Category Archives: Health / Wellness

Mirrored Healing

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR It is not as bizarre as it appears to be on the surface. The human body and the ubiquitous chip have something in common — a palpable flair for self-regulation. Your electronic gizmo is a feat of technological excellence just as much, and more, the human body is with all its myriad feedback […]

Weight To Go

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR There is evidence to show that being overweight puts you at amplified health risk — high blood pressure, heart disorders, diabetes, and gall bladder disease, among others. Losing weight is, therefore, a key part of any early treatment plan, albeit recent research presents a paradox — that having a few ‘supplementary’ pounds may […]

Mind It To Mend It

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Mindfulness is about guiding our attention inwards, in the present moment, and relating to the sensations we are feeling, and what thoughts and emotions we’re going through. When diversions occur — a child crying, or TV jabbering, a bird singing, a new recollection surfacing — we just let them go. The mind is […]

Of Cause & Effect

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Our brain has a fundamental influence on our ‘mindful’ experience, not to speak of conscious responsiveness. It has a demonstrable pattern, or synergetic symmetry, no less. Yet, when consciousness is ‘measured’ in conventional parlance, the emergence of conscious experience seems mystifying. The argument is simple; also profound. While it is agreed that our […]

The Multinutrient Question

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR It’s obvious that vitamins and minerals ought to be a part of our wellness cover — like life insurance — in health and illness. Here’s why — vitamins are a cluster of organic nutrients found in plants and animals. They are called essential vitamins. They are vital for regulating the chemical progressions that […]

The Quest To Beat Cancer

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR It’s agreed that one-third of all deaths from cancer can be prevented, not by way of sophisticated ‘pre-emptive’ methods, but through simple practices — such as balanced diet, reducing weight, if one is corpulent, and keeping active, or doing exercise. Yet another important resolve is giving up smoking. It’s the most important thing […]

Under The Pump

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR You are caught in a traffic jam. No big guess. You have an important meeting lined up. No real surprise. Welcome to the stress labyrinth — an inevitable part of our life and existence. Stress is more than just a warped logjam. It has biotic and functional nitty-gritties and psychosomatic outcomes. It changes […]

Don’t Worry. Be Happy

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Your happiness quotient has a positive immune base — the true reflection of a strong immune system. This is because negative responses affect our immune response — while long periods of stress and negativism are evidenced to be a major risk for illness. To highlight virologist Ronald Glaser’s words, “Nobody believed, in the […]

Warped Logjam

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Our mind and body are designed to react to anxiety and stress by generating a surplus of chemicals and hormones — cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine, among others. This prompts the ‘alarm bell,’ followed by frenetic activity through the adrenal glands. This is also, in effect, the trigger for the pituitary gland to respond […]

All About Super-Nutrients

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR You’d sure think what the buzzword about nutraceuticals is all about. Because, the expression seems to be doing the rounds, much more than its equally noted ‘corollary’ — functional foods. Here goes — Nutraceuticals are simply functional foods with specific health and medical benefits. They also refer to dietary supplements and/or nutritional ingredients […]