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Consultation on how to eat right during and after chemotherapy or radiotherapy

5 Strategies For Cancer Patients To Eat Right During And After Chemotherapy/ Radiotherapy

Originally posted on Oriental Remedies Group (ORG)Written by Nutritional Therapist Katherine Khoo and TCM Physicians at ORG Our nutritional status directly impacts our body’s metabolism. Too much or too little of a certain nutrient, affects our cellular metabolism. This is true for all cells, including cancer cells. Our nutritional status plays an important role in preventing cancer development and cancer growth. I know that many people are well aware of the importance of eating right during cancer treatment. However, not many know how to eat right, to complement their treatment. In this article, I will be sharing my take on this question – what is “eating right” for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy? What is an ideal cancer diet plan? I laid out 5 strategies, in partnership with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Physicians from Oriental Remedies Group, to help you plan your diet during and after cancer treatment.  1. Calorie matters For cancer, calories do matter. Numerous studies have shown that dietary energy reductions (calorie reduction) significantly reduces the growth and progression of several …

Top 7 Organic Produce Delivery Providers in Singapore

A lot of things have happened since the last update. To be honest, N & I chose not to keep to a 100% raw vegan diet for two reasons. One is that socially, it makes things very difficult when we dine out with our loved ones (of course, no longer an issue with Covid-19 induced circuit breaker) but we find that it created a lot of stress for our friends when deciding where to eat or what to cook for us. And two, perhaps my body has always been a ‘cold’ constitution from TCM point of view, so prolonged raw, vegan diet made me feel more tired over the very long term. However, we are still committed to staying healthy so I would say we are on a 80% vegetarian, organic/natural and as little processed foods diet! This has been the best balance for us both physically and mentally (otherwise, I become stressed trying to be a purist).  During this Circuit Breaker period at home, we have been on a hunt for fresh organic produce …

[Updated] Top 10 Places to Buy Organic Produce in Singapore

*Updated May 2020 I’ve updated our post with the latest store details so that you can find what you need easily! Stores that are no longer around have been removed; some shifted or rebranded – scroll down for the refreshed list 🙂 I also highlighted places with online delivery since it is better for us to stay home during the Circuit Breaker period 🛒 — Both my mum’s and my health recovery involved living on a raw, organic, vegan diet. And since Singapore is so short of land, the frequent question I get is – where do you get do organic food shops good, fresh yet affordable organic produce in Singapore? Hence, I am featuring my top picks of organic food shops based on: 1) Convenience – 1 stop for large selection2) Affordability3) Quality of Produce — 1) Zenxin Organic Food Singapore Zenxin Organic Food (Zenxin) is Malaysia’s leading producer, distributor and retailer of organic produce, since its 2001 setup. As the farms are relatively near Singapore, the produce’s freshness remains when they arrive in …

[Updated] Where to buy good quality Kale in Singapore?

*Updated May 2020 I’m still actively trying out new places to buy Kale in Singapore, my list below has been refreshed with my favourite stores as well as new places that I came across. — I use Kale for my green juices, vegetables blends and yummy kale chips! But Kale can be hard to find. These are my list of places to buy in Singapore. Please let me know where else we can get good quality organic kale so I can add to the list! Online: Quanfa Organic Farm  Zenxin Organic Online Store  Supernature Nature’s Glory – previously only available in stores *I’ve yet to purchase from these stores below but am planning to give them try sometime soon. They source mindfully and are great choices to support local! Little Farms  Ryan’s Grocery – sourced from local farms 🙂 Sasha Fine Foods – sourced from local farms 🙂 Physical shopfront: Zenxin Organic @ Pasir Panjang Jasons Marketplace – we usually go to the one at Tanglin mall Cold Storage/Giant – selected stores, stocks from Zenxin Organic & …

What would happen to your body if you ate more than 20 apples a day?

We all know the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, and we also know from research that 1 apple a day is definitely not enough nutrients for our body to achieve that. But what if there is a way to eat 20 apples EFFICIENTLY every day? Imagine all that antioxidants helping our body daily! For those who are reading on free radicals and antioxidants for the first time, I recommend reading up on the scientific rationale for antioxidants to fight off free radical damage here, as well as why antioxidants are important for you here.  Those of you who frequent Eatprayflying will know we only write about products we have tried personally, especially when it comes to supplements. Because we are very particular about what we consume, trying to take in fewer chemicals to our system at all times. As such, I was really excited to chance upon an all NATURAL Phenolic Antioxidant supplement made from ONLY APPLES, which are ‘Australian Made and Grown’, invented by University Of Newcastle (UON) scientist Dr Vincent …

3 Risks to Consider When Following the Ketogenic Diet

It seems that every year, there are ten new weight loss programs or diets to try. They can vary greatly in the methods used actually to get the results you want. Some take longer; some have stricter dietary requirements, etc. One such diet plan is the ketogenic, or “keto” diet. It’s become popular in the last couple of years primarily because it claims to use the body’s own fat burning power for weight loss, and thanks to celebrities. It’s also said to be a great meal plan regimen for anyone suffering of Type 2 Diabetes, because it helps lower blood sugar levels. Other benefits include anti-aging properties, improving brain functions and bowel movement. Many supporters of this lifestyle claim to have more energy that lasts longer. However, many experts warn of the possible risks of the keto diet, and we’ll look at some here. 1.     Losing Hydration and Muscle Mass The reason that the keto diet can work so well and so quickly is that a lot of the weight being lost is in the …

The Truth about Green Juices & Smoothies

Are you always opting for a green juice or smoothie to accompany or replace your meal instead of ingesting the vegetables itself? If you are a wellness champion doing this regularly, you must read on to ensure that you are drinking the right greens for your long term health! Drinking green juices and smoothies is becoming an uptrend among health aficionados, who believe that drinking them every day or a few times each week is healthy and helps in alkalising the body. This is also especially so with numerous celebrities such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Blake Lively who swear by this special diet that makes them feel energised, enjoy glowing skin and shed pounds effortlessly. “Kale, celery, apple, cucumber and a squeeze of lemon. I make my own juice every day at home. It really makes a difference. I can feel my body – everything’s going to way it should and I then I don’t feel guilty if I don’t get to eat my five a day of vegetables.”[1]             …

Top 9 Home Remedies for Eczema and Psoriasis Relief (Tried and tested!!!)

Eczema is a common skin condition that is marked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. [1] Psoriasis manifest similar symptoms as eczema but it is often more severe, characterized by patches of abnormal skin, which look red and scaly. They may vary in severity from small and localized to complete body coverage.   Symptoms of eczema and psoriasis can range from mild – such as having dry, sensitive skin; to severe – red and inflamed skin with very bad itching, flaky skin, discolouration on patches of skin to blisters with blood oozing out of it due to persistent scratching. I suffered from bad childhood eczema and the scars on my leg still give me shudders, recalling the deep itch within that even scratching cannot sooth. I am sure any of you who suffered from this unbearable itch will be able to relate! The most exasperating thing about autoimmune issues like eczema and psoriasis is: there is no exact cause and cure! Eczema …

Your personalized coach on your mobile: ACTIVE8ME APP

As a busy working professional, I find it a personal struggle to look after my body’s holistic wellness in terms of eating well; going to the gym and getting the exercise I need while juggling multiple demands at work and home. Most of the time, I feel time-strapped. Therefore, when I heard about the launch of Active8me, an integrated fitness, health and wellness platform that is the brainchild of Jeremy Rolleston – two-time Olympian who is passionate to motivate and equip others on their health and wellness journeys; Fay Hokulani – Fitness expert and Jaclyn Reutens – Nutrition Expert who has 15 years of experience in the nutrition and dietetics field, I downloaded the app without further ado, to see what it entails. I was amazed to see how this app functions as an all-in-one PERSONAL TRAINER There are daily customised workout plans that you can choose from, which come with comprehensive step-by-step instructions for easy induction. That’s not the only thing! You can also choose the workout that is best suited according to your …

Top 23 Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore (you won’t realize there is no meat!)

Because of my mum’s cancer journey, I have learnt to become very picky about her food if she wanted to eat out. It is pretty hard to find fully organic restaurants in Singapore, but here are some of our top picks that try to be as clean and healthy as possible while retaining the yummy taste! 1) Afterglow Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. Food is exquisitely made with intricate flavours. Good as a treat but the prices are too steep for everyday dining. We pay for effort as it does take a lot of effort to take raw food, let alone yummy raw food. My favourites – Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Raw Lasagna and Pink Soy Latte Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131 Phone: 6224 8921 2) Real Food One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney), South Beach and Central. They also 2 outlets in Malaysia! 3) Elemen One of …