Have you ever made sugar syrup at home? If yes, you must have noticed, as you keep cooking the syrup the water evaporates and syrup gets thicker and thicker. That’s what happens in your body as well. As your blood sugar goes higher than normal values the blood also starts becoming thicker in nature and..
About 50% of people with diabetes are aged 65 years and above. Living with diabetes, while it can be effectively managed, can be tough at times. Every day brings with it new challenges that you must overcome. As one gets older this becomes tougher and specific age related complications require diligence and care to properly..
It comes as a big surprise to my patients that I’m a big foodie and love to eat out and try different cuisines. Everyone needs a break from eating the same food every day, right! Sticking to a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to avoid dining out. Eating out is not impossible while aspiring to..
Diabetes and hypertension are two health culprits that go hand-in-hand. While regular checkups and dietary control can help prevent and manage these conditions well, we know that it is easier said than done. We are well aware how difficult it is to control sugar cravings and lose weight. Why not take some help from our..
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking — Zig Ziglar Pretty true, isn’t it? Positive thinking can give us a powerful energy boost that makes even Mount Everest a small mountain to climb on. Positive thoughts are equal to positive energy. However, staying positive 24/7 for 365 days is like building..
In one of my previous blogs, I mentioned that carb intake should be a minimum of 2 exchanges in every major meal in a day. The most common answer to this recommendation I hear is “this is too less…I am going to starve” or “I will feel hungry again within an hour”. That is where..
If you feel unwell with a handful of symptoms like diarrhea, intense sweating, a bit of biliousness, or a chest clutch while playing sports or reading a book, it could be a virus causing trouble or could be the symptoms of a heart attack. Even though sudden death due to a heart attack in young..
While in a grocery store, how many times do you look at the nutrition facts label and try to make sense of all that information? Think about how a packaged product is going to affect your health in the short and long terms. As a consumer, one needs to make wise choices about the food..
Achieving your ideal body weight and body image is not at all easy. In my daily practice, I often hear from my clients that I have tried endless plans to lose weight and I have failed. Ever wonder why – no matter how much you exercise – it rarely has the desired effect? Before you..
One of the very few times we love to hear the number ‘Zero’ is when it comes to calories, isn’t it… Manufacturers love to position zero-calorie sweetened foods and drinks as better because they create a ‘guilt- free effect’ and therefore more likely to get picked off the shelf. The moment we read zero calorie..
One of the most common answers I get when I ask my patients about their first thoughts when diagnosed with diabetes is, ‘Oh! I have never eaten much of sugar, rice, sweets or potatoes etc; yet I have this disease. Now I can’t eat any food that I love.’ In other words, as soon as..
Fiber, a type of carbohydrate, is an integral part of your diet that can make you feel full for a longer time and prevent excessive food intake and obesity. It reduces the level of cholesterol in your body and aids in the digestion and absorption of food. Including fiber in your meals can also help..
No matter what the work is, “quick and easy” are the keywords that people look for in everything they do. We all want a simpler path to achieve a tough goal. Keto diet is one such “easy” path, popular among people who want to lose weight faster than other dietary and lifestyle modification methods. But..
While taking care of health is essential at every stage of life, nipping a disease like diabetes in the bud is even more critical for a long and wholesome life. Prediabetes is the stage when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but has not reached the level where it can be termed as..
Your thoughts are filled with doughnut clouds and chocolate fondue waterfalls, but all you can eat is boring grains and greens. Diabetes can be a nightmare if you have a sweet tooth, really. Even if desserts are a strict no-no for people with diabetes, as you go through the following list of desserts, you’re not..
We coexist with other beings like microorganisms that either help us or harm us. The immune system does a phenomenal job of fighting against disease-causing microbes. However, for all the successful ceasefires and battles against the enemies, the immune system simply fails at times. Result – illness. Is it possible for you to step into..
As per the World Health Organization, about 422 million people across the globe were battling diabetes in the year 2014, more than three times the number in 1980 (108 million). An increasingly prevalent condition, the management of diabetes is not only a science but also an art. The medications form the scientific aspect of the..
Although there are differences in the ethnicity and cultures around the world, there is a standard classification of traits that includes almost every person in the world, introverts and extroverts. Extroverts are the outgoing, dominant, and “let’s do it!” type of people. In contrast, introverts are people who are comfortable in their space, the “let’s..
Legends say that you cannot sleep if you’re awake in someone’s dream. Some people do not sleep well when they fall in love; they find the reality better than their dreams. Numbering sheep in your head, counting numbers backward from 1 to 100 or just telling your dear brain to shut up might have worked..
Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, whether you are a student at school, a CEO of a large firm, or a mother of two. The feeling of being overloaded with the emotional, physical or mental pressure that you cannot cope up with is what we call stress. Even though a certain level of..
After a long day at work or even if you are lazing around watching your favorite television show, the last thing you want to do is to get up and go to the gym. People often overlook physical activity, either due to laziness or tight work schedules. While fitness freaks who follow regular fitness routines..
We all have different ideas when it comes to being happy and satisfied. While going for a long road trip is satisfactory for some of us, it could just be tiresome and a waste of time for others. Being satisfied could be as simple as reading a book for some people while some people feel..
Hypertension, very commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is an increasingly prevalent condition today among nearly all communities. As per the World Health Organization, the global prevalence of hypertension was about 20% in females and 24% in males above 18 years of age in the year 2015. Hypertension increases the risk of heart attack..
A complete nutritious diet is like a money investment plan, the longer the investment term, the better the returns. So make your diet a long-term lifestyle change rather than using it as therapy for your short‑term goals. A good diet is the fuel that takes you on the path toward a strong and disease-free body..
Proteins are the building blocks of our body, making them one of the most essential parts of our diet. They help in repairing damaged cells and building new ones. Food such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products are high in proteins. However, when you are on a plant-based diet or vegan diet, with..