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Department of Health and Nutrition

Introduction

The department is an integral component of the nutritional education and counseling services. The department is open to all as well as to faculty and staff.

Mission

To improve the health and quality of life of indoor and outdoor patients and staff through dietary and nutritional assessment, counseling and education.

Staff

The department employed with qualified nutritionists in the areas of clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment , nutrition education, nutrition counseling and management of many nutrition related diseases and problems. The wealth of knowledge is constantly updated. State- of-the-Art methods are used to analyze food intake, assess baseline caloric needs, assist in the management of many nutrition related health problems.

Our resident qualified nutrition experts have years of experience, which combine to give you traditional and alternative routes to improve health through nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Department Highlights

The department is equipped with all modern equipments to prepare food in hygienic conditions and serve to patients in healthy environment.

The nutrition – related equipment and facilities:

  • Beam balance scale for weight/ height measurement
  • Body mass index measurement
  • Basal metabolic rate measurement
  • Pamphlets on popular nutrition subjects like diabetes, weight management, cholesterol etc.

Services and Treatment offered

  • Nutritional assessment and anthropometric measurements
  • Nutrition and dietary counseling
  • Analysis of dietary intake
  • Meal planning of healthful diet
  • Diet regimens for different health cases like diabetes, CKD etc.
  • Weight management regimen

We work in all areas of Nutrition including

  • Weight management, Diabetes, Insulin resistance
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Cholesterol management
  • Menu Design and Nutritional analysis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Menopause and Natural Approaches without HRT
  • Celiac Disease, Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Sports Nutrition.
  • Food Allergy and Intolerance.
  • Disordered Eating.
  • Cancer.
  • Child’s Nutrition.
  • Wellness Assessment.
  • Detoxification

Our team of medical nutrition therapist offers Nutrition By Design and practical Nutrition advice.

Childhood Obesity (Major Community Problem)

Do’s

  • Establish a regular Meal pattern, avoiding ‘grazing’ of snacks.
  • Use low calorie drink, spreads and foods.
  • Introduce mix pattern of diets.
  • Substitute complex Carbohydrates in the forms of whole grains, vegetables and fruits products containing fat and refined sugar such as confectionary.
  • Cut down on fast foods.
  • Create interest in food by providing variety in food stuff by changing in shapes, color and texture of food.
  • Introduce sustainable changes in moderate activity such as outdoor rather than sedentary pastime.
  • Put nuts and seeds regularly in diet.
  • Increase the activity component in daily life (e.g. walking to bus stand or school, using stairs etc.)
  • Community initiatives facilitating the enhancement of exercise opportunities for children may be particularly impotent.

Dietary Management in Cardio Vascular Disease.

Don’ts

  • Full cream milk and its products.
  • Egg yolk, mutton, gravies (Non-Veg), glandular portions.
  • Saturated and transfats like dalda, desi ghee, butter & Cream.
  • Medium chain triglycerides (Coconut oil)
  • Fried and fatty foods like bakery products, samosa, puri’s, pakora etc.
  • Pickles with oil & preserved food.
  • Coffee may increase your blood pressure. Coffee, which contains caffeine, enhances the action of adrenaline and noradrenaline and both are important in increasing blood pressure levels.
  • Cigarette smokers tend to have high blood pressure. Nicotine increases the resting heart rate and increases the release of the adrenaline substances that tends to increase blood pressure.

Do’s

  • Cut down on salt intake.
  • Lean Meat portions & egg whites
  • Toned milk & milk products
  • Can introduce ‘tofu’ like high protein food.
  • All pulses and whole grain cereals.
  • All vegetables & fruits.
  • Weigh management by regular walking and change in life style.
  • Cut down on calories if needed.
  • Fluid intake as prescribed by the doctors.
  • Use combination of oils.
  • Small portions of food at one time. 4-5 Meals (smalls) throughout the day.
  • Avoid walking immediately after having meals.

General Remedies For Cardiac Patients

  • Take strict vegetarian low fat diet.
  • Regular Exercise helps to eliminate body fat, lower total cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol that prevents fatty - cholesterol deposits.
  • Nurture love and affection all over the world. Love and affection and affectionate touch can significantly drop, your blood pressure.
  • Be cool don’t get annoyed, speaking loudly and rapidly can significantly raise your blood pressure Chronic anger produces elevation in blood pressure and it can be a serious risk factor for coronary - heart - disease. So be cool, speak softly and gently.
  • Laughter is the best medicine:- Laughter is as good as relaxation therapy, exercise or other methods used to overcome stress. Study shows that laughter decreases adrenaline and cortisol production. Laughter can help you if you are having high blood pressure. If you are frustrated, unhappy, angry, just laugh and find yourself away from rage. It is of the effective medicine you always have with your, without spending a penny for it.
  • Meditation: - Try to ease yourself with meditation and by performing yogic asanas like Shavasana.

General Instruction in Diabetes

Don’ts

  • Sugar and sweet product like Jam, Jelly, Honey, Murabbas.
  • Full cream milk and its products.
  • Egg Yolk, Meat and organ meats.
  • Vegetables like Aloo, Jimikand, Beetroot, Arbi, Sweet Potato
  • Fruits like Mango, grapes, chiku, litchi, banana
  • All fruits, juices, soft drinks like campa cola, limca, squashes
  • Saturated fat like dalda, desi ghee.
  • Corn & its products.
  • Pickles of chutney with oil and sugar.
  • Refined cereals.

Do’s

  • Double toned milk and its products.
  • Egg white, chicken, fish.
  • All pulses.
  • Other vegetables like cauliflower, peas, beans, except those which are avoided.
  • Fruits like Apple, Orange, Guava, Muskmelon, Sweet lime, Pineapple.
  • Whole cereals.
  • Pickles & chutney without oil & sugar.
  • Fiber should be at least 1.4 oz / day
  • Instead of 3 heavy meals, go for 4-5 small mid intervals
  • Replace bakery products and fast foods by simple whole cooked cereals and don't eat carbohydrates 2 hours before bedtime
  • Consume fresh fruit and vegetables at least 5 exchange/ day
  • The key to a diabetes diet is eating in moderation,
  • Sticking to regular mealtimes.
  • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Choose fats wisely
  • Make your kitchen diabetes friendly
  • Sticking with your diabetes diet keeping your weight in check, and getting exercise.

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