Articles about Health

How to stay healthy in India, and how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: What it is and what it may mean to you A preliminary report February 16, 1994   Though written especially for Hare Krishna devotees, this report--a nontechnical discussion of noise-induced hearing loss--should prove relevant for anyone in a noisy world. The report discusses what noise-induced hearing loss is, how it develops, and what to do about it.   Last month an audiologist confirmed to me something I suspected: I have partially lost my hearing. One may lose one's hearing for many reasons—because of disease, or old age, … [Read more...]

How to Stay Healthy in India

  The two troubles that most commonly afflict the physical bodies of visitors to India are diarrhea and the common cold. Both are easy to avoid, and easy to recover from. Diarrhea   How do you get it? By eating contaminated food, drinking bad water, or (the most usual way) eating more than you can digest. How to avoid it? Entirely forgo meat, eggs, poultry, and seafood. In tropical climates, they're harder to digest. And in India fishing, butchery, and handling of meat are done by people of a very low class. So--I'll spare you the details--with this stuff you always … [Read more...]