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No ancient cultures or tribes have breakfasts as part of their culture? When we study tribes, they eat at random times in the day, whenever they feel hungry. But almost never first thing in the morning. More importantly, traditional cultures don’t have names for their timed meals. For example, while English have Breakfast, lunch, and […]

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Did you know that all diets are not just about weight loss? When we hear the word diet, it sends chills down our spine. We immediately think about how much weight we can lose. But the world of nutrition is full of different kinds of therapeutic diets. Diets that heal the body. Diets designed for […]

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As we age there are many changes that start taking place in the body. Our hair changes colour and we have hair dyes for it. Our skin gets wrinkled and we have a whole host of solutions for that too, right from creams to botox injections. However, one of the most significant changes is a […]

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Ever wondered why treadmills are called TREAD- MILLS? Sir William Cubitt, in 1818, designed these machines to punish prisoners! He was the son of a Mill owner and thought it would be a good idea to have his mill run on prisoner power. He designed the machine so that a man can walk on it […]

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Did you know salt was once a very precious commodity? Most of the ancient settlements and cities were created because of the salt trade. Salt was also once used as currency. Imagine, buying two carrots for a pinch of salt! In fact, people were paid in salt. The word “Salary” comes from the Latin word […]

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September 3, 2019

Sleep Tracker

Did you know that there are different stages and cycles of sleep? There are four stages of sleep. Stage 1, stage 2, stage 3 and REM or rapid eye movement. Stage 1 and 2 can be called light sleep stages. Stage 3 and REM are deep sleep stages. You are more likely to wake up […]

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Did you know that there is no agreed-upon formula to calculate how much water we should be drinking a day? There are wild and wooly estimates that range from 4 litres a day to just 500ml. among certain scientists. This fascinates me because water is such an important part of our lives, yet it is […]

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NASA conducted a study in 1989 and has since been referenced a gazillion times. Partly because no one has bothered to do such a detailed study again. The 1989 Nasa study was about house plants. They were looking at growing plants on the International space station that would help in purifying the air. They needed […]

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What is the Vagus Nerve? Vagus here means wandering. It wanders all over our body, starting at the brain, then connecting to the heart, lungs and finally ending at the gut. The beauty of this system is that it connects all these organs and makes the organs communicate with each other. So if the gut […]

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Empathy is the ability to share and understand the feelings of another person. It’s a concept that is rarely discussed and practised even less. There is a big difference between empathy and sympathy. Sympathy is simply feeling sorry for another person’s hardships, while empathy is putting yourself in their shoes. When it comes to stress, […]

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