Dr Harold Gunatillake

Benefits Of Drinking Wine

Drinking a small quantity of alcohol daily, especially the wines, may be associated with an increase in life expectancy in middle-aged men.

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Angiogenesis And Cancer

Angiogenesis means growth of new blood vessels. In healthy people angiogenesis is finely regulated where blood vessels growth is limited when not further required. If the process of angiogenesis goes out of control, as in cancer growths, the growths tend to be well fed and therapy may not work.

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Obesity, Diabetes And Artificial Sweeteners

Human gut including the stomach and small bowel contains over trillions of bacteria referred to as ‘gut microbiota’. Medical researchers have found recently that diet can cause vital changes in the metabolism of these microbiota and cause disease. Good examples of gut inflammatory diseases caused by this microbiota are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, among others.

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What Are Dietary Fats

Dietary fat or the fat you receive from food is important for your health. It has many different functions in your body including.

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Should You Eat White Bread?

The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead”- Old saying

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Artificial Sweeteners may add to the obesity problem and Diabetes

Your gut including the stomach and small bowel contain over trillions of bacteria. These bacteria are referred to as “gut microbiota”. Medical researchers have found recently that diet can cause vital changes in the metabolism of these microbiota and cause disease. Good examples of gut inflammatory diseases caused by this microbiota are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, among others.

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Telomeres And Ageing

Let’s first understand what DNA means. Friedrich Miescher in 1869 isolated DNA from fish sperm and the pus of open wounds. Since it came from nuclei,(every cell has a central office that controls all activities within the cell called the nucleus), Meischer named this new chemical, nuclein. Subsequently the name was changed to nucleic acid and lastly to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

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Knowing about Parkinson’s disease

When you get up one morning, if you become tottery on your feet and tends to fall, and your writing becomes scrawly, the picture is suggestive of Parkinson’s disease.

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Living to 100 healthy years

Our genes help us to determine everything from our height to our eye colour to our risk of heart disease stroke and many other unknown diseases. We can today influence these same genes – in the direction of longevity.

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Delayed Treatment May Worsen Sciatica

Some may get sciatica at some stage or other during their active years. Sciatica or sciatic pain starts on one side of the lumbar spine (lower back), and radiates down the back of one of the lower extremities. You never experience sciatic pain bilaterally.

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