Building blocks of immunity: Are Indian women getting enough protein?

Building blocks of immunity: Are Indian women getting enough protein?

Living in the shadow of a pandemic, many of our conversations have suddenly turned to the question of a healthy immune system. While we hear a lot of talk about nutrient-rich superfoods, one of the basic issues that gets ignored is the amount of proteins we eat on a daily basis.
Indian women are highly ignorant of their sleep disorders, and the remedy starts at home

Indian women are highly ignorant of their sleep disorders, and the remedy starts at home

Women are more prone to insomnia than men, studies have found. One reason for this is that women undergo more shifts in hormonal balances, which can then disrupt sleep regulation. For many women sleep disruption can also be linked to mood disorders such as depression. Stress, too, plays a role in diminishing quality of sleep. Barring these, however, for many women it is the result of poor sleep hygiene. What may start off as a new interest in a hobby or form of entertainment may soon become a habit and a rhythm that we find very hard to change.

Coping with emotional bingeing: The nutritious way out of mental health issues

Coping with emotional bingeing: The nutritious way out of mental health issues

When 23-year-old Kamala (name changed) came in to meet me, sugar had become a major soother for her. She was indulging in what many call ‘emotional bingeing’ – eating your way out of emotional turmoil. In the months since she had been diagnosed with depression, Kamala found that at her lowest moments, comfort foods like biscuits or cola seemed a big help. But she also found that her moods fluctuated wildly as she came off the sugar highs.
PCOD and Indian diets: Why women need to eat more proteins and veggies

PCOD and Indian diets: Why women need to eat more proteins and veggies

For thousands of women in India, Polycystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD is a painful, traumatic and humiliating reality. Irregular, absent or painful periods, excessive acne and facial hair growth, and mental health effects like mood swings and depression are just some of the symptoms of PCOD, which results from hormonal imbalances affecting the functioning of the ovaries.
Forget fad diets and miracle creams: There are no quick fixes for cellulite

Forget fad diets and miracle creams: There are no quick fixes for cellulite

It’s something many of us fret over. But cellulite is also a condition that seems to unite women all around the world, as 85-98% of women over the age of puberty of all races are affected by it.