Living with COVID-19

Lockdown and travel restrictions will soon end with the world living with COVID-19 in endemic mode. It is time to strengthen the immune system, even if you have been vaccinated. Consider adding medicinal mushrooms, spices, antioxidant-rich foods, probiotics and prebiotics to the diet. They can help reduce the chance of having more severe complications in any infections.

Systemic lupus erythematosus – What to eat?

Lupus is a type of autoimmune disease, one in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Diet plays an important role in the prevention of Lupus flare-up. Check out what food to eat and what to avoid.

Check your stools, know your health

Keep tap of your bowel movement and stool type; they can tell you a lot about your health. Have at least one bowel movement a day since shorter transit time can reduce oxidative stress and prevent inflammation. Having constipation or diarrhea can be a warning sign for health. Simple lifestyle changes such as increase fibres in diet, exercise moderately and reduce stress can help.

Ten plant-based anti-inflammatory foods

Broccoli, onion, tomato, turmeric, avocado, nuts, whole grains, flaxseed, pineapple, and green tea are only a small selection of anti-inflammatory foods. There is no lack of anti-inflammatory plant-based food sources. Hence, a whole-food plant-based diet is an ideal choice to fight chronic inflammation and improve health.

Beware of chronic inflammation

Tell-tale signs of chronic inflammation include pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, digestive problems, weight gain, and frequent infections. A multi-pronged approach that incorporates changes in diet, lifestyle and environment factors is needed to fight chronic inflammation.

Soy and joint pain – The truth

I have heard many times from patients who suffered from joint pain that they were warned by well-wishing friends and family to avoid taking soybeans and soy products. There is …