Want to Lose Weight? Reduce the Stress

When you are under stress, your focus is primarily on getting through the stressful event. What tends to fall to the wayside are healthy living strategies like exercising and eating well and you may notice an increase in weight during the most stressful times of your life. For people experiencing …

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Three Stages of Alcoholism

Many experience significant amount of stress during the holidays for a variety of reasons. With the abundance of alcohol that flows during this time of year, it is very easy to rely on drinking as a way to relieve stress. Some people may have a drink or two after work …

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South Asian Emotion: 4 Reasons to Control Your Anger

Anger is a basic emotion that emerges around 3 to 4 months of infancy. Evolutionarily, anger is meant to protect us from harm as it signals danger or an imminent threat to our well-being or safety. Feeling anger when you are mistreated, wronged or feel threatened is perfectly normal and …

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Biggest Risk Factor for Heart Disease: Depression

South Asians are four times more likely to have coronary artery disease than any other ethnic group according to the South Asian Heart Center, and experiencing a cardiac event can be a life-changing event. It brings to life the reality of your mortality and how close you may have come …

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The Many Faces of Depression

Rajani’s headaches would not go away. Her doctor prescribed her medications, though Rajani wanted to beat the headaches naturally. She tried everything: sleeping earlier, eating healthier, exercising more, getting massages and even watching less TV. There was nothing that helped. Her doctor also could not pinpoint a single physical cause …

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Depression Increases Risk for Strokes

For a few seconds after Rahul woke up, he had forgotten what had happened. He looked around and saw white sheets on him, a window far from his bed from which he could only see the top of a tree. He heard beeping and looked behind him to see numerous …

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Cinnamon

September’s food of the month is: cinnamon! Derived from the Greek word meaning “sweet wood”, cinnamon is one of the most commonly used ingredients in South Asian cooking. From curries and biryani to desserts or sprinkling a little in your morning tea, its fragrance lures family members to the table …

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