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Art on the rocks!

Yoga expert and columnist Shameem Akthar turns artist with a new exhibit that showcases her acrylic portraits of animals, birds and trees on natural rocks DNA, 7 hours ago

The healing power of flowers

Can flowers heal you? Take this quiz and find out. There is a refreshing interest in flowers as beverages and infusions, all thanks to the rising number of tea rooms and bars offering a variety of flavours. Perhaps not many of these neo-converts, who see it only as a light substitute for coffee, realise that these floral infusions are health supplements and even regarded as powerful herbs. Some of these floral infusions are a part of healing traditions across the world, and must have been in ...
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Quiz: Health benefits of everyday herbs

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, takes you through five questions that explain how and why certain herbs have become effective household remedies. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons In several cultures common herbs are listed as having spiritual, religious or superstitious significance. The science of herbs can be simply explained through the phyto-nutrients that plants have created as part of their evolutionary safeguards, to protect against a hostile ...
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Is your upper back healthy?

Take this simple quiz and find out Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar It is common knowledge that overall flexibility is a marker of youthfulness. There are two types of aging. One is chronological, which means you state your age by your birth certificate, marking it from the day you were born. This is now an outdated way of looking at health. The new way to look at your age is through biological aging -- this means your insides have a different aging from what your birth certificate says. This is ...
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I am...Shameem

Would you like some dates, madam? Try this one. This variety of dates comes from Iran. It's soft and sweet. If you want something that melts in your mouth and is juicy, than try the ones that come from Tunisia. Every variety has a unique taste.
 The Hindu1 month ago
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5 amazing facts about the brain

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, poses five questions which will unravel this marvellous part of our body, and relate to the idea of its health in a proactive way. Photographs: Ali Eminov/Creative Commons Even though it is possibly the most used part of our body, and is busy even when we sleep, we know very little about the brain.  It weighs two per cent of one’s body weight, but uses 20 per cent of its fuel. Its health is implied in several ...
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International Yoga Day: Yoga for the 20-something

Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons In 2011, I was a harried 24-year-old corporate lawyer trying hard to make sense of the world through a haze of 15-hour-workdays in the all-too-frenetic city of Mumbai. Finding time to invest in exercise, ...
 DNA India1 month ago
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Are you eating right?

Take this quiz and find out! Photographs: Peter Uchytil/Creative Commons It is an interesting fact that medical doctors are not trained in nutrition, with no part of their long course dedicated to this subject. This is despite the fact that nutrition is such an intrinsic aspect of health. Older or alternative health streams make nutrition the core area of therapies. Today, luckily, many holistic hospitals have nutritionists on their panels to make health integrative and complete. As the ...
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The harmful effects of monosodium glutamate

Recently, many states in India banned Maggi because of high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate found in some samples. But do you know how MSG affects your health? It has been around for 100 years now. But only in the last few years have we woken up to the ill-effects of monosodium glutamate (MSG), popularly known as ajinomoto, which is added to food to give it flavour. It has yet managed to stay on in the food market under different names. Its supporters felt that this was a racist attack ...
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The Love Hormone: How much do you know?

5 fascinating facts about the love hormone Image: Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut in Gangster It is quite normal for most people to think of the reproductive system as having just one dominant role to play: creating offspring. And, where that is not the main issue, for the gratification of sexual desire. Actually, the reproductive system is linked with several neuro-chemicals that decode who you are, decide your personality type, dictate your tastes and manipulate your moods. Often, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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