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Health Benefits of Mushrooms - Part 2

Health Benefits of Mushrooms – Part 2
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Boosts Immune System: Mushrooms contain a powerful and unique “master-antioxidant” named ergothioneine—actually an amino acid that contains sulphur, whose deficiency many people are unaware of in themselves—

Health Benefits of Mushrooms - Part 1

Health Benefits of Mushrooms – Part 1
Posted on: March 23, 2019

Mushrooms are healthy foods rich in various nutrients, and a good source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and essential vitamins, whose health benefits include weight loss, relief from high cholesterol levels, and diabetes…

Breakfast for Kids: How should it be, and why?

Breakfast for Kids: How should it be, and why?
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Breakfast, the most critical meal of the day, is also, sadly, the most-ignored meal of the day. ‘Breakfast’ is so named as it breaks our 12-hour nighttime fasting. Thus, a healthy, sumptuous meal is required in the morning to break that fast…

Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds
Posted on: February 13, 2019

The mustard that we use is the seed of the mustard plant, a winter crop 4-5 feet in height, bearing golden-yellow-colored flowers, with the mustard seed encased inside the fruit pod…

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness - Part 2

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness – Part 2
Posted on: January 31, 2019

A blog I read through talks about the difference between “Air” and “Breath”. What is the distinction? ‘Air” is the invisible gaseous substance that moves in and out of the lungs through the bronchial tree during breathing…

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness - Part 1

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness – Part 1
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Let us first ponder over this observation we might all have made. Let us then consider many traditional statues of the Laughing Buddha, which sculpt him with a soft, round, protruding belly. By contemporary standards of fitness and strength, which concentrates on leanness and…

Facts about Fasting: Diet vs. Disease - Part 2

Facts about Fasting: Diet vs. Disease – Part 2
Posted on: December 29, 2018

It also helps promote weight loss. The ‘Thrifty Genotype Theory” suggested by Hanan, says that we have evolved to benefits from periods of fasting. This means fasting may affect our biochemistry and metabolism and reduces the risk of pathological conditions like Type 2 Diabetes…

Facts about Fasting: Diet vs. Disease - Part 1

Facts about Fasting: Diet vs. Disease – Part 1
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Everyone today wants to boost their health. And what more increasingly popular mode of maintaining health is there, than fasting? But the only question here is: “Is this method backed by enough evidence?”…

“Sukku-Milagu-Thippili”: One Call, Cures All
Posted on: November 12, 2018

These three natural ingredients—dry ginger “sukku” (Zingiber officinalis), round, black pepper “milagu” (Piper nigrum), and the fruit of long pepper “thippili” or actually “arisi thippili” (Piper longum)—were used in the preparation of a traditional medicinal concoction named “Thirikadugam” meaning “made from the combination of three medicinal herbs”…

Foods that combat respiratory illness and keep the lungs healthy!

Foods that combat respiratory illness and keep the lungs healthy!
Posted on: June 27, 2018

As a challenge to lung health, harmful substances like air pollutants along with cigarette smoke—agents of asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and pneumonia among others—get sucked in along with the air we breathe, increasing the risk of respiratory health problems…

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