How Eating Disorders Can Swallow You Whole

The Wellness Insider has explored the issues of emotional eating, binge eating and body image intimately over the last few months. If you’ve been reading our articles, you might have noticed the term “eating disorder (ED)” used quite frequently. But what does it mean to have an eating disorder? How does it impact your life?
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Signs of Toxic Relationship

Romantic relationships are important but it’s equally important to analyse and know the difference between a healthy and toxic relationship. Many people tend to stay in toxic relationships regardless of the toll it may take on your emotions and well-being. When dating somebody, it’s essential to continue to evaluate the relationship regularly and make sure
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Do I Need a Health Check-up Yearly?

We all know that it’s necessary for us to see the dentist at least twice a year. Recently though, with the rising awareness of screening tests, a new medical debate has emerged: Is it necessary to get a medical check-up every year? Proponents proclaim the advantages of annual check-ups in early detection and preventive care,
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People Who Broke Conventional Beauty Standards

Although there is the saying that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, there is still a convention of symmetrical faces, perfect skin, even skin tone and high cheekbones – all airbrushed to perfection before being published in magazines and on social media. However, thanks to some special women (and many others) the conventional
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Top of the World Plus Size 2018

Grooming Plus Sized Beauties for Pageant and Confidence

Held at Cebu, Philippines, the crown of this year’s Ms & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size went to Ms Charlene P. Rosco, who represented South East Asia. Hailing from the Philippines, Ms Rosco currently lives and works in Singapore with her husband, which is where she met beauty queen Fiona Tan, who won
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How Hoarding Affect Families

Hoarding is the difficulty to discard or part with a possession, regardless of its actual value. This behaviour has a dangerous effect on the emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal, aspects for a hoarder and their family. For those who hoard, the quantity of their collected items sets them apart from other people. Commonly
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The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 2)

In the last post, we met Chef Clifford and Adeline, heard a little about the background of the restaurant and the plans in store. Next up, food. Without further ado (I can practically hear you going, “Get on with it!”), join me in experiencing what Dean and DeLuca has to offer in their healthier menu.
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Exercise & Mood

We usually find ourselves hitting the gym to shed off a few kilos or get ourselves healthier. But did you know that regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health? Regular exercise directly affects the brain by increasing brain volumes in certain regions and fostering neural growth and connections.
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Easy, Natural and Non-Invasive Ways to Style Your Hair

Getting our hair looking just right is one of the most difficult challenges that many of us face when it comes to arranging our perfect look everyday. Every other aspect of our routine – our nails, our skin – everything can be tamed with the right products. And yet our hair seems to want to
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Taking Care of Your Gut (with giveaway!)

Health food trends come in waves and with the interest in digestive health, there have been loads of articles about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, then alkaline water followed by the current popularity of fermented foods such as kefir and kombucha. We got the lowdown on all these health food trends and to get
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Love and Light Festival – The Most Extravagant Wellness & Holistic Event of The Year

Searching for spiritual health, mental clarity and physical wellbeing? Or are you a holistic practitioner who wants to share your journey or services? Then Love and Light Festival is the wellness and holistic retreat festival that you’ve been looking for! Created for people of all ages and walks of life, this festival aims to guide
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Why Early Detection and Intervention is Crucial for Eye Problems

Most people would agree that our sense of sight is by far one of the most important of the five. Not only does it help you to navigate your surroundings, it also allows you to appreciate all the beautiful things the world has to offer. Vision problems are an expected part of aging. Most eye
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Best Jeans for Every Body Type

It’s no secret that finding the perfect pair of jeans is nearly an impossible task. The first step in finding the right type of jeans is knowing your body type. Are you curvy, tall, petite or athletic? Most women tend to go to shops and try on all the random pants. That is a frustration
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The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 1)

Following the popularity of our mooncake feature, The Wellness Insider is on the prowl for healthier eats again. This time, we’re looking to uncover some of the restaurants in Singapore that incorporate healthy, wholesome ingredients, cooking methods and even philosophy. No, we don’t just mean salads and protein boxes that are all the rage now;
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Exercises that Promote Mindfulness

We may think that we are far from reaching mindfulness in a busy world where we are constantly engaged in household chores, work and planning for the weekend. Are you noticing how you’re feeling right now? Did you get enough rest this morning or were you able to focus your thoughts on the present moment?
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HypnoBirthing – Family Health and Harmony

Calling all expectant couples and friends to join a team of Five Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educators (HypnoBirthing parents, Doulas, Midwives and Doctor) in town to celebrate HypnoBirthing 28th years of service worldwide. “When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change” ~ Marie Mongan, Founder of HynoBirthing Institute HypnoBirthing parents’
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We’re Having a Guasha Massage Party!

Come join us in this afternoon soireé where we’ll learn about this ancient massage technique and how to self-massage. Bring your family and friends so that you can also learn how to help each other relax! What is guasha? It is a natural therapy involving ‘scraping’ along your body’s meridian line and acupressure points with
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17 Facts About Body Image and Eating Disorders

There are many assumptions about body image as well as eating disorders, but what are facts and what are just stereotypes? Here are 17 facts about both that we hope will allow our readers to see that this is a pressing issue that has been continually growing, and hopefully, we are able to take some
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How to Prepare Physically and Mentally for a Long Distance Hike

Hiking is one of those activities that with the right training and discipline, people of a variety of ages and skill level can enjoy. It provides you with an opportunity to get outdoors, take in beautiful sights and sounds, become one with nature, and really leave all that hustle and bustle, as well as the
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How Much Do Singaporeans Value Sleep?

In a previous article, we mentioned how the lack of sleep might be the reason for weight gain and according to a sleep study done by OSIM Singapore in August this year, their findings seem to correlate, with 66.5% of respondents saying that the lack of sleep affects their appetite. The study by OSIM was
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Some Easy Meal Prep Inspo for this week

Having healthy prepped meals waiting for us in the fridge has been one less thing for us to worry about, and keeps us eating healthier. Here are some delicious and healthy meals for you to try out. Try out 2-3 recipes per cooking session so that you have a variety of meals to choose from
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What You Need to Know About Muscle Soreness

You’ve had a particularly fruitful session at the gym, sweat pouring down the face, muscles pushed to their maximum. You feel good, full of energy, in fact, you’re on top of the world. The next day, however, you can barely lift your arms and your legs feel like jelly. It’s as if a steamroller has
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Making High-end Surfboards From Waste

Ever heard of surfboards made from trash? Well, now there is such a thing! Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Starboard, a world-leading Watersports company offering Paddle, Surf, Windsurf and Kiteboards, announced that they are collecting and upcycling discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer
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Dental Hygiene Tips For a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Oral hygiene is important for general health. It helps us to bite, smile, chew and speak. Professionals advise that you get your teeth checked by a qualified dentist every six months. However, most people only visit the dentist when they experience pain. Our mouth is a part of the body and improper care can lead
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The Food Binge Battle

Following on from our articles on emotional eating and body acceptance and love, we explore the link between dieting and emotional eating a little more. We now know that emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. But how does this emotional relationship with food start in the first
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Essentials That You Need When You Go Hiking

While hiking is a way to unplug from the busy city life, it can be an activity that can also lead to remote places with wonderful discoveries or just a pleasant adventure while enjoying nature. Whether you are planning to stay overnight or hike few hours, apart from extra water, make sure you are prepared
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Why You Should Add This Root Into Your Diet

Lotus root is the underwater stem of the lotus plant, and is commonly used as a dish in the Asian country. In terms of cooking, It is a versatile root and can be steamed, deep-fried, boiled, and stir-fried. Here are some of its numerous health benefits and recipes for you to try at home! Improves
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Why a Book on Building Body Confidence?

We’ve mentioned previously that we’re in the midst of compiling body positive interviews with notable personalities as part of our second anniversary. However, besides celebrating ourselves and trying to promote body positivity, this book is also important for our targeted audience: teenagers young adults who are facing body image issues We want to instill confidence
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The Ups and Downs of Emotional Eating

In the simplest terms, emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. It was initially defined as eating in response to negative emotions, but a number of current studies have shown that a positive mood can also prompt increased food consumption. Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused
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Fussing About Fluoride

When it comes to dental health, we have been told a fair amount about brushing (this way or that?), flossing (should we or not?) and the type of toothbrush to use (regular or electric?). A new debate has joined the fray with regards to the content of toothpaste itself. Fluoride, the main key ingredient in
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7 Best Energy Boosters that Aren’t Coffee

Whether there are only a few hours left before your most important exam or a work presentation you have to give, if you aren’t ready enough, you will need more energy. Last-minute work is always the hardest, especially when achieving good results is important. Coffee is the energy booster we tend to turn to first,
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Fitness Fads that Left Us Laughing

Following the popularity of our Diet Fads article (thank you everyone!), we’ve decided to explore another trend over the years: crazy fitness fads. You remember those – they left you in awe when you first heard about them, but after months, when you didn’t see any results or realise that you had a weird muscle
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Avoid Buying These Harmful Skincare Products

It is quite alarming to know that the skin absorbs up to 60 percent of the chemicals in products that it comes into contact with directly into the bloodstream. Thus, it is important to ensure that what we put on our skin should be as clean as the food that we eat. While it’s impossible
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Turning Vegetarian? Here are Some Unexpected Side Effects…

Vegetarianism has become trendy and popular, especially with the list of celebrities endorsing such a diet growing longer and longer (recent additions to the ‘V.gang’ include Will.I.Am). There are plentiful reasons for turning vegetarian, from religious to health-related and concern for the environment. The spectrum of those identifying themselves as vegetarian include vegans, who abstain
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Top Wellness Retreats in Melbourne

Everybody needs a bit relaxation and a break from the stress of everyday life. Most Australians prefer to spend their free time in wellness retreats and spa centres. It helps them keep healthy, balanced, and fit. In cities such as Melbourne, there are a lot of great places for relaxation, both within the city centre
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How Are Millennials Changing the Dating Scene

Millennials are having a profound impact on almost every aspect of society and culture, and dating is no different. The advent of new technologies and a more liberal approach to dating has completely changed what it means to date in this day and age. While some millennials are embracing the change, others are trying to
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Body Love and Body Acceptance

It does not take a genius to realise that our culture is obsessed with achieving the proverbial “ideal body”. We are bombarded daily with images of skinny models with flawless skin and perfect pouts or fit, toned ladies sweating it at the gym and loads of #fitspo images on Instagram. As a result, body-shaming, the
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TCM or Ayurveda Approved Meals During Warm Days

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian tradition of whole-body medicine, which is still widely practised today. In Ayurvedic principles, eating certain foods that balance “Pitta” (our inner fire) is very important in maintaining temperature regulation both physically and emotionally. Every food, hot or cold, has an innate potency which plays an important role in terms of
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Using AR to Detect Glaucoma

Imagine being suddenly plunged into the world of darkness while on a date, and you have no idea how it happened. It’s true that you started having a problem seeing clearly from the corner of eyes a few years ago, but you thought nothing of it and put off that eye-test, assuming your glasses were
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Why Awareness Of Breast Cancer is Important

October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness and this disease is the most common type of cancer that affects women worldwide. Since 2018, the number of women affected by this form of cancer has increased significantly. Statistics have shown that there are higher rates of breast cancer cases in developed countries compared to developing
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Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work

A positive attitude at work can be the difference between success and failure. We’ve all had those days where being at work seems like the worst thing in the world. Even though we know we are lucky to be employed and to recognise that life requires hard work, sometimes we just get grumpy and may need
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Learn the Traditional Art of Batik

Batik is an ancient textile production technique through repeated process of applying dye-resisting substance and colouring which results in an intricate and colourful design. Tracing a design onto the cloth Through the process of Batik, you can stimulate the right brain and pour out your creative juice while designing a uniquely yours masterpiece. In this
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Simple Ways to Save More Money

One of the more difficult aspects of personal finance is figuring out the best way to utilise our money. Therefore, these are some money-saving tips to generate ideas about the best ways to save money in your day-to-day life. Make a Budget Budgeting is important. It gives you an overview of your expenditure and a way
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Houseplants That Can Help Improve Your Sleep

A good night’s sleep is one of the most important factors to having a good and energised day. If you don’t sleep well at night, you wake up feeling like you want to go back to bed again. You don’t feel like going through the day as you still feel tired and almost lifeless. A
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Spiking Sugar – Managing Changes in Sugar Levels

There is a common misconception that you should worry about your blood sugar levels only if you have diabetes; peaks and crashes can be nonetheless worrying for the average person. Such blood sugar spikes occur when your blood sugar rises and then falls sharply after you eat, causing lethargy and hunger. In the long run,
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Know All The Important Facts About Implants Retained Dentures

Implant retain denture is that kind of denture or over-denture which is supported by an implant or is attached to the jaws. When compared to the regular denture, implant retained denture doesn’t rest on the gums but is supported by the implant. Here, the denture clips onto the implant in order to keep it in
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10 Shampoos That We Love

“Life isn’t perfect, your hair can be”. There are so many shampoos on the market, you might not know where to start to get the one that’s right for you. Different shampoos have different features and benefits & so in order to maintain the most vitality, lustre & health, it’s important to match what your
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Foods To Eat When You Have Insomnia

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to having a good health. A good night’s sleep also helps us function to the best of our abilities during the day. If you have been unable to sleep over a long period of time, there is a chance that you might have insomnia. Being diagnosed with insomnia is
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The Guilt Trip – Things women should stop feeling guilty about

Ever find yourself saying sorry when someone else steps on your feet? Or wanting to apologise for everything that goes wrong, even your existence? Women are especially guilty of feeling guilty all the time. There is nothing wrong with guilt, but it starts becoming a problem when it’s excessive and inappropriate. Perhaps we cannot help
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Autumn Winter 2018 Runway Looks You Could Totally Pull Off

High fashion isn’t always as unwearable as you might think, and there are looks you could easily pull off even if you’re not walking the fashion show. Designers often leave us angry and confused with their collections and make us wonder who in the right mind would ever want to wear certain pieces. If there’s
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