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Ageing and the immune system

OUR immune system works around the clock in thousands of different ways, but it does its work largely unnoticed. The only time we really notice our immune system is when it fails - we catch a cold, suffer bouts of diarrhoea or experience allergies.

Ageing and the immune system

OUR immune system works around the clock in thousands of different ways, but it does its work largely unnoticed. The only time we really notice our immune system is when it fails - we catch a cold, suffer bouts of diarrhoea or experience allergies.

Probiotics to the fore

The health benefits of probiotics were known thousands of years ago in countries of the Middle East where fermented milk was consumed for digestive upsets. Eli Metchnikoff, the 1908 Nobel Prize winner for his work on the immune system, suggested that people should consume sour milk to slow down the process of ageing.

Bacteria for digestive wellness

Digestive problems are one of the most common reasons people seek a pharmacist#8217;s advice.

Why it is vital to take health supplements

MANY diseases are related to improper dietary habits and lifestyle. Therefore, supplements play an important role in ensuring that our body#8217;s nutrient requirements are met in maintaining overall well-being.

A Himalayan odyssey

Combining the synergistic formulations of ayurveda with modern research methodology and manufacturing practice is the hallmark of Himalaya Herbal Company. Now, with the recent launch of its signature store in Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians can experience a brand of herbal healthcare for the whole family.

Nutrients for special kids

Some children appear to be intelligent, and yet, when they get to school, they don#8217;t make the progress their parents expect. Three conditions may be contributing to this; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and dyspraxia.

An accidental dream job

Vincent Tam seemed to have it all. An Australian accounting degree, work experience in the United Kingdom, and within a few years of his return to Malaysia, he was made branch manager of a prominent bank. And then he left all of that five years ago to become . . . a yoga teacher!

Digestive problems in the elderly

The digestive problems that typically arise in elderly Malaysians are gastritis, constipation and malnutrition.

Organic spirulina

Spirulina has been used medicinally in China for thousands of years. Organic spirulina has the highest protein content compared to other natural food.