Is Aluminium safe for Brain Health?

At one point in time, many of our homes used Aluminium cookware. I recall my grandparents saying that food would cook faster in Aluminium vessels. Today, while I resort to ancestral guidance for many things that I am confused with, I do everything within my hands to educate everyonw around me on the dangers of

Why learning to say no is crucial to your overall health

In the world of Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition, your mind, emotions and the state of your spirit is crucial to your physical, emotional and spiritual well being. The truth is that your physiology is deeply connected to your psychology. If you suffer from any symptoms and conditions, ranging from gut related conditions to immune

How faith and optimism support healing

There was a time when the placebo effect was ridiculed and not considered scientific. In fact, systems of medication which were thought to be based on the placebo effect were not systems with scientific standing. Today, the placebo effect is on fact being used and manipulated to support healing. I recall many decades ago the

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!

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

A Functional light on Cellulite

Women and Cellulite has been synonymous for so long that we joke about it, we try to beat it, we hate it, we don’t care about it or we just don’t know enough about it. Does cellulite bother you? Do you try many ways to get past it? What does it mean? What do you

Bioindividuality

In the world of Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition, it is recognised that we are all biochemically unique. Our health today is the result of our life story, stressors, genetics, microbial balance and much more. To truly heal, rather than applying protocols, we need to get back to understanding what led to our health challenges

Epigenetics Impact

‘The study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. Epi in greek means Above, so it means Above Genetics’ – Oxford Dictionary Epigenetics refers to a change in the phenotype without a change in the genotype We all have a unique set of genes,

The Mind in your Gut- Your Gut Brain Axis

The Mind in your Gut Functional Nutrition looks at the powerful intersection between food, physiology and psychology. It is truly mind body nutrition. It is the area where everything is interconnected. Our food, our body and our mind. True Mind Body Nutrition is who we are after the food we eat Where did your Gut