Focus @ Health

Nov. 19, 2010


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By PHILIP S. CHUA, M.D., FACS, FPCS

What is myalgia?

Myalgia means muscle aches and pains. There is a condition called Fibromyalgia, which is a disorder that causes achy pain, tenderness, spasm and stiffness of the muscle, areas of the tendons and ligaments. These tender points are common around the neck and shoulders, in the front of the knees, elbow, hip joints, chest, low back, thighs and calf (lower leg) muscles.

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By PHILIP S. CHUA, M.D., FACS, FPCS

WE need to change our dietary protein sources, if we are to significantly reduce our risk of heart disease, stroke and arterial blockages and damages all over our body, all of which make cardiovascular illnesses the number one killer in the affluent societies around the globe.

By PHILIP S. CHUA, M.D., FACS, FPCS

THE industrial age has gifted the world with great advances in science and technology. However, we, humans, have neglected to prevent the expected adverse side effects on our environment of this quantum progress. As a result, we have contamination of the air we breathe (industrial pollutants), the water we drink (heavy metals), the food we eat (pesticide residues), which cause debilitating and deadly diseases; and destruction of the ozone layer, which increases our risk for the development of cancer, etc.

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