Five Ways to Heal your Thyroid in Winter

We are in the thick of winter, and if you think that your hypothyroid or low thyroid symptoms (fatigue, brain fog, dry skin and the feeling that you will never feel warm again, ever) have a connection with the cold weather, your hunch may be right. A European Journal of […]

Interview: Seema Dixit

Today I am delighted to feature my long time friend Seema Dixit on my site! Not only does Seema have multiple degrees in Nutrition, International Health and Policy, and Public Health and over 15 years of experience in Public Health focusing on health promotion, she is also a gorgeous soul! […]

Interview: Dr. Vandita Samavedi

Good bedside manner seems to come naturally to some and Dr. Vandita Samavedi is one of them. Warm, kind, and caring, she instantly puts you at ease and practices Internal Medicine at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington. She also writes for Glow, a Women’s Health and Wellness blog and […]

Interview: Dr. Indu Partha

When I decided to tackle the Interviews section of my blog, I thought of my friend Indu Partha almost immediately. I think of her as someone who has a great handle on life, her enthusiasm for life is very infectious and she seems to give life and work her all, […]

Holy Basil for Stress

One of the most vivid memories of my childhood is that of following my grandmother around as she went about her daily morning routine of worshipping her Holy Basil (also called Tulsi) plant. Just like every other Hindu household, we had a Tulsi plant planted into a special four-sided structure […]

11 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick on the Plane

Remember the H1N1 virus that created havoc in 2009? I wrote this piece back then. I’m not really sure about the bug nomenclature this year, maybe its H3.2N5.6, but that’s not the point, the point is that flights are getting increasingly crowded and the threat of picking up a virus […]

Mid-Month Wellness News Roundup

If you don’t have the time to sift through all the wonderful trending health news and make matching changes (we call them edits around here) to your lifestyle despite being a health enthusiast, don’t fret. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Here are the top 4 […]

Greens 101: Charismatic Curry Leaves

What is Indian food known for? Tandoori, kebabs, gulaab jamun and curry, right? But have you heard of the curry leaf? It is time for some insight about this pungent leafy green that is often used in Southern Indian cooking as a flavoring agent. Recently, I came upon an article […]

Drink to your Health: Green Smoothies

It is a feeling that we can all relate to, your eyes are bleary, your brain feels foggy and getting out of bed seems, an act of courage. If you have felt like this day after day, you are probably more than ready to give your body a new lease […]

Make a Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

Have a couple of hours on your hand and want to make your tresses look fabulous? Make a coconut hair oil treatment. Coconut oil has been used for millennia in India and other parts of Asia as a hair treatment of choice. Used for grooming the hair and as a […]