The Plumber and the Mechanic

The Plumber and the Mechanic

Let me tell you a story: Once upon a time, there lived a plumber and a mechanic. They were neighbors. The plumber fixed clogged sinks. He sat and waited for customers to call, complaining of clogged sinks. And they do. One by one they knock on...

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My Weight Loss Journey

My Weight Loss Journey

I never had a problem with my weight as I was growing up. Though I noticed that my family members put on weight as they grew older I never thought much about it. When I was in college studying medicine in India, weight was never an issue but...

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Indoor Air More Polluted than Outdoor Air

Indoor Air More Polluted than Outdoor Air

When we think of air pollution we probably think of things like smog, power plants and emissions from cars and trucks. Those are all examples of outdoor air pollution, but indoor air can be polluted too. Indoor air pollution is a very real and...

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Super-foods 4

Super-foods 4

Tomatoes – Loaded with Lycophene, which keeps heart healthy and protects against strokes. Also supports prostate in men. Can be eaten raw, cooked or in salads. Prunes – Prunes are dried plums. They are packed with polyphenols and help in boosting...

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Superfoods

Superfoods

There is actually no such thing as a superfood. I believe that all food from nature is a superfood. Also it is not good to eat plenty of one type of food even though it is deemed to be healthy. The best is a variety of natural foods daily in your...

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Superfoods 3

Superfoods 3

Celery – Part of Apiaceae family. Contains a plant compound Apigenin which has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Also contains a flavonoid Luteolin which has antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Celery can also be...

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Superfoods 2 – The Next Ten

Superfoods 2 – The Next Ten

The next ten foods that should be in our diet. Broccoli – This is definitely a superfood with its fiber content and also sulforaphane which I have written about earlier. Should not be over cooked as it will lose some of its vitamins. Mushrooms –...

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New kid on the block – Sulforaphane

New kid on the block – Sulforaphane

Just for a moment, imagine a line of Christmas tree lights with about 200 tiny bulbs attached. The end of the cord is plugged into the power point on the wall. When you throw the switch, all 200 bulbs are illuminated at once. It might surprise...

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PROBIOTICS

PROBIOTICS

A healthy human’s gastrointestinal tract is rife with billions of friendly bacteria vital to our health and well-being. There are between ten to twenty times more bacteria than cells in our body. Rather than causing disease, they prevent it...

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Chronic Diseases and the Corona Virus

Chronic Diseases and the Corona Virus

The verdict is out. If you have Metabolic Syndrome like Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic kidney disease , Heart disease and Strokes(which are all related to metabolic syndrome) than your risk of having more severe disease and death is...

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