"And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me" [Soorah Shu'araa: 80]


31.7.08

Nutritional Supplementation for Diabetics


Supplements are part of my holistic strategies to manage diabetes.these may be taken separately or combined in specially formulated products :-

1-Alpha lipoic acid (150 to 300 mg daily )
-As a powerful antioxidant, lipoic acid positively affects important aspects of diabetes, including blood sugar control and the development of long-term complications such as disease of the heart, kidneys, and small blood vessels

2-Biotin (part of B complex vitamins)
-enhances insulin sensitivity and increases the activity of glucokinase, the enzyme responsible for the first step in the utilization of glucose by the liver

3-Carnitine (500 to 1000 mg twice daily)
- increases insulin sensitivity and glucose storage, and optimizes fat and carbohydrate metabolism

4-Chromium (500 to 1000 mcg daily)
-improves metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.

5-Coenzyme Q10(CoQ10) (100 to 300 mg daily)
-improves blood sugar control, lowers blood pressure, and prevents oxidative damage caused by disease

6-N-acetylcysteine (500 to 1000 mg daily)
-a powerful antioxidant to prevent diabetic complications

7-Magnesium ((preferably magnesium citrate)—160 mg up to three times daily)
-people with diabetes are often deficient in magnesium, which is depleted both by medications and by the disease process

8-Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
-required for the proper function of more than 50 enzymes. Without it, the body is not able to release energy or make fats from carbohydrates

9-Vitamin C (1000 mg daily)
-mainly as antioxidants to prevent diabetic complications

10-Vitamin E (400 IU daily
-enhances sensitivity to insulin in type 2 diabetics & also a good antioxidant

11-Omega 3 fatty acids (1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily)
- lower blood triglyceride levels, contribute to “thinning” the blood, and also decrease inflammation

12-Fibre (30 gm daily)
-prevent rapid spikes of glucose and helps to reduce cholesterol

Reference:http://www.lef.org/protocols/metabolic_health/diabetes_01.htm


29.7.08

Insulin Resistance and Pre-diabetes


Watch out!Before you get full blown diabetes, there is a 'transition phase', what we call as insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome.The good news is you can actually reverse or slowing this phase-to avoid being labelled as a diabetic!

Only that you have to have a strong desire, believe and expectation (mind!), together with simple dietary and exercise regime

Insulin resistance is a silent condition that increases the chances of developing diabetes and heart disease. Learning about insulin resistance is the first step you can take toward making lifestyle changes that will help you prevent diabetes and other health problems.

What does insulin do?




After you eat, the food is broken down into glucose, the simple sugar that is the main source of energy for the body's cells. But your cells cannot use glucose without insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin helps the cells take in glucose and convert it to energy. When the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body is unable to use the insulin that is present, the cells cannot use glucose. Excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, setting the stage for diabetes.

Being obese or overweight affects the way insulin works in your body. Extra fat tissue can make your body resistant to the action of insulin, but exercise helps insulin work well.

How are insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes linked?

If you have insulin resistance, your muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin properly. The pancreas tries to keep up with the demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas cannot keep up with the body's need for insulin, and excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream. Many people with insulin resistance have high levels of blood glucose and high levels of insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.

People with blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet in the diabetic range have “pre-diabetes.” Doctors sometimes call this condition impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), depending on the test used to diagnose it

If you have pre-diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes. Studies have shown that most people with pre-diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight—which is about 5-15 kg for someone who weighs 100 kg—by making modest changes in their diet and level of physical activity. People with pre-diabetes also have a higher risk of heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes is sometimes defined as the form of diabetes that develops when the body does not respond properly to insulin, as opposed to type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreas makes no insulin at all. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. In time, however, it loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.
Insulin resistance can also occur in people who have type 1 diabetes, especially if they are overweight.

What causes insulin resistance?

Because insulin resistance tends to run in families, we know that genes are partly responsible. Excess weight also contributes to insulin resistance because too much fat interferes with muscles' ability to use insulin. Lack of exercise further reduces muscles' ability to use insulin.
Many people with insulin resistance and high blood glucose have excess weight around the waist, high LDL (bad) blood cholesterol levels, low HDL (good) cholesterol levels, high levels of triglycerides (another fat in the blood), and high blood pressure, all conditions that also put the heart at risk. This combination of problems is referred to as the metabolic syndrome, or the insulin resistance syndrome (formerly called Syndrome X).

Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program as the presence of any three of the following conditions:



1-excess weight around the waist (waist measurement of more than 40 inches for men and more than 35 inches for women)

2-high levels of triglycerides (1.6 mmol/l or higher)

3-low levels of HDL, or "good," cholesterol (below 1.0 mmol/l for men and below 1.28 mmol/l for women)

4-high blood pressure (130/85 mm Hg or higher)

5-high fasting blood glucose levels (6.0 mmol/l or higher)

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and pre-diabetes?

Insulin resistance and pre-diabetes usually have no symptoms. You may have one or both conditions for several years without noticing anything. If you have a severe form of insulin resistance, you may get dark patches of skin, usually on the back of your neck. Sometimes people get a dark ring around their neck. Other possible sites for these dark patches include elbows, knees, knuckles, and armpits. This condition is called acanthosis nigricans.
If you have a mild or moderate form of insulin resistance, blood tests may show normal or high blood glucose and high levels of insulin at the same time.

Do you have insulin resistance or pre-diabetes?

Anyone 45 years or older should consider getting tested for diabetes. If you are overweight and aged 45 or older, it is strongly recommended that you get tested. You should consider getting tested if you are younger than 45, overweight, and have one or more of the following risk factors:
-family history of diabetes
-low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides
-high blood pressure
-history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 4 kg
-minority group background (African American, American Indian, Hispanic American/Latino, or Asian American/Pacific Islander)

Can you reverse insulin resistance?

Yes. Physical activity and weight loss make the body respond better to insulin. By losing weight and being more physically active, you may avoid developing type 2 diabetes

The main goal in treating insulin resistance and pre-diabetes is to help your body relearn to use insulin normally. You can do several things to help reach this goal.

Be Active and Eat Well

Physical activity helps your muscle cells use blood glucose because they need it for energy. Exercise makes those cells more sensitive to insulin.

Stop Smoking

In addition to increasing your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, smoking contributes to insulin resistance. Quitting smoking is not easy, but it could be the single smartest thing you can do to improve your health. You will reduce your risk for respiratory problems, lung cancer, and diabetes.

Can medicines/supplements help?

Yes and they will be discussed in next issue

28.7.08

What You Need to Know About Diabetes


While our understanding of diabetes has grown considerably, the condition remains a major health threat. Most cases can be prevented. Even when the disease can't be prevented, diabetes can be managed with diet, exercise and medications.

What is diabetes?

People with diabetes have problems making and/or using insulin, a hormone that helps the body process sugar from the food we eat. Sugar - or glucose - is used as fuel by the body's cells. Glucose builds up in diabetics.

How is it diagnosed?

By testing glucose levels in the blood. In a fasting blood test, a normal glucose level is below 5.5 mmol/L. People are considered "pre-diabetic" if they have a fasting glucose level between 5.5-6.9 mmol/L. People with diabetes score 7.0 mmol/L and higher. Other tests are available, too, such as one that measures how much insulin the pancreas is producing. There are two main forms of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2.

What is Type 1?

It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system attacks its own tissue. In Type 1, insulin-making cells in the pancreas are destroyed.People can't make enough insulin. Why does this happen? No one knows for sure, but researchers says patients likely are born with genes that make them susceptible, then they are exposed to some unknown "trigger" that kick-starts the disease. The trigger might be a virus, for example. Type 1 diabetes used to be called Juvenile Diabetes because it usually starts in children. But anyone can develop the disease.

How is Type 1 treated?

People with Type 1 must carefully monitor their diets and take daily injections of insulin. Some inject themselves throughout the day as needed; others wear insulin pumps that provide a constant infusion of the hormone.

What is Type 2?

This is the most common form of diabetes. People with Type 2 make insulin, but their bodies don't respond to it as they should. Those who are overweight and physically inactive are most likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

How is Type 2 treated?

Some control Type 2 diabetes by losing weight, exercising regularly and watching what they eat. Patients with "pre-diabetes" can delay or prevent their progression to Type 2 with "intense lifestyle modification." But many diabetics need medicine. Some drugs make the body more sensitive to insulin; others increase production of the hormone. Many people take a combination of drugs. Some also need to inject themselves with insulin.

How to prevent diabetes

1. Know your risk. Talk to your health-care provider about getting tested for diabetes.

2. Set realistic goals for diet and exercise. Start small, such as exercising for 15 minutes daily, then add five minutes until you reach 30 minutes of exercise on at least five days a week.

3. Make better food choices. Eat fruits, vegetables, beans and grains. Avoid fried and processed foods. Eat smaller portions.

4. Write it down. Keeping a food diary can help you lose weight. Show it to your health-care provider.

5. Stick with it. Don't give up if you fall off track. Keep trying; your health depends on it !

27.7.08

Ancient Art of Tai Chi Provides Multiple Health Benefits


Tai chi ranks among the best forms of exercise for maintaining all-around health and wellness. The benefits that it offers go beyond physical fitness, also bringing mental and spiritual gains to those who practice this internal martial art.

Perhaps the best way to describe tai chi is to say that it involves flowing through a series of postures that are coordinated with deep breathing. While engaged in tai chi's graceful and sequenced movements, the focused attention that is required can effectively absorb an individual into a meditative state. In fact, tai chi is sometimes referred to as "meditation in motion."

There are well over 100 possible positions and movements within the tai chi skill set. All joints and major muscle groups are exercised continuously without the strain that can come from high-impact activities. That's why tai chi is suitable for people of virtually all ages and fitness levels.The numerous benefits of tai chi include:

* Decreased blood pressure

* Strengthens muscles while developing flexibility

* Improved posture, balance and coordination

* Increased range of motion

* Decreased occurrence of injurious falls in the elderly

* Prevents or slows bone loss, especially in postmenopausal women

* Heightened mood and increased feelings of well-being

* Reduced levels of stress hormones

* Improved immune function

* Enhanced quality and duration of sleep

Tai chi has existed for centuries, and its benefits have been understood to some degree for just as long. Yet, only recently has Western medicine began probing for details specific to disease states and cellular effects.

Improves Type 2 Diabetes Control

A study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine has shown that tai chi exercises can improve the condition of Type 2 diabetes.The study engaged individuals with Type 2 diabetes in a 12 week program of tai chi and qigong, which is another "soft" martial art. Participants exercised for up to 1.5 hours up to 3 times per week. This activity led to a significant fall in blood glucose levels, along with significant improvements in other markers of metabolic syndrome.At the conclusion of the 12 week period, blood pressure was significantly reduced and insulin resistance was substantially improved. The participants had lost an average of 3kg. They also reported having more energy, sleeping better, experiencing less pain, and having fewer food cravings during the study.

Tai Chi Boosts the Immune System

There is strong evidence for the positive effect of tai chi on immune function. Recent research measured both T-helper cell activity and interleukin levels in patients following 12 weeks of regular tai chi practice. Because T cells are a vital component of the body's immune system, they serve as an excellent indicator of immune status.The researchers found that T cell activity was significantly increased at the study's conclusion. Furthermore, levels of interleukin-12 (IL-12) had doubled. IL-12 plays a role in further development and stimulation of T cells.

Another amazing testament to the power of tai chi comes from a report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. A study involving 112 adults, aged 59 to 86, showed that practicing tai chi boosted immunity against the herpes zoster virus –- this is the virus that's responsible for causing shingles, which manifests as a painful, blistery rash. In fact, tai chi alone bolstered immunity against the virus to a degree comparable to that achieved by the standard vaccine. That's right, tai chi works as well as the actual vaccine against shingles. Of course, the vaccine doesn't grant its recipient the countless other health benefits that come from regular tai chi practice.

-from Natural News-http://www.naturalnews.com/

-Let's tai chi for 5 minutes!

25.7.08

Why You Need To Take Multivitamins & Minerals


Everyone needs a balanced diet! Everyone requires proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibers, vitamins, minerals and amino acids every day. The right diet can strengthen the muscles and bones as well as improve overall health. Vitamins are vital substances that are required for normal growth and functioning of the body. They are equally essential for adults and children of all age groups. During childhood and pregnancy, the need for vitamins increases, thus it is essential to take multivitamin supplements, which can help restore the lost vitamins and minerals in your daily diet.

Why do we need multivitamins?

Let's face it, due to the nutritionally depleted foods available to us, the fatty foods that we eat "on the go", along with everyday stress, toxins in the environment, and foods offered at most grocery stores, our bodies lack the vitamins and minerals we require. Many people eat food that is "dead food", food that does not offer any nutritional value whatsoever. Our bodies are literally starved of proper nutrients. Even when we obtain our food from natural sources, depletion of nutrients in the soil has made it increasingly difficult to get enough amounts of nutrients from our food. Therefore, we all need to supplement in addition to our daily food intake.

Benefits of taking multivitamins

There are a total of 13 essential vitamins, including vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E and K. Each vitamin plays a unique role in improving and maintaining your health. Multivitamin supplements play a crucial role in all metabolic process of the body, and they assist in energy generation, growth, reproduction and health of body cells. A good multivitamin is the foundation of health and nutrition.Multivitamin supplements are specially designed to provide a variety of essential nutrients to the body. Daily intake of multivitamin supplements is suggested to prevent vitamin deficiencies. Pregnant women are advised to start intake of prenatal multivitamins in their first trimester in order to receive proper nutrition and pass it on to the fetus. In addition to these benefits, multivitamins can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Now let us take a look at the benefits of each multivitamin supplement.

Vitamin A plays a significant role in normal cell production, improving the vision, healthy growth and development of embryo and fetus, proper development of bones and brain, blood cell formation, and proper functioning of immune system.

Vitamin B-complex includes vitamin B1 (Thiamine), vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), vitamin B3 (Niacin), vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin), Biotin, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin). Every vitamin B-complex vitamin with its unique chemical structure serves a unique function in our body. Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and biotin play a significant role in energy generation. Vitamin B6 is necessary for regulation of different metabolic processes.

Vitamin C includes both L-dehydroascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the formation of connective tissues such as collagen, which strengthens many body parts including blood vessels, muscles and internal organs. Vitamin C is also necessary for the synthesis of important connective tissues such as elastin, bone, fibrillin and fibronectin. It can improve the ability of the body for absorption, transportation and storage of iron. Vitamin C is popular for its antioxidant properties that can prevent certain degenerative disorders.

Vitamin D is vital for bone mineralization and proper skeletal development. It contributes a lot in strengthening the immune system and assisting the formation of blood cells. Vitamin D can protect the body from numerous health conditions such as autoimmune diseases, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and juvenile diabetes.

Vitamin E or tocopherol is a potent antioxidant that can protect the cell membranes and other fat-soluble parts of the body. It can also enhance the functioning of immune system and help protect the body from cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer.

Vitamin K is a group of vitamin K1, K2 and K3. It plays an important role in blood clotting and bone metabolism.

Calcium is one of the most essential minerals to maintain good health. It is essential for proper development of bones and for nerve function, blood coagulation, normal functioning of heart, energy generation, muscle contraction and proper immune function

What is Double X?

Double X is the combination of 12 vitamins, 9 minerals and 17 plants concentrate designed for your optimal health

Use directions

NUTRILITE Double X™ is a dietary supplement. Adults should consume twice daily with meals:

1 tablet of multivitamin (gold)
1 tablet of multimineral (silver) and
1 tablet of concentrate (bronze).

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24.7.08

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23.7.08

A Beta Way to End Pain

This is excerpted from a book-'The Silva Mind Method for You The Healer' by Jose Silva & Robert B. Stone.


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Pain is nature's way of saying that something needs your attention.This is another way to end pain without going to alpha etc (meditation).It can be done anytime and most succesful when used for chronic pain and pain that has existed for some time

Here is the procedure:-

1-Point to the correct location of pain

2-If the pain could fit a container, what container size would be perfect for it (can, bottle, box, etc)?

3-If the pain had a colour, what colour would it be? Feel the pain.What colour is it?

4-If the pain had a taste, what would it taste like? Feel the pain.How does it taste?

5-If the pain had a smell, what would it smell like? Feel the pain.How does it smell?

6-Go through steps 1 to 5 again, noticing changes in the location, shape, colour, taste and smell.

7-If there is still some pain left, repeat the cycles (step 1-5) a few more times if necessary, until you can no longer locate or feel the pain

Explanations

There is no magic to it. Pain is subjective feeling, a right brain function. When you make an object out of it-giving it location, shape, colour, taste, and smell-it becomes objective. Your brain obligue by sending endorphins to relieve the pain

Chronic pain is a habit. why suffer? get rid of the expectation and belief that you must have it.

Break the habit. if you have a pain, do the cycle now!



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20.7.08

75 Ways to Think Your Way Into Good Health










Health isn’t just about working out and eating right. The way you think and feel can have a big impact on your health as well. Here are some ways that you can use your brainpower to make you happier, healthier and more fulfilled every day.

-General-

1. Get out negative emotions.
2. Try hypnotism.
3. Realize change is possible.
4. Think about things that energize you.
5. Imagine yourself aging more slowly.
6. Feel in control.
7. Embrace your faith.
8. Trust in yourself.
9. Be honest.
10. Live consciously.
11. Accept what comes your way.
12. Forgive yourself.

-Dealing With Stress-

Stress can have a big effect on physical and mental health. Here are some ways to think yourself free of it.

13. Meditate regularly.
14. Relax and let stress go.
15. Think about each breath.
16. Control your thoughts at bedtime.
17. Prepare mentally for bed.
18. Revise your dreams.
19. Concentrate on each muscle individually.
20. Allow yourself to daydream.
21. Stop worrying.
22. Set aside time to think.
23. Write in a journal.
24. Use color to control your thinking.

-Illness and Disease-

If are you are faced with potential illness or disease here are some ways you can use the power of your brain to improve your chances of recovery.

25. Don’t think about the pain.
26. Concentrate on getting better.
27. Believe in your treatments.
28. Imagine you have a strong immune system.
29. Picture your body fighting off infections.
30. Listen to your body.
31. Find a positive and friendly doctor.
32. Believe in miracles.
33. Don’t fear treatments.
34. Relax to save your gums.
35. Tell yourself you will get pregnant.
36. Take time to deal with negative things.
37. Stop thinking of yourself as a sick person.
38. Don’t milk injuries.
39. Understand that sometimes it’s all in the mind.
40. Don’t expect pain.
41. Don’t place blame for illness.

-Emotional Health-

A big part of your overall health is your happiness. Here are some ways you can boost your mental outlook just by changing your thoughts.


42. Concentrate on happiness.
43. Focus on positive aspects.
44. Start each day with optimism.
45. Smile.
46. Change your inner dialogue.
47. Reverse thoughts.
48. Give yourself compliments.
49. Use positive words in your thoughts.
50. Put positive energy out there.
51. Expect the best.
52. Think of happy memories.
53. Be friendly to yourself and others.

-Diet-

Help yourself stick to a healthy diet with these mental exercises.

54. Control your cravings.
55. Actively remember your last meal.
56. Concentrate on food while eating.
57. Visualize yourself as slimmer.
58. Understand your hunger.
59. Don’t beat yourself up.
60. Reward yourself mentally.

-Fitness-

Meet your fitness goals by changing your mindset with these suggestions.

61. Think about exercise.
62. Get into the right frame of mind.
63. Think of yourself as healthy.
64. Make it a game.
65. Think of exercise as fun.
66. Envision the negative effects of your bad habits.
67. Celebrate small victories.
68. Think of your body differently.

-Personal Development-

Help yourself meet your own goals and be happier and healthier overall with these mental tricks.

69. Visualize yourself meeting goals.
70. Downplay cynicism, ill will and envy.
71. Remind yourself of your successes.
72. Visualize the future.
73. Think about what means most to you.
74. Make your goals realistic.
75. Fake it until you make it.

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19.7.08

Insomnia? Try Silva Sleep Control Technique


Insomnia (sleep difficulty) is a common problem to many. why not try this simple, safe, effective and free-of-charge method!

First, you need to enter alpha brain wave level. this can simply be achieved by counting backwards 100,99,98,97,96....until 1. (those who already master this technique can only count backwards from 5 to 1 to enter alpha) .free your mind and just relax..

Once at your alpha level, you will mentally draw a large cycle on the chalkboard. you will then draw a big X within the cycle. you will then proceed to erase the X from within the cycle, starting at the centre and erasing towards the inner edges of the cycle, being CAREFUL not to erase the circle in the least

Once you erase the X from within the circle, to the right and outside of the circle you write the word "Deeper", you will enter a deeper, healthier level of mind, in the direction of normal, natural healthy sleep

You will then write a big number 100 within the circle; then you will proceed to erase the number 100, being careful not to erase the circle in the least. Once the number 100 is erased, to the right and outside of the circle you will trace over the word "Deeper". Everytime you will enter a deeper, healthier level of mind, going into direction of normal, natural, healthy sleep

Then write a big 99 inside the circle. Erase it, and to the right and outside of the circle, trace over the word "Deeper" in this manner, you will enter a deeper healthier level of mind in the direction of normal, healthy sleep

Continue writing and erasing numbers within the circle on a descending scale-98,97,96,95 and so forth-until you enter normal, natural, healthy sleep. write the number, then erase it, then go over the word "Deeper". Continue this, with descending numbers, until you go to sleep

*adapted from 'The Silva Mind Method-Think and Grow Fit" by Jose Silva & Ed Bernd

Got it? Try it first and see how powerful our mind can affect our body!

Makhluk Halus dan Penyakit

Mungkin ramai yang agak sinikal membaca tajuk di atas. kononnya di zaman moden ni tak ada lagi hantu, jin, sihir dsb.Seboleh mungkin, orang akan percaya semua penyakit adalah disebabkan masalah fizikal

Samada kita mahu percaya atau tidak, 'makhluk halus' memang wujud disekeliling kita dan ianya memang boleh mendatangkan penyakit dan kemudaratan.

Beberapa ayat dalam Al-Quran menerangkan tentang gangguan 'makhluk halus' ini kepada manusia.

“DAN JIKA SYAITAN MENGGANGGU KAMU DENGAN SUATU GANGGUAN, MAKA POHONLAH PERLINDUNGAN DARI ALLAH,SESUNGUHNYA DIALAH YANG MAHA MENDENGAR LAGI MAHA MENGETAHUI" (Surah Fussilat 41:36)

“MEREKA TIDAK BERDAYA BANGUN MELAINKAN SEPERTI BANGUNNYA ORANG YANG ‘DICEDERAKAN’ OLEH SYAITAN DARI PENANGANNYA (Al-Baqarah 2:275)

“DAN INGATLAH AKAN HAMBA KAMI,AYUB, KETIKA IA MENYERU TUHANNYA DENGAN KATANYA ‘YA ALLAH, SESUNGGUHNYA SAYA INI DITIMPA OLEH SYAITAN DENGAN KESUSAHAN DAN KESENGSARAAN" (Surah Saad 38:41)

“DAN MEREKA BELAJAR ILMU SIHIR ITU DARIPADA SYAITAN YANG AKAN MENDATANGKAN KESAKITAN DAN KEMUDARATAN…” (Al-Baqarah 2:101)

Banyak hadis-hadis sahih yang menyebut fenomena 'as-sar'u' iaitu syaitan menjadi penyebab kepada berlakunya kecederaan kepada manusia seperti kesakitan, hilang akal, kebisingan yang melampau dan sebagainya

Al-Quran Sebagai Pengubat Penyakit

“DAN KAMI TURUNKAN DARI QURAN ITU ADA AYAT MENJADI PENYEMBUH PENYAKIT DAN RAHMAT BAGI ORANG-ORANG YANG BERIMAN. (Al-Israa': 82)

Makhluk Halus & Sihir

Maksud sihir:

Suatu kerja jahat secara tersembunyi, kebanyakannya menggunakan makhluk halus (kuasa ghaib) untuk tujuan jahat ke atas mangsa dengan cara tertentu yang boleh menghasilkan natijah buruk seperti yang dirancang

Dalam A-Quran terdapat 26 surah dengan 57 ayat yang membicarakan tentang sihir

"DAN SEBENARNYA SYAITANLAH YANG KUFUR KEPADA ALLAH, MEREKA MENGAJAR MANUSIA ILMU SIHIR….."(Al-Baqarah: 102)

"DAN MEREKA ITU (MANUSIA) MEMPELAJARI ILMU SIHIR YANG AKAN MEMUDARATKAN MEREKA DAN TIDAK MEBERI MANAFAAT PUN….(Al-Baqarah 102)

Dipetik dari artikel oleh Tuan Guru Dato' Dr Haron Din-"Makhluk Halus dan Penyakit-Satu Penjelasan"

Sila lawati http://www.darussyifaonline.com/ untuk artikel penuh

Kesimpulannya makhluk halus memang wujud dan boleh memberi kemudaratan kepada manusia. Ayat-ayat tertentu dalam A-Quran boleh digunakan untuk mencegah dan merawat permasalahan ini.

Dalam kaedah rawatan holistik yang saya praktikkan, pesakit akan di'scan' terlebih dahulu untuk 'rule out' gangguan kerohanian (makhluk halus) ini, dan barulah aspek fizikal dan minda dirawat dengan ubatan tertentu.Insya-Allah..semua penyakit boleh dirawat (kecuali penyakit tua dan mati)-Al-hadis

18.7.08

Kaedah Pancaran Tenaga Rohani (PTR)


Rawatan Holistik yang saya praktikkan menekankan aspek pengubatan penyakit dari 3 sudut secara menyeluruh iaitu minda, jasad dan kerohanian (mind-body-spirit). Saya telah banyak menyentuh tentang aspek minda dan jasad dalam posting sebelum ini.Sekarang kita lihat dari aspek kerohanian pula.

Kaedah pengubatan ini sebenarnya sudah lama dan agak popular di negara barat, tetapi bagi saya ada kekurangan tertentu.Contohnya dalam kaedah pengubatan Reiki, mereka mengaplikasi 'tenaga alam' ('life force' atau 'universal energy', chi,prana) yang dikatakan boleh membantu menyembuhkan penyakit-penyakit tertentu.Bolehkah seorang Muslim mempercayai ada 'kuasa' yang boleh menyembuhkan penyakit selain Allah?Sebenarnya ini satu persoalan yang boleh menimbulkan perdebatan hangat dan saya tinggalkan anda untuk menjawab persoalan itu.Kita boleh bincang di ruang yang lain.

Di ruangan ini saya ingin berkongsi tentang rawatan kerohanian yang diasaskan oleh sahabat yang juga guru saya iaitu Ustaz Suhaimi Hj Nawi

Menurut Ustaz Suhaimi, terdapat 3 jenis tenaga yang ada dalam diri kita iaitu

1-Tenaga Hayat
2-Tenaga Nur
3-Tenaga Yakin

Kita perincikan satu persatu tenaga-tenaga ini..

1-Tenaga Hayat
-didapati dari makanan yang berkhasiat dan halal dan mengikut sunah Nabi
-makanan yang haram misalnya, boleh melemahkan tenaga hayat dan boleh ditimpa penyakit-penyakit tertentu

2-Tenaga Nur
-didapati dengan selalu membaca Al-Quran dan mendengar hadis nabi dengan penuh tumpuan dan berdoa
-tenaga ini menghasilkan kegembiraan, ketenangan dan keselesaan
-kekurangan tenaga nur menyebabkan kegelisahan, kebencian, syak wasangka dan tidak tenteram

3-Tenaga Yakin
-didapati dengan banyak berkorban harta dan masa dan berdoa
-keyakinan pada hari akhirat dan kematian
-kekuatan sangka pada kudrat Allah
-kekurangan tenaga yakin menyebabkan putus asa, menyalahkan orang lain, dendam kesumat dan meminta bantuan makhluk

Jadi nyata sekali, jasad ada kaitan dengan roh. Bila jasad sakit, tenaga kerohanian pun kurang/sakit dan begitulah sebaliknya.

Kaedah mengesan penyakit PTR menggunakan ayunan (pendulum) tasbih kecil berdasarkan gerak hati.Ini merupakan 'scan' yang boleh mengesan samada terdapat gangguan rohani (sihir, saka @ tumpangan) atau gangguan jasad pada pesakit

Yang menarik adalah kaedah scan tasbih ini boleh mengesan penyakit jasad juga. contohnya 'staging' of cancer, kadar kolesterol, toksin, dan gula dalam darah, fungsi buah pinggang, pankreas dll

Cara rawatan ialah dengan pengamal perubatan TKR menyerap tenaga dari 'Khazanah' Allah dan mengalirkan pada pesakit. Ianya tidak menggunakan jampi, mentera atau hafalan ayat-ayat suci tertentu. cuma niat dan yakin kerana Allah, sebagai penyembuh

Kaedah pengubatan ini dan 'scanning' penyakit boleh dijalankan dari jarak jauh. (ini tidak mustahil kerana menurut Jose Silva dalam bukunya 'You the Healer', otak kanan yang diaktifkan pada gelombang alpha, berupaya menyembuhkan penyakit, walaupun terpisah oleh jarak yang jauh.imaginasi fikiran itu sebenarnya menghasilkan tenaga yang kuat)

Saya sedang mendokumentasikan beberapa kes kronik yang tidak berupaya disembuhkan oleh perubatan moden, tetapi akhirnya sembuh melalui proses rawatan ini, dengan izin Allah

Jika ada sebarang masalah kesihatan kronik atau sukar disembuhkan melalui perubatan moden atau mahu kami 'scan' penyakit anda- sila email atau sms kepada saya. Kami akan cuba membantu, insya-Allah.

Ustaz Suhaimi juga menjalankan kursus-kursus PTR pada sesiapa yang berminat menjadi perawat PTR.Tarikh kursus akan dihebahkan dari masa ke semasa.

-Dr Hapizi
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17.7.08

Why You Need More Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil—long recognized for their remarkable ability to protect against cardiovascular disease—may confer a wealth of additional benefits for human health, guarding against depression, cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, and other crippling diseases of aging
Among the benefits:-

Heart (cardiovascular)

-Fish Oil Lowers Triglycerides (fats)
-Omega-3s Inhibit Inflammatory Compounds
-Fish Oils Rich in Omega-3s Fight After-Meal Surges in Blood Fats
-Omega-3s Slow Plaque Growth and Prevent Blood Clots
-Fish Oils Help Improve Endothelial Function (inner layer of blood vessels)
-Omega-3s Normalize Heart Rhythm, Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death
-Fish Oils and Omega-3s Counter Dangerous Metabolic Syndrome

Fighting Cancers

-Higher Omega-3 Intake Tied to Lower Cancer Risk
-Omega-3 Fats Induce Varied Cancer-Preventive Effects
-Omega-3s Fight Cancer in Laboratory and Animal Studies
-Omega-3s Show Potent Effects Against Prostate Cancer
-Omega-3s May Prevent and Inhibit Growth of Breast Cancer
-Omega-3s Shield Skin Against UV Light-Induced Cancer
-Omega-3s Enhance Effects of Cancer-Fighting Drugs
-Omega-3s Promote Healing From Cancer Surgery

Brain Foods

-Omega-3 Fats Fight Depression, Enhance Antidepressant Meds
-Improving Mood and Cognition Across Diverse Populations
-Omega-3s Support Healthy Brain Structure, Function
-Omega-3s Aid Brain Health by Fighting Inflammation

Bone Health

-Omega-3s Prevent Bone Loss
-Omega-3s Increase Calcium Absorption
-Omega-3s Maintain Bone Mass
-Omega-3s May Promote Dental Health

Joint Health & Reduce Pains

-Omega-3s Help Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain
-Powerful Pain Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
-Natural, Safe Relief—Without the Risks of Pharmaceuticals
-Omega-3s Fight Pain by Quelling Inflammation
Full excellent article review here

Dr H's comments:

In view of the diverse and undisputed benefits of omega 3 fish oil, it is very much advisable to consume fish in your daily meal...or probably supplement yourselves with quality grade omega 3 fish oil




15.7.08

Natural therapies compare with statin in cholesterol study


The July, 2008 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings published the results of a trial which found that a combination of red yeast rice, fish oil and therapeutic lifestyle changes improved low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in a manner comparable to the standard treatment of a statin drug combined with diet and lifestyle recommendations.

David J. Becker, MD, of Chestnut Hill Hospital, along with his associates at the University of Pennsylvania randomized 74 men and women to receive 40 milligrams simvastatin per day accompanied by printed materials containing standard diet and exercise recommendations, or an alternative regimen consisting of a daily dose of red yeast rice, six capsules of fish oil per day, and a lifestyle program featuring weekly educational meetings led by a cardiologist, exercise physiologist, dietitian, and alternative practitioners. The alternative treatment group was encouraged to follow a reduced fat, Mediterranean style diet, and to restrict sugar and simple carbohydrates.

Blood samples were tested before and after the three month treatment period for lipids, liver function, and creatine kinase levels (which, when elevated, can indicate muscle toxicity).

Participants who received simvastatin experienced a 39.6 percent reduction in LDL cholesterol levels, and those that received the alternative therapies experienced a 42.4 percent decrease. Body weight and triglycerides were reduced to a greater extent by the end of the study in the alternative therapies group compared with those who received simvastatin.
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"Our study was designed to test a comprehensive and holistic approach to lipid lowering," the authors write.
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"These results are intriguing and show a potential benefit of an alternative, or naturopathic, approach to a common medical condition."

"Pending confirmation in larger trials, this multifactorial, alternative approach to lipid lowering has promise for a subset of patients unwilling or unable to take statins," they conclude.

Dr H's comments:

If you have safe and efficacious alternative medicine such as red yeast rice and fish oil to reduce your cholesterol level, why depend on expensive and dangerous drugs such as 'statins'?
think wisely---go natural!

The above-cited study is another example of how holistic approach of treatment will give much more desirable effect

'let food be your medicine and medicine be your food'-Hippocrates

14.7.08

Tips for Healthy Eyes


Since our gud fren Kelapa Nyor was asking about her eye symptoms, this is a general advice regarding eye health. Read full article here

You can take several steps to protect healthy vision:
  • Stop smoking. Smoking can increase one’s risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and many other diseases by increasing oxidative stress, narrowing blood vessels, and reducing blood flow to the eye

  • Wear a hat and sunglasses with ultraviolet (UV) protection whenever you are outdoors. The sun’s UV rays can increase the risk of developing skin cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration

  • Get regular, comprehensive eye examinations

  • Maintain a healthy diet and adequate nutritional intake. Your eyes rely on the nutrients you consume. This may be especially important in light of recent research implicating oxidative stress in major eye diseases. It is very important that all aging people maintain adequate antioxidant supplies to protect their eyes.

The following supplements have been shown to support general eye health:

Omega-3 fatty acids. One group of dietary supplements that affects both the eye and the cardiovascular system is the omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids help prevent hardening of the arteries in both the heart and the eye by reducing inflammation.take 1400 milligrams (mg) EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily

Lipoic acid. Lipoic acid is a very powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage, thus reducing oxidative stress and possibly reducing the risk of degenerative eye diseases.take 150 to 300 mg daily

N-acetyl-carnosine. This supplement has also been shown to support healthy eyes.

Vitamin C. Intraocular pressure can be lowered by high doses of vitamin C. The osmotic changes are thought to impact either the outflow or the secretion mechanism to reduce the pressure. Vitamin C may slow the progression of glaucoma.take 1 to 3 grams (g) daily

B vitamins. A decrease in B vitamins has been linked to heart disease. Because B vitamins are poorly stored by the human body, they must be ingested on a regular basis.take at least 50 mg of each vitamin in the B family daily


Bilberry. Studies have shown the herb bilberry to be effective in vascular disorders. Bilberry contains flavonoids and antioxidants that increase microcirculation and support retinal function. This nutrient may especially benefit individuals with macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and night blindness

Beta-carotene. This vitamin functions as an antioxidant by disabling free radicals. Low intake of beta-carotene is associated with increased free radical damage, which increases the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.take 5000 international units (IU) daily

Zeaxanthin and lutein. Carotenoids are very numerous; more than 600 are found in red, yellow, green, and orange vegetables and fruits. Carotenoids like zeaxanthin and lutein have highly antioxidative characteristics and help prevent destructive vascular changes in the macula, decreasing the risk of age-related macular degeneration

Selenium. Selenium is an essential trace mineral with antioxidant properties that works in partnership with vitamin E to protect cellular integrity and cell membranes. It protects the cell membranes from free radical damage, decreasing the risk of macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Numerous plants, including grains and garlic, contain selenium, but the concentration is highly dependent on soil content.take 200 to 400 micrograms (mcg) daily

Coenyzme Q10. This nutrient has been studied in the context of age-related macular degeneration.take 50 to 100 mg daily

Vitamin A. Vitamin A, retinol, and retinyl palmitate are multifunctional and essential in virtually all tissues. Vitamin A is required by the photoreceptors of the retina for proper function.take 4000 to 5000 IU daily with food

Zinc. This mineral is required to maintain the integrity of the immune system and of carbohydrate and protein metabolism. The retina has the highest concentration of zinc of any organ system .take 15 to 30 mg daily


11.7.08

The Dangers of Chronic Inflammation


Just now I had a patient who asked me about the danger of 'keradangan darah' (chronic inflammation). apparently he got his blood tested somewhere and told that his 'inflammatory marker' (I presumed it is c-reactive protein) was somewhat high and it's not so good.

First of all, what is inflammation?

Imagine you had a fall and injured your ankle-then you got the pain, swelling, redness etc. that means your white blood cells go attacking the injured place and release a few inflammatory substances to help you heal from the injury. well, the process of inflammation is very much needed in our everyday's life, the problem arises when it is not under controlled and that will causes a lot of problems
The article below is simplified from Life Extension about chronic inflammation.you can read the full article here

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Chronic inflammation is involved in diseases as diverse as atherosclerosis, cancer, heart valve dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, congestive heart failure, digestive system diseases, and Alzheimer's disease.

In aged people with multiple degenerative diseases, the inflammatory marker, C-reactive protein, is often sharply elevated, indicating the presence of an underlying inflammatory disorder.CRP also can predict your risk of getting heart attack. Studies showed that people with high levels of C-reactive protein were almost three times as likely to die from a heart attack

What Causes Elevated C-reactive Protein?

  • Cooking foods at high temperatures results in a "browning" effect, where sugars and certain oxidized fats react with proteins to form glycotoxins in the food.this leads to chronic inflammatory process

  • Consuming low glycemic foods prevents the insulin surge that contributes to chronic inflammatory processes. It is also important to avoid over consumption of foods high in arachidonic acid (beef, egg yolk, dairy, etc.).

Reducing Inflammation

The following supplements are suggested:





  • The docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) fraction of fish oil may be the most effective nonprescription supplement to suppress pro-inflammatory cytokines. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is a precursor of PGE1, a potent anti-inflammatory agent

  • DHEA is a hormone that decreases with age. DHEA has been shown to suppress IL-6, an inflammatory cytokine that often increases as people age. Typical doses of DHEA are 25-50 mg daily, although some people take 100 mg daily.

  • Nettle leaf has been shown to suppress the proinflammatory cytokine TNF-a. Take 1000 mg daily.

  • Vitamin E and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) are protective antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E that contains gamma-tocopherol and tocotrienols provides the most broad-spectrum protection

  • Vitamin K helps reduce levels of IL-6, a pro-inflammatory messenger

  • Consuming at least 1000 mg per day of carnosine

10.7.08

Mushrooms for Treatment of Cancer and Diabetes


My brother, Nizam-though graduated and trained in accountancy field, developed his passion with mushrooms. I would call him a mushroom specialist!. visit his blog:


This article from Natural News (http://www.naturalnews.com/ ) is about an interview between the webmaster, Mike Adams with Mark Kaylor, a PhD holder researhing in area of medicinal benefits of mushroom especially maitake, and reishi in treating cancer and diabetes.

I think a worth article to read-for mushroom lovers as well as holistic medicine proponent like me..


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Mike: I'm here today with Mark Kaylor of Maitake Products. Can you tell me about the company and the line of products you represent?

Kaylor: I'm here with a company named Maitake Products; maitake is actually the name of a mushroom. It's a Japanese word -- "mi" in Japanese translates as dancing, and "taki" translates as mushroom. "Shiitake" means mushroom from the shii tree, and in this case we have dancing mushroom, which is maitake. We're known for a variety of medicinal mushroom products, particularly two: The SX-Fraction and the maitake D-fraction.

8.7.08

Cancer Testimonial

Topic : Colon cancer
Mr. Yeap H.H. (Age: 65), Penang

I am a retired teacher. In early of 2007, I started to feel tired easily and detected blood in my stool and lose weight. In February, I went for medical check-up and the CT scan showed that I have a tumor (4.7cm x 7.6cm) in my colon invading my bladder. I underwent a biopsy and was confirmed that colon cancer has already started to metastasize. The oncologist told me that they need to remove the infected part of colon which was near the anus and the possible outcome of the operation that I have to remove my feces with the use of colostomy sac.

After seeking second opinion from another hospital, I underwent surgery and in order to prevent my cancer from spreading, the oncologist advised me to do chemotherapy. However, due to my weak condition after surgery, I was advised to rest at home for 1 month in order to build up my immune system before going for chemotherapy.

While I was recuperating at home, my brother-in-law suggested opting for other supplements. However, I was very skeptical and dare not follow his advice.

I went for medical check-up 1 month later and decided to undergo chemotherapy. After taking chemo drugs for 1 week, I started to have side effect. My whole body was in pain, my forehead, food and skin was blacken and could not sleep at night. After 2 weeks, the drugs side effect worsened and I could not tolerate anymore. I decided to seek for doctor's advices. The doctor told me that kind of drugs was not suitable for me and advised me to try on another type.

My wife started to persuade me to opt for alternative as recommended by my brother-in-law. Reluctantly, I started to take antioxidant (Mega H® and Crystal Energy®) as recommended by my borhter-in-law. Within a week of taking Mega H® (4 capsules) and Crystal Energy® (80 drops), I can feel the difference. I feel more energetic, my body pain reduced and I can sleep soundly. On the third week, the black spot begin to disappear gradually and my blackened skin started to peel off (just like snake changing skin).

Within a month of continuously taking Mega H® and Crystal Energy®, I was on the road to recovery. When I went for my scheduled medical check-up, the CT scan result shows that there is no evidence of metastasis and I was freed from colon cancer!

I am very thankful to God for giving me the second chance to live, grateful to my brother-in-law and Flantech products especially Mega H® and Crystal Energy®. I continue taking the products daily. After going thru this dreadful experience, I know that prevention is better than cure.

I strongly recommend those who are suffering from cancer to try on Crystal Energy and Mega H. This is because health should not be taken for granted and should be valued above everything else.







Dr. H's comments:

There are several mechanisms involved when combination of Mega H & Crystal Energy are used in treating cancer cases

  • Detoxification-get rid of all the toxins and excess free radicals

  • Hydration-cells get more hydrated, thus increase absorption of nutrients & oxygenation (cancer cells thrive in oxygen-poor environment )

  • Alkalinisation of blood-cancer cells hate alkaline medium

  • Antioxidant properties of Mega H helps kill the cancer cells

  • Mega H & Crystal Energy protects the normal cells during chemo or radiotherapy

Visit: http://www.flantechasia.com/

7.7.08

Walk, Push, Pull, Jump!

If you spend a lot of time at home, this exercise is perfect. Use a sturdy piece of furniture such as sink, immovable table or heavy sofa. no excuse for not having time for exercising!



1-place your hands on the sink or furniture, head down, elbows out, and walk in place.it should look as if you are trying to move the sink

2-In the same position, really push the sink with all your strength while still walking in place. you should feel the backs of your shoulders down to your forearms really working

3-Holding on to the sink, pull back on the sink so that your ankles are touching the ground and your toes are pointing upward. you will feel the backs of your shoulders and arms supporting your weight

4-Lean froward, transferring all your weight on top of the sink and onto your forearms and calf muscles. jump up off the ground. repeat 10-20 times




-from Goldman & Klatz.The New Anti-Aging Revolution

Self Healing

6.7.08

Healing Exercise

The Tai-Chi Circle of Life



This fluid breathing exercise is adapted from Daniel Reid's book The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity. It incorporate your body and mind with the four distinct stages of breathing: inhalation, retention, exhalation and pause.Breathing exercises help relax the nerves, calm the heart, boost circulation and enhance energy reserves






1- Stand with your heels together and toes splayed at 45 degree angle, knees bent and spine erect. Bring your hands together in front of you, below the navel, palms up, with right hand cupped in left


2-Empty your lungs, then slowly inhale. as you inhale, slowly raise your hands out to the sides, palms up and make as wide a circle as possible with your arms as you raise them above your head. At the same time, slowly starighten your kness,with your hands still raised above your head and your lungs full.Tuck in your pelvis, retain briefly, and swallow audibly. Be sure to keep your neck as strethed as possible


3- Slowly exhale through your nose. At the same time, gradually lower your hands, palms down, in a straight line back down to the starting position, while bending your knees into a semi-squat position


4-Empty your lungs with a final contraction, pause to relax your abdominal wall, then turn your palms upward, cup them, and begin another inhalation. Repeat 10-20 times

5.7.08

Exercises for Longevity


Exercise is the closest thing to an anti-aging pill that exist.people who are physically fit, eat a healthy, balanced diet, and take nutritional supplements can measure out to be ten to twenty years biologically younger than their chronological age (Goldman & Klatz, 2007)

If you are a sedentary person, any regular exercise of moderate intensity-even if it's mowing the lawn, gardening, or climbing the stairs-will allow you to live longer. even if you're sixty or seventy, it's important to realize that it's never too late.

The CDC and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend that you exercise thirty minutes a day in addition to your normal activities-and it doesnt have to be thirty minutes consecutively

-Brisk walking, cycling, swimming, racket sports, housecleaning are some of the moderate-intensity physical activities recommended.

Getting Prepared

Before beginning regular exercise program, we recommend you determine your target heart rate first, so that you know your aim and your limit

Generally, you should aim for raising your heart rate during exercise to about 70-85% of its maximum capacity

Substract your age from 220 and multiply the result by 0.70 (or 70%), then also multiply the result by 0.85 (or 85%).this is your target heart rate zone.

For example, if you are 40 years old, your maximum rate is 220-40=180. your target heart rate zone, is then 70-85% of 180 or 126 to 153

You should aim for raising your heart rate and keeping it there for thirty minutes at a time, for a minimum of about two hours a week.in other words, you are looking for four half-hour sessions of vigourous exercise per week
Excerpts from a book by 'Health Ranger' Mike Adams- Natural health Solutions

Outside of conventional medicine, lots of cures exist today

The human body is a self-repairing mechanism that can virtually eliminate
or reverse degenerative disease in this world.

Simple ways to treat and cures virtually all chronic diseases:

  • Make different food choices
  • Get more natural sunlight
  • Drink more water
  • Engage in regular physical exercise
  • Supplement the diet with selected nutritional supplements
  • Avoid toxins in food, personal care products, and prescriptions drugs.
Using natural medicine, people have:
  • Cured themselves of diabetes.
  • Reversed osteoporosis.
  • Overcome depression.
  • Halted the growth of cancer tumors.
  • Taken their kids off Ritalin.
  • Restored normal healthy sleep patterns.
  • Improved their sex lives.
  • Boosted energy.
  • Enhanced cognitive function.
  • Safely and permanently eliminated dependence on prescription drugs.
  • Experienced stunning improvements in health and personal finances.

Examples of medicine in nature:

  • Grape seeds and skin - contain the most powerful heart medicine in the world, and it produces no negative side effects.
  • Garlic and broccoli - contain medicines that halt the growth of cancer tumors.
  • Celery - contains medicines (called “phytonutrients”) that block breast cancer.
  • Blueberries - contain powerful cholesterol medicines that lower LDL cholesterol more effectively than drugs, without the risk of side effects.

The human body will heal itself:
  • The human body freely generates the best anti-cancer medicine in the world-vitamin
    D, a nutrient that’s been proven to slash breast cancer risk by 50 percent, but only by
    getting some exposure to natural sunlight or consume vitamin D through fish oils and
    nutritional supplements.
  • The human body also manufactures its own HDL cholesterol, serotonin, sex
    hormones, immune system chemicals, and DNA, which has its own error-checking,
    self-repairing machinery built right in.


-Doctors treat the symptoms, not the root cause-

4.7.08

Mind Over Matter


-Excerpts from a book by Dr Bruce Lipton, PhD-"The Biology of Belief"

Quantum Physics and Biology

Physics is the foundation of all sciences, but since Einstein concluded that E=MC2 the
findings of quantum physics have been largely ignored by biology and medicine, because
they don’t fit in the matter-based world of Newtonian physics on which biology is based.
Quantum physics tells us the following about the nature of the universe:


  • Energy and matter are one and the same-it is impossible to consider them as
    independent elements.

  • The universe is one, indivisible dynamic whole in which energy and matter are
    deeply entangled.

  • The atom has no physical structure.

  • Matter can be defined both as a solid and an immaterial force field.

  • Every material structure (including human beings) radiates its own unique
    energy signature.

Yet doctors are trained to disregard the effectiveness of alternative treatments that are
based on the idea that energy fields are the key to influencing physiology and health,
such as acupuncture, chiropractic massage therapy, and prayer. Conventional research
has completely ignored the role of energy in health and disease.

Bringing the Mind and Body Back Together



Since Descartes’ philosophical separation of matter and mind in the seventeenth
century, traditional bio-medicine has been based on a matter-only universe. However,
the findings of quantum physics reveal that the physical body (matter) can be affected by
the immaterial mind (energy)
, since the two are actually inseparable.

  • Thoughts are energy.

  • Energy can activate or inhibit the cell’s proteins.

  • Energy is more efficient than chemicals.

  • Therefore, the power of the mind can be more effective than drugs.

  • There are many well-documented but unexplained examples of mind-body interactions,
    such as the religious practice of walking on hot coals without getting burned. Such
    examples are usually dismissed by traditional science as irrelevant exceptions. Within
    medicine, it is not known why some people are infected with HIV but never develop
    AIDS, or why some terminal cancer patients experience spontaneous remission of their
    disease.
    The mind-body connection may hold the answers.

Note:Dr. Bruce Lipton is a former medical school professor (University of Wisconsin) and research scientist (Stanford University School of Medicine).His experiments, examining in great detail the molecular mechanisms by which cells process information, have revealed that genes do not in fact control our behavior, instead, genes are turned on and off by influences outside the cell.visit his website:http://www.brucelipton.com/


3.7.08

Detoxification Basics (2)


The bowel operates in close relation with the liver (hati), one of the most important components of the GI system. the liver may be considerd a 'big factory'. it processes proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, synthesizes bile, glycogen and serum protens that the body uses for metabolism

Most important, the liver is the key organ responsible for detoxification. a properly functioning liver protects the individual from both environmental and metabolic poisons

A toxic liver leaks the poisons into the blood stream. when your bowels fails to perform optimally, the liver has to do extra work. at some point, too many harmful substances will accumulate, and they will escape into circulation in the body, injure tissue and diminish your health.

Fortunately the liver is one of the organs in the human body that can regenerate. it has the capacity to heal itself, particularly when supported by effective therapeutic agents and interventions

The liver's role in detoxification is activated through the coordinated effort of two families of enzymes, known as cytochrome p450s and conjugation enzymes. by activating these enzymes, we can assist the liver in its job to detoxify and excrete toxins from our bodies. common factor that cause a sluggish liver include:

  • use of certain drugs, both over the counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx)
  • lack of fresh vegetables in the diet
  • smoking
  • excessive alcohol consumption
  • poor diet
  • genetic
  • chronic stress
  • aging
Not only do cytochrome p450s and conjugation enzymes need to be activated, but they have to be balanced as well. the enzymes families work together as a team to progressively detoxify the body. the cytochrome p450s actually generate free radicals in order to accomplish their task. left unchecked, these can become harmful. the conjugation enzymes capture these free radicals,and inactivate them and prepare them for excretion

Herbs and nutrients that help in detoxification

  • N-Acetylcysteine-a powerful antioxidant
  • Schizandra
  • Rosmary
  • Green Tea
  • Curcumin (kunyit)
  • Milk thistle
  • Dandelion
  • Peppermint
  • Psyllium huskAlfalfa

Go and talk to your nearby pharmacist and look for a product that contain most of the nutrients stated above.

2.7.08

Detoxification Basics (1)

Detoxification or simply called 'detox', as the name implies, meaning removal of toxins from our body.

The gastrointestinal tract is the organ where digestion and assimilation of nutrients take place.The colon or large bowel is the body's disposal system. It serves as temporary holding tank for what the stomch and small intestine does not digest or assimilate.properly functioning bowels produce painless and effortless bowel movements. it should take about 18-36 hours for food to travel the entire GI tract. (this is known as transit time). poorly functioning colon leads to symptoms such as bloating,constipation, diarrhea, cramping and the dangerous extreme- colorectal cancer

More than 400 different kinds of microrganisms reside in the large and small intestines. the flora of our intestines must be balanced. that is we must have healthy quantities of friendly bacteria (lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus bifidus). these bacteria feed on fermentable carbohydrates in our diet to help facilitate good, thorough digestion. Lactobacillus also inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli, H.pylori, Staphylococcus and candida albicans

The Importance of FIBRE



Fibre keeps toxins from building up in the intestines, thus promoting the proper absorption of important nutrients from food.

Many of us actually taking far from the recommended amount of fibre ie 20-30 grams/day.

Fibre is composed of complex carbohydrates and only found in plant food. it is categorised as either soluble or insoluble. sources of soluble fibre include dried beans, oats, barley, apples, citrus fruits, and potatoes. insoluble fibres may be found in whole grains, wheat bran, cereals, seeds and the skins of many fruits and vegetables. the human body needs both kinds of fibre

Benefits of fibre

  • aid in reducing weight
  • reduce incidence of cancer
  • reduce cholesterol
  • helps controlling blood sugar for diabetics
Tips to get more fibre in your diet

  • choose uncooked vegetables (ulam-ulaman)
  • enjoy the skins and membranes of foods such as apples, potatoes, nuts etc
  • choose whole grain cereal or bread
  • add more beans to your dishes
  • snacks with healthy food such as fresh fruits, banana or dry-roasted nuts

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