Monthly Archives: January 2015

The calcium- Dairy myth

A commonly asked question is “Can I just drink milk to get enough calcium?” Let’s take a quick look at the daily recommendations for calcium requirements. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium varies by age. The RDA for Singapore is considerably lower as compared to standard calcium requirements in United States or Canada. (Use […]

Heartburn/GERD- What everyone needs to know about it?

We often hear several ads on Antacids to help with heart burn or GERD. You probably have someone in the family with heartburn who is probably on some form of acid lowering medications. How are these meds supposed to decrease the heartburn? They tend to lower the levels of stomach acid either by neutralizing the […]