Help, I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis Sugar, Less Podcast

AFT Podcasts by AsiaFitnessToday.com | Co-hosted by Jasmine H. Low & Nikki Yeo

Help, I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast goes in search of ways to avoid Type 2 Diabetes. We interview health and fitness personalities from Asia Pacific; athletes, medical doctors, allied health professionals, fitness/wellness experts & people living with NCDs. Co-hosts Nikki Yeo and Jasmine Low chat over a cuppa tea. In Malaysia, it’s the Teh Tarik, made frothy by swift hand movements of a tea-pulling expert but 8tsp of condensed milk in one cup?! Kurang manis, boss! Sugar, less please! • Podcast description: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/sugarless read less
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Episodes

S2E1 Theresa Loo, Pharmacist, Health Coach & Podcaster, PharmacistEdit
21-09-2023
S2E1 Theresa Loo, Pharmacist, Health Coach & Podcaster, PharmacistEdit
Join co-hosts Jasmine Low and Nikki Yeo in this brand new Second Season of the "Help! I'm prediabetic! Kurang Manis (Sugar,Less) Podcast. The duo meet Theresa Loo, Pharmacist, Health Coach & Podcaster at PharmacistEdit. Born in Malaysia, she graduated as a pharmacist in New Zealand and gained experience in the UK before moving to Australia. Theresa Loo is the eldest of 3 girls, and has enjoyed a diverse career in pharmacy in the community, hospital and education fields. Her passion lies in preventative medicine having had contact with so many patients with complications from chronic disease - it was heart-wrenching for her to see them go through the journey. So she thought she could make more of an impact in early intervention to prevent the complications of chronic disease. She focuses on type 2 diabetes. Could it because both her grandfathers suffered from the complications of type 2 diabetes? She will join us shortly to share why she’s all in to prevent and keep diabetes in remission! On a side note, husband and her have 3 chickens; Snap, Crackle and Pop, and enjoy being part of the self-sufficient community in Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Trainer & Assessor, Accredited Consultant Pharmacist, Postgraduate Certificate in Medicines Information & Management. Theresa helps people find the best interventions to naturally resolve chronic conditions, overcome limiting beliefs and connect their health back to their ultimate purpose in life. Theresa specialises in reviewing medicines, checking for side-effects interactions as a DMMR or HMR pharmacist in the Brisbane region. As a pharmacist and health coach, Therese facilitates your why, helps you dig deeper into what’s holding you back and supports you to create sustainable change so you can reach your health goals. She has a special interest in reversing and preventing chronic disease through diet, lifestyle and nutrition. Her own health journey has opened her eyes to the strengths and weakness of mainstream as well as alternative therapies. Her philosophy is to treat the root cause of the condition, utilising all therapies. Her health coaching sessions are available via Zoom or TeleHealth. Certifications and Accreditations: Health Coaching Australia & NZ (HCANZA) accredited Health & Wellness CoachAustralian Association of Consultant Pharmacists (AACP)Bachelor of PharmacyPostgraduate Certificate in Medicines Information & Management --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
[Korean Version] 덜 단 The Kurang Manis (Sugar,Less) Podcast by AsiaFitnessToday.com
11-01-2022
[Korean Version] 덜 단 The Kurang Manis (Sugar,Less) Podcast by AsiaFitnessToday.com
Hello 2022! We welcome the new year with a special Korean podcast version of highlights from Season 1 of The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast, voiced by four students of one of South Korea's oldest private universities, Chosun University in Gwangju. The students were mentored by podcast co-hosts Nikki Yeo and Jasmine Low over a month, where they spent hours researching the topics, discussed as a group, translated articles from English to Korean (www.asiafitnesstoday.com/sugarless) and lent their voices to this recording. We hope this outreach will play a significant role in halving NCDs in the APAC region - as per Asia Fitness Today's MISSION 2030. -- Dr. Desmond Menon on Genes & Our Predisposition to Diseases of our Parents - Voiced by HaEun No, Administration & Social Welfare / Counselling Psychology   Dr. Pran Yoganathan, Gastroenterologist Challenges Western Diet Norms with Steak and Eggs - Voiced by EunChong Shin, Chemistry   Dr. James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year 2020 wants to put diabetes in remission - Voiced by EunSeo Yun, Chemistry   Dr. YokeLi Ling on Sleep and Airway Centric Dentistry  Voiced by Oh SoHyun, Nursing Science -- We hope you've enjoyed these bite-sized pieces of information on lifestyle diseases. Read the full interviews in English or Korean language here: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?p=9233 ⚫️🔴⚪️ Produced by AsiaFitnessToday.com Podcasts. Producer and Editor Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo. Korean Version recorded by the individual students using their mobile devices. English Podcast recorded at Sydney Podcast Studios. All Rights Reserved, Go International Group Dotcom Sdn. Bhd. TC: https://bit.ly/3b9FHuM EMAIL: info@asiafitnesstoday.com Originally published in English between February - May 2021. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E8 Dr. YokeLi Ling on Sleep and Airway Centric Dentistry
03-05-2021
S1E8 Dr. YokeLi Ling on Sleep and Airway Centric Dentistry
Meet Kuala Lumpur based Dr. YokeLi Ling, a passionate Sleep and Airway Centric Dentist who advocates prevention and rehabilitation of poor facial and jaw growth and development that results in dental misalignment, sleep disordered breathing, and compromised systemic health that could even lead to chronic diseases like hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes. She advocates for oral myofunctional therapy, incorporating it into the treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders, and dental sleep medicine for both children and adults. An inspiring episode that urges immediate action if you, your spouse or your child are mouth breathers. "I would like to introduce a broader concept of the dentist as an oral physician, a gatekeeper to the wellness of systemic health through the mouth" - Dr. YL Ling Join co-hosts Nikki Yeo and Jasmine Low in this chat to uncover the secrets to well-being. Dr. Ling has also kindly shared two lectures in the BONUS track (listen in the next track):  Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)Chronic Mouth Breathing caused by Stuffy Nose due to Allergies ------------------ Links --------------------- Article: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?p=9950 Click to visit The Kurang Manis Podcast website: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/kurang-manis/ Now available across all platforms wherever you get your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E7 Dr. James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year 2020 wants to put Type 2 Diabetes in remission
30-03-2021
S1E7 Dr. James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year 2020 wants to put Type 2 Diabetes in remission
Eye surgeon and Australian of the Year 2020 Dr. James Muecke AM speaks to us about his proposed change to Australia’s dietary guidelines, why he's championing for a sugar tax and his work in raising awareness about Type 2 Diabetes - a lifestyle disease that could lead to the loss of sight. Dr. Muecke is from Adelaide. He began his career in Kenya, then returned to South Australia to become an eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer, starting both Vision Myanmar at the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology in 2000, and Sight For All, an organisation which uses Australian and New Zealand eye specialists to train overseas doctors, a social impact organisation "aiming to create a world where everyone can see". — We also meet Dr YokeLi Ling, a dentist based in Kuala Lumpur who is passionately advocating Sleep and Airway Centric Dentistry and Oral Myofunctional Therapy. Dr. Ling will share more in the following episode of the podcast with co-hosts Nikki Yeo and Jasmine Low.   — Our tradition continues where we introduce music from this region and we've chosen a song titled SUPERMAN by Tassie-based Mia Palencia who launched her career in Malaysia at the age of 14 as the other half of Sabahan jazz duo Double Take. Mia composed, produced and performed the opening night theme song for the Southeast Asian Games 2017, and continues her PhD research in Songwriting at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania and released her 7th album with her Australian jazz quartet, In Good Company. Visit www.miapalencia.com.  — We welcome messages from our listeners, and invite you to send us a voice message if you have comments or feedback for our guests. Thank you.  — More about The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast: www.asiafitnesstoday.com/kurang-manis • Read full article about Dr. James Muecke here: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/dr-james-muecke/?amp=1 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E6: Marilee Pierce Dunker #RunForChildren helps children access 42 basic rights
23-03-2021
S1E6: Marilee Pierce Dunker #RunForChildren helps children access 42 basic rights
This is a PSA from Author and World Vision Ambassador Marilee Pierce Dunker about the World Vision Virtual #RunforChildren. Marilee is daughter to American missionary Dr Robert Pierce who founded World Vision in 1950 when he returned to America after travelling to China and Korea, where he encountered people living without food, clothing, shelter or medicine. She speaks to AsiaFitnessToday.com in Kuala Lumpur in May 2019 at the launch. Full interview and video footage here: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/world-vision-run-for-children/ ————— Sign up for the run: https://www.worldvision.com.my/run-for-children. Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), children have 42 rights. These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and develop their full potential. When you sign up for #RunForChildren, you’ll be running for the child on your bib - to ensure that their rights are protected! Your participation helps give children a safe and secure childhood 👧👦🧡 It Takes You & I  👧👦🧡 Tag us: #EndViolenceAgainstChildren #worldvisionmalaysia #childprotection #charityrun #virtualrun #asiafitnesstoday #fitforgood #move8 #moveaid #feelgoodwhenyoudogood #virtualrun #athletesforgood #42km #marathon #run #running #runningforgood #virtualrun #virtualrunner #may2021 #worldvisionmalaysia #marileepiercedunker #asiafitnesstoday #asianambassador #childrenrights #42rightsofchildren #42rightsofthechild #childadvocacy #runforchildren --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E5 The Kurang Manis Movie - The Pitch, how it all began!
10-03-2021
S1E5 The Kurang Manis Movie - The Pitch, how it all began!
This podcast is an extension of a movie, that is still in production.  Read more about why we’re doing this here: https://move8warrior.medium.com/the-kurang-manis-podcast-5c4e0e3ac4f9.  This recording was recorded on pitch day at the Motion Picture Association Asia Pacific Script to Screen Workshop Pitch Competition co-organised with Wildsnapper Films and FINAS held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in Feb 2019. Voices in this pitch include judges of the competition:  • Zabrina Fernandez, Wildsnapper Films (facilitator)  • U-Wei Haji Saari, film director    • Stephen Jenner, VP Communications APAC Motion Picture Association  • Jason Van Genderen, filmbreaker & creative agitator  -- Since the film project has been delayed due to a certain pandemic, and with movement restricted in Kuala Lumpur, the producers decided to push on with this podcast, and keep the work going to spread awareness about health and wellness, in particular about non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, lung diseases, cancers, Alzeheimers and dementia. We call this Mission 2030 and our goal is to halve NCDs by year 2030 in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Enjoy this sneak peek into our pitch day, and do drop us a voice message if you’d like to share a personal story.    -- Sincerely yours,  Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo Producers & Co-hosts, The Kurang Manis Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E4 Papi Zak Standup Comedian, Emcee & Debut Wrestler opens up on his fitness journey
01-03-2021
S1E4 Papi Zak Standup Comedian, Emcee & Debut Wrestler opens up on his fitness journey
Introducing Papi Zak, well known in the comedy circuit in Malaysia and the “biggest” Malaysia has to offer, states his website. For over 12 years, he's written and performed material for his shows, and has fast established his quirky brand of humour and witty observations on the absurdities of every-day life. Zak was a former LiteFM and REDFM radio broadcaster and his comfortable presence in front of a camera has landed him screen work as the host of two television lifestyle programs – ‘The Halal Foodie’ and ‘Happy Endings’. Zak is currently the brand ambassador for Mr. Potato. Papi Zak speaks to co-hosts Jasmine Low and Nikki Yeo about his fitness journey - how he shed over 30kg from his 160kg stature, his childhood as a third culture kid, his mother's amazing cooking, his quest to inspire others on the path towards fitness - just as he has and his relationship... with food!  In this same episode, you'll hear the voices of Dr. Pran Yoganathan, gastroenterologist featured in the next episode and Dr. Desmond Menon, medical lab scientist from Ep. 2. Papi poses some curious questions Dr. Pran and together, we learn about satiety, cholesterol levels and gout. Follow us by subscribing to the AsiaFitnessToday.com website for updates on latest podcasts.  In the tradition of AsiaFitnessToday.com's methods of using rhythm and movement as therapy, we introduce a comedy skit by Papi Zak at a TimeOut Kuala Lumpur show to seal off this episode. Enjoy!  ⚫️🔴⚪️ Executive Produced by AsiaFitnessToday.com Podcasts Written, edited & produced by Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo Recorded at Sydney Podcast Studios All Rights Reserved, Go International Group Dotcom Sdn. Bhd. TC: https://bit.ly/3b9FHuM EMAIL: info@asiafitnesstoday.com First published 2 March 2021. Like this show? Support us by subscribing: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?page_id=3069 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E3 Dr. Pran Yoganathan - Gastroenterologist Challenges Western Diet Norms with Steak and Eggs 🥩🍳 (podcast only)
22-02-2021
S1E3 Dr. Pran Yoganathan - Gastroenterologist Challenges Western Diet Norms with Steak and Eggs 🥩🍳 (podcast only)
In this 3rd episode of The Kurang Manis Podcast, we meet Dr. Pran Yoganathan, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist based in Sydney. A passionate educator, a Mathematician-turned doctor who has lived in Sri Lanka, Africa, New Zealand and Australia, Dr. Pran wants to put the power in his patients' hands and provide them with data so that they can embark on their own journeys of self-healing using the philosophy of “let food be thy medicine”. Harnessing creative technology and 14,400 followers on Instagram @dr_pran_yoganathan, he stresses that his educational memes are not medical advice or recommendations, simply his opinions -- and rather strong science-backed opinions they are too! Find out why Dr. Pran's diet of choice - grass-fed steak and eggs has raised eyebrows and temperatures not just in the oven, but in conversation with peers as well. Ask him about butyrate and you'll get him all fired up and excited! Now, are WE ready to absorb the fact that we're meant to burn fat for energy and not glycogen? Let's save that for perhaps another episode. Joining co-hosts Jasmine Low and Nikki Yeo in this same episode are Dr. Desmond Menon, medical lab scientist featured in Ep. 2 Do Our Genes Predispose us to Diseases of our Parents and Malaysia's "biggest" stand-up comedian Papi Zak. ******* More about Dr. Pran Yoganathan *******  Graduating from medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand, Dr. Pran is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physician (FRACP) and a member of Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). He has accredited expertise in Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Colonoscopy as certified by the Conjoint Committee for the recognition of training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Pran works in the public and private sectors in Greater Sydney and has a strong interest in the field of human nutrition. He practices an approach to healthcare that assesses the lifestyle of the patient to see how it impacts on their gastrointestinal and metabolic health. Dr. Pran believes that the current day nutritional guidelines may not be based on perfect evidence and he passionately strives to provide the most up to date literature in healthcare and science to provide “Evidence-Based Medicine”.  He is a strong motivator and aims to empower his patients to embark on a journey of self-healing using the philosophy of “let food be thy medicine”. Dr. Pran has a special interest in conditions such as Gastro-oesophageal Reflux (GORD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and abdominal bloating. He takes a very thorough approach to resolve these issues using dietary manipulation In conjunction with an accredited highly qualified dietician rather than resort to long-term medications.  ******* We hope you've enjoyed these bite-sized pieces of information. Read the full article: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?p=9233  ⚫️🔴⚪️ Executive Produced by AsiaFitnessToday.com Podcasts Edited/Produced by Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo Recorded at Sydney Podcast Studios All Rights Reserved, Go International Group Dotcom Sdn. Bhd. TC: https://bit.ly/3b9FHuM EMAIL: info@asiafitnesstoday.com Originally published on 23/2/2021, revised for clarity on 24/2/2021 and 4/7/2021.  Like this show? Support our show by subscribing: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/newsletter/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E2 Dr. Desmond Menon: Genes & Our Predisposition to Diseases of our Parents
18-02-2021
S1E2 Dr. Desmond Menon: Genes & Our Predisposition to Diseases of our Parents
MOVEMENT • NUTRITION • SCIENCE Dr. Desmond Menon shares some of his findings from medical and lab studies on genes and how nutritional and fitness interventions were effective in making changes to a body's "plasticity" and performance. He was also the subject of his own experiment; from a long-distance runner of 69kg, to a body builder with 15% fat at 110kg. A Medical Laboratory Scientist with experience in academia and clinical pathology laboratories, Dr. Desmond Menon is Director/Founder of R3Gen, a medical research lab-based start-up. He is also Chief Scientific Officer of MyGenica, a health and wellness genetic testing company based in Singapore. In this Episode No. 2 of "The Kurang Manis Podcast" by AsiaFitnessToday.com, Dr. Desmond Menon speaks with co-hosts Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo. Also included in this episode, is Dr. Desmond's Q&A with Nicol David, World No. 1 Squash Champion & The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time. Read the full interview with Dr. Desmond Menon here: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?p=9138. For Spotify listeners - we are pleased to feature a song written by Singapore’s great Jazz muso Jeremy Monteiro, dedicated to his aunt Lorna. Titled Lorna’s Kitchen, we know for a fact that her Debal curry is divine. This episode is dedicated to Lorna - an amazing person whose fiery curry speaks volumes for her passion for life. We love you, Lorna! Learn more about The Kurang Manis Podcast: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?p=9039. Now streaming across all podcast platforms - Anchor.fm • Spotify • Apple podcasts • Google podcasts etc. Search for "The Kurang Manis Podcast". ⚫️🔴⚪️ Executive Produced by AsiaFitnessToday.com Podcasts Edited/Produced by Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo Recorded at Sydney Podcast Studios All Rights Reserved, Go International Group Dotcom Sdn. Bhd. TC: https://bit.ly/3b9FHuM EMAIL: info@asiafitnesstoday.com • Originally published on 16/2/21, revised for clarity. • Like this show? Support us with a donation: https://bit.ly/3ksZR74 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message
S1E1 Nicol David, World No. 1 Squash Champ voted The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time
09-02-2021
S1E1 Nicol David, World No. 1 Squash Champ voted The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time
MOVEMENT | SPORT • Nicol David is a Malaysian from a small island called Penang. She held the position of World No. 1 Squash Champion for 108 consecutive months. On 2nd February 2021, with 318,943 votes, she was announced as The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time. The retired professional squash player, Datuk Nicol Ann David DB PJN DSPN KMN AMN (born on August 26, 1983) was officially ranked the number one female player in the world in January 1996 — a status that was never before held by an Asian woman. Nicol speaks to us from her second base in Colombia and opens up about mental health and how sports helped prepare her to be mentally strong during the 2020 pandemic. She spoke about her hometown Penang, her dad who was a former athlete himself, her mom's chilli crab curry, her siblings and being hyper active as a child, and her foundation for young women. We also spoke about Malaysians and their passion for food!  >p> Read the article: "Asia’s squash darling Nicol David named The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time": https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?p=9003. Co-hosts Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo are joined by medical lab scientist Dr. Desmond Menon from Perth, who posed a technical question to Nicol on an elite athlete's training. RHYTHM • At the conclusion of every show, we'll introduce music from singer-songwriters from the region and this round we introduce Amrita Soon was a young singer songwriter who had a dream of visiting Nashville, Tenneesee when she met Jasmine & Nikki, who then ran a music cafe and open mic events. She has since released two albums and performed in Malaysia, China, Nashville and even sang at the renowned Bluebird Cafe! Visit www.amritasoon.com to learn more about the singer.  We advocate rhythm & movement as therapy. Find out more about the Move8 fitness movement: www.move8.org. ⚫️🔴⚪️ Executive Produced by AsiaFitnessToday.com Podcasts Edited/Produced by Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo Recorded at Sydney Podcast Studios Music “24” by Amrita Soon All Rights Reserved, Go International Group Dotcom Sdn. Bhd. TC: https://bit.ly/3b9FHuM EMAIL: info@asiafitnesstoday.com First published 9 February 2021, revised for clarity Like this show? Support us with a donation: https://bit.ly/3ksZR74 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kurang-manis/message