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Your Gut Matters -7th Holistic Wellness Symposium (Eng Talk)


Sun Jul 26 2015, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Chui Huay Lim Club, No. 190, Keng Lee Road, Lorong Chuan, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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  • Special Price for a limited period only: $62.99 ($60.00 + $2.99 fees)
  • Additional fees may apply


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Four Eminent Speakers sharing their insights on the main topic: Your Gut Matters

Living in a society as fast paced as that in Singapore, one cannot escape the feeling of being bombarded by the rapid changes brought about by Singapore's economic growth and development. Coping with these drastic changes is challenging. Not only are individuals required to make continual adjustments to their lifestyles, but they are also expected to make positive health choices which are by no means an easy task. Given the fact that health choices are complex; it is therefore important that decisions we make are based on good insight into the potential effects on our health and well-being. In order to facilitate this, we have invited four eminent speakers: Doctor Jennifer Loke, Doctor Lee Kah Wai, Professor Yim Heng Boon and Ms Chong Nyet Chin, all of whom have a range of specialised knowledge and skills to help us gain a good understanding of the ways to maintain good health.

Dr Jennifer Loke starts the presentations session with a critical review entitled, “Healthy Lifestyle - Challenges and Opportunities in Modern Living”. In her presentation, we will hear about her critical analysis on some influences from western civilisation on modern living. To help us gain good insights into a critical perspective, we will be taken on a trip down memory lane through Singapore in the period between the early 70s and the late 80s. Using examples to demonstrate common interactions with our activities of daily living, Dr Loke aims to engage us in self-critical evaluations, so that we can be encouraged to critically explore strategies which potentially help us with achieving healthier living.

Dr Lee Kah Wai is sharing his work entitled, “When is it best to see your doctor?”. Reflecting on his many years in general medical practice, Dr Lee aims to provide us with some useful tips on the optimal use of general medical services. Based on selected real life examples, Dr Lee will also enlighten us, as to the reasons for delayed medical attention and/or health and social care. Through his presentation, he hopes to help us gain an understanding of the critical barriers to early detection of health issues as well as the courage to overcome these barriers to avoid missed opportunities for prompt treatment and timely care.

Prof Yim Heng Boon is presenting his paper entitled “Gastrointestinal Screening and Prevention - a Useful Strategy to Achieve Good Health”. His presentation gives us a better insight into the various gastrointestinal services in Singapore. In addition, Prof Yim will draw on examples from his many years of practising as a gastroenterologist, and teaching and researching this specialty, to help dispel some of the common myths and misconceptions about gastrointestinal screening procedures.

Ms Chong Nyet Chin draws the presentations session to a close. This is based on her paper entitled: “Healthy Food Choices – Selecting Safe Products for Better Health”. Ms Chong will share her knowledge on how a retailer maintains food safe and ensures its freshness and nutritional values. She will specifically highlight to us that any good food standard from retailers cannot be achieved without the collaboration from consumers at an individual level. Hence, issues surrounding the ways food is handled at consumer level will be addressed by her. In her presentation, she will also present her critical views on the roles and responsibilities of consumers in their food choices to attain good health.