What You Must Know Before Taking Supplements

In today’s age where we as consumers are bombarded by so many attractive advertisements aimed at making you buy the next miracle supplement promising to improve your health, achieve weight loss, give you beautiful skin and hair, increase your energy level, and even reduce your pain. It is difficult to resist jumping onto the bandwagon when others are already raving about its benefits and efficacy. However, before you do that the next time, let’s take a step back and ask ourselves whether any of these are too good to be true, or harbour any unknown side effects. (more…)


13 Apr 2018

Manuka — The Medicinal Honey

Various brands of UMF-certified Manuka Honey

Most of you may have heard about the wonderful health benefits of the Manuka honey, ranging from healing sore throats and digestive illnesses to curing Staph infections and gingivitis. For those who have not, Manuka honey is a unique mono-floral honey produced in New Zealand and south-eastern Australia by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush.

In general, the typical raw unfiltered honey is a rich source of Amino acids, B vitamins (B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid), Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc. With such an amazing nutritional profile, it is no wonder that honey has been widely consumed by millions as a health food! (more…)


09 Mar 2018

Running for Life

Almost everyone run at some time or other, be it running to catch your bus, taking your dog out for his run or running as an enjoyable sport. Running’s benefits include improved cardiovascular hearth, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, a revved-up metabolism, and a sense of self-esteem. Whatever your objective – to challenge your body in a different way, to tone up, or to lose weight, running is an excellent exercise for any beginner to try. It’s cheap, easy, and a perfect exercise to do with a friend too!

But before you put on your running shoes, here’s some good information you should know to minimize potential of injury and help you be more efficient in attaining your running goals… (more…)


27 Jan 2018

Active Living With Arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of bones and joints in our body, and is the top cause of disability and immobility affecting a whopping 25% of the global population. Many may not realise that arthritis is just a generic description of not a single disease, but a group that comprises greater than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion in the joints.

Greater than 50 million adults and 300 thousand children are living with some form of arthritis. It occurs more with women, and the likelihood increases with age and for those who are overweight. If left undiagnosed and untreated, arthritis can cause irreparable damage to the joints… (more…)


06 Jan 2018

Brain Health : 20 Tips To Ward Off Dementia

According to World Health Organisation (2016), 1 in every 4 persons in the world will be affected by some form of mental disorder in their lifetimes, which means it is more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease. Out of that, 47.5 million people suffers from dementia, which is a mental disorder that is not a “normal” part to ageing, contrary to some popular misconception. Dementia has a tendency to affect the elderly, and occurs when specific neurons important in memory and cognitive functions become abnormal and die… (more…)


07 Dec 2017

The Positivity of Negative Ions

You may have heard that exposure to negative ions is good for our overall wellbeing, but really wonder what is the hype all about, and also whether any of this is true. The basic science of it is that ions are invisible charged particles in the air we breathe – either molecules or atoms, which bear an electric charge. Some particles are positively charged and some are negatively charged. Negative ions have an extra electron, while positive ions are missing an electron. Negative ions are abundant in nature, especially around waterfalls, on the ocean surf, at the beach and after a storm. They are widespread in mountains and forests. According to, Niagara Falls is one of the highest natural producers of negative ions in the world… (more…)


25 Nov 2017

Health Benefits of Vegetables You Wish You Knew Earlier

healthy-skinEating more fresh vegetables is one of the easiest choices you can make to improve your overall health. A vegetable-rich diet can help you prevent arthritis, heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, and also slow down your body’s aging process.

A recent research found that people who consume 7 or more portions of vegetables and fruit a day have a 42% lower risk of dying from any cause, compared to those who eat less than one portion—and vegetables have the greatest impact…


31 May 2016

Surprising Food Flavor That Helps You Lose Weight

healthy-dietGreater than 100 years ago, a Japanese chemist named Kikunae Ikeda discovered the secret that made dashi (a traditional seaweed soup) very delicious. It was glutamic acid that, in your body, is often found as glutamate.

This new flavour is named “umami,” which means “delicious” in Japanese, and only in 2002, modern-day scientists finally confirmed umami to be a fifth taste, along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty…


30 May 2015

Israel Bans Fluoride

fluoridated-waterAdding to a growing global movement to acknowledge the serious health risks associated with fluoride exposure, as of August 26, 2014, the Ministry of Health in Israel lifted the mandatory requirement for water fluoridation that was put in place in 1970.

There is now a nationwide ban on water fluoridation in Israel, a decision Israeli Health Minister Yael German said “would allow Israeli parents and doctors to decide on their own whether to provide fluoride to children, in what doses, and in what manner.”…


29 May 2015

Consumers for Dental Choice Unfolds Brilliant Strategy to Undo “Silver Fillings” Deception, Which Is a Major Source of Environmental Pollution

dental-choice-deceptionMercury pollution is extremely persistent once in the air, water, and soil, and levels steadily increase over time as it accumulates. A number of industries contribute to mercury pollution, but dental offices are one of the primary culprits.

Dental amalgam, a tooth filling material that is 50 percent mercury—not silver—is the leading intentional use of mercury in the US, and dentist offices are the largest source of mercury in wastewater entering publicly owned treatment works…


28 May 2015