Pradeep MK Nair

Pradeep MK Nair
Indian Academy for Scientific Writing and Research · Research and Development

BNYS, MSc. (Clinical Research), Ph.D Scholar

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Additional affiliations
April 2019 - present
Cotiviti
Position
  • Analyst
May 2016 - March 2019
National Institute of Naturopathy
National Institute of Naturopathy
Position
  • Research Officer
October 2011 - November 2015
National Institute of Naturopathy
National Institute of Naturopathy
Position
  • Medical officer

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Publications (44)
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A 58-year-old female presented to a lifestyle medicine clinic in 2019 with a one-year history of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and having itching, burning sensations, and bulla formation all over her body. She further had a recent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus and also complained of malaise, indigestion, and anxiety due to her skin condition. She...
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The present report summarises the adverse events, treatment errors, and near-miss events identified and the quality improvement achieved as a result of adherence to NABH protocols.
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Background: Recent research indicates prolonged fasting for more than 7 days is beneficial in priming the vitamin D metabolism. However, methodological limitations in previous studies, such as insufficient sample size and a lack of control group, limits its generalizability. The present study evaluated the impact of prolonged fasting (10 days) on v...
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Introduction: The philosophical tenets of yoga such as Ashtanga yoga (AY) and Trigunas are seldom considered while designing yoga programs for chronic diseases. This randomized control trial explored the impact of AY principle‑based yoga on the anthropometric indices, personality traits, and quality of life (QoL) in abdominal obesity (AO). Material...
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Acupuncture is one of the most-utilized forms of integrative medicine therapy across the globe, owing to this modality's wide range of therapeutic benefits. The history of acupuncture use in India is 3000 years old; however, the first documented use of acupuncture in India emerged in 1959. Presently, acupuncture is included as an independent therap...
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The combined discipline of Yoga & Naturopathy (Y&N) constitutes one of the official indigenous medical systems under the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Government of India (GoI). The GoI has recently regulated all the systems under AYUSH, except Yoga & Naturopathy, through the National...
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Problem considered Road accidents are a growing concern in developing countries that needs immediate attention. The present study evaluated the role of Maha Mrityunjaya mantra (MMM), a vedic practice in reducing reaction time, burnout and improving sleep among commercial drivers. Methods Fifty commercial drivers (Age 39.92 ± 8.64) were enrolled fo...
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We are in midst of a global pandemic due to corona virus disease-19 (COVID-19) that has extensively im-pacted health and well-being. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have been extensively used by the general public in various forms to improve their immunity and stay resilient against the infection. Intermittent fasting (IF) is...
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The science of yoga & naturopathy has always stood the test of time and continues to amaze both the health seekers and healthcare givers. However, the quest for modernization and impatience among the stakeholders to invent shortcut remedies to mimic modern medical practice has dimmed the original philosophical essence of this holistic system of med...
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Background The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of prolonged fasting (10 days) in the vitamin D, B12 levels, body mass index (BMI), weight, hemoglobin, vitality and quality of life (QoL) compared to normal diet. Methods This randomized control trial included 52 participants (aged 19-74 years) randomized in to a fasting group (...
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic debilitating disease most commonly seen in middle-aged women and that has unique challenge in its management. A 30 year old woman diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for 4 years presented with severe morning stiffness, pain, occasional numbness and tingling in her hands, wrists, as well as elbows with gait abe...
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Evidence suggests vitamin D3 resistance with gene polymorphisms related to its metabolism to have a potential role in the patho-prognosis of psoriasis. We report 6 cases of psoriasis treated with daily oral Vitamin D3 (25 hydroxy cholecalciferol) in doses ranging from 30000 IU to 60000 IU over a period of 2 to 6 months and then followed by lower da...
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Background: Fasting is being used as a therapeutic and cultural practice for millennia. There are numerous reports available on beneficial effects of fasting on various disease conditions. Despite the mounting evidence on fasting, little is known on its physiological effects in humans as most of the studies on physiological effects are done in ani...
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Vaccine by free will or by law has a role to play in shaping the beliefs and handling the misinformation regarding vaccination. While, the governments are well within their rights to offer the best possible care for their fellow citizens, the citizens also have equal rights to take consensual decisions on the choice of care.[2] Mandating vaccinatio...
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Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders linked to various systemic diseases ranging from obesity to cancers. The present line of management is insufficient as reports suggest that there is persistence of symptoms and poor adherence that makes the management of said disease challenging. Acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese...
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Objective Ozone therapy has tremendous therapeutic potential owing to its antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and potential to improve oxygenation. A pilot clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous ozonised saline treatment in patients with moderate COVID-19 pneumonia. Patients and Methods...
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Introduction The Corona virus disease 19 (COVID-19) has accounted for multiple deaths and economic woes.While the entire medical fraternity and scientists are putting their best feet forward to find a solution to contain this deadly pandemic, there is a growing interest in integrating other known alternative therapies in to standard care. This stud...
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease has shaken the health-care system globally. It has become a global public health emergency for which scientists and physicians are trying to find an answer. This pandemic at present has no answer, as conventional medicine is trying to put their best foot forward by using hydrochloroquinone. Clinical trials...
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Primary health care is a vital component in health care delivery. Non-communicable diseases (NCD's) are rising like a major threat to human survival, which is expected to account for 75% of the total mortality by 2030. Lifestyle and behavioural changes are reckoned as the way ahead. Yoga and Naturopathy, a drugless system of medicine has intersecti...
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Background: Multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a growing public health threat. Oxidative stress is reckoned as one of the rate-limiting steps in the progression of TB. Oxidative stress increases the level of tissue injury and organ damage. The use of medical ozone therapy is gaining popularity due to its anti-microbial property and it...
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is an infection that poses a great threat to both developed and developing countries. Health facilities offering complementary care, along with standard care, have been considered as a useful strategy to overcome the burden of HIV and promote quality and wellbeing among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). In this...
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The historical spatial trends of Naturopathy, in its life span of more than 200 years of history, indicate that it has come a full circle. It has cherished all these years through its strong philosophy and holistic individual centric approach. This book provides information on clinical and philosophical aspects of Naturopathic medicine to guide the...
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A 23 year old female diagnosed as acne vulgaris underwent Therapeutic fasting (TF) and other naturopathy and yoga modalities for 30 days. She presented with eruptions all over her face and the face was edematous. She was given a modified diet for initial 3 days which included fresh fruits and juices along with cooked vegetables and sorghum roti. Ad...
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Naturopathy and Yoga is one of the Indian Systems of Medicine, under Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.Since 1963, Yoga and Naturopathy education is imparted through various colleges located in Lucknow, Calcutta, Hyderabad. However, commemorating Gandhi centenary year, a Medical College for Naturopathy and Yoga named, Gandhi Nature Cure Colleg...
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Background: Despite a long-standing tradition of naturopathic physical therapy and hydrotherapy use in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, neither naturopathy, nor specific aspects of hydrotherapy have been tested for efficacy in the treatment of heel pain. Methods: Patients (n=20) were assigned to standard naturopathic physiotherapy ca...
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Diabetes is a chronic progressive metabolic disorder that has affected more than 346 million people globally according to the World Health Organization. 1 In the clinic where I work, we use a specified protocol for patients with diabetes, which in- cludes counseling, hydrotherapy, massage, diet therapy, and yoga therapy as the main components. Thes...
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Introduction Hydrotherapy is the use of water in various forms for treating diseases. Traditionally, spinal baths have been a common hydrotherapy technique prescribed for treating high blood pressure. However, despite such traditional use there have been no documented studies conducted to scientifically evaluate this indication. This study is an a...
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Background: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a pillar in the rehabilitative efforts for many people living with HIV AIDS (PLWHA). The efficacy of naturopathic and yoga intervention, a CAM therapy is an area to be explored in rehabilitation of PLWHA. Aim: The present study, a parallel matched control study to was designed to...
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Fasting is a therapeutic tool practiced since millennia by different cultures and medical systems heterogeneously. PubMed and Google Scholar search engines were searched using the keywords “fasting,” “intermittent fasting,” “calorie restriction,” “women's health,” “women's disorders,” “fasting and aging,” and “fasting and health.” All the animal an...
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A 33 year old female diagnosed with iron deficiency Anemia in November 2014 visited National Institute of Naturopathy, OPD with complaints of lethargy, weakness, dry itchy skin and myalgia of shoulder and neck. She also expressed weakness post minor household works. Patient was not under any medications. A modified protocol of naturopathy treatment...
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Background Fasting is a common ingredient of naturopathic prescription in India. However no studies have been conducted to establish the use, approach of naturopathy physicians towards fasting. The present study, a cross sectional survey was conducted to assess the attitude, use, belief and understanding about therapeutic fasting among the naturopa...
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Background: Naturopathic medicine uses starch-fortified turmeric baths (SFTBs) [i.e. a mixture of rice starch and turmeric (Curcuma longa)] to treat psoriasis. This study set out to understand the effects of SFTBs on psoriasis. Methods: The study used a parallel-group RCT design. Seventy-seven patients were screened of which 60 psoriatic patients w...
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Background: The WHO rates hypertension (HTN) as one of the most important causes of premature death worldwide. HTN is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths in India. Objective: The study was aimed to determine the effects of manual acupuncture stimulation of a modified protocol of four...
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Introduction Chronic inflammation has proven to be the predecessor of all life threatening chronic diseases. Minimizing clinical as well as subclinical inflammation may result in prevention or reversal of such diseases. Naturopathic medicine (NM), a non pharmacological approach can be used to alleviate these inflammation and prevent related disorde...
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is one of the most debilitating conditions which have affected nearly 32 million people across the globe. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the standard care given to the HIV positive individuals. But the patient adherence to ART is found to be very less as per previous studies. Complementary and alternati...
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Background Naturopathy is a traditional system of medicine that believes in the body's innate capacity to heal itself. In India, the philosophy and practice of naturopathy differs from that of other countries. Yet little is known about the practice and regulatory affairs of naturopathy in India.Objectives To explore the Indian perspective of naturo...
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A 56-year-old man diagnosed in 2003 as having Hoehn & Yahr stage III Parkinson's disease (PD) came to our clinic in 2012 with slurred speech, right-sided bradykinesia, erectile dysfunction, rigidity, emotional instability and depression. His PD showed progressive signs with postural instability, moderate bilateral signs, and he rated 80% on the Sch...

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A textbook on Naturopathy written by qualified yoga and naturopathy doctors across India.