As discussed in the first of this series, "milk" from plant sources is so only in spirit. Having said that, almond milk is a popular alternative to cows milk. Essentially, it is produced by blending almonds with water followed by straining it remove the solid bits, creating a creamy, nutty liquid. The popularity of almond … Continue reading The Dairy Aisle Wars: Episode 2, The Almond Account
Many parents will identify with this: "My baby used to be hungry all the time before she turned two but now she does not want to eat anything!" It is completely normal for a toddler to be a picky eater. The fastest rate of weight gain occurs in the first 6 months of life (5-7 ounces … Continue reading Kid-proof ideas for Picky Eaters
Overheard in my workplace locker-room- "You are not feeling better because you only believe in taking medicines, not prayers. If you have Faith and pray, you will feel better". I am not an atheist, but I realized that I have never resorted to praying to help heal my body. I also realized, that there are … Continue reading Does prayer heal? The answer may surprise you.
As soon as International Women's Day nears, I see a lot of ads that prompt women to "Pamper Yourself" or "Celebrate Womanhood" by spending a day at the spa, getting your nails painted or, perhaps, a new hairstyle. While I have nothing against salons and spas ( I just don't think they have any exclusive … Continue reading 5 ways to be a Well-Woman
Depression causes mental rumination- what feels like a broken record in your head. The same negative thoughts keep playing over and over. This pattern is very hard to break by talking yourself out of, which, as you can imagine, may actually worsen the problem! This overwork taxes your brain and is associated with insomnia, irritability, … Continue reading 6 ways to walk away from depression
I have hypothyroidism- have had it since I was a teenager. I take 125 microgram of Synthroid daily. I get my thyroid function tested every 6 months and the hormone levels have been quite stable for several years. This was easy for me to share and I am sure you read this information without much emotion. … Continue reading Important lessons learnt in the year gone by
1. Does your face get prettier when you lose a lot of weight? In fact the contours of the face and the rest of the body are finished by the most superficial layer just under the skin- the adipose (fat) layer. If one loses an excess amount of weight, it may lead to a … Continue reading This Week On Quora- Top 5 Wellness Questions Posed to KeyLife
Parenting is tough. It is a great challenge and a great investment. And the only return we expect is the health and happiness of our precious beneficiaries- our children. In "big picture" terms, all parents want the same thing for their children. We want them to live their life to its fullest potential. But what … Continue reading What is the purpose of parenting?
Whether or not you love your job, school or relations; everything comes with a set of responsibilities. We have all felt overwhelmed at certain points in our lives. We all know the feeling of “exhaustion” or being at the brink of “burnout”. I will never forget the look on the faces of some parents (I … Continue reading Burnout!!!- The Truth about Stress and How to Manage It
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have heard horror stories on bullying ranging from class full of students engaging in hurtful words to severe physical maltreatment in locker rooms. More than that, I was a “middle-schooler” once and remember exactly how bullying felt. Let’s just say I wouldn’t always fit in. I didn’t know … Continue reading 9 Must Know Facts About Bullying