Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Paediatric Disorders - Book Review

This book deals with all the common and uncommon diseases with appropriate treatment and prevention. Allopathic, Homoeopathic, Ayurveda and Biochemic – all sorts of medication are discussed for the benefit of readers/parents. As per the author, this book is a supportive measure for child’s better health care and development.

Author : Dr. Rajeev Sharma

Publlisher : Goodwill Publishing House

No. Of Pages : 148

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Reconnection-Heal Others, Heal Yourself - Book Review

A wonderful, thought provoking, and practical book on healing, told with wit, humor, and deep insights. The author shares not only his personal insights and experiences with reconnective healing, he also gives useful techniques to bring about the healings we all need in our lives–not only for ourselves, but for others.

Author : Dr. Eric Pearl

Publisher : Hay House, Inc.

Year of Publication : 2001

No. of Pages : 223

HELP TALKS- Dr. Gayatri Devi on "Hair care with the help of Ayurveda"

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. Gayatri Devi at HELP on 29th December' 08: topic - "Hair Care with the help of Ayurveda"

Dr. Gayatri Devi, Arogyapeetham, Mumbai- Hyderabad, Ph. 022-22183149

Dr. Gayatri Devi is a first class graduate in Ayurvedic medicine from Nagarjuna
University, has 24 years of experience as an ayurvedic consultant in big cities
Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai, giving consultations to patients from U.S., Australia
and Singapore through internet.

She is specifically dealing with gynecological and infertility cases, allergies, skin and hair disorders, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, stress, digestive disorders and all other chronic diseases.

She writes Ayurvedic text books for students, books for common people and children on Ayurvedic health education. Won 3 National level awards for 3 booklets (one in Telugu and two in English) written on Ayurveda for children.

She is popularizing Ayurveda by running 3 columns (including patient counseling) in a
Telugu monthly for the past 10 years, writing Ayurvedic articles for Telugu dailies,
presenting Ayurvedic programs on Telugu TV channel ETV2.

Ayurveda is 5000 year old science of life. It deals with every aspect of life and health. Ayurveda has good description of hair care- regular hair care, management of various hair related problems like hair loss, dandruff, graying, alopoecia etc. Ayurveda give described the wonderful herbs that are very good for hair- herbs that are to be used both internally and externally for beautiful hair. Dr.Gayatri Devi, has good experience in successfully treating various problems related to Hair. Dr.Gayatri Devi deals with all the aspects of Ayurvedic Hair Care in her talk "Hair Care through Ayurveda"

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HELP TALKS- Dr. Firoz Lakadawala on "Yoga for mind- How to evict stress from life- Part 3"

This video is a workshop conducted by Dr. Firoz Lakdawala at HELP on 27th December' 08: topic - "Yoga for mind- How to evict stress from life- Part 3"

Dr. Firoz Lakdawala is a Reiki Grand Master.
He is also specialist in Yoga, Feng Shui, Pyramid, Crystal, Aroma Therapy, Acupressure.
He is been practicing all above since more than 18 years.
He also conduct various classes at different places on above subjects.

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Reader's Review for HELP

HI! I am Shanti, a regular reader at HELP and I would like to share my views about this place.

About HELP and its services: The environment at HELP library is pleasing and comfortable. I really enjoy coming here and reading this lovely collection of books on health. The staffs of library are very helpful and always meet with smile.

I appreciate Dr. Malpani’s effort to open door of knowledge in the field of health and its problems to the common people and too without any expectations.
Through its services of holding Free Lectures, Talks and Workshops, the library not only helps general public who are keen to learn about their health issues but its also a boon to the upcoming professionals by providing them a platform represent their talents and spread knowledge.

We (all) readers cherish the gift of library for years to come.
I wish successful journey in your endeavor.

Monday, December 29, 2008

HELP Review

Attending to the visitors at HELP is a lovely and exciting job to do. We receive many people here who come looking for solutions to their health problems.

Three months back a young gentleman in his late 20s named Sunil visited HELP just to know what this place was about. Sunil came to my desk and said; “I have a problem, my younger brother who completed his graduation four years back does not remember anything about his educational knowledge that he had acquired in past. He does not even remember of what course or degree he had taken up as his career. I am very concerned for him and we have been consulting Doctors as well in order to cure him but along with the medical treatment I also want to that in what other ways I and my family can help him to overcome this situation.”

Sunil looked quite tensed and worried. But he had come to the right place. At HELP, we have all the possible information available on health its problems. We have books and other reference materials specially for educating patients about their health issues and also various information of how to overcome them. As I said earlier Sunil had come to the right place, he was able to know many aspects of what his brother was going through and how he can help him to cope with his problem.

According to Sunil; “HELP is a real good service to society.”

Allergy Relief - Book Relief

The book offers dozens of safe and effective treatments for a wide range of allergies—treatments that not only prevent symptoms from recurring but also bring the body into balance and boost immunity, thereby helping the body combat allergens more effectively. The author also explains what allergies are and how they are diagnosed and reviews the conventional treatments for allergies and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each therapy.

Author : Sylvia Goldfarb

Pub;lisher : Avery

Year of Publication : 2000

No. of pages : 170

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Worry Cure - Book Review

The book “Worry cure” is the author’s new, comprehensive approach to help you identify, challenge and overcome all types of worry, using the most recent research. It has this empowering 7 step program, including practical, easy to follow advice & techniques. Designed to address general worries as well as the unique issues surrounding some of the most common areas of worry-relationships, health, money, work, and the need for approval .Thus the worry cure is for everyone, from the chronic worrier to the occasional ruminator.

Author : Roberrt L. Leahy

Publication : Harmony Books

Year of Publikcation : 2005

No. of Pages : 322

HELP TALKS- Mr. H. R. Shenoy on "Reiki natural healing"

This video is a talk conducted by Mr. H. R. Shenoy at HELP on 26th December' 08: topic - "Reiki natural healing"

H R Shenoy, a retired manager from Larsen and Toubro Limited

There is no panacea in the world as yet. However, some tools can help most of the people some times, some people most of the times. Only when the effect of past karmas is so strong that nothing works some times for a few people; you are not one of them.
Reiki – the Usui System of Natural Healing
• Simple to learn, simple to practice (with some miraculous results)
• A touch/distance healing method that helps in relaxation, stress management

Six Steps for a Better Life – Based on the Best of the Lessons from Management Gurus and my own struggles, successes and failures
1. Paradigm shift
2. Vision
3. Mission
4. Action
5. Interaction
6. Self-renewal

Contact Details,
mobile 09324600554,
phone 022-26341280
102 Ivory Heights, 2nd Coss Lane, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West,
Mumbai 400053

Testimonials for HR Shenoy

From the email Testimonials from my colleagues in L&T when I retired in April 2000

From: Aravindakshan (a Tamilian whom I always addressed affectionately as ‘Periyavar’ – here he reciprocates that)

You will always be Periyavar in my life and memory, a hero to be looked up and to follow.

From: Paromita (whom I had the privilege of being a ‘father’ figure in the hour of her need)

I have learnt to take all things positively be it failure or success. I owe this to you. Thank you for this.

From Pervez Purkar (whom I had helped to get a transfer to my department – he deserved it of course; no favour done)

Dear Mr Shenoy:

I have known you as a man of principles and I continue to carry the image with me. I have lot of respect for you.

I would never forget your words “Are you willing to learn?”

From Suresh Todkar (an unassuming colleague with whom I had the privilege of conducting TQM Awareness programmes)

You are always a source of inspiration for me. I can never forget the moral support and confidence you gave me throughout my TQM journey.

It was great being together for 27 years and I hope it continues outside these four walls of L&T.

From RK Gupta

You had been master and resource of learning for youngsters.

You have a personality worth imbibing and praise.

The zeal you have to serve the society now by Reiki is just great.

In my opinion, individuals like you are rare in this world.

From Omkar Rao (one of the participants in the TQM Awareness program conducted by my Team)

I can still remember the way you had helped a colleague of ours – one Mr Gajendra – who went down with cold.

You impressed me as a person who was in control of himself and who had found a lot of peace within himself.

From HK Verma (one of my colleagues)

I shall always cherish the long association with you and the amount of knowledge and timely help you gave me from time to time. I had the opportunity to learn from you on several occasions.

You are taking with you the vast knowledge bank and I am sure you will continue to use and guide many more in the years to come.

A word about my training skills

For the last 10 years of my working life, though I was working as an IT professional, I conducted many training programs in subjects like Joy of Working, Total Quality Management etc.
After retirement in 2000, apart from these programs, I conducted programs in Reiki, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Once I was conducting a training program for a 30 year old woman and a college student. The student's mother was an observer. At some stage, she said, “You are not a bad teacher.” A stunned me asked her “Why did you say that?”. She said “This woman is not practicing what you taught her. I thought you are a poor teacher.
I also conducted the program once alone for a group of social workers and trade union leaders, thanks to my young friend Vidyadhar, a student of MSW at that time. It was a full day session, the last minute instruction being to do it predominantly in Hindi.
The organizer (I do not remember his name), who sat through the 7 hour session, said “I have always heard of TQM in the context of cost, profit, inventory, etc and no mention about the people. And for the whole day, I have heard Shenoy talking of only people, people and people. Yes. It is we who make the difference.”
And this program had started with a stunning question from a middle aged trade union leader about an hour after the start: “Isn't TQM for the benefit of the management?”.
After a bit of pause, I said “Yes. I am, however, writing this question on the board. Let us also try to find an answer at the end of the program.”
The most heartening summation even before the Programme ended came from a participant “TQM is for our benefit.” He was a trade union leader too. I was fairly embarrassed by this person's eulogy as he continued his praise for some minutes – he must have been around 70, a father figure.
I am not a bad teacher after all.

Reiki is a Japanese word. Re = ‘Universal’. Ki = ‘Life Force Energy’ (pranashakti as we know in Yoga). It is also known as ‘Usui System of Natural Healing’, named after Dr Mikao Usui, the Japanese who rediscovered this ancient healing system, rooted in Budhism and formulated his own practice.

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HELP TALKS- Ms. Neeta Sukthankar on "Freedom through yoga- Yoga for Peaceful existence"

This video is a workshop conducted by Ms. Neeta Sukthankar at HELP on 22nd December' 08 : topic - "Freedom through yoga- Yoga for Peaceful existence"
Ms. Neeta Sukthankar has educated from kaivalyadham yoga institute, she also conducts various classes at various places.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Yoga For High Blood Pressure - Book Review

The main cause of hypertension or blood pressurre is stress and tension. As per the author, relaxation and exercise components of yoga have a major role to play in the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure (hypertension). Yogasanas, pranayama, meditation defintely help achieve the mental peace. A section on diet which details all the aspects of food science for coping and controlling hypertension is also covered in this book.

Author : Carrmine Ireene

Publication : Jaico Publishing House

Year of Publication : 2007

No. of Pages : 212

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Prenatal Prescription - Book Review

The Prenatal Prescription explains why one’s actions during pregnancy impact your child’s health after birth and into adulthood and what you can do about it. Focusing on the main factors that directly affect the unborn child -- nutrition, stress, toxins, and exercise – the author lays out a clear and easy-to-follow program for "prenatal programming." He explains the science behind the fetal origins of adult disease, and offers tools that one can use to make ones prenatal interaction with baby memorable and beneficial. As per the

author, starting before conception, this simple prescription will change forever the way you think about preparing yourself for pregnancy.

Author : Peter Nathanielsz

Publisher : Harper Paperbacks

Year of Publication : 2001

No. of pages : 218

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Super Skin - Book Review

The books covers everything needed for beautiful skin, the natural way. The author shows you how to achieve sensational skin & enjoy optimum health - from eating well to complete nutrition and health plan.. There are beauty tips for the modern world – how to combat the effects of sun and pollution, the importance of exercise, sleep, relaxation and coping with skin problems.

Author : Kathryn Marsden

Publisher : Thorsons

Year of Publication : 2002

No. of Pages : 253

Monday, December 22, 2008

Conquering Cancer - Book Review

This book serves as an invaluable resource for cancer patients and their families. It tells the person with cancer just what he or she can expect at each stage of diagnosis and treatment, explores medical discoveries that give people real hope of recovery from cancer. The cancer diary section is a unique contribution to the literature, a source of both psychological insights and spiritual renewal.

Author : Paul Johnson

Publisher : Zondervan Publishing Company

Year of Publication : 1991

No of pages : 283

HELP TALKS- Dr. Vatsal Parikh on "Glaucoma Management"

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. Vatsal Parikh at HELP on 20th December' 08 : topic - "Glaucoma management"
Dr. Vatsal Parikh (M.S., D.O.M.S., F.C.P.S.) is attached to Drushti Eye & Retina Centre & Rajvi Nursing Home.
Glaucoma is a group of conditions characterized by a progressive loss of vision. It shows what are the new treatments for Glaucoma management.

HELP TALKS- Mr. Uttam Dave on "How to leave behind your Laziness"

This video is a talk conducted by Mr. Uttam Dave at HELP on 19th December' 08 : topic - "How to leave behind your Laziness"
Mr. Uttam Dave is a Psychologist who has conducted several sessions before at HELP.
This talk is all about how you can leave your Laziness also the various ways by which you can avoid laziness

Injury to the ear

Eye injuries


Saturday, December 20, 2008

HELP TALKS- Dr. Rajiv Naidu on "Hypnotherapy- How it can cure you from various diseases "

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. Rajiv Naidu at HELP on 18th December' 08 : topic - "Hypnotherapy- How it can cure you from various diseases "

Dr. Rajiv Naidu is a Homeopathic Physician, practicing at Andheri, since last 12 years. He is Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past-life therapist and Energy Healer. He is a Counselor and a Psychotherapist. He conducts workshops on meditation, self empowerment, stress management, public speaking etc.

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic science and helps in curing many acute and chronic ailments. It is absolutely safe and can also be used as a powerful adjunct to other therapies.

Hypnotherapy grants you access to your own powerful sub-conscious mind and by doing so, provides you a unique opportunity to understand the complex workings of your own mind and empowers you to help yourself to heal yourself, so you may lead a more fulfilling and happier life. It is a powerful counseling and psychotherapy tool.

Good For You! Smart Choices For Hormone Health - Book Review

This book provides the latest scientific information on menopause, to empower women to cut through the confusion and make informed choices about nutrition, herbs, supplements and hormone replacement therapy. According to the author, if one is entering or are already in menopause, this book is absolutely good for you!

Author : Mary Ann Mayo, Lyra Heller

Publisher : Siloam

Year of Publication : 2003

No. of pages :244

Friday, December 19, 2008

Simply Well:Choices For A Healthy Life - Book Review

Simply Well cut through the hype and show you how to achieve a state of lifelong mental and physical well-being. Far from requiring major sacrifices, the changes that the authors propose focus on simple, natural remedies, such as drinking more water, laughing out loud, nurturing friendships, and 27 other lifestyle rhythms.

Authors : John W. Travis & Regina Sara Ryan

Publisher : Ten Speed Press

Year of Publication : 2001

No. Of Pages : 227

Thursday, December 18, 2008

HELP TALKS- Dr. Ravindra Kapadia on "Energy remedy using Acupressure"

This video is a workshop conducted by Dr. Ravindr at HELP on 17th December' 08 : topic - "Energy remedy using Acupressure"
He conducts a Series of workshop at HELP Library on Acupressure. He is attached to Bhatia Institute of Health Care.

Teasing: Innocent Fun or Sadistic Malice - Book Review

This book is very interesting from both the teaser's point of view, and the tease’s point of view. The book also has some interesting relationship advice in the form of flirting to get a date, and flirting to maintain or save a relationship. Flirting equals teasing. In addition, the author attempts to consider other types of teasing: adults teasing children, teasing one another, and adults teasing each other in and out of the workplace and in advertising.

Author : Linda Sones Feinberg

Publisher : New Horizon Press

Year of Publication : 1996

No. of Pages : 264

HELP TALKS- Mr. Lalit Parimoo on "Experience emotional healing- learn Abhinay Yoga"

This video is a workshop conducted by Mr. Lalit Parimoo at HELP on 16th December' 08 : topic - "Experience emotional healing- learn Abhinay Yoga"

Mr. Lalit Parimoo is a renowned television and theater actor. He has conducted several session as a series at HELP.
With Abhinay Yoga a person can express his emotional feelings like it could be frustration, unhappiness, Joy etc. and enact the situations
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What To Do For Teen Health - Book Review

This book is for parents or caregivers of preteens who wish to take a more active role in their teen's development. The author offers suggestions for the major concerns and problems that parents encounter with children between the ages of 8 and 15. This book helps one to keep your teen safe and well through the teen years.

Author : Gloria Mayer And Ann Kuklierus

Publisher : Institute For Healthcare Advancement

Year of Publication : 2003

No. Of Pages : 163

HELP TALK- Dr. Keshav Chander on "Yoga for Senior citizens- how you can live peaceful & happy life"

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. Keshav Chander at HELP on 15th December' 08 : topic - "Yoga for Senior citizens- how you can live peaceful & happy life"

Dr. Keshav Chander has done Ph. science and have done a diploma from yoga vidyaniketa. He has done a diploma in yogic education and advance diploma in from Mumbai university. He also teaches yoga at different places since 10 years.
His talk covered how Senior citizens can live peaceful and happy life with the help of Yoga.
You can also visit our website to view previous talk conducted at HELP

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Microalbuminuria - A Patient's Story

Today HELP Library had the privilege of meeting one of its newest patrons. Mr.Shirish Awadhani, a retired Biology teacher from Pune’s popular Wadia College. Mr.Awadhani stumbled up HELP one of his frequent trips from Pune to Mumbai and decided to check us out. He was amazed to find the quality of our collection of books. He said that he has come across several libraries around the globe, but this collection and the ‘international quality of service’ just stumped him.
But this is not what I intend to blog about. Its about Mr.Awadhani himself.

Mr.Awadhani suffers from Microalbuminuria – secondary complication affecting those suffering from Diabetes over a prolonged period of time. It is a ‘complication or a disease affecting the kidneys’ he said. On interacting further with him it was obvious that he is a man of grit.

Mr.Awadhani says that he has found a way – mainly through lifestyle changes and a change in one’s attitude and more importantly through Information therapy to accept and cope with his disease. According to him, being better informed about one’s disease – even life threatening ones gives helps one to extend his/her life by year or two ! It means a lot to patients and their families who are on the verge of giving up hope completely. He says that recovery depends a lot on good consultation and counseling you get from your doctor. Any disease is a product of our habits eg. Contracting diabetes depends not only on our genes, but, in present times largely on our habits and lifestyle. Mr.Awadhani wants to help the general public by sharing his views and thoughts and by starting a support group for diabetics. You are most welcome Mr.Awadhani.

We now look forward to interacting with Mr.Shirish Awadhani at HELP when he will talk on “A Patient’s Story – How to Manage Diabetes and Keep Secondary Complications Away” on 8th January, 2009.

Living With Hepatitis C - A Survivor's Guide - Book Review

The book Living with Hepatitis C explains the causes of the disease, the major and minor symptoms, and all of the latest treatments, including pegylated interferons, living-donor liver transplants, co-infections with Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS, new clinical trials of protease and polymerase inhibitors, new maintenance therapies, an expanded and updated resource section, ways to avoid infection, and much more. In short it is a classic guidebook for patients and their families learning to cope with and live with this devastating disease.

Author : Gregory T. Everson & Hedy Weinberg
Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
Year Of Publication : 1999
No. of Pages : 255

HELP TALKS- Dr. R. K. Bhide on "Know recent advantages in Cardiology"

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. R. K. Bhide at HELP on 13th December' 08 : topic - "Know recent advantages in Cardiology"

Dr. Bhide is a famous Heart Specialist and he has conducted several sessions at HELP in past.
His talk covered what are the recent advantages which are available now in cardiology.

Monday, December 15, 2008

HELP Review

According to our regular readers at HELP, this place is the best pass time they could have ever had. At HELP many of our readers and visitor are retired and fall under elderly group. In this age people wants to relax at home, live a happy and quiet life away from the world was my perception for the older groups but now after looking at these readers most of them in their late 50s are so enthusiastic and keen in keeping themselves fit and healthy. They want to live every seconds of life gaining as much gyaan as possible. They are full of life and energy and not as today’s younger generation – lazy and least concerned about their health.

One could learn many things from these elderly chaps as they are more experienced and knowledgeable as compared to the young adults. According to one such elderly reader at HELP, ‘This library helped me deal with whatever minor ailments I was going through and was able to understand them and also what is to be done in order to get rid of them in a better and cheaper way. This was only possible because of the information I was able to acquire from this heavenly place where I found lots of material on patient’s education.’

Here at HELP, we have books for the all the age groups. The books are divided into various sections like Family Health, Nutrition and Diet, Fitness and Sports Medicine, Alternative medicines and Complimentary Therapies, Mental Health, Men’s Health and Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Parenting, and many more. Don’t you feel like giving a visit at this prosperous place which is called HELP-Health Education Library for People? So see you soon here at HELP…Don’t forget I’ll be waiting to receive you all.

HELP TALKS- Dr. Nitin Shah on "Past life regression- How you can cure yourself"

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. Nitin Shah at HELP on 12th December' 08 : topic - "Past life regression- How you can cure yourself"

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HELP Review

Need HELP for your Science / Medical projects?

At HELP we have books on all the possible ailments, diseases and psychological problems which would prove to be very helpful for gathering information on the subjects you are researching on.

At HELP, many students visit who are also from the medical field. They visit this library for gathering information for their projects on which they are working on. Like, there were these two young students Farhan and Samina from Swami Vivekananda College, Chembur. They were students of BSc. and had been given a project on Alzheimer’s disease and Schizophrenia on which they were asked to gather all the possible information they could gather for these projects.

Both the students seemed to be committed towards the project. They used to come to the library at around 11am and leave by around 3:30pm – 4:00pm and this continued for about 8-10 days. On the last day of their visit at HELP Farhan and Samina came up to us and said; “This place is very calm to come and refer books here on the lovely collection of books that has been put up especially mental health. This library was of great help to us in order to complete the projects in such a short span of time as all the required information was available under one roof. Keep up the good work.” Farhan also said while leaving that is not his last visit at HELP but from now onwards he will be coming here often.

Caring And Coping When Your Loved One Is Seriously Ill

When someone you care about develops a serious illness, your own world is often turned upside down as well. In his gentle, straightforward style, the author shows you, how you can best support the person who is ill—and handle your own emotions, too.

Author : Earl A. Grollman

Publication : Beacon Press

Year of Publication : 1995

No. of Pages : 222

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Laugh Your Way To Health - Book Review

Laugh Your Way To Health is a book for every man, for every woman. You’ll laugh while you learn a dynamic new way to look at homour. The author uses humor to cope with life. He demonstrates that real humor lies far beyond the world of joke telling. In short the book makes one’s life happier, healthier, and a lot more fun.

Author : Dr. Jim Keelan

Publisher : Communication Unlimited

Year of Publication : 1978

No. of Pages : 142

Dutiful Daughters - Book Review

This unusual book of first-person essays by women writers is timely and engaging. Appearing just as policymakers reassess Medicare and Social Security, it documents the private side of aging and caregiving. Each of the 22 stories told here is different: some contributors tell of how caring for their aging parents deepened their relationships or afforded opportunities for late-life forgiveness; others explore loss and sorrow. As a result, this is a wonderfully varied exploration of the complicated emotional and spiritual issues that emerge for both parents and daughters as their bodies and relationships age.

Author : Jean Gould

Publisher : Seal Press

Year of Publication : 1999

No. of Pages : 288