The following excerpts from Ashtavakra Gita by Swami Chinmayananda is the trigger for this post. “It is indeed perfectly natural that we eat food, but should never allow the food to eat us.” These lines in the book have a spiritual connotation but the literal meaning of the lines is also true. Yes, the food you eat eats your body. This is true when you do not exercise Vivek (acumen) in what you eat. Here … Continue reading Do You Know The Food You Eat Is Eating Your Body?
Vitamin D Deficiency is an epidemic in India. This is all the more a problem for Vegetarians people. Our body makes Vitamin D from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to sunlight. The worrying sign is Vitamin D deficiency is becoming an epidemic. In India, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency ranged from 40% to 99%, with most of the studies reporting a prevalence of 80%–90%. (1) The important … Continue reading Medicine Free Aging is Possible, Your Focus Needs to Change
“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known for our work commitments. We don’t mind suffering from blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, acidity/gastritis (both brings multiple disorders, including Ulcers), and even cancer but work and commitment first. We skip meals, we eat at … Continue reading 14 Ayurvedic Eating Practices You Need to know for Healthy Living
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas A. Edison Summer heat is at its peak. We all are suffering from our actions which are making the Globe hotter year after year. The immediate relief from the heat we look for is from … Continue reading Do You Want to Invite Chronic Diseases? Drink Cold Water
“Dear Mango tree, you know that how people are crazy about you, you tempt everyone by your tasty mangoes, you have the power of love. You know what.. No one can hate you. You are the king of summer. You give us sweet mangoes. We enjoy tasty pickles. Our holidays become more special by you. Love you mangoes.” By, Preethi Gupta on Yourquote.in Fruits are … Continue reading Is Mango Good for Diabetics? The Answer is Sweet
Your health is in your Hand this is what Acupressure practitioner says. Your health is in your Mind this is what Psychiatrist believes. Your health is in your Stomach this is what Ayurveda starts with. No amount of Yoga and Gym will help you if your eating practices are not sensible. Your health is in your Kitchen this is what Naturopathy tells. “No disease that … Continue reading 7 Kitchen Medicines You Need to Use to Remain Healthy
Some of the most common dos and don’ts for child appearing for exams include; Start your day early Read regularly Study persistently till exams Prepare study note Do not skip topics Revise as many times possible Do not panic Focus on core materials Don’t study more than 2 hours at a stretch Practice papers of previous exams Use visual cues for easy memorisation Sleep Well … Continue reading How to Nourish Your Child for Better Exam Performance?
Do you know you are making your children diseased by your casual approach to parenting? Education about the good food habits is an important aspect of parenting. Some of the foods children like and eat are dangerous for their immediate as well as long-term health. They are not supposed to know about the side effects (We believe this should be a subject in the school like history and science for 10 … Continue reading 6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult
“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone First some basics. The human body is made up of cells. In the mother’s womb, sperm and eggs combine to make a single cell. Then in the womb cell multiplies. Soon there are hundreds … Continue reading Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body
The foods we eat maintain our body. Every part of the body gets nutrition from the food we eat. Every food we eat has 4 qualities i.e. rasa (taste), guna (attributes), virya (potency), and vipaka (post-digestive effect). (Source – The Science of Ayurveda) Our body is made up of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala. Three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Our health is dependent on the equilibrium of these three Doshas. The food we eat either balance or imbalance these Doshas. Handpicked … Continue reading Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?
The food we eat impacts our mental health. This is evident from the latest research on the subject. In their research paper, Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry, the authors have commented that, ” There are emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it … Continue reading New research on Food and Mental Health
We are concerned with the world ecology so on November 1st we celebrate World Day of Ecology, to remember throughout the planet the importance of knowing and valuing the relationships that exist between living beings and their environment, and raise awareness among our people about the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with our environment. This is fine and necessary. However are we aware of the … Continue reading 10 ways we are destroying our Inner Body Ecology
Recently in a radio interview, Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai said, he only eats Papaya after 6 in the evening. Many Bollywood actors and fitness professionals now suggest early and light dinner. Many like Manoj Bajpai eat early dinner. Akshay Kumar is said to have his last meal at 7 pm. A recent study at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center revealed; “We found that eating between … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Chauvihar You Need to Know
We all love fruit juices. We all have it guilt free assuming that there could be nothing healthier than the fruit juices. However, remember fruit juices are loaded with sugar and lacks fiber. The sugar content in fruit juices is many times more than soft drinks. Fruit juices are missing a lot of the stuff that makes whole fruit healthy. Remember the rule: Fructose i.e sugar … Continue reading Do you think fruit Juices are healthy? Read This.
Today various parts of India are celebrating Uttarayana or Makar Sankranti or Lohri or Pongal. Makar Sankranti (also known as Makara Sankranti or Maghi) refers both to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar and an Indian festival in reference to deity Surya (sun) that is observed in January every year on this day. It marks the first day of sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with … Continue reading Makar Sankranti – Health benefits of Jaggery Chikki
We are living with many health-related misconceptions. A few we have read in my last post Know why Weight Loss is the incorrect New Year resolution? In this post, I am going to dispel our wrong belief about the Ghee. “At one time considered the food of Gods, it’s now a “fattening” ingredient and somehow responsible for the lifestyle diseases of this generation. But is … Continue reading Ghee for good health – An Eye-opener
Weight loss is the number one 2018 new year resolution in the US. Good news for this blog/fitness blogs and many fitness professionals /industry. Hope to see similar priority among Indians. India is known for Diabetes, heart disease, obesity capital of the world. In fact, The Hindu Business Line reported India faces an ‘epidemic’ of diabetes, heart disease The agenda of this blog is healthy … Continue reading Know Why Weight Loss is Not the Right Fitness Goal?
2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During the last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views to date. Our blog plus social media followers are 8000 plus. Here is a … Continue reading 20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life
Today we are discussing one of the most important fatty acids our body needs but can’t produce. Omega – 3 fatty acid is one such fatty acid, which plays an important function in our body but our body can’t produce that. We must get it from the food we consume. Why Omega-3 fatty acids are so important? According to the Harvard School of Public health, Omega-3 … Continue reading Why you need to know about Omega 3 for healthy living
We visited Kanan Devan Hill Plantation Company in Munnar, recently. A century-old company has an interesting history. They call it a Tea Museum and they charge the visitors to view the museum. But the real value comes from the person who explained us the benefit of drinking green tea. He was so passionate to explain us the benefits of drinking green tea, he called all … Continue reading 14 Green Tea Benefits That Will Actually Make Your Life Better
Ayurvedic texts Sushruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita are full of praise for this superfood i.e. Amla or Indian Gooseberry. The immense health benefits this small citrus fruit Amla offers is unmatched. Anti-aging property of Amla is the most important quality of the fruit. Apart from that, it also pacifies all the three Doshas (Impurities according to Ayurveda) i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. According to Ayurveda, vitiation … Continue reading Amazing Anti Aging Food – Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Most of us are ignorant about how our body works. We do not know the importance of nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates etc. Lets first know what our body is made up of. Our body is made up of cells. Each cell is made up of; Water – 60% Organic Molecules – i.e. carbohydrate (5%), lipids (Fat) (17%) , protein (17%) and nucleic acid (DNA … Continue reading 11 signs you are Protein deficient
We have been using Turmeric (Haldi) for domestic purpose as antiseptic to stop the blood, gargle with hot water during throat pain, consume with hot milk during throat problems, as a body cream during weddings known as Ubdan. Indians are aware of Vicco Turmeric Cream. Health benefits of Turmeric powder is immense. Before I begin the health benefits of Turmeric some basic facts: Turmeric is … Continue reading Wonderful health benefits of Turmeric Powder
“To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld. As per the Ayurveda Text, Nighantu, Cumin seeds are known for its quick action in the body. It has the power to ignite our digestive fire. Apart from its role in the culinary, Cumin seeds are immensely useful in maintaining better health. Charak Samhita has described cumin seeds beneficial for digestion. … Continue reading 14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You
“Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously.” Vanna Bonta We are using Cinnamon or Taj as commonly known as one of the spices and taste makers. The reality is Cinnamon is a magic spice in our Kitchen and used as medicines for thousands of years. Ayurveda texts Nighantu describes Cinnamon as a spice which controls Vata and Pitta. Its nature is hot, so it also controls Kapha. … Continue reading 10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon
“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” ― Milan Kundera For many of us, the answer to the title question is YES. We don’t know which food and cosmetic products contain animal products. For many of the Vegetarians, the approach is either; we don’t care as long as we are not eating direct Non-Veg food. … Continue reading Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?
But the reality is we love our worst enemy. Not only we love, but we savor and have it every now and then and especially on every occasion and during every festival. If we love our worst human enemy like the way we love this food enemy, our life would change and world peace can be achieved. Granulated White Sugar (Including Sweeteners) is the worst … Continue reading One food ingredient, our worst enemy
“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” Buddha If we want to remain healthy, we should know more and more about how our body functions. Period. Ignorance is not an excuse, but suffering especially when we are the authors of our own health or disease. The term pH balance is a bit technical but very pertinent for all of us … Continue reading How food imbalance is ruining your health
You are what you eat is not just a phrase or quote, but is a literally true statement. The Chhāndogya Upaniṣhad explains that the coarsest (rough) part of the food we eat passes out as feces; the subtler (delicate) part becomes flesh, and the subtlest (most delicate) part becomes the mind (6.5.1). Again, it states āhāra śhuddhau sattva śhuddhiḥ (7.26.2) “By eating pure food, the … Continue reading Know why your next meal will be different