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Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Lifestyle is a weekly show that features interviews with health and lifestyle experts, and discusses news and information on health matters to enable listeners to make informed changes to their lifestyle.

  • Schedule: Wednesdays
  • UTC Time: 0400
  • Duration: 20
  • Listen: MP3


September 03, 2014

Multi-Faceted Risks of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Tibet

According to Chinese official data that Dr. Lhamo has received, there are about 780,000 HIV patients in China, a large number of them are found in the Western regions that are bordered to Tibet. Read more here:

August 29, 2014

Benefits of Deep Breathing

Some species of turtles could live 200 years and breathe once every two minutes and half, according to some scientists. There is no scientific proof on longevity associated with its slow breathing, but slow and deep breathing has many benefits for human health. As early as 1970s, Harvard researcher Herbert Benson found breathing can change the expression of genes. Researches today show the benefit of slow breathing in improving overall health.

August 21, 2014

Scientists Find Proof of Yoga Benefits

Scientists are researching to prove the health benefits of yoga and meditation. John Denninger, Harvard Medical School is about to finish his five-year research on the subject. “There is a true biological effect. Meditation have effects throughout the body, not just in the brain,” said Denninger. A Tibetan lama who has been practicing yoga had previously told VOA that through practice he overcame his childhood physical disability.

August 11, 2014

Big Bone Disease, an Endemic in Many Tibetan Areas

Big Bone or Kashin-Beck Disease poses ponderous health risk to tens of thousands of people in many parts of Tibet. The other places the disease is found are northern China, North Korea, Mongolia, and Siberia. But some report said in China, it is almost disappearing today. Not in Tibet. “The problem is that Tibet is an endemic region, which means the disease is occurring there all the time,” said Dr. Lhamo Sherpa.

July 25, 2014

Practice of Physical Punishment in Monastery and Its Psychological Effects

Recent detention of two senior monks from a Buddhist monastery in Nepal reminds us that many monk-students still experience physical punishment in the monasteries. According to Dr. Lhamo Sherpa, the monks were detained after the parents of their student reported Nepali police of them beating up the student. A various studies show practice of physical punishment of children has far reaching effects in both physical and mental health. A Canadian research said even as small as spanking “erodes developmental growth in children and decreases a child’s IQ.” Dr. Lhamo believes that the monks who were beaten would also grow up with a habit of beating their students. “These two monks had just come out of three-year-meditation and obviously they still can’t control their anger,” she told Healthy Lifestyle.

June 18, 2014

Healthy Lifetyle: Tibetan Yoga

Health Lifestyle invites Dolpo Trulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama who practices both traditional Tibetan yoga and Hindi yoga, to share his experience with yoga practice and his understanding of what Tibetan yoga is. It is widely believed that Tibetan yoga was traditionally kept secretly among lamas and monks because all tantric practice required initiation first. But Dolpo said it was also partly because there was no interest in the general public to get such initiation. He said Tibetans didn’t pay much attention towards the physical part of the yoga because health was not priority in the Tibetan spiritual practitioners. Today, Tibetans like himself understand the importance of yoga in health benefits. Dolpo developed a sever back and neck problem as he grew up, but after doing yoga, the problem is gone, he said.

June 04, 2014

High Infection and Low Vaccination of Hepatitis B in Tibet

Hepatitis B is reportedly one of highly prevalence in Tibetan communities. Sixty-one percent of Tibetans living in Nepal are infected, according to Dr. Lhamo Sharpa, a Nepal based Tibetan doctor. Dr. Lhamo, who directly works with researchers in Tibet, says rural Tibetans in Tibet are especially vulnerable because of the lack of access to proper vaccination. Only 3.1 percent of population in the entire Western China have received hepatitis B vaccine so far. It started in 2004. The lack of education is also s contributor of the problem. Dr. Lhamo believes many monks get Hepatitis B through sharing razor or going to hair salons that don’t sterilize their equipment. A study Dr. Lhamo and her colleagues conducted shows about 64 to 90 percent of women in rural Tibetan areas give birth at home, thus have no access to vaccines for their new born babies. “Those who give birth at home don’t go to hospitals unless they are sick,” says Dr. Lhamo. “They don’t go to hospital because they are not aware of the vaccines and that is a problem.” Another problem is failure of vaccine itself. Dr. Lhamo believes vaccines in Tibet often get spoiled in transportation to rural areas. But questions also raised in media about the quality of vaccines produced in China. In January three top Chinese companies that produce 80 percent of the vaccine in China didn’t meet the quality requirement, according the Xinhua. In December 2013, New York Times reported at least 11 babies died in China after receiving Hepatitis B vaccine. Although not to the same extent, incident of babies’ death after giving hepatitis B vaccines have been claimed outside China as well. But Dr. Lhamo argues that this doesn’t necessarily mean the vaccines are bad. She argues it could be that vaccines are either expired or have not been handled properly before injecting them to the babies.

Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Lifestyle is a weekly show that features interviews with health and lifestyle experts, and discusses news and information on health matters to enable listeners to make informed changes to their lifestyle.

  • Schedule: Wednesdays
  • UTC Time: 0400
  • Duration: 20
  • Listen: MP3

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