It is a common notion that whatever we consume gets converted into energy. Although this holds true for much of what we eat, there is stuff inside our food that is not converted into fuel. However, it does not mean they are not important. Such micro elements are very much relevant since without these we will not be able to process our food. These miniscule compounds are essential for our life also referred to as vitamins & minerals. Since our body cannot create them, we need to regularly have them through our food. Without them we cease to exist.

Scientists…


Butyrate is a short chain fatty acid that provides fuel for cells of our gut lining, supports the immune system of the colon wall & protects against diseases associated with the digestive tract. It is produced by your gut bacteria & improves your digestive health. Butyrate makes sure that our existence & those of microbiome are symbiotic. Our gut bacteria digests plant fibres for us & converts them into organic compounds known as short chain fatty acids that play a pivotal role in our health & well being.

As shared in our earlier blog, microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria…


Obesity- the biggest epidemic that has plagued busy professionals, is a major risk for type 2 diabetes. However it is important to note that those suffering from type2 diabetes does not necessarily struggle with maintaining a healthy weight & not all the people who are carrying fat around the body organs develop diabetes.

Fat deposits around the liver & pancreas is what inhibits insulin secretion. However, there is a solution to overcoming this syndrome. Insulin sensitivity & resistance can be improved & even reversed through genetically aligned nutrition & workout. Environmental & lifestyle factors such as high BMI(>25) & sedentary…


52% of the global adult population is either overweight or obese. According to WHO, Obesity refers to excessive fat accumulation that can negatively impact our health. In order words, people having body mass index(BMI), ratio of Height & weight above 30 are considered as obese( considering abnormal fat accumulation, some people-bodybuilders/weight lifters having BMI 30 plus have large amount of muscle mass & as such they would not be considered as Obese). Most of us think Obesity is a function of what we eat & how much we eat- consuming more calories & burning less. However, this is too good…


Over last so many years, we have been on a journey to find reasons why we have become fatter, overweight & obese. Most of the reasons are related to processed foods, refined sugar, saturated & trans fat, salt & now the focus has shifted to gluten. We have discussed about gluten in our earlier blog.

Of late we have been observing a lot of obscure knowledge on the internet about the connection between gluten & various beverages specifically coffee. Let us discuss this correlation in detail.

As discussed in our previous blogs, our genetic predisposition to gluten plays a major…


Given our current western lifestyle, bloating is a very common concept. So what is bloating? Bloating is used to describe gassiness & feeling of fullness in the region between chest & waist. Sometimes bloating also represents swelling around the gut. Another variation of bloating can be when your clothes seem smaller than they did yesterday or ring in your finger becomes tight. This is nothing but fluid/water retention.

In this part we are going to discuss three causes of bloating:

How to tackle this: Make sure that you drink plenty of water when you are consuming alcohol & very next…


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a mammoth task given that our body is highly complex. We end up following ill fated advice for diet & consuming a lot of supplements which offer no or mediocre results. However, it is not as difficult as it sounds! There are a number of simple ways to improve your health & a lot it has to do with your gut. Our body relies on good bacteria to regulate our digestive system, support immunity, release of hormones, serotonin production, & much more. …


Weight loss & fat loss have become common phrases to hear given our sedentary lifestyle & adoption of high processed & western based nutrition approach. However, have you ever heard of words such as fat bacteria or skinny Microbe? No, Right! It is important to note here that it is not calories but your gut health will determine whether you are fat or thin. Are you astonished to learn this? Let us discuss this in detail

Your gut microbiome helps in regulating your metabolism, nutrient absorption & weight management. You may find people around you eating a lot & working…


We all have internal clocks that regulate processes to enable life such as metabolism, immune system, storing energy, transporting oxygen, maintaining gut health, body temperature, release of hormones and many more. This internal clock is referred to as Circadian Rhythm. Circadian Rhythm is regulated by clock genes that make the body tick like a well oiled machine. We all know that there is something in our body that regulates the cycle of living creatures be it mammals, algae or human beings. There are millions of biological functions that strive to accomplish three major functions- eat/drink, sleep & reproduce.

Circadian Rhythm…


We are always told that exercise is good for the heart. Exercises reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart diseases & stroke. We are going to share physical adaptations to heart by a regular workout regime. Let us discuss in detail changes your heart undergoes in response to intense & regular workout.

  1. A big heart: Indulging in intense & regular workout enlarges our heart. With more advanced imaging techniques available now, we can measure changes & enlargement of our heart chambers. Our heart is made up of 4 differently sized chambers. The top two chambers are called atria…

Sushant Kumar

Corporate finance professional turned Health & Fitness Entrepreneur, a fitness enthusiast, adventurer & trekking enthusiast

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