Chronic fatigue syndrome: is it real?

‘Fatigue’ and ‘pain’ are elusive terms in medical terminology. An individual’s perception to pain profusely affects the condition. Cultural environment also plays a vital role. For instance, while in some societies fatigue is part and parcel of daily life, in others, fatigue is a matter of concern and requires immediate attention. Conditions that lead to…

Heal your heels

Dryness in most parts of the body can be managed. But it may become chronic in feet as there are no sweat glands in our skin feet like everywhere else. The problem is worse among the seniors and the diabetics. In most people, cracked feet heal fast. But for the diabetics and the seniors, dryness…

Vitamin D: give me some sunshine

Vitamin D is responsible for maintaining normal calcium levels in the body and mineralisation of bones. The past decade has seen a renewed interest in this vitamin called the “Sunshine Vitamin”. The renewed interest is attributed to the medical fraternity’s increasing realisation that the benefits of Vitamin D extend far beyond healthy bones. Some of…

Transplant before it’s too late!

The incidence of Severe Chronic Kidney Disease or ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) is increasing worldwide. ESRD is a deadly condition with high morbidity and mortality. The treatment of ESRD is either dialysis or transplantation, the latter being definitely the preferred option . What is kidney transplant or renal transplant? The process of surgically transferring…

Recipes for a healthy heart – stuffed eggplant

Ingredients  1 medium eggplant  1 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil 100 grams boneless chicken breast, cut into strips 1⁄2 inch wide and 2 inches long  1⁄4 cup chopped onion  1⁄4 cup chopped red, green or yellow bell peppers 1 cup cubed tomatoes soaked in 1⁄4 cup water  1⁄4 cup chopped coriander 1⁄2 cup sliced…

Heart attack: a resolutions your heart will love

Heart stands for love, and we use it so often in valentine cards, letters, and lines like “My heart belong to you”. Then why not love your heart? Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide. A heart attack occurs when blood supply to a part of the heart is abruptly cut off,…

Indoor winter workouts

“Circuit training can help in maintaining optimal body temperature and boost metabolism and is the perfect indoor exercise when you can’t go out and exercise.” New Year is here and the temperatures are just dipping, making it even more difficult to get up early and workout. However, missing out on your daily dose of exercise…

Recipes to reduce weight

Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal. In fact, they behave quite differently in one’s body. The glycaemic index or GI describes this difference by ranking carbohydrates according to their effect on the blood glucose levels. Choosing low GI carbohydrates – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in one’s blood glucose and insulin levels…