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Vegetarian = Healthy?

Many people thought that, by simply adopting a vegetarian diet, they are automatically eating healthily. Is this true? Undoubtedly, scientific evidence does show that vegetarians clearly experience less cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than non-vegetarians. Other potential benefits of vegetarian diet may include lower body mass index (BMI), lower LDL cholesterols, as well as lower incidents of […]

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A Peek into Traditional Korean Medicine

I was in Seoul, South Korea for a short study trip in November last year. In there, I learned about the history of Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) and the current state of TKM in South Korea today. Prior to this, I have little knowledge about TKM. Of course, I have watched the popular Korean historical […]

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Health Tips: Recurring Mouth Ulcers

I received the following enquiry from a reader seeking health advice on recurrent mouth ulcers a while back. Here is his question: “I have been suffering from recurrent mouth ulcers continuously for the last 8 months. When the old ones die off; new ones pops (sic) out. It has been a total agony. After seeing […]

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Weight Loss, A,B,C

Many people asked me to give advice on how to lose weight. I told them that there is no secret, how our body gain and lose weight can be expressed in a simple formula of: A – B = C! A = Absorption  B = Burn C = Cumulate So, in a nutshell, how much […]

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Hydrogen for Better Health

Do you know that hydrogen gas is a very useful substance to help the body to stay healthy? The Science In 2007, a groundbreaking paper titled “Hydrogen acts as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing cytotoxic oxygen radicals” was published by a group Japanese scientists, Ohsawa el al, in Natural Medicine. Through cultured cells and […]

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Dealing with Cold Sores

How it started? I have been suffering from cold sores lately.  This is an infection by the Herpes Simplex Type 1 (HSV-1) virus that causes blisters and painful ulcers on the lips or inside the mouth [1]. For me, it started as a small pimple at the left corner of my mouth. I didn’t pay […]

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The Benefits of a Slow-cooked Meal

Slow-cooking refers to any food preparation method that relies on low heat and cooks over a long period of time. Traditionally, it was done with low-heat oven or smoker. Today, slow-cooker or “crock pot” is designed specifically for this purpose. To prepare a meal with slow-cooker is simple: simply put all your ingredients in the crock […]

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Add Green Tea to Your Weight Loss Plan

If you are weight conscious and trying to find a healthy beverage that can help you to manage your weight, try green tea! In one random controlled trial, moderately overweight subjects who consumed 1,900 mgs of green tea catechins per day for 90 days lost 1.2kg on average and 1.9cm from their waistline [1]. There […]

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Make Ginger Your Everyday Super Food

Ginger is such a wonderful super food. Modern research has shown that ginger can reduce inflammation, modulate oxidative stress, kill bacteria, cure fungal infection, relieve pain, ease nausea and vomiting, treat gastric distress, aid digestion, lower blood sugar and blood pressure, and even prevent cancer [1]. Its health benefits are simply stunning! Not surprisingly, it […]

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Don’t keep beans out of your diet!

I have met quite a number of people, both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, who try to avoid eating beans, lentils and their derived products such as tofu and tempeh. While a handful of them do have genuine medical conditions, such as phenylketonuria, and were advised to reduce their consumption of beans and lentils; a majority of […]