Let’s make patients comply to diet intervention

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 0 comments
Dietitians always have difficulty in making changes on patients' eating habits. If the prescribed diets are not applied by patients, there will be more problems to occur such as the symptoms of the diseases become more severe and complications from the diseases will exist. 
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Obesity, What Are The Reasons?

Thursday, 26 December 2013 0 comments
Obesity is defined as excessive fat accumulation that can increase risk of health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. A person with a BMI more than 30kg/m² is considered obese. The main reason can be due to taking more calories than burning it.
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Iron Food/Supplement for Anemia

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 0 comments
Anemia is a condition in which blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. The signs of iron deficiency anemia include decreased immune system, difficult in maintaining body temperature, slow cognitive development, feeling tired and inflamed tongue. The reasons of low iron are low intake of iron rich food, pregnancy, large blood loss due to menstruation, blood or bone marrow donation, surgery or other related diseases. 

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Carbohydrate and Diabetes

Monday, 23 December 2013 0 comments
People with diabetes always feel that they have a very limited choices for food especially carbohydrate food. Stop worrying it. It does not have to mean feeling restricted. Let’s learn more about carbohydrate food.

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Let Diet Treats Food Poisoning

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 0 comments
Food poisoning can be a reason of eating food or drinking beverage that has been contaminated with harmful substances including bacteria, viruses, parasites or others. Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain are the most common symptoms of food poisoning. Usually, nausea and vomiting within six hours are caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus. Abdominal cramp and diarrhea within 8-16 hours are caused by Clostridium perfringens and Bacillus cereus.
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What Are The Effects of Calcium On Health?

Saturday, 7 December 2013 0 comments

Calcium is an essential chemical element for our body. The chemical symbol for calcium is Ca and it is found in many food. Calcium involves in controlling muscle contraction including heartbeat. It also plays a role in production of hormones and enzymes.
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Food For Stomach Cancer

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 0 comments

Stomach cancer is the eighth out of ten most frequent cancer in Peninsular Malaysia 2006 (Ministry of Health Malaysia, 2006). But, it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world, accounting for more than 700,000 deaths each year (Stump S. E., 2012). Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth that starts in the stomach.
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Fat and Colorectal Cancers

Monday, 2 December 2013 0 comments

Colorectal cancer is the combination of the colon cancer and rectal cancer and it starts in either the colon or rectum. The National Cancer Registry of Malaysia stated that colorectal is the first among male and the second among female in Peninsular Malaysia in 2006. 
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Trans Fat Is A Trouble Maker

Saturday, 30 November 2013 0 comments

It is clear that we need to include fat in our diet. There are many types of fat which can provide benefits or may prove to be unhealthy if too much is eaten. Here, the story is about trans fats or their full name is trans fatty acids. Natural trans fats can be found in cheese, beef, lamb and mutton. Food such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, crackers and other snack food often contain high amount of trans fat in the from of hydrogenated vegetables oil.
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Nothing Wrong With Being A Vegetarian

Thursday, 28 November 2013 0 comments
According to Vegetarian Society of The United Kingdom, vegetarian is defined as someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with or without the use of dairy products and eggs. He or she does not eat any meat, poultry, fish, shellfish or by-products of slaughter. There are many different types of vegetarian including lacto-ovo vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, pesca/pesco vegetarian, pollo-vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, vegan and fruitarian.
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Headache Elimination Diet to Fight Headache Pain

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 0 comments

In medical term, headache is known as cephalalgia, a continuous pain in the head. According to American Academy of Neurology, there are 4 types of headache; vascular headache, muscle contraction headache, traction headache and inflammatory headache. The common type of headache is tension headache which affects most adults and adolescents. The factors can be due to stress, depression, anxiety, bad posture and diets. Painkillers such as paracetamol, naproxen, aspirin and ibuprofen are usually being taken to reduce pain.
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Fresh Start to a Great Day With Oats

Friday, 22 November 2013 0 comments

Do you know that Finland is the third largest producer of oats in 2008 (FAO, 2010). Oats is one of the healthiest foods that you can have for breakfast. Start your day with freshly cooked oatmeal to gain energy and vitamins before you pass through your hectic day. It has a lot of health benefits  to human. The benefits are:
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The Benefits of Breakfast

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 0 comments

What is your typical pick for your breakfast? It can be quite heavy meal including fried rice, fried mi or nasi lemak. Or, it can be simple grab meal including fruits, sandwiches or toast. Whatever option do you choose, it is good to know that healthy breakfast is good for your health.
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What is Protein?

Thursday, 14 November 2013 0 comments

Protein is the major component of body tissues. It is the essential nutrient for growth. Protein is made up of 20 amino acids and has three-dimensional structure. Protein is important in making antibodies, enzymes, hormones, muscles and protein transporters. Examples of food that contain all essential amino acids are meat, poultry, eggs and most of dairy products. Nuts and legumes are high sources of plant protein.
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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month‏

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 0 comments

Pancreatic cancer can be a silent killer. In United State, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death. But, in Malaysia, it is a quite rare type of cancer. According to the Malaysian Cancer Registry’s latest report in 2006, there was a total of 253 cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in that year. This is in comparison to the total of 21,773 cancer cases. Pancreatic cancer is quite aggressive. Those who have metastasised pancreatic cancer only have a few years to survive. In Malaysia, most patients who suffer with this type of cancer are between 60-69 years old. 
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SIMPLE Healthy Snacking on a Low Cholesterol Diet

Monday, 11 November 2013 0 comments
Maybe, you have too many things to do and eating healthy snack can be low priority in your life. However, we have to face it, snacking is natural. If you are hungry between main meals, your body will tell you that you need nutrition now. Therefore, you should definitely eat something to curb your hunger until the next meal. If you eat the wrong snacks, you will get into trouble.
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