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Don’t keep beans out of your diet!

I have met quite a number of people, both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, who try to avoid eating beans, lentils and their derived products such as tofu and tempeh. While a handful of them do have genuine medical conditions, such as phenylketonuria, and were advised to reduce their consumption of beans and lentils; a majority of […]

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Artificial Sweetener: Aspartame

This post summarises is my take on the artificial sweetener – Aspartame. I wrote this piece as an assignment for one of my nutrition subject: Prelude Artificial sweeteners are food additives that taste sweet like sugar without the added calories. 160 to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar, they are also called intense sweeteners (Answer.com, – […]

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Managing Emotional Ups and Downs with Australian Bush Flower Essences

Humans are basically emotional beings. We experience various feelings at each and every moment of our life, triggered by our subjective perception of our external environment. The feelings lead to conscious mental reactions of anger, grief, excitement, fear, shock, worry, reminiscence, etc. If we are mindful and aware, we will be able to acknowledge the […]

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Essential Oils for Everyday Use

I use essential oils daily for nearly to a year now. Before that, like many people, I only knew essential oils as those fragrance oils that produce the nice smell from candle light burners – that’s all.  A friend of mine introduced me to the Young Living Essential Oils earlier this year; I have since […]

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Blended Smoothies for Good Health

I have been taking blended raw vegetables and fruit smoothies for several years now. In fact, it was my first step towards a healthier diet. I will briefly introduce the benefits of blended smoothies, the type of blender you need to make the smoothies and some of my favorite recipes in this blog post. What […]

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Recovering From Eczema

It has been a while since I last wrote on this blog. I was down with a serious case of eczema (Atopic dermatitis) [1] for the last three months. My both hands were flaking, swelling, blistering, and occasionally oozing – I could barely recognize my bloated hands at times. I also had random rashes and […]

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Scoot Away To Blue Mountains

Do you know that Singapore is the fastest moving city in the world? This is according to a study conducted by Prof Richard Wiseman, a British psychologist, which measures the pace of life. [1] Life in this tidy red dot can be quite stressful. While the green surroundings can provide some relief after work and […]

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Where to get fresh air in this little red dot?

Recently, I met up with a friend from Kuala Lumpur. “How are you recently?” she greeted me.  “No complaint,” I replied, “enjoying lots of fresh air and sunshine to keep me healthy.” “Fresh air? In the city?” She sounded in disbelief. Well, absolutely! There is lots of fresh air around in Singapore. You just need […]

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Why I stop taking vitamin C supplements

Have you even been told to take vitamin C supplements to prevent falling sick or catching a cold? I used to do that, but not any more! Ever since I started to adopt a whole food plant based diet, I became more critical of the food and supplements that I take. A little research online […]

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Making my own Taugeh (mung bean sprouts)

Let’s talk about sprouting again; this time I am going to talk about Taugeh (豆芽, mung bean sprouts). Well, Taugeh is definitely one of the most commonly used ingredients that you can find in the hawker stalls everywhere in Malaysia, Singapore, and even Thailand. It goes well with all the noodle dishes like fried bee […]