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Water Pollution: The Invisible Threat The World Is Ignoring

3 Mins Read The latest report by the World Bank warns about the “invisible threat” that the planet is facing – water pollution – which will affect the health, economy, education and agriculture of both rich and poor countries alike. The report also outlines how water pollution will pose an issue for nearly every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

Marriott Hotels Ditches Single-Use Plastic Amenities Across All 7,000 Global Locations By 2020

2 Mins Read Following their 2018 initiative to reduce single-use plastics, Marriott International has just announced their plans to eliminate mini disposable toiletries from all their hotels globally by 2020. Replacing the single-use amenities in bathrooms will be large refillable pump bottles. Marriott’s decision comes after recent headlines by companies in the hospitality industry aiming to phase out […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

BPA-Free Plastic Products Aren’t Actually Any Safer

2 Mins Read “BPA-Free” is now a label you see plastered on many plastic containers on store shelves. Ever since information about the potentially toxic effects of the compound surfaced, plastic box manufacturers have been desperate to combat widespread fear amongst consumers. Now, a study has found that BPA-free does not necessarily translate to a safer product.  A […]

An (Organic) Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

2 Mins Read A new study by researchers at Austria’s Graz University of Technology has found that a typical apple contains over 100 million gut-friendly bacteria vital to our health, but organic apples contain more diverse and balanced bacteria compared to conventionally grown ones.  Gut health has been the catchphrase in the health and wellbeing community in recent […]

​Tree Therapy: Why Nature Has Such A Profound Impact On Your Health​

5 Mins Read There is no denying the biological benevolence of trees. As the largest plants on the planets, trees create an entire ecosystem in and of themselves, providing a habitat for animals. They absorb carbon monoxide from the air and release oxygen for our air supply. They help reduce noise pollution. They provide us with materials for tools […]

Green Queen Predicts: Health & Wellness Trends 2016

6 Mins Read It looks to be an exciting year for health & wellness, and Green Queen shares her predictions for what will be 2016’s biggest trends. 1. Bowl Everything Mark our words, this coming year the already-huge-on Instagram fad is going to take over IRL. Buddha bowls, smoothie bowls, rice bowls, poke, salad bowls, veggie bowls…Whatever you call […]

Hong Kong’s Best Detox & Cleanse Programs 2016

9 Mins Read Do you need a restart health-wise? The holidays are a period of excess and poor habits. Come January, many of us need a boost when it comes to our bodies: our digestive systems need a break from heavy fatty & fried foods, our livers need a detox from all the drinking and our minds need sleep […]

Q&A With Andy Kun, HK’s Gluten-Free Guru & Founder Of Urban Health – Part 1: Definitions, Celiac & Why Wheat’s A No-No

4 Mins Read Andy Kun is the CEO and Co-Founder of Urban Health Group Limited, a company dedicated to promoting a gluten-free lifestyle in Asia, which includes a gluten-free lifestyle Facebook support group Gluten Free in Hong Kong. They are the first in Hong Kong to provide gluten-free restaurant and factory consultation services, making use of Glutentox detection test kits for chefs […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Exercising Every Day

2 Mins Read It Keeps Your Heart Healthy – No matter what kind of workout you prefer, doing something is bound to get your heart rate up and strengthen your cardiovascular health. The heart is a muscle and you need to use it. Regular exercise helps to keep it strong and you alive! It Improves Your Sleep Quality – […]

5 Reasons Why Eating Seasonally Is Better For You (And The Planet)

3 Mins Read Living in the modern world means that you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it. This is very different from the way our human ancestors lived- they relied only on the fruits and vegetables that were available according to the time of the year. season. It turns out they may have been on […]

Want Glowing Skin? Follow These 5 Natural Tricks To Banish Dullness

5 Mins Read We are always being told what to eat to make our skin clear and beautiful – avocados, walnuts, salmon, kale…the list goes on. Sometimes you can do all of this and much more yet still feel like you aren’t getting the results you want. January is detox season so a perfect time to tackle dull skin. The problem […]

Eco Insights: Bamboozled – The Greenest Grass of The Land

3 Mins Read In this post, we explore the many amazing qualities of bamboo as a resource for the health of our planet and ourselves as human beings. Bamboo and The Environment Bamboo doesn’t require herbicides and pesticides to grow. It also needs far less water than trees. As a grass, it can grow 1 to 2 metres […]

Green Queen Ayurveda Series Part 3: Know Your Dosha, Know Yourself

6 Mins Read What is a Dosha?  The Ayurvedic concept of prakruti, which translates literally from Sanskrit as “nature, ” refers to our natural mind-body constitution – the unique characteristics that each of us is born with, perceptible through emotions, behavior, body type, metabolism, and health tendencies.  The overall nature of a persons constitution is largely determined by […]

Green Queen Ayurveda Series Part 2: Top 5 Ayurvedic Longevity Tips

3 Mins Read 1. Know thy dosha  You don’t have to become an expert but understanding your dosha – (your Ayurvedic mind-body constitution) is akin to understanding your own mind-body blueprint. If nothing else, it will equip you with better information about yourself for your next conversation with your doctor or healthcare provider. Find out  what your dominant dosha in […]