Friday, 9 October 2009

How Healthy is your COFFEE?

What is better to begin the day with a fresh cup of coffee in the morning? Whether at home or whilst on the move or at work.

In the past, doctors told us to reduce consumption of drinks containing high caffeine leve. Nowadays, researches found that 1-2 cups of coffee a day is actually good to health. Coffee can lower the risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and colon cancer, also can lift your mood and treat headaches, and lower your risk of cavities.

According to Harvard Medical Research, a few cups a day—coffee is a safe beverage that may even offer some health benefits.

What is caffeine?

Caffeine is an alkaloid that acts as a stimulant and a mild diuretic. Caffeine is called guaranine when found in guarana, mateine when found in mate, and theine when found in tea; all of these names are synonyms for the same chemical compound.

Caffeine has the effect of temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. Humans have been consuming plants containing caffeine since the beginning of time — it occurs naturally in many plants besides coffee and tea, even though coffee and tea get the most publicity for it.

Caffeine is added to soft drinks, especially cola-type soft drinks. I won't go into detail about it since I could spend a day on that topic alone.

Despite the negativity surrounding caffeine, caffeine continues to play a vital role in the health of people all around the world. Again, it's a topic all in itself and I won't go into detail here.

Antioxidants and Flavonoids

Both coffee and tea are high in antioxidants. An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells.

Flavonoids are known as antioxidants, but they have other significant properties that I can't explain without writing a textbook or plagiarizing someone else. Green tea is higher in flavonoids than other teas, and the amount of flavonoids in coffee is questionable depending on what kind of coffee we're dealing with.

Health Benefits

Antioxidants have been proven to have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Only a small amount of flavonoids are required, as antioxidants, to show immediate health benefits.

It makes sense to include coffee and tea, if you don't dislike the taste, as part of your diet. It's not known if caffeine-free versions are as effective as those containing caffeine, but it's worth trying if you're on a caffeine-restrictive diet.

Green tea has been called the green tea fat burner recently because of what it does to your metabolism and the anti-fat and anti-carcinogenic effects it has on your system.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Do you eat Petai (Smelly Bean)?


Little did you know ........ after reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at petai in the same way again!

Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS (premenstrual syndrome):
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power :
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Understand that bananas contain lot of potassium too so eat more banana... Just look at those monkeys, they are really active, alert, smart and cunning too!!


High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness :
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites :
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation..

Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control :
Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Holland, for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affecti ve Disorder (SAD):
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.

Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking.. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine" eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%".

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart.. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals... It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A Petai a day keeps the doctor away".

Monday, 28 September 2009

The BANANAS with dark patches on yellow skin...

The fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF which has the ability to combat abnormal cells.

So don't be surprised very soon the shop will go out of stock for bananas.

As the banana ripens, it develops dark spots or patches on the skin. The more dark patches it has, the higher will be its' immunity enhancement quality.

Hence the Japanese love bananas for a good reason.

According to a Japanese scientific research, banana contains TNF which has anti-cancer properties. The degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit, ie the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality.

In an animal experiment carried out by a professor in Tokyo U comparing the various health benefits of different fruits,using banana, grape, apple, water melon, pineapple, pear and persimmon, it was found that banana gave the best results. It increased the number of white blood cells, enhanced the immunity of the body and produced anti-cancer
substance TNF.

The recommendation is to eat 1 to 2 banana a day to increase your body immunity to diseases like cold, flu and others.

According to the Japanese professor, yellow skin bananas with dark spots on it are 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than the green skin version.

Saturday, 26 September 2009












Thursday, 24 September 2009

高血壓 無聲殺手出擊

(星島日報 報道)高血壓,被稱為都市人「沉默的殺手」,乃引致多項頑疾的風險因素,可誘發心臟病、中風及腎衰竭,殺人於無形。據調查顯示,七十五歲人士患高血壓率高達七成以上,且近年更有年輕化趨勢。要預防高血壓侵襲,便要跟從以下指引,從改善日常生活習慣手。










1. 罐頭類食物,如午餐肉、沙甸魚等。

2. 經醃製食物,如腸仔、火腿、臘味、鹹蛋及榨菜等。

3. 涼果類,如話梅、陳皮等。

4. 加入了鹽分的果仁,如花生、腰果。

5. 油炸零食,如薯片及蝦條等。












Tuesday, 22 September 2009


1. 黑朱古力助降血壓?

美國 有醫學研究報告指出,黑朱古力有助降低血壓。李偉萍指出,黑朱古力的可可豆成分高,具有抗氧化功效,且有助紓緩血管擴張,對心臟健康有益。可是,部分高血壓患者乃肥胖所致,而朱古力卡路里含量高,建議最好以減肥方法來控制血壓,而不應單以進食朱古力來降血壓。

2. 降壓茶功效大?


3. 高血壓必須服藥?







Tuesday, 15 September 2009


薑獨來獨往東西方數千年,從食用到藥用,魅力始終不減。 但你可知道,家家戶戶廚房中不難找到的生薑,是天然的抗噁心藥?







他發現,假如預先給研究對像 1000mg的薑粉,然後叫他們坐傾斜的旋轉椅,與吃安慰劑的人相比較,服薑的人比較不會噁心。後來,另一項對80位丹麥海軍候補軍官的試驗也顯示,















煮魚的時候, 東坡先生先用冷水洗淨,再抹一層鹽,塞入甘藍嫩心於魚腹,加菊花煎熬,秘訣在半熟時加幾片薑,再灑酒和醃蘿蔔,最後加些橘皮,趁熱上餐桌,清香四溢。










Thursday, 10 September 2009

枸杞+紅棗 = 肝的救星!!!!!

女生要多喝,喝 完就會粉粉的唷~

國人長期以來一直有B型肝炎罹患率增加的情形,其他如肝硬化、肝癌的症狀也常發生,因此各種的保肝藥物或是一些來路不明的保 肝產品非常的多,造成許多不良的副作用產生而危害人體健康。
有鑑於此,醫藥研究所研究員林雲蓮鼓勵大家可 以在日常多吃一些天然的紅棗來保肝。因為根據她最新的研究發現,紅棗、黑棗內 含有三帖類化合物的成分,

可抑制肝炎病毒的活性,其中又以紅棗抑制B型肝炎病毒活性的作用比黑棗佳,所以對於患有慢性肝炎帶原的病患,除了要定期由專業的醫師診療外,可於日常再配 合吃紅棗來保肝。
光田醫院內科主任柯萬盛醫師指出,台灣成年人每五人之中就有一人是B型肝炎帶原者,而成年人正值擔負家庭 及社會的重擔,但因慢性B型肝炎帶原者有免疫的缺陷,所以在生活起居上應 要比正常人有更多的休息。

枸杞能預防動脈硬化及防止老化;還具有溫暖身體的作用。驚人的療效令人讚歎!枸杞是一種具有強韌生命力及精力的植物,非常適合用來消除疲勞。它能夠促 進血液循環、防止動脈硬化、還可預防肝臟內脂肪的囤積;再加上枸杞內所含有的 各種維他命、必須胺基酸及亞麻油酸全面性地的運作,更可以促進體內的新陳 代謝,也能夠防止老化。

枸杞可分為三個部分來使用:枸杞葉可用來泡「枸杞茶」 飲用; 紅色果實「枸杞子」可用於做菜或泡茶;枸杞根又稱為「地骨皮」,一般 當作藥材使用,因此,實在稱得上是物盡其用。而且長期食用枸杞或飲用枸杞茶,也不會有副作用。

它的藥效十分廣泛,具有解熱、治療糖尿病、止咳化痰等療效,而將枸杞根煎煮後飲 用,能夠降血壓。至於枸杞茶則具有治療體質虛寒、性冷感、健胃、肝腎疾病、肺 結核、便祕、失眠、低血壓、貧血、各種眼疾、掉髮、口腔炎、護膚等各種效果。但是,由於枸杞溫熱身體的效果相當強,患有高血壓、性情太過急躁的人或平 日大量攝取肉類導致面泛紅光的老饕們最好不要食用。

紅棗保護肝臟經常熬夜的朋友要多多服用哦!小小一顆紅棗,功效卻很強。紅棗不僅營養非常豐富,而且還 能保護肝臟。在平時的養生中,善用紅棗,對身體的助益很大。

草藥書籍「本經」中記載到,紅棗味甘性溫、歸脾胃經,有補中益氣、養血安神、 緩和藥性的功能﹔ 而現代的藥理學則發現,紅棗含有蛋白質、脂肪、醣類、有機酸、維生素A、維生素C、微量鈣多種氨基酸等豐富的營養成份。現代的藥理學同時還發現,紅棗能提高體內單核---吞噬細胞系統的吞噬功能,有保護肝臟,增強體力的作用。這個發現和中醫用紅棗組方「養肝湯」來養肝排毒的方法不謀而合。

醫星球醫星顧問莊淑旂博士大力推薦剖腹產的婦女產前應喝養肝湯,她認為剖腹產的婦女,喝養肝湯不僅可以排解麻藥的毒性,保護肝臟,減輕手術後的 疼痛,而養肝湯的作法:紅棗七顆洗淨,每顆以小刀劃出直紋幫助養分溢出,然後用滾水兩百八十西西加蓋,浸泡八個小時以上,接著再加蓋隔水蒸一個小時即成。


Friday, 21 August 2009

Length of Meditation

Yogic science says that there are specific lengths of time needed for certain desired effects during meditation. Most meditations are done for 11 or 31 minutes.

3 minutes of meditation affects the electromagnetic field, the circulation and stability of the blood.

11 minutes of meditation begins to change the nerves and the glandular system.

22 minutes of meditation balances the three minds, and they begin to work together.

31 minutes of meditation allows glands, breath, and concentration to affect all the cells ad rhythms of the body. It lets the psyche of the meditation affect the 3 gunas, all 31 tattvas, and all layers of the mind’s projections.
62 minutes changes the gray matter in the brain. The subconscious “shadow mind” and the outer projection are integrated.

2.5 hours changes the psyche in its co-relation with the surrounding magnetic field so that the subconscious mind is held firmly in the new pattern by the surrounding universal mind.
Meditation Sadhana

“There are two guiding instincts in man. He is either improving his future or blocking his future improvement. If you are conscious of this, and have an honest and sincere urge to improve the future, you will always have promoting habits. If you cannot care for God, at least care for the future.”

– Yogi Bhajan

To master the effects of a meditation, practice it as a sadhana, a daily discipline. This will develop a life-promoting habit. Habit controls us so much that it is said that we can actually change our destiny by changing our habits. According to yogic science, the human mind works in cycles. We can use various cycles to help replace unwanted patterns of behavior (mental or emotional habits), with new, more positive ones. One commits to a particular meditation or kriya for a specific time:

It takes 40 days to change a habit.
It takes 90 days to confirm the habit.
In 120 days, the new habit is who you are.
In 1,000 days, you have mastered the new habit.

The duration of 40 days of practice lets the meditation provoke your subconscious to release any thoughts and emotional patterns that hinder you. A good meditation will break your old patterns, put in a seed for a new pattern, and clear the subconscious. Try to meditate at the same time each day. It is helpful to keep a journal of your daily practice.

From The Aquarian Teacher Page 136

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Pineal Gland – the Spiritual ‘Third Eye’

Biologically as well as spiritually, the gland’s significance is due to its function as a neurohormone secretor as well as its ability to receive and send subtle energy electromagnetic waves.

Our pineal gland is our bodily transformative device for recognizing subtle energies and making them accessible for/to our conscious mind. Its state of health/wellbeing is a basic condition
for our ability to adapt to increasingly higher frequencies of cosmic radiation.

"the ruler of holistic health" written by Animee Lange

Monday, 10 August 2009



每日起床後鮮榨一個檸檬,加入一杯200CC溫開水調和(可加少許天然海鹽、口感更 滑潤順口),空腹慢慢喝下,可以清潔腎臟,也可通大小便。

將12個新鮮檸檬榨汁(要喝之前再榨汁、現榨現喝),加入適量溫開水 調和(可加少許天然海鹽、口感更滑潤順口),連續喝七天(一天一打檸檬喝7天、其餘飲食照舊)。細小的砂石就會由尿道排出。排出的時候,會有刺痛的感覺;如果腎結石很大,已經造成發炎疼痛,可以喝小紅莓汁來消炎止痛。




  1. 食用過多的動物夆玟J白質食物,產生過多尿酸,讓腎臟工作過量。
  2. 工作過勞,壓力太大,沒有充分的休閒。
  3. 服用西藥,如消炎止痛藥、抗生素等。
  4. 環境污染:水源、土壤、空氣、噪音。
  5. 飲用酒、咖啡、汽水、冰冷飲料過多。
  6. 潮濕寒冷的天氣。


Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Instant hands-free Reiki self-care

Most of us are way too busy these days, with packed schedules, hectic commutes, and obligations in all directions. But every one of us has time for a little Reiki self-care now and then during our busy days.

Here are 10 ways to give yourself an instant energy shift with Reiki in complete privacy, even in public.


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Saturday, 1 August 2009




貴藥材 冬蟲夏草

中價代用品 海馬

平價代用品 淮山

平價代用品 杞子


平價代用品 冬菇

平價代用品 猴頭菇

貴藥材 人參

中價代用品 西洋參

平價代用品 黨參

貴藥材 鹿茸
鹿茸含有豐富蛋白質 ,切片的鹿茸一般要售數百元一。黃醫師指,這種可補腎壯陽、養血、強健筋骨的藥材,較適合體質虛寒人士服用。

平價代用品 杜仲

平價代用品 巴戟天

貴藥材 燕窩

平價代用品 雪耳

平價代用品 雪蛤膏

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Four Treasures of Food

The four treasures of food that shouldn't be wasted when eating.

When eating certain food, there are certain parts which seemingly are useless and should be thrown away. In reality, their nutritional value could be higher than the food itself.

Fish Eyes

Fish eyes, especially mackerel family, contains rich quantity of DHA and EPA which are very rare unsaturated fatty acid. The most beneficial property of these natural substances is their ability to stimulate human brain cells, improve memory and thinking power, and also very helpful in preventing memory decline, high cholesterol and hypertension diseases. The common notion suggested is that eating certain animal parts would strengthen similar body parts of ours, and this has been proven correct by clinical experiments where fish eyes are concerned: they can help to reduce the deterioration of eyesight.

Fibres of orange or grapefruit peels

When eating oranges or grapefruits, after removing the peel, do not remove all the fibres that cover the fruits. In fact, the fibres contained a vitamin which helps to maintain the elasticity and density of the artery wall, which in turn reduces the danger of bleeding especially in the fine arteries. Hypertension patients usually have problem of brain haemorrage while diabetic patients have retina haemorrage. For people with tendency to bleed, especially old people with tendency of artery hardening, eating fibres of oranges and grapefruit peels is particularly helpful.


The nutritional value of bones are higher than that of the meat. Comparing the nutritional values of Pork bones and pork, the bones contain far more protein, iron, sodium and calories than meat. Bones contain 23% more protein than milk powder, 61% more than beef, three times as much as pork and more than double that of eggs. It has abundance of essential minerals that humans require, like vitamins A, B1 and B2 that are useful for slowing aging. The best part is, when boiled in soup, these nutritions become more readily absorbed by human body than plant-based food.

Chili Leaves

Chili leaves contains complete range of amino acid almost 4 times compared to the chili fruits. It also contains more than double what chili fruits have of which are anti-cancerous substance. On top of that, chili leaves are rich in calcium, beta carotene, various vitamins and other nutrients. Eating a suitable quantity of chili leaves enhances secretion of digestive juices, improves appetite and are good for indigestions, gastric and stomach discomfort. Regular intake of chili leaves also help in warming body, strengthen liver, improve eyesight, reduce weight and improve beauty. Chili leaves is tasty and can either be cooked alone, frying with meat or making soup.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

Bottled water in your car is very dangerous!

On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue.

Sheryl Crow's oncologist told her: women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue. So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. Pass this on to all the women in your life.

This information is the kind we need to know that just might save us! Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic!

Army Medical Center ..
No plastic containers in microwave.
No water bottles in freezer
No plastic wrap in microwave.

A dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic Bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.

He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat,=2 0and plastic releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.. You get the same results, only without the dioxin .

So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.

Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons...

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Vegetable Art (3)

I would really love to eat vegetables if they come in such nice way. Try with your kids!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Vegetable Art (2)

See? Vegetables not neccessary to be boring! :)

Friday, 1 May 2009

Art of Vegetable

I think these are great :)
Even vegetables can be interesting.....

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

RSPCA - Animal Rescue - Please do it!

Hi, animal lovers!

This is pretty simple - Please tell ten friends to each tell a further ten today!

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (about 15 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals for free'. This doesn't cost you a thing.

Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Please pass it along to people you know.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Vitamin C Overdose

"Excess of anything is bad." This includes Vitamin C. Nowadays, vitamin pills are recommended for a supplement by many media and doctors office, TV ad, print ad, eadio, magazine edvertorials... However, overdose of Vitamin C beyond recommended limits may cause lots of problem.

What Will Happen if Vitamin C Overdose?
Overdose of Vitamin C beyond recommended limits may cause stomachaches and diarrhea. Even though the body would only use as much as it needs of the vitamin, it can hinder metabolic activities in the body. More seriously, it can reduce the bodies level of copper, an essential nutrient. If a person already has an iron abundance disorder, even small doses of Vitamin C can cause severe health risks as Vitamin C increases iron absorption into the system. In Pregnant women it can actually cause infants to develop rebound scurvy when born. Elder people also need to be very cautious with the amount of Vitamin C they take, as they are more prone to develop a toxicity level in the kidneys, resulting in very serious medical issues. The same results of interference with functioning of certain medications are true with patients who have diabetes or high blood pressure. There is also research linking Vitamin C overdoes over long periods of time that will lend a patient to be at a higher risk for cancer.

How Much Vitamin C Can We Take per Day?
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for Vitamin C in nonsmoking adults is 75 mg per day for women and 90 mg per day for men. For smokers, the RDAs are 110 mg per day for women and 125 mg per day for men. Anything over 200 mg is more than enough to maximize the levels of plasma and lymphocytes.

There are times when a body does require additional amounts of Vitamin C. For example, if you are under any type of environmental stress such as a trauma, fever, or any kind of infection. Anything over 500 mg, even with any of the above mentioned environmental factors, will reach any person's maximum saturation rate. Vitamin C is a water - soluble protein and in normal conditions, anything in excess is excreted by the body. When it is not excreted it will cause diarrhea, gas, and stomach cramps at the very least. Other effects can be severe cramps, nausea, and risks for kidney stones.

When Do I Take More Vitamin C?
Higher levels of Vitamin C are needed when under environmental stress such as trauma, fever or infection. Full saturation is reached with daily intakes of 200-500 mg per day (in 2-3 divided doses). This is a water-soluble protein, and anything in excess is excreted by the body. Vitamin C Overdose can cause diarrhea, gas, or stomach upset. Other side effects could be stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea, and an increased risk of developing kidney stones. Large amounts of Vitamin C reduce body levels of copper, an essential nutrient. People with iron overload diseases must avoid Vitamin C Overdose, as it increases iron absorption. Special medical advice must be taken by individuals who have kidney stones. If a pregnant mother takes 6,000 mg of Vitamin C, the baby may develop rebound scurvy due to a sudden drop in daily intake. Hemochromatosis patients should not take Vitamin C due to enhanced accumulation of non-heme iron in the presence of this vitamin.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Raw Food Diet

What is the Raw Food Diet?

The raw food diet is a diet based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, and often organic foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit, and seaweed, sushi. If 75-100% of a person's total food consumption is raw food, he/she is considered a raw foodist or living foodist.

Some raw foodists only eat raw plant foods, but other raw foodists emphasize raw meat and other raw animal products. Depending on the type of lifestyle and results desired, raw food diets may include a selectıon of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds (including sprouted whole grains such as gaba rice), eggs, fish (such as sashimi), meat (such as carpaccio), and non-pasteurized/non-homogenized dairy products (such as raw milk, raw cheese and raw yogurt). Raw foodists can be divided between those that advocate raw vegetarianism or raw veganism, those that advocate a raw omnivorous diet, and those that advocate a diet of only raw animal foods (carnivorous).

What are the Benefits of the Raw Food Diet?

Heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Cooking is also thought to diminish the nutritional value and "life force" of food.

Adherents of raw foodism believe that consumption of uncooked foods and prevents and/or heals many forms of sickness and chronic diseases. Some medical studies have indicated that different forms of raw food diets may lead to various health problems, while other studies have shown positive health outcomes with such diets.

Proponents of the raw food diet believe it has numerous health benefits, including:

* Increased energy
* Improved skin appearance
* Better digestion
* Weight loss
* Reduced risk of heart disease

The raw food diet contains fewer trans fats and saturated fat than the typical Western diet. It is also low in sodium and high in potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber and health-promoting plant chemicals called phytochemicals.

These properties are associated with a reduced risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. For example, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that consumption of a raw food diet lowered plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations.

What can I eat?

Unprocessed, preferably organic, whole foods such as:
* Fresh fruits and vegetables
* Nuts
* Seeds
* Beans
* Grains
* Legumes
* Dried fruit
* Seaweed
* Unprocessed organic or natural foods
* Freshly juiced fruit and vegetables
* Purified water
* Young coconut milk

At least 75% of food consumed should not be heated over 116 degrees F.

What cooking techniques are used?

Specific cooking techniques make foods more digestible and add variety to the diet, including:
* Sprouting seeds, grains, and beans
* Juicing fruit and vegetables
* Soaking nuts and dried fruit
* Blending
* Dehydrating food

What equipment can I use?
* A dehydrator, a piece of equipment that blows air through food at a temperature of less than 116 degrees F.
* A good-quality juice extractor for juicing fruit and vegetables
* A blender, food processor, or chopper to save time
* Large glass containers to soak and sprout seeds, grains, and beans
* Mason jars for storing sprouts and other food

Side Effects
Some people experience a detoxification reaction when they start the raw food diet, especially if their previous diet was rich in meat, sugar, and caffeine. Mild headaches, nausea, and cravings can occur but usually last for several days.

The raw food diet may not be appropriate for certain people, such as:
* Children
* Pregnant or nursing women
* People with anemia
* People at risk for osteoporosis - A Washington University study found that people following a raw food diet had lower bone mass. Bone turnover rates, however, were similar to the group that ate a standard American diet.

Saturday, 21 March 2009



An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the
Problem Science has with GOD , the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New
Christian Students to stand and . . .

Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he prayed to GOD to
heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD
didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent )

Professor : You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, Young
fella. Is GOD Good?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor : That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer)

Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these
terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who created them ?

(Student had no answer)

Professor : Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and
observe the world around you. Tell me, son . . . Have you ever seen
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever felt your GOD , tasted your GOD , smelt your
GOD ? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still believe in HIM?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol,
science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor : Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn't..

(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat,
mega Heat, white Heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have
anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no
heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing
as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat.
We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of
heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There was pin-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor : Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of
something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light,
flashing light . . but if you have no light constantly, you have
nothing and its called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't.
If it is, were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't

Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue
there is life and then there is death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD. You
are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can
measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses
electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully
understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be
ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell
me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a

Professor : If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process,
yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where
the argument was going )

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at
work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor,
are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a

(The class was in uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?

(The class broke out into laughter )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's
brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? . . .
No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules
of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, Science says that you
have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust
your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face

Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir . . . exactly ! The link between MAN & GOD is
FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

That student was Albert Einstein.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods

Whole foods are those that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. They typically do not contain added ingredients, such as sugar, salt, or fat. Thus, the World's Healthiest Foods!

The term "Whole foods" is often confused with "Organic food" (i.e., organically-grown food) but whole foods are not necessarily organic, nor are organic foods necessarily whole, although they do share a number of traits, such as an avoidance of chemically-assisted agricultural techniques. Because of the lack of basic processing, many whole foods have a very short shelf life and are not easily sold outside of farmers' markets.

Examples of whole foods include unpolished grains; fruits and vegetables; unprocessed meat, poultry, and fish; and non-homogenized milk.

There are several ways to meet the body's needs with respect to whole foods. One way is to consume a variety of fresh raw fruits and vegetables every day.

"Diets rich in whole and unrefined foods, like whole grains, dark green and yellow/orange-fleshed vegetables and fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds, contain high concentrations of antioxidant phenolics, fibers and numerous other phytochemicals that may be protective against chronic diseases.

Many of our common foods are processed foods, and some processed foods are less nutritious than the original whole foods from which they came. Processed foods usually have sugar, salt, or fat added to them, and fiber taken out of them.

Making the transition to a whole food diet or raw food lifestyle helps in maintaining a strong and health body, a stress-free mind and a positive spirituality within this mixed up world. Today, 97% of all health disorders can be traced to a faulty nutrition and diet. It has been observed that Asian (East) civilizations suffer least from bowel problems, constipation, indigestion and other food related disorders such as obesity. Do you know why? Because they follow the philosophy of cooking and eating real whole food fresh from the market!

The key to true health is to have a balanced wholefoods diet. A balanced diet ensures that all the faculties of digestion work smoothly – absorption, assimilation and elimination. A balanced whole foods diet ensures a healthy you!!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Junk Food

Here is a list of JUNK Food you should avoid, they're not good for your body and will only create sickness!

French fries
This is a deep fried product, which contains large amount of oil and made from potatoes.
* French fries have 43% energy from fat.
* A baked potato only has 1% energy from fat.
Substitution: Baked or mashed potatoes

Deep-fried drumstick
Though it contains abundant protein, it contains large amount of fat after deep-frying.
Substitute: Steamed drumstick or soy sauce drumstick (with skin removed).

Sausages contain a large amount of energy (76% of energy) from invisible fat and salt. We should eat these less frequently than unprocessed lean meats.
Substitution: Fresh or frozen unprocessed lean meat.

Dry salted vegetables
Due to their high salt content, these should also be categorized into the 4th level of the pyramid.
Substitution: Fresh vegetables or vegetables cooked in only a little oil.

Cream cake
It is high in calories because it has a large amount of sugar, butter and cream added during the cooking process, and it has no fiber.
Substitution: Soda crackers, whole-wheat biscuits or plain cake made with less oil and fat.

Soft drinks
Though soft drinks contain water and can partially or briefly relieve our thirst, their high sugar content gives us 'empty calories' with no other nutrients. So, we should only drink these very seldom.
Substitution: Water, low-sugar soymilk, pure fruit juice, low- or nonfat plain milk.

Instant noodles
These are high in calories because they contain a large amount of invisible fat and are always eaten with soup that is high in salt and MSG. So, we should eat these seldom.
Substitution: Fresh noodles, egg noodles, vermicelli or spaghetti.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm Water

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but also about Heart Attacks .

The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack...
A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting . Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line .

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

When The Time You Stop Smoking

within 20 minutes...
your blood pressure, heartbeat, and body temperature will get back to normal.

within 8 hours...
concentration of carbon monoxide in your blood reduce, and oxygen level will get back to normal.

within 24 hours...
lower chance of heart attack, your nerves system, taste and smell's sensitivity will get back to normal.

within 72 hours...
increase lung function

within 2 weeks to 3 months...
increase boold circulation and lung function for 30%

within 1-9 months...
reduce lung disease. Obvious improvement on coughing, tiredness, and choking.

within 5 years...
reduce probability of lung cancer from 137:100,000 to 72:100,000

within 10 years...
lung cancer probability reduced to 12:100,000. almost reaching the non-smokers rate of lung cancer. Other cancer probability will also reduced.

Saturday, 7 February 2009


Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.

Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and eliminate stomach upset and headache.

Tomato + Carrot + Apple -Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath.

Bitter gou rd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.

Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon -To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.

Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi -To improve skin complexion.

Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.

Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango -Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization.

Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and str engthen body immunity.

Papaya + Pineapple + Milk -Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk -Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Blood Clots/Stroke indicator: Tongue

Blood Clots/Stroke -they now have a fourth indicator, the tongue.

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes..

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i..e. It is sunny out today.)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

Sunday, 25 January 2009


It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese med ical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, ga str itis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and men str ual diso rd ers, ear nose and throat diseases.


1. As you wake up in the morningbefore brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water.....interesting

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes

3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:

1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days

2. Ga str ic - 10 days

3. Diabetes - 30 days

4. Constipation - 10 days

5. Cancer - 180 days

6. TB - 90 days

7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwa rd s - daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.

It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.

Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed . It will slow down the digestion.

Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Does Your Blood Type Reveal Your Personality?

Accord ing to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?


You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.


You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.


You're a rugged individualist, who's str aightforwa rd and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.


Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Blood type

Did You Know how many people have your blood type?

O + 40 %
O - 7 %

A + 34 %
A - 6 %

B + 8 %
B - 1 %

AB + 3 %
AB - 1 %

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Keep Walking Everyday!

The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on the left foot.

Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to.

It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.

This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.

God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.

So, keep walking...

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Health - Very Very Important Tips

Answer the phone by LEFTear.
Do not drink coffee TWICEa day.
Do not take pills with COOLwater.
Do not have HUGEmeals after 5pm.
Reduce the amount of OILYfood you consume.
Drink more WATERin the morning, less at night.
Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS.
Do not use headphones/earphone for LONGperiod of time.
Best sleeping time is from 10pmat night to6amin the morning.
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicinebefore sleeping.
When battery is down to the LASTgrid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Fun Fact About Kissing

Kiss is good for you!

Do you know...
  • You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
  • The scientific name for kissing is philematology.
  • Eskimos, Polynesians and Malaysians rub noses instead of kissing.
  • In Ireland, you will have good luck if you kiss the Blarney Stone.
  • Romans kissed each other on the eyes or the mouth as a greeting.
  • Victorian etiquette required a man to kiss the back of a ladies hand.
  • A standard greeting in Europe is a kiss on both cheeks - could be two (French), could be three (Dutch). . . or even four.
  • In Russia, the highest sign of recognition was a kiss from the Tsar.
  • African tribes pay homage to their Chief by kissing the ground where he has walked.

  • The average person spends two weeks (only?!!) of their life kissing.
  • Longest kiss - 29 hours by contestants in the "Breath Savers Longest Kiss Challenge" in New York on March 24, 1998.
  • Longest underwater kiss - 2 minutes and 18 seconds in Tokyo, Japan, on April 2, 1980.
  • First movie kiss - John C Rice kissed May Irwin in the film called "The Kiss" (1896).
  • Most kisses in a single movie - 127 in the movie "Don Juan" (1927). Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor got all of those kisses from John Barrymore.
  • Longest movie kiss - 3 minutes and 5 seconds between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in, "You're in the Army Now" (1941).
Beware where you kiss!
In some places kissing is a crime - it's illegal in Indiana for a mustached man to "habitually kiss human beings", in Hartford, Connecticut it's illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sunday, and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it's a crime to kiss a stranger.