Health Eating

Choose high-fiber foods more often. These would include whole wheat bread, whole wheat flour (atta), Brown rice, oatmeal, beans (rajmah, cholay/ chana, lobia etc), psyllium (isabgol), fruits, vegetables. A healthy diet can help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke by: improving your cholesterol levels reducing your blood pressure...

Understanding fats

TRANS FAT can be found naturally in small amounts in some foods, such as dairy and beef products. Man-made trans fats can increase your LDL cholesterol (bad) and decrease HDL cholesterol (good). Most trans fats are MAN MADE from vegetable oils, and are the worst fats for your heart. Trans...

WHAT IS DIABETES?

Diabetes can happen anyone! today, diabetes takes more lives than aids and Breast Cancer combined and is a problem people are experiencing worldwide. so what exactly is diabetes? In order to understand that we first need to understand what happens to the body when we do something as simple as...

Medicines to control Blood Pressure

WHAT IS Blood Pressure? When your heart beats, it pumps blood round your body to give it the energy and oxygen it needs. As the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels. Your blood pressure reading is based on two measures called systolic and diastolic. The...

Do you suffer from SLEEP APNEA?

Do you suffer from SLEEP APNEA? Obstructive SLEEP APNEA is when a person stops breathing many times during the night. Breathing stops because the airway collapses and stops air from getting into the lungs. This can cause extra sleepiness or feeling tired during the day. One of the most common...

CHRONIC HEART FAILURE AND EXERCISE

Exercise is safe for individuals with CHF and can be completed successfully with out increasing your chances of complications. Regular exercise improves fitness and quality of life, decreases mortality and lowers rate of hospitalizations. This is accomplished by decreasing breathlessness and fatigue, improving ventricular systolic function and functional capacity, increasing...

The Art Of Living

In small amounts stress is good for us. Stress can motivate us and push us to reach our potential. Stress is very individual and what you find stressful may not be stressful for someone else. Because stress is so individual we each need to find our own way to cope....

Physical Activity: Most Important part in our life!

People who are physically ACTIVE live longer, healthier lives. In fact, people who are not active are more likely to be at risk for heart disease or stroke.  Active people are more productive, and less likely to have illness and injury.     Being active helps you maintain a healthy weight, control...

How can you reduce your SATURATED FAT intake?

Fat is important for our overall health. Some fats are important to keep our heart healthy while others should be limited.  What do red meat, ice cream and butter have in common? They all have saturated fat.  You may have heard about saturated fat and its link to blood cholesterol...

How does Saturated Fat affect CHOLESTEROL?

The screening test that is usually performed is a blood test called a lipid profile. The lipoprotein profile includes:Total cholesterol – a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.LDL (Bad Cholesterol) – can build up on the...