Learning about Neem and its benefits

All parts of a Neem tree offers a lot of health benefits. It was interesting to understand how the stem, leaves and especially flowers help in Ayurvedic medicine.

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Tongue as an indicator of health

During a health checkup, Doctors ask us to show our tongue! Was interesting to see that our tongue is a good indicator of our personal health!

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Foot care – Home remedies

Nurturing the nerve endings on the feet help us heal faster! Foot care is often neglected, however one of the easiest ways to identify and deal with health issues.

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Colors and their healing properties

The basic colors of the rainbow also have healing properties. The colors we choose to wear, the colors we paint our rooms seem to not only convey our personality, they also can help us establish balance in our mind and body. Same is true with foods as well. It was interesting to correlate the same.

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Ayurveda – Gunas and Doshas

It was interesting to see how the food we eat relates to how our thoughts are processed by our mind and Ayurveda provides a clear explanation for the same!

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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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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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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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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 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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Exercise & Knee pain

It is nice to have a virtual group of friends, especially good old college friends who keep pushing us to raise our bar, especially when it comes to physical health 🙂 Sharing one of the incidents where we pushed each other to excel and ended up with knee pain and sore muscles! Thankfully, one of our friends had the remedy for it as well..! Sharing what I learned in the process..!

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Nasal blockages and breathing trouble

One of my friends was an asthma patient for a long time and everyone in her household knew what meds to give her and how to treat when she had an attack. One day, she was finding it hard to breathe and within minutes she passed away. Somehow, this incident got etched in my mind and I used to fear nasal blockages & breathing troubles after that.

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Chakras in our human body

In one of my previous posts about Fingers and Chakra connection, thought we will look at human body and chakras in our body in detail. Sharing what I have learned and how it connects to our health and many other aspects in our life.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. A feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, exam time, big stage performance, music competition, or giving a speech, public speaking, attending an interview may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. However, if they continue to be overwhelming over a period of time, body starts responding differently. How do we identify it and how to treat it naturally. Sharing what I learned in the process…!

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Diabetes and Innovation around it

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. This is a very standard way to describe diabetes.. interesting to see the technology innovations around it. Sharing what I have learned thus far…!

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Headaches

While we are studying, working, attending lectures, watching something for long, trying to concentrate or focus on something really hard (like a test or presentation), too stressed out, it is common to get a headache! Sharing some of the common solutions that have helped me so far..!

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Fingers and Chakra connection

In the previous post about Health in our Hands, I would have discussed about how the different body organs are connected to different parts of the palm and how massaging your palms helps heal some of the distressed organs / small ailments. I was intrigued when my colleague spoke about a technique used by Japanese.

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Turmeric Milk

There are many benefits of Turmeric and knowing how to have it makes a big difference. When children have a cough or cold, it is usual for a mother to give them Turmeric milk.

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Face can hint your health

It is true that looking at one’s face, we can generally get a hint about their health. Some of the organs and systems in the body are connected to parts of the face!

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Dhanvantri – Physician of Gods

I have been interested in home remedies from when I learned about Turmeric and its benefits as a child (while in my mother’s kitchen). As I grew, my curiosity to understand whether anyone has collated these remedies and put it together increased. Who shared these? How did anyone come to know of it? Is there anything written down anywhere?

Sharing what I found thus far…

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Learning from Mudras – Part 1 of 3

One of the areas that interested me when I started learning about acupressure points on the palm (refer Health in your hands blog) was how holding your fingers and palms in certain positions have health benefits. These specific positions were called as Mudras. I tried to read about them and try it out in my circles and found it to be working when practiced regularly.

Sharing what I have read and understood thus far…

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Keeping your back straight is the key

We all know about how human evolution happened. Looking at these pictures makes us think how our spinal cords have straightened during evolution.

Human evolution stages. Evolutionary process and gradual development visualization from monkey or primate to businessman dressed in suit carrying briefcase. Flat cartoon colorful vector illustration

Look at the way the neck is bending to look at our handheld devices.

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Our Health is in Our Hands

Literally! Our palms and feet have nerve endings that run through all our body systems and organs. When we find the right points and massage them, we will be able to relieve the pain and improve the health of the respective organs. Interesting concept, I might not have believed it and would have laughed it off if I had not personally used it. My father in law got me the “Health in your Hands” book by Dr. Devendra Vora. That book changed my life!

The concept of pressure points in our body and systemically improving our health works perfectly when we use it right! Sharing some of the things I have got to learn thus far…

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Hydrogen water – What is it?

While studying Chemistry in school, we learn about water molecules and that water is made of 2 parts Hydrogen and 1 part Oxygen.

H2 + O = H2O

We all know water is very beneficial to health. Drinking water is known to be a good therapy for many health conditions. Hydrogen is available in plenty in the atmosphere. However, when it combines with Oxygen, their combined properties make water possible. Water is also known as the source of life on earth.

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