Saturday, 29 April 2017

Izumio and Super Lutein are the best supplements

Izumio Hydrogen water comes in a box of 30 packets (200 ml) and costs RM435 each.

I decided to buy a package deal of 12 + 2 + 1 box free because I wanted to share them with my family:
i) my workaholic husband,
ii) my boy whose asthma, eczema and food allergies have increased that he'd suddenly developed peanut allergies! and
iii) my super hardworking PowerPuff daughter.

Medical bills & supplement bills 

Each time I bring my son to see the paediatrician, I have to spend a minimum of RM150 for consultation fees and medications. Since he was falling sick almost every month, not including the need to go for the nebulizer, I end up paying about RM200+ several months.

Later, my daughter has her own issues too not including my own. All in all, we racked up RM300-500 in clinic and hospital fees. We also need to factor in the days I need to take leave from work to care for the sick kids.

I'd been monitoring the family health for the past 5 years and I see that WE ARE NOT GETTING BETTER.

Anyone with a rational mind will know that it's just money flowing out to the doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies with negative results.

Izumio and Super Lutein

Besides his dosage of cough medicines, flu medicines and asthma inhalers, I'd also bought some other MLM brand of kids supplements but after 3 bottles (each costing RM88+), my son was still getting coughs and colds.

When I experienced that arm numbness that stopped me from driving (!!!) or holding my handbag (!!!), alarm bells rang off in my head - I had to do something.

That's why I bought the Izumio and Super Lutein package on a credit card installment plan for RM444 per month.

Money back guarantee

Many people still shudder at the idea of MLMs but I'd like to ask you:

1) Has your doctor ever given you money?

2) Does the pharmaceutical company you're buying 10-12 bottles from per year give you cash? Most likely you're getting a cheap plastic cup or a face towel.

When you want to order Izumio and Super Lutein, you have 2 options:

1) Buy them from a Naturally Plus member or

2) Join as a Naturally Plus member for the opportunity to consume Izumio and Super Lutein for FREE. 

Yes, try suggesting this to your pharmacy :)

Premium supplements

Since I've been taking Izumio and Super Lutein, I have to admit that I have been comparing prices to see if I could find cheaper alternatives. 

Yes, there are other Lutein supplements available in the market but no brand gives you 30 mg of lutein in one capsule and 12 mg of zeaxanthin. 

No brand can also give you the golden formula of Super Lutein (6 essential carotenoids, DHA, wheat germ oil, vitamin A, B complex vitamins, vitamin E) which has sold more than 1 million bottles since its launch in 1999. 

Which direct marketing company can boast of success based one ONE product alone?

In other words, Naturally Plus is not another pharmacy or supermarket. This Japanese company works smart and continues to improve on their formula. 

Think about it. 

I am not a salesperson - I can only explain how Hydrogen water and carotenoids supplements reduce free radicals and boost up your immune system.

When they accept my simple explanation, they try them and when they experience positive results, they order some more. 

Of course, I have met the strongest critics who say: "No, thank you. They are too expensive. I will just take my regular supplements." 

When situations like that occur, I take my cue to exit and just move on...

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink it, right?"

Anyway, one of the people above I introduced Izumio to just ordered the 4th box and tomorrow, I shall explain the benefits of Super Lutein to her. I am so excited ^_^

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Why are French fries bad for health?

On this cold and rainy night, I took out a bag of French fries from the freezer - they are leftover "party food" I bought for my kids' birthday party. As much as I hate junk food, it's just as bad to waste food.

In the end, I deep fried them in coconut oil and sprinkled sea salt over them. 

While waiting for the French fries to cook, I decided to do a bit of investigation on why and how French fries are bad for us.

1. Danger of acrylamide (a carcinogen) from golden brown French fries 

Nearly half of the experts we talked to warned about the carcinogen acrylamide, a chemical that forms in some foods when they're cooked at high temperatures by frying, roasting or baking. To make acrylamide, a food needs sugars, an amino acid called asparagine and hot temperatures—all of which are involved in the making of the fry. Along with potato chips, it's the most often-cited source of dietary acrylamide.

“At very low concentrations, it will accumulate during the years of childhood and adolescence and will contribute to serious diseases, including cancer,” says Allal Ouhtit, professor at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman and author of a recent review on acrylamide. You should limit your intake of French fries, says Eric Morrissette, spokesperson for Health Canada, but eating them occasionally isn’t likely to be a health concern.

One way to cut down on the toxin is to cook fries for less time. “When the product is overdone—beyond the ‘golden yellow’—the amount of acrylamide in French fries increase exponentially,” says Vincenzo Fogliano, chair of food quality and design group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

People who eat a diet high in acrylamide may have a slightly increased risk of cancer, he says, but if fries are prepped in good oil that hasn't been reheated, cooked for not-too-long and naked of mayo and ketchup, they’re a-ok. “French fries per se are not that bad as people think,” he says.

2. Regular consumption of French fries is related to macular degeneration 

Only one study was cited and this was done by a Chinese scientist studying aging, which makes perfect sense because China is facing an aging crisis amidst the increasing popularity of Western-diet foods. Did you know that this is exactly the same problem that the Japanese are facing?
On a much stranger note, French fries may mess with your...eyes? Chung-Jung Chiu, PhD, a scientist at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University found a link between popular Western-diet foods—including French fries—and age-related macular degeneration. “When people are older, they become even more vulnerable to these dietary insults,” he says.
I am now even more convinced to stick to a traditional Asian diet because many of the old folks lived healthier and happier lives when they were in their golden years.

Source: TIME magazine

3. McDonald's French fries contains MANY additives and preservatives 

For your family's and your own health, *please* read this article "What's really inside those McDonald's French fries" that examines the ingredients and cooking method for McDonald's French fries.

LISTED INGREDIENTS: Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to maintain color) and salt.

Prepared in Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil) with TBHQ and Citric Acid to preserve freshness of the oil and Dimethylpolysiloxane to reduce oil splatter when cooking.