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 diet and how to go about it. What is Inflammation? The word inflammation is a widely misunderstood term considered…

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

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 Bowel Disease which is characterized by inflammation of the intestines. So read further to understand what is IBS and how to manage…

BASICS OF RICE

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 plan to outline the basics and bust some myths in this blog post.…

SUPPLEMENTS #3

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. While the former is still a never ending list, this article aims to cover more performance oriented supplements. Athletes use supplements…

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – The Basics

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 (PCOD). We believe it is imperative to have basic knowledge about the conditions that are seen today and make ourselves…

KNOW YOUR CYCLE

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 cycle.  What is menstruation? Menstruation is the elimination of the endometrium (the thick uterine lining) through the vagina. The menstrual…

INSULIN – THE BASICS

INSULIN – THE BASICS

Our body is regulated by a wide variety of hormones that ensure optimal functioning of the body. What is insulin and what is its function? Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is needed for the use or storage of body fuels (1). For this very reason, insulin is known as an anabolic hormone. Anabolic hormones are those…

SUPPLEMENT SERIES #2

SUPPLEMENT SERIES #2

We are back with our supplement series for the month! Incase you haven’t read our previous article, click here. This month we will be covering some supplements that are seen very commonly in households. Do you and your family take these supplements? If so, are they really necessary? 1) Multivitamins: Multivitamins are supplements that usually contain a combination of vitamins…

SUGAR ADDICTION

SUGAR ADDICTION

Eating this causes weight gain. Eating this increases cravings. Eating this gets you addicted to it. Meet the new villain in the health and fitness industry, sugar.     White sugar has got a bad reputation in the health industry for a while, since we moved away from fat. Leaving aside weight gain, white sugar or sucrose has been said…

MINDFUL EATING

MINDFUL EATING

You’re eating a banana while working. You suddenly notice an email from your boss that you haven’t replied to. You shove the banana down your throat and your fingers swiftly start typing a reply, while you struggle to chew the banana. You are done typing a few seconds later, but notice that your banana is gone! You check under your…

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