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‘Tis the Season to be Healthy

If you’re like me, your favorite part of holiday get-togethers is snacks. Couple rich, indulgent appetizers with the calorie-laden meals that follow, and things can get out of hand pretty quickly. I’m not advocating cutting back on any of your favorite dishes this season. Instead, here are healthy tips so you can snack smarter without missing out on holiday joy. ... Read More »

Dental Care Commandments

Avoid sugary sweet snacks and smoking Throwing back a full-calorie Coke during your cigarette break isn’t part of a balanced diet. But in addition to cavity-causing sugar, the acidic nature of sodas — even diet ones — can erode a tooth’s enamel. Lighting up will turn that enamel a repulsive shade of yellow, possibly cause oral cancer and shave about ... Read More »

Where did I park the car again?

Causes of  Memory Loss amongst South Asians A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of the brain. These days, a growing number of South Asians have concerns about of memory less, do the usual online research and panic because they think they have early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, this isn’t usually the case. Some common causes of non-Alzheimer’s ... Read More »

Burning off your vacation fat

You’ve enjoyed your summer holiday and the hustle and bustle of September. As you brag to your friends about the resort you stayed at in Maui, the fresh ocean water and the insanely delicious food, you’re secretly adjusting that top button of your jeans because your pants feel a little snug. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably packed on ... Read More »

Jonesing for juice

From celebrities like Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston to health gurus like Dr. Oz and Oprah, it seems like everyone is slugging back their salads through a straw. It’s hard to argue against the benefits of eating (or drinking) your vegetables. Juicing can help you shed unwanted pounds faster, feel less fatigues and bloated, and fight countless diseases. There’s a growing ... Read More »

Bollywood Superstars Get Ripped

Lush celebrity lifestyles can leave Bollywood actors with a less than perfect body and serious desire to change. Aamir Khan and trainer Satya Chaurasia underwent a serious full-body overhaul in order to prepare for Aamir’s role in the film Ghajini, and Hrithik Roshan amped it up a notch for his role in Krrish 4. Here’s looking at both actors’ diet ... Read More »

Mental Health Myths Dispelled

Mental health factors, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, don’t affect your overall health as much as physical factors. Reality: Your state of mind is connected to and shapes all other bodily states, and needs equal attention. For example, South Asians are already at high risk of diabetes. Excess stress increases the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which can ... Read More »