Talking to Your Teen about Alcohol
The teenage years are filled with many exciting milestones. From experiencing puberty, taking up driving test, dating and the list goes on. Adolescence is also the time they get drunk for the first time. A local Malaysian study found that teens as young as 15 are drinking alcohol, implying that socialising and drinking tend to go hand in hand for many youngsters.
Success Comes to Those Who Think and Plan
It's that time of year again… As we all know from past experience, making New Year resolutions is easy but sticking with it and actually achieving your goal is hard. Have you wondered you? Have you been realistic? Say you wish to shed some pounds before the Lunar New Year, but not taking specific steps to achieve your fitness goal. Treat as if you are traveling to a destination. Worry not! We have gathered some tips for you to execute your fitness goals.
Smoke or Health? Your Life Your Choice
It’s difficult to break the smoking habit due to the addiction to the nicotine in tobacco. Most people start smoking around or before age 18. Besides the reason of nicotine that is high addictive, many people have their own reasons for continuing to smoke.
The Survival Guide for Newbie Dads
You laugh when watching all kinds of humorous videos and images of what silly dads do when left alone with the kids. However, a few responsibilities are greater than that of being a father. No matter your wife, your parents or babysitter is taking care of your new-born, as a newbie dad, your responsibility is not babysitting or playing with your newborn but also parenting them. Read this survival guide for newbie dad and embrace your first diaper change! #expecttheunexpected
The Truth about Sugar and Diabetes
Sugars are present naturally in fruits, vegetables and dairy products. However, food manufacturers or we tend to sweeten the food and beverages by adding in additional sugars or sweeteners to further enhance the tastes. Added sugar can be found in a variety of forms such as the most commonly used white sugar, caster sugar used for baking or the hidden sugar used for sauces, ready-to-eat cereals and drinks. The debate about sugar and health typically revolves around the added sugar.
Self-Empowerment in Diabetes
To effectively manage your diabetes, it is vital to discuss with your healthcare providers about treatment priorities and goals, taking in consideration your readiness to change and cultural preferences. Empower yourself with adequate knowledge to gain control and be responsible for the treatment that you would like to adhere with.
Power Food For Vegetarian Breastfeeding Mothers(Part 2)
Are you constantly struggling with your milk supply? Galactagogues might come in handy to assist you to increase your milk supply. A galactagogue is a food, herb or drug that increases milk supply. Here are some examples of galactagogue that you might be interested to try it out.
Power Food For Vegetarian Breastfeeding Mothers(Part 1)
Breastfeeding delivers the best nutrition for your baby and keeps them away from ailments. A balanced vegetarian diet supports healthy breastfeeding. Therefore, you should consume power foods that are loaded with nutrition in order to provide the best nutrients to your baby.
Postpartum Blues and Depression in Women
A baby’s birth may trigger various strong emotions, from joy and excitement to fear and anxiety. Postpartum depression is a complex mix of physical, emotional and behavioural changes that occur in a woman after childbirth. It can occur soon after delivery or up to a year later. A study found that 14.3% of Malaysian women experience depression within the first 6 months after delivery. The actual number might be higher as many women did not seek for any medical treatments.