Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’

October is observed as breast cancer awareness month. The word ‘cancer’ comes with a negative connotation and is associated with trauma. My Medical Mantra beings to you a story of a breast cancer survivor, who states that fitness, diet, and positive thinking, are the keys to overcome it

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’“I have known that I am suffering from cancer. However, I had made a firm decision, whatever happens; I will fight this battle, and will never surrender. I knew that I would have to suffer from  hardship, pain, and agony, but I told myself, cancer cannot defeat me,” said Saluja Choudhary (name changed), while speaking […]

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for it

Prajakta Borse, a sports nutritionist and clinical dietician, shares whether one should or should not follow a keto diet

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for itWith the increasing celebrity diets and several kinds of research, curiosity, and demand for ketogenic diet rank much higher. Being a nutrition expert, I insist people understand the diet before engaging in any such diet programs. Let’s see what ketosis is: It forces the body to utilise fats as an energy source, since; absence or […]

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman Bhawan

A ‘test and treat’ camp for anaemia has been organised at Nirman Bhawan for ten days.  The objective of this camp is to generate awareness in community regarding anaemia

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman BhawanFacilities of haemoglobin testing and nutrition counselling will be provided at the camps by National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Anaemia (NCEAR-A). Nutrition counsellors from National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets (NCEAR-D, Lady Irwin College) and Centre for acute malnutrition (Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital) will also provide nutrition counselling to […]

Parental diet before conception can have a major impact on a child’s health

 A child’s health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers reveal

Parental diet before conception can have a major impact on a child’s healthWhat a mother and father eat, and whether they are seriously overweight, in other words, can have ‘profound implications for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before conception,’ they warned in a trio of studies. The findings, reported in The Lancet, a leading medical journal, should heighten awareness of ‘preconception risk factors,’ […]

Can onion juice help restore hair growth?

Onions contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids. Antioxidants are believed to protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are thought to contribute to the aging process. For example, free radicals may destroy the hair follicles and lead to thinning and loss of the hair

Can onion juice help restore hair growth?Hair loss is very common and may involve bald patches, complete baldness or gradual thinning. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 million men and women in the United States have some degree of hair loss. Fast facts on onion juice for hair loss: Onions contain certain minerals, which may be good for […]

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Potassium is a mineral that is considered essential for the human body. It not only aids muscle contraction and nerve and cell function, but it also helps to regulate the heartbeat.. The new research suggests that potassium supplementation could be one way to help combat atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart diseaseResearchers have found that mice with low dietary potassium are more likely to experience vascular calcification, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis. This is major risk factor for heart disease. Increasing dietary potassium, however, was found to reduce vascular calcification in the rodents, suggesting that a diet rich in potassium could help to prevent heart disease. […]

Most new mothers don’t take extra nutrition

Dr Alka Bharti, an executive nutritionist in Motherhood Hospital, Pune, shares how a new mother can take some extra care of themselves by taking care of their baby

Most new mothers don’t take extra nutritionA new mother, post-delivery, goes through many changes both physically and emotionally. Therefore, she needs to take care of herself by having a sufficient amount of nutrients that would rebuild her strength. However, their diet changes with changing lifestyle, which, directly or indirectly, effect on infant’s growth and nourishment. Almost 70% of new mothers give […]

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

Compared with adults who consumed fewer than one serving of fruit or one tomato per day, those who ate more than three portions of fruit or more than two tomatoes experienced slower lung function decline

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest studyThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, conducted the study. The findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal. Every year, around 55.4 per cent of all adult smokers attempt to quit smoking. Smoking cessation dramatically reduces the risk of disease, including lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problem

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2018 is ‘Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health’

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problemThe basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development. Nutrition is an issue of survival, health and development for current and succeeding generations. Children who are born with a low birth weight […]

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women, finds study

The Binghamton University research suggests that women need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women, finds studyMounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain dictate susceptibility to mental disease. However, little is known about the role of dietary patterns in gender-specific psychological well-being. A team of researchers led by Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University, conducted an anonymous survey of […]