The human body has three major joints (knees, elbows, hips) and over 140 minor joints (especially in the neck and the back vertebrae), that undergo constant wear and tear every day. Common ailments like stiffness, discomfort or even pain cam afflict people from all walks of life. These ailments can worsen when coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and poor posture. Glucosamine, a common joint nutrient, functions as one of the building blocks of joints. However, in some cases, taking Glucosamine alone may not be sufficient to repair the complex joint structure. For those who require more intensive cartilage repair and help with inflammation relief, Shark Cartilage can be included in your daily joint-care regime. A study done in 2004 by America’s Institute of Medicine, found that Shark Cartilage contained anti-inflammatory functions helpful in reducing joint inflammation, easing pain and preventing further damage. In addition, the dietary supplement promotes joint flexibility and increases bone density, with the added benefits of boosting stronger immunity and firmer skin texture. AFC Shark Cartilage, $74.90 (90 days supply) contains 98% purified freeze-dried clinical-grade cartilage, a rich source of Chondroitin Sulfate (important for building and repairing damaged cartilages) and Mucopolysaccharides (for joint lubrication and flexibility to cushion daily movement and friction).
Lifestyle, October 2009
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 5
Part 5, October 2009: Chef Devagi has shed a total of 3kg. The good news is, she is also keeping it off and has not put on any of the weight she has lost – despite how her life revolves around food, more than ever now with an avalanche of new culinary projects.
Lifestyle, September 2009
Conenzyme Q10 for your heart
“To most natural health practitioners, Coenzyme Q10 is the most important nutrient for heart health. This is because CoQ10 is found in every cell, with the heart and the liver containing the highest levels. But as we age, we produce much less, although according to the International Coenzyme Q10 Association, we need it even more to support heart function and prevent heart diseases. CoQ10 levels are greatly lowered in people with conditions such as heart disease, or those taking Statin drugs. Taking a CoQ10 supplement is also beneficial for raising a low metabolic rate, balancing blood pressure, eg. If you suffer from dizzy spells every time you get up, boosting the immune system and for its anti-aging properties. Not all coenzyme Q10 supplements are created equal. A good formulation should be easily absorbed by your body. The winner of the NTUC Unity Popular Choice Award for the second year running, it’s easy to see why AFC Japan has a winner in their AFC Gold Q10 product. Packed with the highest content of 101mg Coenzyme Q10 in the market, it combines French Maritime Pinebark Extract, 40mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C. Together, this combination works in synergy to produce the best effect.”
Lifestyle, September 2009
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 4
Part 4, September 2009: Chef Devagi is busy as a bee – running her restaurant, cooking classes, participating in the Singapore Food Festival, grooming her chefs for a cooking competition, launching a new blog, and traveling to Malaysia and Australia to teach cooking. She feels more energetic despite being busier than ever and having less sleep. Also, everyone she meets exclaims: “You’ve lost a lot of weight!” Certainly, her face is slimmer and she looks trimmer in her latest photo taken for a Malaysian nutrition magazine cover.