Dr Remy Shanker

Dr Remy Shanker

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The pandemic has changed our lives. We are witnessing so much struggle but a rise in compassion, too. And now, many families of faith are finding new ways to celebrate, even in the throes of Covid-19. Ramadan is that month where Muslims across the globe welcome 30 days to intentionally practice patience, self-reflection, prayer and gratitude. It’s a month where differences are forgotten and people come together to acknowledge the spirit of community wellbeing so...

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For reversing the epidemic of chronic disease and healing the environment, food is the most powerful tool we have. What we eat has tremendous implications not just for our waistline, but for the planet, for society and the global economy. With the emergence of Covid-19, we have all had to adapt physically and mentally. Nutrition is without doubt one of the quintessential pillars of wellness and if we didn’t give it much thought before, the...

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Why do we like to curl up on the couch as soon as the weeknd arrives and do little more than watch Netflix and gorge on a large pizza? Mostly, that urge comes from that liberating sense of a long week of work coming to an end, a welcome ritual that helps kickstart the time to relax. Anticipation makes guilty pleasures all the more delectable. But with quarantine, self-isolation and mandatory lockdown, that Thursday night...

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If you’re looking for better nutritional value, it’s natural to gravitate to organic products. But should you? Organic foods are farmed without pesticides and contain none of the array of fungicides and chemical preservatives which get sprayed on to crops in conventional farming. This means organic foods have a shorter shelf life. The rest of the produce you see in the supermarket may contain pesticides and chemical residues that remain in the food even after...