Friday, October 31, 2014

Misuse of Antibiotics caused Superbug

An article that shared on HOW TO BEAT SUPERBUGS?

"85% of Sore throat were from viral infection and patients did not need antibiotics."

Me: Indeed, antibiotics are not helpful in viral infection.

"Doctors need to be judicious in giving antibiotics and use clinical tools such as the Centor score to gauge whether patients have a bacterial sore throat." 

"If patient A loaded with normal bacteria and a small amount of resistant bacteria (superbug) as a result of previous history of overusing antibiotics, came in and was given regular antibiotics for the normal bacteria, he might be well for a while as the antibiotics would kill the normal bacteria. 
However, the superbug would continue to replicate and he would become ill again with the infection driven by the superbug."

Me: I totally agreed. If the person keeps falling ill with the same illness, it means that there are superbugs in the body due to overuse of antibiotics previously. 

"Dr Lee said those in contact with the patient could be infected by the superbug and if they had a weak immune system and other medical problems, he or she might die or require a long hospital stay.
He said doctors would then have to use stronger drugs such as carbopenems or polymixin as a result of antibiotic resistance but these drugs could impair some organs."

Me: Hence, all of us especially being parents, we need to be a wise consumer, and be responsible on our own health and our kids' health, not to hand it to doctors. 

Building your immune system to do prevention / fight with bacteria and virus 


taking medication when falling sick? 

Which one would you choose? 

Read more to learn how to build your immune system:

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Beware of Essential Oil impurities

"Pregnant ladies and infants should avoid taking essential oil if possible. If really required to use, please ensure the essential oils are free of impurities. Please consult specialists before using essential oils." - extracted from the above article. 

How to be a wise consumer in using household items, skin care and essential oils?
Read more:

Singapore - A Nation of Pill Poppers?

"Some supplements may also interact with prescribed or over the counter medications"
"High daily doses of certain vitamin pills can cause more harm than good to the body"
"High doses of vitamin C have been known to cause kidney stones"

Side effects of VITAMIN PILLS:

  • Toxic truth about vitamin supplements:
  • Safety concerns on synthetic vitamin:
  • Vitamin Pills may shorten lifespan
  • Where do Vitamin Supplements come from:

  • OMEGA 3:



    Are you looking for Collagen Product?


    Let me do a summary of the above newspaper article, which contrary to many people's belief:
    • Oral Supplement is NOT effective, 
    • Collagen break down (result in ageing) in our body is due to free radical attack. In other words, ageing is caused by free radical attack.
    • Cannot be absorbed by skin as the collagen molecules are too large.
    • Collagen is usually derived from cows and can result in allergic reaction.
    • Eating more fruits and vegetables rich in ANTIOXIDANT can help by removing free radical.

    The main objective of many people are looking for collagen products in the market is to slow down ageing

    We have also understood that ageing is actually caused by free radical attack. 

    Hence, the best way to slow down ageing is to take Superfoods that enhance self-production of collagen in our body.  

    • What super foods that enhance self-production of collagen?

    Best Regards,
    Nutritional Immunology Consultant
    +65-9090 9942

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Quote of the day!

    I came across this quote which i find very insightful and meaningful. Would like to share with all here. 

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centred - love them anyway. 

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives - do good anyway. 

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies - succeed anyway. 

    The good you do today will perhaps be forgotten tomorrow - do good anyway. 

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable - be honest and frank anyway. 

    The biggest man with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest man with the smallest mind - think big anyway. 

    People favour underdogs but follow only hot dogs - fight for a few underdogs anyway. 

    What yo spend years building may be destroyed overnight - build anyway. 

    People really need help but may attack you if you help them - help them anyway. 

    Give the world the best that you have and you will get kicked in the teeth - give the world the best that you have anyway. 

    If better is possible, then good is not enough. 

    - "Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership"

    A short video clip i would like to share also - Pay it Forward: 

    Enjoy =)