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The benefits of fasting: from the 5:2 diet to tricking the brain – South China Morning Post

Fasting, the practice of abstaining from food, drink or both for a period of time, is a weight loss fad, but has been around for centuries. Dr Bindya Gandhi, registered with the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Physicians, tried it herself while growing up in a traditional… Read More »

Three Surprising Health Benefits of Being a Grandparent

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse My friend Susan was happily enjoying retirement—travel, dinner with friends, hobbies, and frivolities—when her daughter got pregnant. Soon, Susan was recruited to babysit daily while her daughter went to work. On weekends, emergency grandkid duty prompted… Read More »

Ashwagandha: Facts, Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects and More

Photo Credit: Ayurtimes / [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons When it comes to nutritional herbs, there’s one name that is taking the spotlight today: the Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha has been used in the traditional medicine of India (Aryuveda) for thousands of years and it’s well known for its properties to counteract the effects of stress… Read More »