Happy new year 2019!

Came back to Singapore from Bangkok on the 27th Dec and down with flu on the 29th.

On the 29th, the sore throat was immediately revealed after having laksa for lunch.  I believe I must have caught the virus in Bangkok when I did not drink enough water and still indulged in spice and fries.  And then laksa…

I quickly popped myself with <Act> throughout the day and kept drinking <Triflora>.  Took also an <Orchestra>, a packet of <toHusk>, a packet of <Nutriact> and a packet of <1-shape lite>.  Mucus trickled from my nose throughout the day.  Fortunately, I could be home wiping off the mucus and blowing it out.  Usually, by end of the day, I would have recovered.

However, this strain of the virus seemed to be new for my immune system.  I began to feel feverish towards the end of the day.  I felt my body inflamed and a headache with intermittent pulling sensation.  In the middle of the night, my fever got higher.

Luckily for me, my husband woke up 3 times to make me <Millennium beverage>.  Each time I drank, I could feel my temperature drop a fair bit and I could sleep better with a less inflamed and sore body.  Finally, after the third drink, the fever was gone.

The following day, on the 30th, still feeling weak after the battle, I continued my <Act>, <Triflora>, <Millennium beverage> and <Nutriact>.

Today is the 1st of January 2019, I am glad I got back my zest on the first day of the year ?

According to Dr Chen, how do we know if we have a good immune system?  It is from how fast we recover.
“If you recover within 7 days, good.
10 days, still okay.
More than 10 days, not so strong”

I am glad I recovered in less than 4 days.  With most thanks to my hubby!

Happy new year to all and let’s embrace it with love and gratitude!

1 January 2019

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In my course of Nutrition and Exercise Science_Part 1 Sharing: Heart disease

Why it is dangerous to engage in a physically demanding activity if you have a pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Watch this video to understand what happens in the situation of a heart attack.

Heart disease is a silent killer.  It can rob your life even when you are sleeping.  It is The #1 cause of death in Singapore, right after Cancer.

We heard of people who ran, collapsed and died suddenly.  One known reason is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) – the formation of plaque in our artery walls that causes the artery to become narrower, restricting blood flow.

In the video, the victim was running and panting with his heart beating faster than normal.  Red blood cells were gushing through his arteries to meet the demand for more oxygen from his heart.  The gushing cells were hitting against the plaque in his vessel, causing disintegration.  Cells got stuck at the site and in no time, the site was accumulated with the red blood cells which formed a blockage. 

As the passageway got narrower, it reduced the flow of blood to his heart.  Oxygen supply to the heart thus was greatly reduced; just when it was needed most..

The oxygen-deprived heart sent the pain signal to his brain.  Not having experienced pain from the heart before, the victim thought it was simply indigestion; no idea that it was the start of his heart attack.

The above scenario could happen to anyone.  We may not know if we have CAD.  The plaque can be made of cholesterol, calcium and or fats.  CAD can lead to stroke, heart attack and other forms of cardiovascular diseases.

Nutritional Immunology stresses prevention.  Some of the wholesome foods good for our cardiovascular health are cactus, hawthorn, kumazasa, cordyceps mycelium. They can be found in Millennium, Encore, Orchestra, Millennium Gold.

9 December 2018.

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