Category Archive for: ‘Health’

Yoga

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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Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart By: Saira Gillani, ND

Author by Saira Gillani, ND Did you know that more than 41 million women in America have heart disease? And the most interesting thing is that more women than men will die from it. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death in women today. But by following these 10 healthy steps, you can avoid a heart attack by 92%. …

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Resistant Starches: How Eating Carbs Can Help you Slim Down

  Don’t get me wrong, as a Naturopathic Doctor, I was taught that all carbohydrates should be avoided at all costs. However, new studies suggest that Resistant Starches are the New Power Fiber! Although this may be the first time you’ve heard of the phrase resistant starches, it is very likely to have been part of your diet for most …

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Diabetes: Leading Cause of Mortality in South Asian Community

Author by Saira Gillani, ND What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when a person’s body doesn’t make enough of the hormone insulin or can’t use insulin properly. There are 2 types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body’s pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin …

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Super Foods

Incorporate Superfoods into Your Diet

These days, it seems like your doctor, nutritionists, and your friends are suggesting you try this diet or that. With so many different diets, from weight­loss to improving heart health, it can be difficult to figure out what first step to take in your journey to live a healthy lifestyle. Set the diets aside, and try adding superfoods to your …

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Understanding Breast Cancer

One of the most pervasive cancers in women today is breast cancer. One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer every day ­ a statistic not to be taken lightly. According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, over 508,000 women died of breast cancer in 2011, and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) reports around 1.7 million new cases in …

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