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

Month: October 2012

Yummy Homecooked Dishes

Yummy Homecooked Dishes

The MIL made some buckwheat noodles from scratch the other day.  She used half the portion of the buckwheat noodles to prepare seafood noodles with anchovies soup for us.  The other half – she stir fried them with sliced beef, cabbage, black pepper and eggs […]

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Tonsils

Tonsils

I have an extremely sensitive throat which will get inflamed if I eat deep fried food, food that’s still hot and just out from a pot of oil and spicy food. Some of my friends with a throat like mine have removed their tonsils but […]

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Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The girls’ art teacher recently bought a robotic vacuum cleaner. Being a full-time teacher and tutor without the help of a maid, she has invested on many household gadgets to help her in the household chores. The robotic vacuum cleaner is programmed to vacuum the floor twice a day and a technician from the company will go to her house to service the robot every month. I am tempted to get the robot too! When we check out the robot next week, I will also check out a sound choice karaoke system which I am also very tempted to buy so that my girls and I can karaoke every night during the school holidays! 🙂

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Renew Intensive Skin Therapy Lotion

Renew Intensive Skin Therapy Lotion

I recently joined Melaleuca as a member.  The main reason why I joined Melaleuca is because I wanted to try Renew Intensive Skin Therapy lotion to rescue my extremely dry skin and horrendously bad cracked heel and feet.   Melaleuca is a company that manufactures and […]

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My Camping and Hiking Days

My Camping and Hiking Days

During my teenage years, I was a very active girl who loved to do everything outdoor, from cycling to camping, hiking, swimming, running, tree-climbing, mountain climbing, snorkeling and traveling. At 16 years old, we joined a 10-day jungle and sea adventure program at Wilderness Adventure […]

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Hip Dysplasia (Clicky Hips)

Hip Dysplasia (Clicky Hips)

My blissful world came crushing down during a routine well-baby check up when Alycia was about 6 months old.  She was suspected of having Hip Dysplasia or clicky hips.  If not treated, this could lead to serious problem with one’s gait and position of the legs on the hip socket.  For months, I google searched for an answer and prayed fervently that Alycia’s hips would be healed without having to go through any invasive medical treatment.  The only treatment was that she had to wear double diapers 24/7 to ‘push’ the legs nicely back into the socket.  3 months later, after an ultrasound scan, the consultant orthopaedic confirmed that Alycia’s hips were aligned and we need not have to see him anymore.  God is indeed great!

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Energy Zappers

Energy Zappers

The only time I can do my writing is when the kids are at school and at night when all three of them are in bed. With 4 hours of me time everyday in the morning and at night, I normally update my blogs, write […]

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Nuts Over Coconut Water

Nuts Over Coconut Water

Many people will raise their eyebrow if I tell them that I drink coconut water at least 3-4x in a week.  They would remark that coconut water is too cooling for one’s body, will cause ‘wind’ in the tummy, will cause stomachache  and will induce […]

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Wedding Ring

Wedding Ring

My dad and mum still wear their wedding rings on their fingers. And it’s been 42 long years they are married to each other. My dad wears two rings on his fingers – a wedding ring on this left ring finger and a green ring that looks like a military ring on his other ring finger. My hubs and I do not wear our wedding rings. Though I love wearing rings, it is just not practical for me to wear them 24/7 as I wet my hands all the time. The same goes for hubs who works in the food catering industry.

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Do You Do Monthly Self Breast Examination?

Do You Do Monthly Self Breast Examination?

I don’t and I know I must. It could save my boops and my life. My excuse? Too busy. Yea, lame excuse. Healthy should come first. After talking to a friend who told me that a friend of hers was diagnosed with stage 4 breast […]

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