Traveling with baby food

Baby girl has been blessed with all homemade meals and snacks, with the exception of a few times when traveling and we have needed to rely on store-bought packages of baby food. I visited nearly every store selling baby food in Singapore. I read every label of every brand being sold in those stores.  Vegetables…

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Fluoride: friend or foe?

As a child, I loved going to the dentist.  It helped that he was a family friend and always made visits cheerful and fun, finishing the trip with a selection from the toy “treasure chest”.  I recall the day that he told me my teeth looked great and that I no longer needed fluoride treatment. …

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Chair: friend or foe?

We love this invention.  We use it every day.  We sit in the car, we sit in the office, we sit in the living room.  We rarely choose to stand when there is an open seat on the train or at the park. Truth is: Chairs make us lazy. We used to not be so…

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Are you THRIVING or surviving?

Most people have no idea what it means to thrive.  We go through our lives on auto-pilot without truly experiencing life or really paying attention to what matters. If we talk about the basics — what we need just to live, just to survive — we need: 1) Food 2) Water 3) Air 4) Electricity…

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What’s all the crave about?

I recall learning as a child that we crave foods when we are deficient in certain nutrients.  For example, what do women famously crave during their menses? Chocolate!  Is it because we are deficient in chocolate?  As much as we may like to support that argument, no – we are not lacking chocolate.  My school…

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We are creatures of _rhythm_

We are creatures of rhythm. To understand this, we can simply replace the term “rhythm” with “habit”.  A habit is something we do regularly, consciously or not.  If we go to bed at the same time every day and wake up at the same time every day, we feel good.  What if we stay up…

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Your gut is your “second brain”

At least once per week, people mention to me, “You must really what watch you eat.” Truth be told, I am mindful of what I eat.  However, I admit that I don’t always “watch” what I eat.  Sometimes I only have 7 minutes to eat lunch, so I barely see the food as it goes…

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