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

Month: August 2013

Women With Small Breasts Have Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer?

Women With Small Breasts Have Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer?

The other day, my friends and I were discussing about boops and how being a mother and breastfeeding our babies have changed the size and appearance of  our breasts.  I used to have pretty ‘full’ boops before marriage.  After I had Alycia, the boops were […]

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Sherilyn’s Interest in Ballet

Sherilyn’s Interest in Ballet

Last week, Sherilyn seemed to have lost her enthusiasm in ballet. I asked her if she was willing to quit class and she said ‘yes’! Instead, she told me that she wanted to learn violin and asked me to get her an exceptional suzuki violin […]

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Hakka Lei Char Fan

Hakka Lei Char Fan

I love ‘lei char fan’, minus the rice.  I will get my supply of ‘lei char’ from a stall inside a coffee shop near where I stay and have the ‘lei char’ for lunch.

“Lei Cha Fan” is a cuisine to the Hakka.  It is lauded as a health food, with a plethora of beneficial herbs and vegetables used in this green dish.  As for the taste, either you  love it or you hate it, just like durian.  If you have never tasted ‘lei char’, let me explain to you that it tastes like a combo of fresh basil leaves and mint leaves, all blended and cooked into a broth and poured into an assortment of fresh vegetables.  It is like a salad dish to the Chinese.

Some of the ingredients in the vegetable condiments include:  dry roasted peanuts, hard tau kwa (cut into small pieces), dried shrimps (soaked), cut/diced preserved turnips/chai poh (I normally ask the seller to omit this item from my take-away lei cha as it ain’t too healthy), long beans (diced), leeks (diced), shu-zai-choy (leaves portion, chopped/minced), choy-sum (diced), julienned carrots, kailan (diced), spearmint leaves, toasted sesame seed and boiled chickpeas. Basically, you can add in whatever veggie / peas / beans that tickles your tastebud.

As for the soup, an assortment of fragrant leaves, ranging from basil leaves, to Ku-La-Xin leaves (optional) and Polygonum leaves (optional) are used. And as the moniker suggest, tea leaves are also used.  The stall that I go to add in a vegetarian mushroom seasoning to flavor the broth.

So you see, with such a wide array of healthy greens, herbs and tea used to prepare this dish, this is a health-boosting dish and perfect for those on diet or on a low-carb too.

I had ‘lei char’ for lunch yesterday.  As the portion is pretty big for my small tummy (RM5 a packet without rice), I kept it in the fridge and had it for breakfast today…. straight from the fridge – chilled, YUMS and thumbs up!

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buy Canadian Geodon

buy Canadian Geodon

If you are someone or you know someone who is dealing with problems of psychosis, then you are fully aware of the expense that can quickly occur because of treatments for those conditions. The pharmaceutical industry within the United States loves to charge a great […]

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Dangers of Food Additives and Food Preservative

Dangers of Food Additives and Food Preservative

Cass loves to eat bread and her favorite is white bread from the 2 leading bread manufacturers in our country. She eats bread everyday. On days that we run out of the mil’s homemade bread, I will buy brand G or M bread from the […]

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Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking

Smoking is something that you don’t want to do on a regular basis. You can get cancer, lose limbs and your breath will smell terrible. An increasing number of public establishments are barring people from smoking inside of them. This means that you have to go outside just to have a cigarette. Is that the type of life that you want to live?

The good news is that you can stop smoking at any time that you want. There are products available for people who need help when it comes to quitting. Help quit smoking products are effective because they don’t make you stop smoking right away. Instead, they allow you to smoke for the first few days that you are on the program.

As you move from the first week of the program to the second and third weeks of your cessation program, you will notice that you are craving cigarettes less and less. You will also notice that your health is starting to slowly improve. Many people report being able to breathe better as well as having more energy.

Dropping your smoking habit isn’t as easy as you think it will be. However, it doesn’t mean that quitting is impossible. If you get the right help, you can stop smoking and start living a better life.

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Out From The Pit

Out From The Pit

Since yesterday, I have been feeling as if my head and jaw have been battered by someone and then left to die, slowly.  I felt I had no energy left in my mind and soul,  My nose was dribbling with clear and watery goo (good […]

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