You are here

Church-based lifestyle intervention reduces BP in black patients

Among black patients with hypertension, a community-based lifestyle intervention taking place in churches conferred a greater reduction in systolic BP than a control intervention, according to the results of the FAITH study. “African-Americans have a significantly greater burden of hypertension and heart disease, and our findings prove that people with uncontrolled hypertension can, indeed, better manage their blood pressure through programs administered in places of worship,” Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACP, Dr. Adolph & Margaret Berger Professor of Population Health and Medicine, chief of the Division of Health & Behavior and director of…

Read More

Drop kilos with these simple lifestyle tweaks

Do you feel a twinge of jealousy when you meet a skinny woman with an elephantine appetite? She can gobble down an array of pastries and yet seems to repel weight. You, on the other hand, have tried every fad diet but the kilos refuse to budge. Well, you can blame your metabolism. Harvard Medical School defines metabolism as “the series of chemical reactions in a living organism that create and break down energy necessary for life. In other words, every time you eat, enzymes in your body’s cells break…

Read More

10 best paneer recipes that are so tempting you would want to try them all!

Paneer or Cottage cheese is a wonder ingredient every vegetarian looks forward to in the food menu. Paneer or Cottage Cheese is common Indian unprocessed cheese which is an integral part of Indian cuisine and is used in making myriad recipes like sweets, breads, pancakes, curries, soups etc. Paneer is made by curdling milk with whey, lemon, vinegar or any other sour product. Milk is boiled and then the curdling ingredient is added. The water is allowed to drain and the cheese is left to harden. Paneer is an excellent…

Read More

This simple soup has magical healing powers!

1. Amazing Health Benefits of Bone Broth! There is a very old saying that a “Good broth will resurrect the dead” and we can’t agree more. You must have heard your grandmothers talk about the healing powers of soups and stocks whenever you catch cold or are suffering from a bad ailment. It’s a known fact that broths have some certain magical healing powers and even allopathic medicines sometimes don’t stand a chance before them. They help heal faster and are loaded with nutrients. Broths of beef, chicken, fish and…

Read More

10 best brinjal recipes that will make you fall in love with the veggie!

Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal hails from the nightshade species of fruits and vegetables. A close relative of tomato and potato, Brinjal is popular vegetable across the world. It is full of health benefits and can be cooked into scrumptious, tasty and easy recipes. Eggplant or brinjal is of various shapes and sizes and can be green, purple, light purple and even white! The wonderful health benefits of eggplants are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6,…

Read More

Showing the way for a ‘green’ lifestyle

Kitchen gardening and waste management are the hot topics in the city these days. With many ways to compost and manage a kitchen garden, the possibilities are endless. But where do you begin? How do you develop a thriving vegetable garden and turn the wet waste from kitchen into nutrient-packed soil? It is to provide a solution and encourage people to adopt the practice of zero-waste gardening technique, city based organisation Paryavarana Margadarsi Vaisakhi (PMV) has embarked on a mission to create a ‘green’ lifestyle in the city by reaching…

Read More