Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fruits With Vitamin C

Do you like to eat fruits? There are a lot of fruits that is full of vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the most important of all vitamins. It plays a significant role as an antioxidant, thereby protecting body tissue from the damage of oxidation. Antioxidants act to protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body’s metabolism. Free radicals can cause cell damage that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Vitamin C has also been found by scientists to be an effective antiviral agent.

Here are those fruits:

Kiwi, Strawberry, Orange, Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Lime, Peach, Bananas, Apples, Lemon, Grapes.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Message of the day

“And Jesus said to them, `I am the bread of the life; he who is coming unto me may not hunger, and he who believes in me may not thirst -- at any time.’” ~ John 6:35 YLT

“Our Lord is the Bread of Life. His proportions are perfect. There never was too much or too little of anything about Him. Feed on Him for a well balanced ration. All the vitamins and calories are there.” ~ Vance Havner.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Do You Have Any Allergies?

Last 4 years when i was in the college i have lots of allergies especially that i ate a lot of eggs, beans, and other stuff that has protein. Almost everyday i ate eggs and i notice something wrong with me. One time i experience to have a boils in my legs and butt. Its really crazy thing that i can't even sit because it hurts. I got also high fever because of the boils. So one of my roommates brought me to a clinic to have check-up and have medicine for my boils. The doctor gave me two kinds of medicine and instruction how many tablets i will going to drink and how many hours i should take. We went home and i started to take the medicine that my doctor prescribed. I first drink the other kind of my medicine and next the other one that looks very small. But few hours past something wrong with me. I felt itchy all over my body and felt hot. I almost can't walk and if i stand i might fall. So i called my roommate again and ask help. After another hour i can't i almost can't breath and the itchiness i felt was terrible so i went to my dean that time also her daughter who was a nurse asked me what happened why i have lots of itchiness all over my body and what i ate. Well, to make this story short i told her about the medicine and when she read the name of the medicine and look at the meaning of it in a medical dictionary oh boy i have a wrong prescription that's why i felt terrible. Instead the doctor suppose to give me a boil prescription he gave me an asthma prescription. They brought me to the hospital quick and almost can't breath and felt i am dying. They ask me if i want to sue the doctor for giving the wrong prescription but i don't want to do such thing i believe of forgiving someone. That's my experiences but actually i am really allergic of to much eating egg, chicken, and beans ..... What about you guys, are you allergic of something?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

God's Pharmacy

A friend sent this to me. It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (mo dern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just l ike the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How Liquid Calories May Be Making You Fat… Even Your Favorite Protein Drinks!

I discover that even your favorite protein drink can make you fat? Yes read this article.

At least 7 scientific studies have provided strong evidence that energy containing beverages (i.e., “liquid calories”) do not properly activate the satiety mechanisms in the body and brain and do not satisfy the appetite as well as food in solid form.

Epidemiological research also supports a positive association between calorie-containing beverage consumption and increased body weight or body mass index. New research now suggests that soda may not be the only culprit…

The primary source of liquid calories in the United States Diet is carbohydrate, namely soda. Now running a close second are specialty and dessert coffees. Did you know that a 16 ounce Frappucino can contain 500 calories or even more! That’s one-third of a typical female’s daily calorie intake while on a fat loss program.

A recent study at Purdue University published in the International Journal of Obesity set out to learn even more about this bodyfat - liquid calories relationship.

Researchers compared solid and beverage forms of foods composed primarily of carbohydrate, fat or protein in order to document the independent effect of food form in foods with different dominant macronutrient sources.

Based on previous research, some experts have recommended targeting specific beverages as being “worse” than others. High fructose corn syrup and soda has been singled out the most and you’ve probably seen that yourself in the news.

There’s no question that soda has been on top of the “hit list” for some time now, by virtue of the amounts and frequency of consumption alone.

However, this recent study says that from a pure energy balance perspective, we should be cautious about ALL liquid calories, not just soda and not just carbohydrates!

Fruit juice for example, appears to be an obvious improvement over soda, so many people have swapped out their soda for fruit juice. However, when fruit juice is compared to an equal amount of calories from whole fruit, the whole fruit satisfies appetite better (largely due to the bulk and fiber content), and so you tend to eat fewer calories for the day.
[On an interesting side note, soup does not seem to apply; soup has higher satiety value than calorie containing beverages, possibly for mere cognitive reasons.]

If you were to meticulously track your calories from beverages and you made sure that your calories remained the same for the day, whether liquid or solid, there would probably be little or no difference in your body composition.

But that’s not what usually happens in free-living humans. Most people do not accurately track or report their caloric intake. Our mistake is that we tend to drink calories IN ADDITION TO our usual food intake, not instead of it.

Men are especially guilty of this when they drink alcohol - Men tend to drink AND eat, while women tend to drink INSTEAD OF eating.

This new research found that with all three macronutrients - protein, carbs or fat - daily calorie intake was significantly greater when the beverage form was consumed as compared to the solid.

Yes, it’s true! Even protein drinks did not satisfy the appetite the way that protein foods did!

While you would think that protein drinks are purely a good thing, because protein foods have been proven to reduce appetite and increase satiety, if you turn a solid protein food into a protein drink, it loses it’s appetite suppressive properties in the same way that happens when you turn fruit into fruit juice.
[NOTE: After weight training workouts, liquid nutrition may have benefits that outweigh any downside, especially on muscle-gaining programs]

Why do liquid calories fail to elicit the same response as whole foods? reasons include:

* high calorie density
* lower satiety value
* more calories ingested in short period of time
* lower demand for oral processing
* shorter gastrointestinal transit times
* energy in beverages has greater bioaccessibility and bioavailability
* mechanisms may include cognitive, orosensory, digestive, metabolic, endocrine and neural influences (human appetite is a complex thing!!!)
* last but not least, nowhere in our history have our ancestors had access to large amounts of liquid calories. Alcohol may have been around as far back as several thousand years BC, but even that is a blip on the evolutionary calendar of humanity.

As a result, our genetic code has never developed the physiological mechanisms to properly register the caloric content in liquids the way it does when you eat, chew and swallow whole foods.

Bottom line: This study suggests that we shouldn’t just target one type of liquid calories such as soda. If you’re trying to beat body fat, it’s wise to limit all types of liquid calories and eat whole foods as much as possible.

Start by ditching the soda. Then ditch the high calorie dessert coffees. Then cut back on the alcohol. From there, be cautious even about milk, juice and protein drinks.

Drink water or tea instead, or limited amounts of black coffee - without all the high calorie extras.

If you do consume any beverages that contain calories, such as protein shakes, be sure to account for those calories meticulously and be sure you don’t drink them in addition to your usual food intake, but in place of an equal amount of food calories.

Remember, those protein shakes you might be drinking are called “meal replacements” not “free calories!”

Source: Nourishment

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ear Infection

Did you experience an ear infection? Ear Infection also known as Otitis meaning Inflammation of the ear. Hubby last weekend felt bad because of the ear infection. His whole body felt terrible. He told me that he will find a medicine for it in the pharmacy and see if it will work. So when he got home there are two medicines in his hands. He used it quickly put it in his ears and rest. For 1 hour he told me that he felt good and ready to go somewhere. But i am curious what was really the cause of that ear infection. So i research about it and found this 54 possible causes of ear infection.

List of 54 causes of Ear infection

This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Ear infection in our database from various sources.

* 1q deletion - frequent ear infections
* Acute lower respiratory conditions - Otitis media
* Adenoiditis - middle ear infections
* Adenoviridae Infections - ear infection
* Adenovirus infection in immunocompromised patients - ear infection
* Aggressive fibromatosis - parapharyngeal space - ear infection
* Barotrauma - ear infection
* Blocked eustachian tube
* Brailsford - frequent ear infections
* Chromosome 14 uniparental disomy syndrome - otitis media
* Common cold - otitis media
* Common Variable Immunodeficiency - recurring ear infections
* Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1G - recurring ear infections
* Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 2C - recurring ear infections
* Dextrocardia-bronchiectasis-sinusitis - middle ear inflammation
* Drug-resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae Disease - otitis media
* Ear foreign body - ear infection
* Ear wax - ear infection
* Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic, autosomal dominant - middle ear inflammation
* Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic, autosomal recessive - otitis media
* Flu - Otitis media
* HIV/AIDS - ear infections
* Hyper IgE - ear infection
* IgG Deficiency - ear infections
* Immunoglobulin G subclass deficiency - ear infections
* Job syndrome - ear infection
* Kniest dysplasia - chronic otitis media
* Labyrinthitis
* Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis - ear infections
* Letterer-Siwe disease - chronic middle ear inflammation
* Measles - middle ear infection
* Middle ear infection
* Moraxella catarrhalis infection - otitis media
* Nose foreign body - ear infection
* Obstructive sleep apnea - frequent ear infections
* Oral-facial cleft - frequent ear infections
* Otitis - ear infection
* Otitis externa
* Outer ear infection
* Pneumococcus - Otitis Media
* Polychondritis - middle ear inflammation
* Primerose syndrome - recurring ear infections
* Purine nucleoside phosphorylase deficiency - ear infections
* Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome - otitis media
* Scarlet fever - middle ear infection
* SCID - middle ear inflammation
* Selective IgA Deficiency - recurring ear infections
* Serratia - ear infection
* Severe combined immunodeficiency, T- B+ due to JAK3 deficiency - ear infections
* Siegler-Brewer-Carey syndrome - ear infection
* Swimmer's ear
* Upper Respiratory Infection - middle ear infection
* Wegener's granulomatosis - chronic ear problems
* X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia - inner ear infections