Should you be a vegetarian to maintain good health?

The latest trend in food world is to go vegan or adopt strict vegetarianism. However, there is no data to show a clear health benefit. The reason being, how our body responds to different food groups depends on our genetic composition which […]

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Joint aches and morning stiffness – Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is becoming a fairly common problem in the Indian population. It is basically an inflammatory disease, which mainly affects joints. It literally eats up the joint cartilage and bones, making them extremely painful.  Patients notice gradual onset of pain and […]

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Do you have a sweet family? Family history of diabetes that is..

Diabetes is India’s fastest growing lifestyle disease with 72 million cases recording 2018, with prevalence of staggering 10.4%. If we grow at this level it is estimated that every other person living will have diabetes by year 2040.The reason- food revolution and […]

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Epigenetics- Take charge of your health

Epigenetics is the science of controlling your own DNA.  Our body functions, tendency for diseases, exercise potential, youthful skin are all primarily determined by the way our genetic code (DNA) is programmed. We inherit it from our parents. All through our life, […]

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Fibromyalgia…A painful situation

Do you ever wake up tired with painful/sore muscles? Do you feel stiffness in your muscles? Are you troubled by chronic muscle aches and fatigue? It’s probably fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition causing widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, mood disorders and other […]

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Simple tips to avoid migraine headaches

Migraines are referred to as chronic headaches and can be quite debilitating. The headaches usually start during early adult life. Migraines have a polygenic inheritance, which means multiple genes are responsible for its causation. It is affected by several environmental factors. The […]

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Ayurveda – The pride of India

Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old medical science, with its roots in the Vedas from the Ancient India. The knowledge of Ayurveda has been passed on in the form of compilation of sutras by several ancient intellectuals. This science emphasizes the dynamics between body, […]

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Metabolic Syndrome alert! It is on rise…

Metabolic syndrome refers to the presence of any three of the following in a person-  Obesity Increased Triglyceride levels Decreased HDL cholesterol level (Good Cholesterol) High Blood Pressure Diabetes The reason these conditions are clubbed together is because of strong evidence that […]

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How bad is bad cholesterol?

LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides…do these terms sound familiar? Have you or your loved ones dreaded looking at these on the blood work report? Well, these scary looking terms are nothing but humble vehicles carrying fat molecules in your bloodstream. They serve […]

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Do you know the cause for High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is a common condition caused by complex interactions between genetic factors and environmental causes. Here are some of the environmental triggers for high blood pressure- Obesity is the number one risk factor. It increases your cardiac work load, which […]

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