A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: February 2009

Still Feeling Sluggish

Still Feeling Sluggish

My throat still hurts and I am coughing like someone who has TB.  My phlegm is still greenish yellowish and my eyes are really red.  Each time I have a really bad bout of upper respiratory infection, my eyes would get red and swollen too.  […]

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Premium Organic Yoghurt

Premium Organic Yoghurt

Hubby bought me a cup of premium organic mango yoghurt yesterday. It’s absolutely tasty and the smoothest yoghurt I’ve ever tasted. It’s thick and rich and even half a cup of it was enough to fill my tummy up. See the thick rich mango puree […]

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Something Light For Lunch

Something Light For Lunch

My throat still hurts today and I am also coughing with lots of thick yellow phlegm. I don’t have much appetite to eat, so I just drank some soup and ate half a cup of organic yoghurt for lunch. The Chinese say that snow fungus is good for the lungs so I boiled a pot of soup made up of snow fungus, Chinese white almonds, dried longan meat, red dates, wolfberries or goji berries, yoke choke (Solomon’s Seal) and pork ribs.

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Yet Another UTI

Yet Another UTI

Baby C’s pee started to smell foul again yesterday.  I had expected this to happen coz her UTI attacks is a monthly affair.  Today being a Sunday, we had to pay the lab staff of a private hospital double the charges for a urine FEME test to […]

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Organic Pumpkin Floss

Organic Pumpkin Floss

For meat floss lovers, here’s something that’s healthier – organic pumpkin floss.  It’s made up of pumpkin, seaweed, sesame seeds and soy beans.  Tastes great when you sprinkle them onto your porridge, fried rice, steamed tofu or sandwiches.

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Baby C’s Colorful Porridge

Baby C’s Colorful Porridge

Baby C loves her porridge and I’ve been making her the same porridge with the following ingredients for almost 3 months every day:

Alternate between white and brown rice
Goji berries or wolfberries or gei jee (touted as a super fruit packed with antioxidants and nutrients)
3 red dates
1 small wedge of pumpkin or sweet potato
1 small wedge of carrot
1 french bean or any other bean or a floret of brocolli
Sometimes I throw in some red beans, mung beans and soy beans
Chicken or pork
Fish

2 weeks ago, I put in some organic millet into her porridge.


That’s Baby C’s colorful porridge and it’s really sweet and tasty.


I also add in about 1 tablespoon of E.Excel’s Nutrifresh powder (mixture of fruits and veggie powder) and some cranberry powder into her porridge. That’s the only way Baby C will eat her cranberry powder (which has a sour and slightly bitter taste).  Don’t know how effective it is in preventing UTIs but worth a try. 

On top of this bowl of porridge, Baby C my soup lover also gulps down half a bowl of soup at every meal everyday.

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Urine Culture Results

Urine Culture Results

The urine culture results (for urine collected on Thursday last week) came out today.  There is a mixed growth of bacteria in the pee and the colony count reading is <5,000.   Whenever I get this kind of reading, our doctors would normally tell me that […]

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Worms In My Packet Of Sesame Seeds!

Worms In My Packet Of Sesame Seeds!

I bought a packet of white sesame seeds the other day to toast them in a non-stick pan. After my maid had poured all the sesame seeds into the pan, she noticed something wriggling in the pan. She quickly called me and here’s what we […]

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Baby C’s Urine Test

Baby C’s Urine Test

Today I collected Baby C’s pee for tests again.  The last test done was about 2 weeks ago.  The WBC today is 3-4.  I know this isn’t a good sign, though the reading is insignificant.  The fashion in Baby C’s UTI occurance is that it will come about 4-6 weeks after the last attack.  Her last attack was on 17 January 09.  As the days are drawing close to 17 Feb 09, I’m feeling the jitters now.  The WBC can accelerate real fast as the bacteria proliferates.  Though there’s no bacteria in her pee today, it could be there the next day.  Oh gawd, I just hope Baby C doesn’t get another UTI attack coz if she does, the surgery that’s scheduled to be carried out late this month would have to be postponed. 

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Peanut Butter With Egg Yolk

Peanut Butter With Egg Yolk

When it comes to eating, Sherilyn my brat has her own moods. In general, she loves eggs and I’m thankful that she does coz eggs have very good quality protein. I try to ensure that Alycia and Sherilyn eat an egg a day. On school […]

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