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Busting myths: Is Coconut Oil really Unhealthy?

Dr. Menka Gupta, MBBS, Functional Medicine  This question often comes up, “Is coconut oil unhealthy because of the high amount of saturated fat it contains?”. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a report advising against the use of coconut oil. “Coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol,...

Immunity Boosting Smoothie Recipe

I'm sharing a recipe for this striking immunity boosting smoothie, a must for this holiday season. Strawberry and Goji Berry Smoothie Makes 2 servings Immunity Boosting Smoothie Ingredients 2 tablespoons dried goji berries 1 cup organic strawberries 2 cups almond milk (can substitute with coconut yoghurt) Ice Directions Blend...

Is a Gluten Free diet helpful for your health?

by Dr. Menka Gupta, MBBS, Functional Medicine Gluten-free diets have gained tremendous popularity worldwide in past few years. Avoiding gluten has become a kind of a fad and gluten-free foods have become synonymous with healthy eating. In this article, we discuss what gluten is, why it...

Useful Tips: How Do I Stay Healthy While Traveling?

 We have seen chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and hormone imbalances on the rise among senior executives.  Unless they find a way to keep themselves healthy while traveling, it is impossible for them to maintain optimal health.   Armed with the following practical...

Should we supplement?

Dr. Menka Gupta, MBBS, Functional Medicine I get asked this a lot, “Should we supplement?”. Ideally, a healthy food plan should provide majority of our daily requirement of nutrients. Despite this, I suggest that all of us need to take supplements. So, what are my reasons for...

Is HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) Bad for You?

By Menka Gupta, MBBS, Functional Medicine Practitioner The popularity of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is on the rise. You might know HIIT is a workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. HIIT workouts can be...

Is too much screen time ruining your children’s health?

How often do you find yourself with a group of young children and see almost everyone playing on their tablets or mobile phones? Game designers are continuously using a variety of techniques to make them more addictive and attractive. Have you ever worried about the...

Is too much screen time making your Children Sick?

  How often do you find yourself with a group of young children and see almost everyone playing on their tablets or mobile phones? Game designers are continuously using a variety of techniques to make them more addictive and attractive. Have you ever worried about the...

Detox Smoothie Recipe

  Below is my favourite smoothie recipe - I highly recommend this to detox as it provides lots of nutrients which supports liver to detoxify toxins. This is helpful in losing those excess pounds and feeling great. DETOX SMOOTHIE  RECIPE LEMON TURMERIC ZINGER INGREDIENTS: 1 Apple (Fuji) (or other sweet...

Recipe: Energising Red Juice

If you are always having green juice, shake it up a little with this vibrant and energising red juice by instead. Don't just press it, cold press it keep all the nutritions to yourself (why lose it in the juicer)? Ingredients: 1 beet 6 celery stalks ...