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Drink plenty of plain water to keep our body healthy

I like to drink water.  Since young, I listen to mom’s advice to always drink plenty of water to keep my body ‘cool’ and healthy, especially in hot weather. Whenever I had a fever, I rarely visited the doctor; I took a lot of rest and kept a large bottle of water with me and […]

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Read food labels – Step 3: Check the Ingredient List for Sugars, Refined Carbohydrates, and Chemical Additives

Sugars and refined carbohydrates – everyone knows we should not consume too much of them, right? According to a national survey done by the Health Promotion Board, the diet consumed here in Singapore is proportionately high in refined carbohydrate and sorely lacking in unrefined carbohydrates. The average consumption of whole-grain foods were found to be […]

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Read food labels – Step 2: Check the Sodium Content

The next thing we should be aware of when consuming packaged food is sodium. Again, sodium is an important mineral in our body. Our bodies use sodium to regulate blood pressure and blood volume. Sodium is also critical for the functioning of nerves and muscles. However, similar to fat, this is one element that most […]

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Read food labels – Step 1: Check the Fat Content

The first thing that we should watch out on all packaged food is FAT. Don’t be mistaken. Fat is NOT necessarily bad. Our body needs fat. Fat is our body’s energy store, it also acts as a cushion for vital organs, and it helps to transport fat-soluble vitamins. However, these days, over consumption of fat […]

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Read food labels in 3 easy steps

We all know that in order to stay healthy, we should be careful of what we eat. This is especially true when come to packaged food. With tens of thousands of products on supermarket shelves all screaming for your attention, how do you know which ones are actually good for you? Food labels are supposed […]

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Coping with chemotherapy, my advice to a friend

Hi Liz, Sorry to hear that your dad has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo chemotherapy soon. Please send my well wishes to him and your family. How well a patient cope with the effect of chemotherapy depends a lot on his/her age, health, diet, and most importantly mental and emotional status. Without knowing […]

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My Favourite Places to Eat Out

Ever since we become more health conscious and adopt a whole food plant-based diet, myself and my wife are very selective in term of where we eat out. No doubt, initially, we were sad to have to forgo a lot of our favourite eating places that we often visit before.   However, thanks to the […]

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My wife’s diet plan during chemo treatment

The Cancer It was in February 2011, after Chinese New Year week, and two days before I was schedule to fly to Sydney. I had a bad news. My wife was confirmed diagnosed with breast cancer! It wasn’t too much a surprise to both of us, since she already knew the existence a lump in […]

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Plant-based Food – A Complete Diet

Dear friends, Thanks for enquiring about the benefits of plant-based foods, I am more than happy to share with you what I have learned so far. I hope it will help you to demythify your concerns. Question #1 : Consuming only plant-based foods will lead to malnutrition? First we have to look at the nutrients […]

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How do we manage to lose weight?

I was 83Kg at one point. With a height of 1.64m, my BMI was 30.85. I was at HIGH RISK! I had been a vegetarian for many years. I became a vegetarian since 2004 after watching the video “Farm to Fridge – The Truth behind Meat Production” , a documentary on animal cruelty in meat […]