Author Archives: Vishnu Saraf

“The Great Cholesterol Myth”: Top Lessons from the Bestseller Book

The Great Cholesterol Myth Book - Cholesterol and Heart Attack Facts

I recently read the book “The Great Cholesterol Myth” by Dr. Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sintara [1]. It’s a bestseller book with very positive reviews on Amazon. This book breaks many myths regarding heart conditions and cholesterol. And all statements are made with proper scientific research and studies, hence the information provided is very […]

Why Testing Sugar Levels Is Not Enough If You Are Concerned About Diabetes?

testing sugar level for diabetes using a glucometer

Should you check only your sugar levels to know whether you have diabetes or not? The answer is NO. Your sugar levels tell you when you have already developed diabetes. But by then it’s already too late. Is there any other marker, which can predict your diabetes, much before it happens? Wouldn’t it be a […]

Should You Be Taking Supplements? And Are Supplement The Same As Medicines?

several spoons of supplements tablets, the need of supplements and how it is different from medicine

In one glass, there is milk. The other glass contains alcohol. Because glasses look similar, does it mean the contents are similar? Will you compare milk with alcohol just because of the same glass?  Then why do we compare supplements with medicines? Just because, both of them come in similar-looking tablets/capsules? Both are as different […]

Why Are Young, Fit People Dying Of Heart Attacks? And What Can You Do To Prevent This For Yourself?

Why Are Young, Fit People Dying Of Heart Attacks And What Can You Do To Prevent This For Yourself

KK (Bollywood singer, age 53), Puneeth Rajkumar (Kannada Superstar, age 46), and Siddharth Shukla (Bollywood actor, age 40), all 3 succumbed to heart attacks in the recent past. All the 3 were super fit and probably fitness role models for many. All 3 of them had perfect weight, exercised regularly and were full of energy. […]

Why Conventional Medicine is Failing Patients and Why Functional Medicine is the Future?

Do you or any of your loved ones suffer from any chronic disease like hypothyroidism, diabetes, high BP, PCOS, etc? And has the doctor advised you to be on medications all your life since it is a chronic disease? That the disease is a life sentence and you are destined to be sick all your […]

Why do lab report references not give you a complete picture? What are the optimal ranges?

Why do lab report references not give you a complete picture What are the optimal ranges

First of all, let’s take a quick quiz. Q. Do you want to “Get through” life? or  Thrive? Q.  Do you want to be Diagnosed only when you have fallen sick? or  Be alerted beforehand so that you avoid the disease. Q. Do you want to Manage symptoms and take medications all your life? or  […]

Why are lab reports critical for you to lose weight or to manage lifestyle diseases?

Why are lab reports critical for you to lose weight or to manage lifestyle diseases

For a large part of my life, I have hated lab reports. And my reasons were: It costs money. Why waste money? I am a Marwari 🙂  If I don’t know my problems, then I have no problem. Ignorance is bliss.  I don’t really need it. The doctor has recommended it to me because he […]

What are the Root Causes of Hypothyroid?

root causes of thyroid

“Doctor, why did I get hypothyroidism?” The most common 2 answers you will get are, “It’s because of genes” and “It’s because of autoimmune disease and your body’s immune system is attacking the thyroid gland. It is called Hashimoto’s disease and in some cases Grave’s disease.” Let’s look at both the answers.  Genes If genes […]

Can Thyroid Patients Eat Cabbage or Cruciferous Vegetables?

thyroid eating vegetables

If you suffer from hypothyroidism, you might have heard this free advice, “Avoid consumption of cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, kale, and turnip.” Let’s analyse if there is any truth in this advice.  Why are cruciferous vegetables seen as harmful for thyroid patients? Cruciferous vegetables are unique because they contact high […]

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