Wednesday, 26 November 2008

12-year-old Boy Died After Inhaling too much Deodorant Spray

It's like everything else, having too much of one thing is not good for health.

A 12 years old boy in Sandiacre, Britain (near Nottingham) collapsed and died in his bathroom after inhaling too much Lynx Vice body spray. His heart began to beat irregularly, the hearing was told. His father said he was proud of his appearance and love to use deodorants and hair gels. His father found him collapsed in the bathroom before with irregular heartbeat. But didn't find out the cause.

Indeed, Lynx gave enough warnings on the cans. It is written 'Use in well ventilated places, avoid prolonged spraying.'

Doctors said, deodorant spray should NOT be used in completely sealed spaces, and avoid spraying for too long. Overexposure to such product can create a serious respiratory hazard.

This is not the first case found. In 2005, a 11 years old girl was found dead in her bed with a can of deodorant. The death was ruled an accident, according to the BBC. The name of the deodorant wasn’t released. But Charlotte Henshaw’s mother said her daughter didn’t have a history of sniffing aerosols.

It’s not just sprays that can pose problems.

Last year, a New York teen died after using too much muscle cream. Arielle Newman was an award-winning runner. Her body was found absorbed too much methyl salicylate, an active ingredient in such muscle creams.

Sources of this story:
BBC: Deodorant fumes blamed for death
Daily Telegraph: Boy, 12, collapses and dies after spraying too much Lynx deodorant
Denver Post: Muscle cream faulted in death

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Why genetically modified foods harm the Earth?

Are you sure they're strawberries?!!

When you eat strawberry, you're eating salmon! No, this is not the story line in scientific fiction, this is what happened to GM (Genetically Modified) food today.

What is GM (Genetically Modified) Food?
GM is the adoption of biotechnology. Gene from one organism is isolated, and then put into another organism, creating thereby a new bio-artificial. For example, the gene of Arctic fish is believed to be Anti-freeze. So, their gene was taken and implanted into tomatoes to create a new genetically modified cold-resistant tomatoes.

Is GM Food Safe?
For example, if you're allergic to peanuts. Then what happen after you ate tomatoes that contains peanuts DNA? If you're vegetarian, would you like to know that the potatoes you've eaten were added with chicken DNA? To prevent corn and strawberries from rotting, scientists can add cockroach or spiders genes into it. Sounds pretty disgusting! Due to the absence of long-term evaluation, we don't know what to expect for its effect. However, it's likely to damage the ecological balance.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Gold Foil Bodytreatment @ Jin Spa

"Jin" means "Gold". So, "Jin Spa" means "Gold Spa" Not only the decorations, but this spa actually use real gold foils for facial and body treatments.

Throughout history, Gold has been revered for its luxurious and beauty. Dating back to the time of Cleopatra, pure gold have been used as a tool to maintain youthful skin. There are gold-foil-covered chocolate, gold-foil-covered sushi, etc. Gold facial is the latest beauty therapy in the market. Jin Spa, in the heart of Pattaya, Thailand, now offers its guests of the finest 24 Karat Gold Facial Treatment. This unique skin rejuvenating experience to deliver glowing, radiant skin.
Gold foil is manufactured from 99.99% purity of pure gold. It is about .001" to .015" thick. It is believed using gold foil in aroma oil, and massage into the body, it can lift the body's immune, reduce pressure, and brighten up your skin.

Jin Spa Signature Treatments:
Jin Signature Massage 90 mins - 2,900 Baht
Traditional Thai Massage 60/90 mins - 1,000 / 1,400 Baht
Traditional Thai Massage with heat press 110 mins - 1,900 Baht
Aromatherapy Massage 60/90
mins - 1,800 / 2,300 Baht
Foot Massage 80/120
mins - 1,200 / 2,200 Baht
Glistening Gold Facial 60
mins - 1,600 Baht
Jacuzzi Milk Bath 20
mins - 800 Baht
Floral Milk Bath 20 mins - 800 Baht
Revitalizing (Steam Bath / Seaweed Scrub / Wheat Germ Wrap / Massage) 190
mins - 4,800 Baht

Jin Spa @ Garden Cliff Resort & Spa Pataya

Address: 222/20 Moo 5, Soi 16 Naklua, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand 20150
Phone: +66 (38) 259333 ext. 8611

Fax: +66 (38) 259332
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Amburaya Spa @ Sheraton Pattaya Resort

As the top resort hotel in Pattay, perched on a hill surrounded by tropical gardens and breathtaking view of the Gulf of Thailand, the hotel house a top quality Spa in the area.

The Spa is filled with wood furnishings, gold-foil-covered sculpture, Asian silk fabrics and lush tropical flora to create an oasis of serenity. Creating a elegant, slightly Arabic mood. With only six treatment suites equipped with private shower, jaccuzi, and an outdoor massage area, guests can fully enjoy a tranquil, hideaway retreat.

Amburaya Spa provides treatments from all over the world. From traditional Thai massages and herbal compresses, ancient Egypt, Ayurvedic, East-West fusions, Swedish massage, to Japanese-inspired therapies. Try the novel A Walk through the Niles foot Massage based on ancient Egyptian beliefs about reflex points on the feet to relieve tension and improve blood circulation.


Aromatic Allue (60 mins) / 2,200 Baht

Amburaya Embrace (90 mins) / 2,700 Baht

Royal Siamese Herbal Healing (60 mins) /1,800 Baht

Ayuredic Shirodhara (60 mins) /1,750 Baht


Black Sesame Essence Body Scrub (50 mins) /1,900 Baht

Secret of Siam (13 spices) Body Polise (50 mins) /1,900 Baht

Japanese Meditation Body Rub (50 mins) /1,900 Baht

Soy Bean & Everlasting Flower Body Rub (50 mins) /1,900 Baht

Emperor Sesame & Honey Dew Body Mask (60 mins) /2,200 Baht


Oriental Enigma (Royal Siamese Herbal Healing + Majestic Therapy of Chao Phraya) / 2.5 Hours / 3,800 Baht

Solar Triumph (Botanical Body Wrap + Legend of Massage) / 2 Hours / 3,600 Baht

Travelling Fatigue (Seaweed Body & Face Mask + Legend of Massage) / 2.5 Hours / 4,800 Baht

Oriental Regeneration (Floral Bath + Body Polish + Facial Enriching) / 2.5 Hours / 4,700 Baht

Soothing the Soul (Body Polish + Legend 0f Massage + A Walk Through the Nile) / 3 Hours / 5,200 Baht

Amburaya Paradigm (Floral Bath + Body Polish + Royal Siamese Herbal Healing + Legend of Massage + Facial Enriching) / 4 Hours / 6,800 Baht

Amburaya Spa @ Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Address: 437 Phra Tamnak Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand.

Phone: +60 (38) 259888

Fax: +60 (38) 259899


How to know if the milk products made in China or Taiwan

With more and more milk products from China and Taiwan having problem. We really got to check where the things are produced. Here is a way to differentiate Taiwan made products and China made products : by looking at first three digits of its Bar Code.

If the 1st 3 digits are 690, 691 or 692 - China made
If the 1st 3 digits are 471 – Taiwan made

What is Real Beauty?

A beautiful person is not merely appearance. It is the beauty inside his heart to make one beautiful and attractive.

How much can one man do in saving a desperate country?

Besides learning Mr. Greg Carr is the inventor of 'voicemail', I also find him a beautiful and respectful person. What an inspiration.

Watch this "60 Minutes" interview, and you'll see what is real beauty!

Watch CBS Videos Online

Sivara Spa @ Pattaya,Thailand

Sivara Spa @ Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya (Thailand)

The brand new Sivara Spa at Amari Orchid Resort & Tower Hotel offers blissful treatments in a serene environment, right in the heart of the city. If I need to use one word to describe it, is SPECIAL! From the unique tasteful design to the treatments.

The friendly reception staff welcomes you with a cold honey lemongrass drink, before showing you the service menu, and entering your own private spa suite.

Besides standard oil massage, facial, body-scrubs, body-wraps, manicures, pedicures, etc. The spa facilitate a proper hair salon, where you can have your hair treatment & hair cut. Truely taking care of you from head to toe.

The most special treatments are body-wrap and body-scrub. They use all "eatable" food for the treatment. There're choices of Herbal salt, Honey, Lavender, Apricot, Loofah, Vegetables, Royal Lotus, Chocolate, Algae, and Wasabi. You can even have a strawberry facial mask!

There's a big jaccuzi in the exclusive treatment room. You can enjoy a rose petal bath before or after your treatment.

Mystical Forest Package (4 Hours) 5,500Baht++

  • Mint footbath
  • Wasabi body scrub
  • Wasabi body wrap
  • 90 minute oil massage
  • Herbal tea and fruit platter

Floral Bloom Package (4.5 Hours) 6,000Baht++
  • Rose footbath
  • Royal lotus body scrub
  • Royal lotus body wrap
  • Aroma milky bath
  • 90 minute oil massage
  • Flower elixir and fruit platter

Herbal Inspiration Package (4.5 Hours) 6,000Baht++
  • Herbal footbath
  • Vegetable body scrub
  • Vegetable body wrap
  • Herbal Crystal bath or Herbal bath soak
  • 90 minute oil massage
  • Herbal elixir and fruit platter

Sivara Spa / Amari Orchid Resort & Tower

Address: 240 Moo 5, Pattaya Beach 20150, Pattaya, Thailand.

Tel: +66 (038) 418418

Fax: +66 (038) 418410



Grapefruit Weight Loss Diet


1/2 grapefruit
2 eggs (cook in whatever method you like)
2 slides of becon

lunch and dinner:
1/2 grapefruit
salad - vegetable/ meat (remember to add salad dressing)

- avoid carbohydrate & sugar
- avoid white color vegetables
- vegetable and meat can be cooked in whatever method you like
- may take dark coffee / tea without sugar

On the first few days, no change on weight, but from the 5th day onwards, you will loss 5 lbs and then 0.5 to 1 lbs everyday. Follows the menu for 12 days and then stop for 2 days and continue until you meet your target weight.

Kalimeris Indica & Tofu Salad

Kalimeris Indica & Tofu Salad (in Chinese: 涼伴香乾馬蘭頭) is one of my favourite Chinese cold dish. This cold salad dish originated in Shanghai. It is also a popular appetizer in restaurants.

Kalimeris Indica (馬蘭頭) - 250g
Dried Tofu (豆腐干) - 2 pieces
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Sesame Oil - sprinkle

  1. Wash Kalimeris Indica, boil it for 2 minutes. Drain the water, let dry & cool.
  2. Chop the Kalimeris Indica after it is cold.
  3. Cut Dried Tofu into tiny pieces
  4. Mixed Salt, Sugar, Sesame Oil, Soya Sauce, Kalimeris Indica, Dried Tofu together.
  5. Can put everything in the fridge after mixing, and serve when you want to eat it.
Cooking Tips:
Kalimeris Indica must be well drained & dried before chopping.

Kalimeris (Chinese: Ma-Lan-Tou) is a small genus with 8 species from the sunflower family. The genus occurs mainly in eastern Asia (China, Korea, Japan). The foliage is herbaceous. The blue-green leaves vary per species and are smooth tectured. The can be narrow and long, round and large teeth or lobed.

It usually grown on riverside or roadside, thus, people also called it "sidewalk chrysanthemum".

People eat Kalimeris Indica because it is highly nutrition. Besides protien, fat, carbohydrate, it also contains rich inorganic salt & vitamins. Its Vitamin A contents is higher than tomato, while Vitamin C content is higher than mandarin orange.

It is believed to be good for the liver, eyesight, and can control blood pressure.

Health Food Chart 2

Oranges : Suport immune systems, Combats cancer, Protects your heart, Straightens respiration.

Peaches : Prevents constipation, Combats cancer, Helps stops strokes, Aid digestion, Helps hemorrhoids.

Peanuts : Protects against heart disease, Promotes weight loss, Combats prostate cancer, Lowers cholesterol, Aggravates diverticulitis.

Pineapple : Strengthens bones, Relieves colds, Aids digestion, Dissolves warts, Block diarrhea.

Prunes : Slows aging process, prevent constipation, Boots memory, Lowers cholesterol, Protects against heart diaseas.

Absolutely the best chart seen in years

apples : Protects your heart, prevents constipation, Blocks diarrhea, Improves lung capacity, Cushions joints

apricots : Combats cancer, Controls blood pressure, Shields against Alzheimer's, Slows aging process

artichokes : Aids digestion, Lowers cholesterol, Protects your heart, Stabilizes blood sugar, Guards against liver disease

avocados : Battles diabetes, Lowers cholesterol, Helps stops strokes, Controls blood pressure, Smoothes skin

bananas : Protects your heart, Quiets a cough, Strengthens bones, Controls blood pressure, Blocks diarrhea

beans : Prevents constipation, Helps hemorrhoids, Lowers cholesterol, Combats cancer, Stabilizes blood sugar

beets : Controls blood pressure, Combats cancer, Combats cancer, Protects your heart, Aids weight loss

blueberries : Combats cancer, Protects your heart, Stabilizes blood sugar, Boosts memory, Prevents constipation

broccoli : Strengthens bones, Saves eyesight, Combats cancer, Protects your heart, Controls blood pressure

cabbage : Combats cancer, Prevents constipation, Promotes weight loss, Protects your heart, Helps hemorrhoids

cantaloupe : Saves eyesight, Controls blood pressure, Lowers cholesterol, Combats cancer, Supports immune system

carrots : Saves eyesight, Protects your heart, Prevents constipation, Combats cancer, Promotes weight loss

cauliflower : Protects against prostate cancer, Combats Breast Cancer, Strengthens Bones, Banishes Bruises, Guards against heart disease.

cheeries : Protects your heart, Combats cancer, Ends insomnia, Slows aging process, Shields against Alzheimer's.

chestnuts : Promotes weight loss, Protects your heart, Lowers cholesterol, Combats cancer, Control blood pressure.

chilli peppers : Aids digestion, Soothes sore throat, Clears sinuses, Combats Cancer, Boosts immune system.

figs : Promotes weight loss, Helps stops strokes, Lowers cholesterol, Control blood pressure.

fish : Protects your heart, Boosts memory, Protects your heart, Combats Cancer, Supports immue system.

garlic : Lowers cholesterol, Controls blood pressure, Combats cancer, kills bacteria, Fight fungus.

grapefruit : Protects against heart attacks, Promotes weight loss, Helps stops strokes, Combats Prostate Cancer, Lowers cholesterol.

grapes : Saves eyesight, Conquers kidney stones, Combats cancer, Enhances blood flow, Protects your heart.

green tea : Combats cancer, Protects your heart, Helps stops strokes, Promotes weight loss, Kills bacteria.

honey : Heals wounds, Aids digestion, Guards against ulcers, Increses energy, Fight allergies.

lemons : Combats cancer, Protects your heart, Control blood pressure, Smoothes skin, Stop scurvy.

mushrooms : Control blood pressure, Lowers cholesterol, Kills bacteria, Comvats cancer, Strengthens bones.

Oats : Lowers cholesterol, Combats cancer, Battles diabetes, prevent constipation, Smoothes skin.

Olive Oil : Protects your heart, Promote weight loss, Combats cancer, Battles diabetes, Smoothes skin.

Onions : Reduce risk of heart attack, Combats cancer, Kills bacteria, Lowers cholesterol, Fight fungus.

Food pH Chart

Food pH Chart
The pH score given is an approximate relative potential of acidity (-) or alkalinity (+) within one ounce of food:
Alkalising Foods/Drinks Relative pH

Cucumber +31.5

Alfalfa Sprouts +29.3

Soy Sprouts +29.5

Avocado +15.6

Tomato +13.6

Summer Radish +39.4

Kamut Grass +27.6

Carrot +9.5

Soy Beans (soaked) +12.8

Soy Lecithin (pure) +38

Cabbage +14.1

Celery +13.3

Garlic +13.2

Spinach +13.1

Watercress +7.7

Leeks +7.2

Courgette +5.7

Fresh Soy Beans +12

Tofu +3.2

Lemons +9.9

Limes +8.2

Cucumber +31.5

Wheatgrass +33.8

Sprouted Radish Seeds +28.4

Barley Grass +28.1

Red Cabbage +6.3

Almonds +3.6

Olive Oil +1

Flax Seed Oil +3.5

Turnip +8

Asparagus +1.3

Onion +3.0

Watermelon -1.0

Acidifying Foods/DrinksRelative pH
Hard Cheese-18.1
White Bread-10
Wholemeal Bread-6.5
Rye Bread-2.5
Corn Oil-6.5
White Sugar-17.6
Soy Sauce-26.2
Fruit Juice (Natural)-8.7
Fruit Juice (Processed)-33.6
Tea (Black)-27.1

*Source - Back to the House of Health (Redford-Young, S)

List of Alkaline Foods

List of Alkaline and Acid Foods:
Alkaline Foods
Acid Foods


Lambs Lettuce
Red Cabbage
Green Beans
Grasses (wheat, straw, barley, dog, kamut etc.)
Brussels Sprouts


Watermelon (is neutral)


Other Seafood (apart from occasional oily fish such as salmon)

Dairy Products

Ice Cream


'Green Drinks'
Fresh vegetable juice
Pure water (distilled, reverse osmosis, ionised)
Lemon water (pure water + fresh lemon or lime).
Herbal Tea
Vegetable broth
Non-sweetened Soy Milk
Almond Milk


White Pasta
White Bread
Wholemeal Bread
Soy Sauce
Condiments (Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise etc.)
Artificial Sweeteners


Fizzy Drinks
Fruit Juice
Dairy Smoothies
Traditional Tea

Seeds, Nuts & Grains

Buckwheat Groats
Cumin Seeds
Any sprouted seed

Convenience Foods

Microwave Meals
Tinned Foods
Powdered Soups
Instant Meals
Fast Food

Fats & Oils

Saturated Fats
Hydrogenated Oils
Margarine (worse than Butter)
Corn Oil
Vegetable Oil
Sunflower Oil

Fats & Oils

Evening Primrose
Oil Blends (such as Udos Choice)


Sprouts (soy, alfalfa, mung bean, wheat, little radish , chickpea, broccoli etc)
Bragg Liquid Aminos (Soy Sauce Alternative)


All fruits aside from those listed in the alkaline column.

Seeds & Nuts

Cashew Nuts
Pistachio Nuts

General Guidance:

Stick to salads, fresh vegetables and healthy nuts and oils. Try to consume plenty of raw foods and at least 2-3 litres of clean, pure water daily.

General Guidance:

Steer clear of fatty meats, dairy, cheese, sweets, chocolates, alcohol and tobacco. Packaged foods are often full of hidden offenders and microwaved meals are full of sugars and salts. Over cooking also removes all of the nutrition from a meal!

Lemon Water - Alkalising Superstar

I saw a documentary on TV last week, saying that an acid body is a magnet for sickness & disease, especially for cancer and aging. It's proof in Japan & Korea that patients who suffer from cancer are all with acidic body.

Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body's pH and oxygenate your system. Alkaline foods keep your body healthy and functioning correctly, preventing cancer.

During late 1940's Japanese scientists found that electrically ionized alkaline water can help to improve Gastric Hyperacidity and other primarily digestive conditions. Instead of paying a lot of money purchasing expnsive ionized alkaline water machine, we can simply drink lemon water, which can easily provide the same effect. Although lemon taste sour, it actually have an alkalizing effect in your body. The beauty of lemon water is that it is tasty, refreshing and best of all, alkalising. The lemon juice raises the alkalinity of the water so even with standard tap water you can make your drink pH neutral.

pH Balance:
The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic (low on oxygen) and numbers above 7 alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4. At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. A balanced diet helps to maintain the pH balance of the blood.

Meat - Fish - Eggs we ate everyday are strongly acidic food.

So What Are the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water?

Apart from being an amazing body alkalizer/alkaliser, lemon water also gives the following health benefits:

  • Lemons are antiseptic
  • Lemon water has excellent digestive properties and can ease heartburn, bloating and other digestion problems
  • Lemon water cleanses and stimulates the liver and kidneys
  • Lemon juice contains calcium, magnesium and potassium
  • Lemon juice has been known to relieve asthma
  • Lemon juice is a great skin cleanser
  • Lemon offers relief from cold and flu symptoms while providing some much needed Vitamin C
  • Chinese people put lemon & ginger in boiled coke when they have cold and flu symptoms, it sooth the body well.

So if you do not do anything else - start every single day with a glass of lovely lemon water! I put 2 slices of lemon into room temperature drinking water everyday now :)

* DO NOT ADD SYRUP / SUGAR - lemon with sugar / sweet will become acidic.

** WASH the lemons throughly before soaking it into water, to prevent excess pesticides and chemicals, unless you are sure that your lemons are 100% organic.