digestive

When your poop does not come out completely (Incomplete Defecation)

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I wanted to write this article to address the issue of incomplete Defecation, where when you poop, it does not come out completely. When you see a conventional doctor, you would be prescribed with laxatives and told to consume more fibre. I know of a few friends who suffer from that condition and almost every [...]

Drink a glass of hot water-in the morning and after a bath

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Each morning, as you get up from bed, have a habit to drink a glass of hot (not boiling hot but as hot as you can swallow without burning your throat) or at lease a glass of warm water…. on an empty stomach before you brush your teeth. Drink it slowly, by sips if you [...]

A boy dies after ingesting leeches from stir fried water spinach

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Kangkong is also known as water glorybind, water spinach, water convolvulus and swamp cabbage It is a popular dish in Asia and normally eaten stir fried with shrimps, garlic and/or chili paste (belacan). As kangkung is a water based plant with hollow stems, it is not surprising that leeches can breed in it. The following is [...]

The Anatomy of a Smoker’s Body

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While taking my mom to hospital for her checkup, I came across a very interesting poster on the Anatomy of a Smoker’s Body. It lists and show graphically all the health problems that could arise from smoking: You can click on the picture to enlarge it: 1. Hair loss 2. Cancer of nose 3. Teeth [...]

The terrible consequence of drinking beer and eating uncooked meat

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I know beer/ chilled wine and steak and lamb chop goes hand in hand in the Western meal indulgence. Many people like their steak/ lamb chop served raw or medium. If you constantly enjoy your steak/ lamb chop raw or medium or half cooked together with beer and wine ….and suffering from stomach uneasiness and [...]

Relief pain in the stomach, left or right side of the abdomen

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Do you find yourself having chronic pains in your abdomen area, like areas of stomach or the left/right abdomen area?  There is a simple stomach rubbing exercise adopted for thousands of years that is so simple and yet effective. It is taught in the book The Chinese System of Self Healing by Dr Stephen Chang. [...]

Heartburn but nothing wrong in tests and OTC does not work

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Interesting by unexplainable symptoms of heartburn- nothing turned up at tests and all over the counter medication relief were not effective: Doctors don’t seem to have a clue what’s going on. Any ideas? At 17, I was already having heartburn after eating/drinking certain things. When I turned 19,  it had gotten to a point that [...]

Why do I feel like throwing up whenever I eat?

Want to throw up each time eat

A question posed: I don’t know if it has to do with the fact that a lot of things have been irritating me lately/I’ve been depressed for a while now. I’ve never had this problem before, until now. But I’ve been really angry and upset about something for a long time now. This just started happening like [...]

What to do when a child gets diarrhoea

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There is a good writeup by Prof Dr Christopher Boey Chiong Meng on dealing with children who have diarrhoea or watery stools.  An excerpt contains good tips to prevent children from getting diarrhoea caused by infections: Make sure you feed your child dairy products that have been pasteurised in order to destroy harmful bacteria. Serve [...]

When taking fiber, drink lots of water

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We all know it is very important to have adequate intake of fiber ranging from oats, vegetables and fruits. But please keep in mind that you need to drink lots of water as well. There was a case I heard where a person who had an inflammation of the stomach even though he took a [...]