mind over matter

Understanding the mind-body relationship to illness- a very good book

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If you are interested to learn more on the mind-body connection and how it contributes to illness, I strongly recommend the book “Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underlie Illness” by Deb Shapiro. Her diagnosis is very insightful and intuitive but made a lot of sense. Till today, [...]

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 [...]

Why people walk or run with loud footsteps?

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Little things can sometimes bring out the hidden monster tendencies in us. For example, you may be jogging on a treadmill and the noisy sounds of the person footsteps landing heavily on that treadmill- ‘bang’, ‘bang’, ‘BANG!’. It seems to fill up the entire workout space and no matter how far from that person you [...]

Why do I have cough, dry throat and stingy watery eyes?

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A question posed by someone: What’s happening to me? For the past 4-5 days my throat has been really dry and I felt like coughing all the time. And I did cough all the time, like a really bad smoker kind of cough. And my eyes sting and are watery. What is this? Also do [...]

Psoriasis- How our emotional and personality plays a role

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Proriasis is a skin condition where delineated discs or patches of inflamed tissues covered in silvery-white scales. Medically, there is no known cure for proriasis- at best, treatments such as UV and usage of steroids (for serious conditions) at best is to contain or control the breakouts. It is no easy to live with proriasis. [...]

Living with ADHD…. from personal experience

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I will go right ahead and admit it- I suspect I have ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Why I said I only suspect? Because I have not gotten an official diagnosis on this but a number of symptoms mentioned in Wikipedia on ADHD quite describes me. This suspicion also came to me by chance  while I was researching about [...]

Emotional causes of bad breath

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Once, there was a woman whom I’ve worked with who have very bad breath. Granted, we do have bad breath once a while- when we get up first thing in the morning, and through eating certain types of food, smoking or drinking coffee and not taking enough of water. However, this lady was perpectually having [...]

Leg soreness and numbness? – Mind Body Connection

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Symptoms: I began a full-time job about two months ago, and since then I have had trouble with my leg. I’m not a diabetic as I know of. The problem is with my left leg in the upper part of my outer thigh ( the part above the knee and below the hips) I stand on my [...]