Do you always feel tired, sleepy, and feeling irritable during the day? Do you wake up frequently at night, and your sleep is not refreshing, affecting your memory and concentration? Chances are, you may experience narrowing or obstruction of your airway during sleep, causing you to choke and arouse frequently ...
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Ginkgo leaves with the distinctive fan shape. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is known as yin xing (银杏)in Chinese. The name literally means silver apricot although the plant is not related to apricot in any way. Ginkgo nuts are commonly used in Chinese dishes, such as congee or stew as well as ...
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I briefly mentioned the importance of bowel movement with regards to health in my last talk (Talk: Reversing chronic inflammation and balancing blood sugar with food). In here, I will elaborate further on this topic. Food passes through our digestive tract with nutrients and fluids being absorbed along the way ...
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Here is the video on my recent coffee talk with Jocyce Wong. The talk is about chronic inflammation, you can find out more about it from these posts: Chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetesBeware of chronic inflammation I mentioned about foods that can help to reduce inflammation. Here are some ...
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Inflammation is the body’s protective response towards insult or injury. It is a defensive mechanism that helps to neutralise any threat to the body. Our wellbeing and survival depend upon the efficiency and carefully balanced control of inflammation in the body. If inflammation is not resolved quickly, it can develop ...
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Many clinics and hospitals are showing comedies, such as ‘Mr Bean’ or ‘Just for Laughs Gags’, in the patient waiting rooms, have you ever wondered why? These shows consist of funny short clips that make most people laugh, and laughter is undoubtedly a relief for many anxiously waiting patients and ...
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Prediabetes is a condition where the blood glucose level is persistently above normal but below the diabetes threshold. The diagnosis of prediabetes by the World Health Organisation is based on two specific parameters [1]: Fasting blood glucose of 6.1-6.9 mmol/L (110 to 125 mg/dL), andGlucose tolerance – blood glucose of ...
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I am glad to learn that the practice of loving-kindness meditation is now being promoted by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a healthy lifestyle to reduce bias, anger, depression, and anxiety. In the infographic published by AHA online [1] (you can download it from here), loving-kindness meditation is presented ...
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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient which plays a critical role in the absorption and regulation of calcium and phosphorus, the building blocks for bones and muscles [1]. Without vitamin D, the reduced intestinal ability to absorb these minerals from foods can affect bone and muscle health. Besides, vitamin D ...
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Current dengue outbreak in Singapore COVID-19 is on the mind of everyone for the past few months. However, many do not know there is another virus outbreak in Singapore: dengue. The number of weekly reported dengue cases has surged up to 1,671 in the week ending 11 July 2010. This ...
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