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Ishi Khosla

Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, consultant, writer and columnist associated with The Indian Express. She is a former senior nutritionist at Escorts. She heads the Centre of Dietary Counselling and also runs a health food store. She feels that for complete well-being, one should integrate physical, mental and spiritual health. According to her: “To be healthy should be the ultimate goal for all.”

Power your gut, keep diet alkaline to fight virus
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Butyrate, which is needed by the body to fight viruses, is commonly found in butter and desi ghee.

Diet diary: How to beat hangovers
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

A novel extract from the raisin tree, also called Hovenia dulcis, is among the most widely used ingredients in hangover remedies in South Korea.

Diet diary: 15 diet mantras for the New Year
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

Some tips on how to stick to a healthy diet and make it a way of life in the coming year.

The many benefits of betel leaf
Mon, Jul 15, 2019

It appears that our forefathers were acutely aware of its wide-ranging health benefits, but sadly, modern urban people are not only unaware of its uses but also discourage eating paan citing alleged risk of oral cancer.

Try eating fruits the right way
Sat, Jun 01, 2019

Whole fruits are preferable to juices. Avoid packed juices as a habit and if you feel better eating fruits at a particular time of the day, then ensure that you respect your body’s preference

Diet diary: Manage autoimmune disorder with diet
Sat, Apr 27, 2019

Research suggests environmental triggers, diet and lifestyle play a crucial role in autoimmune problems.

The latest diet mantra: Eating and fasting
Sat, Apr 20, 2019

Intermittent fasting allows you to eat within a period of few hours in a day and fast for the rest

Kokum, the fat burner right in your backyard
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

The Kokum tree is an evergreen tree predominantly grown in the tropical humid rainforests of Western Ghats. The fruits are green when raw and red to dark purple when ripe. Kokum is widely used as a beverage and has also been used as medicine in Ayurveda.

Can’t control your cravings? Don’t blame yourself
Sat, Mar 23, 2019

Our taste buds, hormones, and brain chemistry have been hijacked with the food and technology that has shaped our food habits. Sugar, processed food, flour and bad fats are the major culprits here.

A bad gut feeling
Sat, Mar 16, 2019

Candidiasis, a form of yeast overgrowth, occurs when there is a disturbance in the microbiome, leading to a compromised immune system.

Diet diary: The many benefits of horse gram
Sat, Dec 01, 2018

Horse gram or kulath ki daal has been found to play a vital role in treatment of kidney stones

Diet diary: Mind your waist, not waste
Sat, Nov 03, 2018

Eating more than what you want just to finish can lead to added kilos with a huge price.

Diet diary: The sleep hormone
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Melatonin is a hormone that controls the body’s circadian rhythm —an internal system that regulates sleep and wakefulness.

Diet diary: Traditional help against dengue
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

For dengue, it is suggested that the juice is extracted by crushing and sieving fresh papaya leaves. One leaf gives about one tablespoon of juice, which is quite bitter.

Be on guard for Celiac disease
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Interestingly, while it was unknown in the older population some time ago, it is now known to be twice as likely to be diagnosed than the general population.

The role of collagen in our lives
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Collagen hydrolysate is a hydrolyzed form of the protein and is also called gelatine. It has received increasing attention in the past decade.

Diet diary: Try these simple home remedies to fight the flu
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

There are some medicines to provide relief from symptoms, however, simple natural preparations in our own homes can help address minor complaints.

Diet diary: A seed of many uses
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

Traditionally, in many Asian, and African countries, black seed oil was used as a natural remedy for a wide range of diseases. Benefits documented include their use in headache, toothache, nasal congestion, and intestinal worms.

Diet diary: Hibiscus, the garden remedy
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

Other benefits of hibiscus include its antibiotic and antiviral properties believed to effective against influenza viruses, including the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu.

Diet diary: Grandma’s copper wisdom
Sat, May 26, 2018

Low copper consumption increases our risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, anemia, nervous disorders, pigmentation defects, brittle bones and lung disease.

Diet diary: Choose your pot carefully
Sat, May 19, 2018

Cookware should be safe, convenient and durable. A variety of materials are used to make cookware today. The selection is usually dictated by cultures, cuisine and preferences.

Cold brew coffee: An adrenaline rush, without the heartburn
Sat, May 12, 2018

Caffeine increases the release of epinephrine (adrenaline), which stimulates the central nervous system, increases states of alertness and increases heartbeat.

Diet diary: Your favourite guacamole dip has quite a few health benefits
Sat, May 05, 2018

The average serving of an avocado provides a high-nutrient and photochemical (disease fighting) dense food consisting of fibre, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and phytosterols.

Diet diary: Functional foods and Japanese FOSHU — Foods For Specified Health Us
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare initiated a regulatory system to approve certain foods with documented health benefits. Thus, was born FOSHU — Foods For Specified Health Use.

Diet Diary: Grandmother’s potion, with Chirata, can treat a variety of health problems
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Chirata, indigenous to the Himalayas, is a bitter tasting plant commonly used in traditional medical systems of our country. It is valued for treating a variety of health problems.