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Dt. Sheela Krishnaswamy

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dt. Sheela Krishnaswamy Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
500 at clinic
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Dt. Sheela Krishnaswamy is a renowned Dietitian/Nutritionist in Koramangala, Bangalore. You can consult Dt. Sheela Krishnaswamy at Nova Specialty Hospitals - Koramangala in Koramangala, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dt. Sheela Krishnaswamy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Doctor. I have diabetes which varies around 280. What all measures and food management can I take to cure this. Please help.

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Endocrinologist, Delhi
Doctor. I have diabetes which varies around 280. What all measures and food management can I take to cure this. Pleas...
Avoid sweats, sugar,jagary, honey,seat fruit like mangoes, grapes,banana, cheeku.Do regular exercise, walking,yoga. Take medicines as advised by your doctor.
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Dear doctors I would like to know about the cupping as I have seen many players in Olympics doing the same how it can help a common man in day today life. Please brief me the same.

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Homeopath, Surat
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In cupping method: the therapy consists of having round glass suction cups that are warmed, then placed on sore parts of the body. The placement of the glass cup creates a partial vacuum, which is believed to stimulate muscles and blood flow, while relieving pain.
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I am 23 years, for me started stomach coming. Please tell me sir, how can I maintain my stomach properly. Please suggest me sir.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I am 23 years, for me started stomach coming. Please tell me sir, how can I maintain my stomach properly. Please sugg...
Hi lybrate-user Excess fat deposit on tummy area is due to insulin and glucagon hormone imbalance. To lose tummy fat you should avoid starchy and sugary food and black heads and neck black marks are due to insulin resistance. Take lipolyzer tummy tablet after lunch and dinner for good weight loss and to balance insulin resistance you can consult me detail for contact me.
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Precautions for diabetic patients during Ramzan fast

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
“Patients with type 1 diabetes should avoid fasting. However, those type 2 diabetes can fast,”
All diabetic patients who fast should be aware of certain facts if they fast during Ramzan, he further added.
All patients with diabetes should consult with their family physician regarding the Ramzan fast and learn the warning symptoms.
Type 2 diabetes will be controlled by diet and may require no special precautions.
Patients at risk of diabetes should avoid overeating to prevent post meal high blood pressure, after the predawn and/or sunset meal.
The exercise program for patients with diabetes on diet control should be modified to avoid lower blood sugar level. Exercise should be done 2 hours after the sunset meal.
Food restriction and dehydration may cause some cardiac risk in the elderly.
The choice of drugs in diabetes may require consultation with a doctor. Drugs that act by increasing the production of insulin are to be preferred. Some patients on metformin may fast safely with minimal complications. However, two-thirds of the total daily dose should be given just before the sunset meal and rest one-third before the predawn meal. Patients on pioglitazone may require no change in dose. Patients on sulfonylureas may require medical clearance before commencing fast.
Insulin dose also needs to be modified during the fast. Usually two doses of insulin, one before each meal, are sufficient.
If the blood sugar falls below 60, then the fast should be immediately broken.
Fast should also be broken if blood sugar rises to more than 300.
Patients should avoid fasting on sick days.
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I am suffering from my unfit body, whatever I eat it didn't effects much better what should I do for my fitness?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
You should take cal. Phos 12 x and nat. Mur 12x four tablets morning and four tablets in the evening for one week.
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Lose Weight: The Healthy Way These Navratras

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Lose Weight: The Healthy Way These Navratras

Lose Weight with healthy dietNavratras are believed to be the most powerful and auspicious days in the Hindu religion. In order to empower oneself with the blessings of Devi Durga, devotees stick to certain strict fasting & yet feasting rules for full length of 9 days period. I consider them to be the best time to purify & detoxify the body as well as the soul.

This article may help you in understanding the real benefits that can be derived by your body by following the healthy dietary options. Also, to get aware about the positivity of Navratri days on health, as well as life. Thus, eradicating the mood-forced concept of adding extra kilos at the end of 9 days period.

‘Navratri Diet’ For Keeping Watch Over Weight

If a good less fat diet, with least frying method is preferred, then the NAVRATRI days could be called as CLEAN-DETOX diet days. This regimen of eating can surely be the best way achieve health in Navratras.

An example for diet plan (1100-1200 kcal):

Morning:   Milk (1 cup)  + Soaked almond (6 nos.)
OR
Milk and Fruit Shake and 50 g paneer

Mid-day:   Fruit Yogurt (1 Katori) OR Vegetable and Fruit Chat

Lunch:       Buckwheat Rotis – 2/Swank Rice + Ghiya vegetable  + 1K Curd

Evening:   Tea – 1 cup
Roasted makhana – A fistful

Dinner:      Sabudana chaat – 1 bowl
OR
Makhane Chat
OR
Fruit Chat

Before retiring – 1 Milk -1 cup (without sugar).

IMPORTANT: Do Keep Yourself Hydrated With Lemonade, Coconut Water, Or Plain Water.

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7 Incredible Cashew Nut Benefits: From Heart Health to Gorgeous Hair

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
7 Incredible Cashew Nut Benefits: From Heart Health to Gorgeous Hair

1. Heart Health

The National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in its case study points out that nuts are likely to be beneficial for health, keeping a check on various ailments, such as heart disease. Studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect, in the context of healthy diets, and there is emerging evidence of beneficial effects on oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular reactivity. Cashews help lower LDL and increase the carrying capacity for HDL. HDL is responsible to absorb the cholesterol from the heart and take it to the liver where it can be broken down.

In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration had stated that a fistful of nuts a day as part of a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. The heart association recommends four servings of unsalted, unoiled nuts a week and warns against eating too many, since they are dense in calories. Another study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), also establishes a significant association between the consumption of nuts and a lower incidence of death due to heart diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases. The study stated that nutrients in nuts, such as unsaturated fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants may confer heart-protective, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

2. Prevents Blood Disease

The consumption of cashews on a regular basis and limited manner may help in avoiding blood diseases. Cashew nuts are rich in copper, which plays an important role in the elimination of free radicals from the body. Copper deficiency can lead to iron deficiencies such as anemia. Hence our diet should contain recommended quantity of copper. And cashew nuts are a good source.

3. Protects the Eye

In the urban environment matched with its excessive pollution, our eyes often suffer from various infections. Cashews contains a powerful antioxidant pigment called Zea Xanthin. This pigment is readily and directly absorbed by our retina, says nutritionist Anju Sood. This then forms a protective layer over our retina which prevents the harmful UV rays. Dr Anshul Jaibahrat Bhatnagar says small quantities of Zea Xanthin helps prevent age related macular degeneration in elderly and hence helps maintain eyehealth.

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The nut and the fruit, both have multiple uses
Cashew nuts are rich in copper, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorous
Cashews help lower LDL and increase the carrying capacity for HDL
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7 Incredible Cashew Nut Benefits: From Heart Health To Gorgeous Hair
7 Incredible Cashew Nut Benefits: From Heart Health to Gorgeous Hair

Simran Kapur  |  Updated: September 06, 2016 18:58 IST

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A popular ingredient finding its way into many Indian gravies, cashew - a plant originating from Brazil, is a nut high in minerals. Brought to India by traders, the cashew tree grows up to exceptional heights having a rather irregular trunk. Hanging from the branches are large juicy apples at the bottom of which are attached the cashew nut. Made available round the year, the nut has a great shelf life if stored properly.

(Buttery and Organic Cashews, Only One Click Away)

The nut and the fruit, both have multiple uses. The nut, often known as the poor man s plantation although now it is sold for steep prices, is used to make delectable and rich curries and also roasted and eaten dry. Back when nomads had no idea how to consume the fruit, the nut was discarded while the fruit was given more importance. A book written by SP Malhotra, World Edible Nuts Economy, points out, "Natives also knew of many medicinal uses for the apple juice, bark and caustic seed oil that were later exploited by the Europeans. 

Contrary to the popular belief that it can make you gain fat, a considerable amount of cashews in your diet can provide you with many health benefits -

1. Heart Health

The National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in its case study points out that nuts are likely to be beneficial for health, keeping a check on various ailments, such as heart disease. Studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect, in the context of healthy diets, and there is emerging evidence of beneficial effects on oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular reactivity. Cashews help lower LDL and increase the carrying capacity for HDL. HDL is responsible to absorb the cholesterol from the heart and take it to the liver where it can be broken down.

(Food that's Good for the Heart: Get it Here)

In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration had stated that a fistful of nuts a day as part of a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. The heart association recommends four servings of unsalted, unoiled nuts a week and warns against eating too many, since they are dense in calories. Another study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), also establishes a significant association between the consumption of nuts and a lower incidence of death due to heart diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases. The study stated that nutrients in nuts, such as unsaturated fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants may confer heart-protective, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

2. Prevents Blood Disease

The consumption of cashews on a regular basis and limited manner may help in avoiding blood diseases. Cashew nuts are rich in copper, which plays an important role in the elimination of free radicals from the body. Copper deficiency can lead to iron deficiencies such as anemia. Hence our diet should contain recommended quantity of copper. And cashew nuts are a good source.


3. Protects the Eye

In the urban environment matched with its excessive pollution, our eyes often suffer from various infections. Cashews contains a powerful antioxidant pigment called Zea Xanthin. This pigment is readily and directly absorbed by our retina, says nutritionist Anju Sood. This then forms a protective layer over our retina which prevents the harmful UV rays. Dr Anshul Jaibahrat Bhatnagar says small quantities of Zea Xanthin helps prevent age related macular degeneration in elderly and hence helps maintain eyehealth.


4. Good for the Skin

Derived from the cashew seeds,  cashew oil does wonders for your skin,  says Gargi Sharma, Manager Weight Management, Aayna. Cashew nut oil is rich in selenium, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. Also, they are great sources of phytochemicals, proteins and antioxidants. The high percentage of selenium in cashews is not only good for your skin but  helps prevent cancer as well,  says nutritionist Anju Sood. 

5. Weight Loss

In comparison to diets excluding the intake of nuts, people consuming nuts on a moderate and regular basis lose weight faster. Based on the evidence from epidemiological and controlled clinical studies, nut consumption is not associated with higher body weight. The study done by the Journal of Nutrition states that the epidemiological evidence indicates consistently that nut consumers have a lower BMI than non-consumers. With respect to clinical studies, the evidence is nearly uniform that their inclusion in the diet leads to little or no weight gain. Moreover, nuts like cashews are  packed with Omega 3 fatty acids that contribute to giving a boost to the metabolic process to burn excess fat,  says Delhi-based nutritionist Shilpa Arora. Nuts are a great snack for those who are looking to lose weight as they are nutritious and tend to keep you full for a longer time.  Nuts should always be eaten raw and unsalted, so they are beneficial for weight loss efforts,  adds Shilpa.

6. Source of Dietary Fibres

According to studies, cashew nuts have a great percentage of dietary fibers. The two essential dietary fibres required by our body are, oleic acid and palmitic acid.  These fibers are not produced by our body hence they need to be consumed externally,  says nutritionist Anju Sood. Cashew nuts are good sources of these fibers. Dietary fibers help digest food better, however excessive consumption may cause bloating and significant intestinal gas production. Consumption of nuts like cashews have been related to decreased incidences of several digestive diseases.

7. Healthy and Shiny Hair

Experts say that the consumption of cashews as well as the application of cashew oil on your scalp ensures healthy hair.  Copper present in cashew nut oil helps in the production of skin and hair pigment called melanin,  says nutritionist Gargi Sharma. It also enhances hair colour and can provide a silky-smooth texture due to the presence of linoleic and oleic acids.

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Hi, my age is 24 and I weigh 78 kg .I joined gym recently. I am night shift worker and I go to gym in morning when I come back from office. Please suggest some food and the diet I should follow as am pure veg ,and my gym trainer was advising to have egg. Are there alternatives?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi, my age is 24 and I weigh 78 kg .I joined gym recently. I am night shift worker and I go to gym in morning when I ...
Hello, Have diary, soy and its products, sugar free breakfast cereals, sweet potato if you are vegetarian.
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Why are Beans Called a Magic Food

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Why are Beans Called a Magic Food
You will be amazed to know that ordinary Beans are not so ordinary with their nutritional content. They have numerous health benefits.

Beans are high in fibre, contain a good ratio of complex carbohydrates and protein, and an array of minerals including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and iron. This unique nutritional composition delivers long-lasting energy and prevents you from feeling fatigued.

Beans are low in sugar, which prevents insulin in the bloodstream from spiking and causing you to feel hungry. When you substitute beans for meat in your diet, you get the added bonus of a decrease in saturated fat.

Best part is you can try different types of beans in different forms throughout the day. You can have boiled soybeans for breakfast and black bean salad or soup or dals for lunch or dinner. You can also try some one-pot meals with beans of your choice.

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Am having to more fat in thigh and abdomen Am feeling uneasy to walk. Feeling shy Please give any suggestions to remove fat in my thigh.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Am having to more fat in thigh and abdomen Am feeling uneasy to walk. Feeling shy Please give any suggestions to remo...
Hello, homoeopathy has the best answer for your query. You can lose weight with the help of homoeopathic medicines, without any side effects. This involves correction your metabolism. 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. Fatoline drops from haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Do surya namaskar, yoga asans. 4. Avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 5. Drink plenty of water daily. 6. Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits.
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I was Prescribed Rosuvas-EZ but currently the combination with EZ is not available can I take Rosuvas 10 mg only. Pls suggest.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I was Prescribed Rosuvas-EZ but currently the combination with EZ is not available can I take Rosuvas 10 mg only. Pls...
You can use Rosuvas 10 instead of EZ combination. But it that is your written prescription by your doctor, then it will be better you try to find Rosuvas EZ.
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She is 65 years and weight about 90 kgs. Please suggest some diet techniques to reduce her weight.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
She is 65 years and weight about 90 kgs. Please suggest some diet techniques to reduce her weight.
Take high fiber low fat diet. Drink lot of water everyday. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Take enough sleep.
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I am eating a lot with proper dite but no gaining the weight and still my hight does not increases want to increase my height is there any pills to increase the height or gain weight.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am eating a lot with proper dite but no gaining the weight and still my hight does not increases want to increase m...
Bananas are full of calories and contain high amount of carbohydrates and potassium that give you instant energy. Whosoever want to gain weight must eat a banana daily in the morning with a glass of warm milk. Add a teaspoon of sugar in it. Moreover, you can also have it after your meals.
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I am 27 year old and my weight is 96 kg. What should i do to loose my weight? Should I take any medicine or capsules to loose my weight?

MS, MBBS
Bariatrician, Hyderabad
I am 27 year old and my weight is 96 kg. What should i do to loose my weight?
Should I take any medicine or capsules ...
You should try diet and exercise. If you have weight related problems, you would need weight loss surgery.
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I eat food normally as others eat. But I am very thin. Could u please suggest me ways to get good physique.

D.Sc (Bio-engg.), P.G. Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kalyani
Dear patient -go the gym - use good amount of why protein - adequate nutrient cereals, green vegetable - drink 4-5 liters of water else consult with me. Regards
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Hello doctor, I am Manish gupta, I need to consult dietitians so that I can loose my weight.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello doctor, I am Manish gupta, I need to consult dietitians so that I can loose my weight.
Dear. Follow these best tips to get in shape and loose weight. * body become over weight due to deposition of fatty tissues. First you should follow diet plan for weight loss. * in morning, take 2-3 chapattis witha bowl of cooked green vegetables. You can take a glass of without cream milk after 2 hour of breakfast. *in lunch you can take a bowl of soup or salad. *in evening, you can take a cup of teawith glucose biscuits. *in dinner, you can take a bowl of fruits or 2 chapattis with a bowl of vegetables. * work out for atleast 1 hour in morning, you can try skipping for 15minutes with a walk of 30 minutes and 5-10 minutes running. To reduce the tummy, * lie down on flat surface, raise your legs without bending your knees, do it for 3-5 times daily * lie down on plain surface, put your hands on the back of head by folding your elbows, now move your head towads the knees try to touch your knees with forehead and then move back and lie down. Repeat it for 5-10 times daily for flat tummy. * do surya namaskar yoga everyday, as surya namaskar have 12 forms of yoga. Do it for in morning everyday to get in shape in short period. * do not eat fastfoods and soft drinks, as they have high calories.
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I have heard that if aloevera juice (one teaspoon) daily it will damage kidney and other side effect will take place in the body. Please tell me in details about when will it happen.

General Physician, Udaipur
I have heard that if aloevera juice (one teaspoon) daily it will damage kidney and other side effect will take place ...
WO told you this my friend, alovera is a herbal medicine for many problems, taking one tea spoon daily doesn't do anything bad to your health it will improve your health. But only thing you have to keep in mind is that do take plenty of water daily at least 3-5litres daily. And do exercises. Be happy do not believe in illogical talk told by any lay man or some one. Alovera only and only improves and boosts your health. It has no side effects. Thank you.
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What is the range of blood sugar in normal person after a meal and in early morning (fasting state). I checked my blood glucose level is I 127mg/dl? Am I diabetic?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
What is the range of blood sugar in normal person after a meal and in early morning (fasting state).
I checked my blo...
Hi lybrate-user, normal range is in fasting 90mg/do and post lunch120mg/dl. But as the fluctuations are common in this you need to do monthly once that will be sufficient. Go for hba1c test to know accurately.
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How i can reduce my fat at home what are the precaution to escape from the fat and what are the exercises to help maintain the fat

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
How i can reduce my fat at home what are the precaution to escape from the fat and what are the exercises to help mai...
Dear to decrease your weight you have to do work out daily. Try the remedies below they can help u. 1. Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of black pepper powder in one glass of water. 2. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. 3. Do this daily for at least three months. 4. Drink mint tea or make a paste of green mint with some simple spices and eat during meals. 5. Eat vegetables such as bitter gourd and drumsticks to control obesity. 6. Do bhujang asana, dhanurasana, naukasana, kumbhakasana, pavanamukthasana daily 10 min per asana. 7. Do running early morning daily and join aerobics in evening. 8. Avoid oily and spicy food. And constipation.
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Hi I am 23 years old and my height is 167 cm and my wait is 69. 5 kgs. How can loose my weight.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Why not you reduce your weight. We have specialised medicine prepared for weight loss up to 8 kg (inch loss tummy loss). No exercise, no dieting, no side effect. You may consult.
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