Between health and faith – managing type 2 diabetes during Ramadan

In India, festivities are filled all throughout the year. Most often these festivities are accompanied by extensive fasting to over indulgent-feasting which tend to botch with the healthy dietary plan

Between health and faith – managing type 2 diabetes during RamadanPeople with diabetes become more visible to the dangers of fasting or excessive feasting. The holy month of Ramadan, which sees Muslims all over the world fast during daylight hours, begins this weekend. Does having type 2 diabetes exclude a person from fasting? Not necessarily. The decision belongs to the person, but getting some advice […]

The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals study

It’s okay to indulge once in a while as the body adapts to occasional short-term overeating

The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals studyOvereating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and […]

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressure

In daily fasting, or the 16:8 diet, people can eat whatever they like for 8 hours and fast for the remaining 16. A new study evaluates the benefits of this 16:8 pattern for obese individuals and finds that not only does the diet work, but also that it helps to lower blood pressure

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressureMore and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight.  There are different form of this diet, depending on the time intervals of ‘fasting’ and ‘feasting.’ The so-called 5:2 diet, for instance, consists of eating normally for 5 days every week and fasting for 2 days. In […]

Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?

Fasting is nothing new. For a month every year, practising Muslims celebrate Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset, and it’s a part of many other major religious traditions. But is it healthy and effective to restrict eating or fast on a regular basis?

Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?Tipping the scales at 105 kgs, Charles Joy realised he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success. In 2013, he lost more than 45 kilos through exercise and diet. But afterward, his weight slowly began to creep back up. In 2017, […]

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US study

Fasting may protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. While food is known to influence clocks in peripheral tissues, it was unclear, until now, how the lack of food influences clock function and ultimately affects the body

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US studyFasting may not be just a mere religious or lifestyle practice. It might actually serve to protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. This study opens new avenues of investigation that could ultimately lead to the development of nutritional strategies to improve health in humans Each and every one of […]

Benefits of fasting and how to survive hunger pangs

Along with this new study, past research has suggested that fasting may strengthen the immune system, boost mood, improve sleep, and even enhance your sex life

Benefits of fasting and how to survive hunger pangsFasting may not be fun, but a new study suggests there’s another reason to clear your plate for a set period of time and endure hunger pangs: the research suggests that the behaviour may not only be good for your waistline, it could improve brain function as well, and give the nervous system a break. […]

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?

Dr Pradeep Gadge shares whether fasting is good for diabetic patients, and if a patient opts for fasting, then how to do it in a right way.

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?Navratri has a special place many people, and they welcome it with great enthusiasm, many people prefer fasting during the fest. Due to religious and scientific beliefs, these nine days are said to be the best for fasting. For a diabetic patient, fasting during Navratri is not mandatory, it is a personal choice. A diabetic […]

#Waterfast diet: Only water on the menu can be dangerous, warn experts

A worrisome new diet craze is sweeping across social media under the hashtag #waterfast. Talking about this controversial diet, experts warn people to avoid following it. As, it can be dangerous and can have negative impacts on health

#Waterfast diet: Only water on the menu can be dangerous, warn expertsThe controversial ‘water fasting’ diet includes only water on the menu. As the idea behind it is to eat nothing at all. Intermittent fasting has been in vogue for quite some time now, but this new diet takes things to a whole new level to the point where it borders on starvation. As per experts, […]

How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive season

During the festive season, we tend to forget all the cares and worries of life and along with this we may also forget our usual diet which we follow. Unfortunately, during this time we not only witness an increase in newly detected cases of type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle disorders, but also the worsening of blood of people with diabetes

How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive seasonFestivals in India are mostly associated with fasts and feasts whether it is Navaratri followed by Dussehra and Diwali or Ramzan followed by Eid. Festivals include rituals which involve fasting, as well as visiting friends and relatives which involve feasts. Markets are filled with sweets, and other food items which are rich in fat, sugar […]

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. […]