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Diet Guideliness

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Cosmetic Laser Slimming Weight Loss Diet

Diet guidelines are tailored for each patient. The following is only a general view. 


This is only a guide. You must seek advice from your own medical practitioner.


  • Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis  Colitis, Post dysenteric states and Irritable Colon
  • Constipation
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gout
  • Hypertension
  • Peptic Ulcer Diet
  • Rheumatism

Colitis, Post dysenteric states and Irritable Colon

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Slimming Weight Loss

Medical Patient Education/Medical Education Online- General

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. Our CO, ST, and 6C preparations can be helpful for these symptoms.


Foods to be avoided 

Fried and fatty foods, Highly seasoned foods such as curies, sausages, rissoles and highly seasoned gravies, stews and sauces. Mustard, pepper, spices, vinegar, pickles, chutney, mayonnaise and salad dressing. Strong cheeses. Highly seasoned soups, e.g., mulligatawny and unstrained vegetable soups. Twice cooked and canned meats, whole grain bread, biscuits and ordinary crisp breads. Bran cereals. Hot fresh bread and fancy biscuits, e.g. with coconut. All raw vegetables and coarse vegetables, e.g. cabbage and onions. Coarse fruit fibre, pips, skin, and all unripe fruits. Fruitcakes, pies, pastries and dried fruits. Nuts, jams with seeds or skin. Alcohol. Strong tea or coffee.


Foods allowed 

Eggs (not fried). Sieved vegetable or cream soups. Roast lean meat. Grilled tender meat, kidneys, bacon, lean ham. Boiled or steamed fish, smoked haddock, rabbit or poultry. Crab, lobster, prawns and salmon. Creamed tripe, rabbit or poultry. Potatoes (not fried). Macaroni, rice, spaghetti or vermicelli, tomato puree or simmered mince steak. Vegetables - chokoes, asparagus tips. Mashed pumpkin, beetroot and young carrots. Puree beans, and flavoured milk and milk puddings. Marmite and Vegemite. Honey, plain chocolate, barley sugar, salt.


Rheumatism

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Slimming Rheumatism

General 

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.

Hypertension

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Slimming Hypertension

General 

The diet should be easily digestible with adequate protein and any tendency to overweight must be checked. Highly seasoned foods and large meals before bedtime should be avoided.


Avoid the following 

Alcoholic drinks. Strong tea and coffee. Excess salt, pickles and highly spiced foods.  Strong cheese and any foods known to disagree.


Salt

In our western society we eat too much salt.  You go to a restaurant and there is salt on the table.  On top of that, cooks often put more salt than our dietary requirements. Observing cooking shows, chefs are often adding salt into their foods. Why? "Because it tastes good" is their reply. However what are the implications of increased salt intake? It adds to blood pressure and can put extra strain on kidneys. If your kidneys are not functioning optimally, then it can lead to your entire body potentially shutting down. Sometimes we can't avoid the salt chefs add to our food while they cook it, but at home we can- be your own master of your health and make a great choice of not adding extra salt to your food. There are so many other ways we can add taste to our food with herbs and spices. Make the choice.  

Gout

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Slimming Weight Gout

General 

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.

Constipation

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Slimming Constipation

General 

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

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Cholecystitis

General 

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)

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Slimming Diabetic Diet

General 

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)

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Weight Loss Dyspepsia

General

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)

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Peptic Ulcer Diet Slim

General 

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. 

Medical Research

Dr Justin Lim Prof. Yoland Lim Best Acupuncture Melbourne Skin Cosmetic Laser Slimming Weight Loss

1997

Obesity


Studies On The Use Of 'Slimax', A Chinese Herbal Mixture, In The Treatment Of Human Obesity.


Authors:  Vera Ignjatovic, Esra Ogru, Mark Heffernan, Roksan Libinaki, Professor Yoland Lim & Professor Frank Ng.


Monash University Publication 

Harvard Citation Publication 


Published online: 10 Jan 2011, download citation:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/1388-0209(200001)3811-BFT030


A phytochemical preparation known as 'Slimax' (Professor Yoland Lim Health Care) was administered orally to human volunteers for a six week period, using a double-blind experimental method. This preparation is an aqueous extract of the Chinese medicinal plants Hordeum vulgare , Polygonatum multiflorum , Dimocarpus longan , Ligusticum sinense , Lilium brownii and Zingiber officinale . Treatment with Slimax resulted in a significant decrease in parameters such as body weight, waist and hip circumference, and Body Mass Index (BMI), in all subjects tested. The basis of action was shown to be through modification of lipid metabolism, with significant effects on both the accumulation and the release of lipid from adipose tissue. The experimental results indicate a great potential for the use of this herbal preparation in treatment of human obesity.

September 2017

Alzheimer's


Getting lost often?  

Relying solely on your cars' GPS?


Research reported in the Medical Journal of Australia from an international study involving Germany, the US and the UK suggested that lack of navigational skills may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. Although there are multiple factors which contribute to the severity of Alzheimer's, this may provide us with an avenue to diagnosing this chronic condition in its early stages in the future.


JUVEBRAIN restoration program works on the principle of increased blood flow to the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, and stimulating mitochondrial activity, potentially reducing the risk and severity of Alzheimer's by using our Australian designed and developed JUVBRAIN machine. 


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.  


August 2017

Dementia


Did you know dementia not only has effects on memory? In severe cases, it causes hospital Emergency Departments to have to use chemical or mechanical restraint. A study from Royal Melbourne Hospital, recently published by Australian Doctor online showed:

  1. One in five patients needed prescription restraints (ie antipsychotics or benzodiazepines).
  2. Some patients also needed mechanical restraint. 40% of restraints were due agitation.
  3. So what can we possibly do? 

JUVEBRAIN is Professor Yoland Lim Health Care's Medical (Non-invasive) Brain Restoration Program.


Our Australian designed and developed JUVEBRAIN machine works on the principle of increasing blood flow to the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, and stimulating mitochondrial activity, potentially reducing the risk and severity of Dementia and Alzheimer's. It is also beneficial in the reduction of risk and rehabilitation after certain CerebroVascular Accidents (CVA) (Strokes)- without drugs, without side effects.  


Salt


In our western society we eat too much salt. You go to a restaurant and there is salt on the table. On top of that, cooks often put more salt than our dietary requirements need. Observing cooking shows, chefs are often adding salt into their foods. Why? "Because it tastes good" is their reply. However what are the implications of increased salt intake? It adds to blood pressure and can put extra strain on kidneys. If your kidneys are not functioning optimally, then in severe cases it may lead to your entire body shutting down. Sometimes we can't avoid the salt chefs add to our food when we eat out, but at home we can- be your own master of your health and make a great choice of not adding extra salt to your food. There are so many other ways we can add taste to our food with herbs and spices. Make the choice.


In our western society we eat too much salt. You go to a restaurant and there is salt on the table. On top of that, cooks often put more salt than our dietary requirements need. Observing cooking shows, chefs are often adding salt into their foods. Why? "Because it tastes good" is their reply. However what are the implications of increased salt intake? It adds to blood pressure and can put extra strain on kidneys. If your kidneys are not functioning optimally, then in severe cases it may lead to your entire body shutting down. Sometimes we can't avoid the salt chefs add to our food when we eat out, but at home we can- be your own master of your health and make a great choice of not adding extra salt to your food. There are so many other ways we can add taste to our food with herbs and spices. Make the choice. 

July 2017

Alzheimer's 


Losing your memory?  Alzheimer's link to even just one night of poor sleep.


Washington University School of Medicine have discovered that even one night of disrupted sleep is enough to raise levels of the brain protein amyloid beta, which is linked with Alzheimer's disease. When this clumps together it can stop neuronal brain cells talking with each other, which can destroy neurons and erase memory.  


In Australia, more than 1 in 3 adults complain of significant sleep issues, with even more saying they "don't feel refreshed when they wake in the morning". "Lack of sleep impacts your concentration; you become forgetful and also display irritation. Your cognition deteriorates, and even a mild cognitive impairment can be a warning sign for Alzheimer's disease"- Dr Justin Lim.


What is JUVEBRAIN?  It is a Medical (Non-invasive) Brain Restoration Program. 


Alzheimer's and Dementia are mentally crippling conditions where memory is lost, and loved ones cannot even recognize family and friends. JUVEBRAIN restoration program works on the principle of increased blood flow to the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, and stimulating mitochondrial activity, potentially reducing the risk and severity by using our Australian designed and developed JUVBRAIN machine.  Beneficial in the reduction of risk and rehabilitation after certain CerebroVascular Accidents (CVA) (Strokes)- without drugs, without side effects.  It is used in conjunction with BRMC Brain Tonic


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?


There are complementary medicine available for such cases, including Professor Yoland Lim Health Care's LU8936, HYP4631 and LYMP986 for the immune system.  


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.   


What's a natural option, without side effects?  Professor Yoland Lim Health Care's AMX808, MUS123, AOIL99 for orthopaedic and arthritic problems.  

June 2017

Vitamin D


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".