Thursday, 29 December 2016

No heart surgery needed

Whenever anyone asks about Izumio testimonials, I love sharing about an old Uncle who had his heart ballooning surgery CANCELLED?

I love this testimonial because my grandfather died from a heart attack (cardiac arrest) at the young age of 45.


Chinese Businessman


He was a successful businessman with a large and loving family who still misses him dearly today. I never had the chance to meet but I love listening about how much he loved me when I was a toddler.

Shall I tell you about this lucky old man?
On 5 August 2015, a 58-year old man started drinking 4 packs of Izumio Hydrogen water per day.
On 12 August 2015, he went for an angiogram and was informed that he had a hairline crack in an artery.
He also had a hematoma (a blood clot) and needed a heart ballooning surgery. He continued with his medication and his 4 packs of Izumio per day.
On 20 August 2015, the cardiologist did not report an enlarged hematoma or an aneurysm. Best of all? A CT scan revealed that the hairline crack on the artery had healed itself!
Yes, this lucky man drank 4 packs of Izumio Hydrogen Water per day for about a month.
Then, he went in for his check-up and his cardiologist inform him that he didn’t need the heart surgery after all!
If you only you can see how hale and hearty he looked after receiving the good news 🙂
NOTE: I wish that I can show you his photo but we respect our customers’ privacy.
Please share this with anyone you know who is 40+ – you may save someone’s beloved father, husband, brother or grandfather.
For more info about Izumio hydrogen water, call/text/WhatsApp at Tel: +6012-9122 436. You can also email me at iamsupermum[@]gmail[dot]com

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

From an award-winning cardiologist comes the most up-to-date, definitive reference book about statins—cholesterol-lowering drugs—providing a thorough examination of the uses and safety claims of this high-profile class of drugs.

COULD STATIN DRUGS ACTUALLY HARM YOU? 

Despite the rosy picture painted in the ads of a miracle cure for high cholesterol and its attendant heart disease, the reality of taking statins may be far less pretty. Dr. Barbara H. Roberts, director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, discusses both the benefits and health risks of these popular drugs in this comprehensive guide that finally reveals the questionable science behind the research studies. This honest, patient-friendly appraisal of the most widely used medications in the world may shock you, but it may also save your life. 


Offering clear-cut, easy-to-understand information in an easily accessible fashion, Dr. Roberts explains how to take the best possible care of your heart, including: 

* The keys to maintaining cardiovascular well-being 

* How to interpret your cholesterol numbers 

* The frightening adverse effects of popular drugs 

It is time to take charge of your heart health. Learn the facts behind the hype so that you can make informed decisions on a subject vital to your continued health. If you or someone you love either takes a statin or is considering doing so, you need to read this book. 

 Includes recipes for a delicious and heart-healthy diet, including Wasabi-Roasted Salmon, Pasta with Avocado Sauce, and Lemon-Pineapple Breakfast Muffins.

Hydrogen water for heart problems

Hypertension, stroke and heart disease 

How many people do you know start off with these hypertension drugs e.g. amlodipine and olmesartan?

Unless they change their diet and lifestyle, they'll then have kidney or liver problems... Next, you'll hear that they have diabetes, which affects their eyes, legs and etc!



For the past few years, I’ve been hearing of men aged between 40-45 years old collapsing in cases of “sudden death” while playing badminton, football and other sports.

Besides that, you'll be hearing of men and women going for annual medical check-ups in their mid-30s and soon, doctors will prescribe LDL cholesterol-lowering drugs.


If you're familiar with this story, please read the following articles:
  1. Debunking the science behind cholesterol-lowering levels 
  2. The Cholesterol Myth could be harming your health 
  3. Cholesterol drugs cause cancer? 
  4. Which countries have the highest pill-popping population?




When you look at the countries listed above, you'll notice that most of them are developed countries. 

As we chug ahead with "development", are we sacrificing our health and lifestyle?

I have been researching this question when more and more people around me either fall sick or fall dead.

Another pattern I am seeing is how connected the top 3 diseases are i.e. heart disease, hypertension and diabetes also known as metabolic syndromes.

Water keeps us alive

Think of the rusty pipes in your home – don’t they become blocked and clogged with crap and rust as the years go by?

Did you know that 60% of our bodies is made up of water?
Due to this, we need water to keep our body (specifically our skin, the largest organ) well-hydrated.
Plus, blood is also liquid hence the importance of drinking 8 glasses of water every day.
What’s the quality of the water we’re drinking? Are you sure that you’re drinking clean, mineral-rich water?
Since our blood is liquid, our blood needs to flow freely through every single part of our body to carry oxygen to keep every cell alive.

What about Hydrogen? 

  1. Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe and as a known antioxidant, it is able to penetrate cells at mitochondrial level. 
  2. Our cell DNA contains Hydrogen bonds, which means that Hydrogen already occurs naturally in our body. Remember that water is H2O (H2 + O)?
Hydrogen bonds with free radicals in our body
  1. Hydrogen rich water is essential to building good, healthy cells since they bond with free radicals derived from oxygen and attack 
  • proteins (our muscles), 
  • lipids (our fats) and 
  • DNA to stablize themselves.
With hydrogen rich water, like Izumio, the Hydrogen bonds with the free radicals, are deactivated and become water H + O2 = H2O, which is elimated from our bodies in the form of urine.
Izumio is basically mineral water with a remarkably high hydrogen dissolution rate of 2.6 ppm.
Where conventional medicine has not worked, Hydrogen water has succeeded.
Please share this with anyone you know who is 40+ – you may save someone’s beloved father, husband, brother or grandfather.

For more info about Izumio hydrogen water, call/text/WhatsApp at Tel: +6012-9122 436. You can also email me iamsupermum[@]gmail[dot]com

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Have you tried Hydrogen water for Eczema and Skin Allergies?

I started drinking IZUMIO hydrogen-rich mineral water when I had muscle fatigue last year but I had not really appreciated this "power pack" until my son got the worst ever skin allergy in July 2016.

Antibiotics or steroids only. No, thank you.


I brought him to 3 doctors who gave 3 different diagnoses until a dermatologist confirmed it. Her solution? She wanted to put him on 1 month of antibiotics!

Are you nuts?

Almost everyone is getting educated about the misuse and overuse of antibiotics (effective only for bacteria/fungi/parasites) and here's a medical physician prescribing antibiotics for a skin allergy (autoimmune, right??? NOT bacteria/fungi/parasite)?

Eating clean  

I wanted to get to the root of the problem so I started off with an elimination diet i.e. sticking to basic, whole foods in order to identify the allergen. He started eating clean

Seeing as how IZUMIO has worked for kids with eczema, I decided to give him 1 pack of IZUMIO per day to help with the detox. 

I also splashed them onto his body - he loved it as he said that it felt cool.

Flare-up after eating 1 tbs of virgin coconut oil

When the skin condition became worse (especially after a dose of virgin coconut oil), it's seriously the GREATEST test of my patience and sanity as a Mum.  

I was encouraged to increase the IZUMIO to 2 packs per day and with a bit of trepidation, I gave it to him (Note that I was drinking 3 packs per day for my arm problem). 

Thanks be to God! His skin took a turn for the better and soon, we noticed the angry red spots calming down and his soft smooth skin showing itself again. Phew!

If you (or your child has eczema or any skin problem), I strongly encourage you to try IZUMIO Hydrogen water.

Healing from within

Recently, I introduced IZUMIO Hydrogen water to another mum whose kids have eczema too.

That mummy was surprised at how quickly the skin heals after drinking IZUMIO Hydrogen water because she showed how her child's open wounds closed up and flat new skin appeared in about 2 weeks. She ordered another box from me :)

If you're looking to treat eczema with NO antibiotics and NO steroids, please consider IZUMIO. I'll be happy to help you on your healing journey.

Just email me at iamsupermum[at]gmail[dot][com]

Sunday, 4 September 2016

IZUMIO water for skin


Recently, our son had the worst skin allergy ever (worse than his childhood eczema) because red spots appeared on his body and then worked their way outwards to his arms and legs. 

Thank God that they were NOT itchy and he had NO fever. 

The worse thing was to have 3 doctors coming up with 3 different diagnoses:

One doctor diagnosed them as bed bugs,
The second doctor saw them as chicken pox and gave him TWO WEEKS of medical leave. 
Finally, a third doctor ruled out chicken pox and prescribed antihistamines since I noticed a slight itch. 

Phew!

For me, it has been a few harrowing weeks because we had to determine if it was contagious (thankfully, it's not) because he'd have to be out of school for weeks!

I put him on an elimination diet (or rather a clean eating diet) that consisted of: 
  1. brown rice, 
  2. bone broth, 
  3. fish, 
  4. lots of fruits and vegetables and 
  5. plain yoghurt flavoured with dried fruit and honey. 

IZUMIO Hydrogen water

I am thankful that I have my stock of IZUMIO water because I gave him a pack a day and then increased it to two packs a day. 


I also give him a spa treatment and he sighs because he says that the IZUMIO water feels cool on his skin. 

After two months, the red spots dried up and cleared and all of us are glad to see his smooth skin coming back.  

IZUMIO Hydrogen mineral water has been highly effective for eczema and psoriasis  

I'd managed his baby eczema and I know the damaging effects of steroid creams on his skin thus I did not want to go down that road again. 

All the three doctors, including a dermatologist, prescribed antibiotics and cortisteroids or steroid creams. I was hospitalized earlier this year and I knew the side effects of antibiotics so no way would I agree to one month of antibiotics. This is not a bacteria infection!

If you're looking to detox your body for eczema or other skin-related condition, do consider IZUMIO Hydrogen mineral water. 

You can email me at iamsupermum@gmail[dot]com and I'll be happy to share with you our experiences. 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Which foundation for combination skin?

Hellooo... How are you doing? Me - I am on the look out for a tinted moisturizer namely the Laura Mercier because I am currently experiencing clogged pores and breakouts from my regular sunblock. 

I am a long-term user of Clinique's 1-2-3 Basic Skin Care range and had been using the Clinique Derma White Bright C Stick Makeup (stick foundation) since it was launched in 2010 (now discontinued) with no issues.

Unfortunately, it's not been doing well in our hot and humid weather. Next, I tried Clinique Super City Block Ultra Protection SPF 40 for Unisex but that's feeling rather heavy too after basic skin care.


As a result, I've got a really oily T-zone by mid-day!

After reading Paula's Choice's tips for choosing the right foundation, I now know that people with combination skin like me should: a) stay away from stick foundations like the Clinique Derma White Vit C and also a Bobbi Brown one I used for a while and b) look for tinted moisturizers like the Clinique Super City Block SPF 40.

Reading the collated Amazon reviews on TheVenusFace for the best tinted moisturizers for oily skin, I find out that I should find either: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Fawn, 1.7 Ounce


OR Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Oil Free, Fawn

There's a word of caution: the oil-free one is best for really oily skins thus I need to determined if my skin is that oily first. Anyway, I'd like to finish off this blogs post with some of the YouTube reviews I watched:
(I have exactly the same problem as Alejandra describes!) - she shares that the oil-free version dries up REALLY FAST.


(Saychay - before and after photos)


(Alexandra McCormick lists out a number of tinted moisturizers, BB and CC creams that she likes)



- the first one she reviews is the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Tinted Cream Gel SPF30 (what a mouthful!), which is cheaper than Laura Mercier.



Are you experiencing this strange oiliness from your foundations/sunblock too? Have you tried either the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer or Bare Minerals?

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Yoga Journey #1 Yoga Mudra

When I had a highly stressed job way back in the early 2000s, I decided to look for a calming, relaxing form of exercise instead of the usual pounding away at the treadmill I'd usually do.

I was delighted to find a tiny yoga center in a quiet neighbourhood offering a low monthly fee and practice sessions from 7.00 - 9.00 pm.

Greeted by a friendly Swedish lady, she introduced us to the history of yoga and the first asana (pose) that we would learn, which was the basic yoga mudra.

According to the ArtofLiving.org, yoga mudras are:
"Entirely distinct and based on the principle of Ayurveda, yoga mudras are understood as a healing modality. The Sanskrit word mudra is translated as gesture or attitude. A mudra may involve the whole body or could be a simple hand position. Mudras used in combination with yogic breathing exercises enliven the flow of prana in the body by stimulating different parts of the body involved with breathing. 
Relating directly to the nerves, mudras create a subtle connection with the instinctual patterns in the brain and influence the unconscious reflexes in these areas. The internal energy is in turn balanced and redirected, affecting change in the sensory organs, glands veins and tendons. This adds a completely new dimension to the yoga experience."
How to do the basic yoga mudra:

1. Sit in a relaxed cross-legged position. Alternatively, you can also tuck in one heel against your groin and rest one leg on the floor in front of you instead of tucking it under your other leg.

2. Take a few deep, slow breaths - close your eyes and feel each breath going through your diaphragm and your nose as you inhale and exhale. You'll soon feel calm and relaxed.

3. Reach both hands behind your waist - right hand clasping your left wrist. Keep your back straight and your eyes looking straight ahead of you.

4. Take a deep breath and exhaling (keeping back straight), bend forward until your forehead can touch the ground. If not, just keep it as low and straight as you can. Breathe in and out once.

Asana - Yoga Mudra photo Asana-YogaMudra.png

5. Breathing in, using your abdominal muscles, raise your body to an upright position. Breathe out. Take another breath in and out.

6. Repeat steps 4-6 for another 3 times, gradually building up to a set of 8. I hope that you'll enjoy this basic yoga mudra.

Remember to relax after this in the corpse pose (savasana) with your eyes closed and palms facing upwards. Breathe in and out slowly.


Photo source: yoga.com

Eating real food, not supplements

Many people say, "I don't take supplements - I believe in eating real food."

1.How many kids like avocado, green beans, kale, broccoli, spinach and lettuce?
Well, it took me about 2-3 weeks of healthy habits before my son picked up a lettuce leaf and crunched it up on his own! Check out the "Real Food Challenge".

If YES - make sure that they eat 2 large eggs or 1 medium orange or 1 CUP of leafy greens EVERY DAY to fulfill their lutein and zeaxanthin requirements for healthy eyes and a strong immune system.

When I was a stay-at-home Mum, I could prepare a fresh and green salad for breakfast for myself and my toddler. Can you see her dipping a carrot slice into the yoghurt dressing? :)

2. Regular and wholesome meals
Now that I'm a full-time working Mum, I hardly have time to eat breakfast, let alone wash and cut fruits or veg!

I have been hard-pressed to prepare home-cooked food, aiming to cook 3-4 nights a week.
The kids? They have tons of homework every night and exams THREE times a year.
It's a miracle if I can feed them a wholesome breakfast and dinner yet they need the nutrition for growth and also the energy to keep up with their crazy schedules.

3. Rising food prices
We all know that we need to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet.

Do you know that healthy foods like fruits and vegetables have become increasingly expensive since 2010?

Cheap foods are processed foods (burgers, junk food, instant noodles, nuggets, sausages) that contain A LOT of additives and colouring to make up for the lack of content and nutrition. Let's not forget biscuits, bread and other simple carbohydrates.

How about super foods (anti-oxidants) like asparagus, avocados and blueberries?

I once bought a bunch of plums and was shocked to pay RM25 for them!

4. Food allergies and aversions
How about people who are allergic to eggs?
Or my son who hates tomatoes?

I think that they should still benefit from the goodness of these real foods.

Since I doubt that my kids are eating 1 cup of leafy greens/carrots/tomatoes  every day and I can't afford asparagus, avocados and blueberries every day, I give the kids 1 capsule of Super Lutein each on alternate days.



EACH capsule contains:
  • 6 carotenoids:
    1. lutein – 30 mg,
    2. lycopene – 12.00 mg,
    3. beta-carotene – vitamin A – 3.50 mg
    4. alpha-carotene,
    5. zeaxanthin and
    6. crocetin
  • Tuna fish oil – 74.50 mg
  • Wheat germ oil – 70.00 mg
  • Equal amounts of essential B vitamins (B1 – thiamine – 0.50 mg, B2 – riboflavin – 0.50 mg, B6 – pyridoxine – 0.41 mg and B12 – 0.50 mg),
  • Vitamin E – 35.00 mg,
5. Drugs or dietary supplements?
In July 2015, I started taking Super Lutein for my dry, red eyes because I had been reading and reading and reading a lot and no doctor could help. 

My eyes became red and watery and after visiting 2 clinics where both GPs prescribed generic eye drops, which did not really help. 

I thought, "This is not a long-term solution."

I have 20/20 vision thus my eye health is super important to me. No way was I going to drip generic eye drops on a regular basis.

When I started taking 3 x 3  capsules per day for two weeks, I was impressed when sticky, yellow crust built up in my eyes (like when you're recovering from conjunctivitis) for 1-2 days and then, my eyes feel clear and fresh!

6. Protect our health in today's busy and crazy lifestyles
Since Super Lutein worked for my eyes, I decided to read up on lutein and zeaxanthin.

In the info graphic below, you'll see that lutein not only "aids in protecting our eyes", it has also been shown "to boost immunity and support healthy skin, tissues and blood".


Here's what I found from the American Optometry Assocation:
"Two carotenoids, lutein (pronounced loo-teen) and zeaxanthin (pronounced zee-uh-zan-thin), are antioxidants that are located in the eye.
Lutein and zeaxanthin filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and help protect and maintain healthy cells in the eyes.
Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye."
If your kids or you are playing/reading a lot on the the computer or iPad, you need to PROTECT the eyes with lutein and zeaxanthin. There's only so much that "retina-protection" screens can do.

Trust me. I read a lot (one book a day) since I was 9 and I'm 40+ now. I still don't have short-sightedness.

7. Fight the side-effects of chemotherapy
I am a healthy adult - how about people with cancer who are living alone? Family members are busy with their own jobs and families. Parents are too old or there's only one surviving parent?

In  my late father's battle with cancer, I was devastated to see him shrinking day-by-day.
I've wanted to share his photo on this blog but I just can't. I want to preserve the memory of him as a happy, healthy man who lived life to the fullest.

In the past 5 years, I've witnessed MANY people (aged 25-35) blogging about their battle with cancer:
  1. They are busy vomiting in the first few days and
  2. Due to the above, they are TOO WEAK to go to the market or to cook for themselves.
  3. Fast food - nope, they're fighting cancer and they need healthy, nutritious food to boost their immunity.
  4. Cook their own food? They're advised to go for 100% organic foods. Only a lucky few survive because they have a) the $$$ and b) a strong support system to cook them healthy and nutritious meals
  5. Eat out? NO. Their immune system is now O, which means that they should avoid crowds to avoid infections.
That's why I think that Super Lutein and IZUMIO hydrogen water are excellent supplements as delivery services are available.

Do you know anyone who needs a top-notch dietary supplement? Just leave me a comment below. You can also text me at +6012 9122 436. 

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Sun salutations

Hello and good morning!

Am I happy to see an update on my fitness journey!!!

2013 - I was still trying to find a happy balance between going to the gym and doing yoga at home. 

2014 - No idea what happened there at all! All I remember is driving here and there all the time -_- 

2015 - I had a strange muscle ache and also a foot injury (caused by a Lego brick) but thanks to Izumio hydrogen water and Super Lutein, I eased myself back into walking, hiking and running... 

2016 - It's been a crazy start to the year since there was a birthday party, another birthday party, Christmas, another birthday party, Chinese New Year!!!

Today, I am happy to report that I did 4 sets of sun salutations, thanks to these two lovely ladies who brought me through the 12 poses gently and slowly:

 

Both my kids joined in too and my son remembered all the steps pretty fast. I am so proud of him :)

The little one's mind wandered off in the middle of it but that's OK. No pressure.

What a good stretch! And what a great sweat. Hope that you got in some exercise too :)

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Setting Up the Study Room

Initially, our guest room had a double bed, a small writing table and an alcove.

However, our gracious guests said that we should fully utilize the room instead of confining it to a once-a-year guest room. And so we did just that!

For the past few weekends, the Hubs and I have been busy moving, organizing and reorganizing the furniture, books and toys in The Study, in preparation for the school year ahead.

Currently, here's the writing desk in it: South Shore Study Table Desk Furniture (White)



Then, we bought 2 of these stackable bookshelves for the children's books, papers and files. The home printer is also placed on them:


Finally, we arranged all "art and craft" related materials into these Art Bin Store-In-Drawer Cabinet, Translucent:
Well, not every piece of furniture is so perfectly color-coordinated but we're happy with the outcome because one person can peacefully carry on with work while the kids do their homework or napping on the bed.

Next up: We'll need to arrange the children's books into this other bookshelf, which the preschooler could easily reach. Still wondering where's that cosy corner for quiet reading :)