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Orange hue under the skin – a sign of good health

Want to have good health, look more attractive, prevent degeneration of your eyes, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases? Eat more fruits and vegetables! In time, you will find carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, begin to cumulate under the skin to give it an orange hue. Don’t be alarmed. It is a sign of good health!

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Follow Your Body’s Daily Cycle for Good Health

The body operates optimally when the internal clock is in sync with the external environment. Disruption of circadian rhythms can lead to many modern diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is wise to maintain a lifestyle in harmony with the body’s natural rhythms.

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Seven alternative lifestyle therapies for lowering blood glucose

Diabetes is now a major pandemic of the world with the number of people with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled during the past 20 years [1]. Many countries including Singapore has now declared “War on Diabetes” – attempting to mobilise the general public to raise awareness on diabetes and how to prevent it. One […]

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Vegans, watch your iodine intake

Iodine is an important trace element that is required by the thyroid to synthesise two hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones are crucial to the metabolism of almost all cells and tissues in the body [1]. Deficiency in iodine can lead to hypothyroidism, which means the body is unable to process enough thyroid […]

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Vitamin C and Type 2 Diabetes

“Vitamin C can help to lower the blood sugar of diabetic patients as well as lowering their blood pressure. A breakthrough finding!” This was widely reported in the major television news in Australia recently. A friend is excited about the news as he has both diabetes and hypertension. He wants me to comment on the […]

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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 […]