The Natural Way to Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is the silent killer! In particular, it is important to keep low-density lipoprotein (“LDL”) (aka bad cholesterol) in check as it deposit excess cholesterol in blood arteries causing plague formation (i.e. atherosclerosis). Plague hardens and narrows arteries over time which restrict the flow of blood to organs (i.e. hypertension). Victims are often caught by … More The Natural Way to Lower Cholesterol

There is no link between Cholesterol and Heart Disease?!

Is that for real? I was shocked when my ex-colleague told me that latest research shows that there’s no link between cholesterol and heart disease! A online search even shows news articles with sensational headlines such as “Bad cholesterol ‘helps you live longer’ ”. This is contrary to conventional view where high blood cholesterol is … More There is no link between Cholesterol and Heart Disease?!

News Flash – Herbal and Dietary Supplements tied to Liver Damage

Hello.. Wake Up my friend! In case if you haven’t read it, this is a recent article published by Channel News Asia (link: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/herbal-and-dietary-supplements-tied-to-liver-damage/3185894.html#). Hoping this is a wake up call for those who have been taking herbal and dietary supplements (i.e. blah blah extracts/concentrates)! The logic is simple.. Most of the herbal and dietary … More News Flash – Herbal and Dietary Supplements tied to Liver Damage

Are you aware that synthetic Beta-Carotene increases cancer risks?

What is Beta-Carotene? Beta-Carotene is a nutrient easily identified as the orange pigment found in vegetables like carrots. The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A is responsible for healthy skin and vision.  Beta-Carotene can be found in wholesome plant foods as well as in multivitamins.. However, It is NOT recommended to … More Are you aware that synthetic Beta-Carotene increases cancer risks?

Which one would you choose – Popularity vs Safety?

Does less popular mean less safe? Many people seem to have jumped to the conclusion that popularity = safety and vice versa. However, one will realize that factors contributing to product popularity and product safety are very different. Popularity is driven by advertisement whereas safety is driven by the manufacturing processes and tests put in … More Which one would you choose – Popularity vs Safety?