food safety Do you know Vitamin C supplement increases risk of Heart Diseases?

Do you know Vitamin C supplement increases risk of Heart Diseases?

Vitamin C is a critical nutrient for our body. This was especially crucial in the 16th to 18th centuries. During this period, sailors who went on long voyages tended to get scurvy. Scurvy comes about due to insufficient antioxidants in a person’s diet. To add on, the problem was so serious that many of the …

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food safety Are all Natural Foods safe?

Are all Natural Foods safe?

Does “natural” or “herbal” definitely mean safe for our daily consumption? In fact, no. Not all Natural Foods are safe. In the naturally occurring world of flora and fauna, there are many many different types of plants. Some are Poisons to us For example, the amanita mushrooms. It can be fatal if we eat them. …

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Aging Herbal and Dietary Supplements tied to Liver Damage

Herbal and Dietary Supplements tied to Liver Damage

One of my valued customers brought this article to my attention over the weekend. Indeed, the title is not surprising to me. Let me explain why. In using supplements, are we aware of the ingredients that are in there? How are they made? What happens when they go through our body? These are just some …

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food safety Do Probiotics work?

Do Probiotics work?

In the recent years, more light has been shed on the role of gut bacteria in many areas of our health. This includes areas such as digestive system, allergic or autoimmune diseases, as well as cardiovascular related. As such, this has fueled a demand for probiotics supplementation and it is indeed getting more and more …

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Label Reading Is Soy suitable for young boys? …and other questions around phytoestrogen

Is Soy suitable for young boys? …and other questions around phytoestrogen

In just this week alone, I received several concerned friends’ query on whether its safe to feed young boys soy. This does not come as a surprise to me, as there are many misconceptions about Soy in the world today. I will take this opportunity to answer some of them specifically with regards to children …

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