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7 Proven Ways to Get Better Sleep Naturally

Posted by Carmen Chu on

7 Proven Ways to Get Better Sleep Naturally

Having been in Hong Kong for more than 6 years myself now, I know all too well about chronic sleep deprivation and how it has impacted my health. A study led by Dr. Wong Wing-sze in 2012 revealed that more than 2 million people in Hong Kong suffer from insomnia (4 out of 10 adults). That is almost 1/3 of the total population in danger of suffering potential mental health problems!   Being smack dab in the digital age where people are increasingly on their electronic devices coupled with long working hours, this issue is expected to grow at an alarming...

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INTERMITTENT FASTING

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INTERMITTENT FASTING

Let’s first start by explaining what Intermittent Fasting is, How to Do It, and then look into its Effectiveness for Achieving Sustainable Weight Loss.  What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)? Well, it’s not a “diet” per se, but rather an eating pattern widespread in the health and fitness industry these days for weight loss and many other health benefits. Essentially, an individual will cycle between periods of fasting and eating with the most common being the 16:8 method (16 hour fast: 8 hour eating window). How To Practice Intermittent Fasting There are several different ways to go about this: The 16/8...

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The 2 Ingredient DIY Face Wash for Silky Smooth Skin (You Can Actually Eat This!)

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The 2 Ingredient DIY Face Wash for Silky Smooth Skin (You Can Actually Eat This!)

No more shopping and spending hundreds of dollars at the mall for your skincare products because what you need is actually an inexpensive miracle cleanser that's been sitting in your kitchen pantry all this time! What Is It? It's HONEY!  Honey mixed together with baking soda can give you an amazing exfoliating mask that is also hydrates your skin as well!    Why honey and baking soda? Honey is natural antiseptic which soothes and heals your skin, especially fighting acnes caused by bacterial infection. It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, providing all kinds of nutrients that your skin needs. It is also a natural moisturizer...

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What To Eat Besides Probiotics for Optimal Gut Health

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What To Eat Besides Probiotics for Optimal Gut Health

Hippocrates, an Ancient Greek physician once said,“All disease begins in the Gut.”And over the years, more and more research has shown how crucial gut health is to our well-being. Why?The gut is often nicknamed the 'second brain' because of how significantly it can affect your mood and mental state. Healing your gut’s microbiome (basically all the bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic living things in your gut) allows your body to build a stronger immune system to produce the right kind of bacteria that signals your brain and body to function efficiently. By having more healthy bacteria in your digestive system, your body...

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The Easiest Way to Understand the All New Keto Phenomenon and How You can Do It!

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The Easiest Way to Understand the All New Keto Phenomenon and How You can Do It!

“Oh, you’re on Keto as well?” (Sounds familiar?)

Short for “ketogenic”, there is definitely a growing trend of this lifestyle here in Hong Kong as more and more people are trying to swap out the carbs and embrace the fat! By essentially eating very little carbs, you are forcing the body to produce ketones and use your fat stores as the primary source of energy as opposed to glucose from carbohydrates.

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