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...

Do you know the effect of Coffee you drink daily?

Good advice by Dr. Harold   Most of us drink coffee without being mindful of drinking coffee, instead whilst occupied with some other work, such as...

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,...

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...

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...

Do Supplements help heart disease?

Good advice by Dr. Harold Lots of people take supplements like fish oils, multivitamin tablets and minerals daily, presumably, that they will prevent heart disease....

Looking after your Diabetes to prevent complications

Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake - FRCS,FIACS,FICS, AM (Sing), MB,BS   Diabetes is a condition where the glucose absorbed in the gut through the digestion of carbs,...

Are you on synthetic vitamins supplementing your natures vitamins in food?

Good advice by Dr. Harold In addition to the macronutrients we consume in the form of carbs, fats and proteins, we need micronutrients like the...

Alcohol: What it does when consumed

By Dr. Harold Gunatillake Few weeks back I wrote an article on the beneficial effect of alcohol to prevent dementia. Let us delve deeper into...

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....

Too much sugar harms your Liver

By Dr. Harold Those who consume sweet drinks, ice cream, and other foods with added sugar, may harm your liver. Some have a craving for sugary...

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...

Significance of high blood pressure

  Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake- Health writer   Most Lankans in Sri Lanka don’t seem to understand the gravity of not checking their blood pressure on...

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...

At-home remedies for sunburn

Sri Lanka climates can become extremely hot between the months of March and June, increasing the risk in the number of people suffering from...

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...

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...

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,...

Selecting diets when you are a diabetic

Good advice by Dr. Harold Non- diabetics can eat a multitude variety of foods without selection, but when you are a diabetic there are known restrictions...

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...