Atmavasth is the culmination of the process that started with the MatkaMedicine blog that I published on Substack from Dec 25th, 2020 onwards.
You can read about the process in "About".
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The premise of Matka Medicine is that we can control our health, lengthen our healthspan and lifespan, and be atmasvasth, on our own, with just a little help, if at all, from doctors and the healthcare system. The very first article that I published last December explains this in detail.
A long healthspan is as important as a long lifespan, perhaps more
Ideal health or healthfulness for us as individuals is the ability to live long and healthy, preventing disease and if disease does occur, being able to treat and control it as early as and in the best way possible. While the rest of the stakeholders (governments, doctors, hospitals, insurance and
Understanding our health matkas and then taking control
The Recent 10 Posts
1 crore is the average investment you need at age 65 to live long, healthy till age 90/95 in India
A non-physician health coach can easily guide families to live long, healthy in line with the results from the PROLIFIC trial
Every woman between 40-75 years of age, who has the means, should get one screening mammogram done every year. Screening mammography saves lives and will save yours too
All Indians above the age of 30 years should be screened for diabetes with fasting plasma glucose, OGTT and/or HbA1c, preferably every year.
Health insurance is a necessity to live long, healthy
A spoof on how to become a doctor in 4 weeks
Physical activity can offset the downsides of poor sleep while physical inactivity increases the risk of stroke in those below the age of 60-years
Coffee has many health upsides and few downsides if at all
Everyone should learn how to measure their own blood pressure at home.
Foods rich in polyphenols reduce coronary heart disease risk and cognitive decline and dementia
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