Category Archives: Wellness

1 Mar 22 Article 01

Essential Vitamins & Minerals Women Should Take

A woman’s body goes through multiple changes in physical, mental and hormonal, which makes them subject to specific nutrients that in needs of special attention throughout their lifespan. For example, teen nutritional requirement differs from those of postmenopausal women, and pregnant and lactating women require more particular nutrients than non-pregnant women. So, it is important

15 Feb 22 Article 01

How much food should my child be eating?

A child who is undernourished is at higher risk of falling ill more often as under nutrition impairs the immune system. Under nutrition can be due to lack of calories, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as a low intake of specific vitamins and minerals, but often it is a combination of these factors that

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What you need to know about IBS?

What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Functional GI disorders, which doctors now call disorders of gut-brain interactions, are related to problems with how your brain and your gut work together. IBS causes abdominal discomfort or pain which is associated with altered bowel habits with the absence of organic

4 Jan 22 01

Uncontrollably skin itches? Find out which types of skin allergies you are prone to & what causes it!

An allergic reaction happens when the immune system has an unusual reaction to a harmless substance as their function is to find any foreign substances (viruses and bacteria) and get rid of it. But people with skin allergies have an over-sensitive immune system which can develop allergic skin rashes and other conditions due to the

7 Dec 21 SM 01

Is Fiber good for people with Diabetes?

According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2019, (1) the overall prevalence of diabetes in Malaysia aged 18 years and above was 18.3%, which means 1 in 5 adults have diabetes and that was about 3.9 million people. From this data, 9.4% know they have diabetes while 8.9% do not know they have

30 Nov 21 SM 01

Why Iron is Important for Women?

What is Iron and what does it do? Iron is an important mineral for the functioning and synthesis of haemoglobin, a type of protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body. Iron is also involved in DNA synthesis, immune functioning, brain development and the synthesis of collagen. (1) Because of its important

2 Nov 21 SM 01

Stress: A Silent Killer of Your Health and Productivity

Stress has become a norm nowadays regardless of the source of stress. Stress not only affects productivity; it also affects your physical and mental health in the long run. Statistics show that 29% Malaysians aged 16 and above have mental health problems due to stress. (1) According to National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019, 1.7

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

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