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Vitamin C and Type 2 Diabetes

“Vitamin C can help to lower the blood sugar of diabetic patients as well as lowering their blood pressure. A breakthrough finding!” This was widely reported in the major television news in Australia recently. A friend is excited about the news as he has both diabetes and hypertension. He wants me to comment on the […]

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Iron deficiency anaemia and vegetarian diet

Iron is an essential nutrient that the human body cannot do without. It is needed by the body to synthesize haemoglobin (red blood cell) as well as myoglobin (iron-binding protein in muscle) which are important proteins for cells respiration and energy production [1]. Deficiency in iron can lead to anaemia, i.e. insufficient haemoglobin concentration in […]

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What is “Detox”?

Most people must have heard something about “detox” these days with many health products being commercially marketed to have detox benefits. We can find detox diet, detox supplements, detox programme, detox juices, detox smoothies, detox massage, detox essential oil, detox soap, etc. And the list goes on.  It seems like anything and everything can have […]

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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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Why I stop taking vitamin C supplements

Have you even been told to take vitamin C supplements to prevent falling sick or catching a cold? I used to do that, but not any more! Ever since I started to adopt a whole food plant based diet, I became more critical of the food and supplements that I take. A little research online […]