January 9, 2016

BEST ADHD, AUTSIM and DOWN SYNDROME Nutritionists & Dietitians

"When a Kid calms down in your counselling after being on your diet for 8 weeks, you can feel the burden being lifted off a parents shoulder" - Ryan Fernando Chief Nutritionist -QUA NUTRITION

Everyday at the nutrition clinic is hustle bustle. Even when we do Skype calls with parents we can feel the energy of these special children. Working with our dedicated team of nutritionists( currently numbering 50 plus) we represent a HIVE. Working with each other to cross specialise in medical cases. Learning and constantly pushing the boundaries of nutrition for THERAPEUTIC intervention or planing to change behaviours via FOOD.

As a Clinical Biochemist, a food Biotechnologist and a Sports Nutritionist, Why did I get enamoured with SPECIAL CHILDREN? You see my journey started with the Paralympic athletes and my first case over a decade ago was with a girl who had DOWN's Syndrome and a teenage athlete. It was this case that opened my eyes to the WONDERS of Planned Nutrition and that really had  a profound impact on the development of a child. YES an athlete wins an Olympic medal, you are proud that you contributed but with a special child, YOU GET TEARS!

This profound impact on my life, has had me working with GIFTED and talented Dietitians and Nutritionists; where, we as a team approach a case and tear it down to BITE SIZE PORTIONS, on how we should treat each CHILD. Whether it is ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, AUTISM, DOWN''s, Wilsons Disease, Orthorexia, Hypotonia, Cushing's Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Graves, Crohns, lactose allergy  or even Juvenile Diabetes, we have a customisable strategy.


We take a KID, Ask for a Blood test. Ask for an Allergy Test, Ask for a Genetic Test. Ask for a heavy metals test. Ask for a Comprehensive stool analysis( from USA if possible) and then we sit with the parents to understand Culture and diet habits, likes and dislikes. We go behind closed doors over a 3-5 day period and get to pen down the best strategies,research latest studies and journals, call our International counterparts, then debate and finally agree to an outcome- A PRESCRIBED  DIET & SUPPLEMENTATION PLAN.

Many parents do come to us and say well GOOGLE says this and my doctor said this. Whilst we do respect the desire to acquire more knowledge, this DOES NOT REPRESENT a CLINICAL and customised approached for each child. SO GOOGLE DOES NOT TELL you neither does your DOCTOR tell you that TOMATOES may not be good for your ADHD child as they make them GIGGLE a LOT!

I get angry when I meet parents who say they can do it by referring to research. Why don't you build your own house, service your own car and fix your broken down washing machine yourself. When it comes to USING food as a TOOL to treat a condition you need a specialist NUTRITIONIST!

We are the EXPERTS. 
We are Successful.
We do not publish testimonials on special children

If you want to know more on how we work, please call Devika on 9743430000 or email her at devika@quanutrition.com. We work with Indian Kids in India and across the world. YOU ONLY need a Phone line to work with us.

An finally a Video on DOWNS and how successful your kids can become

December 29, 2015

Best Nutritionist Award - Ryan Fernando: THE STORY behind my Journey as A Nutritionist

My Name is RYAN FERNANDO. I AM the best Nutritionist. Winning the award for " BEST NUTRITIONIST OF THE YEAR" was a vote of confidence to knowing that our team of QUATICIANS or QUA NUTRITION dietitians are some of the best in the world.

The Awards were in various categories of Exercise and Fitness and selected by an International panel of experts. To get nominated and then win the Award for BEST NUTRITIONIST from such an esteemed panel, is humbling yet Motivational.  Below is the Video Documenting the way the JURY identified and selected recipients who were worthy of the awards in their Category.

A Humble thank you to my team of Nutritionists, my parents, my wife and all our clients who invest in us and provide us with our daily bread! Below is a synopsis of how our team of nutritionists are building some of the best Practices in Nutrition on a global ranking business processes system.

To Sign up on a plan with the BEST NUTRITIONIST, please email me at ryan@quanutrition.com or call +91 974343 0000. 

VIEW OUR WEBSITE AT www.quanutrition.com

August 16, 2015


The key elements to a great Sports or Fitness NUTRITION program


A good program will have a capture of height, weight, fat %, muscle% and the ratios of distribution according to body mass. A consistent record over time can be married to the nutrition and supplement strategy followed. It allows for counseling, behavioural changes towards diet, the athlete seeing the difference due to strict following or indiscipline which reflect in these assessments. CLICK HERE TO WATCH A 5 MIN VIDEO ON HOW WE ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD IN SPORTS NUTRITION
Assessments involve over 25 parameters


A program that assesses the power of the lungs, Ability to lift under pressure, Flow rates, Volume/breath, Energy and power generated via breathing will indicate the Aerobic and anaerobic metabolic rates. They can be strategically used in recovery as well as in Game performance. Watch an elite athlete testing his lung Capacity.


Getting to know your POWER, ENDURANCE, RECOVERY and INJURY levels via a GENE exploration potential will give you a CRYSTAL BALL gazing into the future of how you need to plan nutrition and your training.


When vitamins, carbs and Fats need to be fed to the body you need to know if your genes are designed to absorb at the highest, moderate or low potential. Those with genes that are defunct or not working can choose to enhance via Supplementation. See Video


Taking the right supplements will enhance your nutrition plan and hence performance. NO NUTRITION via food and loads of supplements is a stupid strategy by an athlete or coach that is postulating a "TRIAL and ERROR methodology". Also WADA ( DOPE TESTING) is a key issues with supplements. There are rated supplements that are safe to take and our team knows how you win olympic medals. NO WE DO NOT DO STEROIDS or performance enhancement drugs. WE TEACH you to eat food and maximise your EATING ABILITY to help boost performance. If you eat without science and without a plan then your eating GUESTIMATION wise.


When Traveling for competition, new country, new food, new time. Learn with your nutritionist the best way to eat in competition. Our competition guidelines are precise and help you reach a better understanding of dos and donts when preparing for torunaments. Again guestimation by you is saying you train hard only to flush it down the drain on competition day by guessing what to eat and when to eat and in many cases WHAT TO EAT...


VO2 Max increases with certain Superfoods
This is high level testing done at Bangalore India. This measures your true oxygen carrying capacity potential. This Data helps us do a real time assessment of you burning carbs or fat and thus use this data to take you to the next level.  Watch a Swimmer run his lungs off!!!
THIS ADVICE can be delivered Globally and needs only a telephone or Internet line (SEE VIDEO OF ONLINE COUNSELING). AGE WISE our youngest athlete is an 8 year old and oldest is a 72 year old marathon runner. Whether PRO or recreational at QUA NUTRITION we are one of the worlds best players in SPORTS NUTRITION. With credit for 2 olympic medals and 1 Guinness World record of 26 hrs on non-stop Aerobics, we are the best in the game at SPORTS NUTRITION. 
The following can be learned by you before enquiring
TO BUY A PROGRAM email or call.
INDIA CALL : 080 32329292
INTERNATIONAL CALL: +91 9743430000

May 17, 2015


For the last decade I have been shouting out loud. Do not eat instant noodles. Do not eat any instant noodles. Every dietitian and every nutritionist has been saying this. THE PROOF now is in the Pudding...oopsss ...NOODLES....

A recent article in the TIMES OF INDIA has brought to light what we as a fraternity have been saying all this while.


All you lazy parents, lazy bachelors, late night party animals, Early morning athletes and anybody that needs a quick Hit!!! Bread and butter is safer is you ask me...


March 8, 2015

Understanding why eating healthier can prevent Diabetes

Everyday You EAT FOOD. Are you eating right? Is it balanced? Are the Calories enough or in excess? How do you know how to eat healthier? Learn more on why you need to take care. Please share this video with your loved ones. EATING responsibly is the new age Mantra!

February 19, 2015

An Open Letter to his Holiness Pope Francis on EATING for LENT – A nutritionist’s Twist to the belief!

Father forgive me for I sin everyday. As a nutritionist, one of the sins that plagues me and my clients everyday is Gluttony.  As the decades have gone by we do less and eat more. EATING beyond the body’s need for calories to function. Food is abundant to most in the urban areas. We are truly eating more and religion could be a way to awaken awareness among the common man. To eat what only your metabolism requires and not your TASTE BUDS.

As Ash Wednesday passed, I was sitting in Church and asking how can LENT be difficult! Fasting? I don’t think most of us, including me in the modern generation FAST. We omit a FOOD – say non-veg Alcohol or something of Desire. THIS IS EASY for 40 Days.

Suddenly a thought….in the SCIENCE of METABOLISM, fasting actually causes you to put on weight. Father Forgive me again for I am sinning during MASS as I was not paying attention to the priest as the whole mass is in Konkani. I only know the word AMEN. So back to my thinking in the sermon on LENT and FOOD and SACRIFICE.

I think the church needs to bring the message of “ MAKING THE EFFORT –THAT unsettles YOU” – So this is my take as a nutritionist to the Church

1.       Make exercise a VOW during 40 days. Atleast 1 hr - 2 times a day or 10kms of walking or physical hard work. Maybe scrubbing the floors of the church, painting an orphanage or sweeping your Neighbourhood….( Mr PRIME MINISTER might just like all of us Christians suddenly in his SWACH Bharat Campaign)
2.      You should EAT. But EAT HEALTHY. This is difficult…even for me as a nutritionist
a.       Eat Oats no Bread for 40 days
b.      Only Brown Rice and 1 KATORI
c.       Only Bajra, ragi or Jowar Chapattis NOT WHEAT.
d.      Use 1 Tablespoon or No –oil in your food. It will be bland and tasteless…this is a new level of sacrifice
e.      Eat one fruit a day …mandatory…if you miss..do 50 squats the next day.
f.        Wash and Cut your own salad. As you make it meditate on the food, who grows it and how you can be thankful for the society that gets it to the table for you. Yes Jesus provides and a perfect moment to pray as you prepare a thankful meal.
g.       NO FRIED FOOD…try this…instead of Avoiding meat…
h.      Absolutely no RED MEAT..only white….Fish..thats what JESUS multiplied, so I reckon his approval would be there.
i.         No Pickles-..instead pumpkin seeds, fenugreek seeds
j.        No Aerated Beverages..only water with lemon squeezed into it….its purifying from a metabolic angle ( Think of lemon water as your water ANGEL..)
k.       NO eating in front of the TV. Holy Father you have asked families to gather around the dinning table and talk to each over a meal. RESEARCH shows that a person eats around 15-50% more if watching TV as the Satiety signal is not perceived due to the TV distraction. A huge sacrifice to get everybody together and eat at the same time.
l.         Pack your own Lunch BOX to work. DO NOT EAT FROM OUTSIDE. This effort is the most difficult and involves a daily regime of discipline right from planning the pious meal, sourcing the ingredients, and then preparing them.
m.    Finally do a detox of only vegetables and fruits on a Friday. Helps cleanse the body, gut, not to forget I think the SOUL does get tempted in DETOX…..

So this LENT, Holy Father please define to your children the way forward to Vows taken in leading a blessed 40 days.

Ryan Fernando
Technically a Lazy Catholic, trying to be a good human being.

FOR A FREE NUTRITION PLAN THIS LENT write to me at ryan@quanutrition.com Subject: LENT NUTRITION PLAN

P.S. I am not intending to hurt any sentiments. Please forgive me if I touch a nerve or belief. This post is meant to give a thought provoking idea- TO EAT WITH A PLAN..which is difficult.
P.P.S After I wrote this post I found his real message...I love it....http://time.com/3714056/pope-francis-lent-2015-fasting/

February 3, 2015

Eat with your Love, For love and out of Love - COUPLE NUTRITION COUNSELIING

Nutrition changes the way you eat. Changing the way you eat changes the way you feel. Changing the way you feel has a huge impact on who you are and how you behave towards your loved ones.

Science has shown that people who are fitter and eat healthier are happier in relationships. Especially couples that work out together versus couples that do not work out at all, forgot the together part.

As a Nutritionist, I believe that eating as a couple is key to ones emotions in the relationship.

On Valentine's day I was wondering what would be an awesome gift for LOVE...COUPLE COUNSELLING on changing the way you eat as a couple....

Call my team to know more on this much talked about Idea...Couple Nutrition counselling

December 19, 2014

FAT burning lies in your lungs

The research conducted by a team at UNSW Science in Sydney calculated exactly what happens to our fat when we shed kilos, and revealed that doctor's leading theories are wrong - we don’t convert our missing mass into heat or energy, we breathe it out.

Their results, published in the British Medical Journal, reveal that 10 kg of fat turns into 8.4 kg of carbon dioxide, which is exhaled when we breathe, and 1.6 kg of water, which we then excrete through our urine, tears, sweat and other bodily fluids.

At the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences,  the team started calculating the biomolecular reactions that result in weight loss. They put on weight when excess carbohydrates and proteins that we've eaten are converted into triglycerides (compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen) and are then stored in lipid droplets inside fat cells. To lose weight, you need to break down those triglycerides to access their carbon.

The results showed that in order to completely breakdown 10kg of human fat, we need to inhale 29 kg of oxygen (and somewhere along the way, burn 94,000 calories). This reaction produces 28 kg of CO2 and 11 kg of water.

“Our calculations show that the lungs are the primary excretory organ for fat,” the team writes in the paper.

However, they couldn’t work out exactly what was happening to the fat cells in this reaction. After months of research, Brown discovered a formula from a paper published in 1949 that solved the problem - it showed that oxygen atoms are shared between the carbon and hydrogen in fat at a ratio of 2:1 (forming carbon dioxide and water)

This allowed them to come up with the final figure of 84 percent of a fat molecule’s atoms being exhaled as carbon dioxide, and the remaining 16 percent ending up as water.

Meerman and Brown, BMJ (2014)

But unfortunately this doesn’t mean that simply breathing deeply will help us lose weight - we still need to do the exercise to unlock the carbon and break down the fat in the first place.

"You can only breathe so many times a day; on a day of rest, you breathe around 12 times a minute so 17,280 times you'll breathe in a day and each one takes 10 milligrams of carbon with it, roughly," Meerman told ABC Science. "So there's your limit on how much you're going to lose in a day with no exercise."

Below is a video made a few months ago on how an athlete can use foods to boost their performance. Now when I write this article it strikes me on WHY ATHLETES tend to have the SIX PACKS faster than anybody else. Its in the lung.

December 17, 2014

Healthy EATING options in Bangalore via an Intelligent Meal Plan

Advising people on eating healthy is one thing. Providing the food is another. Getting people to buy healthy Nutritious food is a challenge.

Whilst its easy to PREACH, the buying of healthy food or rather us selling healthy food is the NEW PRACTICE.

In the IT city of Bangalore India, I have jumped into the COOKING POT to bring a new concept of Intelligent meals to your doorstep via a new start-up of mine  Itiffin.

So what is it that iTiffin vouches for?

The whole idea behind a nutrition chart is to guide an individual on the type and amount of his/her food intake for energy and nutritional requirements. This helps us stay healthy. Yet people are struggling to follow this simple dictum because of their fast and busy lifestyles, defeating the entire purpose of a chart, even more so in the corporate world. 

This is the niche that iTiffin fits into it. Instead of preparing the meal plans on a chart, iTiffin puts it all in a plate. The scientifically designed healthy meal developed by iTiffin brings out the food’s complete nutritional value. The meal delivered is warm and tasty. Then why bother with a chart when iTiffin can do it all for you! A dedicated team of scientists and nutritionists have designed and developed meals that aims to satisfy the ideal Indian appetite. This comes after a hard core research and study of the Indian mentality was carried out with respect to food. Keeping in mind attributes such as regional tastes and choice of food into consideration.

To add to the quality of the meal ,the meal trays provided are of European standards for safety and keeping quality of food .
They are food grade, no metal contamination even on keeping for 4-6 hrs and microwavable! They are hygienically sealed to be spill proof they are immediately stored in hot cases to maintain the temperature till they are delivered etc. Such has been the perseverance and deliberation of our organization in their quest of changing the way our nation eats!
iTiffin sets a benchmark in its own style. Seems like an arduous task for it to reach the pinnacle of success, but as the famous one liner goes ‘Impossible is nothing!’