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The Truth about Green Juices & Smoothies

Are you always opting for a green juice or smoothie to accompany or replace your meal instead of ingesting the vegetables itself? If you are a wellness champion doing this regularly, you must read on to ensure that you are drinking the right greens for your long term health! Drinking green juices and smoothies is becoming an uptrend among health aficionados, who believe that drinking them every day or a few times each week is healthy and helps in alkalising the body. This is also especially so with numerous celebrities such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Blake Lively who swear by this special diet that makes them feel energised, enjoy glowing skin and shed pounds effortlessly. “Kale, celery, apple, cucumber and a squeeze of lemon. I make my own juice every day at home. It really makes a difference. I can feel my body – everything’s going to way it should and I then I don’t feel guilty if I don’t get to eat my five a day of vegetables.”[1]             …

Top 9 Home Remedies for Eczema and Psoriasis Relief (Tried and tested!!!)

Eczema is a common skin condition that is marked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. [1] Psoriasis manifest similar symptoms as eczema but it is often more severe, characterized by patches of abnormal skin, which look red and scaly. They may vary in severity from small and localized to complete body coverage.   Symptoms of eczema and psoriasis can range from mild – such as having dry, sensitive skin; to severe – red and inflamed skin with very bad itching, flaky skin, discolouration on patches of skin to blisters with blood oozing out of it due to persistent scratching. I suffered from bad childhood eczema and the scars on my leg still give me shudders, recalling the deep itch within that even scratching cannot sooth. I am sure any of you who suffered from this unbearable itch will be able to relate! The most exasperating thing about autoimmune issues like eczema and psoriasis is: there is no exact cause and cure! Eczema …

Your personalized coach on your mobile: ACTIVE8ME APP

As a busy working professional, I find it a personal struggle to look after my body’s holistic wellness in terms of eating well; going to the gym and getting the exercise I need while juggling multiple demands at work and home. Most of the time, I feel time-strapped. Therefore, when I heard about the launch of Active8me, an integrated fitness, health and wellness platform that is the brainchild of Jeremy Rolleston – two-time Olympian who is passionate to motivate and equip others on their health and wellness journeys; Fay Hokulani – Fitness expert and Jaclyn Reutens – Nutrition Expert who has 15 years of experience in the nutrition and dietetics field, I downloaded the app without further ado, to see what it entails. I was amazed to see how this app functions as an all-in-one PERSONAL TRAINER There are daily customised workout plans that you can choose from, which come with comprehensive step-by-step instructions for easy induction. That’s not the only thing! You can also choose the workout that is best suited according to your …

Oil Pulling for Oral Health (and other benefits!)

After a long hiatus of blogging, I decided to write about Oil Pulling, a daily habit I started a few months ago 🙂 I was advised by my holistic dentist to try oil pulling to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. It seems simple enough so I decided to try! Originating from Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. I use organic coconut oil, but sesame/olive oil works as well! Process: Do oil pulling first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything  Swish a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, drawing them through your teeth. (I do this then either bathe/do other morning chores) Spit the oil out into the trash can. Do NOT spit into sink or toilet bowl to prevent clogging. (Usually the clear oil would become whitish as our saliva and bacteria would have interacted with the oil) Do tongue-scrapping (You should see a lot of thick white thick …

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 …