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Mindfulness in the time of COVID-19

Mindfulness can help to reduce stress, alleviate pain, enhance self-regulation, and promote mental wellbeing. The practice will be of great help to everyone during this challenging time when COVID-19 wreak havoc on earth, impacting not only the health but also the livelihoods of many people. Mindfulness practice can improve resilience for all to weather through this hardship and lead to a kinder and more helping society.

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Acupressure for Sleep Disturbances in Old Age

Acupressure is safe and easy to apply. It can help to improve sleep for old people. Two acupressure points that are useful to improve sleep quality are Shenmen (神门) and Neiguan (内关). It is also good to combine acupressure with essential oils, especially lavender.

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Is Vaccine the Answer to The Coronavirus Pandemic?

The world is racing to find a suitable vaccine for SARS-COV-2 virus, but it is unrealistic to expect any vaccine can fully eradicate the COVID-19 soon, if not ever. It is essential to maintain a healthy body with a robust immune system, our natural protection against coronavirus.

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Nutritional Supplements for COVID-19

Nutritional supplements can play a crucial supporting role in preventing and treating COVID-19. Vitamin D, vitamin C, as well as pre- and probiotics are known examples that have been used in practice to support COVID-19 treatment.

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To mask or not to mask, this is the question

One of my WhatsApp chat groups had a heated discussion on the merit of wearing masks during this COVID-19 pandemic. The chat group consists of participants from three different countries: Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Interestingly, I observed different attitudes towards mask-wearing in these three countries. Singaporeans are abiding with the directive of ‘mask up when […]

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The world needs love, not fear

The world needs love more than fear, especially at a time like this. If we fill our minds with love and positive thoughts and direct them towards to world, collectively, we can help to ease this pandemic of fear.

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Five Foods That Help To Relieve Chronic Constipation

Constipation is infrequent bowel movement or difficult to pass stool. If this condition persists for a few weeks or longer, then it can be considered as chronic. Many people would complain of constipation if they observed reduced stool frequency or straining to pass stool based on their own perception of what is normal for them. […]

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Don’t be paranoid over CoVID-19!

Singaporeans celebrated Chinese New Year this year under the shadow of a novel coronavirus (CoVID-19) outbreak. This outbreak originates in Wuhan in China and has since spread to many countries. The case in Singapore was confirmed on 23 January 2020, two days before the Chinese New Year [1].  By 7 February, there were 33 confirmed […]

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Natural antiviral agents to prevent upper respiratory infection

The world is currently experiencing another outbreak of deadly coronavirus. It is also important to keep a healthy and strong immune system to prevent upper respiratory infection. Colloidal silver, vitamin C, elderberry, echinacea, and olive leaf extract are some natural anti-viral agents that can be potentially useful for the prevention of upper respiratory infections caused by viruses.

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Plant-based remedies for acid reflux

Many plant-based remedies, inclduiong chamomile, ginger, lemon, slippery elm, marshmallow, and meadowsweet, can be used to ease the discomfort of acid reflux and help to improve the condition.These herbs have been traditionally used to address gastrointestinal conditions. Trust the ancient wisdom.