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Seeking Help for Eating Disorders By Dr. Henah Gupta

Author by Dr. Henah Gupta If you or someone you know is struggling with food, weight or body image issues; it is important for you to continue to read through this article. My goal in writing for this magazine is to help in community awareness and education about what eating disorders are and the importance of receiving help to overcome …

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The Newest Rx on the Market: Preventative Care

Author by Nisha Jani If you are a fellow South Asian whose family loves Indian food, I challenge you to open your pantries, open your refrigerators. More likely than not, you’ll find packets of frozen sodium-packed meals, soup cans, starchy pastas, rice, cookie boxes, and Indian snacks outnumbering the fresh fruits and vegetables. A quick glance at my own pantry, …

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Why is Yoga Therapy?

Why is Yoga Therapy?

Author by Alpa Bhatia Why are we becoming so sick and what we can do about it using therapeutic yogic practices?   Stress makes plaque build up in your artery very quickly. People who have one risk factor whether high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or if they have gone for a heart attack, bypass surgery or angioplasty, yoga is …

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Check Your Numbers

Water: How Much is Enough? The National Academies Institute of Medicine reviewed years of research evidence on adequate water intake and has the following recommendations: Men: 13 cups (about 10.5 cups from beverages) Women: 9 cups (about 7 cups from beverages) Pregnant Women: 10 cups (about 8 cups from beverages) Breastfeeding Women: 13 cups (about 10.5 cups from beverages) Salt: …

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A Journey Down the Aisle to Fitness

Author by Nisha Jani While you work backwards on your wedding planning, keep your health and fitness in mind. It can make all the difference during the actual event- as well as in those photographs you’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid, or mother of the bride, this is an opportunity to start a new, healthy chapter in your …

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Yoga for Both Preventive and Therapeutic Healthcare

Author by Rajan Narayanan By C. Rajan Narayanan, PhD, Executive Director, Life in Yoga Institute Most people think of yoga along the lines of gym exercise for fitness, and most medical professionals think of yoga as physical manipulation along the lines of physiotherapy. Both are grossly misinformed. The following are some quick spotlights for you to be better informed about …

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Ask the Expert

Author by Nisha Jani Ask the Expert The new year is fully upon us. It’s a new chance to progress with our goals – and for many of us, one of those goals is better health. So while you load up on protein shakes and extra daal, buy those new running shoes, and sign up for that spin class, don’t …

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Ask the Doctor Jan 2016

    Author by Saira Gillani, ND What are some good vitamins for anxiety and depression? Alpha Lipoic Acid – This nutrient protects against theneuronal injury that occurs in the presence of toxic proteins found in brain tissue of Alzheimer’s patients. Research clearly indicates that lipoic acid is a potentneuroprotective antioxidant which strengthens memory and stimulates nerve growth. B Vitamins …

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Top Spas & Resorts in the Southeast US

  A spa or resort is the ultimate relaxing getaway from the stress and hustle of daily life. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy time away with the family, get together with friends, or celebrate a special occasion, there are countless places in the Southeast United States to unwind and make memories. These are the top 10 picks …

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