Author Archives: Jawahar Nidamboor

Diet Holds The Key For Diabetes

JAWAHAR NIDAMBOOR Diabetes is a growing epidemic. Approximately 425 million adults are living with diabetes, across the world, today; in India, the figure is 70 million. Picture this: the estimated prevalence of diabetes, worldwide, in 2025, is slotted to rise to over 500 million, with India slotted to be ‘home’ to 100 million individuals with the disorder. The cornerstone […]

Of Water & Cancer

JAWAHAR NIDAMBOOR The river, as we know it now, is not only dangerous; it is also endangered. This is, perhaps, the colossal price we have to pay for progress, or call it what you may. The river today also reminds us of a lovely poem by Robert Frost — the one that asks, “What to […]

The Long & Short Of Ghost-Writing

JAWAHAR NIDAMBOOR “Nobody but a blockhead,” as Dr Samuel Johnson said, “ever wrote, except for money.” That the good, old Johnson could have, perforce, included ghost-writers in that position, no less — if only he had fancied them — is passé. Realistically speaking, it’d have been fair too, in an equation with such an unmistakable […]

All About Functional Foods

JAWAHAR NIDAMBOOR Functional foods represent natural foods that provide health-promoting and disease-preventing benefits in the body. When you consume functional foods on a regular basis you will be able to reduce the risk of illness. This can further help your physician in the management of several diseases, including heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, menopausal issues, osteoporosis, […]

Sea Healing

JAWAHAR NIDAMBOOR The dangerous consequences of heart disease [atherosclerosis etc.,] are today treated conventionally by the use of a group of drugs called statins. The treatment is, of course, not without a host of unwelcome and unpleasant side-effects. Is it not a matter of great relief that a natural product from the sea can impede […]

Sugar Control

JAWAHAR NIDAMBOOR Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes as most of us know, is a disorder in which the islets in the pancreas fail to secrete adequate insulin, or it can be the body’s decreased ability to use insulin. Diabetes mellitus, in Greek, means ‘a passing through of sweetness.’ This relates to the passing of sugar-rich urine […]