Last year, one of my college roommates told me that her parents started walking the neighborhood regularly and that they both ended up losing 10-20 lbs. Everyone’s body is different and will react differently to different amounts of exercise and other life changes, and who knows, maybe they were seriously dieting as well. However, I love walking anyway, so it doesn’t really matter to me exactly how much weight they lost. Read more
Before we launch into the list, it’s worth mentioning that Repetitive Low Back Strain does not have to be a part of anyone’s life, unless medically proven to be irreversible. This is the tone of this whole article. Read more
Most of us know what it is like to have experienced that unpleasant condition, constipation of the bowels, at some time in our lives. It’s a real pain in the butt! It seems to be more common nowadays than it used to be, as modern lifestyles are partly to blame. Fast food, takeaways and unhealthy processed foods feature largely in the diets of so many people these days, besides a large caffeine intake, which is dehydrating. Read more
So, I did it. After watching Hungry for Change, a documentary about the food industry, dieting and what we eat, I made a mental commitment to change the way I eat and more importantly, what I eat. The documentary had many helpful suggestions on how to initiate a change in eating better with one of them being kick starting your system by “eating” nothing but raw fruits and vegetables for 3 days by “juicing”. I have read both sides of the argument that juicing (or detoxing) works, and that it does not work. Read more
Research indicates that our stomach and brain are interconnected through the tenth cranial nerve called the vagus nerve. Both these organs are made up of the same cells and tissues that grew during fetal development. The bacteria that helps with digestion in our stomachs communicates with the brain through the help of the vagus nerve. This study proves quite accurately that the food we eat affects our stomach. This has an indirect effect on our brain, and over time, these symptoms become more apparent. Read more
Life After Smoking!
Every organ in your body will suffer from the effects of inhaling the poisonous toxins every cigarette holds inside. It is not easy to quit smoking, but it can be done. There are a variety of little helpers on the market which can assist in controlling the initial cravings to light up! Read more
Sinus pain, allergies, and post-nasal drip are problematic for many people. These conditions can create headaches, dizziness, and can even lead to infections. A neti pot can often treat these conditions, because it cleans out the nasal passages and remove excess debris and mucus. Neti pots have been used to treat sinus and allergy problems in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, and are gaining popularity in the west. Though the procedure may seem complicated at first, once you become familiar with it, using a neti pot becomes easy and routine. Read more
Being overweight and losing weight are topics we often encounter. However, gaining weight in a healthy way can be a difficult challenge as well.
Regardless of whether you want to gain weight due to health problems, malnutrition, increase of muscle mass or for some other reason, the first and most important recommendation is – do it in a healthy way! Otherwise, you risk the accumulation of fat, which is bigger health problem than moderate malnutrition.
We bring you a few tips on how to gain weight in a healthy way. Read more
The dimensions of defining health and fitness have largely been viewed in terms of maintaining a skinny figure. Recently, this situation has given rise to many confusions and disputes with the growing preoccupation for maintaining a skinny figure irrespective of one’s age. Whether this obsession is the only means of leading a healthy life is a fact worthy of studying. Read more
Letting go of a habit will never be easy. I started smoking when I was 17 years old, and for almost 8 years, I could not stop inhaling and exhaling the cancer sticks. Whenever I am stressed out or feel the urge to release all the challenges I’m going through, I smoke. Just sharing this story actually makes me teary eyed. It was a struggle for almost a decade. I wasn’t mindful of the people around me. Smoking for me is something I used to really need. I used to smoke a pack and a half a day. It was gruesome. It makes me sick just by imagining it now. Read more