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Take Advantage Of Mother Nature’s Wonderful Gift To Us – Drink Fresh, Young Coconut Water Often For Good Health!

 

A glass of refreshing fresh coconut water with pulp

A glass of refreshing fresh coconut water with pulp

 

Hi there, dear friends :) 

For the past one week, I had the type of heatiness known as “fire” heatiness (known in Cantonese as “for” for fire), usually caused from restless sleep or late in sleeping at night. This “fire” heatiness can be quite tricky to get rid of and the often recommended remedy from Chinese Medicine Shops would be to boil some ginseng root tea (“yeong sum soe” or “pow sum soe”). I was suffering from knee joint pains, increased heart rate, neck pains and a general feeling of restlessness, conditions that can be brought on by body heatiness. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are many types of “heatiness” that can occur in one’s body (I won’t go into their complicated descriptions) and without consulting a Chinese Physician to determine the state of yin-yang of one’s body, it can be difficult to treat to treat heatiness on our own with the various Chinese cooling drinks. 

This morning, I was having brunch at a Mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurant restaurant with my husband when I noticed they have fresh green coconuts lined up at their drinks counter. Then it hit me! I could have kicked myself for forgetting the oldest remedy and most yummy remedy for body heatiness according to TCM ===> FRESH YOUNG COCONUT WATER

Young, green coconuts

Young, green coconuts

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Easy Green Mung Bean Chinese Dessert/Sweet Soup For Detoxification, To Dispel Body Heatiness, For Lowering High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol, Clearing Acne

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Hi there, dear friends! :D

Yesterday, I was testing out blogging from my new iPhone and when I hit the “Publish” button, only the photos remained of this post – all narration was gone! LOL!  So, here is the update :idea: ===> 

This is a very classic, traditional Chinese sweet soup or dessert that uses the Green Mung Bean. It is not as popular as the other Chinese sweet soups (Tong Sui in Cantonese) but I do make it now and then as an easy method for countering body heatiness and for detoxification. 

A few years ago, a friend taught me an effective remedy for reducing high viral fever – take a handful of green mung beans and boil in 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes. Add half a teaspoon of salt and drink when cooled. The cooling property of the bean is magnified this way.

When I told an elderly aunt about this fever reducing remedy, she said when she was a young girl around 50 years ago, women would drink lots of this salted green mung bean water to prevent pregnancies whenever they had missed their period or their menses were late. 

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A Nutritious, Yummy, Guilt-Free Chinese Dessert That Packs A Lot Of Health Benefits – Pumpkin Barley Tong Sui

A bowl of hot pumpkin barley sweet soup

A bowl of hot, delicious pumpkin barley sweet soup

Hi there, dear friends :D  

I first tasted this very delicious pumpkin barley dessert (aka sweet soup or “Tong Sui” in Cantonese) at my lady healer friend’s place two years ago. In addition to its great taste, this dessert is also very nutritional to us and packs a lot of health benefits!

My children love the pumpkin barley tong sui and I would usually make a large pot of it. We would have our first bowl piping hot. Then when the remaining tong sui has cooled, I would store the whole pot in the refrigerator and the tong sui is consumed cold over the next few days (3 days is the maximum). The iced, cold version tastes even better in the hot, hazy weather that we are experiencing in Malaysia now.

Here are the health benefits of the various ingredients used in the yummy Pumpkin Barley Tong Sui (the easy to follow recipe will come after that)  :-

 

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Rapunzel Vegan All Natural Vegetable Bouillon with Sea Salt – No MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Added – Only USD2-63 per box

Rapunzel, Vegan Vegetable Bouillon with Sea Salt

Rapunzel, Vegan Vegetable Bouillon with Sea Salt for USD2-63 or RM8-32 only

Hi there, dear friends :D

I was at Jason Foods at Bangsar Shopping Centre just now when I came across the above Rapunzel brand of vegetable bouillion cubes selling at RM16-49 per box there! Wow, that was really expensive ! :shock:  

I used 2 cubes of Rapunzal Vegetable Bouillon to make a stock for cooking couscous (in bowl). Then I added grilled yellow & red bell peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes. My children loved the couscous!

I used 2 cubes of Rapunzal Vegetable Bouillon to make a stock for cooking couscous . Then I added grilled yellow & red bell peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes. My children loved the couscous (in bowl)  !

When I recently ordered some health supplements online from this US WEBSITE ,  I had also bought 2 boxes of the Rapunzel Vegetable Bouillion for RM8-32 only – I was very happy to have  found some vegetable bouillion that didn’t  contain any MSG but has only natural, organic ingredients :D .

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I Got My House Mosquito Free By Just Using Natural Citronella Essential Oil (only USD3-18 or RM10 per 30ml bottle)

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Hi there, dear friends :D

My husband’s nephew passed away from haemorrhagic dengue fever many years ago and I am always really worried about any of my family members contracting dengue fever. With the increasing rainy spells in our tropical country, recent news about the rise in dengue fever cases only got me more concerned   ===>

Aedes albopictus mosquito

Aedes albopictus mosquito

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I Got “O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream” For My Chronic Cracked Heels and Fingers

O'Keeffe's Cream For Working Hands

O’Keeffe’s Cream For Working Hands which I had purchased online from iherb for USD6-30 or about RM20-00

Hi there, dear friends :D

When I stumbled onto this hand cream on iherb , I thought it was perfect and just what I needed to treat my chronic cracked heels and finger tips.  The “Working Hands” name on the label sayes it all – I am constantly using my hands to clean and cook and garden (I don’t like to wear gloves) …..i.e. my working hands will need this cream! :lol:

Right away, I ordered it from iherb and I just received the cream yesterday. Please note that I am not being paid nor was I given this product free to review and promote.  I am posting here just so you know that there is a “man’s cream” (extra strength, and none of those soft, gentle ladies’ cream?) out there for us ladies to try treating our cracked skins.   :wink: 

Previously, I have tried many types of skin creams/lotions for cracked heels and finger tips but nothing seemed to work for me, and I continued to slather on lots of creams and lotion every day and night! 

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Recommending A Good, Reliable Chinese Physician/Doctor To You…

A Chinese Physician applying the art of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

A Chinese Physician applying the art of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis to check a patient’s health

Hi there, dear friends :D

I fell sick with a bad sore throat, fever, cough and cold over the weekend and I quickly headed over to my regular Chinese Physician this morning. Yesterday, I was coughing very badly (so badly that the Chinese would joke that our liver can be coughed out in my situation!) and I woke up today with a splitting headache and no energy to do anything. :sad:  

Three hours after drinking the first dose of my Chinese medicine upon coming home, my energy level is now up, my frequent coughing has dwindled down to the occasional one… and I am beginning to feel some normalcy returning! Well…at least enough for me to write a new post here for you . LOL!   

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On A Quest To Reduce My Husband’s Dependency On Medication For High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol/Urea & Diabetes

Hi there, dear friends :D

My husband encountered his first gout attack way back in 1994 and has been on Allopurinol 300mg once daily for treatment.  

In mid 2009, our family physician made him go for tests to check his health and my husband was found to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high urea acid and diabetes. On top of that, the doctor said my husband’s kidneys were not functioning optimally.

When a friend heard about my husband’s health problems, he taught me to make the Tateshi Kasu Miracle Vegetable Soup  for my husband. :idea: 

Tateshi Kazu Miracle Vegetable Soup

After consuming that soup regularly for around 1 year, my husband went for another round of blood tests, which revealed some good news – his kidneys were working properly already, blood pressure was around 120/30, cholesterol and urea acid levels were normalised…and his blood sugar went down slightly to 6.4 mmol/L, an improvement from 7.2 mmol/L before taking Glucophage 850mg twice daily. :D 

Last year, his blood tests showed that his blood sugar went up again, with medication, to 7.2 mmol/L. The doctor had wanted to increase his Glucophage dose but my husband said that he will try to control his diet  to bring down his sugar level. :idea:

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My Review Of The Amazing Jiaogulan Tea – It Can Really Help You To Lose Weight, Improve Complexion, Age Gracefully, Relax, Strengthen Body, Enhance Immunity/Health, Remove Peri/Menopause Effects, Restore Good Sleep, Give Energy!

A box of 40 Jiagulan teabags at RM6-50 or USD2-10 only

Hi there, dear friends :D

For those of you new to this tea, do read my earlier introduction post on Jiagulan Tea HERE for its background information and how I stumbled upon this inexpensive but yet very powerful health tea. :idea: 

My daily “dosage” of Jiaogulan Tea ===> at least 3 to 4 cups daily; sometimes up to 7 cups on those days I need more energy for increased physical activities. On average, I would say that I drink 5 cups of that tea daily.  

Tips :idea: ===> It helps to take the tea right after lunch and dinner for better digestion and “cut the oil/fat” from the food.  Be sure to continue drinking water while on this tea and to spread the consumption of this tea evenly throughout the day for best effect.  

I will now go straight into my feedback and review after having drank the Jiaogulan Tea  (3 to 5 cups daily) for slightly more than 1 month. During that period, I refrained from drinking other types of herbal teas, coffee and tea, so that whatever effects I felt can be attributed to this tea alone :idea: .

A refreshing cup of Jiagulan Tea, made from loose rolled leaves

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Black Face General – A Wonder Anti-Cancer Herb; Good For Treating Gallstones, Kidney Stones, Constipation, Body Detoxification & Heatiness, Hepatitis…

Strobilanthes Crispus, Black Face General, Pecah Beling Plant

Hi there, dear friends :D

I first heard of this Hak Min Jeong Guan (“Black Face General” in the Cantonese dialect) many years ago when a friend of mine took this herb regularly as a cancer-prevention measure when both her parents passed away from cancer within one year.  This plant’s scientific name is “Strobilanthes Crispus”, in Malay it’s “Pecah Beling”, “Keji Beling” in Indonesia and “Hei Mian Jiang Jun” in Mandarin.

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