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Liquorice: Traditional Uses, Cough Remedy and much more…

“Ever heard of Liquorice? How about मुलेठी? यष्टिमधु? ज्येष्ठमध??” Well they are all different names of the same herb. Botanical name is Glycyrrhiza Glabra. And the part of this herb that has historically been used around the world and across the cultures is “it’s Root”. Liquorice literally means “Sweet Root”, and यष्टिमधु also means “a sweet stick”. Liquorice root […]

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Star Anise [चक्रफूल]: Uses, Health Benefits and more…

Star anise (चक्रफूल) is dried flowery pericarp of the fruit-part of the plant. It is native to the southwestern china and northeast Vietnam.  It requires a warm climate, well drained soil and takes around 6 years to start fruiting . It was later grown in few parts in Himachal due to conducive soil. It is […]

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Steroid Medications and Weight Struggle: A Vicious Cycle!

Recently I had a case, the woman was 40 something, eating healthy, exercising daily, nothing I could put my finger on…but still she was gaining weight. After a thorough investigation figured out that she was in fact taking a steroid medication to treat her autoimmune hepatitis which was breaking havoc on her metabolism! Now to […]

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To Eat Healthy, you got to Shop Healthy!

We all love shopping. Street shopping, high-end shopping, antique shopping, online shopping, window shopping…. everyone has got a favorite. Hey, wait, but what about Grocery Shopping? Ever heard anyone say they love Grocery Shopping? Part of the problem is that it is a chore, it takes time and with supermarkets flooded with so many items, […]

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New Year's Resolutions

Strong New Year’s Resolutions, Poor Executions, and BAD Failures! Why?

Resolutions! Goals! New Year! Well, all of them have one common thread tying them… they come every 12 months, we start over, we start anew and accomplish each resolution or goal with chockfull of strength! So the first 15 days…or lets stretch it to a month, are always energetic but come February and everything, all […]

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