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Category Archive: Blog, Health and Nutrition

Say Yes to Honey!

Being a nutritionist I have always wondered about the health benefits of honey–should I look at it as just another source of sugar? Or should I view it differently given the kind of associations...

Fever in children

Thermoregulation is the name given to the process that allows the human body to maintain its core (or internal) temperature even when the surrounding temperature is very different. Normal body...

How to Help Your Underweight Toddler Gain Weight

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog (http://brilindia.com/blog/). An underweight toddler is one of the biggest worries amongst many mothers today. It may be...

My experiments with millets

Much is being written about how millets have somewhere gone missing from, and why we need to reintroduce them, into our diet. In fact, ParentEdge carried a really informative article ‘Discover the...

THE CONUNDRUM OF SWOLLEN TONSILS AND ADENOIDS

“Never in the history of medicine have so many physicians owed so much economic security to a single operation as tonsillectomy.” (Lyman Richards, Quoted in The New York Times,1953)...

Is your child sleeping enough?

When I wrote my article on ‘how to boost your child’s immunity’ for the September issue of ParentEdge, I was surprised at the number of health care professionals talking about adequate sleep,...

Apprehending Asthma

“We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right...

Is your Child Overburdened?

They say that the TV is a reflection of the mores of the current society. This is damn terrifying. Especially if you go by the various advertisements of kids’ energy boosting drinks. One shows...

Fighting the flu through vaccination

“When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our...

On using Dhoni to make your child drink milk

Now that you have been sufficiently intrigued by the title, here is the context- Dhoni is the current brand ambassador for Boost (the chocolate malt drink) along with Virat Kohli. Cricket fans and...