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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Vaccination for COVID-19 is currently underway in Singapore and many countries worldwide. While approved vaccines are considered safe, with very few recipients develop severe adverse events that required hospitalisation, many have complained of mild side effects such as pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, ...
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Humans depend on the sun as the primary source of light for activities throughout history and lived mostly in darkness after sunset with limited lighting capability. Life is transformed with Thomas Edison’s invention of electricity and the first light bulb. Today, we live in a world that is illuminated with ...
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Turning the years from 2020 to 2021 herald in a time of hope with many health authorities worldwide, including Singapore, announcing vaccination plans for COVID-19. In his televised address on 14 December 2020, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, "Now that vaccines are becoming available, we can see light ...
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Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is required by the body to synthesize genetic materials (DNA) and for energy production in the cells. Low or deficient in this essential nutrient can manifest in many ways. One may have a sore and red tongue, mouth ulcers, feeling pins and needles all over the body, ...
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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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