It’s that time of the year again when everything from candles to lattes are flavored with pumpkin spice! Fall is more than just an opportunity to wear dark lipstick and bring your beautiful coats out of storage. It’s also the perfect season to revamp your health. With the drop in[.....]
Essential oils have a wide range of uses. They are usually topically applied or inhaled. However, in recent times, a lot of interest has been generated around using them for cooking. When added to recipes, it doesn't do anything more than enhance flavors. A very minimal amount is enough as it's quite concentrated. Not all essential oils are safe for consumption hence discretion is needed.
Summer is difficult time for pets. They need extra care, else they are at risk of dehydration and heatstroke. Little things like providing your pet with sufficient water, well-ventilated shade, and avoiding going out in afternoon will help them remain happy and safe during summer.
Are you feeling the blues during the same time each year? You may have SAD if you're feeling downbeat only for a certain period of time and if your mood lightens up as time passes. Whether you feel like your energy levels are sapping or you just want to sleep for longer than usual, such form of seasonal depression can be cured with timely medical assistance and alternative therapy.
Cracked lips and dark colored urine are signs alarming enough to indicate your body is in need of water. While drinking water consistently throughout the day is the easiest solution, making other lifestyle changes also helps. Some of them are, avoiding diuretics, dressing up according to the weather, replenishing the lost electrolytes with sports drinks and snacking right.
Winter fruits are as numerous and nutritious as the summer ones. Their color, flavor, nutrients take care of your health during winter. Take a look at these 9 best winter fruits that's good for your health. To maintain healthy sugar levels, experts recommend consuming a total scale of 100 or less on the glycemic scale ranking per day.
Are you a fan of these prickly fruits? If your heart jumps at the sight of a pineapple, pat yourself on the back. Pineapples are a great source to add nutrients and sweetness into your diet. But did you know there is a right time of the year to buy[.....]
Hibernation may bring to mind visions of a bear lazily sleeping away a cold winter, but there’s much more to it than meets the eye. What has for centuries been a survival tactic for several species is now being studied by hibernation biologists for application to humans. So can we, as humans, really hibernate? And should we?
A bright sunny day can be an instant pick-me-up and put a spring in your step. But if you find yourself breaking out in hives, rashes, or painful lesions every time you head out in the sun, you may just be photosensitive. Seeking proper diagnosis, not just for the aesthetic changes you see, but to treat underlying causes if any may help speed up recovery.
Ayurveda strongly believes that immunity is directly related to digestion. Reduce food intake to improve digestive strength and immunity to help body fight viral infections better. Avoid heavy-to-digest foods. Include spices like ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon in your diet. Drink warm water and sip Tulsi or ginger herbal teas. Avoid any form of exercise.
Probiotics help keep gut balanced with healthy flora, which strengthens your kid's immune system. Vitamin D increases immune function by a factor of 3-5, and is better than vaccine. Move your kid to a whole foods diet. Other ways to keep your kid's immune system healthy are by using essential oils, limiting screen time and reducing use of chemicals at home.
Headaches caused by summer heat are mostly migraines. Sometimes they can be tension-type headaches or sinus too. Your risk for headache rises by 7.5% with every 5°C rise in temperature. To avoid an attack, wear sunglasses and a wide hat, don't skip meals, and keep yourself hydrated. Once an attack is under way, drink water, eat ginger every 4 hours, rub a peppermint oil-based gel on your temples, and try deep breathing and meditation.
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