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Alcohol: A Primer

Get the facts here and the booze elsewhere!  A contentious topic in the nutrition industry: Alcohol. It’s an addiction, a hindrance, an inhibitor of sense and yet, it’s a pleasure, a social convention and an aggregator of sensations.   Did…
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All About Sleep

Sleep is for the weak? No, sleep is for the species!    “If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made” - Dr Allan Rechtschaffen   Have…
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Diabetes 101: We’ve got the Deets!

One of the disorders that’s now a household name, Diabetes has certainly had a global impact in the recent years. With data showing alarming future projections of diabetes cases across the world, let’s first understand this disorder in its…
soy and oestrogen
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Soy and Oestrogen

Soybean is the richest source of protein among plant sources. It contains around 35g of protein per 100g. It is said to be a complete protein as it has all 9 essential amino acids. It is also low on carbohydrates (12g/100g) and high in fibre…
collagen and its types
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Supplement Series #4 – Collagen, is it worth your money?

What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals forming about 25% of the total protein content in the body. It is an essential part of the connective tissues in the body. The main components of collagen are 3 non-essential…
The Fodmap diet
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The FODMAP Diet

In a recent article about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, I had spoken about the advantages of following a low FODMAP diet to help ease the condition. I thought it would be helpful to delve deeper into the subject of what FODMAPs are and how following…
Inflammation
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Inflammation – The Basics

The terms Inflammation and anti-inflammatory diet are being tossed around lately and I thought this would be a great time to share some information on these topics. So let’s delve into what these things mean, who would benefit from an anti-inflammatory…
Irritable bowel syndrome
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) is one of many bowel disorders that can cause anything from mild discomfort to extreme bowel issues. IBS belongs to a group of bowel disorders classified as non inflammatory bowel disorders as opposed to Inflammatory…
Rice Facts, origin, types and myths
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Basics of Rice

Rice has been the staple food for us in India for ages and also for the most part of Asia. Though this has been the natural trend, a lot of fear and speculation have risen over this wonderful crop due to misinformation and twists of truth. I…
Nitrate and caffeine
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Supplements #3

Athletes are a group that use supplements for a myriad of reasons We are back with our supplement series for the month! So far, we have covered protein and protein related supplements and commonly used vitamin and mineral supplements.…
PCOS signs and symptoms
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – The Basics

PCOD/PCOS. This term is commonly heard of nowadays. We see several women diagnosed with this condition. But what is it? Do we really know? This article aims to cover the basics of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic Ovarian Disease…
menstrual cycle
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Know Your Cycle

Talking about menstruation is still a taboo. Hushed voices and whispers is how we communicate. It is extremely important to be aware and know how the monthly menstrual cycle works. This brief blog post highlights the basics of the menstrual…
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