My take on COVID-19 vaccination

I am not pro-vaccines as I believe there can potentially be long-term unknown effects. However, at this juncture of the global crisis, vaccination appears to be a pragmatic approach for the world to reduce the impact of COVID-19 eventually. Please do so as soon as you can to join the fight.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – What to Eat?

Lupus is a type of autoimmune disease, one in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Diet plays an important role in the prevention of Lupus flare-up. Check out what food to eat and what to avoid.

Ginger and iron deficiency anaemia

Taking ginger can help to improve iron deficiency anaemia in two ways. First, ginger can help the absorption of iron. Second, ginger stimulates the production of red blood cells and increase the haemoglobin count. Together the anaemic condition can be reversed. Not surprisingly, ginger has been used in TCM to replenish the blood for thousands of years.

Preventing side effects after vaccination

Vaccines for COVID-19 can trigger unwanted side effects. Even though these side effects are mostly mild and short-lasting, they can be a nuisance. Biobran, Astragalus, Echinacea, Curcumin, and probiotics are my nutraceutical choices to prevent immune side effects.

Blue light and health

Overexposure to blue light is a cause for increasing cataract and age-related macular degeneration in recent years, not to mention the negative consequences of circadian rhythm disruption. Learn to protect yourself from blue light with blue light filter, antioxidant nutrients, and good bedtime habits.

COVID-19 vaccines – Evidence, risks, and unknowns

Progressive vaccination is currently underway. To decide whether to take up the vaccine shots, one should objectively evaluate the evidence, the risk, and the unknowns. Make an informed decision.

Plant-based food sources for vitamin B12

Vegans and vegetables must be conscious of their vitamin B12 levels. Make sure to include fortified breakfast cereals, fermented foods, mushrooms, seaweeds and algae in your diet. Also, eat organic if you can. All these foods can help to boost your vitamin B12 intake.

Lifestyle treatments for obstructive sleep apnoea

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? …

Ginkgo for stroke and heart diseases

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 …

Check your stools, know your health

Keep tap of your bowel movement and stool type; they can tell you a lot about your health. Have at least one bowel movement a day since shorter transit time can reduce oxidative stress and prevent inflammation. Having constipation or diarrhea can be a warning sign for health. Simple lifestyle changes such as increase fibres in diet, exercise moderately and reduce stress can help.