Sunday, May 31, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Aches and Pains are parts of our lives. As we age, we are only going to get more of it as body parts undergo wear and tear. This is especially true for joints, particularly the knees and backbone. No one should suffer in pain because it's just not humane. However, consuming long term painkillers can have deleterious effects to the kidneys. Therefore, applying creams with pain relief properties remain the main stay and the safest way.
Simplied illustration of a normal joint
(Photo courtesy of lumenlearning.com)
Osteoarthritis is the medical term to describe ageing joints. A joint links bones together. The end of the bones have a layer of cushion called articular cartilage. Synovial fluid is the lubricating oil to make joint movements smooth and painfree.
As we age, especially if we overuse the joints, the joint space becomes narrowed. The cushion becomes exhausted. There's also less production of the lubricating fluid in the joint. Small spiky parts formed on the ends of bones called osteophytes. This makes movement difficult and painful. Read more about osteoarthritis at Mayo Clinic.
I am a specialist in internal medicine. My interest is in caring for the elderly. With the silver hair tsunami, it's all the more important to ensure our ageing population have a good quality of life and remain as productive as possible. Managing joint pain is a very common issue yet often neglected due to the many other medical problems that we have to deal with. But it cripples many older people. Once people stop moving, their muscles become wasted. And this becomes a vicious cycle of what we call deconditioning, resulting in poor mobility and inability to care for one self independently.
Therefore, I always recommend my patients to get an effective topical preparation such as Perozin which is an effective cream to relieve muscle and joint aches. Sometimes we need to combine that with pain killer tablets and/or even surgery to replace the joint using artificial metal implants.
The main ingredients in Perozin are:
Menthol, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, Mentha arvensis (wild mint), cetyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, citrate caprylic/capric triglyceride, Rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary), Arnica montana, Zingiber officinalis (ginger), tocopheryl acetate, octyldodecanol, carbomer, Na gluconate, Na hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, Na dehydroacetate, limonene, linalool, citral
Arnica is an herb that grows mainly in areas with temperate climates. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain killing) and antiseptic properties. With the addition of menthol, mint and ginger, Perozin cream contains natural ingredients that gives a long-lasting cooling effect to the skin.
The beauty of using analgesic cream is the ability to reapply whenever the pain recurs without having to worry about overdose and side effects. Pain can be very subjective to assess so I really rely on my patients' pain threshold to guide my recommendation with treatments.
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Perozin is also available at many major pharmacies like Watson's and Guardian. It's available over the counter which means that it doesn't need a prescription. Get yours now!
Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.
Monday, May 25, 2020
My eldest is a huge fan of chocolate. How can I make sure he doesn't take in too much sugar with his chocolate intake? Only when mommy makes his birthday cake!
Ingredients for Chocolate Crepes
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup Milo powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
4 large eggs
2tbsp sunflower oil and more to coat the skillet
Make chocolate crepes following my previous recipe.
Ingredients for date chocolate ganache
140g pure almond butter
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder/Milo powder
2/3 cups water
Make almond butter using my old recipe.
Soak dates in hot water for 5-15 minutes.
Add cocoa powder and the soaked dates to the food processor. Blend for about a minute.
Gradually add water to reach the desired consistency.
Blend for 2 minutes or so until the mixture is smooth.
Stack the crepes.
In between the crepes, apply a generous amount of date chocolate ganache.
Surround the crepes with Zess chocolate wafer rolls and sprinkle some roast ground peanuts on top.
Top with blueberries and orange slices.
Happy birthday Bing boy!
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