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

Month: July 2013

Handy Manny

Handy Manny

My kids call their daddy Handy Manny for their daddy is indeed one. He has a whole array of tools at home, including a straight line action clamp to help him carry out minor restoration works and installation of fixtures at home. Had he not […]

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Chronic Dry Skin On Feet

Chronic Dry Skin On Feet

The soles of my feet are one of the ugliest I have ever seen.  I used to tell the hubs that the sole of my feet have a worst off appearance than that of our former live-in helper’s feet.  To begin with, I have very […]

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Mobile Medical Units

Mobile Medical Units

A common trend we’re seeing in modern medical practitioners is to turn to the use of mobile medical units as a means of giving back to the community. A very high percentage of the population in the United States is currently uninsured and unable to visit the doctor without incurring heavy financial loss. Mobile medical units allow doctors to venture into the community to offer their services without needing to open a dedicated practice. In effect, a mobile medical unit can be used to open a temporary clinic out in the community.

Mobile medical units from LifelineMobile.com
come in many different shapes and sizes and can be specialized to function for particular areas of healthcare. Units exist primarily for phlebotomy, for instance, to perform blood work for a large number of people at a time, and it would be possible to outfit a unit to better cope with flu season, or even to perform emergency detail in exceedingly hot summers where heat stroke can become a problem among the elderly. This allows medical professionals to establish dedicated clinics on the fly and transport them to where they need to be to serve the largest number of people in need.

Mobile medical units allow doctors to reach out into the community at costs they can afford in order to perform services they want. For this reason, they have become increasingly popular, and it can be expected that they will grow more commonplace as the economy rises and falls and more people require specialized medical services.

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Health Benefits Of Rooibos Tea

Health Benefits Of Rooibos Tea

The other day, a relative from London gave us a box of Rooibos tea. I have never really appreciated other types of tea except for green tea and certain types of Chinese tea like Osmanthus tea and Char Wong (King of Tea). But most of […]

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Employee Wellness Programs

Employee Wellness Programs

Every business has concerns about employee absenteeism. You can provide a safe working environment, and that certainly helps, but most of the employees are absent or are injured from instances outside the work environment. Health benefits might extend beyond a comprehensive and affordable employee benefit, […]

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Not In A Mood To Do Anything

Not In A Mood To Do Anything

Today I just feel like doing nothing, absolutely nothing.  I did not even exercise in the morning and have skipped taking my shower in the morning lol!  I woke up at 4:45am feeling dead tired and with a heavy head again.  I went through the motions of my early morning routine — doing some housework and to get Alycia and Sherilyn ready for school. After sending them to school, I just did not feel like jogging or walking the stairs. Instead, I went back to my unit to enjoy my breakfast while reading the newspapers, in sheer peace!  Then, I woke Cass up and got her ready for school.  She was late as I felt too jaded to get things moving fast.  After sending her off to school — no walking but took the car instead and hubs drove the car. I told him I was dead tired, sleepy and listless and only wanted to do some retail therapy at the nearby mart.  Yup, the shopping queen in me gets ‘therapied’ even if it is just grocery shopping and spending money… need not necessarily be money spent on clothes, shoes and bags haha!  I was even feeling too tired to cook, so hubs asked if I wanted to pack some food for lunch and I was too happy to say yes to him.  So today is going to be a slow paced day for me.  I ain’t going to stress myself up doing chores or heavy cooking.

Chris, you are right. I now remember that I am slightly anemic and have very low blood pressure.  Since my Aunt Flow is still visiting,  that is why I am feeling lethargic and moody.

My girls will have take-away noodles for lunch today and dinner will be home-made pizza bread (with roast chicken meat, tomatoes and cheese as topping) and grilled giant BBQ Portobello mushrooms, something that we agreed on during dinner last night.

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Saying NO To Junk Food

Saying NO To Junk Food

It is a norm for zits to break out on my face before and during my monthly Aunt Flow’s visit but this month, I have been spared!! All the deep fried food and junk food avoidance has paid off well. To tame those hunger pangs […]

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Devoid of Jewelry

Devoid of Jewelry

I realized just the other day that my neck and ears have been really bare for many years! From someone who used to accessorize herself like a Christmas tree (during my pre-kids corporate years), I have metamorphosed into a Plain Jane. I do miss those […]

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Aunt Flow

Aunt Flow

I was feeling really drained and had a heavy head for the past few days.  I kept telling Alycia and Sherilyn that I felt dead tired when we left the house to wait for the transporter at 6:20am for the past few days. Though I had about 5 1/2 hours of sleep, I still felt jaded and not in the mood to run in the morning.  Yesterday, my Aunt Flow visited and she was punctual.  Why didn’t I think of my Aunt Flow that is causing me the moodiness and fatigue? I got back my energy today. It’s always one week pre-Aunt Flow’s visit that I would feel this way.

Do you get any symptoms before your Aunt Flow visits you monthly?

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Jumping Trampoline Health Benefits

Jumping Trampoline Health Benefits

We used to have a huge trampoline when we were living in a landed house about 6 years ago. I loved jumping and dancing on it. When Cass was  a baby and was extremely clingy to me (she was a 100% fully breastfed baby), I […]

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