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Spicy gene in your DNA

DNA is the blueprint that defined who you are. For example, behaviours, physical appearance and your special traits, such as your spicy gene determine your tolerance to spicy food. “Pain tastes like spices, it adds favours to life.” Uma Dhamija How does people senes the spicy flavour. Your nervous system controls spicy sensation. The system […]

The truth about Asthma and your genes

Scientists support the role of outdoor air pollutants and genes in acutely aggravating asthma diseases in children and adults.  There are many advantages of living in Kuala Lumpur. Above all, the delicious food and the convenient means for a living. On the contrary, the haze is the major drawback of living in the city. However, it’s […]

Are your genes making you fat?

Obesity is currently a major health concern, both globally and locally. This is because obesity is a risk factor of many non-communicable diseases. We all know that a poor diet and lifestyle can cause unhealthy weight gain. The question now is, do our genes play a role in controlling our weight too? Can I blame […]

Alcohol – why do we get drunk?

Other than the Asian flush, getting drunk is another issue that we might face if we drink too much. But have you ever wondered how does alcohol make us feel tipsy and drunk? What does alcohol do to us? After having an alcoholic drink, our bodies absorb alcohol in our stomach and small intestine. It […]

The Genes Behind Lactose Intolerance

Malaysians have such a strong coffee-drinking culture, which is a stark contrast to our milk-drinking culture. Let’s explore lactose intolerance and what you could do it you are lactose intolerant. What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose is a type of carbohydrate, which is present in milk or any dairy products. It is normally broken down by […]

Asian Flush – What is it? 🤔

Oh, I have Asian Flush, which means my liver is working fine! And I have good circulation!! These are the MYTHS that are circulating around all of us. Did you know that, about 50% of the Japanese, Korean, Northeastern Chinese individuals experience Asian Flush, aka Alcohol Flush Reaction, after drinking. What is Asian Flush? Asian […]

Sugar – all you need to know!

With the bubble milk tea hype going on in town, it is nothing new for us being advised on choosing low sugar levels. But how much do you know about this white, sweet substance that is often demonised? What is sugar? Sugar is a class of carbohydrates that has a natural sweet taste. They are […]