Showing posts with label diabetes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diabetes. Show all posts

Sunday, April 16, 2017

What are the Superfoods for Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Rate especially Type 2 Diabetes is getting worsen in Singapore due to rising obesity! 

Read the below news article: 

  • Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disease, means your body cannot use insulin properly although the pancreas is able to produce insulin. The fats that surrounds the body cells decrease the sensitivity of body to use insulin. 
  • Type 2 Diabetes affect 90% of diabetics. 
  • What happens to the body with diabetes?
    • Blindness
    • Heart Disease
    • Stroke
    • Kidney Failure
    • Lower Limb Amputation
    • 50% higher risk of death
    • 8th leading cause of death worldwide
  • With proper healthy lifestyle, mostly it can be preventable. 

What Superfoods Should I Eat for Diabetes Prevention?

1. Psyllium Husk

  • Helps control blood glucose levels
  • Reduces heart disease risk
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Aids in weight management and reduction of hunger cravings
  • High fiber content aids in prevention of diseases such as diabetes and heart diseae
  • Rich in soluble fiber, which helps prevent constipation

2. Bitter Melon

  • Helps control blood glucose levels through compounds such as charantin, polypeptide-P and vicine
  • Boosts immunity
  • Combates free radical damage through antioxidant activity 
  • Helps prevent cancer

3. Ginseng

  • Increase insulin production
  • Helps prevent diabetic retinopathy by inhibiting oxidative stress
  • Boosts immunity 
  • Polysaccharides stimulate immune functioning and help suppress inflammation 
  • Helps improve insulin production by regulating cell metabolism

4. Soy

  • May reduce risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Lowers cholesterols levels
  • Cholesterol free 
  • Boosts immunity 
  • Soy isoflavones increase insulin secretion and help prevent diabetic cataracts 
  • A good source of high quality plant protein
5. Acerola Cherry

  • A burst of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant and is the first line of defense of against oxidation
  • Excellent source of nutrients: bioflavonoids, rutin, beta-caratene, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium and potassium.
  • Protects joints

6. Blueberry

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Supports heart and liver system
  • Helps to prevent cancer
  • Protects brain cells 
  • Improves vision
  • Fortifies bones and muscles                  

As a convenience, you can get the above superfoods from the E.Excel healthy wholesome food series:

STAY D is made of bitter melon, ginseng, acerola cherry and blueberry

EVERSTAY D is made of soy, psyllium husk & oat bran. 


Together practising Nutritional Immunology Lifestyle by 

- eating healthy and nutritious food (low GI)
- doing consistent exercise 
- losing excessive weight 

it will help to prevent the risk of developing diabetes. 

  • More detailed införmation about diabetes: 

  • How Safe?

E.Excel manufacturing plant (Singapore) has been receiving "Food Safety Excellence Award" from Singapore AVA for consecutive 13 years since year 2004. 

  • More information about food safety: 


My father has been benefiting from the above superfoods when his blood sugar level increased last year. As recommended by me, I gave him the above series of E.Excel foods to consume. 

He took Stay D and Everstay D consistently on daily basis together with Oxyginberry Capsules and other E.Excel food product. 

Within a month together with his diet control, his sugar level bas dropped from above 10 to normal range.

Thanks to my mother who has made him a healthy foods too with less oil, less animal meat and more plant fiber foods. 

I hope the above can benefit more people who has concern of diabetes on how to lead a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes ! 

For more info, please whatsapps me at +65-9090 9942.

Blessed Sunday to all! 

Your Health is your Best Asset. 
Safeguard it well before it becomes your Liability. 
Prevention is always better than cure. 

Best Regards, 
Nutritional Immunology Consultant
+65-9090 9942

Monday, October 24, 2016

Back by Popular Demand, Live with Dr Chen (last chapter) is back again in SINGAPORE!!!

<Knowledge is POWER>

I have been attending Live with Dr Chen for many years.

Guess what! 

The most rewarding result is that my 2 children have been medication-free since birth! 

I was happy and glad that with the Nutritional Immunology knowledge that I directly learned from the EXPERT - Dr Jau-Fei Chen who is the founder of Nutritional Immunology - I have become a blessed mom who know how to take care of my children's health using natural approach.

With so many health information available in the internet and media nowadays, how can we filter away and receive only the RIGHT ones which really benefit our health?

To me, this is very critical.

Without the right knowledge, we may be misled by the untrue health information and nutrition misconception. 

Only with the right knowledge from right and reliable source, we can safely apply what we learned to our family and children in safeguarding their health. 

Come and JOIN ME to the upcoming Live with Dr Chen (Last chapter of the year 2016) to pick up the latest right health knowledge on the below hot common health topics!!!! 

You'll find your 2 hours worth spent!!

For any enquiry, please feel free to contact me at +65-9090 9942. 

Tickets are HOT and always running out!! Please contact to book the ticket ASAP. Thank you =) 

Best Regards, 
Nutritional Immunology Consultant/ Entrepreneur
+65-909 9942

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%.

For more info, can WA/ SMS me. 

Thanks and regards,
Nutritional Immunology Consultant