WEIGHT-THE INDIAN SCENARIO

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India still has the dubious distinction of having the largest underweight child population in the world and this has been so since the last four decades! (At least in something we are number one!!). In 1975 24.4% of girls and 39.3% boys were underweight and this figure remained relatively constant till 2016 (22.7%and 30.7%) BUT […]

Dr. Nathan’s Original Article on Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Based Ketogenic Diet Published in an International Journal

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A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR COLLEAGUES AND ESPECIALLY OUR PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS  WHO TEACH US MORE THAN ANY BOOK CAN! Our original article on a unique improved version of the classical ketogenic diet using a high polyunsaturated fatty acid ketogenic diet in place of the commonly used mixed fat ketogenic diet […]

Perils of Self-administered Ketogenic Diets for Weight loss

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Ketogenic diets (KD) and other low carbohydrate diets have become popular for weight loss and fitness. A word of caution – these should be prescribed with physician guidance something not always seen in this unregulated ‘fitness’ industry.  Also, with the availability of several do-it-yourself guides on social media many are tempted to try these methods […]

KETO DRESSING RECIPE

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Hello Everyone, Today we are exploring a yummy keto dressing recipe. This dressing can be used with salads as well as a dip. This recipe has been created by Dr. Janak Nathan and is actively using it. KETO DRESSING Energy (Kcal) Carbohydrates (Grams) Protein (Grams) Fats (Grams) Keto Ratio 1096 11.64 4.95 123.91 7.46:1 INGREDIENTS RIPE […]

Dangers of Inadvertent Ketogenic Diet (KD) Intake in Children for Weight Loss

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A mother brought her two-year old child for passing large quantities of urine, there was no fever, abdominal pain, pain while passing urine or hematuria. The child was active and skin turgor normal, there being no signs of dehydration. There was no history of polydipsia (increased intake of water).  Urine examination detected a urine ketone […]

Perils of Sugar and Soft Drinks

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Glucose is essential for almost all functions of the brain. These include production of energy in the form of high phosphate energy bond (ATP), generation of neurotransmitters, maintenance of the ion gradient and all other aspects of cellular and non-cellular maintenance. Though the brain weighs only 2% of the body weight it utilizes 20-25% of […]