supplements

Is taking a supplement the same as biting into an apple?

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a compound that can be inorganically manufactured in the lab from inorganic chemicals. I had that experience first hand in high school mixing 2 chemicals and turn them into ascorbic acid during one of our science project experiment. I still remember my Biology teacher holding up the conical flask [...]

Soy may not be just healthy as claimed by many direct selling agents

Recently, a direct selling agent tried to convince us that we should not take any milk based product. Instead, he wanted to promote a soy based product offered by his company. According to him, drinks like Ensure and Enercal (soy and milk-based) are not good for health. People, especially those cancer survivors should switch to [...]

Is taking raw food good for our body or fight cancer?

There are some studies that mentioned that for people fighting cancer, it is better to take raw food because the nutrients would be absorbed by our body more easily and can be used to fight the cancer cells. Even though studies may deduce results based on logical rationalization, one cannot ignore the wisdom of Eastern [...]

Is there a cure for lifelong sinus other than medication?

Some people suffer from constant running nose- possibly due to allergies or choice of food intake. There are those whose sinus is so bad that they have to literally go around with a few handkerchiefs- and their nose may run for no apparent reason, causing a lot of embarrassment. When I was young, I remember [...]

Signs that your body’s storing more toxins that it can manage

Here are some signs that your body’s toxin levels may be a bit too high due to our lifestyle. You could see that many of the factors below are very much related to your digestive system. 1. Constant lethargy If you feel tired, especially after meals, it could mean that your body’s digestive system is [...]

A review of the three-pronged weight loss program by Nu Skin

Nu Skin introduced a new weight loss system as mentioned it the press release: “A three-pronged weight loss programme helps people lose weight by combining weight loss products, good nutrition and plenty of exercise.” Personally, I find that this concept is well, quite creatively positioned because: It combines group support whereby you will have up-lines [...]

Do you really need to resort to a pill to make yourself drink more water?

Recently, I heard that a direct selling company actually produces a so-called supplement to encourage a person to drink more water. All you need to do is to take the magic pill and you will immediately feel thirsty. After which, you will definitely make yourself drink more water. The pill is formulated because the company [...]

Cancer Prevention by Taking Supplements May Do More Harm Than Good

On Sunday, 19 July 09, Dr Albert Lim wrote an article in The Star called “First, do no harm. Current chemoprevention stategies may do more harm than good“. He said that Dr John D Potter, a well known figure amongst scientists who are interested in cancer prevention gave a lecture on Chemoprevention: Why do we [...]