Saturday, March 17, 2012

health retreat, day 6

No More Pain Killers.

Y E S !

No more pain killers, inshaAllah!

My good friend Mar certainly have put the words right!



God willing, as we translate it for our Christian friends every time we mention the arabic words in remembrance and praises to Allah.

I'm actually nervous to back home. I really want to be able to continue on living a normal life, but implementing some big changes - a healthy life style. Sam, a guy only few months younger than me yet so health concious always mentioned, "It's always about the choice you make. You can induldge, you can always have a treat day! Of course everyone needs a treat day! Just make a concious decision every time you want to eat."

That is exactly one thing I like with Newlife. I can eat all I want, and then I can just do a 7-day detox. LOL. No lah, it will be quite expensive to do that...

It's great to have such a wonderful, supportive family, especially my forever beloved Ummi & Hubby. I'm sure they will all at least support me, if not join me in living a healthier life.

3 simple rules to immediately abide by:

Rule 1
Minimize carbohydrates. Don't mix intake of carbohydrates & proteins.
For example, you can take carb & vege for lunch, and protein & vege for dinner. Your tummy will digest the food better.

Rule 2
Stop taking the 4 whites. White sugar, white rice, white flour, white salt.
I've heard about another white but I can't remember what. Maybe I need to ask Pak Hasni again.

Rule 3
Don't drink half to 1 hour before & after meals. And obviously not during meals.
Our tummy needs a perfectly balanced concentration of acids & enzymes for digestion.

It is indeed actually simple enough. To think about it, it's true. You don't have to think about mixing things together. We have actually made our lives complicated by preparing so much 'lauk' for meals, balancing all those sugar n salt in our food to produce perfect tasty food, and going to the hassle of getting a glass of drink while having a meal.


Easy to say......

Huhuhuhu ^^,

Newlife Intensive Detoxification & Rejuvenation Programme is coming to an end, but the healthy lifestyle certainly needs to continue!

I will definitely miss the fresh and refreshing atmosphere here..

and the fresh fruits & salads!



I'm really grateful to Auntie Nik & my Mom & especially Dr. Lynn for sharing all these lifetime treasures.

Auntie Nik, Dr. Lynn & Me :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

health retreat, day 5

Oh, today is NO-SOLIDS day. They provide those salads, fruits and potato soup, but they told us to not touch them as much as we could. I hope I'll be fine with that. I haven't been eating a lot since the 2nd day anyway. Just half bowl of salad n a bowl of soup. That was it. I'm not a huge fan of salad anyway, but I do like them, because they're just Gooooood :)


I mean the no-solids thing. Believe me or not, they did not just serve normal fruits, salads and potato soup... They actually baked a whole-meal bread, and served it with a yummy home-made peanut butter!!! It's incredibly yummy after 4 days of tasteless food!

I took one small piece (like a tiger-biscuit size), and another piece, and then I had to ask permission whether I can take another one! Hahaha!!! I've never felt sooo.. irresistable to food!

Home-made Peanut Butter: Peanuts, Flaxseed Oil & Honey

After the talk, there were some remaining bread, and I took another piece!!! -__-"

How am I going to go back tomorrow and continue the programme at home *cries* T__T

But in exchange to the yummy bread and peanut butter, I didn't touch the salad and potato soup for lunch and dinner, but just few cuts of fruits. It's just for the sake of a more intensive detox on the last day since we're doing this for 5-6 days and not 7.

Oh, I actually skipped a drink again today. But no gastric pain. It's probably because I immediately stopped consuming the apple cider vinegar. Now we just call it ACV. heh.

I forgot to tell you a great testimony!

Last night, 2/3 of the group attempted a gall bladder flush, because one of the elder participants, an Omani lady, desperately need to get rid of the gall bladder stones in her. It was quite a nasty drink which nobody had good experience with - 6 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice + 6 oz of flaxeed oil! - just before going to bed.

Guess what happened this morning?
She successfully eliminated gall stones!

She took a picture and showed it to us, and I think it's just incredible n amazing. Allah has provided us all with very basic natural things for us to heal ourselves, yet many of us deny them. Well, I'm not saying conventional medical doctors are useless, they are in fact doing their part. We need radiologists, we need surgeons, etc, but my point here is, to what extend are we depending on them in our lives?

Swallowing and going through difficult times for one night is definitely waaaaaaay better than having to undergo operation, 1 month of healing and worse of all the side effects. Agree?

All throughout my time here, I've been thinking of all my beloved ones and how am I able to help them. Especially my loving husband Mujahid, and my two best university friends, Najmi & Paan.

And above all, utmost praises to Almighty Allah Asy-Syaafiyy for sending me here, giving me the opportunity to heal.

Shuwen & Me :)

health retreat, day 4

This morning I keep wondering:
How much waste could my body possibly be storing up until recently!
Especially with the fact that the only solids I'm taking now is 100% salads, fruits and vegetable soup.

Everything today was good except for one. I over-slept in the afternoon and skipped 1 drink, and I woke up to a very bad gastric pain and wind. I was practically rolling on the bed and couldn't even sit up straight. Auntie Nik, my roommate, ordered a yoghurt for me. I just scooped everything up into my mouth. My tummy felt much better, so I did another detox.

More waste came out!

I just couldn't imagine what does it look like inside me. All the toxins and wastes. No wonder I had this little red spots on my hands and feet couple of years ago, for a couple of weeks on and off, for few years. They're like tiny blood clots everywhere, under the skin.

So I guess I really have to stop taking apple cider vinegar to prevent from gastric attacks.

I took another small bowl of yoghurt during supper, and, yeah, I think I can now swallow them pretty fast, despite the small war in my tummy. Heh.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

health retreat, day 3

Today was quite a challenge for me. I woke up feeling about, hmm... shall I say, maybe about 75% of myself compared to yesterday.

I think I had a good night sleep, but maybe something went wrong somewhere. I remember half-waking several times during the night finding a position that will allow blood to flow regularly to my hands and feet. I get that nearly every night, you know, the 'semut-semut' feeling...

Anyways, my head was also quite dizzy, so I did not join the morning walk which I wanted to actually do.

My tummy has also been grumbling the whole day. Both detox session didn't went good for me too *cries*. Nevertheless, I'm not giving up!


Kasih Sayang Health Resort & Spa

Oh, before I forgot. I told you we are having several health talks, right? This morning it was all about organic plants and fruits and identifying good foods and all the nutritional information comes in. Dr. Lynn was mentioning about how pesticides have successfully controlled our plants from insects' attacks.. And to really think about it, even insects which do not have brains KNOW that pesticides - the chemical ones - are harmful! So they dare not eat the leaves and fruits of which are soil-injected or sprayed with pesticides. Only we, humans with brains, are DUMB enough to consume all those chemicals!

Among all 30 participants, only 2 of us - Showen & I - are in our 20's, and the all others at have experienced life for at least half a century. Sam, our main speaker besides Dr. Lynn, is few months younger than myself.

In the afternoon, Showen & I wanted to visit a small farm down the road. We went with another lady, but we couldn't find the owner of the garden. And, the funniest thing of all, all 3 of us didn't want to go into the garden and search for the owner because there were few dogs sleeping. Both of my new friends had bad experience with dogs and I have to admit that I don't have the guts to go near dogs. I mean, I don't run away or hide behind someone else when I see them, but listening to all kinds of stories tell me to just stay on guard :P

Another true joke we all laughed our tummy out today was about worms. Wise people, both by experience and age, here all agreed that last time it was normal for someone to pass worms from the back. Um, you know what I mean, don't you? The uncle said, however nowadays, it's very rare for people to pass worms. We are all taking so much chemicals and unhealthy food that even worms cannot survive in a tummy full of those harmful things! Hahaha!!! *I hope you do get the point here :P* Actually someone did pass a big worm today! Yucks! But we should thank God it's actually out of our digestive system!

It's night now, and I'm preparing myself to go to sleep, but my tummy isn't feeling good. Now I'm practically 'detoxifying' without any aid. I hope it doesn't lead to dirrheoa...

Way to goooo :D

Oh, I forgot to mention, my head cleared off once again earlier this evening after another not-so-successful detox session.

Ummi, inshaAllah, I can feel I'm getting better, inshaAllah!

Peak of Mt Kinabalu above the afternoon clouds, subhanallah!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

health retreat, day 1 & 2

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
12 & 13 March 2012

I am right now experiencing an incredibly miraculous health retreat, mainly consisting of detoxification & rejuvenation of the body.

On the first day, I got a headache attack on the plane and it just got worse every minute. I was walking like a zombie and closed my eyes every time I had the chance to do so. I felt nausea all the way, couldn't even focus to talk to people or enjoy the cold breeze and beautiful scenery of the mountains. While everyone ate their last lunch before the health retreat officially started, I was curled up on bed with my arms around my head, wondering if coming here was the right thing to do.

Despite the pain, I got up, and the health retreat started.

Suddenly, after 10 minutes of detox, I could feel blood flowing well into my head and all the numbness and throbbing disappeared!
Subhanallah, it's totally a miracle from Allah.
I've never had anything so quick and effective in eliminating the headache that has haunted more than half of my life.

It's been less than 24 hours here, and I could really feel the difference in me. I had a very good night sleep, although many others didn't get that because of some dogs barking all night - which I didn't hear at all. I woke up very fresh this morning for the first time in many years.

The detoxification & rejuvenating schedule here is quite packed, with some health talks going on. No solid food except for some salad buffet and tasteless potato soup. And at least four yes, four times of cleansing drink, tissue building drink and health drink every day, which is equal to 4 x 4 glasses of honegar (honey + vinegar) and green apple + carrot juice.

Cleansing Drink & Tissue Building Drink

The Salad Buffet

Oh, speaking of carrot juice, my tummy has been introduced to many kinds of new stuff over here. Two of them are carrot juice and YOGHURT - both which I never actually liked. The natural home-made yoghurt actually sets a small war in my tummy for many minutes but alhamdulillah I didn't throw up!

a bowl of Natural Home-Made Low Fat Yoghurt finished!!!

Allahuakbar! Allah the Greatest is blessing me with totally great things over here. Thank you sooo much Ummi for sending me here. I'll treasure every moment of this healthy session.

Right now I'm having little "health reactions" - the side effects of reversing health deterioration. Gastric and bloating, and thus the nutritionist changed my drinks to honey only, without vinegar. Backpain, which has been bugging me since my teenager days. And mild cloudiness in the head.

'Ala kulli hal,
subhanallah walhamdulillah wallahuakbar!

View of Mt. Kinabalu as I open my room door

View of Kota Kinabalu & South China Sea from my balcony