Monday, September 30, 2013


The bone fracture is a crack or break in a bone. A fracture can be complete or partial. An open fracture is when the skin is pierced, while a closed fracture is when the skin is not broken. There is likely to be extreme pain and swelling and sometimes tingling or numbness around the fracture. The most common site of fractures are the wrist, ankle and hip.

  • Out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint
  • Swelling, bruising or bleeding
  • Intense pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Limited mobility or inability to move a limb

  • High impact of sport injuries
  • Traumatic, forceful and unnatural movements
  • Overuse- prolonged  long distance walking or running
  • Falls
  • Accidents
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tumors growing near the bone

Action plans
  • Until the cast has set properly, avoid direct heat such as hot water bottles.
  • Rest the limb as much as possible.
  • Avoid any lifting or driving until the fracture has healed.
  • If the skin under the cast is itchy, don’t poke anything between the cast and limb. Instead, use a hairdryer to blow cool air into the cast.
  • Don’t get cast wet, as wet plaster becomes soft and does not provide the necessary support.When showering, wrap the cast in a plastic bag and tape it directly to your skin, to keep the area watertight.
  • If presence of swelling, blueness or loss of movement of the fingers or toes, pins and needles, numbness or increased pain, do visit doctor immediately.
  • Take fresh pineaaple which contains bromelain as anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Take a bone-supportive supplement containing magnesium,calcium,boron,zinc,vitamins A,D and K.
  • Take glucosamine sulphate as presence of anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates repairing of joints.
  • Take vitamin c as it is important for bone health and repair
  • Avoid soft drinks, red meats, tea, coffee, alcohol, processed foods. These can all act as anti-nutrient for bone healing.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Endometriosis is a common disorder of the female reproductive organs and is the leading cause of chronic pelvic pain in women. It is the abnormal growth of cells similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the uterus. Most commonly within the pelvic area or the abdominal cavity. The endometrial tissue may attach itself to the ovaries, the outside of the uterus, the intestines, or other abdominal organs.

  • Painful periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Lower back pain during menstruation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Difficulty becoming pregnant
  • Fatigue
  • Lower backache

  • Menstrual tissue reflux along fallopian tube
  • Genetic predisposition, embryonic defect
  • High oestrogen and low progesterone
  • Liver weakness
  • Environmental toxins and oestrogens
  • Over-consumption of caffeine
  • Stress
  • Immune damage from dioxin
  • Iodine deficiency

Action plans
  • Eat more wholefoods such as soya beans, lentils, tofu, beans, legumes, vegetables and seaweeds ( for the iodine which if deficient may trigger the condition).
  • Eat pineapple for its anti-inflammatory property.
  • Take warm baths and a heating pad can help relax pelvic muscles, reducing cramping and pain.
  • Getting regular exercise may help improve symptoms
  • Avoid the intake of alcohol, red meat and dairy products.
  • Reduce sugary baked goods intake as they will create inflammation in the body.
  • Avoid coffee as it inhibits mineral absorption.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Depression is a state of low mood that can affect the thought ,behavior, feeling and sense of well being of a person.Depressed mood is not necessarily a psychiatric disorder. It may be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions, or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments. 


  • Feeling of helplessness and hopelessness
  • Lost of interest in daily activities
  • Significant weight loss or gained
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Anger or irritability
  • Loss of energy
  • Self-loathing
  • Reckless behavior
  • Concentration problems
  • Unexplained aches and pains

  • Liver stagnation
  • Food sensitivities
  • Vitamin deficiencies especially B group vitamin
  • Hereditary factors
  • Personal loss or bereavement
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Thyroid problems
  • Emotional stress
  • Medications
  • Too much sugar in diet
  • Poor diet
  • Low level of tryptophan and serotonin
  • Low blood sugar
  • Low hydrochloric acid

Action plans
  • Drink 2- 2.5 liters of water daily to allow liver detoxify properly
  • Increase the intake of wholefoods high in complex carbohydrate that contains serotonin to improve the brain function and mood.
  • Eat more fish, nuts and seeds which contain essential fats to lower the mood of depression.
  • Eat food that contain high chlorophyll such as algae or Cryptomonadales.
  • Increase intake of fresh vegetables and fruits which are good source of magnesium to improve mood.
  • Avoid the intake of alcohol and caffeine.
  • Avoid diet drinks and colas which containing chemical sweeteners and additives that can trigger depression.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Cold Sores

It is caused by the herpes simplex virus which related to the herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles.It can remain dormant in the body for years. Many people carry the virus but do not suffer from cold sores. They usually appear on the lips, around the mouth or nose and sometimes at the eyes.It can be extremely painful and may last 2-3 weeks.

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Pain around mouth and lips
  • Swollen gland at neck or other part of body

  • Bright sunlight
  • Stress
  • Compromised immune function
  • Poor diet
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Low iron levels
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Amino acid imbalances

Action plans
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables which contains antioxidants needed by the immune system to fight infection.
  • Drink more water up to 2- 2.5 liters daily.
  • Try deep breathing , meditation and exercise to relax if cold sores is triggered by stress.
  • Eat more fish and beans which contains lysine to inhibit the growth of the cold sore virus.
  • Avoid skin contact with others when blisters are present. The virus spread easily when there are moist secretions from blister.
  • Be careful about touching other parst of body especially eye and genital areas that susceptible to spread of virus.
  • Avoid sharing items such as utensils, towel, lip balm, and other items.
  • Keep hands clean by washing hand before touching another person.