Dr. Shweta U. Shah
Dr. Shweta U. Shah is a practicing homeopath and has a private Clinic based in Bombay. She follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition; and has built a brilliant record of success with her patients.
Her approach is free of strictly controlled diets; she inspires patients to regain their lives by encouraging nutritious eating and life style modifications.
Shweta is also passionate about Yoga and exercise science, and at her Yoga Studio helps people enhance their health and quality of life.
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Cumin is a wonderful spice with a really long culinary as well as medicinal history. In addition to being a gastronomic delight, the health benefits of cumin are enormous.
In India, we love our spices, and chillies are a must have in any kitchen. Some of the chilli varieties commonly used here are Kashmiri, Byadagi, Jwala, Dhani and Kanthari. Red chillies are usually dried and sold whole or powdered. Aside from imparting flavour and spice, there are many more red chilli benefits. Keep reading to learn all about them.
Coriander or dhania is used extensively across diverse geographical cuisines to flavour a host of dishes! In India, we use the coriander leaves, seeds, and powdered coriander seeds in our dishes extensively. It is also very popular in Mexico and the south-west part of USA. Known as cilantro in this region, it is a must in salsa and many other dishes. While powdered coriander is used during cooking, coriander seeds are a part of the tadka and the leaves are used raw or added to the dish as a garnish.
Flu-like symptoms, a sore throat and a pesky cough, can be truly exasperating. Nobody likes a cough, and everyone dreads to be the person coughing loudly in a quiet room or a public place! A relentless bout of coughing can leave you breathless, which is absolutely exhausting and debilitating. However, there are effective ways to manage symptoms of dry cough and curtail the duration of the episode with some natural home remedies.
Who hasn’t woken up with a throat sore, itchy and on fire, and tried to ease it naturally? A sore throat can be really painful. It’s awful to have to wince every time you swallow! A sore, dry throat is fairly common and is usually triggered by a viral infection. Episodes of pharyngitis (the medical terminology) come on with flu, common cold and upper respiratory tract infections, whilst sometimes they stand alone and cause you immense wretchedness. A sore throat may also be due to bacterial infections. Here’s what you can do to soothe throat irritation. These are easy home remedies that are just right to allay a scratchy throat, employing ingredients that are sitting in your pantry!
Spices have potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and clinical studies have validated the fact that spices and condiments can battle and stave off chronic illnesses, rev up your metabolic rate and promote good health. Spices offer noteworthy and remarkable health benefits and have a very weighty role to play in numerous recipes as well.
The immune system is a collected work of trillions of cells which journey through the bloodstream. They travel through cells, tissues and organs, shielding the body from bacteria, fungi, viruses, free radicals and lethal agents. The immune mechanism plays a remarkable role in defense against diseases, shores up against dangerous pathogens as well as helps prevent damage from non-infectious and toxic agents. The most ideal way to ensure optimal working of the immune system is for you to practice a good health routine!
We love using spices and adding oodles of flavour to our cooking. What’s more, spices also help boost our health! In fact, spices offer tremendous health benefits. Spices and condiments are obtained from the seeds, barks, stems and leaves of plants and have been used for thousands of years as aromatics and to treat diseases and conditions. Indian cuisine is renowned for its complexity and richness across the globe and spices have a lot to do with that. The aroma and flavor of the spice gives Indian dishes its taste and flavour. Given that these wonderful spices have health-promoting abilities, makes it a win-win situation for us!
A bowl of dry cereal. A bag of chips. A packet of cookies. Moong sprouts with shredded vegetables and yogurt. The first 3 foods? Well, that’s what most people who work from home eat on any given day! The lastone? A fitness enthusiast is throwing together to get his/her protein-fix for the day! But, we can get there too! It really is a cinch!
Symptoms of most common ailments can be managed at home using a host of home remedies along with modern medicine. Most of these remedies are sitting in your refrigerator or pantry. They promise to help you on your road to recovery. Armed with these, you’ll be able to drive out those sniffles and wrestle those colds quicker.
As many of us are adopting healthier diets, sprouts are rapidly gaining popularity. From gourmet chefs to health-conscious individuals, everyone is turning to this Indian staple as they impart fabulous nutritional benefits and can be easily integrate into any diet plan. You can add them to salads, sandwiches, soups, stir-fries, and smoothies. Common Indian sprouts that are well-liked by all include –moong, moth, soy and chana. Each seed has a host of nutritional advantages; however, they are locked up by anti-nutrients. Anti-nutrients are plant compounds which may reduce the body's ability to absorb essential nutrients from pulses and grains. When pulses are sprouted, the dormant seed becomes a live plant and the anti-nutrients are discarded. Importantly, phytic acid, an anti-nutrient present in the seed, binds with calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, and zinc, making it difficult for these to be absorbed. Sprouting neutralizes the phytic acid as well as the enzyme inhibitors, which may also have an unfavourable effect on our body.
Spices jazz up your food and make the most boring dish come alive! Additionally, spices also offer distinctive health benefits by pepping up your metabolism, circumventing hunger and balancing blood glucose levels. Spices not only taste wonderful, they are also low in calories.