Supplements are supplementation on top of real foods.

Case: Hair Loss. High LDL cholesterol.

Kai Jin, a 36 years old dragon boat enthusiast, started losing hair since 16 years old.

She had gone for all kinds of treatments but in vain. Skin specialist claimed that her hair follicles are still healthy. But TCM, acupuncture and hair specialists treatments didn't help grow more hair in each follicle. Her blood test results were all normal. Kai Jin remained puzzled and troubled throughout the past 20 years.

Last year, however, her hair grew back a little after she started eating "better".

She suspected what she needed was nutrients and perhaps improving her digestive system may help.

Kai Jin had very serious bloating. Meat can cause extremely painful stomachache. Salads weakened her legs (脚软). Her legs also experienced numbness and tingling sensation. Constipated, she could go toilet only twice a wk. Dragonfruits helped ease constipation, but cutting carbs worked better.

After analysing her diet which consisted of mainly refined carbs like fried bee hoon/ chee cheong fun/ curry puff and other foods made from flour, I explained that her diet is highly deprived of proper nutrients such as fibre, minerals, vitamins, protein, carbohydrates and fats.