Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Aruna Nathan, M.D.

Easily Adaptable Indian Cooking

May 8, 2020

A healthy diet is so important for your longterm health.  Below and in future posts, I will share some healthy recipes that you can adapt easily to the ingredients you have on hand. Here’s a video with personal attestations of the importance of a wholesome plant-based diet. Some basic ingredients for Indian food are: Cumin seeds Mustard seeds…

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Improving Immunity – A View From a Lifestyle Medicine Physician

March 25, 2020

Covid-19 is all over the news now and everyone is overwhelmed and concerned about getting afflicted.  A natural question asked is how to improve our immunity to fight this disease which has no cure? This afternoon, a close friend asked me if Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 along with some other herbs like “Amla”…

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Enjoying a Meal and Thanksliving

January 28, 2020

A wise person once said, “We should think of Thanksgiving as Thanksliving”. If all of us collectively live a life of being thankful, and with a sense of gratitude, I am sure it will lead to more inner harmony and peace. Thanksgiving is that beautiful time of the year when we experience crisp fall weather, see bright…

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Osteoporosis: a Review of Bone Loss and Nutrition

March 10, 2019

Osteoporosis, a Brief Overview. Let’s talk about a process that we should think about when we’re young so we can try to prevent unfortunate events as we age. First, here are a few important definitions. Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone mass leading to fragility of the bones and increased fracture risk. Osteopenia is its less severe sidekick and sarcopenia is…

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Food, Glorious Food – A Valuable Resource

February 3, 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.…

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The Positive Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

November 27, 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…

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The Positive Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

November 27, 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…

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Sprouting Lentils – Getting More From These Legumes – Toasted Lentils or in a Lentil Salad

August 27, 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…

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Recognize and Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder

February 7, 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…

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That Little Black Dress and the Importance of the 5-10 Percent Goal

August 27, 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…

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