This Week On Quora- Top 5 Wellness Questions Posed to KeyLife

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

What is the purpose of parenting?

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?

Burnout!!!- The Truth about Stress and How to Manage It

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

Dietary supplements: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Someone we love dearly recently underwent cardiac angiography which revealed a significant blockage to a major coronary artery. The cardiologist explained to him that the blockage was due to calcium deposits which likely happened due to the fact that he was taking OTC calcium supplementation. This prompted me to do a literature search on the … Continue reading Dietary supplements: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

What you need to know about Cell Phone Radiation and Health: 10 tips

Earlier this week, I traveled to Manhattan from Long Island on public transport after a long time. Since I was by myself, with no driving to do, I got a chance to indulge in some people watching. I noticed a lot of this: People spend a lot of times on their phones. Now with extended … Continue reading What you need to know about Cell Phone Radiation and Health: 10 tips

9 Must Know Facts About Bullying

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

11 Tips to Keeping Children Safe this Winter (Plus, Bonus Adult Tip)

Soon the temperatures are going to plummet.  This is a hard time for parents (I'm right there with ya!) as children need extra warmth and TLC. Young children are less likely to recognize when they are cold and more likely to lose body heat quickly due to their smaller size. Here are 11 tips for when … Continue reading 11 Tips to Keeping Children Safe this Winter (Plus, Bonus Adult Tip)

The Bitter Truth About Sugar: 7 Things to Consider

India has long been called the "Spice Bowl of the World". Did you know India, also gave us the technology to extract sugar from sugarcane?  As early as 350CE, during the Gupta dynasty, Indians learnt how to crystallize sugar. From India, it spread to China, Persia and the Middle East. Sugar was brought to Europe by the Crusaders.  When … Continue reading The Bitter Truth About Sugar: 7 Things to Consider

6 Ways to Protect Your Kids from the Election Craze

Yes, it's almost over but the effects of this election race may reverberate with us for months to come! Whether you are nervous about handing over the most powerful position in the world to a man who might evict your neighbor or to a woman who can't keep classified information secret, you know the stakes have never … Continue reading 6 Ways to Protect Your Kids from the Election Craze

Spilling the Beans: Is Coffee Good or Bad?

Coffee has been around for centuries. If we were to plot it's reputation for health effects, it would be a rather undulating graph. In this post we will tease apart the current research about coffee and it's effect on our health. Most of the effect that coffee has on us is through the action of caffeine. Biologically, … Continue reading Spilling the Beans: Is Coffee Good or Bad?