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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 becau


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


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 s