For Stamina and Hormonal Balance
“If you’re looking for an all-natural alternative to boost your vitality and sense of well-being, do consider Maca. Commonly referred to as the Eastern Viagra, the prized root promotes stamina, energy and sexual health and is ranked among the top 10 bestsellers in Japan… Additionally, Maca is also known to be beneficial for promoting a healthy hormonal system, thus promoting balance. This helps to ease symptoms associated with menopause (providing relief for hot flushes) and andropause – making it suitable for both..
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 1
Part 1, June 2009: Chef Devagi Sanmugam starts off her personal wellness journey weighing in at 69kg, with a phelgm problem that crops up whenever she takes cold drinks. She would like to lose a few kilos without doing anything drastic, and more importantly, wants to feel healthier and more energetic! We put her on a 6-month supply of 5 bestselling products: Lifestream Cordyceps Stroma™ capsules for overall wellbeing and better respiratory health (to help her phelgm problem). Lifestream Cordyceps Stroma™ GOLD, concentrated co..
Lutein for Bright Eyes, Healthy Vision
“Studies have shown that intake of at least 20mg of Lutein may help to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. Lutein cannot be produced by the human body, so it is important to ensure that you get enough Lutein from your diet. A good source of Lutein can be found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, but you may need to take 6.5 large cups to obtain an equivalent of 20mg of Lutein. A good eye supplement is a worthy investment. Choose one which contains FloraGLO® Lutein, the leading bran..
Boost your Immunity
“The flu season is back with a vengeance! If you’re looking for something natural to bolster your immunity, consider Propolis. Look out for a higher content of flavonoids and Artepillin C (exclusive to Brazilian Propolis). The potency of Propolis is best retained in liquid form with a minimum maturation period of two years, which allows for it to be most effectively absorbed by the body. As testament to its effectiveness, Japan is the world’s biggest consumer of Brazilian Propolis, importing up to 90 percent of the total export from Brazil. Look out..
Listen to Your Body
“Stress and energy share an inverse relationship – the more stressed you are, the less energy you feel you have. While you cannot eradicate stress totally, you can learn to manage it better by tuning into your body. if you’re feeling snowed under from the demands of life and need a little boost to up those flagging energy levels, a useful herb to have near is Rhodiola-Rosea. This gentle herb is a natural adaptogen, which replenishes energy from within body cells for a sustained boost through the day. It helps your body overcome fatigue to cope with ..
Fuel for Thought
“We often take our memory for granted, so it’s alarming when, with age, comes increasing forgetfulness. Loss of words, misplaced objects, reduced ability to store new memories (eg. Forgetting names) occur as a result of aging, while oxidative damage could affect the neuron function (nerve cell network), and plays a part in many brain-related (neurodegenerative) functions. Your ability to remember increases when you exercise your memory and nurture it with a balanced diet, sound nutrition, adequate rest, and both physical and mental activities to keep your bo..
From Fat to Flab
“Battling the bulge can prove a lifetime struggle for some, and victory may mean a complete lifestyle overhaul to see results… Permanent weight loss requires a consistent ongoing effort. Apart from getting more exercise and getting the right foods in the right proportions, consider supplementing with the following natural ingredients: L-Carnitine (at least 500mg daily), which is able to burn fat deposits to aid in weight loss; Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant necessary for increasing energy levels and good metabolism; and lastly, if your ..
Hold Back Aging
“To keep joints padded and pain-free, take glucosamine with MSM and collagen. There are numerous brands available, but I personally take Lifestream’s Joint Matrix ($46.80, 240 caplets) and Collagen Beauty ($43.30, 270 caplets – special price now available). Some friends complain that glucosamine doesn’t help. This is because the formula they take comes without MSM, which is a pain reliever. If not for MSM, I wouldn’t be able to go down the stairs without wincing…. A supplement that doesn’t immediately show results but that the a..
Wellness: Sweet Sour News
“Beat the bloat with vinegar. Thankfully, there’s no need to drink the sour stuff. Kouzu Vinegar in softgel form has 20 times the concentration of regular vinegar. Also supposed to perk up sluggish metabolism, it’s believed to detox and aid slimming – what we need after the festive bingeing. For skin, the best you can do is replenish collagen. As collagen breaks down with age, lines form and skin sags…. When choosing a collagen supplement, go for something easily absorbed like mirco-peptides. AFC Collagen Beauty delivers shark car..
“Shokaigan Intensive Hair Growth Tonic – the bestseller from Japan goes to the root of the hair loss problem with an arsenal of botanicals like licorice root, carrot, ginseng, sage and rosemary. Together, they revitalize inactive follicles, maintain scalp health while prolonging the hair growing phase. Lasts up to four months. Use with Shokaigan Intensive Scalp Therapy Shampoo, a citrusy-scented solution which foams well and has 10 types of amino acids to unclog follicles and strengthen hair shafts.”
“As a natural alternative to hormone replacement or as a general all-purpose energy booster, try Maca. Not so familiar to us, maca is a root that grows in the mountains of Peru. Highly nutritious with vitamins, phytonutrients and amino acids, and amazingly, more calcium than milk, it’s one of those unusual herbs for both men and women – to counter both menopause and andropause symptoms, and boost libido. You really have to find out more from the Internet because even athletes take it for energy, and it works mainly by balancing hormones. Look out for AFC M..
"Alleviate eye conditions such as poor vision, eye fatigue and dryness with Ultimate Vision, a scientifically-researched eye supplement from AFC Japan that contains FloraGLO® Lutein extract. Containing antioxidants, it lowers the risks of cataracts or age-related macular degeneration."
Beauty Feature: The Anti-aging Pill
“Easy to swallow, AFC Collagen Beauty’s tiny collagen pills are tasteless and easily absorbed, and makes our skin feel bouncier after just two months. We’re hoping it reverses ageing on the inside as well.”
No Sad Sag
“The best time to start looking after skin is before it’s damaged. However, if you’re like most of us, you’ll only panic at the sight of the first wrinkle or hyper-pigmentation spot. Whatever the state of your skin, take immediate steps to slow down further damage. Try collagen supplements which are popular in Japan for skin and even joint care. It’s a protein that, among other things, keeps skin firm as some 70 per cent of our skin consists of collagen… An affordable product is AFC Collagen Beauty… AFC is a reputable Japanese brand ..
The Wonder of Rice
“Lower your cholesterol levels and enhance your health with Red Yeast Rice… The Lifestream Greenhouse Red Yeast Rice Complex™ is fermented from premium organic rice and works naturally to nourish the liver while supporting healthy cholesterol levels and heart health.”