Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder associated with airway inflammation. An inflammation of the air pipe leads to narrowed vessels that reduce airflow and causes symptoms like wheezing, cough, breathlessness and chest tightness. It’s a recurring condition that affects people during season changes, nights and winters. Also, certain allergies trigger asthma such as allergies to pollen, grass, dust, animal furs, smoke, fumes and soaps.Read More
An autoimmune disease condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, organs and tissues. The immune system is the body’s first line of defence to attack germs, certain viruses and bacteria. However, when the immune system gets confused, it can attack any part of the body like the skin, causing alopecia areata or the pancreas leading to type 1 diabetes. This most often also happens when an individual is already genetically predisposed to an auto-immune condition.
Most of us are familiar with acne, as we deal with it, at least once in a lifetime. Be it on face, back or chest, some of them causes irritation and pain, while few of them don’t. It occurs when the hair follicles get clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells.Read More
Food is a perishable item and its quality degrades over a period of time. With increasing demand, and need of import and export of food products, it was essential to find sources, that would prolong the shelf life, and improve the flavour of the food. The food processing industry, was on the lookout for ingredients that would enhance a food’s crunchiness, colour etc. They then developed additives.Read More
You often see your doctors turn into a detective when they understand that you have leaky gut. Leaky gut isn’t just a diagnosis but a prognosis that needs to be addressed. Your gut or intestine is a part of gastrointestinal part which starts from your mouth and ends at anus. It does the most important job of processing the food starting from breaking it down, absorption and elimination. This is our biggest immunity system, which the research knows very little about.Read More
Irritable bowel syndrome is a colon related disorder which causes discomfort in daily bowel movements. This could cause constipation or diarrhoea among other symptoms. Although it causes extreme discomfort sometimes, it is not life-threatening but it can be long-lasting condition which can affect your everyday activities.Read More
The liver naturally stores small amounts of fat. When fat storage exceeds 5%, it results in fatty liver disease. Initially, this doesn’t cause liver damage, however, it is a progressive condition which could take years to develop. It makes the liver vulnerable and susceptible to further injury, inflammation and scarring which is not reversible.Read More
A heatwave is a period of abnormally hot weather generally lasting more than two days. Heatwaves can occur with or without high humidity. They have the potential to cover a large area, exposing a high number of people to hazardous heat. A Heatwave is considered to be happening if the maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 40°C or more for Plains and at least 30°C or more for Hilly regions.Read More
Nutrition is a vital part of every individual’s lifestyle. Although, its knowledge is understood by many it is followed by only a few. Healthy eating forms the core of our existence; without food, we won’t be able to survive and function efficiently.Read More
Cinnamon is a spice used all over the world. It is obtained from the bark of the cinnamon tree and is added to rice and meat-based dishes. It also finds its way into certain sweets, desserts and pastries.
Can foods and spices, in particular, be effective in treating health conditions?
Certain studies have shown that cinnamon helps increase insulin sensitivity and increases lipid metabolism.Read More