Nutritionist in Tokyo – Interview with Sheeba Majmudar

Today I interviewed Sheeba Majmudar, an award-winning nutritionist in Tokyo and Singapore. She is an acclaimed author as well. Sheeba has a Master of Science and Nutrition and offers expert nutritional consultation with a naturopathic approach. Our  discussion was refreshing as Sheeba oozed enthusiasm from the moment we sat down to speak. Her straightforward approach […]

Essential Oils – Fragrance Away Your Teen’s Moods

essential oils bed

Do you find yourself reminiscing about the ‘good old days’? When you were a nervous, new parent? And wondered how YOU were going to be able to look after your little “bundle of joy”? Before you even realised it, a retinue of self-appointed advisors showed up. Friends, relatives, neighbours, and the occasional strangers – knew […]

Essential oils in Japan – Healthy Living In A Drop!

essential oils in Japan

In the age of breakfast bars, conbeni obento lunches, and ‘smart‘ phones, there is no dearth of self – proclaimed ‘gurus‘. Whether to lose weight the easy way, get in shape super fast or to maintain your youthful looks. Our parents, grandparents, and THEIR parents, had no need for these ‘gurus‘. Their health, looks, and […]

Acupuncture for back pain in Japan

Acupuncture for back pain in Japan

Acupuncture for back pain in Japan may be the solution you have been looking for if you’ve ever suffered from the ill effects of a back injury, and the immobilizing back pain that can come with it. Statistically, 80% of the population is bound to run into some form of back pain within their lifetime. […]

What is Camu-Camu and why is it good for you?

What is Camu-Camu and why is it good for you?

Despite the unusual sounding name, this relative newcomer to the health food scene offers a great amount of nutrients that can be highly beneficial to your health. What is Camu-Camu and why is it good for you? The camu-camu tree grows in swampy flooded areas of the Amazon rainforests of Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. […]

8 Health Effects of Sleep Deficiency and the Dangers of Sleep Apnea

summary of 8 Health Effects of Sleep Deficiency

Never underestimate the benefits of a good night’s sleep and the health effects of sleep deficiency. Sleep plays a vital role in how the entire body functions, which is why health experts recommend between six and eight hours of sleep per night to help maintain wellness. But when life gets a bit too hectic, those […]

Hay Fever in Japan

sakura cherry blossom hay fever in Japan

The changing of seasons in Japan is beautiful to watch, but can also bring with it the discomfort of kafunshou. Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever’s symptoms include nasal congestion/runny nose, frequent sneezing and itchy and/or watery eyes. Hay fever in Japan occurs in the spring, when the pollen from cedar and cypress trees is abundant […]

10 Japanese Natural Remedies to Fight the Flu


Influenza (Flu) is a common ailment afflicting many in the winter months. What is influenza and what kind of natural remedies are out there?  Influenza is a contagious respiratory viral sickness accompanied by a high fever and headaches, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion, achy body, and/or fatigue. For those curious about Japanese natural remedies to […]