Why Is Malaysia Adding Iodine To Salt?

On 25th September 2020, the Health director-general of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, announced the implementation of iodised salt throughout Malaysia, further stating that they will be banning all salt without iodine. But why? According to the nationwide study on iodine deficiency disorder (IDD), it has been found that 48.2% of school-going children […]

How To Know You’re Getting Enough Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D, also called as ‘Sunshine Vitamin” because the skin will produce Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Vitamins are typically defined as nutrient required but not readily synthesized by our body, hence, they are obtained through our diet. Nonetheless, every individual will have different levels of needs when it comes […]

Could your genes be the cause of iron deficiency​?

Just did your annual health check and found out that you have low iron? Did you know your genes may affect your iron levels? Continue reading on to learn the different factors that contributes to iron deficiency. What is meant by iron deficiency? Also known as iron deficiency anaemia. In the first place, this condition […]