Wednesday, December 11, 2013

5 Lifestyle rules to reduce dementia risk

Read a newspaper article dated 11-Dec-13 with title 5 Lifestyle rules to reduce dementia risk.

Talking about dementia. I ever have a friend who shared with me his grandma's story. His grandma had dementia and basically did something funny at home such as making the whole house messy during the midnight. The next morning when their children woke up and saw the mess, they were frustrated but it can't be helped.
It was indeed disheartening to see our grandparents or own parents to act such...they should be enjoying their golden years and their retired life with their is such a pity they can't recall their own children's names...this made me recall of the Mother role in our local movie "Money Not Enough" who developed dementia.  

Back to the article, a study has followed the lifestyle habits of more than 2000 men in South Wales over a 35-year period!! "These large studies are expensive and complicated to run, but are essential to understand how dementia can be prevented", said by Dr Doug Brown, Director of Research and Development at the Alzheimer's Society in London.

The study has found out that following 5 healthy lifestyle rules which are regular exercise, not smoking, weight control, healthy diet and low alcohol intake can cut the risk of developing dementia by two-thirds.

Following at least 4 of the 5 habits cut the risk of dementia and cognitive decline by 60%, and 70% fewer instances of diabetes, heart diseases and stroke, compared to people who followed none of them.

"Taking up and following a healthy lifestyle is however the responsibility of the individual himself or herself."

I fully agreed on what was said on this article. I do hope all of us can follow the healthy lifestyle. For those who are neither smoking nor drinking alcohol, do practice regular exercise and healthy diet. With these, weight control definitely can be achieved.

I would like to add another 2 more which are: Have enough sleep and rest & Maintain stable emotion. Be positive and optimistic, smile more.
Basically in conclusion, practice Nutritional Immunology Lifestyle!
I believe with this, everyone of us can live healthily. =)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What does high protein in urine mean?

What does high protein in urine mean?


What are the possible causes of the presence of high levels of protein in urine?


In the absence of other symptoms I can only give a very general answer to this question.

The kidneys' primary function is to maintain the fluid balance in the body and to excrete unwanted soluble chemicals. While doing this, the kidneys must conserve other important constituents circulating in the bloodstream.

Although healthy people do pass small amounts of protein in the urine normally, above a certain level suggests that there may be damage to the filter mechanism (the glomeruli) or inflammation.

A second source of protein in urine is blood that may come from any part of the kidney or urinary pathway.

High levels of protein in the urine may therefore be due to diseases of the kidney such as glomerulonephritis. It may also be due to general illnesses that also affect the kidney as in high blood pressure or heart failure.

Infections of the renal pathway such as  cystitis or pyelonephritis may cause a high level of protein in the urine.

This finding is an important part of investigations for several conditions and is extremely important when considered with other symptoms that together indicate the cause.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Yesterday attended the EE Gathering and learned how to make agar-agar using EE products. I was so excited and decided to do it myself also at home.

1. Raw Agar-Agar
2. ENCORE (Hawthorn, blueberries plant ingredients to nourish heart and liver)
3. E-Sweet instead of using white sugar (natural sweetener using Stevia leave, and will not increase blood glucose, therefore can be taken by diabetic people also)

Raw Agar-Agar

ENCORE powder and E-Sweet

The reason why choose ENCORE is because the taste of ENCORE is very nice - sour and sweet (the sweetness comes from Stevia leaves also) yet very nutritious.

The steps are as usual like how we prepare agar-agar. Only difference is that we have to wait until the cooked agar-agar water become more cooling, then only we pour the ENCORE paste into the agar-agar water and stir it well. Otherwise the nutrition of ENCORE paste will be destroyed by hot temperature of the agar-agar water.

Cooked Agar-Agar Water - immerse it into water bucket to speed up the cooling process

ENCORE paste after mixing ENCORE powder with water



Tasted quite good...but still need to improve...=p

Monday, October 21, 2013

Why are we putting on weight as we turn 30 years old and above?

I have come across this video at my brother's facebook profile...

It's about why are we putting on weight after 30 years old.

I guess this has been a common question to many people above 30 years old...

Why are we eating just a little but still putting on weight?? Isn't that annoying??

Once my gal friend also told me so...she had to put extra effort in going gym in order to LOSE weight!!

Let's find out the answer together through the below video (5 min length):

This video shows us that excessive calories intake and slow metabolism due to aging leads to accumulation of fats in our entire body! The fats can stay in our waist line, arms, blood vessels etc.

The blood vessels will get narrower, this leads to our heart work harder to pump blood to entire body. If the blood vessels are blocked entirely by the fats, it could be fatal.

Sometimes, people complains that they experience heart muscle spasm. This cannot be ignored as it could lead to heart attack. This symptom has signaled to us that our heart is lacking of Oxygen and nutrition due to reduced supply of blood (which carries oxygen and nutrition) to the heart. The reason is because the blood vessels get narrower as the results of deposition of fats around there.
Please take care of our health..
Don't get yourself obese, do something to our body to slow down aging process.
Eat healthily as We Are What We Eat!

Best wishes,

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Power of Mushrooms

I believe that most of you have known about one of the E.Excel premium products, NUTRIACT which consists of the 4 mushrooms namely ABM Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Shitake Mushroom and Ganoderma Lucidum Mushroom.

All these mushrooms are a good source of Polysaccharides

The functions of Polysaccharides include increasing the production of Natural Killer (NK) cells, interferon, interleukin to destroy existing cancer cells and viruses, increasing NK cells activities and ability to inhibit benign or non-malignant cells to become malignant ones.

How exactly each of these mushrooms help in cancer and viral infection prevention? 

1. ABM Mushroom:

At the Medical Department of Tokyo University, the National Cancer Center Laboratory and Tokyo College of Pharmacy, mice with cancerous tumors were fed ABM mushrooms. The cancerous tumors were eliminated in 90% of the mice.

Even more astounding, when the mice were fed ABM as a preventive agent and then afterwards injected with the powerful cancer-causing cell line, Sarcoma 180, 99.4% of them showed no tumor growth.

Research performed at universities in Japan, HK and a few in US have suggested that the polysaccharides derived from ABM have a positive effect in stimulating lymphocyte T-Cell and helper T-Cell production in laboratory animals.

in 1995, Dr. Mamdooh Ghoneum, Ph. D. at King Drew Medical Center at UCLA, found that the ABM mushroom increases the total number of immune cells throughout the body. 

Furthermore, he discovered that this mushroom not only increases the no of Natural Killer (NK) cells, but also makes each individual NK cell more powerful. Dr Ghoneum presented his findings during San Francisco's 9th World Immunology Congress saying, "In the present study, we evaluated the ability of the ABM Mushroom to stimulate in vivo NK cell activity in mice. T

he results demonstrated that the induction of NK activity was very significant (38-49 fold increase over control)."

The health benefits of the ABM mushroom, from boosting the immune system to preventing the growth and metastasis of all kinds of cancers. is no longer just accessible to the natives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but is now available to everyone.

2. Maitake Mushroom:

In one experiment, scientists conducted studies to find out whether the D-Fraction of the Maitake mushroom could prevent normal cells from turning into malignant cancer cells. A carcinogen was given to the experimental animals in food 3 times over a 7-day interval. The control Group A was given normal feed. Group B was given feed enriched with 20% Maitake mushroom powder, and Group C was orally administered 1mg/kg of the D-Fraction polysaccharide. After 60 days. the tumors found in the liver were counted. Liver cancer was found in the experiemental animals follows:
-In the D-Fraction Group C, only 9.7% had tumors.
-In the 20% Maitake mushroom feed Group B, 22.2% had tumors
-In the control Goup A, 100% had tumours.

This test suggests that Maitake mushrooms, especially those containing purified D-fraction, are effective in reducing cancer risks where carcinogenic foods are part of the regular diet.

Though extensive experimental studies, researchers have found out that the beneficial activities of Maitake mushroom to include protecting healthy cells from becoming canceroushelping to prevent metastasis of cancerinhibiting the growth of tumors and lessening the side effects of chemotherapy agents

Maitake mushroom has been shown to be most effective in inhbiting cancer of the breast, lung, liver and prostate. Usually, the effectiveneses ranged from 45.5% to 73.3% reduction in cancer growth. It is somewhat effective in cases of leukemia, stomach cancer and bone cancer at 25%, 33% and 16% respectively.

Other researchers in the US have been using Maitake mushroom to treat a number of condition. In one study, researchers used ultrasound results to measure the progress of 6 patients with uterine fibroids. 

Maitake mushrooms were given to these patients and a substantial reduction of the fibroids was found 6 months to 1 year after the beginning of the treatment. In fact, the patients' conditions improved to such a state that surgery was no longer necessary. Promising results of the use of Maitake mushroom on prostate cancer were also found.

3. Shitake Mushroom

Scientific studies conducted mainly in Japanese laboratories, have focused on 2 substances extracted from shitake mushroom - Lentinan and LEM.

In the 1980's, the Pharmaceutical Council of Japan approved Lentinan, a polysaccharide found in the fruiting body of Shitake mushroom, as an anti-cancer drug - something basically unheard of in Western medicine. Lentinan has many immunopotentiating properties including enhancement of natural killer (NK) cells and increased production of gamma interferon.

The Lancer medical journal reported a case in which doctors used Lentinan as treatment for AIDS patient who had been exposed to the disease through a blood transfusion and repeatedly tested positive for AIDS antibodies. The patient was given daily dosage of Lentinan (1 mg/day) for a period of 5 months. 

After 4 months, the AIDS antibodies tested negative and remained so. 2 years later, the patient continues to be healthy.

Today, Japanese doctors are using purifed Lentinan as an immunotherapy for cancers such as lung, skin, stomach, breast, colorectal, cervical and others. The use of Lentinan can help to suppress cancer recurrence and prolong the lifespan of cancer patients. 

In addition, study after study has proven that Lentinan combined with chemotherapy is more effective than chemotherapy aloneHowever, the dosage adminstered is an important part of the healing process

Too small a quantity is ineffective, whereas too much Lentinan can suppress the immune response, giving the opposite of the intended effect. A balanced dosage is necesary to achieve optimum results. In one particular study, the correct dosage of Lentinan produced complete regression of certain cancers of mice.  

4. Ganoderma Lucidum mushroom (Ling Zhi/ Reishi mushroom):

Recently, Ganoderma mushroom has been used to prevent and treat cancer. Regarding cancer treatment, Ganoderma mushroom is being used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy (fatigue, appetite loss, hair loss, bone marrow suppression and risk of infection), enhance survival rate, reduce likelihood of metastasis, improve quality of life and help prevent the recurrence of cancer.

As a convenience, you can get the above super mushrooms from E.Excel wholesome food product Nutriact Capsules. 

    Nutriact Capsules

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Touching Love Story

Read a love story written by the Author Mary Catherine Fish on the Reader's Digest Oct 2013.

It was very touching!

Do click the pictures to enlarge them and read it.

I felt upset at the loss of her beloved one. If everyone were to know the right knowledge and wisdom to take care of their health, I guess thousands of families in this world will not have to experience the journey as how this author has to go through.

Cancer can be prevented!

As long as live a Nutritional Immunology lifestyle which advocates on the below to keep our immune system on optimal level all the time, I believe everyone can stay healthy.

1. Healthy Diet (more fruits and Vege instead of meat)
2. Sufficient Rest and Sleep
3. Regular Exercise
4. Maintain Stable Emotion

May all stay healthy and happy!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70%

Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70%

  • Supplement was also increased low-grade prostate cancer risk by 44%
  • One theory is that pills may dampen down the immune system
  • Omega-3 fish oils are one of the most popular supplements in the UK
By Fiona Macrae
Fish-oil supplements credited with a range of health benefits could trigger prostate cancer.

Experts found that omega-3 fatty acids may raise the risk of the most lethal form of the disease by more than 70 per cent.
Researchers warned against omega-3 pills, and recommended eating just one or two meals of oily fish per week.

Fish-oil supplements are said to protect against heart attacks and strokes, stave off arthritis, boost brain power and prevent behaviour disorders in children.

Taking omega-3 fatty acids, derived from fish oils, can increase a man's risk of high-grade prostate cancer by 71 per cent
Taking omega-3 fatty acids, derived from fish oils, can increase a man's risk of high-grade prostate cancer by 71 per cent
Fish oils are a huge industry in the UK
However, scientists found that those with the highest levels of omega-3 in their blood were 71 per cent more likely to develop fast-growing, hard-to-treat prostate tumours.

They were also more likely to contract the slower, less deadly form of the disease, with the overall prostate cancer risk raised by 43 per cent.

The team from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle warned: ‘There is really no evidence that taking dietary supplements is beneficial to health, and there is increasing evidence that taking high doses is harmful.’

Dr Alan Kristal said the levels of omega-3 linked to the increased cancer risk would be reached by taking just one supplement a day, or three or four meals of fish such as salmon and mackerel each week.

Of mealtimes, he said: ‘There are good things in fish, so the message is moderation. It is probably not bad for you, and it tastes good.’
Taking omega-3 was also associated with a 44 per cent greater chance of developing low-grade prostate cancer
Taking omega-3 was also associated with a 44 per cent greater chance of developing low-grade prostate cancer

However, he stressed that when compared to fatty acids received by eating oily fish, the amount consumed via pills was ‘huge’.
It is unclear how fish oil could trigger tumours, but omega-3 may restrict the immune system, or damage our DNA. It is also unclear if it helps tumours to grow and spread.

The finding came amid a wider research project of more than 2,000 men, examining whether supplements of vitamin E and the mineral selenium can help prevent prostate cancer – the most common cancer in British men, killing more than 10,000. Selenium provided no benefit, and vitamin E increased the odds of contracting the disease.

Dr Kristal said: ‘As we do more and more of these studies – and I have been involved in them most of my career – we find high doses of supplements have no effect or increase the risk of the disease you are trying to prevent.
‘There is not really a single example of where taking a supplement lowers chronic disease risk.’
Professor Malcolm Mason, of Cancer Research UK, said: ‘The results of this study are surprising, and we clearly need more research to understand what is behind them.’

Although he stressed the researchers could not be certain whether the study’s participants ate oily fish or took omega-3 supplements, he said the results ‘show how complex the effects of food supplements might be’.

Dr Iain Frame of Prostate Cancer UK agreed that ‘larger and more complex studies will need to take place before we understand how the risks of a diet high in omega-3 balance against [its] benefits’.

Several recent studies have called omega-3’s benefits to the heart into question, too. One, which examined 20 studies involving almost 70,000 people, found that those who took omega-3 were no less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke than others

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How do you feel when you start losing your hair?? 

Will you get worried if you will become bald?

Sharing with you one real-case story. 

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She remembered her colleague's sharing of her hair lost condition also. 

After seeking medical help and got diagnosed of having bacterial infection by one of the speacialists, her collague was suggested to do hair treatment with steroid injection of Brunei dollar 1000 per injection for recovery.

The mother immediately encouraged the son to consume Oxyginberry Beverage, 3 packs daily.

  • On 26-Jan-2013, she noticed the hair started to grow. (Second picture)
  • On 10-Feb-2013, the hair almost covered the bald portion. (Third picture)

She was so glad that her son could avoid the side effect of using steroid for recovery!

In fact, it has saved her money and time also! 

Thanks to Oxyginberry Beverage!!

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The risks of obtaining Omega-3 from animal sources

  • Do you know majority of the omega-3 are extracted from marine life?

  • How well we know about ocean pollution?

  • Do you think fishes are free of contaminants or being contaminated with mercury?

  • How about oil spill to the sea?

  • Do you know how many sea seals have to be killed yearly to get the omega-3 from them?
To find the answers, please watch the below video clip:

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to Prevent Diabetes?


Diabetes is a complex, serious, costly and increasingly common disease.

"In Singapore, one out of 9 people aged 18 to 69 has diabetes. That’s about 11.3% of our population or more than 400,000 people!
Diabetes is the fifth most common medical condition diagnosed and one of the six top killer diseases in the country.
Diabetes is a chronic disease and, if not managed well, can deteriorate steadily to cause devastating complications such as blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure, heart disease and limb amputation. Studies show that about half of patients already have diabetes-related complications at the time of diagnosis."
The above statistic's reference:

To understand the complexity of diabetes, we must first learn how the body processes food. 

Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (sugar) that the body uses for energy. 

  • The pancreas, an organ which lies near the stomach, produces a hormone called insulin. 

  • Operating much like a key, insulin opens up each individual cell's door, letting in glucose.  After the cells receive this sugar, energy is produced.
  • Diabetes is a condition where the body makes little or no insulin, or does not properly use the insulin it does produce. 
  • Thus, when the sugars are unable to enter the cells, they begin to build up in the blood becoming very harmful to the body.

Diabetes can adversely affect nearly every organ system. 

Complications of diabetes include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, nervous system disease, amputation, dental disease and difficulties with pregnancy. 

And people with diabetes are more susceptible to many other illnesses - studies have found that diabetics are more likely to die of pneumonia or influenza tha people who do not have this disease.

There are 3 types of diabetes:

1) Gestational Diabetes - is a form of glucose intolerance that is diagnosed in some pregnant women: the cause is unknown. 

  • During pregnancy, some forms of treatment are required to normalize maternal blood glucose level to avoid complications with the infant. 
  • Immediately following pregnancy, 5-10% of women with gestational diabetes are found to develop type 2 diabetes. 
  • Women with gestational diabetes who do not develop type 2 diabetes immediately after delivery have a 20-50% chance of developing type 2 diabetes during the following 5-10 years.

2) Type 1 Diabetes accounts for about 5% of all diagnosed causes of diabetes. 

  • It's a form of auto immune disease, usually strikes children and young adults. 
  • Causes are complex, cells within the pancreas are destroyed and eventually insulin is no longer produced.
  • The patients need to take insulin injection a day to survive.

3) Type 2 Diabetes the most common form, accounting for about 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.

Causes are due to:
1. Overweight
2. Older Age
3. Family-history of diabetes
4. prior history of gestational diabetes (during pregnancy)
5. Impaired glucose intolerance
6. Physical inactivity
7. Race/ ethnicity

How to Prevent Diabetes

While people diabetes can take insulin to keep blood glucose levels close to the normal, preventing or delaying the development of diabetes in the first place is EVEN BETTER.

There are some precautions that can be taken to lower the risk of developing diabetes.

1. Following a nutritious diet - must learn how specific foods affect their blood sugar level and what foods they should avoid in order to achieve a healthy balance.

Should diabetics just avoid foods that taste sweet? 

The answer is NO. The sweetness is not a good indication of its sugar content. Even bland foods break down into sugars once they are digested.

There are several types of sugars, including sucrose (cane sugar or table sugar), lactose (found in dairy products), glucose and fructose (occurring naturally in sweet fruits and honey) and maltose (malt sugar). Most of the food we eat is converted to glucose to provide the body with energy.

Diabetics should compare the Glycemic Index (GI) of food to know which foods are beneficial for them. 

GI is the rate at which sugar levels increase in the blood. 

For eg. glucose has a GI of 100 because when we eat glucose, it raises our blood sugar level right away. 

Most foods eventually turn into glucose. But if eat rice or bread for instance, it takes longer for the body's system to turn into sugar and thus raise the blood sugar level.

The lower the GI, the more ideal the food is as a source of nutrition for diabetics.

Below is a list of foods and their GI as a useful reference for diabetics when selecting the appropriate foods.

You can also refer to the below for GI of some Chinese Food:

The glycemic index of Chinese food chart1

2. Consistent exercise program and losing excessive weight. 

According to the Diabetes Prevention Program which studied 3234 people who were at high risk for diabetes and have participated in a moderate diet and exercise program, the results were a 5-7% weight loss which delayed or prevented type 2 diabetes by 58%.

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Thanks and regards,
Nutritional Immunology Consultant

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Superfood Cactus


Cactus is an amazingly strong plant that can survive in the harsh desert. 

  • Rich in phytochemicals - more than 10,000 different types of phytochemicals 
  • Nourish immune system to prevent diseases 
  • Anti-infllammatory - Speed up wound healing, inhabit arthritic inflammation 
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-cancer - prevent cancer-causing hormones from attaching to normal cells
  • Contain flavonoids - protect neurons against oxidative injury
  • Reduce oxidative damage and liver and kidney toxicity as a result of a toxin from foodstuffs
  • Enhance phagocytic activity - better cleansing in the body 
  • Rich in nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. 
  • Decrease cholesterol and triglycerides levels - prevent hardening of blood vessel and therefore prevent stroke
  • Regulate blood sugar level, stabilise diabetics' glucose level
  • Cell repair and cell renewal
  • Improve skin condition - speed up collagen formation 

As a convenience, 

A popular Wholesome Food product from E.Excel, Millennium has been used widely by many people to get the Cactus Superfood for decades! 
  • Ingredients: Cactus
  • Come in Liquid and Powder form

1. Millennium Liquid (new packaging)

2. Millennium Powder Beverage: 

Another wholesome food product Oxyginberry contains Cactus ingredient too!

What is Oxyginberry?

Why I used Millennium for my daughter?
Why Pregnant lady Choose Millennium and Oxyginberry for nourishment?

Why I choose E.Excel Wholesome Food series?

How you can prepare E.Excel Millennium Powder for your baby or yourself?

Baby drinking Millennium Water:

Who else benefit from E.Excel Millennium?

If you have any enquiries related to the above, please feel free to contact/ Whatsapp me at +65-9090 9942. 

Together, we achieve a healthier immune system!