The bananas, bags of nuts and peanut butter sandwiches looked good enough to eat arranged on a table in the Franklin Middle School cafeteria on Tuesday, but the spread of fruits and snacks had been picked out of a trash can just minutes before.
Outcomes of the World Health Assembly last week include a global target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases by 2025.
Ayurveda categorizes individuals as per their mind-body types expressed in varying combinations of the 3 sets of basic parameters in different proportions. The mind body constitution at the time of birth is considered one’s Prakriti. This often deteriorates in due course influenced by factors ranging from diet, stress etc. The mind body constitution of an individual at any point of time, if assessed to be different from his Prakriti is considered a Vikriti or aberration from the original.