Can Drinking Water Really Help Lose Weight ?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is commonly used to determine weight problems in adult. It’s calculated by dividing weight in kilogram by height square in meters (weight (kg)/ [height (m)]2). For adults above or equal to 20 years of age, normal BMI values lies between 18.5 to 24.9. Athletes with muscle mass may normally have values... Continue Reading

Oranges Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Oranges Lowers Cholesterol Image Credit: Ellen Levy Finch (Elf)A study was done to see the effect of drinking orange juice on lipid profile of overweight middle-aged women. The study consisted of 26 women who did 1 hour of aerobic training 3 times a week for 3 months. Half of the women drank half liter of... Continue Reading

Can Online Health Information Harm You ?

There are many ways in which people may harm themselves through consuming online health information. We hear good things everywhere about high protein diet in weight loss and bodybuilding, health benefits of coffee, dairy products, fruits, etc. So, if someone uses these information, won't he benefit from it ? There are situations when people may... Continue Reading

How to Protect your Skin from Photoaging ?

By Geeta Kumari                                     Revised by: Syed K.Haque, MDIt is almost a universally accepted fact that no one likes to age faster. In fact, people do not want to age at all! In order to stop or at least slow down the aging process, people try all the possible methods and techniques that could help them... Continue Reading

Does Milk Cause Weight Gain?

  Image Credit:Janine Chedid On the contrary, it prevents weight gain. However, infants and bodybuilders do gain weight from drinking milk. But such weight gain is mainly because of the protein content of milk rather than fat. Fat loss regimens help shrink the fat cells in the body. Research shows that milk helps maintain the... Continue Reading

Are You Sleep Deprived ?

More and more research is pointing to lack of sleep as one of the reasons for the onset of several diseases. That sleep is rejuvenating, is a well known fact. There is nothing like a perfect night’s sleep, to kick start another day’s work. We all know what happens when sufficient sleep is not available(1).•... Continue Reading

Is Marathon Good for Health ?

By Syed K Haque, MD Image Credit: KJohanssonThe Fresh Air Fund is inviting runners to 13.1-mile marathon that takes you through beautiful Central Park, action-packed Times Square and ends with breathtaking finish-line views of the New York City harbor. So the question is, " Is it Good for health?". Role in Weight Loss In a... Continue Reading

Book Review : Epidural Without Guilt (Childbirth Without Pain )

Grant, Gilbert J., M.D. Epidural Without Guilt: Childbirth Without Pain. Hastings. Oct. 2010. c.128p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780975993934. pap. $14.95. MEDPortions of this slim paperback should be required reading for pregnant women. Few books get this detailed about epidural pain relief, and it is such important information for women to have as they consider... Continue Reading

Raw Cocoa : A Super Nutrition

By Debbie Nicholson                     Revised by Syed K Haque, M.D.Raw Chocolate: It's Purist Form for Maximum Benefits The chocolate evolution is gaining speed. Cocoa  is making its way through the world of nutrition. Yes, cocoa  is chocolate but in its purest form. It is un-roasted and only a few subdued ingredients like sea salt. Cocoa  has... Continue Reading

Sleep Deprivation: Side Effects and A Therapeutic Benefit

 Syed K.Haque, M.D. Sleep is defined as " a readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility." Most people love sleep. This is evident from the fact that one of the top  popular facebook fan pages is "I love Sleep". Yet, there are many among us who deprive... Continue Reading