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I believe that laughter is the best medicine.  There’s 100% truth in this. Lots of laughter is therapeutic, keeps you healthy and kills stress. Did you know that six-year-olds laugh at least 300 times a day while adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day? No prizes for guessing why they always seem happy! Well, most of the time anyway! Did you know that May 5 is World Laughter Day – to promote World Peace?  This is celebrated on the first Sunday in May every year. Lets dig deeper into why laughter is the best medicine Laughter lowers levels of stress hormones and makes your immune system stronger. A good belly laugh boosts your body’s ability to fight infections and protects you from disease. One minute of hearty laughter equals ten minutes on a rowing machine. WedMD When we laugh, our facial muscles stretch. Our pulse rate increases, making…

V is for Vitamins for Vegetarians on Day 22 of the #AtoZChallenge. We don’t need a rocket scientist to tell us vitamins and minerals are mandatory components of our diet and there is research to prove that vitamins help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease and a host of other health issues. Remember Science lessons from school? A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can give you all you need and there are supplements to make life easier. What about vitamins for vegetarians? Vegetarianism has been gaining popularity over the last few years. There are studies to show that a balanced vegetarian diet can help you live a healthier life by lowering hypertension, obesity and protection against a variety of cancers. There is a misconception that vegetarians cannot get all the vitamins, minerals and proteins they need from their diet. Vitamin supplements can be a blessing (with your doctor’s advice).…

Day 20 of the #AtoZChallenge has us at letter T and I’ve picked a staple spice from my kitchen shelf – Turmeric. I thought I would list Turmeric health benefits and it turned out to be pretty long.  I am sticking with just the top twenty. Turmeric also has an auspicious place in Indian culture as it is equal to gold. But more about that in another post. Turmeric is considered one of nature’s most powerful healers. The medicinal properties of this spice have been known for centuries. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric is an effective anti-inflammatory and treats many health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease, other people use smart pills to prevent this deseases, I buy mine from here, Nixest. In India, turmeric has been used for over three thousand years both as a dye and in diet. Here is my list for the…. ….Top…

O is for Oral Health – on Day 15 of the #AtoZChallenge – and Oh! I can’t believe we’re exactly half way through this – even though the date is April 17.  I really didn’t have to think too hard about a topic for “O” because we’ve been busy with visits to the dentist for quite some time now – and the stress it has put us through was – well – ugh, enough said! Hence the focus on oral health and stress today. Stress – I hardly have to emphasize – can have a big impact on our overall health and particularly  on our oral health. Not surprising how fatigue and related stuff comes to mind when we think about stress. Fact is, stress affects every facet of our health. Here is a look at the effect of stress on oral health. Good oral health is critical to our wellness. Oral health and stress…

You know I enjoy taking a pleasant digital vacation every once in a while. I find that going offline is rejuvenating and relaxing. Nothing compares to feeling and savoring the textures of life, nature and all that we come in contact with.  This time, my digital vacation included doing simple things like: Walking on my terrace – yay! I figured out a way to wear footwear on my right foot.  I place a little wad of tissue paper on the front half of my foot where the footwear covers it to prevent it from grazing over the scabby skin.  I can’t wait to wear shoes and get back to walking at Sankey Tank Lake! I hobbled to and around our local supermarkets where they treated me like a long lost friend. I loved it I went to my son’s school on the pretext of dropping him off – his exams…

I am reviewing Fortune rice bran oil as a part of the BlogAdda’s Product Review Program for Indian Bloggers. I’ve been using rice bran oil since 2004 on the advice of a dietician who recommended it when my Mother had to go on a renal diet for reduced kidney function. Since we usually used sunflower oil, we were a bit wary of it. But to our delight, not only did we adjust to it quickly but found that it was better. So when BlogAdda invited reviewers for Fortune Rice Bran Oil, I was interested. I confess that when they wrote to me to say I was selected, I struck “Oil” from my grocery list. Soon, I was happy to receive the 2 liter pack. I simply had to continue doing what I usually did – enjoy cooking! I believe in this quote: Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy…

I am thrilled to announce that I have here today, my soul-sister and dear friend Paige Burkes of Simple Mindfulness, where she writes about simple steps to a happier life, sharing her own experiences and lessons learned. She is an amazing person and is featured in the Top 50 Personal Development Bloggers of 2012. Besides the fact that we both share the same birthday (September 27) I am always excited about how we are almost always in sync with our thoughts and views about life. Both of us are committed to making a positive difference in as many lives as we can! Paige recently launched the “Mindful Body Program” – I had the privilege of reviewing it for her and I simply loved it. It is an absolutely zero BS approach to you can be healthy and feel good for the rest of your life. And it is not about…

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