November and December are the busiest months of the party season, so let’s face it, this time of year your body is in for somewhat of a hard time. All your most important organs will be taxed to the limit with too much rich food, way too much alcohol, far too many late nights, hardly any exercise and the exhaustively impossible process of gift selection.
I recently had a discussion with Emma about the various myths around food… a lot of us really don’t know who and what to listen to when it comes to nutrition advise. There’s so much conflicting information out there – Women’s health magazines will tell you to go for low fat options if you want to lose weight or try out soy milk as an alternative and your doctor may say to stay away from soy milk… then your friend will tell you her nutritionist recommended only eating for your blood type?! It’s hard to navigate your way through it all so I thought thought I’d have a little fun and ask Emma to demystify some of the common food myths. Here’s what we came up with:
Indulgent is a word I have used far too often lately when describing meals out and social appointments alike. So last week I chose to practice the virtues of another word… repentance.
Living in Hong Kong I am surrounded by an abundance of fresh vegetables, live fish and meats on the streets. The melange makes for a very colourful neighbourhood – the aroma however, is another story.
After a month (or two) of decadence it’s time to say goodbye to the booze, bon voyage to the late nights and good riddance to sugar. Oh yes, it’s detox time and today I start mine.
Efficient digestion is essential to good health, yet many people live with digestive problems for years, thinking that there’s nothing else they can do. Infact digestion problems often go undiagnosed because these complaints are not “serious”. Symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, belching, flatulence, indigestion, weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome, the feeling of always being hungry are so common that they are seen as normal. Poor digestion equals a sluggish bowel that can retain kilos of old toxic fecal matter that can take its toll on our immune system and eventually leads to more serious disease. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your digestive system: