Myositis: Samantha shares her journey in her health podcast series ‘Take 20’

The first episode featured nutritionist and wellness coach Alkesh Sharotri, who provided insights into the autoimmune disorder.

BySouth First Desk

Published Feb 20, 2024 | 3:27 PMUpdatedFeb 20, 2024 | 3:27 PM

Samantha launched her health podcast series Take 20

Last year, it was a shocker for the fans of Samantha Ruth Prabhu when the actor revealed that she had been suffering from a rare disease called myositis.

Soon after her revelation, many people started googling about myositis, its symptoms, and treatment on the internet. Later, people found that myositis was not a disease but an autoimmune disorder.

Despite her struggles, Samantha is gradually recovering from the disorder.

Meanwhile, the actor launched a health podcast called “Take 20” to share her journey.

The first episode featured nutritionist and wellness coach Alkesh Sharotri, who provided insights into the autoimmune disorder.

During the interview, Alkesh Sharotri stressed that myositis is not a disease as many believe.

The immune system protects the human body from viruses and bacteria, but in some special circumstances, if the same system attacks our body, an autoimmune problem occurs. This condition occurs due to modern lifestyle. It is said that food, fresh air, clothes, cosmetics etc. can be the reason for this, he explained.

Extreme stress and bad eating habits are the causes of autoimmune. Good sleep is essential in such situations.

Sometimes the brain keeps thinking about life even though the body is asleep. It is ok now but it will affect in future. Drink filtered water while eating fresh food. Be careful with cosmetics, Alkesh Sharotri suggested.

He also added that Samantha should not get stressed.

 

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Samantha reminisces about her journey

While reminiscing about her harrowing experience (myositis), the actor revealed that she started the health podcast series because she wanted people to be safe rather than sorry.

Samantha will next be seen in the Indian adaptation of Citadel

Samantha will next be seen in the Indian adaptation of ‘Citadel’. (samantharuthprabhuoffl/Instagram)

“The reason I wanted to do this podcast was because of the harrowing experience that I’ve been through. Well, an autoimmune condition is lifelong. So, with what I’m dealing with right now, I’d rather want people to be safe than sorry,” she elucidated.

Meanwhile, soon after the first episode of the health podcast series went live, Samantha’s fans expressed a few doubts about beauty products and work stress.

They wondered if Samantha was facing any issues in real life. They also wondered if their favourite star was affected by myositis due to these two reasons, especially cosmetics — which are mandatory for female actors.

Shortly after her divorce, Samantha was diagnosed with myositis. She stopped signing films for several months due to her illness.

The actor recently announced her comeback to work. “I am going back to work, finally. But apart from that, in the meantime, I was completely jobless. But, I am doing something fun with a friend. It’s a health podcast. It is quite unexpected, but it is something that I really love, and something I am extremely passionate about,” read her Instagram story.

The actor will next be seen alongside Varun Dhawan in the Indian adaptation of the American series Citadel (starring Priyanka Chopra).

Related: Samantha on Myositis and moving forward