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Get Rewarded by simply using your Fitbit and Jawbone!

I recently chanced upon Activeager.asia, a health and fitness platform that aims to reward you for keeping fit! How many of us own a fitness tracker like Fitbit or Jawbone but it has become a white elephant or just a fashion accessory? So how does Activeager.asia, really work? Activeager.asia, is currently integrated with the market’s top 2 fitness tracker brands, Fitbit and Jawbone; mobile fitness apps such as Google Fit and Moves up in the pipeline. The integration with Fitbit and Jawbone gives us a seamless experience where data are shown on Activeager.asia, almost immediately. It is indeed simple to be rewarded! What you need to do in simply to take on a challenge in order to win a prize – a Pebble time in this case!! Once the challenge has started, you will be able to see their daily performance as well as a live leaderboard where users vie for the top spot. Fitbit and Jawbone users are able to come together and take part in the same challenge. Activeager.asia, aims to act as a motivator for …

Recipe: Daily Green Smoothie

We take our green smoothie every morning, thanks to my loving husband who makes them!! Yield: ~1.5litres Basic Ingredients Water – 500 ml filtered/distilled water Ginger – 1 inch 400gm dark leafy greens [1 kind a day e.g kale, kai lan, bak choy, spinach etc… which ever you prefer – always rotate your greens!] Apple – 1 [core removed] Banana – 1 Chia seed – 1.5 table spoon Other sweet fruits you can mix occasionally like mangoes, but always try to keep to 80% vegetables Simple Instructions Place Chia seeds into blender Pour the water [I like it chilled] over it and let it soak for 10 mins Wash and slice ginger, apple and banana [usually freeze banana overnight] before placing into the blender Place dark leafy greens last Blend for 40 sec. Enjoy!

PH360 – World’s First Personalized Health Tool

I have recently been given the privilege to be one of the pioneers in Singapore to experience a new personalized health assessment tool you can do on your own in the comfort of your home called PH360, which stands for having a 360 degrees view on your Personal Health. PH360 is created by internationally renowned health expert, Matt Riemann, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness 9 years ago. Since then, he has spent the past decade gathering an international team of collaborators who are leading scientists, researchers, medical doctors and health professionals with expertise in the fields of anthropometry, endocrinology, molecular biology, epigenetics, phenotypology, nutrigenomics and neuroscience, to tackle this seemingly impossible task. Since then, he has not just recovered but in 2014, Riemann and his team launched the world’s first personalised health tool PH360 based on gene expression, combining concepts of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and conventional medicine to produce a platform with the ability to predict the exact foods, fitness, environments and lifestyle – or epigenetic factors – to make intuitive decisions for one to stay healthy and avoid disease. So, to start …

Great video resources for cancer patients!

My mum and I watched a lot of encouraging videos during her recovery journey that not just lifted our spirits, but also educated our minds. These are great videos on health for everyone, really. Not just cancer patients. Sharing this collection of free videos I could find online to encourage you all too! Please let me know if there are more I can add to this list! Forbidden Cures of Cancer: Dying to Have Known (Gerson Therapy): Cancer is Curable Now: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (Reversing Autoimmune Disease with juicing): Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days (with Raw Food diet) Thrive (Bear with the first 20 minutes that might seem so out-there but the second half include interesting perspectives on health industry) Feature photo source: www.lambert.com

Documentary: “Cancer is Curable now”!

This is one of the best and most encouraging videos for cancer patients and their families. It offers hope with sound scientific therapies. All of us have cancer cells in us but the reason why it doesn’t proliferate is because our immunity is doing its job! So this is excellent cancer prevention video to watch for us all! Feature image from naturalnews.com

If you or your loved ones have a Mercury Dental filling, read this!

I have always viewed mercury dental fillings as a norm of life. I don’t have them because I was vain and opted for composite fillings because they were prettier, but everyone else in my family have mercury dental fillings. However, when I brought my mum to the integrated oncology clinic, the first question the doctors asked her was whether she had mercury fillings and she was to remove them immediately! The episode made me think – if they deliver new mercury to dentists in a “bio-hazard” box to make fillings, and they also transport mercury away from the dentists after removal in a “bio-hazard” box to ensure no poisoning, WHY is the only safe place for mercury in our mouths? Video: This dramatic video of mercury vapor leaking gas from a “silver amalgam” dental filling has outraged the world since it was first demonstrated at an International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) meeting in 1995. Mercury may be odorless, colorless, tasteless and toxic, but mercury vapor casts a shadow in black light! Mercury is not …

What Causes Cancer? A shocking truth..

I was shocked the first time I heard how and WHY cancer happened. I was also surprised that the medical doctors I have met throughout this journey never explained to me WHY cancer happens at the first place, because we need to know the WHY to get to the prevention/improvement. This 8 minute video by Shafin de Zane explains well the cancer happens at the first place because our cells are trying to protect itself by mutating, otherwise it would die because it is swimming in a sea of toxins. And also, it shares how cancer can be prevented quite easily. Please do watch this and share with others! Here are many other great video resources to encourage cancer patients and their family! My mum and I watched a lot of encouraging videos during her recovery journey that not just lifted our spirits, but also educated our minds. These are great videos on health for everyone, really. Not just cancer patients. Sharing this collection of free videos I could find online to encourage you all too! Please …

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Water Distiller: Purwa Water Distiller

After sharing with many people my concern on over-chlorination in our drinking water, quite a few people have asked me which water distiller I use. I use the Purwa Water Distiller. Firstly, what is distillation? Distillation is nature’s way of cleaning water. Water evaporates from the earth’s surface after rain, leaving impurities behind, and re-condenses into clouds to produce rain. Distillation process replicates this same mechanism. “Distillation is a water purification process that uses a heat source to vaporize water and separate it from contaminants and other undesirable elements commonly found in ground and surface water. Distillation heats raw (untreated) water until the water reaches its boiling point and begins to vaporize. The heat is then kept at a constant temperature to maintain water vaporization while prohibiting other undesirable elements from vaporizing. Water has a lower boiling point than salt and other mineral sediments. This process also separates the water molecules from microscopic, disease-causing organisms. Once all of the water has vaporized, the vapor is led into a condenser, where, upon cooling, the water reverts …

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Getting rid of Chlorine exposure in your showers!

Following my research on the potential ills of over-chlorination in our drinking water, I became very curious about how much chlorine we absorb during our showers. Apparently, we absorb more chlorine during a 10-minute shower than by drinking 8 glasses of tap water. (1) Most substances applied on skins can be absorbed into our blood streams via our porous skin within minutes, not to mention our skin is our largest organ and is fully soaking in chlorinated water! This video shows the speed at which chlorine can be absorbed into our blood stream: Video: See how quickly chlorine is absorbed into our bodies through the skin. The focus on chlorinating water has been to eliminate pathogens, and with good reason. According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than 120 million people (about 50% of the population) may get unsafe water  for consumption. Hence, chlorination of drinking water significantly reduced mortality rates associated with waterborne pathogen. However, research is starting to reveal the risks of over-chlorination. For example, some have claimed that a substantial …

Is Chlorine Safe In Our Drinking Water?

The focus on drinking water has been to eliminate pathogens, and with good reason. According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than 120 million people (about 50% of the population) may get unsafe water  for consumption. Hence, chlorination of drinking water significantly reduced mortality rates associated with waterborne pathogen. However, research is starting to reveal the risks of over-chlorination. For example, some have claimed that a substantial portion of the cancer risk associated with drinking chlorinated water; duration of exposure to chlorinated surface water was associated with bladder cancer risk among women and nonsmokers of both sexes. (1)  Research from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands discovered that people who swam in chlorinated pools or polluted waters as children had 2.2 to 2.4 times the risk of developing melanoma compared to those who did not swim in chlorinated waters. (2) “Chlorination of water rich in organic material is known to produce a complex mixture of organochlorine compounds, including mutagenic and carcinogenic substances. A historical cohort study of 621,431 persons living in …