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Teyjas M
Raw Rasoi Review

Raw Rasoi Review

  In her upcoming book, Raw Rasoi Everyday Juices, Rupinder Kaur has beautifully curated one of India's first usable guides dedicated to juicing. It is a visually stunning and intellectually convincing narrative and guide that will be compelling to everyone from beginners looking for help on how to integrate juices into a hectic lifestyle, all the way to experts seeking new and innovative juice recipes. The two things that we loved most about the book are its stunning photography, conceptualized and directed by Rupinder herself, and the fact that the book provides a simple and easy to follow guide that is tuned to the Indian...

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Aneesh Ashokan
Seven Simple Steps to Speed Up Digestion

Seven Simple Steps to Speed Up Digestion

Energy. Growth. Cell repair and regeneration. All of these vital functions can be attributed to efficient digestion. Our bodies can utilize the food we eat only when it is fully digested. In cases when our food is partially digested or remains undigested, it leads to a number of health problems, including acidity, gastric distress, bloating, stomach aches and heartburn, to name a few. Within Ayurvedic ideology, “Agni”, the digestive fire is responsible for the digestive process. Several spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ajwain (carom seeds), fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mint, accompanied by certain yoga asanas are known to speed...

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Teyjas M
Belly Breathing — Follow Your Gut

Belly Breathing — Follow Your Gut

Breath is life . . . we all know this to be factually true. Sitting in Middle School Science classrooms we were taught how plants produce oxygen, and how oxygen is a vital element for cell function and the body’s survival. However, despite knowing the importance of breath, isn't it surprising how little attention and instruction is given to the actual processes of breathing! We are all told that we must breathe to live, but has anyone ever told us the right way to breathe? Belly breathing, also known as abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing, is a breathing technique that involves...

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Aneesh Ashokan
The Gluten-Free Diet: A Beginner’s Guide

The Gluten-Free Diet: A Beginner’s Guide

The gluten-free lifestyle has become an increasingly popular dietary trend – but what are the origins of this trend? In addition to those diagnosed with Celiac disease, a large number of people are turning to gluten-free diets in response to research and suggestions of gluten being detrimental to wellness. Gluten is a kind of protein present in some cereal grains such as wheat, barley and rye; especially wheat, which is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. Celiac disease is a digestive and autoimmune disorder where gluten causes damage to the linings of the small intestine when foods with gluten...

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