Peppers and peacocks

Our life's routine and desire to keep balance in our schedule gets completely thrown off sometimes. Those are the times we remember... the inertia is gone, there is something new, something weird, something awesome that happens and stays with us forever. A spur of the moment picnic lead us to a magical place called Kavi... Continue Reading →

Motivating oneself

Keeping fit and healthy requires an open mind and some refreshing changes now and then. Sometimes we need to try something new to appreciate our regular routine. Sometimes we need to set a routine if life is generally irregular. Sometimes we need to listen to a friend to realise that we are not trying hard... Continue Reading →

Happiness within

Finding health and happiness.... finding oneself... using the connectedness of holidays for evolving beyond the busyness that holds us back from being our happiest selves...

Is change possible?

Change is possible, even when it seems impossible. We have seen change occur slowly around us as people reduce their use of plastic bags, learn to recycle, keep their surroundings clean, plant more trees, smoke less.... etc. Yes, change is possible and needs mind control, mindset change, community support, and incentives. In case of our... Continue Reading →

Can fasting lead to longer life?

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Don’t clean your plate – and live longer!

Caloric restriction means taking around 70% of your normal energy requirement, daily for a prolonged period of time. Eat less, live longer… Is it really that simple? When is it too late to start? Can one eat any kind of diet? How long does one continue? How much longer can one possibly live? So many questions pop into the mind… but remain largely unanswered. Much research has been done on yeast, flies, worms, rodents and even on primates to see the effects of energy restriction on lifespan. The results of decades of experiments have generally agreed on one point: fewer calories = longer life.

Fasting rituals are part of many religions and have long professed (anecdotally) many positive effects on health and wellbeing. The very first recorded scientific study on caloric restriction’s direct effect on lifespan was in 1935, by Dr Clive…

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Aerobics or Yoga?

Creating Harmony

Around this time of year we start getting hit with suggestions on how to exercise and eat our food. These really are very basic, primal functions of our body which should not require so much analysis and discussion. However, we often devote more time, money, and effort to trying out various types of diets, classes and gym memberships …

Sometimes mother was right…. And in this case great grandmother. If we think back to how they lived their lives… From what they ate, to how they moved from place to place, we can understand what we are doing wrong. Yoga, meditation and saatvik diets feel today like extreme measures which we need to find time for. In a previous blog, I suggested that Yoga is beneficial when it comes to better health and longevity due to it’s role in stress relief.

Stress, inflammation, food, yoga…all topics to discuss in upcoming…

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Messengers of change

When a family member goes through a health awakening, their journey of adaptation affects their near ones the most. The daily lifestyle changes and therapeutic interventions involve the close family and friends the most. Filling prescriptions might involve your teenage daughter stopping at the pharmacy on her way home from college. A doctors' visit might... Continue Reading →

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