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Cancer and how to avoid it Nutritionally
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Cancer is a household word in todays world. The disease has impacted millions of people across the world and its nearly impossible to find house or family not impacted by it. Practically akin to the story of Buddha seeking a house where grief hadn’t touched them. What is Cancer? To put it simply and succinctly,…

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4 POPULAR UNHEALTHY SNACKS ONE SHOULD REALLY LIMIT
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Junk food is defined as “any food, which is low in essential nutrients and high in everything else – calories and sodium”. Junk foods contain little or no proteins, vitamins or minerals but are rich in salt, sugar, fats and are high in energy (calories). Junk food is popular because it is tasty; but it…

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Banana & Diabetes
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Today as I was writing the diet charts for mother and father in law, who are diabetics, banana was part of the weekly fruit intake that I was recommending. The moment we started to discuss, out comes the myth that surrounds banana among people of her age. She says that banana has so much sugar, diabetics…

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Mango & Diabetes
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Over the last 2-3 days I was getting calls from my close relatives who are diabetic that their sugar levels were spiking very high. They had a fairly well managed sugar history. Probing into detail and asking if they had done any change in their food habit recently. Indeed, she was having one mango a…

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HOW TO STICK TO YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS: A FOOD ‘N’ WELLNESS GUIDE
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Picture credit: bigdogwraps.com Every year, enthusiasts around the world take their diaries and scribble a list of to-dos with the hope of making radical changes happen. Unfortunately, most resolutions fade before the new year decorations are down. We worked up some failsafe ways to help to stick with it this year: Set realistic targets: When…

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OLD AGE AND HEALTH: HOW INVERSELY PROPORTIONATE ARE THEY?
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Figuratively speaking, growing old is inevitable. That each day will add up to make months and years and that each progressing year will add up to an age older than the previous, is unavoidable. However, unlike common notion, it doesn’t have to be an unfortunate situation. The reason old age is also known as mature…

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MENOPAUSE: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
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Image source: www.mugenn.com Turning 40 is a milestone moment and it’s a great age to be in. Especially for women who have more or less achieved their dreams: a fulfilling career, a beautiful family and an assurance and confidence no preceding age has been able to give them. However, all that self-assured existence is often…

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
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Picture credit: varazsdoboz.cafeblog.hu A couple of days ago, actress Daisy Ridley of Star Wars fame declared on Instagram that like her onscreen persona, Rey, she too was fighting a prolonged battle of her own. She spoke about her struggle with PCOS, a condition she has been living with since the age of 15 when she…

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY: A START TO FUTURE DISEASES
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Growing up in a traditional Indian setup, I am aware of how obsessed we are about healthy-looking babies. But there’s a fine line of difference between ‘healthy’ and ‘healthy-looking’, especially from an Indian perspective. For the longest time most people have associated excessive weight with good health. And as a result, the contents of the…

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Cooking Oils: A complete guide for healthy cooking
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Quite often, in the rush of fretting over whether to choose raw salads over green juices, or deciding whether fish is a better protein choice than lean poultry, we end up missing out on the importance of the basics—the cooking oil for example. But the oil that you choose to sauté your vegetables in, or…

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Diabetes a Frighteningly Familiar Ailment
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With over 67 million of the population of India alone being diagnosed with diabetes and around 66% Indian children having abnormal blood sugar levels, does Diabetes mellitus or Madhumeham, as called in India, like the common cold, now need to be christened the common diabetes? As far as this country is concerned, it is fast…

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High Blood Pressure
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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure: The silent killer Hypertension, or an abnormally high blood pressure, is almost as common as common cold in the present times. However, this abundance is not the worst manifestation of this medical condition. It is rather the fact that it comes and stays without prior warnings, which means there are…

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