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About masterchensays

Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist

Eat your Taiwanese taro!

Eat your Taiwanese taro! Taiwanese taro is rich in resistant starch (RS).  RS goes to the large intestine and is fermented by intestinal bacteria to produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), butyrate and propionate. SCFAs increase nutrient circulation, inhibit growth … Continue reading

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Three criteria to determine mental sickness?

Three criteria to determine mental sickness? A female Taiwanese media commentator suggested that one’s mental sickness can be determined by three criteria:  (1)  whether one’s subjective world outlook and the objective world outlook are unified; (2) whether one’s inner spiritual … Continue reading

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Political correctness sacrifices public health

Political correctness sacrifices public health Taiwan’s Taoyuan City’s mayor has invited Japan’s Chiba Prefecture to participate in its 2017 agricultural produce exhibit.  Chiba Prefecture is within the peripheral region of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone. A Yahoo Taiwan survey of … Continue reading

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Taiwanese opinion about increase of cancer among those under 40 years old

Taiwanese opinion about increase of cancer among those under 40 years old In view of data showing that in 2014, there were 6,076 new cancer cases among those between 20 and 39 years old, Yahoo Taiwan conducted a survey of … Continue reading

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Tri-Service General Hospital opens genomics center

Tri-Service General Hospital opens genomics center Taiwan’s Tri-Service General Hospital opened its new Center for Precision Medicine and Genomics on November 28, 2017. The precursor of the center was the hospital’s genomics research laboratory set up in 2008.  The lab … Continue reading

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Half of Hong Kong residents are overweight or fat

Half of Hong Kong residents are overweight or fat Yeah, according to a Hong Kong health department survey of 12,022 residents from 5,435 families aged between 15 and 84 years old conducted from December 2014 to August of 2016, half … Continue reading

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Housing coal

Housing coal Central Taiwan has a very serious air pollution problem where the Taichung Thermal Power Plant and the Taiwan China Dragon Steel Mill are located.  On November 26, 2017, both presented their clean air plans. The Taichung Thermal Power … Continue reading

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