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
Don’t judge a book by its cover! This old English idiom is applicable to all walks of life from choosing your friend, your spouse and of course, health supplements too! The labeling of natural and herbal may SOUND safe but it is important to understand more before consuming them. The price to pay for not … More Are all Natural or Herbal Food Safe?
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
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?
Does Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) = Food Safety? Many Singaporeans are under the impression that since all imported food must pass through AVA, they must be safe to consume right? If this assumption is true, what about the recent product recall cases despite claims that “there is no food safety risk associated”? … More What does Food Safety mean to you?