Health and Wellness Articles from IMI

Getting a good night’s sleep: naturally

Sleep is undoubtedly vital for a healthy mind and body. Even the great playwright William Shakespeare called it “the chief nourisher in life’s feast”. In his time, of course, people generally managed nine hours of sleep per night. But in...

Support Your Kid’s Health with Homeopathy

By Mina Weight, Homeopath As the summer holidays are drawing to a close and families are returning to Hong Kong, parents and children are preparing for the start of another school year. Many children will be looking forward to starting...

Stress: Is It Controlling You?

By Catriona Rogers, Counselling Psychology Stress. We hear this word everywhere. People in Hong Kong are “stressed out”. Increasingly working people are experiencing stress and viewing their job as a major problem in their lives.  In response, corporate organizations are...

How to Boost Your Fertility and IVF Success

By Dr Ardyce Yik (ND), Naturopathic Physician Planning for a successful pregnancy? Many couples are encouraged, after a few months of trying without success, to consider assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IUI or IVF. Though these fertility procedures help bring the...

Let’s Talk about Fats: Omega Oils

Q: Who needs omega-3 supplements? Modern day diets are overloaded with omega-6 (from highly processed vegetables). High consumption of omega-6 tends to increases the risk of various cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory conditions. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 makes a...

How to Minimise Toxic Exposures

The pollution levels are high in Hong Kong. Toxins can come from the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the many household items we come to contact with each day. You can take some...

Superfoods Super Charge Your Life

Superfoods pack a ‘punch’ in your nutrition stakes! In our busy lifestyles, adding a few superfoods to your diet, whether in a smoothie, protein drink or snack bar, can be a convenient way to ‘power-up’ and make sure that you...

Try These Potent Purposeful Herbs

Let’s face it: life in Hong Kong for most people is stressful. The fast pace of living, working and playing can take it’s toll. Living far from the everyday support of family and friends for some; or significant travel demands...

Probiotics are Necessary for Life and Health

Our digestive system is home to trillions of beneficial bacteria. The study of probiotics started at the beginning of the 20th century when Nobel Laureate, Dr Elie Metchnikoff studied peasants who displayed longer lifespans. He noted that their diets included...