Hambantota sea (table) salt verses pink Himalayan mined salt

By Dr Harold Gunatillake - FRCS, MBBS, AM(Sing), FICS, FIACS There are many varieties of salts in the supermarkets, but can the body recognise them...

Almonds and cashew nuts – similarity on health benefits

Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake-Health Writer   Almonds are heart shaped nuts while cashew which grows at the end of a fruit, is kidney shaped, and they...

Healthy Air Frying technology

Good advice by Dr Harold Cooking with air without oil enables you to fry with air to make food crunchy on the outside and tender...

Alcohol does have health benefits

By Dr Harold Gunatillake It is known that drinking alcohol moderately has its benefits without over-indulging. Moderate drinking is defined as two drinks daily for a...

Do doctors talk to their patients long enough?

Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake-Health writer  How long should a doctor listen and converse with his patients to understand the malady, and clinch a momentary diagnosis,...

Physiological constipation

by Dr Harold Gunatillake Moments of irregular constipation causing blockage are common among healthy people at one time or another and is not considered serious....

High fibre foods

Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake - Health writer Fibre is essential for your gut movements. It is recommended that you aim for 38 grams of fibre per day,...

Eating Beetroot lowers your Blood Pressure

Increasing in blood pressure is common as one grows older. It is simple to explain this phenomenon. After all, heart is a physical pump...

Keep your blood triglycerides low

The fats and starchy carbs you eat are stored in your fat cells as triglycerides, a form of fat that needs to be controlled; tough its main...

What are Omega Fatty Acids?

By Dr Harold Gunatillake Let’s define what dietary fatty acids are. All fats are made of chains ofdouble or single bonded carbon atoms of varying lengthslinked...

Health tips for tummy discomfort

Think of eating high fibre foods today. Oats is ideal for breakfast. It’s eaten in the form of rolled oats, oatmeal, oat milk, and...

Recognizing a heart attack early

By Dr Harold Gunatillake FRCS, FICS, FIACS, MBBS AM (Sing)   If you are over fifty, leading a sedentary sort of life, with stress of life...

Heart healthy Diet in a nut-shell

By Dr Harold Gunatillake This Mantra should be registered in your memory – both partners preparing daily foods for them. Forget the diet fads around...

Is ghee better than butter

By Dr Harold Gunatillake Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated in ancient India and is commonly used in South Asian, Iranian and Arabic cuisines,...

Vegetable filled diets recommended for longevity

Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake The behaviour and the benefits of gut bacteria (microbiota) depend on the production of certain healthy and unhealthy molecules, solely...

Eating bacon and eggs daily for longevity

Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake You have been told that less than 7 percent of your total daily calorie intake should come from saturated fat....

Recurrent nonspecific backaches

This applies to situations, quit commonly found among active people, getting neck aches and lower backaches with no specific condition affecting the spine, confirmed...