Author Archives: IMI Health

Sleep tight with magnesium glycinate

An alarming 60-70% of Hong Kong residents are magnesium-deficient, according to a recent Government study. Magnesium deficiency has been associated with increased levels of stress and anxiety – culprits known to sabotage sleep. Tell-tale signs of magnesium deficiency include muscle twitching, cramping, tension headaches, and sugar cravings – all of...

Sleep tight with our practitioners’ favourite supplements

What is keeping you up at night? Stress? Worry? Hormonal changes? An illness? Having supported clients of all ages, from all walks of life, we know every person will have their own bedtime battles to conquer. For this reason, we don’t recommend a blanket solution but work hand-in-hand with you to...

Why do you need magnesium?

Most older teen and adult diets are at least 100mg short of the recommended daily intake of 350-400mg depending on body weight. Magnesium is often removed from commonly consumed processed foods such as white rice, flour, bread and noodles. The most common symptoms of a deficiency include muscle cramps and...

The toxin truth: the hidden toxins in everyday products

Toxins are everywhere and while many of us are aware of the effects air pollution has on our health, we generally don’t think about the toxins that can be found in our homes, especially in our personal and household products, many of which, we are directly in contact with every...

Elderberry extract: a natural way to fight colds and flu

With cold and flu a constant enemy in the winter months in Hong Kong, it’s comforting to know that there is natural help at hand to banish those aches, pains and runny nose. Yes, there is a solution other than antibiotics or conventional medication which won’t leave our immune systems...

Focus on the causes of belly fat and how to shift it!

We asked four naturopaths at IMI for their views on the latest research into belly fat and how to shift it and reverse the pattern of central weight gain. The role of gut health – IMI naturopath, Graeme Bradshaw IMI founder and naturopath Graeme Bradshaw says we need to consider gut...

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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 difference in biological function and physiological response. Experts have different...

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 or work pressures for others contribute to stress. Add in...

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 a link between longevity and the natural probiotic bacteria found...