Wry Neck Woes

What is Wry Neck?

Wry neck, medically known as torticollis, is a painful condition that affects the neck muscles, causing an involuntary tilt or rotation of the head. This condition can lead to spinal pain and discomfort, impacting an individual’s mobility and overall well-being.

Wry neck often manifests as a sudden onset of neck pain accompanied by a noticeable head tilt or rotation to one side. This condition can result from various factors, including muscle spasms, injury, or underlying medical conditions. The pain and limited range of motion associated with wry neck can significantly disrupt daily activities and cause discomfort.

Connection to Spinal Pain

Wry neck’s impact goes beyond localised neck discomfort, as it can lead to spinal pain due to the intricate connections between the neck, the spine and the surrounding muscles. The spine is a complex structure, with interconnected components. Any disruption in the balance and alignment of the neck can cause a chain reaction of pain and discomfort throughout the spinal column. Misalignment caused by wry neck can result in tension and strain along the spinal muscles, leading to pain in the upper back, shoulders, and even the lower back.

Causes of Wry Neck

Several factors can contribute to the development of wry neck. These include:

  1. Muscle Spasms: Sudden muscle spasms or contractions in the neck muscles can cause the head to tilt or rotate involuntarily, resulting in wry neck.
  2. Muscle Strain: Overuse or improper use of neck muscles, such as poor posture while working or sleeping, can strain the muscles and trigger wry neck. This is aggravated by today’s tech world and gadget addiction.
  3. Injury or Trauma: Sudden jolts or impact to the neck, such as whiplash from a car accident or sudden neck twist during exercise can lead to wry neck.
  4. Underlying Conditions: In some cases, wry neck can be a symptom of underlying medical conditions, like cervical dystonia or certain neurological disorders.

Preventing Wry Neck

While wry neck can sometimes occur unexpectedly, there are preventive measures we can take to reduce the risk of developing this painful condition, including these measures:

  1. Maintain Good Posture: Practising proper posture while sitting, standing and working can help alleviate strain on the neck muscles and prevent muscle imbalances.
  2. Stretch and Exercise: Regular neck stretches and gentle exercises can help maintain the flexibility and strength of the neck muscles, reducing the likelihood of spasms and strains.
  3. Ergonomic Practices: Adjusting workspaces, computer monitors, and using ergonomic chairs to promote a neutral neck position can minimise the risk of overexertion and strain on the neck.
  4. Avoid Sudden Movements: Be mindful of sudden and jerky movements that can strain neck muscles. When turning or lifting, move gradually and smoothly.
  5. Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration helps keep muscles and connective tissues supple, reducing the risk of muscle spasms.
  6. Stress Management: Stress and tension can contribute to muscle tightness. Engage in relaxation techniques, such as nature walks, deep breathing, meditation and yoga.

Seeking Help

If wry neck occurs, it is important to consult a healthcare professional or chiropractor. They can provide a proper diagnosis, recommend appropriate chiropractic or pain management protocol, and suggest appropriate exercises to alleviate discomfort and prevent recurrence.

Wry neck can cause spinal pain and disrupt daily life, but by understanding its causes and implementing preventive measures, individuals can significantly reduce the risk of developing this painful condition. Prioritising good posture, gentle exercises and an overall health care plan can go a long way in promoting a healthy neck and spine. Health is wealth.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) & Nutritionist 

*Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[*Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

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Telephone : +65 6970 8152

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Unlocking Relief for Spinal Health

Causes of Spinal Problems

Spinal problems can arise from various causes, which can affect different parts of the spine.

Common causes of spinal problems include:

  1. Degeneration: As people age, the spinal discs degenerate, too, leading to conditions like degenerative disc disease or osteoarthritis. These conditions cause pain, stiffness and reduced mobility.
  2. Herniated Discs: Herniated or bulging discs occur when the soft inner material of spinal discs push through the tougher outer layer, potentially compressing nerves and causing pain or numbness.
  3. Spinal Stenosis: This is narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, leading to pain, numbness and other symptoms.
  4. Scoliosis: Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine, which can cause pain and postural problems.
  5. Trauma: Accidents, falls, and injuries can damage the spine, causing fractures, dislocations, or other issues.
  6. Poor Posture: Chronic poor posture can strain the muscles and ligaments of the spine, leading to discomfort and spinal misalignment. Many people often do not take this seriously until the condition becomes serious and they ‘hunch’ badly.
  7. Infections or Tumours: If these occur in or around the spine, it can cause pain and structural issues.

How to Detect Spinal Problems?

Detecting spinal problems typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests, which may include X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging studies. Symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness, or changes in bowel or bladder functions may also give important clues.


Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a complementary healthcare approach that focuses on identifying and alleviating musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine. Chiropractors believe that many health issues can be traced back to spinal misalignments (or subluxations) that can affect the nervous system.

Chiropractors use manual manipulation techniques to adjust the spine and improve its alignment. Here’s how chiropractic care may help alleviate some of the spinal problems listed above.

  1. Pain Relief: Chiropractic adjustments can provide relief from acute or chronic back and neck pain by reducing pressure on nerves and improving joint mobility.
  2. Improved Range of Motion: Adjustments can increase the range of motion in affected areas of the spine, which can improve flexibility and reduce stiffness.
  3. Postural Corrections: Chiropractors often work on correcting posture issues, which can help alleviate strain on the spine and its supporting structures.
  4. Prevention: Regular chiropractic care may help prevent future spinal problems by addressing minor misalignments before they become major issues.
  5. Complementary Care: Chiropractic care is often used alongside other treatments, such as physical therapy and exercise, to provide a holistic approach to spinal health.

It is important to note that there is no ‘magic cure’ and the outcome of chiropractic care can vary, depending on the specific conditions, individual factors, and the skill of the chiropractor. Chiropractic care may not be suitable for all spinal conditions, and medical intervention or surgery may be necessary to address severe spinal issues.

Contact us if you prefer a non-surgical complementary approach to your spinal issues.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) & Nutritionist 

*Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[*Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

[*Not a Medical or Dental Qualification]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Is Eating Meat Good or Bad?

There are many views concerning the ingestion and digestion of meat, especially red meat, on online forums, with varying and differing responses. From what I have learnt in the past 15 years studying nutrition, I have done some research over the past few months on this subject. It has been fascinating and often humorous. I will list a few of the opinions for your enrichment.

How long do we need to digest meat?

Meat and Livestock Australia website says: “Less than 4–6 hours to digest meat.” Meat is made up of protein and some fats, which are easily digested and generally leave the stomach within  2–3 hours. Meat is fully digested within 4–6 hours, compared to the dietary fibre found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which takes more than two days. The human digestive system is well designed to digest a variety of foods, including red meat, which contains essential nutrients, like Zinc, Vitamin B12 and long chain Omega-3s.

“About four days to digest meat and about a day and a half to digest vegetables, says Vistara Parham, RN (“What‘s wrong with eating meat?”).

It takes about 48 hours to digest meat. says Prerna Salla, author of ‘In Search of the Perfect Diet’.

“Meat takes about 72 hours to digest” according to WikiAnswers.com.

I have also heard this: “It takes years for a human to digest meat.” Response: Absolutely false. If it were true, the average person would have an extra 90 kilogrammes of red meat in their gut in just one year.

It takes 1–3 hours to digest meat, depending on how much you chew it and the other foods you take with it, says Expert Answerbag.com.

It takes a few hours to a day to digest meat, depending on the individual’s GI tract, says TeenHealthfx.com.

It takes about three months to fully digest a burger, says a popular Health Radio programme.

The Facts

It takes 24 to 72 hours to fully digest meat, depending on the person’s digestive tract, state of health, medications taken, what is eaten with it, emotions and other factors. For example, a hamburger sandwich with all the trimmings will take about 24 to 72 hours. Why? On average, it takes that time for most people’s digestive tract to do its job. But, on the whole, 1–3 days will completely digest, or break apart, the food.

Scientists are actually able to measure this by ‘marking’ the meal with a type of dye that eventually colours the faeces (semi-solid waste matter after food has been digested and discharged from the bowels), so they can see when the residue of something actually exits the body.

Once the food is broken apart into its component parts (the macro-nutrients of protein, fat, carbohydrate, water, and micro-nutrients of vitamins and minerals), the broken-down products can then be absorbed into the body. Almost all of these actions occur by the time the materials reach the small intestine. So, the food that you eat for dinner tonight will be in the form of amino acids (protein), triglycerides and cholesterol (fats) and carbohydrates (mostly glucose), vitamins, minerals and water probably by tomorrow evening. Probably some, if not most, will also have been absorbed into your body and used in some way.

Digestibility refers to the proportion of a food that becomes available to the body as absorbed nutrients. Beef is highly digestible. In fact, 97 percent of beef is digestible, in comparison to 89 per cent of flour and 65 per cent of most vegetables.

However, many people equate digestibility with the length of time food remains in the stomach. Beef and other protein foods remain in the stomach longer than fruits and vegetables and, consequently, provide a feeling of fullness for a longer period of time.

The surface area of the small intestine (with thousands of villi and micro-villi or brush-like projections on the surface of intestines) is approximately 250 square metres. The contents of the stomach enter the small intestine at different rates – carbohydrates first, then proteins, and then fats. There are more nerve cells in the digestive system than in the peripheral nervous system.

Eating too much cooked or processed foods over time affects the pancreas and inhibits enzyme production. The lack of naturally-produced enzymes from the pancreas will affect the body’s ability to properly digest food. Cooked or processed foods form the majority of foods consumed by the average person. This includes so-called healthy diets. Eating such foods also causes an increase in WBC (white blood cell) production (protecting the body from what you have eaten) each time you eat. Over time, this reaction can impair your immune system and render it inadequate to effectively fight disease.

Incidentally, the best resource for getting good nutrition information and advice may not be the radio, TV, magazines or the internet. For nutrition questions, if possible, talk to a trained dietitian at your local hospital or health care clinic who has been trained in nutrition. A lot of folks think they are experts in nutrition, but you should look for one with either a R.D. (Registered Dietician) Certification or any advanced degrees (like M.S., M.P.H., or Ph.D.) in nutrition or a related subject from a college or university that offers professional training in nutrition, says Dian Dooley, Ph.D. in Nutrition and Anatomy.

Meat is Often Not the Real Culprit

Meat is not really the issue. It is the dietary habits of the person as a whole and the condition of the person’s health at the time that matter. Dietary history is important, as well as the quality of the meat, the amount per serving, and the frequency of eating meat. Also, it is the state of the nervous system that can help your digestive system function properly. Most people have a dietary history that impairs the digestive system to function optimally. So, if your nervous system is not functioning optimally, get a chiropractic adjustment to optimise your spinal health to reduce spinal and nervous system interference.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) & Nutritionist 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Vitamin C: Heal or Kill?


Vitamin C (ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid) is an important nutrient, which helps our body form blood vessels, cartilage, muscles and collagen in bones. It is also vital to our body’s healing process. As an antioxidant, it enhances the immune system and significantly decreases the risk of a wide range of diseases, such as cancers and degenerative and chronic diseases.

People who get little or no vitamin C (below 10 mg per day) for many weeks can get scurvy. Scurvy causes fatigue, inflammation of the gums, small red or purple spots on the skin, joint pain, poor wound healing, and corkscrew hairs.


Vitamin C occurs naturally in some foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Heat and cooking in water can destroy some of the Vitamin C content in these foods; so, eating these foods raw is best. Some good sources of Vitamin C include:

A male above 19 years would require about 90 mg of Vitamin C daily, while a female above 19 years require 75 mg daily.


Vitamin C is promoted so much that many food companies add it to their products. It is found in soft drinks, snacks, cereals, and added to many health supplements. Some naturally-occurring Vitamin C is also added to canned or bottled juices. In some food products, Vitamin C is used as a preservative, and marketed to be “high in Vitamin C” for health reasons. Most people think that sounds brilliant for nutrition supplementation, but it can be potentially harmful with certain foods.

The reason is actually not a complicated equation. This is because a common preservative used in foods and beverages called Sodium Benzoate (SB) can be a hazardous concoction when mixed with Vitamin C. Sodium Benzoate, also called Benzoate of Soda or E211, can be found in juices, pickles, soft drinks, sauces, mustard, salad dressings, jams and other ingestible products.

According to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), SB, by itself, shows no evidence of causing any health problems in people. But when you mix it with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), a chemical reaction occurs and it creates ‘Benzene’, which is a proven carcinogen and is severely detrimental to health. The body does not produce Benzene on its own, but this common combination could result in cancer from regular ingesting of such carcinogen cocktail. It can mess up the entire system of the body.

In a study done by the FDA more than 10 years ago, it found that 54 out of 84 soft drinks tested contained Benzene. Some had levels 16 times higher than what is allowed in drinking water. And these allowances can be lenient, which means the allowable limit in your body is actually lower. So, even though the laws state that drinking water should have less than five PPB (parts per billion) of Benzene, there is no legal limit on Benzene in other drinks.

Food Science believes that SB is great due to its preservation benefits in drinks and food. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and even helps fight different coli, such as Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli) found mostly in under-cooked food, contaminated ground beef, unpasteurised milk, contaminated water and vegetables. It is a bacterium which causes 73,000 reported food-borne illness cases and 60 deaths in the USA (1999). Therefore, it is highly promoted for use as a preservative. But, even by itself, it is not safe for human consumption.

Another study from the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) published in 2007 shows that SB (not the mixture, just Sodium Benzoate) is linked to hyperactive children and decreased intelligence in children. The study revealed an average of 5.5 points drop in IQ. Although there are other influences which may cause hyperactivity among children, this is a red flag.

Help Yourself First

Just like most of the articles I have written, we need to be aware of what we do, eat and drink, especially the dangers and hazards to our health, so that we make informed changes and choices for better health. It is important to check and read labels on soft drinks and processed foods, if you are going to consume such items. If any contains SB (Sodium Benzoate), do not buy it. If you have it, throw it out. As I have always advised, avoid processed foods altogether. There are too many dangers and no healthy reason for consuming them.

The only way to get rid of pain, numbness, tingling, discomfort is to go the natural way. There is no point visiting a doctor or chiropractor if one does not want to change your lifestyle, including what you consume. We need to understand the causes of health problems and avoid focusing on alleviating the symptoms only, if we want to get effective results and real changes to our health in the long term.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) & Nutritionist 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Honorary Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Apples – Crunch Your Way to Healthy Nutrition

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. How true!

There is no easier way to add a dose of good nutrition to your day than by crunching on a tasty apple. You probably first experienced its delightful flavour as a baby, when apple sauce introduced you to real food. And now, whether it is a Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, McIntosh or Red Delicious, you think of apples as old friends. Grown throughout the world, apples are high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium. In short, eating apples is a smart part of a healthy lifestyle.

SIX Ways Apples Keep You Healthy

  • Regulates your day

You do not have to worry about having regular bowels anymore. Whether your problem is visiting the bathroom too often or not often enough, apples can help.

A British researcher, Dr. D.P Burkitt, believes that one of the easiest ways to prevent all types of illnesses is to avoid constipation. He calls the diseases caused by chronic constipation ‘pressure diseases’. Appendicitis, diverticular diseases, haemorrhoids, hiatal hernias, and even varicose veins can all be caused by straining to pass small, hard stools.

Just one apple, with its skin, contains 4 to 5 grams of fibre – the most important nutrient in keeping your bowels working like a well-oiled machine. Keeping your bowels regular without relying on harmful laxatives could be as easy as replacing that afternoon snack of potato chips or cookies with a crisp, delicious apple. And think of the calories you will save. The average apple has about 80 calories, a serving of chips has at least 150 calories and a few cookies 200 or more calories.

Apples are also good for diarrhoea, thanks to an ingredient called pectin. This carbohydrate has a congealing effect in your intestines that helps firm things up and return you to normal. Apple sauce is actually the best apple product for diarrhoea, since it is made without the high-fibre skin. But watch out for the extra sugar or sweetener. Some brands of apple sauce dump unhealthy sweeteners into an otherwise healthy food, and too much refined sugar could make your diarrhoea worse.

  • Keeps your body young

By now, you know antioxidants can protect you from many of the diseases that seem to be a part of aging. In fact, so many people are taking supplements for antioxidant protection that it has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. The evidence is mounting that whole foods can do more for you than pills.

When scientists compared a 1,500-milligram vitamin C supplement to one small apple, the results were astounding – the antioxidant values were equal. That means a fresh apple has more than 15 times the antioxidant power of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. And that is just for starters. The researchers also found an ordinary apple was able to stop the growth of colon and liver cancer cells in test tubes. Unpeeled apples were especially effective. The question you need to ask yourself: Why waste money on flavourless supplements when you can get better antioxidant firepower from a sweet, crunchy fruit?

  • Cut your risk of heart disease

Sometimes, it is hard to remember which food is good for which part of your body. The next time you pick up an apple, examine it carefully. It is shaped a bit like a heart – and that should help you remember apples are good for your heart.

It is the magnesium and potassium in apples that help regulate your blood pressure and keep your heart beating steadily. it is the flavonoid quercetin, a naturally-occurring antioxidant, that protects your artery walls from damage and keeps your blood flowing smoothly.

In fact, adding flavonoid-rich foods like apples to your diet has been scientifically confirmed to lower your risk of heart disease. There is proof of this in a study of Japanese women who ate foods high in quercetin. They were less likely to get coronary heart disease than other women and they had lower levels of total cholesterol and LDL, or bad cholesterol.

4)        Prevents strokes

Apples are a smart choice for helping avoid strokes. Scientists are not sure which ingredient in this multi-beneficial fruit to credit, but the connection is clear – people who regularly eat apples are less likely to have strokes than people who do not.

  • Protects your joints

In parts of the world where fruits and vegetables make up a large part of the diet, very few people get arthritis. Compare this to modernised countries where fruits and vegetables have been replaced with fast, processed food, and you will find up to 70 per cent of the population suffer from some form of arthritis. Just a coincidence? Not according to nutrition experts. They link this trend in part to boron, a trace mineral many plants, including apples, absorb from the soil.

If you eat like most people, you will get about 1 to 2 milligrams (mg) of boron a day, mostly from non-citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, and nuts. Experts believe, however, you need anywhere from 3 to 10 mg a day to reduce your risk of arthritis. To boost your boron intake to this level, you would have to eat more than nine apples a day.

This is probably an unreasonable amount for most people, but do not despair. Pair an apple with other boron-rich foods like a few tablespoons of peanut butter and a large handful of raisins. You will not only have a delicious afternoon snack, but you will make your joint-saving quota of boron at the same time.

  • Helps you breathe deeply

Your lungs are assaulted every day by cigarette smoke, air pollution, pollen, and other air-borne toxins.

On top of that, some people suffer from asthma, emphysema, or other lung conditions. If all you want to do is take a deep breath, then grab an apple. A five-year study of more than 2,500 men from Wales found those who ate five or more apples per week were able to fill their lungs with more air than men who did not eat apples. Experts believe you might be getting some special protection from the antioxidant quercetin. Unfortunately, eating apples cannot reverse a lung condition you already have, but you just might add a new line of defence against further damage.

Apple Pantry Pointers

Buy apples that are unbruised, firm, and have good colour. Take them out of their plastic bag and store them in your refrigerator – loose in the produce bin or in a paper bag is best. And since they will absorb odours, keep them away from strong-smelling foods like garlic and onions.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) & Nutritionist 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg



Anti-inflammatory Omega 3 Fish Oils

What Are Omega 3 Fatty Acids?

What’s all the fuss about Omega 3 fish oils? What do they do for your body?

Omega 3 is a type of fat that is essential for human health and immunity. It contains two fatty acids that benefit the human body greatly, which are known as DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid). These fatty acids are an integral part of cell membranes throughout the body. Lack of it can affect the function of cell receptors in these membranes. They provide the starting point for making hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and relaxation of the artery walls, and inflammation.

Omega 3 fish oils are found in the bodies of fish. Eating fresh fish is, however, no longer recommended. This is due to the high mercury levels that are prevalent in almost all fresh fish these days, which are detrimental to health. Companies have manufactured fish oil that is mercury free by processing the oils that naturally occur in the fish.

Omega 3 and Disease Prevention

DHA and EPA fatty acids have been linked to helping prevent heart diseases, cancer, and many other diseases. DHA is also required by the human brain. Low levels of DHA in the brain have been linked to depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, and an increased chance of being stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, the regular and repeated consumption of Omega 3 fish oils can greatly help affect the quality of your health and life. This is through the reduction of inflammation, which can be the cause of muscle tightness, pain, numbness and fatigue.

The American Heart Association recommends the use of fish oils to help your heart performance as long as you keep your dosage under three grams per day, or roughly between 0.5 to 1.8 grams per day. Clinical trials conducted have shown that Omega 3 fish oils can reduce cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, strokes, and even death.

Research has also shown that fish oils can help decrease the risk of inflammation, arrhythmias, decrease triglyceride levels, decrease the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque, and even lower blood pressure. The regular and responsible use of Omega 3 fish oils can reduce inflammation and the risk and symptoms of a variety of disorders influenced by inflammation.

Seek Help Timely

If you have persistent inflammation in your body, pain, muscle tightness and numbness, you may wish to take a good quality Omega 3 supplement (180 mg EPA/120 mg DHA) and consult a Chiropractor on rebalancing the nervous system to remove the blockages in the system. The Omega 3 will be a boost for your recovery.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg


Colon Detox Can Improve Your Colon Health

Why Colon Health is Key to Good Health

A healthy colon is a vital part of a healthy body. The colon is part of the nervous system through the third component of the nervous system called the Enteric Nervous System. As the spine is linked to the nervous system, we need to take care of our Digestive System, especially the colon. The Digestive System is Zone Four of the Six Zones, a Chiropractic healing technique founded by Dr Thurman Fleet (1895 – 1983).

The colon, along with the small and large intestines, are a major area where the nutrients in food are absorbed.  If the colon is not clean, it cannot fulfil this important task.  Not only that, the impacted faecal material that builds up in the colon and intestines will release toxins into the bloodstream.  You are in effect getting toxins instead of nutrients, not a very good trade-off.

Symptoms that signal you need a colon detoxification include persistent tiredness, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), frequent headaches and constipation.

Ways to Clean the Colon

There are a variety of ways of colon cleansing, including colonic irrigation, enemas (injecting gas or liquid to expel contents in rectum), dietary fibre intake, and laxative herbs.  These methods can help, but each has negative points, too.

Another natural option for colon health is to use an oxygen-based colon cleanser.  This method uses magnesium oxide that has been treated with oxygen and ozone.  This substance will react with the hydrochloric acid in the stomach to release oxygen.  The oxygen gets into the bloodstream to nourish all parts of the body, but it does more than that.  It also nourishes the favourable bacteria that live in the digestive tract.

Favourable bacteria compete with the unfavourable ones for living space.  Unfavourable bacteria in the digestive tract will result in vomiting, diarrhoea, and cramps.  An oxygen- based colon detox will encourage growth of good microbes, for better all-around health.  So how exactly does this work?

Oxygen-based Colon Cleansing

An oxygen-based colon health product creates a chemical reaction that releases oxygen and melts the impacted material in the intestines and colon into gas and liquid.  You will need to stay close to a bathroom for a day or so, while you eliminate the toxins and waste material from your colon. You will definitely feel much better thereafter.

Look for an oxygen-based colon detox product that is available in capsule form.  Ensure that it does not include ascorbic acid among the ingredients. This is because ascorbic acid is an antioxidant, which will undo the good that could be done by the oxygen.  A good ingredient to look for is GE-132.  This is Germanium-132, which is good for the health of the immune system.  It also facilitates and adds oxygen.  It is considered to be a nutrient that is helpful for many life-threatening ailments.

Weight Loss and Added Benefit

Cleansing the colon can help with weight loss, too.  Many people who have eaten an average diet for years could have accumulated 5-10 kilogrammes of impacted faecal matter in their colons.  An oxygen-based colon cleanse will help the body eliminate this waste material, resulting in a quick loss to jump-start your weight loss plan.  Follow up the cleansing process with reasonable portions of healthy and fresh natural food.  You will have enough energy after the cleansing to start an exercise programme, too.

Can Chiropractic Help with Digestive Issues?

Besides nutrition and oxygen-based colon cleansing, Zone Chiropractic focusing on the Digestive Zone will also help eliminate digestive issues and projects.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Why Fibre Is Key

In this article, I will reveal some little-known facts about fibres and the harmful effects (lack of) or beneficial effects (presence of) they have on your body.

What are Fibres and How it Impacts Health?                                                                      

Fibre is the indigestible part of all plant foods. It is found in fruits, vegetables, grains and beans. Your digestive system cannot stomach fibre, so it is excreted undigested. You may think that you do not need fibre since it is excreted undigested anyway. This notion is wrong.

Let’s imagine the following scenario:

You overeat at least once or twice a week, more often at weekends. And your regular menus do not have much fibre. This might be your preferred lifestyle and diet; however, this will create a lot of health problems (effects) for you, including:

– Constipation

– Discomfort in stomach & aches

– Gases in the digestive tract

– Haemorrhoids

– Indigestion

– Getting tired easily

– Lack of concentration on what you are doing

Overall, you become less productive at work and more irritable at home. Besides all these, you gain more and more weight. Hopefully, that is the moment you realise you do have a ‘problem’.


What Cause Digestive Problems?

The culprit is often linked to lower intake of fibre-rich foods and, conversely, higher intake of foods without fibre (like meat). The average amount of fibre intake should be about 25-30 grammes per day. Unfortunately, most people’s regular diets include less than 10-15 grammes daily.

To help your digestive issues, you should start consuming more fibre-rich foods like:

– all bran cereal

– beans

– peas

– spinach

– wholemeal brown bread

– red cabbage

– carrots

– baked potato with skin

– apples, bananas, oranges and all fruits

Types of Fibres                                                                             

There are two types of fibre – soluble and insoluble. If you start eating more food rich in fibre, you will be amazed by its beneficial effects on your body, health and way of life.

Soluble fibre forms glue-like gel in the intestinal tract. The gel softens stools (no more constipation) and improves your digestion (no more indigestion).

Fibre slows down ‘stomach-emptying’ process and you feel fuller longer. This effect helps you crave and eat less, and your body burns additional calories to digest fibre, which will help you lose weight.

Insoluble fibre is an excellent natural laxative because of its ability to hold onto water and to push waste faster along the intestines. The fibre in intestines also decreases the risk of colon cancer.

Like many others, I used to have little fibre-rich food, and suffered frequent stomach issues and indigestion. Then I started to include more fruits and fibre-rich foods in my daily diet. This really worked for me and eradicated my digestive problems. Now, fibre-rich food is the most important nutritious part of my regular diet.

What if Fibre-rich Diet Does Not Help?

You may ask: What if the fibre-rich diet protocol does not work for me and my digestion is still very bad? The drug-free solution is to get a Zone Chiropractic adjustment, specifically with Zone 4 (aka the Digestive Zone). The Zone 4 adjustment will allow proper ‘brain-to-spine’ communication and vice versa. So, all nervous system interferences in the digestive system will be restored and your digestive health will be functioning in a more robust manner. Chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with a high-fibre diet is most ideal in obtaining the most optimal digestive system synergistically.


Your Trusted Chiropractor (Specialist in Zone Chiropractic) 

Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic and Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis Patients

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a chronic medical condition suffered by an estimated 6 million people in the United States. It is a common condition that affects the spine, causing it to curve in an abnormal shape. It can cause poor posture, difficulty in breathing, pain, stiffness, difficulty moving around and even fatigue. While this condition is not curable through conventional medical treatments, chiropractic care has been known to help those suffering from scoliosis. This article explains how chiropractic care helps with scoliosis and reduces the symptoms, and why it should be your first step in getting your health back.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis

Chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and structures using manual manipulation of the spine and other joints, to correct any misaligned vertebrae or joints. The goal of chiropractic care is to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore balance of the nervous system that affects the mental-emotional and physical body. It is often used as an alternative or complementary therapy for people suffering from chronic pain or injury-related conditions such as scoliosis.

A study published in 2018 found that after a series of regular chiropractic adjustments, patients experienced improved posture, decreased pain levels, increased flexibility of the spine, better joint mobility, reduced curvature of the spine, improved range of motion and more – all without resorting to surgery or medications. Additionally, regular chiropractic care can help prevent further spinal deformities associated with scoliosis by realigning misaligned vertebrae.

Chiropractic care is also beneficial for overall health and wellbeing. Regular adjustment sessions can help reduce stress levels, improve sleep quality and increase energy levels. By improving overall physical health and reducing stress levels, it can also help to alleviate some of the mental strain associated with living with a chronic condition like scoliosis.


No Quick Fixes, But Take Action Now

Taking action is always difficult when it comes to long-term medical conditions like scoliosis because there are no quick fixes or easy answers. It is, however, the first step towards better health—and this includes starting a course of chiropractic care. If you are suffering from this condition or know someone who is, consider consulting a professional chiropractor about how chiropractic care could help manage your symptoms and give you back your life.

Scoliosis can be a debilitating condition, but with proper management through chiropractic care, many people have seen great improvements in their symptoms over time—including reduced pain levels, improved mobility, and overall improved quality of life.


Your Trusted Chiropractor


Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist &

Secretary of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg

Healing Persistent Diarrhoea

Beyond Normal Diarrhoea

Do you often experience ‘loose’, watery and extreme frequent bowel movements, coupled with weight loss, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea and vomiting? This is increasingly a common problem faced by individuals leading stressful lives. Fortunately, diarrhoea symptoms usually last for a couple of days only. Longer than that, you need medical attention.


If the diarrhoea symptoms persist beyond two days, it could demonstrate a bigger health problem, such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or even inflammatory bowel disease. Signs and symptoms of more serious diarrhoea include fever, blood or mucus in stool, bloating, gassy stomach, abdominal cramps and pains, vomiting, nausea, and inability to control bowel movement. If you become dehydrated, it may lead to heat stroke.


If you are an adult and your diarrhoea continues even after two days with the following symptoms, please see a doctor immediately:

  • severe rectal or abdominal pain
  • black or bloody stools
  • fever above 39 degrees Celsius

Self-Help Drink for Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea can lead to severe dehydration among children. It is important to see a doctor if the diarrhoea shows no improvement within 24 hours.

For self-help, you can consider making your own liquid to replenish lost fluids in your body – Pedialyte.

This is all you need to make your own non-chemical laden Pedialyte:

  • 6 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 litre filtered drinking water

(If you’ve organic sugar and natural sea salt, that’s better)

Mix all the ingredients in a clean jar or bowl. Check and ensure that you are using the correct amounts of each ingredient. Too much sugar can make diarrhoea symptoms worse, and too much salt can also be harmful.

Encourage a dehydrated child to drink as much of this Pedialyte alternative as possible. Children above age 2 need a minimum of 1 cup of this drink after each bout of diarrhoea. Children under age 2 need a minimum of 1/2 cup after each bout of diarrhoea. If you need to, you can spoon feed your child this solution. This drink will replenish your child with the liquid and nutrients that are lost during diarrhoea.

Chiropractic Healing for Persistent Diarrhoea

As a specialist Zone Chiropractor using the Zone Technique founded by Dr Thurman Fleet, Texas, USA, we can help balance the Zones of your body to correct the root causes of the problem. Diarrhoea-related issues are linked to digestive functions of your body. In particular, Zone 4 governs all Digestion-related functions and issues. Diarrhoea occurs because the Zone which governs digestion is not sending the right signals to the digestion system.  Once the digestion zone is balanced, the nerves linked to the digestion system will receive the right signals, thereby correcting the diarrhoea (the effects). This cause-and-effect theory of health problems and diseases is similar to the causal loop in Systems Thinking.

Get your spine check regularly, so that your entire body can function optimally at its best. This is the best wellness and prevention plan that you deserve, to enable your body to function at its peak without any nervous system interferences that cause illnesses, diseases and pain.


Your Trusted Chiropractor


Dr. Nicholas Lim, D.C., ANutr, B.Sc. (Hons)

[Dr. of Chiropractic & Nutritionist &

Treasurer of Chiropractic Association of Singapore]

WhatsApp :+65 9352 8828

Telephone : +65 6970 8152

Email : contact@drchiro.com.sg