Little Book of Good Health
Like all good things in life the secret of good health lies in concepts that are simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive; ideas that may seem small or insignificant, but are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life. This little book is full of such inspiring and life-improving ideas.
Get smart about your health! People often talk about healthy lifestyles... about loosing weight, building abs, looking good and doing everything in moderation... all this is fine, but incomplete.
This book by Dr. Kakar shares global knowledge on what really is the correct and relevant definition of 'good health'.
It includes physical fitness, diet, nutrition and also spiritual, mental, emotional and social health.
The information in this book — facts, tips and habits — is explained in simple, lucid language without any medical or scientific jargon. Each essay is complete in itself, and without any lengthy or diversionary explanations.
Table of Contents
Break One Unhealthy Habit
Be a Healthy Shopper Rediscover Childhood
Make Love After a Heart Attack Adopt a Fertile Lifestyle
What Honey Can Do for You
Break the Rules, Once in a While
Worry for Thirty Minutes
Therapeutic Oil of the Gods
Keeping Your Brain Young
Cry Baby, Cry
Don’t Give Aspirin to a Child with a Fever
Adopt an Eskimo Diet
Fight Ageing with Antioxidants
Go Where You’ve Never Gone Before
Flatulence: Treatment & Prevention
Choose Sunglasses with UV Coating Choose to Be Happy
Bad Breath: Here’s How to Make it Fresh
Do Babies Learn Before Birth?
Get Out of the Rut
Be Nice to Your Liver
To Nap, or Not to Nap?
Eat Foods That Will Eventually Rot
Control Allergy Attacks
Cut Down on Caffeine
Get Your Calcium the Natural Way
Contact Lenses Versus Glasses
Base Your Exercise on Body Type
Raise a Toast to Red Wine
Cherish Your Friends
Treat Your Children Well
Use RICE for Strains and Sprains
Leave Driving to Others
Follow the Golden Rule
Take Your Blood Pressure Twice
Tense Your Muscles to Relax
Women: Check Your Breasts
Try an Anti-ageing ‘Pill’
Educate Yourself on Mammography
Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet
Don’t Apologize for Eating Beans
Talk about Sex
Lose Weight Gradually
Take Snoring Seriously
The Multi-talented Vitamin C
Live with Nature
Eat for Your Teeth
Protect Your Vocal Cords
Move Fast When Poison is Involved
The Gentle Way to Get Rid of Acne
Pat, Purr and Play with Your Pet
Lend an Ear, Offer a Shoulder
Limit Your Exposure to X Rays
Exercise Your ‘Muscle of Love’
Men: Add Tomatoes to Your Diet
Crushing Chest Pressure
The Worst Headache of Your Life
Learn what Pulls the Asthma Trigger
Men: Check Your Testicles
If Your Ankle Turns
A Cure for the Common Cold?
Pay Attention to Your Body’s Signals
Handwashing: The Why and the How
A Moist Mouth Protects Against Cavities
Woman’s Crowning Glory
The Harmful Effects of the Wrong Type of Protein
The Most Embarrassing Itch
Learn Doctor and Hospital Lingo
Travel with a Medicine Kit
Find the Best Doctor
Take it Easy
Spice Up Your Health with Cinnamon
Parental Stress is Toxic
Pray or Meditate
The Raw Food Diet
The Doctor in Your Kitchen
Do Some Heavy-Lifting Housework
Doing Nothing Can be Deadly
Use a Security Blanket
Stop Eating Before You’re Full
Aaachoo! Is It a Cold or the Flu?
Practice Kitchen Caution
The Importance of Being Candid
Sleep Like a Baby
Never Mix Aspirin and Vitamin C
Make a Healthy Soup
Look Good for Fun and Profit
Avoid ‘Guaranteed’ Weight Loss Plans
Slash the Fat
Chronic Fatigue: Begin a New Innings
Tailor Your Chair, Tailor Your Desk
5 Secrets of Optimising Nutrition
Grandma Knows Best
Feast on Fibre
Have a Healthy Snack
Earwax: Digging Out is not the Answer
Get Up and Get Going
Don’t Be So Sweet
Stay Calm and Live Longer
Break Free of the Yawn Circle
Laugh — Life is Short
Learn Cancer’s Warning Signs
Prime Your Pump
The Right Way to Stretch
Know What Painkillers to Take
Make a Personal Health Plan
Aerobic versus Anaerobic Exercise
Myths About Allergy
The Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique
Home Medical Supplies
When You Shouldn’t ‘Wait and See’
Eat Your Colours
The Whiter the Bread, the Sooner You’ll be Dead
Pay Attention to Floor Safety
Give Yourself Time
Learn How to Take Temperature
Dry Eyes and Watery Eyes
Preventing Heat Stroke
Is Your Brain a Computer?
Unexpected Weight Changes
Balance as You Age
How Does Aspirin Benefit the Heart?
Smoking: Its Never too Late to Stop
Diarrhoea: Nature is the Answer
Use Antibiotics only for Bacterial Infections
Bet on Beta-Carotene
When Stomach Disagrees
Spinal Flexibility Test: It’s Easy
Give Yourself a Helping Hand
Fats: The Good and the Bad
Why Practice Make Perfect?
Why do the Elderly Remember the Past but not the Present?
Learn the Warning Signs of Diabetes
Quick Fixers or Stress Enhancers
Balance your Salt
Minimising Early Morning Backache
The Body’s Thermostat
A Diet for Good Vision
The Magic of Sprouts
Personality Types: A and B
Be Flexible and Live to be 100
Intelligence: Nature or Nurture
Do the Bacteria in Your Digestive Tract Hurt You?
Is There a Right Way to Blow Your Nose?
What are the Primary Tastes?
A Twitchy Eyelid
What Are the Main Blood Types?
Are Nutritional Advantages the only Reason for Breastfeeding?
Use a Good Toothbrush and Use it Well
Fasting: The Greatest Remedy
Know Your Cholesterol
Put on Your Walking Shoes
Aim for Your Target Heart Rate
Try a Water Workout
Understanding Food Poisoning
Cuts, Scratches and Wounds
Tooth Decay and Tooth Aches
Don’t Try to be a ‘Super Mom’
How Many Kinds of Pain are There?
Add Years to Your Life at Lunchtime
Are Males more Aggressive than Females?
The Pain of Male Menopause
Sweating and Body Odour
Learn to Listen so that Your Kids will Talk The Good, the Bad and the Bonus
A Peep into the Future: Six Life Altering Breakthroughs
Dr. Sonia Kakar is a well known health and nutrition consultant to several multinational corporations like Sanofi and Glaxo Smithkline Beecham, Eily Lily and Amway. She is a recipient of Senior Research Fellow Award of Indian Council of Medical Research and was appointed as the member of the Organizing Committee of the International Diabetes Foundation. She lives in Canada.
MRP: ₹ 295
Extent: 224 pp
Foreword: Dr. K S Bhandari