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Friday, October 29, 2010

4 Foods That Fight Breast Cancer

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Before October to end, just some random thought to impart some knowledge on food to fight Breast Cancer with my fellow readers on an article by Maura Kelly.

Oh ya, all these are for knowledge purposes, and do be optimal during the consumption :)

*Note: 1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams
Organic forms of selenium, a trace mineral in plants and grain-fed animal protein, may guard against breast cancer by normalizing the body's circadian rhythms (the internal clock that regulates how many estrogen receptors -- often linked to the disease -- your cells produce). Get your beneficial daily dose, 55 micrograms, with the selenium-rich foods here and double down on their other health perks.


3 ounces light, canned in oil: 65 micrograms selenium
Also contains: B6: helps the immune system Niacin: lowers cholesterol
Source: Helmut Zarbl, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey


4 ounces, cooked: 43 micrograms selenium
Also contains: Iron: fights fatigue Protein: builds muscle

Portobello Mushrooms

1 cup, grilled and sliced: 27 micrograms selenium
Also contains: Potassium: regulates heart function

Low-Fat 2% Cottage Cheese

1/2 cup: 11 micrograms selenium
Also contains: Calcium: strengthens bones

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2010.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Featured Blogshop: Eency Weency

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If you are looking for casual dress for your daily outings or for you weekend get-away, there is a site that you could get what you want with the price not more than RM69!

Featuring the sweet casual site with range of choices e-boutique…

Inspired to own her own boutique, Liann is really taking this online boutique seriously, not only to get wide range of apparels to online shoppers. Liann also is a fashion addict that would loveees to dress up (which I believed all of us are), totally understand shoppers feeling of purchasing pretty and quality clothes! Catering for online shopper’s need, Liann offers lots of casual designed apparels that really feed our daily needs of versatility and not being bored with the same type of apparels!

Her effort in sharing her passion of fashion-casual apparels is reflected through her hardwork of hand-picking most if not all the design and pieces from Bangkok, Thailand! She also offers range of dress, jumpers, tops and bottoms from RM25 to RM69. Not only about fairly priced pieces but also fixed charges on postage if you are getting 1-2 piece, which is as low as RM5 for post express. No worries to track your item down and just get it in a day or two depending on your location!

Before move on to Liann’s collections that you would get in Eency Weency, something that I would like to share on Liann’s e-boutique:

There is a sweet lil thing from their e-boutique that distinct from others. When I log into their page, I fell in love with one glimpse ^^. The sweet design and doodle animation at their e-boutique is really cute and sweet~ The ducklings and the caterpillars (Haha, you wont get what I mean unless you experience it yourself )

Their method of presenting their product is quite. Different from the multiple clicks just to get to see the status of the clothes, page 1 page 2 etc, they present it through animated gadget.  Is easy to browse and you only need to click for more

It is just lovely to browse through their e-boutique :)

Pst Pst: They are offering discounts as their opening promo! Is until 15th November!! Hurry up girls :)

Preview of Liann’s Collection
One-piece strips tops comes with different colour. Different boldness different colour have different personality for you to match with. You can wear it off shoulder for outing or normal wear with clinches for a more proper function J

Or you can get various printed series! They have floral and fauna series. Starting from the minis, then you can have the floral printed kimonos! Like something more revealing, get a sexy printed long tube with zebra prints to strengthen your personality.

Various dress to be chosen for gatherings and dinner! Different colour of tunic dress with detailed bib bejeweled design around the neckline. Get your fav colour before it sold out! Want to be more exaggerated to catch people attention, you get grab the piece with extra bejeweled design and sewing at the front of the dress!

Not a dress? What about jumpsuit/jumpers?? You can get the in trend Hermit’s jumpers with flappy bottoms, or you can get bright polka series of halter jumpsuits! (This is so feel like outing TIME!! *giggles*)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Do You Know October ....

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How much attention do you pay to your body??
Photo Credit to Max Health Care
Share with all the fashionistas here, some myths about Breast Cancer:

1} Only women with a family history of breast cancer need to be concerned.
This is one of the biggest breast cancer myths. Approximately 70 percent of the women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have any identifiable risk factors. However, having one first-degree relative (a parent, sibling or child) that had breast cancer gives you an approximate double risk factor. If you have two or more fist-degree relatives with the disease, you are now in the increased risk area.

2} I am too young to get breast cancer
While the percentages of women under 35 are small, the potential is still there. The risk factors increase as you age. It’s important to maintain correct information and get the right breast cancer facts.

3} Wearing an underwire bra will increase my chances of getting breast cancer
This is considered to be one of the urban breast cancer myths. There were claims that underwire bras compress the lymphatic system of the breast causing toxins to accumulate. These claims have been debunked as unscientific. The consensus is that neither the type of bra worn nor the tightness has any connection to breast cancer risk.

4} Most breast lumps are cancerous
Approximately 80 percent of the breast lumps found is caused by benign changes, cysts and other conditions. Doctors recommend that any breast change should be reported. Your physician may request a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy to determine if the change is cancerous.

5} Exposing a tumor to the air during surgery causes cancer to spread
As far as scientists can tell from research done so far, surgery doesn’t cause cancer to spread. Surgery may expose the fact that cancer is more widespread more than previously thought. Although not found in humans, some animal studies have shown that removing the primary tumor has allowed some metastatic cancers to grow.

6} Breast implants can raise your cancer risk
Women with breast implants do not have any higher risk factors than other women. There have been other problems associated with breast implants, including implant rupture and silicone leakage.

7} All women have a one in eight chance of getting breast cancer
A major part of breast cancer awareness is getting at the truth. While your chance of getting breast cancer increases as you get older, a woman’s risk factor is about 1 in 233 by the age of 30 and 1 in 8 by the time she has reached 80. Approximately 5 percent to 10 percent of the roughly 200,000 American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year have an inherited gene mutation (BRCA-1 and BRCA-2) that puts them at higher risk for developing the disease. Today’s treatments can vary from a minor lumpectomy to full treatment including breast cancer chemotherapy.

8} Using antiperspirant increases your chances of getting breast cancer
Although the American Cancer Society has indicated this is not so, they admit that more research needs to be done in this area. One small study did find traces of parabens in tiny breast cancer tumor sample. Parabens are used as preservatives in some antiperspirants and have weak estrogen-like properties. The study could not correlate any connection between the parabens and breast cancer nor identify the source of the parabens. This is a bit of a controversial topic. According to the Natural Medicine website: “Aluminum, a common ingredient in deodorant and antiperspirant, is often linked to Alzheimer’s and brain disorders and is a possible risk factor in breast cancer.”

9} Small-breasted women have less chance of getting cancer
There is no link between the size of a woman’s breast and the risk of getting breast cancer. Larger breasts may be more difficult to examine using clinical breast exams. All women, no matter what the breast size, should have medical examinations.

10} Breast cancer is always in a lump form
While a lump may indicate breast cancer, it can also be one of the many benign breast conditions. Women should pay attention to any breast change including: swelling, breast or nipple pain, dimpling or skin irritation, nipple retraction (turning inward), scaling or thickening of the breast area, redness or discharge from the nipple other than milk. Mammograms may detect cancer that had no symptom at all. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare type that doesn’t include a lump. Symptoms include: swelling, redness, itchiness, warmth of the breast, tenderness and pain, skin that appears thick and pitted (like an orange peel) or with ridges and small bumps, a breast area that appears bruised or swollen lymph nodes under the arm.

It is astounding that our society has shared so little true information and yet spreads a wealth of breast cancer myths. Misinformation abounds. For example, did you know that you can get breast cancer after a mastectomy? Men also get breast cancer. There is no correlation between caffeine and breast cancer. Some women have fibrocystic (lumpy) breasts and have no higher risk for cancer. Mammograms do not expose you to a higher risk factor for cancer.

If you are ever in question about a breast change, always seek counseling from your medical provider

Article adopted from

If you wish to know what is the proper method to have self-check of your breast, find it here.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Smart Food Strategies - Improve Your Health!

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Recently, I have done a checkup from one of the health center, and I realized something quite serious about me >.< After going through some test, they told me that my age cell is DOUBLE of my age!! Being young and staying up late is kinda our way of living or should I say urban lifestyle?? They ask me to take more "healthy food" which healthy food usually = not so yummy food to me. Haha. Since when fried kuey tiaow, KFC, ABC, nasi lemak can be healthy? But they are like the best-food-ever! Kay, wrong attitude! Lets focus on something which can improve our eating habit!

Googled up some info and something attracts me, on Smart Food Strategies adapted from Fitness Magazine.


Smart Food Strategies

Follow Wansink's advice by using these simple tricks.
How to Reach Your Goal Weight Without Even Trying
"If you cut 100 to 200 calories a day, you'll lose 10 to 20 pounds a year. The great thing about this fact is that 100 to 200 calories is what I call the mindless margin. We found that people don't even notice if they eat that much less. They feel just as full. So one very easy way to cut those calories is to always serve yourself 20 percent less than you normally would. Generally, that's four or five fewer bites dished onto your plate."
The Simple Trick for Eating More Veggies
"The more variety there is, the more we eat. This is true at salad bars, so it makes sense that at home, you'll eat more salad if you toss in more healthy, low-calorie things. Likewise, you'll probably eat more vegetables if you serve a medley of them, and not just, say, a plate of broccoli. Another trick is to keep the salad and vegetables on the table but leave the meat and starches on the stove. The more convenient a food is, the more we'll eat it; and the more hassle it is to get it, the less we'll eat."
The Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself Today
"Think about your dieting weaknesses or danger zones, and come up with three food trade-offs or policies. For example, if ice cream is your downfall, make a pact with yourself that every time you eat a bowl, you have to walk two miles, or however far you would walk for a bowl. Or if you're not so great about eating fruit, don't allow yourself to eat anything until you've had one piece of fruit. The key is not to say, "I'll never eat ice cream again." Or, "I can eat only an apple for breakfast." For a diet to work, you've got to customize it to your eating tendencies. You've also got to be reasonable, which is why I suggest only three food trade-offs and policies. They're not too burdensome, and if you slip up with one, you've still followed two, which together add up to that 200-fewer-calories goal."
Chew on This
"At the lab, we're surrounded by food all the time, and it's a fact that the more you think of a food, the more likely it is you'll eat it, and the more of it you'll eat. Our secret way to prevent constant snacking: Chew strong mint gum -- we like Dentyne Ice or Wrigley's Xtra. It's so overpowering that all other foods lose their appeal because nothing goes well with that flavor."

Well, it may sound pretty simple and is actually common sense, but these are we often know by seldom follow it exactly >.<
Hopefully this article helps! :)

Article Originaly Published in FITNESS mag, Nov 2006
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Season Style: Sweet, Sophisticated Colors

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Model in pink shirt and brown skirt
Sweet, Sophisticated Colors

A sweet pink blouse is a divine match for a caramel leather skirt.

Chicky and cute little dress from Kaleidoscope Sunday, arent it sweet enough for a young girl like you? *wink wink*

Not too chicky, you can get a plain Raspberry Crinkle Skirt from AnOldFlame. Bright sophisticate colour that  no one could ever miss your presence! Simple match with a tank top or baby tee could do the trick :)

Or sexy open back halter dress?? Picking from LovelyCloset, this halter dress come in 2 colour, either black or pink:) Lacey frills strap right to the back and the duo colour button bottom enhance the figure!

Wookie, look at her, you know that is sweet enough *giggles* Featuring sweet lil' accessories - ring from LaDolce, series of ribbon with various colour and design for you!

Layered chiffon sleeveless top from PlaygroundBoutique, give that tender and soft touch to your skin! If you are wearing this piece, i believe it will appeal as a younger and feminine version of you!

What about a light pink envelope clutch instead a brown one? Spotted at ImBagLover, that have series of colours for this selection of purse! Oh ya, free postage too!!

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Featured Blogshop: Dep Accessories

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Trendy, simple casual, lil’ of boho style and bit of ethic and classic. If you want to get some glimmer for your important dates or function, some of the must have glamour accessories you can pick from here with reasonable price!

Accessories range from rings, necklace, earrings, bracelets, belts, hair accessories and brooches are all available for you to choose!

Featuring the one-stop-accessories blogshop that you will be amaze with …

Being a fashion lover, Founder of Dep Accessories, Shen truly believed that everyone should be able to be trendy and fashionable without spending big bucks out there! So, Dep Accessories is born for you to get fashionable item with affordable price all around the world!

Even if you are in Australia, US, and if you carve for these accessories, Shen will make the effort in sending it to your doorstep! Not to wory about payment, as Shen thought of this before! Payment can be made through bank transfer and PayPal. If you are local, your accessories will be delivered to you within 3-5days for the locals depending on your location :)

Shen have carefully handpicked and selected fashion forward items everywhere. The intuition of Shen to select these series is solely based on the passion and love towards wonderful items with a minimum budget starting at RM8!

Shen’s prefer chucky and vintage chick like bibs and these are the combination that you could use for any functions or mix-n-match with dull plain apparel to add on the shine in it! Some of the all time favourite featured here:

From hair accessories with detailed feather decorations  and bib at the hair band giving you a runway touch of grooming.

Earring that is unique and bold can gloom out your feature. Bright colour and the ethnic sense in it.

Bracelets that come with multi strands and golden colour give that G.L.A.M.O.U.R.S and yet not exaggerate. Some come with the bib and is something different from casual bracelet. Like the bejeweled bracelet that is definitely suitable for your crazy night.

Attending important function that you cant miss the classic dinner charm, the necklace. Bold chain attached with different charm and a match earring is definitely something you cant miss!

If you think that Shen’s taste is fashion forward and would want to know more about Shen, do check on Shen’s fashion blog Dep's Fashion Rage to know more about Dep Accessories’ preference.

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