Indrani Raman, Author at Excel Health MD

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Turmeric – The Super Herb

Growing up in India, Turmeric is woven so much into our daily meals as a spice that we hardly think of it as anything special. Yet, it is a very important herb in our diet and Ayurveda has prescribed this for various ailments for 2000 years. The botanical name for the plant is Curcuma longa

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Healthy Living: An integrative approach to wellness

As an Integrative medicine doctor, I am asked frequently about good health practices. I always recommend to begin with the following three aspects. Nutrition Most Americans, eat too much of high glycemic load carbohydrates, bad fats, sugar-laden beverages and processed foods. We eat bread, chicken dishes, energy or sports drinks, pizzas, burgers and desserts. These

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Top 10 tips to fight holiday weight gain

Every year when Thanksgiving comes around, I start getting worried about gaining more weight in the holiday season. I know that I will be up against pumpkin pies, pecan pies and my favorite stuffing. It is a real struggle y’all. This is the time when our diet plans are at major risk. No worries, this

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Meditation: Is it just a hype or backed by scientific studies?

Meditation is defined as – “A mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being.” (NCCIH 2016) It is a mind and body practice with origins dating back to several centuries in many cultures and

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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus. But what do you do if

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Are portion sizes making you gain weight?

If I could get a penny every time I heard someone say “Oh, I was so good with my diet last week, but the scale showed no change! “I would be a thousand dollars richer at least” One of the common reasons people have a stall with weight loss or worse weight gain is with

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The Role Hormones Play In Migraines

Migraine affects more than 37 million men and women in the US. As a result of these patterns, researchers have speculated that migraines might be linked to hormonal activity in women. Periods Most migraine sufferers are women, and many female migraine sufferers report getting migraines at certain times of the month, that is, around the

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