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

Month: April 2015

Super Lutein Goodness

Super Lutein Goodness

The Japanese Association of Preventive Medicine for Adult Diseases (JAPA) have over 6,600 doctors in Japan with stringent guidelines for certification of natural remedies. More than 20,000 are sent to them annually for approval but only 20 are recommended. The criteria for approvals include: 1. […]

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Hydrogen Water Facts

Hydrogen Water Facts

My dear friend who introduced me to Izumio Hydrogen Water attended a seminar on hydrogen water in Singapore and later in KL a few days ago. She has jotted down notes from the seminar and shared them with me. Now, let me share with you […]

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Healthy And Delish Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Kafir Lime Leaves and Turmeric

Healthy And Delish Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Kafir Lime Leaves and Turmeric

I mentioned in my kids’ blogs that lately, I am hooked on using kafir lime leaves in my cooking.  I have used them in grilling fish and I have also used these unassuming fragrant leaves in grilling chicken.

To product flavorful meat right to the bone, cut diagonal lines into the flesh and stuff kafir lime leaves and all your spices into the flesh. Leave the meat, covered in fridge for several hours. Then grill at 180C for 10 minutes and 160C for another 10 minutes.

 

 

Together with turmeric (another powerful antioxidant and anti-cancerous spice), ground coriander seeds, garlic powder, sea salt and kafir lime leaves, I whipped out a batch of lip-smacking chicken drumsticks that tasted very much like deep fried chicken drumsticks sold in Indian restaurants!

 

A batch of 10 drumsticks is good for 3 meals – dinner for 4 of us, lunch for Cass and me the next day and school recess break for Sherilyn the next day.

This is Cass’ lunch, consisting of smoothie of the day (orange + apple + mango), pumpkin toast with butter, hard-boiled free-range chicken egg, cool kyuri and cherry tomatoes.

Just another hearty and wholesome meal from the heart for my sweetheart 🙂

 

 

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IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

In my own observation of Cass, I am pretty certain that there is no hidden anatomic abnormality in her urinary tract.  The urology surgeon that she is seeing suspects that Cass may be having a hidden duplex kidney on her left kidney (the good kidney) […]

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Sweet Facts On Bitter Gourd

Sweet Facts On Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd is another staple food in our household.  We cook bitter gourd in a variety of interesting ways from the usual bitter gourd omelette to bitter gourd soup, stir-fried bitter gourd with pork slices, braised bitter gourd chicken, stir-fried bitter gourd with fermented soy […]

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Cuppatea Teatox For Healthy Weight Loss

Cuppatea Teatox For Healthy Weight Loss

Someone sent me these healthy tea for weight loss!  And I am so happy as  I have been wanting to shed off the last 1kg that I gained after the birth of Cass 7 years ago!

 

Cuppatea is the ideal detox teatox for those wishing to detox and shed off those unwanted fat.

Cuppatea is a UK based company that promotes healthy living and natural beauty. Their range of teatox consist of 100% natural ingredients and aids weight loss through balanced diet and regular exercise regime.

All the ingredients in Cuppatea Teatox are 100% natural, contains no chemical or preservatives and are bacteria- free.  All these natural ingredients have health and well-being purposes and are brought together in Cuppatea to maximise its benefit for you.

Cuppatea ‘s teatox come in Morningtime detox and Bedtime Cleanse.

Ingredients:

Morningtime detox:

Mate leaves, Chinese oolong tea, Ginger root, Lotus leaves, Lemongrass, Ginseng root, Dandelion leaf, Gotu kola leaves, Nettle leaves.

Note: The Morningtime detox does not produce a laxative effect but contains a small amount of caffeine.

 

Bedtime Cleanse:

Senna leaves, Burdock root, Liquorice root, Hawthorn leaves, Fenugreek seeds, Peppermint leaves, Chamomile, Psyllium seeds.

Note: The Bedtime Cleanse produces a laxative effect to naturally cleanse and detoxify your body, approximately 8 hours after usage

Here’s a  brief description on how Cuppatea’s teatox tastes like (based on my own opinion) – tastes like a cross between ginseng tea and Chinese tea.  Taste is mild and refreshing. I have been drinking it daily and I did not experience any nasty after-effect like nausea, giddiness, heart palpitation, stomach cramp or diarrhea.

 

 

How can Cuppatea benefit you?

Burns fat and prevents fat storage
Transformation of energy to burn calories
Improves skin health
Improve ssleep quality
Purification detox

Always remember that weight loss should not involve diet or starvation. Beauty and weight loss could be achieved by living a balanced and healthy lifestyle.  Check out Cuppatea’s eating plan to start a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

 

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Passionate About Passion Fruits

Passionate About Passion Fruits

My passion in passion fruit was unleashed during my holiday in Lake Toba,  Indonesia with my mother circa 1992.  In Indonesia, passion fruits are called Markisa.  We were served Markisa juice everywhere that we went to — from the hotel to the restaurants and on board […]

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Symptoms Of A Body Detox

Symptoms Of A Body Detox

About a week after I started taking Izumio hydrogen water and Super Lutein, I started to have rashes on my right arm. The rashes first erupted with an itch, followed by a layer of bumpy rash on the surface of the skin. I knew that […]

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Day 18 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

Day 18 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

From soaking a 42cm long pad with wings up to the panty after only just 20 minutes, Cass can now hold her urine for over an hour! I am so proud of achievement. She is setting the target for herself. Everyday, she diligently sets the alarm to an hour. The moment the alarm rings, she goes to the toilet to pee, willingly. Previously when she was on diapers, she would be lazy to pee in the toilet, knowing that she has the diaper to hold her pee. When she’s in a foul mood, she would get really bolshie, to the extent that I had to use corporal punishment on her. Just to get her to pee. I was really depressed and so was she. These days, I am less stressed up as Cass holds the fort. She times herself, goes to the toilet to pee herself, washes up and then sets the alarm again – all on her own.

Just a week ago, her ‘test’ was to hold on to half an hour. This week, she is holding on to over an hour and not a drop of pee leaked out!

I have set a Target Chart for Cass, as follows:

Hurdle 1 – hold on to pee, to an hour. She passed this with flying colors as she can exceed an hour. Kudos to my baby girl!

Hurdle 2 – hold on to pee and start doing strenuous activities like running and jumping without leaking. We are still working on this. When her bladder has just been emptied, she can do all these but when her bladder is full, she will leak a drop or two upon jumping. It’s ok. Baby steps…

Hurdle 3 – go out without wearing diaper. This is a challenge. This would also mean that we can only go to places with clean toilets and with toilets easily accessible. I am still planning on how to go about doing this.

Hurdle 4 – this is the real challenge! Going to bed without wearing a diaper. I guess I will save this for the long school holidays, where I do not have to wake up at 4:45am to prepare the girls for school. We will also have to let her sleep on a mattress on the floor with lots of water-proofing. I may have to sleep next to her to wake her up to pee.

For now, I will not try to be too ambitious. After all, it is only 2 weeks that Cass started consuming Izumio hydrogen water for her incontinence. I am confident that over time, her muscles and nerves will get stronger, as with her cognitive ability. I am already very thankful to Izumio and also to God that finally, the muscles and nerves ‘woke up from a coma’ and start to work again. Now, it is rehab time.

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following link:

 

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

Super Lutein

 

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Flavoring Food With Turmeric and Health Benefits

Flavoring Food With Turmeric and Health Benefits

Turmeric is an amazing root spice that not only adds so much flavor and color to your dishes.  Turmeric is also one of the world’s healthiest food, used thousands of years ago. Turmeric is a spice that I almost never fail to use each time […]

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