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articles by: Shubhra Krishan

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas, also known as black-eyed beans, are among the most nourishing in the legume family. Their name, of course, comes from the prominent black spot on their creamy skin. Growing up, my …

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3 Indian Food Habits That Are Good For Health

Let me begin by clarifying that there is no such thing as a "typical Indian way" when it comes to cooking and eating. This nation is simply too vast and varied for that. However, certain healthy tradi…

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A Surprisingly Simple Way to Soothe Aching Feet

A recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) revealed that nearly 77 percent of Americans experience foot pain in some form or other. The reasons range from everyday fatigue to…

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8 Great Benefits of Onions

Never mind the tears they bring on—onions are an ace ally in your fight against disease. A prized member of the lily family, they lavish you with health benefits while adding oodles of taste to your f…

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The Unique Yoga Pose That Boosts Digestion

Most yoga poses are done on an empty stomach. Vajrasana is one of the few that you can and should do after a meal. The Sanskrit word "Vajra" means thunderbolt or diamond. Loosely translated, Vajrasana…

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The Dangers of Antibiotics: A Personal Story

I have just emerged from a health-horror story. Sadly, the person who scripted it was none other than—myself. Some weeks ago, I began feeling uneasy at work. My forehead felt warm, and my hands gre…

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Stay Toxin-Free With Coriander & Fennel Water

When the mercury soars, it's important to stay cool. For centuries, Ayurvedic healers have believed that toxins, called "ama" build up in the body at regular intervals and must be flushed out lest the…

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Chickpea Curry with Spinach and Spices

I love chickpeas. In India, we never eat them out of a can. Instead, raw chickpeas are washed, soaked overnight in clean water and cooked the next morning with a few spices. An immensely popular food …

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3 Reasons You Should Enjoy Grapes in Moderation

Bursting with juice and fragrant with freshness, a bunch of grapes is irresistible indeed. They are in season now, so the time is ripe for reaping their multiple health benefits. But before you go gra…

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Healthy Indian Snack: Potato & Vegetable Cutlets

For those times when the afternoon stretches into a lazy evening, your taste buds might crave a touch of spice: try this hot favorite snack from an Indian kitchen. Summer or winter, it is a delight to…

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about Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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Back in the 1960's, when I was first diagnosed with underactive thyroid, I consulted the ever-popula…

oh i wish i knew of the holiday earlier, that would have been a great way to use zucchini!

Thank you Melissa.

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