September 19th, 2012

30 Days 30 Ways to a Healthy Heart

Someone in the India has a heart attack almost every two minutes! One in three of those people die within 24 hours. To put a handle on increasing heart attack risks, this year on the World Heart Day, Guardian Health Chronicle sets a plan. Three experts, Dr KK Aggarwal Director Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity, Geetu Amarnani, Nutrition Counsellor, Nutritional Management of Hospital and Diet Training, and Dr Arti Anand Clinical Psychologist, Ganga Ram Hospital, brings to you 30 days – 30 ways to a healthy heart. Read to retreat your heart, today, tomorrow and always. You are what you eat  An apple a day really can keep the doctor away — and so can pears, bananas, cauliflower

July 4th, 2012

Why to Cook in Olive Oil?

Olive oil is one of the most healthiest oils available, whose consumption is actually good for the heart. Having olive oil as a regular part of your diet, helps ion lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) in the body. Also, olive oil contains monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart and are packed with anti-oxidants. Extra virgin olive oil contains polyphenols and gives even greater health benefits. Drizzle some olive oil in your salad as a dressing instead of that unhealthy mayonnaise and high-calories dressings, or better still substitute it for your normal cooking oil and see the difference. Why is it good for your heart? There is a great deal of research suggesting that extra virgin

July 4th, 2012

What Do You Eat to Treat Your Heart

Eating smarter and keeping your heart in peak shape is about more than munching on a candy stick now and then. Now as heart disease claims more lives than any other illness, it is an ideal time to look at how your food choices affect your overall heart health and make changes accordingly. My Health Guardian guides you to right food for healthy heart. Read to treat a healthy diet to your heart. 1. Focus on eating green leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek, radish leaves, lettuce, etc. and fruits like apple, which are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Regular consumption of tomatoes is known to reduce the risk of heart diseases and the Vitamin K present in tomatoes helps to

January 30th, 2012

The Heart Friendly Lifestyle

Do cardiologists walk the talk? Find out. Heart disease has emerged as the biggest killer in India, so much so that it has replaced communicable diseases. Naturally, it is getting us worried. Quit worrying because it stresses your heart. Read below to know how experts handle the matters of their heart. The mantra of fitness: I believe in bringing fitness out of the gym. I walk to do small errands and take stairs at frequent intervals. I do yoga, pranayama and meditation with my patients every morning You are what you eat: I only eat cereals once a day and rest of the times I eat fruits, vegetables, dal, dry fruits, etc. A big ‘no’ goes to fries and high cholesterol food. I do not eat

September 14th, 2011

Learn About Heart Friendly Lifestyle!

In the last 15 years, experts claim that heart disease has increased by 15% in young Indians. Naturally, such rise in numbers owes an explanation and concern. Guardian Health Chronicle comes to rescue with ‘10-step- heart friendly plan’ which is quite ‘do-able’. Read to learn the basics for leading a heart friendly lifestyle. 1. Be smart with food- Surge of sugar and cholesterol after a heavy meal increases the workload on heart and also increases the deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels. So eating meals on time is good for heart. Better, you should eat six small meals in day to keep the glucose level at an even keel. And yes, stay away from feasting and fasting, as they can

August 25th, 2010

Gift of Heart Friendly Lifestyle to Prevent Heart Disease

Dr. Kushagra Katariya, CEO and Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon gives some great tips to today’s men to keep choronary heart disease at bay. Read to know and imply to be benefitted…. 1. Watch your diet: Try to have balanced diet. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables, starch foods such as wholegrain bread and rice. 2. Get active: At least aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day. Keeping yourself fit not only benefits your heart but also improves your mental health and well-being too. 3. Get your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels monitored: Routine check-up will help you keep an eye on your blood pressure, blood sugar and

March 4th, 2010

You and Your Heart

What’s your first reaction when you hear the term heart disease? Like many women you may think, “That’s a man’s disease and it’s not for me.” But here is the truth. Heart disease is the number one killer in women, more than breast cancer. For ages we believed that estrogen protected us from heart related ailments. However, in times like these the protective cover offered by estrogen is dwindling and women need to be careful about their heart. Dr Hansa Gupta, Gurgaon based consultant cardiologist divulges, “Earlier women who would come with heart problems would be mature women who had entered menopause, but of late I am seeing a lot of young women with heart complications

November 30th, 2009

Know Your Anti-hypertensive Medicines

  If the BP is 140/90 lifestyle changes are recommended to bring down the blood pressure and if it’s more than this, then medicines and lifestyle changes work together to tame the blood pressure, said Dr. K.K Aggarwal, consultant cardiologist with Moolchand hospital. Which lifestyle changes can help you bring the blood pressure down? • Diet in moderation, all seven colour with six tastes. • Food eaten should be less in refined carbs, low in saturated fat, high fiber and should have zero transfat. • Exercise: 10,000 steps, or 60 minutes walk, or 30 minutes brisk walk or 20 minutes jogging or swimming daily, all seven days a week. • Pranayama, relaxation and yoga 20 minutes

November 23rd, 2009

Natural Ways to Manage High Blood Pressure

People suffering from high blood pressure at times wonder what they can do to keep their blood pressure in control. Besides, taking your blood pressure medicines, there are a lot of things that you can do to keep your blood pressure in control. 1) Lose weight—your blood pressure has a lot to do with your weight. Try to shed off extra kilos if your blood pressure is on the higher side and you’re a bit overweight too through restricting your intake of high calorie and sugary foods. How it works When you weigh more, your heart has to work harder to pump blood to all your organs. Naturally, the work load of heart goes down when you lose weight and your blood pressure also comes down. 2)

September 22nd, 2009

Avert heart diseases the chelation way

Chelation therapy is a nonsurgical, safer and cost -effective alternative for the debilitating coronary artery and peripheral vascular diseases. (Heart disease, cancer, gangrene, thyroid disorders, autism, etc.)  “Last August, 2008, I felt severe angina pain and was diagnosed by my cardiologist of 80 percent blockage in my coronary arteries. I was recommended potential bypass considerations. Standing in a book store one day, I chanced upon a book on chelation therapy. I took the treatment and felt major relief after only five treatments. I had no more chest pains. I even cut down on my medications to 75 percent and ultimately 100 percent. Though it cost me a year I am happy. After

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