26 Oct 21 SM 01

What does Magnesium do for your Body?

What is Magnesium and what does it do? Magnesium is the eleventh most abundant element and is an important mineral, playing a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body.1 Because magnesium is required for so many functions, it is a nutrient that the body needs to function optimally and stay healthy. The

5 Oct 21 SM 01

Vitamin C To Fight Viruses — Does It Actually Work?

What is vitamin C and what does it do Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin essential to the body. (1) It is an antioxidant commonly known to strengthen the immune system and may reduce the risk of infections. (2,3) Besides that, vitamin C also helps in collagen formation, wound healing,

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Why Dietary Fiber Is Good For You?

“Eat more fiber!” You have probably heard it before. But do you really know why fiber is so good for your health? Fiber is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But eating foods high in dietary fiber can do so much more than keep you regular. Dietary fiber, commonly known as fiber , is found in the whole foods

23 Jan 23 Article 01

Does period disturb your digestive health?

Apart from the typical menstrual cramps that is commonly experienced by women during their period, changes in bowel movement are also common throughout the monthly menstrual cycle. Bowel movement changes during menstruation can include constipation, diarrhea or more frequent bowel movements. This article will discuss more on the possible reasons that can affect bowel movements

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Does regular exercise strengthen the Immune System

“Regular exercise is good for you”- a phrase which is commonly heard of. It is not a new finding that being physically active has shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. Aside from that, could regular exercise play a part in preventing bacterial and viral infections and boosting the immune system? This

22 Nov 22 Article 01

Why iron supplement does not help with Thalassemia

What is Thalassemia? Thalassemia is a genetic condition involving abnormal formation of haemoglobin, an important part of red blood cells. It is estimated that about five percent of Malaysians are carriers. The lack of haemoglobin, does not allow the red blood cell to function properly and they last shorter periods of time, hence there are

25 Oct 22 Article 01

PMS: Diet Do’s and Don’ts

Premenstrual symptoms (PMS) affect about 40% of women of reproductive age with severe cases occurring in approximately 5%, enough to impair their daily life and relationships. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to change in mood and emotions, physical health and behaviour which shows up consistently each month. It develops between ovulation and the start of period

13 Sept 22 Article 01

Why is the immune system attacking itself?

Human immune system is a network of intricate stages and pathways in the body which protects us against harmful organism as well as certain diseases. It recognizes foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, and parasites and takes immediate action. Generally, the immune system is able to differentiate between foreign cells and host cells (body’s own cell).

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