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Category Archive: Blog, Health and Nutrition

Quinoa? Why not Amaranth?

There is a lot of talk about quinoa these days, which is imported all the way from South America. Yes, it is a nutritious grain but is it worth spending Rs 700 for half a kg, when we have a grain...

Natural Remedies for Ear Infection in Children

Earache has many possible causes, such as excess earwax, a perforated eardrum and other conditions in the head and neck. The most common cause of earache in children is an infection in the middle...

The Efficacy of Alternative Forms of Medicine

I come from a lineage of medical physicians specialising in different streams. There are instances where we have had livid arguments and there have been moments of cognizance that come to my mind...

Introducing Children to Meditation

Meditation is an excellent way to unwind after an eventful day. Life can at times be stressful, triggered by various factors such as work, family and life in general. Our children are not immune to...

A Guide to Toxin-Free Living: Top 5 Tips to Reduce Exposure to Chemicals in your Home

Aniko Sziraczki is a Kinesiologist with a background in Psychology, and the founder of Raising Toxin Free Children.  She is passionate about children’s health and is devoted to informing parents...

The Importance of Sports in Education

This blog post has been contributed by Jairam Balakrishnan, Director, Pearson Schools, Pearson India Gone are the days when the life of a student used to be stress free and the only worry involved...

Do children need vitamin supplements?

During my residency days I was under the impression that the head of my department was a tyrant (I now believe that residents are supposed to feel that way) but as the years go by there are so many...

Should we worry about Vitamin D?

For most of us, it is hard to not notice the recent hype about the rampancy of vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency among Indians. Some may have already found that they are deficient and probably...

The Importance of Sound Nutrition for Kids

This blog has been contributed by Alice Jerusha, who writes on issues related to various health conditions and fitness. She also writes extensively for EHIC.  Sustenance is a key component in the...

First Aid Essentials

Some of us have been in difficult situations where medical help was not accessible immediately. And then we were told that if only some effective care was given promptly, recovery would have been...