Health Articles by Dr. Krystel Quadros


Healthy Living (Wellness & Prevention)
29.Apr.2019
Anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression are the major problem these days. Meditation can be a solution to all these problems. It is very essential to be calm and relaxed and then take a decision, and not directly jump to a conclusion. Decisions taken when angry can make a person repent later.
29.Mar.2019
Have you ever heard of tart cherries? They are bright red in color and sour in taste and have innumerable health benefits. You can even consume the juice of tart cherries. The various health benefits of tart cherries are listed below.
26.Mar.2019
We should consider ourselves lucky since there are ample numbers of nutritious seeds available, which are not too expensive and also nutritious. One of such seed is the sunflower seed, which is commonly available in the household these days.
 
Fitness
30.Mar.2019
Following are a few tips for you to be able to maintain your weight during your holiday travel.
 
Emotional and Mental Health
23.Mar.2019
Depression is ubiquitous these days owing to a stressful lifestyle and busy work schedules. Children face competition and peer pressure to score well whereas some teenagers or young adults find it very difficult to overcome breakups.
 
Diet and Nutrition
26.Dec.2018
Have you as a parent observed symptoms like lethargy in your kids? Or even difficulty in breathing? If so, do get a complete blood test done to check your child’s hemoglobin levels. If the hemoglobin count is too low, your child may be suffering from iron deficiency anemia. It may be due to various reasons. Having a lot of worms may also reflect symptoms like iron deficiency anemia in children. Also, a diet lacking in iron may force your child to develop anemia. Certain malabsorption disorders and gut disorders may also lead to iron deficiency anemia. Piles in children can lead to anemia. Children who are deficient in iron may have certain cravings for non-nutritive foods like chalk. These are symptoms to figure out if your child is deficient in iron.
17.Dec.2018
Superfoods are those foods which provide amazing benefits to a person as they are nutritionally dense and packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. I am not talking about something artificial or difficult to find or expensive nutrition powders, but interestingly we have been blessed with them as it is all naturally available.
 
Growth
25.Dec.2018
Do you have a kid who is a fussy eater or hates eating food and is severely underweight? If so, your child can actually suffer from many nutrient deficiencies leading to weak bones and impaired physical development as well as mental development. At this point of time, it becomes very necessary to feed your child energy-dense foods necessary for the overall development of your child so that your child does not suffer from iron deficiency anemia or bone problems in the future. Giving your child energy-dense foods does not mean that you can give your child foods rich in sugar and bad fats like burgers and pizzas, but do provide your child with essential fats instead.
 
Parenting & Children's Health
21.Dec.2018
Lately, childhood obesity has increased over the past two decades which has become a concern for parents due to various symptoms experienced by their kids like social isolation, body shaming, and various health issues developed by overweight kids at a very early age like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels in the arteries, etc. Let us read how this can be prevented.
20.Dec.2018
Fruits are everybody's favorite and available in various shapes, colors, and sizes. Its consumption is indeed beneficial for all age groups, specifically children, owing to the benefits that it provides. Children are the most sensitive when it comes to contracting any kind of an infection or disease. Hence, they do need a good amount of antioxidants to fight diseases and these antioxidants are provided by fruits.
 
Gastro Health
21.Dec.2018
It becomes very challenging to deal with the nutritional needs of children suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as the children suffering from these kinds of inflammatory bowel disease experience chronic pain in their abdomen. These children experience chronic inflammation and therefore should not be given very spicy foods as it may trigger the inflammation further.
18.Dec.2018
There are various factors that lead to constipation in children. For example, irritable bowel syndrome is one kind of a disease which leads to episodes of constipation. Teach your kid to be less stressed, as according to various research studies, stress may be another factor contributing to constipation. Diet plays an important role in eradicating constipation.
17.Dec.2018
Children are very susceptible to various kinds of infections and diseases. Hence, it is very essential to take care of their health as they fall sick quite often. One of the reason diarrhea is common is probably the lack of hygienic practices followed in the kitchen. Conditions like celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease may also make your kid susceptible to diarrhea. Also, check for various food allergies in your kid that can actually cause the symptoms of diarrhea.
 
Women's Health
18.Dec.2018
Many women are concerned about their weight post pregnancy and decide to shed off some kilos immediately. Some women think that post-pregnancy, they can immediately follow a fad diet like fruit diet, salad diet and lose weight and achieve the pre-pregnancy weight back. These crash diets lack all the nutrients essential for the mom’s body as well as the infant’s body. It is very important for mothers to be aware that what they actually consume during this stage is extremely beneficial for proper supply of milk production for their baby. In fact, a proper maternal lactation diet is extremely essential for having a good composition of breast milk which is essential for the baby's growth and development, both emotionally and physically.
 
Skin and Beauty
14.Dec.2018
Do you all know why natural ingredients are important for the skin? The word natural means that it is an ingredient available in nature and has a tremendous effect on one’s health since mother earth has blessed us with these lovely vitamins and minerals naturally available through fruits and vegetables.