Desi Paleo

Boost the immune system

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Healthy Living, Honey, Immunity Boost, Indian

This tonic is easy to make and is really effective.  It involves no cooking and I’ve seen benefits in using it for just one week.   All we need is a glass jar (I used an empty jam jar, cleaned and sun-dried) honey, pepper and garlic. Garlic : Everyone knows that garlic is really good for health.  Sadly though, cooking it destroys most of the benefits.  A study conducted by Washington State University showed that garlic is 100 times more effective than antibiotics in combating disease causing bacteria.  Its anti…read more

Real vs Fake Food

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo

We’re going through a bit of a domestic crisis at home. My live in help is on leave. Earlier when this happened, food was ordered in or brought home from restaurants as a norm. Cooking meals at home was a big NO NO. But then I was low on energy earlier. And I had not developed a taste for real food. I did not even know the concept of real food. Let me explain this. Real means something genuine and authentic. We call it asli or khalis in Hindi/Urdu. It…read more

Some basic questions on Paleo

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Gluten free, Grain free, Grains, Healthy Living, Low Carb, Paleo

I’m a vegetarian, still feeding my baby (1) What are the changes I need to make on a daily basis? – Like what should I keep in mind? (2) As a working mother, how much effort does it take to stick to this – in terms of cooking it ? (3) How long does it take for me to see results? – What I really want to achieve in 2015 : Lose 5 kgs, have a toned body and feel energetic and active.. First of all I’ll make this clear….read more

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Millets, a healthier option to wheat and rice

Posted by in Autoimmune disease, Grains, Low Carb, Millets, Paleo

There are many grains used by our ancestors that have fallen by the wayside.  They have not been commercialized and hence are not available in malls and supermarkets.  Millets are one such grains. I had never used millets until I decided to go paleo.  I had vaguely heard of Samaa ke chawal, but since I don’t fast, I had dismissed those tiny 200 grams packets that were sold at Pooja time.  I should have.  Millets are gluten free, rich in fiber, proteins, minerals and vitamins. They also have higher nutritional…read more