I’ve been sober for 10 years : Mel Gibson


PTI | Oct 20, 2016

Actor-filmmaker Mel Gibson has claimed he has been sober for 10 years, following his controversial drink driving arrest and anti-Semitic rant in 2006.

The 60-year-old was the subject of controversy in 2006 when he was arrested by a policeman in Malibu for drunk driving, and was subsequently filmed giving an anti-Semitic rant, reported Female First.

He then landed himself in trouble again in 2010 when his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva claimed the ‘What Women Want’ actor had punched her and broken her teeth. She then released secretly recorded audio in which Gibson allegedly went on another racially-charged tirade.

Now, the ‘Braveheart’ star has credited Alcoholics Anonymous for helping him clean up his life, and insists he’s a changed man.

“I am a member of (the) 12-step program and I achieved sobriety like that. I’ve got 10 years of sobriety under my belt. I had other lengths before that like eight years one time, fall off, four years, it’s like that, like through a revolving door.”

The star now describes his past outbursts as the “worst moment” of his life, and says what he did ‘wasn’t meant to be public’.

“Imagine the worst moment you have even had being recorded and broadcast to the world and it wasn’t meant to be public.

You didn’t stand on a soapbox and do it, but that’s what happens, you know,” he said.

“Imagine the worst moment you have even had being recorded and
broadcast to the world and it wasn’t meant to be public.

You didn’t stand on a soapbox and do it, but that’s what happens, you
know,” he said.

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Ayurvedic treatment and home remedies for women’s health


October 19, 2016

Menstruation, menopause, obesity, irregular periods, acne, anemia are some of the problems that are commonly faced by women. Here are some natural remedies and ayurvedic herbs that can help prevent and control these problems.

Painful menstruation

During menstruation or periods you may experience loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Women are recommended to consume mixtures that are available in stores like Sundari kalp forte which aids female reproductive organs and cleans the blood. Ashokarishta is another ayurvedic tonic for heavy bleeding and inflammation.

Pre menstrual pain

Have plenty of liquids in your diet – water, soups or fresh juices. But avoid alcohol and smoking. Opt for balanced diet but avoid processed food and fast food. Take a cold shower. Maintain healthy bowel


To prevent and reduce piles, it is recommended to flush out the intestine, drink water and exercise. Avoid constipation with a rich fibre diet.

Greying hair

According to ayurveda, anger, warm showers, colds and sinus problems are some of the reasons for greying hair. You can try Mahabhringaraj oil, an ayurvedic medicine for greying hair. De-stress from your worries and anxieties. Take cold showers too. Cure your cold and sinus.


At this point of your life, it is important to have calcium rich food to avoid osteoporosis, exercise daily and have a balanced diet. You can also practice yoga exercises like pranayama and sarbangasana.


Guggulu or Commiphora mukul and Punarnava or Boerhaavia diffusa are two herbs that can help you reduce weight. But it is also important to exercise and follow the right diet to prevent obesity or reduce


Acne tends to scar the facial skin, but you can fight acne with cinnamom, sandalwood, turmeric, neem and giloy or Tinospora cordifolia.


Arth plus, is an ayurvedic medicine for anti-inflammation and cramps. Besides cramps it can prevent joint pain, backache, sprains and arthritis. Rumarhto Gold is another ayurveda treatment for cramps and body pain. Avoid foods that aggravate cramps like pulses. Anger, stress, lack of sleep and lack of water can stimulate cramps. Do not over exercise and go for regular massages. Avoid pungent food too.


Anaemia is a common problem for women; sadly it is a silent health problem. Prevent anaemia with amla, aloe vera and Punarnava or Boerhaavia diffusa. Have a diet rich in iron; consume vegetables like
spinach, nuts, beetroot, red meat, apples, amla and plum. Soak in the sun too as it increases the production of red blood cells.

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