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The 21st century is a time for health and wellness. Even the Harvard Medical School is talking about organic superfoods! What is organic? What is a superfood? And what is so mysteriously magical about organic superfoods?

In this blog, we are going to get to the bottom of it, so you can thank us later with overflowing health and vitality.

What can be qualified as superfoods?

The first thing that you need to know is that the term “Superfood” is overused. When everything is called a superfood, they aren’t really SUPER anymore, are they?

Harvard Medical School points out that we shouldn’t focus on specific foods…

Just some things to continue working on in my own life. Wrote them down so that I can come back to these later to see how I am doing.

  1. Remain curious. Stay intellectually alive and do not fear the unknown. Read broadly.
  2. Listen and understand people instead of only waiting for my turn to speak.
  3. Focus on real learning instead of seeking worthless credentials.
  4. Do not feel underqualified for what I want to do.
  5. Never think of time being wasted, everything matters. Learn something from what happened.
  6. Do not dwell on safety. …

Everyone who calls Earth Home should care about this.

What is food supposed to do?

Support all living beings on the planet, nourish our body, bring us health and vitality.

But what is it really doing?

Creating modern chronic diseases, destroying beautiful land and forests, and drastically transforming the climate on this planet that we call “Home”.

Don’t believe me?

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health is a group of over 30 world-leading scientists who have come together to transform the global food system through an evidence-based approach.

Here are some disruptive truths from their full scientific review (1) of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system:

  • Unhealthy diets now pose a greater risk to morbidity and mortality…

There must be some sort of healthy-ish plant-based food at the networking event…

Well even if there isn’t, I should be able to just refuse them…

Even if I just eat a few chips, I surely won’t stuff myself with oily snacks and voluntarily destroy my fitness goals…

Having these thoughts, I went to the career networking event for women in technology with full confidence, and here is my EPIC FAIL

The networking event was at a rooftop bar — nice vibes, loud music, everyone was already holding a glass of alcoholic drink when I got there.

I looked around…

Said not me, but a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Last week I went to a career networking event - nothing about the event itself changed, but I did.

I’ve always liked going to events for the extra perk of getting free food. I didn’t care about whether they are junk food because free = good. But over the last year, I have become a lot more mindful about the food I put into my body, after reading research articles on the health implications of the standard American diet, processed food, meat, and dairy… I was constantly in shock of…

I love bread. Who doesn’t like watching bread take its shape in the oven while smelling that appetizing hot air? Finally, that long-awaited bread is ready, you take it out of the oven, and sprinkle some cinnamon — PERFECT.

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We are not alone. Bread has been consumed for over 30,000 years. It is THE MOST popular food in the whole wide world.

It makes sense that bread arose early in human history as an excellent source of nutrition since a traditional loaf requires only 4 ingredients: flour, yeast, water, and salt. For natural leavens or sourdoughs, yeast is even unnecessary.

The bread we are eating today

Overcoming international student barriers with new perceptions

I came across a post by a psychology professor titled “Laziness Does Not Exist, But unseen barriers do.” In short, context matters and it often determines behaviours. The author, therefore, urges us to hold back our harsh judgments until we understand what others are going through.

I often wonder, what is it that make international students’ overseas experiences so dramatically different? Some can end up having life-changing gains, in academic and experiential learning, while others find it utterly stressful, lonely and in the end, more traumatising than rewarding?

Does laziness not exist, like the author claims? Is it a…

Rainie Ye

Living every beautiful day the best I can. Learning and loving health, food, fitness and our planet. Plant-based writer at

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