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
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
What is Collagen? It is a type of protein found in the human body. Proteins are macro-chains of amino acid. Collagen makes up about 30% of all the proteins in our human body. This includes fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and skin as well as others like corneas, cartilage, bones, blood vessels, the gut, … More Collagen is more than just the skin!
Welcome to the club! All of us are millionaire. Try adding up the cost of organ transplants and you will know why.. Have you been giving your body the necessary maintenance? Since the day we were born, our body has been working non-stop for us. Have you been feeding it with important disease-fighting nutrients (synthetic vitamins … More Do you know you are a Millionaire?