PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions study

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, than women without polycystic ovary syndrome, according to study presented at the Society for Endocrinology BES annual conference

PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions studyWomen with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate. These findings support previous work showing that the condition may negatively affect mental health and highlight the importance of […]

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?

There is always a trendy oil, just as there is always a trendy fruit, or vegetable, or super-food. While it is interesting sometimes, to try out what’s in the news, when it comes to nutrition and wellness, I always recommend that you have a routine that is healthy for you and your family no matter what. This is essential because everyone’s lives are demanding and busy, so you don’t want to have to deal with unforeseen health problems, or allergies because some new ingredient or oil you tried made a family member ill. And it can be expensive to be trendy!

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?Indian cuisine often has the reputation of being greasy or unhealthy but this is very far from the truth. All regional cuisines are based on seasonal, healthy ingredients for the most part and if you cook heirloom recipes – recipes that your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents used – you’ll be much better off. Because they […]

The truth about fruit

The eat-right prescription brings all of that knowledge and expertise to your very own kitchen. No fad diets. No quick-fixes. No eliminating traditional foods. From buying the right ingredients, to planning meals, and involving kids in cooking, The eat-right prescription combines medical and scientific knowledge with practical wisdom. It’s the go-to guide for individuals and families who want to eat right, stay healthy and lead productive, happy lives

The truth about fruit“My team and I often hear the most ill-informed stories about food and fitness. While it can be funny, it’s also unfortunate that people do not have access to scientific truths about something that is so essential to their well-being. One of the most misunderstood foods are fruits. They are neither the miracle cure for […]

Why is nut milk the new food fad?

At Digestive Health Institute, we try steering clear of trends and fads as much as we can, because it’s really not healthy to keep eliminating or adding foods to your diet constantly, without much reason

Why is nut milk the new food fad?At Digestive Health Institute, we try steering clear of trends and fads as much as we can, because it’s really not healthy to keep eliminating or adding foods to your diet constantly, without much reason. When it comes to non-dairy milks, however, it’s hard to ignore them. The most popular one in India right now […]

Nine health tips to follow during Navaratri

Fasting is a good way to detoxify your body from the regular junk and alcohol that is consumed, helping maintain sugar levels in the body. However, keeping a tab on your fasting methods is important to avoid any health mishaps

Nine health tips to follow during NavaratriThe festival of Navaratri – nine nights of celebration of goddess Durga has begun and has been welcomed with much fervour. The festival witnesses tons of devotees observing a fast for a period of nine days in honour of the goddess. A strict no-meat practice enables one to savour various vegetarian specialties during this period. […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersPART 2  Staying hydrated is important during lactation but drinking water becomes a chore, let’s look at interesting ways to achieve it: Herbal tea: Boil tulsi, ginger, and lemongrass, mint (you can decide the quantity and choose all or just one or two ingredients). Before drinking, add lemon juice and jaggery or even green tea […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Given below are healthy eating habits that you can include in your day to day life

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’While passing by a school or a college, as an observer, I found that six out of ten young children and adolescents are obese. Even those who do not look obese or rather thin also carry high body fat – the unhealthiest tissue of the body; additionally very less muscle mass- the healthiest tissue of […]

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’

Prehabilitation is like immunisation, it’s about taking preventive measures in the form of modified life style so that we don’t land up with any kind of diseases in future. Or if at all a person is suffering from any disease, it will help in the management of the disease. As development of a disease is a process, it doesn’t happen suddenly. So give your diet a healthy boost

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’Prehabilitation is necessary as I see rise in a number of cases of the youngsters having hypertension and diabetes. So, to combat these diseases, one has to make healthy lifestyle modifications. Prehabilitation is related to diet (ahar), physical activity (vihar) and sleep (nidra). While talking about diet, these are few questions that on should keep […]

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’

Diet of each person with Type 2 Diabetes is different. Diet plans are based on their BMI, glycemic status and current therapy. Here are few thumb rules which type 2 diabetes patients should follow

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’  For type 2 diabetic patients, there should be a lower glycaemic index diet with a controlled amount of carbohydrates, good amount of protein and right fat. It’s easier to follow a diet in type 2 diabetes by using plate method. Divide plate into four parts. 1/4th of the plate should be of raw vegetables, 1/4th  plate should […]