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

Month: August 2012

A Hot Bowl Of Homemade Porridge For The Soul

A Hot Bowl Of Homemade Porridge For The Soul

What can really comfort a tummy is a hot bowl of homemade porridge. I am one who eats no or very little rice (solely for diet reasons) but when my mil whips up a pot of chicken or fish porridge with meat pre-marinated to perfection, […]

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A Heavy Breakfast To Keep The Tummy And Mind Satiated All Day

A Heavy Breakfast To Keep The Tummy And Mind Satiated All Day

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for us.  I totally agree on this.  I have a pretty heavy breakfast everyday. It keeps my tummy full and satiated and all thoughts of snacks and food will be stave off for […]

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This School Term Break

This School Term Break

This week long school term break, apart from a short holiday in Ipoh, the girls have been spending most of their time watching TV, playing with their new Lego sets which their aunt bought from Hong Kong and playing educational games like educa from the iPad. I have bought some more workbooks for Aly and Sher to do before their brains turn rusty when school reopens! If I can remember, I will set work for them everyday. Aly and Sher will be sitting for their final exam in less than 2 months and that’s when my stress and blood pressure rise again. Oh well, that’s motherhood.

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Chores I Simply Hate!

Chores I Simply Hate!

Today 2 new part-time maids will be coming to cover for the existing one who has gone back to her hometown to celebrate Hari Raya. I find it a hassle to have to supervise part-time maids, to ensure that things are done properly, orderly and […]

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Mac And Cheese For Lunch

Mac And Cheese For Lunch

Here’s another easy and quick to whip up lunch for my girls – San Remo mac and cheese (MSG-free) with broiled organic french beans and free-range scrambled eggs. It’s a no-fuss and no-fret lunch for the girls. Sometimes I use broccoli and sometimes I add […]

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Fluimucil To Expel Phlegm

Fluimucil To Expel Phlegm

On recommendation of a friend who also feeds her son with Fluimucil to expel phlegm, I bought a pack from the pharmacy to try it on Sherilyn. Initially I tried Pei Pa Koa but had to stop that when I realized that it caused her to have loose bowels several times in a day. The same thing happened to Cass who was also fed Pei Pa Koa to expel her phlegm. Alycia was the only one who did not consume Pei Pa Koa and she did not suffer from loose bowel, so I surmised that it must be the Pei Pa Koa that caused loose bowel in Sherilyn and Cass.

Next I tried store bought Ivy leaves cough syrup but that did not seem to reduce the phlegm. So I decided to give Fluimucil a try. Though it did help in reducing the phlegm and cough substantially, Sherilyn had tummy upset and purged 3-4 times in a day. She soiled her pants when she let out gas. Another time was a big scene but thank God it was at home on a Sunday. She dirtied the room floor with her loose faeces, which splattered onto the cupboard and drawers! I spent over an hour cleaning up the mess and disinfecting the room! I suspect that one of the side effects of Fluimucil on Sherilyn is that it had caused her tummy upset and loose bowel but this is not conclusive. I also surmised that cough syrups in general had caused Sherilyn loose bowel movement and tummy upset.



My drama queen took over half an hour to finish half a mug of Fluimucil effervescent with water. Actually the smell / taste ain’t that bad. If I can stomach it down, so can anyone, as I am one who can totally not swallow any syrupy meds.




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Sick And In Dire Need Of Rest

Sick And In Dire Need Of Rest

I have been coughing my lungs and ribs out for the past 5 days. It’s so bad that my ribs, stomach and lower armpit areas hurt a lot whenever I cough now. I hardly ever have cough and flu but the lack of sleep for […]

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Healthy Breakfast

Healthy Breakfast

This bowl of muesli was the first item that I helped myself to at the buffet breakfast @ Hilton Sentral. Of all the interesting grub laid on the buffet tables, the first two items that caught my eyes first were the yoghurt / nuts/ muesli […]

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