A fruit for slimming

Vrikshamla or kokum is sour sweet in taste and is used for fish curries and Maharashtrian cuisine. Advantages of kokum: Kokum is a comprehensive herb that is known to control appetite and helps in digestion as a result prevents deposition of fats. That’s why it’s a herb to reduce obesity. Kokum is recommended for people … Continue reading A fruit for slimming

Working with seasons

“The sun equals light, which equal knowledge, which equals consciousness” Western nutrition, fitness experts and foodies divide the year into 4 main seasons : winter, spring, summer and rain. It works perfectly for them but for indian climate the calendar divides the year into 6 basic seasons. As per Ayurveda optimizing health means eating food … Continue reading Working with seasons

Case Point : Stiffness – travel – breakfast

The more hours you spend sitting in a day, the shorter your lifespan may be. A good part of my career goes in to investigating the health effects of sitting. I conduct 3 fitness batches a day and I work out with my patients. Over the years with my patients I have found when you’ve been sitting for a long period of time and then get up, a number of molecular flows occur and at the molecular level, your body is designed to be active and on the move all day long. When you stop moving for extended periods of time, it’s like telling your body it’s time to shut down and that’s where the fatigue occurs in the body . Continue reading Case Point : Stiffness – travel – breakfast

Soda Bottle Openerwala

Until a few years ago, it had never occurred  to me that there existed a universe that extended beyond the idli-sambar, puttu-kadala and appam-stew into Bheeda Par Eeda, Kanda Bajji, Dhansak, and Sali Boti. It was only when I started exploring food, and its many exquisite possibilities that I came across these gastronomical delights. Ever since it opened … Continue reading Soda Bottle Openerwala