NEWS ARCHIVE 2021
Aloe Vera (29th December 2021): Aloe vera is a succulent plant species in the genus Aloe. It grows profusely in tropical settings and has been used as a medicinal plant for generations. The leaves of an aloe vera plant contain a soft clear gel that has been hailed for its moisturising properties as well as various medical effects.
Turmeric (22nd December 2021): Turmeric is a spice that many people might have never heard of. It’s the pigment that gives mustard and curries their brilliant hues. Turmeric is a ginger-like plant that is native to Southeast Asia and is predominantly cultivated in India. Its underground stem, or rhizome, is utilized in cooking and traditional medicine.
Nature’s Seven Healers (16th December 2021): Most people give this healer all of the focus, but as you will see from this series it is only but one of seven foundational aspects of health. In this day of marketing, mass produced, convenience food along with diet fads and super food claims, it can be really confusing about what we should eat. Let’s keep it really simple; just eat:
Green Tea (8th December 2021): Green tea has been universally accepted as one of the healthiest beverages you could consume. Green tea is the closest to nature because it is the least processed tea in the world. It is curated from unoxidized leaves. For this reason, it contains high amounts of antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. As a result, it contains the highest antioxidant and polyphenol content.
Collagen (3rd December 2021): Collagen is the body’s most plentiful protein. This type of tissue joins other tissues, as the name implies, and is a major component of bone, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. This type of tissue joins other tissues, as the name implies, and is a major component of bone, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. It aids in the development of strong and resilient tissues that can endure stretching.
Sleep (24th November 2021): Sleep is a crucial function that allows your body and mind to replenish, allowing you to feel refreshed and alert when you wake up. A good night’s sleep is also helpful for the body to maintain its overall health. Brain fails to function properly if you do not get optimum amount of sleep. It may be difficult for you to concentrate, think clearly, or recall things as a result of this.
Elecampane (17th November 2021): Elecampane root (Inula helenium) is a great herb with several health benefits. It belongs to the Compositae or Asteraceae family of plants. On a stalk that can reach 8 feet (2.4 metres) in height, it produces a huge yellow bloom. It has a long history of use in Europe as well as in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Elfwort, elfdock, scabwort, horseheal, and yellow starwort are some of the other names for elecampane.
Guava Leaf Tea (10th November 2021): Guava has been dubbed a “super fruit” because of its numerous health benefits, including high levels of vitamin C, lycopene, and antioxidants that are helpful to the skin. Guavas contain potassium, which regulates blood pressure. It also aids weight loss because it contains roughly 80% water and is high in fibre. But did you know that guava leaves are also beneficial to your health?
Herbal Tea(3rd November 2021): Herbal teas are a healthy alternative to sugary, caffeinated beverages. They are an excellent complement to your daily wellness routine due to their numerous health advantages. In today’s world, where stress is a given and poor health decisions are inescapable at times, the demand for basic, long-term holistic wellbeing has never been higher.
Lamb Liver (28th October 2021): Many different animals’ livers are consumed all over the world, thus you may get beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and goose liver in butcher shops and grocery stores all around the country. As a kitchen staple, the liver has gone through phases of popularity, and it’s starting to make a comeback. The liver is a nutrient-dense organ. It’s high in protein, low in calories, and brimming with vitamins and minerals.
Hibiscus Tea(22nd October 2021): Gone are days when tea was drunk only as a beverage. With the introduction and eventual dominance of varieties of herbal tea in the market, tea drinkers all over the world became acutely aware of the benefits that could be reaped from these magic potions. Dried fruits, flowers, spices, and herbs are used to make herbal teas.
Quercetin (13th October 2021): Quercetin is a type of plant pigment. These type of plant pigments are called flavanoids. Flavonoids, also known as phytonutrients, are a type of chemical found in plants that has a number of health benefits. Many plants and foods contain it, including red wine, berries onions, green tea, and apples. Quercetin possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may aid in the reduction of edoema.
Reishi Mushrooms (6th October 2021): Reishi has been one of the most extensively used mushrooms in natural medicine for centuries. It grows in several locations in Asia. Lingzhi is another name for this fungus. The reishi mushroom has been used to boost immunity, reduce stress, promote sleep, and reduce fatigue. There is some scientific proof of its efficacy, including lab research and a few human studies.
D-Mannose (29th September 2021): TD-mannose is a sugar that is similar to the more well-known glucose. It is a simple sugar that is made up of only one sugar molecule. It occurs naturally in your body and is also found in the form of starch in some plants. Fruits like cranberries, apples, oranges and peaches contain D-mannose. It is also known by names such as D-manosa, Carubinose, Seminose and Mannose.
Brewer’s Yeast (22nd September 2021): Brewer’s yeast is a single-celled, microscopic fungus that is used in the brewing of beer. It also has a slew of health advantages and has long been used as a natural cure for everything from sleeplessness to boosting milk flow for breastfeeding. It’s commonly used in alternative medicine to support digestive health and is thought to help with a variety of ailments such as colds.
Golden Seal (15th September 2021): The Goldenseal is a native herb of North America. The term “goldenseal” comes from the yellow and brown roots of the plant. Small blooms, jagged 5-lobed leaves, and a small fruit make up the remainder of the plant. Hydrastis Canadensis L. is the scientific name for goldenseal. It is also known as yellow root.
Bentonite Clay(8th September 2021): Bentonite is an ancient clay that has been used to treat a variety of ailments.When volcanic ash matures, it turns into a fine powder called Bentonite.It gets its name from the town of Fort Benton, Wyoming, which contains a lot of it. Because of its large deposits in the Montmorillon region of France, it is also known as Montmorillonite clay.
Autonomic Nervous System: (1st September 2021): The autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulates certain body processes, such as blood pressure and the rate of breathing. This system works automatically (autonomously), without a person’s conscious effort.
Kakadu Plum (25th August 2021): The fruit from the kakadu plum tree is known by many names: gabiny, gubinge, mardorr, kabiny, bush plum, murunga, salty plum, and billygoat plum. It’s one of 28 Terminalia species or subspecies that can be found in tropical Australia. The species is only found in Australia, in the top part of the Northern Territory, eastern Arnhem Land, and the Kimberley region of northern Australia.
Colloidal Silver: The Natural Healer (18th August 2021): The antibodies present in our immune system fight to ward off infections caused by foreign elements such as virus and bacteria that they regard as a serious threat to our overall well-being. Silver is one such element, occurring in nature.
Percy’s Powder: Our Supplemental Hero! (11th August 2021): Having a balanced pH in the body is essential to prevent diseases and maintain a good health. Your body’s pH determines if your body’s fluids are more alkaline or acidic. Yep! Our body is working constantly to carefully control pH levels of blood, and other fluids for improved metabolism.
Yuzu juice(4th August 2021): The Yuzu fruit is the source of innumerable health benefits. But because of its strong smell and intense acidic taste, it cannot be consumed raw. The next best thing is the juice of the Yuzu fruit, which is popularly used for culinary preparations.
The Miracles of Wild Yam(26th Jul 2021): These days, our hormonal systems are severely disrupted either by pollution caused by plastics, cleansing chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives, or by the usage of medicines such as contraceptive pills, and the adoption of hormone replacement therapies.
Sauerkraut(19th July 2021): The health benefits of Sauerkraut has been the topic of discussion for quite some time now. It is believed to have originated in China over 2000 years ago when fermentation was a process that was adopted to keep perishable food items from getting spoiled.
Bay leaves not just a sweet sensation(12th Jul 2021): Many ladies add bay leaves to their foods, especially in the cooking of red meat and poultry. Many don’t know why bay leaves are added to food! When a woman was asked why, she said, “to flavour the food”. If you boil the bay leaves in a glass of water and taste it, it will have no flavour.
Hair Biocompatibility Assessment (5th Jul 2021): Using hair samples, the Bio-Compatibility Assessment identifies the influence (either positive or negative) that each of a wide range of foods and products has on the delivery and storage systems in each cell.
White Tea (3rd Jul 2021): (13rd Jul 2021): After a prolonged and tiring day, don’t we all want to just relax and sip on a cup of tea?Some like it hot others like it cold? Whether it is green tea or some other flavoured drink, the mere thought of having our favourite beverage uplifts our mood.
Pine Needle Tea: Let’s Sip in! (26th Jun 2021): Everybody loves a stroll through a pine forest. The fresh, citrusy smell of pines wafting above have refreshed our minds like none before. We are all aware of these majestic trees in the outdoors.
Say Hello to Slippery Elm! (19th June 2021): QFried foods, processed snacks, fatty meats…Many of you may have tried avoiding these trigger foods that slow down the rate of digestion, no matter how irresistible they may seem. Still, it doesn’t relieve your symptoms of heartburn and indigestion that much. But why is that so?
Licorice: The Sweet Deal for Ailments(12th June 2021): Nobody wants to suffer from a sore throat because it often comes with symptoms, as those in colds or influenza. Sometimes we may just experience a sore throat because of excessive exposure to dust or dry heat.
Eat to calm your mind (5th June 2021): Quarantine, isolation,vaccination, immunity are all words which have now become a part of our daily vocabulary. So have words like anxiety, stress, mental health. The raging pandemic has been wreaking havoc across the world.
Ashwagandha or Withania (29th May 2021): The magic of ancient Ayurveda has ensured the well-being of man since time immemorial. Much before science had made its progress, the medicinal herbs of Ayurveda were known to cure illnesses ranging from mild to serious ones.
Mulling over Mullein! (22nd May 2021): What exactly is Mullein? For some of us, it may be just an unwelcome weed. But this simply isn’t true! Mullein has many generous offerings for us. In fact, its medicinal properties rival that of many other popular plants like stinging nettle and yarrow.
Lemon (15th May 2021): What is that one fruit that should be made a mandatory part of your daily diet? What is that one fruit that can take care of your ageing skin as well as give a solid boost to your immune system? Yes, we are talking about lemons. Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C and contain dietary fibre.
The Golden Nectar! (8th May 2021): Are some of you tired of frequently itching your head? Those chemical hair solutions available outside don’t really live up to your expectations? No worries!… Did you know about the secret of honey being helpful in treating scalp problems?
I have a therapist: her name is Music (1st May 2021): Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinist in the world said: ‘ Music is therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient’. You wake up to a song as your alarm clock, stream music while you crunch numbers at work, blast power workout playlists at the gym.
Arjuna: Our Herbal Hero! (24th April 2021): Our body’s response to stress is supposed to protect us. But what happens if stress becomes constant? The hormone cortisol is released in response to stress. And, high levels of cortisol released due to long-term stress can increase the chances of blood sugar and blood pressure.
Meet the New Superfood! (17th April 2021): Most of us are aware of kale and matcha. But, have you heard of the amazing new grassy-hued food that has started making waves in the supergreens kingdom? Although its name may sound more like a salsa dance move rather than a superfood.
Sugar is not always a sweet thing! (10th April 2021): Do you find yourself infront of the refrigerator often? Trying to scrounge around for a sweet something? Do you experience deep cravings for chocolates or icecreams? Do you have difficulty in saying ‘no’ to sweets? Some people say that eat sweets is like opening the Pandora’s box.
Homemade Flavoured Water (3rd April 2021): Water is life… We all know that. But, sometimes even when we love water, it may start to seem a bit boring. As a result, we start overlooking the importance of keeping our bodies properly hydrated.
On Collagen (27th March 2021): From lattes to brownies—nowadays, collagen protein powder can be found in many food products. But, what exactly is collagen? Collagen is basically a fibrous structural protein that plays a key role in holding our body together. It can be found in bones, skin, cartilage, hair, and even nails.
Food quiz! (20th March 2021): Do you know your lamington from your pavlova? And your marinara from your carbonara? If you fancy yourself as a bit of a foodie aficionado,then gather your friends and family for a bit of fun competition and work your way through this food trivia!
Easy 5 on Allergies (13th March 2021): You might be one of those for whom wintertime and summertime mean sore, dry, itching throats, or skin rash flare-ups. They are symptoms of allergy. Allergies are basically negative reactions of a person’s body towards a particular substance (basically foreign substances, allergens).
The Importance of Proper Digestion (6th March 2021): Are you frequently experiencing troubles like bloating, abdominal cramping, constipation, or gas? These are a few signs that your digestive system is in need of a little support. Indeed, discomfort resulting from poor digestion can cause confusion, anxiety, and frustration.
Say ‘aye’ to eye health! (27th Feb 2021): Did you know that your eye colour is controlled by the level of melatonin in your iris? Brown eyes have more melanin and blue eyes have less. If you have blue eyes, then you share a common ancestor with every other blue eyed person in the world. Your eye contains 107 million cells which are sensitive to light.
Eat Healthy, Feel Happy! (20th Feb 2021): The colours we see in our fruits, veggies, and other whole foods represent the powerful nutrients present inside them. These are nothing but ‘phytonutrients’. Phytonutrients essentially help us to prevent and heal from diseases. They are organic compounds that can give a boost to our immune system.
Healthy living creates a whole new world! (13 02 2021): Habits rule our lives and shape our days. Whether you are aware of it or not , everything from your emotional response to stress to how you get dressed in the morning is a habit. We all have good ones and some really bad ones. It all starts with a goal. A goal to improve a certain aspect of your life.
Stress Eating (6th February 2020): When we are experiencing chronic, daily stress, we have different ways of coping with it. Although our friends and families are there by our side, we are often unable to find a way through our work burdens. It is then that we turn to stress eating, or sometimes even under eating for temporary relief.
The Sweet Danger of Sugar (30th January 2021): Do you find yourself craving for more sugary or starchy foods? Or, are you feeling lazy, and experiencing hunger, dizziness, or headaches too often? These symptoms may be the result of an imbalance in blood sugar levels. It’s high time that you pay heed to your health problems, and consult a medical practitioner if the need arises.
Beating the Screen Blue (23rd January 2020): Excessive use of devices in the pandemic may be impacting our body in ways we don’t realise. Two out of three people are unaware of the effect that blue light emanating from the phone and computer screens can have on their skin and biological clock. Blue light can penetrate through the epidermis and dermis to the sub cutis layer. It can induce both immediate and persistent pigmentation.
Gift of Health (16th January 2020): Come January, with Christmas behind us, our cravings for plum cakes, fruit cakes, mulled wine and chocolates reach an all time high. This year maybe different but our cravings for good food remains constant. The pandemic has made us more cautious and we are all looking at healthy food options
Copper. The other white gold! (9th January 2020): Did you ever think why our ancestors drank water stored in copper pots? Do you know that copper pots are only second to clay pots in terms of benefits? Masked by modernity, we seldom realise the greatness our traditions have. Known for its immense anti bacterial, anti viral and anti inflammatory properties, copper is also a great tool for healing wounds quickly.
Water of Life, water for life (2nd January 2020): Can we possibly think of an earth without water?…No, never…
Without water, there would have been no life on earth. Since ancient times it has been perceived as a gift from the gods. When you ask any healthy person for a quick health tip, they will say “drink more water….”