New Delhi (India), February 23: Dr Suresh Kumar Agarwal, Founder-Director of the International Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Kolkata, has said in an interview that the diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and stroke, oral, breast and cervical cancers, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, osteoporosis, skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Eczema etc. has increased dramatically in last couple of decades. These diseases are also known as non-communicable diseases or Lifestyle diseases. These ailments are mainly caused by our improper daily habits such as lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating, use of alcohol, smoking tobacco, pollution, substance use disorders, stress, sleep deprivation,  sedentary lifestyle and so on.

More than 60% of Indians die because of such Lifestyle diseases, however incorporating certain evidence-based scientific interventions with respect to a healthy diet, physical activity, sleep hygiene, stress management, positive attitude, meaningful social connections, avoidance of smoking, alcohol and other risky substances can prevent as well as manage in a better way to these lifestyle disorders and in certain cases can be reversed as well with consistency. 

Dr. Agarwal has introduced a 12-point program named Ananda Dhara (The Fountain of Joy) incorporating such evidence-based lifestyle modifications to prevent, manage and reverse such diseases so a person can lead a Joyful, peaceful and meaningful life. These are very easy and effective practices, and the training of this 12 point is a two days program and is free of cost.

Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal is a highly qualified and experienced physician of Ayush. He also holds a Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine from Harvard Medical School, and postgraduate degrees in Homoeopathy, Psychology, Dietetics, Yoga and Naturopathy. He is a duly certified physician by the Central Council of Homoeopathy under the Ministry of Ayush, Govt of India. He has widely travelled the different parts of the world, such as the U.S.A., U. K., France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Romania, Egypt, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, U. A. E., Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya, Nepal etc. to promote and propagate the ideas and principles of Complementary Medicine, World Peace and International Understanding on the invitation of several international organizations such as U.N., W.H.O., Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation, I.A. E. W. P. etc

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