WHAT EXACTLY DOES WHOLE FOOD HEALTH MEAN?

As a society, we’ve become obsessed with what we put into our bodies when it comes to food– organic has become mainstream and people are valuing ingredients over calories. However it doesn’t seem to have translated to other parts of our life. Are you still reaching for pharmaceuticals at the first sign of a cold?

Did you know there’s actually a medicine cabinet right in your own kitchen? Using food to heal is nothing new. For thousands of years, humans have relied on food and herbs for medicine; their healing properties are documented and have stood the test of time. Sadly, within the last 100 years we have forgotten about our medicinal roots and now rely on patented drugs.

The idea of whole food health is simple: it’s using ingredients you know, recognize, and can pronounce. There are no worries of side effects, drug interactions, or taking too much. We’ve even stamped it on our products.. now that’s commitment!

What about your skin?

We think it’s great that people are opting for tea over soda or fruit over dessert, but we’re puzzled that they are still rubbing chemical-laden lotion all over their bodies. If it only takes 26 seconds for things to absorb into our skin, shouldn’t we care just as much about what we put our bodies as what we eat for lunch? People often view their beauty routine as totally separate from what’s in their fridge, but isn’t it all going to the same place? It should be treated that way.

Here at Maty’s, we’re committed to bringing this movement back– if you couldn’t put it in your mouth, you won’t find it in our products! Even when it comes to our topical rubs and ointments, you can be confident that all of the ingredients could be found in your cupboard. How cool is that?

The Advantage Of Using Whole-Food Products:

Farm to Pharmacy

When you take food in its entirety, you are not only taking important nutrients, you are also taking supporting elements like enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, and trace elements. These factors help you digest and assimilate the necessary nutrients in the whole food.

Taking food in its entirety means you are not extracting individual elements from the plant which when taken alone, may be more toxic and therefore, produce more side effects.

Body Heal Thyself

Since whole-food remedies are not based solely on symptoms, they take a more holistic approach. By supporting your body as a whole, it’s able to do the healing work that it’s meant to do. Our bodies will heal themselves if given half the chance.

Zero Worries

You don’t have to worry about interactions with other medications while using whole-food remedies.

Would you worry about how much maple syrup you put on your pancakes because you just took your blood pressure medication? Or, do you worry about calling your doctor to find out if that extra turmeric you just added to your soup will react to your aspirin? We didn’t think so!

Options Are Endless

When you’re dealing with whole foods, it becomes that much easier to take them! People tell us all the time how soothing it is to put a bit of our cough syrup in a cup of warm tea or cider because it’s so soothing and makes them feel good. Add them to your oatmeal or even a smoothie; the possibilities are endless. Bonus: your kids won’t even notice!

All the benefits, without the bad taste.

Sometimes the healthiest, most healing foods taste the worst. Have you read about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar? We think everyone should be taking it as a health tonic since it’s so good for you, but have you also tried drinking it alone? Yuck!

By including it our immune boosting cough syrups, you get the Apple Cider Vinegar without the terrible taste.

We’re completely transparent with our ingredients because each one is thoughtfully chosen for it’s healing properties. We never add fillers, preservatives, additives, or anything that doesn’t serve a specific purpose. If it wouldn’t go in your mouth, it won’t go into our products; you can trust us on that!

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MELATONIN: IS SUPPLEMENTING NECESSARY FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP?

Today, people equate melatonin with restful sleep because it helps control your wake and sleep cycles. If you can’t fall asleep then it would make sense to supplement with it, right? The short answer is yes, that would make sense. But hold on, not so fast. You may want to think twice about reaching for a bottle if you knew more about it.

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that your body produces and is secreted by your pineal gland in your brain. It helps regulate your sleep and wake cycles. As you age, your melatonin production decreases and so it’s pretty common for people to start supplementing. It’s also become second nature to pop a few pills when traveling to lessen jet lag or even give it to your kids to help them sleep.

Unfortunately, the melatonin created in a lab is not even close to the melatonin produced by our bodies. What ends up on pharmacy shelves is processed and synthetic, two things you want to stay away from. The hormone is actually considered one of the most questionable supplements on the market, with unfounded and incomplete research.

What’s more, the U.S. is the only country where melatonin is available as a dietary, over-the-counter supplement!

Long-term usage can alter your natural hormone levels in your body. Since your body regulates your melatonin levels , if you supplement with it, you are signaling to your body to stop producing more. Over time, your body will decrease the amount of melatonin it naturally produces.

This is particularly troublesome with children whose hormone levels are fluctuate, especially during puberty. And really, supplementing with melatonin will only help if your body doesn’t produce enough. But it has never been established exactly how much would be good or safe for children or adults. The dosages are not exactly regulated.

Tips to help you sleep better:

No gadgets.  All of your devices (cell phone, TV, computer, etc) emit a blue light that inherently keeps you awake and can seriously disrupt sleep. Removing these items from your bedroom or keeping your pre-bed screen-time to a minimum can help your body to settle into sleep.

Take a bath. While the warmth of the water is relaxing on it’s own, it’s the movement from warm to cold that actually signals to your body that it’s time to rest. (Our temperature lowers while we sleep.) Add in some lavender essential oils for the full spa experience!

Use blinds or an eye-mask.  Complete darkness cues your brain to produce melatonin, signaling that it’s time for sleep.

Maty’s Baby Chest Rub.  Many people have used our rub on their little ones to help them fall asleep with ease. And don’t forget it’s great for parents, too!

Listen, taking melatonin once in awhile may not kill you, but why mess with your natural production of it? Here at Maty’s, we believe in only using whole foods to support and promote healing– especially when it comes to children. You’ll notice that instead of melatonin, we use nutmeg, chamomile, and lavender to calm and soothe.

Whether it’s our Baby Chest RubChildren’s Goodnight Cough Syrup, or Organic Nighttime Cough Syrup— we’ve got your back, naturally.


Online:

 

 

Aussie Health Retail Shop

– NUH Medical Center (One @ Kent Ridge, 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road, #01-27, 119082)

Hospitals & Pharmacies:

– National University Hospital (Kent Ridge)
– Singhealth Pharmacare Polyclinics
(Tampines, Bedok, Punggol, Pasir Ris)

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– Facebook: Aussie Health Ecogreen
– Instagram: aussiehealthsg

Stores:

– Selected Guardian Stores
– Selected Watsons Stores

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