Health  /  Published 01.07.20

Masks: when to change?

Q. I frequently develop fungal infections. My private parts itch and it is embarrassing. Check if you have diabetes. If so control it adequately. Wear only cotton innerwear and do not wear panties at...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 02.06.20

Zinc: An essential metal

Zinc is a metal, a mineral mined in many places all over the world, including India. The adult human body, when reduced to ash, is found to contain about two to three grams of zinc. During life, zinc ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 01.05.20

Tips to boost your immunity

On the whole our immune system does a great job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms but sometimes it fails and we get sick when a germ invades successfully. With the ongoing pandemi...
By Smita Tripathi in

World  /  Published 29.04.20

How poor diet can contribute to coronavirus risk

Of the many heartbreaking stories I’ve read or heard during this ghastly pandemic, one stands out as especially distressing, almost criminal. The headline, on Page 1 of The Times on April 12, read: ...
By Jane E. Brody/ NYTNS in New York

Health  /  Published 13.04.20

Does the keto diet work?

A recent survey of registered dietitians named the low-carbohydrate keto diet yet again as the most popular diet in the US. Powering this diet is fat, and loads of it — up to a hefty 90 per cent of ...

Health  /  Published 08.04.20

The diet that will give your immune system a boost

With most of us having to stay at home because of the lockdown, the opportunities of consume fresh foods have decreased. Yet, it is imperative that we now eat meals that support a robust immune system...
By Prasun Chaudhuri and Sujata Mukherje in

Health  /  Published 20.02.20

A non-diet that will land you in the Blue Zone

Life-changing strategies from US-based physician Michael Greger: 1. Three servings of beansGreger’s first tip is inspired by Blue Zones, places where people live to be over 100. Such people inclu...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 06.02.20

Sleep key to muscle

During the day, all goes well. You hit the gym and keep an eye on what you are eating. Then you get busy at night with going out and meeting people and lose out on sleep. Don’t. Because you need sle...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 02.02.20

Fasting mode: On

There is a lot of conventional wisdom on eating right that we keep hearing, like having more fibre-rich foods, focusing more on plant foods and most of these advices revolve around what to eat and how...
By Karan Kakkad in

Food  /  Published 17.01.20

Turkey yes, cranberry sauce no. Healthy options for X-Mas

Christmas season brings with it rich and delicious treats that few of us can say no to. We end up overindulging, bidding bye to diet and exercise rhythms we have painstakingly mastered over months. We...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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