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Help us: sharing our story

June 19, 2016

Please help us reach out to as many women as possible who already have breast cancer or have family members who have breast cancer. Every year millions of children are orphaned prematurely, through this blog we aim to share how my mother managed to survive for 7 years through holistic lifestyle mdification. We just need help in covering part of the cost of the documentary. As an advocate for my mother the past 7 years, this is the best I can do to help other advocates to help their family members through this cancer journey.
All we need is $750 USD for rebranding the blog and $1,200 for simple video recording and editing gear. Through this, you will not just be helping us but also thousands if not million lives that we aim to reach out to.

Clink the link below for more details

https://igg.me/at/cUjcNNnfBmk

New blog : http://Nanaysjuicefast.com

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HEALTH Habits : Filipinos vs Singaporeans

3 Month Sabbatical

May 22, 2016

The traffic to this site have been booming the last 2 years despite the lack of organization and new posts!

Good News! I will be on 3 Month work sabbatical from July – September 2016.

I will be doing the 40 day Breuss juice fast, the way Nanay did it and will document it with a daily vlog while writing a book about my experience and nanay’s experience 7 years ago.

Our youtube channel is still nanaymiriam! watch out for easy to digest contents! 

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December 21, 2014

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How do you want to be rewarded if you help us raise funds for our moringa urban farm?

December 13, 2014

Nanay have been giving away moringa cuttings and seedlings for a while now< and she have tended the plants and entertained calls and queries as and when she can manage it on top of everything else that needs to be done during the day> eg cook< clean wash laundry and also take care of my daughter> we have come to a point that we thought we should hire a maid so that nanay can do the things she love> besides she is already 64 years old now> in order to afford hiring a maid we have to make both ends meet and have extra money to pay the maid>> so we thought since there is a need for local source of moringa plant and moringa powder__ why don”t we start a micro farm>>> an urban farm with moringa as a cash crop>> nanay cant do it all< most of all we wanted to make this as a gift a realization of a dream> she have dreamed of a vegetable garden all her life>> but we just have to be realistic and just probably have to start with a cash crop for now in order to make this sustainable> our cash crop would of course be the moringa__ this way we can satisfy the needs of our local readers and followers and perhaps even reach a wider market>>>

this is our vision:

photo is from edible garden city their vision of an edible garden city is our vision and dream too

so_ you might ask__ how am I going to fund this>> well there is a not so new concept called equity crowdfunding>>>but ours would not offer equity> now this is called rewards based crowdfunding

examples:
If you give $5 sgd, you will be rewarded with 5 moringa seeds (when the tree matures, bears fruit or pods) or you will get a branch/cutting or 3 bunches of moringa leaves (the type you can buy from the store) or a package of moringa tea

If you give $10 sgd, you will get a 10 week old seedling or a 10 week old plant grown from cuttings

If you give $35 sgd, you will get a fully mature plant which you can harvest from ( its usually a 3 -5 month old plant) or 1 kg of moringa powder

If you give $50 sgd, you can get rewards a, b and c

If you give $ 300 sgd, you can get rewards a, b and c plus unlimited support (via email and phone calls on how to tend your moringa plant until you become a full pledged moringa urban farmer yourself)

how do you want to be rewarded if you help us raise funds for our moringa urban farm?

Discoid Meniscus — and a Tear in the meniscus

August 19, 2014

So, the orthopaedic surgeon’s initial diagnosis was right. According to the MRI, I indeed have a meniscus tear. But its very small– which normal would heal on its own and would not require surgery.

However, I have an knee abnormality called Discoid Meniscus, which usually does not present a problem until an injury happens. People who have Discoid Meniscus like me, who experience a tear/injury usually does not heal as fast as someone who have normal meniscus.

discoid meniscus

But the Dr said he would try a conservative approach, so he gave me a cortisone injection and 6 weeks of herbal supplementation (boswellia, turmeric and ginger). He also suggested rest, ice pack and elevation of the leg as frequently as possible. If the tear wont heal in 6 weeks, he said he will have to offer surgery.

So here is my plan

1. continue with my pain management approach – prayers, castor oil packs, ice pack (if its untolerable and I need to walk/work)…ginger compress and olive oil/frankincense oil massage, soaking leg in Epsom salt, breathing exercises

2. for healing to take place– I would follow Barefoot Herbalist advice.. rub cayenne pepper on affected area and put BF&C on it (I still have the liquid formula and would soon be ordering the salve (external) and the powder/capsule formula (internal)

3. will also take the herbal supplements that the Orthopedic Surgeon gave to me (at least this one is insurance claimable)..

SO my mother asked, how did I get it? I said I don’t know.. here is what Mr. Google have to say..

Discoid Meniscus

Every knee has a medial and lateral meniscus which are C-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that absorb stress and act as cushions between the bones at the knee. At birth, the meniscus is not C-shaped, but discoid (round like a discus).

With growth and walking, the discoid meniscus evolves into its normal C-shape. In some children, the lateral meniscus continues to stay discoid with growth. The incidence is approximately 3-5% of the population

 

So I am part of that 3-5% of the population who have a discoid meniscus.. it seems that I have a lot of muscoskeletal issues, 1. scoliosis of the thoracic spine 2. overpronation of the feet 3. discoid meniscus..all of which are non-life treathening but sure affects my quality of life.

pronation-red-flags

Respect and Admiration!! This Woman Deserves it!

August 16, 2014

her daily attire is consistent.. dark suit and pants (and white shirt or black turtle neck) and elegant low heeled pumps!! (does not draw attention to herself– she is beautiful but you will be drawn to her not because of her beauty.. but because of her eloquence, her heart.. her deep passionate voice!! I like her!… most of all although she still supports the medical industry.. she is a vegetarian, drinks green juice in the morning.. and this is what she have to say about her the WHYs– the vision of her company

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The fact that Theranos’s technology uses such microscopic amounts of blood should eventually allow physicians far greater latitude when ordering so-called reflex tests than they have previously enjoyed. With reflex testing, the physician specifies that if a certain test comes up abnormal, the lab should immediately perform follow-up tests on the same sample to pinpoint the cause of the abnormality. Reflex testing saves patients the time, inconvenience, cost, and pain of return doctor visits and additional blood draws.

The results of Theranos’s tests are available within hours–often matching the speed of emergency “stat” labs today, though stat labs, which are highly inefficient, can usually perform only a limited menu of maybe 40 tests.

Most important, Theranos tests cost less. Its prices are often a half to a quarter of what independent labs charge, and a quarter to a 10th of what hospital labs bill, with still greater savings for expensive procedures. Such pricing represents a potential godsend for the uninsured, the insured with high deductibles, insurers, and taxpayers. The company’s prices are set to never exceed half the Medicare reimbursement rate for each procedure, a fact that, with widespread adoption, could save the nation billions. The company also posts its prices online, a seemingly obvious service to consumers, but one that is revolutionary in the notoriously opaque, arbitrary, and disingenuous world of contemporary health care pricing.