Author: Beatrice

Detox Retreat @ The LifeCo Phuket

It has been almost 2 years since my last proper juice fast so N and I decided to head to Phuket to do a 3 day detox! The LifeCo Phuket is located around a lake, and is the newest kid on the block in Phuket to offer most natural solutions to fight against ageing and diseases. I decided to try out the LifeCo Phuket because I agree with their 360 degrees holistic approach together with healthy nutrition, anti-ageing and well-being therapies, prevention treatments for chronic diseases and cancer as well as pampering and beauty treatments alongside with spiritual therapies, all in the same complex. I love that they also have doctors and nurses – look forward to them giving the most updated and holistic advice for our health. The LifeCo may be new in Phuket, but their first outlet in Turkey has been opened for more than 10 years. I was quite excited to know that celebrities fly themselves to The LifeCo in Turkey just to detox! We were warmly welcomed at the airport on …

Oil Pulling for Oral Health (and other benefits!)

After a long hiatus of blogging, I decided to write about¬†Oil Pulling, a daily habit I started a few months ago ūüôā I was advised by my holistic dentist to try oil pulling to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. It seems simple enough so I decided to try! Originating from¬†Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. I use organic coconut oil, but sesame/olive oil works as well! Process: Do oil pulling first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything ¬†Swish a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, drawing them through your teeth. (I do this then either bathe/do other morning chores) Spit the oil out into the trash can. Do NOT spit into sink or toilet bowl to prevent clogging. (Usually the clear oil would become whitish as our saliva and bacteria would have interacted with the oil) Do tongue-scrapping (You should see a lot of thick white thick …

Adam Taste @ Thomson V Two

After a great tipoff from the Vegetarian Society folks, we managed to find Adam Taste at Thomson V Two and it was a great find! Newly opened on 20th Sep too! It is a very spacious, comfortable cafe.. I guess it is a tradeoff – you can have a much bigger area in a place with relatively low footfall. Still relatively uncrowded since it is only been opened for 2 weeks now. The servers all seem to be kids of the couple who owned the place; they all seem a little stressed out by the kitchen’s operations but helpful nonetheless! The menu is also relatively limited at the moment – only hotpot, wanton noodles, nasi lemak, spaghetti, baked rice with drinks and fresh juices (not cold-pressed in case you are wondering).¬†The food is pretty good quality though. We shared the Hot Pot and Nasi Lemak.¬† The Hot Pot‘s Tom Yum paste tasted pretty authentic. Serving size was pretty decent too for $12.90. I tried the vegetarian Nasi Lemak. I enjoyed the curry a lot, though …

elemen @ Thomson Plaza

element @ Thomson Plaza is definitely one restaurant we regret not bringing our pro camera!! The ambience and food was so awesome we also focused so much on eating we have a few pictures only. But definitely going back for this #musttry. Love what they stand for – vegetarian, wholesome and minimum processing. We learn that elemen is backed by the Koufu chain; explains why they have the scale/marketing capability to attract a fairly good crowd on a weekday night for a vegetarian restaurant. They are currently having an opening special until 12th Oct 2015; good value $18.80 for a 5 course yummy healthy meal! The 5 courses include 1 appetiser, 1 soup or salad, 1 main, 1 dessert and 1 beverage. The elemen appetizer is standard. From left to right, it is cucumber roll, seaweed roll in sesame sauce and tomato plum. We were introduced the starters and asked to eat from right to left because it would go from light to heavy, sweet to sour. I was quite impressed.. Usually you only get …

Get Rewarded by simply using your Fitbit and Jawbone!

I recently chanced upon Activeager.asia, a health and fitness platform that aims to reward you for keeping fit! How many of us own a fitness tracker like Fitbit or Jawbone but it has become a white elephant or just a fashion accessory? So how does Activeager.asia, really work? Activeager.asia,¬†is currently integrated with the market’s top 2 fitness tracker brands, Fitbit and Jawbone; mobile fitness apps such as Google Fit and Moves up in the pipeline. The integration with Fitbit and Jawbone gives us¬†a seamless experience where data are shown on Activeager.asia,¬†almost immediately. It is indeed simple to be rewarded! What you need to do in simply to take on a challenge in order to win a prize – a Pebble time in this case!! Once the challenge has started, you will be able to see their daily performance as well as a live leaderboard where users vie for the top spot. Fitbit and Jawbone users are able to come together and take part in the same challenge. Activeager.asia, aims to act as a motivator for …

Recipe: Daily Green Smoothie

We take our green smoothie every morning, thanks to my loving husband who makes them!! Yield: ~1.5litres Basic Ingredients Water – 500 ml filtered/distilled¬†water Ginger – 1 inch 400gm dark leafy greens [1 kind a day e.g kale, kai lan, bak choy, spinach¬†etc‚Ķ which ever you prefer – always rotate your greens!] Apple – 1 [core removed] Banana – 1 Chia seed –¬†1.5 table spoon Other sweet fruits you can mix occasionally like mangoes, but always try to keep to 80% vegetables Simple¬†Instructions Place Chia seeds into blender Pour the water [I like it chilled] over it and let it soak for 10 mins Wash and slice ginger, apple and banana [usually freeze banana overnight] before placing into the blender Place dark leafy greens last Blend for 40 sec. Enjoy!

PH360 – World’s First Personalized Health Tool

I have recently been given the privilege to be one of the pioneers in Singapore to experience a new personalized health assessment tool you can do on your own in the comfort of your home called PH360, which stands for having a 360 degrees view on your Personal Health. PH360¬†is created by internationally renowned health expert, Matt Riemann,¬†who was diagnosed with a terminal illness 9 years ago. Since then, he has spent the past¬†decade gathering an international team of collaborators who are leading scientists, researchers,¬†medical doctors and health professionals with expertise in the fields of anthropometry,¬†endocrinology, molecular biology, epigenetics, phenotypology, nutrigenomics and neuroscience,¬†to tackle this seemingly impossible task. Since then, he has not just recovered but in¬†2014, Riemann and his team launched the world‚Äôs first personalised health tool PH360¬†based on gene¬†expression, combining concepts of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and conventional medicine to¬†produce a platform with the ability to predict the exact foods, fitness, environments and lifestyle – or epigenetic factors – to make intuitive decisions for one to stay healthy and avoid disease. So, to start …

Project Açaí @ Holland Village

Project A√ßa√≠ is Singapore‚Äôs first dedicated a√ßa√≠ superfood caf√©. I love the cafe’s mission to¬†show that it is not hard to eat and living healther in Singapore! It doesn’t always have to be a boring salad. In this case, the a√ßa√≠ bowl is an easy, energising and healthy option as either a meal, dessert, or snack! If you were like me pre-healthy lifestyle days, you will probably go – What is Acai? (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).¬†The a√ßa√≠ berry¬†grows¬†on¬†palm trees native to the Amazon rainforest, and its taste is a blend of wild berries and dark chocolate.¬†The a√ßa√≠ fruit has up to 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries, is a great vegan source of essential fats, and helps to control cholesterol. It’s high in fibre, and low GI, not spiking the blood sugar. A√ßa√≠ is also high in antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and 9 (anti inflammatory!) and¬†high in fibre. And Project A√ßa√≠ serves¬†Sambazon organic a√ßa√≠, which grows in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest where the berries are hand harvested by local family farmers. Where my chocolate Abs? smoothie is …

Great video resources for cancer patients!

My mum and I watched a lot of encouraging videos during her recovery journey that not just lifted our spirits, but also educated our minds. These are great videos on health for everyone, really. Not just cancer patients. Sharing this collection of free videos I could find online to encourage you all too! Please let me know if there are more I can add to this list! Forbidden Cures of Cancer: Dying to Have Known (Gerson Therapy): Cancer is Curable Now: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (Reversing Autoimmune Disease with juicing): Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days (with Raw Food diet) Thrive (Bear with the first 20 minutes that might seem so out-there but the second half include interesting perspectives on health industry) Feature photo source: www.lambert.com

Taking Care of your Negative Ion Clothes

So many readers have reached out to get the negative ion clothes which help in adjusting pH levels to slightly alkaline (optimal!), so now I am writing a post to share what is the best way to take care of the negative ion clothes so they can continue to generate negative static for a lifetime! PS: Nefful¬†Negative Ion material is damaged at high heat (>60 degrees celcius) so avoid heating your items! If you find your negative ion clothes have shrunk/hardened, it is very likely to have interacted with high heat and the material’s ability to create negative static is likely to be compromised. 1) Cleaning and Maintenance – Clothing Can wash¬†in washing machine. To prevent fraying,¬†please wash in laundry net and slower spin. (Cold/Room temperature water – Temperature below 40‚ĄÉ) No Ironing Can hand dry by twisting or using machine¬†slow¬†spin No bleeching or external chemicals. Recommended to use Nefful Bio-clean detergent.¬† Do not use Dryer to dry Air dry in cool place. Avoid hanging on metal rods which may heat up in sun and …