World Anti-Obesity Day


Its Anti-Obesity day today. The pound jumps from the vest (£) to the waist —the magic of obesity! Why has obesity become such a problem this century? We live in the age of globalization. We can get American burgers, Italian pizzas, Chinese dim sum and Belgian waffles with the click of a button. All we …


Detecting and Overcoming Childhood Obesity

childhood obesity

In a country where 270 million people still live below the poverty line, obesity seems a rather far-off issue. However, with the rise of a sedentary lifestyle and junk food, India is now home to the third largest number of obese people in the world, according to a study published in the premium medical journal – The …


What are the Dangers of Varicose Veins?

varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that can appear anywhere on your body. These are usually found on the legs. Veins bring blood from various parts of the body back to the heart. In our legs, these blood vessels need to work against gravity to do this, with the help of muscle contractions and valves. …


The Truth Behind Weight Loss Drugs

Weight Loss Drugs

The mantra behind weight loss is simple: ‘Eat Clean and Burn Mean! Lately, a host of weight loss drugs have flooded the market with a claim to conquer the weight loss conundrum. Some common names you may hear in India include Orlistat, No Fat Capsules, Raspberry Ketones and Green Coffee Bean. Make sure you have …


Office-goers – Burn excess calories the easy way!

Losing excess fat and calories is a hard process. We all know how difficult it is to consistently hit the gym and shed those extra kilos. Opting for cosmetic or bariatric surgery can have it’s own downside. For those unfamiliar with the risks associated with “tummy tucks” please see our earlier post here.So, if you …


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, …