Nursing While Pregnant and Tandem Nursing

Nursing While Pregnant It is very rare to get pregnant during the period of exclusive breastfeeding. However, sometimes it happens and the mothers have to decide whether they will continue nursing during pregnancy or weaning the baby. It will bring mixed emotions and they may get conflicting advice from family, friends and health care providers. […]

The Best Diet Tips Ever!

Here are some of the best diet tips ever! Start eating when you feel hungry & stop eating before you feel full. Eat balance diet (see page: “Diet Guidelines”) with various foods to ensure you get all essential nutrients (including: carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals & water) After finishing 1 portion, wait for a while […]

Food-Drug Interactions: Let’s be Aware of It!

It is important to recognize food-drug interactions in management of many diseases that requires drug therapy. Medical team members should be aware that food-drug interactions can: Alter the intended response to the medication Cause drug toxicity Alter normal nutritional status The terms food-drug interaction and drug-nutrient interaction are often used interchangeably. Actually, drug-nutrient interactions are […]

The Importance of the First 1000 Days

The first 1000 days are days counted between a woman’s pregnancy (± 270 days) and her child’s 2nd birthday (± 730 days) that offer a unique window of opportunity to get healthier and more prosperous futures. The right nutrition during this 1000 days window can have a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, […]

Water – Have You Had Enough Today?

Water is essential for life, without it human can only survive for days. Water is also an essential component of all body tissues (Mahan & Stump, 2004). The total body water in fat people is lower than normal people because the amount of body water in fat is less than muscle. According to Santoso et. […]

Food Allergy & How to Deal with It

Food Allergy (hypersensitivity) is an adverse immune response to a food protein. It caused by an immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated reaction that occurs when the immune system reacts to a normally harmless food protein that the body mistakenly identified as harmful (Mahan & Stump, 2004). The reaction occurs consistently after ingestion, inhalation of touch of […]