Serving up nutrition with a side of education

Teaming up with some of Singapore’s most conscious kitchens, I had the pleasure in constructing three special lunch boxes for the attendees of the Galen Growth Asia HealthTech CEO Summit 2017.  While mingling with the attendees and answering some of their nutrition-based inquiries, two questions struck me: 1. How many calories are in this bowl?…

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Affording ‘organic’

Each of us has different values.  One person may would rather spend $100 on a concert ticket then eat fast food on the way to the concert, whereas someone else may cook up dinner using $100 organic ingredients. Before you drop another paycheck on your next meal, ask a few simple questions: What is ‘organic’?…

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Living graciously

Slowing down and appreciating the people and the events that we get to encounter every day allows us to be more gracious with those around us.  Last week we discussed how our attention span has dwindled to a mere 8 seconds.  When we live with such short attention, we begin to desire and demand quick…

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Be better than a goldfish

Our world is fast-paced and flashy.  We get antsy if we see the spinning dial as an image loads.  We get irritated if our data drops from 4G to 3G.  Or we may buffer the time wait by flipping to another window or opening another ‘app’ to occupy our buzzing brains.  We have been conditioned…

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Babies remember birth

As I packed up my clinic, I stumbled upon an unopened, undated, stamped envelope from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).  Surely I had read all my mail so I was curious how I missed this one.  I tore open the seal and pulled out an issue of Pathways magazine.  The cover highlights were “10…

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The “hat” I’m wearing these days

For months after our daughter’s birth, my husband told me that I should become a doula.  We had an incredible pregnancy and birth journey, and he felt that more people needed to hear positive birth stories.  Expectant mothers need to feel in control of their births and that they do have a choice, most of…

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My very own “mummy tummy”

“How does my stomach look?” That was one of the very first questions I asked my husband after our daughter was born.  I don’t remember if we had even discussed her name yet – I was concerned about the appearance of my abdomen.  I felt pressure (either from myself, our society, or both) to get…

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“Mummy tummy”

Expert Kareen Lai of Mums in Sync shares why diastasis recti (or so endearingly coined “mummy tummy”) happens in so many women, evidence during pregnancy or postpartum: As your belly grows bigger, the soft tissue that runs down your mid section (the linea alba) relaxes and gives way. This allows your abdominal walls to stretch…

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A season of change

Just as our earth experiences change throughout the year, our lives experience change.  These seasons can challenge us and encourage us to grow and prosper in ways we never imagined.  Whether you are dating someone new, experiencing a breakup, planning your wedding, expecting a baby, losing a job, or starting a new one, your life…

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