Friday, July 7, 2017

My parents sadhabishegam

Role model in my life
Role model in our life need not necessarily be a celebrity.Many times in life ,we come across a strong ,influential person who leaves a great and powerful impact on our role models are my parents.They are my pillars of strength.I thank God for celebrating this beautiful occasion.

Sunday, December 27, 2015


I wish you achieve all your goals in life,and get success at every step of life.

                                HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

Sunday, July 12, 2015


Hi all,
         Published a book entitled:APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY SECRETS

Ø    This book has been designed for medical students to think critically and intellectually to enhance their knowledge.
Ø   Questions in the form of short notes, reasoning out, comments and controversies.
Ø  Ideal for self assessment, M.D physiology postgraduates, PG basic science and M.B.B.S  examination.

Ø   Covers even difficult concepts in physiology. Some questions also include clinical perspective concepts.


 Dr.R.Vinodha is professor&HOD of physiology at Thanjavur medical college,Thanjavur.She graduated M.B.B.S from thanjavur medical college in 1987 and completed M.D(physiology) in 1993 at Madras medical college,Chennai.She has been teaching physiology for the last about 20 years.
  She has published papers in national and international journals. She guides and encourages students through e-learning by publishing many articles and MCQs in She was a senate member of T.N Dr.M.G.R Medical University from 2011-2014.

Educreation publishing:available online-e-book and print

Sunday, July 5, 2015

control of speech


If only people did remain a little quiet before speaking, acting or writing, much trouble could be avoided. So many things are said uselessly, they bring misunderstandings and bad feelings which could have been saved with silence. If were spoken only the words that needed to be spoken the world would be a very silent place.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Green is better than red

                             Green is better than red

An apple a day:
Can it really keep the doctor away?
  People who eat apples frequently are less likely to have heart attacks or stroke or to develop several kinds of cancer. Apples are naturally packed with a variety of nutrients such as proteins,vitamins(C,A,E,Riboflavin),minerals(iron,Ca,Mg,K,),antioxidants (flavonoid&polyphenol).Apples are known for its excellent source of pectin, a soluble fiber found beneath the skin is responsible for the regulation of cholesterol.
There are varieties of apple, yellow, green and the most popular one is the red.
Did you know that green apples are far better in terms of health benefits?
Green apples provide many health as well as cosmetic benefits like improvement of skin texture and hair growth. It contains a lot of fiber, which helps in the regulation of bowel movements. It stabilizes blood sugar and cholesterol. Green apples contain less amount of fructose than red, which can be consumed by diabetic patients. (Glycemic index for apple is 38).The best way is to consume it as a whole fruit usually eaten raw, so that it retains all the nutrients. But they are also used in various recipes.
Here are some different south Indian style recipes:
Apple pachadi-
Apple-3(cut into small pieces without skin)
Jaggery syrup -2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder-1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Ghee/Oil- 1tsp
Salt-as required
To season: mustard seeds, Black gram dhal, Red chilli-1

Method: Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan season with mustard seeds, black gram dhal&red chilli. Add apple pieces, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt.Stir gently for few seconds. Add ¼ cup of water and cook for 2 mts.when apples become tender add jiggery syrup .Before removing from fire add cardamom powder. Serve with rice or poori.
Note: 1.To removes impurities in jiggery –jaggery syrup is used. (Add 1 cup jiggery and ¾ cup water. Melt and boil for 2 mts.Then strain to remove impurities. This can be stored.)
2. Cardomom powder is optional.
Apple sambar
Red gram dhal-(tuvar-toor-thuvaram parupu)-1/2 cup
Green apple cut into big pieces-3 tbsp
Small onions-1 tpsp
Green chilli-1 sliced
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Red chillipowder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Sambar powder-1tsp
2 pinches of asafoetida, salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves.

Wash the dhal and add 11/2 cups of water in a pressure cooker &cook for 4 whistles. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan; add mustard seeds, black gram dhal, curry leaves&asafoetida sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add onions, green chillies, fry for 2 mts.Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and chilli powder mix well and cook for 1 mt.then add apple, stir &cook for another 1 mt, and add the cooked dal, salt, sambar powder, coriander leaves .Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 mts.sambar can be served with steamed rice, dosas, idlis and appams.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

CME on ECG basics &in clinical practice

Department of physiology
Thanjavur medical college,
             CME on ECG basics & in clinical practice
             on 26th march 2014-8.30am to 1.45 pm
              venue: new exam hall,TMC(you can learn the hidden secrets about ECG &CME credit points will be awarded)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Positive performance using Biofeedback

Positive performance using Biofeedback

Biofeedback in sports and stress
Biofeedback is a technique that measures body functions (HR, BP etc) and help you to train and control them. It is mainly based on the measurement of BP, HR, RR, EEG, Muscle tension and skin conduction. With biofeedback you are connected to the electrical sensors, which receive information (feedback) about your body (bio).This feedback helps you to make changes in your body for eg.relaxing certain muscles –results in reducing pain.
Previous works on biofeedback was limited to medical problems like anxiety, insomnia, migraine, constipation, urinary incontinence, backpain, depression, raynaud’s disease, epilepsy and paralysis. But recent studies found positive effects of biofeedback on sports performance and stress management.
Biofeedback in stress:
Human health is dependent on the functioning of homeostasis. Whenever there is homeostatic imbalance, illness results. Chronic stress can interrupt our body’s homeostasis, leading to illness. To stay healthy we need to reduce stress level. Stress is of course a normal fact in everyday life. It is a physical and emotional response to certain stimuli. How affect people stress however depends on the duration of exposure. If it is a short term our body recovers. In fact some stress is useful for one’s performance. However long-term exposure is serious.
A regular exercise can reduces the stress. Biofeedback is another form of stress relief. During biofeedback session, if your heart started beating faster when you thought about examresults, the machine will make a click sound. By breathing deeply and relaxing you can bring down your heart rate consciously. Then the click sound disappears. Eventually, you can do it without the aid of the machine. The main aim of biofeedback application in stress management is learning to recognize the stress symptoms and to counteract them.
Biofeedback in sports: Enhancing performance-
Application of biofeedback in sports is based on the psycho-physiological principle. It states that every physiological change in the body is accompanied by a corresponding emotional change and vice-versa. Biofeedback can be a powerful device, among sports person for enhancing mental health and self regulation to cope up with stress in preparation for sports performance.
(for additional review refer:Biofeedback posted by Dr.R.Vinodha in vinodha’s Blog on Feb 4,2007)