Vitamin D levels – Time to check and supplement

With the cold weather and rainy season setting in, we tend to lose the extra sunshine in our lives. Time to check our Vitamin D levels and supplement..! Do you know the telltale symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency…? Sharing some of them based on my experience…

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Taboo topics (Incontinence)

Incontinence is one taboo topic that many face across the world, yet do not talk about. The market size has significantly gone up over years – making it a $9B industry at the onset of 2020. A Urology study at Las Vegas university says 1 in 3 women over 45 go through this. Only those who face it feel the pain. Sharing some home remedies to help!

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Low Hemoglobin levels – Parenting tips

For non-vegetarians meat products are filled with iron that helps keep up hemoglobin levels. What can vegetarians eat to reduce the risk of anemia? As a parent, knowing and including these foods in the diet helps reduce many health complications in future.

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Making a food chart helps

Mommy – what do you have for lunch? Anything special that I like? Typical dilemma faced by any mother who tries her best to balance between healthy meals and trying to accommodate tastes and likes of kids (extends to adults too).

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Heartburn – Home remedies

It is common to have a heartburn after a sumptuous meal. How do we get rid of the heartburn that follows? Sharing some tips that have helped me over years.

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Learn to step outside with a mask

After being self-quarantined for the past few months, I ventured out to get a small plant from a neighbor in the community. My experience in the process made me rethink many aspects of life -as it is now.

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Vitamin deficiencies and health issues

We have studied in school that Vitamins and minerals are important for the body to function. However, as we move on with life, we tend to sometimes forget to blend it into our diet or supplements to keep us healthy! If you feel some of these symptoms, it is time to check your vitamin levels.

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Ten spices for health

Everyone who cooks must know the medicinal properties of the ingredients they use! Helps maintain a healthy diet and quick home remedies for your family when the need arises. Sharing some of those that I found useful and beneficial for various reasons over the years!

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Dealing with loss – Mental health

Dealing with loss of a friend is very tough for a child. While it comes as a shock for parents, knowing how to deal with emotions (theirs and their children) and teaching them how to deal with it is critical.

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Drink water, stay hydrated

Drinking water is therapeutic! While I have heard of water therapy, I have realized over years that it is necessary only when you have multiple health issues arising out of excessive toxins in your body and for the rest, a simple, normal drinking water routine during the day should help!

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Shortness of breath

There are some who find it difficult to run since childhood, some who pant and huff and puff after walking at a brisk pace for some time, climb up the stairs and face shortness of breath.. and so on.. sharing some tips to help relieve shortness of breath.

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Activities to cheer you up

Every now and then, we tend to feel bad about the situation we are in, irrespective of our age. We need our scope of control back… but things are different now.. so, feeling sad is normal.. some tips to try when you are feeling sad…

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Copper toxicity can be serious

Drinking water in copper utensils, eating food made in copper utensils is a common practice in some countries. I have grown up hearing the same as well. However, want to share the extent to which that can be helpful and harmful to a few people making them one in a million for some kind of diseases.

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South Indian Home remedies

Across all geographies, based on their environment and access to fruits, greens, vegetables, spices and ingredients, every culture has its ancestors figuring out some home remedies. I love collating these and this post is dedicated to specifically those remedies from South India.

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What are people learning during the crisis?

It was interesting to see what people choose to learn during the pandemic. Who was choosing what to learn was even more interesting! Sharing my observations thus far..!

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Fatigue

Have you felt tired, extremely tired and left with no energy to get up and move about. How do you get yourself out of it? Sharing some tips that have worked for me over years.

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Mental health

The past week has been very tough on many of us! Multitude of incidents in close circles – that I felt the urge to write about! Of the, one specific incident made me feel the importance of talking about mental health of not just us, but children and parents and grand parents as well!

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What are people chanting or praying globally?

While most of the world right now is looking at exponential graphs about COVID-19 and Coronavirus, one thing that stands out common in most households is that everyone everywhere is praying to sending out positive thoughts to others to help heal! Was interested in understanding what they actually chanting or praying or listening to, and collated all of them in a single place! This seems to be powerhouse of positive energy generation across the world!

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What to do while you are recovering at home during the pandemic

With all the news and guidelines circulating around, collated some of the information gathered from those who have recovered during the pandemic, while self-quarantining themselves at home. Sharing it for the benefit of all!

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What to eat to keep ourselves healthy during the pandemic?

If 80% of the population who contract the virus are anticipated to self-quarantine and heal by themselves while staying at home, wanted to understand what people in different countries were eating during the peak of the pandemic. How did / are they handling it. Sharing a compilation of immunity boosting tips and food tips from different countries!

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Blood pressure control – Home remedies

Keeping our blood pressure under control is tough for many, especially given these testing times. Sharing some home remedies that I learned while growing up and that have worked over generations!

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Rasam recipe and its health benefits

South India’s age old tradition of eating rasam at the end of the meal helps in digestion and clears lungs and intestines. Sharing my recipe that I got to learn while growing up and those who have tasted it loved it and have asked for refills to be taken back to their places 🙂

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People change people

During a dining table conversation, the topic comes up about who would be there when we need help? I was reminded of a story that I heard while growing up. Sharing what I learned and how I got to adopt it in life!

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Support the medical professionals around you

Medical professionals need our help! We are running low on face masks for them.. let us get together and make face masks and send it to support our medical professionals in our local hospitals! When Forbes raised this awareness, called a few hospitals around to check if there was an immediate need and Yes.. we can help! Have collated all the articles about it in this page..!

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Apartment communities prepare themselves for the crisis in Chennai, India

With the current stay at home and work from home increasing across the world, reached out to some of the apartment communities in India. Spoke to the community managers and was impressed by their leadership, speed of thoughts, ideas and implementation. Felt like sharing what I learned!

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Toothache and swollen gums – Home remedies

To those who have cavities in their teeth, they are used to tooth aches and pains. Swollen gums can be caused due to multiple resasons. Sharing some of the tips that has worked for me over years.

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How does one move-on?

Life is full of ups and downs and when one goes through good times, they are bound to face times that are not so good as well! It is the law of life! So, how does one gulp down a bad day, or sad event or a not-so-good phase and move on? Everyone has different ways to cope and come out. Sharing what I have learned thus far..!

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Excessive handwashing – moisturize

We are used to washing our hands and the current outbreak has created a new level of awareness around it! For some, it causes dermatitis – skin peeling off in the hands, skin rashes. Sharing the tips and precautions that I took when we went through a round of skin rashes due to handwashing last year!

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