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Remembering Juvenile Diabetics On World Diabetes Day

Despite medical advancement and years of research by healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies, there has been no breakthrough in finding a cure for Diabetes. Thankfully, with knowledge about the disease increasing, better forms of treatment and hopefully a cure are on their way. Parents are often at their wits’ end while trying to …

November 14, 20160 comments
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Movember

Movember- the hairiest month for men’s health, is the world’s largest movement for men’s health. It is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various cancers, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer….and also of mental health issues like depression. We need to know that more men …

November 1, 20160 comments
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CHEATING OUT this Diwali

Having cardiac disease, diabetes or trying to lose weight is hard enough. Trying to manage your cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels or weight during the festival season is sometimes harder. My patients often ask if they can have ‘cheat days’ when they can consume, albeit in moderation, one of their favourite foods. Something they can …

October 27, 20160 comments
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World Osteoporosis Day

The word “osteoporosis” means porous bones. When this occurs, the bones become so weak and brittle that even mild stresses like bending over to pick up a wallet, pushing a grocery cart in a food mall, or coughing, can cause a fracture. Our bone strength is related to its mass or density due to minerals like calcium, phosphorus etc presen …

October 20, 20160 comments
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World Arthritis Day

The theme for this year’s World Arthritis Day is ‘The future is in your hands, take action’.  We must encourage arthritic patients to take action daily and to live their life to the fullest, in the healthiest way that they possibly can. Living with rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases is not easy and can be physically and men …

October 11, 20160 comments
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Pumpkin Seeds

Back in the day, the rich would use slivers of pistachio as a garnish for mithai while the poor would have to make do with pumpkin seeds. These flat green seeds are one of nature’s most nourishing foods. Here is why : – They contain high amounts of vitamin E, B-complex, magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.- Pumpkin seeds promote overall pr …

October 10, 20160 comments
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Sweet Potatoes ( Shakarkand)

Native to Central and South America, sweet potatoes are one of the oldest vegetables known to man. They were brought to India by the Portuguese in the 16th century. These tuberous roots are very nutritious. They are the unsung heroes of a balanced diet for the following reasons: They are rich in antioxidants like beta carotene and vitamins A, D, E & …

September 15, 20160 comments
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Cheers? Bottoms up? A toast to good health?

What do whiskey, rum, beer, brandy, gin, vodka, wine, sake, ouzo and koumiss have in common? These beverages all contain ethanol – a form of alcohol. Even though each gram of alcohol provides 7 calories of energy, alcohol is not a food nutrient but a mind-altering drug. Each standard drink (45 ml liquor or 150 ml wine) has 13 to 14 gms of alc …

September 11, 20160 comments
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

 The worries and strains of daily life can be overwhelming and even exhausting. Surprisingly, positive events like an engagement or marriage, moving into a bigger and better home or workplace, going on a trip can also tire us. Understandably, emotional shock from bad news, a failed relationship or the death of a loved one can make us feeled dr …

August 24, 20160 comments
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Manganese …from the Greek word for MAGIC

The mineral manganese is a catalyst for enzyme action and synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol. It is necessary for the digestion of protein, for glucose regulation and thyroid activity. It is also needed for normal bone formation and development. Manganese has also been found to increase the activity of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismuta …

August 10, 20160 comments
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