Profile: Kriti Saraswat
Professional Writer on Health
A keen observer of things around her, Kriti was always inclined towards the journalism field as a career. After internships at various online portals, magazines, both in India and abroad, and an MA from the University of Sheffield, she landed a job with a travel magazine. After a year-long stint there, she joined thehealthsite.com, writing lifestyle and beauty articles and with the intention of getting fitter and healthier.
NoteStreams By Kriti Saraswat
Sujata Kulkarni, 60, suffered from diabetes for 23 years before she reversed her condition–solely with diet modifications and following a healthy lifestyle. It was with the help of Dr. Pramod Tripathi that she could turn things around. Sujata shares how she achieved this feat.
With sedentary lifestyles and long working hours becoming commonplace, more and more people are falling prey to conditions such as carpal tunnel and RSI. If you think these conditions are unavoidable due to the very nature of your job, you are wrong. Dr. Debbie Amini, an occupational therapist from the American Occupational Therapy Association, shares ways you can keep these conditions at bay, without compromising on your work.
Does your face feel oily and dry at the same time? You have combination skin, which can be tricky to manage as not all ingredients work on it – some can be too drying while some will make it oilier. But worry not, Dr. Anju Methil, a dermatologist and cosmetologist, shares face packs and scrubs that work on this skin type. According to Dr. Anju, ‘Combination skin is one that is oily and dry. Usually the T-zone that is the forehead and nose are oily while the cheeks are either dry or normal.’
When you think of healthy snacks, one of the first things that you are likely to grab is a mixed bag of almonds, raisins, walnuts, figs, etc. You may call all of them dry fruits but did you know there is a difference between nuts and dry fruits? Though a mixed bag is healthy, you may want to choose one over the other depending on your fitness goal — whether it’s weight loss, managing diabetes or some other condition. Nutritionist Prema Kodical tells us how to make the right choice.
Think a toothbrush is just for brushing and keeping your mouth clean? What if we told you it can double up as a beauty tool? A toothbrush can come in handy for a variety of beauty hacks. So don’t miss out on this wonder tool and make it the new must-have in your make-up kit.
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells from your skin which not only renews it from within but also keeps it glowing and looking younger. The layer which makes your skin look dull is also removed from it when you exfoliate it. In order to exfoliate my skin in a natural way, I prefer using home-made packs which have natural ingredients sans chemicals. This really leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. These packs can be made in minutes and do not need much expertise as well. Here are a few exfoliating packs you too can try.