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Acne in Men: Causes and Treatments

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Nirupama Parwanda
Sr. Consultant Dermatologist Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Adult acne in men can be incredibly embarrassing. There’s something about pimples that just don’t go along with stubble and a square jawline. Adult male acne is no different than the acne you may have had when you were a teenager. Over 10%  of men over the age of 25 experience regular adult acne breakouts. … Continue reading Acne in Men: Causes and Treatments

How much does weight affect fertility?

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Whenever women and couples who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the … Continue reading How much does weight affect fertility?

Types of Nutritional Deficiencies

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
Nutritional deficiencies are also called malnutrition. It sets in when the body doesn’t absorb or get food from the nutrients. Malnutrition can lead to various nutritional deficiencies like digestive problems, anemia, skin problems, eyesight issues, bone-related issues like osteoporosis, dementia, stunted growth among children etc. Types of Nutritional Deficiencies: The most common nutritional deficiencies are: … Continue reading Types of Nutritional Deficiencies

Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

Sep 25, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
Your body has increased nutritional needs during pregnancy. Although the old saying of ‘eating for two’ isn’t entirely correct, you do require more micronutrients and macronutrients to support you and your baby. The needs for most nutrients are increased during pregnancy to meet the high demands of both the growing fetus and the mother, who … Continue reading Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
In pregnancy starting from 2nd trimester it’s important to supplement RDA 1000 mg per day is required to be taken.  It’s important to supplement as required: For Calcification of fetal bones and teeth. It also helps in protection of Calcium Resources of Mother to meet the needs during lactation. During pregnancy, 80% of the fetal … Continue reading How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

What Foods do Babies Need?

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Your baby’s nutrition is of prime importance to you. You need to be aware that for the first six months you are to provide exclusive breastfeeding to the baby and only post that time is you to opt for solid foods. However, when you begin feeding the baby solid foods you need to be aware … Continue reading What Foods do Babies Need?

Why do Women need more Iron than Men?

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
Nutrition can be defined as food at work in the body. It can also be defined as the process by which the organism ingests digests, absorbs, transports and utilizes nutrients and disposes of their end-products. It is an integral part of our lives and we need to eat a balanced diet to ensure our health … Continue reading Why do Women need more Iron than Men?

Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
If you are trying to lose weight, it is best recommended that you adhere to a strict nutritional diet plan. Eating the right food at the right intervals can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. You can refer to the list below of some super foods that can bring you exceptional benefits. … Continue reading Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

What are Nutritional Deficiencies?

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
Nutritional deficiencies are also called malnutrition. It sets in when the body doesn’t absorb or get food from the nutrients. Malnutrition can lead to various nutritional deficiencies like digestive problems, anemia, skin problems, eye sight issues, bone related issues like osteoporosis, dementia, stunted growth among children etc. Signs and most common nutritional deficiencies: Eyes– Dark … Continue reading What are Nutritional Deficiencies?

Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
For the development of the body and prevention of diseases, vitamins and minerals play crucial role. These minerals and vitamins are referred to as micronutrients. You have to get them from diet because they are not produced by the body. And if the required amount of nutrients are not given to the body or are … Continue reading Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

Sep 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A healthy balanced diet is important for maintaining good health throughout life. During the pregnancy period the requirement of macro nutrients and micro nutrients increases and it’s more important the mother consume food which will give both the energy and nutrients help in maintaining health. Importance of healthy diet before and during pregnancy helps to … Continue reading Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

Healthy Diet & Nutrition Tips for Women

Sep 04, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
A woman’s body goes through numerous changes in her lifetime. The various stages of her life require different nutritional requirements and need special focus at times. Working women, women going through menopause, menarche and pregnancy, all have different nutritional needs. Nutrition, on one hand, seems basic however on the other side looks complex and important, … Continue reading Healthy Diet & Nutrition Tips for Women

What is Nutrition & its Importance?

Sep 04, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
What is Nutrition? Nutrition can be defined as food at work in the body. It can also be defined as the process by which the organism ingests, digests, absorbs, transports and utilizes nutrients and disposes of their end-products. Nutrition is an important aspect of each individual’s life. It is imperative to ensure that each one … Continue reading What is Nutrition & its Importance?

How do you Prevent Malnutrition?

Sep 01, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
When our body does not need or get enough nutrients and energy from the food we eat it is called malnutrition. The important nutrients that are needed by our body are fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamin, and mineral. These nutrients help our body in repairing tissues and regulate processes such as breathing and beating heart. For … Continue reading How do you Prevent Malnutrition?

Infant Nutrition – Be Informed

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breast milk is best for babies. Food gives energy and nutrients that babies need to be healthy. Breast milk contains all necessary vitamin and minerals. Breast feeding helps in the development of the babies and also helps babies fight off diseases and infection both now and in future. Breastfeeding stimulates such hormones like oxytocin and … Continue reading Infant Nutrition – Be Informed

Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Intake of sufficient nutrition during pregnancy is very important, as the baby is dependent on his mother for nutrients and in future the health of the baby depends on the nutrient intake of the mother. During pregnancy the requirement of energy and nutrients exceeds and insufficient nutrient intake affects the mother and the developing child. … Continue reading Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Foods To Avoid During Breastfeeding

Aug 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breastfeeding is the most intimate bond between mother and child and it’s well known that it is the best nutrition that a mother can give to the child. Some mother’s think that they can eat whatever they like, but it’s true that some strongly flavored foods may change the taste of breast milk but some … Continue reading Foods To Avoid During Breastfeeding

Facts about A Mother’s Breastfeeding Diet

Jul 27, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breast milk is the God’s gift to a new born baby. For infants to survive, grow and develop properly, they require the right proportion of nutrients. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and anti- bodies and contains the right quantity of fat, sugar, water, and protein. These nutrients are major pre- requisites to the health … Continue reading Facts about A Mother’s Breastfeeding Diet

The Working Mom Diet: Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Balanced diet is a must for a healthy life style, more so for working mothers. Balanced diet basically means having right amount of all macronutrient and micro nutrients. It can be easily achieved through a right mixture of five basic food groups. However, the right proportion of each of these food groups may vary depending … Continue reading The Working Mom Diet: Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Fruits you should take during Monsoon

Jul 12, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Monsoon is the season where people are tempted to eat spicy and oily foods, but this is one season when we need to be most cautious with our diet. Monsoon is the season when we feel lazy and having fruits rich in natural sugar can help energise us. Humidity in air slows down digestion and … Continue reading Fruits you should take during Monsoon

DIET TIPS TO GAIN WEIGHT IN A HEALTHY MANNER

Jul 05, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
Under weight individuals who are more than 10% below the established standards of weight are vulnerable and susceptible to a number of diseases. Tuberculosis and acute infectious diseases are few of the deadly aspects that can complicate the health of underweight patients. People who eat little for long hours and have a low BMI rate … Continue reading DIET TIPS TO GAIN WEIGHT IN A HEALTHY MANNER

Healthy Diet Tips for Women

May 31, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
In today’s world convenience, packed and processed foods dominate; Food manufacturers add enormous amount of salt, preservatives, sugar also mainly in the form of high fructose corn syrup which we use almost every day in some form or the other in coffee drinks, sodas, snacks, peanuts butter, yogurt to name a few. So it’s important … Continue reading Healthy Diet Tips for Women

Nutrition and Fitness Tips for Women After 40

Women need extra attention during their life. They undergo numerous hormonal and physical changes during their life. From menarche to menopause their body keep son changing and to ensure that the changes are healthy, they need to support their system with the right and balanced diet. Hence these aspects make nutritional needs exceptionally important for … Continue reading Nutrition and Fitness Tips for Women After 40

Is It Safe to Diet during Pregnancy?

Eating healthy and a rightly balanced diet during pregnancy are critical to your baby’s development and growth. You require essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals and to achieve this; you must include a variety of food groups in your daily diet , including vegetables and fruits, grains, breads, dairy products and protein sources. Usually, you will … Continue reading Is It Safe to Diet during Pregnancy?

Common Side Effects of Long Term Dieting

When you follow a calorically low diet or unbalanced diet for long enough for your body to adapt to a malnourished state, it can be dangerous to abruptly resume your normal diet. Below is a breakdown of the changes that happen in your body when you deprive your body of the calories it needs or drink … Continue reading Common Side Effects of Long Term Dieting

How Healthy Diet Can Help You In Leading a Healthy and Happy Life?

To achieve a healthy life, consumption of good and rightly balanced diet is essential, in the absence of which you become prone to a lot of infections and diseases, leading to an unhappy and unfit life. Hence the food you consume surely affects your physical and mental health and well being. Similar to your best loved … Continue reading How Healthy Diet Can Help You In Leading a Healthy and Happy Life?

Diet and Nutrition in Asthma

Researches show that a high antioxidant rich diet helps in reducing the risk of asthma flare ups and improve lung function. Rich antioxidant diet composes of five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day. An eating pattern which includes a wide variety of foods from across the five food groups will provide … Continue reading Diet and Nutrition in Asthma

Follow a Healthy Lifestyle for a Healthy Liver

There’s nothing difficult in keeping your liver healthy and in good shape as it’s all about a healthy lifestyle. Everything you drink and eat, including medicine, passes through it. You surely require treating it right so it can stay healthy and do its job rightfully. It helps in cleansing your blood by getting free of harmful chemicals that … Continue reading Follow a Healthy Lifestyle for a Healthy Liver

Foods for Healthy Liver

At times when we eat or over eat fried foods or processed foods, and even when we get exposed to environmental stress or pollutants, the liver becomes overloaded and overworked; hence it cannot process toxins and fat in an efficient way. Specific foods may help to cleanse the liver naturally by raising its natural ability … Continue reading Foods for Healthy Liver

10 Tips to Manage Weight

Mar 15, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
Tackling weight issues are a hot topic these days. Recent studies highlight that around 35% of women in urban India are obese and facing issues associated with obesity.  You are responsible for your own body. Making small changes in your lifestyle and conduct can make a huge impact on your fitness and health. Refer to … Continue reading 10 Tips to Manage Weight

Cancer Prevention Diet for Women

Feb 07, 2017
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
When a person has cancer it indicates the person has a weak immune system which is due to nutritional deficiencies (Katone 2008; Powell 2000; Thurnham 2004 cited below). Therefore deficiencies in certain nutrients can impair the functioning of the immune system and adversely affect the production of antibodies as well. These deficiencies could be due … Continue reading Cancer Prevention Diet for Women

Health Consequences of Eating Disorders

The time when the bodies of your children undergo changes, they tend to develop a new image of their own sexuality and attractiveness. In addition, when they start adding weight and round out, their casual relationship with food and their eating becomes more complex.  Studies have shown that many  children become victims to societal pressures … Continue reading Health Consequences of Eating Disorders

Foods to Eat Post Delivery

Post delivery is a very vital phase of your life as you need all your strength and energy to take care of your baby, hence paying attention to your diet is very essential. Eating a rightly well balanced diet can go a long way in helping you to recover your lost strength and energy. In case … Continue reading Foods to Eat Post Delivery

Healthy Food Habits for your Children

As parents, you can guide your children to develop healthy habits early in life that will surely bring them lifelong benefits. You can encourage your kids to evaluate their physical activity habits and food choices as well. Here are some guidelines to get you started: Be a role model by eating healthy yourself: when children … Continue reading Healthy Food Habits for your Children

Foods to Avoid if Planning to Get Pregnant

Nov 24, 2016
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
As some foods can increase one’s fertility there are also some that  when consumed in large quantities, may delay or in some cases even prevent you from conceiving. Here’s the list of some of these foods: Peas – There has been research and scientists have proven that this vegetable works as a natural contraceptive, a … Continue reading Foods to Avoid if Planning to Get Pregnant

Diet for Adolescents

Oct 07, 2016
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
The period of transition from childhood to adulthood is called adolescence. This period is associated with accelerated physical, biochemical, mental and emotional development. It is a period of growth spurt. There are many body changes that occur due to influence of hormones. So the greatest requirement is the right kind of nutrition. For girls adolescence … Continue reading Diet for Adolescents

Why Do Adolescents Girls Require More Food?

Period of adolescence is a stage characterized by rapid increase in weight and height, sexual maturation, hormonal changes and wide swings in emotion. Adolescent growth period starts at about 10-12 years in girls. Annual peak rates for height and weight are 9-10 cm and 8-10 kg. The development of critical bone mass is essential during … Continue reading Why Do Adolescents Girls Require More Food?

Diet For Post Pregnancy Weight Reduction

Aug 30, 2016
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
The postpartum recovery period is very fragile and delicate for the new mother. It is very important that you maintain a healthy diet, to ensure the well being of the mother as well as the new born. This is the period post the delivery, when the mother is struggling with the new born and her … Continue reading Diet For Post Pregnancy Weight Reduction

What is Healthy Eating For a Pregnant Lady?

Aug 30, 2016
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Pregnancy is a demanding physiological state. Additional foods are required during this phase to improve weight gain. An expecting mother gains about 10-12 Kg along with the birth weight of infants about 3 Kg. A pregnant woman is always advised to consume a balanced diet, which includes a wide variety of foods to make sure … Continue reading What is Healthy Eating For a Pregnant Lady?

Low Fat Cooking Techniques For Healthy Nutritious Meals

Aug 30, 2016
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Though you may be eating the right nutrients, however the style f cooking may be affecting the nutritious levels of the food and may even be turning the same oily and soggy. It is important to be smart and use effective cooking techniques. Given below are few techniques that can help you ensure that the … Continue reading Low Fat Cooking Techniques For Healthy Nutritious Meals

Tips on The Diet if one is Suffering From Dengue

Aug 11, 2016
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When a person is suffering from dengue, platelets become the main concern. So in order to increase the blood platelet counts one should focus on the following: Drink plenty of fluids – Fresh fruit juices, soups, fresh coconut water, pomegranate, pineapple juices. Oral- rehydration therapy is best to overcome weakness & bring the fever down. … Continue reading Tips on The Diet if one is Suffering From Dengue

Ideal Diet for Breastfeeding Mother

Aug 09, 2016
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by: Dt. Sandhya Gugnani
Consultant- Dietetics
Lactating mothers pass on the nutrients to their baby, to promote his or her growth and health, through breast feeding, thus, it is important to focus on making healthy choices to stimulate increase of milk production. Eating a variety of foods while lactating will change the flavor of your breast milk which would expose your … Continue reading Ideal Diet for Breastfeeding Mother
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Human Milk

Aug 08, 2016
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Human milk is the milk produced by the mammary glands or breasts of a human female for her baby. It is a natural food and is more easily absorbed and digested by the infant as compared to formula milk prepared from other sources. Human milk provides all essential nutrients required for the infant. It provides the best nutrition and protects … Continue reading Human Milk

Breastfeeding Lowers Your Breast Cancer Risk

Aug 03, 2016
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
New mothers can slash their risk of breast cancer by breastfeeding their babies, a leading scientist has found. It can lower breast cancer risk, likely if a woman breastfeeds for longer than one year. Decision to breastfeed is entirely personal and depends on your situation. If breastfeeding is an option for you; you may want … Continue reading Breastfeeding Lowers Your Breast Cancer Risk
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HELLO ‘DAD’ YOUR HEALTH AFFECTS YOUR BABY’S WELL-BEING TOO

Jun 15, 2016
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We all are aware of the fact that it’s not just mothers- to- be who need to make sacrifices during pregnancy,  infact it’s a excellent idea for fathers to give up smoking and drinking too. Many people are aware of the fact that smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for an unborn baby, so if … Continue reading HELLO ‘DAD’ YOUR HEALTH AFFECTS YOUR BABY’S WELL-BEING TOO
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Eat Right for Your Belly and Your Baby

Jun 09, 2016
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Pregnancy is a life-changing experience, and you’ve got to be armed with the right nutrition to take it on! For many moms-to-be, pregnancy is the time to rest, relaxation, and pampering and while for some, it may be stressful, especially if the pregnancy involves medical complications. Either way, it is a turning point in your … Continue reading Eat Right for Your Belly and Your Baby
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