Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final part of the 3-part trilogy on dietary fats! I do have to congratulate you for coming this far as the feedback from my first 2 blogs in this trilogy has been consistently centered on how difficult it was to follow the technical mumbo-jumbo! So I do have to apologize but if you did manage to understand the science, you have equipped yourself with the knowledge to choose how

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Continuing from last week’s blog, we will continue to dive deeper into the fascinating world of biochemistry of fats. The following will build from last week’s blog, so if you haven’t read it, you can read it HERE, or for the summary you can click HERE. Before I start naming what oils are healthy and unhealthy, you need to understand the process of how the chemical structure of fats break down. By the end, you

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It’s time to talk about ‘fats’. I’m not talking about the stuff under your skin and jiggles when you jump, but the kind that you eat in food like drizzle on your salad or spread on your toast (actually, they are kinda the same thing). Everyone’s got an opinion about them and unfortunately, most people only know about the misconceptions of fats. There are many types of fat and so when you are talking about

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We are all busy people or at least we think we live busy lives; and statistically speaking, the majority of us are in fact sleep-deprived. There is only so many waking hours in a day and maximizing the time we have becomes an ongoing battle inside our minds and in our calendars. In a city like Shanghai where work never ends, the drinking and dining scene thrives, it’s incredibly attractive to just go out for

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You might have heard in the news recently that Starbucks coffee now causes cancer! Let’s take a closer look to see what’s going on and if we should stop drinking coffee. This blog is an attempt to try to explain what the media is saying and how their headlines may be misleading, and what the real situation is. What to expect in this blog: What is the media saying exactly What the main health risk

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It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year when people finally have an excuse to role-play their superheroes and dress as revealing as their heart’s content! Halloween has always been a season of festivities and parties as autumn comes to an end and we have much bounty to celebrate for from the late harvests. Now, I’m not here to tell you not to go out and enjoy yourselves on this most debauchery time of the year,

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If you’re in the market for some clean, fresh, SAFE groceries, then you can rest assured that YIMISHIJI has got your back! Yimishiji is an online farm to customers platform that can be accessed on their website, their app, or their WeChat service account (WeChat ID: yimishiji). Since their inception back in September 2015, Yimishiji has made quite a name for themselves as being China’s online farmer’s market. Their mission statement: ‘honest food from honest

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  As I’ve written before on the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) report on red meat, they have just come out with a new study on coffee, maté and very hot beverages. In this latest study, 23 scientists from across the globe convened in Lyon, France to comb over the thousands of studies of both humans and animals, they have available to determine the evidence for causing cancer in coffee, maté and hot

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Gut Flora - a term you probably have encountered even if you’re not interested in nutrition.  What is it and why is it important?  Why am I hearing this now and not earlier? First, some quick facts to give you some context on what gut flora, or microbiota is about: 1.  Common names: gut flora, microflora, microbiota, microbiome - some experts may have specific definitions for some of them, but by and large, they are

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If you read my previous blog on gut microbiota, then you will know how important it is to manage your bacteria friends in your gut.  The reason why this topic has become increasingly popular, is not because it is some gimmicky trend that will phase out and you don’t need to worry about it - au contraire! More and more research is coming out on it so you might as well educate yourself on what

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