Debilitating Depression

Being in the Wellness space for almost twenty years, I’ve become alarmed at how many people are suffering from depression, and how many don’t talk about it. I’ve been teaching yoga for almost twenty years and I’ve been a Functional Nutritionist for a few years, and the rate at which various brain related conditions are

What happens in your body with overmedication

Friends are precious. In today’s world, true friendships outside the realm of technology and social media is something to really celebrate. I know that my friends are very precious to me. If I see my friends struggling physically or emotionally, I just want to reach out and hold their hand and help them in every

Functional Nutrition in an Indian context

India is a potboiler of multiple cultures. There are twenty nine states and twenty two languages. Just imagine how many traditions of food and lifestyle that brings with it! If you add the number of people who are born from two cultures, and how they’ve evolved food over time, it’s really an encyclopaedia of recipes!

Do you have Blood Sugar Imbalance?

Two strong reasons led me to write this in depth article on Blood Sugar. I’ll explain both reasons which might make you connect deeply with either one of them, before we even explore what are the signs of blood sugar imbalance, how your mind and your body are deeply connected and what the state of

Are hunger and satiety signals different in obesity?

Obesity has become a very dangerous word today. Multiple studies have found that the leading cause of many conditions is high visceral fat, or weight accumulated around the abdomen. Many people mock obesity and link it to someone’s poor will power. Is this true? Riya is in her early fourties and is obese. She tried losing

Is your acne medication making you more aggressive?

Acne is one of the most common problems, for everyone from teenagers to adults to menopausal women. If you’ve ever suffered from acne, you can probably relate to all of this. It is frustrating to have acne. It impacts your self confidence. It makes you feel rejected, dejected and more. Perhaps you’ve tried homemade face

How to understand your unique Premenstrual syndrome

Here’s something we’ve all faced at one point of time or another! I remember being paranoid, irrational, weepy, angry, tired, sleepy, having insomnia, skin breakouts, constipation in rotation and not being being able to do anything about it. It’s frustrating for you, isn’t it? I get it! At one time, it was so bad, that

Can Coconut Oil cure your Candida Overgrowth?

If you have every had a Candida overgrowth, or more simply, a fungal infection, you definitely want to read this thoroughly! Candida overgrowth can drive you crazy! You might be someone who has faced this rarely, perhaps a while after a course of antibiotics, or, you might be someone who just cannot seem to get

Can high stress make you Gluten sensitive?

Gluten is a much debated subject in today’s world. If you’ve listened to my very first Podcast on Functional Conversations with my colleague Vaish Sarathy of Functional Nutrition for Kids, we’ve explored everything about Gluten. If you haven’t listened yet, do take a listen. We’ve explored if it is a science or a fad, its connection