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WHY DO YOU FEEL SLUGGISH AFTER A LARGE MEAL?

I really eat big, I get tired; then I take a nap.

What’s wrong with taking a nap? It’s absolutely fantastic & definitely fits the bill.

But why do we feel like napping or feeling sluggish after eating a big meal? What triggers this so called ‘postprandial somnolence’?



Is there something that our body wants to tell us?

Well, there are a couple of things that you need to understand as to why a high-carb, high-fat and high-sugar foods trigger sleepiness.

As the quantity of your food consumption goes up, the amount of insulin released as a normal part of the body’s digestion too increases. Which means your pancreas needs to produce more insulin.

With increased secretion of insulin, your body produces a hormone called tryptophan which is a sleep hormone.

This travels to your brain where it gets metabolised to serotonin and melatonin; two hormones associated with drowsiness.


And you just want to crawl straight into bed. This could be the worst thing to do because you don’t leave space …
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DON'T IGNORE YOUR SUNSHINE VITAMIN

It's called the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is a vitamin you can get from exposure to sunlight, food or supplements.

Nowadays, it’s not very hard to see people struggling with vitamin D deficiency. And this could well be one of the top deficiencies we have today. An estimated 1 billion people suffer from vitamin D deficiency, according to Harvard University.

It's deficiency in your body can cause short-term symptoms and long-term complications.

For a lot of us, there are several reasons why we may be having it.

Let’s try and understand the signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency before we get to what’s causing it and what are the possible remedies to address it.

Signs & Symptoms

If you are someone who falls sick quite often, struggling with emotional ups and downs, have depression and anxiety, then you could possibly be part of the group with vitamin D deficiency.

Hormone imbalance, if you have difficulty putting on muscles or losing weight, it can be correlated with …

EVERY SINGLE DISEASE CAN BE TRACED BACK TO DIGESTION!

It may not be a touchy subject to begin with!
Digestion is the corner stone of your health and you have to empty out your pipes every single day.

And it’s super important for you to not to rely on pills!

If you don’t clean out your digestion, what you get is a whole bag of toxins fermenting in your body and absorbing into your blood stream, and slowly but surely this leads to a whole lot of medical conditions such as bloating, feeling of heaviness, bad breath, body odour, allergies, poor sleep, fatigue, etc.


According to Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, every single disease can be traced back to digestion.

Fortunately, you have all the tools to fix your digestion.

What’s in your toilet bowl will give you a great insight into what’s going on with your health.

We hate to talk about it. During a lifetime, the average person produces roughly five tons of poop.

The texture does matter!

Be it watery, hard, fluffy, sticky, or lumpy. Each of these conditions have a very specific indication of yo…

CHEW YOUR WATER & ENJOY THE MOMENT!

Yes, your mom was right when she said to eat your greens!

They say meditation is all about being in the moment, enjoying what you do. This applies to food habits as well.

Unfortunately, we are not living in the moment of doing a particularly activity as we worry too much about what happens next and forget to enjoy what you do; even when you are drinking or eating.

We swallow when we are supposed to chew and enjoy. We gulp or chug when we are supposed to sip and enjoy.

This brings us to an interesting notion. The good part about it is, there are plenty that you can do that is well within your control.


And the benefit you get out of it is priceless!

Okay great! What is it about?

Live in the moment and enjoy the moment!

Try drinking your food and chewing your water and enjoy every bit of it.

Sounds crazy, right?

Now, let’s get to the point of why and how!

Chewing your food the right way has a lot of magic. Right from losing weight and to make sure the nutrient that you eat are completely …

GET AWAY FROM THE SEDENTARY SLUMP!

Text neck, slumped posture, chronic low back pain, stiff legs, achy hips - it’s not uncommon to see people not affected by these conditions, thanks to the modern gadgets, cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices that we use frequently and for too long.

To make matters worse, most of you have the sedentary desk jobs! And if you have one, the job can be a pain in your neck.

The truth is that our bodies are designed to stand and move, not to sit for a third of our lives.



Most of us tend to ignore the potentially deadly impact it could inflict on us that includes hypertension, diabetes, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.

Thankfully, there is a fix that can stop you from getting in a sedentary slump.

All you need is a simple get-up-and-move strategy and that works!

Once you take those little steps to eliminate the habits that are affecting your health, you will be baffled to see how it contributes you to become a healthy and productive person at work.

W…

CURIOUS CASE OF AMAZON ALEXA AND COOEY!

Love is all over the place today, the air feels oxygenated. At Cooey we are always in search of making simpler and better user experience. Love with Alexa was love at first sight.

if you have Alexa install the skill here

This is how the integration works:


Smart phones changed the way world works, but have you ever wished that you could do away with your smartphone?

More specifically, have you ever wished that you could get all the possible assistance without having to use a smartphone or a mobile app?

Yes, the future of home automation is here!

Say what you will, and you get what you want! Sounds cool, right? Yes, you read that right. The future of home automation is here! Alexa ( check CES 2017!)


Last year has been an amazing year for Amazon Alexa. Alexa is a "virtual assistant.” In more precise terms, it is a voice-activated computing concept powered by cognitive intelligence and machine learning. You ask a question and you get an answer. OR you give a command and you get the r…

METABOLISM, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

The word, metabolism, has a bad reputation and is probably the most poorly-understood aspect of our health. Though nutrition experts have some sugar coated words about it, many are still confused about what it means and what factors influences it.

So, what's the big deal?

Your body has this amazing capacity to repair, grow, heal, reproduce, and stay alive, and that's why it's a big deal!

Metabolism is what you get when you add up all the chemical reactions in your body. It is the rate at which the cells in your body produce energy. You need these biochemical processes to maintain life.

So, when it comes to weight loss, people tend to carry this common belief. Slim people are slim because they have a higher metabolism and overweight ones have slower metabolism, but that’s rarely the case. There’s a lot happening out there.


When you look inside of a cell, there are trillions of them in your body, you have both these processes taking place all the time. When you bring food mo…