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Roopashree Sharma, a qualified yoga trainer and naturopathy enthusiast, is the founder of Atharvanlife.
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Hello Madam/Sir, I am 33 year old man. I have survived depression and anxiety about a year back. I did not take any medication for it. However, I feel that I have partially lost the ability to concentrate, retain information for short term like OTP, roll numbers etc, I cannot fall asleep easily. I also feel to have partially lost my earlier ability to comprehend written information. I start stammering if someone speaks to me when I am not ready. I aspire to achieve great heights in my career and social sphere. However with the above problems, non of it is possible. My cholesterol and triglycerides levels are also high. I was also diagnosed with Fatty liver grade 1 and prediabetes. I am presently preparing for a competitive examination where my mental abilities and my comprehension skills will be tested to the limit. Is there any possible way I can regain my mental abilities through yoga, diet or other means? I have little trust on medications as they generally tend up to cause one side effect or the other.

Ans: A healthy life begins with well rested, well hydrated and detoxed body. Just take 8 hours of sleep, practice brisk walking for 45 minutes and pranayams for 15 minutes in the morning and before going to bed (deep breathing, anulom vilom).
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