Saturday, December 31, 2011

How Our Spine Affects Our Bodies

Go to the following link and check out a fascinating demo of how our spine affects our bodies
Roll your mouse over any of the 24 vertebrae in the human spine below to learn how each vertebra is connected to specific areas, organs and functions of your body, as well as how subluxation of that vertebrae may cause health challenges if not corrected.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What You Do Not Know about Abdominal Fat

An increasing number of people have been reported to have excess abdominal fat nowadays. Given the modern lifestyle we now have, where everything is instant, putting on those flabs has become much easier. The society's knowledge about abdominal fat is limited to it simply being a physical nuisance. What most people do not know is that it is the most dangerous fat in the body.

Studies indicate that while excess body fat is harmful, excess abdominal fat is a major health risk. The two types of fat in your abdominal area are subcutaneous fat, which lies on top of your abdominal muscles; and visceral fat, which surrounds your organs. Both greatly increase your risks for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. In fact, your belly fat is a better indicator of heart disease risk than BMI (body mass index).

Why is abdominal fat more dangerous?

Inflammation is an intriguing aspect of many health problems. It is suspected to be the cause of all diseases and is strongly linked to heart disease. Abdominal fat releases more inflammatory molecules into your body on a consistent basis than other body fats.

Belly fat is also linked to insulin resistance because it is indicative of excess fat in the liver. This degrades the liver's ability to process insulin. Excess insulin ruins your arteries and leads to heart attack. It also sends hunger signal to your brain to make you eat more, increasing your risks for obesity and other chronic diseases.

How to get rid of the flabs?

Getting rid of the abdominal fat is a lot of work. There is no quick fix solution for this problem. The pills advertised in the market today are often ineffective and unhealthy. The only way to lose your abdominal fat is to incorporate proper nutrition with a strategically-designed exercise program that stimulates correct hormonal and metabolic responses in your body. Your diet plan has to be concentrated on unprocessed natural foods. While sit-ups, crunches, and other exercises can strengthen your belly muscles, they do not eliminate abdominal fat. Overall weight loss is required for significant belly fat loss. 

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Nails and health - Read the Signs

 1) Pale Nails
Very pale nails are sometimes linked to aging. But they can also be a sign of serious illness, such as:
· Anemia

· Congestive heart failure

· Diabetes
· Liver disease

· Malnutrition

If the nails are mostly white with darker rims, this can indicate liver problems, such as hepatitis. In this image, you can see the fingers are also jaundiced, another sign of liver trouble.

3) Yellow Nails
One of the most common causes of yellow nails is a fungal infection. As the infection worsens, the nail bed may retract, and nails may thicken and crumble. In rare cases, yellow nails can indicate a more serious condition such as severe thyroid disease or psoriasis.

4) Bluish Nails
Nails with a bluish tint can mean the body isnt getting enough oxygen. This could indicate an infection in the lungs, such as pneumonia.

5) Rippled Nails
If the nail surface is rippled or pitted, this may be an early sign of psoriasis or inflammatory arthritis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that starts in the nails 10% of the time.

6) Cracked or Split Nails
Dry, brittle nails that frequently crack
or split have been linked to thyroid disease. Cracking or splitting combined with a yellowish hue is more likely due to a fungal infection

7) Puffy Nail Fold
If the skin around the nail appears red and puffy, this is known as inflammation of the nail fold. It may be the result of lupus or another connective tissue disorder.


8) Dark Lines Beneath the Nail
Dark lines beneath the nail should be investigated as soon as possible. They are sometimes caused by melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

9)  Gnawed Nails
Biting your nails may be nothing more than
an old habit, but in some cases its a sign of persistent anxiety that could benefit from treatment. Nail biting or picking has also been
linked to obsessive-compulsiv e disorder. If you cant stop, its worth discussing with your doctor.

Note: Though nail changes accompany many conditions, these changes are rarely the first sign. And many nail abnormalities are harmless -- not everyone with white nails has hepatitis. If you're concerned about the appearance of your nails, see a skin doctor dermatologist or a Physician.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Alzheimer’s, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Connection

Alzheimer’s is most often considered an incurable and
unavoidable disease. Many of us have helplessly watched loved
ones experience this painful condition, steadily degenerating the
person’s functionality and personality.

Recent studies have, however, connected Alzheimer’s to a couple
of very unexpected co-conspirators, snoring and sleep apnea. And
by drawing some common sense conclusions, researchers have come
up with a method that may help EVERY Alzheimer’s patient to not
only stop this horrible disease but maybe also reverse it to some

What’s even more important, this gives hope that Alzheimer’s
may be totally prevented from developing in the first place.

This full-featured article is especially important if you or
someone close to you snores. To read more and make your comment,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cancer is Finally Cured in Canada?

DCA (Dichloroacetate) is an odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule. And researchers at the University of Alberta believe it may soon be used as an effective treatment for many forms of cancer. However, because the compound is not patented, you may never see it on the market as Drug companies can not profit from it. This does not make sense. Why can't the governments step in?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Benefits of Listening to Music

1. Pain Killer: Music has the ability to reduce pain through release of endorphins which act as natural pain killers. It can also divert attention away from the pain and encouraging relaxation. According to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, listening to music daily can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 percent. The study also found that listening to music made people feel more in control of their pain, reduced depression, and made people feel less disabled by their condition. 
2. Reduces Stress: Stress has been associated with many illnesses, including several mental illnesses that seem to occur only in people with exceedingly high stress levels. In a study conducted, subjects were made listen to a half-hour of soothing music twice daily for two weeks. It showed significantly greater reductions in stress and anxiety levels in the subjects. 

3. Cardiovascular benefits: Listening to soothing music also helps reduce your heart rate and blood pressure. As a result of a lower blood pressure, it also reduces the risk of stroke and other health problems over time. In a new Italian study, researchers found that people with mild hypertension (high blood pressure) who listened to classical, Celtic or Indian (raga) music for just 30 minutes a day for one month had significant reductions in their blood pressure. Good music helps to calm down the cells and tissues that make up the lungs thereby bringing down the patient’s breathing and heart rate to normal. 

4. Stimulate brains cells: Research has shown that music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking. On the other hand, listening to soothing classical music improves ability to focus for longer time and promotes a calm, meditative state. It brings about a sense of well-being and creativity, a change which lasts long after the music has ceased to play. 

5. Boosts exercise performance: Listening to music while you exercise may have a considerable impact on your exercise performance and commitment. Music diverts your attention in repetitive exercises thus the feeling of fatigue, exhaustion and boredom are evaded. Music can also act as a stimulant which can increase your performance. Respiration and cardiac rate is increased from music which can help you intensify your workout. According to a study conducted in 2005, listening to music while exercising boosted participants’ weight loss and helped exercisers stay consistent. 

6. Promote a sound sleep: Listening to music as we drift off to sleep ensures that we get the rest that we need from our sleep. Sleep puts your body in a healthy condition as it takes away the effects of stress, depression and anxiety from a person. 
7. Increase optimism: Depression leads to weakness, headache, confusion, and loss of concentration. Music can also be used to bring a more positive state of mind, helping to keep depression at bay. Good music also makes one to remember happy moments or good days. It also increases self-esteem and self-confidence. 

8. Helps in Cancer: Research suggests that music may offer a number of benefits for people coping with cancer. It reduces anxiety in patients receiving radiation therapy, as well as eases nausea and vomiting resulting from high-dose chemotherapy. 

9. Helps socialize: Music is a great way to get together with people who share a similar passion. It helps you to meet new people, socialize and give you a sense of belonging.
10. Helps in spiritual health: There is a unique connection between music and spirituality. Chanting or some kind of music helps people worship in a meaningful way, and makes them feel closer to God.
Music performs unimaginable wonders and is fundamental to a human’s well-being. So make music a part of your lifestyle and feel the difference.

Friday, November 18, 2011


The essence of the exercise is that your "Eyes Must be Closed" when you are doing this exercise. You must practise the "Jin Ji Du Li" exercise with the eyes closed. This exercise was so simple and amazing that I thought I had to share it here.

Here is the exercise:
Stand on one leg while your eyes are closed. That is all. Just try it right now, stop reading and stand up, close your eyes and try standing on one foot.

 If you are not able to stand for less than 10 seconds, it means that your body has degenerated to 60 to 70 years old level in other words, you may be only 40 years old, but your body has aged a lot faster.

I tried this exercise myself when I read the mail. I thought “oh, big deal, I’m sure I can do this easily” I was fooling myself, I’m glad I tried it because I discovered much to my surprise that while I could stand easily on one foot with my eyes open, trying the same thing with my eyes closed was another story! I just could not keep my balance for more than two to three seconds before I started wobbling and hopping around.
You do not need to lift your leg high, if your internal organs are out of synch, even lifting your leg this bit will make you wobble.

Now this was quite scary because it told me that my body was almost 60 years old and here was me, barely into my forties! These Chinese are really very advanced in their knowledge of the human body. It was very heartening to know that frequent and regular practice can help you recover your sense of balance.

In fact Chinese specialists suggest daily practice of Jin Ji Du Li for 1 minute, this helps prevent dementia.
You can try slightly closing both eyes while practicing Jin Ji Du Li, instead of completely closing them; in fact this is what the health specialist Zhong Li Ba Ren recommends.

Daily practice of Jin Ji Du Li, can help in healing many illnesses or diseases like
  • Hypertension,
  • High Blood Sugar or diabetes,
  • Neck and Spinal diseases,
  • it can also prevent you from getting dementia.
Zhong Li Ba Ren has written a book titled "Self Help is Better than Seeking Doctors' Help", which is a bestselling book that has been the best seller health book in China since it was first published last year. Its success can be measured by the fact that it has been reprinted 12 times within 6 months, with more than 1 million copies sold. The book is a hot seller because is it teaches many simple practical health tips. 

It is said that according to the understanding of Chinese physicians, diseases appear in the body because the coordination between the various internal organs encounter problems and that causes the body to lose its balance. Jin Ji Du Li can readjust this inter-relationship of the organs and how they function with each other. Zhong Li Ba Ren stated that many people can't stand on one foot with their eyes closed for even 5 seconds, but later on as they practice it daily, are able to stand for more than 2 minutes. 

As you gain ability to stand for longer time, the feeling of "head heavy, light feet” disappears. As benefits or practising Jin Ji Du Li, you will experience that the quality of sleep improves, the mind clears up and memory improves significantly. Most importantly if you can practice Jin Ji Du Li with your eyes closed for 1 minute every day, you will not get dementia. (I think it this also means the brain will remain healthy). 

Zhong Li Ba Ren explained that there are 6 important meridians passing through our legs. When you stand on a single leg, the weak meridian will feel sore while getting the necessary exercise, and as this happens, the corresponding organs of these meridians and their path-ways, start getting the necessary tuning. This method can focus or concentrate the awareness, and channel the body's qi to the foot. The beneficial effects of practising Jin Ji Du Li on various illnesses associated with hypertension, diabetes, neck and spinal diseases are quick to be seen and felt. Jin Ji Du Li can also prevent gout. 

Jin Ji Du Li helps to Strengthen body Immunity rapidly. It is suitable for everyone generally. It is the basic cure for "Cold Feet Disease” and it can also strengthen the body’s immunity. You do not have to wait until you have any illness to start practising Jin Ji Du Li. It is especially beneficial for young people, when they practice it daily while they are healthy, so that their chances of contracting the various illness associated with aging is comparative lower. 

Please note that it is not suitable for people over 70 years old, or those old people whose legs are not strong and cannot stand steadily.

If you know Mandarin, proceed to watch the video here =>

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Top 5 Habits That Make You Gain Weight

If you’re surprised every time you step on the scale, you may be eating more than you think. Dr. Oz reveals the most common weight-gain mistakes—and how you can stop making them.

Every day, we make decisions about what to eat and when to eat, yet most of us are completely in the dark about what influences how much we choose to eat. To some degree, everyone is guilty of unhealthy mindless eating, which is triggered by hidden cues that persuade us to overeat. By increasing your awareness
of certain seemingly innocent triggers, you can become a healthy mindful eater and stop consuming unnecessary calories that add up to unwanted pounds. Here, in descending order, are the top 5 habits that are making you gain weight and how to break them.........CLICK HERE to read more.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Very Interesting Health Information - Eat Well to Have Healthy Organs

MUSHROOM – EARSlice a mushroom in half and it resembles the shape of the human ear.
And guess what? Adding it to your cooking could actually improve your hearing.
That’s because mushrooms are one of the few foods in our diet that contain vitamin D.
This particular vitamin is important for healthy bones, even the tiny ones in the ear that transmit sound to the brain.

BANANA (SMILE) – DEPRESSIONCheer yourself up and put a smile on your face by eating a banana.
The popular fruit contains a protein called tryptophan.
Once it has been digested, tryptophan then gets converted in a chemical neurotransmitter called serotonin.
This is one of the most important mood-regulating chemicals in the brain and most anti-depressant drugs work by adjusting levels of serotonin production.
Higher levels are associated with better moods.

BROCCOLI – CANCERClose-up, the tiny green tips on a broccoli head look like hundreds of cancer cells.
Now scientists know this disease-busting veg can play a crucial role in preventing the disease.
Last year, a team of researchers at the US National Cancer Institute found just a weekly serving of broccoli was enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45 per cent.
In Britain , prostate cancer kills one man every hour.

 GINGER – STOMACHRoot ginger, commonly sold in supermarkets, often looks just like the stomach. So it’s interesting that one of its biggest benefits is aiding digestion.
The Chinese have been using it for over 2,000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, while it is also a popular remedy for motion sickness. But the benefits could go much further.
Tests on mice at the University of Minnesota found injecting the chemical that gives ginger its flavour slowed down the growth rate of bowel tumours.

 CHEESE – BONESA nice ‘holey’ cheese, like Emmenthal, is not just good for your bones; it even resembles their internal structure.
And like most cheeses, it is a rich source of calcium, a vital ingredient for strong bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
Together with another mineral called phosphate, it provides the main strength in bones but also helps to ‘power’ muscles.
Getting enough calcium in the diet during childhood is crucial for strong bones.
A study at Columbia University in New York showed teens who increased calcium intake from 800mg a day to 1200mg – equal to an extra two slices of cheddar - boosted their bone density by six per cent.

BEANSPROUTS – SPERMThe stir-fry favourite bears an uncanny resemblance to the images we see of ‘swimming’ sperm trying to fertilise an egg. And research from the US suggests they could play an important part in boosting male fertility.
A study at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio showed that to make healthy sperm in large quantities, the body needs a good supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells against damage by harmful molecules called free radicals.
Just half a cup of bean sprouts provides 16 per cent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for a man.  It’s not just dad but baby too who could benefit.
Bean sprouts are packed with folate, a vitamin that prevents neural tube defects, where the baby is born with a damaged brain or spine.

 GRAPES – LUNGSOUR lungs are made up of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny bunches of tissue called alveoli.
These structures, which resemble bunches of grapes, allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream.
One reason that very premature babies struggle to survive is that these alveoli do not begin to form until week 23 or 24 of pregnancy.  A diet high in fresh fruit, such as grapes, has been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema.
Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which appears to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy.

 TOMATO – HEARTA TOMATO is red and usually has four chambers, just like our heart.
Tomatoes are also a great source of lycopene, a plant chemical that reduces the risk of heart disease and several cancers.
The Women’s Health Study — an American research programme which tracks the health of 40,000 women — found women with the highest blood levels of lycopene had 30 per cent less heart disease than women who had very little lycopene.
Lab experiments have also shown that lycopene helps counter the effect of unhealthy LDL cholesterol. One Canadian study, published in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine, said there was “convincing evidence’ that lycopene prevented coronary heart disease.

WALNUT – BRAINThe gnarled folds of a walnut mimic the appearance of a human brain - and provide a clue to the benefits.
Walnuts are the only nuts which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.
They may also help head off dementia. An American study found that walnut extract broke down the protein-based plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Tufts University in Boston found walnuts reversed some signs of brain ageing in rats.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Swiss Government Warning Its Citizens Concerning Cordless Devices

Check out the video below that demonstrates how WiFi connects your laptop, iPhone and iPad to the internet via microwave radiation. You will also learn how WiFi base stations, portable phones and baby monitors constantly radiate microwave radiation.

The Swiss Government feels that all of these devices have the potential to do great harm if used incorrectly and warn their citizens.

Check out the details here =>

Friday, October 21, 2011


During a recent visit to an optician, one of my friends was told of an exercise for the eyes by a specialist doctor that he termed as 20-20-20.' It is applicable to all of us, who spend long hours at our desks, looking at the computer screen. 
I Thought I'd share it with you. 20-20-20
Step I :-
After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.
Step II :-
Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in success ion, to moisten them.

Step III :-
Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the entire body.

Circulate among your friends if you care for them and their eyes. They say that your eyes are mirror of your soul, so do take care of them, they are priceless.
Otherwise our eye would be like this ==> 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How Do You Know If you Are Under Pressure?

This is a test whether you are under pressure. The image on the left is a still picture and children will see the same. 

If you see it rotates, you are under pressure and the faster it goes, the more pressure you have.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

醫學常識 Chinese Health Treatment Websites

  Red wine & onion
  The beat goes on
  Heart attack, stroke warning signs
  Stroke identification
  S.H.M. Diet program
十大 I養食品
  Top 10 Nutritious Food
  Bad Breath Remedy
  Pig's feet with ginger, vinegar
  Healthy Food for Heart & Blood
  Salted Lemon Tea
  Hay fever remedial soup
  What's Good For You
  Cross-reference List
  Cinnamon's Health Benefits
  Cranberry's Health Benefits

  The Amazing Blow Dryer
  Honey plus Cinnamon
  Ice Lemonade
  Life after Middle Age
  Food values from doctors
  Myocardial infarction first aid
  Chinese wolfberries for relaxation
  Jujubes-Chinese red dates
  Diabetes Mellitus Discussion
  Right Timing
  The Healthy Food
  The Top 10 Junk Food
蒜頭蒸飯, 老薑蜜糖
  Garlic, ginger, honey on rice
    Alzheimer Prevention
  Tai Chi stops shingles

  Drink warm after meals
  Ready for the allergy season
香蕉的神奇(a) 熟香蕉抗癌
  The Amazing Bananas
  What is Crohn's Disease?
  Excellent Toxin Removal Food
腸道照顧好, 百病不來找
  Intestines Health
  The Exercise for Intestines
  (The Recipes for Living Longer)
  Sweat, no sweat
  Soup to lower cholesterol
American Heart Association
Harvard School of Public Health  
  The Eyesight Enhanclng Juice
  How To Sleep Fast
  Fruits Prevent/Fight Cancers

  Beware of off season fruits
  Don't Wash Fruits With Salt
  (Hand Exercise for Health)
  (Healthy Food Poem)
  (Grosvener Momordica Fruit)
  What are Free Radicals Updated
  Stand on one leg
  (Body Massaging Qigong)
  (Fruits/veggies Effect Cancers?)
東華三院MaBelle 合辦節目)
  The simple knee maintenance
  Signs that predict longivity
  Black fungus dredges blood vessels
  Hepatitis - what to watch out for
  (Herbalist's Juices for Influenza)

  (The Amazing Potato Juice)  61.
打嗝放屁去濁氣Burping/Farting Is Healthy  62. 每天大笑不會老 Laugh to keep healthy - New

63. 生活常識小秘密
  Little secrets in daily life - New  64.
靈芝治「未病」 (Lingzhi's [Ganoderma] effects) 65. 素食不正確更糟
  (Vegetarian's Mistakes)

66. 增強記憶力食物 Top 10 Memory Boosters 67. 栗子是[腎之果]Chestnuts good for elders 

糖尿病飲食和食療(Diabetes helpful diets) 69. 熱門健康食物排行Healthy Food Ranking New 

過量糖份危害健康Sugar can ruin your health 71. 睡眠的正確姿勢Proper Sleeping Position 

減壓運動最好Exercise to relieve stress 73. 改觀的不良食物(Junk Food Re-assesment) 

快餐店膳食選擇Choosing Fast Food 75. 20 種抑癌的蔬菜Best anti-cancer vegetables 

珍珠奶茶健康隱患Health risks of bubble tea 77. 如何維護腸道健康Intestines Health Care 

熱水完全排毒Drink hot water to detoxify79. 心肌梗塞小提要Myocardial infarction tips 

被忽略的癌症 ?Ignored cancer symptoms 81. 藥補不如食補Food as medicine 

醋豬腳護顏補身Trotters rich in collagen 83. 保青春﹑防蒼老Keep young or keep aging 

暴殮 I養之天物Wasted Treasures of Food 85. 避免洗腎的秘方A dialysis patient's story -

日用品治療用途Useful Household Items 87. 烤蕃薯具強藥效(Baked sweet potatoes) 

平穩降血脂食物8 Lipid-lowering foods 89. 專家推薦長壽食品Top 10 food for longivity 

夏天運動提防中暑Beware of Heat Stroke 91. 食物之糖份含量Food sugar content 

白蘿蔔食療功效Radish's Health Benefit 93. 31高的健康飲The 3L1H healthy diet 

使癌細胞多休眠Make cancer cells sleep 95. 人生哲學50The 50 Life Lessons 

老中醫點評水果New Herbalists' view on fruits 97. 有助減肥的良食New Foods help cutting fats

睡覺的訣竅New The Knowledge of Sleeping 99. 有損大腦的陋習New Brain Damaging Habbits 

損肝的主要New Liver damage causes 101. 五大致癌的食物New Top 5 cancer-causing foods

薑的好處多得很New The Benefits of Ginger