Clinical studies showed that like retinol, bakuchiol promotes the collagen production in the skin. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and reverses the signs of photoageing. Bakuchiol remarkably improves skin firmness and elasticity. Unlike retinol, bakuchiol doesn't cause skin irritation and dryness.
90% of women and 10% of men have cellulite. Studies showed that essential oils can reduce cellulite. The 6 best anti-cellulite essential oils are rosemary, black pepper, lemon, grapefruit, sweet fennel and ginger. Daily massage the cellulite areas with a body oil containing these oils is proven to be very effective.
Frankincense essential oil is often used in skincare for its rejuvenating effects. Clinical studies showed that frankincense essential oil has various skin benefits, from preventing skin inflammation, UVB-induced photoageing, melanoma skin cancer to speeding up the wound healing and skin cell turnover.
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for the maintenance of healthy nervous system and brain function. Our body also needs this water-soluble vitamin to produce DNA and blood cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause depression, poor memory and confusion. We can't get it from fruits, vegetables or other plant foods.
Heart diseases are the number 1 cause of death globally, including in the US, UK and Singapore. Every year, about 17.9 million people die from heart disease. A study in Australia based on the data collected from 9,206 adults age 20 to 69 showed that Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR) can be used to predict the risk for death from heart disease.
A 20-year study in France involving 3,200 healthy participants age 32 to 62 showed there is a link between wrinkles and heart disease. Wrinkles on the forehead signal a higher risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack. People who have moderate and deep wrinkles on their forehead are 10 times more likely to die from heart disease.
Finasteride is often used in conjunction with minoxidil for hair loss treatment for men. Studies showed the efficacy of finasteride, however, there have been growing number of reported adverse effects associated with the use of finasteride such as problems with ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and lack of libido.
Due to new coronavirus variant known as Omicron, many countries have reinstalled restrictions on social gathering and travel. The efficacy of the existing Covid-19 vaccines against Omicron is yet to be seen. To boost our immunity against coronavirus and improve our mood, eat plenty of these foods regularly.
Polluted air contains mixtures of toxic particles and gases including free radicals. Studies showed that air pollution increases hair fall, reduces hair growth and triggers the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation spots. Inhaling polluted air is as bad as smoking, causing the skin to lose its elasticity.
Around 75% of covid-19 deaths are among people with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Covid-19 vaccines are widely available, however, with new variants such as omicron, delta, beta, gamma, lambda and mu; the world has witnessed the mutation of coronaviruses that make them more resistant to the existing vaccines.
Even with the widespread availability of covid-19 vaccines, it is crucial for everyone to have a strong immune system to prevent being seriously ill with covid-19. Studies suggest that eating garlic daily reduces the risk for heart disease, blood clots, diabetes and cancer while also boosts the body's immune system.
There are some visible changes to the skin and hair due to menopause. Usually one year after the last period, women find that their skin becomes drier and the signs of ageing look more prominent. With declining estrogen levels, many menopausal women experience thinning hair and notice more hair growing on their face.
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