Why Probiotics matter - Good health begins in your gut!
I have bloating and gas - Do I need to take Probiotics? Probiotics are the "good Bacteria" that are essential for good gastro-intestinal health! Given that here in Singapore we are in love with food, it is all the more important to ensure that we are getting the right types of probiotics for our diet, our environment and our lifestyles.
Concerns of The Heart
In Singapore, 15 people die every day from cardiovascular disease. It accounts for 29.5% of all deaths in 2013. 1 out of 3 deaths are a result of heart disease or stroke, highlighting that the severity of the problem is not one to be taken lightly. Cardiovascular disease are diseases related to the heart (cardiac muscle) or blood vessels (
Eat Well to Live Well
Eat Well To Live Well We are told from a young age to eat well and maintain a balanced diet. Eating well also helps to support overall health. A nutritious diet coupled with exercise builds the foundation of good health. Consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, and vitamins while cutting back on processed foods,
The Catastrophe That Cataract Brings
Our eyes, like any of our organs are vital for us to go on with our everyday life. As we age, some of us might develop cataract which could seriously damage our vision. Much like a camera, light rays enter the eye, passing through the cornea, the aqueous humor (a transparent fluid in the front of the eye), followed by the pupils and into the lens.
Give Your Liver a Boost!
The toxins that we encounter in our everyday lives cause a lot of damage to our liver function. The burden on this rather hardworking organ has increased ten-fold which has ultimately compromised its ability to detoxify our body. The liver is responsible for filtering and detoxifying environmental toxins and pathogenic organisms. The digestive
The Perils of Hair Loss
Who doesn't like a full head of hair? Our crowning glory is something to be proud of. Even though we complain about the wind spoiling our hairdo, the wind in our hair moment makes us feel great. The same joy can be snatched from you when you experience hair loss. In general, we lose about 100 hair strands daily which is considered normal as these
Your Stress Levels Could Be Making You Sick
In today’s day and age, most of us are over-worked or buried under some form of responsibility. This often amounts to people experiencing “extreme stress”. Be it money, work, relationships, there is never short of a reason that stresses an individual. A certain amount of stress could actually be beneficial as it helps to sharpen thinking and
The Problem of Diabetes
In today's blog post, we cover the topic of diabetes. Diabetes, often referred to as diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic disease in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose is thus accumulated in the bloodstream causing one's blood glucose or blood sugar to rise to unhealthy levels. In 2013 alone, over
7 Cholesterol Fighting Herbs
Much like a double-edged sword, cholesterol is both our friend and foe. At normal healthy levels, it is essential to ensure the normal functioning of the body. However, if cholesterol levels in the body get too high, it poses a danger that makes us more succumb to the risk of a heart attack, stroke or other complications. The question comes to
Antioxidants: Can They Help Prevent Cancer?
Landing in hospital with cancer is about the worst thing that can happen to a person. Even with advancements in medicine, the exorbitant costs that we have to pay out of our pockets and the troubles we have to go through during treatment are unimaginable. It may be a cliché but prevention is better than cure. Incidentally, do you know that