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Eczema Rash-ionale

Eczema Rash-ionale

I am willing to bet that you reading this will most certainly know of someone who’s got the (Eczema) itch. Not uncommon, the word originates from the Greek language and literally means ‘to boil over’. The most recent statistics from National Eczema Association

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Tea Total

Tea Total

As I’m writing this piece, I’m yoyoing between smirking and rolling my eyes at Instagram pictures of various ‘celebrities’ holding up bags of ‘fitness teas’ to honor them for their svelte figures or teas that they swear, are to be thanked for their peachy derrieres.

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Oh you Beauty, Sleep

Oh you Beauty, Sleep

Somebody very dear to me hasn’t been sleeping very well. A variety of aids have been utilized to entice this beauty but with little success. Cue inspiration… Given that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, this vital entity is drenched in myths ranging from somewhat true to the

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Apple vs Doctor

Apple vs Doctor

I’ve always expressed an indignation at the age-old Welsh proverb that consuming an apple a day will keep the doctor at bay; doctors aren’t miserable sods who bask in the sadism of breaking bad news (not all, anyway). Yes, you do have the occasional, odd grump of a patient whom you

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Healthy Holidays!

Healthy Holidays!

Travelling and holidays terrify me! And before you cast me aside as ‘loopy’ hear me out… The visiting of new countries, feasting on new sights, sampling platters upon platters of delicacies are all great, BUT … I miss my fitness routine 🙁 Yes I really am a weirdo, but I do!

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Have we all gone (Coco)nuts?

Have we all gone (Coco)nuts?

As always, I don’t have to look far for inspiration for my next piece. This time it came in the form of a dinner party at a beloved aunt’s home. She assured me, as I reached for a deep-fried snack that it was perfectly healthy and I could gorge myself silly on them because she’d fried them in coconut oil.

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The Sunshine Vitamin

The Sunshine Vitamin

Lounging lazily on my balcony last Friday afternoon, soaking up the finest of this city’s rays, I couldn’t quite get the nagging voice of my father out of my head; “baby wear sunscreen or you’ll get skin cancer”. That’s the thing with most Asian parents – extremes! Before the tan, peeling skin and wrinkles comes melanoma.

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PMS Pass My Shotgun!

PMS Pass My Shotgun!

When it comes to the male gender and their smirking response to PMS, my reply is often haughty and laded with irritation, “No uterus, NO opinion!”

That being said, I must admit to having little or no patience for women who use this time of the month as an excuse to

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With a pinch of Salt

With a pinch of Salt

Whilst researching for this article I came this quirky quote – As a physician, in my experience I often saw my registrars and consultants imposing low sodium diets on patients with Hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease. Is there any substance to this practice?

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Cholesterol Cholesterol

Cholesterol Cholesterol

Cholesterol today is a household word. It has been deemed the root cause for just about every case of heart disease in the last 2 decades. Nearly everyone today is ‘cholesterol fearing’ and vilify it, completely ignorant to the fact that without it, they would just not be! Worse still, the half

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No Added Sugar

No Added Sugar

I think the universe tells you it’s time to change in very subtle ways. It’s never direct. It could be by way of a thought, a vision, a random conversation with someone, or an observation – something that jolts you awake. I’ve been foggy-headed for months;

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The Scoop Story

The Scoop Story

Dr. Daamini Shrivastav (BA.MBB Ch) heads marketing, media and communications at Conceive Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital. She’s a self-confessed ‘all-thingshealth’ buff and besides being a Pilates Instructor, she is also founder and owner of #theRYELife.
Frozen yoghurt is touted as the best thing to hit the market since sliced bread. Why wouldn’t it be? There’s positively […]

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The Big Fat Lie!

The Big Fat Lie!

Ican tell you there are very few things that give me as much satisfaction as this scenario, one which is all too common in my existence…“Wow you look SO SKINNY! Seriously, what’s your secret?” To which I reply with as much smugness as I can muster, “Fat! A generous dollop of good, clean, old fashioned FAT.”

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Massage – No Pressure!

Massage – No Pressure!

I rarely have to wait more than a few days before I find inspiration for my articles. This one came to me when I visited my neighborhood spa. Massages for me are not just to soothe my overworked muscles but 90 minutes of drowning out the world – Sheer bliss!

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Java Joe

Java Joe

If my previous article spoke about tea, it’s only but natural to follow that up with possibly one of the greatest loves of my life – Coffee! Oh Coffee, you uplift me like no other. With you, things seem so much brighter and clearer. You are the reason I awake each morning – will you marry me?

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Green to a T(ea)

Green to a T(ea)

It’s befittingly apt that I am nestling a freshly brewed cuppa of this ‘stuff’ in one hand as I type with the other ☺ “They” refer to it as the “elixir of life”. Really? If Green Tea is indeed the magical potion that it’s purported to be, I

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Dear Dairy…

Dear Dairy…

I listen patiently (not an easy feat for me) when people ramble on and on about being Lactose Intolerant. The task of keeping my eyebrows closer to my eyelids and not near my hairline (a place they seem to want to be, more often

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Got Milk?

Got Milk?

Remember that glossy ad that used to plaster walls all over (my school for sure loved them!)? The ones with ridiculously, goodlooking children showing off their milk moustaches? I mean you were considered ‘cool’ if you

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Cardio Files

Cardio Files

Dr. Daamini Shrivastav (BA.MBB Ch) heads marketing, media and communications at Conceive Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital. She’s a self-confessed ‘all-things-health’ buff and besides being a Pilates Instructor,

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Weight Watch

Weight Watch

Dr. Daamini Shrivastav (BA.MBB Ch) heads marketing, media and communications at Conceive Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital. She’s a self-confessed ‘all-things-health’ buff and besides being a Pilates Instructor,

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