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‘Digestive Breath Test’ App FoodMarble Tells You Why You’re Bloated

3 Mins Read Digestive issues are tricky and deeply individual. For some, spicy foods are the ultimate trigger of stomach pains, while others experience bloating after consuming fruit salad. Simply put, there’s no one-sized-fits-all approach – and it’s precisely why solutions to digestive problems are so hard to come by. But one digital health startup, FoodMarble, believes its […]

Lia Debuts World’s First Biodegradable & Flushable Pregnancy Test To Market

3 Mins Read Lia, the women-founded startup developing eco-friendly reproductive health and wellness products, has just launched the world’s first biodegradable and flushable pregnancy test. After years of research and development, the much-anticipated 100% plastic-free product that takes aim at the 20 million pregnancy tests thrown away annually in the U.S. alone, is now available to consumers.  Lia […]

Watching Nature On TV & VR Boosts Your Wellbeing, According To New Study

3 Mins Read According to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers found that watching high-quality nature programmes on TV can help boost people’s moods and reduce negative feelings that result from boredom while alone indoors. Conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter, a new study shows that experiencing nature through programmes on […]

Global Mental Wellness Economy Now Worth US$120 Billion, New Report Finds

4 Mins Read New research has found that the global mental wellness economy has ballooned to a market worth more than US$120 billion, driven by growing consumer spending in four main segments including sleep, brain-boosting nutraceuticals, self-improvement and meditation. Describing the mental wellness sector as the new “industry bubble”, the report says that there has never been a […]

Cannabis Tonic Attracts Celebrity Investment From Gwyneth Paltrow & Rebel Wilson

4 Mins Read Cann, a Los Angeles-based startup that has gone viral for its alcohol-free cannabis-infused social tonics, has announced that it has secured investment from a star-studded list of celebrities, among them Rebel Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Darren Criss and Tove Lo. Described by Paltrow as riding on two major trending movements – “sober curious” and “cannabis curious” […]

Hong Kong Siblings Launch First Ever Compostable Adaptogenic Coffee Capsules

3 Mins Read Hong Kong and Australia-based siblings Herman, Sharon and Chamani Wong started Beams Coffee after a stressful experience that saw Herman go through heart surgery, when the trio decided to create a brand “allows everyone to take control of their own health”. Launched this October, Beams Coffee’s first beta collection offers coffees that have been enriched […]

New Research Proves Being Kind Is Good For Your Health & Well-Being

2 Mins Read Performing acts of kindness and helping other people is beneficial to one’s health, a new study has confirmed. While all prosocial behaviours are linked to improve physical and mental well-being, the research highlights spontaneous random acts of kindness as most strongly associated with overall health.  The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Bulletin, involved […]

Health & Sustainability A Priority For Asian Consumers But Cost & Ease Remain Still A Barrier

3 Mins Read A newly released global public opinion study has found that the majority of people around the world are now willing to adopt healthy and sustainable behaviours, especially in Asia. However, there remains key impediments to action, with the main barriers being the perceived difficulty of making planet-positive changes as well as affordability, a consideration that […]

Hyasynth: Biotech Startup First To To Bring Fermented CBD To Market

2 Mins Read Montreal-based biotechnology company Hyasynth has won the race to become the first to commercialise cannabidiol (CBD) produced and extracted through a yeast fermentation process, without the need for traditional cultivation or extraction from plants. The first-ever sale of CBD developed using microbial biosynthesis marks a key step forward towards large-scale commercialisation of this solution, which […]

Mental Health Hygiene: 3 Breathing Techniques To Reduce Anxiety & Stress

5 Mins Read Maintaining mental health hygiene in 2020 should be as normal as maintaining our general hygiene. “Thanks” to coronavirus outbreak, we’ve been forced to look after our physical health more carefully – for example by washing our hands frequently, wearing masks to prevent germ spread, and following strict social distancing guidelines. But one thing we often […]

Behold Retreats Launches Entheogen Plant Medicine Wellness Global Getaways

2 Mins Read Behold Retreats is launching a bespoke entheogen plant medicine service, where guests are taken on a holistic wellness journey to destinations where plant medicine is completely legal. Each program incorporates individual needs and preferences of each guest, as personalised natural health and well-being takes off as a major industry trend.  Founded this year by Hong […]