Nutritional Immunology

Health Benefits of Cactus

When it comes to nutritious plant foods, cactus is top of my favourites. In traditional Chinese medicine, cactus is considered to be “cold” in nature, and can promote the flow of qi and blood circulation. It is used to help reduce swelling and relieve pain with its cooling and detoxifying properties. It is believed to […]

Almonds boost the elimination of bad cholesterol

Researchers at at Pennsylvania State University recently confirmed the anti-cholesterol benefits of almonds. Regular intake of a handful of almonds increased levels of mature HDL or “good cholesterol” particles, which are associated with cardiovascular health, by 19 percent. According to a study published on Friday, August 11 in the Journal of Nutrition, almonds may not […]

What you eat affects your Immune System

Learn what it means when we say ‘balance diet’ for our health by world renown scientist, Nutritional Immunologist Dr Jau Fei Chen.. 8:29 mins

Liver Cancer

The liver is one of the major organs responsible for removing toxins from the human body. Liver Cancer is common in Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. In Singapore, it is the fourth most common cancer among men. In its early stages, most patients may not experience any specific symptoms. Warning signs: […]

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer happens when the cells lining the airways grow and divide uncontrollably, leading to the formation of an abnormal mass. It is a cancer that can develop over months to years and patients may not see the warning signs until much later. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in males and third […]

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer is cancer of the neck of the womb which is called the cervix and is one of the most common cancers that affect a woman’s reproductive organs. The incidence of cervical cancer has reduced considerably in the last few years due to screening with PAP smears. Warning signs: Vaginal bleeding following intercourse of […]

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is a leading cause of death among women internationally. Its incidence in Asia is rapidly rising with Singapore having one of the highest incidences. It is well established that early detection and early treatment lead to improved survival. Warning signs: Lumps in the breast Bloody or unusual nipple discharge Recent history of nipple […]

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is a collective term encompassing cancer of the colon and rectum. The first is cancer of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive system. The second is cancer of the last 15cm of the colon. It is the top killer cancer in Singapore, affecting more than 1,000 cases each […]

Cancer and You

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and division of abnormal cells within the body. Left untreated, these cells will invade tissues and spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is the number one killer in Singapore, responsible for one quarter of all deaths. It can affect anyone, young or […]

Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer through a Plant-Based Diet

Prostate cancer, which in recent years has grown to almost epidemic proportions, especially in developed countries. It is now the world’s fourth most common form of malignancy (cancerous tumor) among men, with some 400,000 new cases being diagnosed annually. Recent scientific evidence suggests that diet plays a major role in the development, progression and deadliness […]

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