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

Month: May 2012

King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa To Treat My Kids’ Cough and Phlegm

King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa To Treat My Kids’ Cough and Phlegm

When Cass had a bad bout of productive cough recently, it never crossed my mind to feed her with King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa – the most trusted brand of cough syrup used by many for decades. King To Nin Jiom Pei Pa […]

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No Antibiotics and Cough Mixture For My Kids

No Antibiotics and Cough Mixture For My Kids

After 3 weeks of flu and a productive cough (with thick greenish phlegm) WITHOUT feeding  her with any medication, my 4YO baby girl is A-OK now!  Good thing I did not listen to my hubs to bring her to the paed’s clinic.  I am pro […]

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Any Inexpensive School Holiday Activity Ideas?

Any Inexpensive School Holiday Activity Ideas?

Today is the start of the 2-week long school holidays and I have been starting to feel my headache coming since early this week! While some of my friends started to get excited and were switched into holiday mode a few days before the mid school term ended, I am feeling stressed actually. Our getaway from the city is only in a week’s time and I am thinking hard on what sort of activities I should engage my 3 active kids in to drain off their boundless energy. This morning, we brought them to the tennis court of our condo to play badminton and scooter while I worked out in the gym. Now they are doing painting while I have to do a review on vonage promotion. That’s half a day gone. So far no outburst and fights from them yet. I welcome ideas from parents on how they spend their days with their kids during the school holidays, inexpensively.

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Blue Diamond Almonds Chips

Blue Diamond Almonds Chips

If there is such a thing as healthy junk food  snacks that give you the same addictive kick as the really unhealthy ones, I think I have found yet another one! Check out Blue Diamond’s All Natural Nacho chips made from brown rice and almonds. […]

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Simple Yet Thoroughly Enjoyable

Simple Yet Thoroughly Enjoyable

Here’s one of our typical dinners whipped up by the mil.  Nothing fancy and elaborate but I love them all.  Nothing beats homecooked food, cooked with good quality cooking oil, vegetables that are thoroughly cleaned and dishes cooked with love.  Dishes that we can all […]

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Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Here’s yet another of Alycia’s quirky snack ideas — Honey Stars with strawberry yoghurt. Sometimes she would eat Cheerios or other types of breakfast cereals with yoghurt drink but never likes her cereals with fresh milk. Sometimes she would dunk Oreos into her juice or Ribena! I think she got some of the quirky snack ideas from her mummy as her mummy loves to eat yoghurt with a concoction of nuts, seeds and even peanut butter, not to mention pairing freshly grated coconut meat with bread and butter!

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Ear Infection

Ear Infection

Last night I got a scare from my 4-year old baby girl. At about 8pm, while almost finishing her dinner, all of a sudden she complained of ear pain. We thought that it was just a lame excuse from her so that she could avoid […]

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Insatiable Appetite

Insatiable Appetite

My 4-year old has an appetite bigger than her tummy can possibly hold.  She eats more than me I kid you not.  She can also eat more than her 2 sisters. Here, she had just finished a bowl of fried vermicelli. But she told me […]

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Almost Everyone Is Down But Not Out

Almost Everyone Is Down But Not Out

Almost everyone in the house is down with a very bad productive cough and runny nose. My mil and Cassandra are the hardest hit with Alycia and Sherilyn recovering slowly but steadily. Cassandra has been having a productive cough and runny nose for almost 2 weeks now. She had almost recovered from the flu but caught the bug again early this week. But thank God she does not have any fever. It must be the Esberitox working and preventing something more serious from flaring up. Though she has been having flu for 2 weeks already, I am not bringing her to the paed’s clinic just yet. I try to avoid feeding my kids with cold meds and antibiotics as best as I can. I try to treat them naturally with Esberitox, Manuka honey, lots of fresh fruits and veggie and daily gargling of sea salt water. I had expected Cassandra to catch all sorts of bugs when she first started attending kindergarten at the start of April this year. Alycia and Sherilyn were not sparred when they first attended kindy. Alycia was the hardest hit. She was sick every month on end till I pulled her out from school and had a 1/2 year hiatus. When she resumed attending kindy, she got bitten by those pesky flu bugs again, very easily. It took her body about 3 years to ‘recognize’ all the common viruses and bugs that attack kids before the body eventually became stronger and more resilient.

When I asked Cassandra if all her classmates were having cold and cough, she said yes. She said “Sasha coughed at me and I coughed back at her. Everyone coughed at each other!” I wasn’t horrified as I had seen those kids from Alycia’s class with long and stringy goo goo dribbling out from their noses and those kids wiped them off with their hands and then touched everything surrounding them.  This is an inevitable part of growing up. Only time will strengthen their body’s immune system. Yesterday my throat felt very itchy and I could feel that a cough was about to erupt. I was sneezing too. After popping some Esberitox and going to be at 10pm, I think my body has managed to fend off those pesky bugs. I hope my body’s defense system is strong enough to continue fending off those bugs as I keep getting coughed at and sneezed at by Cassandra and not to mention getting lots of wet kisses from her too!

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Going Nuts Over Coconuts

Going Nuts Over Coconuts

I am a nutty mummy. I love anything that has coconut in it. Whether it is plain coconut water, coconut milk, coconut flesh or grated coconut meat, I am game for it!  The other day I bought a packet of grated coconut meat to go […]

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