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

Fun With Garlic


After my last post on the Amazing Health Benefits Of Garlic, there has been several readers’ requests to share more about garlic usages, remedies and recipes. Firstly, thank you for liking my earlier article, and your appreciation have encouraged me to write this next chapter on having fun while reaping more health benefits from this wonderful plant.

As mentioned in my previous article, garlic is one of the most common food seasoning and condiment globally, and is also a powerful health food which many may have taken for granted.  For maximum health benefits, garlic should be crushed or chopped, and left to sit for several minutes before consuming it raw or cooked. Crushing garlic activates the alliinase enzymes in the garlic’s cells, and the sitting allows these enzymes to convert some of the garlic’s allin into allicin.

Raw is the best form of garlic consumption if you are able to tolerate pungent smell, while cooked or fermented are good alternatives if you absolutely do not wish to eat raw garlic. Here are both Western and Eastern recipes and remedies that are recommended to enjoy your garlic… (more…)

18 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

Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic


Garlic—it’s one of the most common food seasoning and condiment globally, and even though we know it is good for us, many have shunned it for creating stinky breath after consumption. Whether you love garlic or avoid it like the plague, it is the heart of many cuisines all over the world. In addition to its unique taste, garlic has amazing medicinal qualities that support your health… (more…)

21 Dec 2017

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 peakpureair.com, Niagara Falls is one of the highest natural producers of negative ions in the world… (more…)

25 Nov 2017

Chia Seeds – the Legendary Superfood


Chia seeds is one of the most popular superfoods in the health community now. They’re easy to digest when prepared properly and a very versatile ingredient that adds easily to recipes. Nutritious and easy to prepare, Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia Hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in south Mexico.
You may have also seen chia sprouts growing on the novelty planters called Chia Pets, but many of us many not realize that chia seeds is nutritional and medicinal and has been consumed for centuries for its beneficial properties… (more…)

16 Nov 2017

Simple 8-min High Intensity Interval Training Is More Effective Than 45-min Workout


hqdefault (13)Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of regular exercise is well established. For the longest time, fitness junkies have lived by the mantra that good things take time. To build muscles, you need to pump weights that the Gym for a full hour. If it is cardio fitness you are trying to achieve, then you are expected to put on your running shoes and pound the pavement 3 times a week. However in recent years, extended workout routines are going out of vogue. In its place, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has garnered a lot of attention…

07 Nov 2017