Brain shrinkage, cognitive decline, long COVID after infection: what researchers have discovered so far

Brain shrinkage and cognitive decline in Covid patients An Oxford University study published in the journal Nature yesterday (March 7th) found that COVID-19 can cause the brain to shrink, reduce grey matter in the regions that control emotion and memory as well as damage areas that control the sense of smell. These brain changes, detectedContinue reading “Brain shrinkage, cognitive decline, long COVID after infection: what researchers have discovered so far”

Why am I still unwell? Addressing the root causes of complex ailments

Have you struggled with an unresolved health issue for months or years? Do certain symptoms or ailments keep coming back (e.g. recurrent warts, cold sores i.e. fever blisters, ovarian cysts, PMS/ pre-menstrual symptoms, infections, eczema, diarrhea/ loose stool, etc.)? If so, it’s time to take a deeper look at the various factors that contribute toContinue reading “Why am I still unwell? Addressing the root causes of complex ailments”

How to delay memory loss and cognitive aging

Everyone ages, but have you noticed that no two people age in the same way? Some people experience dramatic memory loss as they grow older, while others remain cognitively fit. Some experts say that diet is key, while others emphasise exercise and keeping active. Both factors have an impact on how your brain will age,Continue reading “How to delay memory loss and cognitive aging”

(Anti) aging naturally- part 1

Earlier this month, 4 women in Hong Kong ended up in the hospital with septic shock following a beauty treatment that involved blood transfusions, and 1 of them has since succumbed. I’ve had 20-something-year-old patients confessing to regular botox injections and others coming to me to lose another 10 pounds when they are already stick-thin.Continue reading “(Anti) aging naturally- part 1”

Turmeric, “the spice” to fight cancer?

Research in the past few decades has shown that cancer is linked to inflammation. For example, chronic inflammation in the stomach can cause gastric cancer and inflammation in the liver from hepatitis can lead to liver cancer. Turmeric, a spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries. Known forContinue reading “Turmeric, “the spice” to fight cancer?”

Post-acne blemish: Why Asians are more prone

Okay, so the majority of us will get acne- from a pimple or two to full-blown-in-your-face lesions- at some point in our lives.  Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects Asians, but ever wonder why many Asians get dark or pigmented spots where the blemishes used to be- long AFTER the acne is treated?   Asian skin,Continue reading “Post-acne blemish: Why Asians are more prone”