Genes play an important role in causing diabetes, but environment and lifestyle factors can be equally significant. This especially holds good for type 2 diabetes, which unlike type 1 diabetes or the rare monogenic diabetes can be prevented. Several evidence-based studies confirm the role of lifestyle interventions such as a healthy diet and regular exercise in preventing or delaying the development of type 2 diabetes.
Let’s face it! Everyone ages as time passes. Nothing can really turn back the clock- neither denial nor plastic surgery. Just like your choices of clothing, hair styling, entertainment, or even people change as you mature, so should your dietary preferences. No matter how passionately you love certain foods, your[.....]
A hearty breakfast sets the mood for your day, after all, the quote, breakfast like a king/queen holds some weight! The first meal holds such significance because the body gets to load nutrients after fasting for 8 to 10 hours. So, it’s important you watch what you eat. Creating a[.....]
Soak quinoa for at least 4 hrs. Rinse and drain it. In a pot bring water (1.5 times more than quinoa) to a boil and add the quinoa. Keep water at a boil but do not reduce heat. Stir occasionally. Check to see if there is water at the bottom of the pot. Turn off heat as soon as all water dries up. Cooking takes about 12 mins. Grains should turn translucent and have a little tail.
Polished white rice affects the body’s metabolism, raises blood sugar and serum triglycerides levels, results in metabolic disorders and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Brown Rice has low glycemic index (slower glucose metabolism), decreases risk of type 2 diabetes, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in weight loss and helps in the better dilation of the brachial artery.
1. Milk Milk is incompatible with: bananas, cherries, melons, sour fruit, fish, kitchari, meat, yogurt, and bread containing yeast. 2. Honey Honey is incompatible with: equal ghee by weight (eg. 1 tsp honey with 3 tsp ghee) and boiled or cooked honey. 3. Yogurt Yogurt is incompatible with: fruit, cheese, eggs,[.....]
Reheating kills nutrition in food and alters compounds in food (certain proteins become fat). Repeated reheating assists growth of food poisoning bacteria. Rapidly store leftovers in airtight containers at temp below 0° F. Avoid reheating chicken, mushrooms, rice, beets, celery, potatoes and spinach. Ayurveda suggests eating food fresh and to avoid reheating.
Herbal drinks are an easy way to help your body with the daily detoxes. These easy-to-follow recipes can be prepared in the morning and had any time during the day. Replace your daily dose of caffeine with these detox drinks and steer your every day toward a healthy road.
Cut out a piece of fabric using sunglasses as a template. Soak green tea, mint and cucumber in 6 ounces of hot water. Let it cool, soak your eye mask in it and it’s ready to use. You can mix 1 cup of rice, few drops of essential oils and fresh herbs and pop it in a 350 degree F oven for 15 min in a parchment paper. Fill it in the eye mask and use it.
Premenopausal women have ovarian cysts at one or more times in their lives, while up to 14.8% of women have them after menopause. Hormonal imbalance, in particular excess estrogen, is the main factor that contributes to disordered ovulation resulting in the formation of ovarian cysts. Therefore, avoid all soy products and processed foods as soy contains compounds that act very much like estrogen in the body. Flaxseed helps balance the proportion of estrogen to progesterone in your body. Chamomile Tea, Ginger Juice, Uterine Herb Tea have some healing agents.
In consultation with Curejoy Expert Gina Hodge: Corns on the feet can be very painful, irritating and a restless experience for many. They can occur on the top and the sides of your toes, and even in between the feet. Corns are generally a small and thickened patch of dead[.....]
Goji berries are becoming popular not only in the Himalayas but also in the various parts of the globe. The hype of Goji berries is due to its legendary health-promoting properties such as the essential vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants. Today, goji berries is often used in many culinary cuisine,[.....]
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