Mushrooms – A Powerful Superfood!

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!

Are You Suffering from Inflammation?

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?

News Flash – Cancer could kill 60% more women by 2030

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

Do You Know the Human Body can Produce Glucosamine?

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?

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?