element imbalance

Is taking raw food good for our body or fight cancer?

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There are some studies that mentioned that for people fighting cancer, it is better to take raw food because the nutrients would be absorbed by our body more easily and can be used to fight the cancer cells. Even though studies may deduce results based on logical rationalization, one cannot ignore the wisdom of Eastern [...]

The Effect of Coffee on Our Liver (from holistic perspective)

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Even though there are as many studies that claim coffee is good for health, the deeper effects of coffee on our health are often not known. Just like we know that cigarrettes are not good for our lungs, many people sort of instinctively know that coffee may not be good for health as some claim [...]

Acu cupping therapy to relieve lower back pain

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A friend of mine recently went for Acu cupping  treatment, a traditional Chinese treatment whereby certain meridian points and energy gateway of the body are activated.  Usually, it is believe that the dampness and wind are trapped in certain part of your body, blocking good chi and energy flow- and also bring about pain, especially [...]

Foods to Avoid if You Have Joint Pains or Arthritis

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If you suffer from joint pains (especially during cold weather), or any form of arthritis (such as osteoarthritis), TCM doctors would generally tell you to avoid these foods/drinks: 1. Coconut water 2. Any form of iced water 3. Tea, any form, especially the Ceylonese tea. But if you take oily dishes, you may have a [...]

Future plans… moving into healing and exercise as medicine

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I have been spending the past few years researching and trying out ways towards better health. Starting with the obvious, exercising and trying to eat right.  But realizing something was missing then moved me to look for answers. And I learned about core strength. Developing core strength helps to reduce injury and makes the body [...]

How to avoid feeling tired and sleepy after lunch

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Asian diet is usually heavy in the composition of carbohydrate- predominantly using rice and noddles. Unlike our Western counterparts, we are not used to taking just meat and salad without solid carbohydrates. Some friends have tried to shift towards a more Westernized but healthy diet consisting of salad and meat. But often, this diet is [...]

Of Caffeine Addict and Running Nose

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Are you are caffeine addict who also happened to be constantly having running nose or sinuses? If you cannot wake up without your morning cuppa and have evolved from the normal coffee into gourmet coffee of strong doses- lattes, espressos, moccas, cappuccinos, etc- watch the changes in your body. Do you notice that your body felt [...]

Household remedies to relieve arthritis- Part 2

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Following from an earlier article, the next method is really simple…. so simple that we may not have thought of it ourselves… The lady I’ve mentioned in my earlier post told me that she has a special tool in her home at all time to provide instant relief to her arthritis hands and legs. It is a [...]

Household remedies to relieve arthritis- Part 1

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Here are 2 methods created by a lady I’ve met recently. This auntie has been suffering from arthritis for many years and found conventional medication to be not of much help. According to her, a normal doctor could only prescribe painkillers or advise her to take supplements- she has reservations on taking of too much [...]

Bathing right after gym workout is detrimental for health

Bathing After Gym detrimental

Just this week, I met up with an old friend after his workout session in the gym. Personally, I enjoy workouts late at night when there are less people in the gym- and then taking a bath right after workout. He commented, “you can’t do that. Do you know that this is very damaging to [...]