Our immune system is the best doctor on earth! Nutritional Immunology (NI) is a science that studies the link between nutrition and the immune system. The immune system is made up of several organs akin to an army of soldiers within us. An immune system which is well nourished with superfoods will be able to … More What is Nutritional Immunology?
What’s common for Chinese New Year (CNY)? Ang pao (red packet), oranges, bak gwa, pineapple tarts and yes the annoying sore throat! With plenty of house visits and CNY goodies, it is no wonder sore throat is a common woe many people face during this festive season. For those who are “younger”, pimples could be … More Natural Remedy for Sore Throat
Why we love oil? It makes the food tasty and easy to swallow. In addition, Chinese love oil as it represents prosperity and signifies smooth-sailing life/career etc. Why is choosing a healthy cooking oil important? It is important because cooking oil is used everywhere! Not only is it used in a wide variety of cooking … More Importance of a Healthy Cooking Oil
Do you know.. That mushrooms (excluding the poisonous ones of course) are in fact very beneficial to our health besides just tasting and smelling good. This is because they are rich in polysaccharides. According to the science of Nutritional Immunology (NI), there are three key disease-fighting nutrients which our immune system needs: antioxidants, phytochemicals and … More Mushrooms – A Powerful Superfood!
What is the article about? Singapore Straits Times (link: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/antibiotic-abuse-killing-thousands-in-thailand) has recently reported that rampant prescription, easy and cheap access to antibiotics have destroyed thousands of lives in Thailand as this has created superbugs which are drug-resistant. The article also highlighted that antibiotics are in the meat we consumed too as antibiotics are used in … More News Flash – Antibiotic Abuse Killing Thousands in Thailand
Inflammation is a protective response by the body.. The body is signaling that it is trying to eliminate the initial cause of inflammation (e.g. irritants/pathogens/damaged cells). Take for instance the classic case of sore throat.. do you remember the “heaty” and swollen feeling that makes eating or speaking difficult? Does it sound familiar that this … More Are You Suffering from Inflammation?
Do you know? Cactus and cactus fruit are edible. It is highly regarded in TCM where its history can be traced back to Beng Cao Gang Mu Shi Yi written during Qing dynasty. For instance, cactus is noted for its promotion of the flow of qi (vital energy) and blood circulation. Cactus contains abundant nutrients, … More Cactus – An Incredible Superfood!
Are you surprised? I am not. The recent news article by Straits Times (link: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/cancer-could-kill-60-more-women-by-2030) highlights that women are “increasingly exposed to known cancer risk factors “associated with rapid economic transition”… such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, obesity and reproductive factors”. Indeed, these are part and parcel of the challenges we face in our modern … More News Flash – Cancer could kill 60% more women by 2030
Sharing my mum’s experience.. Like most senior citizens, my mum suffers from osteoarthritis in both knees. She experienced pain while walking, let alone climbing up or down steps. The doctor has given her glucosamine, pain killer and has even advised for knee replacement several years back. She also goes for weekly acupuncture and physiotherapy but … More Do You Know the Human Body can Produce Glucosamine?
Breakfast is the most important meal to start the day! After 6-8 hours of sleep, our body is starved and will readily absorb anything that is fed to it. Hence, it is important to eat a nutritious meal for optimum nourishment. In addition to drinking a cup of water to rehydrate your body after a … More What is an Ideal Choice for Breakfast?
Soybean, the misunderstood plant.. Soybean has a plethora of benefits. Not only is it low in saturated fat, it is cholesterol-free and high in fiber. It also contains 36-56% protein and is one of the most abundant sources of plant protein. It has twice as much protein as meat, three times as much as chicken … More Misconceptions about Soybean