Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Amazing Pictures to Keep you Healthy

Now, here’s the fun stuff. Why don’t we settle for some time and make an exciting wrap up of all these healthy posts. Aside from giving you articles with informative approach, try this one and we’re sure to give you some healthy insights while being entertained.

I’ve actually received an email from one of my friends and learned about these attached pictures. It’s so cool that I would like to share all of it so everyone can see these artistic creations as well. Imagine how the creators of these images come up with such a very nice idea. Not only are these images so amusing but also denotes a healthy option for you to remember. Just like the apple made in a butterfly form which simply signifies the familiar quote, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. Isn’t it funny that you can recognize the importance of a healthy diet while putting a smile on your face? If you still don’t believe that these exciting things can happen, why don’t you take a look on these astonishing pictures? Have fun!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chemotherapy: Boon or Bane?

Chemotherapy, also called chemo, is the common term for medicines used to treat cancer. The treatment destroys cancer cells, keeps them from growing and spreading, shrinks the size of a tumor or relieves cancer symptoms.

Chemotherapy has given hope to numerous cancer patients. However, a recent study by The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) shows that chemotherapy can often do more harm than good. This is the main reason why doctors are now being advised to be more careful in offering chemo as treatment, particularly to cancer patients.

The NCEPOD study revealed that for more than 600 cancer patients who died within a month upon receiving treatment, 27% got worse and died faster after undergoing chemotherapy.

Though chemotherapy is the usual course of treatment for cancer nowadays, Dr. Joseph Mercola is not convinced that it is the best option. Though it may lengthen a patient’s life by a couple of months in some cases, it can also end up killing them prematurely

Chemotherapy may do more harm than good to a cancer patient due to its effects on the body’s cells. Yes, this conventional treatment can kill cancer cells but it can also destroy healthy cells at the same time. Chemo prevents the rapid reproduction and division of cells which are found in bone marrow, cells in the digestive system and reproductive system as well as cells found in hair follicles.

Fortunately, there are natural, safer and more effective alternatives to chemotherapy. Dr. Mercola recommends the use of Vitamin D, healthy lifestyle choices and emotional management for the treatment and prevention of cancer.

Calcitriol is the most powerful steroid hormone in your body and is produced in the tissues of individuals with optimum levels of Vitamin D. It has been shown to fight cancer because it stimulates cell differentiation and controls cell proliferation.
Since cancer patients usually have low levels of Vitamin D, it is crucial for them to optimize their levels of this nutrient.

Cancer patients should be given up to 80-90 ng/ml of Vitamin D to help optimize their levels. The proper diet, exercise and healthy choice of food will also boost the patient’s resistance. And, avoiding negative and stressful emotions will definitely make a cancer patient feel much better. Make sure that the patients feel positive. Help them keep their faith and always give them hope.

These are just some of Dr. Mercola’s recommendations in the fight against cancer. Cancer is a deadly disease but we are not powerless against it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Difference that ‘World AIDS Day’ has Made

Last December 1, the whole world was re-united for the 20th anniversary of the World AIDS Day. Accompanied with this year’s theme, “leadership – from all sectors, including government, but also leaders among individuals and families, communities, non-profits and other organizations.”

All HIV/AIDS victim and even those who do not suffer stand up and participate in this event. Not just for the symbol of red ribbon, not just for the donations and fundraising ideas but also for the voluntary works of all soft-hearted individuals who find time to get involved on this special event. Even bloggers joined this event with the same mission – to make the world a better place. Bloggers found time to make a difference by attempting to harness the power of the blogosphere. This is in cooperation with NIDA and AIDS.gov, both of these organizations recognize the leadership of Bloggers Unite. Together with the bloggers, the mission to prevent and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS has been successful.

With around 33 million people infected by HIV, it is really important that the community work together just by being part of the ever growing leaders who fight against the spread of AIDS. Through words, voices and simple actions, HIV/AIDS can be gradually prevented and treated. And this is what happened during the World AIDS Day. A lot of bloggers became a part of this organization. They added a badge to their own blog to show the world that they have joined thousands of bloggers as well with one comparable aim – to answer the call for action to recognize World AIDS Day 2008.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Chest Pain: Causes and Treatment

Chest pain is the severe pain and squeezing, crushing and pressure felt in the chest that can last for a few minutes. If the pain moves into your neck, arm, left shoulder or jaw, it can already be considered as a serious condition. That’s why for most cases, even though chest pain is non-cardiac in origin, it is still generally considered as a medical emergency.

Interior organs such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscle and bone, and even the skin can cause chest pains. Part of the pain may come from other body parts due to the complex nerve distribution in the body.

An acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, is a serious cause of chest pain. Other life-threatening causes of chest pain include angina, a condition where there is an imbalance distribution between the oxygen demand of the heart and the amount of oxygen delivered via the blood; aortic dissection or a tear in the inner lining of the aorta; pulmonary embolismspontaneous pneumothorax or collapsed lung; perforated viscus or a hole or tear in the wall of any area of the gastrointestinal tract; and cocaine-induced chest pain.

Other conditions that are not immediately life-threatening, including pneumonia, acute pericarditis, and disorders of the esophagus, mitral valve prolapse, costochondritis (the inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs) and herpes zoster or shingles (a reactivation of the viral infection that causes chickenpox) may also cause chest pain.

Fortunately, anyone who suffers mild or even severe chest pain should not worry too much because a lot of treatment may be done to relieve the pain. The first thing a person suffering from chest pain should do is to seek medical treatment. However, if the patient is still at home waiting for the ambulance, one way to reduce the pain is through first aid. If the chest pain has become unbearable, have the patient chew an aspirin.

It is better for the patient to chew the pill before swallowing it. If the pain does not subside, give the patient another tablet. There is no evidence that shows that taking two tablets of aspirin has any side effect. If someone is suffering from angina, give him nitroglycerin tablets and put it under his tongue while calling for an ambulance. More treatments may be done but if it involves sensitive body parts like the heart and lungs, it is best to consult a doctor because x-rays, blood tests or sometimes electrocardiogram and CT pulmonary angiogram are usually needed to determine the real cause of chest pain. Knowing the medical history of the patient is the most important tool.

If you suffer chest pains, consult your doctor immediately. It pays to know the cause as soon as possible than risk getting any worse.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Energy Booster Vitamin B-12 Spray

Vitamin b12
I never thought that a vitamin could be in a form of spray. Until the time I browsed the site of Dr. Mercola. I was really surprised with this amazing product. I can’t believe that they are able to develop something new even on vitamins. It’s like having a bike before and now became a motorcycle. Now, I want everyone who also doesn’t know about this Energy Booster Vitamin b-12 Spray to be surprised like I did.

Well, it’s an energy booster that will recharge and give you power day after day. No need to drink caffeinated beverages. Just spray it thrice, two times a day and you will get the energy you need daily. If you think this spray won’t last that long, you are wrong! Not just because you will spray it to your mouth specifically under your tongue 6 times a day, it doesn’t mean that this B-12 Energy Booster will be empty in an instant! It’s simply because one spray bottle of this Vitamin B-12 Energy Booster Spray can last up to 34 days.

Imagine of having more than 1 month supply?! Plus the fact that it comes with a natural spearmint flavor that is absolutely free of sugar, yeast, starch, wheat, soy, gluten, eggs, salt and dairy. Another sure thing about this amazing spray is that it provides Vitamin B-12 that interacts with other nutrients in multivitamin products, such as vitamin C, iron and copper.

Why do we need vitamin b-12? Vitamin b12 is simply an important vitamin because it helps folic acid regulate the formation of red blood cells into the body. That’s why it can be considered a good source for proper cell formation and cellular longevity. It also helps your body use iron.

Vitamin B12 is also needed for proper digestion, food absorption, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. By assisting the nerves of your body to function and communicate in an optimal manner, Vitamin B12 also helps in keeping your nervous system healthy. Aside from this, enough Vitamin B12 can also support female reproductive health while promoting normal nerve growth and development. All in all, Vitamin B12 helps boosts the immunity of every individual. And when you have strong immunity, it is also a proven fact that you will have a healthy mood and proper outlook in life.

All these and more are generated by just using this simply unique B-12 Energy Booster. B-12 Energy Booster is only available at Dr. Mercola’s website. So if you’re interested to have one, you can go directly on his site and buy one today.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Risk of Rare Lymphoma might be caused by Silicone Breast Implants

Today woman are conscious about their body. They always want to look great. One thing they really want is to have a big breast that’s why most women want to have a breast implant. Some of them don’t care about the danger just to have the perfect body they desire. While some may be a little concerned and yet they still want to have a breast implant.

I want to share this for all ladies out there. Particularly those who are having a second thought to undergo a breast enlargement especially if it is a silicone breast implant. A study shows that woman who has a silicone breast implant may have a high risk of developing few forms of lymphoma. Lymphoma is a form of cancer that originates in the lymph nodes. Lymphoma also contains cells which are sometimes found in the blood. But it also tends to form solid tumors in the organs or lymph system from where cancer is initially diagnosed. However, the possibility of having a cancer is as little as 0.1 to 0.3 for every 100,000 women who undergo silicone breast implant each year.

For the past years, the silicone breast implant produces so many controversies. It has been stopped because they say it can cause cancer, certain autoimmune diseases or other health problems.

In fact, one of the recent studies about this issue has been revealed. It educates the people especially women who are quite interested in such breast enlargement process. This pertains to the studies being done by the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. The group searched a national database in Netherlands. They have searched for all cases of lymphoma in the breast, a form of cancer being diagnosed between the years 1990 to 2006. And through their studies, they found out about 11 patients with ALCL. Five of these eleven patients had breast implants one to 23 years before they have been diagnosed.

For me, it’s not the breast that will make a person more attractive. There are other ways to standout. Being a good person and God-fearing are still the best personalities or traits that will make a person more attractive. Always remember that everything that we have is God’s gift to us. We don’t have to change it and instead, we should take care of it.

Breast Cancer Prevention's Dirty Little Secret - I found this at the website of Dr. Mercola. It might be useful for you, girls and maybe for men as well. So I decided to put here the link so you can also get free report.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Health Problems can be caused by Hidden Allergies

Do you have allergies on food, chemicals, mold, pollution and more? If you are suffering with these allergies, have you consulted your doctor? What are their possible solutions?

You can watch educational video tapes by Dr. Rapp regarding the method of allergy testing called Provocation/Neutralization. With this, you will see the dramatic and physical changes that are happening in kids and adults. According to Dr. Mercola, Dr. Rapp is an expert in this field and she can explain how everything that surrounds us can make us sick. She also said that chemical exposure can cause cancer, autism, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), muscular conditions and infertility. But, we are unaware of this, right?

She also explains how people can avoid these environmental toxins as discussed in her site. It is an excellent source to find ways to avoid this toxin because she’s been studying about this for a long time. All of us know that if we have itchy eyes, runny nose and hives or itchy skin, these are certainly allergies. But, what we do not know is, allergies can affect any part of our body.

Not all allergies will give you an immediate reaction. To avoid all of this to happen, you have to do a detective work. You must track down everything you are exposed to. If you think it is because of the food you eat, you must track down or have a diary of what you have eaten or about to eat. This will not be easy especially if you eat processed food. All the food you eat must be listed, even your vitamins, for you to easily track what really causes your allergies.

In the long run, you will also be the one to get benefits from it. This is just a simple solution to get rid of the wrong ways and undo things that will bring your body negative effects. Allergies may be seen as an ordinary body response. Some allergies are not that dangerous but when it reacted with other symptoms, it may lead into sort of inconvenience on your part. So it is better to prevent it from happening before it will cause you more pain. As we said, prevention is better than cure.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

For those who like Broccoli

As per USDA Nutrient database result, here is the list of nutritional value per 100g (3.5 oz) of Raw Broccoli (edible parts). This percentage is also the recommendations for adults.

Energy 30 kcal 140 kJ

Carbohydrates - 6.64 g

Sugars - 1.7 g

Dietary fiber - 2.6 g

Fat - 0.37 g

Protein - 2.82 g

Water - 89.30g

Vitamin A equiv. - 31 μg ---3%

β-carotene 361- μg ---3%

Thiamin (Vit. B1) - 0.071 mg ---5%

Riboflavin (Vit. B2) - 0.117 mg ---8%

Niacin (Vit. B3) - 0.639 mg ---4%

Pantothenic acid (B5) - 0.573 mg ---11%

Vitamin B6 - 0.175 mg---13%

Folate (Vit. B9) - 63 μg ---16%

Vitamin C - 89.2 mg---149%

Calcium - 47 mg ---5%

Iron - 0.73 mg ---6%

Magnesium - 21 mg ---6%

Phosphorus - 66 mg ---9%

Potassium - 316 mg---7%

Zinc - 0.41 mg ---4%

Do you eat Broccoli? Me, I rarely eat this vegetable because most of the food I eat doesn’t have broccoli on its recipe. I don’t have much idea about this vegetable. All I know is that vegetables are good for my health.

But now, I have an idea how important broccoli is. Broccoli is rich in multiple nutrients with anti-cancer properties containing diindolylmethane and selenium. Broccoli is a high source of vitamin C and soluble fiber that helps fight cancer. Maybe this is the reason why more and more people want to eat this vegetable when boiled and steamed or even more popular to be eaten when raw. Now we know the role of broccoli in our life.

I want to share this Broccoli recipe I found at EatingWell. This recipe is called Ginger Broccoli. This recipe is low in calorie, low in carb, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sat fat, can make your heart healthy and can also improve a healthy weight. It can be served together with steamed cold sesame noodles or Asian dumplings.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Berries - Your Overall Fruit

If you are asking what fruit is best for your health, the answer is berries. Berries have a good reputation when it comes to health-giving nutrients. These little fruits are packed of phytochemicals to normalize and improve health. I have listed here all berries that I know as well as their benefits.


Blueberries ranked number one antioxidants as compared to other fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are rich in antioxidant called anthocyanins rich in memory enhancers even as you grow old. It can help protect against urinary-tract infection also known as UTI, age-related health conditions, brain damage caused by stroke and cancer. This also helps fight the build-up of bad cholesterol that leads to heath diseases and stroke. Bilberry, a European blueberry, is known to prevent blindness and mascular degeneration.


Raspberries are another perennial bush-type plant that is rich in healthy nutrients. This small fruit contains ellagic acid which is a compound that contains anti-cancer properties. It is also a good source of fiber which can gradually help in digestion. This is beside the fact that raspberries are also good for the heart and bones. Red raspberries on the other hand can treat a lot of illness including hangovers, flu, fevers, gum disease, upset stomach, diarrhea, menstrual problems, vomiting and inflammation.


These are the bright purple type of blackberries. These berries contain antioxidants and are full of vibrant berry flavor. A native bush from Oregon, large berries is said to capture the best attributes of both berries and yields an aromatic bouquet and an intense blackberry flavor. Its juicy taste and bouquet are described as earthy, sweet and tart. It is also a good source of antioxidants. Marionberries are better for immunity because it controls the unstable oxygen compounds in our bodies which are commonly associated with heart disease and aging.


The most common, luminously red, heart-shaped type of berries is an adaptable fruit that grow in all manner of climates. Ancient Romans believed that these berries alleviate the symptoms of melancholy. Strawberries are also known to enhance the radiance of the skin with its antioxidant compounds. It is also a good source of Vitamins like Vitamin C, K, vitamin B5, B6, potassium, manganese, folic acid, riboflavin, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acid which is good for the heart.

To sum it all up, people must learn to try and include all or even some types of berries on their meals. It’s because these types of fruits are not only sweet and nutritious, but also gives total amount of body benefits through its polyphenol content. Polyphenols help increase the levels of nitric oxide which is a molecule that produces positive body effects like having a healthy heart. Polyphenols that helps relax blood vessels are surely found in different types of berries.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Simple Facts about Krill Oil

Krill oil is actually a new and improved way to increase the quality of your Omega-3. Krill are small shrimp or prawn-like creatures that feed the world's most mammoth animals -- the great whales. Seals, penguins, sea birds, squid and fish also depend on krill for their nutritional needs. Indeed, krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which are class of compounds reported to aid in lowering both cholesterol and blood pressure when used as a dietary supplement.

It is a proven fact that increasing your intake of omega-3 oils can improve your overall health. Based on studies, there are two most important fats in Omega-3 that ensures a healthy heart and provide immune system and mood support for an individual. And these are none other than DHA and EPA.

Aside from this healthy Omega-3, there are many other healthful supports where krill oil has been recognized. Giving you a healthy heart is the number one effect. And this significant effect is also supported by a lot of other positive results. This includes the following:

  • Support for concentration, memory & learning
  • Blood sugar health
  • Healthy joints, with an increase in joint comfort
  • Fighting your signs of aging
  • Healthy brain and nervous system function and development
  • Protection for cell membranes
  • Cholesterol and other blood lipid health
  • Healthy liver function
  • Relief of normal PMS symptoms
  • Bolstering your immune system
  • Healthy mood support
  • Optimal skin health
  • Improved quality of life when compared with fish oil

It is also known that krill oil is better than fish oil simply because it gives much better absorption than the latter one. Krill oil also has superb antioxidant protection; pollution-free; has a renewable source for an ongoing supply; it has safe processing method and no fishy aftertaste, reflux or other side effects.

Isn’t it great how krill oil can stabilize your daily metabolism while making sure that you can attain that healthy lifestyle?! Maybe it’s the main reason why people do love krill so much.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Exercise, a Healthy & Hearty Solution!

Exercise daily and live a healthy life! This is the usual words we can hear from doctors, nutritionists and health-conscious individuals. Without any doubt, this healthy fact is absolutely true.

Exercise is an activity wherein you perform physical work exerting your muscles in various ways to keep your body healthy and fit. Exercise, especially if practiced daily provides outstanding effects on your body system through proper blood circulation. Keeping your heart healthy is the top priority why most physicians require a person to exercise. Of course, exercise should also be supported with a healthy diet. In doing this, it will surely keep you fit and away from illnesses simply because your heart functions to its maximum strength all the time.

The heart is a muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. And as we grow older, our heart deteriorates and become less active. However, to keep our heart from functioning well even as we age, we must know how to provide ourselves with proper nutrition and of course, a daily dose of exercise.

In fact, research shows that older people who did endurance exercise training for about a year ended up with metabolically much younger hearts. This is according to the study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis .

So to keep you from being young and vibrant, exercise is simply the best solution. The key to your heart’s youthful metabolism is already yours to live out!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Health Risks of Melamine Contamination

News quickly spread across the globe about the hazardous effects of melamine especially those contents that were discovered in Chinese milk products. Dairy products and especially infant milks were the major goods that are said to have contained this unhealthy substance.

This wide-spreading catastrophe that hits the world particularly on 54,000 children in China was now considered as one big threat to ones health. The root of this issue is the unlawful use of melamine in milk products. Melamine is actually a kind of chemical used as a component in plastic. Therefore, it should only be used in manufacturing plastic goods and the likes. No amount of melamine is safe to be added in infant formula.

According to the FDA research, for us to determine the risk of melamine contamination, a certain standard procedure has to be followed. Melamine content will only be safe when the level of this chemical is less than 2.5 parts per million. This stated fact is even supported by Dr. Stephen Sundlof who is the director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He added, "If you had 1 million grains of sand, and they're all white sand, and you had two grains that were black -- that's what that means"

So if there is an ample amount of melamine added to a milk formula, worst scenario may happen. The small crystals present in the melamine powder can block the small tubes in the kidney. Once blocked, tendency is to stop the production of urine which causes kidney failure and worst, death. And though melamine has also been shown to have carcinogenic effects in animals, there is still insufficient evidence for the carcinogenic risk in humans. But the mere fact that it’s dangerous, production of such must be prevented.

This is the major reason why the outbreaks of milk products from China which are known to have melamine contents have spread vastly to several nations especially in Asia. The terrible situation of several children in China alarmed the public especially for those parents who have kids and for newly-born babies who depends most on milk supplements.

And the best way for these nations to stop this adverse incident to happen again is by destroying and prohibiting contaminated milk products from China that were included on the list. Also, a lot of standard procedures were now implemented to prevent such unpleasant incident to occur once more.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Good Effects of Natural Health Products

These days, many people are using natural health products. They say that these products are much effective and safe for some certain diseases. Natural health products are said to be good for heart disease, cancers, and other kinds of diseases even on your skin. They can be a supplementary for the nutrition you lack or was lost in you.

Now, why this natural health product is getting more popular? It is because they are all-natural and were known to have no side effects that can harm your body and health. With this reason and while doing some activities that are good for you, it is probably the best way to become healthy. Using these products as a supplementary, eating healthy foods and proper exercise will make you fit, healthy and have a longer life.

Now, everyone can have a chance to live healthy. Don’t be afraid to test these products ‘coz I know, these natural health products are safe and effective. Just make sure to buy products that are all-natural. Well, you just need some research, doctor’s advice and the people around you to help you choose and think the most safe, proper and effective products.

Just to add a little info, you may refer to the links on this post. Don’t be afraid to try these all-natural products. If it is not effective on you, then try something else and who knows, it may be the one you are looking for.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Symptoms Checker Tool

I am an internet savvy. I’m interested in several topics especially about anime, sports, entertainment, gadgets, PC accessories, health and more. I was surfing the net and do the usual things that I do, look and read articles.

I suddenly came across the MSN site and check the link about health. Then I found an interesting link which is the “Symptom Checker”. I click and tried it because this looks helpful for me.

I want to share it with you because I know, not everyone is using MSN. Mostly, people are using Google, Yahoo or any other widely used search engines. Me, I often use Google. For others, I’m sure some of them are using Yahoo while some uses other search engines. There are several search engines on the internet and most of us didn’t actually know what these search engines can actually provide for us.

You can find the tool here - http://health.msn.com/symptoms/. What you will find in this link is the list of body parts where you can choose any of it. If you click one part of the human body, a menu will appear. And inside that menu is the list of symptoms you might have or sometimes feel. Click any symptoms and you will see the description about it and a question that is answerable by yes or no. If the answer is “no”, just continue reading. If you choose yes, you will find a red, yellow and green square marks on the left. These marks will serve as levels on how serious your illness is.

For me, this tool is like a first aid kit which can prevent any illness or diseases to get you from any serious situation. There are other tools listed here http://health.msn.com/tools-and-resources/. You can check and use the tools that you think you will need. Who knows, these tools might be the one you are exactly looking for to help you have a healthy living?!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Cell Phone Health Issue

Here comes another issue about cell phone. The last time I wrote about cell phone is my post entitled as "Is it true that Cell Phones are the next Cigarettes? "

Now, two scientists made a thorough study and discussed that cell phones double the risk of brain cancer and other diseases like acoustic neuromas. Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that particularly damages the hearing nerve. In their study, they also said that people who uses cell phone before the age of 20 has more than 5 times chances to develop brain cancer rather than those who didn’t. Indeed, those who use cell phone before the age of 20 are 50% higher of getting brain cancer rather than those who didn’t, said Lennart Hardell who reanalyzed this study.

Dr. Herberman sent warning to his colleagues and advises by providing a public statement. He told everyone not to let their children use cell phone if it is not an emergency.

On Dr. Joseph Mercola’s comment regarding this issue, he stated list of effects we can get from the radio waves transmitted by cell phones and maybe some other wireless device. They can cause brain tumors, harm blood cells and cause cellular changes, damage your DNA, cause nerve-cell damage, accelerate and contribute to onset of autism, trigger Alzheimer’s disease, damage your eyes, can cause sleep disruptions, fatigue and headaches. If ever you didn’t get brain cancer, possible risk like headaches, dizziness and impotence are some other things that you might get using these devices.

It’s been a long time since I first hear the effects of this radiation. My parents keep on telling me to move away from television when I was a kid. They don’t want me to be exposed on too much radiation. Now, this issue has never been stopped because of some device that also releases radiation. For some of us, we really don’t know if it is bad or not. But, it’s not bad to listen to others saying it is bad for our health. We better be aware and consider preventing some things that is bad for our health in order to keep ourselves healthy and strong. There’s always a choice, if you want to listen to them and want to leave longer, why not do what they say. It’s not that you will no longer have to use your cell phone anymore but you have to limit yourself in using those devices.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Beware Apple with Becox Wax

I got this from an email sent to me by one of my friends. It tells us that we should be careful when eating apples. The letter indicates that the apple is more than one year old and to make it look fresh, they coated it with becox wax. Is this true or not?

Well, I try to search for becox wax but I didn’t obtain any information about becox wax. What I got is just the same story that I shared with you today. That’s why I’m confused if I have to believe this email. Well, if you know something or you find something that will serve as a proof with this story you might share it with me so we can share it to everyone else. I just want our buddies to live healthy and safe.

This is the message and images I got with that email. Read it and share your thoughts to me. Do you believe it or not?

Be Careful when eating apples

Please don't eat the skin of the apple because it's coated with wax.

Check before you eat many of the fruits.

WAX is being used for preservation purposes and cold storage.

You might be surprised especially apples from USA and other parts are more than one year old, though it would look fresh. Becox wax is coated, preventing bacteria to enter. So it does not get dry.

Please Eat Apples after removing the wax as demonstrated below. Please follow this and let know others..........

With this information that is fast spreading all over the internet, I suggest that you must also be careful in buying and eating apples. Who knows this message might be real. If you want to make sure, bring a cutter and do the same thing like in the image, if they will allow you when buying at the supermarket. LOL. Just kidding!

Coconut Oil, the Smartest Cooking Oil

Not all kinds of oil give you fat and unhealthy effects. Just like any other kinds of oil that were extracted from your favorite veggies and other fruits, coconut oil also has this healthy content which gives simple magical effects to your overall good health.

Coconut can be seen as a very common type of fruit especially in tropical countries. But did you know how functional it is, knowing that a lot of things can be done just with the use of a coconut oil?

In fact, studies show that coconut oil has become the smart alternative to those other oils that we’re using. It’s simply because a lot of benefits can be obtained from using a coconut oil. This includes the following:

* Promoting your heart health

* Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

* Supporting your immune system health

* Promoting weight loss when and if you need it

* Providing you with an immediate energy source

* Supporting a healthy metabolism

* Helping to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking

Aside from this, the latest survey as done by mercola.com denotes that fresh shores extra virgin coconut oil can provide several other health benefits like:

* Gained peace of mind knowing they were making the smartest oil choice

* Loved the taste and the enhanced flavor added to their food

* Embraced the improvement made to their skin when used as a lotion

For your skin…

* Smoothing and moisturizing effects

* Promoted skin elasticity

* Convenient eye make-up remover

* Use in shaving applications

And for the most important effects above all, coconut oil is known to be the dieter’s best friend. The reason behind this is that coconut oil help stimulate your metabolism.

And when it comes to the content that we pertain to as the “miracle” ingredient, coconut oil also contains lauric acid which is also found in mother’s milk. As we all know, breast milk enhances the immunity of a baby because it is packed with nutrients and other disease-fighting ingredients. And since coconut oil also has lauric acid, it gives similar effects especially when it comes to strengthening your immune system.

So if you’re a choosy one when it comes to your brand of coconut oil, then you just have to look for the following requirements:

* Certified organic by USDA standards

* No refining

* No chemicals added (including hexane)

* No bleaching

* No deodorization

* No hydrogenation

* Made from traditional coconut palms only, no hybrid or genetically modified (GMO) varieties

* Made from fresh coconuts, not the dried "copra" used in cheap oils

* Made without heat processing

And even Dr. Joseph Mercola says that Fresh Shores Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has all of these standards. You may want to give it a try.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Improve Your Body and Brain with Proper Exercise

Exercise is one thing we need to have a good health, especially if we are getting older. Exercise helps us:

  • to have a better sleep
  • lose, gain or maintain weight (depends on what we need)
  • Improve our resistance to fight infections
  • Lower the risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes
  • Makes us smarter, it helps our brain to work better

To be successful with this exercise you should look for a proper program that you think will suit you and stick to it. It is always useful to have plans or guide on how you will implement your exercise. Below is the list of recommendation by Dr. Joseph Mercola you should remember when exercising.

  • Listen to your body
  • Be consistent
  • Start with walking if you are overweight
  • Increase your intensity regularly
  • Do anaerobic training!
  • Try running
  • Try an elliptical machine
  • Incorporate strength training to optimize your health benefits
  • Exercise correctly to optimize weight loss
  • Swim, but avoid chlorinated pools
  • Try bicycling, but be aware of safety measures
  • Stick with it!

I’m sharing this article especially to those people who are always working and are always stressed. At work you need energy for your brain and body. You need both of this in order to perform well. You need time to unwind or save some time to give your body and brain some exercise and rest. I wish there are companies that give special kind of benefits like giving their employees an exercise program. This will make their employee physically fit and make their brain perform well. This article is on Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website with the full explanation. You can read it here - http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/exercise.htm

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

8 Natural Ways to Avoid Physical Pain

Are back pain, knee and shoulder pain, joint pain or other kinds of chronic pain typically give you problems that affects you not only physically but emotionally as well?

According to the phone survey being held all over the US country, these are basically the most common physical pains being recorded to severely affect the daily routine of a person. Also, according to a separate phone research by the Americans Living with Pain Survey (ALPS), 45% out of 800 adult Americans said that pain negatively impacted their personal relationships while 51% believed that the pain they felt affected their work productivity and 61% of them said that it affected their daily routine.

Now here’s the big deal. How can we ever avoid experiencing such a disturbing pain every now and then in a manner that we no longer have to take some medications? Are there things that we can do to simply eradicate this stressful situation without the need to buy and take in drugs that were prescribed by our doctors? Well, the answer is yes. There are several ways to stop the pain in a natural way.

For most of our folks who are frequently disturbed by the devastating back pain or other chronic pains, try to read along these helpful methods. Take note of these eight natural ways to reduce and eliminate pain, without relying on over-the-counter drugs or other medicines being recommended by your physician.

1. Deep and Proper Sleeping/Relaxation

2. Prayer/Meditation

3. Stretching

4. Reduce/Prevent Inflammation

5. Regular Exercise

6. Chiropractic

7. Massage Therapy

8. Hot or Cold Packs

Here's the link where you can read more about this 8 natural ways to avoid physical pain.
Article Source: Sixwise.com

Monday, September 29, 2008

Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs Without Peeling

I would like to share this video on how to peel an egg without actually peeling. Here’s the instruction on what he did.

  • Put the egg in any container you can use for boiling and make sure it is covered with water.
  • Egg must be boiled in water for 12 minutes.
  • After boiling the egg for 12 minutes, place the egg in cold water with ice and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Make sure to do this immediately after boiling.
  • Crack and remove small piece of the shell on top and bottom (wide end) of the egg.
  • Hold the egg with your hand and blow the narrow end of the egg forcefully to discharge it out of the shell.

Be sure that you are ready to catch the egg when it goes out of the shell.

For some other tips on how you can get a fresh and healthiest eggs you can read this to the ff links:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Top ten Healthiest Foods for Only $1

A lot of people, even fussy Moms, have been looking for healthy foods that would give them and their family members the right daily nutrition they need. Aside from looking for the food’s nutritional content, of course all of us also consider not only our strict diet but also our strict budget. For this reason, this article from Mercola website can certainly provide you a lot of help when it comes to picking the right food with the right price.

Here are the top 10 healthiest foods that would only cost you a dollar or less:

1. Two Cage Free Organic Eggs: $0.84

2. Raw Organic Milk, 8 oz: $0.62

3. Raw Nuts and Seeds: Sunflower seeds, raw, 1 oz. = $0.82 and Mixed raw nuts, 1/2 oz. = $1.00

4. Berries: 1 cup fresh organic blueberries = $0.95

5. Watermelon: One-pound slice = $0.59

6. Coconut Milk: 7 ounces = $0.98

7. Spinach: 5 oz. fresh organic spinach = $0.95

8. Garlic: 2 cloves = $0.05

9. Wild Rice: One serving = $0.99

10. Krill Oil: Two capsules = $0.84

Keep in mind that these foods are chosen based on their healthy contents while assuring that you will only be spending around $1 per serving. Isn’t it great?! It’s amazing how we can still find out nutrition-packed food choices which still give us a lot of savings.

You can even notice that these top 10 healthy food selections are most commonly found in our daily menus. It’s a good thing that we can maximize the use of energy that these foods can give us. Like eggs for example, as we all know, eggs are certainly known as one of the most healthful foods in the world. However, nutritionists claim that eggs are best to eat when raw especially when it comes from true free-ranging chickens. Aside from eggs, the rest of the nine options can certainly give you the right nutrition without spending too much.

So why pay more when you can have the same nutrition-rich foods in a more reasonable cost?! Put this on your list and have a healthy lifestyle that is based on your daily budget!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

6 Bottled Water Myths

It is a good thing that there’s now a convenient way to drink and bring water just about anywhere we go. However, a lot of issues arise on whether or not bottled water is safe and healthy to drink.

I’ve just read a recent article about this issue and I’d like to share this information to you. There are actually 6 concerns on bottled water that we can consider as myths:

MYTH #1:

BOTTLED WATER IS BETTER THAN TAP. Not necessarily because water is enclosed in a container, it can be considered better than the water we can directly get from the faucet. In fact, 25%-40% of bottled water comes from a less exotic source which is mainly on the US municipal water supplies.

MYTH #2:

PURIFIED WATER TASTES BETTER. Substances like sodium, calcium, magnesium and chloride are the contents that give water its flavor. And for distilled water to be tasteless, all minerals and salts should be removed. For tap water, chlorine is the reason why it has an “off” taste. Removing or adding these substances are the only reason why water tastes better than the other.

MYTH #3:

BOTTLED WATER WITH VITAMINS, MINERALS, OR PROTEIN IS HEALTHIER THAN REGULAR WATER. Many nutritionists believe that these natural additives to bottled water are just part of the manufacturer’s marketing strategy. Enhancing the taste with the use of sugar and artificial flavors is one of their tactics. But when it comes to original contents, regular water and bottled water are just the same.

MYTH #4:

YOU NEED EIGHT 8-OUNCE GLASSES OF WATER EACH DAY. According to The Institute of Medicine, 91 ounces are the recommended amount of fluid that women need everyday. This comes commonly from the water, juice, coffee, tea, or other beverages that we drink and the remaining 20 percent comes from the food we eat.

MYTH #5:

AFTER AN INTENSE WORKOUT, BOTTLED WATER IS BEST. Since most bottled water, particularly sports drinks contain sodium and potassium mainly on the additional flavoring added on it, it can certainly quench anyone’s thirst. However, regular water can very well provide stimulants even after workout.

MYTH #6:

WATER BOTTLES ARE EASY ON THE ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE THEY CAN BE RECYCLED. It is a good thing if recycling can be done at all times on all water bottles being used. But unfortunately, 86% of the 70 Million empty water bottles being produced per day and sold in US ends up in trash.

Based on these given bottled water myths, we can say that there are a lot of advantages and disadvantages on its formulation and invention. Maybe it will just depend on the way we utilize it to know if it is for our own good or not.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Is it true that Cell Phones are the next Cigarettes?

Several studies have been done to this famous and most commonly used modern communicating device - the cellular phone. Just like cigarettes, scientists have been threatened on the issue on whether there is an adverse effect of using just any kind of mobile phones.

Mobile phones were widely used across the globe and you can even find it with different brands and models. With approximately 3 billion people utilizing this portable machine and no signs of health risks have been proven, it’s really hard to find out if there are things that we need to worry about cell phones.

Recent studies in United States with regards to health problems in using cell phones have emerged. This includes the probable risk of cancer which is a serious medical condition that most of us wouldn’t want to acquire.

However, most of these cell phone studies have been stopped due to the fact that government considered it as a resolved case. Also, the US government no longer provides financial support to perform further investigations on this matter.

But one of the famous scientists like Michael Kelsh claims that bringing these studies to an end could be a mistake after saying that, “It was 15-20 years after people began smoking that we saw concerns associated with it.” Indeed, cell phones have become the most conventional products being used for more than a decade now and any undesirable effects will take longer years to appear.

Maybe on the scientist’s point of view, this cell phone health risk is still unsettled and needs further studies.

On our end, it’s a good thing that even if we use our mobile phones for a long time now, we haven’t been hit by any health issues that would trigger a more serious problem.

However, according to Dr. Mercola, the evidence against cell phones is already far too compelling to ignore and we shouldn't wait for a definitive study to come out, but more on the side of being safe rather than feel sorry in the end.

Well, this really makes sense especially if you want to completely protect yourself.

So, what do you think? Is cell phone risk a fact or a myth?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Healthy Facts about Banana

They say the famous quote “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is now changed into something better… “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!” Well, this is in fact another issue why banana is now recognized as one of the healthiest fruits that must always be included in our daily meals.

Banana is a good source of vitamins and perfect in giving nutrition and enough energy for the body. And since it is included in the food pyramid which is a daily dose of nutrition that we should eat daily, we don’t have to be scared of several diseases because banana can certainly resist them all.

Here’s a list of several unhealthy conditions where banana can effectively defend you and keep you always fit:

Depression and PMS: A lot of people suffering from depression and PMS say they feel much better after eating a banana. Banana contains tryptophan which is a type of protein converted into serotonin by the body known to make you relax, makes you happier and improves your mood. It also has vitamin B6 that regulates blood glucose levels that affect your mood.

Nerves: Bananas are good for calming the nervous system due to its high vitamin B content.

Anemia: Due to the iron content of bananas, it helps in stimulating the production of hemoglobin in the blood.

Hangovers: Banana is also perfect for drinkers because it can calm the stomach. It is perfect when blending it with honey to produce a banana milkshake. The milk soothes and re-hydrates your system while honey builds up the depleted blood sugar levels.

Ulcers: Banana is also perfect for intestinal disorders due to its soft texture and smoothness. Banana neutralizes over-acidity while reducing irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Warts: Bananas can also remove warts by placing a piece of the banana skin on the wart, with the yellow side out then carefully hold the skin in place with a surgical tape.

Blood Pressure: For people undergoing high blood pressure most of the time, banana is good for you. Nutritionists say that banana has the ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Strokes: Making sure that banana will be part of your regular diet can cut any risks that stroke may bring by as much as 40%!

Brain Power: It is tested and proven that eating bananas boosts the brain power of an individual. Research shows that the high potassium content of a banana can assist students in improving their knowledge at school.

Stress: Banana’s high potassium content can reduce the effect of stress. It normalizes the heartbeat by sending enough oxygen to the brain while also regulating your body’s water balance.

Constipation: The best fruit to eat when we want to restore normal bowel action because it is high in fiber.

Temperature control: Bananas are also good for pregnant moms because it can lower both the physical and emotional temperature.

Morning Sickness: Also good for pregnancy, snacking on bananas between meals helps keep blood sugar levels up.

Heartburn: For a more soothing relief for heartburn, bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body.

Mosquito bites: Try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana peel because it can effectively reduce swelling and irritation.

So eat banana regularly so you can have that enough energy level to resist any kind of disease!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What Men Should Sometimes Be Aware of?

A lot of men have been ignoring this unknown threat. This pertains to the pain they sometimes felt on their testicles. Testicles are part of the male reproductive system. The testicles are responsible in manufacturing the male hormones, including testosterone.

It is also the part of men’s body that produces sperm. If there is an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells on the testicle, there’s a possibility that a testicular tumor will grow and if not cured, it will develop and sometimes spread to other parts of your body.

Although testicular cancer only accounts to 1-2% of all cancers in men, it should not be taken for granted. It is commonly diagnosed to middle-aged men starting from 15-35 years old. The main symptoms of testicular cancer includes the feeling of unusual heaviness in the scrotum, a dull ache in the groin or lower abdomen, a sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum and strange pain or discomfort in the testicles.

In case you’ve felt most of these symptoms, it’s better to consult your doctor right away. If you’re uncertain at first, you may try to examine yourself. There’s a simple procedure called testicular self-exam (TSE) that can be done for just a few minutes. Men should perform TSE once a month. After every warm bath or shower, you may examine the area around your scrotum. The heat tends to relax the scrotal skin making it easier to find anything unusual. Through TSE, men can prevent testicular cancer by finding a tumor early.

Dr. Joseph Mercola gave comments on this issue in his website so you can have enough knowledge about testicular cancer. With him having a strong knowledge about this disease, we can possibly prevent it and stay healthy. So guys take some time on your busy schedule to check your health and be healthy in his website so you can have a strong knowledge about testicular cancer. With a strong knowledge with this disease, we can prevent it and stay healthy. So guys give time to check your health and be healthy.