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There is always sunshine after the rain | Joe Hisaishi - The Rain

Famed Japanese composer and musical director Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲Hisaishi Jō) released The Rain as an uplifting message to all, that after the rain, comes sunshine.  Hisaishi is popularly known to be connected with animator Hayao Miyazaki and wrote most of the film scores for Miyazaki’s films. 

The Making of Barbarian Invasion 野蛮人入侵 (Malay Title: Belenggu) | Opening 24 November 2022 Malaysia-wide

Dr. Matthew Phillips - 'Metabolic Strategies as Therapies in Cancer and Neurodegeneration'

Dr. Matthew Phillips is a full-time clinical and research neurologist at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand. His foremost passion is to explore the potential feasibility, safety, and efficacy of metabolic therapies, particularly fasting and ketogenic diets, in creating alternate metabolic states that enhance neuron bioenergetics and may lead to improvements in not only the symptoms, but also function and quality of life, for people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and a variety of additional neurological disorders.

Upon completing his Neurology training in Melbourne, Dr. Phillips realised that he had no interest in going the usual route of further specialising in a particular neurological disorder. He wanted to specialise in a therapy, but no such fellowship existed. Thus, he bought a one-way ticket to the other side of the world and departed the medical system, travelling and working in different places for three years, creating his own self-taught fellowship during which he learned about a variety of therapeutic possibilities that he had never previously considered.

Upon completing his 3-year “fellowship” it dawned on him that metabolic strategies, particularly fasting and ketogenic diets, were promising therapeutic options for a range of disorders. He re-entered the medical system by commencing work as a neurologist in New Zealand, where his colleagues have helped him to apply these strategies to a number of humanity’s most difficult neurological disorders so as to determine whether they are feasible, safe, and can make an impact in terms of helping patients. This has resulted in his team conducting a world-first randomised controlled study of a ketogenic diet in Parkinson’s.

The Canadian-born, Australian-trained neurologist ultimately wishes to help create a new field of Metabolic Neurology that emphasises applying metabolic strategies in healthcare so as to potentially heal many difficult disorders at their core, with the overarching goal being the improved health and enhanced nobility of humanity.

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Dr. James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year 2020 wants to put diabetes in remission – read full interview

Dr. Pran Yoganathan, gastroenterologist and hepatologist 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” – read full interview

Nicol David, World No. 1 Squash Champ for 108 consecutive months was voted The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time – read full interview


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S3E5 Malaysian novelist Chuah Guat Eng narrates excerpts from her first Malaysia novel, Echoes of Silence

S2E6 Malaysian Folktales | Su and her natural love for swimming | Written & narrated by award-winning playwright & researcher, Dr. Ann Lee


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Asia Fitness Today is committed to creating awareness about “movement as therapy”, getting more people moving in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals #3 that promotes healthy lives and well-being. We do this by championing voices of Asia Pacific’s heroes through our website articles, podcasts and video productions. We give back to society via the Move8 Fit for Good Community so sign up and join Move8 activities and events so you can join hands in funding free movement programs for seniors and lesser-abled communities.

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