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 […]
Archives for April 2014
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 […]
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 […]
Ideal Body Weight – Where am I?
When talking about body image, rarely people (especially women) satisfy with their body. Some of them think they’re too thin, while others (mostly) think they’re too fat. Before taking any strict diet or extreme exercise, it will be wise if we ‘know where we are’. There are some assessment methods we can use to […]
How to Choose Cooking Oils & Fats?
Basically, some oils are very healthful, while others not so much — and for different reasons. How do you know what’s really important when choosing a cooking oil?