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Traditional techniques at Marbela Beach Spa

Sinead Macmanus   With the art of alternative medicine brought down the ages, Marbela Beach Spa offers therapies based on traditional Chinese medicine as well as regular treatments that are sure to heal both body and mind Last week, I headed up north to visit the Marbela Beach Spa, a rejuvenating spark added to the already beautiful Marbela Beach Boutique …

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Everyday accidents that resulted in amazing food innovations

Coca Cola was supposed to be a remedy for headaches.Pharmacist John Pemberton tried various concoctions and dumped the present ingredients in a kettle. Though, he did not get what he was looking for, he set the ball rolling for one of the most valuable brands in the world   Zubin D’Souza   The Hungarian born American biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi once …

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Should we give up eating bacon?

Vir Sanghvi   So you knew cigarettes would kill you. You were aware that too much alcohol was dangerous. But did you ever realise that bacon was a silent killer? I shall pause for the shock to subside. But yes, it is true. Or so they say. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, based in Lyon, France …

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Don’t just visit: Explore new destinations, take longer ­vacations

Sneha Mahale   Last month, a study conducted by global ­consulting firm Northstar, in 26 countries, revealed that India ranks fourth among the world’s most vacation-deprived nations. Apparently, around 73 per cent of the respondents polled felt they deserve more breaks than what they got. But the reverse also seems to be true. Travel experts say a growing tribe of …

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Foods that heal

Rohini Diniz   It is said that the health of an individual is determined by many factors. Diet is the only major determinant of health that is totally under your control as it is you who has the final say over what to and what not to eat or drink. The food that we eat is like a double edged …

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7 steps to health and happiness: Delay lifestyle diseases by a decade

Sanchita Sharma   Since health is a prerequisite for happiness, here’s a seven-point checklist to prevent and delay lifestyle diseases by at least a decade, maybe two. 1. Keep blood pressure under 130/90 mmHg. High blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as a systolic (higher reading) blood pressure above 140 mmHg and a diastolic (lower reading) pressure of more than 90 …

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Abate arthritis pain in winter

DEEPIKA RATHOD   There’s a lot to love about winter: breathing crisp air, sipping hot chocolates (and don’t forget to drink more water, as insisted in my earlier article) and wrapping up thick coats and scarves. Although this sounds good but to some people the stiff and sore joints can be a real painful sight in these cooler months; and …

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Your Health and You

Luke Coutinho   “New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights”–Hamilton …

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Michael Learns to Rock in Goa

Pop and soft rock band ‘Michael Learns to Rock’ has given listeners many memorable hits. Currently in Goa, the band is all set to perform for the Goan audience at the Live Music People Project and 100 Pipers Play for a Cause concert today NT BUZZ Anyone who grew up in the 90’s and who was exposed to western pop …

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Bread – perhaps the most famous food commodity through the ages

Zubin D’Souza The world was extremely shocked to know that humans have been consuming bread for close to thirty thousand years. Yup! You got that right. Bread has been around for 30K years and it may probably have a lot more to tell us about humans that we can ever know about bread. Prehistoric man found grains edible but they …

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