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Why You Need Truffles In Your Life

Posted by Stella Li on

Why You Need Truffles In Your Life

Truffles on your pizza...
Truffles in your pasta...
Even truffles on your eggs...

And we aren't talking about those delicious chocolate treats that have the same name.  True truffles are a rare treat that we really only eat when we're dining out.  But actually there are many ways you can incorporate this lovely delicious ingredient into your dishes at home without killing your wallet.  

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Going Beyond Table Salt - What to Use Instead and Why

Posted by Carmen Chu on

Going Beyond Table Salt - What to Use Instead and Why

Written by: Alison Au The use of salt has evolved through the years with more and more studies showing the benefits of using different types of salt to not only season our food with, but also as facial and body scrub!  There are actually many benefits to using salt despite what some research has suggested. It honestly comes down to the type of salt you select (we really don’t suggest using regular white table salt though.)   So how do we know which type of salt to use and when? Don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of the more common alternative...

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Why Too Much Cardio is Making You Fat and What to Do About It

Posted by Carmen Chu on

Why Too Much Cardio is Making You Fat and What to Do About It

Being a cardio bunny myself for years, I know what it’s like to be addicted to exercise. Nothing feels better than after a sweaty gym session and feeling all those endorphins surge through your body after you step off the machine. Trust me, I get it. I also felt that the only way to lose weight is by doing excessive hours on the treadmill and trying to burn as much calories as I can. Sure, I lost weight a lot of weight, and pretty quickly too. But, I also gained a lot of weight back + MORE after my body...

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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

Posted by Carmen Chu on

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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