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Benefits of Ginger Tea (1) February 8, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Acid Neutralizer, Anti-inflammatory, Control High Blood Sugar, Good Oral Suppository, High Blood Sugar, Insect Bites, Insulin Sensitivity, Mno Fats, Polyunsaturated Fats, Serum Cholesterol, Sharpen Meomry, Toxins.
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Many of us love nuts.  Some says that nuts makes the memory sharp.  That’s why some parents asked their children to eat nuts before going to take an examination.  Nuts (without salt or sugar) contain mono and polyunsaturated fats which are good for insulin sensitivity and serum cholesterol. So if your blood sugar is high, eat at least five pieces of almonds or walnuts daily.

Cornstarch isn’t just for making gravy.  Cornstarch helps control high blood-sugar levels. It could even prevent an attack of hypoglycemia.  It is effective for type 1 diabetics prone to low blood-glucose levels.  Diabetics who consume a mixture of uncooked cornstarch in a drink without sugar (milk or sugar-free soda) find themselves waking up in the morning with fewer problems. Ask your doctor about this natural solution.

Controlling cough

Heartburn is often the culprit for one in every 10 chronic coughers. Solution? Eat a banana, which is a great acid neutralizer. Or expel the toxins:

Have a bowl of hot soup. This can loosen mucus.
Drink warm liquids and water. Avoid ice-cold beverages.
Take a hot shower or steam bath.
Take olive leaf extract, a syrupy health tonic that will ease your itchy throat and speed up healing time. Call 0922-8820575.
Stop smoking.

Beauty and first aid

Aloe vera has many uses. The clear jelly-like sap is good for insect bites, cuts and burns. An anti-inflammatory, it is also a good oral suppository.

Reference: Inner Cleansing Cures; FE & A Medical Publishing

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What exercise really does to your heart – 2 February 6, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Brisk walking, Builds Endurance, Effects of Exercise, Feel-good hormones, Frequent Exercies, Good Antidote, Good HDL Cholesterol, Heart Beat, Heart Rate, Heart Rate Drop, Off Stress, Prevents bone-thinning, Reduces Triglycerides, Release of Endorphins, Remove LDL Cholesterol, Strong Heart, Vigorous Exercise.
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There is a good effect if you exercise frequently.  Exercise causes the heart to get stronger, enabling it to move more blood with each heart beat. It takes fewer beats to get you through the day. With the heart rate drop, the heart is able to enjoy a well-deserved rest.  Exercise also removes “bad” LDL cholesterol from the blood, reduces triglycerides and increases “good” HDL cholesterol.

Exercise wards off stress, builds endurance, prevents bone-thinning or osteoporosis. Importantly, it reduces blood pressure and blood sugar.  Exercise  stimulates the release of endorphins or the “feel-good hormones”. It is one good antidote for depression. It is an instituted  fact that depression increases the risk of heart attacks by 50% or even higher.

Some asked, what is the exercise should you dig yourself into? For how long and how hard?

You need not be a gym addict to be fit. Generally, 30 minutes of moderate exercise like brisk walking, five times a week, or 20 minutes of more vigorous exercise, like cycling or jogging, thrice a week is recommended. Exercise need not be a humdrum, but rather, a pleasurable activity.

For those who have heart disease, a stress test may be needed so a safe level of exercise can be set. Your attending physician will advise you on your corresponding physical activity level. While more isn’t necessarily better, none may be worse than you will ever imagine.  Little sweat a day can definitely work wonders. Investing in exercise not just for the short term but as regular daily routine is assured to give you the highest return: a healthy heart!


Ref: Dr. Ma. Belem Carisma, Cardiologist and President of the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) visit http://www.philheart.org or e-mail secretariat@philheart.org.

Ampalaya for diabetes? – 1 January 10, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Ampalaya Leaves, Diabetes Mellitus, Heral Medicinal Plants, Lower Blood Sugar, Momordica Charantia, Treat Diabetes.
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Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, on January 29, 2008, issued a circular, rescinding a previous one released in 2003, reinstating ampalaya (Momordica charantia) on the Department of Health’s list of “scientifically validated herbal medicinal plants.”

The reason cited for his decision was the “recent evidence on the clinical efficacy of ampalaya against diabetes mellitus.” The basis was the “clinical trials conducted by scientists at the University of the Philippines in Manila and Los Baños which have found that leaves of ampalaya growing in Mt. Makiling are comparable to synthetic drugs for diabetes…Other studies have established that ampalaya fruits and seeds have medicinal properties.”

Not Potent Enough by Itself

As we have written in this column on September 15, 2003 (The Brewing Bitter Controversy), “while ampalaya has the property to lower blood sugar, eating ampalaya or taking any of those ampalaya preparations (capsules, tea, etc) being marketed as herbal alternative “cure” for diabetes, alone and by themselves (in lieu of prescription medications for diabetes), is not effective enough to adequately and safely treat diabetes.”

Announcing that ampalaya has been “scientifically validated herbal medicinal plants” is fine, but saying that the “ampalaya leaves are comparable to synthetic drugs for diabetes” is dangerously confusing to the lay persons. That statement should be qualified for public safety.

Ref:  dailyinquirer