Is there really a need to use low fat dairy?

All current dietary recommendations suggest use of low fat dairy products. Low fat milk, skim milk, slim milk, reduced fat milk, low-fat cheese, lite butter , etc. This and much more to confuse the consumers and subject them to the added pain of selecting the low fat options which are costlier and less easily available….

Decoding lipids – The good, bad and ugly

The lipid profile throws some numbers and jargon at you that are often confusing. The total cholesterol is still understandable but we often think what is LDL and HDL. LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol or simply the one that clogs the arteries supplying oxygen to vital organs causing heart diseases and stroke while the…

Preventive measures for women’s health

As we grower older, our body needs to be cared better as the chances of health issues are much greater. Especially for women, as time passes, they need to pay more attention to their well being because several changes are taking place in their bodies about which they need to be aware of. 

Super foods – Flax seeds

Consuming all kinds of seeds is now becoming a popular trend among health enthusiasts. Seeds have the potential to grow into a new plant so obviously they carry a powerhouse of nutrients and growth factors. Along with being so nutrient dense, they also have the ability to provide a feeling of fullness/ satiety.

How does Potassium help your body

When you talk about nutrients, minerals or chemicals that are essential for healthy functioning of our body, potassium is probably not one that springs to your mind. According to Mayo Clinic, Potassium is a chemical (electrolyte) is critical for the proper functioning of nerve and muscles cells, particularly heart muscle cells.

How can you determine if you have heart issues?

  How can one determine if they have heart issues? What are the signs/ symptoms and the tests / check-ups that will help one diagnose the heart issues. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about how one can determine if they have heart issues.

How to prevent Heart diseases

  The best prevention against heart diseases is to understand the risk and the treatment options. Understanding how to reduce or control the modifiable risks goes a long way in prevention and control of heart diseases. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about the prevention of heart diseases.

Implications of heart diseases?

What are the implications of heart diseases? Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in developed as well as developing countries. In addition to causing high mortality, heart disease also reduces the quality of life. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about the health implications of heart diseases.

What are the causes of heart diseases?

There are several causes of heart diseases. The major causes of heart diseases include high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, increased cholesterol levels, sedentary lifestyle, family history and eating unhealthy food. Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about different causes of heart diseases.   Also see: What are the causes of…

What are different types of heart diseases?

There are several types of heart diseases, with heart attack and angina (chest pain) being the most common. In addition, irregular heartbeats are also not too uncommon. What are different types of heart diseases? Hear Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talk to eKincare about different types of heart diseases.

What causes heart diseases?

Heart is one of the most important organs of the body. It is basically a kind of pump which supplies blood to different parts of the body. This blood supplies oxygen and other nutrients that is needed for proper functioning of the body. At the same time, carbon dioxide and other wastes are removed through…

Significance of Target Heart Rate (THR)

Significance of THR If your heart rate is too high, you’re straining. So slow down. If it’s too low, and the intensity feels “light” or “moderate/brisk,” you may want to push yourself to exercise a little harder. The target heart rate is extremely significant because  it is at this level that you actually reach the…