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Help! I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast goes in search of ways to avoid diabetes. We interview health & fitness personalities from Asia and the Pacific; athletes, medical doctors, allied health professionals, fitness & wellness experts and people living with diabetes.

Co-hosts Nikki Yeo & 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! Less sugar please...

• Podcast description: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/sugarless

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Help! I’m pre-diabetic! The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast goes in search of ways to avoid diabetes. We interview health & fitness personalities from Asia and the Pacific; athletes, medical doctors, allied health professionals, fitness & wellness experts and people living with diabetes.

Co-hosts Nikki Yeo & 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! Less sugar please...

• Podcast description: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/sugarless

    S1E8 (BONUS) Dr. YokeLi Ling on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    S1E8 (BONUS) Dr. YokeLi Ling on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Dentist Dr. YokeLi Ling details Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in this BONUS track. 

    Listen to the full podcast by Dr. Ling on Sleep and Airway Centric Dentistry in Episode 8. 

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    • 17 min
    S1E8 Dr. YokeLi Ling on Sleep and Airway Centric Dentistry

    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

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    • 36 min
    S1E7 Dr. James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year 2020 wants to put diabetes in remission

    S1E7 Dr. James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year 2020 wants to put 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 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


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    S1E6: Marilee Pierce Dunker #RunForChildren helps children access 42 basic rights

    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

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    • 2 min
    S1E5 The Kurang Manis Movie - The Pitch, how it all began!

    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


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    • 16 min
    S1E4 Trailer - Papi Zak & Dr. Pran Yoganathan on Gout, Expensive Tissue Hypothesis & Metabolic Health

    S1E4 Trailer - Papi Zak & Dr. Pran Yoganathan on Gout, Expensive Tissue Hypothesis & Metabolic Health

    Curious questions from Malaysia's "biggest" standup comedian and debut wrestler, Papi Zak (www.thepapizak.com), to Australia's gastroenterologist and Instagram educator Dr. Pran Yoganathan (IG @dr_pran_yoganathan) who spoke with us on Episode 3. Dr. Pran elaborates on the expensive tissue hypothesis (ETH) which relates brain and gut size in evolution (specifically in human evolution). Join co-hosts Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo as we learn bite-sized and informative science-backed data on gout, uric acid on a high protein diet, our gut and metabolic health. 

    Continue listening to the full episode, Ep. 4 with Papi Zak next.

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    Website: https://www.asiafitnesstoday.com/?p=9039

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    • 8 min

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