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...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...