nutrition

Nutritious Chinese soup using slow cooker for health benefits

Chinese herbal soup ingredients

I grew up drinking soups that my mom made for us using the slow cooker. My mom worked in shift in town which requires her to switch 2 buses and juggling between a full time job, taking care of children, grocery shopping and cleaning. She needed to manage everything and ensured she provide all the [...]

8 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Learn How to Cook

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I had never been good in cooking, neither do I have the patience to do it. Below are the reasons that made me change and if you have arrived to this article, chances are, you are also starting to feel the same compelling need to stop relying on others for food and reduce your take-outs. [...]

Detoxing the body and mind through fasting

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This month, many Muslims around the world would be fasting in conjuction of the month of Ramadhan. Early in the morning during ‘sahur’, they would eat something simple, and followed by fasting the entire day. No eating, smoking or drinking till about 7.30pm– when they would then break fast. On normal days, most of us [...]

Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers- Part 2

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This is a 3 part article: A: My mom’s personal experience with tonsil cancer B: Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers- Part 1 C: Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers- Part 2 <– current article   The importance of nutrition When my mom was first diagnosed and throughout, we [...]

Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers

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This is a 3 part article: A: My mom’s personal experience with tonsil cancer B: Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers- Part 1 <– you are reading this article C: Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers- Part 2 After my mom had her operation, the surgically removed tonsil and [...]

My mom’s personal experience with tonsil cancer

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This is a 3 part article: A: My mom’s personal experience with tonsil cance<–current article B: Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers- Part 1 C: Radiotherapy side effects on tonsil and other oral cancers- Part 2 The following is written from my own mom’s personal experience in dealing with tonsil cancer. Her [...]

Cancer Prevention by Taking Supplements May Do More Harm Than Good

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On Sunday, 19 July 09, Dr Albert Lim wrote an article in The Star called “First, do no harm. Current chemoprevention stategies may do more harm than good“. He said that Dr John D Potter, a well known figure amongst scientists who are interested in cancer prevention gave a lecture on Chemoprevention: Why do we [...]

Can Resorting to Extreme Diets Cure Cancer?

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When a person is diagnosed with cancer, friends and relatives often try to help by offering ‘helpful’ tips. Diagnosis of such illness are often traumatising for both the patient and the family members- after all,  no one is prepared for such news. There is no denying that a lot of these are offered based on [...]