Which cooking oil is the best?

There is general uncertainty as to which vegetable oil is good for the heart. As we look through the supermarket shelves in search of the right cooking oil, we are confused about the health claims of each brand. Vegetable oils have long been endorsed as being heart healthy. The reason for this is that these…

Silent Heart Attack

Killing silently The heart attack is a frightful expression and is correctly perceived as an extremely ominous condition. Almost always, heart attacks are life-threatening and require immediate attention. But the usual form of heart attack that we know of is not the only presentation of this deadly disease. Pain and abundant symptoms, along with profuse…

Smoking Is A Serious Public Health Risk

Passive Smoke When someone smokes, those around him or her smoke too. Similarly, a pregnant woman, who is smoking, is actually subjecting her fetus to the harmful effects of smoking and it is not difficult to understand that smoke from cigarettes, which is so dreadful for the smoker, is also damaging to others. Passive smoking…

Heart, body, mind, and soul

Heart, body, mind, and soul The totality of our existence is based on the basic form of integration on whose harmonious synchrony our health depends on Our mind, body, soul and heart work in unison to create an interaction which leads to disease free existence. It is not untrue that one with a perfect heart…

Go Vegetarian And Save The Planet

Green health In the midst of a growing concern over climate change, it is imperative that each one of us does his or her own bit to contribute effectively towards the prevention of global warming. Although most of us are quite aware of the many ways in which we can protect our environment, not many…

Why Indians are at more risk of suffering from heart attack

Why Indians are at more risk of suffering from heart attack Heart disease is number one killer of mankind across the globe, albeit with geographical and racial inconsistency. It has been noticed that race and ethnicity do play a role in heart disease prevalence and some groups of people are at increased risk for heart…

Vision For The Future

Alternative options: – Aortic valve replacement surgery is done for rectification of damaged aortic valves. In this procedure, a different artificial valve replaces patient’s aortic valve. The aortic valve keeps the oxygenated blood flowing away from our heart for the requirement of our body. It acts as one-way swaying door that lets the blood flow…

The Mystery Of Heart Disease

In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, there is a famous riddle contest between Yudhishthira and a Yaksha. All the Pandavas have been killed by Yaksha on account of their inability to answer his probing questions. The last man standing is Yudhishthira who tries to answer the perplexing queries of the Yaksha tactfully. His reply to one…

15 quick tips for healthy heart

1. Have a heart for your heart. The greatest risk factor for heart disease is perhaps the ignorance of the fact that it is a deadly common disorder. Once we realize that heart disease may affect anyone of us, we should become proactive and take preemptive steps to protect our hearts. 2.Eat food slowly Traditional…

The flip side

The flip side All of us feel culpable, accountable and guilty after devouring a yummy fried snack. Those who are confiscated while eating a triple chocolate fudge cake or that delicious lip-smacking cookie usually makes an ignominious excuse and feel blameworthy. The primary explanation for this disposition is the relentless preaching for decades about detrimental…

Men are from Mars and women from Venus

Since time immemorial men and women think, behave and speak differently as if both are different species. However, recent evidence suggests that on suffering illness and becoming unwell the two are taken care differently too. This is particularly noticeable as far as cardiac care is concerned. Experts estimate that one in two women will die…

Impatient Adults

The grown-ups and the restless One of the hand-over of modern times is the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a common reason for children’s impaired functioning at home, school or social situation. This is the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorder of childhood, affecting an estimated 3 – 5% of school aged children. This disorder is distinguished…