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In the Sunday Star under Fit4Life section, Dr Amir Farid Ishak shared his journey from a conventional trained gynaecologist to applying holistic and integrative medicine encompassing herbs, traditional therapies, qi gong, etc. The article titled "10 years of change- My journey from conventional to holistic integrative medicine" is available in The Star Online. There are very [...]

There is no known medication that can completely cure acute respiratory infection (ARI). Where some medication can control the condition to certain extend, one cannot say that by just taking the medicine one can be completely cured. Acute respiratory infection is a common illness but often causing one unable to attend work or school- affecting productivity [...]

Feeling pain when trying to pass urine? Try a simple remedy- drink the water from a young green coconut. Why it works: when you suddenly have problem passing urine, it can be due to pH imbalance. As the result, flora and bacteria that strive in the environment can cause pain when you are trying to pass [...]

On book that I have read is "Emotional Healing, complementary solutions for a stress-free life" by Jan De Vries. The book discuss about the role of emotions in health problems and unhappiness. The author mentioned that his inspiration to write the book began from Carol Keating, a well known broadcaster and television presenter who made [...]

Once when I was down with slight fever and went to see a doctor, she asked me if I am taking medication. I told her no, but I am planning to take 100 plus (Isotonic drink). She advised me against taking isotonic soft drinks due to the high sugar content. Anyway, I still bought 100 [...]

I just came back from a funeral of my cousin who had sadly passed away from nose cancer (nasopharyngeal cancer or NPC). I would like to write about as I’ve already lost 3 of my relatives to NPC. He is the second male cousin I’ve had who passed away from nose cancer. A distant cousin [...]

When I was in Singapore, I met a man about 50 years old who told me that he used to suffer from diabetes. But now, his blood sugar level is normal for few years- and so he took it as a sign that his diabetes has been cured. What he did was that he squeezed [...]

The following remedy is taken from the remedy of the kidney stone flush by Dr Lai Chui Nan: A: Eat 12 lemons every day (could be diluted or sweetened) for 5 days. When the stones start to come out, it could be quite painful, especially for those who have a lot of stones. Therefore, if not [...]

Recently, my entire family has been down with cough. Even in my office, my boss and some of my colleagues are having very bad cough. I forsee the situation would get worse as many people who is not even coughing would start to cough after taking mandarin oranges or lokam which are in season now [...]

Just last Christmas, my brother was nearly hospitalized due to suspected dengue. He was weak and his body temperature was alternating between high and very high with lots of coughing. His blood platelet count was low. At first, I took him to see the Chinese doctor to have his pulse taken. After taking the Chinese [...]

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