Author Archives: IMI Health

How to minimise toxic exposures

Toxins can come from the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat as well as many of the household items you come into contact with every day. But there are some positive steps you can take to protect you and your family both at home and...

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

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

A Probiotic a Day Keeps the Doctor Away (Really?)

By definition, probiotics are alive and they must be administered “alive” to be effective. The methods of shipping, storage and freight are crucial to ensure you get the most “bugs for your buck”. We usually think of bacteria as ‘germs’ or something that makes us sick. But the body is...

How to choose the right vitamins and minerals

When choosing a vitamin and mineral supplement it is vital to make sure you are buying a high-quality product from a trusted manufacturer. To choose the right supplement there are six factors to consider: 1. High quality ingredients, 2. Practitioner approved, 3. Research-based, 4. Effective packaging,  shipped to you from...

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 in the national health care systems in England, France and...

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 family can use. Bruising, Trauma or Shock Arnica Montana is...

Do You Know Your Friendly Bacteria?

Getting the Right Probiotics for Digestive Health and Immunity Probiotics are receiving a great deal of attention in the health world and for good reason. But for some of us who don’t fully understand their uses and benefits we may still wonder – What are they? Do we really need...