Is a Jacuzzi right for me: The how’s and why’s of hydrotherapy

Is a Jacuzzi right for me: The how’s and why’s of hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy has a remarkable range of physical and mental benefits, including boosting cardiovascular health, relaxing muscle tension, soothing arthritic joints, and improving sleep quality. (Photo: Courtesy Imagine Backyard Living) Throughout human history, most of the world’s civilizations have been built around water. In ancient Mesopotamia, healers were known as “water connoisseurs.” Greek myths referred to the “water of life” flowing through rivers and natural springs. Hippocrates theorized at length about the health benefits and consequences of…

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Karnataka: All is not well for HD Kumaraswamy as he battles declining popularity

Karnataka: All is not well for HD Kumaraswamy as he battles declining popularity

The worse is yet to be over for the HD Kumaraswamy (HDK)-led Karnataka government that performed poorly in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The coalition has decided to continue under HDK in an informal cabinet meeting on May 24. With the rumours of a few MLAs defecting the JD(S)-Congress combine for BJP doing rounds, the tension is palpable in both camps. The friction between long-time rivals Congress and JD(S) is not helping the cause either. In…

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Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

In March Berlin was the home of Europe’s first professional animal protein alternatives conference organised by international food awareness organization ProVeg. The New Food Conference brought together scientists, researchers, food enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who are leading the slaughter-free, environmentally friendly and socially just food revolution. I was lucky to be present at the sold-out conference and this is part one of my two-part series on the future of food based on what I’ve learned (and tasted). The first…

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What is MIND Diet? Tips to Incorporate it in Your Meals

What is MIND Diet? Tips to Incorporate it in Your Meals

According to a recent study, a special diet prepared for the mind can help reduce the risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders. The study was conducted on 1,220 people aged 60 and above, over the course of 12 years. This diet is known as The MIND (Mediterranean- DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet that helps in preventing dementia. What is the MIND Diet? Mediterranean- DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet or the MIND…

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What Is the OMAD Diet—and What It Really Does to Your Body

What Is the OMAD Diet—and What It Really Does to Your Body

Dieting trends come and go, but one that’s seemingly here to stay is intermittent fasting. A new, bigger, badder, and more extreme fasting approach is the OMAD, or one meal a day, diet. The OMAD diet is exactly what it sounds like—people only eat one meal per day. The protocol is you must eat in the same four-hour window on a standard-sized dinner plate every day. The food can only pile up to three inches high,…

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What is the MIND diet?

What is the MIND diet?

While there are a lot of diets and foods that focus on physical and gut health, here’s a diet that helps with brain health! The MIND diet – which stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay – is the ideal way to maintain brain function. What does the MIND diet do? It prevents the onset of cognitive and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and so on. The diet was developed by nutritional epidemiologist Martha Clare…

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Biodiversity is more than just the forests

Biodiversity is more than just the forests

TOO often when we talk about biodiversity, it evokes a notion of forest destruction or species extinction. To many, it is just about the environment. Little do we realise, however, that in fact biodiversity is the foundation for human health. It underpins the functioning of the ecosystems on which we depend for our food and fresh water. It contributes to local livelihoods, to traditional and modern medicines, and to economic development. It aids in regulating…

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Is A Vegan Diet Healthy For Kids?

Is A Vegan Diet Healthy For Kids?

It’s January, and most of us are trying to get back to life as we know it after the festive season. You’ve probably noticed that the world at large uses the first month of the year to take stock of their habits, replacing bad ones with shiny new health fads that will probably last a couple of weeks at best. Although #Veganuary is a thing, veganism, on the whole, is proving to be more than…

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