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How to make weight loss permanent

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Recently there is an interesting study published in the MSN Health titled Obesity’s Hazard & Mysteries. One of the things mentioned is that it is better to have fixed mealtimes rather than to break it down into lighter meals. And to abstain from eating between 8 to 12 hours everyday. Holistic healing has long prescribed [...]

Too much of Mandarin Oranges give Sore or Itchy Throat

Mandarin oranges

Usually Mandarin oranges or “kam” are available during this Chinese New Year session- during other times of the year, only the smaller versions are sold. For the Chinese, “kam” has the same pronounciation as gold in Cantonese. As such, the mandarin oranges will be placed all over the home and exchanged between the guest and [...]

How to avoid feeling tired and sleepy after lunch

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Asian diet is usually heavy in the composition of carbohydrate- predominantly using rice and noddles. Unlike our Western counterparts, we are not used to taking just meat and salad without solid carbohydrates. Some friends have tried to shift towards a more Westernized but healthy diet consisting of salad and meat. But often, this diet is [...]

The truth behind snack bars and healthy food- is it your money’s worth?

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Nowadays, many companies advertised calorie reduced, less sugar and/or fat health food. These products costs much more than the usual biscuits, oats or cereals just because it is lower in fat and/or sugar content. During the initial period of this blog, I used to get easily sucked into these offers- I buy health bar when [...]

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

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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 [...]

Recurring dreams may contain important information that affects your health

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 Dr Joseph J Sweere, in his book, Golden Rules for Vibrant Health in Body, Mind, and Spirit: A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness, wrote about the significance of recurring dreams/nightmares and the health message that your higher consciousness may be trying to bring you.   Personally, I’ve had recurring dreams for about 10 years- leaving [...]

Action plan after overeating at a social function

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Year end is fast approaching- that means invitations to parties, weddings, dinners and other social functions. It is often difficult to resist the temptation of food – alluringly prepared to lure even the most disciplined. So you’ve gone to a dinner and stuffed yourself – too much for your own good. Catching up with friends, [...]

Why You Should Overcome Hostility

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 How Do You know If You Are a Hostile Person? According to the book Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution, the term “hostility syndrome” describes a group of risky thoughts and behaviour that includes cynicism, anger and aggression: Cynicsm–  Hostily starts with the way you think. If you’re hostile, you don’t trust others and think that most people [...]

What You Stand to Lose when You Give Up Exercising

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When we are very busy, it is often easy to neglect our workouts. It takes a lot of motivation for one to start and remain in a fitness program- either by exercising on your own or going to the gym. I will not talk about the obvious here- that is weight gain. Let’s deal with [...]

Compensating for feasting during festivals

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During Chinese New Year, many people will opt away from whatever diets there are following and spending time devouring cookies, cakes, carbonated drinks, mandarin oranges, etc. Basically, it’s the only thing that seemed to be available in all households during that time. As most people had gone back to their hometowns, you will not be [...]