We’ve all heard how water is important for our organism, but why do we think that? Find out the truth about the 8 glasses rule and how you don’t actually need to follow it.
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 Read more about 5 Cures for the Common Cold[…]
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 Read more about 5 Health Hacks for the Holidays[…]
Want to sit down for a taste of fine wine? Well, maybe there are a few things you should know about your wine before you drink it. It might just surprise you what it contains.
Women in their 40s leave big shoes for 20 year olds to fill with their strong confidence and lush beauty. However, the 40s are a transitional period for women from adulthood to middle-age that often brings the first signs of certain health problems. Fortunately, this is a period when numerous health issues can be caught Read more about 7 Health Issues Women Face in Their 40s[…]
Climate change affects us all and a lot has gone into investigating the ways in which it changes our environment. But there are also ways in which it can affect us as well.
We’ve all had those days when we’re up late and night and our stomach starts calling. What do you do? Do you go to the fridge or stay back? Well, we’re here to help you fight those midnight cravings that are keeping you up at night.
Just like how there’s always new discoveries that help improve our lives, there’s also discoveries that can put it in danger. Today we’ll be looking at a new type of cancer that has been affecting women all over the world.
A poll result published on 26 Nov 2015 indicates that nearly 50% of females in Singapore may not be aware that they have iron deficiency. Doctors said that symptoms such as physical and mental fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, may point to iron deficiency – but most people may put them down to stress and/or lack Read more about Iron Supplements: Do You Need Them?[…]
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 Read more about Baby Teeth – A Dentist’s Advice[…]
The common cold is the most frequently occurring disease in the world, and is a leading cause of doctor visits and missed days from work, school and yes, from your fitness classes. There is a hidden fact about why people are often infected with the common cold. Some of the ways to ward off communicable Read more about Why Do I Get The Cold Often Even When I Get Enough Exercise?[…]
Salt is something that we’re all too familiar with. A recent series of studies proves that there’s a shocking truth about how salt affects our bodies that we didn’t see coming.
There’s nothing quite like Mother’s Day, but scientists may have just made a shocking discovery on how children can affect their mother’s bodies. Now it’s time to reconsider the way we look at motherhood once more.
Have you ever worked out really hard but noticed that you’re just not seeing results? We talked with our own fitness expert, Joel to talk about why this is and just what you can do to ensure your results.
Mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s constantly threaten our cognitive abilities, causing those that suffer them to forget even who they are. But what if there were a way for us to help those that suffer from it?
Sometimes the best method to show people how ridiculous some things can be is through comedy, and that’s just what Luisa Omelian aims to do when she talks about a familiar topic, thigh gaps.
People often talk about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it offers a lot more than just a good way to start the day, it also gives us a lot of protein. Learn some more about these amazing protein-heavy dishes and start your day off right.
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 Read more about Could this be the cause of your bad breath? A Dentist explains[…]
There’s an old adage: “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,” and it appears to have some truth. Timing of meals may play a part in controlling weight and health. There is emerging research to say that eating too much at night may not be good for health; however, Read more about What Should Be Your Biggest Meal of the Day?[…]
We’ve all heard about addiction and how it affects us, but are we actually doing wrong by judging people who have problems with addiction? These ads are here to make us rethink that.
When you are on the path of healthy eating, it should not just be about losing weight but rather, to be healthier and just be good to your body. After all, you only have one. Photo credits: Positive Health Wellness Please follow and like us:
We’ve tlaked about Bob Harper’s sudden heart attack and how it shook the health world. Now, it’s time to take another look at Harper’s situation and see how he’s coming along.
We’ve talked about the benefits of eating fish, but now it’s time to focus on fish oil, which has become one of the most consumed supplements. But is fish oil really as beneficial as we’ve been told?
Athletes and fitness experts are people who we look up to as they’ve managed to achieve certain things that we might aspire to someday, whether it’d be getting fit or just leading a healthier life. It’s because of that that it becomes shocking when we find out that they can still go through some of the health problems we might face, even though they’re supposed to be healthier. That issue came into the limelight recently when professional fitness guru and host of the American TV show, The Biggest Loser, Bob Harper suffered a heart attack that left the whole world talking.
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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 Read more about Shaking Off Sugar Part 3 – A Dentist Explains[…]
A recent study from Umea University in Sweden, published in JAMA Internal Medicine has come up with some impressive results. In one part of the study, researchers were able to discover that in a group of 4046 genetically identical twins, the twin with a higher BMI (Body Mass Index) does not have an increased risk of mortality or heart disease. At the same time, they discovered that losing weight might not have any effect on reducing your chances of suffering from a heart attack. Does this mean that we are given the green light to load up on chips, burgers and all things fatty and decadent?
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Are humans able to absorb energy from each other? Or is that just something that remains to be seen? Well a recent study on a species of plants has generated some interesting curiosity on this subject.
We’ve talked about debunking the myths of coconut oil before, but is it really all bad? Let’s look back on just what some of the benefits of coconut oil can be.
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 Read more about Shaking Off Sugar Part 2 – Addiction and Cravings[…]
People seem to have the beef with meat (yes, pun fully intended) over the past few years. From discoveries that you could eventually get cancer from consuming processed meats to “experts” telling you that it’s healthier to eat more lean meats like fish, or to turn vegan, being a fan of red meat fan seems like something of a diet sin. Unfortunately, the news does not seem any brighter.
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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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Seems like a contradiction to eat foods high in fat but that’s just it! We were told to eat as little fat as possible, which resulted in people eating so-called ‘low fat’ processed foods that were also bad for us in the long run. Yes, there is such a thing has healthy fats as fats are Read more about Foods Rich In Fat That You Should Eat[…]
How much happiness do you deserve? Or rather, how much do you think you deserve and how happy are you right now? Many people are often lost or they find that they can never be 100% happy with their lives but is this really true? We explore this with Anna Tan, founder of SoulFit Studios and Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 27: How Much Happiness Do You Deserve?[…]
The popularity of green juices and smoothies have been increasing over the years, especially when health magazines or ‘experts’ have been expounding the virtues of drinking your veggies rather than chewing them. It kinda makes sense, considering that we often eat less vegetables than we’re supposed to and drinking green juices or smoothies is a Read more about The Truth About Green Juices and Smoothies[…]
Have you ever felt unmotivated when your work is too messy or you don’t have much to do? Well a recently published study on the subject of how our workplace affects us could be of interest to you.
It seems like there is always some fitness or health challenge going on these days and they’re often promoted via social media. From 100 sit-ups a day or no-sugar for 30 days, there seems to be some sort of challenge for you to get into. Don’t get us wrong, they can be a good source Read more about Why We Don’t Do Health Challenges[…]
Losing weight and staying healthy can be a tough thing for a lot of people, whether it’d be exercising, dieting or just trying not to eat, it’s something that can be tough on a lot of people. Because of this we also have a warped view about health, associating weight loss with good health, physical Read more about What Does It Mean to Be Healthy? This Picture Challenges You to Guess[…]
You may have heard a lot of buzz surrounding the healthiness of vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables with deep, rich colour tones. In many ways, they’re perfect foods and part of the credit is owed to the chlorophyll they contain. Chlorophyll is a green pigment that’s instrumental in photosynthesis. Research also suggests it’s instrumental in promoting good Read more about 10 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll[…]
Nobody really likes to talk about poop. After all, it’s waste that your body is trying to get rid off, isn’t it? While that is true, it is also an indication of your body’s current health as explained by Nutritionist and Acupuncturist Melissa Ramos in the following TEDx talk. Ramos’ talk comes timely with a Read more about The Importance of Your Health as told by Poop[…]
So you’ve had a full, satisfying meal. Those taste buds have been tantalised and you’re content. Slowly, that uncomfortable feeling starts creeping up from your stomach and makes it way to your throat. It’s very uncomfortable, a burning like sensation. Where once your tongue experienced divine tastes, it now tastes all bitter and you feel Read more about Heartburn – That Uncomfortable Feeling[…]
With so many hits on the article that Luke wrote about the increasing popularity on Veganism, we decided to talk to Luke and his wife, Emilie, both of whom are vegan athletes and the founders of Live Green Live Lean to get a Vegan 101 from them. We learned a little bit more about why Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 21: Vegan 101[…]
Animals are an important part of the earth, just as much as humans and plants are. They all have their own way of helping and influencing our ecosystem, thus keeping a balance on life. Because of this, it makes sense that people should treat animals with care and fairness. Thus, a lot of vegetarians and vegans become so with the idea of saving animals as well as the environment, citing how livestock is producing a lot of greenhouse gases and how it is cruel to eat animal products.
But…is being vegan or vegetarian really saving the planet and animals?
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You have made that move to a ‘Real food’ diet some time ago and are now minimising the processed foods and sugars, but you can see you’re holding onto some additional weight that you still can’t shift. How then can you continue on this weight loss journey? Bad habits I realise often when I want Read more about I Have Cleaned Up My Diet But It’s Not Working!!![…]
Coconut Oil has been lauded as offering a lot of benefits for everyone, even curing some pretty big diseases. However, is everything really as good as it seems?