Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Dr Oz’s Ultimate Checklist: Supplements

Dr Oz 's Ultimate Checklist: Supplements every woman over 40 needs

Dr Oz’s Ultimate Checklist: Supplements

1.       Multivitamin

Dr Oz said that a multivitamin can help fend off heart disease, breast cancer and colon cancer.  In a study done on 3 million people, only 1% of the people were found to get enough nutrients and vitamins from their diet alone.  So even if you think you are getting enough in your diet, think of the multivitamin as an insurance policy that guarantees you will get everything your body needs no matter what.  Look for a multivitamin that contains Vitamin B, C, E and Zinc.  Dr Oz said to avoid mega doses, like supplements that say 500% of your daily need.  Also, he suggests avoiding iron unless you are menstruating.  Dr Oz suggests splitting up when you take your multivitamin so that you take half in the morning and half in the evening, because your body can only absorb a certain amount of vitamins at any given time.  Any leftover vitamins are generally released from your body in urine.  Plus, you don’t want your body to have highs and lows of vitamins.  Dr Oz said you can get 50 tablets for $9.99, but the multivitamins that I get at Whole Foods actually cost quite a bit more.  However, my multivitamin is fantastic because all of the vitamins and nutrients are derived from actual food, so your body can absorb it easier.  What is your favorite multivitamin?  Leave a comment below and share with everyone!

2.       Calcium / Magnesium

Dr Oz said that Calcium and Magnesium are important for your muscles, bones and teeth.  Dr Oz suggested taking 600 mg of calcium with 400 mg of magnesium to help fend off Osteoporosis.  Calcium all alone can be constipating, but the magnesium will help with that.  Also, magnesium relaxes your arteries so that you won’t get heart problems from the calcium.  Dr Oz said that you should not take calcium within two hours of taking other pills, because calcium can block your body from absorbing other nutrients.  Also, take your calcium supplement with a full glass of water.

3.       Vitamin D

Dr Oz said that Vitamin D helps your body to absorb calcium and is key to your nervous system, plus Vitamin D even helps to improve your orgasm quality!  If you live North of Atlanta or have dark skin, then you probably don’t get enough Vitamin D from the sun.  Take 1000 IU of Vitamin D with your breakfast, preferably with milk or yogurt because it is fat soluble.

4.       Fish Oil

Dr Oz said that Fish Oil helps your important organs like your brain and heart.  Fish oil contains omega 3 fatty acids called DHA and EPA which are good for your brain, heart, lower your risk of heart attack, and reduce your risk of breast cancer by over 30%.  Imagine that your body is like a wood board, and a drill bit is like inflammation, toxins in the environment and stress in life.  If you apply the drill to the wooden board, you will get smoke and irritation, but if you take omega 3 fats and fill up the hole, then damage is minimized.  Dr Oz said that some people are worried about mercury and PCB, and this has always been one of my key concerns.  In fact, Dr Oz had a guest a while back who had recommended Krill Oil for this exact reason.  However, Tod Cooperman, the president of, said that they did a test and found no detectable amount of mercury in fish oil and very small amounts of PCB, which was even lower than the amount that you would get through a fish meal.  However, Cooperman said that some fish oil supplements have less DHA or EPA than they claim and some supplements were spoiled which makes a more fishy taste.  Keep your fish oil in the fridge to make it last longer.  Dr Oz recommends taking 600 mg of DHA Omega 3′s with breakfast and said that 60 pills cost around $12.

Dr Oz's Hydration Handbook

Taken from Dr Oz's Hydration Handbook

i think we all will benefit from some simple steps to keep ourselves healthy and wealthy (since we will be cutting down on trips to the doctor), and I really like the part on how we should drink 1 cup of water for every cup of coffee consumed.

Hydration Helpers:
  1. Know When to Drink More When you do something that raises your heart rate, like exercising, you lose water. Counteract this loss by drinking an 8-oz glass of water per hour of activity.
  2. Drink 1 for 1 Caffeine dehydrates your body. For every cup of coffee or tea you drink, have 1 glass of water too.
  3. Get Your Water From Food Many fruits and vegetables are rich in water – the juicer, the better. Watermelon, papaya, cucumber and celery are great choices because they have water, sodium and potassium, which are all needed to prevent dehydration.

Dr Oz: Home Solution Recipe to Wash Off Pesticides - Dr Oz | Doctor Oz Fans

Dr Oz: Home Solution Recipe to Wash Off Pesticides - Dr Oz | Doctor Oz Fans

daytime tv, dr oz show.

i found this quite interesting and informative, esp the part on pesticide removal spray. do click on link to view entire article.

Dr Oz’s Pesticide Wash Solution Recipe
Dr Oz said that if you are going to eat non-organic fruits and vegetables, you can help to wash your produce off by mixing together the following ingredients:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 TB baking soda
- 1/2 lemon
Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray your produce.  Let the solution sit on your fruits and veggies for about 5 minutes before rinsing it off.  Vinegar is anti-bacterial and lemon is a natural astringent.  Fabulous home remedy Dr Oz!!!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Welcome Baby Dragon!!

We welcome our latest addition, Baby Dragon (Yih Leong has not told us his name yet), today!!

Although they are in China, we still send our warmest congrats and blessings to them.

Rest well Sis-In-Law, Wu Yuan. Really thankful that the timing was just right.

Again, Welcome Baby Dragon, 25 Oct 2012 is truely your special day

Thursday, 11 October 2012

I Love Running Man

Currently watching a korean variety show, Running Man, and it is really funny. Initially was drawn to RM cos Song Joong Ki was part of it (he has since left RM) but am now in love with most of the cast members.

Love the Monday Couple, Gary & Ji Hyo, their acting skills are really convincing. Ji Hyo is an actress and Gary is part of a rap duo Leessang. Ha ha is another cutie, he is just like Pororo. I first heard of Pororo from the drama Flower Boy Ramen Shop (Jung Il Woo), apparently a major cartoon character in korea.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Bry Little Teacher

I bought a small white board for bry as his birthday present and he loves it.

he will pretend that he is a teacher and writes the date and day on it. it is ok if he treats it as a drawing board.

best of all, the boys are sharing it and pretending to be teachers. yes, they do fight but at least they are learning and trying to play as brothers.

Welcome All

Welcome to my new space.

I will be carrying out minor upgrades or modifications as I learn to use this space more efficiently.

A major difference is that I am unable to upload videos that are more than 100MB, don't have this problem with multiply.

Let's hope this will be the last time I have to do any data migration.


SpongeBob Books

Bought these 9 books for S$30. Boys love them and I enjoy reading to them too.

Welcome Kieran Lim

Welcome Kieran to the family!

Kieran was born on 5th Oct 2012 to the proud parents of Yih Chung (Keegan) and Charlene.

Yay!!!! A healthy baby boy of 3.5kg.

Bry Beijing 8 Sept 2012

Bry Beijing T3.

Bry 5th Birthday 2012

Celebrated bry 5th birthday on 30 sept 2012 at grandparents' place. I bought 2 sets of transformer cars for them, Dom got Mirage and Bry got Jazz.

Bry Cake Singing

Bry Cake Cutting

Dom Sparkler

Bry Beijing 16 June 2012

UnderWater World 17 June 2012

Random 2012

Just some random pics.

Marina Barrage & Duck Tour 4 Feb 2012

SG Flyer 28 Jan 2012