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The vitamins you need: what they are, where to get them, and how much to take

March 13, 2018

From pills and patches to beauty salves, vitamin supplements come in countless shapes and sizes. Skincare representatives and wellness gurus aside, ask any qualified medical practitioner and they’ll tell you that the best way to get the micrograms of vitamins you need in a day, is through the natural nutrients found in food. No contest. And yet, we are constantly being confronted with vitamin-­infused this, that and the other – from cosmetics and creams to pills, patches and beverages, and even slightly ­intimidating intravenous options. And each alternative invariably comes with its own celebrity fangirl.

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Aim for a healthier you!

It's never too late to make some new health-related resolutions, says Dr. Chetankumar Arjunbhai Patil, General Physician, Aster Clinic. While common goals include losing weight, getting fit, or drinking more water, many people tend to lose track and do not stick to these resolutions. The bitter truth is that some habits are very hard to lose. This year, try to develop new habits instead of getting rid of old ones. You do not need to make drastic change in your lifestyle, as even small changes can positively impact one's health.

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Embracing the Post Baby Body

The postpartum period begins after the delivery of the child until the mother’s body returns to the pre-pregnancy state. This period is generally defined as the first 6 weeks after childbirth.  A baby is a whole new adjustment for the entire family and it may take some time to get used to the new family unit. This period may also involve you, as a mother, spending most time bonding with your baby and less time with your partner. However, the weeks after adjusting to motherhood can be challenging, particularly if you are a first-time mother. Although it is important to take care of your baby, it is also extremely important to take care of yourself and your body.

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What to look out for in men’s post-natal depression

1 in 10 fathers globally are affected by Paternal Post Natal Depression (PPND), according to research. With men reluctant to own up to this emotional issue, the incidence is likely to be higher, say experts.

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Your baby’s first visit to the dentist

“When should I take my baby to the dentist?” is often one of the most common questions asked by parents. Most parents are often surprised when told that it is recommended to take their child to visit a dentist by the time their first tooth appears. As parents, it is important to understand that babies can develop cavities on their tooth as early as when they develop their first tooth.

As per the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child’s first visit to the dentist should be by his/her first birthday. The first dental visit is more for the parents than the child, as parents are then made aware that good dental hygiene is not limited to prevention of cavities. It is during this visit that parents learn about various oral health practices crucial to ensure their child’s dental hygiene. Parents are made aware that;

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