iHerb – the cheapest and BEST supplement and grocery site

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iHerb is the place to get good quality (e.g. organic) supplements and groceries. For health and also, for the home.

For just US$4 shipping to Singapore, you can order up to 6.35kg of items – sent straight to your home within 2-7 days!

For the month of July (just a few more days to go!), there is free international shipping and if you apply my discount code of TNQ282, you get US$10 off your first order!

It is seriously the best place to order from (spoken from many ordering experiences). Everything is well-packed, and even glass bottles are wrapped well to prevent spillage. I ordered washing detergent and it was sealed in a ziplock bag in case of any spillage.

Here’s the organic living (vegan) probiotic I consume that is organic and full of living energy:
http://www.iherb.com/HealthForce-Nutritionals-Friendly-Force-The-Ultimate-Probiotic-120-Vegan-Caps/42221

Braggs Liquid Aminos (Soya sauce with amino acids inside) is so much cheaper compared to SG stores:
http://www.iherb.com/Bragg-Liquid-Aminos-All-Purpose-Seasoning-Natural-Soy-Sauce-Alternative-32-fl-oz-946-ml/5700

Also, Garden of Life raw superfood made from juice blends in easy capsule form for the busy person (whole foods, natural, and gives you lots of energy without filling/bulking agents):
http://www.iherb.com/Garden-of-Life-Perfect-Food-Raw-Raw-Green-Super-Food-240-UltraZorbe-Vegan-Capsules/18243

Do also check out ATTITUDE, the eco-friendly, plant derived baby home products:
http://www.iherb.com/ATTITUDE-Little-Ones-Concentrated-Laundry-Detergent-Fragrance-Free-70-Loads-35-5-fl-oz-1-05-L/52354

And the best of it all?

Organic essential oils are less than half the price sold here! (You get the exact same one at S$40 in store)
http://www.iherb.com/now-foods-organic-essential-oils

Anyway, hope you find iHerb a wonderful resource! Let me know if you need other recommendations (skincare etc). ^-^

Hurry and order now before the free international shipping offer ends! :)

Groupon deal – Detox hic’Juice cleanse

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Just to share with all that there is currently a good groupon deal for all who would love to undergo a detox juice cleanse.

http://www.groupon.sg/deals/health-fitness/hic-juice/718639194

This is the lowest level 3-day juice cleanse, Reboot. Suitable for those who are starting out and cannot stand too veggie tasting juices. It contains more fruits, so more palatable!

Do check out how I combined a 1-day juice cleanse with liver detox here!

Here’s to good health :)

Exciting Weekend Ahead!~

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Ahoy!

There are some really really exciting events happening this weekend in Singapore – do check them out! :)

 

EVERYTHING FREE @ Singapore Really Really Free Market 30 (Facebook)
Saturday 12p,-5pm @ Haw Par Villa

SGVegan_Singapore Really Really Free Market

SGVegan_Singapore Really Really Free Market

Kranji’s Countryside Farmers’ Market (Facebook)
Saturday & Sunday, 4pm-10pm @ D’Kranji Farm Resort, Kranji Countryside
*Do note that if you’re driving, to come early as parking may be an issue*

SGVegan_Kranji Countryside Farmers' Market

SGVegan_Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

SGVegan_Kranji Countryside Farmers' Market

SGVegan_Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

Vegan BBQ cum Karaoke Time (Facebook)
Sunday, 5pm-10pm @ Westmere Clubhouse, near Jurong East MRT

SGVegan_Vegan BBQ

SGVegan_Vegan BBQ

Cya around! ^-^

12inch Pizza at a Dollar!

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UPDATE:

SUFOOD’s official attempt to break the Guinness World Record® is happening NOW at Raffles City #02-19 (next to Esprit).

1,762 pizzas already made/given away since 8am this morning! SUFOOD is targeting for a total of 3,000 pizzas! 

Pizzas are being given away for FREE (public can choose to donate an amount to charity). 

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH AND GUINNESS WORLD RECORD® SETTING FOR MOST PIZZAS MADE IN A DAY (27 MAY, today!)

SUFOOD will be attempting to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD® of 3,000 pizzas made in a day with its signature star pizza. The public can get a SUFOOD signature star pizza starting from $1 for an entire 12-inch veggie pizza with all proceeds going towards the Pink Ribbon Walk, a walk organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation.
 
Mr. Steve Day, WOWPRIME Group’s Chairman and Forbes Top 20 Entrepreneurs to Watch in Taiwan, and Mr. Fong Chi Chung, Founder and President of PUTIEN will be hosting SUFOOD’s official launch on May 27.
 
There is a Guinness record-setting officiating ceremony in the evening. 
 
Date: Tuesday, May 27
Time: 12 – 2pm; 6 – 8pm

Location: SUFOOD, #02-19 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103 

Cya tonight!

P.S.: Pizzas are vegetarian (not vegan) as required by Guinness World Records.

Being a positive health influence during Passion2Profit with Joel Bauer

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This was yesterday – a bunch of non-veg people joined in our mini vegan lunch potluck at Passion2Profit event with Joel Bauer at The Singapore Expo, declaring that “if veg food was like that, I won’t mind eating veg everyday!”. :D

Huge thanks to fellow Amanda (Sunfeet) and Mark (from VSS) for supplying us with much needed vegan fuel.

So what will today entail?

I’ve invited both my parents to participate today, so….Great things ahead!

Cheap Veg Option at SomerSet@313

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Looking for a quick veg meal at SomerSet@313?

Food Republic, Level 5
Bangkok Gem (Thai Cuisine)

Green Curry Vegetarian
$6.90, comes with steamed white rice
10% discount for PassionCard/Safra

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Cheap healthy nuts at WHOLESALE price at Teck Sang, near Clarke Quay

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Just a quick shout out for those of you nutty about nuts! :)

I finally managed to swing by Teck Sang, a wholesaler of all kinds of foodstuffs and frozen seafood this afternoon, recommended by a fellow blogger Angela who blogs at Vegeasian on our Go Vegan! Whatsapp group chat.

I bought:

SGVegan_Teck Sang Nuts Haul

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  • 200g Brazil Nuts (Raw)
  • 100g Pine Nuts (Raw)
  • 200g Salted Pistachio
  • 200g Figs (no sugar added)
  • 150g Almonds (Raw)
  • 100g Macadamia (Roasted)
  • 100g Macadamia (Raw)

All for a total of $21.40!

The nuts and dried goods are kept in a chilled location and the lady allowed me to sample them before purchasing – hence my huge haul!

I just brought them home and my parents loved them.

Feedback: The raw macadamia tastes better than the baked healthy ones purchased from NTUC! And its so much cheaper.

SGVegan_Teck Sang

SGVegan_Teck Sang

So there you have it – an awesome location to get your STACKS of nuts.

Its time to get nutty!~ ^_^

 

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Teck Sang Pte Ltd
Ideal Food Industries Pte Ltd
www.tecksang.com
10 & 11 Hong Kong Street
Singapore 059654
Tel: 6533 1133 (6 lines)

*Update*
They close @ 5pm on a weekday and 3pm on Saturday.

[30days™] Giveaway – Lose 1 to 2 sizes in 30 days!

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Have you ever tried slimming products, yet with no visible results?

How does losing 1 to 2 sizes without going on a diet sound?

30days™ targets slimming from the viewpoint of reducing inflammation, supporting internal detoxification through the digestive and immune system. 30days™ uses 100% natural herbal extracts, beta glucans and minerals.

This patented 30days™ slimming solution combines 30days™ supplements with colon cleansing. Coupled with supporting exercise and eating, one can expect to achieve optimal results.

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SGVegan_30days™

The two 30days™ products are 30days™ HBT (Hips, Buttocks & Thighs) for the reduction of fat in the hips, buttocks and thighs (left) and 30days™ Waistline for waistline reduction (right).

How do you know which one of the two are suitable for you?

Well, during the media launch, we were informed that if you are a pear body shape, which means you tend to have a heavier bottom, then the 30days™ HBT is more suitable for you.

If you have an apple body shape, or tend to gain weight on your tummy, then the 30days™ Waistline is more suitable for you.

My thoughts:

I was invited to the media launch event for 30days™.

Frankly, I was initially skeptical as I thought it was probably all just a marketing hype slimming event.

A published research article was also given to us in the media kit, together with other relevant information.

What led to try out the 30 days challenge was that during the media launch, I was pleasantly surprised to see that 30days™ believes in slimming from the inside out, which means, starting from the liver.

This means it gives the body the time to heal, detox and reduce fat (especially visceral fat, which is more harmful as its fat that collects around the internal organs).

They also shared that most Asians are dairy-intolerant, and they promote a dairy-free diet to the crowd. Which is rare.

And this product has never been tested on animals, only on humans. It contains the active ingredient β-1,3/1,6 glucans (1,3-1,6-beta-glucans) from yeast, together with herbal extracts such as artichoke, milk thistle, dandelion root, rosewood, liquorice, dong quai (female ginseng), burdock and ginger, just to name a few.

It also contains magnesium, iodine and chromium. You can check out what are the benefits of the individual ingredients for the 30days™ HBT30days™ Waistline under the ingredients tab.

I decided to give the 30days™ Waistline a try, since I tend to accumulate fat around my tummy. 2 in the morning before breakfast, and 2 in the evening before dinner.

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SGVegan_30days™ supplement dosage

During the course of the 30 days, I noticed that my bowel movements were very frequent and smooth – whatever was eaten in the morning, came out in the evening. No force was required.

Additionally, I did not tend to want to eat snacks too. Hunger pangs were at a minimal.

During the course of 30 days, my body weight maintained well at its usual weight of 48kg.

After the course of 30 days, I did not notice major differences in my body size. Neither did I lose 1 to 2 sizes as I have a normal BMI (no need to gain or lose weight). However, I liked the smooth and frequent bowel movements.

In the research article given in the media press kit, it was stated that “…we have seen favourable effects on waist, abdominal and hip circumferences while the effect on body weight was not detectable in the short time administration (30 days).

I guess if I had gone on the 30days™ Waistline for 3 to 4 months, I would probably have seen more obvious results. :)

I’ve decided to share the love by giving away a box of 30days™ HBT, which retails for S$108.

SGVegan_30days™ HBT Giveaway

SGVegan_30days™ HBT Giveaway worth S$108

How to win:

Step 1: Subscribe to SGVegan with your email address on the top right corner of this page.

Step 2: Comment on this blogpost below, why you would like to try the 30days™ HBT product as shown above.

*Giveaway only for residents in Singapore. Winner will be contacted by email.*
*Giveaway ends 4 May 2014, 23:59 hrs*

If you are interested to find out more about the 30days™ products, you can check out the FAQs here.

** 30days™ products are available at selected Guardian Health & Beauty stores, Watson’s stores & John Little stores. Or you can purchase them online here.

[Orevo Asia Pte Ltd] Giveaway – Stephen James Organics 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt

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We need salt in our lives. Our bodies are also made of salt. But not just any salt will do. We need to consume salt that is pure, natural and unprocessed by heating/detrimental commercial treatments.

Table salt in general, is not purely NaCl (sodium chloride). It is filled with additives such as iodine, anti-caking agents and other chemicals that when consumed, leads to toxin accumulation in the body.

So what’s the difference between ordinary table salt and sea salt?

Ordinary Table Salt: Typically mined from underground salt deposits. Filtered & sterilised at high temperature – this process destroys the mineral quality of the salt (heavily processed). Usually contains an additive such as anti-caking agents to prevent clumping. Most table salt has added iodine, an essential nutrient that helps maintain a healthy thyroid. However, any excess iodine stresses out our bodies and could lead to nausea, headaches and imbalanced hormone levels. Too much seems to cause cancer too, particularly in the thyroid gland.

Sea Salt: Produced through evaporation of water from the ocean or saltwater lakes, usually with lesser processing. Depending on the source of water, certain trace minerals and elements are left behind which could be potentially healthful. However, many sea salt manufacturers try to make their products look more like table salt, sapping it of everything there is to love in the process.

*Note*
Unrefined sea salt is the better option for favour and health. However, since manufacturers tend to make their packaging look like health food, it is important to read through the ingredients. If the only ingredient listed is sodium chloride, this so-called healthy natural salt is just as refined as the ordinary table salt. Also, ingredient labels won’t list how much of a nutrient it contains, look out for the colour of the salt. Unrefined salt is generally off-white or pink and not the pure white colour most of us are used to.

SGVegan_SJO 73 Himalayan Salt Comparison

SGVegan_SJO 73 Himalayan Salt Comparison

What’s the difference between the salts above and Stephen James Organics (SJO) 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt?

SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt: Comes from what was originally the Tibetan plateau, which over millennia, became the mountainous regions in the Himalayas in North Pakistan. The salts from the Himalayas are rich in mineral content and frequently dubbed “the purest salt on earth” by many health experts, untouched by pollutants from the sea & truly pristine.

This pure, unadulterated salt which contains a multitude of various minerals and ions that are bioavailable. This allows you to absorb and use all of those great minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

So what are the benefits of SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt?

  • Laboratory results show 73 ionically active minerals & elements in SJO Himalayan Salt. It contains more bioavailable iron than any other salts.
  • Proper balance of electrolytes result in improved digestion & better digestive-tract health.
  • Enhances the flavours of food, this is a priceless food preparation secret. It adds dimension to any food you’re working with.
  • Known in to stimulate circulation, balance blood pressure, boost immune system & balance the pH of the body.

As such, the composition of the salt we choose is vital, as our bodies are mainly comprised of water and salt, in a similar proportion to that of ancient and deep seas. Salt and water, can be said to be the essence of life. And the important minerals we need to consume are found in SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt.

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SGVegan_SJO 73 Himalayan Salt

My thoughts:

I received a 1.5kg bag (as seen on right) of SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt from Orevo Asia Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor in Singapore for Stephen James Organics products.

Cooking

I’ve used Himalayan Salt before. However, I noticed a huge difference especially in my cooking. When I added SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt to my organic vegetable soup (just boiled veg in plain water), the soup tasted sweet, instead of salty. As such, to offset the impact of radiation exposure, I added miso to the vegetable soup and it was a hit! Never before in my 15 years of eating self-prepared miso soup from the same miso brand, have I tasted such deep flavour.

Skincare

The week before, I happened to take an aura photo at Fu Lu Shou Complex, located near Bugis. My overall aura is an intense red as seen in the photo below. This indicates either vitality or stress. As I was in a stressful period, it was obvious to me that it can only be stress.

SGVegan_Aura Before Salt Scrub

SGVegan_Aura Before Salt Scrub

One week later, I decided to try out a salt scrub as I felt an imbalance in my body’s energy. I used the salt as an exfoliating scrub on the body and dissolved some for application on my face and scalp. It is not that rough on the body as the SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt is double-grinded.

I was planning to leave the salt on my body for 5 minutes. However, using the SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt, I ended up staying in the toilet for 15 minutes instead! I felt a calmness descend upon me, and could literally “feel” the 73 ionically active minerals & elements diffusing through my skin into my bloodstream.

I met a friend for lunch at Fortune Center. Since we passed by Fu Lu Shou Complex, I decided to pay for an aura photo to have a better idea of what my aura is like visibly based on how I feel.

Here’s the photo:

SGVegan_Aura After Salt Scrub

SGVegan_Aura After Salt Scrub

Overall, it is violet, which represents visionary. There is a report that comes with the photo saying that violet is a mix of blue (unlimited knowledge) and red (activity and power). Thus, spiritual evolution is in store for me, as violet indicates a time of in my life which I will be able to attain unlimited spiritual knowledge.

Anyway, this aura photo is just a physical visual representation of how I felt, which I feel was a good indication. I would caution against anyone to completely rely on aura, as it changes almost all the time based on your thoughts. Whatever that was taken in the snapshot for the photo, may just be indicative of your aura at that particular point of time. :)

For those who are interested, you can take your aura photo at Kangli Mineral Kingdom Pte Ltd, located at level 1 of Fu Lu Shou Complex. There are both English and Mandarin Reports. It costs S$10 for a report without consultation. I would suggest to go without consultation if you are not looking to purchase any crystals as the report is self-explanatory.

I’ve been using this SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt as part of my weekly shower regime. I noticed less hair fall too! ^_^

Now for the giveaway!

I will be giving away 2 x SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt Bottle (360g) worth S$19/bottle.

It is great for cooking and skincare. Basically, it is the best unadulterated salt for you and your family.

How to win:

Simply leave a comment below on this blogpost and tell me why you would like to try SJO 73 Deep Pink Himalayan Salt

Giveaway ends 30 April 2014, 23:59.

2 winners will be notified by email. Only for Singapore readers.

P.S.: You can head to http://www.orevoworld.com/ to make an online order too! :)

 

[LINS Smoodees by The Healing Concierge] Media Launch

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A 15min walk from Tiong Bahru MRT was an attempt by us, in the unrelenting sweltering hot heat of Singapore, to reach Valley Point by 1pm for a media launch event.

Organised by Adeline, The Healing Concierge (THC) extended a media launch lunch menu to SGVegan. A completely raw menu, made from living organic fruits and vegetables. Together with some awesome people from The Business Times, intheLoop etc, we partook in a mindful lunch/demo event that lasted 2 hours.

I invited Yi Shen, my Xiao Di whom I came to know through SGVegan, to join me for his first ever completely raw meal.

It took us a while to find THC as we entered Valley Point from the back entrance. However, if one enters through the main entrance, THC is clearly visible.

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As we were early, we had a chance to sit down, catch our breath, calm down and quietly observe our surroundings.

SGVegan_THC inside

Adeline started us off by giving a quick demo on how a Green Smoodee (Popeye) is blended, so that we have something delicious to quench our thirst.

SGVegan_THC Adeline SGVegan_THC Welcome Drink

We were then served with the starters, THC Salad + Nori Sushi. I personally love raw sushi. Yum yum.

SGVegan_THC Starters

Although visually appealing, the Green Energy Soup required an adaption of our tastebuds and mind over our concept of “soup”. I heard this tastes much better if it was fresh out of the blender. Shall look forward to next try!

SGVegan_THC Green Energy Soup

Here’s the main:

SGVegan_THC Main before

After mixing it up, the Cucumber Pesto Pasta was not that dry.

SGVegan_THC Main after

I’ve really missed Pesto a lot since going vegan 4.5 years back. I thoroughly enjoyed myself with the tantalising evoking taste.

Finally ending off with a dessert of Liquid Cleanse Sample Shots.

SGVegan_THC Dessert
From left to right: Master Cleanse (Fresh Lemonade), Purify (Green Juicee), Nutrify (Fruit Nut Smoodee)

It was a great lunch, to be able to eat in mindful silence. I particularly enjoyed the experience.

For my dearest vegetarian Xiao Di, this was what he messaged me the next day:

“Don’t know why, after the full raw lunch yesterday, I keep on going to toilet. I mean, I do go toilet everyday but its more than usual. The lunch yesterday was full charged of FIBRE. Not bad la, just I’m not used to eating raw foods.” Yi Shen, 21

If you’re interested in mindful eating, Purely Lunch, a truly nutritional experience, requires a minimum of 2 to start, lasting for ~3hours, at $50/pax.

Currently, THC is running a promo at the moment, for Smoodear card of 12 bottles at $72. This works out to be $6/bottle. Comprising only of raw, living organic ingredients.

To find out more information about the lunch, and promo, do check out THC’s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/TheHealingConcierge?fref=ts

The Healing Concierge
491 River Valley Road, Valley Point,
#01-13, Singapore 248371
Tel: 6438 4123

Opening Hours:
Weekdays 7.30am – 6pm
Weekends 1pm – 5pm

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