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Nutritious Chinese soup using slow cooker for health benefits

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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 nutrition for us. Her effort paid off because we seldom got sick when we were young. Mom always said she could not afford to have us sick because she had to work and it was difficult to take off.

Western vs TCM treatment for chill-personal experience

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Recently I had fallen sick due to getting caught in just a little rain on Sunday. By Tuesday, felt a bit tired but still okay. However as soon as I had some Milo in the afternoon immediately my body seemed to go haywire. The flu, cough, itchy throat came.  By the time I got home, I slept almost immediately. Next [...]

Oil Pulling Cured My Fever and Sinus

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The next time when you are feeling unwell, stuffy nose, having dental/ gum problems or feel a fever coming up, or a host of other chronic as well as acure health conditions, try oil pulling. It’s easy, almost free and uses only a simple ingredient- oil which is readily available in your kitchen. Oil pulling is [...]

Caught a chill? Chinese medicine is really effective

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Just last week I had caught a chill. I started way back the week before- where I did not feel well after downing a strong cup of Starbucks latte at night. Then the day after, which was a Sunday, I got caught in the light rain.  I had felt tired and tried to sweat it [...]

Know the kind of medicine and dosages being prescribed to your children

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A friend at my workplace shared with me that she was constantly worried about her 5 year old son who was constantly sick. He would be down with fever and cough that does not seems to get well. Taking to a child specialist can be quite a costly affair with each visit easily costing up [...]

Relief fever and sinus with dehydration salt instead of isotonic drinks

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Once when I was down with slight fever and went to see a doctor, she asked me if I am taking medication. I told her no, but I am planning to take 100 plus (Isotonic drink). She advised me against taking isotonic soft drinks due to the high sugar content. Anyway, I still bought 100 [...]

Relieving cough with boiled rice water

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Recently, my entire family has been down with cough. Even in my office, my boss and some of my colleagues are having very bad cough. I forsee the situation would get worse as many people who is not even coughing would start to cough after taking mandarin oranges or lokam which are in season now [...]

Juice from Raw Papaya Leaf can Increase Platelet Count

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Just last Christmas, my brother was nearly hospitalized due to suspected dengue. He was weak and his body temperature was alternating between high and very high with lots of coughing. His blood platelet count was low. At first, I took him to see the Chinese doctor to have his pulse taken. After taking the Chinese [...]

Bringing down fever with tamarind paste

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Asam jawa or tamarind paste can help to bring down fever- especially with children. But you will need to buy it in paste form- I am not sure if it is available in the West but the paste is generally sold in grocery shops in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.  Asam jawa paste is usually used [...]

Recurring sore throat that does not go off with medication

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If you are down with sore throat that does not seemed to go off with medication, it could be a sign that someone’s annoying you. Sounds illogical? Well, read on and see if it applies to you….if it does, get your problem solved and your sore throat may just say bye bye without further meds… [...]