According to the Singapore National Survey, about 1 in 4 Singapore residents aged 30 to 69 years have high blood pressure. For those aged 60 to 69, more than 1 in 2 persons have high blood pressure. This condition has been labelled the ‘silent killer’ because it may not give rise to any symptoms even when it is severe.
Many people only wonder what they can do to boost their immune system after they are down with fever, cold and our worst nightmare, cancer. Our immune system is amazingly complex. It is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to defend the host against attacks by foreign invaders. Having a little knowledge about the immune system will stimulate your interest into taking care of your own well-being in the long term. I will keep it short and interesting, so read on!
Do you always have the urge to pass urine first thing in the morning, even before you think of brushing your teeth? That is because your kidneys have diligently performed their life-sustaining job of removing waste products from your body to generate urine even when you are fast asleep.
We have come to the most favorite time of the year again! Who doesn’t love a heartwarming family reunion meal prepared by the elders and savoring all the Chinese New Year goodies like Bak Kwah (Chinese Bacon), Love Letters (Biscuit Roll), Lo Hei (Raw Fish Salad) and Nian Gao (Glutinous Rice Cake). But what comes after will be a bummer.
These high-fat, high-salt and high-sugar foods may result in you having bloating, constipation and even abdominal pain due to inadequate digestion. Eating large amount of food at one go or having inadequate chewing may lead to insufficient production of enzymes and hence, incomplete breakdown of the food.
2017 is here! A new year signifies a new beginning. There is no better time than now to start some good habits and do more to take care of your body.
Christmas and New Year parties, end-of-year sales, school holiday promotions and overseas holidays – with so much going on at this time of the year, are you getting enough rest?
Our liver plays a critical role in our health by removing toxins, processing nutrients, hormones and cholesterols in our body. It quietly does its work 24/7, and we often take it for granted.
Have you ever walked into a shop and felt lost when you look at the many different brands on the shelves, all offering the vitamin C that you were looking for?
Do brands matter? Are some forms of vitamins and minerals better absorbed than others?
The controversy on benefits of organic foods still persists, despite evidence showing that they are much lower in pesticide and chemical contamination, contain higher omega 3, and have less dangerous bacteria than conventional foods. Various factors could be driving this controversy, and behind the powers of politics and industrial domination, money is a key factor.
‘Anti-aging’ is a very much misunderstood term.
We are not against aging. Aging is a natural process in life and going through the various life stages imbues us with experiences and wisdom that may otherwise not come our way.