Posts made in February, 2019

Have you ever wondered why cats’ eyes always glow at night?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Have you ever wondered why cats’ eyes always glow at night?

Have you also wished you had their amazing night vision? Cat’s eyes glow because of a layer in their retina called tapetum lucidum. Unfortunately, humans don’t have this layer. However there might still be hope, an article I once read said that the color of the glow from a cat’s eyes depends on the amount of zinc and riboflavin in the cells of their eyes. Looking at these 2 vitamins, Riboflavin and zinc are actually amazing vitamins for vision, even for humans. Riboflavin or vitamin B2 is one of the Essential vitamins for humans. It helps the body breakdown carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, so the body is able to utilize them better for Energy. A lack in Riboflavin means the possibility of blurred vision, as well as cracked skin, skin rash, anemia, and fatigue. Zinc on th other hand, is an essential mineral used to improve and prevent macular degeneration, night blindness, and cataracts. Aside from those benefits to the eyes, zinc also improves and supports the immune system, the repair and healing ability of the body, and over all health of the different organ Systems. So, let the cat keep reminding us to add Riboflavin and Zinc in our diets every day for better eyesight, night vision, and over all health. For more articles like this, go...

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Coffee has antioxidants caffeine

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Coffee has antioxidants caffeine

Coffee has antioxidants caffeine, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acids, gamma-tocopherol, tannic acid, among others. All these help increase blood flow to the brain, increasing our mental awareness, reaction time, and mood. So, instead of starting your day with worrying about what lies ahead and the challenges of the day, startwithacupofcoffee and equip your brain to help you step up to what the day has to offer. HappyMonday!!! For more articles like this, go to...

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If you are running out of energy….

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on If you are running out of energy….

If you are running out of energy….you might need to check what you have been eating all week. Sometimes when we are rushing to get things done at work, we grab food that gives us a boost of energy….but not necessarily to sustain the energy. Chocolates, coffee, cookies, breakfast cereals, muesli bars, can sometimes be the culprit. So if you need focus today, look at eating more natural and fresh foods. Vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals that your body can metabolize easily. Eat well today… your FRIDAY has to end magnificently!!! For more articles like this, go to...

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Eating Plan 2019: Incorporate some Paleo meal….

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Eating Plan 2019: Incorporate some Paleo meal….

Eating Plan 2019: Incorporate some Paleo meal…. going basics and using just what we have around us. This Moussaka meal is high in fats, protein, and some carbohydrate in the form of potatoes. Meal is made with minced lamb, grilled eggplant, and mashed potato. Such a scrumptous meal. If you want to add it to your meal plan, pm us and we will send you the recipe. #healthingeating #paleodiet #fatloss #bestdietsever For more articles like this, go...

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Increase your Basil intake increase your antioxidant levels.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Increase your Basil intake increase your antioxidant levels.

Did you know that basil is one of those herbs that we overlook. Basil has high levels of antioxidants. In fact, per 100 grams, they provide us with more anti-oxidants than dark chocolates, strawberries, blueberries, or even black berries. They are so easy to grow inside or outside our homes. So start planting your basil and creating dishes that will boost antioxidant levels in your body. Basil is also an excellent anti-inflammatory her that has the ability to provide symptomatic relief, for rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and even the common headache. So next time you buy some Basil from the shops or when you go and pick some from your garden, remember to make some tea with your basil and start benefitting from it’s healing properties. For more articles like this, go...

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I love Papaya. It is one of my favourite fruit.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on I love Papaya. It is one of my favourite fruit.

I love Papaya. It is one of my favourite fruit. Wether it’s eaten as a fruit or drank as a juice or smoothie, it provides us with an amazing assortment of vitamins and minerals. Did you know that papaya can give you your body’s Vitamin C requirements, as well as Vitamins A, B1, B3, B5, B9, E, and K? It is also a good source of Potassium and antioxidants. Aside from all these Papaya is a great digestive enzyme and therefore best eaten or drank before a meal. So make sure you add papaya on to your eating plan this year. For more articles like this, go...

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Have you compromised on your dream?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Have you compromised on your dream?

Have you compromised on something you thought at one point you could do, and when things started becoming tough you gave up on it? I did. A few times in my life I thought I could do more, and then all the challenges popped up, and i thought “this is too hard”… and decided it wasn’t worth it. My excuse was that “I was good where I was.” “I was happy with what I had.” And they seemed to be all good reasons. What I failed to see was that the dreams were given to me to pursue a bigger goal, to be able to do bigger things, and be able to impact more lives. It wasn’t gonna be as difficult, I just didn’t want to see and consider all the possibilities. I only saw what I saw and knew what i knew. After meeting amazing business coaches and the #1 wealth creator JT Foxx, and listening to their experiences and advice, my eyes opened up to things I couldn’t see before and processes and solutions I didn’t even consider earlier. So, next time you think a dream you have (or even one you have held on for a long time) is too difficult, ask for help. Let someone else show you what you couldn’t see. Mentors and coaches are amazing people that can open your eyes to what you do not know. For more articles like this, go to...

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Chew Your Food For Better Health

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Chew Your Food For Better Health

Chewing is a crucial part of the digestion process. After your start “salivating”, as you start thinking of food, your body creates the digestive enzymes to breakdown food. Then when you actually eat, chewing is the next process and the one that will help your body breakdown your food effectively. You see chewing chops, cuts, grinds, and macerates food, before it goes into the esophagus and the other smooth muscles cells involved in the digestion process. The chewing process is part of what is called the mechanical phase of digestion. Without the proper breakdown of the food in this phase, it becomes more difficult for the rest of the system to digest this food effectively. After all teeth are only in the mouth and not in our gut. When the food goes through the stoma and the intestines, it is churned and mixed thoroughly with the digestive enzymes. Food that goes through this process that isn’t broken down well by the teeth, tend to cause bloating, because undigested food, encourages bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine. This accumulation of bacteria can cause gas build-up, as well as diarrhea and/or constipation. So, next time you put food in your mouth, chew it throughly til you feel it is now macerated well in your mouth, before swallowing it. DO NOT drink water to swallow food, as this only dilutes the digestive enzymes in the mouth that the body creates to AGAIN help breakdown the food better. I hope you enjoyed this article and REMEMBER Chew Chew, and Chew. For more articles like this, go to...

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What are your Health Goals for 2019?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on What are your Health Goals for 2019?

Creating health goals can be daunting, if not confusing. Not knowing where and how to start, makes it almost impossible to create one. Well, let me put your mind at ease and help you with this. When you write your goals, think of what EXACTLY you want to achieve – a 20kg weight loss; to get rid of your hay fever completely; to have 8-hours uninterrupted sleep every night; to always have normal blood sugar readings; to have a blood pressure reading of 120/80 always; to start a Paleo eating plan and gain muscle mass… Whatever it is, the first step is to be clear what EXACTLY it is you want to achieve. Only when you are clear will you be able to research the steps and make your goals a reality. Once you have written all your goals, number them according to priority. Ideally, do not have more than 3 health goals at a time. Allow yourself the biggest chance to fulfill all your goals, by giving yourself the opportunity to really get into them and do them. Remember that we have other things we need to work on aside from health. Creating too many health goals, give you less of an opportunity to work on your business goals, family goals, etc. If you decide to only have 1 health goal, that is fine too. It is easy enough to create a new goal after you have succeeded in fulfilling your 1st goal anyway. Now that you know what is your priority, work on the steps to get your goal happening. Let me explain, by sharing my own health goal. My health goal is to create an eating plan that the family can follow successfully – a high protein, high fat, low carb diet that suits my meat-lover husband, my seafood-veggies preference, and my children’s preference for simple meals (or meals similar to what they already love). Once I identified that, my next step was to research different diets, like Paleo and Keto (being both low carb diets), and find recipes that we can use that will cater to all our requirements. This usually means rotating seafood and meat for dinner, and adding vegetables always. For breakfast we plan a high protein breakfast of sausages/ham/bacon for hubby, and tuna/sardines/mackarel for me. We usually have eggs and/or baked beans with that. The children are not a big fish eater, so for breakfast, they have what dad has. This week for example we have incorporated Omelettes back into our diet (I have been a bit slack in the past months and stopped omelettes…so that is back now). I have also prepared Moussaka to replace the Lasagne favourite of my husband and children. Baked fish is back in our menu (which used to be a bit of a novelty… as fish isn’t always great in Jakarta), and so is Chicken stuffed with spinach and cheese. To ensure a successful goal, I am creating a weekly menu for the family, as well as a grocery list based on the menu. The first week menu is always just about 3-4 new meals incorporated with what we are used to eating already. This ensures we are not all adjusting too much on this new program. As mentioned earlier, the 1st week’s menu also has food we love that we haven’t been preparing too often, that fulfil our eating plan requirements. Once the 1st week’s menu is done, we decide which ones we liked and which ones we didn’t…. and go on to our week 2 menu. Again 3-4 new meals for this menu. We...

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My family has a crazy eye fetish!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on My family has a crazy eye fetish!

Yesterday I was going through my photo gallery and came across a series of eye photos my children had taken. It can be quite daunting to see eyes staring back at you on your photo gallery, but it is something I have gotten used to through the years. You see I am an Iridologist, and have been practicing Iridology for over 10 years now. I have always found it fascinating to read people’s characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses through their eyes. It is quite a fascinating field, and I find it amazing to practice the art of Iridology. Looking into a pregnant woman’s eyes, writing down the gender of the baby, even before the doctor tells her what it is, is quite exciting. Finding out a person’s genetic weakness when they can’t figure out the cause of a recurring illness is quite revealing, and a relief on their part. My son, when he was much younger, told his teacher to see me coz she showed an inflammatory constitution. My son had been fascinated by my iris photo collection and had heard me do my Iridology courses online, and clearly picked up a few things from what I taught. I don’t think hid teacher ever understood what he meant, but I quite loved hearing my son tell me the story. My daughters would constantly ask me whenever we are together or on a break, to take their iris photo and reassess them to check if their eyes reveal new things or show they have rebalanced their health. They would do silly things like walk towards me, stop and stare at me with their eyes wide open saying “tell me what you see”. Knowing all that, am sure you now understand why when I checked my phone all these photos popped up, and why when everyone in the house this holiday decided it was their turn to get an assessment, I gave in. So I pulled out my beautiful and reliable iris camera and started taking photos of everyone. I showed them how their eyes looked like up close. Discuss what each marking and line meant. Compared their old and new photos and discussed the differences. We then wrote down points discussed and decided on a herbal remedy for each one to take, as well as supplements that will help them with whatever they wanted to improve. It may sound weird, but that is what fascinates my family. Health and knowing the body’s secrets; Teasing each other about their eyes and deciding who has the best looking iris; Understanding why they may be getting the sniffles a lot; or how they can prevent pimples from popping out; or even how muscles can develop better and sooner; Creating their herbal concoctions and tasting if they can tolerate my “brew” or not; Bragging who is the most tolerant…. hahaha… of the crappy tasting herbs, are the crazy and sometimes weird ways my family connects with each other. These are the things we love doing together. How is your family different to others? If mine has a weird eye fettish, so to speak, what is your family’s? Is health something you have prioritized in your family? For more articles like this, go to...

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Prioritizing health = lasting lifestyle changes

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Prioritizing health = lasting lifestyle changes

Every time a new year comes around, people promise all sorts of things that they will change. Better health, a change of diet, and weight loss are some of them. However to truly have an effective promise, there has to be a commitment to make changes. After all, change cannot happen if you do the same things you have always done. Doing the same things, will always give you the same results. To truly prioritize your health for 2019, the first step is to look inside your fridge, pantry, and cupboards. Go through the foods you have in there. Select the foods that do not align with your goal. Pick it up and get rid of it. Don’t say….”well i still have a lot of bread, let me finish those and start next week.” Change only happens, when you decide to do it now and take action. A better way of doing it, is offering your “rejects” to others. Others might have different goals. So what is ones “junk” is another man’s “treat”. Another way to put it is, find someone who will rescue you and help you get closer to your goals by accepting your junk foods 🙂 If you don’t know where to start, let me give you some suggestions of foods in this fridge to get rid off, and why: 1) Cheese tart = top most shelf on the left hand side is a cheese tart box. Dairy and wheat are one of the first things out of the fridge and cupboard when you are wanting to go healthy. Dairy has been known to be very acidic and a cause of allergy to a lot of people. Wheat is processed food…. and if it isn’t fresh, we don’t want it. 2) Cream Cheese = on the right side of top most shelf is cream cheese… as mentioned above, dairy is a No-No on my list. 3) Bolognese sauce = bolognese is not difficult to prepare, so print yourself out a good bolognese sauce recipe and make it fresh when you need it. Better yet, ask your mother or family members….even friends who cook well for their proven yummy recipes. If you are the type to prep your foods in advance, prepping and using fresh ingredients are still better than bottled products. Think about it….how do they ensure the sauce doesn’t go off? If you made a bolognese sauce, how long before it goes off, if you just stored it in bottle and leave on a shelf? We know this, and yet, we don’t think twice when buying all these bottled sauces. 4) Bread = again from wheat. If you want to lose weight, eliminating wheat is one of the best ways. Wheat does not have a lot of nutrients and contains phytic acid that prevent your body from absorbing important minerals, like calcium, zinc, iron and magnesium. Wheat is a starch that converts into sugar in the body, and as we all k now, sugar is not good for your health. 5) Sauces on the right (door of the fridge) = Depending on your goal, some people aren ‘t quite ready to get rid of sauces. Some argue that sauces have sugar. My argument is, when starting with your health journey, slowly eliminate sauces. Cooking simple meals are always the best. Salt and pepper, plus spices usually does the job. If you are not quite ready for it, then start eliminating first tomato ketchup, barbecue sauce, and other sugar-laden sauces. Start learning how to appreciate simple foods. It will save you money in the long run...

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Omelet – the most versatile healthy meal!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Article | Comments Off on Omelet – the most versatile healthy meal!

Did you know that the Omelet is one of the most versatile healthy meals you can prepare for you and your loved ones? Omelets are made from eggs, which is one of the most nutritious food you can have. It contains vitamins A, B2, B4, B5, B6, B12, D, E, and K. It also contains Folate, Phosphorous, Selenium, and the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Eggs is also a good source of protein, amino acids, and good cholesterol. So if you haven’t yet incorporated eggs in your diet, you are missing out on all these nutrients. An omelet also allows you to add to the mix of already great nutrients, even more nutrients through tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, and whatever else you like to add. I have had versions with meat, chicken, or fish, depending on the diet of the person I am preparing it for. Cheese is another great addition for those who are able to tolerate it in their diet. Omelet is a great meal for any time of the day, except close to bed time, as the high protein in eggs can make it difficult for people to have a good night’s sleep. But either than that, it is a great meal for children and adults alike, because you can create your own version of it with the food you like to add. So the next time you think of a meal for your eating plan, consider the nutritious, versatile and easy to prep Omelet. Note: if you are intolerant or allergic to eggs, then PLEASE do not have eggs for your meals. For more articles like this, go...

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