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articles by: Shubhra Krishan

An Overlooked Cause of Knee Pain (And How to Treat It)

More than one third of Americans report being affected by knee pain, according to the American Osteopathic Association. If you have been suffering from creaky, achy knees, try to enumerate the reas…

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The Tasty Snack That Reduces Your Risk of Disease and Early Death

Do you love snacking on almonds, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts? Be glad! Eating a handful of nuts every day can help you  live longer and healthier, says a 30-year Harvard study published in the New…

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Does Dry Brushing Really Flush Toxins and Fight Cellulite?

Centuries ago, the people of Japan and Greece are said to have brushed their bodies with corncobs and loofahs to get silken smooth skin. And for decades now, spa therapists and beauty experts have bee…

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The Breakfast Nutrient That Keeps You Alert & Calm

What do the following breakfast menus have in common? Coffee and doughnut. Pancakes with syrup. Milk with sweet cereal. Yes, they are quick to put together and taste good. But if you start fee…

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You’ve Probably Been Holding Your Toothbrush Wrong

When you reach for your toothbrush each morning, how are you holding it in your hand? Gripping it between your thumb and fingers, nice and tight? You might want to relax the white knuckle grip, sug…

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The Dried Fruit That Could Prevent & Reverse Bone Mass Loss

Think prunes and the first word that pops into the mind is probably something along the lines of "digestion." For centuries, grandmas have encouraged us to eat prunes for keeping things smooth and reg…

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How to Cook With Wonder Spice Turmeric: A Quick Primer

In Northern India, where I live, our love of turmeric dates back more than 5,000 years! We rarely cook a meal without turmeric. Every dal, curry and stir-fry must have the signature gold coloring lent…

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What Not to Put on Your Sandwich

During a recent nationwide study, 6,000 adults over the age of 20 were asked to list what they had eaten during the entire previous day, including quantities. Titled What We Eat in America, the stu…

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3 Digestive Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

One evening she was on the phone with me, chatting excitedly about the three books she was editing, and the next day she was in hospital, getting a biopsy done. The news was not good: she had colon ca…

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Clean Ear Wax

Teeth need half-yearly cleaning and eyes require regular check-ups, but our ears are largely self-cleaning. Wax does build up, but it falls out of the ear canal on its own when we chew food or make ot…

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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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Thanks for sharing