May 7, 2024

Embracing Traditional Probiotics: Lacto-Fermented Pickles

In the colorful tapestry of Indian cuisine, pickles hold a revered place. From the tangy Aam ka Achar (mango pickle) to the fiery Mirchi ka Achar (chili pickle), these vibrant condiments are more than just accompaniments; they are a celebration of flavor and tradition....
April 30, 2024

Overnight Fermented Rice: Nature’s Probiotic

In our journey towards better health, we often overlook simple yet powerful solutions that nature provides. One such hidden gem lies in the age-old practice of fermenting rice overnight, transforming it into a natural probiotic powerhouse. .....
April 23, 2024

Our First Probiotic – A Gift from Birth

In the journey of infancy, amidst the marvels of birth and early development, there exists a silent protagonist, Bifidobacterium longum – our first probiotic. Often overshadowed, yet crucial in shaping our health from the very beginning, this bacterium deserves recognition as the pioneer of our gut microbial ecosystem.....
April 15, 2024

The Microbial Angle to The Curd

As summer rolls in, there's one food that takes the spotlight: The home-made Curd. Not too long ago, it played a supporting role, accompanying parathas or making an occasional appearance in watered-down chaas or raita....
April 10, 2024

Uncovering the Silent Pandemic: Diabetes Awareness

In the global landscape of health, one silent pandemic looms large, often overlooked despite its staggering prevalence: diabetes. This chronic condition, characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, affects millions worldwide, with numbers rising at an alarming rate....
  • Embracing Traditional Probiotics: Lacto-Fermented Pickles
    In the colorful tapestry of Indian cuisine, pickles hold a revered place. From the tangy Aam ka Achar (mango pickle) to the fiery Mirchi ka Achar (chili pickle), these vibrant condiments are more than just accompaniments; they are a celebration of flavor and tradition....
  • Overnight Fermented Rice: Nature’s Probiotic
    In our journey towards better health, we often overlook simple yet powerful solutions that nature provides. One such hidden gem lies in the age-old practice of fermenting rice overnight, transforming it into a natural probiotic powerhouse. .....
  • Our First Probiotic – A Gift from Birth
    In the journey of infancy, amidst the marvels of birth and early development, there exists a silent protagonist, Bifidobacterium longum – our first probiotic. Often overshadowed, yet crucial in shaping our health from the very beginning, this bacterium deserves recognition as the pioneer of our gut microbial ecosystem.....
  • The Microbial Angle to The Curd
    As summer rolls in, there's one food that takes the spotlight: The home-made Curd. Not too long ago, it played a supporting role, accompanying parathas or making an occasional appearance in watered-down chaas or raita....
  • Uncovering the Silent Pandemic: Diabetes Awareness
    In the global landscape of health, one silent pandemic looms large, often overlooked despite its staggering prevalence: diabetes. This chronic condition, characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, affects millions worldwide, with numbers rising at an alarming rate....
April 18, 2023

Food Heritage

"Eat raw greens, salads, avocado with olive oil dressing to lower cholesterol”, β€œI am on a high protein diet to lose body fat”, β€œI eat only healthy food, yet I gain weight”. ....
March 21, 2023

The Real Deal with Antibiotics

Antibiotics, as we know are effective tools to kill bacteria that cause infection. Our younger generation is very familiar with this term. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives ever since the discovery of the first documented antibiotic, Penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928. Nearly a century later, with the over-prescription of antibiotics, discovery of newer antibiotics and even more novel uses of antibiotics, we have entered the scary world of antibiotic resistance......
March 7, 2023

A Mother’s Love

There is nothing more precious in this world than the love of a mother for her children, or is there? A mother’s love comes in different forms… the chemical form of oxytocin that is generated during childbirth that fills the mother with so much love that she has never experienced before, for her newborn….
February 28, 2023

Pee-CeeΒ Oh-Dee!

Does the title of the blog pique you? Well, then let me tell you about some incidents that are common to so many women but they refuse to talk about it......
February 21, 2023

TEEN SCARE!

Monday mornings come with β€œBlues”. However, despite the rush I was amazed to see my 13-year-old trying to cover her face with all kinds of scarves trying to hide something....
February 14, 2023

Eat Now, Pay Later

Mixing two negatives to make a positive (aka soft drink + instant noodles) sounds like a scary combination, but whatever sounds cool, right? Following weird food fads seems to be the new trend now. Even if it takes a toll on our long-term health, why bother to think about tomorrow?....
February 7, 2023

It’s a Microbial World

In the world of microbes, we are insignificant beings. Such was the realization when we went for the inauguration of the event β€œWorld of Microbes” at Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College in Navi Mumbai, India. The overnight travel did not deter us from participating in the excitement of the wonderful and unique event....
January 17, 2023