Monday, 11 January 2016 08:41

Positive Beginning: Part One

An expat in Vietnam, Singapore or China gets the opportunity for two new beginnings each year — the western New Year and Tet or the Chinese New Year. However, year after year the vast majority of people who attempt self-directed health and fitness programmes fail.

Published in Body & Temple
Friday, 08 January 2016 06:36

To Peel or Not to Peel

We all know small amounts of bacteria in food won’t affect us; our immune systems can fight off minor infections. But this isn’t the only reason for concern. Vegetables and fruits on the shelves in the supermarket and produce labelled ‘organic’ are showing high levels of pesticides and pollutants. Are we helping ourselves by removing the skins or washing?

Published in Medical Buff
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:21

Fresh Thinking on Diabetes

Fresh thinking on Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the oldest known human diseases; but due to our current lifestyles, food portions and increased sugar in our diet, diabetes will become the biggest killer over the next few years. Its full name (diabetes mellitus) comes from the Greek words for syphon and sugar, and describes the most obvious symptom of uncontrolled diabetes: the passing of large amounts of urine that is sweet because it contains sugar (glucose).

Published in Medical Buff
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 19:25

How Body Fat Talks

Body Fat

Your body’s fat percentage is a great way to measure how effective your fat loss efforts are. Our weight is the sum of all our tissue; organs, bones, muscles, body fluids, fat and other.

Published in Body & Temple
Monday, 14 September 2015 20:40

Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kids (TCKs) have both a unique set of experiences and an equally unique perspective on life. Born or raised in cultures outside of their parents’ place of origin, they live elsewhere because of their parents’ occupations or interests.

Published in Medical Buff
Thursday, 02 July 2015 19:22

The Alphabet Soup of Hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day is on Jul. 28. Hepatitis B is a concern in Vietnam, with a least 5 percent of the population infected. Most people have heard of Hepatitis A and B, but not everyone knows that there is also Hepatitis C, D and E. While A and B can be prevented by vaccination, the other three cannot.

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 09 March 2015 19:37

The Unhealthy Normal

In today’s society you should be striving to be as abnormal as possible. The norm is now the unhealthy, the norm is now over-fat, the norm is now contracting a chronic disease and the norm now does not know how good it feels to be fit and to move freely.

Published in Body & Temple
Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:58

Endometriosis Awareness week

Mar. 8 is International Women’s Day — and while we use it as a time to celebrate the women in the world, it is also an opportunity to focus on women’s health.

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 23 February 2015 20:19

The Fizzy Fiend

The real problem with the modern human diet is that we are not eating enough real food. Rather we are eating products that interrupt our auto-regulatory system, which causes toxin build-up and fat storage. The best way to lose weight and feel great in the 2015 is to simply cut out all the fiends, the villains and nasty ‘food-like’ substances from your diet. One of the biggest culprits is soda… the fizzy fiend!

Published in Body & Temple
Monday, 23 February 2015 19:42

The Uncommon Cold

Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose — everyone knows the first miserable signs of a common cold. More severe symptoms, such as high fever or muscle aches, may indicate you have the flu rather than a cold. As there are more than 100 viruses that cause a common cold, signs and symptoms tend to vary greatly.

Published in Medical Buff
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