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Please Don’t Do This In the Bathroom if You Baby Wear!

April 21st, 2017 Posted by Baby, Health No Comment yet

Call me anal.

I might be. There are two things that I will not do in the public (or any) toilet. One in particular  if I’m baby wearing (or not!). 

Reaching out to the Soap Dispenser? 

Germs! That’s what you are thinking now. After you are done with your business, you proceed to wash your hand in the bathroom. I’m with a baby, I better wash my hands clean. You reached out to the soap dispenser….Nooooo……Do you know that the soap dispenser is a giant mold and germ galaxy? Most soap containers are NEVER washed or replaced. Visiting a mall that’s 5 years’ old? That’s probably how long the soap container was ever replaced! Whenever the soap runs low, it’s someone’s KPI to refill it. Day in day out. You are probably better off washing your hands with water and spray some natural disinfectant on them. 

We haven’t event touched on the chemicals in the soap dispenser. The carcinogenic chemicals and hormones discruptors, and probaby one of the most famous of all, tricosan, which is carcinogenic, disrupts hormonal balance and also impairs heart muscle function. You can read more here.   Or google it. Apart for some mega bugs, I will actually choose bacteria over autoimmune disease causing chemicals. 

Don’t believe me? Check this out from one of the many articles here and here

“In fact, some of the soap they tested contained so much fecal matter that you’re almost better off washing your hands in the toilet after you flush it, said Charles P. Gerba, professor of microbiology of University of Arizona’s Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science.” 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the States have also issued guidelines:

“Do not add soap to a partially empty soap dispenser. This practice of ‘topping off’ dispensers can lead to bacterial contamination of soap.”

#1 Thing that I will not do in the bathroom/toilet?

I have a friend who is probably more anal than me. She is super terrified of germs, sterilised everything that the baby uses, kitchen appliances, etc. She even constantly “heat up” clothing in the dryer to kill germs and bugs. Her baby contracted salmonella and she contracted it herself after. It puzzled her that they contracted this disease that is mostly caused by eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by fecal matters. If only I told her the following earlier, which is the #1 thing that I will not do in the bathroom!

Flush the toilet with the LID UP! Yeap, that’s the #1 thing that I will not do in the toilet. I have this habit for a decade now. Do you know that thousands of bacteria-carrying droplets from the toilet bowl are being sprayed all over you AND YOUR BABY when you flush with the lid up? Talking about an aerosol spray of remnants poop particles and germs! Doing a side twist when you flush, it doesn’t matter. The spray is on and it can reach 6 ft across. Thousands of droplets of “toilet water” being sprayed on your baby carrier, the handle that the baby chews on, your baby’s face, his/her fingers, the teether toy that you hang on your carrier, eeeww!

Please, just don’t.

Flushing the toilet bowl with the lid up is just plain gross! This is not new, this was first discovered in 1975 by microbiologic Charles Gerba in a research article in the journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. “There is a possibility that a person might acquire an infection from an aerosol produced by a toilet”. I will stop here. Watch the spray in the Youtube video below or another funny one here. (MUST WATCH!) 

So, please do not use the soap dispenser and flush the public (or any) toilet with the lid up, especially if you are babywearing. My poor baby! Just put the lid down before you flush. And with that, please avoid using the toilet paper too, which have been sprayed on.  BYO paper. In summary, protect your baby!

#protectyourbaby #organiceve #flushwithliddown

Ejuva Cleanse Review Singapore Week 3

Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 3! “Are these parasites?”

November 20th, 2012 Posted by Cleansing & Detox, Health No Comment yet

Ejuva Cleanse Review: Phase/Week 3!

In week 3 on the Ejuva cleanse, we could only have one meal – I chose lunch! We will be replacing both breakfast and dinner with cleanse dosages (tablets and shake). Read on about my cleansing reactions and more weird findings in the bathroom!

Ejuva Cleanse: Lunch during the cleanse!

Ejuva Cleanse: Home made lunch during the cleanse!

I also started Para Nix (Ejuva’s Parasite Cleanse), the 2 weeks homeopathic and liquid herb cleanse that destroys most types of parasites including their eggs. It complements the Ejuva Cleanse and falls nicely into its 3rd and 4th week.

Day 16: Day 2 of Phase 3

This is the first day we felt that we are seriously constipated. I went to the bathroom two times this morning, Adam went just once. And that’s it! That is pretty much the least output we had since the beginning of the cleanse. If you have been following our cleanse diary, you would know that we visited the bathroom 4 to 5 times every day during the first 2 weeks of the Ejuva cleanse.

Were we dehydrated or did we do something wrong. I missed applying Vibram (pure plant oils) today. Could it be the culprit?

Adam felt extremely tired, he even have difficulty concentrating. I was tired in the morning and actually overslept by 2 hours, but I was an energizer bunny for the rest of the day.

Day 17: Day 3 of Phase 3

We felt constipated still. Dehydrated. We went out to buy a slow (cold press) juicer. (finally, after a few months of research!) We started to mix apple juice with combi, rather than just water. That did the trick. We felt like an energizer bunny again. Nothing much came out. Twice in the morning. One small one at night. Output is braided, sort of like chinese candy or sweet bread.

We are very excited about juicing and started to stock up several pounds of organic apples and other fresh fruits.  Luckily we live in Singapore where fresh fruits are in abundance. However, organic fruits are hard to find and expensive! We managed to buy a few pounds of organic New Zealand apples on sale in NTUC for $4 a kg (2.2 pounds), that’s a steal!

Ejuva Cleanse: Fruits

Ejuva Cleanse: Organic Apples and other fresh fruits for juicing!

Ejuva Cleanse: Juicing continues...

Ejuva Cleanse: Juicing continues…

Day 18: Day 4 of Phase 3

A friend asked me last night if I had any healing reactions. I think I didn’t have any, except for the occasional burst of energy. Re-reading the instructions again, I increased all my dosages to the maximum to 3-5-5 for the herbal tablets and 3 scoops for combi for better cleansing.

I had normal output in the morning, the second time was the fluffy cloud which has disappeared for so long! And the third time was just normal stuff with fiber sticking out

We ran out of organic apples, so we started juicing guava and star fruit for the combi mix. For the “dinner juice cup”, we added lemon. We basically juice out what we have in the fridge. Time to stock up!

By evening time, I have a mild headache. It’s not too serious but noticeable. By night time, I have developed a slight fever. Are these cleansing reactions?

Day 19: Day 5 of Phase 3

Adam is able to go to the bathroom again after increasing his water and juice intake. He also felt more energetic though he is still tired in the evening.

I went to the bathroom 4 times, all output were in awkard shapes. I was expecting to see long stringy ones as “muciod plague” that I saw online. But I guess this is it! The awkard shape ones had to be the muciod plague, different colours, braided and sometimes with “springy” things around them. There were also pebble-like-segments which looked like they have been cast in “intestinal moulds”. I also saw dark little rice thingy, like undigest red rice. The last output was multi-coloured, brown, light brown and beige (surprise)!

I started googling pictures of cleanse “output” online and realized that I have the same kind of output as those who claimed that these “weird findings” were worms, liver flukes, tape worm segment, etc! So there you go

I’m tolerating the increase dosage quite well so far. No serious healing reaction.

We ran out of organic apples again and went out to stock up with a wider variety of fruits and vegetables.

 Day 20: Day 6 of Phase 3

Today is a mess-up day. I went out for lunch with a friend without taking my afternoon dosage. I ended up buying 3 cups of juices in the afternoon. I started my second dosage only at 8pm and third dosage at 9:45pm! I felt a bit weak and light headed in the evening time. Probably, I had too many tablets in just a few hours.

I have to remind myself that I cannot have any drink except for water and juice.

Went to bathroom 3 times today.

Day 21:  Day 7 of Phase 3

Somehow I noticed that my occasional nose dripping is clearing up!  However, I also noticed a thick white coating on my tongue. It definitely does not look normal. Is that my body’s way of expelling toxins?

I went out for dinner with family. Yes, I remember I’m not supposed to eat dinner. I drank only sparkling water.

Even though my nose drip is clearing up, I felt that my nose is extremely itchy. Could it be caused by parasites trying to escape? I know I know, my imagination is running wild…but it is a possibility right?

Woke up at 1am to pee, just like the last 2 days. Decided to extend phase 3 for another week due to Adam’s cleansing reactions.

Day 22: Day 8 of Phase 3

Felt somehow constipated. Drank a lot more water. We accidently drank black tea during lunch! Opps, I know we are not supposed to.

Went to the bathroom in the evening and noted a lot of muscusy and stringy stuff. They looked like chicken tendons or some tendon like things. Might be undigested food, fiber or ascaris roundworms??

I’m not sure if I have enough tablets so I decided to extend phase 3 for only 2 more days and start Phase 4 after 9 days of phase 3.

Day 23: Day 9 of Phase 3

Noticed the white coating on my tongue came back! Went to the bathroom 3 times. All different textures. First was more formed and solid, sinked. Second was softer and multi-coloured, sink. Third was floating fluffy cloud. Felt feverish again. I think I’m running a slight fever. We ran out of organic apples. So we decided to try conventionally grown apples, pears, pineapple and water melons. We ended up spending a lot of time cleaning and juicing fruits!

The itch in the nose continued and the nose drip came back at a vengence and became worse at the end of the day!

Am I hungry eating just one meal a day? Surprisingly not. I guess the Ejuva Cleanse Manual is right, the secret of success in the cleanse is to have a cup of juice constantly at your hand and sip it around the clock! I’m glad I adhere to it. A golden tip from me? Get a “Cleansing Buddy”!

One last week on the Ejuva cleanse!

Ejuva Cleanse Tip: Have a constant supply of juices in your fridge!

Ejuva Cleanse Tip: Have a constant supply of juices in your fridge!

Ejuva Cleanse Tip: Get a Cleansing Buddy!

Another Cheers to my Cleansing Buddy!

Why do I……?

Why do I pick Ejuva Cleanse over so many cleanse kits in the market? Read  “Parasite Cleanse & Detox”.

Why do I decide to go on a Detox and Parasite Cleanse? Read “Blastocystic Hominis in my Body!” 

Do you have parasites in your body? Find out if you have any of the symptoms in “War against Parasites”.

Organic Eve’s Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 1

Organic Eve’s Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 2

Organic Eve’s Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 4 

Ejuva Cleanse Review Singapore Week 2

Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 2!

November 19th, 2012 Posted by Cleansing & Detox, Health No Comment yet

Ejuva Cleanse Review in Phase/Week 2!

It’s my second week on the Ejuva Cleanse, I started to have bouts of increased energy, even odd occurrences of both diarrhea and constipation!

Week 1 was easy as I still get to eat my regular 3 meals plus one cleanse dosage (of 10 to 12 tables and 1 shake). In Week 2, I replaced 1 meal (breakfast) with 1 cleanse dosage. Hence, 2 regular meals (lunch and dinner) plus 2 cleanse dosages in week 2.

On day 9 of the cleanse, I woke up in the middle of the night after just 2 to 3 hours of sleep, feeling refreshed and ready to start the day! It was hard to get back to sleep after that.  Adam had the same experience; he woke up at 4 am and felt totally rested.  He also realized that he does not smell as bad when he perspires. Perhaps less toxins in his system?

I needed to use the bathroom 5 times a day in the beginning of week 2. Stuff that came out looked like fluffy clouds and rubbery dark brown/beige pieces that resembled grape skin. The quantity is more than usual.

I began to feel constipated in towards the end of Week 2. I reminded myself that I need to drink the minimum 2 litres during the cleanse.  According to the Ejuva Cleanse manual, if you are experiencing diarrhea or constipation, you adjust the numbers of tablets and shake (combi). I summarized the information into the table below:

 

Power

Renew

Combi

Diarrhea/Soft

Decrease

 Decrease

Increase

Constipation/Hard

Increase

Increase

Decrease

I decreased “Combi” to 2 scoops (from 2.5 scoop), increased “Power” from 4 to 5 tablets and “Renew” from 2 to 3 tablets. The herbal tablets increase the “cleansing and detoxification power”, while the combi shake builds bulk in your system.

Weirdly, like a pandulum, I started to have diarhhea from feeling constipated a day before. Again, dark colour stuff with small flatten “rice thingy” came out, just like in my week 1. Feeling dehydrated, I increase my water intake further.

Cleansing and detoxification continues in Phase 3/Week 3!

Why do I……?

Why do I pick Ejuva Cleanse over so many cleanse kits in the market? Read  “Parasite Cleanse & Detox”.

Why do I decided to go on a Detox and Parasite Cleanse? Read “Blastocystic Hominis in my Body!” 

Do you have parasites in your body? Find out if you have any of the symptoms in “War against Parasites”.

Organic Eve’s Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 1

Organic Eve’s Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 3

Organic Eve’s Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 4

 

Ejuva Review Singapore Week 1

Detox Cleanse Review: My First Week on the Ejuva Cleanse!

November 16th, 2012 Posted by Cleansing & Detox, Health 1 comment

Ejuva Cleanse Review – Phase/Week 1:

Finally back to Singapore!  We are so excited to start the Ejuva cleanse after 2 weeks in China with super greasy food! I could feel the bloating in my stomach and I really can’t wait to clean our systems!

I read through enough of the ejuva manual (40 plus pages!) to get me started. I realized that it is very important that you read the manual before you start the cleanse (Or at least try to complete it in your first week). It contains some important to-dos and not to dos during the cleanse.

What’s in the Ejuva Cleanse Kit and Parasite Cleanse?

The ejuva cleanse kit (4 weeks) is made up of:

* 3 tins with herbal tablets (Renew, Power & Balance)

* 1 bottle of shake (Combi)

* 1 bottle of probiotics (Moflora)

* 1 bottle of pure plant oil and essence (Vibram)

The herbal tablets consist of over 90 European, Chinese and Indian herbs. The Combi share is made up of Pysilium husk, Slippery Elm, Flax seed and Chia seed.

The separately available Para Nix is a 2 weeks parasite cleanse. It is a homeopathic and liquid herb cleanse that destroys most types of parasites including their eggs. It is made up of:

* 1 drop-bottle of Para Mia

 * 1 drop-bottle of Para Go

* 1 bottle of powered citrus enhanced

* 1 bottle of probiotics (Moflora)

I will consume the herbs and probiotics (cleansing kit) over 4 weeks, starting from phase 1 to 4. The parasite cleanse can be used with or without the cleansing kit. The Ejuva cleanse kit is recommended to be used together with the parasite cleanse as the cleanse kit will weaken the parasites for easier subsequent eradication by Para Nix! The Art of War!

Ejuva Cleanse: Herbal Tablets in 3 tins, Balance, Power & Renew

Ejuva Cleanse: Herbal Tablets in 3 tins, Balance, Power & Renew

Ejuva Cleanse: Herbal Tablets in one sitting

Ejuva Cleanse: Herbal Tablets in one sitting

Ejuva Cleanse: Shake containing flax seeds, wildcrafted Psyllium seed husk powder, slippery elm powder and Chia seeds

Ejuva Cleanse: Shake containing flax seeds, wildcrafted Psyllium seed husk powder, slippery elm powder and Chia seeds

Ejuva Cleanse: Probiotic (Moflora) to be added to the shake
Ejuva Cleanse: Probiotic (Moflora) to be added to the shake

Weird Fishy Leak

We eat as per normal in Phase 1, that is, 3 or whatever number of meals you eat normally.

Day 1 was interesting. I had a fishy jelly-like discharge 4 hours after I took my first dose of the herbal tablets. I started with 2 Renew, 4 Power and 4 Balance tables and 2 level scoops of Combi with 3 level scoops of Moflora (the recommended dosage). That is so weird!  It smelled like sardines even though I have not eaten fish for like 5 years! Never mind, it could just be my body reacting the sudden inflow of goodness!

I googled the symptoms and realized like it could also be a sign of internal parasitic infection in the digestive tract or (even Giardiasis!). But seriously, barely half a day of consuming the cleansing herbs?

During my reserach, I found out that there are many copy cat websites that copy good information from other websites and sell products on their own website that are not healthy and even harmful to our bodies.

I went to the bathroom 3 times today. My normal cycle before the cleanse was 2 to 3 times a day.

For omnivorous, try to reduce your meat intake and up vegetables and fruits. As a vegetarian, I try to limit to steam vegetables to not over burden the digestive system. For liquids, I only drink water or fruit juice. I try to drink at least 2 litres of water to facilitate the cleanse. No tea and coffee for me. I’m determined not to sabotage the cleanse!

We have reverted back to our usual diet of brown rice with steamed vegetables and tofu since we came back from our China Trip. All our good old brown rice! Hopefully, it will aid in the cleanse!

On day 2 of the cleanse, I started to witness ‘multi-colored braided stuff’ in the bathroom! Is this what they described as mucloid plague? But not on the second day for sure. I guess it’s just some ‘lost-in-transit’ items that finally saw daylight!

On day 3, I went to the bathroom 4 times. I started to have small bouts of diarrhea and more fishy leak! I also noted “objects” that look like flat rice and some corn-like remnants. My last corn-on-a-cob was about 10 days ago. So what does these mean? After some googling online, I realized that these “rice like” things could be parts of tapeworms! See their pictures here.

From day 4 onwards, I continue to find more “multi-colored braided stuff”. Could these be really be the “mucoid plaque”? Feel free to google mucoid plaque in google images. I will leave you to do that at an appropriate time, especially when you are not eating or drinking.

From wikipedia, muclold plaque is “allegedly harmful mucus-like material and food residue that coats the gastrointestinal tract of most people.

Do note that some of the mucoid plagues pictures could be simply due to the herbs or cleansing carrier consumed as described in my previous post (“Parasite Cleanse & Detox).

Energy wise, I felt normal. No bout of tiredness or burst of energy like what I read on the internet. Maybe not yet…

I increased Combi (the shake) from 2 scoops to 2.5 scoops to try to combat the diarrhea. On day 5, I felt giddy a few times and felt better after I increased the use of Vibram (pure plant oil).

As for Adam, he started to feel a lot of gas in his stomach. He also noticed oily and glossy output…..hmm…sounds like his overhaul internal cleansing has started! That wraps us our Week 1 – Phase 1 on the Ejuva Cleanse!

Why do I……?

Why do I pick Ejuva Cleanse over so many cleanse kits in the market? Read  “Parasite Cleanse & Detox”.

Why do I decided to go on a Detox and Parasite Cleanse? Read “Blastocystic Hominis in my Body!” 

Do you have parasites in your body? Find out if you have any of the symptoms in “War against Parasites”.

Organic Eve’s Ejuva Cleanse Review: Week 2

 

Use Paraben-free Skincare, for Goodness Sake!

July 19th, 2009 Posted by Beauty, Health 1 comment

Many skin care products contain a chemical preservative called paraben. A study conducted by P.D. Darbre suggests paraben can cause health problems. These health problems include skin irritation, dermatitis, low testosterone levels, damage to developing fetuses, and even skin and breast cancer. To solve this problem. USANA’s introduces self-preserving Sense Skincare Product Line: skincare products do not rely on paraben for preservation.