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Having painful periods – what to eat?

Having painful periods is the most common female reproductive complaint worldwide. It is estimated that between 45% to 95% of women are experiencing this condition depending on the definition of the “pain” [1]. Some may only have mild pain for a few hours every month, whereas others can have intense cramps for up to 3 […]

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Time perception, well-being, and mindfulness

The perception of time is subjective. Time seems to pass more rapidly as we grow older. In sickness or pain, the time perception is distorted. Mindfulness practice allows one be at the present moment. subjective perception of time is altered with the moment to moment awareness. We may be in pain or feel sad, but with mindfulness, we will be able to “get out of” the pain or emotional turmoil and focus on the positive aspect of life.

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The natural approach to manage uterine fibroids

Natural therapies that can be used to manage uterine fibroids include herbal medicine and dietary supplements including curcumin, green tea extract, and vitamin D. Eating a healthy diet low in red meats, animal fats, and alcohol but high in fruits and vegetables can also help to protect against uterine fibroids.

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Soursop – A natural anti-cancer remedy

I was asked by my cousin to comment about the use of soursop as an anti-cancer remedy, which is a very popular complementary and alternative medicine for cancer in Malaysia. The dry leaves of soursop are either taken in powder form or as a tea made from boiling dry soursop leaves. I love to eat […]

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Let’s smile wholeheartedly!

This writing is inspired by the talk on smiling by Dr Gooi Chien Hoong at the Metta Convention 2018. Smiling is the universal indicator of joy. “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful”, this is a wonderful saying from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Smiling and positive emotions Smile and laughter are facial […]

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Soy and joint pain – The truth

I have heard many times from patients who suffered from joint pain that they were warned by well-wishing friends and family to avoid taking soybeans and soy products. There is a common belief that soy can cause inflammation and exacerbate the pain. In fact, this is a myth. Soy isoflavones and inflammation Soy and soy […]

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Selenium and health

Selenium is a trace mineral that our body cannot do without. It is present in most body tissues, with the highest concentration at internal organs and glands such as kidney, liver, spleen, pancreas, heart, brain thyroid, and lungs [1]. Selenium presents in the body in the form of a class of proteins called selenoprotiens. Many […]

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Fasting to support cancer treatment

Personally, I am a fan of fasting lately with myself going through 3 rounds of 5:2 intermittent fasting a month ago. Despite the difficulty of having to abstain from food and drinks for 2 full days a week, the experience is quite exhilarating. I lost about 2% of body weight, but more importantly, my blood […]

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What’s so special about Manuka honey?

Manuka honey has grown in popularity worldwide. It is often referred to as therapeutic honey and thus commands a premium price. Is this merely a marketing spin? How different is Manuka honey compared to traditional honey? From a specific type of flowers Honey is produced by bees with the nectar of flowers. Honey derived from […]

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DIY Fruit Enzyme Drink – Is It Any Good?

Fruit enzyme drink is a popular drink among those who are health conscious. Proponents of fruit enzyme drink claim that the drink contains probiotics, antioxidants, and enzymes, as such, it can bring about many health benefits including aiding digestion, boosting immunity, improving skin health, alkalizing body, and many more. Are these claims well founded? Let’s […]