12:30PM – REGISTRATION
1:00PM – UNDERSTANDING GUT HEALTH AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE THIS | Dr Melvin Look
A healthy gut helps to achieve effective digestion and absorption of food. A normal and stable gut microbiota and an effective gut barrier also helps to regulate the immune and allergy functions that are important to your health in general. It also communicates with the brain to affect our mood and energy metabolism. learn about the role proper diet, probiotics and prebiotics play in supporting good gut health.
1:50PM – REQUIRED NUTRIENTS FOR YOUR GI TRACT | Prof Lee Yuan-Kun
Clinical and scientific evidence has shown a close association between GI microbiota and health of the host. It is common for people to experience periodic changes in their mental and physiological states, which can impact their health directly and through the GI microbiome. Asian dietary habits (largely vegetable and carbohydrate based) and Western dietary habits (largely meat based) are merging at many sites in Asia and affecting the profile and stability of our GI commensal microbiota, leading to the “modern” health issues we are facing. In some cases, modulation of dietary and lifestyle, and supplementation of probiotics could be remedial measures.
2:40 PM – TEA BREAK
3:10PM – WHOLE GRAINS FOR A WHOLESOME DIET | Ms Shweta Singh
Whole grains are the healthiest of all grains – high in fibre, B vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants. Consuming whole grains can reduce the risk of early death as they offer preventive benefits against cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and promote a healthy digestive system. Learn the benefits of whole grains, how much to consume daily and identifying whole grain products at grocery stores.
4:00 PM – DIGESTION BEGINS IN THE MOUTH, NOT IN THE STOMACH | Dr Daylene Leong
Digestion starts from the moment we take the first bite of our food and oral health is therefore crucial when it comes to maintaining teeth, sensitivity and dry mouth, which can in turn have adverse effects on the digestion process. Dr. Daylene Ong will Share on some of the common oral concerns faced by people in their 40s, how they can be treated and how they can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene.
4:50PM – LUCKY DRAW & CLOSING (Attractive prizes to be won!)
5:00PM – END OF SESSION
Dr. Melvin Look
Director of PanAsia Surgery in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He is a Consultant Surgeon in Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery and has a special interest in Endoscopy and treatment of Digestive Diseases
Prof Lee Yuan-Kun
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, national University of Singapore
Ms Shweta Singh
Clinical Nutritionist, Nutrition Matters Singapore
Dr. Daylene Leong
Dental Specialist in Periodontics (Gum Treatment) and with Specialist Dental Group. This is a dental specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases and the placement of dental implants.
$8 general ticket
$12 Buddy ticket ( for 2 )
Fee include a goodie bag* worth $30 for all attendee.
For more information, please call 6280 6690.
*Terms and Conditions apply. Organisers reserve the right to substitute products with a similar value without notice.
Information of the seminar is correct as of 28th March 2018.
- May 12, 2018
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute
Venue Phone: +65 6883 5885Address: