A Teenager’s Angst – And Healing

I stood in front of the mirror and hated what looked back at me: blotchy, puffy face, ridden with acne, and a non-skinny body I did not love. I am Diya Menon, a 19-year-old* Division 1 college athlete. I’ve been playing competitive tennis since I was seven. I never...

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Organizing and De-cluttering: Your Avenue to Healthy Living

In an attempt to reduce my footprint in 2018, after years of moving, sometimes across continents, and acquiring much more than wild and memorable experiences along the way, I decided to bite the bullet and start spring cleaning and de-cluttering. As any 4-year-old would remind you, “Try it, try it, you just might like it”.

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New Year Resillusions – a tongue-in-cheek look

I have observed that the week of December 28 to January 3 is a particularly testing time for those who’re battling ‘questionable’ habits and behaviours. They make resolutions. Also, the ubiquity of social media impels them to announce to the whole, wide world that...

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Make Your Own Natural, Homemade Odor Eliminator

If you’re like most people, you enjoy opening your dryer door and removing clothes, sheets and kitchen towels that have a fresh, clean scent. If you’re like most people, you may also find yourself reaching for the store-bought, chemically concocted fabric softeners,...

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The Link Between Stomach Acid And Optimal Health

The focus of my clinical practice and work is on cardio-metabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes, cholesterol disorders, heart disease, insulin resistance, etc.), so why am I talking about acidity and digestion in this post? As I started seeing patients with...

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Wisdom From An Afternoon Car Wash

I did something yesterday I haven’t done in at least 3 years, but which I used to routinely do when I was a teenager. I washed our cars. Just like we’ve outsourced so many other parts of our life, my wife and I typically go to the local car wash to get our cars...

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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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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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