Monday, February 4, 2013

INDO-UK Diabetes: January 18th - 19th, 2013

Last week, I went to the INDO-UK Diabetes Summit (www.ibhi/event/diabetes_summit/) organized by the Indo-British Health Initiative and the British Deputy High Commission Chennai. India and the UK have vastly different approaches to confronting the issue of widespread diabetes in their respective populations; examining the difference, learning the significance, could make the difference!

Comparing Healthiness of White and Brown Rice

Last week I visited Chennai (formerly Madras). While there, I came across compelling evidence that brown rice is 'healthier' than white rice. Given that diabetes is becoming a larger international issue, it is important that rice eaters be aware of this. The question is: What is the best way to provide this information to remote populations?  or "best way to influence change in eating habits?"