Part 5, October 2009: Chef Devagi has shed a total of 3kg. The good news is, she is also keeping it off and has not put on any of the weight she has lost – despite how her life revolves around food, more than ever now with an avalanche of new culinary projects.
Lifestyle, September 2009
Conenzyme Q10 for your heart
“To most natural health practitioners, Coenzyme Q10 is the most important nutrient for heart health. This is because CoQ10 is found in every cell, with the heart and the liver containing the highest levels. But as we age, we produce much less, although according to the International Coenzyme Q10 Association, we need it even more to support heart function and prevent heart diseases. CoQ10 levels are greatly lowered in people with conditions such as heart disease, or those taking Statin drugs. Taking a CoQ10 supplement is also beneficial for raising a low metabolic rate, balancing blood pressure, eg. If you suffer from dizzy spells every time you get up, boosting the immune system and for its anti-aging properties. Not all coenzyme Q10 supplements are created equal. A good formulation should be easily absorbed by your body. The winner of the NTUC Unity Popular Choice Award for the second year running, it’s easy to see why AFC Japan has a winner in their AFC Gold Q10 product. Packed with the highest content of 101mg Coenzyme Q10 in the market, it combines French Maritime Pinebark Extract, 40mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C. Together, this combination works in synergy to produce the best effect.”
Lifestyle, September 2009
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 4
Part 4, September 2009: Chef Devagi is busy as a bee – running her restaurant, cooking classes, participating in the Singapore Food Festival, grooming her chefs for a cooking competition, launching a new blog, and traveling to Malaysia and Australia to teach cooking. She feels more energetic despite being busier than ever and having less sleep. Also, everyone she meets exclaims: “You’ve lost a lot of weight!” Certainly, her face is slimmer and she looks trimmer in her latest photo taken for a Malaysian nutrition magazine cover.
Lifestyle, August 2009
From Hair to There
“Not quite gone in 60 seconds, but youth does seem to speed by and with aging, some men lose their hair and/or acquire problems like prostate disease. Prostate disorder starts as early as the late 30s with urination problems apparent after 50. Obvious hair loss is usually seen by age 40, with thinning sometimes starting at puberty. For both conditions, it is advisable to seek help as early as you can…. try natural alternatives like Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed Extract. Pumpkin Seed Extract is known to support bladder function and relieve urination problems associated with poor prostate health. Saw Palmetto, the fruit of the Serenoa repens plant, is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols, helping support good prostate health and reduces male pattern baldness. AFC Japan offers a concentrated one-a-day softgel formula – AFC Saw Palmetto, which also contains Pumpkin Seed extract ($59.90 for a 90-day value pack)!”