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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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....

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...

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...

Doctor my Legs are swollen?

Written by Dr Harold Gunatillake-Health writer Swelling of legs and feet are quite visible among women who wear sandals, especially among the seniors. It is...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...