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Sound Therapy: What It Is, How To Practice It, and Where To Find It

4 Mins Read Sound therapists believe that sound – music, different frequencies, pure sounds – can help rebalance our energy, emotions and well-being. If you’re looking to explore a new wellness modality – sound therapy might just be it. Here, we take a dive into what sound therapy actually is, different types of sound therapies out there and […]

New Study Finds Eating Fish Linked To Increased Melanoma Risk In Older Adults

3 Mins Read New research links higher fish consumption in older adults to an increased risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. The findings have led to wider questions surrounding diet and its impact on melanoma. The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Cancer Causes & Control. The large research project gained access […]

The 7 Best Plant-Based Sources For Omega-3 Fatty Acids

5 Mins Read Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for health and wellbeing. Many people believe that omega-3s can only be found in non-plant-based sources such as fatty fish. However, there are many plant-based foods that do contain omega-3s, and crucially, fish contain omega-3s because they eat plankton and algae. There are three main types of omega-3s: ALA (alpha-linolenic […]

Pollution from Fossil Fuels Increase Infertility Rates for Men and Women, Study Finds

2 Mins Read Fossil fuel pollution is putting our future in jeopardy by contributing to climate change. But scientists say there’s another risk factor, too: increased infertility rates.  According to a new study published in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology, childbirth rates have been declining for the last half-century, overlapping with the beginning of the Industrial Age. The […]

Scientists Find Link Between Eating Mushrooms & Lower Risk Of Cancer

3 Mins Read You might want to think twice before you take a pass at mushrooms. Scientists have recently discovered that diets high in mushroom consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing cancer. The study, led by Pennsylvania State University researchers, found that this superfood is the highest dietary source of a “unique and potent antioxidant […]

Every Single Country Is Failing On Climate Education & Child Well-Being, Study Shows

4 Mins Read Not a single country in the world is equipping younger generations with the adequate climate education or a healthy environment to flourish in the future, a new analysis revealed. The research, undertaken by environmental curriculum provider Earth Warriors, also found huge disparities between high-income and low-income countries with regard to child well-being, but notes that […]

Happy Viking: Venus Williams Launches 100% Vegan Protein Shake Brand

3 Mins Read Tennis champion Venus Williams has just launched her own protein shake line and it’s 100% vegan. Called Happy Viking, the seven-time Grand Slam winner’s new plant protein brand will offer a range of yellow pea and brown rice protein blends, inspired by the long-time vegan advocate’s motivation to be a “warrior for health”.  Launched 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 […]

New Canada Guidelines First To Approach Obesity As Chronic Disease

3 Mins Read New guidelines published in Canada are challenging the conventional treatment of obesity and urging doctors to approach the health problem as a complex chronic illness, rather than a weight loss issue. These guidelines on obesity management are believed to be the first of its kind in the world.  Published on Tuesday (August 4) by Obesity […]

Study Links Diets High In Plant Protein To Lower Risk Of Death From All Causes Incl. Heart Disease

2 Mins Read Researchers have found that diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes. The study authors say that these findings should support recommendations to increase intake of plant proteins in the general population to improve public health.  Published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal on July […]

Lululemon To Acquire Home Workout Platform Mirror In US$500M Deal

3 Mins Read Lululemon, the darling of the athleisure world, has announced that it will acquire the stay-at-home fitness company Mirror for US$500 million. It marks the brand’s first acquisition, and is yet another sign that the future of fitness remains at home as the world continues to battle the coronavirus crisis.  The popular upmarket athleisure brand announced […]

New Wellness Guides On Instagram To Offer Support During Coronavirus

3 Mins Read Instagram has recently launched a new function to enable its users to explore wellness “guides” filled with tips, advice and other useful resources aimed at supporting people who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The feature will see content created by participating expert organisations such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Facebook-owned photo and […]

#CopingWithCorona: 32 Ideas For Struggling Chefs, Restaurants & F&B Operators

6 Mins Read The coronavirus (or Covid-19) is now a global pandemic of epic proportions. Entire countries are on lockdown. Air travel is grinding to an almost halt. Working from home is the new norm. Over half a billion children are out of school. Financial markets are crashing like they haven’t in decades. Businesses are STRUGGLING badly. And […]

INTERVIEW: Zero Waste Pioneer & Coconut Matter Founder On Following Your Heart & Why The Whole System Needs To Be Redesigned

5 Mins Read We sat down with Diane van Zwanenberg, founder of plastic-free natural and vegan beauty brand Coconut Matter who is making strides in promoting low-waste living in Asia and beyond. Diane has led the alternative beauty and cosmetics industry in Asia since she first introduced her pioneering plastic-free packaging brand, and has since encouraged many to […]