Mental Health Symptoms or Nutritional Deficits?

Tejal’s teacher had become worried of about the 6 year old. By lunch time, Tejal looked exhausted. When the teacher would ask Tejal if she was feeling ok, the young girl often complained of feeling dizzy. When asked if she ate lunch, Tejal would say yes, leaving out the detail …

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South Asian Parents: When Teen Mood Swings Are a Problem

First generation American born South Asian teens and their parents face a unique set of challenges that many other cultures don’t face. The parents were raised in a culture, society and educational system that is entirely different than the one their teen is being raised in. Despite trying to maintain …

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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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South Asian Emotion: The Link Between Stress and Diabetes

Stress in small doses can be a good thing. It can help us focus more intently on a task, increase our motivation as well as our alertness. However, for most South Asians, stress exists in a more chronic state. Things like work, academic pressure, marriage and parenting are common sources …

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