Health & Nutrition2018-02-23T22:33:19+00:00

Health & Nutrition

Science Behind Metabolism

I’m sure we all have that moment- when you want to shave a few pounds and gain more energy. You realize that you’ve done everything you were told, exercise regularly, diet, sleep well, practice mindfulness, and you’re stumped for what else you can try. Maybe you just have a slow metabolism? We all know metabolism is critical for how [...]

Protein & Health

Protein again? How much is too much? I have encountered this question again and again during Karuna events. Below is a nice review on the subject of Protein Consumption by Harvard Medical School that I would like to share with you. Whether you worry about your weight or not, you've probably heard the claims by now: Here's a diet that's [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Habits & Life Expectancy

We all know our lifestyle habits impact both our physical and mental health. But, what are the proofs? According to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health, maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—during adulthood may add more than a decade to [...]

Superfood or Scam?

Whether you are a healthy eater or not, you must have heard of the term “Superfoods” by now. The question is, are they just a marketing scam or are these foods truly offering superior benefits to us? I recently read an enlightening review by the Harvard University School of Public Health that I thought I would share with you. The [...]

Detox & Anti-Aging

If you follow current dietary trends, you probably have heard about the “Detox Cleanse”, “48-Hour Weekend Cleanser” and many other detox regimens. Trained as a medical researcher, I always like to weigh how effective these regiments actually are? What are the mechanisms behind each? What are the potential adverse effects? And most importantly, is detox itself even necessary? I am [...]

Black Soybeans: weight loss & recovery.

What are Black Soybeans? Not just for vegetarians, the benefits of the humble soybean have been known to most nutrition-conscious people for a long time now. Black soybeans have recently been categorized as a superfood. They are almost identical to the better known green soybean, but the black skinned variety is thought to have even more benefits for consumers.   [...]