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Thinking about becoming pregnant—that's wonderful! Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to conceive:

Preconception…

There's a lot you can do right now to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy sometime in the future. Paying attention to good nutrition while you're trying to conceive is a great idea. Nourishing your body with care can help support your baby's health right from the moment of conception.


Organic Food Reduces Toxins

Organic food can be expensive. With living expenses through the roof, few people want to pay double or triple for their favorite foods. As a result, many health-conscious people eat organic selectively, focusing on specific foods.

And according to a new study, these efforts appear to be worthwhile. Eating organically – even occasionally – can help reduce your toxic burden.

The results were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.


Relief From Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Few people realize that the intestinal tract has its own nervous system that communicates directly with the brain. Because of this unique nervous system,1-3 people with irritable bowel syndrome often have intensified responses to abdominal distension or movement that can result in the brain receiving distressingly strong pain signals.4-6

Nearly 20% of Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, a chronic disorder that causes painful symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.7-10


10 Tips For More Nutritious Food

Trying to get the most nutrition out of your food? That’s a really good idea in this day and age.

Below, we’ll explain 10 simple ways so that you can squeeze more nutrients from common food items that are already in your kitchen and diet.

And don’t worry – none of these “food hacks” require hours of work or an advanced science degree. They’re just simple, research-based tips that just about anyone can implement at home. Ready?


Coffee May Prevent Arterial Disease

So much confusion exists about the health benefits of coffee. While many avoid it entirely, others simply can’t live without it.

The truth is, most current research paints a pretty positive picture for coffee drinkers, especially when considering the results of this latest study.

Scientists from Korea recently found that coffee drinking may help to prevent arterial disease. The results were published in the journal Heart.


Natural Methods To Control Cholesterol

Approximately 25 million people take statin drugs to reduce their cholesterol, yet heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans.1-3

While statins lower LDL cholesterol and C-reactive protein, and modestly elevate protective HDL cholesterol,4,5 they may increase the risk of heart failure in certain people.6,7


CFO Forum 2015

Our pharmacist Mr Lim Eng Teck joining orthopaedic surgeons from CFO to talk about role of nutrition in joint health


4 Health Symptoms to Never Ignore

Headache, abdominal pain, fever or brittle nails. How do we know when something is serious and when it’s not?

Throughout your life, the average person is plagued with many health symptoms that are often confusing. Some deserve attention while others do not. Doctors are there to help, but it’s important that we act as our own health advocates too. With that in mind, here are 4 health symptoms that should never be ignored.


CoQ10 Prevents Heart Failure

Heart failure is a leading cause of death in the United States. It’s caused when the heart does not pump blood effectively to meet the body’s oxygen demands. Symptoms may include cough, swelling, weakness, and difficulty breathing.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can help people with congestive heart failure, improving the heart’s pumping ability and even reducing the need for medications.

A study out of Denmark showed CoQ10 drastically lowered deaths related to heart failure. Let’s explore the details.


A Common Virus That May Accelerate Immune

A major reason why our immune system fails with aging is that we lose vital naïve (virgin) immune cells while we accumulate excess levels of senile memory cells.1,2

Naïve immune cells are needed to respond to new malignancies and infectious agents,3whereas memory immune cells only respond to the original antigen, i.e. bacteria, virus, or cancer cell.4


Get Fit for Travel

Ready…

There are many things you can do to prepare for an enjoyable holiday, including:

  • Have a medical check-up. Make sure you are healthy before you travel.
  • Pack a medical kit for common ailments for yourself and any children travelling with you.
  • Ensure peace of mind by getting travel insurance coverage.

Pine Bark Shortens Cold Duration

Coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, and a sore throat – no one likes having a cold. On average, the common cold lasts about seven days – far too long, if you ask us.

With cold season in full swing, your risk for coming down with one increases significantly. Hopefully, you’re taking some preventive measures.


AMPK --- The Cellular Enzyme That Promotes Longevity And Reduces Fat Storage

If one were to travel back in time to the 1800s, it would have been difficult to imagine that bacterial diseases would ever cease being the leading cause of suffering and death.1


The Deadly Consequences Of Excess Abdominal Fat

Few people realize that excess abdominal fat, especially excess fatty deposits around the internal organs in the abdominal cavity (called visceral body fat), is far more damaging to health and longevity than simply being “overweight.”


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