How not to put on weight this holiday season

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A colleague of mine was talking about preparing a Christmas meal consisting of turkey, salmon, beef and log cake. And inevitably, someone mentioned that it’s so easy to put on weight during this holiday season since all the partying will involve eating. Well, it’s quite hard to avoid good food of course but if you’re concerned about weight gain, then you might want to follow what the Japanese preach – eat slowly.

Hormone imbalance from evening primrose oil?

 Hormone imbalance from evening primrose oil?

This is an update to my post on evening primrose oil. A comment left by Ann about her aunt gave me some concern and I decided to run more research into the topic. Apparently, her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer and according to her doctor, the food she ate – namely, evening primrose oil and bean curd (douhua) – may have contributed to that.

DIY Beauty: avocado for beauty inside out

 DIY Beauty: avocado for beauty inside out

We’ve recently taken to eating avocados at home, under the influence of my mom. I noticed that her skin was looking firmer after she started taking this fruit consistently for a few weeks and found out that it’s because the fruit is rich in monounsaturated fat and essential fatty acids, including omega 3 and 6 fats.

Kordel’s Evening Primrose Oil for PMS relief

 Kordels Evening Primrose Oil for PMS relief

I want to thank Zhenling for bringing the Kordel’s brand of evening primrose oil to my attention in my earlier post essential oils to help relieve PMS

I like EPO for menstrual cramps.  In my experience, the brand matters a lot. Only Kordel’s work for me.  No more cramps that cripple me for 24 hrs. Yay! ~ Zhenling