365 Secrets

Asian Secret #18 Ginger Tea Fends off the Flu

Ginger Tea

Flu season is here and virtually everyone crosses paths with someone who is sick during December-February. Beyond getting a flu shot, its a good idea to use natural flu fighters that are good for pumelling sickness in winter. Green tea and oranges are...Read More »


Asian Secret #17 The Great Benefits of Bodywork

Goodbye Stress!

Whether you’re treating yourself or relieving pain, getting bodywork done provides a world of benefits. Bodywork can be any therapeutic or healing technique that involves touching, energy medicine, or physical manipulation.

Since many diseases can be triggered by stress it is vital that you...Read More »


Asian Secret #16 Get a Massage with a Friend

A Couples Massage

Not sure what to do this weekend? Bored of the same routines? Then try a massage.

Massage is as ubiquitous in Asia as getting together with friends to watch a football game in America. It’s a social activity and not as shady as...Read More »


Asian Secret #15 The Human Touch

Two friends holding hands

A long two-hand handshake. An arm around a friend. A hand on the knee.

These may seem like ways to flirt, but they are very common among same-sex friends across many Asian countries. Men touch men and women touch women. Closeness is...Read More »


Asian Secret #14 Give without Expectations

Friends and Family First

One type of glue which holds society together across Asia is the truly giving nature of friendships. Having lived in Asian countries since 2004, I had never experienced such generosity before coming here. One of the more friendly ways to show your...Read More »


Asian Secret #13 Eat raw Garlic

Cloves of Garlic

Gross… right? Most people think eating garlic makes your breath smell, but it’s not as bad as you might think. Actually, the healthiest diets in the world often include garlic, which helps fight off sickness by supporting your immune system and is...Read More »


Asian Secret #12 Open a Window in January

Fresh Winter Air

It might sound uneconomical, but letting cool fresh air into your home or office can do a world of good. Specifically, staying in artificially warm or cold spaces for a long period of time is not good for your skin, say the Chinese. For...Read More »


Asian Secret #11 The Synergy of Food

Synergy of Food

How could a group of people who cook with oil and eat white rice everyday be so much healthier than folks on a scientific diet?

So much of a western, non-traditional diet tends to include preservatives and other unnaturally occurring additives. By embracing foods like...Read More »


Asian Secret #10 White rice instead of Brown

Sticky white rice

Most of the rice consumed in Asian countries is white although Brown and Wild rice are more nutritious. So, why eat white rice?

Because many people think it tastes better and some of the healthiest diets in the world include this traditional staple....Read More »


Asian Secret #9 A good day starts with a good morning...

Sakura blossoms in Spring

An ancient Chinese saying reminds us that “A good day starts with a good morning, and a good year starts with a good Spring.”

This is why morning exercise is very important because is increases your chances of having a great day....Read More »


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