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Celebs like Zerodha’s Nithin Kamath who went public with their health issues

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Celebrities taking the social media route to air their tribulations is not new. 44 year old Zerodha founder Nithin Kamath revealed on social media that he suffered a mild stroke six weeks ago and was now on the recovery path. His timeline was flooded with comments, mostly sympathetic, some advisory. Kamath, who has been an advocate of fitness for years, has had to contend with advice from ‘medical influencers’ and well wishers alike.

This took another turn when a director at the Tata Memorial Centre also took to X to urge Kamath to avoid medical advice from ‘random influencers’. Reacting to a thread which had a Shankar Sharma advising Kamath to start hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Red Infrared therapy among other things, Dr C Pramesh wrote, “thread that demonstrates how life threatening social media can be…
Please don’t follow random “influencers” who don’t have true science to back them beyond “Trust me, bro”


While the good doctor may have put the brakes on wellness influencers wanting a slice of the attention pie caused by Kamath’s illness, the issue has put the spotlight on the importance of a good work life balance and a healthy lifestyle. Kamath himself put it, ““Around 6 weeks ago, I had a mild stroke out of the blue. Dad passing away, poor sleep, exhaustion, dehydration, and overworking out — any of these could be possible reasons,” he revealed in a post on X.

Brutal honesty has been the hallmark of such posts from celebs who are usually perceived as indefatigable heroes, with perfect skin and the ideal life. But there have been many Indian celebs who have come out in the open about their flaws, disorders and the pressures they grapple with. Here’s some of them who have taken the social media route to level with their fans.

Masaba Gupta

In a candid question-answer round on Instagram in January 2023, well known 32-year-old fashion designer Masaba Gupta opened up about having to live with Polycystic Ovarian Disеasе (PCOD).

Along with her trainer, Masaba spoke about her body transformation journey, and why she avoids the HIIT workouts. Masaba has been battling Polycystic Ovarian Disеasе (PCOD) for a whilе but hеr lifеstylе choicеs, including intеrmittеnt fasting and еating two mеals a day (lunch and dinnеr) havе hеlpеd hеr ovеrcomе it, she added.

 

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Masaba postеd an Instagram mirror sеlfiе highlighting hеr commitmеnt to hеalth and which shе considеrs just as important as businеss and rеlationships. It’s an inspiring story that shows how putting wеllnеss first and choosing a balancеd lifestyle can transform your life and shе provеd to hеrsеlf that many hormonal issues can bе rеsolvеd simply by changing your lifestyle.

Yami Gautam

In October 2021, actor Yami Gautam went public with a skin condition she has been living with for long. On an Instagram post, Yami еrasеd thе appеarancе of pеrfеction by posting unеditеd photos, rеvеaling that shе suffers from kеratosis pilaris, an incurablе skin disordеr. Like Nithin Kamath, Yami spoke about the cause of her illness and was frank enough to tell the world about it.

Yami’s opеnnеss challеngеd sociеty’s viеw of bеauty which is maintained by filtеrs and editing skills. Opening up about the discomfort causеd by kеratosis pilaris which results in dry and rough patchеs on the skin, she said, ‘For thosе who havеn’t hеard about this, it’s a skin condition whеrеin you gеt tiny bumps on thе skin. I promisе thеy arеn’t as bad as your mind and your nеighbor aunty makеs it out to bе 🙎🏻♀🤷🏻♀)

 

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In a rare show of candour, Yami said, “I developed this skin condition during my teenage years, and there is still no cure for it. I’ve dealt with it for many years now and today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly. I also found the courage to share my truth with you. Phew!”

The journey Yami took to get to know hеrsеlf highlights thе importancе of caring for onеsеlf еmotionally and mеntally. Asidе from raising awarеnеss about her skin disorder,hеr story crеatеs an awarеnеss about bеing rеal and accеpting onеsеlf along with one’s imperfections. “I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more! And yet, I feel beautiful,” she ended her post.

Deepika Padukone

Another personality who took the candid route like Nithin Kamath is Bollywood star Dееpika Padukonе who is not only famous because of her talent and glamour but also as a motivational mental health speaker who bravеly sharеd hеr еxpеriеncе of dеprеssion in 2015. A difficult timе, which inspirеd hеr to fight mental health stigmas.


As a result of her strugglе, she launched a non-profit organization to raise awareness about mental health and also to help reduce the fear and myths related to mental health. The fact that Dееpika is opеn about hеr еxpеriеncеs not only shows hеr vulnеrability but also connеcts hеr with millions of pеoplе who arе going through similar experiences silеntly. Through hеr foundation and Thе Livе Lovе Laugh Foundation and Dееpika givеs support and rеsourcеs to pеoplе who are struggling through depression.

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Popular Doctor Influencers on Instagram

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Several doctors and healthcare professionals are using social media platforms to share medical knowledge, health tips, and insights into their daily lives these days. They aim to educate the public, debunk medical myths, and promote healthy lifestyles. These health influencers leverage their medical expertise to provide valuable information while also making it engaging and accessible to a broad audience.

Let’s take a look at some popular doctor influencers who create engaging and valuable content, blending their medical expertise with creativity and relatability.

Dr. Imran S Patel

Instagram: 6.4M followers

Dr. Imran S. Patel is a Consultant Paediatrician with over 12 years of experience. He has worked at various children’s and neonatal hospitals and currently runs the Asian Children Hospital in Vastral, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel has gained a significant following on social media by sharing his expertise in child healthcare. He won the hearts of millions with his videos of singing rhymes to infants while administering injections, a unique approach that puts both parents and children at ease. Dr. Patel effectively uses his platform to educate and engage with parents, making pediatric healthcare knowledge accessible and interesting. His efforts help bridge the gap between healthcare professionals and the public, promoting a better understanding of child health and wellness.

Dr. Tanaya Narendra

Instagram: 1.8M followers

Dr. Tanaya Narendra, also known as “Dr. Cuterus,” is a well-known influencer specializing in gynaecology and reproductive health. She is an internationally trained medical doctor and best-selling author who has gained a significant following on social media for her approachable and informative content. Dr. Narendra shares detailed and accessible information on various aspects of reproductive health, including menstrual health, contraception, and fertility. She provides comprehensive sex education, covering topics such as safe sex practices, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and consent.

Dr. Richa Negi

Instagram: 250K followers

Dr. Richa Negi is a Mumbai-based dermatologist who has gained popularity on Instagram for her dance moves. She gained widespread attention after a video of her dancing in a PPE kit to the song “Garmi” during the COVID-19 pandemic went viral. Dr. Negi is admired for her ability to balance her medical career with her passion for dance, and her engaging content resonates with a broad audience.

Dr. Siddhant Bhargava

Instagram: 546K followers

Dr. Siddhant Bhargava is a renowned Mumbai-based ketogenic diet expert, celebrity advisor, and influencer known for his expertise in nutrition and fitness. He is a co-founder of Food Darzee, a health and nutrition company. He uses his social media platforms to share insights on health, fitness, and wellness. Dr. Bhargava’s content helps bridge the gap between medical knowledge and practical application, making it easier for people to adopt healthier lifestyles. His videos are intriguing and knowledgeable and debunk common medical myths.

Dr. Manali Tiwari

Instagram: 113K followers

Dr. Manali Tiwari is a Lucknow-based endodontist and content creator. She is a favorite among moms and mommy bloggers on social media for her great sense of humour and relatable, funny videos. Dr. Tiwari creates content about the daily life of a mother and her struggles, resonating with a broad audience and providing a light-hearted take on parenting.

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Influencers Who Tackle The PCOD and PCOS Conversation

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) are common hormonal disorders affecting women of childbearing age. PCOS, a condition where women may not ovulate, have elevated androgen levels, and multiple small cysts on the ovaries, lead to missed or irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, infertility, and weight gain. On the other hand, PCOD involves the ovaries producing immature or partially mature eggs in large numbers, eventually forming cysts.

Amidst these challenges, numerous influencers are emerging as champions for natural remedies and lifestyle changes to manage and potentially reverse PCOD and PCOS. These influencers share their journeys, tips, and insights on living healthier lives, providing hope and practical solutions to millions of women worldwide. 

Top influencers to admire for PCOS and PCOD:

Asiya Ali @pcos.dietition.asiyaali

Instagram followers: 101K

Asiya Ali is a certified dietician, and PCOS coach specialized in infertility and weight loss. Having treated over 10K happy clients diagnosed with this condition, you can trust Asiya for advice on managing your diet and lifestyle for better health and well-being.

Her team works with clients to create personalised diet and lifestyle plans for their body type and health condition. Their team of trained dieticians has years of experience helping patients with PCOS. Be it hair loss, irregular periods, infertility, or weight management, they provide a diet plan for your everyone. Her content talks all about solving PCOS issues naturally. 

Nidhi Singh @pcosclubindia

Instagram followers: 43.2K

Pcos Club India is an initiative by Nidhi Singh to build communication to solve the PCOS issue being a nutritionist. Nidhi also has her podcast, ‘Pcos and You,’ for newly diagnosed or living with PCOS for years. The PCOS and “You” podcast is dedicated to empowering and educating women with PCOS. Her content is about healthy recipes suitable for PCOS, lifestyle and food habits, and tips to manage your lifestyle with PCOS. She has also been featured in CNN News and The Hindu.

Roshni Chandrasekar @pcos.cysterly_health

Instagram followers: 73.1K

Roshni Chandrasekar is a PCOS coach and a certified Nutritionist from Stanford. She is the founder of Cysterly Health, a global PCOS wellness company. Be it weight loss, conceiving, lean PCOS, or thyroid, she has helped 5,000+ clients reverse PCOS naturally. Her content talks about healthy hair care, client transformations, food habits, and many other topics related to PCOS. Based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, she helps women across the globe manage and reverse PCOS naturally.

Krati Agarwal @digitalyogawith_krati

Instagram followers: 26.9K

Krati Agarwal is an experienced and passionate Yoga Instructor with more than four years of experience in this field. She is also a therapeutic yoga coach and helps her clients deal with PCOS, PCOS, infertility, thyroid, and obesity. She completed her master’s in Yoga from Patanjali. She also loves to dance. 

Being a Yoga expert, Krati specializes in the Yogic diet. She also makes videos on asanas for PCOS and PCOD. 

Anusha Rodrigues @nextdoornutritionist

Instagram followers: 270K

Anusha Rodrigues is a clinical dietitian. Anusha can help you reverse PCOS naturally, weight loss, diabetes, and thyroid.

Anusha completed Masters in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics. With a 9 years of experience as a Nutritionist, she has helped more than 2500 clients to heal naturally with a healthy diet and lifestyle. For all the tips related to PCOS, follow Anusha to stay updated and improve your lifestyle naturally. As a diet expert, he has collaborated with many food brands like Food Darzee, Farm Made, Sprng Farm and Chic Nutrix. 

Follow these PCOS and PCOD experts to improve your lifestyle and reverse your health issues holistically. 

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Home Bakers Teaching Baking Tricks On Social Media

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Home bakers on Instagram are revolutionizing dessert making by sharing expert tips, tricks, and delicious recipes. Balancing the challenges of running a baking business with content creation, they inspire followers with their engaging and flavorful desserts.

Top Home Bakers and Content Creators:

Mohena Ahluwalia @onceuponacakepune

Instagram followers: 68.5K 

Mohena Ahluwalia, popularly known as Cakewali Didi, is from Pune. She is a cake expert who is professionally trained in vegan and gluten-free baking. For healthy baking workshops, Cakewali Didi is the best baker. From diabetic-friendly breads to gluten-free cakes to healthy cookies, rajgira pista cookies to jowar lemon cookies, and much more.

Her story of becoming a baker is nothing less than a movie script. Coming from a computer genius family and getting a master’s Degree from Monash University Australia, Mohena always wanted to do something to show her creative side.

The simple joy of seeing a broad smile on a friend’s face after biting into one of her homemade delicacies is when she decided to start. She enrolled in the Lotus School of Cake Decorating Arts in Pune for a one-year course in Professional Cake Decorating. Since then Mohena has worked hard to spread the sweetness across Pune.

Here is a Healthy dessert recipe by her:

Saloni Mehta @pastrybysaloni

Instagram followers: 400K

Saloni Mehta is a vegan, dairy-free, and eggless home baker. She teaches unique vegan recipes, such as Oreo magnum bars, no-bake strawberry crunch cheesecake, red velvet marble loaf cake, peach crumb cheesecake, banana sheet cake, cinnamon sugar croissant loaf, and many more dessert recipes. 

Saloni has also written a book on vegan baking, ‘Vegan Baking Made Simple.’ 

Namrata Sanwal @pastrychefnam

Instagram followers: 166K

Namrata Sanwal is a recipe developer, baking mentor, and consultant. She is a trained chef with 9 years of experience in diverse culinary roles. She is one of Instagram’s first baking science content creator. 

Namrata merges pastry science and art to make baking easy. She started her baking journey because she used to love eating desserts as a kid. She started experimenting and cooking with her mom at home. She studied at Delhi University when she realized her calling was baking. Completing her hospitality management course, she has been trained with brands like JW Marriott and ITC hotels. 

After completing the course, during placement interviews, she was selected as a kitchen management trainee (specialising in bakery) at The Park Hotels. She worked for a couple of years until she was promoted to bakery kitchen executive (assistant manager). From then on, Namrata worked in various bakeries across France and has helped many bakeries and baking-related brands with creativity, content, menu planning, etc.

Here is a recipe by her:

Roshni Shukla @snfcakes

Instagram followers: 26.8K

Roshni Shukla is a baker and a cake artist. She started Sugar and Flour Bakes Bangalore in 2015. All those things she has exploded into baking, but her true passion landed in buttercream flowers.

2020 was a memorable year for Roshni because she won various cake competitions, conducted her first online classes, and was declared one of the top 10 bakers in India and Bangalore.

Buttercream design by her:

Ishleen Kaur @pastrybysaloni

Instagram followers: 140K

Ishleen Kaur is a cake artist based in Patna. She owns an eggless designer cake boutique specializing in Wedding Cakes. She creates impressive giant wedding cakes, which are mind-blowing. She is an educator and tricks and recipes from her baking journey. She also uses fondant to create unique shapes and designs on the cake to make it beautiful. 

Here is a cupcake icing hack by her:

These are some amazing and creative home bakers who are giving their best to their business and content creation journey. Follow them to support them and learn easy hacks for making cakes. 

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