LIFESTYLE

Mindful Eating During the Festival Season

How do we enjoy ourselves during festivities and parties, while being mindful of healthy choices? Here are a few things that have worked for me, and those that I have gleaned from speaking with others. Employ some or all of these tactics of mindful eating to allow yourself to enjoy the treats of the season without going overboard. 

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Honey- Sweet, Sweet Healer!

It's time. Add a modern scientific affirmation to the long held healing uses of honey. Honey is considered a medicine in Ayurveda wisdom, not a food. The bees have had our back for a long time. Now...modern science concurs. Scientists have found that the "pollen in...

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Puzzled No More! All You Need To Know About Probiotics

Where the heck did "probiotics" come from? All of a sudden, the term is showing up everywhere in natural health circles. And thank goodness - because probiotics are essential for our well-being. I mean really essential! But because we are just learning about...

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Dil Se- a story of Indian hearts!

When it comes to matters of the heart, millions of Indians around the globe immediately think of the hundreds of Bollywood movies and unforgettable songs! However, when it comes to matters of the heart as cardiologists see them, it is a different story and an alarming...

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Why Are Organic Onions So Much Better?

You don’t have to be a cook to know how delicious onions are. If you’re looking for mouthwatering, savory flavor to enhance other foods, cooked or raw, onions are your go-to veggie. Or, when you cut them into slices and bake or sauté them whole, all by themselves,...

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The Savvy Shopper

If you are like my family that likes to eat fresh vegetables, fruits, good quality fats, and humanely raised animal products….things can get expensive. And since these are not processed foods, the usual store coupons are not an option. Healthy eating can mean spending...

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Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes Until Thanksgiving

If you want to be picking fresh, ripe tomatoes until Thanksgiving, now is the time to plant your favorite tomato variety in your garden! The plants will love the warm soil and reward you with quick growth. By the time the plants are mature enough to begin blossoming,...

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How Back Pain Made Me Taller, Slimmer, And Faster

Background As a primary care physician I have treated a lot of patients with low back pain. The usual protocol was for me to examine the patient to make sure they don’t have a dangerous condition (herniated disk with nerve compromise, cancer, etc.), provide a handout...

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A Cup of Joe: Friend or Foe? – by Dr. Pradeep Fulay

What are some of the things we need to be aware of in caffeine? Does caffeine help enhance performance in athletics? What are the safe levels of caffeine consumption? What are some of the adverse health effects? What is good about drinking coffee and tea?  Grab a cup of coffee or chai and let’s get started with this episode of Chai Pe Charcha (Chat over Tea)!

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Horticulture Therapy

As a member of the Collin County Master Gardener's Association, I have had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at various Horticulture Therapy events. Until I joined this organization, I had never heard of such programs. Horticulture Therapy (HT) is a wonderful way...

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