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August 30, 2008 at 4:38 AM #89646
Gallstones are very painful and after the gallbladder has been removed one has to be mindful of their diet. A person can suffer with terrible stomach pains which reoccur. It’s better to avoid fatty or oily foods which are difficult to digest like French-fries or margarine, fried bananas, pork-rind and fried chicken must be avoided too;It would be better to eat only boiled foods only, skim any floating oil from the surface of the broth after boiling.
August 24, 2007 at 6:41 AM #67344
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August 24, 2007 at 6:18 AM #67342
REMOVING GALLSTONES NATURALLY by Dr Lai Chiu-Nan It has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news. Chiu Nan is not charging for it, so we should make it free for everyone. Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the regime. Gallstones may not be everyone’s concern. But they should be because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer. “Cancer is never the first illness,” Chiu Nan points out. “Usually, there are a lot of other problems leading to cancer.In my research in China , I came across some materials which say that people with cancer usually have stones. We all have gallstones. It’s a matter of big or small, many or few. One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can’t digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area.” So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan offers the following method to remove them naturally. The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked.Regimen:1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.3. At 6 PM, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water. 4. At 8 PM, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts. 5. At 10 PM, take half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. “Usually they float,” Chiu Nan notes. “You might want to count them. I have had people who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many.” “Even if you don’t have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some. It’s always good to give your gall bladder a clean-up now and then.
July 19, 2007 at 4:51 AM #62087
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HEALTHY JUICES Carrot + Ginger + Apple – Boost and cleanse our system. Apple + Cucumber + Celery – Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and improve stomach upset and headache. Tomato + Carrot + Apple – Improve skin complexion and bad breath. Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk – Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat. Orange + Ginger + Cucumber – Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat. Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon – To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney. Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi – To improve skin complexion. Pear Banana – regulates sugar content. Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango – Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .
June 22, 2007 at 8:30 AM #58950
MANILA BULLETIN 22 JUNE 2007
ThePrice of Fitness!
Getting thinner arms fast!By ANNA UNSON-PRICESometime before I lost my precious phone – for the nth time, (sigh) – I received a message from a reader who asked if we could reprint for her the program I created some years ago that I called “Aero Arms”. She said she moved house and lost her copies and wants them back because they were really effective in making her upper arms thinner. Actually many people have asked me for that program and over the years I’ve mailed, faxed, couriered and taught it, and now, for that very nicely put request, here it is again:
An Aero Arms routine is made up of several arm exercise movements to continuous music – anywhere from five to 20 minutes or more depending on your conditioning level. Light weights are used, much lighter than normal resistance exercise since the routine calls for hundreds of repetitions as opposed to only about 40-60 of a typical arm program.
The reason this mini program is so much fun is that the music keeps you going and the movements change often enough to not become boring or overly tiresome. And it’s definitely effective because the resistance works to strengthen and tighten the shoulder and arm muscles and the continuous movements with the arms often being raised above the heart helps to raise the heart rate and burn calories.
Choose a favorite CD, cassette, mp3 – whatever format as long as the music is pretty much non-stop, not necessarily mixed but without long gaps in between the songs and with more or less the same rhythm – for Aero Arms, some good ones to try would be Santana’s “Smooth” or Jennifer Lopez’ “Let’s Get Loud”.
You can be sitting throughout or if you want to burn more calories, you can stand. If you’re sitting, a stool is convenient because there are no sides to inhibit your arm movements, but a chair with a straight back can also be used, especially if you need back support. If you choose to stand, keep your knees soft, even slightly bent.
AERO ARMS – THE WORKOUT
• Begin by walking around or marching in place for five to 10 minutes to warm up.
• Stretch your entire body, even if you’re only working your arms (once in a while, if you’re in a big hurry, it’s okay to just stretch your shoulders and arms). Hold each stretch for 15-30 slow counts and don’t bounce.
• AERO ARMS SEQUENCE: Start with 1-2 lbs. of weight in each hand if you’re a beginner and 3-4 lbs. if you’re stronger. Following the music beat, remember that the count goes one beat lift the weight, one beat lower it. Inhale and exhale deeply all throughout, getting into position carefully before beginning another movement. As you get more used to the positions, you should use less time setting up between movements.
a. Perform 24 repetitions of Movement #1 followed in succession by movements #2-6.
b. As soon as you’re done with #6, go back to #1, doing only 16 counts this time for each succeeding movement all the way through to the end.
c. Repeat, this time only 8X per exercise.
d. Repeat for another set of eight, but this time, alternating arms, counting one lift with the right arm and one lift with the left arm as one repetition.
As you improve, you may want to begin again from the top to complete the 15-20 minutes.
Do the Aero Arms routine daily, six times a week. In two weeks you will begin to see the definition in your tricep muscle (the back of the upper arm), and more leanness in your shoulders, arms and upper back. In four weeks if you have persevered, you will see sleeker, tighter arms that look much better in spaghetti straps and sleeveless outfits.
If you would like to see even more improvement, make sure that you add fat-burning exercise three to six times a week (walking, dancing, climbing, etc), and cut down on your fat and simple sugar consumption! If you follow these tips, know right now that you will be seeing huge improvements at the end of four weeks!
There are only six very basic movements to learn:
1: SHOULDER SHAPER.
Sit or stand with your back straight but not arched. Start position is with the weights close to your shoulders, elbows lifted. Push them upwards rather than outwards, meeting overhead, exhaling as you lift. Inhale as you lower to start position.
2: UPPER ARM TIGHTENER
Keeping your elbows close to your head, lower the weights smoothly to the back of your neck before bringing them back up to first position. Elbows should start out almost completely straight, pointing to the ceiling during the lowering of the dumbbells, with only the forearms moving. Back straight but not arched, forehead aligned with your chin. Inhale as you lower, exhale as you lift.
3: SHOULDER ARM TONERS
When you’ve become used to the movements and your arm and shoulder muscles are stronger, you can try Bentover Lateral Raises. But when you’re just starting out, or have lower back problems, you may want to use Shoulder Lifts instead:
A. SHOULDER LIFTS
Stand with feet apart, knees soft or slightly bent. Let your arms hang down your sides, with the elbows soft or slightly bent. Lift the arms out to the sides until they’re parallel to the floor, exhaling as you raise. Inhale as you bring your arms slowly and smoothly back into first position. Lift again without allowing the arms to rest.
B. BENTOVER LATERAL RAISES
Keep your chest and stomach as low as is comfortable, resting on your thighs if possible. Your head should be bowed during the exercise so as not to strain your neck. Stretch your arms down, all the way to the floor at start position. Keeping your elbows almost completely straight, lift them out to the sides until they are parallel to the floor, exhaling with the movement. Lower smoothly to start position, inhaling. Lift again without allowing the arms to rest.
4: TRICEPS TONERS
Support your body with your hand on one knee. Keeping the working arm close to the side of your body and the upper arm parallel to the floor, exhale and lift the weight back and up till the arm is straight
June 22, 2007 at 8:28 AM #58949
You are what you eat
By Joan Sumpio, RNDStress is inherent in our way of life and is part of the human condition. What is important is how we react to it. Reacting with anger, fear, depression and anxiety without release of the tension can result in illness, either directly or indirectly. Symptoms include muscle tension, high blood pressure, psychological problems, digestive disorders, a weakened immune system, cancer and heart disease.
Here is what happens in our bodies with the presence of stress. When the mind perceives a threat, whether real or imagined, the brain instantly and automatically evaluates the situation. Then the subconscious begins to prepare the body for a response. A system in the body causes the blood to flow to the muscles, the muscles and blood vessels constrict, and the body is flooded with hormones from the pituitary and adrenal glands. Heart rate increases and oxygen consumption accelerates. Production of digestive juices is reduced and blood sugar levels increase as the liver releases glucose into the blood stream. This process becomes harmful when it remains a perpetual state with a few periods of full relaxation or full release of tension. After years pass, many illness can develop, including an artery spasm that can result in a heart attack.
Stress is caused mainly by emotional or psychological situations. The mind affects the body and vice versa; if the mind is agitated or worried, the body will be tense. If the body is tense, the mind will be in a high state of vigilance. Eventually, resources like hormones and chemicals become depleted, the body gets tired of adapting to the stressful situation, organs become exhausted and functioning collapses. Only when the mind and body are in a state of calm can energies be directed toward repair, maintenance and strengthening of the body and the immune system.
One way of managing stress is through physical exercise through which we bring oxygen to the body tissues, dissipates stress hormones, relieves tension and produces certain hormones that gives a sense of well-being. The result of regular exercise is slower heart rate, lowered blood pressure, a normal functioning respiratory system and relaxed muscles. During stress breathing becomes shallow and rapid. Because oxygen is necessary for the metabolism of every cell in the body, it affects the functioning of the autonomic nervous system which regulates automatic functions like beating of the heart, respiration and digestion. Proper breath control stabilizes and strengthens the tone of the nervous system. Deep breathing uses the full capacity of the diaphragm, a muscle located below the lungs that contracts when breathing in and allows the lungs to expand with air. Shallow breathing only involves the upper lobes of the lungs. This leaves over a million alveoli (the tiny sacs that absorb oxygen which is then transported by the hemoglobin of the blood to all the cells of the body) empty. The consequence is that the cellular structure does not receive enough oxygen to carry out its work.
Aside from physical activities, stress can be managed with good nutrition, here are some tips on what you may have to take:
• Vitamin B complex to help regulate nerve functions
• Vitamin C in divided dose (urinary excretion of the vitamin increases during stress)
• Magnesium to help as muscle relaxant
• Fresh Fruits Vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, potatoes, onions, oats, low-fat yogurt, sardines, extra virgin olive oil, honey, garlic
• Herbal therapy may include: Passione flower, chamomile, valerian and ginseng
• Food supplements like ABW, Nutria, Nutren Optimum, Nutren Fiber
Get into the habit of using food as your first defense than using medications. This habit can keep you away from side effect of medications. But remember, do not overeat in times of stress, keep close watch of your caloric intake to ensure a healthier mind and body.
Manila Bulletin 22 June 2007
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