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A Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

29 Oct 2019

Excessive tiredness or exhaustion is one of the most widely voiced issues in patients around the world ⁠— including Hong Kong, where 10.7% of Hong Kong adults are reportedly experiencing chronic fatigue. While feeling tired can be usual, it could also be the first signs your body communicates of more serious underlying health problems. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

How to Enhance Your Performance with Functional Medicine

25 Oct 2019

Often, we ask patients what their health goals are during a medical consultation. Usually, their answers consist of concerns about cancer and other medical conditions that may be worrying them. More often, these concerns and goals don’t have a diagnosable illness, so we need to look into other options to achieve them. Fortunately, one of the dominant areas of Functional Medicine is Performance Enhancement. 

 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Men’s Health: A Functional Medicine Approach to Changing Your Body Shape

16 Oct 2019

Your body shape changes naturally as you get older. Cells start to age and don’t function as well as they used to. Maybe you’ve gained a little fat, or noticed that you don’t have as much muscle compared to when you were younger — don’t worry, these changes are natural and happen to everyone. In fact, it’s very common for many middle-aged men to want to change their body composition and shape.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

A Functional Medicine Approach To The Treatment of Cancer

2 Oct 2019

A record number of Hong Kong people are being diagnosed with cancer. The latest statistics from the Hong Kong Cancer Registry shows that in 2016, there was a total of 31,468 new cancer cases, hitting a record high with a 3.8% increase compared to 2015. Further, it’s estimated that new case diagnosis will rise 40% over the next ten years.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Is Iron-Deficiency Anaemia Causing my Fatigue?

19 Sep 2019

It's no secret that life in Hong Kong can be hectic. For a city where one in five employees work, on average, 11 hours a day, it's no wonder that at times we are left feeling tired and exhausted. But for the few that experience prolonged fatigue, it could be the warning signs of a deeper issue. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Anti-Ageing through Functional Medicine in Hong Kong

5 Sep 2019

We all have two ages: chronological and biological. Your chronological age is defined by the number of days you’ve been alive. On the other hand, your biological age refers to the level at which we function. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

5 Helpful Ways to Strengthen your Immune System

27 Aug 2019

As your body’s first line of defence, your immune system plays a crucial role in protecting your health by fighting against foreign viruses and bacteria. When attacked, your immune system triggers a response and releases antibodies to attach to foreign substances and remove them. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

How Much Time Should You Spend Exercising?

22 Aug 2019

Exercising regularly has enormous benefits, both physically and emotionally, for your body. It helps the heart, mind, and lengthens your lifespan. But for those of you with busy schedules, fitting in a 1-2 hour workout may be challenging. So how much time should you put aside for exercising? 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

What is High Blood Pressure? Causes and Treatment

8 Aug 2019

Considered keeping an eye on your blood pressure? It may be a good time to start. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine