Category Archives: Babies/ Children

Tantrums? Refusal to listen? Anxiety? Help your child develop self-regulation.

Even as adults, we sometimes struggle with managing our emotions and mood (just think of the last time you met someone who had road rage or was impatient- or the last time you irritably lost control…). And yet, as parents, … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, Emotional/ Psychological Health, General, Men's Health, News Update, Stress Management, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mediterranean diet may increase fertility and IVF success

It turns out that eating a Mediterranean diet is not only good for your heart and brain, but it may also boost fertility and IVF success. A recent study from Human Reproduction concluded that women who consumed a Mediterranean diet had significantly … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, Cancer Prevention, Fertility, Heart Health, Hormonal (Endocrine) Imbalances, News Update, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Women's Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Protect your health and strengthen your immune system, naturally

Between May and July 2017, more than 300 severe flu cases were reported by Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, compared with 50 in the same period last year. Experts say mutations in the influenza virus were to blame, meaning that … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, Digestive Disorders, Emotional/ Psychological Health, General, Immunity, Men's Health, News Update, Nutrition, Stress Management, Women's Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Stress and Anxiety in (Hong Kong) Children

According to a 2015 study, 27.8% of Hong Kong’s primary school children have anxiety symptoms so severe that professional help is warranted. 5-year-olds complaining of tummy aches without apparent cause, 8-year-olds having trouble falling asleep or suddenly refusing to go … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, Emotional/ Psychological Health, General, News Update, Stress Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dry drowning or delayed drowning: know the signs

Though extremely rare, a 4-year-old boy died of drowning days after he went swimming in the USA last month. The suspected cause of death was reported to be “dry drowning” at the time. “Dry drowning” and “secondary drowning” aren’t actual … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, General, News Update, Women's Health | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Travelling soon? Beware of bed bugs!

With bed bugs becoming resistant to common insecticides used against them, it’s no wonder we have seen a resurgence of bed bug infestations in the last 5 to 10 years. Bed bugs, known scientifically as Cimex lectularius (Cimicidae), are oval-shaped … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, General, Men's Health, News Update, Women's Health | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Hidden sugars in your (child’s) food

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published new guidelines yesterday in the journal Pediatrics, stating that children under the age of one should not be given fruit juice, unless advised by their doctor. The AAP cites increasing obesity rates and risk … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, Cancer Prevention, General, Heart Health, Hormonal (Endocrine) Imbalances, Immunity, Men's Health, News Update, Nutrition, Weight Management, Women's Health | Leave a comment

2017’s “Dirty Dozen”: Strawberries, spinach most contaminated with pesticides

Yesterday, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released 2017’s Dirty Dozen™ list, which is comprised of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. Strawberries are at the top of the list, with spinach at second place in the annual ranking of conventionally grown … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, Cancer Prevention, Fertility, General, Heart Health, Men's Health, News Update, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Toxins and Our Health, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Study: eat 10 portions of fruit and veg per day to cut risk for early death

According to researchers at Imperial College London, the greatest benefit comes from eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, which is double the current guidelines of 5 fruit and vegetable servings daily, for adults. It turns out that … Continue reading

Posted in Babies/ Children, Cancer Prevention, General, Heart Health, News Update | 2 Comments

Should I go gluten-free?

Gluten-free foods, gluten-free menu options… Gluten-free choices are everywhere nowadays, but does it mean you should go gluten-free? Consider the following: If you’ve got celiac disease, then going gluten-free is necessary. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune … Continue reading

Posted in Allergies, Babies/ Children, Digestive Disorders, General, Immunity, Men's Health, News Update, Nutrition, Skin Ailments, Weight Management, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment