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Calcium Consumate August 31, 2009

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Putting backbone into your bones with nutrition’s other “Big C”.

Now we know we mom always told us to drink our milk: Calcium, the mineral found in a glass of milk (290 mg), is also the mineral most needed by the human body. Besides building and maintaining good strong teeth, calcium helps regulate the heart’s normal functions, and is essential in coagulation, acid-base balance, muscle growth and contraction, nerve impulse transmission, and the passage of nutrients through cell walls.

Calcium is also crucial for optimum bone health. Children raised on a diet rich in this mineral not only strengthen their still growing bones till their teens, they also prevent the onset of osteporosis. A condition wherein the bones as so brittle, they break at the slightest impact, osteoporosis affects women after age 35 (the time when bone mass reaches its peak and begins to thin back) in the seventh and eight decade of life.

Athletes who adhere to intense training programs are also susceptible to this disease, as are people who smoke, drink and eat meat, sugar and salt in great excess. While sugar and sodium increase calcium exertion, too much alcohol and the preservatives in canned sodas stimulate bone breakdown, and cigarettes and excessive protein inhibit proper calcium absorption. At least 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day—2oo mg to 500 mg more if you’re teens, are pregnant, or are lactating—reduces, if not eliminates altogether, the chances of developing osteoporosis. Excellent sources of calcium includes low-fat milk, dairy products, calcium-fortified fruit juices, beans, cauliflower, oranges, eggs, tofu, dark leafy vegetables like broccoli and spinach, and sardines, salmon, and other seafood that you can eat in their entirely (i.e., including the head and the bones.) Vitamin D aids in the proper absorption of the mineral, and weight-bearing exercise like running or tennis ensure that you’ll be walking tall and proud—an osteoporosis-free!—in the years to come.

Checking Food Supply August 26, 2009

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A sanitary or health inspector checks the meat sold at the markets. He sees to it that the meat are free from diseases. Only the meat coming from the government slaughter houses may be sold at the markets.

The cattle from which fresh milk is taken are also inspected. Inspectors make sure that the animals are free from diseases. Milk is made safe by heating it under sanitary conditions. The germs re killed then, and milk is safe to drink. At home the milk should be heated. It should be kept in clean bottles. The bottles should be tightly covered.

Why should food be inspected? Water is sometimes added to milk or to vinegar. Food coloring is sometimes used in cakes instead of eggs. This is not allowed by law so health inspectors inspect the food. Sometimes the Bureau of Health collects samples of milk, coffee and ice cream to find out if they are fit to be eaten. This is one way to keep the food safe.

Evening Primrose Oil (Oenotherabiennis) August 25, 2009

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Evening Primrose Oil (Oenotherabiennis)

Evening Primrose Oil (Oenotherabiennis)

Studies indicate it may be helpful for menstruation-related breast pain. Also used to treat eczema. Usually standardized to provide 320 mg linoleic acid (70%) and 40 mg gamma-linoleic acid (9%) per 500 mg capsule. Typical for breast pain is 3,000 mg a day, in divided doses; for eczema, 3,000 to 6,000 mg per day, in divided doses. Considered very safe. Patients on seizure medication should talk with their doctors before taking.

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Health Care Essentials August 21, 2009

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Most of the time, as we get carried away with the daily grind of life, we tend to forget that, at anytime, we can get sick, or get involved in some mishap or accident. Even if we do all we can to stay healthy: eat right, exercise more, get enough sleep, don’t drink or smoke, drink lots of vitamins, there is always that possibility that a simple mosquito bite could lead to dengue. Then, we realize that we are not invincible after all.

Early detection of a dreaded disease is actually what saves lives! If we find out early enough what illness we are afflicted with, we could easily determine the right cure. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. A yearly annual examination keeps us updated with the status of our health. The most basic annual check up includes annual medical history, CBC, urine, fecal tests, x-ray. For females, the annual check up includes PAP Smear, for the early detection of cervical cancer. The more comprehensive (meaning: more complete and more expensive), the annual physical check up may include the treadmill test (for early detection of heart ailments), ECG (electro cardiogram), etc. A very good health care provider offers this kind of services.

How safe are herbal supplements? (2) August 9, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Banned Mahogany Seeds, Better Feeling, Lowered Body Pressure, Whole Leaves, Whole Plant.
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I knew one story of a woman who was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors prescribed her to undergo a chemotherapy. But then her friend told her stories of people cured by herbs.  So she decided to try the herbal therapy. Several months after taking the herbal teas she said she was feeling much better. But then she died soon after.

We have heard of herbals that used to be “miracle cures” of this or that disease. The fads didn’t last long, however. Now these miracle cures are no more.

I’m sure that some of you heard the mahogany seeds.  They said that the mahogany seeds lowered blood pressure. The mahogany seed was the rage only about a decade ago.

There is this story of one journalist who started chewing the seeds because he heard of the story about the mahogany seeds.  And he believe that it will cure him, so he tried that.  The seed was turned out to be toxic to human.  And it was banned.  But it was too late for that journalist.

It is the same thing with other herbals. Some plants really have medicinal value. Indeed, many medicines are taken from plants. But separating the medicinal ingredients from other parts of the plant is one thing; taking the whole plant or its leaves as a tea is another.

A plant or a leaf has many chemical properties. The medicinal property may be only one, but there may be many others that could be harmful. Herbals should be taken with caution because we don’t know the harmful ingredients they contain. Studies must first be made before a certain plant is prescribed as medicine.

August 9, 2009

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