Rolf Mannel At CHVU (崇華素食協會) Culinary Competition 2008 and at The Third Asian Vegetarian Congress, Kaohsiung/Taiwan, Republic of China (November 3 – 7, 2007)
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By Mr. Rolf Mannel - the Managing Director, Vitis/Essenza ( Malaysia ) Sdn.Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professional careers in chemical industry and bio-chemistry. Owner & Founder of Vitis Companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand ( Cold pressed grape seed oil & grape seed powder). Founding own company in Singapore (Chem. & Biochem. Specialties). Vice President, Texasgulf Inc., Raleigh/NC-USA, Singapore. Organizer of Events for Cancer Patients (Malaysia 2005), dedicated to improve and change to healthy lifestyle and wellness, particularly for cancer patients. President of BMW Motorcycle Club in Singapore. Initiator of various charity events. Speaker of international health & wellness events.
Physicians are disease-oriented; they prescribe drugs, which represent the fastest growing portion of health care cost in the US and Europe. Everybody wants to maintain or regain their health, after it has been lost. Preventive Medicine attempt to detect diseases early (e.g. cancer). Little time, though, is spent to make patients understand lifestyle changes that are necessary to protect health (e.g. Vegetarian diet). Doctors receive little training in nutritional supplementation. Nutritional medicine is common sense, mainstream, preventive medicine.
Oxidative stress, or cell damage by free radicals, is the root cause of more than 70% of chronic degenerative diseases. Oxidative stress is the leading theory behind the aging process. It can cause damage to the DNA nucleus of the cell, the villain in cancer. This pens up tremendous possibilities using antioxidants in cancer prevention and reversal, besides its effectiveness to combat arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, lupus, Parkinson’s and Crohn’s disease. Therefore, optimizing our own natural defense system, on which our health and life depends, should be our first order. Using nutritional supplementation is not alternative rather than complementary medicine. It is not about eradicating diseases, it is about promoting vibrant health.