Selective Eating Disorder and Picky Eating

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN A picky eater, we all know someone (usually a child), who fits this description or we may be one ourselves. What exactly does it mean and is it harmful? Picky eating is actually classified as a spectrum or continuum…

Precision Medicine Initiative

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Perry McLimore, MD., JD. President Barack Obama, during his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015, stated: “Tonight I am launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes-and to give all of us…

Minerals! What exactly are they?

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Lubna Ahmed Well, they’re inorganic nutrients that all organisms, humans, plants and animals need to function. Humans need them in amounts but it depends on the actual mineral how much they need exactly. In humans, minerals are needed for different things such as maintaining…

Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid

By Dr. Vaishali Kulkarni Introduction: Everything there is to know about Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) such as its functions, daily requirements, health benefits, safety concerns and how to detect deficiency. Pantothenic acid, previously known as Vitamin B5 is a water soluble B-complex vitamin. It was first extracted and isolated…

Hypertension

By Suchitra Chari, M.S. Blood Pressure (BP) is the force per unit area exerted by the circulating blood on the walls of the arteries or blood vessels. Hence, the heart is the organ that generates the pressure and the arteries are the ones that receive the pressure. When we…

High Intensity Interval Training

By Sean Manning Interval training has been a staple of physical conditioning for decades. Traditional interval training alternates between low- to moderately high-intensity exercise and rest or recovery. Interval training performed in this way is typically done within an aerobic range of heart rate, or about 60%-80% of…

Essential micronutrients and why they are good for you

Dr. Neerja L. Bisht What are Micronutrients? The World Health Organization defines “micronutrients” as essential substances required in tiny amounts that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances critical for proper growth and development [1]. Deficiency of Micronutrients The micronutrient deficiency is not a problem of the…

What are BCAAs?

What are BCAAs? BCAA stands for Branched Chain Amino Acids because of their chemical structure or formula. Each amino acid (as the name shows) has an amino group (NH2) and an acid group (COOH), and rest in between is a chain of groups like ––CH2 defines the name and function…

Malaria

By Hamsa Al-Aqqad, MS Despite decades of efforts to combat malaria, it remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide and no effective vaccine exists currently. According to UNICEF, malaria kills one child per minute and mostly affects children in Africa, where 90% of all deaths due to…