Showing posts with label natural remedy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label natural remedy. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

All Work and No Play - what impact to your health and life?

"80 percent of professionals ar working longer than their contractual hours...72 percent of respondents still tune into work when they are out of the office, continuing to work from home or on mobile device."

"You fear for the consequences if you don't stay attached to it without a break. You may justify this to yourself by harbouring irrational thoughts of being indispensable at  work. In effect, Work begins to manage you rather than you managing your work."

"Some people do not feel they can take an annual vacation, in part out of fear that their workload will be overwhelming when they return."

"Workaholism will have adverse effects on your health and life."
- extracted from the above article 

I think this work-life balance issue worth us to take note also. 
Many of times we are caught in the rat race, family commitment to make more money, inflation pressure, expensive living standard etc... that we have no choice but to engage into this kind of work life. Otherwise we may be dropped out due to stiff competition. 

But this will greatly affect our health due to work stress, irregular meals, unbalanced diet and lack of exercise and sleeping. 

Hence, Making a right choice is more important than working hard. When you have choose the right direction, then only you put on your hard work, the results will be awesome! 

When we have a choice to choose our desired lifestyle, which one will you choose?

Stressed work life with more money but lacking of time and health to enjoy the fruits of success?


Ultimate Freedom Lifestyle which consists of Financial Freedom (continuous cash flow even when you retire), Time Freedom and Health freedom (free of diseases)?

The choice is on your hand. Make your life meaningful and fruitful by making the right choice to lead the lifestyle that you desire. 

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Antibiotic Overuse Putting Babies in Danger

Another article that shows the misuse of antibiotics created a hyper-virulen strain of gem / multi-resistant bacteria (SUPERBUG)!

"Streptococcus agalactiae is a common bacterium that colonises the intestines or urinary genital tract...But this bacterium can be dangerous to newborn if they are exposed to it through infected fluids during delivery, be it vaginal or Caesarean section."

"Today, multi-resistant bacteria is a major problem,  so this study shows the need to take into account the impact from all prescribed antibiotics."

How to fight bacteria effectively without using antibiotics?  
The answer is YES. Our body has got the best doctor in the world which kills bacteria or viruses for us when it is healthy. It is the immune system. 

Read more to understand our body's immune system and its functions better: 

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Evernew Orange Fruit Cup and Coconut Trees Fruit Platter

Did a healthy fruit cup using Evernew Orange for myself :)


1. Slice the orange from top to separate in five. Scoop the orange and set aside. 

2. Cut the kiwi fruit into small cubes and mix with strawberry, cherry and blueberries.

3. Mix the Evernew Orange with orange juice. Stir evenly and add in all the ingredients in Step 2. Fill into the orange cup. 

4. Decorate with cherry, blueberries and strawberry on top.

Also did a healthy fruit platter "COCONUT TREEES" for my girl :) 

Does it look like 2 coconut trees? :)

I use Evernew Orange as the "soil base" of the coconut trees. 

When Emily saw this platter, she was very excited at her BIG dessert with different colours. :p 

But she only managed to eat a little. The below is the deformed coconut trees after her dessert time! haha! I finished the rest of it. 

I'm happy to see her growth milestone! 

Happy Emily! :) 


Friday, October 31, 2014

Misuse of Antibiotics caused Superbug

An article that shared on HOW TO BEAT SUPERBUGS?

"85% of Sore throat were from viral infection and patients did not need antibiotics."

Me: Indeed, antibiotics are not helpful in viral infection.

"Doctors need to be judicious in giving antibiotics and use clinical tools such as the Centor score to gauge whether patients have a bacterial sore throat." 

"If patient A loaded with normal bacteria and a small amount of resistant bacteria (superbug) as a result of previous history of overusing antibiotics, came in and was given regular antibiotics for the normal bacteria, he might be well for a while as the antibiotics would kill the normal bacteria. 
However, the superbug would continue to replicate and he would become ill again with the infection driven by the superbug."

Me: I totally agreed. If the person keeps falling ill with the same illness, it means that there are superbugs in the body due to overuse of antibiotics previously. 

"Dr Lee said those in contact with the patient could be infected by the superbug and if they had a weak immune system and other medical problems, he or she might die or require a long hospital stay.
He said doctors would then have to use stronger drugs such as carbopenems or polymixin as a result of antibiotic resistance but these drugs could impair some organs."

Me: Hence, all of us especially being parents, we need to be a wise consumer, and be responsible on our own health and our kids' health, not to hand it to doctors. 

Building your immune system to do prevention / fight with bacteria and virus 


taking medication when falling sick? 

Which one would you choose? 

Read more to learn how to build your immune system:

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Beware of Essential Oil impurities

"Pregnant ladies and infants should avoid taking essential oil if possible. If really required to use, please ensure the essential oils are free of impurities. Please consult specialists before using essential oils." - extracted from the above article. 

How to be a wise consumer in using household items, skin care and essential oils?
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Singapore - A Nation of Pill Poppers?

"Some supplements may also interact with prescribed or over the counter medications"
"High daily doses of certain vitamin pills can cause more harm than good to the body"
"High doses of vitamin C have been known to cause kidney stones"

Side effects of VITAMIN PILLS:

  • Toxic truth about vitamin supplements:
  • Safety concerns on synthetic vitamin:
  • Vitamin Pills may shorten lifespan
  • Where do Vitamin Supplements come from:

  • OMEGA 3:



    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Artificial Sweeteners Boost Diabetes risk

    PARIS: Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study on Wednesday (Sep 17) that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement.

    Also called non-calorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives are found in diet sodas, cereals and desserts - a huge market for people worried about weight gain and sugar intake.

    Some experts recommend NAS for people with Type 2 diabetes, a disease that has attained pandemic proportions, and for a pre-diabetic condition called glucose intolerance, with elevated blood-sugar levels.

    After leaving a sensation of sweetness on the tongue, NAS molecules pass through the intestinal tract without being absorbed. This explains why, unlike sugar, they add negligibly, if at all, to the calorie count.

    But scientists reported in the journal Nature that experiments on lab mice and a small group of humans found NAS disrupted the makeup and function of gut bacteria, and actually hastened glucose intolerance.

    "Artificial sweeteners were extensively introduced into our diets with the intention of reducing caloric intake and normalising blood glucose levels without compromising the human 'sweet tooth'," the paper said.

    "Our findings suggest that NAS may have directly contributed to enhancing the exact epidemic that they themselves were intended to fight," it said bluntly.

    Scientists led by Eran Elinav and Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel added three commonly-used types of NAS - aspartame, sucralose or saccharin - to the drinking water of mice in body-size appropriate doses equivalent to recommended maximum human intake.

    Those rodents given NAS developed glucose intolerance, whereas mice that drank only water, or water with sugar, did not.

    Next, the researchers transplanted faeces from NAS-fed and glucose-fed mice into rodents bred to have no gut bacteria of their own.

    The blood-glucose levels of the NAS transplant recipients rose sharply, the team found - and their gut bacteria worked harder than the other group's at extracting glucose from nutrients.

    The next step was to apply these insights to humans. Pouring over questionnaires and health data from 381 non-diabetic people, the team found a "significant" link between glucose intolerance and higher NAS consumption.

    Finally, the researchers placed seven volunteers who did not normally use NAS on a seven-day regimen that included the maximum sweetener intake recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Within five to seven days, four developed elevated blood-glucose levels and an altered gut bacteria mix, apparently mirroring the effect in mice.


    Past investigations into NAS have delivered mixed results. Some showed benefits in weight loss and glucose tolerance, while others suggested the opposite.

    The picture is muddied by the fact that many NAS consumers are people who already have diabetes or are prone to it.

    The new experiments are a red flag, the team said. "This calls for a reassessment of today's massive, unsupervised consumption of these substances," said Elinav.

    Independent commentators praised the work for its innovation, but warned against overreaction. The human trial involved just seven people over a week, and wider and longer trials are needed to draw any firm conclusion, they said.

    "Human diets are complex, consisting of many foods, the consumption of which can vary in amounts, and over time," warned John Menzies of the Centre for Integrative Physiology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

    "This research raises caution that NAS may not represent the 'innocent magic bullet' they were intended to be to help with the obesity and diabetes epidemics," Nita Forouhi, a University of Cambridge epidemiologist told Britain's Science Media Centre. "But it does not yet provide sufficient evidence to alter public health and clinical practice."


    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    9 Superfoods which are good for eye's health

    9 Superfoods which are good for eye's health.

    1. Brussel Sprout
    Brussels sprouts are abundant in zeaxanthin, which helps to boost overall immunity and protect eyes.

    2. Chia Seed
    Chia seeds are rich sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid with powerful anti-inflammatory effects that may help prevent eye conditions linked to oxidative stress and inflammation.

    3. Blueberries
    Blueberries are packed with anthocyanins—powerful antioxidants that protect the retina from free radical damage.

    4. Chinese wolfberries
    Like cassia seeds, Chinese wolfberries are used in TCM to help nourish the liver for better eye health. They are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which act as antioxidants in the eye to protect and maintain healthy cells.

    5. Cassia Seed
    Cassia seeds are used as a tonic for the liver, eyes and kidneys in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). An unhealthy liver cannot rid the body of toxins effectively. This leads to more toxins in the bloodstream, causing free radical damage to the eyes. Cassia seeds help neutralize free radicals and protect the liver by boosting the activities of antioxidant enzymes. 

    6. Broccoli
    Broccoli is a potent source of sulforaphane, a phytochemical with potent antioxidant effects that help protect the retina.

    7. Yellow pepper
    Yellow pepper is high in nutrients like lutein, beta-carotene and violaxanthin that help improve vision.

    8. Grape Seed 
    Grape seeds are abundant in oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). These are powerful antioxidants that help strengthen blood vessels and improve blood circulation in the eyes.

    9. Carrot
    Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and lutein for better night vision and to help prevent dry eyes.

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    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    What is the best and safest food preservation method? What is Freeze-Drying?

    FREEZE-DRYING - the best and safest food preservation for consumers

    After learning more about freeze-drying, only I came to know there are so many benefits of freeze-dried food. I appreciate all the manufacturers in providing freeze-dried food for people. 

    Freeze drying is a relatively recent method of preserving food. It involves freezing the food, then removing almost all the moisture in a vacuum chamber, and finally sealing the food in an airtight container. 

    Freeze dried foods can be easily transported at normal temperatures, stored for a long period of time, and consumed with a minimum of preparation. Once prepared, freeze-dried foods have much the same look and taste as the original, natural products.

    The freeze-drying process was developed during World War II as a method of preserving blood plasma for battlefield emergencies without requiring refrigeration or damaging the organic nature of the plasma. 

    The technology was applied to consumer food products after the end of the war. Coffee was one of the first freeze-dried products to be marketed on a large scale. Today, many fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and food flavorings are freeze-dried.

    Freeze-drying has several advantages over other food preservation methods. 

    1. Frozen foods retain flesh flavor and nutritional values, BUT require uniform, low temperature storage. 
    2. Dehydrated and canned foods are shelf-stable, BUT high-temperature processing can degrade flavour, texture and nutritional content. 
    3. Freeze-drying combines the best of these processing methods. It preserves the WHOLESOMENESS, FRESHNESS, COLOR and AROMA similar to frozen food, while providing the shelf-stable convenience of canned or dehydrated food. 
    • Taste fresh. Freeze-driein virtually all their fresh-food taste and nutritional content. Freeze-drying removes the water, not the taste and flavour.
    • Look fresh. Freeze-dried foods maintain their WHOLESOMENESS, original shape, colour and texture, unlike dehydrated foods, which shrink and shrivel due to high-temperature processing. Freeze-drying removes water under low temperatures (typically a maximum of 100 to 130 degrees F), which keeps intact the moisture channels and food fibers. Just add water, and in minutes every fresh food detail returns.
    • Safer. Freeze-dried food is also relatively contamination-free since the dehydration process makes it virtually impossible for yeast and potentially harmful bacteria to survive.
    • Weigh less than fresh. Freeze-dried foods have 98% of their water removed. This reduces the food's weight by about 90%. 
    • Stay fresh. Freeze-dried foods can be stored at room temperature, without deterioration or spoilage. This is because freeze-drying and packaging remove both water and oxygen - the two primary causes of food deterioration. 

    For more details about freeze-drying, refer below:
    So, Why E.Excel food products are wholesome plant foods products - although appear in sachet forms?

    Because they are FREEZE-DRIED food, hence can be kept longer without adding any preservatives and yet the wholesomeness, and nutritional values are maintained as that in original plant foods.

    I value wholesome food personally, with freeze-dried food, it has further added value of convenience to me in getting healthy wholesome food.


    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Where do Vitamin Supplements come from?

    Where do vitamin supplements come from?

    When people think of drugs, most think “artificial.” When people think of vitamin supplements, most think “natural.”

    But both drugs and vitamin supplements can be artificial or natural. Many vitamin supplements produced today are artificial. Meanwhile, the world of “natural” isn’t all hopscotch tournaments and fairy dances. Poison hemlock, hallucinogenic mushrooms, rhubarb leaves and sprouted kidney beans are all natural – and potentially deadly.

    There are six categories of nutrients used in the manufacturing of vitamin supplements.

    1. Natural source

    These include nutrients from vegetable, animal or mineral sources. But before making it into the supplement bottle, they undergo significant processing and refining. Examples include vitamin D from fish liver oils, vitamin E from vegetable oils, and natural beta-carotene.

    When a vitamin is marked “natural”, it only has to include 10% of actual natural plant-derived ingredients. The other 90% could be synthetic.

    For example:

    2. Nature-identical synthetic

    This includes nutrients completely manufactured in a lab with the molecular structure identical to the same nutrients occurring in nature. Manufacturers often prefer this process because of the cost and scarcity of natural resources. Most standard vitamin supplements on the market today are this type.

    An example here would be vitamin C. Most vitamin C currently manufactured is synthetic, coming from China. Vitamin C is a weak acid. Many supplements use salt forms (sodium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate) to decrease acidity.

    The most popular form of synthetic vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Naturally occurring vitamin C is the same molecule as synthetic ascorbic acid. But in food, ascorbic acid is found within the vitamin C complex among other compounds. The ascorbic acid in supplements is often derived from corn starch, corn sugar, or rice starch, and is chemically dependent upon volatile acids.

    The method for vitamin C synthesis using two-step fermentation was developed by China in the 1960s:
    Ascorbic acid production All About Where Vitamin Supplements Come FromAscorbic acid production. From: Vandamme EJ. Production of vitamins, coenzymes and related biochemicals by biotechnological processes. J Chem Tech Biotechnol 1992;53:313-327.

    Another example:

    3. Strictly synthetic

    centrum bottle All About Where Vitamin Supplements Come FromCentrum is strictly synthetic

    These nutrients are manufactured in a lab and are different than the same nutrients found in nature. Synthetic vitamins can have the same chemical constituents, but still have a different shape (optical activity).
    This is important because some of the enzymes in the human body only work properly with a vitamin of the correct shape.When we give the body concentrated forms of synthetic nutrients, it doesn’t always appear to have an appropriate delivery system.
    Starting materials for strictly synthetic supplements can be anything from coal tar to petroleum to acetylene gas. These supplements are made in facilities via chemical manipulations with the goal of duplicating the structure of the isolated vitamin. Specific formulas for the process aren’t made available to the public (sorry, I tried).
    An example is vitamin B1. Coal tar is a widely used foundational substance for this vitamin — typically a crystalline yellow coal tar (yes, this means it’s from coal, a fossil fuel). Hydrochloric acid is often added to allow precipitation. Then fermentation, heating, cooling, and other steps are completed until a final synthetic vitamin is created. It’s then dried and tested for purity before being shipped to distributors.
    Now, to get a natural vitamin B1 supplement the process is quite different.
    The food or botanical containing the desired vitamin is harvested and cleaned (let’s say wheat germ). It’s then placed in a vat to be mixed with water and filtered to create an extract and remove fibre (unlike in whole foods, where you want fibre). The post-filtration extract of the sourced food contains the nutrients found in the original whole food. It’s then dried and ready for packaging.

    4. Food cultured

    New Chapter Organics every man 188x300 All About Where Vitamin Supplements Come FromExample of a “whole food” labeled supplement

    This involves the same process behind cultured foods like yogurt, kefir, miso, and sauerkraut. Nutrient supplements are often grown in yeast or algae. Culturing in and of itself creates nutrients and can make them more bioavailable.
    Raw materials (minerals and some synthetic nutrients) are added to yeast/algae suspensions where they concentrate within cells. The yeast/algae are then harvested, ruptured, and made into a vitamin supplement. The theory here is that yeast/algae contain the nutrients they’re fed in a whole food complex.
    Sometimes food cultured vitamins are combined with synthetic vitamins to increase potency (i.e., to bump up the milligram/microgram count on the label), since most have a low potency on their own. Remember, counting the milligrams of a synthetic vitamin might not be comparable to what’s found in whole foods.

    5. Food based

    One kind of food based supplement is made by enzymatically reacting synthetic and natural vitamins with extracts containing vegetable proteins and then making this into a supplement. This is not food cultured, because the nutrients are not grown into a whole food, as in the yeast/algae suspensions.
    Manufacturers don’t often use concentrates or extracts derived from whole food sources because of low nutrient potency, fluctuating nutrient levels, limited shelf life. Nutrients are easily degraded by heat, pH changes, light, and oxygen.
    RadianceC Powder 180x300 All About Where Vitamin Supplements Come FromFood based form of vitamin C

    6. Bacterial fermentation

    This includes nutrients produced by genetically altering bacteria. Genetically altered bacteria can produce nutrient by-products.
    Examples include CoQ10, amino acids, ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), menaquinone (vitamin K2), riboflavin (fermentation of ribose), cyancobalamin (vitamin B12; this is exclusively obtained via fermentation processes, as the naturally occurring source of B12 is bacterial metabolic activity, think animal tissues/meat carrying bacteria), and melatonin.
    For instance, vitamin D2 is made by artificially irradiating fungus. It’s not a naturally occurring form of vitamin D. The starting material is ergosterol, a type of plant sterol derived from fungal cell membranes. Ergosterol is turned into viosterol by ultraviolet light, and then converted into ergocalciferol (vitamin D2).


    What you should know about vitamin supplements?

    Full scale vitamin production started during the 1930s with widespread distribution after World War II. Now, about 1/3 of Americans use vitamin supplements.

    Nutrients from food?

    Most people are interested in vitamin supplements because they fear they don’t enough nutrients from food.
    This is a worthwhile concern: nutrients can be lost from soil due to fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, irrigation, farming practices, and other causes. The USDA has reported that the nutrient content of vegetables has fallen since 1973. Of thevitamins we do ingest from whole food, absorption can range from 20 to 98%.

    Do vitamin supplements prevent disease?

    A 2002 study in JAMA concluded that adults would be better off taking a multivitamin supplement each day. The authors didn’t specify synthetic or natural. Other reviews have concluded that beyond treatment of deficiency, vitamin supplements don’t promote health or prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer.
    Data indicates that vitamin supplements can actually lead to more cancer (specifically breast and prostate),cardiovascular disease, kidney damage (in those with diabetes), and fractures, while not helping prevent infections and sick days.
    However, it’s important to remember that chances of certain chronic diseases can increase for those who are deficient in certain micronutrients.
    The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends that the best nutritional strategy for optimal health and reducing the risk of chronic disease is to choose a wide variety of whole foods.

    Other vitamin sources

    Even if you aren’t popping vitamin supplements each day, if you consume fortified foods (think cereals, milks, breads, meal replacement shakes, etc.), it’s nearly impossible to avoid synthetic vitamins.
    A report from the National Institutes of Health noted that individuals who consume high dose single nutrient supplements and fortified foods along with multivitamin/mineral supplements are at risk for undesirable effects.
    Notice the synthetic vitamins added to Corn Flakes and Special K. Check out the ingredient listing.
    Special K Corn Flakes nutrients All About Where Vitamin Supplements Come From
    Added vitamins and minerals in Special K and Corn Flakes.


    Hope thru the above information, we and our friends/ family can become a more well-informed consumers when we are choosing a supplement in the market.

    We have to be aware and alert of the ingredients of the product we are getting as some ingredients may be a silent killer and harm our health unknowingly and bring side effects when we consume in the long term.

    Choosing a right health food is also important. 

    Wholesome plant food WITHOUT being fortified with any vitamin/ mineral supplements is of the most ideal choice to nourish our immune system. Don't load Our immune system with unwanted 'synthetic nutrition'.
    We are what we eat. All of us taking health food in hope to get a better health thru convenience. So let's be wiser consumer!

    Warm Regards, 

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

    4 keys to stay away from diseases and illnesses

    On the newspapers, we usually will see many health seminars being available for the public to attend. I took this photo long time back. When I looked at it again, in fact I have handled quite a few cases of eczema and heart problems and 1 case of trigger finger over these few years.

    Indeed there are many people in Singapore who suffer from these problems. Some have even affected young children. 

    According to experts, majority of the illnesses are caused by malfunctioning immune systems. If we would like to stay away from diseases and illnesses especially the chronic ones, do ensure our immune system is healthy. 

    A healthy immune system will be achieved from 4 ways: 

    1. Balanced healthy diet, eat more fruits and vegetables instead of animal meat. Please follow this blog to learn which plant foods are good for our immune system.
    2. Appropriate exercise 
    3. Sufficient rest and sleep
    4. Stable emotion

    By practicing the above healthy lifestyle, I believe all can stay healthy.

    Warmest regards, 

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

    Parents must read: Importance of laying good foundation in children

    Dear parents and parents-to-be, 

    Our children are our very precious ones. 
    The best that we can give them is to lay a good foundation for them since young. 

    Let's read this mummy's sharing who believes in laying a good health foundation for her children since young thru Nutritional Immunology food which are wholesome plant foods. 

    More related posts:

    Warmest regards, 

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Welcome to Healthy Wholesome Food Blogspot

    Welcome to Healthy Wholesome Food Blogspot - a place where you can learn and enquire about health and beauty knowledge based on Science of Nutritional Immunology - a science which studies the link between nutrition and immune system.

    • Aim to add values to people to become a wiser consumer in attaining good health.
    • Provide fast and convenient solutions for people who wish to take wholesome plant foods  

    "In the past years, many researchers around the world have studied many different phytonutrients in many different plant foods, from the ordinary tomato to exotic mushrooms. Significant inroads have been made into the knowledge of how these different phytonutrients affect our bodies. But there are literally thousands of different plant foods and thousands of phytonutrients left to be thoroughly studied. Every day new studies validate the connection between nutrition and a healthy immune system. The Science of Nutritional Immunology is making tremendous strides in research and development to improve health and longevity for people around the world. "
    "Since the beginning of time, man has been eating those natural foods he gathers from his environment - fruits, vegetables, herbs, roots, seeds, nuts and grains. Our bodies are programmed to accept these natural substances and reject unnatural substances."
    "Sound, natural, wholesome plant foods sustain us and provide the phytochemicals, antioxidants and polysaccharides we need to support our immune systems."


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