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Does Nutrogenomics Give the Answer for Better Dietary Interventions

Every now and then, dietitians come across clients who do not respond to conventional dietary interventions; very often we have the tendency to assume there has been non-compliance. Are there any other reasons for these non-repondents? Nutritional sciences are discovering that there are people who are genetically different from the norm in some way, and they may have some specific ... Read More »

10 Week Challenge to the Healthy Weight Week 2013

Obesity and overweight are a global problem. According to WHO (Obesity and Overweight Fact sheet, dated May 2012),   “Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and ... Read More »

“Diet or No Diet?” in HK Magazine

On 8th November 2012, Carrie-Anne Hau of HK Magazine wrote an article on weight loss diets in their circulation, titled “Diet or No Diet”. Our dietitian Vivien Yiu was interviewed. Vivien’s comments on the different weight loss diets are extracted from the article and listed below. Atkins Diet or Low carbohydrate diets –  “Low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins diet ... Read More »

“Sports Performance Going Vegetarian, Down the Garden Path” in SCMP

On 3rd April 2012, Sasha Gonzales of South China Morning Post wrote an article on vegetarianism in the Fitness section of their circulation, titled “Sports Performance Going Vegetarian, Down the Garden Path”. Our member dietitian Sally Poon gave her opinions in the article about the diet of vegetarian athletes. She comments “If they do not include suitable meat alternatives in ... Read More »

“When it Comes to Vitamin Pills, Some People Just Don’t Know When to Pop” in SCMP

On 20th December 2011, Sasha Gonzales of South China Morning Post wrote an article on supplements in the Health section of their circulation, titled “When it comes to vitamin pills, some people just don’t know when to pop”. Our dietitian Vivien Yiu was interviewed. Vivien comments that supplements are not always necessary and they are not for everyone. Vivien says ... Read More »

Nutritious Ways to Relieve Your Stress

Everyone has stress – from work, family, relationship… Some attempt to relieve their stress through drinking, smoking or eating junks. However, they may end up with worsen health conditions due to side effects from alcohol, nicotine, sugar and bad fats! Recent scientific research suggests good nutrition is important for our mental health. Here are some healthy tips for you! Eat ... Read More »