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Are all processed foods bad for health?

Health promotion messages today often advised the public to reduce consumption of processed foods. For example, in the Singapore Health Promotion Board’s “My Healthy Plate”, the public is advised to limit intake of processed foods that are high in sugar or salt [1]. However, what constitutes processed foods and are they necessarily bad for health? […]

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Essential oils and cancer treatment support

Essential oils are the concentrated water-insoluble oily liquids produced naturally by plants.  They are also called volatile oils since they are easily evaporated through steam distillation and usually have strong aromas. They are the compounds that gave pants their distinctive smells. The use of aromatic plants for their healing properties can be traced back as […]

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Common household herbs and their health benefits

There are many common household herbs that can be easily grown under the hot and humid weather of Singapore. Even with only a limited space in most apartments, herbal plants can thrive as long as there is sufficient light and water. I and my wife are not known to have green fingers. Our first experiment […]