HEALTH

What the Color of Your Poo is Telling You

This is a shitty post. Pun intended. Literally. The color of your poo can tell a lot about your state of health. Not a normal conversation topic you would have…not even with your best friend. So, if you don’t have the stomach for it, here’s the warning: Stop here. Do not …

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HEALTH

12 Home Remedies to Soothe Eye Irritation

After my feature on The Truth Behind False Eyelashes, I decided to put together a list of simple natural home remedies to soothe irritated eyes. Do not ignore eye irritation symptoms. Unlike a kidney or liver, eyes are a non-transplantable organ. They are our organs of vision: delicate, sensitive and …

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HEALTH

The Truth About Parabens

We have heard it before: Avoid parabens. They are toxic and harmful to our health. Being “paraben-free” seems to be the new marketing buzz word for food and beauty brands all over the globe. But are they really as bad as everybody says they are? Many studies have shown that …

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HEALTH

Healing Secrets of the Castor Oil Pack

Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean; which is not really a bean such as red bean or soy bean. It is the seed of a flowering castor oil plant. Though used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of health ailments, there are …

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HEALTH

It’s Raining Birds in Singapore

Air Pollution Index (PSI) reading today at 11am has surpassed 400! OMG. If you don’t think this is a big deal, let me put it in perspective: PSI 100 is the threshold for “unhealthy”. Above PSI 200 is the threshold for “very unhealthy”. Above PSI 300 is the threshold for …

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HEALTH

How the Haze is Hurting Your Body?

More hazy news. PSI reading was 321 at 10pm last night. This is the worst and highest PSI reading in Singapore’s history as fires continue to rage in Indonesia’s Sumatra island. News in the media states that the Indonesia government plans to “make rain” to dampen the smog, also referred …

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HEALTHLIVING

10 Ways to Beat the Haze

Haze situation in Singapore is getting from bad to worse. Yesterday, the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading was at 155! That’s 50% over “unhealthy” levels of pollution which start at PSI 100 onwards. This makes the haze situation yesterday highest since September 1997. That’s 16 years ago. And the forest …

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FOODHEALTH

9 Items You Didn’t Know Contain Gluten

If you have celiac disease or find yourself to be gluten-intolerant (read Gluten: Is It Really So Bad?), start eliminating gluten from your diet immediately.  Though it can be easy to avoid the usual suspects of white breads and pastas, most gluten is not always obvious to detect because is …

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FOODHEALTH

3 Reasons to Switch Up Your Spuds: White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with sweet potatoes (especially organic sweet potatoes when available) to substitute meals with rice and white potatoes like Shepard’s pie and mashed potatoes. And I love it! Sweet potatoes are often regarded as the healthier alternative to white potatoes. It is kinda like comparing what brown …

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HEALTH

How to Lose the Festive Bulge?

The season of festive indulgence and gluttony is finally over. I have surrendered to my last slice of deliciously sweet bak kwa (Chinese meat jerky), almond cookie and egg roll. All of which have translated to over 3kg of festive fat. My pants are tighter, my shirt buttons are stretched …

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