Just this month, July 2023, Dr EE Zhang released her first book titled Educate, Act, Thrive.
Dr. EE a gifted student graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree. She completed her medical training and obtained her medical license at just 23 years of age! She has worked at the prestigious Queen’s Hospital in London and National University Hospital in Singapore.
This release of the book is a must-read to get a good understanding of how the human immune system works and how one can prevent diseases through this understanding.
This book is content-rich! It is available in English and Simplified Chinese at S$14.04 per book. It can be purchased from The Zall Bookstore located in Wheelock Place, second level, effective 5 Aug 23. E-books/ Audiobooks will be launching soon too. If you are unable to get down to the Zall Bookstore, you can also get the book from me and this includes free delivery 😉
The world is running out of antibiotics that are effective against resistant bacteria and WHO has raised alarm over the lack of new antibiotics…
Antibiotics resistance happens when bacteria becomes immune to existing drugs. Bacteria have learnt to fight back, building resistance to the same drugs over the decades. Bacterial infections can become untreatable, to become “superbugs” – one of the biggest health threats.
Common infections are becoming difficult to treat or even untreatable, leading to longer treatment periods and hospital stays.
The Lancet, a leading medical journal estimated that 4.95 million deaths worldwide in 2019 were associated with AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance). The main cause of AMR is the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
It is interesting to note that in a survey jointly conducted by academic researchers published in 2022, nearly eight in 10 people in Singapore erroneously believe that humans can develop resistance to antibiotics. In fact, it is the bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics, and this is known as antibiotic resistance. The person or the animal does not develop resistance to antibiotics.
Another myth is “Antibiotics resistance is a problem only for people who take antibiotics regularly”. The truth is drug resistant bacteria can spread from person to person, and it can affect anyone at any time.
Alternative antibiotics, or even “last-line antibiotics” may have to be used, but these tend to be less effective, have more side effects, and are more expensive.
We need to constantly nourish our immune systems with wholesome plant foods as the immune system is the best doctor. When our immune systems are strong, they can help us fight against most form of bacteria.
I am pretty sure everyone wants to be healthy. To have good health, one of the keys is to have a good immune system. But can a good immune system be built from taking vitamin pills? Or it should be derived from taking a food that is wholesome?
The key to a healthy body is BALANCE. Orange has more just vitamin C. It also contains calcium, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, phytonutrients, and many other nutrients that have yet to be discovered. Replenishing just vitamin C in high concentrations, despite its water-soluble form, may still cause an imbalance in the body. Side effects include heartburn, bloating, insomnia, skin flushing, fatigue, and kidney stones.
Vitamin C in oral form can also interact with various medications such as the heart disease medications.