30 Jun 2013
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Will an Emergency Preparedness Association Make Us More Resilient?

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2 days ago, I was chatting with a friend. Post-haze, he ?was in the view ?that an emergency preparedness organization should to be set up. I looked at it ?in a different light, and felt that we citizens should not not rely too much on authority or organizations for our disaster preparedness. We have the […]

26 Jun 2013
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5 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

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1. Cucumbers are fat-busting. “In order to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you expend. A cucumber with the peel, which weighs 301 g, or nearly 11 oz., has only 45 calories. More than 95 percent of the weight of a cucumber is from water, which is a calorie-free nutrient and a […]

22 Jun 2013
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Dust / Surgical / Face Masks Versus N95

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“N95 Masks Flying Off Shelves, but They Offer Scant Protection“. “N95 Masks Are Useless at Protecting Wearers from Swine Flu“   We know how to wear our masks but are we being taught things that tell us we are not actually behind what SCIENCE shows us? Filter % of Airborne Particles (Higher filter efficiency means […]

21 Jun 2013
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Life-Saving Tips for Hazy Days

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First, here’s a little deviation from the haze issue, this little camper arrived here 2 weeks ago, and may be the only portable smoke-less camper-cooker in Singapore. We first charged the camper with my laptop (the laptop’s energy is lowered of course). And then we used it to charge my handphone as well. We found […]

20 Jun 2013
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Why I’ve Decided to Stop Buying Palm Oil with or without the Haze

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Yesterday, I said I will be stopping support (no more buying) palm oil products. Foods, detergents, soups, shampoo that contain palm oil. Sodium Laureate Sulphate (SLS) is also made from palm oil and is linked to cancer tumours in animals, etc and is found in many personal care products. For those who think it’s crazy, […]

17 Jun 2013
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4 Reasons to Ditch Your Commercial Agave Nectar

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Do you know…even the most organic “raw” agave has gone through some chemical processing at some stage, which makes them a super low quality “health” ? food. 2. And if you read from Dr. Joseph Mercola, he quoted that studies proved that agave interferes with blood viscosity. When blood viscosity is affected by something that […]

14 Jun 2013
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Myth: No Cure for Tetanus aka Lockjaw

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“Who resists the urgent advice of a doctor and goes home and does research in the internet? Too late!” The statement “THERE IS NO CURE FOR Titanic TETANUS.” – is it true? Injections did not save an elderly Canadian lady (she had stroke before) who caught Tetanus. Ref: www.cmaj.ca/content/183/9/1045 An estimated 240 grams of the […]

14 Jun 2013
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My Basic Principles to Healthier Meals

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I have to admit, I had been LIKE-ing a lot of confectionery FB pages lately. I love cupcakes and ‘tau suan’ desserts (and occasionally making them), but they are all so unhealthy! Our breads are not using amaranth flour or flour ground from chia seeds, flax seeds. Thus a White Bread Nation will continue to […]

14 Jun 2013
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What and Who Do You Appreciate Today?

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Let me start my first blog post by giving thanks, cos feeling gratitude is healthy!   View in HD: View in HQ: I appreciate every day for waking up alive. I appreciate every day for the people I talk with. I appreciate the good intentions in kin and friends. I appreciate how much more self-empowering […]