A friend has a family member who tested positive for COVID-19 recently. Even though the family member was not an elderly or unvaccinated person at risk of severe diseases, the family was concerned. They found a locally developed herbal pill that many claimed to have good results on COVID-19. My ...
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On the road towards endemic with COVID-19, Singapore is currently embracing a wave of infections, with daily cases hovering around 3000. Inevitably, even with the high vaccination rate in the population, the death toll has increased drastically, reaching 315 as of 24 Oct 2021. The majority of the deaths (273, ...
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More than one year of COVID-19 closure and restriction, the world is transiting towards the endemic mode of living with the disease. Many countries in Europe, UK, and America has already dropped most, if not all, of the COVID-19 restrictions due to high vaccination rates. Relaxations of borders for vaccinated ...
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Following my last posting on introducing the health benefits of kefir (see "Kefir – The fermenting wonder"), I wish to share my experience of making water-based kefir drinks in this post. To start, I need to have the kefir grains. Luckily, at this age of ubiquitous online presence, it is ...
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Kefir beverages have become a popular lifestyle food lately. Kefir is an excellent natural source of probiotics and thus not a surprise since there is a greater awareness of probiotics for gut and general health these days. For example, 81.5% of health professionals in an international survey responded with a ...
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In my previous blog post, I have discussed how to manage an overactive thyroid naturally. (Please see “How to manage an overactive thyroid naturally?”). Here, I will follow up with a discussion on hypothyroidism – What if you have an underactive thyroid? As introduced previously, the thyroid gland is a ...
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Thyroid Gland and Function The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the throat area. It is an essential gland in the complex endocrine system which control numerous function through the secretion of hormones. The role of the thyroid is to regulate the body’s metabolic processes through the production ...
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The global pandemic of COVID-19 is still rampaging in many countries. A fierce COVID-19 wave is currently engulfing the health care systems in India with millions of infected patients. Many patients were left gasping for breath due to a shortage of oxygen supply. Thousands died of respiratory complications of COVID-19 ...
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Lupus is a type of autoimmune disease, one in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Such attacks cause widespread inflammation and affect almost any body part, including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, lungs, and others. Hence, the symptoms of Lupus vary ...
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Anaemia is a condition where the blood lacks enough healthy blood cells containing haemoglobin to carry oxygen. One feels weak and tired quickly with anaemia due to the reduced oxygen circulating capability. Anaemia is very common, affecting close to a third of the world population, especially among young children and ...
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