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Is bak kut teh healthy for you?

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Bak kut teh is a well known known Chinese dish. Originally it was a poor immigrant’s dish where it is eaten to warm up the body. Usually pork meat is used and boiled with specific herbs with the distinct aroma and taste. While it is nutritious, there are reported health danger associated with too much intake of bak kut teh, one which happened to a manager in my former workplace.

Can Porridge/congee be kept overnight?

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The answer is NO,. You should not keep your rice porridge or congee overnight. I know, logically there does not seems to be anything wrong with storing cooked porridge overnight in the fridge. The main reason why porridge or congee should not be kept overnight is because it would cause wind buildup in your body from the traditional Chinese healing perspective. 

Does teh tarik (pulled milk tea) have caffeine?

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Teh tarik (pulled milk tea), iced lemon tea, bubble milk tea definitely have caffeine. In some cases, the caffeine content may be more strong than an ordinary cup of coffee. Not to mention that teh tarik has high sugar and milk content. A delicious cup of teh tarik would require high concentration of tea which need to be ‘balanced’ by a lot of sugar and condensed milk.

Black Face General Plant Herb for Detox

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My friend, a cancer survivor of more than 10 years introduced the benefits of a herb called the Black Face General to be used to detox. It is good for detox for the liver and digestive system. Sometimes darker skin pigmentation appears on the upper cheek below the eyes which may indicate an overworked liver. My friend have this too and after a few times of taking the herb, the discoloration went off. Much cheaper than expensive skin treatments.

How to overcome addiction towards Korean Drama and Movies

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This article is a continuation of the previous article that was published earlier.  In the previous article, we have gone into how to identify if one is an addict, the health implications, and why these movies/dramas effect us so much. This article would cover some hope and insight to help us overcome this ‘obsession’ that [...]

How to reduce pain due to bow legged in older adults

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Being bow legged can cause knee pain and as one gets older, the pain affects a person’s mobility. The condition can be heritary or result from posture or muscle weakness. Take a look at the photos below: The old lady on the photo above had bow legs. As she pushed the trolley (which she also [...]

Why do you get skin rashes and allergies after drinking coffee/ alcohol

Why do you get skin rashes and allergies after drinking coffee/ alcohol

Coffee and liquor both have heating effect in the body. Especially when we are stressed out, drinking coffee or alcohol can trigger the secretion of adrenaline in which can manifest the emotions that we are feeling. How does this relates to skin infection or rashes. Why do some people find their skin having more rashes on days [...]

Too much sex and thinking about sex drains you of vital life energy

Too much sex and thinking about sex drains you of vital life energy

In today’s society, everyone wants to be sexually attractive and the commercial industry generates billions of income by ensuring this message is being driven into the minds of the consumer. That being thin and desirable would make a person happy. Websites offering ‘Aunt Agony’ columns generally advocate the more sex a couple have, the better. If having [...]