These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleep

Sleep expert Sammy Margo shares five foods you should eat to rest well. She also reveals what never to have before sleeping, including alcohol

These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleepInsomnia affects roughly one in three people, while most adults struggle to get a full eight hours every night. The reason for our restless nights could be the foods and drinks we’re having just before we go to bed, according to a sleep expert. Sammy Margo, author of The Good Sleep Guide, has revealed the […]

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?

A recent study concluded that pizza consumption among kids and adolescents was associated with higher daily calorie intake, saturated fat and sodium. It also found that pizza eaten as a snack or from fast-food restaurants had greatest negative impact on calorie intake

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?Yes, pizza is healthy, yet it isn’t. You pizza can turn from nutritionally decent to diet disaster and it all depends on the type of crust, amount of cheese and toppings used. Healthy pizzas can deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, which means if you are watching your salt intake, […]

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections Drink herbal […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’

Today, Indian Medical Association (IMA) doctors from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand against an archaic colonial era rule which requires doctors to taste the test and test the food being served to VIP and VVIP during their visit to a place. My Medical Mantra spoke to senior doctors to know about their take on this vexing issue

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’They have written a letter, voicing their displeasure over this practice to the Madhya Pradesh government and union government. The purpose behind this rule was to make sure that the food was not contaminated or poisoned, but today it is needless and demeaning to doctors. In a show of solidarity, the Maharashtra Association of Resident […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MP

Doctors from Gwalior had written a letter to Madhya Pradesh and union government making their stand clear that they will not eat or taste food meant for the VVIPS. Now these sentiments have been echoed by the doctors associations from different parts of the country, including the Indian Medical Association in Delhi

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MPDoctors from the Indian Medical Association, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand and refused to be guinea pigs for VVIPs and VIPs. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), the Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO) and Federation of all India Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) have all lent their support of the doctors from […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs

The doctors have refused to play guinea pigs to the VVIPs and the VIPs. Expressing their displeasure, the doctors from the Indian Medical association, Madhya Pradesh, have written a letter to the Madhya Pradesh government and the union government. They have made it clear to the government, that henceforth, the doctors will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIPs

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs“We are doctors; we will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIP-VIPs (Very Important Person). Why do doctors always need to eat and certify the food? We will not do this,” states a letter written by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Madhya Pradesh. Fed up with a 200-year-old colonial rule, the doctors have […]

Scientists reveal the real reason behind why people feel ‘hangry’

What makes someone go from simply being hungry to full-on ‘hangry’? More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues, according to research published by the American Psychological Association

Scientists reveal the real reason behind why people feel ‘hangry’There’s a difference between being hungry—a feeling we all get between meals – and being ‘hangry’. If you get hangry, you probably already know it: your hunger pangs put you in a very bad mood that you (and your family and friends) have a hard time ignoring. But is being hangry a real thing, or […]

Diet chart: Choose the right food this monsoon

Preparation for monsoon not just about protecting oneself externally but it is also about changing ones diet to keep in tune with the new season. Experts say that monsoon brings many viral and infectious diseases along with it. It is therefore necessary to have a good immune system to fight such diseases

Diet chart: Choose the right food this monsoonWhile monsoon has already arrived in Mumbai, it will soon making its way across India country, people are gearing up their preparations for the season. While they are busy buying umbrella and repairing their house, hardly anyone is thinking about what diet should be followed in the monsoon season. Neeta Somkunwar, a nutritionist and dietician […]

Consumption of grilled meat can raise your blood pressure, study finds

Researchers found that among participants who ate grilled, broiled, or roasted beef, chicken, or fish at least 15 times each month were 17% more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who consumed these foods fewer than four times per month

Consumption of grilled meat can raise your blood pressure, study findsThe new research was led by Gang Liu, Ph.D., of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. High blood pressure, or hypertension, will occur when the force of blood that pushes against the wall of the arteries becomes too high. This can increase the risk of stroke, […]

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your health

Certain digestive issues can also cause a change in stool colour, usually making it appear pale, green, black, or red. Any concerns about changes in stool colour or consistency should be assessed by a healthcare professional, as it may indicate an underlying problem

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your healthVariations in the colour of a person’s stool can indicate a medical condition that may need to be investigated and treated. Orange poop is often a sign that a person should change something in their diet. Stool colour Healthy bowel movements typically produce stools that are brown in colour. Common colour changes that can indicate […]