Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

The best way to protect yourself against these metabolism-slowing factors is to avoid quick weight loss and extended fasting or very low calorie diets. If you are losing weight, take your time, and be sure to consume sufficient protein, which helps to prevent the loss of muscle

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Let us prevent childhood blindness and protect the future of the country, say ophthalmologist

Childhood blindness can be prevented by a proper diagnosis at an early age, regular screening and by creating awareness regarding the eye screening. As childhood blindness can be prevented with appropriate treatment

Let us prevent childhood blindness and protect the future of the country, say ophthalmologistChildhood blindness is a growing menace and immediate measures have to be taken to tackle it. Prof Swapan Samanta, eye department, Burdwan Medical College and Bijoy Chand Mohatab Hospital, West Bengal said that “We are creating awareness through campaigns to protect the eyes of children and prevent blindness and a state level Continuous Medical Education […]

Get your ‘Back’ on track

As the spine ages, one may feel some aches and pains. So, the back pain after the age of 50, can be tackled by physiotherapy and lifestyle modifications, say experts

Get your ‘Back’ on trackAll the joints in the body undergo wear and tear. However, the joint where there is maximum stress, will affect first, for example the joints of the spine said doctors. Nisha Singh (name changed), a 55 year-old, housewife who resides in Andheri, visited Dr Abhijit Kale, assistant professor, orthopaedic department at LTMG Sion Hospital. Dr […]

Father donates a part of liver to save his son

Viral Vyas, a servicemen from Gujarat, is giving us major parental goals, by donating a part of his liver to his seven-and-a-half-month-old ailing son, who was detected with a genetic liver condition

Father donates a part of liver to save his sonNidish Viral Vyas, was seven-and-a-half-month-old, when he was detected with a genetic liver condition called biliary atresia. The condition generally is seen as newborn defect. In which, the bile duct in the liver is abnormally narrow, blocked or absent. “Most of the times, in such cases, the gene can be responsible. However, the kid and the […]

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 […]

A high fat, low carb diet is not safe, warn experts

Ketogenic diet which is high-fat diet, moderate in protein low-carb, is said to promote weight loss. But experts warned that it can cause side effects as it is not a scientific and a safe diet

A high fat, low carb diet is not safe, warn expertsA ketogenic diet is high on fat, moderate in protein and extremely low in carbs. As carbs are reduced and fat is increased, the body enters a state called ketosis (Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low)  and converts fats into ketones — molecules that supply energy for […]

‘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 […]
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