Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heart

Researchers from Genetic Science Centre at University of Utah say over-cleaning can damage human microbiome –  a collection of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in and on your body

Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heartIf you think that taking shower everyday can keep you healthy and hygienic then give it a second thought, as a study reveals that over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome, thereby affecting the immune system, digestion and even heart. Not bathing for a few days can leave you a bit smelly, but showering too often […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Our aim should be to serve the poor’

Diverse, vigorous and vibrant states contribute towards building the nation. India will become even more dynamic and economically strong, provided we have well-rounded health infrastructure available for our citizens

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Our aim should be to serve the poor’It should be advanced, state-of-the-art and affordable for all. Healthy states help develop a Healthy Nation. A nation’s health banks upon two major factors – a well-educated society and well-aware and informed citizens. Maharashtra is a progressive state and has achieved a good health index due to its positive outlook. But, to build a state […]

Walking after a meal can improve digestion and help manage blood sugar

It’s well documented that exercise can help improve your digestion, but, contrary to belief, you don’t have to be out of breath and sweaty to do so. One of the best exercises for digestion is right under our noses (read: a few feet beneath our noses): walking

Walking after a meal can improve digestion and help manage blood sugarAt the end of a long day, it’s tempting to dive into your social feeds or Netflix queue the minute you’ve finished eating. But back before screens bogarted all our free time, an after-dinner stroll was a popular activity and one associated with improved health and digestion. “Italians have been walking after meals for centuries,” […]

6 reasons why drinking warm water is good for your health

Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste built up in our immune system

6 reasons why drinking warm water is good for your healthMost of us start our mornings with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or tea to warm our bodies after getting out of bed. When we drink water, we tend to prefer it cold, but according to Ayurvedic medicine, we have it all wrong. Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal […]

What causes people to poop right after eating?

People may sometimes feel the urge to poop immediately after eating. When this happens, the person may feel as though the food is passing straight through them. However, this is not the case

What causes people to poop right after eating?In fact, it can take 1-2 days before food finishes its journey through a person’s digestive tract. Therefore, a person who poops shortly after eating is likely to be passing food that they ate a day or two earlier. The most likely cause of needing to poop right after eating is the gastrocolic reflex. This […]

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beverages

While you probably know that having caffeine and sugar too close to bedtime can mess with your sleep, other nutrients can actually help you build muscle, improve your blood sugar stability, and burn fat

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beveragesThere’s not much worse than a night of tossing and turning in the sack. After all, poor sleep is intricately tied to weight gain, skewed hormone levels, next-day munchies, and blood sugar and insulin issues, says Bridget Murphy, R.D.N., C.D.N., at NYU Langone Medical Center. To score some quality shuteye, you’ve got to be careful […]

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juice

Bromelain is an enzyme contained in the pineapple stem and juice that helps to break down and digest proteins. Bromelain in capsule form has also been shown to reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain after surgery

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juicePineapple, named for its resemblance to a pinecone, has long been used as an ancient home remedy for digestive issues and inflammation. It has also been studied for its potential benefits to the immune system and ability to reduce healing time. There are more than 100 different varieties of pineapple, but only eight varieties are […]

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart disease

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process

Multiple studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria and risk of developing heart diseaseThe research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – a gut bacteria byproduct formed during digestion – can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. TMAO is produced when gut bacteria digest choline, lecithin and carnitine, nutrients that are abundant in animal […]

Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your food

Humans develop a set of teeth from an early age, for a good reason. We are supposed to chew and swallow our food. Many robust defences are built into this process. These days millions of people all over the world, consume smoothies for better health. Every year, few of them lose their life in unforeseen circumstances due to toxicity developed in certain juices

Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your foodRecently, cases of people who died due to consuming bottle gourd (dudhi/lauki) juice have been reported in the country. The juice that they consumed, unfortunately, was bitter due to excess content of cucurbitacin. This is a natural toxin produced by the cucumber family of vegetables. Its bitterness is a warning sign to avoid it. What […]

Are probiotic foods a waste of time?

Are you stocking the pond but starving the fish? When it comes to a healthy gut, prebiotics may be way more important than probiotics

Are probiotic foods a waste of time?Probiotic foods and supplements are among the fastest growing sectors in the health food marketplace, thanks to an explosion of popular and scientific interest in the “microbiome.” It’s clear that the bacteria that live in and on our bodies have an enormous impact on our health—one that we are only just beginning to explore. But […]