Social media is full of messages that the air quality has improved in Delhi-NCR. Since I was not feeling comfortable with the improved levels, I checked the AQI (Air quality index) published by the US embassy. During most of the time in last 2 days, the quality is reported at "VERY UNHEALTHY" levels. It seems most of us are happy as the air quality is not in the "Hazardous" category now. Exactly what I had feared in my article on Delhi Smog! LET US NOT ADJUST TO UNHEALTHY AIR like We have adjusted to Unhealthy WATER. The deep rooted issue is far from over. Let's not wait till a health epidemic shakes us.
The link to my article: https://goo.gl/zAJxyR
After a long day in air conditioning , I often get sick. Wanted to check if it's just me.....look what I found.
Places for germs to thrive : Some obvious ones and some not so obvious ones from WebMD. https://twitter.com/WebMD/status/900417549015412736
A serious challenge, especially for an ageing population. A powerful suggestion on recording the visit. Wish this can become a reality !
The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening. https://nyti.ms/2v80N5H
An interesting study https://nyti.ms/2cWUk8y
Seemingly harmless beauty products can also be dangerous. Sharing info from WebMD on risks of black henna
DON'T KILL YOURSELF WHILE EXERCISING
Insightful article from NYT:
As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common https://nyti.ms/2usKrYW
In case of our health, we don't want to give any time to the nature to take its course. In the process of development we are doing everything to disrupt the course of nature!
What happened to the ancient wisdom of "living in harmony with nature."? Hope my recent Huffington Post article rings a bell.
When I was diagnosed with severe vitamin D deficiency, I diligently followed the prescription. However, when my husband, who has had his fill of sun, milk, and exercise all along was told the same, I was perplexed. Glad to see that research is on to get to the bottom of the "Vitamin D myth"
Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D? https://nyti.ms/2ojZyhO
In the spirit of sharing tips for self help- It's never too late to exercise!
The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles https://nyti.ms/2nFXtis
Legal battles cant be answer for medical errors. Take control n Protect yourself before its late. Data from USA shows why
MyBook challenges pill popping culture and urges to think of lifestyle changes first. This NYT piece supports this
There is a limited period offer @Rs 199/ on amazon for the India paperback of my book "The Ninjja Sutra: Surviving the healthcare web". (20th Jan-31st Jan 2017). Hope you can make use of this window. Please do share within your circles. Thanks for all the support.
An interesting news article below. Reinforces the dangers of unnecessary procedures that I have talked about in my book. Correcting the misaligned incentives of doctors is not in our purview but as patients we can certainly be more careful ..take multiple opinions and do our own diligence.