Health and Wellness Articles from IMI

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...

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

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 natural probiotics foods including fermented dairy products and further proposed...

What’s in the little white balls? Homeopathy explained

You may have heard of Homeopathy as an alternative medicine, but did you know that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), over five hundred million people use homeopathy around the world? Did you also know that Homeopathy is established...

First aid: homeopathy for the home

Injuries occur when we least expect it! That’s why every household, especially those with children, should have a first aid kit. We have put together the most essential homeopathic remedies – they are safe, natural, and effective remedies the whole...

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...

Confinement soup

Confinement is the traditional care given to mothers after the birth of a baby. Part of this care is the preparation of nutritious soups with ingredients that promote healing, increase milk production, and prevent problems that typically occur after childbirth....