Alkaline Diet

Alkaline Diet Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia The pH of blood is slightly alkaline at 7.35-7.45. When there is a high acid load, the kidney and lungs compensate to maintain the alkalinity. Modern diets low in fruit/vegetables/nuts/dairy (magnesium, calcium, potassium) and higher in processed food (sugar, sodium and chloride) can lead to an increased acid…

Gluten Free Diet

Gluten Free Diet Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Diagnosis & Management: Your physician would first rule out celiac disease through celiac disease blood tests. If those are negative, then you would participate in a gluten challenge, first eliminating gluten from your diet to see if your symptoms cleared up, and then “challenging” it, or reinstating…

Holiday Heart Syndrome

Holiday Heart Syndrome Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia It is an irregular heartbeat pattern presented in individuals who are otherwise healthy. The term is defined as “abnormal heart rhythms sometimes following excessive alcohol consumption; usually temporary”. Holiday heart syndrome can be the result of stress, dehydration, and drinking alcohol. It is sometimes associated with binge…

The Detox Sham

The Detox Sham Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia DETOX (short for detoxification) diet is the biggest sham in the health industry. We would like to make you aware of some “detox” facts before you waste your time, energy and most importantly health by following these fads! In the context of human biochemistry, detoxification refers to…

Fitness Resolutions!

Fitness Resolutions Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia It’s the RESOLUTIONS TIME of the year… once again! Read on to see how you can make your fitness resolutions fool proof this time… Make your resolutions follow the SMART model: specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound. Ending a lifetime of habits can’t happen overnight—even if that night…

Seeds of Health

Seeds of Health Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Add them to your smoothie or salads. My recommendation is to avoid roasting them. Chia Seeds: Rich in fiber, thus helps improve digestion process Packed with calcium, thus good for healthy bones Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, supports cognitive function, heart & nerve health, insulin sensitivity Flax…

Folic Acid

Folic Acid Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Folic acid is a B vitamin (B9). It helps the body make new cells. “Folic acid” and “folate” mean the same thing. Common Sources: Green leafy veg, beef, liver, beans. Only 25% is absorbed through food and it’s easily lost during cooking. You may need more B9 if…