Nutrition

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diet

By James Hundson (guest contributor) If your friends and colleagues have told you that you’ve put on a lot of weight and are out of shape, you might be planning to follow a diet or go to the gym. While it is obvious you have to diet in order to […]

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eating disorders

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Eating Disorders (EDs) are a group of psychological conditions where sufferers have severe difficulties in their eating habits and behavior. They include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-eating disorder and other types of eating disorders. About 1 in 15 females may be at risk of […]

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effect of depression

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) In life, it is not uncommon to be down and out especially if you have experienced an upsetting event. Clinical depression, however, is a separate entity whereby the mood is low for more than two weeks accompanied by various other symptoms. Clinical depression is […]

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antidepressants

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Like Depression, Anxiety Disorders occurs commonly in the general population. Studies have shown that as many as one in six people will suffer from an episode of an Anxiety Disorder once in their lifetime. Anxiety Disorders refer to the following psychiatric conditions: Generalised Anxiety […]

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antidepressants

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Antidepressants are the mainstay of treatment for clinical depression and anxiety disorders.  These medications are effective and safe for the general population. However, many remain skeptical about antidepressant treatment and many misconceptions remain. Misconception #1 – I will become reliant on antidepressants and be […]

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after birth

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) In a study published in March this year in JAMA Psychiatry, 1,396 of 10,000 mothers screened positively for postpartum depression on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). This study sponsored by the publicly funded National Institute of Mental Health in the US shows that […]

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carbohydrates

Nutrients play an important role in our diet and we need all of them, including fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals Fats (photo: Phil Campbell) Fats are part of a healthy diet. The key is to make smart decisions when it comes to choosing which fats and oils you are […]

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snack

In the past several years a lot of fad diets have hit the market. We all know that you need to eat fruits and vegetables, but we often choose the wrong items. For example, avocados may seem healthy, but they are high in fat and calories as well. Bananas have […]

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Health Plan

Planning healthy meals can be difficult, especially if your family is stuck in a rut of unhealthy meals. However, with some basic knowledge of nutrition, you can have your family eating healthy without them even realizing it. The key to creating healthy meals is to plan. Plan your week’s meals […]

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Many people get stuck in rut where they limit their choice of food. This leaves their body unbalanced with an excessive amount of certain nutrients while lacking in others. No one likes to eat the same thing every day, but sometimes we do it for the sake of convenience. Variety […]

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