Mind Your Food

Mind Your Food

It starts with a cup of ice cream, as we wallow in our feelings of self-pity and unhappiness, the meal ends with huge portions of dessert and coffee. Food and emotions have always had a thing going. We eat more and mostly wrong when we are low, while happiness makes us choose wisely and eat with control. But there has to be a way to check the bad patches, right?  Rationalizing and planning good food choices when low? Yes. Good, bad, and ugly- When you feel low, it results in…

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

It cannot be denied that childhood obesity is on the rise. Chew on the following statistics – Somewhere between 5.74 % and 8.82 % of schoolchildren in Indian are obese. In urban south India, 21.4 % boys and 18.5 % girls aged 13-18 are either over-weight or obese. Worldwide , in the year 2000, the International obesity task force(IOTF) , declared about 10% of children aged 5-17 (about 155 million), were overweight , out of which 2 to 3% (30-45 million) , were obese.   Among the reasons for childhood…

The Right Antioxidants for the Brain

The Right Antioxidants for the Brain

Vitamin E- vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which is very important in the protection of brain and peripheral nerve cells. Vitamin E is able to cross through the blood brain barrier, but it does not have some difficulty. Researchers have to use very high doses of vitamin E in supplementation in order to increase the level of vitamin E in this area of the body. Therefore, vitamin E is an important antioxidant in protecting brain cells but probably not the best one in this situation. Vitamin C- Vitamin c…

Not Just Calcium, Bones Are Living Tissues.

Not Just Calcium, Bones Are Living Tissues.

Remember, Mr. Bones, the skeleton that graced the back of the biology room in high school and college? He was the lead character in many a great prank as well as the main player on the comprehensive exam. Though the popular plastic model has taught lots of kids about bones, we often think of “ bare bones” ( like his) instead of bone that is active, living tissue, which is continually remodeling itself through osteoblastic ( bone forming), and orthoclastic ( bone resorting) activity. Bone is not just a collection…

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

One might anticipate that smog or chemicals pose the biggest threat to our health on a daily basis. But would you believe the greatest cause of oxidative stress in our bodies is cigarette and cigar smoke? It’s true. Smoking has been associated with the increased risk of asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. We all are aware of the health consequences of smoking, but it is fascinating to realize that the underlying problem is the amount of oxidative stress smoking produces in our bodies. Cigarette smoke contains…

Sweat Sensations

Sweat Sensations

How to avoid getting sweat patches on your favorite clothes? Fact- everyone sweats. So, everyone gets those dark, yellow patches. But, there’s a way to avoid them, and that’s exactly why you’re here…. Vested interest- a lot of us wear vests. But a lot us don’t, because they are not cool anymore. A vest does the heavy work in soaking up the sweat, saving your top layering piece. You can also use underarm pads, available at any local pharmacy. Wear fabrics that breathe- fabrics like cotton, linen, voile, etc. are…

6 Ways To Stay Fit, While Travelling.

6 Ways To Stay Fit, While Travelling.

It happens to the best of us. We diligently follow our diets when we are at home but let ourselves loose while travelling. While food is a part of any vacation experience, it’s a bad idea to just eat your way through a holiday. Here are a few health tips to keep in mind while travelling. Think- the journey to weight loss often starts with the way you think about it. Something as simple as making a decision not to gain weight could help you see your vacation eating in…

Show Me the Money, the Economic powers of medicine.

Show Me the Money, the Economic powers of medicine.

You can now appreciate why more than half the people who suffer heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels. Why did it take 25 years after Dr. Mc cully presented his hypothesis on homocysteine for the medical community to pay attention? For years now, we’ve known about these large benefits of aspirin in treating (patients), who have   Suffered an acute heart attack and survivors of heart attacks, and yet we have underutilization of it. Well, at least the pharmaceutical companies would take it more seriously and they would definitely share…

The Importance of Meditation

The Importance of Meditation

If there is anything that has added more value to our lives over the last few months, it’s the practice of simple meditation. Right from stress to managing emotions effectively, eating healthier, combating cravings and sleeping better and being mindful about how an exercise or food impacts your mind and body, meditation has guided us in our journey of life. We used to think meditation is the most difficult thing to do. I guess, that’s what we make ourselves believe until I really got inspired and actually started ‘doing it’….

The Components of a Healthy Meal

The Components of a Healthy Meal

You want, it will you may think it doesn’t matter what you eat? Well, it does. If you eat anything show on your body. If you eat the right foods, you will start losing weight until you fit into those jeans you’ve been hiding in your closet. Take the example of the Eskimos. They consume a lot of high-fat foods, including whale bladder, seal fat, cold water fish and organic meats. Yet, they don’t suffer from heat ailments or any other diseases, and are certainly not obese. Have you thought…