Diet and lifestyle modifications to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s diseases is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the daily activities (National Institute of Ageing) . It is also called senile dementia which can be explained as loss of memory associated with ageing.

Stay safe during monsoon

The cool showers of Monsoon provide the much needed break from the summer heat. However, this season is also characterized by long queues at the ENTs and gastroenterologists as people fall prey to many infections such as typhoid, malaria, diarrhoea, jaundice , etc.  

Yoga -to unite with your spiritual side!

International day of yoga or World Yoga day is celebrated on June 21st . In Sanskrit, the word yoga comes from the root yuj which means “to add”, “to join”, “to unite”, or “to attach”.

Dietary modifications for children with Autism 

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of complex lifelong developmental disabilities that affect the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. No single cause or cure has been found for autism. Feeding and meeting nutritional requirements remains a challenge for parents of autistic children as they have certain obsessive behaviour regarding…

Palm fruit: the exclusive thirst quencher for summers

Palm seeds are obtained from the palmyra trees. Palmyra trees are found in the dry, tropical regions of mid and southern India -Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, and Kerala.  The ripened pulp of the sugar palm is jelly-like tender, flat and round with a light brown skin. Nungu is a low calorie fruit with…

Lack of vitamin C during pregnancy affects brain development

Pregnant women need to pay special attention to vitamin C intake, especially during the first trimester. Although the fetus draws required nutrients from the mother, insufficient intake of vitamin C by the mother herself can lead to deficiency in both.

Begin your meal with something sweet

According to Ayurveda, one must start meals with something sweet, eat something sour and salty in the middle and end with bitter or astringent flavours. Following this order can help alleviate health issues and promote wellbeing. Sweetness is a quality that has a generally positive effect on the expression of appetite, and this can lead…

5 benefits of soaking nuts

Nuts are nature’s best power-packed foods.  Not only do they provide immense energy but also a plethora of other beneficial nutrients thereby making each calorie more meaningful. However, many individuals who can afford a variety of nuts and oilseeds shy away from them thinking that they can lead to weight gain and also produce excessive…

Therapeutic benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon is an expensive spice used in selected Indian households mostly as a seasoning for pulaos, curries, soups and certain desserts. However, its use as a medicinal by ancient Egyptians shows that it has wider applications for

WORLD WATER DAY 2017

There is much emphasis on water as a valuable yet exhaustible resource but very few of us are taking right steps towards efficient use and conservation. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The 2015 Sustainable development goals aim at providing access to safe water by 2030….

Every diabetic needs foot exam

In individuals with diabetes, the average risk of foot ulcer development is 15%. Several factors such as walking barefoot at home/outside, inadequate education and care by healthcare providers and poor affordability are main causes for increased risk of foot ulcers. Unfortunately, cases are identified only in advanced stages when amputation becomes necessary leading to

Take charge of your diabetes with frequent self- checks

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you ought to be prepared to test blood sugars at home using a suitable glucometer. Checking blood sugars at home also called as self monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is not only a convenience but a necessity . Especially in the initial stages, having a glucometer at home…