common cold

5 Cures for the Common Cold

For those in temperate countries, autumn is upon us and we have both rain and shine.  The recent erratic weather in Singapore has also meant that the common cold is prevalent.  Inconvenient as it may be, the common cold usually takes a week to 10 days to clear. Often the culprit is a rhinovirus spread
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Cashew bhurfi

Cashew Bhurfi

It’s Deepavali!  The festival of lights.  The remembrance of good over evil.  Deepavali is also known as Laxmi Pujan, Chopda Pujan, Deva Divali, Sukhsuptika, Kaumudi Mahostavam, Badhausar, Balindra Pooja, Karthigai Deepam,  Sharda Pujan, Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diyari. The day is marked in varying ways and usually beautiful sweet foods are in abundance.  Here’s a recipe
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mindful eating

Where Did My Cookie Go? 5 Steps to Mindful Eating

“I’m really looking forward to that home made cookie at lunch time!” you think to yourself as you get to work. At last,  it’s break time after a busy morning. Woop! You grab your treat and take a bite. It tastes soooo good. Savouring the moment you take another. Also delicious. Then another. You then glance
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health hacks

5 Health Hacks for the Holidays

It’s time for a holiday. As healthy as we may be on a day to day basis, time away always presents unlimited opportunities for falling off the wagon . If you’re usually super healthy and disciplined, this can lead to a downward spiral of over consumption and negative self talk. Remember – you are on
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baby teeth

Baby Teeth – A Dentist’s Advice

As a dentist, I’ve seen many children with dental decay, pain and swellings in the mouth. Having worked in hospitals, I have seen numerous little ones have general anaesthetic to have their teeth taken out. These are emotional and costly measures for a disease that is completely preventable. As a parent there is so much
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gluten

Could this be the cause of your bloating?

‘Gluten-free options available’.  ‘No gluten’.  We often hear or see these terms advertised but what is gluten? What does it do to our bodies and what do these statements actually mean?  These statements often get us thinking without us realising.  Should I go gluten free? Gluten-containing grains, such as wheat, rye and barley, have been
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bad breath

Could this be the cause of your bad breath? A Dentist explains

Nobody likes bad breath. Otherwise known as halitosis, an offensive odour can ruin a conversation and encourage people to take a step back which can really knock your confidence. If you’ve tried everything else, it’s time to stick your tongue out and get ready to take a selfie or grab a mirror. How is it
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alternatives to sugar

Shaking Off Sugar Part 3 – A Dentist Explains

We seem to be eating more low-fat food than ever before, are exercising more but as a population, our weight has not dramatically reduced. In our previous article, we talked about how sugar is in everything nowadays and here’s a fact: ‘low fat’ usually means ‘high sugar’.  When fat is reduced, the taste is reduced so
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sugar addiction

Shaking Off Sugar Part 2 – Addiction and Cravings

Sugar is everywhere! With increasing incidents of chronic disease, it’s probably time we got to grips with the role of sugar in our every day diet. Did you know that sugar causes cravings and is addictive? The craving cycle looks like this: You eat sugar – you enjoy the experience and taste. Blood sugar levels
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sugar drinks

Shaking Off Sugar Part 1 – A Dentist Explains

That sweet taste of sugar.  A delicious dessert, a sweet kopi (coffee) or fruit juice.  Sugar seems to be everywhere and is in most of the foods and drinks we consume on a daily basis.  Recently, it has gained the attention of the media and amongst the health profession. So what’s the deal?

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