Hypothyroidism: What to Eat & What to Avoid!

1 in 10 Indians suffers from Thyroid Disorders, and unless you have been living under a rock, you most probably know a few of them! Let me give you an example, in my family itself, there are 3 of us who are struggling with hypothyroidism. And I kid you not, it seems like the number has […]

Immune Checkpoint Blockade: a Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment!

2018 Noble Prize in Physiology and Medicine is given for the discovery of “Immune Checkpoint Blockade” therapy. Dr. James P. Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo are the two scientists who are awarded for their extensive work that brought about the onset of this treatment. I for one don’t really keep up with Noble prizes because all […]

Quick tips to control sugars in gestational diabetes

  Keeping up with my promises 😉 here I go with some quick tips on how you can manage to maintain your blood sugars during pregnancy. There are 3 important components of diabetes management for women 1. Nutritional therapy 2. Exercise or physical activity 3. Medicines if required If all the 3 are applied they […]

Black Jamun [Part I]: Nutrition, Anti-Diabetic Effect and More…

Diabetic Food Series # 1: Java plum (Syzygium cumini)   Jambun preparations are employed by natural health practitioners for treatment of diabetes and related complications, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fertility agents as active treatment and a natural fruit sweetener. It is an evergreen tree but bears ripen fruits post-summer (June-July), marking the beginning of rains. In this […]

This is why Diabetics should not avoid Mangoes!!

The King of all fruits is here again! The market is already flooded with yummy juicy mangoes,  and trust me the only reason I love summers is because I get to eat fresh mangoes… But sadly there are myths about mangoes which make a lot of us avoid it. And I’m here today to clear […]

Can People with Diabetes Really Not Eat Rice??

“Can people with diabetes eat rice or not?” is a very common question that we come across in our daily practice. And the question is not wrong so to say. So, for the uninitiated, what is diabetes? And why the hype about rice? Simply, it’s a condition wherein the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin […]

Steroid Medications and Weight Struggle: A Vicious Cycle!

Recently I had a case, the woman was 40 something, eating healthy, exercising daily, nothing I could put my finger on…but still she was gaining weight. After a thorough investigation figured out that she was in fact taking a steroid medication to treat her autoimmune hepatitis which was breaking havoc on her metabolism! Now to […]

Cinnamon: Spice your way up to a better health!

“Cinnamon, reminds me of winter mornings, a perfect of cup freshly brewed coffee with a warm cinnamon bun…pure heaven! Another distinct memory I have of cinnamon is of a little neighborhood girl (imagine snot bubbles oozing out of her nose) who used to chew on a whole cinnamon stick (she loved doing that!)… gross!   […]

Ashwagandha: everything you need to know about this stress buster!

Ashwagandha, literally means Smell of a Horse, the herb got the name because of the strong aroma that it’s roots emits. Botanical name is  Withania Somnifera and pet names are  Poison Gooseberry and  Indian Ginseng (no relation what so ever with Panax Ginseng). If you have been keeping up with health trends, I am sure […]

Anti-Inflammatory Diet: your guide to a good health!

Though inflammation is a natural process, being in a constant state of inflammation for a long period of time (chronic inflammation) is neither natural nor acceptable. Yes inflammation is a bodily process that is important for wound healing, fighting infections, and building muscle after exercising, but  that is acute inflammation (short term inflammation). From Diabetes […]