Could your health be affected by Leaky Gut?- Part 1

Leaky gut is commonly mentioned today in articles and blogs. You probably have wondered if you really have leaks or holes in your gut!  Yes. This can happen. Let’s get into the depth of it and see what the heck really leaky gut is. It is otherwise called intestinal permeability which is one of the […]

Does your Thyroid need help? The interplay of hormones… From a Naturopathic doctor’s perspective.

”What is your approach to thyroid disorders as a Naturopathic doctor?”- A question that I get from patients and conventional medical doctors. Thyroid is influenced by multitude of factors ranging from simple lifestyle attributes, dietary choices, genetic mutations, mental emotional dispositions and life circumstances, chronic illness, gut disturbances etc. These factors can be assessed based […]

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 […]