Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Friday, December 24, 2010

i need a tree

One single tree produces up to 260 pounds or 118.2 kilograms of oxygen a year. That is more than enouhnt to supply oxygen to a family  of four people.

Meanwhile, a tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces, driven over 8,500 miles or 13, 679.4 kilometeres. That's why we line the highways with trees.

Trees planted in and around a property can raise that piece of land's value by up to 20%. That's a bold value aded fact!

An acre of trees can produce up to 4,000 pounds or 1,818.2 kilograms of wood every year which an average sized tree provide enought wood to make 170,000 pencils.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Fishy Burp Omega-3

Some people will face this problem, especially if you're taking high doses of Omega-3. Try this way, take your Omega-3  at the beginning of your meals. It's recommended to spread out the intake throughout the day.

Omega-3 is essential for the heart, mind and joints. Some of its benefits include cardiovascular health, good development of a baby during pregnancy, joint health and improved behaviour and mood.

A common misconception is that if you eat fish everyday, you're getting enough Omega-3. The sad truth is many of fishes are low in Omega-3. Omega-3 is found mainly in cold water deep sea fishes like salmon, cod and tuna. However, there are rising concerns on whether deep sea fishes ( or fish oil from these fishes) are still safe for consumption due to ocean pollution, and the potentially high levels of contaminants such as nerve-killing heavy metals like mercury and cancer causing dioxins.

Molecular distillation removes all contaminants from fish oil, so, unless you're taking fish oil that says "muscularly distilled" on the label, you risk consuming all these harm full contaminants.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fight Fat, Eat This Every Day

Eat breakfast if you want to stay healthy and slim.

A new study from Harvard University suggests that people who eat breakfast daily may be less likely to succumb to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, reports Reuters. Why? Eating breakfast regularly helps control your appetite throughout the day, which means you're less likely to overeat later. In addition, a good breakfast helps regulate the body's blood sugar.

"Our results suggest that breakfast may really be the most important meal of the day," research leader Dr. Mark A. Pereira told BBC News Online. The study examined 2,681 adults between the ages of 25 and 37 for eight years.

People who reported eating breakfast every day--as opposed to twice a week or less--had a 35 to 50 percent reduced chance of becoming obese or developing insulin resistance syndrome, a precursor to diabetes in which the body experiences a loss of sensitivity to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is key to regulating blood sugar.

What you eat is just as important as making sure you eat, notes Reuters. The best breakfast foods are whole grain cereals. Refined grain cereals and bacon and eggs had no effect on reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Here's a trick from the American Heart Association to tell if a cereal is whole grain: The first item in the ingredient list must be a whole grain or bran and have at least 2 grams of fiber per serving.

One of the best whole grain cereals may be oatmeal. A study reported last year in The Journal of Family Practice concluded that oat cereals work so well at lowering blood pressure that people who are taking hypertension medication can actually use a lower dosage if they eat an oatmeal breakfast every day. Other studies have shown that oatmeal will lower cholesterol.

The study was presented at the American Heart Association's 43rd Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

Article's author:  Kitchen Witch

I love McDonalds Filet-O-Fish Sandwich... Do you?
Now you too can make it in your very own kitchen. Yes. These may your next day breakfirst with family. No need to que up and save you much much money while enjoying your favorite menu.

Yummy: Mc Donald's Fillet O Fish copycat
Here's the recipe. Really simple and easy to prepared.
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise

2 teaspoons Sweet relish
2 teaspoons Minced onion
pinch Salt
2 Plain hamburger buns
2 Mrs. Paul’s breaded-Fish portions (square)
2 slices American cheese

And let's start:
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, relish, minced onion, and salt and set aside. This is your tartar sauce.

Lightly grill the faces of the buns.

Cook the breaded fish according to the package instructions. You can bake the fish for a healthy alternative, but your sandwich will taste more like the original if you fry it in oil.

Spread some tartar sauce evenly on each of the top buns.

Place a slice of cheese on each of the bottom buns.

Place the cooked fish on top of the cheese slice on each sandwich, and top off the sandwiches with the top buns.

Recipe Makes two sandwiches.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Say no to compact fluorescent lights

Photo courtesy media monarchy
Someone wrote me regarding whether LED lights create the same problems for people with lupus that compact fluorescent lights do.

The electromagnetic frequencies created by all fluorescent lights are asssociated with many health problems besides lupus.

UK experts have warned that CFL bulbs can trigger migraines, dizziness and loss of focus, as well as increased pain for those with lupus and can cause people with epilepsy to experience symptoms similar to the early stages of a fit.

CFL's operate at high frequency using an electronic switching ballast to chop up the 120 volts -- that's how they are able to use less energy when compared to an old-style incandescent bulb. A typical operating frequency for an electronic ballast would be in the region of 20kHz to 100kHz, a frequency range known to produce adverse effects on one's health.

Professor Magda Havas of Trent University, Ontario, one of the world's leading researchers on the biological effects of EMF, has written:

Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) produce radio wave frequencies. These frequencies radiate directly from the bulbs and [also] go on the electrical wiring in the home or school causing poor power quality or dirty electricity. The closer you sit to the bulb the greater your exposure. Because the high frequencies travel along the wire, you can be exposed in other rooms of your home as well as [in] the room that contains the CFL.

Not all CFL bulbs produce the same amount of dirty electricity. Some are worse than others. We have just completed testing of 40 different light bulbs including, incandescent, LED, halogen and fluorescent and hope to make the information available to the public within the next month so shoppers can decide which bulbs they want to buy based on energy efficiency, cost, and potential health impacts to their family.

The news on fluorescent lights is not good from a dirty electricity perspective. …. We have tested shielding material for the bulb and GS [Graham Stetzer] filters for the dirty electricity. Both work well but we don't believe this is the way to go. …. LEDs are the light of the future for both for energy efficiency and [because they create] no RF or dirty electricity.”

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Dr. Havas says that “electrical sensitivity (ES) or electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and is becoming a growing concern because of our increasing exposure to electromagnetic energy from electronic equipment and wireless devices.

As many as 3% of the population have full blown EHS and are unable to live is a modern electrical environment. Many complain that they cannot be in a room with fluorescent lights because they feel "unwell". These people have difficulty shopping in large department stores because of the lighting and often go with list in hand and spend as little time in the store as possible. Their cognitive functions diminish and some have difficulty recalling where they parked their car.

Putting lights on dimmer switches exacerbates the problem. The dimmer switch converts the electrical signal into high frequency transients that result in dirty electricity. Even clean incandescent lights will produce dirty electricity if a dimmer switch is used. Most CFL are incompatible with dimmers." [end of Havas quote]

Another world-renowned expert Dr. Olle Johansson, of the department of neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, explains that since the beginning of the 1990's there has been a dramatic rise in the number of people affected by electro-hypersensitivity (EHS and points out that this coincides with the mass production and distribution of electronic devices, such as computers and cordless telephones, which use and generate radio waves.

In Sweden, which pioneered computer and cellular technology, EHS is recognised as a physical handicap (not a sickness), entitling to all services enabling hypersensitive people to live a normal life. Sweden has a population of 9 million. According to polls, up to 290 000 Swedes, or more than 3% of the population, have reported suffering symptoms of EHS when exposed to electromagnetic waves. Symptoms include: joint stiffness, chronic fatigue, headaches, tinnitus; respiratory, gastric, skin, sleep and memory problems and depressive tendencies.

Dr. Johansson explains that “The human body, whose cells, nerves and organs function with electrical impulse, have difficulty adapting to 60-Hertz cycles, let alone transient high frequencies that last milliseconds. We are dealing with amplitude-modulated or pulsed microwaves in the 2.45 Ghz range (or nearby), in a form that has only been around to any extent for the last 10-15 years. Compared to the natural background fields, in which living cells have developed during the last 3.8 billion years, these electromagnetic fields are actually very, very strong. It is thus wrong to believe that evolution has furnished us with a safety protection shielding layer against such WLAN (wireless local area network) signals. It has not.”

University of Berkeley engineer Martin Graham invented a meter that plugs into electrical wall outlets and measures dirty electricity riding on 60-Hz carrier current. He recommends installing filters when the reading is more than 50 G-S (Graham Stetzer) units. [See my own website,, for information on the meter & filters invented by Graham & Stetzer.] and neutralizes high frequencies between 4 and 100 kHz and associated electro-magnetic fields. According to Mr. Stetzer, Kazakhstan is the first country to legally limit new building constructions to 50 G-S units or less. He bluntly advises electrically hypersensitive people to do away with compact florescent lamps, computers, dimmer switches and other devices that generate dirty electricity.

Canadian environmental science professor Magda Havas teaches the country's only university-level course on electromagnetic pollution. She says Graham-Stetzer filters can help alleviate EHS symptoms and even relieve diabetics: "We can take a person who is diabetic and put them in an [electrically] dirty environment, and their blood sugar levels rise,” she stated in the March issue of Toronto's Now magazine. “We then put them into a clean environment, and within half an hour their blood sugar levels are lower. It becomes a barometer."

In 2003, Dr. Havas headed a six-week study in a Toronto area private school: Three weeks with filters plugged into the school's walls and three without. Teachers and students were unaware of both EHS phenomenon and the study's focus. Not less than 55 per cent of teachers reported feeling greater satisfaction, less fatigue and less irritability, and suffering fewer headaches and other pain while the filters were in place. Surprisingly, 60 per cent even reported improved student behaviour, particularly elementary students who were more concentrated and less disruptive. These findings prompt Dr. Havas to estimate that 50% of the population is more or less electrically hypersensitive, compared to other studies that indicate a few cases per million.

In another school study in Wisconsin, the school nurse confirmed that after Graham-Stetzer filters were installed, the number of students needing asthma medication declined from 37 to 3, fewer people had migraines and students and teachers feel less fatigued. A grade school principal in the school experienced reversal of severe M.S. symptoms.

In my own case, symptoms included severe insomnia, head pain, tingling of my left arm and leg and frightening cardiac arrythmia. I had gone to the ER twice in an ambulance and undergone $18,000 worth of medical tests before the cause of my symptoms was finally determined to be exposure to electrical pollution. (Not brain cancer as had been suspected!) When we cleared my personal environment of the damaging frequencies, the symptoms disappeared.

You could not pay me any amount of money to use CFL bulbs in our house.

The LED bulbs do not create harmful frequencies, and they are available in “warm white.” They are not as bright as most of us are used to, but they are bright enough to meet our needs.


Shivani Arjuna

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MSG: Good taste bad health?

Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate and MSG, is a sodium salt of the naturally occurring non-essential amino acid glutamic acid. It is used as a food additive and is commonly marketed as a flavour enhancer.
It was once made predominantly from wheat gluten, but is now made mostly from bacterial fermentation; it is acceptable for coeliacs following a gluten-free diet.In its pure form, it appears as a white crystalline powder that, as a salt, dissociates into sodium cations and glutamate anions while dissolving (glutamate is the anionic form of glutamic acid).

MSG has been used as a food additive for decades. Over the years, the FDA has received many anecdotal reports of adverse reactions to foods containing MSG. These reactions — known as MSG symptom complex — include:
*Facial pressure or tightness
*Numbness, tingling or burning in face, neck and other areas
*Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations)
*Chest pain

Researchers have found no definitive evidence of a link between MSG and these symptoms. Researchers acknowledge, though, that a small percentage of people may have short-term reactions to MSG. Symptoms are usually mild and don't require treatment. The only way to prevent a reaction is to avoid foods containing MSG.

But Natural News University have a different version of story. Let's view the video here:

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Carol Hoernlein has reveiled the real story behind the food industry. She was a food process engineer and food scientist. She earned her degrees in Food Science and Bio-Resource (Agricultural) Engineering at Rutgers University in 1988 and went on to work in the Research and Development Departments at the largest global food companies as a food scientist and food process development engineer. For now she no any longer works for any food companies, which is why she can tell you the TRUTH about MSG, aspartame and much more!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Natural Cure to All Diseaseas

The secret to healing virtually all diseases

As scientists tease out the surprising secrets to aging well, they’re also discounting certain factors once thought important:

  • Your parents’ ages: How could you count on repeating long-lived ancestors if you yourself smoke, have high cholesterol, and lead a couch-potato life — all factors associated with shortening one’s lifespan. Lifestyle factors can trump genetics.
  • Enduring fewer stressful life events: It’s how one deals with major stressful events, not just the presence or absence of them, that seems to be the bigger X factor.
  • Nationality and geography: The Japanese and French seem to have more better lifestyle and diet than with the virtue of being born in a certain place. Anyway you can adapt their diet and cultures, snack less, exercise more, and reduce stress.
  • Social and economic status: A landmark Harvard study of 10 years ago pegged more education as a more reliable predictor of longevity than higher income or higher social rank.
  • Herbs and supplements: Certain vitamins seem to shore up aspects of health.

What if you lived in a world where cancer -- or any other disease -- was no longer a threat to you? What if you never had to experience the horror of receiving a doctor's chilling diagnosis of a terrible disease -- or watch helplessly as someone you care about suffers from cancer or some other life-threatening disease -- with you not being able to do anything about it?

  • a remarkable, scientifically proven natural therapy that creates an environment within the body where disease cannot thrive. This therapy does not cure disease but enables the body to cure itself of disease.
  • over 6,100 articles in European scientific literature have attested to the effectiveness of this simple therap
  • in not only killing diseased cells but also simultaneously revitalizing and rejuvenating healthy cells, thereby creating vibrant energy and well-being.
  • safe, inexpensive and powerful healing modality has been administered by an estimated 15,000 European doctors, naturopaths and homeopaths to more than 10 million patients in the past 70 years to successfully treat practically every known disease.

What would you be willing to give to ensure that you and your loved ones would never need to suffer -- or die -- from so-called "incurable" diseases that are actually curable?

Imagine never having to worry about getting the flu again -- or suffering from migraine headaches, gum disease, sinusitis, anemia, lupus, bronchitis -- and any other disease, for that matter.

And what if you had a one-minute cure that could get rid of diseases in the event that you actually acquired one?

It's sound interesting --- and, skeptical too, to me at once, and many of you outside there. But if you can suspend your disbelief for a moment -- you're about to learn the most amazing health secret anyone could ever possess. Your life -- or the life of your loved one -- could very well depend on this information.

In the next 5 minutes as you read this article in its entirety, you will discover ...

It's all about The One Minute Cure

Two-time Nobel Prize-winning doctor, Otto Warburg, shocked the world when he revealed that most disease is caused by insufficient levels of oxygen in the body. In fact, his studies showed that if you deprive a cell 35% of its required levels of oxygen for 48 hours, the cell is likely to become cancerous.

That's why cancer is so widespread in our modern society -- because most people suffer from oxygen deprivation. What most people don't know is that lack of oxygen is not only the underlying cause of cancer but is also the cause of most diseases -- from AIDS to yeast infections.

Curing cancer and other diseases is just a matter of getting rid of the cause of the disease. It's as simple as that!

What does current medical research said that causes of disease?

  • viruses, microbes, germs or harmful bacteria are the cause of cancer and other diseases.
  • toxins in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the substances we consume.
  • our genes or stress that causes us to acquire disease.
While all of these factors do characterize most diseases, or might be precursors or by-products of disease, they do not CAUSE disease. Rather, they bring about a condition in the body (oxygen deficiency) that, in turn, causes disease.

Clearly, the primary physical cause of all diseases is linked in one way or another to oxygen deficiency -- and when the human body is supplied with abundant amounts of oxygen, all cancer cells, viruses, harmful bacteria, toxins, pathogens and disease microorganisms are killed because they cannot survive in a high-oxygen environment.

Most humans are NOT able to get proper amounts of oxygen in their cells and tissues -- due partly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depleting activities. More importantly, the human body is NOT always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

In order for oxygen to eradicate disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs -- and not just to the bloodstream -- but to the cells and tissues of the body. That's why other oxygen-based therapies -- such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements, or treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream -- are not always effective in treating disease. While they may supply the body with oxygen, they don't always have an efficient mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not delivered to the cells and tissues. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are seldom effective in preventing and curing disease.

The simple therapy you're about to learn, which thousands of people all over the world are calling "the world's greatest healing miracle of all time," is the only one that uses a natural oxygenating substance which stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from bloodstream to the cells to a dramatically greater degree that is usually reached by other means.


It does this by increasing oxygen and hemoglobin dissociation, thereby maximizing the delivery of oxygen from the blood to the cells, according to a prominent doctor best known for treating AIDS patients with a holistic protocol which includes oxygen therapy (The One-Minute Cure).

If you in need to know more about it please go to One Minute Cure to get FULL BENEFIT of this therapy.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Helps You Quit Smoking

There is wide spread awareness about the dangers of smoking all over the world, but many people find it hard to quit tobacco smoking. In the last few years, many innovative cessation products such as nicotine patches and gum have come up in the market to help people get rid of tobacco habit.

Electronic cigarettes are the latest product, the most innovative gift to those determined to quit tobacco smoking. Also known as electric cigarettes and e-cigarettes electronic cigarettes look and feel exactly like real tobacco cigarettes. Users of electronic cigarettes inhale nicotine vapor that resembles smoke but contains no carcinogens which are present in tobacco smoke and are hazardous for smoker as well as those around. They simply emit artificial smoke.

How it works?
An electronic cigarette is made of a nicotine cartridge filled with nicotine liquid. A tiny battery powered atomizer converts a small quantity of nicotine liquid into vapor. Inhaled nicotine vapor provides nicotine hit to the user within seconds. As the user inhales vapor, a small LED light bulb at the cigarette's tip glows orange stimulating a real cigarette.

The nicotine cartridges are available in full, half and minimal strengths. Different strengths are designed for people who decide to quit smoking. After getting used to electronic cigarette smoking, they can gradually reduce nicotine strength from full to minimal until they quit.

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Electronic cigarettes are superior to nicotine gum or patches as they provide nicotine hit much quicker and give the satisfaction of inhaling smoke from a cigarette like device.

Electronic cigarettes are also more economical in cost than tobacco cigarettes. Except for the initial cost of electronic cigarette kit, a set of 5 nicotine cartridges will provide you the taste of 500 cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are going to be the next thing replacing real cigarettes everywhere.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010


HAVANA, Aug 17 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) - Nearly 1,478 Cubans have benefitted since 2004 to May this year from stem cell treatment which improve their living standard, Granma newspaper reported.

Seventy four percent of them are people with severe ischemia in the lower limbs and vascular diseases (angiology) and were incapable of responding to conventional therapy.

According to Dr. Porfirio Hernandez, coordinator of the National Group for Regenerative Medicine at the Ministry of Public Health, Havana City is the province with more advanced cases.

Dr. Hernandez who is also assistant director of research at the Institute of Hematology and Immunology here termed favourable the results in angiology in preventing many patients to suffer from major amputations, the daily reported.

The use of the so-called regenerative cell therapy in orthopedics and traumatology with 301 assisted patients has also increased progressively in the country, Hernandez said. -- NNN-PRENSA LATINA

Read more about stem cell:
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology (Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine)
Stem Cell and Gene-Based Therapy: Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative and Cell Therapy: Clinical Advances (Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings / Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings Supplements)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The 'fever' is back!
The greatest show comes once every four years. With the FIFA 2010 world cup just around the corner, the stage is now set for the galaxy of stars to showcase their skills.

Which team will win the coveted trophy? Shall Italy win the tournement once again to claim their 5th time after FIFA world cup 2006? The ball is round... Every team is striving for the victory.

A medical study that has reported in the New England Journal of Medicine in early 2008 may or may not surpricing you! Viewing a stressfull sport like football match more than doubles the risk of getting a heart attack.

According to the report, patients in the greater Munich are who suffered accute cardiac events such as myocardial in-farction (heart attack), unstable angina and serious cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm problem) were prospectively studied during the FIFA World Cup 2006 which held in Germany.

On days the match involving German team, the incidence of cardiac emergencies was 2.66 higher then times outside of the World Cup, with men at 2.36 times and women at 1.82 times. The highest average incidence was observed during first 2 hours after beginning of each match.

Now you may ask, does it matter if your team win or loose?

A British study found that heat attact incidence increase after the English team lost in the penalty shoot-out. Irronically, the Germany study also documented the same matter when their national team won the match with penalty shoot-out! Winning or loosing the game is isn't a matter to get the risk.

Football fans all over the world shall not to miss their favourite team. You may unable to stop yourself to watch the match. Well, if you know you're have CHD (coronary heart disease) risk, better to consider of these important points:
  • never miss your medication at any time, especially during these season
  • if your heart condition are not stable, best for you to stay away from match exite you most or consult your doctor about adjusting your medication
  • try not to watch the match alone
  • stop smooking and never drink in excess

However, if you're not clear with your heart status, best to see your doctor now especially if you're over 40 and a smooker or drinker. It's better to make it now since you still have time to do so rather then late.

Magic Eraser Removes Brain Tumor

A US doctor has successfully removed a terminal brain tumour from a little boy's brain stem by using a "magic eraser".

According to Xinhua, Saint John's Health Centre in Santa Monica near Los Angeles revealed that doctor Amin Kassam used the device, called a Nico Myriad, to remove the tumour from a Belgian boy's brain system, reports the Star Online.

The hospital revealed that the boy, identified only as Tristan, was facing certain death from a chordoma, a rare, malignant brain tumour, which had wrapped around the 4-year-old's brain stem, making it impossible to use normal surgical techniques.

Kassam went to Belgium with the new device, which is described as an automated device that can cut the tumour up into microscopic strands without producing heat.

The Myriad device was introduced to the United States about a year ago, and Kassam is one of the few neurosurgeons trained to use it. The device has a bendable cutting tip that allows surgeons to access hard-to-reach tumour sites, and the child's tumour removal was performed through the child's nostril, taking a team of surgeons 13 hours.

The "magic eraser" provides precise tissue shaving on or near critical body parts, like blood vessels and nerves, and also vacuums tumour tissue into a collection chamber for laboratory evaluation, the hospital said.

Although chordomas are slow growing, they can cause pain, paralysis, problems with vision, swallowing and death. (ANI)

2010-06-09 15:40:00