I've Got Oil Coming Out of My Butt...

~ Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM ~

Yes... you read that right. I've got orange-y colored oil coming out of my butt... and I thought I was dying before I found out the cause just few days ago.

I silently went through the thoughts of dying because of this weird oil thingy and I dare not tell anyone until I gathered enough courage to Google this condition. I mean, would you go around telling people you are leaking orange oil from your butt?

So you have no idea how I relieved I was that it's not just me (who's dying) with this condition... in fact, one post I read has close to 400 comments where most of the people who feedback said they too have experienced the exact same thing! (and also thought they were dying!)

Keriorrhea

I have thought about whether I should write this post as you can see, the title itself is already gross enough. TMI (too much info) right?

But then, I thought people need to know the cause of this. And I think by writing this post, hopefully I'm cutting short the time you might waste worrying yourself to death thinking you are so going to die because of this orange-y oil coming out of your arse!

Now, let me tell you what happened...

One fine day, I was just doing my own stuff and I farted, few times (snort all you want, everyone farts, at least I dare to admit it!). I did not think much about it other than my body's natural function to expel gasses that are byproducts of my body's digestion process.

Few hours later, I went to the toilet and that's when I saw my pantyliner streaked with orange-y oil stains. Firstly, I am too busy with my SAHM life to be looking at what comes out of my privates all the time, so forgive me when I say I only noticed this few hours later. Secondly, yes again, gross it may be, but I think it's not just me who do look at what comes out of our body? Right?

So anyway, I freaked out of course. How can a human being excrete OIL from her body? And orange-y colored oil too! And don't get me started on the yucky smell... Bleurghhh...

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As I sat there on the toilet seat, I remembered back having experienced this over a decade ago. Exactly the same orange-y colored oil coming out of my butt. But it went off and I forgot about it... until now...

What went on my mind at that time? It goes from:

'Oh crap, my digestion system is going bonkers... I can't even digest fat and oil from my body that they all decide to flow out by itself!'

to

'What next? Blood?!'

Anyway, I kept this 'discovery' to myself, telling myself I seriously need to Google this out when I've got the time to do so later. And that's when I stumbled upon the article and finally unlocking the mystery.

Apparently, this condition is called "Keriorrhea". According to Wikipedia, "Keriorrhea (oily diarrhea, oily orange diarrhea, anal leakage, orange oily leakage) is greasy, orange-colored stools which results from the consumption of indigestible wax esters found in oil fish and escolar." Am I grossing you out already?

Now the next thing is figuring out what I had that causes that... it took me a while but i finally remembered i had this on last Friday (2 days before the oil discovery).

Keriorrhea

This my friends, is "Smoothies-Fruities Fish" or pan-fried butter fish infused with passion berries fruit and sun-dried tomato. This dish is one of the many dishes on Fullhouse Lifestyle Store and Cafe menu, one of the hip restaurants here in Malaysia.

Butter fish.

A type of fish species called escolar. You can read more about it's effect and even being banned in Italy and Japan in the Wikipedia article.

So back to my purpose of writing this post despite publicly embarrassing myself by letting the world know that I farted, admitted it, look at what came out of my butt and then blogged about it. Please note that I am not condemning the restaurant or blacklisting it. I blogged about it because I care enough not to see this happens to any of you.

I'm still having the orange-y oil leak on and off.... Now if I were you, after reading this post, please stay clear of Escolar type of fish. You really don't want to be excreting orange-y oil from your arse. It's not a fun thing to experience and it's downright gross and yucky.

Website Review - EatingForBreastfeeding

~ Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM ~

Few months back, I have the opportunity to review this wonderful website which is aim at providing information such as recipes, news and more to nursing mothers as well as giving the avenue for mothers to interact with the professional staff on the site with regards to food intake and breastfeeding matters. So here goes my review for the "EatingForBreastfeeding " website:

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Description from the product page:
"We have a free video series we are offering right now. To access the rest of the content, a viewer has to purchase a membership.  With that, they get life-time access to the site. We have video interviews with our Registered Dietician talking about the foods they should and shouldn't be consuming while nursing, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, etc. We also have a section where members can ask questions directly to our Registered Dietician. Our goal is to be their personal nutritionist while they are nursing, so mom and baby get the most out of breastfeeding."

Note from sponsor:

"We are adding a section that will provide nursing moms with 5 recipes a week for a full year (plus a shopping list each week)! We want them to get all the nutrients we recommend, so we have brought a chef on board to provide original recipes containing the foods nursing mamas need :-)  We will be rolling that out within the next month."

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Feedback for "Home" section:

The website is easy to navigate, with the following sections on the menu tab: Home, Ask Stacy, Recipes, Meal Plans & More, News and Resources. I like the list of videos provided in this section such as Breastmilk Basics. A very informational video clip!

Feedback for "Ask Stacy" section:

I like that members of this site can get to ask questions directly to the registered dietician! The Q&A layout makes it easy to see the questions and replies but I would prefer if there are categories for each questions asked so that it is easier and quicker to search through the topics we wanted to look for instead of scrolling up and down each Q&A.

Feedback for "Recipes, Meal Plans & More" section:

I like the recipes provided though I'm not sure whether it's my Firefox setting or what but the bulleted list of recipes is not aligned properly with the recipe names. I'm just a bit particular with alignments hahahah... I also appreciate the meal plans in PDF format provided as well as the shopping list and more. I totally love the freezer fridge guidelines in this section!

Feedback for "News " section:

In this section, there are news relating to pregnancy, baby, formula and more which may be of interests to mothers. I would appreciate if there are more news being added to this section as there are currently not much articles in this section.

Feedback for "Resources" section:

In this section, there is a list of websites which members can check out to get more information on other resources. I think it would be great if websites such as Kellymom.com or LLL are being included into this section as well.

Summary of feedback:

I think there are a whole lot more potential for this website as I don't get to see many websites which has information with regards to eating healthily for breastfeeding mothers, what more with a registered dietician on site to answer any questions you may have!

I do however think there should be more information and articles provided to keep members interested and to stay on to this website.

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You can find out more info from http://eatingforme.com/

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the member access by EatingForBreastfeeding.com in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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Product Review - Shielo Haircare Products

~ Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM ~

I was blessed with another opportunity to review a range of hair care products after reviewing some beauty products by the sister company of Shielo. So here goes my review for the "Shielo Haircare Products":

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Description from the FB page:
"Shielo Hair Technology & Care was created in New York City in 2001 when salon industry leaders modernized the hair care industry by providing new technologies in the first voluminous technologies. A need was identified among top salons in New York City and their clientele for more voluminous styles, while including the effort to enhance and fortify hair care products with volumizing and color protecting elements.

Our philosophy is to create products with integrity and ensure that we preserve the future well-being of our environment. Shielo is against animal cruelty and proud to use post-consumer recycled and recyclable packaging."

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I received a total of 3 items for my review: VOLUME Volumizing Shampoo, VOLUME Volumizing Conditioner and ANTIOXIDANT Leave in Protectant.  

The reason why I requested to review the VOLUME range of hair care products is because this range gives hair volume and greater strength and flexibility while nourishing my hair with Protein and Vitamin B12 (based on the product description).

FYI, I have been shedding hair like crazy for the last few months now that my hormones are stabilising back after delivering Alyson back in September 2011.

Picture above taken 3 months ago

I love the lemony citrusy smell of the shampoo and conditioner and actually look forward to shampooing my hair more often nowadays!

After testing the products for a month, I realised that my hair is bouncier and looks thicker as well. I love the new feel of my hair as well. As for the Leave in Protectant, although my hair is not colored, it helps to protect my hair and minimize my frizzy hair. I just spray on some on the palm of my hand few minutes before I plan to go out and then I'm good to go!

Picture above taken early May 2012

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You can browse all the hair care products at http://www.shielo.com/

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Shielo in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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