The ABC of Omega-3 and Omega-6

If you do a just a cursory search of the body of research on fats in nutrition and their effects on human health – even if it’s only of the subset of research that’s published or referred to on the Internet – what immediately strikes you is the lack of consensus on what’s good and [...]

Coconut Oil and Pure Ghee: Good or Bad?

Is coconut oil as a cooking medium good or bad from a health perspective? Almost every Western medical source will tell you that tropical vegetable oils such as palm oil and coconut oil are bad because they are essentially saturated fats – coconut oil, for instance, is made up of 90 percent saturated fat. It [...]

Salt Tolerance

Does excessive consumption of salt result in elevated blood pressure? And conversely, can reduction in salt intake lower one’s blood pressure?

Most of us who read popular newspapers and magazines regularly would generally answer “Aye” to both the above questions. I thought so too, until I did a bit of reading and background research on [...]