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The Dangers of Using Conventional Deodorants

Posted by Carmen Chu on

The Dangers of Using Conventional Deodorants

  Summer is approaching and we all know what that means. Yucky, hot, sticky weather. Sweating profusely is awful but what’s worse is body odour.  In 2018, the Personal Hygiene market in Hong Kong mounted to a whopping $163.4 million and is expected to grow annually by 1.6% until 2023.   Source: Statista However, more and more reports are showing that the conventional commercial brands of deodorants are toxic and can lead to serious health conditions.   Here’s A Few Things You Need to Be Aware of…   a) Toxic Chemicals Source: Organics Have you ever seen the back of the...

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Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and MESONUTRIENTS? What this New Subcategory of Nutrients is All About!

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Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and MESONUTRIENTS? What this New Subcategory of Nutrients is All About!

  We’ve all heard of macronutrients (protein, fats and carbs) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), but have you heard of mesonutrients? We sure haven’t! Don’t worry, this is a relatively new term but we came across this term recently and we were really keen to understand what it is and what types of food contain this nutrient. But first, let’s quickly go through the two most commonly talked about nutrients: macro and micro. What are Macronutrients? These are nutrients you need in large quantities and supplies you with energy. The three types (macros) are protein, fats, and carbohydrates. If you...

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How to Get Your Sourdough Starter Baking the Fluffiest, Most Delicious Bread!

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How to Get Your Sourdough Starter Baking the Fluffiest, Most Delicious Bread!

New to baking?  Or maybe making Sourdough bread for the first time?We know the difficulties of maintaining a healthy sourdough starter so that’s why we wanted to share this How To Guide so you can bake fluffy delicious breads at home!   What is a Sourdough Starter? A starter is a pre-ferment made from flour and water.  So how does the fermentation process work? Basically “wild yeast”, a naturally occurring bacteria in the air, helps to convert natural grain sugars and starches found in the flour into carbon dioxide.  This will create those nice air pockets that make the dough...

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10 Foods to Boost Your Mood - Be the Happy and Health Self You Deserve to Be!

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10 Foods to Boost Your Mood - Be the Happy and Health Self You Deserve to Be!

  Frankly, I wouldn’t have spoken about this next topic had it not been for the experience I had yesterday walking into a psychiatric clinic for the very first time in my life. I don’t want to go into the nitty-gritty details of why I sought help to begin with, but in general, I’ve struggled with bouts of depression, anxiety, and body image issues for the past 7 years living in Hong Kong.   Having lived in the Asian version of the “city that never sleeps” for so long, you start becoming desensitised to the constant moaning, groaning, and complaining...

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Forget the Dry Cleaners, Wash Your Own Delicate Pieces the Eco-Friendly Way!

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

Forget the Dry Cleaners, Wash Your Own Delicate Pieces the Eco-Friendly Way!

    Ready to store away your fall and winter wardrobe?   Personally, I would have liked the cooler weather to last a little longer but it seems that Winter is already over and we need to start embracing the Spring season.  If you are similar to me and like to do a final wash of their warm clothing before packing them away, there is a way to do it by yourself without ruining your favourite pieces.    Have a lot of cashmere and wool pieces that you spend hundreds of dollars cleaning?  Well, ditch the dry cleaners, which use...

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