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    Colonic hydrotherapy has no proven benefits and carries risks

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Dr. Edmond Cheuk

    ... which uses filtered water to flush the colon, the final section of the digestive system- have transformed it from taboo to trendy in recent years. Hydrotherapists tout the "detoxifying" benefits of colonic cleanses, which include improvements in well-being, energy, bowel movements, mood, energy, immune system and even weight loss. Each treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes ...

  2. Flush with possibilities

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... The colon is the last stop in our digestive process. It absorbs water and nutrients, and eliminates waste. Proponents of colonic irrigation say that the concertina design of the muscular colon ... is somewhat embarrassing for many and not usually a subject for polite conversation. Yet colonic irrigation has become dining-room chatter due to its popularity among people suffering from digestive ...

  3. HKU enteroscope improves intestinal disease diagnosis

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system.?By a combination of movement of overtube and enteroscope and inflation of balloons, the enteroscope could advance in the small intestine easily without deforming it,? Dr Lai added. The double ...

  4. Beauty spot

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Adele Rosi

    ... Lip service Since it was founded in 1881, cosmetic brand T Le Clerc has been coming up with innovative products. It was, for example, the first company to produce 'banana'-coloured face powder to disguise dark undereye circles. Its latest offeri ...

  5. Don't share in bear farming's barbarity

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com If you think 'de-finning' live sharks is cruel, try milking bears for their bile. This involves confining Asiatic moon bears to small cages for long periods, sometimes their entire lives, and the use of catheters to extr ...

  6. After three misses, trip to Japan is no longer Sacred

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Until he does shuffle off this mortal coil, Sacred Kingdom won't get any closer to death than he did less than a week ago and now we are looking forward to his return to racing. Had he boarded the plane to Japan, then suffered the colic a ...

  7. Powder room

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Edited by Susan Schwartz Murad's Intensive Wrinkle Reducer (HK$1,045/15ml, above) firms puffy eyes and lightens dark circles. Mixing durian extract and glycolic acid, it's light and irritation free. Caudalie's Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing ...

  8. Powder room

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Edited by Susan Schwartz Kiehl's Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturising Lip Balm (HK$75/4.4g) relieves chapped lips while the Anti-Wrinkle Cream (right, HK$320/50ml) is non-greasy and enriched with vitamins C and E. Bliss' Spiff Upper Lip (far right, ...

  9. Face the guests with confidence

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jacqueline Dai All eyes are on the bride as she glides down the aisle, so it is essential that her make-up looks good. 'It's always a balance between finding a style which makes you appear as beautiful in photographs and on film as you do in per ...

  10. Glossy Lips

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Saumya Mohan lifestyle@scmp.com Burberry Beauty Lip Mist available at Faces, Ocean Terminal (HK$245) Claim: lightweight with a creamy texture, its gelled structure gives effortless control and glide. High shine oils give a sheer and dewy effect while the ...




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