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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What is caffeine? Caffeine is a chemical substance naturally found in coffee beans, tea leaves and cocoa beans. It is also present in kola beans. Caffeine helps keep us awake and stay alert. In fact, caffeine is the most widely consumed mood-altering drug in the world! What is the mechanism behind this effect? Our body […]
DNA tests are getting more and more common nowadays. With the overwhelming choices of DNA tests available, how do you know which is the right one for you?
If you are informed about your health risks, you can make the right choices to prevent it from progressing further. How could DNA testing help with that?
How can you improve your lifestyle even more? With genomics, of course! Eat better, exercise better, live better, find out how with this article.
The first symptom of gout is usually pain and swelling in the big toe. Find out what is gout, its symptoms and how your genes may play a role.
Fatty liver disease refers to the accumulation of fat in the liver. Having a small amounts of fat in your liver is normal, however too much fat in your liver can lead to long term liver damage.