The link between our mood and what we eat is often-overlooked, however, our gut is known as our second brain as it contains over 1 million neurons lining our digestive system, filled with important neurotransmitters, influencing our mood and our energy. In fact, 95% of serotonin, the happiness hormone, is produced in the gut! What we eat definitely affects the way we feel. It can either nourish us with bountiful
Summer is around the corner and we all want to have luscious, glowing skin! Now is the best time to get our skin prepped for the summer, as what you do now will make a huge difference on your skin’s appearance. Where to start? First of all, healthy skin starts from within. It may be a cliché, but we are what we eat, and the same applies to our skin.
The consumption of Seaweed –also known as sea vegetables or sea plants-has increased over the past several years due to the popularity that superfoods have gained. There is an increasing interest of people wanting to feel and look better, lose weight and have more energy. While these plants have become more popular recently, Asians have consumed them for centuries. But thankfully people are waking up to the possibilities of how they
Melanie Waxman, nutritional expert at SHA Wellness Clinic, has created easy and cleansing recipes perfect for a spring detox. They detoxify the liver, reduce inflammation in the body and promote weight-loss. Light Lemon Broth A light, uplifting soup, which is great for cleansing the liver and relaxing the nervous system. Ingredients: 1 cup chinese cabbage rinsed and shredded 3 scallions rinsed and finely sliced 1 shiitake rinsed, soaked and sliced
The human body is one of the most fascinating, complex and efficient machines to exist. It has the power to grow, evolve, cleanse and heal itself constantly without us even realising it. The problem arises when we think our body is invincible and we don’t treat it like a living creature that requires care to function optimally and prevent developing illnesses. Even though our body’s nature is to work continually
An important aspect of healthy eating is understanding the role that each vitamin and mineral plays in your body and why they’re crucial for optimum health. When we connect the dots of how nutrients influence vital functions of the organism, we start to pay more attention to what we eat to make sure we are obtaining all the essential nutrients our body needs. Every month, we’re going to be breaking
The yin and yang diet is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yin and yang are two opposing forces, yet complementary, present in all aspects of nature. Yin represents femininity, coldness, expansion and darkness, whilst yang represents masculinity, heat, contraction and luminosity. It’s important to understand the polarity between these natural forces to apply them in our day-to-day life. When both of them are in balance, we are
There’s an endless list of beneficial foods for your health, as well as others that have none at all. Weight-loss, lowered cholesterol and arterial tension, strengthened immune, cardiovascular and pulmonary system, are some of the benefits that introducing foods with medicinal properties can have on your health. The nutrition expert at SHA, Melanie Waxman, highly recommends including healing foods as part of a healthy diet. What foods have healing effects?
Trends come and go but recently, healthy eating has become much more than just a trend. There’s nothing fleeting about healthy living, as once you get into it, it simply becomes a way of life. However, there are constantly new food trends that invade social media feeds. So far this year, we’ve already got a long list of what everyone is loving at the moment. If you haven’t tried the
Carrot cake is a delicious dessert that can easily be transformed into a healthier version just by interchanging a few of its ingredients with more beneficial ones. You can follow a healthy diet whilst also enjoying a delicious sweet dessert! You simply need to eliminate the unhealthy ingredients, like refined sugar and flour, with healthier alternatives. The best part of all is that knowing that the dessert is a