Monday, 30 October 2017


October has been a happening month .....right from world mental health day, sight day, osteoporosis,  arthritis, spine day to world obesity and stroke day, if you or any of your close associates is suffering from any of these. ....we at shilpsnutrilife are their with all the help needed.

Connect with us at 09870404042

Also view my blogs on the same at my website

Or download my android app "shilpsnutrilife"

#stroke #osteoporosis #arthritis #obesity #mentalhealth #spine #sight #pumpkin #hearthealth #shilpsnutrilife #october

Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Is detoxification necessary?

Post festival or holiday season this is very common, right

“I need to rid my body of toxins, time to detox.”

“I’m starting a detox diet this week.”

“Time for my annual detox juice fast!”

Detox can be expensive, at times unnecessary and possibly damaging.They’re popular because they offer an apparent ‘quick fix’ solution to poor lifestyle and diet habits. “You’ve done the bad thing, now here’s the detox diet to absolve you of your sins so you can start a clean slate.”

“If through a detox diet you start eating healthy that’s a wonderful thing,”. But if you’re serious about improving your health, you need to make changes that last beyond the few weeks or months of your detox program.

Our bodies are smart. They have built in mechanisms to detox ‘toxins’. Detox organs include: liver, kidneys, skin and lungs. Our bodies’ digestive, lymphatic and circulatory systems all play a major role in the process of detox.

We encounter toxic substances all the time, but our body does a perfectly good job of removing them.

Fruit and vegetables, for example, contain natural insecticides that could be harmful to our bodies, but our kidneys, liver and gut effectively neutralise such substances within hours of eating them, converting them into products that can be passed out of our bodies. Our lungs, skin and immune system are also primed to remove or neutralise toxic substances.

How ever Assisted Detox i.e natural, highly effective and safe form of ‘detox enhancement’ is exercise! Exercise speeds up your circulatory and respiratory systems and promotes natural sweating-all natural detox methods used by the body (lungs, skin and blood/digestive system).

Another very important part of natural detox is your hydration level! Your body will detox itself much easier if you are fully hydrated. Water, fresh fruit juices, herbal tea, detox water and coconut water are fabulous beverages to stay hydrated.

“If you cut out alcohol, stop smoking ,eat more fruit and vegetables and less processed foods i.e junk food, exercise more you will feel better. But that’s not because you’re eliminating toxins. You’re just putting less rubbish in your body.”Please give a thought to this before unnecesarily folilowing a detox programme.

Undergo a detox only if advised and under proper guidance

Saturday, 21 October 2017

World Osteoporosis Day - osteopenia

Treatment of osteopenia (“pre-osteoporosis”) prevents osteopororsis

How often this happens…when you get your BMD done, it shows you in osteopenia range right, you are advised a few calcium supplements…and thats it you are done. Do you ever think of not letting it progress to osteoporosis.

To know further visit

Or also on my android app "shilpsnutrilife"

#osteoporosis #osteopenia #calcium #vitaminD #sunlight #exercise #eatright #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Happy green diwali

Lets all celebrate a pollution free Green Diwali.....and let the celebration last life long!!!

Now with the availability of so many colorful and attracting crackers in the market, it is tough to convince our children about the perils of the reckless usage of crackers,it is time for all to come together and pledge for pollution free Diwali. We might not only reduce the high environmental cost of buying and burning crackers, but also reduce the expense incurred in the treatment of asthma and other pollution related diseases.

Atleast we can teach them to reduce the use of crackers. Let’s redefine our Diwali celebration with lighting of Diyas, decoration with flowers and distributing sweets, gifts and, above all, happiness!

After all, how long can we remain ignorant while we celebrate a festival of enlightenment!

Gift a Green Diwali.

#celebrations #greendiwali #festiveseason #festivaloflight #diyas #sweets #saynotocrackers

Sunday, 15 October 2017

World Spine Day

World Spine Day 2017 October 16th – “Your Back In Action”

Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.

Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are major contributors to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. According to the World Health Organization, one in four adults is not active enough and over 80% of adolescent population is not active enough.

This year, the World Spine Day (WSD) theme is “Your Back In Action”.  We want to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury.

#spinehealth #lowbackpain #calcium #shilpsnutrilife

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day October 15 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Our Hands, Our Future’

It helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including the common cold, staph infections and the flu.



Combine water, soap and friction -- for as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice, or at least 20 seconds and germs won't see their next birthday.

However, when soap and water are unavailable, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be substituted.

#handwashing #infection #shilpsnutrilife #hygiene

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Diwali special tips

Festive season special some healthy tips

While cooking sweets use jaggery or dates or anjir paste instead of sugar, along with calories will provide some nutrition.

Use low fat or fat free milk instead of full fat milk. These will help in reducing the calories in sweets to a certain extent.

Be careful of how much food you ‘taste’ while preparing, often while cooking we tend to eat more than normal without realising.

Enjoy Diwali in a healthy way

#eathealthy #diwali #moderation #shilpsnutrilife #exercise

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

World arthritis day 2017

World arthritis day -October 12

In 2017, WAD is part of the ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today!’ EULAR Campaign which, for the first time, engages all three EULAR pillars – patient organisations (PARE), health professional associations and scientific communities.

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) often receive delayed or no diagnosis.

Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage, but RMDs often receive delayed or no diagnosis.This is often due to a lack of awareness, reducing peoples' quality of life and affecting physical abilities.

The EULAR Campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis in preventing further damage to those living with RMDs, and to encourage timely access to evidence-based treatment.

A healthy eating plan can greatly reduce the painful symptoms of arthritis.

Read further at
or also view the same on My android app "shilpsnutrilife"

#worldarthritisday #eathealthy#exercise #avoidjunk #healthylifestyle #shilpsnutrilife

Tuesday, 10 October 2017



So its DIWALI time with lots of sweets and delicious dishes around you
What goes in your mind

Is it OK to eat all those sugar loaded sweets? Or should I avoid it completely!!!!!!!!!!!

Am I getting too many calories?

Will I be on the right track?

Will it lead to too much of weight gain??????????

These are some of the questions that come to our mind………………RIGHT

Well here are a few tips that will help you make your DIWALI binge a true feast!

1.Firstly, don’t think too much about calories during the few days of Diwali. Its a time to celebrate with friends and family. Enjoy life!.


2. Eat slowly and have fewer servings of many items – that way you will avoid risking a sugar rush from a particularly sweet product.

3.While cooking sweets use sugar blends like Splenda instead of sugar. You can also use jaggery. Use low fat or fat free milk instead of full fat milk. These will help in reducing the calories in sweets to a certain extent.

4. Plan your meals. If you know you will dine out, then eat less through the day. But don’t go starving to the party. Eat a light snack like a salad, soup, some lightly done vegetables, lentils, milk, yoghurt or nuts before you go out.

5. Choosing your snack well while partying is vital. For instance, eating rasgullas is better than gulab jamuns, which are fried and also high in sugar content. Similarly choose dry fruits over deep fried sweets.

6. Keep a tight control on portion sizes, especially when the variety seems endless.

7. At home, do not allow a build-up of sweets or chocolates. Chances are you’ll end up gorging on these. Get rid of them by gifting these to others.

Finally MODERATIONand EXERCISE is the key to good health.

Happy DIWALI and enjoy yourselves!!!!!

World Mental health day 2017

"Mental health in the workplace" is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017.

Here are some tips for creating a stress-free work environment

1.Add personal touches. Like  "photographs, inspiring artwork, books, a special lamp or a decorative accessory in your favorite color.”

2.Keep your workspace clean and organized. Mess equals stress.

3.Learn to handle or ignore interruptions. Like an irritating colleague or noisy place.

4.Adapt to changes eg physical changes (office layout), or new software or technology (printers, computers, etc.), you’ll have to learn to adapt quickly.

5.Add plants to your desk, office or cubicle. “Integrating plants in the work environment not only beautifies the environment but has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase positive feelings, decrease room temperature and lower humidity,”

6.Be a good communicator. Poor communication often causes confusion (and therefore, stress) in the office.

7.Incorporate relaxation exercises into your work day eg play soft music, stretch occasionally or go for a walk.

Kill the fluorescent lighting in favor of softer, more ambient lighting, “Yellows promote intellectual activity while blues and greens are more restful. Earth tone colors encourage warmth.”

9.Maintain Work/Life Balance. We now live in a world where technology is available to keep us connected to work around the clock. Work options such as flexible scheduling, telecommuting ought to be implemented if applicable.

10.Take a break whether short or long. ..just explore the world.

“Protect your best asset, which is you, while you work.”

Sunday, 8 October 2017

A easy and healthy diwali sweet

An easy and healthy sweet dish for Diwali
Add one tablespoon of ghee in half kg of dates. Then, stir it continuously till the dates get softer. Once it reaches a thick paste-like consistency, add a handful of grated almonds on top, spread it in a dish and cut it into pieces. A healthy, home-made date halwa is ready. (you can also try adding other dry fruits, anjir to it)

#healthysweet #festiveseason #diwali #eathealthy #celebrations

Healthy Mantra for diwali

Healthy mantra for Diwali
Make moderation your mantra this diwali a festival that's synonymous with binge eating.

Have sweets and fried snacks in small numbers. Savour mixture and sweets over weeks, at leisure. One Diwali sweet won’t kill you. Although one after every meal, one every hour, and just one more and than you don’t realize you have finished almost one box full. Please don’t over do it,where most people go wrong is to eat a Diwali sweet every time one passes in front of them.

Share, share, share! With your friends, office colleagues and co-workers,with people who are not as privileged as you.The smile on their face will surely light up your diwali !!

#moderation #healthydiwali

Thursday, 5 October 2017

World Smile Day

World Smile Day

World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. The message of the World Smile Day  is "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile."

The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. He is known to have created the yellow Smiley Face in 1963. The World's first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.

After Harvey died in 2001, the "Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation" was created to honour his name and memory.

The slogan of the Smile Foundation is "improving this world, one smile at a time."

So Stop what you are doing
Take a break and “SMILE”

#WorldSmileDay #shilpsnutrilife

Sugar free mithai

All about SUGAR FREE Mithai

Festive season setting in, do sugar free mithais sound like an ultimate solution? But beware – though such items are devoid of added sugar they still have calories and carbs. They are mostly high in saturated fats, oils, transfat and mawa.

Also make sure that the artificial sweetener used in such commercially prepared products is safe for consumption, attimes may be used in amounts more than prescribed to get the desired sweetness.

Also look out for ingredients like honey, corn syrup, fructose syrup, liquid glucose, jaggery, peanut butter etc as all these contribute to a lot of calories.
#festivalspecial #sugarfreemithai #eatright #gifthealthy

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Sharad Purnima

Sharad Purnima, also known as Kojaagari Purnima, is celebrated on a full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin.

On Sharad Purnima, the moon and the Earth are very close to each other. The rays of the moon have some healing properties which is said to nourish the body and soul of an individual.

That is why food kept in the moonlight on Sharad Purnima is considered equal to Amrit (the immortal drink) or elixir. Hence, people  prepare kheer and keep it open under the moonlight throughout the night of Sharad Purnima. The next day it is consumed by all the members of the family as it becomes 'Amrit' according to local beliefs.

The practice of drinking cold milk and rice flakes  during this fast has its origins in science. Sharad ritu brings in very hot days and cool nights. During this weather, ‘pitta' or acidity becomes predominant in our body. Consumption of milk & rice flakes is a good remedy for ‘pitta'. Thus, it is customary to consume cold milk and rice flakes on Sharad Purnima.
#sharadpurnima #fullmoon #kheer #KojaagariPurnima #milkandriceflakes #amrit #acidity #pitta #ashwin #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 2 October 2017

The salt satyagraha

Have you taken the pledge. ...this GANDHI JAYANTI .....let's take the SALT SATYAGRAHA pledge by reducing it by 30%.

Do you know the recommended daily salt allowance by WHO is 5gm or 1tsp a day.

#saltsatyaraha #Shilpsnutrilife

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhiji’s message “Eat simple food”

According to Gandhiji, "when food submerses the body, and through the body the soul, its relish disappears, and then alone does it begin to function in the way nature intended it to."

Gandhi never had a problem with being overweight. He followed a strict vegetarian diet and frequently cooked his own simple food, which was locally produced.

He ate this simple food from a small bowl, a reminder to eat moderately, and at the same time he ate mindfully, often accompanied by prayers.

We should eat to live and work, Gandhiji felt earnestly. He propagated that we should consider food as energy, even a medicine that is required to keep our body healthy and fit for work.

So eat simply and moderately.


Nutrition for elderly

October 1 The International Day of the Elderly – Age Gracefully

India’s elderly face a serious risk for chronic diseases, according to Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) by the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted last year among males and females aged 50 or older.

Almost three in four men aged 50 and above have high risk waist hip ratio or abdominal obesity that greatly increases cardiovascular disease risk, while over four in five women suffer the same.

Getting adequate nutrition can be a challenge as you get older. With age, the number of calories you need begins to decline. Every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition in order to hit the mark.

For tips on eating healthy as you age visit
Also on "shilpsnutrilife" android app

#Seniorcitizen #Elderlynutrition #Agegracefully