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

Month: July 2010

Super Organic Instant Soy Milk Powder

Super Organic Instant Soy Milk Powder

I bought this pack of Super organic instant soy milk powder from Sri Kota the other day.   These day, Baby drinks more soy milk than cow’s milk.  She also prefers soy milk to cow’s milk.  I wonder which has more nutrients  and ‘safer’ to drink. […]

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Another Eye Chalazion?

Another Eye Chalazion?

Yesterday, Baby woke up with a tad swell on her left upper eye lid AGAIN! This left eye was swollen about a month ago. I had diligently applied hot water compress on that eye for about 3 weeks and the swelling was gone. A week […]

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My online store

My online store

Many of my friends and customers thought initially that my online store only carries clothing for skinny ladies until I informed them that larger size as well as big and tall clothing are also available. These larger size clothing sell pretty well and I intend to get more plus size clothing for my online store soon. Before you purchase an item from my online store, be sure to check the measurements provided in my website against your own vital statistics to prevent buying ill-fitting clothes.

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Chain Cigar Smoker

Chain Cigar Smoker

My erstwhile boss was a chain cigar smoker. Each time he smoked his Black and Mild cigars, everyone in the office would know that he had stepped into the office and would be in their best behaviour! The air purifier didn’t help much either. When […]

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My Healthy Breakfast

My Healthy Breakfast

This slice of bread looks like any other bread but it’s a very expensive loaf of  bread. What’s added into the bread is goose liver pate, an expensive delicacy. This bread was flown in from HK and was baked by my sil in HK. She’s […]

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A Day Of Purple Meals

A Day Of Purple Meals

It was a sheer coincidence that we had everything purple for the entire day. First we had reddish/purplish dragon fruits for breakfast. Then, we had purple sweet potato as dessert after lunch. For dinner, we had stir-fried organic purple cabbage. And my girls watched Barney the purple dinosaur too!


Before cooking…


After cooking. The purple cabbage was cooked with dried shrimps and garlic.

The Many Benefits Of Eating Purple Food:

Purple foods prevent premature aging
Purple foods are colored by a pigment called anthocyanin, a strong and protective antioxidant which can help reduce the risk of cancer, help improve memory and assist with healthy aging.

Purple foods protect your heart
Purple fruits and vegetables are also packed with flavonoids – known to be one of the most powerful phytochemicals. Flavonoids are heart-healthy, beneficial to the cardiovascular system and can lower your risk of heart disease.

Eat more of these purple foods
Purple vegetables: Some purple vegetables include eggplant, purple cabbage, purple peppers, purple potatoes and purple onions.

Purple fruits: Purple fruits include grapes, plums, figs, raisins, prunes and blackberries.

Purple plants: Even purple-colored herbs – like lavender and purple basil – provide powerful nutritional benefits. In addition to the lovely fragrance lavender adds to hair and skin care products, eye pillows and drawer satchels, the renowned herb is associated with increasing blood circulation and reducing insomnia, anxiety, migraines and depression as well as treating skin ailments such as psoriasis, acne, wrinkles, cuts and burns. Lavender essential oil also has both antifungal and antiseptic properties.

Another popular dark-colored herb is purple basil, which has high doses of vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium. Purple basil is beneficial for the hair, skin and eyes.

With so many readily-edible choices to improve your well-being, it is easy to put purple on your daily dinner plate.

The health benefits part of this post was extracted from http://www.sheknows.com/articles/805508/the-nutritional-power-of-purple-foods.

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Precious Locks Falling

Precious Locks Falling

Lately, my hair is shedding by the heaps! I wonder if it’s caused by hormonal change, lack of sleep or simply because I am aging! Each time I shower and brush my hair, I see gobs of hair on my palm!! I must nip the […]

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A Nursing Career

A Nursing Career

Before Baby C, my 3rd daughter was born, I told myself that I would never ever want any of my kids to land themselves a job as a nurse. However, my point of view all changed ever since Baby C was diagnosed with Kidney Reflux […]

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Unisoy Instant Organic Soya Milk Powder (Sugar-Free)

Unisoy Instant Organic Soya Milk Powder (Sugar-Free)

Baby seems to tolerate soy bean milk better than cow’s milk.  These days, I have stopped feeding her with Pediasure.  First, Pediasure is for picky eaters / kids who do not eat well / underweight kids.  Now, Baby eats everything  and is gaining weight.  Second, Pediasure is getting more and more expensive.   I have since switched her to soy bean milk and Dutch Lady 123.  She drinks more soy bean milk than cow’s milk though. I find that she has a tendency to throw up or have the urge to throw up if she drinks cow’s milk.  I always dilute the milk so that it is not so thick, not so sweet and more palatable.

Of all the brands of instant soy milk powder, I find that the sugar-free and organic ones from Unisoy (made in Singapore) the most palatable.  The powder is also easy to dissolve  as the soy beans are de-skinned. Baby likes this brand too and has no problem drinking this.  Unisoy is available at Jusco and certain mini marts.

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Eat Everything You Want And Stay Slim If You Exercise

Eat Everything You Want And Stay Slim If You Exercise

Many people are amazed that despite having a hubby who is a food caterer (which naturally suggests that I am surrounded by lots of good food all the time), I can still stay slim. I love food very much too and I often succumb to […]

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