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Rethink period-pushing pills, reduce training intensity and alter diet during cycles: Menstrual health advice for women wrestlers | Sport-others News

Lighter training workloads during periods, four different week-wise dietary patterns based on the menstruation cycle and avoiding period-pushing pills altogether are some of the changes India’s women wrestlers are incorporating to tackle the tricky challenge of training during periods.

A thoughtful and scientific approach to menstrual health of female wrestlers is helping many prevent injuries that occur due to brittle bones – a result of calcium loss.

Dr Samuel Pullinger is the head of Sports Science at the JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport, a training centre at Vijayanagar, Karnataka, where the country’s top wrestlers are camped. His team is helping women in combat sports train smarter and harder without compromising on health, he told The Indian Express.

Hansaben Rathore, a 19-year-old, from Depalpur, Indore, went through extremes as a young teen while training in her small town, with absence of knowledge, during her periods.

Wrestling Dr Samuel Pullinger is the head of Sports Science at the JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport, a training centre at Vijayanagar, Karnataka, where the country’s top wrestlers are camped.

“At my first centre, I was told not to land up at practice at all during periods because there was a God’s idol in the room. And at my second centre, the coach would say, “achha, problem hai? koi nahi,” and ask me to ignore cramps and pain and continue training at full tilt,” she recalls.

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There was little discussion because she felt awkward. But after 6 months, the period pain became unbearable. “Muscle injuries happen because you feel weak. The other option of not training at all also wasn’t right as practice stopped. Here at IIS, our diet for every week is planned keeping in mind the cycle, and training on the first two days of the period is lighter,” she explains.

Rathore has competed during

A planet-friendly diet could help people to live longer and healthier

Eating more planet-friendly foods could help you live a longer, healthier life, according to new research. Researchers found that people who followed a more environmentally sustainable diet were 25% less likely to die during a follow-up period of over 30 years compared to those with a less sustainable diet.

The study builds upon prior research that identified foods that are a win-win for both health and the environment-;such as whole grains, fruit, non-starchy vegetables, nuts, and unsaturated oils-;as well as foods that could be harmful to the environment and human health, like eggs and red and processed meats. The new findings suggest eating more planet-friendly foods can help reduce a person’s risk of death from causes such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

We proposed a new diet score that incorporates the best current scientific evidence of food effects on both health and the environment. The results confirmed our hypothesis that a higher Planetary Health Diet score was associated with a lower risk of mortality.”


Linh Bui, MD, a PhD candidate, Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Bui will present the findings at NUTRITION 2023, the flagship annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition held July 22–25 in Boston.

According to existing evidence, plant-based foods are associated with both a lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, colorectal cancer, diabetes, and stroke, and reduced impacts to the environment in terms of factors like water use, land use, nutrient pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

With the new study, the researchers aimed to create a simple tool that policymakers and public health practitioners could use to develop strategies to improve public health and address the climate crisis.

“As a millennial, I have always been concerned about mitigating

Here’s What Health Care Professionals Really Think Of The Carnivore Diet

Just the thought of eating steak, eggs and butter for breakfast, lunch and dinner may make your stomach turn, but with 1 billion views on TikTok, the hashtag #carnivorediet highlights a new fad diet that’s akin to a souped-up version of keto. It’s called the carnivore diet, and it’s raising a lot of eyebrows.

Even if you love a barbecued hunk of meat, the list of ailments coming from followers of the carnivore diet could make you pause ― it reads like the jingle for Pepto Bismol (bloating, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!).

So what exactly is the carnivore diet? While there are more lenient and stricter versions, the originator of the diet, Shawn Baker, suggests enjoying a wide variety of proteins (from the more quotidien chicken wings and rib-eye to the less familiar organ meat like heart and liver) and enjoying in moderation any protein byproducts (eggs, bacon and low-lactose dairy, like butter). Verboten are veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, sugar and alcohol. Baker, an orthopedic surgeon (whose license was revoked in 2017 and then reinstated in 2019), published “The Carnivore Diet,” and the idea took off after he appeared on the highly controversial and popular Joe Rogan podcast in 2017.

And what benefits does it claim to yield? From the benign to the bizarre and the outright dangerous, Baker’s website is full of “success stories” of folks who started the carnivore diet and were then healed of all manner of illnesses from Lyme disease to multiple sclerosis. It’s most popularly used as a weight loss diet, and the internet is full of before and after photos, YouTube transformation videos and Medium posts detailing the ups and downs of this restrictive eating plan.

But are any of these claims true? HuffPost

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