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SUPERFOODS FOR HEALTH

Foods for Long Life and Well-Being

How Sex Helps Your Brain

High Antioxidant Food Sources - WebMD

THE WHEELS OF LIFE
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Uses And Benefits of Cucumbers

LIFESAVING HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS: A TO Z

ONIONS AND THEIR POWER

Forty Best Anti-Aging Foods

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Over The Counter Medications of The Good Old Days

HOW AND WHEN TO EAT FRUITS

We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and popping it into our mouths. It's not that easy. It's important to know how and when to eat fruit. 

What's the correct way to eat fruit? 

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A 
MEAL!  FRUIT SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. 

Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities. 


FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.
Let's say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it's prevented from doing so. 

In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach, and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil. 
Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal! You've heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat! 
 
 
There's no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have the Secret of Beauty, Longevity, Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight.
When you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT the concentrated juice from the cans. Don't drink juice that has been heated. Don't eat cooked fruit; you don't get the nutrients at all. You get only the taste. Cooking destroys all of the vitamins. 

Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look! 

KIWI:
 Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange! 

AN AP
PLE a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and flavonoids which enhance the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke. 

STRAWBERRY:
 Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals. 
 
EATING 2 - 4 ORANGES
 a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of colon cancer. 

WATERMELON:
 Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of  92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. Also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant. Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C and Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA:
 Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene, good for your eyes. 

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer!
Can you believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this applies to you. It's nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you've just consumed, which slows digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal. 

A serious note about heart attacks.HEART ATTACK PROCEDUREWomen should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they're asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Be careful, and be aware. The more we know, the better our chance to survive. 

The Health Benefits of Sex

PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY
IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS
HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.
 


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer  
   cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
   multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
   that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after  
   treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
   cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
   size.


2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a  
   person's lifetime.


3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer  
   cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
   forming tumors.


4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
   nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
   to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.


5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune
    system.


6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
   cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
   in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can  
   cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.


7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars  
   and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.


8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
   reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
   chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
   destruction.


9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
   chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
   compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
   to various kinds of infections and complications.


10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
     mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
     Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
     sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
     cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:


a.
Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off
   one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar
   substitutes like
NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made

   with Aspartame and it is harmful
. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey (a New Zealand Honey - can be found at some health food stores or online {
Amazon.com}) or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts.
Table salt
has a chemical added to make it white in
   color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.


b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
   gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
   off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
   cells are being starved.


c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.
A meat-based
   diet
is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken
   rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock
   antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
   harmful, especially to people with cancer..


d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
   grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
   an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
   food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
   enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
   cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
   growth of healthy cells.. To obtain live enzymes for building
   healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
   vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
   vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
   temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).


e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
   caffeine
Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
   fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
   filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
   water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
     digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
     intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
     buildup.


13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
     refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
     to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
     body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.


14. Some supplements build up the immune system
     (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
     EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
     cancer cells.  Other supplements like vitamin E are known
     to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
     normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
     unneeded cells.


15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
     A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
    be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
    the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
    have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy
    life.


16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
     environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
     get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen  
     therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
     cells.


1.
No plastic containers in microwave.

2.
No water bottles in freezer.

3.
No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at
Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.  The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave.  As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
 

 

Places to Kiss Your Love

Behind the ear; Tip of the nose; Back of the neck; Underside of the forearm; Curve of the waist; Palm of the hand; Inside the wrist; Under the chin; The eyelids; Inside of the ankle; The collar bone; Tips of the fingers; The spine; Small of the back; The tummy; Behind the knees; of course, this is just to give you an idea. Aim to shower your love with kisses ALL OVER!

 Breakthrough Gel Cuts HIV, AIDS Risk By 39%

By Andrew Nusca of SmartPlanet.com

Researchers have developed a breakthrough gel that can significantly cut a woman’s risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The gel, which is applied by a woman before and after sex, cuts the risk of acquiring HIV, the virus responsible for AIDS, by 39 percent. It can also cut the chance of getting genital herpes by 51 percent.

The gel is important to developing nations suffering from an AIDS pandemic, such as South Africa, Swaziland and Botswana. In those countries, more than 1 in 5 adults have contracted the virus, the vast majority of them women. The gel represents the first working HIV-prevention method that is controlled entirely by women, reports the Wall Street Journal. In fact, about one third of women in the $18 million study said their partners didn’t know they were using the gel.

The clear, odorless gel contains the antiretroviral drug tenofovir, manufactured free by California-based Gilead Sciences (In the U.S., it’s on the market as Viread.) Normally it’s consumed in pills, but the gel — which is applied on the skin — contains a smaller dose, and thus milder side effects.

The study was randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled to ensure accurate results. It was conducted by Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa. Their findings were announced in conjunction with the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna. They are published in the journal Science. The results are even more significant because the virus that causes herpes, HSV2, also makes women more susceptible to HIV. Researchers say the gel could prevent 500,000 infections over the next 10 years in South Africa alone.

A few more points about the gel from the Journal report:

  • The study followed 889 women at an urban and rural site for between one and two and a half years.
  • 60 out of 444 women using the placebo gel contracted HIV.
  • 38 out of 445 women on the tenofovir gel contracted HIV. That’s an improvement of 39 percent.
  • There was a wide margin of error in the results, owing to a medium-sized pool of subjects.
  • With consideration to the margin of error, the gel could be as effective as 60 percent — or as ineffective as 6 percent.

A larger trial for the gel, using 5,000 women, is already underway across several African nations. It is set to end in 2013.

Major funding for the study was provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

 Click below here for HIV infection distribution map of the world

                                      

 

BEST RANKED HOSPITALS IN THE U.S. – 2010

1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
2. Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, Minn.
3.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
4.
Cleveland Clinic
5.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

6. New York
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital  & Cornell
7.
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

8. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University,
St. Louis
9. Hospital of the
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
10.
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
11. Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Boston
12. University of
Washington Medical Center, Seattle
13. UPMC-University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center
14. University of
Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor

 

And here are the No. 1 hospitals in each specialty category:

 

• Cancer: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
• Diabetes & Endocrinology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
• Ear, Nose & Throat: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
• Gastroenterology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
• Geriatrics: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
• Gynecology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
• Heart & Heart Surgery: Cleveland Clinic
• Kidney Disorders: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
• Neurology & Neurosurgery: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
• Ophthalmology: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami
• Orthopedics: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
• Psychiatry: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
• Pulmonology: National Jewish Health, Denver
• Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
• Rheumatology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
• Urology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

 

 

Some Important Links
Breast Cancer Awareness
The Walk For Breast Cancer

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Ways to Keep Your Relationship Healthy and Functional 1. Nothing is more important than being with that one person who makes you feel like you're on fire. Always find the time for it. 2. Affection is the way to make love all day outside of the bedroom. Express more of this towards your partner. 3. Ask your partner what he or she needs from you everyday and stop defending the status quo “ i.e. I don’t have the time now; I’m not in the mood; or will make it up to you another day.” 4. Do not allow your partner to turn into your roommate, sister or brother; remember he/she is your lover.

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