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Heavy Metals in our Bodies

I recently attended a seminar on Heavy Metal Toxicity (HMT) organised by the Society of Advancement of Hormones and Healthy Aging Medicine Malaysia (SAHHAMM) and conducted by ACNEM with Dr Karel Hromek, a very experienced physician from Australia and a "guru" for Environmental and Nutritional Medicine. I had heard from patients about their remarkable treatment successes and  wanted to know more about how this amazing therapeutic arm works. Over the 2 day training session, I learnt more then I bargained for, got very excited about its whole potential and even sat for the certification exam at the end!
So what is heavy metals and how does one get them?  Heavy Metals (HM) are Lead(Pb), Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Aluminium, Copper and Iron. Excess exposure to these metals causes its toxicity but the symptoms associated with the slow accumulation of these toxic metals are multiple and non-specific therefore effects may not appear until later in life. Chronic, low level exposure t…

From Belly Fat to Belly Flat

Lately I have been seeing quite a no of men above 40 and women above 30 complaining of unwanted weight around their waist and belly. Those extra pounds have crept up around the middle despite dieting, limiting carbs or doing crunches, is really due to a shift in hormone production. In fact, belly fat is commonly the outward sign of a specific type of hormone imbalance known as "EsTROGEN DOMINANCE". Do you realise how much bad estrogen there is in our environmnt? Better known as Xenoestrogens, these estrogens is now creating havoc in our whole hormonal systems that our forefathers never had to worry about! Pollution, stress with time, lack of sleep, processed foods, plastics, hormone injected meat, and too much coffee are just a few of the producers of toxins that causes estrogen dominance. As a result women are suffering more from PMS, bloatedness, breast cysts, uterine fibroids, water retention and excessive weight gains. Men are putting on weight in the waist line, have …

Automated Hair Transplantation

Finally, something to write! After returning from Italy after the V2LR training, I became interested in a new technology for Hair Transplantation called the S.A.F.E.R. techniquee using the French made PUNCH Matic machine. Traditionally, hair transplantion is a very time consuming process taking around 6 to 8 hours of tedious and meticulous work. Because of this, many Drs and Surgeons prefer not to conduct this procedure in their practice. Also the old technique gave only 60-80% follicular survival rate and for someone who is losing his/her hair, losing more doner hair can be unacceptable. I began to like the idea of this new technique when I found out that I do not have to cut a few strips of scalp skin from the back of the head to donate the follicle unit(FU). With the SAFER technique I only vacuum individual hair follicle out without cutting the skin. This makes is very much less invasive and less complications. Survival of the follicular unit is also much higher. I also like the …