Aloe Vera

A low-maintenance succulent, aloe vera offers benefits beyond youthful skin. It helps balance your cholesterol levels by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis in the liver and protecting the liver from free radical damage. It also helps your body modulate its immune response, on the one hand helping produce more antibodies to fight invading microbes, and on the other, pulling the brakes on inflammation, a side effect of the immune response. Among other aloe compounds, acemannan is the most versatile.

Do We Need Nutritional Supplements?

Even a few decades earlier, we might have all nodded together and unanimously voiced a resounding yes to this question. Not any longer. There’s no denying that some of us who are on a very restricted diet or in the advanced stages of deficiency diseases definitely need nutritional supplements like vitamins, minerals, or the amazingContinue reading “Do We Need Nutritional Supplements?”

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

We tend to see ourselves as introverts, ambiverts, or extroverts based on how comfortable we are around people. We typecast our bodies as endomorphs, mesomorphs, or ectomorphs based on how easily we gain or lose weight. We even add adjectives like creative, intelligent, and active based on what we enjoy or what others say weContinue reading “How Well Do You Know Yourself?”

Why Balance Is Important

Now that you know exactly what rocks your boat and gets your goat (thanks to your prakruti or innate metabolic personality), you’d want to know what it feels like to be perfectly balanced. Haven’t figured out your metabolic personality yet? Head here. Imagine, on a perfectly sunny, breezy day, you are trekking down a hillyContinue reading “Why Balance Is Important”

Supplements: What You Need to Know

Food creates an experience: the appetizing fragrance tickling your nose, the inviting appearance delighting your eyes, the textures felt as you make your way through your meal, the flavors unleashed as you chew, and that fundamental feeling of satiety. This experience is lost when you “pop” a supplement pill. But is that all that isContinue reading “Supplements: What You Need to Know”

How to Personalize Our Diet and Lifestyle

We take everything personally. Even when we say we are not. From the seasoning on our pizza to the fragrance in our scented candles, every choice we make carries a trace of our personality. Personalizing, or choosing according to our body’s needs, is almost second nature for us. With food, at least. For the mostContinue reading “How to Personalize Our Diet and Lifestyle”

How Do Supplements Help Our Body Balance Itself?

At first, there was food. Mostly seasonal fruits, roots and tubers, leaves, flowers, and tree bark. Then scampered in meat. The veggies came later, when our nomadic foremothers and forefathers dug their roots in. Then came supplements. The first ones were the vitamin pills. They emerged as the scourge for scurvy, and other deficiency diseases.Continue reading “How Do Supplements Help Our Body Balance Itself?”

How to Beat the Big Bad Three: Trans Fats, Sugar, and Refined Foods

If you are reading this, you’ve surely started eating clean or are planning to start, very soon. Congratulations! You’re off to a great start. Clean eating is great. But with all the noise surrounding what maketh a balanced meal – with butter, without butter? Eggs every day? Only the whites? White rice or brown bread?Continue reading “How to Beat the Big Bad Three: Trans Fats, Sugar, and Refined Foods”