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Can poor gut health lead to diabetes? A nutritionist explains

A nutritionist suggests that diabetes is directly related to our gut health and eating a diet high on carbs and fat can lead to increase in bacteria that causes toxin accumulation.

Studies suggest that diabetes is directly related to our gut health(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 10:07 AM IST

Glaucoma Awareness month: Ayurvedic remedies to improve eye health

Recognising Glaucoma in its early stages is helpful as it can be treated and reversed effectively. Here are some Ayurvedic remedies for relief.

Glaucoma shouldn't be taken lightly. If left untreated it can cause partial or complete blindness.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 05:27 PM IST

Do you have diabetes? This is the best time to have fruits

Is there a right time to eat fruits for people with diabetes? A nutritionist opens up.

Should people with diabetes eat fruits? The best approach is to follow some rules when it comes to consuming fruits and reap maximum health benefits.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 02:52 PM IST

Turmeric root tea to kadha: 5 powerful immunity boosters to fight Omicron

Suffer from poor immunity? It is time to make the right lifestyle changes and incorporate foods that are powerful antioxidants in our diet, in the wake of Omicron spread.

5 homemade immunity boosting drinks you must try for stronger immunity(Pinterest, Instagram)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 01:42 PM IST

Omicron positive with mild symptoms? Mental health tips during home isolation

Experts advise that one should stay active and develop a routine during home isolation.

The government's home isolation guidelines recommend a quarantine period of 7 days instead of 10 days for mild and asymptomatic cases.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 12:35 PM IST

Bathua can work wonders for your immunity. Know its many benefits

Eating even small amounts of bathua during winters can give a major boost to your vitamin A intake and improve your immunity.

Add bathua or chenopodium album to your diet this winter(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 03:03 PM IST

Diabetes: How to control blood sugar levels when you have cancer

Chemotherapy during cancer treatment can play havoc with your blood sugar levels and can cause several complications. Here's how to manage diabetes when suffering from cancer.

It is important to manage diabetes during and after cancer treatment.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:07 PM IST

Are you pregnant amid ongoing Omicron wave? Tips to follow

Getting jabbed for Covid-19 can reduce the severity of infection in pregnant women. Here are other tips that pregnant women should follow amid pandemic.

A person infected with Omicron showcases symptoms such as sore throat, cough, body pain, fever, runny nose, sneezing, and fatigue.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 11:10 AM IST

Omicron: These simple habits will help you stay healthy

While Covid-related restrictions can play a havoc with one's physical and mental health, one can make appropriate lifestyle changes to sail through these unprecedented times.

Developing a routine where you give priority to your mental health and happiness by staying connected to your loved ones apart from staying active is the way to go forward.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 09:58 AM IST

Drink tulsi tea every day for these amazing health benefits

Known to boost immunity against infections and excellent for diabetes, tulsi is a wonderful insect repellent too. All you want to know about the health benefits of tulsi.

Tulsi leaves are packed with vitamins A, C and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. It also has loads of protein and fibre.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 08:05 PM IST

Are you dating an obsessive lover? How to recognise the signs

Are you in a relationship with someone who's showering you with too much attention, feels an overwhelming attraction towards you but oversteps boundaries? You may be dating an obsessive lover.

Obsessive love disorder has not been formally recognized as a disorder(Pexels)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 07:19 PM IST

Omicron poses greater risk to kids, adolescents than Delta, say experts

Experts say Covid cases in children fuelled by Omicron variant are seeing a worrying rise as overall percentage of symptomatic children are increasing compared to the previous delta variant.

Coronavirus cases are increasing among children. While severe illness from Covid-19 in children remains rare — even with Omicron.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 03:56 PM IST

Why eating rajma is beneficial for people with diabetes

You have every reason to include rajma in your diet. It can keep your blood sugar levels in control, your heart healthy and aid in weight loss.

The high fibre and protein content makes rajma a perfect weight loss food(Pinterest)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 02:08 PM IST

Can Covid-19 cause miscarriage? Expert answers

Covid can lead to various complications in pregnant women from miscarriage to stillbirth. All you need to know.

There is an increased risk of abortion in mothers with a positive test result of SARS-CoV-2(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 12:40 PM IST

Omicron: This common mistake could lead to unwanted health complications

As Covid cases fuelled by new variant Omicron go up, a doctor has advised people to not resort to self-medication which could lead to unwanted health complications.

As Covid-19 disease seems to be milder this time compared to last year, many people are resorting to self-medication and looking for home remedies instead of getting the standard Covid treatment(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 05:52 PM IST

Diabetes, anxiety, MIS-C: Covid-19's many complications in children

Diabetes, MIS-C, mental health issues, developmental disorders - the post Covid-19 complications can have a devastating impact on children.

A new study released by CDC shows how Covid-19 has led to increase in diabetes cases in children(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 12:44 PM IST

Thyroid Awareness Month: Expert debunks common myths about thyroid disease

It is possible to manage thyroid with certain dietary changes. Myth or fact? An expert dispels popular thyroid myths.

Iodine plays an important role in normal thyroid gland function(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 11:20 AM IST

Amid Omicron spread, here's how good sleep can boost your immunity

Improving your quality of sleep can not only help manage blood pressure and diabetes but also improve mental health. Here're all the ways a sound sleep can boost your immunity.

If you are struggling with mental health issues, setting the right sleep routine, can help you manage symptoms and make a speedier recovery.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 10:27 AM IST

Control blood sugar levels and slow ageing by eating food in this order

The order in which you eat different types of food can control your blood sugar, make ageing slow and result in fewer cravings.

When vegetables and protein were eaten before the carbohydrates, the researchers found that glucose levels were 29%, 37% and 17% lower at the 30, 60 and 120-minute checks, compared with when carbohydrates were consumed first.
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 06:01 PM IST

Lohri 2022: Mouth-watering traditional recipes to enjoy

Happy Lohri 2022: Foods made of jaggery, mustard leaves, sesame seeds are especially relished on Lohri. Here're some popular traditional foods to have this Lohri.

Apart from marking the end of winter and celebrating a good harvest, Lohri is also the time when people celebrate personal joys like marriage, first child and other such small and big pleasures.(Pinterest, Sanjeev Kapoor)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 05:45 PM IST

Don't ignore these warning signs of calcium deficiency

If you are facing frequent dental issues, fatigued all the time, have dry skin, suffer from muscle crampness, it's time for your to address these issues and restore calcium levels in your body.

Calcium is required to increase bone-mineral density and for dental health. Its sources are milk, cheese, yogurt, kale, okra, dark leafy greens, legumes, and sardines.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 02:40 PM IST

Can Omicron cause long Covid? Here's what an expert has to say

If you have recovered from Covid-19 but still experiencing symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue or brain fog, you could have post-Covid condition.

US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci in a recent interview said long Covid can happen no matter what virus variant occurs(Pexels)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 11:32 AM IST

How Omicron can affect your gut; symptoms to watch out for

Omicron can affect your gut apart from upper respiratory tract and the abdominal symptoms are becoming common in people infected with the new strain.

Omicron can affect your gut apart from upper respiratory tract and the abdominal symptoms are becoming common in people infected with the new strain.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 10:22 AM IST

Magh Bihu 2022: Enjoy these lip-smacking traditional delicacies from Assam

Magh Bihu 2022: Made with simple ingredients, these delectable traditional Assamese recipes are must-have on Magh Bihu. 

Magh Bihu is synonymous with great food(Pinterest)
Updated on Jan 11, 2022 06:22 PM IST

Ward off Omicron risk with Giloy; know its amazing benefits

A trove of plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans along with antioxidants, fibre and protein, Giloy has a wide range of benefits for a number of health issues.

Also known as Amruta and Guduchi, the climbing shurb with heart-shaped leaves, is primarily found in India(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 11, 2022 02:54 PM IST

Post-covid hair loss is real. Tips to reverse it

The post-covid hair loss happens as the body comes under severe stress because of the long period that it takes to recover from the infection and all the medications.

Post-covid hair loss is called telogen effuvium and happens after one and a half month or so after Covid recovery. (shutterstock)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 01:37 PM IST

What are the side-effects of booster shots and how to prevent them

While Covid vaccines can protect people from severe illness and death, it is also known to have some side-effects - mostly ranging from minor to moderate.

Vaccine makers Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc, with its German partner BioNTech, have been vocal in their view that the world will soon need booster shots.(AP | Representational image)
Updated on Jan 11, 2022 10:59 AM IST

Foods to boost your child's mental health amid pandemic

A diet that lacks nutrient-dense foods may lead to micronutrients deficiency which can affect mental health of a child. 

Children are often picky eaters and may not always consume the diet that is right for them.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 06:28 PM IST

Beat Omicron with these immunity-boosting drinks

You need more than your daily cup of tea or coffee in these difficult times when Omicron cases are surging like never before. Here are immunity-boosting drinks you must have every morning.

Turmeric latte is winning over the West, one cup of goodness at a time.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 10, 2022 05:07 PM IST

What to do when you have a frozen shoulder?

If you are suffering from a frozen shoulder, it is important to be patient during your recovery process and it's best to avoid activities that may strain your shoulder.

Management of frozen shoulder focuses on relieving pain and restoring motion.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 02:19 PM IST
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