Sep 6, 2008

Heart Attacks and Drinking Warm Water

Heart Attacks and Drinking Warm Water

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about Heart At tacks . The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack...
A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting . Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this & Send to a friend. It could save a life. So, please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.


Mar 11, 2008

It is not Silver in color, It is made out of SILVER

The Audie 48 in SILVER was made for a Sheikh...
It is not Silver in color, It is made out of SILVERPhotobucket



Amazing what $2.75 US gallon can buy isn't it?

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When the smoke clears

Trashing tobacco out of one’s system improves health. Here’s what happens when a smoker quits after:

  • 20 minutes, blood pressure and pulse rate returns to normal. Circulation in hands and feet improves.
  • 8 hours, oxygen levels in blood return to normal. Chances of heart attack begin to fall.
  • 24 hours, carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body. The lung starts to clear out mucus.
  • 48 hours, nicotine is no longer detectable in the body. The ability to taste and smell improves.
  • 72 hours, breathing becomes easier as the bronchial tubes relax. Energy levels increase.
  • 2-12 weeks, walking becomes easier as circulation improves throughout the body.
  • 3-9 months, breathing improves as coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing incidence decline. Lung function increases by 5-10 percent.
  • 5 years, risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
  • 10 years, it’s like you never smoked as risk of heart attack falls to about the same as that of a non-smoker. Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.

Indeed, the only quitters to win are the smokers.

Source: A White Paper on Tobacco and Smoking

Feb 19, 2008

A love story in graceful movements

How can be a romantic story can be captured in dance?
Without words, can movement attain the ease by which word communicate feelings?

As I watched Swan Lake by the Philippine Ballet Theater, I asked these questions, and saw the answer with my own eyes. But then again, I still had no words to describe it. When Odette moved to center with Siegfried and gracefully performed their repertoire, their fluid motion engaged the audience into the fairy tale of lovetheat cannot be. Of course at that time, my only recollection of the story of the Swan Lake was that Odette was a maiden cursed to become a swan. But even without words, the story already unfolded from the moment the two lovers met up to the time they were able to free Odette from the curse.

    The essence of the ballet, as in any dance, is to use graceful body movement to express feelings: anger, fear, love, hate, passion, weakness, among the others. But its not always easy to understand the story without words. You listen to the music and feel the chances in the tempo and mood. Then you watch the dancers perform their splits, pirouettes and rhythm in their movements.

    For the untrained (and I am not far from it), These movements and sounds may seem like simple musical cimpositions ( though Peter LLytch Tchaikovsky's music can hardly be called simple) and good choreography put together by a group of artists who love their art. But in my limited exposure to ballet, I do feel an energy that moves from the stage to the audince as the mood of the music and the dance change, every time I get to watch a ballet perfomance.

  • Although I am not an avid fan of ballet, one thing is for sure: I realize that romance can be expressed more profoundly in graceful movements and beyond words.

Feb 17, 2008

Depression ups complications for adolescent diabetics

  • Adolescents with Type I diabetes who who demonstrate depressive symptoms are at higher risks for hospitalizations for disease complicatins, reports a study published in Pediatrics.

  • Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center asked 231 diabetic patients, aged 11 through 18 years, to complete the self-report Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). They monitored the participants over the next two years for their glycosylated hemoglobin levels and frequency of hospitalizations for medical complications.

  • Eleven percent of the patients were hospitalized at least once. After taking into account other factors, CES-D scres above 12 for boys and above 22 for girls predicted hospitalization.

Smoking: The leading risk factor among Filipinos

  • Thirty-five out 100 Filipinos (34.8%) are cigarette smokers, according to the 2003-2004 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHeS) conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Tecnology (FNRI-DOST).

  • Smoking is reportedly the most prevalent risk factor of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke among Filipinos, and accounts for abou 28,694 deaths in 2006. Four other leading rik factors of cardiovascular disease by rank are: hypertension; obesity; hypercholesterolemia; and diabetes. The estimated number of deaths caused by these diseases ae: 14,015; 8,046; 5,730; and 4,148 respectively.

  • Despite anti-smoking campaigns by the Department of Health (DOH) and other medical organizations, more than half (56.3%) of male adults are smokers. Furthermore the pevalence in adult male smokers even increased from 53.8 percent in 1998 to 56.3 percent. For adult female smokers, the prevalence was slightly reduced from 12.6 percent to 12.1 percent.

  • According to Dr. Dante D. Morales, past president of the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) and NNHeS overall chairman, more Filipinos smoke compared to Singaporeans (24.2%) and Americans (24.1%). He added that the nicotine in cigarettes causes heart enlargement which makes a person more at risk of CVD and other atherosclerotic diseases.