How does Sleep Deprivation Affect our Digestive System?
We might remember countless nights as we stared at the clock and the sweet comfort of sleep eluded us as we did a mental countdown till our alarms rang. We knew the next day would be challenging because we missed...
The Science Behind Traditional Indian Skincare Practices
Most desi girls would agree that having our grandmothers as beauty advisors has been an exciting part of growing up. From whipping a face mask with traditional ingredients to plucking herbs from the garden to formulate a cleanser or scrub,...
Foods to Boost Your Mental Health in Your Mid-20s
Despite the decidedly more comfortable lifestyles of young adults today (compared to previous generations) - with practically all basic needs being accessible at their fingertips - the digital age is also replete with mental health issues. About 7.3% of the...
Is Gluten Bad for Everyone? Let’s Take a Look at the Evidence
All of us are familiar with the term gluten but how many of us actually know what it is? From being an unknown part of Indian staple food to becoming a diet trend, gluten has become quite infamous in the...
Is Vegan Meat Healthy? A Look at its Nutritional Profile
Plant-based diets (PBDs) are being increasingly consumed by people all around the world. This rise in consumerism has driven brands to come up with innovative foods that satisfy cravings without compromising on vegan values. In the growing world of vegan products,...
Real Journeys to Good Health: Mr. Janak’s Story
Mr. Janak Thakkar’s typical day is atypical, to say the least. He is a fit, 60-year-old businessman from Mumbai, who has been exercising regularly for more than three and a half decades. His health goal is to lead a life...
Does Our Metabolism Really Slow Down After We Hit 30?
There’s a common perception surrounding our metabolism and how it’s affected by age - specifically that our metabolism tends to slow down as we hit our 30s. Today, we’re about to explore how scientifically accurate this is, with the help...
How to Identify Evidence-Based and Reliable Information
The internet has made access to information so convenient that we can literally have all of the world’s knowledge at our fingertips.  Whenever we want to know more about something new or unknown, the first thing we do is look...
What is Metabolism and How Can We Improve Our Metabolic Rate?
What does metabolism mean to you? Most people associate the word metabolism with weight management, exercise, or how much food we can eat! However, metabolism is a lot more than just the process of breaking down fats or burning extra...
8 Evidence-based Benefits of Practicing Yoga
Yoga has been a part of Indian culture for millenia and today, is a worldwide phenomenon, with modern science quantifying its benefits. The clinical study findings are, as expected, incredibly positive: they have shown that consistently practicing yoga can improve...
#ToMeMyOwn – Discovering Our Personal Meaning Of Good Health
Health is a deeply personal thing. Each one of us is made different, as are our bodies, our processes, and our nutritional needs. Each person has their own unique mix of healthy habits that work best for themselves - and...
Real Journeys to Good Health: Shazia’s Story
Shazia Syed is a homemaker from Mumbai, whose typical day is all about taking care of her family and her health. Her secret to fitness lies in finding ways to exercise in her daily household work and making sure that...
How The Foods We Eat Affect Our Mental Health
For anyone who’s even remotely familiar with nutrition’s effects, it should already be quite apparent that what we consume does far more than merely supply us with energy. That said - it’s still fascinating to learn about how the food...
How Sleep Deprivation Affects Our Health
Anyone who has woken up without a proper night’s sleep can attest to the noticeable differences in the way one thinks, feels, and functions. However, what happens to us when we don’t get enough sleep, and its true significance on...
6 Simple Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle
Healthy lifestyle, as a concept, has gained immense momentum in India over the last few years. It’s ironic, then, that lifestyle diseases such heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are at their peak as well [1, 2]. Genetics do admittedly play...
How Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Health
Our body is full of bacteria.  Did that instantly conjure images of disease and illness? If so, you’ll be relieved to know that there’s a lot more to the microorganisms than that. In fact, the bacteria that live in us,...
Inflammation - Definition, Causes, Effects and Ways To Reduce It
You may have heard already that ‘inflammation’ is a significant reason behind the increased risk of developing “lifestyle diseases” - conditions that are believed to be a result of modern lifestyles.  Ever since countries became more industrialised about 4-5 decades...
11 Fundamental Indicators of Good Health and How to Achieve Them
According to WHO, good health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being - and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity [1]. Our body is constantly giving us clues about our health - all we have...
Everything You Need to Know About Acne: Why We Get Acne & How To Treat It
Despite the prevalence of acne, a lot isn't known about how it gets formed and the various reasons behind why we get pimples. Here's everything you need to know.
Why We Get Wrinkles And How We Can Protect Our Skin From Ageing
How to fight signs of ageing becomes a fairly common question once we’re in our late 20s to early 30s - and billion-dollar industries have tried to answer it, with products ranging from anti-aging creams to injectables like botox and...
What Happens When You’re Dehydrated And How to Avoid it
You’ve probably heard that 60% of our body is made up of water – but what this really means is that it actually plays a key role in maintaining multiple functions [1]. Even a mild level of dehydration, if constant,...