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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...