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

Month: June 2012

Eating Broccoli That Turned Yellow

Eating Broccoli That Turned Yellow

Broccoli is choke-full with nutrients and fibre. It is high in calcium, Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and also Vitamin K. Broccoli also contains glucoraphanin, which with the body processes into the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. This compound rids the body of H. pylori, a bacterium found […]

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Health Benefits of Eating Raw Garlic

Health Benefits of Eating Raw Garlic

My 4YO baby girl is definitely taking after her health freak mommy for she can eat raw garlic!  Whenever we dine at restaurants, I will surely request for a plate of chopped raw garlic to eat with the dishes.  Not that I heart raw garlic. […]

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Crazy Weather

Crazy Weather

The recent weather has been causing many people to fall ill. It has been crazily hot and humid for the past few days with no rain at all. Consequently, smoky haze has enveloped the skies and it’s choking us sick. The haze has also caused my sensitive nose and sensitive throat to itch. I do not even feel like stepping out of my condo. Though I have some supplements to buy from the pharmacy, I just feel like sitting at home and order them online from http://www.shoppharmacycounter.com/t-Adipex-Medicine.aspx , comfortably from my desktop computer, under the air-conditioner. If you know me well, you will know that I will ‘melt’ and ‘break down’ under the scorching sun, with a throbbing headache after being roasted by the sun. So during this hot and hazy season, don’t invite me to go anywhere during the day ok?

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All Equipment Acting Up

All Equipment Acting Up

My girls are missing their granny and grandpa a lot. It’s been over 2 weeks since we all saw my parents, after our Port Dickson trip. Today they suggested that we should Skype granny and grandpa. But my logitech speakers seem to be acting up […]

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Using Recycled Paint Pails To Store Water and Soak Vegetables!!

Using Recycled Paint Pails To Store Water and Soak Vegetables!!

We use to patronize this ‘pan meen’ noodles stall at a nearby coffee shop. That particular pan meen is really very tasty and my girls love it to bits. I started to feel turned off when one time, I saw how the stall owner’s foreign […]

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Eye Floaters – Finally Saw The Opthalmologist

Eye Floaters – Finally Saw The Opthalmologist

After a year long procrastination, I finally paid a visit to the ophthalmologist at ISEC (the same doctor who operated on Cassandra’s eye Chalazion 2 years ago) to have my eyes checked as I have been seeing swinging black dots known as floaters in my eyes (especially on my right eye) for the past 1 year. After briefly seeing the eye doctor for about 5 minutes, I was given eye drops on both my eyes to dilate the retina. I then waited for another half an hour for the retina to dilate before going in to see the doctor again to have my eyes checked by a machine. I did not know that the eye drops would sting my eyes so badly. When the first drop touched my eyeball, I yelled out in pain as the drop began its work to sting my eye. I could not open my eyes for about 5 minutes after the first drop. After the remaining drops, I felt giddy as my vision blurred and I could not even read words from my mobile phone. For the next 3 hours, my vision was blurred and I felt a tad giddy too.

Rascal no. 2 snapped this picture of me after the eye drops.


Doctor’s diagnosis:
I have minor floaters on both my eyes. Nothing alarming BUT I must see an eye doctor immediately IF :1) The floaters have increased
2) I see flashing lights
3) I see shadows
4) My vision is suddenly blurred

What are floaters?
You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. Although the floaters appear to be in front of the eye, they are actually floating in the vitreous fluid inside the eye.

What causes floaters?
When people reach middle age, the vitreous gel may start to thicken or shrink, forming clumps or strands inside the eye. The vitreous gel pulls away from the back wall of the eye, causing a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a common cause of floaters.

Posterior vitreous detachment is more common in people who :

1) are nearsighted
2) have undergone cataract operations
3) have had YAG laser surgery of the eye
4) have had inflammation inside the eye

The appearance of floaters may be alarming, especially if they develop very suddenly. You should contact your ophthalmologist (eye M.D.) right away if you develop new floaters, especially if you are over 45 years of age.



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School Holiday Coming To An End!

School Holiday Coming To An End!

I am really glad that the school holiday is coming to an end! When my 3 boisterous girls are at home, I can hardly concentrate in my work. There are screams, fights, bickering, complaints, whims and fancies and demands from my 3 rascals all the […]

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Internet-Deprived-Irritability Syndrome

Internet-Deprived-Irritability Syndrome

During our recent trip to Port Dickson, I put behind exercise for 2 days. If you know me well, I am the type who would not skip my daily exercise regime, unless I am so sick that my brain is foggy. But I was feeling […]

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