Mother of a three-year-old weighs 17 kgs at 25

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterised by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. Similarly, a non-residential Indian (NRI) who is getting treated in Mumbai has come up with a shocking case for city experts. She is a 25-year-old mother weighing just 17 kgs!

Mother of a three-year-old weighs 17 kgs at 25Losing weight in a hurry is everyone’s dream of getting that perfect bod. However, it could turn into a nightmare if it’s the only thing one obsesses about. For this NRI from Africa, getting treated in Mumbai presented a shocking case for city experts. She is a 25-year-old mother weighing just 17 kgs suffering from […]

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’

During the round table, a team of researchers, who have carried out a rapid assessment of economic costs of food borne diseases in India, shared their findings. According to them, food borne diseases impose a huge economic burden on India. As per their estimates, this would amount to as much as 0.5 per cent of India’s GDP or about 28 billion USD

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’“Central Government is providing support to the tune of Rs 482 crore for the States. As many as 45 state labs are to be strengthened. I request the States to come forward with the proposals or give us the plan for strengthening the laboratories.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health […]

‘Staying fit is not tough’

‘Fitness is a way of life,’ For Yogesh Bhateja, a celebrity fitness trainer, who is the man behind actor Sonu Sood's chiselled body, actress Neetu Kapoor, comedian Kapil Sharma and choreographer and director Farah Khan's fitness and Tamannaah Bhatia and Esha Gupta's envious figure. So, if you aspire to achieve a fitter body, follow these keep-fit mantras

‘Staying fit is not tough’Jim Rohn said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in. So, exercise regularly and follow a well-balanced diet,” said Bhateja. He advised, “People who are physically fit are healthier and are less prone to health problems. Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style. You will have […]

Eating leafy greens is good for your brain health, says research

Among many other foods, the researchers recorded the number of servings of lettuce, spinach, kale and collard greens. At least twice over the course of the study they administered cognitive tests covering memory, spatial ability and perceptual speed

Eating leafy greens is good for your brain health, says researchResearchers studied 960 men and women ages 58 to 99 who completed food frequency questionnaires and had two or more cognitive assessments over an average of almost five years of follow-up. Those who ate the most leafy vegetables — one to two servings a day — scored the equivalent of 11 years younger on tests […]

Party season: Know how to strike a balance between junk and healthy food

At the end of the year, everybody gets busy planning the parties and their health and routine goes haywire. Here, experts list out tips to eat healthy, this party season.

Party season: Know how to strike a balance between junk and healthy foodIt’s that time of the year where everyone indulges in parties; get togethers, vacations, and more to celebrate the year end. With lip-smacking food around, it’s hard to resist, which ultimately leads to overindulging in food and drinks. Moreover, the after party detox and the strict diet routine can be difficult. Experts offer tips on  […]

Did you know, colour of food helps our brain decide what not to eat?

Our visual system is evolved to easily identify nutritious food. Redder an unprocessed food is, the more likely it is to be nutritious, while green foods tend to be low in calories

Did you know, colour of food helps our brain decide what not to eat?Red means “Green light, go for it!” Green means: “hmm, better not!” Like an upside down traffic light in our brain, color helps us decide whether or not to eat something. This, according to a study at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and recently published in the journal Scientific Reports stating […]

#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 relieve period bloating

Period bloating can be uncomfortable and may negatively affect self-confidence. Women may feel like they have gained weight or that their stomach is swollen and sticking out. Fortunately, there are changes women can make that may reduce these symptoms. This article offers tips that may help improve period bloating. It also explores what might be causing bloating during a period and when it is a good idea to see a doctor

How to relieve period bloatingMany women experience bloating before and at the start of their period. Can certain lifestyle changes offer some relief? Period bloating is when a woman feels her abdomen is heavy and swollen just before and at the start of her period. Bloating is also one of several premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can occur 1-2 […]

Premature ovarian failure tied to premature menopause

Changing lifestyle is one of the major reasons for premature ovarian failure which can also lead to premature menopause in women at a very early age, stated the Pune doctors. Also, the doctors are witnessing a rise in the cases of ovarian failure because of the changing lifestyle. Apart from the inability to conceive a child naturally, women suffering from pre-mature menopause are at a high risk of osteoporosis, dementia and heart related issues

Premature ovarian failure tied to premature menopauseIn Premature ovarian failure (POF) cases, women as young as 30-years-old face menopausal symptoms. POF is a condition where there is a physiological decrease in the number of eggs at a younger age. Lifestyle changes such as smoking, previous ovarian surgeries, anticancer therapies and familial POF are some of the reasons for low ovarian reserve […]

Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

It is doctor’s responsibility to taking care of patients. Sometimes doctors tend to ignore their health. But, Padma Shri Awardee Dr TP Lahane is an exception. Dr Lahane is a go getter, fitness enthusiast and a discipline eater who never gives his workout a miss. According to him, staying fit; can only pave a way towards a healthy life. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lahane revealed his stay-fit formulas

Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantraDr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches. Dr Lahane […]
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