What is arthritis? Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints. Joints get cushioned and supported by soft tissues that prevent bones from rubbing against each other. A connective tissue called articular cartilage plays an important role. It helps the joints move smoothly without friction or pain allowing for a range of movements. Other joins […]
How effective is acupuncture in relieving cancer pain and the effects of chemotherapy?
What is acupuncture Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and is a staple part of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for more than 3,000 years. In some parts of the world, acupuncture is used to treat many ailments. Acupuncture involves placing fine needles in specific points within the body (Hopwood and Donnellan, […]
Should you take dietary supplements?
What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are defined as products that are taken orally and contain a dietary ingredient such as vitamins, minerals or amino acids. These take many different forms including tablets, capsules, powders, energy bars and liquids (FDA 101: Dietary Supplements, 2015). Why take vitamin or mineral supplements? Certain vitamins and minerals are […]
Thinking too much? Or Anxious? Can meditation help?
Do you indulge in your thoughts? I certainly do. How many times have I found myself spiraling up just because of a random thought … Growing up in a Buddhist family, meditation is part of your spiritual practice. But in the past, I used it more as a tool to fall back in a moment […]
3 reasons why I fasted during Ramadan
This year I decided to observe Ramadan, along with my Muslim fellows, refraining from drinking and eating between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan, in Islam, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting. It begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon. Here are 3 reasons why I did […]
LIVE FAST or DIE OLD?
Clearly, work life balance harmony is not considered one of the defining characteristics of the life of an entrepreneur, but perhaps it should be. The most brilliant and creative amongst us are sometimes the most troubled, and nowhere is that clearer than in the entrepreneurial world. Hustling is what keeps an entrepreneur going when times […]
It can be hectic to be on a 24-hour job with no holiday and no pay. Indeed, mothering is hard work. It is constant work. Moms live in a multi-tasking world and are often running the home, holding down a job, bringing up children, and trying to look good in the process! Between endless laundry, […]
Prenatal Yoga Styles for Different Stages of Pregnancy
As you know it, Spring is the time to celebrate the rebirth of nature, from flowers blooming to mammals reproducing, this season is a time to look forward to more life, especially if you’re a soon-to-be-mama. One thing that is for certain, being pregnant during a pandemic or even better in a lockdowned region, isn’t […]
Traditional Chinese Remedies to Relieve & Prevent Menstrual Cramps
In 2019, the Independent published research stats revealing that on average women lose up to 33% in work productivity per year due to menstrual cramps, translating to approximately 8.9 days of productivity loss. To worsen the matter, countless stories and experiences have been recorded of medical practitioners minimising or ignoring the severity of cramps when […]
Reduce Stress and Rebalance Your Dosha
You know the feeling when you’ve put out so many fires or had so many emotional experiences that you may feel numb. Yes, it can be very hard to focus and you don’t know what to do next. It is at this moment that you can turn to advice from Ayurveda professionals. They teach you […]