Flavored milk

Sometimes making kids drink their milk is a challenge. My mother used to face the same and made us used to colored (and flavored) milk. As we grew, the choices and options seems to increase! Sharing some of our favorite recipes.

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Physical strength is equally important

The past year has put a lot of emphasis on mental strength for us to deal with the revised normal. One aspect that gets missed out very consciously (or down prioritized) is our physical 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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Brushing teeth and Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene and brushing teeth are a critical part of our health. However, it is interesting to observe the extent of importance we seem to attribute to it across different cultures.

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Snacks to eat when you are hungry at night

While it is important to have a good daily routine, sometimes due to school or office work, we tend to focus on meeting our deadlines and end up going to bed late. The typical question of what to eat when we are hungry at night comes up! Sharing some nutritious tips to snack at night!

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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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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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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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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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How can I live longer?

A million-dollar question that all of us would have thought about at least once in life! Although thoughts about it used to come, there never was a clear answer ever. However, one of the lectures by someone knowledgeable about Vedas and Puranas seemed to hint an answer. It was an interesting perspective and not about the environment or lifestyle, and it made me wonder about our existence and the purpose behind it. Sharing what I learned thus far…

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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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Disruption – small or big?

Is it easy or difficult to disrupt a normal routine? Ask a mother who sends her kids to school in the school bus (need to maintain time) and then rush to office to be on time! Yes.. one day waking up few minutes late can cause a huge disruption in itself for a single family.. what about organizations and countries? When my son asked me about it.. I started thinking about how disruptions can grow in size pretty quickly and especially for areas that are really unpredictable.

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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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Skin diseases, Stress and books

Few years back, one of my family members had a persistent rash that slowly had developed into scars on their skin. What started on the palm started spreading to hands, arms and shoulders! We visited the Urgent care, physician normal visit and then after a month, were sent to the Dermatologist. Learned something invaluable over there!

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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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Resting heart rate and its importance

Our heart pumps blood every day from when we are born till we die! This is one muscle (organ) that we use extensively.. knowing how to keep it healthy helps! When I started panting while climbing stairs, I felt checking my heart rate would help… and I ended up buying a fitness gadget!

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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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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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