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Aneesh Ashokan
8 Tips to Protect Your Loved Ones from Rheumatoid Arthritis

8 Tips to Protect Your Loved Ones from Rheumatoid Arthritis

I understood the severity of arthritis after seeing my mother suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. The problem began five to six years ago - my mother could not stand or sit at one place for long hours as it caused swelling and pain in her legs; she had stiff joints especially in the morning; joint aches while working in the kitchen, performing daily chores; and she suffered from fatigue, loss of appetite and depression. My mother is not very old, which indicates that joint pain is not only for old people in their 60s or 70s - it happens even at...

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Aneesh Ashokan
Functional Foods

Functional Foods

My grandfather introduced me to healthy eating and exercising when I was very young. This was the beginning of my healthy lifestyle journey. He taught me to eat an apple with cheese every morning for breakfast, and till date I have been following the same regime.  Later in my life, I learned about the principles of health behind these childhood routines. I learned that blood flow and digestion are the two key parameters to check whether your body is functioning properly. This made me connect the dots, and I finally understood how healthy eating and exercising could help maintain a...

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Aneesh Ashokan
Detox Salad: Recipe

Detox Salad: Recipe

The Devang House Detox Salad is fresh, hearty and packed with nutrients. This recipe from our Executive Chef  is so simple, we know it'll be a hit with you and your friends. Ingredients   Amaranth (40 g or 1 tbsp) Sunflower seeds (20 g or 4 tsp) Cherry tomatoes, chopped (20 g or 4 tsp) Pomegranate seeds (20 g or 4 tsp) Lemon juice (10 ml or 2 tsp) Rock salt, to taste Olive oil (15 ml or 3 tsp) Parsley, chopped (20 g or ½ tbsp)   Method Serves 1 Gather all the ingredients and wash lemon and tomatoes before mincing and...

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Aneesh Ashokan
Surprisingly, Stress Has Changed Your Habits

Surprisingly, Stress Has Changed Your Habits

Stressful events are very common in daily life, and so are their effects. While dealing with stress, we tend to change our habits and affect our health negatively. We might not do this intentionally, but unfortunately, it happens almost without our being aware of it.   Maybe you were overworked, worried, upset, disturbed, or distressed. All these conditions lead to unhealthy lifestyle habits causing further stress, becoming a vicious cycle. Let’s look at some stressful events in your professional life: facing a very tight deadline at work differences with co-workers or management feeling job insecurity due to some reason getting...

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