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Category Archive: Blog, Health and Nutrition

Know your Bread!

Bread has slowly but steadily moved into our homes as a staple food item. Always quite popular in the north for breakfast and sandwiches, now urban households in the south too have started to buy...

Alert!: Is your Child Playing the Dangerous Choking Game?

Few days back when I came across a link posted on Facebook by my best friend on the choking game, I had numerous reactions but my initial reaction after reading that news was of shock and disbelief...

Understanding your Paediatrician

“We have turned doctors into gods and worship their deity by offering up our bodies and our souls – not to mention our worldly goods. And yet paradoxically, they are the most vulnerable of...

Getting your Children and Yourself to Exercise

This is a Guest Blog by Lt Cdr (Retd.) Richa Ingle Deo, a Life Strategist Coach, who in her free time writes scripts for animated series like Chhota Bheem, Krishna Balram, Kumbh Karan. Her...

Do teen daughters need supplements?

Being a nutritionist I pride myself in ensuring a balanced diet at home on most days. I constantly look at fruit and vegetable intake, the different colours, whole grains, see if there is sufficient...

Eye of the Matter – Checking your Child’s Eyesight

I am myopic. I have been wearing glasses since I was about twelve. However long before that I had difficulty reading from the blackboard. I used to try and get one of the front benches. After a while...

Protecting your Child’s Health during the Monsoons

Monsoon Musings Double standards do not agitate me anymore. I have come to believe that most of us have three sets of standards: one that we set for ourselves and rationalise if we don’t attain,...

How to get a Fussy Eater to Eat Healthy Food

Transforming your fussy eater toddler into someone who loves food can be a mammoth task if you have a child like mine who doesn’t even want to taste anything new, let alone eat it. But I...

Understanding the role of fibre

    Definitely children in urban India are undergoing a worrying “nutrition transition”. There is clear evidence to show that their diets have become higher in fat and refined processed food...

Decoding the doctor’s prescription: why we prescribe the way we do!

My mother pasted this poem on my cupboard the day I was enrolled into medical college: “Celebrated authors across the land Wield the pen like a magic wand But the words of greatest admiration Are...