Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Foods that can cause migraines to everyone.

there are many people that whenever they eat certain foods they get a migraine. Maybe some people drink wine and all of sudden they are having a migraine. But what are the foods that causes migraine.

The most common migraine triggers are red wine, chocolates, other alcoholic beverages, even healthy foods such as yogurt, bananas, citrus fruits, onions. ANd take note that for each different people it's a different set of fruit, If you have migraine. you have to stop eating all of these foods, It's a way to find out what triggers your headache. One of the best way to prevent and know which food cause your migraine is to keep a notebook and whenever you are having a headache. Try to write down everything you eat before you got the headache( the previous 8-12 hours). So if you see a pattern every time you had a headache whenever you eat bananas, then maybe that's your trigger.

For many people food doesn't play a role at all, they can eat anything, they can drink anything they want, and not get a headache from food, for some people it's dramatic that is if they stay on a very strict diet they will not get a single headache. For most people it's in between. Foods contribute to the migraine but it's not the only or the major trigger for their headaches.

There are still a lot of foods that causes headaches such as raisins, cheese, peanut butter, tofu, nuts, soy sauce, avocado etc, All of these are healthy food. Anything smoked, cured, pickled anything that has preservatives, all that can trigger headache. For some people it's MSG. some people are other preservatives such as artificial sweeteners. Again it depends on the individual so you can't generalize the list. So if you usually have migraines, check the food you ate in the past 12 hours.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grow your own Organic Garden.

growing your own organic garden can actually be helpful to you. It might be a little hard at first but when you get the hang of it. It's actually relaxing and satisfying. And you get healthy vegetables and fruits right from your own garden.

You have to have your own garden of course. Every single person is responsible for how we treat our soil and the environment, to safeguard it for the future generations to come and see. We can grow our own vegetables and fruits the organic way.

Our soil should always be pesticide free. Our healthy soil definitely needs to be maintained with recycled materials and compost. Now compost is not as hard as you think. It's really easy to make. Get any large container to make your compost bin and let it sit directly to the soil so any liquid produce that the matierial brakes down can drain away. so it's best not to put on paving or concrete.

So what can you compost? anything that is on living origin. Vegetable and fruit peelings that you can get easily from your kitchen is very good for composting. Do not add meat scraps or cooked food in your compost bin.Paper likes cardboard boxes, egg trays , kitchen paper, and general low grade paper can be used as well.Crumpled the paper before putting to the compost bin, this is better than shredding it, or cutting it.

Leaves and plants are also good for composting. Compost should be dark,rich sweet smelling and crumbly.Remember that the compost is used to condition your soil and to add for your pots as well.So now you can start to grow your own garden with healthy soil.

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Folate-Rich Diet Cuts Women's Colon Cancer Risk

Here's a news that recently caught my attention. I knew this because a friend of mine have told me about it and I wanted to share it to everyone.

Eating plenty of folate may sharply reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, at least for women, South Korean researchers report.

In a study of 596 colorectal cancer patients and 509 healthy individuals, they found that the women who ate the most folate were at about two-thirds lower risk of the disease than women who consumed the smallest amount of the B vitamin.

But folate intake didn't significantly affect men's colorectal cancer risk, Dr. J. Kim of the National Cancer Center in Goyang and colleagues report.

Deaths from colorectal cancer have jumped more than six-fold among South Koreans since the early 1980s, the researchers note, and an increasingly Western-style diet may be a factor in the increase.

There is evidence that intake of folate, which is found in green, leafy vegetables and citrus fruits, may reduce colorectal cancer risk, although some research suggests this protective effect could vary by ethnic background.

To look at the relationship in a Korean population, the researchers compared the diets of colorectal cancer patients and healthy controls matched by age and gender. The cancer patients drank and smoked more, were less active, and were also more likely to have a family history of the disease.

The researchers looked at the influence of dietary folate intake on disease risk after using statistical techniques to control for these factors, and found that people in the top fifth based on their folate intake (consuming more than 270 micrograms a day) were more than half as likely to have cancer compared to people in the bottom fifth, who ate 180 micrograms or less daily.

When Kim and colleagues looked at men and women separately, they found no influence of folate intake on mens' colorectal cancer risk. But women with high folate consumption (over 300 micrograms a day) were 64 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer compared to women with the lowest consumption (200 micrograms daily or less).

The findings are important, the researchers note, because they suggest that cancer risk can be decreased by modifying diet.

The body needs folate in order to form nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA and RNA), to copy DNA, and for other essential genetic functions, so low folate intake could contribute

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Somatic Therapy for tense people.

Have you heard of somatic therapy? Well, if not here's something that might interest you. I came across this site that helps people who are emotionally tense and on the edge. If you are one of those people, and you already did everything but nothing seems to work. You may want to see San Diego Therapist They offer 30 minute free no pressure consultation.

SO what do Somatic Therapy can do to you: Here are just some of the many things Somatic therapy can do to you.

# anxiety
# depression
# relationship issues
# chronic fatigue
# residual effects of accidents
# post traumatic stress disorder

SO if you still have questions in you head just check out their site at the
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Friday, September 18, 2009

The Philippine Mango

Mango, the best fruit on Earth, everImage by koalie via Flickr

Why I love this fruit? it's sweet and delicious and I just can't get enough of it. My children would go crazy whenever I make mango shake or smoothies, It's just one of the fruits that aren't very hard to fell in love with.

Way back in 1995 the Guinness book of world records listed the Philippine Carabao Mango as the sweetest fruit in the world. This fruit is eaten raw, dried, preserved, frozen, juiced, concentrated( I was once addicted to this) you can do anything with it, Baked with cake, you can make shakes and smoothies and I'm 100% sure it would be the biggest hit, especially during summer.

What do we get from mangoes?Mangoes are very rich in Vitamin A,C and potassium, We all know that Vitamins C and A are antioxidants, it helps prevent free radical injury and therefore , reduce the risk of certain cancers. My mother would always tell me. " who ate the mangoes?" I really can't help myself. Anyways, to be able to determine if the mango is sweet and right. Make sure that the peel is smooth and has some imperfections like black discolorations, but if the peel is too perfect. It's not sweet. Smell it it does smell sweet.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The healing water

There are so many juices, health drinks, smoothies out there already. But of course Water is still the best for everyone. 50% to 60% of our body is depending on our gender and our age is made out of water. We really can't survive without water, we all know that. Just imagine yourself stuck on an island or dessert without water, You may last for few days but after that.... From a Chinese Herbal Doctor point of view, water is what allows a communication between the different parts of the body, between the different organs.

It smoothes things out, it lubricates everything in the body. It allows a better flow, through the blood, through the body fluids and other aspects that are really made out of water. The reason why water is so important to our health. Especially in these days, is probably majority of people are chronically dehydrated. Chronically do not drink enough water on a regular basis, and why is it that is so importance? We all lived in a fast-phased world. We are on a run as part of the society which is very much goal-oriented. And what happen with this kind of lifestyle?

We get a dramatic surge in heart disease, Arterial sclerosis, in diabetes, In Cancer. Inflammationa nd over heating is even part of it. And something simple thing that we can do is to drink enough water. maybe from 8 cups to 16 cups of water. It depends on our age, on our activity, and on the weather, well of course we need much more water when it is very hot outside. When is the best time to drink water? The nest time to drink water on its own and not while were eating, The reason is that when we drink water while we're eating. We are diluting the juices of the stomach, the digestive enzymes. And we are making our stomach less acidic. Which can interfer with the digestion of the food, especially the digestion of protein.

So even if you are drinking one or two glasses of water 5 to 10 minutes before your meal, a lot of it will get absorb quickly enough, best to drink it 15 to 30 minutes before. but if you are sitting on a meal and you feel thirsty, drink your water and wait for a few minutes. In many cases if you have a headache ,before you take a pain killer just take a few glasses of water. You may find that if you drink 4 to 6 glasses of water, in more than 50% of cases the headache will simply go away.

And when we are not dehydrated our headache goes away, ou body feel less tight,we lubricate our body, We nourished simply by drinking enough water.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Why I so love coconut.

I just wanted everyone to know how much i love coconuts! and I just love everything about it, the water and the coconut meat. Oh men, I just love it. The coconut water taste so clean, did i just say clean? lol! well, what I meant was it's free from artificial stuffs. And I hate myself of always forgetting to blog about it.

Coconut water is the highest natural source of electrolytes , And yes it is much better than just your plain water. Twice in my life I got UTI, Urinary Tract Infection. And so It was really hard for me to pee, It was so painful that I cried, well, I was a kid then, The second time I have had it was when I was pregnant, I think I know some pregnant women has been in this kind of situation. Anyways, My mother would always tell me, Drink coconut water until you get well, It wasn't really the hardest thing for me. Because I love coconuts. Alright, I religiously drink it, I love it when it's cold Alright so in just amatter of a day or two. I'm OK. Honest!

So the coconut water has this antibacterial thing that kills all those bacteria that causes, throat infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Pneumonia and other diseases. Coconut milk has a lot of vitamins and minerals so My mother would always let my children drink a whole glass of it. It;s good for the skin and hair you know. So this weekend have a coconut water in the fridge and serve it with ice to your family.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vitamins and their benefits to your skin

I think almost all of women loves to look good. And I think that one of the top priorities of most women is a healthy beautiful skin. Before thinking of buying those very expensive products here are some vitamins that usually fond in skin care products that would help you in taking care of your skin, to keep it healthy, young-looking and may reduce the signs of skin aging

Vitamin A- This typically can be used in retin A, basically it's retinol derivative, What it does is it helps reduce the fine lines and wrinkles. And it also helps to exfoliates and increase cellular turnover.

Vitamin C- Is usually the most popular vitamin found in skin care products, both topically or internally you can take it.Internally, because it is a water soluble ingredient. And it is something that you want to make sure that you consistently taking it cause it is washed out with body fluids, So you make sure that you take it pretty frequently or as prescribed by your doctor.Before the skin, it usually helps to repair collagen elastin, so it helps to make your skin nice and plump,also fight environmental aggressors, so it's good for environmental stressed skin or sun-damaged skin.

Omegas- They help your skin in lipid production and barrier functions, they help to ensure your skin functions the way it supposed to.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

The symptoms of heart failure

Just this morning me and my grandma our having discussions about heart failure, and like most people my grandma is a bit confused with heart failure and heart attacks, So I had to explain some stuffs I know, and would like to share this to everyone as well.

When you have heart attacks, one of the arteries of the heart is blocked, people have severe chest pain.When you have heart failure, the the whole muscle of the heart hasn't pump and that is the difference though however heart attacks can cause heart failure.

There is one risk that is important, though there are many. One would be hypertension so high blood pressure is one of the major risk for developing heart failure, and if you don't have symptoms of heart failure, if you have hypertension and you can't treat the high blood pressure, then you can't prevent the development of heart failure, there are other things like that of obesity.

Some people don't have any symptoms, but on the other hand there are two main symptoms, one is shortness of breath, the other one is fluid retention, so you can get fluid in your leg. One of the most important thing everyone should remember which is very common to a lot of people is at night when people had shortness of breath when they sleep and they had to get up, and then they had to sit down in bed and breathe, that is very common symptoms of heart failure, as well as fatigue.

Now how are you going to prevent this from happening, there are many therapies one would be if you can prevent blood pressure then you can reverse ore prevent heart failure, there are also medicines that you can ask from your doctor.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Mesothelioma symptoms.

Have you ever wonder what Mesothelioma really is? I was once one of those people who does know it but doesn't really understand it, Until someone I know passed away because of this.

Mesothelioma is a cancer. Most of these cancer cases were associated with the exposure with asbestos. It arises in cells called mesothelial cells. Mesotehelial cells line the chest cavity, and they also line the abdomen, The lining in the chest is called the pleura, So if you have the mesothelioma there it's called pleural mesothelioma.

But what are the symptoms of Mesothelioma?

Well the symptoms can be rather non-specific,sometimes you can just have back pain, or a chest pain or a little bit of shortness of breath, or you going to have a fever or fatigue. A lot of the symptoms can be seen in a lot of different illnesses, it's a little bit difficult to make that diagnosis.

So how is it diagnosed? Well same as the others, the first thing that anyone should so is to see a physician, and getting a detailed history and your physical from that physician, and if there's a concern for mesothelioma from that point further studies are ordered.

Usually the initial studies would be the chest X-ray, sometimes pulmonary function tests, as well as other lab work. If these studies comeback abnormal, you need a more definitive study like MRI for chest to look for more detailed information.

Mesothelioma is still one of the rare cancer in the world, only 1 in 1,000,000.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Healthy food benefits, you shouldn't take for grantedl

Here are some simple healthy food tips for everyone.. never take any fruit and vegetables for granted read on...

Our favorite orange:
supports the immune system, combat cancer, protects your heart, straightens respiration

The sweet watermelon:
Lower cholesterol, Protects prostate, controls blood pressure, helps stops strokes.

The red and green apple :
Prevents constipation, protects your heart, cushions joints, improves lung capacity.

The tangy lemon:
protects your heart, controls blood pressure, smoothes your skin, combat cancer

The red tomato:
Protects prostate, combats cancer, lowers cholesterol,

The yellow pineapple:
Relieves colds, aids digestion, dissolves warts,strengthen bones.

Kills bacteria, controls blood pressure, combats cancer, lowers cholesterol

My ever favorite banana:
Quiets cough, strengthens bones, Controls blood pressure, protects your heart.

Sweet strawberry:
Boosts memory, calm stress, protects your heart and combat cancer.

Hot Chilli peppers:
Clears sinuses, boost immune system, combat cancer

The broccoli :
saves sight, strengthens bones, combats cancer, protects your heart

Smoothes skin, battles diabetes, lowers cholesterol, controls blood pressure

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