Diabetes, Managing Diabetes

Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes

“Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.” Dale Evans Know your disease to manage it better. Diabetes is an epidemic. This is a quick summary of every aspect of the dreaded disease. What is Diabetes? The encyclopedia of Britannica defines Diabetes asunder; Insulin is a hormone secreted by beta cells, which are located in clusters of cells … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes

Happiness and Minimalism

How to be Happy? Always

Caution: This could be a life-changing read. “Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest.”  Joshua Becker The biggest obstacle to our happiness is our wrong definition of happiness. If we define something wrong then we will struggle for it, but never will be able to achieve it. We have beliefs that MORE is necessary for … Continue reading How to be Happy? Always

Health benefits of turmeric powder

Wonderful health benefits of Turmeric Powder

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

Working busy women

8 tips for busy women to find time for exercise

Apart from willingness, time is the biggest constraint for busy women to do any fitness activities. The irony is working and busy women have time for everything (including a beauty parlor, fashion designer, shopping, TV serials, What App chat, phone chat and what not) and everyone (including the boss, colleagues, husband, children and in-laws) but no time or the exercise. This is our social fabric or priority mismatch … Continue reading 8 tips for busy women to find time for exercise

Lemon Juice

Our Health – Festivals & Lemon Juice

There is one food item which can help us maintain our health during festival days. We find this in every kitchen. No need to plan or spend anything. This magic item is our dear little Lemon. Yes, Lemon is a magic panacea to manage our stomach and digestive system. “Lemon contributed substantially in my success to climb the Mount Everest.” Sir Edmond Hillary. According to the publication … Continue reading Our Health – Festivals & Lemon Juice

Online Free Courses

10 must attend Free online short healthcare courses

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” Bertrand Russell We are living in exciting times. The internet is the reason for this excitement. Many things which we wanted to learn can now be learned not only online but for free. There are online giants like Khan Academy, Future Learn, Udemy, Coursera and many such online educators offer free as well … Continue reading 10 must attend Free online short healthcare courses

Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?

“You make a difference for every single person you come into contact with at work. Is that difference for the better or worse?” Alexander Kjerulf, author of the book Happy hour is 9 to 5. This blog is about fitness and happiness. Both go hand in hand, one without the other is not possible.  Today I am introducing Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) Alexander Kjerulf. Happy hour … Continue reading Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?

8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

“I don’t have time for exercise, my job takes all the time,” One lady may be in her late 50s admitted this to an attendant at the Diabetes clinic. There are millions busy like her. Earning money has occupied so much space in our life that we do not have space for our health or anything else. We are living our lives as if earning … Continue reading 8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

11 immense benefits of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

There is nothing religious about Surya Namaskar. This is a form of exercise dedicated to the sun. This consists of 10 body postures, disciplined breathing, and rhythmic movements with an alert mind.  This is also practiced as warm up before practicing Asana Before Practice: Wear loose clothes, do some warm-up exercise of the body, select open and spacious place. Contra-indication: A person suffering from acute … Continue reading 11 immense benefits of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

“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)

The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration

India is celebrating one of the biggest festivals Dussera also known as Vijayadashmi. The festival is known for the victory of good over the evils. This is also known as a Lord Rama’s victory over Demon Ravana.  There are several beliefs, but all across India, this is perhaps the 2nd most celebrated festival after Diwali. The apt book to introduce today is The story of … Continue reading The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration

18 fantastic health benefits of Aerobics

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” Plato Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can … Continue reading 18 fantastic health benefits of Aerobics

Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

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

Top 8 Naturopathy Destinations in India

“Every acute disease is a result of the cleansing and healing effect of nature. If you suppress the acute conditions by drugs or by any other means, you are simply laying the foundation for chronic diseases.” Dr. Lindlahr Naturopathy is the Pathy people are now moving towards to find a solution to their chronic health-related issues. Naturopathy is not a medicine or treatment, it’s a … Continue reading Top 8 Naturopathy Destinations in India

10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon

“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

One quick Yogic remedy for Constipation

“I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated.” Marvin Gaye Constipation is everyone’s problem. It may strike anyone, if not today, maybe tomorrow. Our faulty food habits and irregular lifestyle are an open invitation to constipation. Yogic kriyas are a very important aspect of Yoga. It helps in expelling accumulated toxins from the system. Continues cleaning and maintenance are necessary for all the … Continue reading One quick Yogic remedy for Constipation

14 eating practices as per Ayurveda

“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known for our work commitments. We don’t mind suffering from blood … Continue reading 14 eating practices as per Ayurveda

Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“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?

“Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep dive” in Jainism

“I read this book as a part of my studies in Eastern philosophy, in particular, Indian philosophy, and the only term I can come up with is “mind-blowing“. I considered myself an agnostic until I read this book… This book contains within the basis of the Jain religion, as well as many philosophical points which students of Eastern (and in particular Indian) philosophy and religion … Continue reading “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep dive” in Jainism

11 wonderful benefits of Fasting

Fasting is in vogue these days. Hindus and Jains do fast in the month of Shravana (10th month of the Hindu calendar) and Paryushana respectively. However, the purpose and styles are different. While Jain fasts are with or without water and Hindu fasts are with restricted and specific diet.  Jain religion strongly emphasizes on fasting to purify our souls, improve morality, spiritual power, and increase … Continue reading 11 wonderful benefits of Fasting

How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs recently said that Jainism’s principles of Anekantavada,  Aparigraha (non-hoarding) and Ahimsa (non-violence) offer a solution to the present-day problems the world is facing. She was referring to extremism, climate change, and inequality. When the Jains are celebrating their biggest festival of Paryushana,  today I am writing about one of the most important and fundamental principles of Jainism – … Continue reading How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

Agas Ashram

The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

Laghuraj Swami, a Jain monk and foremost devotee of Gandhiji’s Spiritual Guru and enlightened soul Shrimad Rajchandra (1867 – 1901, a disciple of Lord Mahavira) had set up Agas Ashram in 1920.  This was the first Ashram later named after Shrimad Rajchandra. Presently there are many such ashrams in India named after Shrimad Rajchandra. This ashram is spread over many acres. There is a Jain … Continue reading The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

Jains all over the world are celebrating Paryushana during this week (19 Aug to 26 Aug). This is the king of all festivals for Jains. Paryushana means “abiding and coming together”. It is a time when the Jains take on vows of study and do penance to extinguish Karmas. Paryushana concludes with seeking forgiveness for the transgressions of the previous year. The last day of the Paryushana … Continue reading 27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

How we waste our Short life?

“Samayam Goyam Ma Pamay.” Lord Mahavira. (Meaning: Don’t waste a single moment, Mahavira advised to his senior most disciple Gautama) In his little book On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (A Roman Philosopher) writes a very powerful message for all of us. This could be quite awakening and life changing read. “Most human being complaints about the meanness of nature, because we are born for … Continue reading How we waste our Short life?

What Gandhiji thought about Naturopathy?

When Indian will be celebrating the 70th Independence Day on 15th Aug 2017, we all remember the role of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi in our freedom struggle. Documentaries are made on his leadership qualities. However, the aspect of Gandhiji which is not known to many is his love for Naturopathy for good health. Today we are going to peep into his this … Continue reading What Gandhiji thought about Naturopathy?

14 things to know about better Yoga benefits

There is a difference between Yoga and Exercise. Yes. There are exercises like sports, wrestling, athletics, judo, karate, gymnastics, gymnasium etc. All have different purposes like strength, speed, skill, agility, cardiovascular health etc. But Yoga practices have different objectives and benefits. Yogic practice results in an improvement of tone of the vital organs and important muscles. It also increases neuromuscular coordination. Many of us practice … Continue reading 14 things to know about better Yoga benefits

Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

Tim Ferriss is a famous author of his best-selling book 4 hour work week. He is a blogger and his podcasts are very inspiring. He invites amazing guests for his Podcasts. He has interviewed 200 plus world class performers and his these interviews are downloaded more than 100 million. His latest Podcasts which you might be interested are: When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, … Continue reading Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone