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How to identify an Iron Deficiency?

Iron Deficiency

Often, our bodies have ways of expressing deficiencies, it’s important that we sit up and take notice. Iron is an essential nutrient for the human body and a crucial component in haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is a protein found in our red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the entire body and returns carbon dioxide …

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Potatoes linked to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Potato

If you’re pregnant or planning for it, you may just want to trade in your French fries and potato cutlets for something more nutritious. It turns out that women who consume potatoes before their pregnancy run a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes. According to senior author Dr. Cuilin Zhang, a senior investigator with the …

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How to Eat your Way to Healthy Hair

Healthy Hair Woman

You must have seen many commercials for shampoos, conditioners and hair serums featuring sleek models swishing their thick, shiny, long tresses. While hair products can definitely play a role in the texture and appearance of your hair, it is also worth revisiting your diet. A healthy diet may after all be the key to that …

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Beat the Postpartum Blues, The Natural Way

Postpartum mother with child

Postpartum period is the period right after child birth, which extends to approximately six weeks. This period is critical for new mothers and their babies; it is a time for them to take good care of themselves. After childbirth, the mother should stay at home and take rest for approximately 40 days. Careful monitoring of the mother’s bowel, …

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Breakfast boosts your child’s school grades

Breakfast Boost Grades

Mothers have always intuitively known that a healthy breakfast is essential if to keep their school-going children active and attentive. But even they don’t know how it can directly affect their academic performance. Now, a new study shows just that.Researchers say that students who include nutritional foods such as fruit, nuts and fibre in their …

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Is that midnight snack frying your memory?

Midnight Snacking

In a world afflicted with increasing stress at work and crazy office shifts, round-the-clock snacking has become a norm. However, a new study conducted on mice and published in the online open-access journal eLife, suggests that such eating habits can affect the hippocampal area of the brain. This resulted in memory and learning deficiencies in …

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Is Sugar Really Bad For Us?

Do you really need to give up Sugar (from Sanskrit: sharkara) to lead a healthy life? Over the past two decades, sugar has become the perennial punching bag as a catalyst for ageing, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, amongst a host of other diseases. This has prompted experts across the world to advocate a reduction in …

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3 most over-rated ‘healthy’ foods

granola-fruit bowl

The world of food is also beset with the snobbery of over-rated ‘healthy’ foods. Their actual superiority, however, is still to be proven. In many cases, they are a waste of money, more than anything else. Here are some top examples of money wasted on so-called ‘healthy’ foods:Premium Bottled Juices Sugar-packed, colored and containing many …

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Is ditching wheat a good idea?

IS DITCHING WHEAT A GOOD IDEA?

Ditch wheat to lose weight! That’s what Dr. William Davis, MD, a board-certified preventive cardiologist and best-selling author of the book “Wheat Belly” says. In fact he advocates ditching all other grains too, especially the pulverized, flour-versions of the grains. His series of Wheat Belly cookbooks offer gluten-free non-grain recipes containing natural foods such as eggs, meat, fowl, …

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