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March , 2024 | Medical News Today

MIND diet linked to slower aging and lower dementia risk

A new study from Columbia University in New York suggests that eating a healthy diet can slow the effects of aging on the human body, including on the brain.

The right diet could, in effect, slow down the pace of brain aging, reducing the risk of dementia, suggests the study.


March , 2024 | Tom’s Guide

What is melatonin and why is it so important for your sleep?

Melatonin is responsible for making us feel tired in the run up to bed time, but what exactly is it why is melatonin so important for sleep? Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by a gland in the brain, signalling to your body that you need to rest and recharge (sleep).


February , 2024 | House Beautiful

Here’s What Happens If You Don’t Wash Your Water Bottle Daily

Whether you’re a die-hard Stanley user or are loyal to your Yeti, there’s one thing all drinkware has in common—the need to be regularly cleaned. If you’re attached to your emotional support water bottle, it’s easy to get so caught up in the routine of drinking and refilling that stopping to clean your vessel of choice goes by the wayside. While it may seem like adding fresh water to your bottle means it shouldn’t get dirty, not thoroughly washing your water bottle daily puts you at risk for mold exposure, which can lead to serious health problems.


February , 2024 | EatingWell

10 Best and Worst Foods for Leaky Gut, According to Dietitians

Leaky gut may be a buzzword, but scientists have studied it for several decades. It’s all about how the wall of your intestines absorbs food molecules. Your gut has a barrier consisting of epithelial tissue, mucous and a large population of bacteria—your microbiome. Normally, this barrier is selective in what it allows to pass through. Nutrients and water get a pass. Toxins do not.


February , 2024 | Women’s Health

12 Reasons Why You Always Feel Hot (And How To Cool Off!), According To Doctors

You’re in the middle of a hot yoga class, beads of sweat dotting your forehead. You glance at the thermostat and it’s…well, hot. But later that day, even after you’ve left the studio, you’re still warm. Then, you start realizing that you actually feel hot all the time—at home, on your commute, while sitting in the office. Eventually, you start to wonder, “Wait, why am I always hot?”


February , 2024 | Women’s Health

10 Best Fiber Supplements Of 2024, According To Doctors And Dietitians

If you heard about a super-nutrient that could help protect against chronic diseases, improve your gut health, and help keep your digestion running at a healthy pace, you’d almost certainly want in. There’s good news and bad news. First, the good news: This nutrient exists, and it’s easy to access—fiber. The bad news: According to a recent report by the American Society for Nutrition, only seven percent of American adults are consuming their daily recommended intake of fiber.


January , 2024 | HuffPost

So THAT’S Why You Get More Lactose Intolerant As You Get Older

Cheese is the ultimate comfort food — well, and ice cream, milk and butter. Is there anything these ingredients don’t make better? Unfortunately for our taste buds, dairy can become harder for our bodies to digest as we age.

If you find yourself unable to drink coffee with heavy cream or eat anything too cheesy without getting sick, then you could be lactose intolerant ― even if you never had a problem before.


January , 2024 | AskMen

A Guide to the Blue Zone Diet and Lifestyle

For decades, life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the rise: it rose from 47 years in 1900 to 68 years in 1950, and 79 in 2019. But then in the years following, it started dropping to 77 in 2020 and 76 in 2021.

This has left many researchers and health experts scratching their heads. In an age where medicine and technology are continually advancing, shouldn’t we be living longer and longer? Well, according to Dan Buettner, bestselling author and host of a popular new Netflix docuseries, the secret to a long life lies in emulating the habits of the Blue Zones — regions in the world that have the highest concentrations of people over age 100.

There’s no denying that genetics play a role in how long we live — but according to Dr. Menka Gupta, a certified functional medicine practitioner and founder of Nutranourish, they actually only account for about 20-30% of the variation in lifespan.


December , 2023 | Very Well Health

How to Maximize Iron Supplement Absorption

It’s estimated that 1.2 billion individuals have iron deficiency globally, and iron supplements are the most efficient way to boost iron levels.1

There are certain steps you can take to ensure you’re maximizing iron absorption and getting the most benefit from your supplement.

Healthcare providers will typically recommend iron supplements if you have confirmed low iron levels through a blood test and if you have symptoms like fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, or pale skin, according to Menka Gupta, MD, a functional medicine practitioner at Nutranourish Clinic in Singapore.


December , 2023 | Women’s World

Could This TikTok-Trendy Tea Be the Next Superfood? What to Know About Chaga

Chaga tea has gotten loads of attention on social media channels like TikTok recently as a trendy wellness drink, and for good reason. People have turned to the earthy brew for centuries as a health tonic for myriad ailments. Now, modern research suggests they were onto something. If you’re wondering how to make chaga tea at home, good news: It’s a cinch. Read on to find out how this medicinal mushroom can improve your health, and discover the best way to brew a flavorful cup.


December , 2023 | Asia One Lifestyle

Navigating festive feasts and parties: A nutritionist’s guide to staying fit during the holiday season

‘Tis the season of stuffed turkeys, indulgent trimmings, decadent desserts and heady festive cocktails.

Navigating the holiday season while trying to maintain your 2023 body goals or simply staying fit and healthy can feel like a daunting task.

AsiaOne spoke to Dr. Menka Gupta, the founder of Nutra Nourish, a nutritionist with more than 20 years of experience guiding individuals on their health journeys.


December , 2023 | Medical News Today

Drinking too much diet soda may raise the risk of liver disease, researchers say

Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) is one of the most prevalent liver diseases. Current estimates suggest MASLD affects up to 46% of the world’s population.

MASLD was formerly called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and renamed in June 2023.


December , 2023 | Newsweek

Experts Recommend These Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

For anyone trying to lose weight, snacking can feel like a guilty pleasure. But it doesn’t have to be. Eating periodic, healthy snacks can be good for you.

“Including snacks in a healthy diet can offer several advantages,” Christina Barth, assistant teaching professor and registered dietician nutritionist (RDN) at Arizona State University, told Newsweek. “They have the potential to boost nutrient intake, maintain consistent energy levels, aid in post-exercise recovery and provide a variety of healthy choices.”


November , 2023 | Medical News Today

Mediterranean diet may slow age-related cognitive decline

A solid connection between a Mediterranean diet and cognitive health has remained somewhat elusive. This is most likely because so many studies rely on participants’ self-reporting of their dietary intake, a notoriously unreliable means of collecting data.


November , 2023 | The Economic Times

Intermittent fasting causes hormonal issues in women

Women engaging in fasting should monitor changes in their menstrual cycle. Interestingly, intermittent fasting has shown favorable effects in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), reducing androgens and improving insulin resistance. However, fasting, especially prolonged periods, may reduce DHEA levels, impacting fertility. Fasting leads to a decline in insulin levels, triggering hormonal surges in adrenaline and cortisol. This aids in metabolic benefits and stress tolerance.


October , 2023 | CNBC

LIVE | Harshada Sawant की खास बातचीत Leading Functional Medicine पर Doctor Menka Gupta के साथ


January , 2023 |Expat magazine

Test Don’t Guess

Functional Medicine practitioner DR MENKA GUPTA explains how DNA testing, gut microbiome testing and nutraceutical supplementation are paving the way for an era of truly personalised medicine.


July 4, 2022 | Tatler

9 to 5: Why This Doctor Quit Her Job to Start Her Own Functional Medicine Practice in Singapore

Dr Gupta’s entrepreneurial journey started as a way of exploring better management of chronic disease. The vision to create a healthy community full of hope, happiness and a better life provides her with a sense of purpose everyday. From teaching people how to eat better to how they can practise mindfulness, her only goal is to help the people…


June 23, 2022 | The Asian Parent

Gut to be Healthy

We have collaborated with The Asian Parent to spread awareness and show the importance of having a healthy gut by giving away 2 probiotic supplements – Ther-Biotic® Women’s Formula and Ther-biotic Children’s Chewable for kids! The campaign runs from 23rd June till 8th July.


June 13, 2022 | The Peak Magazine

Sick of feeling sick?

Sick of feeling sick? Functional Medicine can provide a solution for you, it asks the how and why illness occurs by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

Read the full article in the Peak Magazine to learn more about how the functional medicine approach focuses on and addresses each person’s lifestyle habits, nutrient deficiencies, and genetic history. Dr Menka Gupta shares that as a practitioner, she identifies an individual’s core imbalances and then addresses the “modifiable lifestyle factors”. She mentioned Functional medicine can help those “seeking optimum health and prevention of disease.

“As the practitioner, the ideal client is motivated to change and do the work, regardless of their state of health. It is a partnership between us.” – Dr Menka Gupta


June 9, 2022 | Money FM Live Radio

Health Suites: How do you treat and recover from “Long Covid”?

On Health Suites, most Covid-19 patients who continue to suffer symptoms after recovering from the disease – a condition known as long Covid – will recover naturally with time. Melissa Hyak speaks to Dr Menka Gupta, founder of NutraNourish to find out how to manage such post-Covid symptoms and how do we know we are totally clear of the virus…


May 30, 2022 | The Ladies Cue

TLC x Fempreneurs Series: Dr Menka Gupta (Nutra Nourish)

In this special column called the “TLC x Fempreneurs Series”, we will be featuring inspiring Female Entrepreneurs (Fempreneurs) in short.

Dr Menka Gupta shared how she started NutraNourish:
From very early childhood, I’ve been deified by doctors and their huge role in a community. I was especially attracted by their selflessness, desire to help others and a strong sense of empathy. This belief motivated me to become a doctor myself and it acts as a constant reminder of my purpose to create a healthier and more vibrant community. While practising as a doctor in London and Singapore, I became interested in the role of food and lifestyle to support longevity, energy, mental clarity and happiness. This motivated me to create Nutra Nourish 6.5 years ago. It is a functional medicine and nutrition practice offering a personalised approach to address the root cause of disease.


May 26, 2022 | The Wellness Insider

Gut Health Is More Than Just a TikTok Sensation

With COVID-19 now a common situation, many have encountered or experienced something called Long Covid. Also known as post-Covid syndrome, it is the presence of persistent symptoms such as hair loss or fatigue, up to 6 months after recovering from Covid-19. The study revealed that having a severely imbalanced gut might increase the risk of getting Long Covid…


April 24, 2022 | The Beauty Insider

Dr Menka, Founder of Nutra Nourish, Spills The Secret On The Importance of Functional Medicine

Dr Menka Gupta is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Personalised Nutrition Expert and founder of Nutra Nourish – a health education company that focuses on empowering people to achieve their best health. Her mission is to empower everyone to live longer, healthier and happier lives. She has worked with thousands of clients…


April 7, 2022 | The Straits Times

My Perfect Weekend with Dr Menka Gupta

This was a fun interview with Yamini Chinnuswamy of The Straits Times.
I find time for some rest and recreation and to connect with my friends and family. How do you spend your weekend?


April, 2022 | BestStartup.Asia

36 Top Southeast Asia Therapeutics Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Southeast Asia based Therapeutics companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Therapeutics industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.


April 24, 2022 | Glitz by Beauty Insider

Dr. Menka, Founder of Nutra Nourish, Spills The Secret On The Importance of Functional Medicine

Dr Menka Gupta is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Personalised Nutrition Expert and founder of Nutra Nourish – a health education company that focuses on empowering people to achieve their best health. Her mission is to empower everyone to live longer, healthier and happier lives. She has worked with thousands of clients …


July 23, 2021 | Core Collective

Functional Medicine: An Answer to Optimum Health & Fighting Chronic Health Disease

Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease and addresses it as a whole person; not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine is easily accessible for anyone and is suitable for anyone looking for optimal health and improving their performance, and for people who are suffering from any chronic…


June 22, 2021 | NutraNourish

What is hidden hunger?

Billions of people suffer from a kind of hunger that they do not feel and this is referred to as the hidden hunger. This hunger refers to the inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals that are vital for the body to function properly. You might think that this only happens in developing countries but this is also rather prominent in well-to-do, developed countries like Singapore.


March 23, 2021 | Channel 5

Hidden Hunger in Singapore

Watch Dr Menka and celebrity host, Germaine Leonora, in ChannelNewsAsia show – “On the Red Dot”. It will be shown on 19th March, 9.30pm on Mediacorp Channel 5 and 21st March, 6.30pm on CNA. They will discuss how to stop hidden hunger and why regular Singaporeans can be suffering from the nutrition deficiency without knowing it.


January 24, 2021 | ExpatLiving

Root cause medicine

What would make a doctor like DR MENKA GUPTA transform herself into a functional medicine practitioner and nutritionist in Singapore?After years of working as a specialist in the fields of gastroenterology, general medicine and gynaecology in leading hospitals in the UK, India and Singapore, she joined the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2012, and established Nutra Nourish here five years ago. Dr Menka is the the only IFM certified practitioner (IFMCP) in South Asia (there are less than 1,000 globally).


January – March, 2021 | The Quarterly

Healing Through Nutrition

Nutritional therapist Dr Menka Gupta concur that poor nutrition and poor-quality food contribute significantly to chronic illnesses. Along with this, processed and junk food on supermarket shelves also find their way into our kitchens.


November 19, 2019 | Core Collective

The Treatment That Uses Lifestyle & Food as Medicine: Nutrigenomics

Thanks to advancements in Nutritional Sciences, we now know that our genes play an important role in how our lifestyle and diet affects our health. Nutrigenomics is a new paradigm based on the scientific principles of biochemistry. It studies the relationship between genes, nutrition and health.

Read on to find out some of the many ways that Nutrigenomics can benefit you from the experts at NutraNourish.


December 8, 2019 | efinancialcareers

What stressed Singapore bankers should really be eating at hawker centres

“Bankers and traders often suffer from anxiety and stress – and it’s possible for the right kind of foods, including lunches, to help with these problems,” adds Gupta, whose clients at Singapore’s Nutra Nourish clinic include many finance professionals.


August 15, 2018 | PatientsEngage

7 Reasons To Munch On Broccoli

Does broccoli really have all the benefits you hear about? Dr Menka Gupta, Nutritional therapist (PG Dip Nutritional Therapy, MBBS) talks about the health benefits of broccoli and the best way to consume it, especially in fighting cancer.


September 29, 2016 | SimplyHer

8 Foods To Eat To Boost Your Heart Health

Eat these foods to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure to keep your heart in top condition. Menka Gupta, founder of Nutra Nourish (, adds that flax seeds can play a role in preventing cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension too.


July 19, 2018 |

Fermented Food For Gut Health

A well-functioning gut is the foundation of good health.

Fermented foods can be very beneficial in promoting good gut health. In this post, Dr. Menka Gupta (founder of Nutra Nourish) talks about how to stay healthy and happy, starting from the stomach!


October 11, 2017 | ChannelNewsAsia

Should you go gluten-free?

Should you go gluten-free even if you are not suffering from the coeliac disease?

Dr. Menka Gupta, functional medicine practitioner and nutritionist and ounder of Nutra Nourish talk about the latest perspectives on gluten sensitivity.

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November 17, 2017 | NutraNourish

Is a Gluten Free diet helpful for your health?

Gluten-free diets have gained tremendous popularity worldwide in past few years. Avoiding gluten has become a kind of a fad and gluten-free foods have become synonymous with healthy eating. In this article, we discuss what gluten is, and I answer all questions on gluten I often get asked by my community such as why it could be harmful for some people and whether or not you should go gluten-free.