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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Osteoporosis – The Silent Bone Breaker

We hear so much about Osteoporosis these days. Have you ever wondered whether you are at risk and what you could do if you have Osteoporosis? Dr Chong Kian Chun, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Island Orthopaedic Consultants, a member of Healthway Medical Group, shares his insights about Osteoporosis. What is Osteoporosis? If you think
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How To Prevent Suicide

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and with the recent news of celebrity suicides, it is important that we address this topic and learn how to read the signs of someone who is suicidal as well as how to respond. A person who is suicidal, might not ask for help before deciding to commit suicide. There
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Ways To Relieve Aching Joints

If there is a lot of walking or sitting in your life, you are bound to suffer from aching joints. Aching joints do not only affect senior people as people of all ages suffer from painful hip, knee and shoulder joints. There are many reasons why you could be suffering from aching joints. Once you
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Helping the Elderly Through Technology

In this day and age of technology, it comes as no surprise that it can also be a tool to meet the diverse needs of seniors and their caregivers. In the social innovation initiative “LeapForGood” (LFG), finalists impressed judges with their technology-based solutions and at the final “Demo Day” on the 18th August, five teams
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Get Healthy with Meridian Therapy

Looking around for a natural holistic wellness method to keep yourself & your loved ones healthy? This experiential workshop to Meridian Therapy could be what you are looking for. Combining the ancient TCM art of Guasha and Acupressure Massage together with TCM Herbal Essential Oil, this easy and practical skill may be just what you are
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Weird Wellness Trends That Make Us Go WTH

Embrace yourself! Here are some weird wellness trends that you won’t believe that they actually exist. Otonamaki or “adult wrapping” Many Japanese working professionals develop posture problems and stiffness due to long working hours. Otonamaki therapy is done to alleviate posture problems and stiffness. It is inspired from Ohinamaki, whereby babies are wrapped in a similar
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How Popular Diets (or diet fads) Affect Your Skin

Fad diets are often popularised through the media, with emphasis on losing weight. While the validity of these diet plans is still debatable (most fitness trainers will still tell you to stick to the traditional methods), perhaps you’d like to know how they affect your skin and then decide whether you’re going to follow these
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The Importance of Poop

Before you think we’re trying to gross you out, one’s bowel movement is important not just for infants or seniors but for at any point in one’s life. That’s because your gut health is important, as we’ve mentioned many a times. If you have diarrhoea, constipation or other forms of stomach/intestinal discomfort, it could mean
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Eye Health Do’s and Don’ts

You have to take care of your eyes in order to preserve the clarity of your vision. Even if you have good eyesight during your youth, the process of aging usually brings the necessity of wearing corrective lenses when you reach mid-life. The most common vision problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), glaucoma, cataract, warped
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Natural Fertility Conscious Pregnancy Workshop

Are you planning to conceive or planning to space out your pregnancy, or nurturing a relationship with your partner? This family planning workshop is designed to not only help you in preparing the body to nurture a new life within but deepen a couple’s connection with mindful touch and understanding phsysiology. Improve your chances of
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Simple Ways To Manage Stress

Life is full of a variety of events than can be stressful. These events are typically considered as STRESSORS. Stress is unavoidable in modern life but you do not have to allow it to weigh you down. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or demand and is the body’s
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Is the Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?

If you have been eating the same amount of food and exercising regularly but not losing the weight, there might be several reasons – you might be hitting an exercise plateau, have a medical condition or…you may not be sleeping well. We all know how important sleep is and sleep depravation can have serious issues
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Well-paced in the Fast-paced Workplace

Did you know that Singaporeans are known to work the longest hours in the world? A recent research by Morgan McKinley in 2016 found that this city state topped the list in when it came to working hours. The same survey found that 70 per cent of professionals in Singapore work longer than their contracted
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Why Do You Get Chest Pain After Exercise?

Exercise should make your body feel good both mentally and physically. If your chest pains after exercise or other cardio practices, something is not right. Mild chest pain after the exercise is normal due to pushing your body hard, but a more severe pain is a serious condition and you need to seek immediate medical
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Local Study Uncovers Innovative Treatment for Diabetic Fatty Liver Disease Patients

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major global health problem characterised by accumulation of fat in the liver. NAFLD develops in patients with obesity, diabetes type 2, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance. The presence of excess fat in the liver can long be a silent process; however, as the disease progresses, the liver will be
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Breathing Difficulties and Habits to Help You Breathe Better

We sometimes tend to forget how important being able to breathe normally really is. In most cases it is taken for granted until the first obstacle occurs. Whether it’s difficulty breathing during sleep or seasonal allergies, it is at that point that we realise how vital our ability to breathe without obstructions is for our
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Sundown with Love and Capeless Heroes

Sundown with Love is OSIM Sundown Marathon’s charity campaign and this year’s lead-up run was held on 31 March where 10 Ambassadors ran to raise funds for six beneficiaries for the first time in the Sundown community. These ambassadors also ran with representatives of their chosen charities in a 3km run, exemplifying how we can
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Interview with Dr Cheng of Women Infinity

With the growing wellness industry, it is always refreshing to find womenpreneurs who step up and are passionate about health as well as helping others. We spoke to Dr Cheng, founder of Women Infinity, which is a brand of collagen that has been helping women achieve better skin as well as better joint health. It
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Do We Really Need Detox Products?

There are so many products out there that claim to help one “detox” and many people often buy into it because they do believe that they’re constantly exposed to toxins either through pollution or through the foods we eat – mostly thanks to the media that talk about the pesticides used in agriculture etc. However,
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Signs of Possible Eye Problems in Children

Children can tell us when they feel sick or have a headache, but when it comes to their sight, they are much less likely to speak up. The main reason for this is that they are usually completely unaware of the issue. For example, you can’t expect your child to tell you that the words
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How to Feel More Energised

It seems like more and more people are complaining about fatigue or wanting to feel more energetic. This is mostly because of our busy lifestyles which lead to poor sleep quality, insufficient rest, bad eating habits or lack of physical exercise. It doesn’t help that with aging, one’s metabolism dips and this also affects how
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Healthy Minds Makes an Effort to Improve Mental Health Treatment in the UK

We’re in the year for Depression Awareness and with so many events that make us question the way we look at mental health, just how should we change the way we deal with it? An up and coming organization in Britain may have the answer for that.

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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
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Symptoms of Menopause – Did you make this mistake?

Menopause marks the end of menstrual cycles. It’s part of being a woman but experiences can vary greatly. What has been your experience?  For me, it turned out to be a non-event and a mis-diagnosis. Having female friends and through my mother, I was aware of some symptoms of menopause. In my mother’s case, I
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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
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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
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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
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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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