All you need to know about lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance, a digestive disorder that makes a person unable to digest lactose or the main carbohydrate in dairy products, is surprisingly becoming more common in adults

All you need to know about lactose intoleranceAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 65 per cent of the human population suffers from it after infancy, developing the reduced ability to digest lactose. Defined by The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (USA) as “a condition in which you have digestive symptoms – such as […]

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium for bones and its role in day-to-day life

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?Osteoporosis is a bone disease where there is a drastic reduction in bone density, rendering bones easily breakable. The low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones lead to repeated fractures. Men and women over 50 years may experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Women […]

All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

Dr Manjiri Mehta, a Consultant Gynaecologist, Obstetrician, and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi shares that though a woman may not be able to conceive a child, however, she can now breastfeed her surrogate child through medical advancements

All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate childFor most women, getting pregnant is an opportunity of a lifetime. However, not every woman can achieve this entitlement due to various biological factors. Some factors that may hamper pregnancy may include repeated miscarriages, failure of embryo impartment in the womb, hysterectomy or a pelvic disorder, impaired uterus, a dangerous heart condition, high blood pressure, […]

Why is nut milk the new food fad?

At Digestive Health Institute, we try steering clear of trends and fads as much as we can, because it’s really not healthy to keep eliminating or adding foods to your diet constantly, without much reason

Why is nut milk the new food fad?At Digestive Health Institute, we try steering clear of trends and fads as much as we can, because it’s really not healthy to keep eliminating or adding foods to your diet constantly, without much reason. When it comes to non-dairy milks, however, it’s hard to ignore them. The most popular one in India right now […]

Maha: Milk and food adulteration mafias to face life imprisonment

The Maharashtra government had tabled the bill for harsher punishment to the milk and food adulterators in the assembly on November 22. The assembly has unanimously passed the bill. With this milk and food adulteration mafia's to face imprisonment for life in the state

Maha: Milk and food adulteration mafias to face life imprisonmentMilk and food adulteration mafia in Maharashtra will face a maximum punishment of life imprisonment Food and Drug Administration (FDA) minister Girish Bapat, announced this in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Thursday, November 22 Ranjeet Patil, Minister of State Home, Maharashtra tabled the bill for the harsher punishment in the assembly and was passed by the […]

10% of milk produced unsafe for consumption In India, reveals FSSAI survey

An interim report of the National Milk Quality Survey, 2018 released by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) revealed that India is largely safe, even though quality issues persist. Over 90 per cent of the samples were found safe in the survey

10% of milk produced unsafe for consumption In India, reveals FSSAI surveyThe survey, however, found slightly less than 10% samples had contaminants coming mainly from poor farm practices. This is by far the largest systematic survey of milk both in terms of sample size and numbers of parameters (4 quality parameters, 12 adulterants; and 4 contaminants – 93 antibiotic residues, 18 pesticides residues, Aflatoxin M1 and […]

Here’s what a mother should consume to increase breast milk secretion 

Nutritionalist Prajakta Borse shares what a new mother should do to increase the secretion of the breast milk. And how to increase its nutritional values

Here’s what a mother should consume to increase breast milk secretion Breastfeeding should strictly be the baby’s first and only nourishment for the first six months. The more you give and the more baby demands, more it refills to complete baby’s needs for mental and physical development. Breast milk also reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It has the highest biological value of […]

Your milk may appear to be pure white, but is it pure?

What is the first thing you usually do once you enter the kitchen in the morning? For most of us it is boiling the milk for our daily cup of tea or coffee. But has it ever crossed your mind, whether the milk which you are using of a good quality?

Your milk may appear to be pure white, but is it pure?You have a good reason to doubt whether your milk has been or not as the Maharashtra FDA has begun crackdown against milk adulterators. In six months 3,576 litres of contaminated milk has been destroyed by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Maharashtra. FIRs have been registered against 11 people. 1,433 milk bags have been […]

Maha: 3-year imprisonment for milk adulterators soon

Maharashtra government to make milk adulteration a non-bailable offence. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly, state food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat said if the penalty for milk adulteration was increased to three years, there would be no scope for the accused to get bail

Maha: 3-year imprisonment for milk adulterators soonGirish Bapat, Food and civil supplies minister said, penalty for milk adulteration would be raised to three years and there will be regular checks on vans. He was responding to the issue, which was raised by Ameet Satam of the Bharatiya Janata Party and others through a Calling Attention notice. Currently, the adulteration of milk […]

Nair Hospital starts a human milk bank

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is 6 months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to 2 years or beyond. But, sometimes mothers cannot provide breast milk to their children. Owing to which, BYL Nair Hospital has started a milk bank

Nair Hospital starts a human milk bankA human milk bank essentially stores breast milk of lactating mothers and feeds babies of mothers unable to produce enough milk. Causes for lactation issues range from tension to weakness. The milk bank is a simple set-up, comprising a cold storage, breast pumps and storage bottles or packages. There are 517 milk banks around the […]