Category Archives: Health & Fitness

JOIN Pukrup Cosmetics & Suga Lifestyle TONIGHT at 8:30PM!

Let’s hear about these 2 Local Entrepreneur Ladies’ Handmade, All Natural, Chemical and Preservative Free Cosmetics Brand, how they have joined the fight against BREAST CANCER and their GIVEAWAY with ‘@sugalifestyle’ on Instagram LIVE TONIGHT!

Join us at 8:30PM. You know we love to have a good time! 💖🥂

Support Local. Support a good cause. Buy Jamaican 

Pukrup Cosmetics

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

Ph: 876-455-4845

Website: http://www.pukrupcosmetics.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Goes LIVE with Pukrup Cosmetics Tomorrow Night for their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign!

TOMORROW NIGHT at 8:30pm, Kristina Wellington, Co-Owner of Pukrup Cosmetics will go on Instagram LIVE with Suga Lifestyle to tell us about their Business and what they have to offer, especially for #pinktober. Of course there will be a really cool GIVEAWAY too!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and Suga Artisan, Pukrup Cosmetics supports the fight against Breast Cancer.

Please join them now until the 31st of October by Purchasing some of their wide range of products, because 30% of proceeds will be donated to the Jamaica Cancer Society.

Go follow @pukrup_cosmeticsja on Instagram! They are a thriving local Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care company with all natural, handmade, chemical and preservative free Lip Balms, Body Butters, Face Masks, Soaps, Oils and more.

Get a sneak peek of their Products and more than reasonable Prices here:

You can easily order from their Online Website and they do Islandwide Delivery. (See link below)

Please support this local business operated by two awesome young women, Kristina Wellington and Jodi Miller, while you will support a great cause at the same time.

Support Local. Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

Pukrup Cosmetics

Ph: 876-455-4845

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

Website: http://www.pukrupcosmetics.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

35 is not too Young. The Importance of Doing Your Mammogram from a Technologist’s Point of View

For all my Ladies out there and Gentlemen (yes, men have lumps too), here are a few tips and information with regards to Preparation for your Mammogram and how you can do your part to facilitate Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment:

● Feel all four quadrants of your breasts (all around) in the shower. It is easier when the skin is wet and soapy/slippery. Picturing the breast as a clock, usually with the nipple as the centre (via someone facing you), is the way used for the identification of areas of concern in the breasts. These areas of concern identified are usually sent for further investigation, i.e a Mammogram/Breast Ultrasound.

E.g. Your Mammogram/Breast referral form may read, ‘mass located at 1 o’clock’.

● Feel your breasts when laying down, as not all masses are felt while standing.

● If you have a history of Breast Cancer in your family, the breasts should be checked by a doctor during general examination from as early as teenage years.

● No matter how young you are, once a mass, discomfort, pain, burning or sticking sensation, swelling and/or discharge from the nipple are observed, seek medical attention immediately.

● Once a referral is sought to do a Mammogram from your Doctor, if possible, choose a facility that does both Mammograms and Breast Ultrasounds.

*It is possible to have Breast Cancer and not know or be able to schedule a biopsy until weeks or months later. If a particular Breast Cancer cannot be detected by a Mammogram or your Technologist does not recognise an abnormality present and therefore does not raise the attention that a Breast Ultrasound is needed, there is risk of a spread. This is so, because there is sometimes a back up of Mammograms for reporting at Public clinics before a Radiologist can refer a patient for an Ultrasound. It may be too late by this time, costing the patient his/her life or an entire breast or two (single/double mastectomy).

● If you are referred to do a Breast Mammogram/Ultrasound, I recommend that you do both. Some cancerous (malignant) calcifications cannot be detected by Breast Ultrasound and vice versa.

• With advancement in Technology, an MRI is now sometimes recommended for even further detail.

*Keep in mind that the Mammogram is like a map to show the Radiologist where to focus for any area/s that may need clarification. So it is important to start there first.

● Starting at age 35 or 40, do your Mammogram annually. At least have 1 done by 35 to see the status of your breasts and what the doctor recommends in terms of continuing Mammograms before 40.

● Mammograms are low radiation. Remember that if you lay on the beach all day you are also exposed to cumulative radiation from the sun. A thyroid shield is only necessary if you have hormonal/thyroid issues and if you are undergoing/have recently done radiation therapy or chemo.

● A routine Mammogram will be two (2) views on each breast, therefore four (4) compressions in all.

A routine Mammogram showing two (2) views of each breast.

● Do not wear powder, lotion/oil or deodorant/flaky deodorant when doing a Mammogram. The flakes or clusters from a deodorant or powder can mimic calcifications/cancer. While, lotions or oils may cause the breast to slide back during imaging, thus losing possible valuable information.

● Ladies, wear a top and bottom if possible when going to do your Mammogram.

● Try to do your Mammograms at the same facility each year so a record is kept for comparisons.

● Everyone does not have the same Mammogram experience. Other than the Technologist or machine used, this may be a result of other factors such as a current or close time period to a menstrual cycle, pain threshold, size of the breasts, thickness of breast tissue, presence of cysts and the overall shape of the breasts and shoulders/body habitus. So if it is painful or ‘unbearable’ for you, do not discourage others.

● It is not the end of the world if you feel pain and/a mass. It may just be a cyst that can be drained of fluid or removed. Take it one step at a time.

● If you have a lump that may be malignant (cancerous) and not benign (non-cancerous), ensure that you wait for your biopsy results before removing the lump. You need to confirm that the lump is cancerous, if so, the stage it is at, the possibility of the cancer spreading and the possibility of return if the breast/s are not removed.

● If the breast/s needs to be removed and reconstructive surgery is suggested or offered by the Doctor at the same time, I advise you wait 6 months to a year to be fully clear of cancer. Unfortunately, cancers sometimes return. If cancer returns, it could return within the skin flap where reconstruction was done and it is highly likely that it would be undetectable.

● Ensure that you not only have Life Insurance but Health Insurance. Some form of Pro-Care or Criticare should be sought as well if repetitive surgery or radiation treatment/chemotherapy is needed.

● Spread the Word to Family, Friends and Coworkers! Breast Cancer Awareness Saves Lives.

Gabrielle Burgess LIVE on NationwideFM in October 2017 telling everyone the importance of doing Mammograms.

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Licensed Radiographer and Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Detox Before the Weekend with Chef Lumley’s Green Juice! It’s a whole MOOD!

Whether or not you like Green Juices, this is the one for you! Even though I eat and drink Healthy, I’m not a Green Juice fan. It’s usually lacking in taste or far too tangy. Chef Brian Lumley found the perfect balance between both, using a bit of citrus and pine.

The citrus and pine can be omitted for persons with allergies or for persons on a detox that wish to eliminate sugar entirely. No artificial sugars are used and notice would have to be given from early to have the juice without that tang.

It’s best chilled and smells so good from you pour it! It’s not entirely smooth, but that’s because it has the good stuff! Fibre! Fibre is especially important for those on a cleanse or for persons like myself who need a renewed energy.

I had Chef Lumley’s Green Juice a few weeks ago in between training clients instead of my usual healthy snack. It was a great supplement, with probably even less carbs and calories.

For the ladies, it is especially good to keep your iron count in check or bring it to what it needs to be.

If you weren’t distracted by Chef Lumley’s whole MOOD, you can see he offers a variety of sizes to suit your needs:
8oz – $500
16oz – $1500
1L – $2500
1.5L – $3500

It’s best if you just go Large, because you will want more. Chef Lumley’s Green Juice is #SugaEndorsed (The good ‘Suga’! 😉)

Email your Orders to theculinaryoasis@gmail.com

Chef Brian Lumley

Instagram: @cheflumley_

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Video Highlights from Suga Lifestyle’s GW Art Exhibition!

If you missed it or want to relive it, check this Video out!

Watch “SUGA LIFESTYLE’S ANNUAL GW ART EXHIBIT 2020!” on YouTube here:

Thanks so much to Everyone who came out & shopped Suga Lifestyle ‘s GW Art Exhibition featuring Chorlavi’s (Ig: @chorlavis), Kande’s Delights (Ig: @kandesdelights), Unbeelievable Honey (Ig: @unbeelievablehoney), The Bread Pudding Factory.(Ig: @thebreadpuddingfactory)

Huge Thanks to our Sponsor, Miracle Corporation (Saniwise, Ig: @foodserviceja)!

Special thanks to my Hosts with the perfect space, The Liguanea Club. Big up Kirk Wignall (Ig: @djwiggz) for my awesome Photos, Frame Art Jamaica (Ig: @frameartja), my Husband & Partner, Randy Burgess, New Kingston Rotaract Club’s President, President Aniska Smith & member, Horace Collins, Bartender, David Gordon, my SUGA ARTISANS and ALL OF YOU SUGA BEARS!

Thanks for everyone’s kind words of encouragement, well wishes and the confidence that it would be a successful event. It was indeed successful and during a pandemic! I appreciate you all & I am extremely grateful that it was a safe, successful event for all who participated. We are all Family.

Feel free to contact Suga Ligestyle/GW Art to see what’s still available or if you see something you like and check out all my Suga Artisans, Sponsor and Photographer too!!! Blessings upon Blessings. Have a spectacular week!

GW Art
Email: gwartforall@gmail.com
Ph: 876-422-3769
Website (Gallery): 
http://www.sugalifestyle.com 
Instagram: @gwartbygabby

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle – GW Art)

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Strawberry, Ginger & Blueberry Infused Honey?! UN-BEE-LIEVABLE with Unbeelievable Honey!

Unbeelievable Honey will be coming in from May Pen for Suga Lifestyle’s GW Art Exhibition this Saturday @liguaneaclub from 12 NOON – 6PM!

Unbeelievable Honey will have samples of their 100% natural honey and infused honey and all will be available for sale.

They have 750ml, 12oz and 8oz sizes.
I am especially excited to try the infused honey. Imagine getting your fruits or ginger with honey, like a 2-in-1 immune system booster! 🙌🏾👏🏾

Hope to see you this Saturday!

Remember masks are required for entry, social distancing will be enforced with space to accommodate and the event is sponsored by Miracle Corporation’s SANIWISE, who will have their available Sanitization & Personal care products on display in addition to use of their Sanitization stations. 😷👌🏾💖

Unbeelievable Honey

Ph: 876-532-0836

Email: unbeelievablehoney244@gmail.com

Instagram: @unbeelievablehoney

*Islandwide Delivery Available*

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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SAVE THE DATE FOR SUGA LIFESTYLE’S GW ART ANNUAL EXHIBIT!

Suga Lifestyle’s GW Art Annual Art Exhibit will be on Saturday, September 26th at The Liguanea Club, New Kingston from 12 noon to 6PM!

I am going to Make It Happen!
Art, Vino, Beer, Small Bites & Safety!

The wearing of masks will be required upon controlled entry. There will be temperature checks, sanitization stations and virtual check ins if you can’t attend. Stay tuned to see which Local, Suga Artisans will be there with samples to pair with the complementary WINE & BEER!

Hope to see you there!

Please Support Local. Handcrafted, Hand-painted, Jamaican 🇯🇲🎨

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

Instagram: @gwartbygabby

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle, GW Art)

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Start your Week off with a Healthy Matcha (Green Tea) Latte using Likkle tea’s Organic Grade A Matcha!

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Likkle tea’s Organic Grade A Matcha is back in stock and I love matcha!

See Suga Lifestyle’s healthy, dairy free, sugar free ICED MATCHA LATTE & MATCHA SMOOTHIE RECIPES here!

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***Matcha is ground powder of specially grown and processed Green tea leaves. It is believed to have cancer-fighting effects, may prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes and may encourage weight loss!***

likkle tea

Shop the Website: http://www.likkletea.com

Instagram: @likkletea

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle; Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Watch the JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3 on YouTube Here!

Happy Sunday! If you missed Thursday’s JMEA Show that Suga Lifestyle executed technically, Watch “JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3, THURSDAY JULY 16” on YouTube here!

Thursday night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of  Thursday night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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EXIM Bank Jamaica:
Instagram; Facebook; Twitter: eximbankja
Website: http://www.eximbankja.com

See the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies in the order they appeared on the show here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Happy Reading and Enjoy your Sunday!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

 

Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

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Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

Last night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of last night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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If you missed it, see the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Enjoy the weekend!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.