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Diet
Books  /  Published 16.11.20

The ‘radical’ dietician

Her ideas have been called radical when in reality they are the exact opposite of radical. Celebrity dietician, nutritionist and author Rujuta Diwekar has always been a champion of ‘local’...
By Shrestha Saha in

Health  /  Published 03.11.20

To lose weight, control diet

How long do you think we will have to wear masks? The spread of the coronavirus is reduced by wearing masks, especially if everyone wears them. Vaccines are being developed and herd immunity (wh...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 20.10.20

Egg-citing advice

Dietary advice on egg consumption varies from year to year. Eggs were once hailed as an excellent source of essential ingredients. “One egg a day kept the doctor away.” Practically overnig...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 14.10.20

A fall is dangerous

Q. I hit my toe on the door. The CT scan showed a small hairline crack. The surgeon just taped  the toe with the adjacent one. This is called “buddy taping” and usually is all that i...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 30.09.20

Zero magic

Artificial sweeteners hold the promise of satisfying your sweet tooth without the downside of excess calories, and they are increasingly used in products ranging from diet sodas and powdered drink mix...
By Anahad O’Connor in

Health  /  Published 29.07.20

A game for losers

The word “diet” conjures images of women counting calories, of slimming clubs and weight loss shakes. Yet for men, so long left out of the weight loss conversation, a reckoning may be clos...
By Mark Bailey in

Health  /  Published 22.07.20

Proper exercise and diet

I exercise regularly but my weight remains absolutely constant and my shape (sagging arms and protuberant belly) has not changed at all. In addition to exercise, you need to count your calories. Eat ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 01.07.20

Masks: when to change after getting home?

Q. How often should I change my mask? Facemasks are going to be a way of life for a long time to come. You need four to five masks. They must be removed when you come from outside, washed with soap a...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

What not to do when you have acid reflux

We Indians are becoming inactive and fatter by the day. But, instead of all-round obesity, there is a propensity for the fat to settle around our middles. When we walk, the stomach leads from the fron...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 02.10.19

No need to see red in red meat, say scientists

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.But ...
By Gina Kolata/New York Times News Service in New York


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