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SAFI SHOWER ~ Re-energise and Rejuvenate with SAFI Mocktail Shower Range

Besides our hectic lifestyle and stress from work, our skin faces a lot of every day – dirt and pollution, the unpredictable weather, cold drying air from the air-conditioner, lack of sleep and unhealthy eating.

How we treat ourselves, will eventually trickle down to everything and everyone else in life – children, parents, co-workers. Hence, by treating ourselves with love and care, we will then exude the same to our environment.

SAFI, a range of halal toiletries which has been on the market for the past 30 years, is a leading beauty and personal care brand in Malaysia, introduces SAFI SHOWER.

This new range is suitable for both parents and children alike as it effectively removes germs and provides daily protection to the entire family.

The range inspired by refreshing mocktail beverages will refresh you at the end of your hot hectic day with refreshing blends of nature’s goodness, antibacterial protection and a fragrant mocktail smell.

Showering is often regarded as a chore rather than a time to relax and destress. With SAFI Shower range, it lathers well, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple, yet energized, giving you the ability to wake up to kick-start your day or to reinvigorate you before your slumber.

SAFI Shower range is unique and differentiates itself with a unique refreshing blend of natural mocktail fragrance and an eye-catching packaging for the ladies while still having functional aspects of a shower gel where it incorporates anti-bacterial properties that is great for the whole family (beauty and with a purpose)!

SAFI Shower range gives you ultimate control over the amount of shower gel as it comes in a pump-style dispenser, hence preventing wastage. Additionally, a small amount is enough to lather your entire body as a little goes a long way. Also, SAFI Shower is available in an eco-friendly refillable 850g pouch.

SAFI Shower comes in 4 variants, uniquely formulated for each of your family’s necessities. The range eliminates germs effectively with its ant-bacterial properties making your skin feel clean and refreshed.

The range comes in two formulation options; in shower gel and shower crème. Serai Lime Splash and Passion Honey Frost are soap-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free and is pH-balance. Kokonut Shake and Berry Smoothie are in shower crème which are rich in moisture, alcohol-free and paraben-free.

The mocktail ingredients for each variant were carefully chosen to refresh and enhance your senses as if you were enjoying one!:

1. Serai Lime Splash
Enriched with dual natural ant-bacterial ingredients – lime and lemongrass that calms and soothes the skin

2. Passion Honey Frost
Enriched with dual moisturizing ingredients – honey and passionfruit provides optimum skin nourishment
3. Kokonut Shake
Enriched with natural detoxifying ingredients – cinnamon and coconut extract revitalises and rejuvenates for younger, softer and brighter skin

4. Berry Smoothies 
Enriched with a triple natural whitening agent – strawberry, lime and barley lightens and brightens skin complexion
These products are available nationwide, including major supermarkets and hypermarkets. Each of the variants is priced at RM18.90 (1kg) or RM12.90 (850g eco-refill pouch).

 Additionally, for those who have a demanding day-to-day schedule, you can save time by getting SAFI Shower delivered straight to your doorstep from https://shopee.com.my/!

 For more info on SAFI please log on to:

SAFI Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SAFI.MY

Instagram at SAFI@safimalaysia

 SAFI Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/safimalaysia 

SAFI webpage at http://safi.com.my/

Sweet Potato Like Never Before and Butterfly Malaysia's Ultraviolet Party!

The most I can think of when it comes to sweet potato is the roadside stall's sweet potato fritters. Caffebene came up with the Ultraviolet theme by presenting purple sweet potatoes series in a whole different way.

Now I would not be able to see sweet potatoes the same again.

Introducing Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Cream Waffle, Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Frappeno, Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Latte Hot/Cold and Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Bingsu!

Can they get any creative? Butterfly Malaysia made the session of trying these delights even better by arranging an UltraViolet party where we can get to dress up in all violet!

Also, an introduction session took place which I missed as I was late. Explaining myself here, I was late because I got lost in One Utama Shopping Complex. AGAIN! I couldn't find my way and to be honest I was all alone and feeling super depressed. *LOL!

Putting the tragedy aside, I was pleased that I finally found my butterfly family. The food was served and what caught my eye was Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Bingsu!

I have not tried a Bingsu before and the sight of it already made me crave for it. It came in a large size and the spot we started to dig in, the Bingsu kept surprising me as it was full of varieties of ingredients. Though it was my first experience, it is the best!

Next, is the Violet Sweet Potato Latte Hot/Cold. I liked it in hot better. It definitely tasted completely different from the usual latte that we all know off. It had the taste of sweet potato while it was a latte.

Excited to know how a sweet potato latte will taste like? Head to Caffe Bene now and I swear that you will not regret it! I loved it while it was hot by the way.

Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Frappeno was like the any other Frappe. The taste of the sweet potato enhanced it and of course, it looked so adorable in violet!

And here comes my next favourite right after Bingsu, the Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Cream Waffle! Yes! The ice cream and the waffle went together super well that I couldn't stop eating it. It was so good that I went for a second round!

Overall, I totally love this Ultra Violet Sweet Potato Edition in Caffe Bene. Thank you so much Butterfly Malaysia for giving me such an excellent experience.

To those of you who haven't tried it yet. You should really try the sweet potato edition. At least one of it out of the four just to know how well sweet potato can go well with our normal latte and waffle.

It definitely blew my mind and the next time I see a sweet potato edition I will definitely give it a go! I have vlogged about my entire experience at Caffe Bene. Do watch my video to know what I ate!

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Here are some items that I tried out of the goodie bag that I got from Butterfly Malaysia.

I am totally in love with the popcorn as I have not tried barbeque flavoured popcorn before. When I tried this I fell in love. I have always though caramel is the only flavour popcorns will taste good in.

These chocolates are milky and completely rich! It comes in two flavours, milk chocolate and white chocolate. It is the best thing to be given as a gift if you have no idea on what to give as a gift to your friends.

The Original coffee was rich and strong as said. The caramel stole my heart as it tasted like brown sugar and it was rather strong.

Overall, I really loved exploring all of this heart-stealing goodies. Also, I can't wait to use the vouchers!

What unity you're talking about when you don't celebrate the success of others? ~Haridhass

I was born in Teluk Intan. Kicked off as a dancer in the entertainment industry in the year of 1989. I learned dancing by watching cinema songs and I used to perform in events.

Later on, I moved to Johor and worked in Singapore right after SPM. That led me to be a part of 
Rameshwara dance group which was a pretty well-known dance group back then.   

Looking back at my past jobs, I have worked in Carrefour. Then when I went to Singapore to work, I have had experience of working in Singapore Zoo.

Later on, as I came back to Johor I worked in Aiwa a radio brand and after that, I was working as a gas station staff where I poured petrol for express buses at LARKIN JB.

It must be a little shocking to some that even though I was my school's head prefect but yet I did not put much effort into studies. I was cursed by my headmaster that I will be the first head prefect to fail my SPM.

I passed even though it wasn't a flying colours result. The fear of what I am going to do next attacked me. A small interest which I had on dancing gave me a hope that this is what I should hold on to and this is what I can do the best at.

In 2001, I came to Kuala Lumpur and I became a solo dancer. As a dancer, I did lots of shows and as much as I enjoy performing, it is devastating when it comes to the payment part.

The organizer will run away without paying me. Some will not even bother to pay me. I have had days where I will have to eat only rice and soy sauce as I was stranded all alone in KL without my family. 

I had to work as a security guard at Summit USJ to bring food to my table and I was driving a Kancil to move around. Though that can be seen as a downfall, I didn't give up. 

I believed I will somehow get a breakthrough. 

That's when the opportunity to act came by and the first project is a Malay drama. Ebby Saiful was the one who taught me on how to act. My first Tamil movie is Prana.

My first movie was unbelievable as I did the dual character as father and son. I also did a live firewalking as the scene required it in Teluk Intan village. I fasted for one month just for that.

Then, I was involved in a lot of serials, DVD movies and now feature films.

I have been doing serious roles since I was young. I have done a character of a doctor who has nerve disease to a point where I have to bald my head. In the end, I will die in the serial and be in a casket.

I had another dual character in Uruvam. I was a serial killer in Opps Kosa Dappa. I have never had a love story with a relaxing storyline.

Maravan was a huge breakthrough. Out of 18 years of experience in acting, I received the Best Villain Award for Maravan. Which is also my 9th Award after Maravan. 

SD Puvenandran is more like a brother to me. We think almost the same way and we always discuss the intensity of movie making and the intensity of acting.

The focus in intensity is rather lacking in Malaysia.

Aasaan came by as we wanted to give a social awareness related movie just like Maravan. Hence, with a true story as a base, we chose a building-related issue as a subplot and the main plot was a father and daughter love.

If you have watched the movie, you would have seen a research room full of notes. Each and every single thing is a true fact and every term that was used in that movie was well researched.

The feedback for this movie was another unforgettable moment. 70 years old women told me that the story reminded her of her father. A 22 years old girl came and told me that, there was once she and her father had to sleep in a lorry for 2 months due to certain circumstances.

A small girl came from orphanage told me that the girl in the movie had such father and she doesn't have one. Another man came and told me that he could relate himself to the movie as the exact scene from the movie happened to him as well. 

Once when he was bringing his daughter around in the car, the car was taken away by a loan shark. They had to walk home that day.

To have the public to relate themselves to the movie is a huge achievement for us. It is a huge success for us.

For Maravan, one lady came to me and told me that she feels like slapping me. Personally, I felt like a huge winner. When the public can feel the hatred on me it means I played the villain character well.

There was once a guy from the industry posted a status on his facebook saying that artists are standing outside of the theatre just to take a selfie with 10 people for local-made Tamil movies. Obviously, I do not agree with it as I felt that was a very foolish statement ever made.

Putting marketing aside, you can't personally reach each and everyone through social media. We wanted to have a personal touch with everybody who is watching our movie. We wanted to personally hear the genuine feedback from each and everyone.

We want to make the necessary changes which are being commented by the public. It is our responsibility and it is the respect that we are giving them. At the end of the day it is the public who is watching our movie after all.

For us, the actors, peoples' response matters the most to us. I do movies for my fans and for people. I don't do movies for the industry people.

I saw a huge change among certain people on the way they received Maravan and Aasaan. Maravan was warmly received and Aasaan was seen as a competition. We realised a lot of changes in both movies.

When Aasaan got released guess how many industry people gave reviews on it? How many promoted it on their social media? They were rather quiet as though Aasaan don't exist. 

There was once, while I did a video to promote this particular Malaysian Tamil movie and they actually complained about a Kollywood movie where I was a part of it to the authorities. Saying that the movie is ruining their collection as coincidently both movies released on the same day.

It was rather shocking and indigestible to date. That's how selfish people can be.

In fact, it really hurts to see vital people marketing another non-Malaysian movie just because they are being paid. So honest review has become luxury? Only those who can afford to pay can have it?

Specifically, industry people are talking about unity while nobody is united. Is it the idea of attending an event and taking selfies together is called as unity? That's the most 'unity' I can personally see.

The biggest problem here is we are not celebrating the success of others. That's the issue. If somebody is doing good then encourage him and motivate him to do more.

There are sudden NGO's appearing here and there like mushrooms and they will eventually die without any news later on.

All I know is you are not an NGO if you only appear during an artist's funeral to collect the donation. You need to take care of the welfare of an artist while they are alive. A lot of artists are jobless now.

 What the NGO's has done for these people? So what unity they are talking about exactly when petty issues like this are still existing? From all these years, we know exactly at which range the unity level among the Malaysian industry is.

The unity is not only lacking among industry people. Those who are involved in a particular movie are also showing a lack of unity. When a team is involved in the movie, it is not only the lead artist's job to promote the movie.

Everybody who got involved in the movie has a responsibility to be a part of the movie from the start till the end. Most are thinking just because the lead artist is being given the importance among others so they don't have to be part of it.

Attitude matters when it comes to this. We came from scratch as well. We didn't come to this level easily. We went through a lot as well.

One thing that I realise which is happening in South India and not in Malaysia is when a movie got released the entire South Indians artists who are not involved in the movie will be giving shout outs to it.

Why is that not happening here? So where exactly is the unity? I was a fool for being very supportive to most industry people and for reviewing other people's material and movie. I am done with it. 

You can't be a fool forever. I came all alone to this industry. I had no whatsoever connection. I have a lot of injuries on my body. Till now I can't bend my left knee a 100%.

I have a lot of bruises on my knees. My knuckle bone broke during Uruvam movie. In Oops Kossa Dappa 2 I fell on glasses and I got scratches and cuts all over my body.

I have taken such risks in my life for movies and so I am at this stage. Nothing comes easy. 9 awards didn't come to me easily. I have done 2 movies in South India. Nee Naan Nizhal and Ippadaivellum

Back here, I personally like Kuben Mahadevan's acting, Vicran, Karnan (GCrack), Saresh and Yuvaraj from Venpa. They have high respect for me and I really respect their talent. They are super talented.

Lack of humbleness is why most people are missing from the scene though they are talented. If you see Shashitharan, he won FFM Pelakon Harapan Award for ‘Appalam’.

He has acted in a lot of Malay movies and also he acted in a Malay army movie ‘BRAVO 5’. It is a huge achievement yet he has never boasted about his achievements. He is so simple.

Even now I am just a wedding photographer. Fame is an illusion. We should adore the beauty of it and that's it. That's all about it. We should never put it on top of our head, if we do we will be ruined. 

"I know" and "only I know" is completely different. A lot of people in the industry have the " Only I know" thoughts. They are thinking after producing their movie is the best and the rest is thrash.

Even Kamal Hassan could have stopped after acting in Apoorva Sagodharargal. Without any high tech, he gave us all an amazing movie but he didn't stop there. He went until Vishvaroopam. Why?

It is a learning process. You will keep learning in this field.

Yes, there are some movies which are bad but good movies are also being released right?

Maravan won Best Country Movie award from New York Dhaka Film Festival. That news was published in few blogs and no one from the industry shared it.

Why? Why is it so difficult for you to share the success of others? These are the questions that I have in me. When this attitude changes then the industry will improve.

It is my anger on the industry. Pure anger. Don't talk about unity when there is none.

Why there wasn't even one live video was done by the industry people when Aasaan was released? Yes, within a week of Aasaan being released most theatres decreased the number of shows.

We didn't reveal any negative feedback. Since we are professional movie makers, we have to act like one. We shouldn't beg for sympathy from the public

Each ticket is costing them about RM 15 TO RM 17. Popcorn and parking. If he brings a family, think how much each family will have to spend? They have to be willing to spend for your movie.

If we start to blame the public because our show time is being taken away, the public will not have the desire to come and watch our movie no matter how good it is.

They will take the complains you made through live videos in a very negative way. They will start to give less importance to our movies.

We as filmmakers, need pride, we need dignity. I am a filmmaker. I am making a movie for the public. Whether it is wrong or not. Whether it wins or lose. Box office or flop. I will bear the consequences with pride.

That is a true movie maker. Not by making silly videos asking for public sympathy. That will put down the entire industry.

Newcomers don't understand one thing. Everything is just temporary in this field. Nothing is forever. In this industry the higher we achieve, the faster we will drop down as well. 

We can please most of the industry people easily but it is not easy to please the public. At the end of the day, the success or the failure of a project depends on the public. So the priority goes to the public.

If we are capable of celebrating the success of others, we will induce the energy for them to do better. It will eventually result in a great outcome. If we hold on to this strongly we will make changes!

To celebrate the success of others are the true unity. The public should see that for one movie the entire industry is supporting and promoting. Will we be doing it? 

What's the meaning of a good movie? A good collection from the movie or having public talking about a movie even after years?

I personally still learning on how to direct as I don't dare to direct yet. Directing is not a simple thing. It doesn't just involve action and cut. 

Just because you're sitting on a director's seat it doesn't make you one. It needs deep knowledge. I have had offers to direct but I didn't want to put their money in waste. 

I have a lot to learn in direction. You need qualifications to put your work on the silver screen. You need to study every single shot. 

I’ve directed 3 short films to date. ‘IRUTTU’ ‘PAPA’ and ‘NALLATHOR VEENAI SEIDHEIN’.

Telemovie and feature film shots are different. You must study the screenplay. You need qualifications to command while sitting in the director's chair, if not you will be only embarrassing it.  

If you fail, don't blame others. Start from a short film as we don't pay to watch a short film but we do pay to watch a feature film.    

My personal favourite will be Prana, Ops 2, Mr.Karthik, Yantra, Uruvam, Sollathathu & Unarvu.

Maravan and Aasaan which is directed by SD Puvanendran are very close to my heart. As an actor, I feel fulfilled. We are planning on a hat-trick real soon.

Talent is God given. Be humble. 
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given Be careful.

Raggysha.co's Product Review ~ Charcoal Tooth Polish, Butter Soap and Face Scrub

Most of us tend to give more attention to our make up and start to neglect skin care. A good skin care is vital as it keeps our skin young and energetic.

A good skin care will give us a natural glow on our face which we can hardly get from the makeup product that we use. 

I had a chance to try out Raggysha.co's butter soap, face scrub and also the current craze which is trending the charcoal tooth polish.

Raggysha Skin Brightening Face Scrub ~ RM25.00
Raggysha.co have a variety of choices when it comes to handmade soap, where you will end up choosing more than one type of soap for sure. 

Let me name you a few soap choices that they have. Green tea, lemongrass, neem, charcoal, turmeric, oatmeal, honey, peppermint, grapefruit, and rose. So which one exactly will you purchase now?

Despite all, I tried their  Butter Soap with Vitamin C. One factor which made me to truly like this soap is the sweet scent that it has.

Raggyha Butter Soap with Vitamin C ~ RM13.00
This soap is made of Aloe Vera Juice, Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Mango Butter, Castor Oil, Orange Essential oil, Vitamin C, & Vitamin E. 

Click here to read the benefits of each and every ingredient in Butter Soap with Vitamin C

Putting the scent aside as though most of the soaps have a promising scent, but it will end up drying your skin. Butter Soap with Vitamin C is definitely a great choice for those who have a dry skin like me. 

Just as the name suggests my skin was rather smooth, moisturised and felt soft after the usage. I also felt super clean and fresh. The best part of this soap is that it can be used for your body and also for your face. 

Next product which I tried from Raggysha.co is their Skin Brightening Face Scrub. Personally, since I have a dry skin so I do avoid scrubs as the after effects are always a dry skin.

Raggysha Skin Brightening Face Scrub ~ RM25.00
Also, when this specific face scrub contained turmeric I was rather sceptical. Though by using turmeric you will get an amazing result, yet there are some hassles like having yellow stains on your hands and face.

Especially for someone who goes out very frequently or to work daily, to have yellow stains on your hands and face is not an ideal beauty routine. 

When I tried Raggysha's Skin Brightening Face Scrub, the first thing I checked is the stain. Yes, there were stains but I was able to completely get rid of it by washing it off using a normal soap.

Which blew my mind off as usually even if I rub my hands till it bleeds (joking) the stain will not leave that easily. My face had no stains at all after I washed the scrub off my face.

Raggysha Skin Brightening Face Scrub ~ RM25.00
The scrub contains Coconut Oil, Honey, Sugar, Organic Comfrey, Organic Calendula, Organic Chamomile, Organic Basil, honey powder, turmeric powder, lemon powder, orange powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, Gram Flour, Bentonite Clay, and our blend of essential oils.

Click here to read the benefits of each and every ingredient in Raggysha's Skin Brightening Face Scrub

It is said that the scrub will stimulate circulation, neutralize the toxins as well as enhance skin immunity and lustre. Coconut butter, honey & organic herbs used in this scrub are recognized for healing the skin with anti-inflammatory properties, it regenerates new skin cells and soothes skin.

The scrub gave me a fresh feeling right after I used it. I used the Raggysha butter soap to wash off my face as a cleanser and my face felt super moisturised after it. 

Last but not least, the most awaited product to be reviewed is definitely the Raggysha Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish Powder. It is rather the netizen's craze right now. Charcoal!

You see charcoal almost everywhere! Say tooth polish, face mask and even in ice cream! It is crazy! I know!

Raggysha Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish Powder with FREE Lip Scrub ~ RM 28.00
It is said that the Tooth Polish will naturally lighten and buff our teeth while strengthening the enamel and detoxify our mouth. When I used it, the most obvious effect is my gum stopped bleeding.

I think I have a weak gum as whenever I brush my teeth, it will start to bleed like nobody's business. When I used Tooth Polish, I saw a good result on my gum. My teeth's colour is still the same as I am a coffee addict.

If we want white teeth, we really have to compromise on few things other than just using Tooth Polish. Like stopping the coffee and tea intake which is not possible for me. *Evil laugh. 

Tooth Polish contains Steam Activated Charcoal Powder derived from Coconuts, Organic Australian Bentonite, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Stevia powder.

Raggysha Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish Powder with FREE Lip Scrub ~ RM 28.00
Steam Activated Coconut Charcoal and Organic Australian Clay naturally removes toxins, stains and plaque from your teeth through a process called adsorption, in which the two ingredients bind with these particles to help you flush them out of your teeth and mouth. 

Another thing that you have to keep in mind is, it is the best to use a different toothbrush as the charcoal will stain your brush on a long run.

Overall, I really liked Raggysha.co's product mainly because they did not compromise on the quality. I was completely satisfied with the way the product was packaged and presented. 

The product that I have tried also showed amazing results after usage. The prices of these products are rather affordable which is quite a surprise to me as they have mostly used fine and natural ingredients.

Raggyha Butter Soap with Vitamin C ~ RM13.00
Raggysha.co is a Malaysian based company who focuses on body products which are vegan and natural.

One of the main attraction of Raggysha is all of their products are made only in small quantity It is made when an order is placed just so each and every product's freshness and quality are well maintained.

They also do not test on animals or pay others to do so.

For more information:

They also have great discounts now for some of the items and also some of the products come in a  set form for a good value. So what are you waiting for?

How To Keep Your Kidney Healthy?

Kidney Functions

■ Remove toxic wastes from the blood
■ Maintain body’s water content
■ Maintain acid balance
■ Keep blood minerals in balance (sodium,
potassium, phosphorus)
■ Produce hormones:
– Regulate BP
– Produce red blood cells
– Vitamin D – ensure strong & healthy bones

Risk Factor For Kidney
■ Diabetes
■ High blood pressure
■ Family history of kidney disease, diabetes or
high blood pressure
■ Obesity
■ Kidney stone
■ Above 50 years old
■ Prolonged use of NSAIDSs, a type of painkillers

When the Kidneys Don’t Work
■ Waste products in blood are not filtered out
– Too much phosphorus in blood – weaken bones
– Too much potassium – heart attacks
– Too much sodium – worsen high BP
– Too much water – swelling & difficulty breathing

If Kidney Damage…
■ Early stage – only small part of the kidney is involved
– Caused scarring – interferes blood flow to a portion of
the kidney
– Diet: protect from further damage
■ Kidney unable to remove wastes, maintain body’s salt & fluid
– Need to receive dialysis treatment

Signs & Symptoms
■ Fatigue, weakness
■ Difficult, painful urination
■ Foamy urine
■ Pink, dark urine (blood in urine)
■ Puffy eyes
■ Swollen face, hands, abdomen, ankles, feet
■ Increased thirst
■ Loss of appetite

Keeping Your Kidney Healthy
1. Eat healthy and keep your weight in check
2. Monitor your blood pressure
3. Keep regular control on blood sugar level
4. Stay physically active
5. Maintain a healthy fluid intake
6. Quit smoking
7. Avoid unnecessary medications

1.Overcome Obesity
■ Limit high calorie drinks
– Soda, fruit punch, fruit juices
– Alcohol – minimal nutrients, a lot of empty calories
– Advisable: water, unsweetened tea, fat free milk
■ Limit high calorie, high fat desserts & decrease
portion size
■ Eat regular meals & avoid overeating
– Don’t snack too much in between
– Do not skip meals
■ Determine how many calories you need daily
■ Be physically active

2.Monitor Your Blood Pressure
■ High BP is especially likely to cause kidney damage when
associated with other factors:
– Diabetes
– High cholesterol
– Cardiovascular disease
■ High BP is the 2nd leading cause of kidney failure

3. Keep regular control on blood sugar level
■ Limit:
– Sugary food (cake, ice cream, canned drinks, etc)
■ Moderate intake:
– Complex carbohydrate (e.g. rice, bread, pasta, thosei, chapatti,
– Tubers
– Legumes
– Fruits
– Milk products
■ Edible food:
– Plain water
– Non starchy vegetables
– Unsweetened drinks

4. Stay Physically Active
■ Benefit of exercise:
– Helps reduce BP reduce risk of kidney disease
– Control body weight
– Control blood lipid
■ Get 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 times a week
■ Take staircase instead of riding the elevator or escalator
■ Stay well-hydrated before exercise will protect against:
– Kidney stones
– Dehydration
– Bladder infections

5. Maintain A Healthy Fluid Intake
■ Consuming plenty of fluid helps the kidneys clear:
– Sodium
– Urea
– Toxins from the body
■ Reduce risk of developing chronic kidney disease

6. Quit Smoking
■ Smoking slows the flow of blood to the kidneys
■ Damage blood vessel walls
– Atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels)
■ Ischemia of the kidney

7. Avoid Unnecessary Medications
■ Certain medications
– Toxic to kidneys – if taken in large amounts over long
– Get specific advice from doctor

Oh My Ginjal! ~ A Women's Kidney Health Talk

Despite ongoing research into the condition, the public’s knowledge about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is limited. CKD is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide amongst conditions such as cardiovascular disease, HIV and AIDS, and Lower Respiratory Infections.

This year, with World Kidney Day coinciding with International Women’s Day, it’s fitting that the theme revolves around the prevalence of kidney-related issues in women. Some studies have found that women have a 14% chance of developing CKD, compared to 12% for men.

To explore these issues in depth and help educate the public about this condition, DaVita Malaysia hosted a panel featuring some of the country’s top kidney-care experts.

“Even though the conversation about kidney health in Malaysia is not new, it’s important that we keep it going,” said Jesonpragash Gnaniah, General Manager of DaVita Malaysia. “As the leading provider of dialysis in Malaysia, this issue is very close to our hearts. We believe that more and better education about this will help kick-start the change we would like to see.”

The panel consisted of Dr. Rosnawati Yahya, Consultant Nephrologist from Hospital Kuala Lumpur; Theresa Yap, a dietician from KPJ Sentosa KL Specialist Hospital; and Dr. Suryati Yakob, Consultant Nephrologist from Selayang Hospital who shared pertinent information to those in attendance.

Dr. Rosnawati kicked off the discussion with information about the unique issues women face when it comes to kidney disease. For example, women with kidney disease are likely to experience menstrual irregularities, a decrease in sexual desire and pleasure, as well as an increased probability of depression. There are also a slew of complications that women with CKD face during pregnancy and childbirth such as hypertension and preterm births.

Theresa, in a session titled “What’s Healthy & What’s Not,” helped to outline the general rules that should be kept in mind when choosing and preparing food. Some highlights from the session include: intentionally lowering salt intake, cutting down on the wrong types of protein (ie. red meat, poultry), and limiting alcohol consumption. The simple mistake of an unregulated diet could be the difference between managing CKD and succumbing to it.

Dr. Suryati localised her content, zeroing in on unscrupulous herbal practitioners that are exposing their unsuspecting customers to a higher risk of kidney disease. It is specifically through the usage of unregulated raw ingredients that patients develop CKD - as the herbs’ toxicities are not tested. With more and more Malaysians looking to alternative therapy and complementary medicine, it’s pertinent to discuss the potential health hazards they pose.

As CKD continues to be a worldwide health issue, it’s key that the public arm themselves with the necessary information to protect from and manage the condition. To find out more about managing kidney conditions, check out DaVita Malaysia’s Facebook page at [https://facebook.com/davitamalaysia] or their website at [https://davita.com/my].

Here are some knowledge for some of you who have no idea on How to Keep Your Kidney Healthy!

You Have Lived Your Life All Wrong!

You have lived your life wrong if by the age of 20 where you're doing a degree but you have zero knowledge of what life is all about.

You have lived your life wrong if by the time you reach 30 and you have zero bank balance.

You have lived your life all wrong!

Now let me explain myself if my statement sounds very implausible. At the age of 20, certain students study and pass an exam for the sake of getting that "gold dipped paper" which is going to certify your knowledge's credibility.

Now, that certifies that you are a book smart but it definitely doesn't certify that you are a street smart. How well can you make someone to agree to your statement? How can you conquer a conversation and get what you want out of it?

If you have knowledge of IT, do you know how business works? If you have knowledge of Psychology, do you know how business works? Looks like I am repeating the same statement and yes I am. Do you know how business works? Do you know how the corporate world works?

Believe it or not, only if the economy is prosperous then your life will be prosperous. Not knowing anything about it will lead you to a game where you do not know how to go to a next level.

Life is a gamble where it is full of tricks and treats.

You have to make the right move to know which hustle is bringing you forward and which hustle is bringing you backwards. Be a street-smart while learning as much as you can from all the fields. One website I can suggest you is https://www.futurelearn.com/. *This is not a sponsored post as much as I would like it to be.

I am writing this as I am observing the fact that the current generations are too naive to understand how the world really works. Life is good for you now? Soon or later it would not be. I am here now and I don't really like it. From interviews to getting a job to adapting to the work life. Only 5% of the book is used here. The rest is about you hustling to make a living!