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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Aging Are we Overdosing on Vitamins?

Are we Overdosing on Vitamins?

Vitamin pills, they’re so well marketed by advertisements that many people think more of them are good. When people catch a cold, what is the first type that comes to mind? Vitamin C! When people want to boost their immune system, the immediate choice is multi-vitamins coupled with minerals. A very quick solution. I used …

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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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autoimmune diseases Why are we getting Chronic Inflammation?

Why are we getting Chronic Inflammation?

What is Inflammation? Maybe some of you have experienced this as a cloud of heat in your throat, just before the sore throat strikes. That is throat inflammation. Alternatively, some of you may have experienced it has a angry, red, swell on our skin when we get a cut. That is also inflammation. These are …

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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 What plant based milk does my boy take as an Alternative to Formula Milk?

What plant based milk does my boy take as an Alternative to Formula Milk?

The starting of my journey with my little boy was a challenging one. Due to lack of knowledge in the breastfeeding essentials, my boy started taking formula from bottle at the onset — in the hospital. He was accustomed to the flow from a bottle and did not take to latching at all. To add …

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Aging How can we Grow Younger with Age?

How can we Grow Younger with Age?

As highlighted in an earlier post, we are aging prematurely due to exposure to free radicals in our modern lifestyle. These free radicals in turn causes oxidative stress in our body, leading to early onset of diseases as well. To arrest this phenomena, we will need wholesome foods which are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals. …

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e.excel millenium The Amazing Cactus

The Amazing Cactus

Why is cactus so amazing? Phytochemicals, they “can take tumours and defuse them“. They can “turn off the proliferative process of cancer“. “Cancer is a multistep procedure and takes many varied processes to become malignant”. With more different types of phytochemicals, our body will be more equipped to address all these varied processes. While… An …

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Learning and Growing Nutritional Immunology Session with Dr Jau-Fei Chen – Chapter 3

Nutritional Immunology Session with Dr Jau-Fei Chen – Chapter 3

It was a very enriching Saturday with Dr Jau-Fei Chen, who is known internationally and given multiple awards for her main research topic on Nutritional Immunology. Seeing her in person isΒ  like seeing Nutritional Immunology personified. She is 54 years of age, but definitely looks great nevertheless. I hope I look like her when I …

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Modern Lifestyle Risks Are you aware of the Health Risks we face in our Modern Lifestyle? – Part 3

Are you aware of the Health Risks we face in our Modern Lifestyle? – Part 3

This is the third part of a series on the Health Risks we are facing in our Modern Lifestyle. In the first part, we had looked at how exposure to free radicals contribute to premature aging. In the second part, we considered the impact of what we eat, because WE ARE WHAT WE EAT. Now, …

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Constipation Are you aware of the Health Risks we face in our Modern Lifestyle? – Part 2

Are you aware of the Health Risks we face in our Modern Lifestyle? – Part 2

This is the second part of a series on the health risks we are facing in our Modern Lifestyle. Previously, in the first part, we looked at how some of our lifestyle factors caused premature aging. We also looked at the corresponding detrimental effect on our health.In this post, we will look more closely at …

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