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Aloe Vera can be Poisonous!

The Aloe Vera is famous for its many cooling effects and its positive effect on skin. The Guide of Poisonous Plants also states that gel from an aloe vera plant is good for cuts, rashes and burns. But the inside of the leaves also contains latex which can be confused with the gel.

When ingested, this can cause gastrointestinal discomfort Continue reading

Calcium Pills can Harm Men’s Hearts?

Calcium Pills

Calcium pills can harm men’s hearts?

Almost unthinkable but this is a new finding based on a study of close to 400,000 middle aged Americans initiated in 1995-1996. It shows that men who take calcium tablets are more likely to die of heart disease within the next 12 years than those who do not take extra calcium in supplement form. This conclusion was reached by researchers at the National Cancer Institute in the USA.

Volunteers answered queries on their lifestyles, general health and diet, including use of supplements. Researchers then tracked the number who died and the causes of death over 12 years. About half of the men and more than two-thirds of the women said they took calcium supplements or multivitamins containing calcium at the outset. Continue reading

What causes Dark Eye Circles?

They said you won’t get dark eye circles if you got at least 8 hours of sleep.

I did yet I still have ugly dark rings under my eyes and I’m honestly sick of people asking me “Why are you so tired?”

Fatigue isn’t the only reason for under-eye circles. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging.

I went online to search for causes and here are some common causes listed

  • Allergies
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
  • Lifestyle factors, such as physical or emotional stress, smoking, or chronic alcohol use can take a toll on your appearance
  • Nasal congestion (which can dilate and darken the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
  • Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of color, especially blacks and Asians
  • Rubbing or scratching your eyes
  • Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
  • Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obviously
  • There’s lots of materials on how to reduce dark eye circles and I found this one to be pretty interesting. A Certified Naturopathic Doctor Charles Silverman said there two organs are responsible for 60 percent of all cases of dark circles. When you treat them and you will kiss your dark circles good bye forever using natural inexpensive home remedies. Sounds pretty logical to me. Heard that from an old  Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner too.

    I’m inclined to find the root causes and not restrict to the common home remedies that usually include these  methods: Cucumber slices or cool tea bags or pureed potato  placed over closed eyes.

    Additional Reading
    “Look 15 years Younger and Sky-Rocket Your Self-Esteem” by Charles Silverman

    The Wooden Bowl

    I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. Very nurturing to the soul.

    I was forwarded this story via an email which did not specify who is the writer. If anyone out there knows who wrote this wonderful piece, let me so that I can include a credit line.


    THE WOODEN SPOON

    A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in- law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered

    The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather’ s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

    The son and daughter-in- law became irritated with the mess.

    ‘We must do something about father,’ said the son. ‘I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.’

    So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.

    When the family glanced in Grandfather’ s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

    The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

    One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.

    He asked the child sweetly, ‘What are you making?’ Just as sweetly, the boy responded,
    ‘Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up. ‘ The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

    The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

    That evening the husband took Grandfather’ s hand and gently led him back to the family table.

    For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

    On a positive note, I’ve learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

    I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
    a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

    I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life..’

    I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

    I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.You nee d to be able to throw something back sometimes.

    I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you

    I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

    I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

    I’ve learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

    People love that human touch — holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

    I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

    I’ve learned that you should pass this on to everyone you care about ..I just did.

    Swine Flu Meta-Physics & Meta-Cure

    With pandemic stupidity defining a nations ‘well-preparedness’ by the amount of a nasty useless drug it has stockpiled – you may want to know that these allopathic medicines only concentrate bad ‘microVita‘ – the single fundamental cause of all diseases & disorders.

    If you ever got cured of any disease or infection it was because of your own good microvita supply & inspite of whatever medicine you tortured your body with. Microvita are submicroscopic & sub-quantum living-growing-multiplying-dying entities.

    While it is well known that all flu started with the mass-killer 1918-19 spanish flu what is not known is how it really started. As per nature’s law, thousands of dead bodies lying unattended during the 1914-18, attracted destructive agents from outside the earth to do what they did best – decompose those bodies as ‘the dead must decay’. They were the subtler microvita – the fundamental units of all life – but of the bad type.

    They travel uninterrupted unstopped across all the worlds – for example in the form of bio-photons. Since then they have adopted our earth as their home as they really fell deeply in love with some of the herd-minded earthlings here : pig-minded pigs, bird-headed birds & both pig-minded + bird-headed of all humans as their well-deserved hosts.

    Not killing such a gullible host ensures their survival as well – otherwise they would perish with the easy 2-legged prey once the infected body was fully disintegrated into it’s 5 basic elements.

    Look at it this way : When viruses infect a cell – some of them don’t even have enter the cell fully, they leave their shell OUTSIDE the cell membrane; only their DNA/RNA & enzymes actually enters the cell. Does that mean DNA & enzymes are the fundamental units of life? Well actually not! They are both aggregated forms of even smaller types of microvita. DNA are records & only enzymes can read them. Enzymes get their proactive intelligence from the active microvita inherent in them.

    In the face of any such attack, the ONLY meta-cure is to overwhelm the negative microvita behind it (in this case the AH1N1 strain of swineflu virus) with positive microvita ie supportive entities which can attack & destroy them.

    But most people already have so much of disruptive microvita inside them that any infection with a comparatively trickier microvita aggregation like this new viral strain will just take them down easily without much of a fight. This was already the case with all the people who have succumbed so far, unfortunately.

    Since our foods are the 1st gateway to all our microvita supply, do you think it may be of some use to wake up & choose our foods so that they increase the supply of helpful microvita while minimizing & eliminating the bad ones as much as possible. In my attempt to do that for myself I came up with the no-less-than-Miraculous MicroVita SuperDiet.

    I have collated a ton of killer info there. As per NaturalNews.com -tamiflu also uses Star Anise – a common spice in asia – as the only credible source of whatever little efficacy it has. But since natural herbs can’t be patented, they gotta extract & repackage it into some crazy patentable concoction so that they can fleece all the sheeple of this big microvita world. Another ploy to suck up our tax money, Huh!

    There are so many other traditional local herbs everywhere in the world that will fight any bloody foe for you, just for a few pennies. In our lingo, they are imbibed with good microvita.

    Again as per Natural News, when millions died in 1919, the only cure that worked with almost 100% success rate were homeopathic medicines – Bryonia and Gelsemium – the viral intelligence, virulence & novelty not withstanding.

    Here are few of the many others that work for flu : Oscillococcinum, Ferrum Phos, Rhus tox…

    Get them prescribed, as appropriate, by a homeopathic Dr. if need be; but better still get prevented & better equipped internally.

    With the real numbers crossing well over a 100k infections, truth indeed seem’s to be the 1st casuality. But please don’t let your goodself be the next one… nor even your loved ones.

    I love you (& the poor Mexican swine as well!). We are all good microvita. 🙂

    Happy Super-Dieting!

    Suffering from Swine flu Brain-wash?

    Suffering from Swine flu Brain-Washing?

    Yeah! A cure for the ubiquitious swine influenze idiocy is more urgent than for the swine virus iself.
    Here’s why :

    Do you know that –

    1. Tamiflu (the “medicine” being touted around for swine flu) has already killed 14 kids because of neurological problems (implies they encourage bad microvita)? Tamiflu is  proscribed for kids in Japan.

    2. The Side effects of Tamiflu are the very symptoms caused by flu? There are other dangerous side-effects as well.

    3. Tamiflu only reduces the duration of flu by 1.5 days?

    4. It increases the chances of secondary bacterial infections (ie more of negative microvita) because of the damages it causes?

    5. With the ever-mutating flu viruses – it’s just a matter of time before they develop resistance to tamiflu?

    6. Most flu vaccines have toxic mercury which causes severe heavy metal poisoning?

    7. Some of the drug lords benefiting from this mayhem had “inadvertently” released the deadly avian flu virus few weeks back as part of their flu vaccine?

    8. All new medication that comes up would not have been adequately tested in terms of it’s long term damages? As a MicroVita SuperDieter we know that it will cause more harms than help.

    9. With the AH1N1 virus simultaneously having genes from multiple human, avian & swine strains – suspicions about it being engineered are getting stronger as it cannot happen naturally on it’s own? By following their advice are you also playing into the hands of the game-makers?

    10. Disinfecting our environ can’t stop person-to-person direct transmission of the virus – & that’s how it primarily spreads?

    11. Face masks are meant more to protect others from the wearer than the other way round – they are also leaky & hence ineffective?

    12. Immigration screening can’t stop the spread of the virus because most virus carriers will develop the symptoms much later after exiting the airport?

    13. The bankrupt “germ-theory of disease” is driving this craze? It’s about Your internal milieu & NOT about the virus.

    Get the whole scoop @ the Swine-Flu-Vaccine.biz site – The Only Guaranteed way to kill the AH1N1 Swine flu virus if it ever strikes anywhere near you. Get 40 critical Anti-viral nutritives as well!

    Wishing you an absolutely FLU-ent health!

    References : Mercola.com

    Panic Away a Panic Attack

    I have a relative who was once plagued by panic attack. All I knew was she had to see a psychiatrist for years and popped many, many expensive pills before she was considered “healed”.  When I chanced upon The Linden Method!, curiosity led me to read not only the information but also the feedback of its fans and supporters.

    For the benefits of the health conscious community here, I also have extracted some salient information from Panic Away on panic or anxiety attack.

    There is one key factor that makes the difference between those who fully eliminate panic attacks from their lives and those who do not. The key ingredient is not medication, lifestyle changes, or relaxation exercises. It is when the individual no longer fears the thought of having a panic attack.

    This may seem like a simplified and obvious observation but give it careful consideration. The one thing that has you searching for a solution to anxiety and panic attacks this very moment is the fear of having another one.

    The first time a person experiences a panic attack it can feel like their world is falling down around them. Nowhere feels safe as the anxiety becomes like a stalker lurking in the background.

    When this happens people begin to either avoid situations that make them anxious or they medicate themselves to the point where they are numb to the fear. I am sure you will agree neither of the above is a satisfactory solution.

    You are probably well aware that a panic attack is a ‘fight or flight’ response to a perceived threat. The reason the human brain responds like this goes back to our prehistoric past where humans needed their bodies to respond quickly to a perceived physical threat. What this new research is telling us, is that people’s mental activity during a panic attack is suddenly moving to the mid brain, resulting in the heightened state of fear and panic. In short, a separate part of your brain becomes more active during a panic attack.

    The key to being panic attack free is to to break the fear of having another panic attack.  If you know someone suffering from panic attack, share the information with them. If they are not in the position to help themselves, get their caregivers to read it. I wish I knew this information some years back.

    Additional Reading:

    The Linden Method

    Epidurals are Not Dangerous

    According to Dr Beh Suan Tiong, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Thomson Medical centre said the use of Epidural remains one of the biggest conceptions people have.

    It use has been widely debated but adverse consequence have not yet been proven. On the other hand, the effectiveness of the epidural outweighs other options like pethidine injection. Pethidine is a drug used to relieve severe pain during labour or after a surgery providing relief up to 5-6 hours.

    (source: The Straits Times, Mind Your Body, 22 Jan 2009)

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    10 Facts on Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease

    1. It is the 2nd most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimers.

    2. There are about 4 millions PD sufferers worldwide.

    3. Common for those above 65 years old. However, 15% of people with PD are below aged 50.

    4. It affects more men then women. Reason unknown yet.

    5. About 10% of PD cases are hereditary. The rest are sporadic.

    6. The degeneration of dopanmine producing cells – neurotransmittters that control movement – in the brain results in PD.

    7. Tremors, muscle rigidity, slowness of movement and poor balance and gait are common symptoms.

    8. As the disease progresses, up to 40% of PD patients will suffer from depression, concentration problems, sleep disorder and eventually cognitive decline.

    9. No real cure available. No proven treatment to slow process according to medical science.

    10. 4 main treatments to manage PD: dopaminergic replacement drugs, rehabilitation, anti-cholinergic drugs and deep brain stimulation therapy

    Additional Reading:
    Parkinson Disease – Best Selling Book Online by Lianna Marie

    Some Facts on Bad Breath

    Occasionally we have bad breath, most likely due to the food we just ate or due to a bad bout of flu that caused serious sinus congestion. Though are temporary but chronic bad breath bring forth much serious consequences.

    Did you know these …

    Chronic bad breath or halitosis is often a precursor to more serious oral and general health problems?

    The American Medical Association (AMA) and American Dental Association (ADA) have linked even the mildest forms of gum disease such as gingivitis, to certain forms of cancer and even heart disease?

    People with gingivitis and periodonitist have a mortality rate that is up to 46% higher than those who don’t?

    The same plaque and germs that cause tooth decay and gum inflammation is found in the same plaque that builds up in your heart and arteries?

    95% of products on the market today are ineffective at reducing and reversing bad breath and gum disease?

    Mouth ulcers and canker sores are caused not by the food and drinks you consume, but by the very ingredients in toothpaste and rinses you are using?

    For those with this health problem, you might find it interesting to check out Tomas O’Caomhanach’s claim that there is a $2 mix of common safe Ingredients that cure bad breath In 3 days.

    Source: “How I Banished My Bad Breath and Gum Disease For Life!”

    Red Spots on the Skin

    Have you noticed those tiny little red spots on your skin?

    These red spots are likely to be Campell de Morgan spots or cherry angiomas. These are not moles. They are actually proliferation of tiny blood vessels.

    It is not known why these spots form but they usually arise in middle age folks and those older. Basically, these spots are found to be quite harmless.

    They can be removed by cautery (using an electric pencil) or an ablative laser by a qualified doctor. However such treatment may produce side effects like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (a dark colour which may take months or years to fade) and rarely, scarring.

    Source: Dr Derrick Aw, Ask the Expert, Mind Your Body, 20 Nov 2008

    Listen to Joyeous Music to Maintain Good Heart Health

    According to Dr Michael Miller, director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland, listen to music to maintain good heart health.

    Because your heart will likely soar at the sound of joyeous music.  That’s a good sign.

    Dr Miller’s findings were reported at the annual meeting of the Amercian Heart Association in New Orlean in November 2008. WebMD reportedthat 10 volunteers identified specific music that made them feel a sense of joy. While the music is being played, the researchers used an ultrasound device to measure how well each person’s blood vessels responded to a sudden increase of blood flow. The volunteers’ blood vessels dilated by 26% when they heard joyeous music. That is a very healthy sign according to the good doctor.

    What exactly is joyous music? Dr Miller says it depends on the individual. It’s not the type of music that counts but a person’s response to it.

    DIY Test to ascertain if a woman has vaginal yeast infection

    This is an after-note from my earlier post on Yeast Infection plagues most women at least once in their lifetime.

    I don’t know if this is true or otherwise. However, you may still like to check out what Samantha G. had to share about a simple and free test a woman can do to find out if she really got vaginal yeast infection. This is what the woman must do:

    When you wake up, spit into a glass of water and observe it for about 2 minutes. If it floats at the top of the glass and stays there, then you’re okay. If it sinks right away and then dissolves in the glass into stringy pieces, then you probably have a yeast infection in which case you need to treat it right away.

    Additional Reading:

    Yeast infection No More. by Linda Allen

    12-Hour Cure to Yeast Infection by Sarah Summer

    Yeast Infection plagues most women at least once in their lifetime

    When a woman gets vaginal yeast infection, she probably gets a bottle of dermoprotecting body wash, anti-yeast cream and an inserting capsule from her doctor. Sometimes, the doctor will even prescribe an oral pill for her partner.

    Vaginal yeast infection is common among women. Research shows that than 50% of the women suffered this condition at least once in their life time. Vaginal Yeast infection is nothing to be embarrass about but it is troublesome, frustrating and absolutely annoying. Vaginal yeast infection is caused by organism recognized as Candida Albican, and will happen when there is an imbalance of PH level at the vagina.

    Most of the time, women chooses to ignore the problem hoping that it will cure on its own. However, not all women are so lucky to have this problem disappear on its own. In fact, leaving yeast infection untreated may just turn the problem into a chronic case which can last up to months or even years.

    If you are unsure if you got vaginal yeast infection, here are some tell tale signs:
    – Unpleasant smell
    – Dense, watery or milky discharge
    – Severe itching
    – Vulva redness and swelling
    – Burning sensation

    There are many different kinds of cures for vaginal yeast infection. Most commonly are yeast creams or oral medications from the doctors or over counter. If your infection is not improving with the yeast creams that you are using, you should discontinue. Prolong usage might just aggravate the condition, making the yeast tougher to kill. Like all diseases, sometimes yeast just got immune to the drugs applied and became stronger.

    Women who are suffering from vaginal yeast infection should also avoid sexual intercourse by all means because this infection will spread to your partner as well.

    Running to the doctor for a quick fix remains the only choice for most women. However, more and more are getting their problems solved with natural remedies. They considered holistic and natural treatments to be cheaper and safer from invasive drugs. Also, internet allows people to share their secret cure-all in an easy and fast manner. Canadian Sarah Summer is so confident of her method that she had published her cure entitled 12-Hour Cure to Yeast Infection. And the testimonials she received claimed that there is no recurrence. While Linda Allen also published her 7 years findings in Yeast infection No More.

    A question comes to mind – why doesn’t doctor goes the natural way?