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Smart Eating for Type II Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that cannot be cured , and persisting high blood sugar levels can harm the kidneys, eyes, nervous system, blood vessels and the heart in the long run. The most important thing for people with diabetes is to try their best to maintain normal blood sugar levels . To achieve this, you need to have a ... Read More »

Nutritional Therapy for Children with Autism

Nutritional therapy for children with autism may help to reduce symptoms such as hypersensitivity, poor concentration, unstable moods, violence, sleep difficulty and etc. Scientific studies have shown that many children with autism have difficulty breaking down certain proteins. It is believed that these partially digested peptides can act as morphine-like substances in the brain, which may cause chronic damages to the central nervous ... 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 »

A Touch of Magical Spice to Control Your Diabetes

To most of us, cinnamon has been known as one of the stable spice in our household. It is often used to lift up the flavor of our desserts or appears as the warm and familiar scent dispersing from the candles throughout the living room. Who would ever imagine cinnamon beyond just an ordinary flavor or scent and can be ... Read More »

How To Gain Weight Efficiently (Adult)

It is known that people who are underweight are more likely to contract diseases, and are often feeling tired and cold. However, gaining weight can be as difficult as losing weight for some people. Why can’t it be as simple as eating more fatty and sugary food? It is because for various reasons of being underweight, many are unable to eat enough, ... Read More »

Vinegar – A Fat Burner

A recent research in Japan (published on the web on May 26, 2009 by the American Chemical Society) found that vinegar can help prevent accumulation of body fat and weight gain. Tomoo Kondo and his colleagues found that laboratory mice fed a high fat diet and given acetic acid seemed to have up to 10% less body fat than other ... Read More »

Lose Weight Effectively (Part 3)

Weight loss plans are all about mathematics. Please see below all the important calculation/figures for you to lose weight effectively. Females should aim for a daily calorie intake of about 1200-1500kcal; males should aim for a daily calorie intake of about 1500-1800kcal. However, this varies depending on each individual’s basal metabolic rate, your dietitian will be able to work it out for ... Read More »

Lose Weight Effectively (Part 2)

It has been a while since I wrote the Part 1. I hope that those of you who have successfully gone through the milestones that I mentioned in Part 1 have lost some extra weight and are now ready to join the weight loss journey again for more achievements. We know that rapid weight loss can be quite unhealthy. Please read “Fasting, The Shortcut ... Read More »

Are You at Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes?

Some women develop diabetes during pregnancy, and some of these women will go on to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. Diabetes during pregnancy is called Gestational Diabetes (GD). GD normally develops around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy, when the amount of insulin required for maintaining normal blood sugar levels increases to 2-3 times more than usual but your body ... Read More »

Insulin Resistance: Are You Knocking On The Door Of Diabetes?

Understanding insulin resistance (IR) Insulin resistance, also called prediabetes, is a health condition with which the cells in your body are not adequately sensitive to the normal amount of insulin secreted by your pancreas, resulting in temporary high blood sugar levels after eating or drinking. Your pancreas tries to produce more insulin to lower your high blood sugar levels. The ... Read More »