Monthly Archives - November 2018

WHAT IS STEM CELL ?

Role of Stemcells in Anti Aging

Stemcells have the ability to regenerate the tissue from which they are derived over the lifespan of an individual. New cells are formed from mother cells which in turn can be formed by stemcells. If aging is the process of the body breaking down in the face of damage, then stemcells are the anti-aging treatment that can counteract the damage that causes aging and bring our bodies back to optimum health. However, stemcells are also reduced due to diseases illnesses, environmental factors such as smoking and heavy drinking, lack of exercise, malnourishment and mental depression. It is time to overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living.

Stemcells have therapeutic capabilities that are distinct that extend beyond the regenerative-medicine arena. Cells can sense diverse signals, move to specific sites in the body, integrate inputs to make decisions, and execute complex response behaviors—all in the context of a specific tissue environment. These attributes could potentially be harnessed to increase our own body’s defense mechanism, in terms of improving our body’s immunity, prevention of diseases, improve organ health, and even anti-aging!

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HEALTHY MALAYSIANS

Let’s us Be Healthy Malaysian

Eating is obligatory. As human, we do need food to survive. Food gives us energy to accomplish our daily tasks. Even so, food also can contribute to diseases. But how? Is it because the food itself or the amount of food we eat? Are there any bad food? Basically, there is no such bad food. Bad food is food that cannot be eaten for example, it has rotten or spoiled food. So, the answer is the amount of the food we eat. Portion is important in eating. Because overeating is not good.

Thus, the main point to be made here is moderation. Be moderate in everything you do including food intake. Eating more than you should can lead to weight gain which later can cause obesity.

Lots of action has been made. Every country has different recommendation for their people. Like USA, they have come out with the idea of MyPlate to encourage their citizen to eat healthily and act as a method to ensure their people live healthily.

Malaysia also is not excluded. Ministry of Health Malaysia has developed a guideline for Malaysia community which is called as Malaysian Healthy Plate together with concept named Suku Suku Separuh/Quarter Quarter Half. It is for producing a better and healthier nation.

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Why Health Screening

WHAT IS A HEALTH SCREENING TEST?

A screening test is used to detect potential diseases or health disorders in those people who don’t have any symptom of the disease. The main goal of screening tests is the early detection of the disease to reduce the possible risk and to treat the disease effectively.

Screening tests are not considered as diagnostic tests because the individuals should have additional examination and testing to determine the presence or absence of the disease. Health screening includes laboratory tests, radiology scans, physical examinations and medical assessments by medical professional.

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OBESITY FACTS AND STATISTICS

OBESITY FACTS AND STATISTICS

In the past few years, there was a trend on ‘fat is beautiful’. In fact, there are several western countries promoting on showing fat bodies as a dancer on stage. They want to show to the world that even plus sized people can be pretty. Back in ancient time, when undernourishment becomes a crisis, big is symbolized as wealth and health.

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HYPERLIPIDAEMIA

HYPERLIPIDAEMIA

We commonly hear about lipid. What is lipid? Is lipid like fat? Fat is one of the macronutrients along with carbohydrate and protein. Fat is made up by three molecule of fatty acids and a molecule of glycerol. Don’t get confused with cholesterol. Cholesterol is not fat per se however, consume high fatty food could cause high cholesterol in blood.

What is hyperlipidaemia?

Word ‘hyper’ stands for over; excessive, ‘lipid’ is fat and ‘-aemia’ means present in blood. Thus, hyperlipidaemia is excessive lipid (fat) in blood. In medical term, hyperlipidaemia is a condition where there are abnormal level of lipids(fats) in the blood. Two major types of lipids are triglyceride and cholesterol (AHA,2018).

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LIVER HEALTH

LIVER HEALTH

World Hepatitis Day is on this 28th July with theme of ‘Riding new waves in liver diagnosis, staging & treatment’. As we all know, liver is the second largest organ in the body after skin and also one of the important organs in the body with significant functions. Some of liver’s functions are detoxification, bile production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and filtering blood. Without proper nutrition and practicing unhealthy lifestyle could lead to liver diseases, to name few are Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFDL) and Hepatitis.

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Fatty Liver: The Epidemic of 21st century

Fatty Liver: The Epidemic of 21st century

Liver disease has become a growing global health concern in this 21st century with the advent of globalization and information technology. As our everyday lives turn more and more fast-paced, many of us do not practise healthy eating habits. Sometimes we starve ourselves all day, then gorge ourselves during bedtime. Or maybe we nearly always eat on the run, standing up or while driving.

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NUTRITION FOR FATTY LIVER

NUTRITION FOR FATTY LIVER

Obesity is well known as the biggest risk factor for most of diseases. Obesity cause multiple metabolic syndrome. Having excess body fat especially around the organ is dangerous. It is called as visceral fat. Fatty liver is common among obese people. Why is it so?

Medically, fatty liver is defined as accumulation of fat in the liver (WebMD,2017). The other name of fatty liver is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases (NAFLD). It is name as non-alcoholic because the excess fat is not from alcohol but fatty food or carbohydrate sources. So here we know that fatty liver can be cause by alcohol or not.  Alcohol fatty liver Diseases (AFLD) is excess fat accumulate in the liver because alcohol abusive. NAFLD is now categorized into hepatic steatosis and non-alcohol steatohepatitis (NASH). Hepatic steatosis in another name is fatty liver. It is reversible since it doesn’t induced inflammation whereas NASH leads to cirrhosis (Cooper,2009).

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