, new evidence has come to light linking the consumption of xylitol, a popular zero-calorie sugar substitute, to an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. This significant finding, published in the European Heart Journal, highlights the need for further scrutiny of the health implications associated with sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners, which have seen a substantial rise in use over the past decade.

May 2024

Empowering Cognitive and Immunological Health Through Yoga

In a significant scientific exploration titled “Cognitive and immunological effects of yoga compared to memory training in older women at risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” published in Translational Psychiatry, researchers have showed the profound benefits of Kundalini Yoga (KY) in enhancing cognitive functions and modulating immune responses, offering new hope for those at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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April 2024

Understanding Autism And Its Challenges

Autism manifests differently in each individual, but familiar challenges include sensory sensitivities, difficulties with communication and social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. These challenges can significantly impact daily functioning and overall well-being.

Yoga therapy offers a multifaceted approach to addressing the needs of individuals with autism. By integrating physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and mindfulness practices, yoga promotes holistic well-being and addresses core areas affected by autism.