How to show support for people living with HIV?
World #AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day. Indian […]
Taurine is a non-essential/conditionally essential amino acid which acts as a cell membrane stabilizer in the body and can aid various antioxidant defence systems. It is found in foods, in the highest amounts in meats and seafood. It is seen as a constituent of many sports drinks. It does not participate in protein synthesis. Some […]
L-Arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid found in the diet. Good food sources of L-arginine include eggs, meats, milk, soy proteins, peanuts and walnuts. Conditionally essential means it is particularly important during periods of illness and chronic conditions like hypertension, kidney disease and type II diabetes. These states tend to be characterized by an increase […]
Nutrition Guidelines for Covid-19 Patients
It is evident that people of all ages can become infected: malnourished elderly people, with low immunity and patients with chronic diseases like diabetes have more complications with disease severity. Good nutrition not only provides the body with immunity to diseases, including COVID-19, but is also the primary guarantee for promoting disease recovery. Dietary guidelines: […]
Staying Fit During Ramadan
Fasting during Ramzan and trying to adhere to your fitness regime can be challenging. The first few days will be marked by changes in sleep patterns that affect hunger/satiety and circardian rhythm. Follow these tips to stay on track:From Iftar to Suhoor Aim for at least 4-5 meals: Break the fast with 1-2 pcs fruit […]
Lifestyle and Immunity
Immunity refers to the body’s innate ability to protect itself from foreign particles. These essentially include allergens, virus and bacteria. When the immune system encounters a foreign particle it produces antibodies that fight the particle. Antibodies linger in the system for variable durations and protect the body from being re infected. Eg, in the case […]
Why a strong immunity is key to fight infections like Corona Virus?
You’re already quite aware of how the spreads and its prevention methods. In this article, I would like to elaborate a bit more on the fatality, the immune system and self-care tips. The pandemic has taught us that a strong immune system is the very first and the last line of defence against all pathogens. […]