In my course of Nutrition and Exercise Science_Part 2: Animal Protein links to Cancer and Osteoporosis

We often hear people saying, if you do not consume meat, drink milk or take cheese (dairy products), you will not have enough protein.  You will not have enough calcium.  You will have a calcium deficiency.

Well, no doubt meat and milk contain calcium and protein, however, in the Science of Nutritional Immunology, we learnt protein and calcium from plant sources will be better absorbed and retained by our body.  Over-consumption of animal-based protein on the other hand, will lead to osteoporosis.

Of course over the years, some people may still not be convinced.  After all, the majority of us grew up consuming meat and are taught by our parents that meat is the only source of nutrients and we need them in our food.  We also grew up watching media advertisement on drinking milk to prevent calcium loss. 

In my current course on Nutrition, it is also clear that if we consume too much meat and dairy products, not only we are not able to prevent calcium loss, we are actually creating the pathway for calcium to be depleted from our body (as seen from below slide).   

Hopefully with this, more awareness can be created.  If you read from advertisements that milk is a good source of calcium and can prevent osteoporosis, do check the source of the advertisement.  It is likely to be from dairy manufacturers promoting their products.

10 January 2019.


Nutriact and Menovie Testimonials

Delighted to receive this from Angie!

Nutriact contains Agaricus Blazel Murill, Lentinus Edodes, Grifola Frondosa and, Ganoderma Lucidum. The high polysaccharides content for each of the mushroom, according to Research can restore and strengthen our immune system. 

Mushroom polysaccharides are powerful anti-vial agent and they can also increase the strength of our Natural Killer Cells (cells that help to kill cancer cells).  It works in synergy with chemotherapy and can help to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Since the 19th century, scientists have discovered that polysaccharides possess excellent anti-cancer effects.  Research has shown that mushroom polysaccharides can inhibit tumor growth by activating immune cells.  Polysaccharides help enhance the immune system by increasing the production of natural killer (NK) cells, interferon and interleukin, to protect against and destroy existing cancer cells and viruses.

Menovie, on the other hand, is great for female going through menopause or perimenopause.

It contains foods rich in phytoestrogen; such as Chinese yam, sage, raspberry, ginkgo and licorice. These are much needed food for female going through menopause to reduce their menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, irritability, mood swings, hot flashes, depression, anxiety or palpitations.

With the onset of menopause, estrogen levels decline drastically and give raise to three risks for women:  Breast Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis.  You can click on Have a Happy Menopause! to see how plant foods rich in phytoestrogens can help us prevent the mentioned diseases.

Unlike phytoestrogens which occur naturally in nearly all plant foods, animal-derived estrogens have side effects.  Plant estrogens can protect against cancer, are beneficial to health unlike animal-derived estrogens which may cause cancer.

12 July 2018.