‘Joint’ Custody!

Joint pain is extremely common, particularly amongst the elderly. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains and other injuries. Knee pain is the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles and […]


Thyroid health is an area of much interest and queries during my public lectures and interactions, over digital media with our esteemed readers. A principal cause of hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is related to elevated reverse T3 (a thyroid hormone) levels. This may be due to heavy metal toxicity, which can cause a functional form […]

The Solution!

If you’ve been following my writings, you know that science shows changing your eating habits is a powerful way to live healthy and fighting fit for life. Every time I write about a food item that should be excluded from our daily diet, I have many readers who express their strong intent to practice and […]

Beat The Wheat!

The humble chapatti is supposed to be wholesome and nourishing as it’s made from whole-wheat, compared to paav, which is made from refined wheat or maida. Often, I ask my diabetic patients in particular, and the wellness seeking clients in general, to replace wheat in their diet with millets. Today, let me explain the science […]

Back Up Now!

The human body is a perfect example of engineering at its best. The spine, in particular, poses as the perfect model for engineering and architecture students to understand how a good design can provide optimum performance of weight bearing, extreme degrees of mobility with strong stability, while protecting the delicate structure encased within. And in […]