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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...