All posts by Dr Vivek Baliga
Curry Leaves – A Powerhouse Of Health Benefits
Our versatile Indian cuisine incorporates curry leaves in most dishes, especially in the South of India. While it adds flavor and an aroma to the food, it in fact has numerous health benefits that are often overlooked. Curry leaves, also called Kadi Patta, have amazing health benefits. Let’s take a look at them here. What […]
Anticancer Foods – Your Guide To Choosing The Best Ones
Anticancer foods – does such a thing even exist? A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating, even if you know there is a cure. While treatments are many, prevention remains better than possible cures. There are many ways one can reduce their risk of developing cancer. Avoiding smoking, lowering alcohol intake and regular exercise – […]
Vitamin D and COVID-19 – Can It Lower Your Risk?
The COVID-19 crisis is giving many sleepless nights. Many are looking for ways to build up their immunity in order to lower their chances of getting infected. Reports suggest a relationship between vitamin D and COVID infection – one where vitamin D protects you against it. I thought I would explore the existing literature today. […]
Low Calcium Levels? Time To Add Ragi To Your Diet
If you have low calcium levels, then you may want to consider a change in your diet. When doing so, remember ragi. Ragi, or finger millet, is a commonly consumed food in south India. A staple food in some parts, ragi is eaten either in a cooked ball form (mudde), as a porridge or even […]
Baldness In Women – Why It Happens And How To Treat It
Baldness in women is a common problem in practice. Losing hair at a young age can not only change one’s appearance; it can also affect the individual psychologically. For a long time, it was just men who were concerned about becoming bald. Over the last few years though, it is being recognised and being treated […]
Foods That Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
There are many patients with high blood pressure that often ask me how they can lower blood pressure naturally. I thought I would talk about one way it could be done – by choosing the right foods. Let me start by saying that I will not be discussing lowering salt in your diet as a […]
Are Apples Good For You? Here Are 8 (Surprising) Reasons Why!
There is a reason why people say ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. The intake of fruits and vegetables has been shown time and again to help lower the risk of developing heart attacks and strokes. For example, in one study that looked at 84000 women and 42000 men followed up for 14 […]
Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss – Fact Or Fad?
Obesity is gripping the world. People are moving from one diet to another with desperate hope that one of them will work. Enter intermittent fasting. Yet another way to lose weight. Some have knocked it before they tried it; some have given it a half-hearted go. But many have found trying intermittent fasting for weight […]
Is Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss The Right Choice?
Over the years, I have heard many of my patients and friends rave on about using apple cider vinegar (ACV) for weight loss. Some even use it for stomach problems. But does it really work? Is apple cider vinegar really the ‘bees knees’? I thought I would look at apple cider vinegar’s effects in lowering […]
Health Benefits Of Almonds – Why You Should Eat Them Every Day
Almonds are one of my favorite foods to snack on. Their crunch, taste and texture is something I enjoy tremendously. Time and again, patients ask me whether a handful of almonds are good for health. Some prefer to have a mix of dry fruits, but I often ask them to shift over to almonds. Today, […]