“A life well lived must be based on common sense. However, common sense is not being bombarded by all sorts of information about living; specifically about health and food. Falsehoods and half-truths affect drastically our choices in life and affect health and disease as people base their choice on error. Even evidence-based medicine may not present the whole truth, as quite a proportion of medical literature is sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. We must not let our prior education prevent our learning of the present truth.”
Dr Francis Seow-Choen is an internationally known colorectal surgeon in private practice in Singapore. He was the Head, Dept of Colorectal Surgery, SGH; Head Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre as well as Adjunct Associate Professor at both NUS and NTU. He received the Excellence for Singapore Award in 2000 for his contributions to international colorectal surgery. Dr Seow-Choen continues to date to teach and demonstrate surgeon and surgical techniques around the world.