Mommy: Apple T 0 h
Daddy: Johnnie Loh
Our Lil Princess:
羅貴雪, Amabel Loh Gui Xue
21 August 2006 (Year of Dog)
Place of Birth:
Thomson Medical Centre, Singapore
Natural Delivery without Epidural
Borned in Gestation age:
Weight at Birth:
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Our 2nd Lil Princess:
羅貴琪, Aisleyne Loh Gui Qi
15 August 2008 (Year of Mouse)
Place of Birth:
Thomson Medical Centre, Singapore
Natural Delivery without Epidural
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title: An acidic body is a disease magnet date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 time : 10:30 AM
As people say, an acidic body is a disease magnet. So, that's why I started my juicy morning with freshly squeezed organic lemon with added organic extra virgin olive oil - on empty stomach. Been on this for near 4 months! And it is absolutely GREAT!!
The beauty of lemon water is that it is tasty, refreshing and best of
all, alkalising. The lemon juice raises the alkalising effect of the
water so even with standard tap water you can make your drink nice and
My skin is getting so much better and better than before having the major outbreak few months back due to the hormonal imbalance condition, this is surely help much apart from my healthy diet. This is just a start of the lemon water benefits that I love so much.
So What Are the Lemon Water Benefits?
Apart from being an amazing body alkalizer/alkaliser, here are my favourite lemon water benefits:
Lemons are antiseptic
Lemon water has excellent digestive properties and can ease heartburn, bloating and other digestion problems
Lemon water cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys
Lemon juice contains calcium, magnesium and potassium
Lemon juice has been known to relieve asthma
Lemon water (hot) offers relief from cold and flu symptoms while providing some much needed Vitamin C
Lemon juice is a great skin cleanser
I have been wanting to write something about peoples misunderstanding the untrue about acidic food like lemon and orange being acidic, but too lazy or busy to blog about it.
So since I'm reading this article this morning, I shall do the easy way out by copied this here to share :p
"All this while, People
thought that oranges and lemons are acidic - the notion we
cannot have them on an empty stomach is not quite true after
all. Why such notion?
Well, I just have to look at how my lemon-based dish-washing
liquid gets rid of the grease on my plate! I have even tried to
use a halved lemon to grease off my oily plate. Wow, the lemon
worked wonders - its strong acidic action reminds me what it
could do to my stomach.
Yet, as what I have recently found out (from the articles I have
been reading), that notion is indeed far from the truth. Lemons
and oranges are totally the opposite - given that they are
inside your belly.
Acidic fruits are still acidic in nature. When you put them in
your mouth, the acid will be converted into alkaline substances
in the body. So yes, lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits
(acidic by nature) will turn alkaline when you consume them.
Having an alkaline body is good. If you have acidic body, most
likely you could attract more not-so-nice bodily conditions like
fatigue and bad skin conditions."
Water with lemon is most definitely alkalizing to the body. I know
this might seem confusing at first but my short video with Dr Young
trained, alkaline expert nutritionist Gareth Edwards will explain how
lemons are indeed an alkaline food
title: Junk Food: Ruining the future for our children date: Monday, May 20, 2013 time : 9:29 AM
This is what I always keep in my phone,
to remind my girls, how they gonna look like from inner if they wanna stuff themselves with junk food and fast food too often.lol~
and it work!! especially to Aisleyne who is a vainpot! Its helps to make them feel less tempted to eat those junk foods.
I can't restricted them totally with the people around offering them but I as a parent will definitely control them not more than once a week.
Somehow, i feel terribly for the kids when I saw the parent actually stuff junk food in their children school bag for recess. Can't believe my eyes lol~ are you one?!?! Here a interesting one that I read! To share with you peeps
Knock, knock, knock…
Wendy Body and Toby Body came to open the door.
“Hello there, dear kids! We are from Fast Food Kingdom. Oh, let
me introduce myself. My name is Mr. Fried Chicken. These people
behind me are my friends - Mr. French Fries, Mr. Supersized
Chicken Burger, Mr. Maximized Hamburger, Mr. Long Hot Dog, Mr.
Extra Cheesy Cheeseburger and Mr. Cola Soda.
“How old are you both?”
The Body siblings replied, “We are twins and we are ten years
old, thank you.”
“Oh my, you twins are sweet and polite”, said Mr. Fried Chicken.
“We are the Faz-Fud Dudes. If you become our friends, you will
get free toys to play with. Do you want to be friends with us?”
asked Mr. Fried Chicken.
“No, no, no. Our mom and dad told us not to talk to strangers.
By the way, they told us that people like you will make us fat,
especially through the oil to fry the fries and the saturated
fats in meat and skin. You people have the reputation to be very
addictive, which will only make us eat more.
Mr. Fried Chicken tried to persuade Wendy and Toby again. “No -
no. We do not mean to force you to become our close friends in
an instant. You do not need to welcome us every day. Once in a
while, we can play, we will give you toys.” Mr. French Fries
added, “We are not stalkers. We are appetite pleasers. I am sure
you hate those celery stalks and broccoli in your school meals.”
Toby retorted. “No thanks. We don’t want to die so early.
Moreover, by becoming friends with you, we are sure that we do
not get the toys for nothing. Most of you have bad fats. The
likes of Mr. Supersized Chicken Burger, Mr. Maximized Hamburger,
Mr. Extra Cheesy Cheeseburger and Mr. Long Hot Dog will
super-shrink our arteries with their high cholesterol contents.”
“Yeah”, Wendy chipped in. “Besides, you fail to let us know that
Mr. Cola Soda has almost nine teaspoons of sugar. We are young,
but we are not fools to fall for your sweet temptations. We
certainly do not want to end up in Kingdom Hospital. We don’t
want to sleep on the bed the whole day.
We want to go to school and play. We want to be happy. So, stay
away from us!”
Feeling rather defeated, the Faz-Fud Dudes left. Suddenly, Vege
Lady, Fruitzy and Nutty Boy appeared.
“Hi there kids. Aren’t those Faz-Fud Dudes annoying”, said Vege
The rest joined in, “Yeah, they should not force you to become
their friends if you refused. Do not worry. We are here for you.
We will be present if they are to disturb you again. We will
make sure you will be protected from becoming obese, and
affected by all sorts of diseases and
ailments. We sure hate to see you in Kingdom Hospital.”
Nutty Boy exclaimed, “They may have toys, but we have health
What we have are lots of vitamins and other antioxidants. And
don’t think I have lots of fats. My nuts friends and I have
healthy fats that take care of your heart and equip you with
brainy brains too!”
“Yes, yes, yes. We want to live happily and healthily ever
after,” the Body siblings sing in unison.
The sibling’s neighbor and school mates; Lazy Fuzzy and Food
Junkie heard their conversation. They cannot believe what the
siblings are getting into. “Faz-Fud Dudes are the best. They
taste much better than yucky greens. Do not become friends with
Vege Lady and the gang” they exclaimed.
“We sure are having fun with the many toys Faz-Fud Dudes gave
us. In fact, we invite them rather frequently,” Food Junkie
sniggers. Lazy Fuzzy added, “We are best friends.”
Fast forward 30 years later, Lazy Fuzzy accidentally met Wendy
Body and Toby Body in a car park. “Hey there, how are you? Where
is Food Junkie?” asked Toby Body. In an instant, Food Junkie
lowered his head and said sombrely, “He passed away few days
ago. He had died of a heart attack. He is still young at the age
of early forties. Only old people have heart attack. The doctor
said it was because of Faz-Fud Dudes.”
They all hugged each other and cried.
title: My Makeup Brush Set [Stand a chance to win] date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 time : 1:48 AM
A woman feels happy and confident when she looks her best.
Makeup enhances natural features, but with a good brush can create a precise
and flawless application.
I used my new brushes set yesterday from www.loveybelle.com,
which came very handy with all essential brushes I need to create a precise application
which I really like. Super adore the hot pink Faux Leather holder which is
great for storing them and doesn’t take up much space on my vanity.
important is all their brushes are all professionally handpicked by the owner who
is in the industry for many years to ensure her Customers receive affordable but
great valued products
title: An Acidic Body = A Disease Magnet date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 time : 1:25 PM
Why I would like to share here the pieces of useful articles/newletters on wellness and health that I read and learn. Somehow I hope my children will one day come into here not only to read and reminisce those childhood memories but also hoping this little space will benefit them to be more conscious about their own health and get them to know a little more about health wellness and directing them to be aware of the health consequences As they grow, they should take the responsible in taking care of their own health and I can't forever control them as like they are still a little baby. If you have been following my blog, should know that now my kids and my diet are more to alkaline form of food to balance the acidify body. So I think this is a very good one to share, which I read today during my lunch, by Evelyn from "topwellnesshealth" again >
Did you know that an acidic body is a sickness magnet? What does
it mean by acidic body? Our eating habits and lifestyle are
wreaking havoc to our body and health. You like McDonalds,
Burger King, Wendy’s, soda, chips, doughnuts and fried stuffs?
Think twice before excessively gorging these stuffs down your
When we consume foods like fast food, snacks, refined
carbohydrates, soda and alcohol, they are digested by our body.
The digestion produces acidic compounds, hence acidifying our
Stress factors, lacking of exercise, exposure to
pollutants, toxic overload (from drugs, ingestion of pesticide
residue from food) only make things worse.
Over acidic body ‘attracts’ many kinds of sickness. You can feel
constant tiredness (fatigue), you may see your body adding more
those unwanted extra pounds (obesity) or your complexion gets
duller and more pimples start breaking out (your body not
expelling toxins effectively).
In other words, what happens if your body gets to acidic?
1. It provides a condition that allows tumor cells to thrive -
2. Make the body more susceptible to fatigue and illness
3. Your body will have a hard time getting rid of heavy metals
and toxins, causing more stress to organs that expels toxins
(e.g. : Kidney, lungs, liver, skin, colon)
4. Acid build-up in cells can hamper the body’s ability to
repair damaged cells
Balancing the body’s pH (to measure acidity and alkalinity) is
the first step towards well-being and greater health. To
maintain health, eat more fresh fruits and particularly
vegetables (see the list below to find out what are the alkaline
forming fruits, veggies and other foods) to balance out the
protein intake (acid forming food).
Among many fruits,
lemon is categorized as one of the extremely alkaline producing
What!!? Now, wait a minute. Lemon is alkaline? It is always in
the general perception that lemon is acidic, but the fact is it
Here is why - A food’s acid/alkaline forming abilities have
nothing related to the actual pH of the food itself. By right,
citrus fruits are acidic when their pH levels are tested.
However, when eaten (following digestion and assimilation by the
body), they become alkaline.
Below are some examples of alkalinizing and acidic food:
Broccoli, garlic, celery, mushrooms, peas, spirulina, tomatoes,
wheat grass, citrus fruits, grapes, watermelon, peach,
pineapple, strawberry, almond, fermented tofu, cinnamon, curry,
ginger, apple cider vinegar, mineral water
title: Oozing Warm Chocolate Lava Cake date: time : 7:34 AM
I baked Chocolate Lava Cake last night!
My girl were jumping high and screaming "Yay, mommy is gonna bake again" to her younger sis.
They love cakes but I not often letting them eat, only if I bought one for myself then I will let them have some share.
Now ever since I started on my healthy diet, they even hardly eat as I should actually avoid those sweet stuffs due to the butter, eggs (i used organic here though since I have it in my fridge), sugar etc that's used. Unless I can find healthier and organic alternative to substitute. I will source around soon definitely.
So it have been a year since I last bake, stopped after not having maid a year back. Simply because I'm too busy with housechores; friends who know me well should know I'm freaky clean and hence take longer time when come to washing things. I don't have that time to do even more washing of all the cookwares.
I would love to let my girls take on the role and do the baking one day. Amabel did her first baking lesson last year Christmas and she did mention again that she's very interested to bake again. This is a simple recipe so it will be a good one for them to bake themselves. How about doing a kids baking session for their group of friends.
Great idea right! Should suggest it to my mommy friends.
It was really a very simple recipe and I succeeded in making it to the right consistency on the first attempt (chocolate oozing out when cut in the middle).
Omg...look at the warm & oozing runny chocolate goodness. It was so yummilicious and taste exactly the same as what served in the bakery.
This recipe can makes 3x 6oz ramekin cakes but my home only have the 8oz ramekin so ended up I baked 2 ramekin cake with the chocolate mixture filled the ramekin slightly more instead.
Here the recipe shared by my gf, Carin 😘😘 and is actually from noobcook
- 100g dark chocolate (example, Cadbury Old Gold 70% cocoa), cut to small cubes
- 100g unsalted butter, cut to small cubes
- 2 eggs
- 50g caster sugar
- 20g self-raising flour
To decorate (optional)
- icing sugar and small sieve
- any berries
- ice cream
title: Not easy being a mom "What I have been busy with nowadays" date: Friday, April 26, 2013 time : 3:21 PM
I have been reading a lot about maintaining a good health recently, not only for me but also my children. Now that I have maid, I don't have to spend all of my time doing housechore like the past though I still help as much as I could. But instead I spent most of my time reading up books, articles and newsletters about health, wellness and diet beside other things that I did.
That's the most important to me when come to caring for my kids. That's the love I shower on my kids!
Here my reading today to share, by Evelyn http://www.topwellnesshealth.com >
Our stomach has a warm optimum temperature that all the
digestive acids can work effectively. Moreover, she says that if
we were to take oily foods especially, cold drink will tend to
solidify the oil, which then produces sludge. Please do not ask
me what this “sludge” means, as I have no idea. The sludge will
then react with the stomach acid, and the resulting form is
absorbed by the intestine much faster than normal. The sludge
will then stick onto the intestine and will lead to cancer.
Wow, those statements are so vague. Moreover, such claim is
widely circulated on the internet. Some even say that cold water
will cause heart attack. Probably they should not have said it
without any solid proof.
There were counter-claims: Our stomach has the capacity to
increase the temperature as a result of taking in cold water.
This will also lead to more energy being burn. Means it burns
calorie. However, do not expect that drinking 8 glasses of cold
water can help you lose weight. Just get off from the couch and
Does drinking ice or cold water affect our
There is no scientific evidence showing that consuming cold
water can affect our digestion.
Our body will be able to equilibrate the water temperature when
it enters our body within a matter of seconds to minutes.
However, drink in moderation (not too much of cold water) as our
has limitations to self-adjust water temperature within our
I heard that it is bad to drink water after a
meal. But, why can’t we do it, because normally after a meal we
would feel thirsty?
Our body normally produces its own fluids to help digest food.
When food enters our stomach, our stomach lining will release
enzymes that could break down proteins in the food. Our stomach
lining also secretes hydrochloric acid.
This acid creates an ideal condition for the protein-digesting
enzymes to work and protect our body from harmful microbes which
enter our body through food.
It is not good to drink too much fluid with or after meals
because this will dilute the natural digestive juices and may
cause indigestion. If you would like to drink water with meals,
you may consider drinking a small glass of warm water or a hot
That brings me to the next topic. Have your mom ever advise you
not to take shower (bath) right after you had your meal? It is
said that doing so will affect your digestion. Why? Well,
because when you eat, food enters the stomach. Concurrently, the
blood flow to stomach area increases. If you bathe, your body
temperature drops, and the blood flow towards the stomach
lessens. Hence, the digestion process is less efficient. This
claim has quite a number of scientific backings. As for me, I think I would
continue bathing before meals, as I would prefer to enjoy my
meals with a fresh and clean body (and mind). Hate eating with
all those grime and dirt on me.
talking about it, I have been strict when come to food given to my children, actually since birth, proper storing of veggie, no seasoning, no unhealthy junk food, no beverage drink or at least keep at a very minimum cause I cannot always control what other people give to them.
I kept this in my hp's album
Whenever my girls throwing tantrum wanting to buy junk food, I will show them this.
So I ask them again "You wanna eat those rubbish and look like this little boy." They will said "No, so scary"
People may said I'm extreme, may said "Woah... no childhood lei.", "没有童年“。But what is
sweet, tibits all gonna to do with no childhood? My kids definitely
have! Looking at the toys they have, the family outing, fun activities,
children gathering, movie they have.
I don't stress them in study.
The only habit I want them to have is reading, reading it as a leisure cause it benefit so much in their study
They have the best childhood!
that is not the most important to me and what most important is as a
parent we did try our best to give them a better health and lifestyle.
A lot of elderly (esp my Dad) telling me in the past all the children also "La Sub Jia, La Sub Dua" (hokkien), - "anyhow eat also grow up healthily". Well, I always argue back it won't be anymore, looking at what the human do to the living thing and environment nowadays. “Modern production of foods incorporates a wide range of synthetic chemicals,” Here a few example:
1) Bovine Growth Hormone: Milk does nobody good... Bioengineered hormone is injected in the cows every
other week to force the cows to produce more milk than their bodies
normally would. rBGH is similar, although not identical, to a hormone
that the cow naturally produces. Increasing levels of this hormone
boosts milk production, causing a number of problems with the milk,
among them, raising levels of pus, antibiotics residues and a
cancer-accelerating hormone called IGF-1.
The presence of rBGH in the cow's blood stimulates production of another
hormone, called Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1, or IGF-1. It is IGF-1
that is directly responsible for increasing milk production. rBGH use
raises IGF-1 levels significantly (about five times as much, according
to Monsanto studies).
IGF-1 is a naturally-occurring hormone found in the milk of both cows
and humans. It affects cell growth and is responsible for the quick
growth of infants in both species. This is why it is biologically
present in mother's milk, since it is meant to be consumed by infants.
While the IGF-1 hormone already exists in humans, it is usually bound to
protein and thus has less of an effect than unbound IGF-1 in milk.
When cow's milk is consumed by human non-infants, it behaves as a
cancer-accelerator. IGF-1 is not destroyed in the pasteurization
process nor during human digestion and is therefore biologically active
in humans, being associated with breast, prostate, and colon cancers.
IGF-1 promotes cell division. As cells divide, at some point they are
instructed (by their genes, in combination with hormone signals) to stop
dividing or they are instructed to die so that the creation of new
cells is matched by the death of cells and no net growth occurs; this is
called "programmed cell death." If "programmed cell death" is
prevented, then cells don't die at the right time, causing
out-of-control growth of cells, which is another way of saying cancer.
Cancer is uncontrolled cell division.
2) Pesticides are developed with the aim of helping the farmer protect
crops from damage and thus increase the yield, or the storage life of
crops. Pesticides need to be toxic to kill pests. However, a pesticide can be
useful only if it kills pests at a small enough dose that causes little
or no harm to people, domestic animals and wildlife. It is not easy to
establish how much of a pesticide is "safe" for people. Despite many
studies done on health effects of each pesticide, there are research
gaps. These gaps cause uncertainty in the predictions of long-term
health effects of many pesticides. It is thus essential that pesticide
exposure be minimized and the presence of pesticide residues in food be
regulated and monitored.
“Many of these chemicals have the potential to be very damaging to
humans if they are exposed to high concentrations, or to low
concentrations over an extended period of time.”
Again...My same saying "It's no longer like the past anymore." We cannot live and think like the past!!
Looking at the cancers rate nowadays! I may anytime diagnose with cancers or any others illness, perhaps everyone had great chance of getting cancer or any other disease / illness from what we have been eating since young, - hormone injected cow milk, pesticides veggies, all processed food etc.
Especially with the kids still gentle and developing body system, we can't depend and overwork their body system to do the cleaning of those toxic from the food they eat.
So the chance is there! and I'm doing my role to help to minimize their chance now
I have been regretting never start eating organic food, veggies and fruit since pregnant with my children. I believe one's health start from eggs, forming to a baby, or perhaps before a mother is preparing to try for a baby. That's why it is important to eat healthily when you are pregnant and before pregnant! So for expecting mother who aren't eating well and healthily during pregnancy, you think your baby is growing well?
No people can guarantee even if they have been growing well in the womb at good weight. I believe it somehow effect their future health though doctor won't say that to you.
I don't want to continue to intro those food to them anymore. That's why now insist to no preservative, no processed food and only organic when come to cooking daily at home now. When eating out with no choice I will just close one eyes since it is not a daily thing, but we kept it at the minimum, hoping it will reduce the chance of any health condition.
I still give my children formula milk but of course is organic, I still give meat as far as I can buy the organic one. Everything keep to the same, except that I will choose organic and keep to minimum meat and more veggies, fruit and fluid.
Its really not easy being a mom.
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."