Does the Ketogenic Diet affect Thyroid function?
The ketogenic diet has been used popularly for weight loss. Although fat burning is the main effect, it also provides multiple health benefits like lowering inflammation, improving immunity, insulin resistance and energy levels to name a few. That a ketogenic diet is bad for thyroid health is not supported by research. There is some evidence […]
Strength training To Combat Migraine
Introduction Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment How can exercise help? Training recommendations Modifications may be needed during a migraine episode. It is preferable to keep the intensity light and exercise in open spaces. If the attack is severe, exercise can be kept on hold until advised further. References Dr. Bhakti Salgaonkar Neuro Rehab Physiotherapist, Mind Your […]
Erythritol and High Fat Diets : Do they “cause” heart disease ?
Two articles were reported by the media recently that received much attention regarding their causal association with heart disease. When studies like these are reported, media thrives on it. Such reporting in the name of public health awareness creates a sense of panic. Even those who are experiencing positive changes in their body fat, blood […]
Chronic Exercise Deficiency: Risk for Heart Failure?
Heart failure (HF) known as congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should. When this happens, blood often backs up and fluid can build up in the lungs, causing shortness of breath. The burden of HF in India appears high, and estimates of prevalence range from […]
Hormonal Imbalance in PCOS: Insulin and Thyroid
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by chronic oligo- and/or anovulation, clinical and/or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism, and/or polycystic ovaries detected by ultrasound. Three main phenotypes of PCOS have been proposed: In PCOS, defects in insulin activity and secretion increase the risk of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Insulin resistance in PCOS It is now clear […]
Osteoporosis, the skeletal disease of bone thinning and compromised bone strength continues to be a major public health issue. Bone fragility and increased risk of fractures especially hip and spine are characteristics of this disease. Risk for osteoporosis has been reported in people of all ethnic backgrounds. After the age of 70 years, both men […]
Tips For Healthy Skin
Skin is the largest organ of our body. It constitutes of around 16% of total body weight. Skin serves as a physical barrier to harmful external forces, such as UV radiation, pathogens, and various chemicals. Similar to other organs, our skin also requires special care for optimal function. It is the main part of our […]
Exercise and PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal problem that affects a women during their childbearing years. It not only affects the reproductive system but also metabolism in general. However, there is no cure to it yet. It increases the risk of pregnancy complications and type 2 diabetes. 2 non pharmacological ways to manage PCOS are exercising and […]
World Hepatitis Day
Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is commonly caused by viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Types The 5 viral types of infections are Hepatitis A, B, C, D, […]
Taurine is a non essential/conditionally essential amino acid which acts as a cell membrane stablilizer in the body and can aid various antioxidant defense systems. It is found in foods, in highest amounts in meats and seafood. It is seen as a constituent of many sports drinks. It does not participate in protein synthesis. Some […]