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Health Adda demystifying medicine with chats, insights, anecdotes and secret prescriptions.

Author Name: Dr. Gourdas Choudhuri | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Despite spectacular advances in medical sciences, navigating the road-trip of life and surmounting the inevitable health bumps that come during the journey, is increasingly becoming an intelligent individual’s do-it-alone venture. This book is a travelogue touching a wide range of health topics: from how to use the internet wisely, make your home medical kit, adopt lifestyle and food choices based on evidence, our habits and health indicators that need a watch, our gut health and stress levels, spot the dark corner of our mind, and many more. It acquaints the reader with common health challenges such as digestive and liver ailments, problems of the heart, diabetes, sleep disorders and cancers, drawing from anecdotes, real life stories and from world of news. It describes some boundaries that modern medicine is trying to explore that challenge our attitudes. And finally presents to you the human animal in a white coat called ‘doctor’.

This book, grounded in science, is a chatty read on health issues, with insights and anecdotes, spiced with empathy and a dash of philosophy.

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Dr. Gourdas Choudhuri

Dr. (Prof) Gourdas Choudhuri, MD, DM, FACG, FRCP, FAMS, WHO-fellow, is a medical specialist (Gastroenterologist), teacher, researcher, and columnist.

He graduated from JIPMER, Pondicherry and trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, the University of Nagoya, Japan, Volklingen, Germany, and University of Sydney, Australia. During his 42 years as a medical specialist Dr. Choudhuri has been the professor and head of Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi PG Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India, president of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, and has played a leadership role in developing liver and digestive healthcare in the country. 

He strongly believes that awareness on health issues, helps an individual live better and tackle challenges more effectively when they come. His passion led him to create HOPE Initiative ( in 2004 through which he campaigned for including health as a component of school education. He has written a health column called Health Adda for 13 years. He lives in Gurgaon and provides medical services in Gurgaon and Lucknow. More details on



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