Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Sip and Stretch for a Good Cause on July 16th!

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Happy Monday! SAVE THE DATE!

Stretch the muscles, feel relaxed afterwards and be happy you got to give your body a healthy treat at a reduced cost, while contributing to the Education of our Children.

Our Children are Our Future

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Check out this Triathlon, give it a Tri!

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Cool the body down with a Swim before you Bike and Run with this Triathlon at Immaculate Conception High School! Give it a Tri and get your Summer Body on!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Did You Know Spirulina has Dangerous Side Effects?

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Photo: Vital Proteins

Spirulina is a blue-green algae known to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting benefits. Lately, it has been popularly used as a dietary supplement.

Spirulina has generally been considered to be safe, however, according to healthline.com, it may have various dangerous side effects as a result of contamination of harmful compounds that can worsen certain health conditions. For instance, if harvested from water polluted by toxins, Spirulina can thin your blood and increase the length of time it takes for blood to clot. Spirulina can also worsen autoimmune conditions such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Some persons may be allergic, and those with Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare inherited condition, should avoid it.

Minor side effects of Spirulina may include nausea, insomnia, and headaches.

Should you stop using Spirulina?

According to healthline.com, if you purchase Spirulina from trusted brands, risk of contamination can be reduced  However, there is no guarantee that Spirulina products are 100% contaminant-free.

It is advised to avoid Spirulina if you have a bleeding disorder or are on blood thinners. While some studies suggest that Spirulina does not affect blood clotting time, there is still not enough evidence of its effects on persons who are already taking blood thinners.

It is advised to avoid Spirulina if you have an autoimmune condition, allergies or PKU as well.

***Suga thinks the best precaution is to consult your Doctor if you are unsure whether this supplement is right for you.***

[Source (Evidence based): http://www.healthline.com: What Are the Side Effects and Dangers of Spirulina? – By SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD on June 14, 2019]

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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Save the Date!

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Support the Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation next Friday, May 31st at the Bob Marley Museum! Wine Down for Charity starts at 6:30pm!

Wine Down for Charity into the night, enjoying an evening of Music and Wines or simply just come and pick up your Bottle to kickstart the weekend.

Your Bottle purchase of $3500JMD will also be a contribution to the Her Flow Foundation to support young ladies in need at their time of the month.

Buy a Bottle for a Cause!

Instagram: @winedown4charity

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Signs and Symptoms of Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Many symptoms of Lupus mimic those of other illnesses and can come and go over time, making diagnosis difficult. For instance, Lupus is often misdiagnosed as Anaemia.

If you have any of the following Signs and Symptoms, see a Rheumatologist as soon as possible. Lupus can affect any organ system of the body, including the heart, kidneys, lungs, blood, joints and skin. So it is important to detect Lupus early.

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For more information, keep up to date with,

Lupus Foundation of Jamaica

Location: 7 Barbados Avenue, Kingston 5. JA.

Website: http://www.lupusfoundationjamaica.org

Ph: 876-754-8458

Instagram: @lupusfoundationja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Another Spot for Lamb Chops Bad to the Bone and more!

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Suga’s Ratings for Jakes Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Friday, April 19, 2019 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★☆☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

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Quaint and rustic with a thatched roof and seaside view, Suga had the pleasure of eating fresh, farm to table dishes and juices for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from Jakes Restaurant at reasonable prices. Their menu written on chalkboards daily provides you with enough options, whether you choose to eat healthy or not. Either way, you would be supporting the local farmers from the surrounding hills, mountains and plains in St. Elizabeth.

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Grilled King Fish with Cous Cous, Black bean and Corn and Kale.

The staff were pleasant and service was timely. I am pleased to report that none of their dishes were underwhelming to me. However, highlights were their Codfish Fritters, Loaded Nachos, Callaloo Omelette and their Lamb Chops! Those Lamb Chops were seasoned to perfection and juicy to the bone. The best my husband has ever had.

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Loaded Nachos
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Shrimp Tacos
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Grilled Lamb Rack with Mint Glaze ($2650JMD +tx and serv. Charge)

If you decide to visit Treasure Beach any time soon, a stop by Jakes Restaurant is a must. #SugaEndorsed

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Jakes Restaurant
Location: Calabash Bay PA, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth
Ph: 876-491-0649; 876-965-3000; 876-564-3000  

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

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Did you know?

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Are you ok? Take care of yourself 

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How to take care of others. There are never enough tips.

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Do your part and help to #BreaktheStigma

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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