Which foods are good for the heart?

Recently I went through a medical procedure. As I was leaving the ward, I was given a diet sheet. Top on the list of foods that were foods that were to be completely avoided which included some of my favourite oil fried Indian snacks. Mentally I was prepared to give up these.

As I went down the list and looked at the items that I could eat, I was pleased, because there were many items which I liked but had not consumed them in sufficient quantities. As I started recuperating, I was pleased with the new diet pattern that emerged.

That made me think through the question of what food is indeed good for the heart and what foods are not good. I thought it would be fun as well as a learning experience as we share from individual experiences on listing what foods are good for the heart. So here are the questions that you can answer. Hopefully we will have a good list that could be shared.

Which are the foods that are good for the heart?

Which are the foods that are bad for the heart?

How can the foods be prepared in a tasty manner without hurting the heart?

Once we start, more questions may emerge. Please do feel free to add your questions and thoughts into the ongoing discussions. Thanks.

Rajaratnam Abel

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Welcome to my website

Hello! It is my pleasure to invite you my blog and website.

my website is simple -www.rajaratnamabel.blog

This website has been created to share experiences over a lifetime in reducing poverty and providing health for the populations living in rural India.

You will be able to benefit in a variety of ways.

There would be lively discussions on topics of current interest, where individuals can share their opinions and experiences.

Specific experiences would be shared from time to time.

As an author, I will share the various publication that come out, both that are free as well as for payment

i look forward to your visit to my blog and website and star following as well as sharing with others.

Rajaratnam Abel

Businessmen for the Poor


Have you been involved in poverty alleviation? Have you heard tall promises by politicians on eliminating poverty and then hear nothing about it? Here is a book that describes the work of of two doctors sharing their experiences of a lifetime in promoting strategies that actually reduced poverty. Take a peep into this book and then contribute to reducing poverty wherever you live.

The book ‘Businessmen for the Poor’ jointly authored by Dr Daleep Mukarji and Dr Rajaratnam Abel is now available through Amazon.com. This book describes the work carried out by both of them in poverty reduction and reducing catastrophic health expenditure among the poor. The various approaches adopted are described along with relevant successful experiences. It ends up in consolidating the various factors contributing to the reduction of poverty.

Being a book distributed globally online, the cost may be out of reach for many in India. The authors are working on an Indian edition at an affordable cost. In the meantime, the ebook may be ordered if you are comfortable.

“For the poor in our village, the weekly market is more important than the weekly clinic that you conduct in our village” And when we responded in an understanding manner to this passionate statement by my patient and changed the clinic day, they came in large numbers.

This book is written forty years after Daleep Mukarji founded the Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs popularly known as RUHSA and along with Rajaratnam Abel, developed into the Department of CMC of Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Their work involved providing primary and secondary health care to a rural population of over 100,000 people. Equally important was the provision of a wide variety of services for poverty alleviation. This included cattle cross breeding, goat farming, broiler poultry, vocational training of youth, water conserving agricultural development and Self Help Groups among women.

The aim of RUHSA was alleviation of poverty. No one realised that unwittingly a large number of small businessmen and businesswomen were created in the community and thereby reduced poverty. Equally surprising was the observation that both Daleep and Abel had become leaders of a team of Businessmen for the Poor.

One concluding chapter describes briefly each of the factors contributed to the success. Applying these in different situations in India and other situations of poverty in different could help in overcoming poverty.

This is their story of how they reduced poverty. Imagine what would happen to India if every District Collector were to be impressed with the story of Businessmen for the Poor! and practically implemented the concept!.

The links to the book are given below.

The paperback version is available in the following

link.https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791540597

The e-version is available on the following

link.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P7HVQCQ

The ebook in India is available in the following link.

https://www.amazon.in/Businessmen-Poor-businessmen-businesswomen-Conceptualizing-ebook/dp/B07P7HVQCQ


Please share this information with those whom you feel might benefit. I am sure you will want to order a copy for yourself.

Rajaratnam Abel

Free e-book Businessmen for the poor- from 28 March to April 1

This is the first day of free download

The e-book ‘Businessmen for the Poor’ jointly authored by Dr Daleep Mukarji and Dr Rajaratnam Abel is now available through Amazon.com for free from Mar 28 till Apr 1.

Being a book distributed globally online, the cost of the print version may be out of reach for many in India. I had been mentioning that I am working on an Indian edition at affordable cost. In the meantime, I am offering the e book for free for five days from Mar 28 till April 1. While it is a special effort to help readers from India, others from different parts of the world may also freely download.

The links to the book are given below.

The e-version is available on the following link for free download. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P7HVQCQ

It just might be that some may find reading even a free e-book difficult and therefore would like only a print version.

The paperback print version is available in the following link. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791540597


The free e-book is available from Mar 28 to April 1 2019. Please use the above link and download for free. Please share with friends and others.



Rajaratnam Abel

Businessmen for the poor

Dear friends and esteemed contacts,

Earlier, I had shared the information about the publication of the print version of the above book. It is available on the following link.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791540597

Today, I am happy to announce the availability of the e-version of this book. It is available on the following link.

I will divert my attention to bringing out the Indian priced version. I request your kind patience as I work on that next.

I will continue on my earlier request. Please share this information with as many contacts as possible, who might find this book useful.

Just one more request to those who purchase a book. Please submit a review on Amazon in the book page. Only those who purchase can review a book. So your help would be very valuable.

Thanks.

Rajaratnam Abel

Businessmen for the poor is available online

Publishing my book ‘Businessmen for the Poor,’ was no easy cakewalk. When everything was ready, the computer chose to give some trouble.

I wanted to have someone to pray and dedicate the book. However accidentally the consultant who was formatting the book clicked the publish button and the paperback version of the book was made available in the Amazon website.   The book can be ordered in the following link:

This is available from Amazon.com and is available at global pricing.

To my friends and those who would like to purchase from India, may choose to wait till the Indian version priced appropriate for India is brought out.

Share! Share! Share! That’s one way you can promote this book so that those who are involved in poverty reduction could apply the principles presented.

Rev. Dr John Scudder Bicentenary year 1819-2019

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    Dr John Scudder was born in Freehold, New Jersey, USA, on September 3, 1793. He was the second of twelve children to his parents. He completed his medical degree in 1815. He quickly established a good practice in New York.   One night while visiting a patient, his attention was caught by a pamphlet lying on the table, calling missionaries for the salvation of the world. He read it through. As he pondered on this, God made His call clear to him saying, “Go heal the sick and preach the Gospel to those who have never heard of Christ”.  

When he consulted his wife, after weeks of prayer, she told him, “Wherever you go, I will go”. But his father threatened to disinherit him if he went as a missionary. In spite of this, on June 8, 1819, he and his family left Boston on a four-month journey going to Calcutta, with no thought of return.

While at Calcutta, little Maria was stricken with dysentery and died within 3 days. A few months later in Ceylon, their second daughter died soon after birth. Read his words of faith. 

“Perhaps our dear parents may be ready to say that we are sorry and repent of our coming. No, we rejoice and thank the great Head of the church for putting it into our hearts to leave America and come and live among these people. I would not exchange situations for a world.”

They had thirteen children; three died as babies, one died later as an adult. The rest – seven sons-all ordained ministers and five physicians- and two daughters came back to India in response to the call of Christ. They bore the pain of being separated from their children during their school and college education.

Besides preaching and carrying on his medical work, he started many schools. Mrs Scudder provided excellent support as a dutiful missionary wife. After their sacrificial and dedicated service in India, their mortal remains lay buried in Scudder Memorial Hospital, Ranipet.

Over a hundred years later his granddaughter Dr Ida Scudder started the Christian Medical College besides many other institutions started by his other descendants. We celebrate his life and service during this bicentenary and pray that his life would motivate many servants of God in the future.

Rev. Dr John Scudder Bicentenary year 1819-2019

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   Dr John Scudder was born in Freehold, New Jersey, USA, on September 3, 1793. He was the second of twelve children to his parents. He completed his medical degree in 1815. He quickly established good practice in New York.   One night while visiting a patient, his attention was caught by a pamphlet lying on the table, calling missionaries for the salvation of the world. He read it through. As he pondered on this, God made His call clear to him saying, “Go heal the sick and preach the Gospel to those who have never heard of Christ”.  

When he consulted his wife, after weeks of prayer, she told him, “Wherever you go, I will go”. But his father threatened to disinherit him if he went as a missionary. In spite of this, on June 8, 1819, he and his family left Boston on a four-month journey going to Calcutta, with no thought of return.

While at Calcutta, little Maria was stricken with dysentery and died within 3 days. A few months later in Ceylon, their second daughter died soon after birth. Read his words of faith. 

“Perhaps our dear parents may be ready to say that we are sorry and repent of our coming. No, we rejoice and thank the great Head of the church for putting it into our hearts to leave America and come and live among these people. I would not exchange situations for a world.”

They had thirteen children; three died as babies, one died later as an adult. The rest – seven sons-all ordained ministers and five physicians- and two daughters came back to India in response to the call of Christ. They bore the pain of being separated from their children during their school and college education.

Besides preaching and carrying on his medical work, he started many schools. Mrs Scudder provided excellent support as a dutiful missionary wife. After their sacrificial and dedicated service in India, their mortal remains lay buried in Scudder Memorial Hospital, Ranipet.

Over a hundred years later his granddaughter Dr Ida Scudder started the Christian Medical College besides many other institutions started by his other descendants. We celebrate his life and service during this bicentenary and pray that his life would motivate many servants of God in the future.

Businessmen for the Poor book is almost ready

After crossing many hurdles the book ‘Businessmen for the Poor’ is almost ready for publication through Amazon.

As soon as the link to order is ready I will share with you.

Since this is being distributed through Amazon.com it is priced in US Dollars,

I will be making special efforts to make it available in India at a much cheaper price.

This book narrates a wide range of successful experiences in poverty reduction primarily by creating small businessmen and businesswomen among the poor.

Please be on the lookout for information on this book.

Rajaratnam Abel