Diet guidelines are tailored for each patient. The following is only a general view. Please discuss with your medical practitioner.
COLITIS, POST DYSENTERIC STATES AND IRRITABLE COLON
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A very smooth non-irritating and nutritious diet containing foods, which reduce the amount of faecal residue and not cause excessive fermentation are required. All tough and fibrous foods should be excluded and fruits and vegetable pureed from pips, seed and skin. Highly flavoured condiments which act as irritants should also be avoided. Professor Yoland Lim Health Care's CO5233-Constilax ST3145-Stomach and 6C6982-Migrainaid preparations can be helpful for these symptoms.
Foods allowed - The 5 element Diet
This is based on the 5 element colours. Basically you must have 5 different colours of food on your plate atthe start of your meal. Professor Yoland Lim has long advocated that this simple to follow guide wil ensure you have all the nutritional requirements for a balanced, healthy meal, granted the mode of cooking is also healthy.
Foods to be avoided
Fried and fatty foods, excessively seasoned foods, heavy gravies and sauces. Excess salad dressings. Highly processed and packaged foods. Sugary and sweet drinks, even artificially sweetened. Excess alcohol and coffee.
While there is no specific diet required for this condition, it is important to regulate the diet of the individual patient as to maintain him in the best possible nutritive condition. A marked clinical improvement is often associated with a better state of nutrition. Excess weight should be avoided and plenty of fresh foods should be included to supply the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Diet to contain a liberal intake of milk, fruit and vegetables (except those listed below 'to be avoided'). Meat and fish should only be taken in the quantities listed. Ample fluid is to be taken between meals. Any tendency to overweight should be avoided, and hence sugars and starchy foods reasonably restricted and adjusted according to individual requirements. Since it is believed that fat is liable to hinder the excretion of uric acid, do not used cream or fried foods.
Foods to be avoided
Rich and highly seasoned foods, meat extracts, meat soups and gravies. Sweetbreads, liver, heart and kidneys. Fish roe, herrings, salmon, sardines, whitebait, anchovies and scallops. Spinach, asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb. Yeast. Alcohol. Whole grain products.
This is a diet containing a large proportion of food which provides bulk and roughage (or indigestible residues) to stimulate the movement of intestines. Fresh and dried fruits, vegetable and salads, whole grain, cereal, honey, and treacle may all be used liberally. Plenty of fluids, such as fruit juices and water, should be taken each day. Plenty of exercise and regular habits will also help with the success of this diet.
CHOLECYSTITIS AND CHOLELITHIASIS
In order to improve the condition of your gall bladder it is necessary to avoid in your diet certain foods, which are known to have a harmful effect on it. Such foods are those rich in fat and cholesterol, which you should be careful to avoid, and are included in the list below. Meals should be small in quantity, and ample water should be taken between them. It is also important to check any tendency towards being overweight and if this exists, then you should restrict foods high in carbohydrates.
Foods to be avoided
All fried foods and foods cooked in fat. Fats and oils such as cooking margarine, lard, suet, olive oil, salad oil, cod-liver oil and copha. Butter and margarine in excess of allowance. Egg yolks (more than 3 per week), cream milk, and whole full cream, evaporated or condensed.
Cheese, except for skimmed milk cottage cheese. Mayonnaise salad dressings. Cream and fatty soups, sauces, gravies and broth. Rich and highly seasoned foods. Made up meat dishes, casseroles, sausages, duck, liver, kidney, heart, sweetbreads and tripe. Fish fried, canned in oil (sardines, anchovies, etc.) and fish roe. Avocado, pears and olives. Vegetables fried or baked or served with a fatty sauce - celery, onion, leeks, garlic, cucumber, green and red peppers, radishes and turnips. Cakes, pastry, pies preparations. Coconut, lemon butter, nuts and peanut butter. Ice cream, scones, puddings and sweet biscuits. Chocolate, cocoa and malted milk, strong tea and coffee. Beer and alcohol, and any foods, which are known to disagree.
DIABETIC DIET (consult your nutritionist)
Diet adequate in all respects for maintenance, restricted in carbohydrates content but containing sufficient to prevent development of acidosis. Foods where starch is reduced and the amount of carbohydrate is known and standardized. Sugar should be taken with care
Foods to be avoided
The total amount of carbohydrate which may be taken daily is fixed by the doctor and this fixed allowance must never be exceeded. The chief carbohydrates foods are sugar, bread, biscuits, flour, jam, dried fruits, some sweet fruits, potatoes and other root vegetables. Glucose and sugar being practically pure carbohydrates are forbidden as are foods rich in sugar or starch, not listed in this diet, such as sweets, pastries, cakes, sauces and gravies thickened with flour. The amount of fruit and vegetables which may be taken depends on the carbohydrate content.
DYSPEPSIA (Indigestion or Carbohydrate Dyspepsia)
To relieve the discomfort of indigestion it is advisable to follow these simple rules for healthy eating. Meals should be unhurried, small in quantity, chewed thoroughly and taken at regular intervals. Do not drink more than allowed in diet with your meals but take ample fluid between them. Smoking and drinking alcohol on an empty stomach will tend to aggravate the symptoms. If you suffer discomfort with wind, do not try to 'bring it up' as this will cause you to swallow more air and so cause more distension. Certain foods are irritating to the stomach and bowels and some tend to produce gases during digestion - these are listed below and you should try to avoid them.
Foods to be avoided
All fried foods. Rich, highly seasoned and twice cooked or tough meats. Sausages. Vinegar, pickles, chutney, mayonnaise, horseradish, mustards, spices, curry and pepper. Gravies and soups, particularly those rich in meat extract. Smoked and fried fish, fatty fish, sardines and anchovies. Strong cheeses. New bread and scones. Hot, buttered toast. Whole meal bread, biscuits and cereals. Pastry and rich heavy puddings. Rich cakes. Raw vegetables, brussel sprouts, cabbage, leeks, onion, cucumber, radishes, turnips, haricot beans. Raw, unripe and dried fruits. Pips, skin and peel of all fruits (also in jams). Melon and pineapple. Alcohol, strong tea and coffee. Very acid and very cold foods. Any foods which are known to disagree.
PEPTIC ULCER DIET (Strict)
Feeds are given at two hourly intervals throughout the day and at night, if awake. Water may be taken between the feeds as desired, but should be taken in small amounts at a time. Milk feeds should be taken during the night if awake. Milk mixture is made up with 2 pints milk and 8 oz. single cream.
Tao meditation was developed by Professor Yoland Lim’s ancestors in the Tian Hou Temple, Singapore, and is based on the healing methods used in his father’s pro bono clinic, and was originally based on the Shao Lin temple’s chanting and kungfu. Dr Justin Lim’s grandfather, Dr Lim Chey Hong taught a young Professor Yoland Lim, whom further developed this after he first started practising Shi Lou Do in Australia, in 1972. To master deep meditation, it usually takes a very long time to learn and a lot of practise, with extended periods in the lotus (sitting) position. Professor Lim noticed Australian’s had such a busy lifestyle that they were time poor, so he developed the Tao Meditation technique to achieve relaxation within minutes. As we have 72 thousand thoughts per day, we need to build ‘mind muscle’ so that we can cope not only with all these thoughts, but also to become more mentally alert.
What is chanting?
It is the repeated singing (to yourself or out loud) of a specific sound, phrase or word in a tone that is able to affect brain waves.
How does it work?
Chanting reduces stress and decreasing the risk of disease by improving your immune system. The soothing rhythms will induce mental and physical relaxation, and mindfulness.
Tao Meditation Technique
Meditation needs to be practised daily, and consistently. It is not a quick fix, although it does have benefit short term, and immediately. However its benefits are really emphasized when doing it for at least daily for 6 weeks.
Studies have shown that 6 weeks of meditation will lead to:
Breast implants causing cancer?
Do you have breast implants? Know of anyone who does? Could this be causing cancer?
In a recent article published from the Medical Journal of Australia, it has revealed that there is a "causal link" between breast implants and a particular (rare) form of lymphoma called "breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma". As a result there is a call for doctors to provide data about their follow up of breast implants to further investigate this. This lymphoma occurs on average 8 years after the implants are put in.
"Dr Ingrid Hopper, head of Drug and Devices Registries at Monash University and lead author of the MJA article, said that the registry was key in providing real world data on long term patient outcomes.
Dr Daniel Fleming, spokesperson for Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, said that the college supported the registry 100%.
"Professor Yoland Lim has been a staunch advocate for "being natural" since he started providing health care for Australians here in 1972, and this issue further accentuates the need to be respectful to the human body in its natural state and to have a natural approach to beauty.
If you or anyone you know is having any difficulty with breast implants, we urge you to see your treating doctor as soon as possible.
OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS
When was the last time you had antibiotics? Was it really necessary?
A new study published by the Medical Journal of Australia describes the overuse of antibiotics. "New measures are needed to curb antibiotic prescribing" with GPs prescribing for "acute respiratory infections at 4 to 9 times the recommended rate.
"There are nearly 6 million respiratory infection cases in general practice annually, but this "far exceeded the 0.65-1.36 million prescriptions recommended by the Australian Therapeutic Guidelines".
What are the options to stay healthy?
OSTEOPOROSIS DRUG BANNED
The osteoporosis drug strontium ranelate (Protos) has been withdrawn from the market due to its risk of increasing the risk of cardiovascular events (eg heart attacks and strokes). The manufacturer (Servier) stated from "August 2017 .....it (will be) permanently discontinued".
Even a few years ago, in 2014, the TGA stated Protos was contraindicated (ie. not to be used at all) for patients already at cardiovascular risk and for immobile patients.
At peak usage in 2012 there were greater than 330,000 prescriptions for the drug but usage thereafter has decreased. With this amount of use it is a timely reminder that we should all be aware of potential side effects from prescription medications. If you are unsure please discuss with your GP.
Why are you taking Vitamin D? Is it really beneficial or are you just wasting your money, and making very expensive urine?
Patients ask "Dr should I be taking Vitamin D?" Professor Yoland Lim Health Care has an ethos that if you are relatively healthy, and can obtain nutrition from what you eat daily, then supplements are not absolutely required. Now a recent medical study of over 5000 patients from New Zealand has confirmed this. It concluded that Vitamin D does NOT reduce fractures and falls in patients. It went on to say:
"Vitamin D do not confer overall benefit either in frail elderly people or in a healthy, ambulatory, general population".
Brisbane Associate Professor Rachel Neale also stated "Some GPs are pushing people to take fairly high supplements to get their (patient's) levels up to 75 or 100nnm/L, and that is actually not supported by what our guidelines suggest should happen".