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7 Foods from Your Kitchen You Shouldn’t Feed Your Dog

Love sharing a bite of your favourite food with your dog? Especially when those cute puppy eyes are begging for only a morsel of the food you are having. After all what difference could a small bite make? Turns out, a lot. Dogs are built differently than humans, and their bodies are not aligned to take particular nutrients from the foods as we do. This can result in all sorts of health problems for your dog and in worse cases, it can even lead to poisoning. As a wise pet-owner it…

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Why You Shouldn’t Stand and Drink Water, According to Ayurveda

More than two thirds of the weight of the human body is made up of water. It is essential to keep the body hydrated, and enable waste to move out of the body and improve blood circulation . It maintains spinal and cognitive health. Every day, our body loses significant amount of water. Water must be consumed in such a manner that our body is able to absorb every ounce of it. By chugging water down, we disallow our body to absorb the maximum benefits required for replenishing the system. The way one drinks water…

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Why Adults Shouldn’t Eat Baby Food

Celebrities have quite the knack for causing a stir when they release their “diet secrets,” and this week is no different. Today, Girls writer and star Lena Dunham posted on Instagram her “Trump Diet.” Dunham, a liberal stalwart, was facetiously remarking on how difficult she’s found eating since the November election. Her tone is clearly joking, but tucked in the third entry is a shout out to baby food, an infamous celebrity diet trend. Indeed, several celebrities tout baby food as their secret elixir for shedding pounds. Last summer, Camila…

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5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

What to eat (and avoid) if you have psoriatic arthritis If you have psoriatic arthritis, there are a lot of reasons to eat healthy. The autoimmune disease, which strikes up to 30% of people who have psoriasis, can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. And because extra pounds put added pressure on joints—potentially worsening psoriatic arthritis symptoms and leading to deterioration of the joints over time—patients should make it a goal to maintain a healthy weight, says Marie Jhin, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in the Bay Area who…

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Here’s why you shouldn’t say no to ghee

Don’t say no when you mother adds a tiny spoon of ghee to your favourite food. It is a myth that you will put on weight if you add some ghee to your everyday diet. In fact, the greasy and yummy ingredient has several health benefits. Read on… – According to several nutritionists, ghee helps in digestion. It secretes stomach acids that help in digestion and doesn’t make you lethargic like other fatty oils do. – Do you have a vitamin deficiency? If yes, you should be adding ghee to…

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Why I Didn’t Burst Crackers This Diwali (and Maybe You Shouldn’t Too)

I love festivals. Unabashedly so. The anticipation, dressing up, the traditions involved, the food (oh the food!!) and absolutely anything and everything about festivals. I dress like the demure Indian bride on Karwachauth, have my tree up every Christmas and love tossing popcorns into the bonfire on Lohri. But most of all, I love the month of Diwali. The period between Dussehra and Diwali is my favourite time of the year. The vibe of the Capital city changes completely. It is the month when the weather (thankfully) is sublime, there…

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