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Question: My mother has gout. I would like to know more about the causes of this illness, the right nutrition plan, and what I can...

Milk Thistle

Question: I heard my friends telling me that milk thistle helps with liver diseases. Is this true? Answer: Although the Cochrane review concluded that the milk thistle...

Malaysian food pyramid

Question: The food pyramid (image below) tells us to focus on rice, noodles, breads, and other carbohydrates, but I've read a lot of articles both...

weight gain

Question: Everyone keeps talking about High GI and Low GI foods. What do they mean and do high-GI foods really cause weight gain? Answer: Glycemic index (GI)...

Diarrhoea

Question: Can I consume dairy products like fresh milk, cheese and low-fat yogurt when I have diarrhoea? Are there foods which can help relieve diarrhoea symptoms? Answer: Diarrhoea is one common symptom for many...

Can you drink too much water?

Question: Can you drink too much water? What are the effects? Answer: Until today, no recommendation has been drawn to determine the maximum level of fluid intake...

Do energy boosters work?

Question: Do all these daily energy boosters (supplements like Berocca, traditional stuff like Essence of Chicken) really work? Answer: A few studies by Schlebusch, Carroll, and Kennedy...

How do weight loss pills work?

Question: How do appetite suppressants work? Are they harmful if more than the prescribe dosage is taken? Answer: Most available appetite suppressants or weight loss pills and...

Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Chlorophyll?

Question: A friend has recommended that I drink liquid chlorophyll for a health boost. What are its benefits and how can it help me? Answer: The interesting fact about chlorophyll is its...

Ask the Expert: Tubercolosis signs

Question: My best friend was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis. Is it contagious and should I get myself checked too to see if I'm infected? Answer: Yes, tuberculosis (TB)...