Health corner

Naini Setalvad,a nutritionist and obesity consultant,spoke about the need of shifting of attitudes and mind sets to cultivating healthy eating habits,at the Ishanya Mall on Tuesday.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: February 11, 2009 4:01 am

A nutty affair!
Naini Setalvad,a nutritionist and obesity consultant,spoke about the need of shifting of attitudes and mind sets to cultivating healthy eating habits,at the Ishanya Mall on Tuesday. The talk was held in tandem with the Turkish Hazelnut Promotion Group,which mainly aims at promoting the nut as a healthy food product. Speaking more about healthy eating habits she spoke about the importance of food as a tool for healthy living,maintaining excellent physical shape and also increase the body immunity. Other important topics that were discussed during the meet included using hazelnuts in the daily diet. Explaining the benefits she said,that the nut is a rich source of nutrients,which give a lot of cardio vascular benefits,it also contains a huge number of vitamins,and goes a long way in regulating metabolic activities and also helps in preventing diseases like diabetes and heart diseases. People should start incorporating such food items in their regular diet,as it will enable them to lead a healthy lifestyle,she added.

Sugar free
National Acupuncture Organisation is organising a treatment camp on Diabetes in Pune. This camp will held at Hotel Suyash (Sadashiv Peth) on February 16 and 17. Acupucture diabetologist Dr Jaykumar Diksshit will treat and guide to patients. Patients can enroll. Their name on number: 09373116571,09370662128

Pain-relief
Lokapur pain clinic,the first pain clinic in the city and a health exhibition was inaugurated by Sumantai Kirloskar. The clinic is equipped with all modern techniques. Dr Madhuri Lokapur,the owner of the clinic,says,”The pain starts by adopting the wrong methods and postures of standing,sitting,sleeping and lifting weight. Any pain gives mental stress,and leads to depression due to disturbed sleep. The use of modern techniques like- radio frequency ablations,nerve blocks,physiotherapy and hydrotherapy is very effective to cure the pain and reduce the dose of Morphine in cancer patients. Right postures of sitting,standing matched with good diet and exercise will lead to a healthy and painfree life.”

Hare-lipped
German Cleft Children’s Aid Society,a charitable organisation based in Freiburg,Germany,is promoting help for cleft children in Cameroon,India,Peru,Philippines,China,Vietnam and Uganda. The society is dedicated to an as far as possible comprehensive treatment of cleft children,children with cleft lip and palate and other facial deformities. At a corporate level,Daimler AG is supporting the organization in its pioneering work in India. Mercedes-Benz India is extending all assistance and coordination towards this aim. In this context,a delegation of opinion leaders from Germany,Dr Martin Schairer (Deputy Mayor of Stuttgart) and Dr Heinz Luebbe (President of German Cleft Children’s Aid Society and Board of Trustee Maaya Foundation) visited Pune.

‘Toughest surgery’ at Poona Hospital
A chopped left hand,fingerless right hand,numerous wounds made by swords on his knees told the dismal story of the wounds on Sawant,a resident of Akluj. After local doctors lost hope,Sawant was admitted to Poona Hospital,where a team of doctors,comprising — Dr Gandhi,Dr R Kothari,Dr Pandit carried on the re-plantation surgery on him. The surgery took three hours and was successful. Dr Gandhi said,”It was one of the toughest surgeries we have done. But fortunately Poona Hospital has all necessary infrastructure needed for this surgery. The result of this operation is a combination of infrastructure in Hospital ,dedication of the team of doctors and a little bit luck.

Cancer awareness
Golwilkar Metropolis Health Services,on the occasion of World Cancer Day has started Prostate cancer awareness camp across all its centers in India. The camp is underway from February 4 to 19 and Metropolis will offer a range of special health packages covering tests for Total Prostate Specific Antigen,Cholesterol,Triglyceride and Fasting Blood Sugar. On the occasion Dr Sushil Shah,chairman,Metropolis Health Services (I) Ltd.,said,”Though there is awareness among the masses regarding cancer caused through smoking and for cervical cancer but the awareness of prostrate cancer is very low,therefore this year Metropolis has dedicated World Cancer Day to create awareness of this deadly disease.” Cancer of the prostate is one of the most common types of cancer in men and it usually affects men over the age of 50. According to a recent study,prostrate cancer ranks fifth in incidence and fourth in cancer mortality for men in Mumbai and the incidence is increasing by one per cent every year.

Glow and glam
For beauty or for health,skin has always been important and something that demands care. Dermatologists or beauty consultants have been doing their best giving valuable advice and tips to fight ageing and other skin problems; and the market has been flooded with a number of beauty product that promise radiant beauty. Trumount Cosmoceuticals,with its headquarters in Pune and spearheaded by Jaideep Khurana has officially announced the launch of their product lineVôtre. The product line is targeted at addressing major skin problems like acne,pigmentation,blemishes,sun burn,open pores to name a few.

Rehabilitation camp
MCE Society’s M A Rangoonwala Dental College is organising Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation camp on February 11 to14,between 9 am to 6pm. This camp will treat patients and help them for rehabilitation of missing parts especially fingers and eye following surgery or birth defects. The Kings’ College,London is one the oldest and most reputed dental colleges in Europe is also participating in this camp,informed Dr Mukund Kothawade,principal of college.

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