A movement to make India eat safer, healthier food
India bears a terrible burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with the lack of proper diet and safe food a major contributing factor. The country has seen an increase in the NCDs burden from 30 per cent in 1990 to 55 per cent in 2016.
 
The World Cancer Research Fund contends that 27 to 39 per cent of the main cancers can be prevented by improving diet, physical activity and body composition. The Global Status Report on NCDs-2010, has stated that salt consumption has direct implications for high blood pressure as well cardiovascular issues -- and that saturated and trans-fat consumption increases the risk of diabetes as well as coronary heart disease.
 
What one eats, and how one eats, is definitely a significant reason why NCDs have become one of the major issues in India, as well as across the globe. The way we eat cannot be directly regulated, but there are three major factors that can be controlled: What we eat, what we know about what we eat and awareness about what we should eat (quantity/choice).
 
The first aspect comes from the standardisation of food, the idea of safety of the food that is available for human consumption. In this...
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Scientists Discover Why Type-2 Diabetes Can Be Cured by Dramatic Weight Loss
A recent clinical trial (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial - DiRECT), discovered that nearly half of the participants with type-2 diabetes, who followed a weight-loss programme, experienced the remission of their condition within six years of their diagnosis. Now, a study published on 2nd August in the journal Cell Metabolism reveals that this successful response to weight loss is associated with the early and sustained improvement in the functioning of pancreatic beta cells. This contradicts the earlier belief that beta-cell function is irreversibly lost in patients with type-2 diabetes. 
 
Traditionally, specialists thought of diabetes as a condition to be managed rather than cured; so, these new findings offer fresh insight into how type-2 diabetes can be counteracted using a tool within anyone’s reach: diet and lifestyle choices. “At present, the early management of type-2 diabetes tends to involve a period of adjusting to the diagnosis plus pharmacotherapy with lifestyle changes, which, in practice, are modest. Our data suggests that substantial weight loss at the time of diagnosis is appropriate to rescue the beta cells,” said senior study author Roy Taylor of...
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5 amazing healing benefits of Neem to beat your monsoon woes (Health Tips)
Neem has been referred to as a "wonder herb" for the many beneficial properties it possesses. It has as many as 130 different biologically-active compounds that enhance the well-being of several bodyparts such as skin, hair and blood, among others.
 
This wonder herb is a cornerstone in preventive health remedies to achieve holistic wellness. During monsoon, there is an increased risk of infections, and your skin and hair also require extra care, all of which neem can help you with.
 
Dr Hariprasad, Ayurveda expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, elaborates on how neem has properties that can benefit various parts of our body. 
 
Skin: In Ayurveda, it's commonly known that neem is an incredibly effective acne combatant and is often associated with naturally beautiful, glowing skin. During the monsoon, the sebaceous glands that are responsible for producing body oils and regulating perspiration, go into overdrive due to the increased humidity. This can lead to breakouts and oily skin. The anti-bacterial properties of neem have a positive impact on any pimples or black/whiteheads. The harmful effects of bacteria that cause these breakouts are nullified by...
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COMMENTS

Ramesh Poapt

2 months ago

neem tablets available in the mkt(himalaya is one of good co).
one can gulp 1 (or 2 tab) daily. neem oil is also available in mkt.

V.Krishnamoorthy

2 months ago

Many of us know the benefits. But the article does not mention how to use and which part of the neem tree is to be used. Usually, I take daily a small quantity young leaves, chew it and swallow. Please give details of use. now is the season for beautiful small fruits which I like.

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