We’re living in extraordinary times. With India on a 21-day lockdown to fight against COVID-19 coronavirus, we are all confined to our homes. Not only are we working from home, dealing with household chores while self-isolating in the absence of house help, and managing bored kids, we are also struggling with limited availability of groceries […]
Intermittent fasting is not some quick-fix diet for weight loss. Instead, Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a timed approach to losing excess body fat, and keeping it off in the long run. Unlike other traditional diets that restrict calories or food groups, intermittent fasting becomes a lifestyle change that involves cycling between periods of eating and […]
Beta glucans are naturally-occurring polysaccharides or complex carbohydrates with many benefits. They stimulate the immune system by increasing chemicals and white blood cells, which prevent infections.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is used for relieving the symptoms of menopause by topping up the two main hormones present in a woman’s body: a) Estrogen and b) Progesterone.
For years, depression has been swept under the carpet of complex terms like cognitive behavioural psychology and brain biochemistry. Sadly, it was never linked to something more fundamental to our everyday existence—our dependence on sugar. There is growing consensus in the world of medicine that sugar is one of the biggest contributors to changes that […]
Here’s a list of some of the side-effects you can expect and tips on how you can cope with each of them
The best way to tackle allergies is to find the root cause of the issue and then proceed to eradicate it from the system completely, and this is what herbal remedies do.
Does a light summer breeze give you chills? Do you sweat profusely when you step out into the sun even though it isn’t too hot outside?
alternate day fasting is a viable dietary strategy for weight loss and protection of heart in obese adults
If you are suffering from nearsightedness, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the most common eye disorder in the world. Nearly 30% of US population is affected by the condition. It is estimated that nearly 9.6 million adults in the United States are severely nearsighted. Do genetics play a role in this […]
Even if genetics play a role in heart diseases, you can minimize the risk by making changes to your diet and lifestyle
By 2050, the number of Americans suffering from AMD are predicted to increase from 48 million to 88 million.
TZDs can disturb this function and increase the retention of corrosive salt by our kidneys.
Eye exercises are one of the most effective measures to improve vision. Let’s look at four easy-to-follow tips for eye care.
GERD or chronic acid reflux can be a difficult condition to deal with for most people. And if left unchecked for long, it does poses some serious risks related to the esophagus
It’s found that patients who take sitagliptin are more likely to suffer from pancreatitis than those taking any other medication.
Proper diet and nutrition play a vital part in keeping the acid flux in check. Here are some foods that help fight acid reflux..
A healthy digestive tract has a complex ecosystem of about 400 bacteria. This natural microflora consists of good (symbiotic) bacteria and bad (pathogenic or disease causing) bacteria.
Good stomach acid production happens when eating is a relaxed & conscious process rather than a haphazard one. Food is life-giving material, so it should get the respect it deserves
There is no concrete evidence on why some people get asthma while some don’t. However, experts believe that asthma is a result of a combination of environmental and genetic factors.
Many of us suffer from acid reflux or heartburn regularly. The most common remedy for this condition is antacids, which sadly doesn’t address its root cause. Most people are not aware of the benefits of bitters for easing heartburn. Some Examples of Bitters Gentian Cascarilla Cassia Orange peels Cinchona bark Benefits of Bitter for Acid Reflux […]
Losing sleep? Maybe it’s time to start oil pulling.
The role of yoga asanas as help to diabetics cannot be overstated. Keeping the body active and the mind stress free are the two cornerstones of treating diabetes.
Breakfast 1 bowl Cereal (unsweetened whole grain or bran) with chopped Nuts 1 cup of 1% Milk Lunch 1 portion Chicken Sesame Kebab 1 cup Tossed Salad Mix Snack 1 small cup non-fat Fruit Yogurt 1 glass homemade Ginger Ale Dinner 1 serving Turkey & Eggplant Curry 1 small Whole-Wheat Pita Bread
Breakfast 1 whole-wheat Toast with Peanut Butter 1 tablespoon soaked Chia Seeds 1 cup Coffee/Tea Lunch 1 portion Warm Salmon & Mango Salad 1 slice reduced-calorie Oatmeal Bran Bread Snack 2 tablespoons Hummus 1 small cup Celery sticks 1 glass freshly-made Lemonade Dinner 1 portion Vegetable & Filo Pie 1 small bowl Green Salad with […]
Breakfast 1 Bran Muffin Parfait 1 Apple with Peel 1 cup Green/Herbal Tea Lunch 1 serving Greek Salad with Feta 1 Whole-Wheat Pita Bread, small Snack Handful of Almonds/Walnuts (or mixed nuts) 1 cup Chai Tea with unsweetened Almond Milk Dinner 1 serving Seafood Stir-fry 1 cup Brown Rice, cooked
Breakfast 1 bowl of Oatmeal, topped with fresh chopped Berries and 1 tablespoon of Flaxseeds 1 cup Coffee/Tea Lunch 1 bowl Herby Vegetable Soup 1 slice Whole-Wheat Toast Snack 1 cup chopped Cantaloupe 1 cup low-fat Milk Dinner 1 portion Sole with Oranges 1 bowl Mixed Salad
When thyroid is completely ablated, such as due to a tumour or in the cases of cancer, you need to consult a practitioner to pick the best thyroid supplementation and dosage for you. Using a natural form of the thyroid – such as desiccated bovine (cow) or porcine (pig) thyroid, called Armour thyroid- may be […]
What are side effects of Glipizide-metformin 2.5mg/500mg I am currently taking? I take one tablet twice a day. An easy way to check this is to go to the sepalika home page, and right up there is the “Drug Side Effect” Tool. You just have to enter your drug name – either brand name or, […]
Knee pain from osteoarthritis can respond well to acupuncture and to dietary supplements. Here’s a page listing the supplements that have been studied to support arthritis. When it comes to lowering blood pressure normally, L-Arginine is a dietary supplement that can help. You can also use supplements like Vitamin C to improve the health of […]
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Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics Directory of registered dietitians and nutritionists in the United States. Visit Website Association for Nutrition Voluntary register of nutritionists in the UK and other countries. Visit Website
American Association of Diabetes Educators Directory of diabetes educators in the United States to help diabetes patients understand and manage their health condition. Visit Website
Yoga Centers And Instructors of America Directory of yoga centers and teachers in the United States. Visit Website Yoga Centres Across The World Find yoga centers and teachers by country. Visit Website The Society of Yoga Practitioners (TSYP) Directory of yoga teachers in the UK. Visit Website
A sedentary lifestyle is defined as a type of lifestyle where an individual does not receive regular amounts of physical activity. Meal plans containing 1,200 to 1,600 calories per day are often appropriate for sedentary adults aged 19 to 50. Diabetics who lead a sedentary lifestyle require fewer calories and protein each day than active individuals, but […]
I take a lot of medications and was wondering if there was something you can take before, during or after taking the medications? Many medications can have side effects. Since you have not specified what exactly you take, we are unable to give you specific feedback. However, here is a tool on our website where you can input the name of your […]
In people with acid reflux, the excess stomach acid can slosh back into the esophagus resulting in chest pain or what we sometimes think of as pain in the heart. This pain maybe mistaken for a heart attack too. Often, the pain can be intense. We recommend you consult your medical practitioner if you are experiencing pain in the chest.
If you are based in the Unites States, then you will be able to get Zinc Carnosine and Mastic Gum at health food stores or in the health food aisles of supermarkets. In other parts of the world, you can buy these supplements from online retailers like Amazon.
Do you want to be very sure that you’re doing ok on the prediabetes front?
Prediabetes? Is it for real?
National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) Directory of ayurvedic professionals in the United States and other select countries. Visit Website Ayurvedic Practitioners Association Directory of ayurvedic therapists in the UK. Visit Website
Quinoa is gluten free, protein-rich, loaded with antioxidants and contains an incredible combination of minerals and essential amino acids. This grain packs an amazing punch when it comes to goodness. There are endless reasons why is quinoa good for you. Specific Reasons Why Quinoa Is Healthy 1. Complete Protein No grain comes close to quinoa on […]
At The Heart Of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Every second man in the United States between the ages of 40 and 70 is affected by erectile dysfunction. This is a condition when a man is unable to sustain an erection necessary for sexual intercourse. It’s obviously embarrassing and can take a huge mental toll, but beyond […]
Many of us travel long distances by air these days, across multiple time zones. As much as we’ve all gotten used to airplanes, think of the things that happen to our body when we fly, especially over long distances
Today, more and more doctors and health care providers who have seen conventional options like chemotherapy up close, question if the disastrous side effects they leave is really necessary or worthwhile.
Can Diabetics Eat Bananas? How much sugar does a banana have? Perhaps these are the most frequently asked questions from people who are suffering from diabetes health condition. And the answer is Yes, as long as they are unripe or semi-ripe and you don’t overdo it and eat a whole dozen. The rest of this article […]
Wish you could squeeze in a few extra hours into a day? Does living in today’s hyper connected world often want you wonder where does time just go? How often have you wished to just press the pause button to regain a moment of calm? If there is one herb to help battle this crazy […]
Many people mistakenly think that acid reflux is only about heartburn. Yes, it is the most common symptom of acid reflux, but certainly not the only one. I know of people who had symptoms as diverse as unexplained shoulder pains to insomnia to cough that their doctor, on a hunch, put them on an acid […]
Acid Reflux is best managed through a combination of 1) lifestyle changes – to prevent recurrent attacks and 2) natural supplements – to help manage the symptoms and avoid prescription medications for the same. Lifestyle changes are really simple, but need dedication and discipline to implement. They range from – chewing food thoroughly before swallowing, […]
Eat in peace. Watching that racy television show or action-packed newscast can send a “fight-or-flight” signal to your brain that disrupts the secretion of proper stomach acid. Chew every mouthful thoroughly. Research shows that digestion begins in the mouth. Carbohydrates can literally get digested into sugar in your mouth if you chew properly, taking the […]
There are a lot of good answers already available, on how to prevent acid reflux through better diet, food habilts, etc. so I’m going to focus very specifically on “natural treatments” Most people who use antacids or proton pump inhibitors do so because they desperately want relief from the “burn” that comes with the acid […]
I’m afraid there is no simple answer to this one. But there is a clear way ahead. Let me explain. If you get blurry vision as soon as you start the metformin, there are some experts who say that this is could be a good sign. How come? Well, diabetes affects vision and you could […]
Having a certain gene that is known to be related to Alzheimer hereditary increases your risk of getting the condition. But, it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Epigenetics, the science that studies how genes are ‘expressed’ or played out, depending on how you live shows why. Since twins have very similar […]
Risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s are clearly known and there are specific lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that is still poorly understood and difficult to diagnose with certainty. A thorough 30–60 minute consultation with a physician is necessary to rule out other medical conditions related to mental decline.
Men go through a phase in their older years (beginning late 40s or early 50s) when levels of the male hormone testosterone begin to fall.
Histamines are a critical part of our immune system and are also part of at least 22 other crucial physical processes in the body, including stimulating digestive acids and reducing blood pressure.