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Why do we really fall ill? Is diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle sufficient for protecting ourself from illnesses or life threatening diseases? Ever wondered if there are factors beyond these that might be affecting your health and well being. I have seen friends and family members who have blamed themselves for their illnesses. And this blame does not help in the recovery process. Though diet and lifestyle is a major factor attributing to good health but let us not limit ourselves to this notion. I am sure you’ve heard of people who are very fit and eat healthy, die of chronic health issues as early as in their 40s or 30s. Why does that happen ? Have you ever wondered? I have… (more…)

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“ Everyone is pregnant with death. Everyone needs it. Near death we all have the same chance. We all have the chance to become our total selves.” (Duff, 1993) But why wait till the last days of our life to become our true self. As I lay in my deathbed, I would not want to reflect on a life not well lived with a disconnected inner self. Therefore successful aging for me would involve the psychological side of aging, including self-concept, social relationships and cognitive processes. (Moody, 2010)I would like to have lived a conscious full life that consists of: positive relationships with other people, autonomy and  self-determination; mastery of surrounding environment; belief that gives purpose to life; and a sense of personal growth and development over the life course. (Ruff, 1989 as sited in Moody, 2010) (more…)

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For years, we have tried to reduce fat consumption without a clear distinction between good vs. bad fats in hope of better health. “ Eating a low-fat, low –cholesterol diet” has been the mantra for decades and millions of us have tried to follow this advice hoping to lose weight, prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions. (Fats and Cholesterol, 2011) For almost about 30 years, popular media has been promoting such a diet as a route to plague-free arteries and a slim figure. (Burne, 2010) (more…)

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You may wonder what the hell does nutrition have anything to do with my brain health! This blog will surely give you a renewed perspective just like the readings on this subject did for me…

As most of us know, the brain is made up of fatty acids, water and minerals and hence we could possibly conclude that the foods we eat affect what we think and how we think. In recent years, enough scientific study has been done that suggests that food can help to treat and prevent depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer and ADHD disease. (more…)

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Today we are racing ahead of time, are under constant stress of achieving more and bigger things. The aspiration to acquire things never ends and it seems like one endless battle for more and more and more! We have forgotten what our scriptures have thought us! If our ancestors were alive today what advice would they give us to recover from our constant battle with disease and stress? (more…)

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Have you ever paid attention to your breath? Probably not, right? Have you noticed what happens to your breathing pattern when you get excited, angry, agitated or anxious? Your breath becomes irregular and broken, the opposite of slow, smooth flow of the breath when you are calm, composed and relaxed. (more…)

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My interest in the wellness industry was ignited at the age of 23 when I decided to undergo my Yoga Teachers Certification Program from the Sivanada School of Yoga in Trivandrum, Kerala. I had just finished my Masters in International Business and Management in UK at this point and had returned to India to pursue my career. (more…)

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