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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 Read more about 5 Cures for the Common Cold[…]

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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 Read more about 5 Health Hacks for the Holidays[…]

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7 Health Issues Women Face in Their 40s

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[…]

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Iron Supplements: Do You Need Them?

  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?[…]

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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 Read more about Baby Teeth – A Dentist’s Advice[…]

common cold

Why Do I Get The Cold Often Even When I Get Enough Exercise?

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?[…]

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Comedian Shows the Ridiculousness of the Thigh Gap Phenomenon

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.


High Protein Breakfasts to Start Your Day On The Right Note

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.

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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 Read more about Could this be the cause of your bad breath? A Dentist explains[…]


What Should Be Your Biggest Meal of the Day?

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?[…]

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4 Healthy Eating Resolutions That Aren’t Focused on Weight Loss

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:


How a Celebrity Trainer Made Us Consider the Difference Between Health and Fitness

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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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 Read more about Shaking Off Sugar Part 3 – A Dentist Explains[…]

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What We Never Knew About Diabetes

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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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 Read more about Shaking Off Sugar Part 2 – Addiction and Cravings[…]

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Animal Vs. Vegetable Protein – Which Could Kill You?

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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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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Foods Rich In Fat That You Should Eat

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[…]


Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 27: How Much Happiness Do You Deserve?

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?[…]

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The Truth About Green Juices and Smoothies

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[…]

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Why We Don’t Do Health Challenges

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[…]

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What Does It Mean to Be Healthy? This Picture Challenges You to Guess

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[…]

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10 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll

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[…]


The Importance of Your Health as told by Poop

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[…]


Heartburn – That Uncomfortable Feeling

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[…]

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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 21: Vegan 101

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[…]

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Killing More Animals By Being Vegan or Vegetarian?

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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I Have Cleaned Up My Diet But It’s Not Working!!!

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!!![…]

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