Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
1. Plan your time well
Be more organised. Make a list of all the things you need to do and arrange them in order of importance. Decide how much time you need for each job and then stick to your plan.
2. Spread out the changes in your life
Give yourself time to adjust from one change to another. For example, avoid getting married, buying a house and changing jobs all at the same time.
3. Be realistic about what you can do.
Choose your work according to your own ability and interest. Do not hope for the impossible. Set goals for yourself that are achievable so that you don't become frustrated or discouraged.
4. Make decisions wisely
Get all the relevant information first - don't make major decisions blindly. Consider the good and bad points of each choice. Involve the people who will be affected by the decision in the process.
5. Learn to like yourself
Don't worry too much about your looks, height, pimples and other faults. Make the best of what you have and learn to accept what you cannot change.
6. Think positive
Prevent negative feeling from building up. Learn to identify the cause of these feelings and deal constructively with them. Don't blow things out of proportion.
7. Share your problems
Do not keep all your problems and worries to yourself. Remember you are not alone. Talk to your spouse, friend, supervisor or religious leader. They may have had experience with similar situations and they may be able to suggest a solution to your problem.
8. Build a happy family
Be kind, loving and polite to your family. Treat them the same way you should treat your friends. They will provide you with love and support in times of need. Set aside some time each day to talk, play or relax together. Make your home a happy place to come back to after a hard day's work.
9. Make friends
Just as you need a happy family, you also need friends to talk to and laugh with, to visit you and go out with you and to help you in times of need. Treat others the way you would like them to treat you. Respect their views and be patient with their faults. Try giving in to others sometimes - even when you are right.
10. Keep Healthy
Keep your body healthy by exercising regularly, eating wisely and getting enough sleep. Do not turn to cigarettes or alcohol to relieve your stress. Smoking and drinking do not solve anything and will cause more problems for your health.
11. Make some time for yourself.
Do something that you really enjoy. It could be a hobby like collecting coins or an exercise activity like jogging. Take a short break when you feel tense or tired. You deserve to have a little fun sometimes.
12. Learn some Relaxation Techniques
Deep breathing Exercise, meditation, massage and muscle relaxation techniques can be helpful in relieving stress.
Monday, January 29, 2007
1. Damage to The Ozone Layer Causes Radiation Pollution
The hole in the ozone layer above the North Pole is becoming larger, allowing large volumes of ultraviolet radiation to fall directly on the Earth’s surface, causing destruction and harm to humanity, and resulting in skin cancer and other bodily ailments. At the same time, it reduces the rate at which green plants photosynthesise, thereby reducing oxygen content in the atmosphere.
This has extreme negative effects on the Earth. Health organisations all over the world are continuously researching on ways of reducing such harmful effects on humanity. In a direct attempt to address the issue, many are actively looking into the effects of radiation, and taking measures to rectify the situation, such as modifying the coolant compartments in automobiles and refrigerators, and setting up new guidelines for certain products.
2. Acid Rain
The emission of pollutants and toxic gases into the atmosphere has resulted in chemical reactions, which cause acid rain. Acid rain damages the environment by, for example, corroding the metals we use in car doors and buildings. It also harms human health; the first sign of prolonged exposure to acid rain is the onset of skin ailments.
Many of the agricultural products, which we consume regularly, are sprayed with chemical pesticides that are harmful to humans. Some of these products may reach the consumer before an interval of time that is necessary for them to be safe and fit for human consumption. Consumers may unwittingly purchase these quick-to-the-market agricultural products, still tainted with chemicals, and expose their family to the harmful effects of these pesticides. Prolonged accumulation of these chemicals can cause irreversible damage to our health.
4. The Contamination of Western Medicine
Frequently, we see a new phenomenon. Be it in the family or office, as soon as someone catches a cold or cough, it will inevitably spread quickly to someone else. Besides the highly contagious nature of the virus, the body’s low resistance to viruses also plays a part. The abusive use of antibiotics has resulted in viruses' resistance to medicines as well as deterioration of the human body’s immunity system. The rates of contagious diseases are thus on the rise.
Rapid worldwide industrialisation has increased the daily emission of toxic waste and gases. Vehicle exhaust fumes and dust are increasingly trapped in our environment and this is exacerbated in densely populated cities where smog blankets and traps polluted air.
Tobacoo Smoke（Public Places）
The harmful effects of nicotine found in tobacco smoke are well documented. Passive smokers who are exposed to tobacco smoke in public places can also suffer from the same ill effects as smokers themselves – lung diseases, damages to our brain cells, heart problems, strokes, poor blood circulation and high blood pressure are some of the more well known illnesses associated with tobacco smoke.
Indoor Air Pollution
On average, we spend 80% of our time indoors. The high cost of living and pressure for space have resulted in smaller living areas, with a higher tendency of congestion and poorer ventilation. Coupled with an enclosed indoor environment, these living conditions often come with pollutants such as cigarette smoke, dust, fungi and spores, droppings from dust mites, chemicals from photocopying machines and construction materials (glue, paint) and smoke from cooking. Sustained exposure to these elements can cause cancer, respiratory ailments such as asthma, hypersensitive rhinitis, hypersensitive dermatitis, and deterioration of the immune system.
1. Cooking Smoke (Kitchen and Restaurant)
Research reveals that cooking a meal is equivalent to smoking six cigarettes. Although the proportion of women in China who smoke is small, the mortality rate of these women who suffer from pulmonary diseases is high. Epidemiologists suggest that there is a strong correlationship between this and the inhalation of smoke and oily fumes while cooking.
2. Recycling of Accumulated Carbon Dioxide (Office and Bedroom)
Prolonged inhalation of carbon dioxide in an enclosed or badly ventilated office can result in fatigue and lack of concentration among office workers. Fatigue felt after a long journey in the car is also similarly caused by poor circulation of air where there is insufficient oxygen to replace the carbon dioxide.
3. Bacteria and Fungus Found Living In Air Conditioners (Office Buildings, Hospitals, Homes, etc)
It is essential to clean the filters of all air-conditioning systems regularly, be it centralised or single units. Filth in the units will lead to the growth of micro-organisms which will flow into the room through the inlet duct when the air-conditioner is switched on. Many cases of asthma today are closely related to allergy to these micro-organisms.
4. Air Pollution by Chenical Substances (Home, Office)
The scents and odor of household products like insecticides, detergents, deodorisers, mosquito coils, hair gels, hair sprays, glue, correction fluid, calcium carbonate, etc, are sometimes unhealthy. They may even be carcinogenic.
The Change in Lifestyle
1. Changes In Diet
In the modern diet, chemical additives occupy nearly 65% of all daily food content. In addition, fashionable trends in fast food resulted in people taking in excessive animal fats and food with high cholesterol contents. Such changes in eating habits resulted in people consuming too much unhealthy products and thus health is affected.
2. Lack of Exercise
Oxygen is important to the body. With exercise, oxygen will help to strengthen cardiac and lung functions. Exercise will also help to burn excess fats and reduces intravascular LDL (low density lipoprotein cholesterol) to prevent arteriosclerosis. Exercising will benefit the health but when done excessively, it will result in hypoxia and overproduction of free radicals causing physiological imbalance.
3. Mental Stress
Changes in the present living environment: reductions in natural greens making way for the metropolis jungle, inter-personal relationships becoming increasingly superficial. As life’s pressures build up, so does stress in the workplace. The world of feelings and EQ succumb to imbalance. Many urban dwellers suffer from the ills of depression and this constitutes another concern for modern society living.
The Origin of Virus and Allergy
Mankind’s endless devastation to Mother Nature has resulted in severe environmental pollutions, and nature is reacting. The constant mutation of bacteria and virus variations, coupled with the bustle of world trade, has lent favor to virus propagation. With developments in aviation and frequent travel, viruses are being disseminated at lightning speed across the globe. Strange illness abound and the pace of medical research cannot keep up with the unexpected speed of viral mutation. Plagues continue to endanger lives of humans and livestock. Life on earth is seriously threatened.
In addition, while most allergies do not endanger life, they can cause a person to live unhealthily or become unhappy. An example is dust allergy. Asia has the world’s highest incidences of asthma, 90% of such cases arises due to dust allergy. The common symptoms of dust allergy include habitual early morning sneezes, running nose, blocked nose, cough, rhinitis, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis and uncommon dermatitis.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
A little stress is good. It makes you think and try harder. It stimulates and provides excitement. The stress of competitive sports, for example, is enjoyable for most people. But too much stress or stress that goes on for a long time can become harmful.
How does stress affect health?
Stress affects everyone differently. Some people become anxious or defensive, others become depressed or withdrawn. Yet others become aggressive or excited. Stress can also give rise to:
- Fast Heartbeats
- Tense muscles
- Headaches, stomachaches and diarrhoea
- Being anxious and bad-tempered all the time
- Acting in a defensive or aggressive manner
- Feeling tired and having trouble concentrating
- Eating disorders, loss of appetite or overeating
- Sleeplessness (insomnia)
- Stomach ulcers
- Skin rashes
If stress continues, it may lead to diseases like:
- High blood pressure, heart attack
- Depression, nervous breakdown or mental illness
- Worsening of asthma attacks
Saturday, January 27, 2007
How meat-eating is causing a potential bird flu pandemic
Archaeologists studying animal bones have traced many diseases back to the confinement of animals, which began about 10,000 years ago. The foot bones of livestock from that period are deformed like those of confined animals, while the humans who kept them died of animal-borne diseases such as tuberculosis, smallpox and flu. Non-human illnesses such as foot-and-mouth disease appeared at the same time, wiping out livestock on which people had become dependent for food, thereby causing human malnutrition, starvation and susceptibility to sickness. Thus, directly or indirectly, humankind’s attachment to meat over the centuries has brought about catastrophes worse than any war or natural disaster could ever wreak.
To this day, one in three people will die from infectious diseases, most of which are derived from animals, and three fourths of all emerging human illnesses are animal-derived. By contrast, Native Americans, who traditionally did not confine animals as did other races, were virtually free of infectious diseases before the arrival of Europeans. Subsequently, a series of European animal-derived illnesses quickly wiped out ninety percent of the native population of both American continents.
Overall, among the top ten causes of death in developing countries are diseases arising from animals, the foremost of these being AIDS. The HIV virus that causes AIDS first appeared in traders of monkey and chimpanzee meat, and HIV has now infected 65 million people and killed 25 million. Scientists have determined that a monkey virus called SIV jumped species between hunters and primates a minimum of seven times before becoming HIV, demonstrating that a large amount of virus transfer occurs due to hunting.
The cycle of violence
A common method of preventing avian flu is to kill chickens carrying the disease; thus, approximately 150 million fowl have been destroyed during the recent epidemic. A survey prepared for the UN found that typical means of slaughtering the birds included beating them with sticks and iron pipes, and stuffing them in plastic bags and then burying them alive in pits. In some cases, gasoline was poured into the pits and the animals burned alive before being buried. Carbon dioxide gas, which causes piercing, stabbing pain and slow death, has also been employed.
The deadly game
Besides chicken farming, another way that bird flu can spread to humans is through duck hunting. Ducks are the main carriers of bird flu in the wild and when hunters shoot ducks, carriers spread the virus to anything that makes contact with the carcass. Throughout history, humans have spread animal-borne diseases to livestock and other humans through hunting.
While bird hunting has been banned in many countries this year due to the potential for an avian flu epidemic, hunters are largely ignoring the bans. As a Lebanese hunting official explained, “Hunters may not believe the government and so don’t take the ban seriously. They don’t realize avian influenza has made hunting national health concern, and is no longer merely a social or economic activity.”
Bird flu is also spreading through the trade in exotic birds, some of which have been seized by officials as far away from their native lands as England. Also, officials have found infected fighting cocks being smuggled out of China, and according to David Morgan, head scientist for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), “You only need one specimen to get through the net to spread the disease.”
A brighter future is possible
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Text: Bonnie Liebman
(Originally in English)
Evidence is mounting that the healthiest diets are loaded with plant foods (vegetables, fruits and beans) and short on animal foods (meat, fish, poultry and dairy products), especially those with a high fat content.
"A diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a role in reducing the risk of all the major causes of illness and death," says Walter Willet, Head of the Nutrition Department at the Harvard School of Public Health.
To many people, vegetarian is a loaded word. It typically refers to people who never eat meat, fish or poultry for ethical, religious or health reasons. Vegans also avoid all dairy products and eggs. But scientists are more interested in how often - not whether - people eat animal foods. And much of their research points to the same conclusion: people should eat fewer animal foods and more plant foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Why? Here are 10 reasons - some related to health, some not.
"The scientific base is very strong suggesting that fruits and vegetables are protective elements for all gastrointestinal cancers and all smoking-related cancers," says Tim Byers, professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. That includes cancers of the lung, colon, stomach, mouth, larynx, esophagus and bladder. And a recent study found that lycopene - a carotenoid in tomatoes and tomato sauce - may protect against prostate cancer.
It's not clear how fruits and vegetables may reduce cancer risk. It could be their phytochemicals - things like carotenoids, vitamins C and E, selenium, indoles, flavonoids, phenols and limonene.
There is also evidence that high-fibre grains like wheat bran can reduce cancer risk. "Fibre has a beneficial effect in preventing colon cancer," says David Jenkins, a fibre expert at the University of Toronto. And pasta, rice and other grains can replace the animal foods - red meat, in particular - that may increase the risks of some cancers.
"Men who eat red meat as a main dish five or more times a week have four times the risk of colon cancer of men who eat red meats less than once a month," says Edward Giovannucci of Harvard Medical School. Heavy red-meat eaters were also twice as likely to get prostate cancer in his study of 50,000 male health professionals.
That's just one study. Looking at others, says Lawrence Kushi of the University of Minnesota, "the evidence is quite consistent that red meat is associated with a higher risk of colon - possibly prostate - cancer".
But even lean red meat seems to increase the risk of colon cancer. "It could be the carcinogens created when meat is cooked or meat's highly available iron, or something else in meat," speculates Willett.
2. Heart disease
A plant-based diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease. For the last 20 years, heart experts have emphasised cutting saturated fat and cholesterol intake, but plants may protect the heart in other ways. Among them:
* Soluble Fibre: "To reduce your risk of heart disease, you may want to eat more beans, peas, oats, and barley," says Jenkins, because their "sticky" soluble fibre seems to help lower blood cholesterol.
* Folic Acid: "The evidence that folic acid reduces the risk of heart disease is pretty strong," says Willet. Folic acid, a B-vitamin, lowers blood levels of a harmful amino acid called homocysteine. "And fruits and vegetables are a major source of folic acid," he adds.
* Antioxidants: a growing body of evidence suggests that LDL ("bad") cholesterol damages arteries only when it has been oxidised (combined with oxygen). That's why researchers believe that antioxidants like vitamin E may protect the heart. And many of the phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables are antioxidants.
* Squeezing Out Saturates: if you eat lots of plant foods, there's simply less room for the saturated animal fats that clog arteries.
There's a lot of evidence showing that fruits and vegetables are beneficial for reducing the risk of stroke," says Willet. For example, in a 20-year study of 832 middle-aged men, the risk of stroke was 22 per cent lower for every three servings of fruits and vegetables the men ate each day. Again, no one's sure if it's the potassium, magnesium, fibre or other components of fruits and vegetables that prevent arteries from clogging in the brain.
4. Diverticulosis & Constipation
High-fibre grains - especially wheat bran - can help prevent constipation. That's not trivial in a country like the US that spends millions a year on laxatives.
Diverticulosis is also common. About 30 to 40 per cent of people over 50 have it, though most have no symptoms. Others experience bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, pain, or diverticulitis (that's when the pouches - or diverticula - that form in the walls of the colon get inflamed).
"In our studies, it's clear that fibre both from bran and from fruits and vegetables is protective," says Willet. Men who ate the least fibre (13 grams or less a day) were almost twice as likely to get diverticulosis as men who ate the most fibre (at least 32 grams of fibre a day).
5. Other diseases
Plant-rich diets may prevent other illnesses:
* Macular Degeneration: a carotenoid called lutein - which is found mostly in leafy greens - may help prevent the deterioration of the retina that causes blindness in older people. "In our study, people who ate spinach or collard greens two to four times a week had half the estimated risk of macular degeneration compared with those who ate them less than once a month," says Johanna Seddon of Harvard Medical School.
* Neural Tube Defects: folic acid supplements can reduce the risk of spina bifida and other neural tube birth defects. Folic acid from foods (mostly fruits and vegetables) may also cut the risk.
* Diabetes: "We found a lower risk of adult-onset diabetes in people who ate more whole grains," says Willet.
6. Safer food
Some of the deadliest food-borne illnesses enter the body via animal foods. "Ground beef is the most likely source of E. Coli 0157:H7. Poultry carry Salmonella and Campylobacter, and the consumption of raw shellfish has caused infection with Vibrio vulnificus," says David Swerdlow of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Any raw food - including fruits or vegetables - can carry harmful bacteria. "For example, recent outbreaks of Salmonella have been associated with cantaloupe, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts," says Swerdlow. But meat, seafood and poultry are the most likely culprits in food-borne illness.
7. The environment
"Our eating habits have a tremendous effect on the planet," says Jenkins. "Eating animals wouldn't harm the environment if it were done on a much smaller scale," explains Alan Durning, Director of North-west Environment Watch in Seattle.
"Modern meat production involves intensive use - and often misuse - of grain, water, energy and grazing areas," says Durning. He cites the following examples:
* Water pollution: the manure and sewage from stockyards, chicken factories, and other feeding facilities can pollute water supplies.
* Air pollution: thirty million tons of methane - a gas that contributes to global warning - comes from manure in sewage ponds or heaps.
* Soil erosion: nearly 40 per cent of the world's - and more than 70 per cent of US - grain production is fed to livestock. For each pound of meat, poultry, eggs and milk we produce, farm fields lose about five pounds of topsoil.
* Water depletion: an estimated half of the grain and hay that's fed to beef cattle is grown on irrigated land. It takes about 390 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef.
* Energy Use: it takes almost ten times more energy to produce and transport livestock than vegetables.
* Overgrazing: about 10 per cent of the arid West of the US has been turned into a desert by livestock. But some of that land couldn't be used for much else. "That's why my argument isn't for vegetarianism, but for people to reduce the consumption of animal products," maintains Durning.
Sure, you can spend $7.99 a pound on mesclun or other gourmet foods. But from squash to sweet potatoes, most plants are a downright bargain. And the lower price of plants shows up when you eat out. On Chinese, Indian, and most other restaurant menus, the vegetarian selections are usually cheaper than the meat, seafood and poultry.
9. Animal welfare
It's unpleasant to think about, but before we slaughter them, the animals we eat are often raised and transported under inhumane conditions.
The number-one reason for eating a plant-rich diet is that it tastes good. The five vegetables that Americans eat most are French fries, tomatoes (mostly as sauce or ketchup), onions, iceberg lettuce, and other potatoes.
But if most Americans shrink the meat, seafood and poultry on their dinner plates, they - or many of their favourite restaurants - wouldn't know what to replace them with. You have to go to ethnic restaurants to get interesting plant-based dishes. It's no coincidence that ethnic restaurants know how to make vegetable dishes taste good. "Fortunately, there's a wealth of experience around the world because almost all traditional diets are plant-based," says Willet.
Yet many Italian, Mexican and other ethnic restaurants have become so Americanised that their vegetables have been largely replaced by meat and cheese. And that's a shame. In Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, cooking fruits and vegetables is an art form. The Italians don't put tremendous amounts of meat and cheese on pizza, for example. I had a thin-crust pizza at a traditional restaurant recently with no cheese - just fresh basil, tomatoes and garlic. It was totally wonderful.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
你知道麥當勞已經開始停止販售 Diet Coca了!
根據她所說，她以前每天午餐都喝「非酒精性的飲料」或稱做「軟性飲料」 (譯註：就是那種有很多種美美的各種顏色，各種口味，甜甜的，多半有氣泡的，冰的飲料，像是可口可樂，百事可樂，汽水，沙士，甚至標榜有什麼奧利多活菌，bifidus 益菌。。。。等等）。
（譯註：即 一般廚房刷洗鍋底的 鋁質刷子）浸在可口可樂後，拿來搓洗保險桿。
可口可樂 & 百事可樂提供參考：
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
TCM theory is based on a number of philosophical frameworks including the Theory of Yin-yang (阴阳), the Five Elements (五行), the human body Meridian (经络) system, Zang Fu organ theory, and others. Diagnosis and treatment are conducted with reference to these concepts. TCM does not usually operate within a western scientific paradigm but some practitioners make efforts to bring practices into an evidence-based medicine framework.
Historically, eight branches comprised Chinese medicine treatment:
1. Tui na (推拿) - massage therapy
2. Acupuncture and Moxibustion (針灸)
3. Chinese herbal medicine(中药)
4. Chinese food therapy (食 疗)
5. Qigong (氣功) and related breathing and meditation exercise
6. T'ai Chi Ch'uan (太極拳) and other Chinese martial arts
7. Feng shui (风水)
8. Chinese astrology
Today, all of the above except Feng shui and Chinese astrology, specific treatment methods are grouped into these branches. Cupping and Gua Sha (刮痧) are part of Tui Na. Auriculotherapy (耳燭療法) comes under the heading of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Die-da or Tieh Ta (跌打) are practitioners who specialize in healing trauma injury such as bone fractures, sprains, and bruises. Some of these specialists may also use or recommend other disciplines of Chinese medical therapies (or Western medicine in modern times) if serious injury is involved. Such practice of bone-setting is not common in the West.
Modern TCM treatments consist of herbal medicine or acupuncture as the primary method, with other methods such as massage, qi gong, or food therapy playing a secondary role. Illness in TCM is seen as a lack of harmony, and the goal of all traditional treatment is to assist the body to regain balance and achieve homeostasis.
The modern practice of traditional Chinese medicine is increasingly incorporating techniques and theories of Western medicine in its praxis.
- Wikipedia site for TCM
- Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine information
- Qi, the journal of traditional eastern health and fitness
- The Chinese Way to Health: A Self-Help Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr. Stephen Gascoigne
- TCM Basics
- TCM info page
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Resource Center
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Resource Guide
- International Comprehensive Services of TCM
- UK Acupuncture and TCM
Monday, January 22, 2007
- 皮蛋 : 一般製造商在製作皮蛋時，常添加定量的鉛，我們若經常食用，會引起鉛中毒。同時，還會造成身體內鈣質的流失。
- 臭豆腐 : 臭豆腐在發酵過程中，極易被微生物汙染，同時又會揮發大量鹽基氮，以及硫化氫等；這些都是蛋白質分解的腐敗物質，對人體有害。
- 味精 : 每人每日對味精的攝取量，以不超過六公克為原則，多則有害無益。
- 菠菜 : 菠菜營養豐富，但因含有草酸，致食物中寶貴的元素鋅與鈣之結合，而被排出體外，而引起人體鋅與鈣的缺乏。
- 豬肝 : 一公斤的豬肝，其含膽固醇高達四百毫克以上，而一個人若攝入過多的膽固醇，會導致動脈硬化。
- 烤肉 : 由於烤肉在燻烤過程中，會產生如「苯」等有害物質，是 誘發癌的因子。
- 醃菜 : 醃菜若製作不得法，菜內隱藏致癌物，並含硝酸胺，久吃因而致病。
- 油條 : 油條中的明礬，是含鋁的無機物，不可經常食用。
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Cancerous cells are always being created in the body. It's an ongoing process that has gone on for eons. So parts of your immune system are designed to seek out and destroy cancer cells.
Cancer has been around as long as mankind, but only in the second half of the 20th century did the number of cancer cases explode. Contributing to this explosion are the excessive amounts of toxins and pollutants we are exposed to, high stress lifestyles that zap the immune system, poor quality junk food that's full of pesticides, irradiated and now genetically modified, pathogens, electromagnetic stress, lights, and just about everything that wasn't here 200 years ago.
All these weaken the immune system, and alter the internal environment in the body to an environment that promotes the growth of cancer.
Cancer is not a mysterious disease that suddenly attacks you out of the blue, something that you can't do anything about. It has definite causes that you can correct if your body has enough time, and if you take action to change the internal environment to one that creates health, not cancer, while at the same time attacking cancerous cells and tumors by exploiting their weaknesses.
Cancer tumors begin when more cancerous cells are being created than an overworked, depleted immune system can destroy.
Constant exposure to tens of thousands of manmade chemicals from birth onward, chlorinated and fluoridated water, electromagnetic radiation, pesticides and other toxins, leads to the creation of too many free radicals and excessive numbers of cancerous cells.
Alone this would be enough to raise cancer levels, but combined with an immune system weakened by a diet of refined and over processed food, mineral depleted soils, and too much exposure to artificial light at night, the immune system at some point no longer is able to keep cancer in check, and it starts to grow in your body.
DID YOU KNOW? Research shows that the immune system needs 9 1/2 hours of sleep in total darkness to recharge completely -- the authors of the book Lights Out explain. When was the last time you had this much sleep?
Because of this stress and the overload of toxins, you end up with a malfunctioning immune system, and a body that is not capable of destroying the excessive numbers of cancerous cells that develop. Some, sooner or later, survive and multiply. And then you have cancer. Of course, our diets loaded with sugar and refined carbohydrates don't help. Refined carbohydrates digest so fast they act like sugar, and cancer cells love sugar. They have about 15 times more receptor cells for capturing sugar than healthy cells.
Overcoming cancer is a process of reversing the conditions that allowed the cancer to develop, and going after and killing cancerous cells.
The exact causes don't have to be known, though certainly the more varied the approaches taken to correct those conditions, the more likely you are going to hit on what works best in a particular case. What you need to do is to strongly and dramatically interrupt and reverse the cancer-causing conditions in your body so that it becomes healthier, and stops breeding cancer.
The more cancer there is, the more serious the condition, meaning much more has to be done -- fast. It may be too late, or it may not. No one knows where that cutoff point is as some people given only a few days to live have pulled through and conquered cancer when they applied these strategies.
What The Medical Industry Won't Tell YouAbout Treating Cancer
There was a woman whose daughter was in the advanced stages of brain cancer. She asked her oncologist if it was ok to give her daughter a superfood called blue green algae. Her doctor told her that it was no problem, that in fact a number of his patients had used that supplement with success in fighting cancer.
Naturally she wondered why he didn't tell her about this product a year before when they came to him.
Unfortunately, he couldn't tell her about this or any "natural or alternative health therapies" and stay employed. Insurance regulations would preclude such suggestions. And he could get into administrative trouble by recommending natural, non-drug treatments for cancer.
His advice is controlled by a large medical industry that makes mega money off expensive cancer fighting drugs and treatments. An industry that doesn't look favorably on natural supplements or other cancer treatments as they cannot patent them to make high profits.
Fifty years from now, the current conventional cancer treatments used by doctors will on the whole be viewed in the same light that we view the old medical practice of using leeches to cure illnesses.
Chemotherapy and other treatments damage cells and tear down and weaken the immune system. But the problem in the first place is that your immune system is already weak, and that your cells are already damaged.
Even if tumors do go into remission, these treatments will have damaged other cells, which are more likely to turn cancerous. The immune system, unless it is supported by supplements and diet to help it recover, will be in worse shape then ever.
While it may have taken decades for cancer to develop the first time around, the second time usually takes a year or two.
Another reason why doctors ignore sensible, safe and healthy treatments for cancer, and recommend costly and illogical treatments instead -- is human nature. They advise and prescribe what they know. Just what we all do.
You go to them and you get what they know. You assume they will do the best they can for you, while in fact they only do what the system teaches them, promotes and allows them to do.
A Doctor's Shocking Closed-Door Confession ...
In a survey of 79 oncologists from McGill University Cancer Center in Canada, 64 said they would not consent to treatment with Cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, while 58 oncologists said they would reject all the current trials being carried out by their establishment. Why? "The ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its unacceptable degree of toxicity." Philip Day, Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth
This information is shocking to say the least. But consider this ...
Doctors today are not very different than they were 150 or 200 years ago. Back then the common practice was for interns and doctors working on cadavers to walk down the hall to deliver a baby without washing their hands. Many women died from the subsequent infections.
Finally a doctor in charge of a clinic figured out what was happening, and had them wash their hands. The infections stopped. When he published his results, the medical profession was outraged. Good doctors could not be the cause of something like this. The doctor was ostracized and fired.
He went elsewhere and repeated the experiment. Again, deaths dropped. Again he announced the results, and again the medical profession rose up against him. The end of the story was, he lost everything, went insane from the tragedy of it all, and eventually killed himself.
Bottom line: Don't expect a doctor working inside the system to buck the system. The risks are too great.
It is not all gloom and doom with chemotherapy. For two decades Dr. Perez Garcia has been using a treatment he calls Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). It consists of giving a patient a dose of insulin followed by a tiny dose of chemotherapy.
Cancer cells have 15 times more insulin receptors than normal cells. The insulin dose helps to target chemotherapy into cancer cells because they have so many more insulin receptors. So small doses of chemotherapy can be used that cause little harm to normal cells. With Stage 1 or 2 cancer, IPT is, I read, about 80% successful, mixed results for more serious cancers. So after two decades of use, how many doctors were using IPT in the USA? 29. Hard to believe isn't it.
Many oncologists make much of their income from the markup they make on chemotherapy drugs, and small doses don't make big money.
You don't have to avoid chemotherapy or radiation therapy to receive benefits from natural products and supplements. In fact, nutritional supplements are quite useful when used in conjunction with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. The best ones work to support the body so that radiation and chemo will actually work better. In addition, the immune system will be stronger, and better able to keep cancer from developing again.
It makes sense, doesn't it, to supplement your chemotherapy or radiation treatments with other options that support your body and actually help it be much more effective in fighting cancer.
Many people only do chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and do not also support their body's fight against cancer in other ways. All too often, the cancer is not destroyed, or comes back a short while later. And no wonder...
If the immune system has been wiped out by chemotherapy or radiation, cancer is bound to overrun the body even faster than before.
Seeking other options after the doctors throw in the towel and say there is nothing else they can do, is necessary. It makes more sense to correct the underlying causes of cancer early on when the odds are much better. Especially with natural supplelments that can do no harm.
Natural supplements won't hurt you. They can only help. They won't make chemotherapy or radiation therapy less effective. Instead they amplify the power of whatever cancer treatments you may be doing by attacking cancer in other ways, or supporting the health of the body and immune system. For example, research studies have shown that when you oxygenate cancer cells, radiation therapy is more effective at killing those cells. And beta glucan, when used in conjunction with some types of chemotherapy, produced marked improvement over chemotherapy alone.
Certainly some people beat cancer using chemotherapy or radiation therapy. But look at the number of deaths from cancer, and you see that to many people don't. Not using natural supplements to fight cancer is like being in a life and death struggle, and choosing to fight with one hand tied behind your back.
Hit cancer hard. This is one fight you don't want to lose.
The more support you give your body, the better you will be at handling any possible side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and the better your body will be at fighting cancer.
A natural approach to cancer is based on making your body healthier. To strengthen a depleted, worn out, under energized immune system that is not capable of killing cancer cells as fast as they are multiplying.
Use safe, natural supplements to change the body's internal environment to one that does not support the growth of cancer, and to directly kill cancer cells.
One of the ways is to get started with a strategy, about an amazing mineral that kills cancerous cells and leaves healthy cells alone. See CancerFightingStrategies.com for more details.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
(3)有人減肥不吃早餐，事實所得效果相反，會更肥胖，因相隔晚餐時間太 長，下次進食時會吃得更多。不吃早餐，令自己空肚，會很快生膽石，因為沒 有食物在肚內，膽會排出一些分泌，久而久之，會變成石。而且不吃早餐，會 減低新陳代謝，減肥的原理是加強新陳代謝，才可燃燒脂肪，所以無法減到 磅。早餐是每天最重要，亦應是最豐富的。可吃粉、飯或麵包等，無須怕會熱 量高，因為人體經過一天活動，自然會消耗掉，反而下午及晚餐要小心。
(5)如想改善胃病或腸胃病，可以生果為早餐，博士就是這樣而解決了他嚴 重的十二指腸問題。每天只要進食五至七款不同顏色的生果，就不用進食維他 命。
(8)有肌肉的人，就算坐著看電視，也比一個無肌肉的人消耗更多卡路里， 因為只要他有多你一磅肌肉，他身體會自然地燃燒五十卡路里，而無肌肉的 人，反而要去做運動來燃燒這多餘的脂肪。
(18)可吃宵夜，因為肉類要用兩小時去消化，會致肥。肉類的選擇不是在 於白肉或紅肉，而是在於肉的那個部位，雞髀很肥，但雞胸肉就比較少脂肪， 較健康。
(23)如要加熱，可用微波瀘，原理是微波爐是加熱而不是翻滾，所以比較 健康。但要時時檢查微波爐是否損壞，可在市面購買幅射測試錶，測試幅射外 洩的程度。如有便要更換，否則我們便會進食了含幅射的食物，影響下一代。
(30)做重量運動時要進食麵包等，否則無力去舉重。做有氧運動時則相 反，因做有氧運動是為減肥，吃下麵包去做運動就失效。所減的係那個麵包而 不是身體內的脂肪，故此跑步前不可進食這類食物。肚空，才會燃燒體內脂 肪，否則所減的只是那個麵包的能量。
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
In contrast to epidemics, pandemics are rare events that occur every 10 to 50 years. They have been documented since the 16th century, and in the last 400 years, at least 31 pandemics have been recorded. During the twentieth century, three influenza pandemics occurred. Their mortality impact ranged from devastating to moderate or mild. The 1918 pandemic was caused by a H1N1 virus of apparently avian origin, whereas the subsequent pandemic strains - H2N2 in 1957 and H3N2 in 1968 - were reassortant viruses containing genes from avian viruses.
THE STORY OF INFLUENZA: 1918 AND BEYOND
An influenza pandemic is a rare but recurrent event. Three pandemics occurred in the previous century: “Spanish influenza” in 1918, “Asian influenza” in 1957, and “Hong Kong influenza” in 1968. The 1918 pandemic killed an estimated 40–50 million people worldwide. That pandemic, which was exceptional, is considered one of the deadliest disease events in human history. Subsequent pandemics were much milder, with an estimated 2 million deaths in 1957 and 1 million deaths in 1968.
1918 Spanish influenza
The first influenza pandemic of the 20th century spread more or less simultaneously in 3 distinct waves during a 12-month period in 1918-1919, across Europe, Asia, and North America. It was the worst pandemic in history, killing more people than World War I, and it is generally assumed that at least 50 million people died. The first wave, which started during the spring of 1918, was highly contagious but not particularly deadly. Only the second wave, beginning in September, spread the deadly form of the pandemic.
The virus of 1918 (H1N1) was extremely virulent and caused many deaths through secondary bacterial pneumonia. The primary viral pneumonia could kill previously healthy young individuals within 2 days. The clinical course of severe cases was so unfamiliar that investigators doubted it was influenza. Symptoms in 1918 were so unusual that, initially, it was misdiagnosed as dengue fever, cholera, or typhoid.
The 1918 virus was not a reassortant virus (like those of the 1957 and 1968 pandemics), but more likely an entirely avian-like virus that adapted to humans.
1957 Asian influenza
The 1957 pandemic was caused by H2N2, a clinically milder virus than the one responsible for the 1918 pandemic. Outbreaks were frequently explosive, but the death toll was much lower. Mortality showed a more characteristic pattern, similar to that seen in seasonal epidemics, with most excess deaths confined to infants and the elderly. The global excess mortality of the 1957 pandemic has been estimated at 1-2 million deaths.
1968 Hong Kong influenza
The 1968 pandemic, caused by H3N2, was also a mild pandemic. The death toll has been estimated to have been around 1 million, and in the United States, nearly 50 percent of all influenza-related deaths occurred in the younger population under 65 years of age.
As unpredictable as influenza pandemics are, as unpredictable is the virus itself. We know nothing about the pathogenic potential of the next pandemic strain. The next pandemic may be relatively benign, as it was in 1968 and 1957, or truly malignant, as was the 1918 episode. We don't know if the next pandemic will be caused by the current avian influenza virus, H5N1, or by another influenza strain. We ignore how the next pandemic will evolve over time, how rapidly it will spread around the world, and in how many waves. We don't know which age groups are at the highest risk of severe outcomes. We have no idea whether the next pandemic will kill 2, 20, or 200 million people.
Not surprisingly, healthcare professionals are becoming sensitised to the risk of a new pandemic. The ongoing outbreak of H5N1 influenza among birds, with occasional transmission to human beings is of major concern because of intriguing parallels between the H5N1 virus and the 1918 influenza strain. Such H5N1 avian influenza also known as "bird flu".
Health experts have been monitoring a new and extremely severe influenza virus – the H5N1 strain – for almost eight years. The H5N1 strain first infected humans in Hong Kong in 1997, causing 18 cases, including six deaths. Since mid-2003, this virus has caused the largest and most severe outbreaks in poultry on record. In December 2003, infections in people exposed to sick birds were identified.
Since then, over 260 human cases have been laboratory confirmed for ten countries worldwide, including the four seriously hit Asian countries (Indonesia, Viet Nam, Thailand, and China), and more than half of these people have died due to H5N1 avian influenza. Most cases have occurred in previously healthy children and young adults.
As there have been increasing update of avian influenza (bird flu) cases reported in more countries such as Japan and Hong Kong (see report here), cumulative number of confirmed human cases of avian influenza A/(H5N1) reported to WHO as at 15 January 2007 since 2003 showing a total of 267 cases (only laboratory-confirmed cases are reported) with 161 deaths including Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Thailand and Turkey. (see WHO report here)
See the following reports for further details and updates:
- Influenza pandemic
- Ten things you need to know about pandemic influenza
- Influenza Report 2006
- Flu Fears
- WHO's Avian Influenza Outbreak
- CDC's Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
1. Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests have shown that a woman who has sexual relations produces big amounts of estrogen which makes hair shiny and soft.
2. To make love in soft and relaxed way reduces the possibilities of suffering from dermatitis and acne. The sweat produced cleans pores and makes the skin shine.
3. To make love allows to burn all the calories accumulate is this romantic love scene.
4. Sex is one of the safest sports. It strengthens and tonifies all body muscles. It is more enjoyabel than doing 20 lapses in the pool. And you don't need special shoes !
5. Sex is an instantaneous cure against depression. It frees endorphines in the blood flow, creating a state of euphoria and leaves us with a feeling of well-being.
6. The more we make love, the more we have the capacity to do more. A body sexually active releases a higher amount of pheromone. This subtle aroma excites the opposite sex !
7. Sex is the safest tranquiliser in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFICIENT THAN VALIUM.
8. To kiss everyday allows to avoid the dentist. Kisses aid saliva in cleaning teeths and lower the quantity of acids causing enamel weakening.
9. Sex relieves headaches. Each time we make love, it releases the tension in brain veins.
10. To make love a lot can heal a nasal congestion. Sex is a natural antihistaminic. It helps fight asthma and spring allergies.
Monday, January 15, 2007
A recent spate of new poultry outbreaks in Asia are signs the bird flu virus could make a resurgence this winter, health experts warn.
While most Asian countries are better prepared than they were a year ago to prevent or contain the spread of avian influenza, epidemiologists say there is no room for complacency about the virus that remains widespread in the region.
Experts warn that the risk will increase when China, Vietnam and other countries celebrate the Lunar New Year in the middle of next month, when the movement of both poultry and people traditionally increases sharply. Migratory birds also pose a risk.
Infections in birds and people are increasing, particularly in Asia, where the virus was first identified a decade ago. Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea and Nigeria have reported diseased birds in the past month, while China and Egypt also found new human cases.
Almost all human H5N1 cases have been linked to close contact with sick or dead birds, such as children playing with them or adults butchering them or plucking feathers.
Bird flu has killed 161 people worldwide since late 2003. Scientists fear it could mutate and trigger a deadly, global pandemic. — AFP
Bird flu has spread to a sixth province in southern Vietnam, officials said yesterday, after the virus killed over 800 ducks on a farm in Tra Vinh province in the Mekong Delta. Last month (December), after a one-year hiatus, bird flu struck scores of poultry farms in the southern provinces.
Japan has confirmed a fresh bird flu outbreak but officials said it was not clear if it involved the H5N1 strain.
The confirmation came after about 2,400 chickens died at a farm in the south of the country. Officials will cull the remaining 9,600 chickens at the affected farm.
Japan confirmed an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in January 2004.
China last week reported its first human case of bird flu in six months, but the farmer who fell ill made a full recovery.
A dead wild bird found in Hong Kong has tested positive for a milder strain of the bird flu virus. Further tests are now being carried out on the carcass of the Crested Hoshawk.
Another dead wild bird, a scaly breasted munia, was found in Causeway Bay on Dec 31 and tested positive for the H5N1 strain last week.
Hong Kong was the scene of the world's first reported major bird flu outbreak among humans in 1997, when six people died of a then-unknown mutation of the avian flu virus.
Bird flu has killed two young women in Indonesia, taking fatalities in the past week to four in the country worst-hit by the disease. The women bought live chickens – which later died suddenly – from a market, and were admitted a few days later to hospital, where they died of acute pneumonia.
Also infected was an 18-year-old man in Indonesia whose mother, 37, died of the disease last week, creating a new cluster of infections that doctors are monitoring for signs the virus is becoming more adept at infecting humans.
Another four suspected cases are being treated in a hospital in West Java province.
Indonesia attracted international attention in May last year when seven members of a family from the island of Sumatra contracted the H5N1 virus, six of them fatally.
The cases represented the largest reported cluster of infections and the first laboratory-proven instance of human-to-human transmission.
- Influenza Pandemic
- WHO update of confirmed human cases as at 15 January 2007
- Ten things you need to know about pandemic influenza
- WHO's Avian Influenza Outbreak
- CDC's Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
- WHO's SARS Outbreak
- CDC's Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Site
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Eat plenty of fish - fish oil helps prevent headaches. So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.
HAY FEVER? EAT YOGURT!
Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.
TO PREVENT STROKE - DRINK TEA!
Prevent build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea.
INSOMNIA (CAN'T SLEEP?) - HONEY!
Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.
ASTHMA? - EAT ONIONS!!!!
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.
ARTHRITIS? - EAT FISH, TOO!!
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis.
UPSET STOMACH? - BANANAS - GINGER!!!!!
Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.
BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.
BONE PROBLEMS? EAT PINEAPPLE!!!
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.
PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME? EAT CORNFLAKES!!!!
Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.
MEMORY PROBLEMS? EAT OYSTERS!
Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.
COLDS? EAT GARLIC!
clear up that stuffy head with garlic.
COUGHING? USE RED PEPPERS!!
A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.
Wheat, Bran, Cabbage, Wheat, bran and cabbage help maintain estrogen at healthy levels.
LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN and ORANGE VEGGIES!!!
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.
ULCERS? EAT CABBAGE ALSO!!!
Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodena ulcers.
DIARRHEA? EAT APPLES!
Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!!
Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure, too.
BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!!
The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Experiment from expert prove that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarette (chances of cancer higher)
* Don't eat fruit immediately
Immediately eat fruit after meal will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.
* Don't drink tea
Because tea leaves contains a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be harden thus difficult to digest.
* Don't loosen your belt
Loosen belt after meal will easily caused the intestine to be twisted and block
* Don't bath
Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs and body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach
* Don't walk about
People always say that after meal walk a hundred step will live till 99 In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake
* Don't sleep immediately
The food we intake were unable to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric and infection in our intestine
Friday, January 12, 2007
Mother nature has given us plenty and free water. Without spending on medicine, tablets, injections, diagnosis, Doctor fees, etc., just by drinking pure water, the following deseases will be cured. You can never believe before practising. Let us see the list of deseases being cured by this therapy. Diseases cured by drinking water:
02. Blood Pressure/Hyper Tension
03. Anemia (Blood Shortage)
04. Rheumatism (Pain in joints/muscles)
05. General Paralysis
14. Pulminory Tuberculosis
16. Kidney stones
17. Urogenital diseases
18. Hyper acidity
21. Rectal Piodapse
25. Eye diseases
26. Opthalmic Haemorrhage & Opthalmia (reddisheye)
27. Irregular Menstruation
29. Uterus cancer
30. Breast cancer
How to do this water therapy?
[Drink six glasses of water (1.5 litres) everyday]
1) Early morning, after you get up from bed, (without even brushing your teeth) drink 1.50 litres of water i.e., 5 to 6 glasses. Let us all know that ancient Indians termed this therapy as "Usha Paana Chikitsa". You may wash your face thereafter.
2) Here it is very essential to note that nothing else, neither drinks nor solid food of any sort should be taken within 1 hour before and after drinking this 1.50 litres of water.
3) It is also to be strictly observed that no alcoholic drinks should be taken the previous night.
4) If required, boiled and filtered water may be used for this purpose.
Is it possible to drink 1.50 litres of water at one time?
To begin with, one may find it difficult to drink 1.50 litres of water at one time, but one will get used to it gradually. Initially, while practicing you may drink four glasses first and the balance two glasses after a gap of two minutes. Initially you may find the necessity to urinate 2 to 3 times within an hour, but it will become normal after quite some time.
By research and experience, the following diseases are observed to be cured with this therapy within the indicated days as below:
Constipation - 1 day
Acidity - 2 days
Diabetes - 7 days
Cancer - 4 weeks
Pulminory TB - 3 months
BP & Hypertension - 4 weeks
It is advised that persons suffering from Artheritis or Rheumatism should practice this therapy thrice a day, i.e., morning, midday and night, 1 hour before meals for one week; and twice a day subsequently until the disease disappears.
How does pure water act?
Consuming ordinary drinking water by the right method purifies human body. It renders the colon more effective by forming new fresh blood, known in medical terms as Haematopaises. That the mucousal folds of the colon and intestines are activated by this method, is an undisputed fact, just as the theory that new fresh blood is produced by the mucousal fold.
If the colon is cleansed then the nutrients of the food taken several times a day will be absorbed and by the action of the mucousal folds they are turned into fresh blood. The blood is all important in curing ailments and restoring health, and for this water should be consumed in a regular pattern.
We make an earnest request that the above method should be read and practised carefully. Please spread this message to your friends, relatives and neighbors - It is a great service to the cause of humanity.
We should all lead a healthy life.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Read this to understand the importance of taking breakfast.
Breakfast can help prevent strokes, heart attack and sudden death.
Advice on not to skip breakfast! Tips for healthy living...
For those who always skip breakfast, you should start kicking that habit now!!
You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."
Now, recent research confirms that one of the worst practices you can develop may be avoiding breakfast. Why?
Because the frequency of heart attack, sudden death, and stroke peaks between 6:00a.m. and noon, with the highest incidence being between 8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m.
What mechanism within the body could account for this significant jump in sudden death in the early morning hours? We may have an answer.
Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to death if we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due to cholesterol or plaque buildup in the artery lining.
It is in the morning hours that platelets become the most activated and tend to form these internal blood clots at the greatest frequency.
However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet activation that is associated with heart attacks and strokes. Studies performed at Memorial University in St. Johns, Newfoundland found that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from yogurt or fat-free milk). So if you skip breakfast, it's important that you change this practice immediately in light of this research.
Develop a simple plan to eat cereal, such as oatmeal or Bran Flakes, along with six ounces of grape juice or orange juice, and perhaps a piece of fruit. This simple plan will keep your platelets from sticking together, keep blood clots from forming, and perhaps head off a potential heart attack or stroke.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
1/3 is curable.
1/3 is preventable.
Two factors of cancer that cannot be controlled are AGE & FAMILY HISTORY.
CAUSES OF CANCER
1. Smoking is very often the main cause of cancer. It kills us silently and drains money from us quietly. There're 4,000 harmful chemicals (though in diluted form) in one stick of cigarette. Taking one puff is 600 times worse than inhaling the exhaust fumes from vehicles.
2. Some food that cause cancer are:
2.1 Barbecued Food
2.2 Deep Fried Food
2.3 Overheating Meat
2.4 Food that is high in fat causes our bile to secrete acid that contains a chemical which is a promoter of cancer cells.
2.5 Food that contains preservatives, too much salt or nitrates e.g.Canned food, Salted egg & veggies, sausages, etc.
2.6 Overnight Rice (where Aflatoxin is accumulated)
2.7 Food that is low in fibre: Our body needs 25 gm of both soluble & insoluble fibre daily. We must drink at least 1.5 litres of plain water a day.
2.8 Contaminated Food (e.g. moulded bread causes our body to secrete toxins that may eventually lead to liver cancer in the long run. Never eat bread that is kept in room temperature for more than 2 days especially in a humid weather.
3. Types of fat and which is the best? Highly Recommended for Health
a. Olive Oil- It does not absorb in our body.
b. Fish Oil - Omega 3 (contained in NI's Circulytes) has poly-unsaturated fat. It's good for our brain cells.
c. Peanut Oil - It contains Vitamin E. A small dosage is recommended only.
4. Not Recommended for Health
a. Vegetable Fat - Palm oil is worse than coconut oil. It is high in cholesterol and highly unsaturated.
b. Coconut Oil - It has saturated fat
5. Specific Food & Beverages
5.1 Egg when eaten too much can cause High Colon Cancer. Risk Ovary Cancer, Prostate Cancer
5.2 Cabbage is highly recommended for health reason
5.3 Tomato is best eaten raw with a bit of olive oil for better absorption. Other alternative is to take tomato sauce.
5.4 Coffee is good because it contains 2 anti-oxidants. Inhaling the coffee aroma for half each day is equivalent to eating two oranges a day. However, the residue of over-burned coffee is extremely bad for health. It can cause cancer.
5.5 Tea, as long as it is in its original tea leaves and not processed into BOH or Lipton packets, it is good for health. Tea contains 30 anti-oxidants. Recommended dosage is 4 cups a day.
EXERCISE AND BE FIT
Have a balanced lifestyle. Exercise regularly.
F : Frequency: 3 to 5 times a week
I : Intensity: Exercise till we sweat and breathdeeply
T : Types of exercises: Find one that suits our age, lifestyle, HAVE REGULAR CHECK-UP once we reach the age of 45 & above, it is recommended that we go for regular comprehensive health examination. Early detection may save lives.
*Pass it on to people you care of their health.*
Have a nice day!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not so easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat fruits. Do you know of anyone who hates fruits?
Most likely no. Everyone will immediately tell you about the fruits they like very much. The reason why everyone likes fruits is because our bodies crave for it instinctively. The colour, the texture, the aromas and the sweetness all make it very attractive. But I find that most of us tend to think of fruits as a treat e.g. on a hot day - water melon!
But do you know that fruit is an important food to the human being?
Remember our ancestors were not meat eaters or seed eaters - they were all fruit eaters. Fruits have the highest water content of any food. In addition, the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, amino acids and fatty acids that a human requires can be derived from fruits. When fruit is consumed correctly, nothing can surpass it.
Even for those who want to lose a little weight, the proper consumption of fruit will help. A survey was made and it was found that those who eat fruits more at every meal tend to want to eat less in the next meal. The reason, being the sugar in the fruit. It was also found that a particular substance in some fruits could cut the risk of heart disease or heart attack. The substance protects the heart by preventing the blood from becoming too thick and plugging up the arteries. So fruit is cleansing!
Fruit requires less energy to be digested than any other food. Everything consumed by the human body eventually breaks down in the system and is transformed into glucose, fructose, amino acids etc. The brain cannot function on anything except glucose. Fruit is glucose in the body. Its digestion, absorption and assimilation requires only a short time, rather than to break down food like chicken, mutton etc. Other foods spend about 1-4 hours in the stomach! Fruits do not digest in the stomach. Most fruits are predigested except for bananas, dates and dried fruits. They pass through the stomach in twenty to thirty minutes as if going through a tunnel.
They break down and release their life giving nutrients in the intestines.
What is correct eating of fruits?
IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS!
FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN IN AN EMPTY STOMACH.
If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
Fruit is the most important food. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so. In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. So please eat your fruits in an empty stomach or before your meals!
You have heard people complaining - every time I eat water melon I burp, when I eat durians my stomach bloats up, when I eat bananas I feel like running to the toilet etc - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit in an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat! Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, dark circles under the eyes - all these will not happen if you take fruits in an empty stomach. There is no such thing as some fruits like orange and lemon are acidic because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Sehlton who did a research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.
When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice. Not from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. So stop making 'goreng pisang' or 'durian porridge' if you want nutrients. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.
But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. But if you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly. Because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprise when your friends tell you how radiant you look! During the fruit fast you can eat fruits, prepared in salad forms and make it more interesting.