The Truth About Turmeric

‘An almond milk decaf mocha please. Or perhaps a three-quarter soy cap? Oh, look at this – a turmeric or mushroom latte? I’ll try a turmeric latte, why not. I’ve heard they’re good,’ The internal dialogue while you’re perusing the cafe menu comes to a halt. You place your order and are ready for your […]

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Is there an Optimal Natural Diet? No, Simply Too Much Choice!

*Newsflash* – there is no such thing as an Optimal Diet! Nutrition experts have debated for years about whether there is an optimal diet that humans have evolved to eat. However, a recent study published in the journal of Obesity Reviews (December 2018) found that there is no single natural diet that is best for […]

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The “Wellthness” trend!

Wellness. Talk about a buzzword. And yes, of course, our collective and individual levels of stress are high, and our technology-obsessed lives leave little space for time-out. We need ways to maintain clarity and steadiness of mind, and stability and strength in body. More than ever. Various massage traditions are age-old in assisting us to […]

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Timeless Traditional Food Wisdom

Imagine food as the best medicine for your body and mind. Personalised diets based on the idea of ‘food as medicine’ are an emerging global trend (note the sudden rise of the Gut Health practitioner). In Asia balancing our health by recommending a personalised diet is a centuries-old practice. […]

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The Truth about the Probiotic Craze

Noticed the probiotic hype lately? It turns out there are a lot of fundamental misunderstandings about what this “superfood” is exactly. In fact, the marketing of products containing probiotics is largely imprecise and misleading. Let’s break down the confusion: […]

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Boost your Memory with Bursts of Light Exercise!

Often wonder where on earth you’ve just put your keys? Find yourself racking your brain for the name of the person you just met? Walk up and down the shopping aisles trying desperately to remember what the really ‘important item’ is you were going to buy? The answer to remembering all this on the spot […]

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Sugar: Is it really our new “Food Enemy Number One”?

2018. Enter beetroot lattes, hemp bliss balls and the sugar-free diet. These latest Melbourne cafe health treats are a harmless indulgence, but is sugar really our new “food enemy number one”? Are bananas, and other fruit high in naturally occurring sugars now a no-go zone? […]

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