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Meal planning for a balanced plate

Eating mindfully is a planned and thoughtful process. We need to pay attention to what we sow into our bodies now to be able to stay healthy, active and avoid chronic health conditions in the future — six months or 16 years away. This month, let’s explore meal planning and what’s required to achieve a

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Life with Crohn’s disease, the invisible illness

For Sanjeet Subramanian, March 3, 2009 is a date that stands frozen in memory, one that culminated with his first diagnosis for Crohn’s disease — inflammation of the small and large intestines. His memory is vivid, recalling everything from specific dates and times to sequences of events. “My first symptoms were that I had absolutely

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The Indian-American marriage conundrum

To say that Indians are obsessed with the idea of marriage is an understatement. Globally, the Indian marriage enterprise is a multi-billion dollar force comprising dating sites, dating coaches, wedding vendors, event planners and a whole slew of other businesses and people. Getting one’s kids married and settled down is one of the greatest responsibilities

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Unravel the mystery of food labels

Cruising through the grocery store and weeding through a plethora of food choices, all while attempting to demystify the information on nutrition labels, can be time consuming, frustrating and confusing. Rest easy, it’s not rocket science! When we start paying attention to a few crucial things on nutrition labels, it can empower us to make

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Skin Health 101: Do Indians really need sunscreen?

Many Indians are interested in wrinkle treatments and fairness creams but how many of us really invest in good skin health?  Skin health begins with sunscreen. There’s a common myth that people with medium and dark complexions have more natural protection from UVA and UVB rays and therefore do not need sunscreen. This isn’t true.

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Ayurveda for babies? Think twice.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest traditions of medicine in the world. As a physician, I admire the holistic approach of connecting the physical and the mental. Ayurvedic treatment combines materials such as plants, minerals, metals, with diet, exercise and lifestyle modification. But when it comes to young children, Ayurveda treatment containing metals should be

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Three thoughts for turbulent times

Turbulence is a part of life. Something doesn’t go the way we want or expect. A boss or spouse gets upset. The economy slows. A layoff happens. While we can’t predict when we’ll experience hardships, we can control how we handle them. We’ve heard that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” — successful

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