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

Month: December 2013

Satay Sauce & Lemon Grass Grilled Chicken

Satay Sauce & Lemon Grass Grilled Chicken

I had some satay sauce (spicy peanut sauce) left in the freezer, which the hubs brought back from his shop the other day. I wanted to clear my freezer and fridge of all the food before our trip back to my parents, so I whipped […]

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Teviron Clothing

Teviron Clothing

I first got to know about Teviron negative ion clothing about 7 years ago. I was on the verge of buying them for Alycia who kept falling ill. Alycia who was 3 years old then, fell sick every month on end ever since she first […]

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Easy Vegan Recipes

Easy Vegan Recipes

Healthy eating has become the booming new trend and many people are becoming vegan in order to comply. According to the Vegan Society, being vegan is about protecting the environment, animals, and humans in order to create a sustainable world. Vegans do not eat or use any products that come from animals. The vegan lifestyle is on the rise, but finding good information regarding diet and recipes can be difficult. Many recipes become overwhelming based on the number of items required to cook a dish or because the food items listed are unknown to new vegans. There are often indicators on pre-made foods, though, to alert a buyer that the product is vegan friendly.

There are many easy vegan recipes from Gardein. Gardein provides pre-made frozen meals and appetizers which are certified vegan by the Vegan Society. They even have a meatless holiday roast option. It has cranberries, gravy, stuffing, and is full of nutrients. Staples in vegan recipes are quinoa, varying types of nuts, peas, onions, high in vitamin fruits, tofu, and soybeans. Always check the packaging for a break down of the amount of protein, fat, vitamins, calcium, and iron a meal contains. These are, of course, all very important parts of a healthy diet.

 

 

 

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Importance of Vitamin D

Importance of Vitamin D

It is the rainy season now. We would be getting rain for 3 days straight and then have 1 day of weak sunlight and then rain for days again. I do love the rainy season and the cool weather that comes together with it. If […]

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Healed Cracked Heels And Dry Skin- Love My Melaleuca Products!

Healed Cracked Heels And Dry Skin- Love My Melaleuca Products!

It has been a year I have been using Melaleuca’s range of SLS-free products in the hope of seeing some improvements in the condition of my extremely dry skin. And I am glad to say that I have seen remarkable improvement to my skin. My […]

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Miracle Ear Twitter

Miracle Ear Twitter

Hearing aids can give a much-needed boost to the quality of life of individuals who suffer from hearing loss. No matter why any person is losing the ability to hear well, it affects the way that person functions. It is just like losing the ability to see or smell. The world becomes different. Long ago, that is the way the world would have stayed. Now, just looking at things like the Miracle Ear twitter account is enough to see how much the world of hearing loss has changed. Many people have been able to restore their hearing with the help of a hearing device.

Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can happen suddenly or over time. A common reason for a slow decline in hearing is age. According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly half of individuals over 75 have hearing difficulties. However, hearing loss that happens with age may be caused not by age but by repeated exposure to loud sounds, genetics and even personal hygiene. Hearing loss can also appear at birth for a number of reasons. Causes for hearing loss during the rest of life include damage to the eardrum, infection and growths inside of the ear.

How Hearing Aids Help
Most causes of long-term hearing loss are irreversible. Damage to hearing structures, age, etc., are all things that people have yet to solve. So how does a person regain hearing? People who are not fully deaf (and some that are in the case of more advanced technology) can be helped by devices that amplify noise and transfer the sound to the existing structures within the ear and make the sound clearer to the listener.

Types of Hearing Aids
It is important to know that not all types of hearing aid will work for particular types of hearing loss. Furthermore, some types have more functionality, discretion and clarity than others do. Speaking to a professional is a good idea before choosing which hearing aid is best for a wearer’s needs.

Clip-on hearing aids fit over the back of the ear. Most of these devices are quite large and visible, but are an option for most individuals with hearing loss. Open fit hearing aids clip on the back of the ear, but are smaller than other clip-on hearing devices. They do not require filling the ear canal, so there is less obstruction in the ear. However, the device loses some of its potential with this design. It may not have controls, such as volume control, because it is so small. It is also best when low-frequency hearing is still at normal range.

Hearing aids that fit in the canal and in the ear are more discreet than clip on hearing aids. Some are almost imperceptible. Depending on the fit and design, these will often feature capabilities such as volume control, though some will have flaws such as interference from wind. Nonetheless, there are many options that fit in the ear and they will suit any level of hearing loss that is treatable with a hearing aid.

 

 

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Grilled Salmon Head and Threadfin Fish

Grilled Salmon Head and Threadfin Fish

I never liked eating fish head until I tried the grilled salmon head at the Japanese restaurant of Equatorial Hotel, KL many moons back. I have not gone to Equatorial Hotel, KL for yonks as the premises has been demolished, to be rebuilt from scratch.  […]

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New Ambition

New Ambition

This school holiday, the kids spent most of their time on the desktop computer, laptop and iPad on the days when we do not have out-of-the-house activities. Alycia will be hooked on her Pokemon websites reading online comics. Sometimes she will strum on her guitar […]

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Melaleuca Oil (Tea Tree Oil) For Ear Pain

Melaleuca Oil (Tea Tree Oil) For Ear Pain

This is another success story I’d like to share of T36 C5 Melaleuca oil. About 1.5 weeks ago, Cass (5.5YO) complained of ear pain. It was so pain that she did not want me to touch her ear. She told me that there’s a pimple like small lump inside her ear. On the 2nd day, I wanted to bring her to see the pediatrician but suddenly I remembered my wonder Melaleuca oil! And most of all, I wanted to save the RM100+. These days, going to even a normal GP is expensive, what more a pediatrician.

I checked the Melaleuca Wellness Guide book on ear pain and it mentioned T36 C5 oil for ear pain. I put 1-2 drops of concentrated oil into Cass’ affected ear 2x a day. The Guide mentioned diluting it with olive oil but I was lazy. I used concentrated. After 1.5 weeks, I saw a lot of dried flakes on the outside of Cass’ ear. I used a cotton bud (dipped with a small dollop of Melagel) to gently dig the inside of the ear a bit and more flakes came out. I reckon that it must be the dried scab and the pimple/growth had shrunk. Also, on that day, she complained that she could not hear very clearly on that ear.  After I removed the flakes from her ear with melagel on a cotton bud (I did that several times for 2 days), she told me that she could hear clearly again!  I was so relieved and happy.

Today, 1.5 weeks later, she told me that the pain is completely gone and the ‘pimple’ is also gone! Amazing! I saved over RM100 on pediatrician fee. The T36 C5 oil only cost RM24 and I only used 1/4 bottle or less!

Disclaimer: this is not intended to be a medical/ doctor’s advice. It is purely based on my own experience on this product.

 

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Must Not Forget About Our Passports!

Must Not Forget About Our Passports!

Today I ransacked my drawers to look for my nikon d80 battery charger and passports. In a week’s time, we will be going to Singapore. The battery charged was found BUT the passports not! I hope history will not repeat itself. Thirteen years ago when […]

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