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)!”
Lifestyle, August 2009
Chef Devagi’s Weight-to-Go 3
Part 3, August 2009: Chef Devagi Sanmugan has lost close to 2kg and is keeping it off. A tough feat when your life revolves around food and decadent food tastings!
Lifestyle, July 2009
“Vinegar is good for many things besides food preservation. It aids digestion, and because of the high levels of acetic acid, helps the body absorb important minerals from food, like calcium. A study cited in 2004 in the American Diabetes Association’s publication Diabetes Care indicates that vinegar holds real promise for diabetes. The results showed that vinegar may be able to inactive some of the digestive enzymes that break the carbohydrates from food into sugar, thus slowing the absorption of sugar from a meal into the bloodstream. If you tend to feel bloated or suffer from indigestion after meals, vinegar may be belly good for you. The Japanese have traditionally used vinegar for reducing fatigue, enhancing blood circulation and balancing metabolism… try AFC Kouzu Vinegar, available in a convenient softgel form. Kouzu is an extract 20 times the concentration of regular liquid vinegar. Fermented from black rice for three years, it contains 16 times more amino acid than regular Japanese vinegar. Amino acids are important building blocks for repair and maintenance of body cells.