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Food, Glorious Food - A Valuable Resource
written by Aruna Nathan, M.D.
on Friday, 3rd February, 2017

“You waste life when you waste good food” - Katherine Anne Porter Not a soul would go to bed hungry if we did not waste the food we grow. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) states that one-third of food produced for human consumption worldwide is lost or wasted annually. That accounts for 1.3 billion ...

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The Positive Health Benefits of Being Outdoors
written by Aruna Nathan, M.D.
on Sunday, 27th November, 2016

Although this post is about exercising and associated health impacts, let me begin by stating that being outdoors is good for your mental wellbeing. Even spending a short time outdoors goes a long way to improve focus, creativity and self-esteem! Perhaps, this is what prompted the great Naturalist John Muir to state “In every walk with nature one receives far more than ...

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The Positive Health Benefits of Being Outdoors
written by Aruna Nathan, M.D.
on Sunday, 27th November, 2016

Although this post is about exercising and associated health impacts, let me begin by stating that being outdoors is good for your mental wellbeing. Even spending a short time outdoors goes a long way to improve focus, creativity and self-esteem! Perhaps, this is what prompted the great Naturalist John Muir to state “In every walk with nature one receives far more than ...

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Sprouting Lentils - Getting More From These Legumes - Toasted Lentils or in a Lentil Salad
written by Aruna Nathan, M.D.
on Saturday, 27th August, 2016

I used to sprout lentils a lot when my kids were younger but stopped for a while as some of the cooking patterns changed at our home. Recently, I started sprouting beans and lentils again and am enjoying using them in any recipe that call for lentils or beans. Basically, you can use the same lentil or bean as mentioned in the recipe, but just sprout them a few days ahead of time. ...

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Recognize and Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder
written by Aruna Nathan, M.D.
on Saturday, 7th February, 2015

Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) As we are in the peak days of winter and have less and less natural light, it's important to talk about SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. There are two types of SAD, namely fall onset SAD and spring onset SAD. The fall version usually affects an individual in late fall or early winter and the spring version affects in early spring although ...

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That Little Black Dress and the Importance of the 5-10 Percent Goal
written by Aruna Nathan, M.D.
on Wednesday, 27th August, 2014

Weight loss is often driven by the desire to fit into “that little black dress”, a pair of designer jeans or to look sleek and toned in in your new athletic ware. Many may have aspirations that range from having a BMI of 17 (average BMI of a runway model), or looking like a young wide receiver on the cover of a glitzy sports magazine. These unfortunately are unrealistic ...

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