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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lunch For Cass - 22 April 2015

Lunch for Cass yesterday...

Smoothie of the day, comprising of oranges, green apples, white dragon fruit, fresh coconut water and Sunkist Pure Premium 100% orange juice (no sugar and additives added. About RM11 a box).
The orange juice is to mask the earthy and raw taste from the white dragon fruit.  I used dragon fruit so that the constipated ones can evacuate easier. Dragon fruits have a very good laxative effect. Cass poo-ed twice after this powerful concoction!!




The smoothie nicely stored in a glass jar with screw tight cap in the fridge. Do remember to fill up your juices and smoothies to the top of the jar and tightly close the jar or bottle to prevent oxidation from occurring. Everyone in the family gets a jar of smoothie every single day!




I made an eleventh hour decision to cook fried rice for Cass.  Since I had some overnight cooked white and brown rice in the fridge, I decided to fry them as Cass does not like plain rice.  I only used 5 main ingredients, with no meat in the fried rice, i.e. scallions, tomato, kafir lime leaves (yes, I still have some in the freezer!), 3 eggs and sweet corn kernels.  I was too lazy (and busy) to chop garlic or onions so I used scallions. Scallions are just as aromatic and really handy dandy to always keep a bunch in your fridge. I add them to omelettes, fried rice, dishes and everything! After all, onions are the offsprings of scallions (spring onions), so they have similar taste.  And I hate peeling and chopping onions too. So scallions are my best alternative!




My result was a really aromatic and YUMMY plate of fried rice, ala Thai. And it's healthy too, with very little rice used. As you can see, the ingredients outnumber the rice.  You really got to give this super easy fried rice a try. No meat, garlic or onions are used yet the powerful natural fragrance from the kafir lime leaves and scallions add so much flavor to it. I seasoned the fried rice with sesame seed oil, garlic salt, pepper and a dash of light soy sauce and tomato ketchup.





The bowl of braised garlic soy sauce chicken with star anise and blackstrap molasses was leftover from last night's dinner.   Cass and I enjoyed our simple homecooked lunch very much and I even had enough of fried rice for Sherilyn to bring to school this morning :)



Product Sharing Session on Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein - Sunday, 26 April 2015, KL

Folks, there is a product sharing session on Izumio hydrogen water and Super Lutein at the Naturally Plus office in KL this Sunday, 26 April 2015.

For the many of you who have emailed me to inquire on the products, here's a chance for you to find out more on the goodness of the products and how they can help to battle diseases and disorders.

If you are interested to attend, kindly RSVP by Friday, 23 April 2015 by emailing me at shireenyong@gmail.com  :)



 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Easy Home-cooked Meals and Tips From HFM

No oil splatters, one-pot meals, steaming, grilling, sandwiches -- I am sure these are common words of busy mothers who prefer to squeeze out some time each day to dish out home-cooked meals for their kids. They are my favorites too and I have trained my kids to enjoy simple and nourishing home-cooked meals that are low in sodium, oil and sugar.

These are some of my simple and easy to prepare meals that I dished out two days ago.

Chicken bones soup with sweet corns and Chinese cabbage.  If you plan on only cooking this soup as a one-pot dish, you can even add in some minced meat, chicken drumsticks or fish paste into the soup.  I think this is good enough for the entire family. Get ready some organic soy sauce for dipping if your little one prefers some colors and saltiness in their food.  Or add in a teaspoon of organic miso paste into the soup. Or throw in some seaweed into the soup.  Be creative and throw in wholesome stuff into your pot! :D

You can also pre-wash the veggies on your free days and store them properly in the fridge. Buy organic veggies if you can so you don't have to do so many rounds of washing. Your kids can also help you wash the veggies.  On really busy days, just serve raw tomatoes, celery or cucumbers. They are just as good as green leafy veggies.




Steamed minced pork with eggs.  I prepared two plates of this.  One plate was for dinner and the other was for lunch the next day. I also cooked extra rice for lunch the next day. So, one less worry the next day :)




For busy mums, you can also pre-cook your meals and freeze them for future use. I don't like to freeze or chill my meals too long. I normally eat them within the same week.

You can also prepare a minced pork dish by chopping up some spinach or watercress veggie, carrots, mushrooms (you will have meat and veggie in one plate!) and add them to the pork.  Spice up the dish with sesame seed oil, garlic oil, pepper and salt or soy sauce.   Separate the meat mixture into a few stainless steel plates and freeze separately.  All you have to do is to thaw the frozen plate of minced pork in the morning before leaving the house and pop the dish into the wok when you return in the evening. And your entire family gets to eat a hearty and healthy home-cooked meal everyday :)

Just another tip for an easy peasy meal from a health freak mommy! ;)




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Our Sunday Meals - 19 April 2015

We had lunch at La Casa @ Verve Suites Shops, Mont Kiara on Sunday. This cafe serves hearty fare, focusing on French and Italian favorites.

The ox tail soup was thick, luscious and absolutely lip-smacking.




Thick mushroom soup and roasted pumpkin soup were similarly delish.





One-pan breakfast. I find the sausages a tad salty for my palate, which has been trained to tolerate only low-sodium foods.




Bolognese and Carbonara Pasta for the kiddos. Good to the last strand of noodles!




Thin crust pizza. The kids loved it, so hubs ordered another one for take-away for dinner that night.




A Sunday will never be ticked as a satisfying day for the hubs without his indulgence in gourmet cakes and gourmet coffee.  He ordered a Green Tea Opera and Mont Blanc cake.













La Casa
Ground Floor, Verve Shops @ Verve Suites,
Jalan Kiara 5, Mont Kiara,
Kuala Lumpur



Our take-away pizza from La Casa for the girls' Sunday night dinner...




Hubs also bought some pastries from his friend's cafe, located just a few doors away from La Casa.


I knew that my rice-addict eldest daughter would not feel satiated with pizzas and pastries alone and not wanting  to be bugged by her for something more sustaining later, I bought her some sushi.  Veggie of the day was organic cherry tomatoes.






I felt so bloated after a carb-loaded dinner but all that melted away after sweating it out mopping the floor and washing 2 bathrooms :D


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Eventful Dinner, LOL

After a successful first try grilling fish with kafir lime leaves, I could not wait to try it again.  And this time, I had a bad experience with this vengeful fish!!

There was this really big fish greeting me in the freezer each time I opened the door, ever since the mil went to Hong Kong 3 weeks ago and I have to take charge of cooking. I did not know who bought the fish. I only found out after that fateful night that hubby's friend gave it to him.

I have a confession to make.  I have a phobia of cooking big dressed fishes or chicken.  I normally buy small fishes or sliced ones.  For chicken, I buy specific parts like drumsticks or deboned thighs. I have no time and interest to chop a dead animal into pieces and I have never chopped a whole big chicken before!  Neither have I de-scaled a fish before. It's just too messy, fishy and dirty and I don't like having fingers that smell fishy the whole day.

Since the mil would be back soon, I thought I better cook that big fish, lest I get a tongue-lashing from her on why I did not cook it.

After the fish was thawed, I wanted to cut diagonal lines into the flesh but sharks, why was the fish so hard I thought?!  I used the kitchen chopper to scrape the skin and found out that the scales were intact!!  And it ain't gutted too!  I didn't know how to pan dress a fish, dang it!   I have never de-scaled a fish in my entire life coz the fish seller always does it for me.  So... long story cut short, the aftermath was a total disaster.  Plasticky fish scales were flying everywhere. I had to shower after that and had to clean up the freaking dirty kitchen too.   The fins on both sides of the fish were sharp like needles and I got bloody poked more than 5 times.   I so wanted to throw the fish away and tell the kids that we were going out to eat that night.

But I persevered. Nightmare for me. Did I tell you that cooking is just not my cuppa? Well, if I still had a full-time maid, I don't mind cooking. But I hate the preparation and the washing up, period.  I cook only for the love of my 3 precious.





And my perseverance paid off. My wannabe Thai style grilled fish was awesome pawsome.  The flesh was moist and the way I marinated the fish by cutting diagonal lines into the flesh and stuffing kafir lime leaves, spices and condiments into the flesh produced a very flavorful fish, right up to the bones.





I also did a stir-fried four angle beans with minced pork, which is the girls' favorite.




The girls licked the fish bones clean but at the end of the dinner, I learnt another lesson. I found out that I did not remove the fish stomach!  LOL!!!






Good lesson learnt for the girls as well.  I always tell them that cooking is a must-have survival skill. Now they know what to do if they want to dish out a perfect fish dish.

I told my girls the story that came with this delish fish dish and they all had a good laugh and Cass kissed all the holes on my fingers :)





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Monday, April 13, 2015

Our Sunday - 12 April 2015 (Eve Of Exam... Again!)

The girls and I wanted something light and nothing meaty for lunch yesterday as we had a meat-heavy lunch the previous day.  And the girls wanted something quick at a place that's not too far from home as they have a lot of revision to be done at home.  They aren't the very disciplined type who would prepare well ahead of time. Their motto is eleventh hour rush, which I strongly detest! But the mummy is too tired of nagging. So I let them be coz they will be accountable later on.  I will not sign any of their test papers if they get below 80/100!  But good marks will rake in good rewards too la.

And so the foodie hubs brought us to Encore Patisserie Cafe, a much loved French-style patisserie offering a cornucopia of sweet treats, scrumptious savories and Aussie house brand coffee.

This Sydney-based patisserie was founded by an experienced Aussie pastry chef and expanded to Malaysia recently by a local guy.

Try their signature mille feuille (layers of puff pastry sandwiched with custard cream) and sinfully rich mud cake.  They also have an assortment of pies for those hankering for something savoury.  Many of the pastries cost RM14 each, on the higher end of expectations but that is compensated with high quality pastries, which you will chow with delight.

Hubs ordered a mushroom quiche...





Cappuccino for hubs and me.  Hot chocolate for Sherilyn.




My personal favourite is their moreish almond croissant - yummy-ness overload!




Apple puff with a scoop of New Zealand vanilla ice-cream - fatness overload!!





Our main entree being sandwiches (with toasted Panini bread)...







Chicken pie set, which comes with salad and mashed potato...




Interior of our chicken pie...




Encore Patisserie Cafe
Address: 1, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa,
58100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan
Phone:03-7972 7988


After a delightful carb-loaded lunch, the girls were  well satiated and all these sustained us until 7ish pm where we had dinner at a nearby eatery with more carbs.  I think I melted all those carbs away stressing myself out revising with someone as well as slaving in house chores.


 


Today is Cass' first exam in Primary 1. This exam will have positioning and the marks from all the tests in this year will be calculated for streaming in Primary 2. I wonder which class Cass will go to!   This exam also sees the parents collecting  report cards from the teachers.  I hope that Cass remembers all that I have revised with her and I pray that she will not be careless!

All the best in your exam girls! 





Day 20 On Izumio Hydrgen Water For Incontinence

Yesterday Cass passed yet another historic hurdle!
While Cass was dressing up to go out for lunch, she asked me if she could go out without her diaper and panty. I said NO as I was not ready yet. I should have flogged myself for lacking confidence in my own daughter. So she wore her pull-up diaper and off we went to the cafe.  After her delish meal at the cafe, I brought Cass to the toilet to pee. When I gave her a change of clean diaper,  she told me that she wanted to try going bare.  Since she exuded so much confidence, I agreed with fingers crossed!

After lunch, we went to several places.  We dropped Alycia at the hair salon and then went to the optical shop to have Sherilyn and hubby’s eye glasses fixed. By the time we reached home, it was over an hour and Cass made it without a leak of pee! We both did our high fives and shouts of victory!

Being the ambitious tough cookie that she’s always been, Cass set her alarm to 2 rounds of 1 hour, which equaled to 2 hours when we were at home.  I was not even aware that she was holding for 2 hours until she broke the news “mummy, do you know that I didn’t pee when the alarm rang after 1 hour? I set it to another 1 hour. So I actually did it for 2 hours mummy!”

On 12 of April 2015, just 3 days after turning 7, Cass could hold on to her pee for 2 hours without a leak of pee!  For those of you who know how badly Cass has been leaking pee all these while, this achievement is priceless.   Cass’ urology surgeon told me recently  that she wanted Cass to go through a CT Scan with IV contrast (with high radiation) to see her kidneys and urinary tract as all  previous tests and scans were unable to detect anything significant.  I am so glad that I listened to my guts feeling and decided not to go ahead with it. In fact, hubs and I have come to a conclusion that we will not let Cass go through anymore invasive scans, even before she started to take Izumio. We love Cass too much and it pain us too much to have to see her go through these invasive scans, risking her to so much exposure to radiation.  But  I think I should see her doctors to them about Izumio. If it can help Cass, I am sure it can help other patients like Cass.

We ought to paint the town red to celebrate but I shall save that to a later date.  I was busy helping Cass and Sherilyn with revising for their exam, which begins today.  As of now, Cass has passed half the hurdles. She has half more to conquer and I am confident that we will be able to reach the finishing line knowing that our backs are on God. And we have Izumio to help with the repairing works internally.   Have I told you yet about a dream that I had about 2 years ago that I met Jesus? I shall also save that for another time.

This morning, I woke up feeling really sluggish.   My head was heavy and I dozed off at 8am while having breakfast! I felt like doing nothing but just drop on my massage chair to sleep until Cass returns at 2pm.   It must have been the lack of sleep I have been dealt with lately.  Since last week and until September 2015, my Saturdays will  be like any other regular school-going days (waking up at 4:45am)  as Alycia has to attend full-day school in preparation for the UPSR exam.   But after downing a packet of Izumio, I felt energized instantly, as if I have just taken 2 hours of power nap.  Now, I can’t even get myself to doze off though I am on my ‘sleep machine’ aka massage chair!



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

Day 18 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence 



Friday, April 10, 2015

Cassandra Turns Seven!

We had a low-key celebration on Cassandra's 7th birthday yesterday. Since there was a short window of time for dinner (about an hour), we had dinner at our condo's Japanese restaurant.  Mandarin tution was at 7:30pm, so we had to have a real quickie.

Cass ordered all her favorite food - for once that was allowed :)




Our dinner at this Japanese will never to complete without ordering our favorite BBQ Japanese squid. How I love the chewy and flavorful tentacles of the squid, so yummy! Savouring on this dish is a surefire route to epicurean ecstasy for me and the girls. Yep, all 3 of them are lovers of the sotong too! :D




For the longest time, Cass has been bugging me for chewing gum. I have always told her that she is still too young for chewing gum. I told her that on her 7th birthday, she will get to eat chewing gum.
And so, a pack of chewing gum was her birthday present from her Alycia che che.




No other gift was better than a pack of  spearmint flavored chewing gum to make Cass so happy.  Like I said it before, the best things in life come cheap and free sometimes! :)






My baby girl was a very happy girl yesterday.  Her buddies in school gave her homemade birthday cards. One of her classmates bought her a bottle of Vitagen.

Today, Cass will be giving her besties each a chocolate muffin. Before she went to bed last night, she told me that she was very happy. Very happy that so many people wished her happy birthday. Granny and koong koong sent their wishes via voice recorded message on Whatsapp. Granny played a happy birthday song on a pianica and sent the video to her via Whatsapp. Her grandma called from Hong Kong to wish her. She was so happy that she got to eat chewing gum and sotong, LOL!.  And so happy that God is healing her bladder.  I am so confident that we can finish the race together and pass all 4 hurdles to achieve a 0-diaper status very soon! :)






Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Today is day 18 that  Cass  is  on Izumio hydrogen water... and on her road to recovery.  Things are looking up. So far, there has been no leakages.  At home, she is 100% bare at the bottom, all the time that she is awake.  She still needs to put on a diaper when she sleeps.  She tells me that she has to go bare at the bottom to have a better feel and control.

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.

If you know of someone who has been battling with incontinence, urine dribbling, diabetes, eczema, eye disorder, cancer, high blood pressure or any other kind of disorder, you may want to recommend Izumio hydrogen water and Super Lutein to them.  You can google search for information on how hydrogen water repairs and heals the body as well as Super Lutein.   You can email me, Shireen at shireenyong@gmail.com if you wish to find out more on the products :)

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






Video of Alycia Doing A Choreographed Hip Hop Dance

I was in disbelief when my introvert and quiet Alycia told me in a jovial mood on Sunday night that she wanted to show me a hip hop dance that she choreographed. I know she loves dancing BUT she will only dance at home. She will never ask to be videoed or photographed.  She's just too shy. And she will only show her dancing to people whom she is close with.   I was even more astonished when she asked me to video her!  I jumped on the opportunity!! lol!!

For someone who has never attended any modern dance class (well, except for the 2 years of baby ballet when she was 3 - 4 years old), I think her choreographed dance was pretty good.  As good as Sherilyn, who attends hip hop dance classes.

So, enjoy the video on You Tube! :D





Friday Lunch - 3 April 2015

Cass loves sushi to bits. She could have it 3x a day. Plain ones like cucumber or tamago sushi will please her enough. El cheapo mummy only buys basic ones. No crab meat stick ones - they are junk.  Raw meat is not for kids. Unagi and grilled salmon ones are expensive.   I save the expensive ones for daddy to treat on weekends :D
I made a pact with Cass. I told her that if she behaves well and listens to me, I will buy her sushi for lunch. Every Friday.  She's delighted to get this pact sealed! :D

Here's Cass' sushi lunch last Friday...



Her set includes homemade kau ji (dumplings), 2 half-boiled eggs, green grapes, cherry tomatoes and..

A smoothie of the day, which was orange + apple + coconut water smoothie for that Friday.  And of course her healing water - Izumio hydrogen water!




As for me, I had 1 half-boiled egg and 2 slices of organic wholemeal pumpkin bread with homemade assortment of nuts jam with a scoop of Haagen-Dazs chocolate ice-cream on top. So yummy!!  I only remembered to snap the picture just before I was done with my toast! haha!






Sunday, April 5, 2015

Izumio and Incontinence

Less than a week after Cass started taking 3 packs of Izumio hydrogen water per day, she could hold her pee for 1/2 hr without leaking out her pee. Today, she could hold her pee for over an hour! Praise the Lord!!

To recap, Cass is suffering from incontinence. She underwent a complex Uretheral Reimplantation surgery at 13 months old, which resulted in an unfortunate complication and was operated on again a week later. There was a kink at the end of her guts. Even  a Fluoroscopy scan and CT Scan (both with radiation) and X-ray scans carried out every night for 3 nights (those were my hellish nights in the hospital which I will never forget) - those  did not detect the kink!  You see, how I have no confidence in machines!!  Even the bacteria in her bladder were resistant to the range of antibiotics that she took on a daily basis.  When the antibiotics did not work on the bacteria anymore (Cass was not even a year old then), I had to stop Cass on all antibiotics and pray for mercy from God.   We then quickly brought her to see a surgeon and scheduled a date for operation ASAP to prevent further UTI attacks.  Each UTI attack would eat up her kidney. Last year around August, she was on 6 weeks of bladder relaxation drugs and that did not help at all.  Call me cynical, I have totally no confidence in drugs and machines. I am all for natural healing with food and a healthy lifestyle.

I found out that Cass was dribbling urine when I started to potty train her at 3YO. Her diapers were perpetually wet.

Cass had gone through umpteen invasive diagnostic tests, including an MRI recently and none of the tests could point out what is wrong with her urinary tract that is causing her to leak urine. The team of surgeons wanted her to do a CT Scan, which has high amounts of radiation (emitted from both the contrast and scan) and my hubs and I say NO!  What if she is healed from incontinence and next to greet us is another big issue like the big C?  NO WAY!

Today is day 14 Cass is on 3x/day Izumio hydrogen water. She still finds it hard to swallow Super Lutein. Today she told me that she wanted to test herself by holding on to an hour and amazingly, she could!   She could keep herself dry for over an hour! Before starting on Izumio, her pad would be soaked to the panty after 1/2 hour.  These days, I let her go bare at the bottom (at home) so that she has a better feel. When on diapers or pads, she tells me that she cannot feel her pee dribbling.

Izumio is definitely doing the healing and repairing work inside Cass. I have a renewed flicker of hope on MLM products, for once!

As for me, my period would drag on for 14 days, caused by a fibroid in my uterus but this month, my period only lasted for 8 days!! I have  taken both products (1 pack Izumio hydrogen water and 3 tabs of Super Lutein) for only a week and I simply cannot believe how fast I could see a positive response.  I can't wait to see my gynae to have an ultrasound scan done to see if the fibroid has shrunk!  And I feel that I am an almost brand new person now, with renewed energy, something which I lack ever since Dyah, our live-in maid returned to Indon for good 3 years ago.  The lack of sleep and having  too much on my plate have left me feeling chronically fatigued, coupled with anemia. I can't wait for the day when Cass can say goodbye to her diapers forever. Her 7th birthday is in 4 days. She told me that on her birthday, she wishes to throw all her diapers away! I pray that her birthday wish will be granted.  I am full of hopes now. :)

IZUMIO_Miracle_Water


Izumio Hydrogen Water

What is it? It is literally pure concentrated Hydrogen in water in very, very high levels; unlike any other in the market. IT IS NOT ALKALINE WATER. Please do not get them mixed up.

 None come even close when comparing the levels of Hydrogen in Izumio. Hydrogen has been proven to be the future in Science for Medicine and the US is beginning to pay attention to Hydrogen experiments on the body of late. The NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information) which is a US Government Agency under the umbrella of the National Library of Medicine has many papers about hydrogen and its benefits. If you cannot find them, do contact me at shireenyong@gmail.com and I will send them to you.

1 Box of Izumio Hydrogen Water has 30 packets of 200 ml of highly concentrated hydrogen water at 2.6 mg/l or 2.6 ppm. Hydrogen is the smallest atom in the world that can penetrate your cells at mitochondrial level and has strong anti-oxidant properties, eliminating free radicals within your body at enormous rates.

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

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Super Lutein


The Beginning – How I Started Consuming Super Lutein 
 My life has been blessed in many ways. When Cass and I were holed up in the pediatric ward of GMC Penang in May 2009 for 3 weeks, her bill escalated from a mere few thousand to ten thousand within a week. The amount slowly climbed up until it exceeded RM50,000 when Cass was finally discharged 3 weeks later! We could not claim a single sen from our insurer as Cass’ condition is congenital. Cass underwent a complex Uretheral Reimplantation surgery to fix her Kidney Reflux, which resulted in a complication a week later. My group of blogging friends pooled together and helped to raise funds to ease our burden. One of my friends donated all that she had in her Paypal account to us, in USD. I will forever be grateful to her. This same friend recently gave me a box of Izumio hydrogen water for Cass. She really wanted to help Cass get healed from incontinence. After just a week on Izumio, I noticed a positive reaction in Cass. I was really excited! I called this friend and told her that I wanted to sign up as member and purchase more Izumio hydrogen water. I also purchased 3 bottles of Super Lutein.

Today is day 15 that Cass is on Izumio. Today I had the confidence to get her to put on her underwear when she was at home. She sat the alarm to 30 minutes. Tick tock tick tock and rrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiingg!! We quickly went to the bathroom together to check the underwear and we both did our high fives and screamed for joy! Her underwear was dry… for once in her life!!!! Praise the Lord again for his blessing and healing upon Cass. I told Cass that this is Jesus’ gift to her on Easter Day :)

This is certainly giving Cass and I so so much hope. We are so certain that Cass will be completely healed from incontinence, though it will take a lot of practice and patience. She will need to learn and practice over and over again how to control her pee whenever she does activities that exert energy like jumping, running, coughing, screaming, etc. Cass’ condition has certainly taught me to be patient and to never give up finding cures, without having to go towards the medically invasive ways. A mother’s instincts are always right, all the time. My guts feelings told me to NOT LET Cass go through a CT Scan, as suggested by her surgeon. She has been scheduled for a Cystoscopy scan in June 2015 but a month ago, I kept receiving spam comments on one of the old posts that I wrote about Cass going through a Cystoscopy scan before her surgery in May 2009. I kept receiving the spam comments on this post until I thought deep about it, discussed it with my hubs and we agreed that we will not let Cass go through this invasive scan, where she will be knocked off. The spam comments stopped flooding my inbox when I made up my mind on the no-go. See, God works in mysterious ways!

I tried giving Super Lutein to Cass but she still finds it hard to swallow the soft gel capsule. However, I am confident that soon, she will be able to swallow it. My baby girl is one very determined girl, who never gives up.

Since a week ago, I have been popping 2-3 Super Lutein capsules and 1 pack of Izumio a day. The reaction was very, very quickly seen on me. On day 2, I could feel that I was more energetic and not as tired and zombified as I used to be. I happened to start taking Super Lutein when I was menstruating. My period would normally drag on for 14 days, with the first 3 days of very, very heavy flow, caused by a fibroid in my uterus. Then the flow gets lighter and I would get spotting until day 14. This month, my period stopped on day 8! I was so happy! And excited! The amount of money that I can save on sanitary napkins every month can be spent on Super Lutein and Izumio! But that is besides the point. I am full of confidence that with continued consumption of Super Lutein and Izumio, the fibroid in my uterus can be zapped away by the hydrogen water and a stronger immune system.

Sherilyn has been taking 2 Super Lutein capsules a day for the past one week. She tells me that she feels more energetic and does not fall asleep easily in her classroom.


Composition of Super Lutein

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Super Lutein Vegetable Carotenoids Extract Liquid Capsules 
Super Lutein is essentially the extract of vegetables essence encapsulated in a sealed soft gel capsule completely safe for everyone including children and babies. It has more than 11 ingredients from top quality Lutein (best in the world) to other carotenoids from tons of fruit and vegetables that one could never eat in a day.

The capsules can be swallowed or chewed and taste like a mixture of fish oil and dark leafy green vegetables. If the tip of the soft gel cap is snipped off with a scissors, the high potency liquid (vegetable essence) within appears black at first sight but if spread on a white paper towel or napkin, will exhibit the colours of the rainbow, essentially the colourful vegetables that we all need in our daily diet. We need colours, not just greens.

How many of us are diligent enough to eat all colours of the rainbow and how much can we really eat? 3 Super Lutein capsules offers 4 servings of fruit, 5 servings of vegetables of 6 colours of all the vegetable nutrients that we essentially need in our bodies for our best health. Cancer patients at Stage 4 take 25 Super Lutein capsules per day.

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How did Super Lutein come about?
Naturally Plus collaborated with Swiss Pharmaceutical Tillots (that originally started in London, but are now owned by the Japanese pharmaceutical group, Zeria Pharmaceuticals) and Aliment Industry in Japan (one of the largest provider of soft gel capsules in the world exporting to the USA). They are made using the highest pharmaceutical standards and every product is tested before entering a foreign country.

We know of people who have been consuming these products for more than 10 years and they have not been healthier than now. These are cancer survivors. Not just one cancer but several within the body. That is just how powerful the products are.

The products are AMAZING and I will not swear by them if I have not tried them on Cass and for myself to feel and see the difference. You will only know this if you tried it and consumed the appropriate dosage customised for you as everybody is different and our bodies are all made out differently.

My personal recommendation for Izumio and Super Lutein is that EVERYONE should take it. Even the most fit and healthy, just in lesser doses. It benefits everyone in everything. Just some of the ways it can benefit you:-

More Energy – more time to be super productive to do all the things you really want to do or make more money!

Much Better Skin / Hair / Nails / Face – Severe acne vanished, Eczema improved by leaps and bounds, hair and nails stronger and much healthier

Kidneys – people who have just started dialysis have been able to reverse the process

Eyes – the blind can see again but you need a few years of consumption depending on severity

Brain – Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients have improved, similarly with autistic children and the DHA helps kids brains develop too. The products are also very powerful with stroke patients especially if taken immediately, though certainly helps even if not taken immediately

Blood – a very powerful product for Leukaemia patients and any other diseases that require blood cleansing

Breasts – heals breast cancer, money back guaranteed!

Lungs / Chest – clears lungs of embedded sputum, asthma improved, allergies eliminated

Liver – keeps liver cancer at bay

Heart – Heals heart cells

Nerves – has an analgesic effect on pain

Digestive Track including Colon – the products have healed all sorts of cancer when consumed appropriately and correctly

Women Hormones / Uterus / Menopause – balances out women hormones to make everything work as they should

First Aid for EVERY Home – Apply them on cuts and burns, removes itch immediately, helps to heal wounds quickly, wash eyes with Izumio if eyes are infected

It is the greatest thing that has happened to me and Cass. Thank you, Izumio and Super Lutein for giving us back our lives!



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

 Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence


Friday, April 3, 2015

Dinner - 1 April 2015

Grilled herb and parmesan cheese chicken breast with panko bread crumbs, tomato omelette and blanched yau mak veggie...






This is my first time trying out this recipe, which I googled and got from EatYourselfSkinny.com. The recipe calls for Panko bread crumbs, which gives the exterior of the meat a crunchier texture.

I also bought dried basil leaves and dried thyme leaves for this dish.









Here's the recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, but I tweaked mine a little...

Baked Parmesan and Herb Chicken 
Yield: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS 
4 skinless chicken cutlets
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. fresh rosemary
Chopped 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
4 Tbsp light butter
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. minced garlic

INSTRUCTIONS 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs.
In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in Dijon mustard, Worcestershire and garlic.
Remove from heat. Dip chicken in butter mixture, roll in breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to make sure all crumbs cling.
Place on baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden.



What the kids had to say:
A little heavy with cheese and butter.  I noticed that each time cheese is added into a dish (except for pasta or spaghetti), the kids will comment that it is heavy! Hmmm...
So... my conclusion is that I will ditch the cheese and butter whenever a chicken or rice recipe calls for them.
As I still have half a packet of Panko bread crumbs left, I shall make this again very soon.  This time, I shall replace the butter and Dijon mustard mixture with just egg wash.    My kids have typical Chinese DNA.  The Westernized combo of Dijon mustard, butter and cheese just don't tickle their fancy, just yet :)



Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Someone is very excited as she is opening a box of treasure! It's a box of health treasure - Izumio hydrogen water, all the way from Japan!

 

 For those of you who know me well, I am not someone who can be easily convinced to buy a product, especially if it's one from MLM companies, more so if the products are expensive.   I can be a very hard nut to crack.  The person who sells me the product must be darn convincing plus I will do my own research first before I part with my money.

For half a year, I googled Izumio and hydrogen water, trying to find faults with it but I could find none. I got to know of Izumio hydrogen water about half a year ago when my very good blogger friend started taking it for her heart disorder and slipped disc.  She got healed from slipped disc after taking Izumio and Super Lutein for 6 months (both products are from Naturally Plus). Since then, she has been taking these two products religiously.  A friend of ours who has been taking these 2 products for years looks radiant.  As a bonus for consuming the products and introducing them to other people, she is now getting a huge 'thank you bonus' from the company that sells it, in the region of 5 figures, every month!!  Don't you just wish that you could do that too?!

Finally I took the plunge, though the products are very expensive!  Mainly because I am hoping that Izumio and Super Lutein can help to heal Cass from incontinence.  Cass also seriously needs a detox for her body from all the radiation and toxins from drugs that she has been exposed to since birth.  For the first 15 months of her life, she had to take antibiotics ON A DAILY BASIS as she had monthly UTI attacks caused by a Grade 3 Kidney Reflux and a Duplex right kidney with duplex ureters. On some serious attacks, she needed antibiotics via IV and hospitalization.  Thank God, the problem is now fixed after a complex Uretheral Reimplantation surgery when she was 13 months old.  But she still has another problem to deal with, which is urine dribbling.  This is my last ditch effort in trying to heal Cass naturally vs. CT scans and invasive diagnostic tests (these tests emit radiation into your body).   Plus, I have not been in top form myself for almost a year. The fibroid in my uterus is causing me super heavy menses every month and the bleeding would go on for 14 days. Every single month.  Can you imagine how tired and lackluster I feel everyday from being anemic?   From a powerful horse that can run twice a day (half an hour each session) just 5 years ago, I no longer have the stamina to run each morning. I have now cut down on running to light jogging, brisk walking and air-walking in the gym. I thought to myself that I have nothing to lose and everything to gain as my kids and I are consuming the products for good health.

Today is day 11 that Cass is taking Izumio.  Day 2 for me - I am taking Izumio and Super Lutein. I am so excited to tell you that I FEEL GREAT and NOT TIRED anymore after just 2 days on Izumio and Super Lutein!  Yesterday I was like a blue-arsed fly rushing everything off as it was our maid-free day.  I cooked, cleaned up, coached Cass in homework, did chaufeurring, shopping and I was asking myself "heck, how come I am not tired and did not doze off on my massage chair by 11pm? Why was I still feeling so insomniac??"  I am amazed!  I have never been insomniac ever since my kids came along!

As for Cass, on day 6, she experienced some detox symptoms.  She told me that her leg was painful, throat was sore, headaches came in waves and randomly and she told me that her whole body ached. She also had loose stools.  I thought that she was going to fall sick!  Then I remembered that these could be symptoms of a body detoxification.  I quickly did a google search and yes, those aches and pains were indeed symptoms of the body detoxing. She is well now! No more body ache and sore throat and no need to go to the doctor's office! These are part of my Izumio stock.

 

1 Box of Izumio Hydrogen Water has 30 packets of 200 ml of highly concentrated hydrogen water at 2.6 mg/l or 2.6 ppm.

Hydrogen is the smallest atom in the world that can penetrate your cells at a mitochondrial level and has strong anti-oxidant properties, eliminating free radicals within your body at enormous rates.

Cass drinks 3 packs a day. I am still trying to coax her to swallow the Super Lutein soft gel tabs.  She finds it hard to swallow, though the tab is not big.

   

HOW HYDROGEN WORKS WITHIN THE BODY

1. Hydrogen is the smallest atom in the chemical chart making it perfect for accessing the deepest darkest parts of the body (mitochondrial cells) where others cannot reach. Every chromosome, amino acid and protein block in our bodies need Hydrogen to build good quality cells.

 2. Hydrogen is required by our bodies for organ function. We get it from the air, from water, from food. But less from food because when cooked, there is hardly any hydrogen left. Hydrogen from the air we breathe dissipates quickly. The body needs Hydrogen is ion form. Water is our best source of it.

 3. But now there is Hydrogen water - and Izumio has the HIGHEST Hydrogen levels in the world compared to any other Hydrogen product and the Miracle water from Lourdes, France, etc. It is proven that Hydrogen rich water is essential to building good, healthy cells and is also capable of balancing the pH within the body.

 4. Hydrogen is difficult to preserve within the body but without it, cells get weak and deteriorate, then high acidity is produced in your system. Thus Hydrogen has also a pH balancing effect on the body not turning acid into alkaline at all, but balancing the equilibrium of the body whilst flushing out acidic toxins through sweat and urine. In short, normal water has been helping us do this all our lives but Izumio is much, much stronger.

 5. Open Wounds - open wounds are acidic. When Hydrogen is applied onto them, it reverses the acidity slightly causing pain to lessen. It does not cure the wound but regenerates the new cells to a point of equilibrium.

 6. Back Pain and other Organs Pain - same concept where Hydrogen helps because our bone mass, body organs, muscles, they all need Hydrogen. It helps increase bone density too.

 7. Skin - Skin is made out of millions of cells but what ratio of cells do we have, good healthy cells or free radicals? Good cells produce smooth, supple skin. It all comes back to the theory of cellular structures and they all need Hydrogen

8. Cancer - Cancer is the result of too many free radicals in the body. Cells that have lost their electrons and gone around stealing goodness from other cells causing havoc and great imbalance within the body, a war of cells within. Hydrogen will strengthen the good army team and with sufficient Hydrogen, they will win the war.

I shall come up with subsequent posts on the benefits of hydrogen water and Super Lutein. If you want to find out more on this product, I'll be more than glad to let you know. I can be reached at shireenyong@gmail.com.  :)



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