WHO Recommendation For Artificial Sweeteners

Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a guideline on the use of non sugar sweeteners (NSS), recommending complete avoidance or reducing their use. This was based on the review of studies showing undesirable effects with long-term use of NSS although they showed beneficial effects in short-term studies. The objective is to provide guidance on […]

Erythritol and High Fat Diets : Do they “cause” heart disease ?

Fat Loss Diet Planning Consultants

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 […]

How to show support for people living with HIV?

Health and fitness plans

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 […]

The King Of Fruits: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Pediatric Nutrition Services

With mango season around, it becomes hard to resist a slice. We recommend a low carb lifestyle and if you still are largely on a carbohydrate dominant diet, then let’s understand the pros and cons of doing so! Mango maybe high on the micronutrient quotient eg., fibre, betacarotene, vitamin C, iron to name a few. […]

Managing diabetes during Ramadan

Health and fitness plans

1. Risk quantification: Ideally, all patients should attend a pre-Ramadan assessment (6–8 weeks prior) with their doctor. Patients who fall in the ‘very high’ and ‘high’ risk categories should not fast. 2. Glucose monitoring: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is an essential component of diabetes care, this allows patients to better identify and prevent episodes […]

Staying Fit During Ramadan

Diet Planning consultants

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

Diet Planning consultants

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?

Health and fitness plans

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. […]

Intermittent Fasting and Blood Lipids

Pediatric Nutrition Services

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It is one of the most followed health & fitness trends. It doesn’t really specify which foods one should eat but rather focuses on when one should eat them. In this respect, it’s not a diet but more accurately described […]

Understanding Diabetes – On World Diabetes Day

Diabetes care plan

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin. Objective- The WDD 2019 has three main focus areas: […]