Go Colorful & Celebrate the Spectrum

Go Colorful & Celebrate the Spectrum

Health, Nutrition
[caption id="attachment_806" align="alignleft" width="456"] Shabnam Mostafa, Nutrition Consultant, SureCell Medical [BD] Ltd.[/caption]April is the great month to re-evaluate the way people usually tend to think about Autism. It can be a difficult topic to speak about but it shouldn’t be stigmatized. Autism is a life-long brain disorder that is normally diagnosed in early childhood. People with autism have difficulties in communicating, forming relationships with others and find it hard to make sense of the world around them. It is estimated by the Ministry of Social Welfare that the total number of persons with ASDs (Autism Spectrum Disorders), could be as high as 1.4 million in Bangladesh-- of whom only a few hundred have been diagnosed. One estimation is also that one child in 500 in Bangladesh has autism, meaning that…
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Good Nutrition can Unlock Women’s Potential

Good Nutrition can Unlock Women’s Potential

Health, Nutrition
[caption id="attachment_735" align="alignleft" width="367"] Shabnam Mostafa, Nutrition Consultant, SureCell Medical [BD] Ltd.[/caption]In today’s world of improved health, wealth and technical advances, we are still faced with billions of people suffering from a lack of good nutrition. Right now, approximately one billion women and girls do not have access to good nutrition, hindering their ability to live their lives to the fullest, stopping them from learning and earning. March 8 is International Women’s Day.  The theme for this year is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Actually International Women’s Day 2018 is an opportunity to transform this momentum into action; to empower women in all settings, rural and urban and realize their full potential. Along with, I strongly recommend improving their nutritional status. A diet lacking in good…
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Making your V-Day a Healthy One!

Making your V-Day a Healthy One!

Health, Nutrition
Valentine’s Day has rolled around yet again. Getting ready to celebrate? Thinking about flowers and chocolates for your Valentine this year? Actually any time a holiday rolls around, can you be guaranteed that sugared-up treats aren’t far off? In my humble option, celebrate this year Valentine’s Day with heart healthy foods for you and your loved one. Just follow these classy planning and your date will be impressed! Do something Special for your Loved one Flowers and chocolate might be traditional Valentine’s Day gifts; but there are other sweet ways to show you care. Consider purchasing a fruit basket instead of a box of chocolate. If you are not a chocolate fan, you can even add other ingredients of your choice; like dried fruit, or nuts and seeds. A piece…
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