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Watch Suga Lifestyle goes LIVE with PukrUp Cosmetics and their Pinktober Campaign!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and Suga Artisan, Pukrup Cosmetics (Ig: @pukrup_cosmeticsja) supports the fight against Breast Cancer.

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 (Ig: @jamaicacancersociety876).

Check out Pukrup Cosmetics reasonable Price List here:

Go follow @pukrup_cosmeticsja! 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.

You can easily order from their Online Website (www.pukrupcosmetics.com) and they do Islandwide Delivery.

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.

Watch “Suga Lifestyle LIVE with Pukrup Cosmetics and their Pinktober Campaign” on YouTube here:Β 

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

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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! πŸ’–πŸ₯‚

Support Local. Support a good cause. Buy JamaicanΒ 

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 πŸ‡―πŸ‡²

Pukrup Cosmetics

Ph: 876-455-4845

Instagram: @pukrup_cosmeticsja

Website: http://www.pukrupcosmetics.com

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

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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, β€˜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.

β€’ 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 β€˜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’! πŸ˜‰)

Email your Orders to theculinaryoasis@gmail.com

Chef Brian Lumley

Instagram: @cheflumley_

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

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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! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

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. πŸ˜·πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ’–

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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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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Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh had Chef Bingy Deliver to their Home During Love in the Time of Corona

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Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh Arnold.

Suga Tasters, Ash and Ten’s Ratings for Chef Bingy

Date of Delivery: May 16 & 24, 2020

Orders for 2 Adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

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Suga Tasters, Ash and Ten’s Breakdown!

Chef Bingy definitely met and even exceeded our expectations, particularly with the explosion of different flavours in relatively simple dishes. We first experienced this with Chef Bingy’s Pumpkin Chicken Soup, which Jamaicans expect in a Pumpkin soup, but with welcomed notes of coconut milk and ginger. Chef Bingy definitely defied the ‘usual’ by also adding nuts such as Almonds to her marvellous Soup.

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Chef Bingy’s Pumpkin Chicken Soup

We had ordered a Salad as well, which was deliciously enhanced by a crunchy texture from added Walnuts and Pears to the Kale. Sweet and earthy were definitely the predominant flavours!

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Chef Bingy’s Salad

After our very satisfying Soup and Salad experience, we recently tried Chef Bingy’s Curried Chicken, which was extremely rich and flavourful. This, served with roast and fried Breadfruit, definitely hit the spot and was reminiscent of my beloved Nanny’s cooking in a ‘dutchie’ on the cold stove. For $800JMD, along with generous slices of Avocado and Plantains, this meal was well worth it!

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Chef Bingy’s Curried Chicken

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Chef Bingy’s Breadfruit and Plantain

The personal delivery from Chef Bingy herself was also a nice touch, but if she continues cooking this way, she may be confined to the Kitchen whipping out more and more delicious soul food!

Chef Bingy

Website: eatwell.chefbingy.com

Email: healthyIsh@chefbingy.com

Instagram: @chefbingy

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

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Kudos to The Pub Bar & Grill for Giving Items to Persons on the Road in Need

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Dexter thankful for receiving his mask and more from The Pub Bar and Grill.

Kudos to The Pub Bar and Grill for giving Masks, Funds and other items to Persons on the road in need.

As we begin to think of going back to the office to work, going outside or how long we will need to wear masks, please remember those that aren’t able to source their own masks. A good deed no matter how small, goes a far way.

The Pub Bar and Grill

Location: 4 West King’s House Close (Mayfair Hotel). Kgn. Ja.

Instagram: @thepubja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Thanks for Keeping Up With Suga Lifestyle’s Journey!

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I am Thankful for ALL of you who have kept up with Suga Lifestyle’s Journey! πŸ’–πŸ₯‚Instagram is also catching up with 1500 Followers.

We are all moving forward during and after Covid-19. Hoping to continue INSPIRING persons to volunteer, do good deeds, help motivate people, EDUCATE on Health and Fitness, PROMOTE Local with Small Business Love and of course, ENTERTAIN with Events, Restaurant reviews, Sports updates and more!

Please continue to Follow and Stay tuned. Thanks again Suga Bears!

XoXo,
Suga πŸ’–

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

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