Author: Beatrice

10 Scientific Ways Antioxidants help our health

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard about antioxidants affecting your health at one point or another. However, what do antioxidants have to do with staying healthy? Overall, antioxidants are minerals and vitamins that especially work to protect our bodies from free radicals, which are dangerous molecules that work to attack our healthy cells and weaken the health of our immune systems. According to research, free radicals can increase your risk of cancer, brain disease, cataracts, and more. However, with the help of antioxidants, your body can rid itself of these free radicals and promote good health. These antioxidants include beta-carotene, lutein, catechins, vitamins C and E, flavonoids, and others that can be found in both food and dietary supplements. But, before you consider taking an antioxidant supplement, consult with your doctor, since they can interact with certain medications. Below, is a guide on the top 10 scientific ways how antioxidants help our health, which may give you the bump to start taking them regularly and making them part of your daily diet. 1) Antioxidants Help …

5 Healthy Eating Habits That Will Help You Lose Weight Naturally

Weight loss, weight maintenance, diets and every other synonym for keeping track of how much you weigh and its effect on your overall health makes up for a larger portion of your overall life than you might realize. Talk shows hawk cure-all products, pharmacy shelves are stocked with dozens of products that promise to blast away fat and melt away pounds, exercise routines rise and fall every few months and there’s always another diet trending that promises to help you bleed away excess weight. Some work, some don’t, but they all need to focus on one core concept: healthy eating habits. At its very core weight loss is the simple science of knowing how many calories your body needs and adjusting your eating habits to reflect that fact, but it’s not always as simple as eating a little less here and there. It’s not uncommon to have serious difficulties when it comes to finding an eating routine that doesn’t spiral out of control. If going cold turkey isn’t cutting it, there may still be hope yet with …

The Best Fitness Tracker

It doesn’t matter how many sensors you have — it’s how you use them. Reposted with permission from Review.com.  The 3 Best Fitness Trackers Best Fitness Tracker Under $100 Garmin Vivofit 3 A low-profile, reasonably priced fitness tracker that still delivers on all of the necessities. It comes with a small built-in display that lets you easily keep an eye on your progress and the time throughout the day, as well as a user-friendly app. Our tests showed that it actually provides consistent step counting and distance tracking, too, which isn’t true of every fitness tracker we tried. ($99) Best Heart Rate Monitoring Fitness Tracker Fitbit Charge 2 For $50 more than the Vivofit 3, you get an even better app and all of the same basic functionality, plus heart rate monitoring. ($150) Best Heart Rate Monitoring and GPS Fitness Tracker Garmin Vívosmart HR+ A compact, feature-loaded device that’s waterproof and $50 less than its nearest competitor. ($200) Editor’s Note March 28, 2017 — Fitbit released a new heart-rate monitoring tracker, the Alta HR, at the same …

3 Risks to Consider When Following the Ketogenic Diet

It seems that every year, there are ten new weight loss programs or diets to try. They can vary greatly in the methods used actually to get the results you want. Some take longer; some have stricter dietary requirements, etc. One such diet plan is the ketogenic, or “keto” diet. It’s become popular in the last couple of years primarily because it claims to use the body’s own fat burning power for weight loss, and thanks to celebrities. It’s also said to be a great meal plan regimen for anyone suffering of Type 2 Diabetes, because it helps lower blood sugar levels. Other benefits include anti-aging properties, improving brain functions and bowel movement. Many supporters of this lifestyle claim to have more energy that lasts longer. However, many experts warn of the possible risks of the keto diet, and we’ll look at some here. 1.     Losing Hydration and Muscle Mass The reason that the keto diet can work so well and so quickly is that a lot of the weight being lost is in the …

One of the best lodgings in Tasmania – Avalon Rocky Hills

I hate to admit but I know I am quite a particular traveler. In cities where we will spend a lot of time out, I don’t really bother about hotel quality so long as it’s clean and decent/safe location. But because in national parks or near beaches, we tend to stay indoors to just slow down and relax, I have higher expectations I guess. So I was really looking forward to Avalon Rocky Hills, and I am so glad it didn’t disappoint me!! So thankful we landed a free night stay with the winter promotion. Avalon, rooted in Arthurian Legend, means “island of paradise.” And as with all mysterious islands, it was indeed hard to find. It took us a 2km of off-the-track dirt track before we arrived to meet our lovely host, Ann. She went through in details every facility within the retreat – from books to a movable TV stand (see below video! so smart!) to bath salts to the self-contained kitchen with a freezer and fridge full of food, and a separate ARTIST …

Vitamin C and Cancer – Research

“Many studies have been made over the years with the following results shown: Treatment with high-dose vitamin C slowed the growth and spread of prostate, pancreatic, liver, colon, malignant mesothelioma, neuroblastoma, and other types of cancer cells. Combining high-dose vitamin C with certain types of chemotherapy may be more effective than chemotherapy alone: Ascorbic acid with arsenic trioxide may be more effective in ovarian cancer cells. Ascorbic acid with gemcitabine may be more effective in pancreatic cancer cells. Ascorbic acid with gemcitabine and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may be more effective in malignant mesothelioma cells. Another laboratory study suggested that combining high-dose vitamin C with radiation therapy killed more glioblastoma multiforme cells than radiation therapy alone. Additionally the studies found that patients who received IV vitamin C had better quality of life and fewer side effects than those who did not.” — The Demster Clinic, Toronto Source: http://www.thedempsterclinic.com I get a lot of enquiries on Vitamin C and cancer from my previous entry on my Vitamin C IV drip experience. As such, I decided to share a bit about my summarized research on Vitamin C and cancer and why I was willing to let my mum (and myself – just for health …

Top 23 Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore (you won’t realize there is no meat!)

Because of my mum’s cancer journey, I have learnt to become very picky about her food if she wanted to eat out. It is pretty hard to find fully organic restaurants in Singapore, but here are some of our top picks that try to be as clean and healthy as possible while retaining the yummy taste! 1) Afterglow Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. Food is exquisitely made with intricate flavours. Good as a treat but the prices are too steep for everyday dining. We pay for effort as it does take a lot of effort to take raw food, let alone yummy raw food. My favourites – Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Raw Lasagna and Pink Soy Latte Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131 Phone: 6224 8921 2) Real Food One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney), South Beach and Central. They also 2 outlets in Malaysia! 3) Elemen One of …

River Cruise (Central Europe) – a new luxury way to travel

I don’t know about you but whenever I used to hear “cruise”, images of casinos and being trapped on a ship with nothing to do would come to mind. So when we were first invited to Uniworld’s Cruise along Danube River in Central Europe, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was sure glad we could get off in different cities so we decided to try. And indeed, I must say I am now a Uniworld River Cruise convert!!  Already looking forward to the next trip I get to cruise with Uniworld because: 1) Pampering from Uniworld service team! As I was a cruise noob before, I didn’t realize Uniworld is like the best of best in the cruise industry.  Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the world’s most luxurious all-inclusive cruise line and is ranked the Top River Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey. Their winning edge shows in so many ways. For me, firstly, it really shows in their rooms because the beds are sooo comfortable. …

Free Health Talk by EatPrayflying: Aug 17, 7pm

Did you know that our oral health offers clues about our overall health — or that problems in our mouth can affect the rest of our body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health this Aug 17, 7pm! We have a special dentist speaker who will share with us more on holistic dentistry! RSVP with us now!  ????  

Detox Retreat @ The LifeCo Phuket

It has been almost 2 years since my last proper juice fast so N and I decided to head to Phuket to do a 3 day detox! The LifeCo Phuket is located around a lake, and is the newest kid on the block in Phuket to offer most natural solutions to fight against ageing and diseases. I decided to try out the LifeCo Phuket because I agree with their 360 degrees holistic approach together with healthy nutrition, anti-ageing and well-being therapies, prevention treatments for chronic diseases and cancer as well as pampering and beauty treatments alongside with spiritual therapies, all in the same complex. I love that they also have doctors and nurses – look forward to them giving the most updated and holistic advice for our health. The LifeCo may be new in Phuket, but their first outlet in Turkey has been opened for more than 10 years. I was quite excited to know that celebrities fly themselves to The LifeCo in Turkey just to detox! We were warmly welcomed at the airport on …