May 23, 2009

The Proven and Effective Natural Remedy for Constipation

May 23, 2009

Do you feel constipated all the time or more to say having irregular bowel movement whose you pay a visit to the C.R. for only thrice or once a week?

Based on experience, actually my mother’s experience, she had irregular bowel movement for the last three (3) years. Everyday she had a hard time of bowel elimination or unable to defecate daily, thus she feels full and constipated most of the time.

So, she tried possible remedies and anti-constipation medicine like suppositories available to relieve irregular bowel movement, consulted a doctor and undergone diagnostic tests as well. Then, she did use laxatives as solution for her constipation, yet laxatives has side effects that may cause electrolyte imbalance and decrease the absorption of certain vitamins. Consistent use of Laxatives inhibits natural defecation reflexes and is thought to cause rather than cure constipation.

Through several medical consultations, doctor’s check-up, alternative medicines and from books and magazines. My mother opted to a natural treatment to solve and cure her irregular bowel movement or abnormal bowel movement. You may opt to try this effective natural solution for your constipation and worry not about the effects of pharmaceutical drugs.

This works for my mom, maybe it will work for you too, I hope so.

These are the daily routine of natural effective remedies without spending much money for irregular bowel movement she did follow consistently for six (6) months, simple and easy.

1. Replace first your drug and medicine or laxatives with natural products for a regular bowel movement containing organic herbs and ingredients.

2. You must exercise daily. Activity like Exercise stimulates peristalsis and exercise stregthen abdominal and pelvic muscles. Strong Abdominal and pelvic muscles are effective in increasing the intra-abdominal pressure during defecation.

3. After you wake-up every morning drink two (2) glass of water and drink plenty of water, because reduced fluid intake, resulting in hard feces.

4. Your diet should consist of foods rich in fiber. Eat fiber rich foods regularly (breakfast, lunch and dinner) like vegetables and fruits (oranges, papaya, watermelon, pineapple). Pomelo and Marang are locally available fruits in the Philippines that my mother attested which effectively helps her daily bowel elimination, maybe due to the Pomelos thicker pulp. If rice is part of your main diet, use brown rice instead because it has more fiber. Fiber found in fruits and vegetables provides sufficient bulk therefore create sufficient residue of waste products to stimulate the reflex for defecation.

5. You eat only small amount of meat or much better eliminate meat in your diet.

6. The most important of all, have a stress free life. Some studies shown that stress or depression may experience slowed intestinal motility, resulting in constipation.

As of now, for one(1) year now my mom has regular bowel movement and normal bowel elimination without the aid of laxatives or anti-constipation drug. And she stills does follow these effective natural remedy, the three basic things – exercise, high fiber diet and less meat. I’m not claiming that this is instantaneous, yet the long term effect of natural solution is effective without side effects.

So, to have regular bowel movement and forget about constipation, GO NATURAL for free.

May 22, 2009

Vicky Belo, Katrina Halili and Hayden Kho full video

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It's confirmmed that there is a video of Dra. Vicky Belo and Hayden Kho. Tonight in SNN (ABS-CBN) Atty. Adel Tamano, Dra. Belo's attorney declared in the press conference that there is a video taken between Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, the existence of such video is confirmed by Dra. Belo herself.

After the released to the public of scandalous videos (which is supposed to be private) of Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili, Hayden Kho and to other women that circulated in the internet, these scandalous videos are the talk of the town in television, radio station, internet and in print nowadays.

Though Dr. Hayden Kho admitted the videos between Katrina Halili and to the other involved women in the video are taken due to poor judgement and asking forgiveness to the public and to the women as well who are involved in the scandalous video, Hayden Kho most likely to be prohibited from practicing medicine and PRC will rebuke Dr. Hayden Kho's license.

May 21, 2009

Chewing gum to boost math performance in teens

I read newspaper almost everyday and when I'm flipping through the pages an article caught my attention from Out of this World section of Manila Bulletin April 29, 2009 issue. The article is taken from Reuters.

The article with a title of " Chewing gum may raise math grades " it says here that there is a study conducted by United States researchers said chewing gum may boost academic performance in teenagers. Huh! Really??

This is an excerpt from the article:

But a team led by Craig Johnston at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found that students who chewed gum during math class had higher scores on a standardized math test after 14 weeks and better grades at the end of the term than students in the class who did not chew gum. The study was funded by chewing gum maker Wrigley.

"For the first time we've been able to show in a real-life kind of situation that students did perform better when they were allowed to chew," said Gil Leveille, executive director of the Wrigley Science Institute, a research arm of Wm Wrigley Jr Co, which is now a part of Mars Inc.

Leveille said Wrigley has gotten feedback from many of its gum customers who say chewing gum helps them stay focused.

So, four years ago the company started the science institute to see if some of these claims have merit.

The researchers at Baylor studied four math classes or 108 students aged 13 to 16 years old from a Houston, Texas, charter school that serves mostly low-income Hispanic students.

About half got free Wrigley's sugar-free gum to chew during class, homework and tests. They chewed at least one stick of gum 86 percent of the time they were in math class and 36 percent of the time they were doing homework.

The other half went without.

After 14 weeks, the gum chewers had a three percent increase in their math scores on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills achievement test, a small but statistically significant change, according to Johnston and colleagues, who presented their findings at the American Society for Nutrition scientific meeting in New Orleans.

They should have done this study long time ago. I could have save myself back in High School. I remember I was kicked out in my physics class because my teacher caught me chewing a gum. I could have reasoned out like this " Ma'am don't you know that chewing a gum may boost student's math performance." Nah! She won't probably buy it, actually it was my fault. I blew my gum and my teacher was irritated for the popping sound I caused.

If I had known this that chewing gum may raise my math grades, for sure there's always a gum stuck in my tongue. I might have topped the class and most probably I have scored high in my most favorite math subject. Just kidding.... I never liked math subjects as I was in school because I'm not good in numbers. Numbers made me sick. That's why I took up medical degree in college to stay away from math computation.

What if the idea of chewing a gum in class is allowed, how would the teachers react to the picture of teaching in front of students chewing a gum like goat at the same time popping sound everywhere. He he he.. How funny! Well, for teenagers it'll be cool. At the end of the day, our school janitors would be a little bit be burdened by removing sticky gums under the tables and chairs. Kids out there dispose your gum properly. Right!

So, when you're chewing a gum, let's say just I'm boosting my math performance.

May 19, 2009

Vegan Haus Vegetarian Restaurant

Our family has a favorite restaurant it is a resto that offers vegetarian menus. The vegetarian restaurant is the Vegan House by Dr. Tam. The place is spick and span, and has aura of healthy fullness that entices you to dine to try their array of vegetarian menus. The Vegan House offers typical Filipino recipes of mechado, bopis, curry and a lot more menus to chose from.

The traditional recipes have adapted a new twist of vegetarian diet for health benefits. These vegetarian recipes are cooked with veggie meat or glutein (veggie meat and glutein are made of soybeans and serve as a replacement for pork, beef and chicken), organic vegetables and no artificial seasonings added like MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) or commercial food flavors.

The food menus of viands and desserts are entirely vegetarian, no meat, no dairy products, garnished with purely organic vegetables and savored of organic ingredients. Very organic huh! You can also try the Vegan House vegetarian siopao, you'll never regret it, it is as tasteful as meat siopao. Take note, there is available desserts as well, such as ice cream, polvoron and bread, all these are prepared and made of organic flour and ingredients wihout dairy products added.

Dining here, especially for vegetarian, health consious or people with health ailment, is worth the price, because foods and viands are organic, healthy at the same time has delectable taste. There are also available organic food products, organic vegetables and veggie meat in the restaurant for customers to buy.

We discover the Vegan House restaurant when my mother had an irregular bowel movement, then she heard this miracle tea from Dr. Tam Mateo which helps people without regular bowel movement and having constipation. Miracle tea is a combination of organic herbs for cleansing and detoxification of colon and the remaining eleminatory organs. This tea is unlike ordinary laxative, Miracle tea is not a chemical irritant, non-habit forming and has no side effects because of its organic substance.

Dr. Tam Mateo is naturapathic Doctor, Cancer Nutrition Specialist and Health Crusader. He is conducting free seminars about importance of proper and healthy diet without meat, dairy products, food preservatives and artificial seasonings or flavorings. Dr. Tam, as a Cancer Nutrition Specialist reiterated the good benefits of fresh vegetables, fruits and organic foods in your diet to have a body free of disease and cancer. And being naturapathic Doctor, he advices people to go back to basics, eat natural foods, don't eat too much most importantly meat and foods that are lavishly flavored and garnished, rather foods prepared in simplier manner are healthier.

Vegan House by Dr. Tam
Organic food products, organic vegetables and free vegetarian recipes.
Address: #433 F. Legaspi St. Maybunga Pasig city, Philippines.
COntact #: 900-0547 to 49, 900-0565, 09215920908.

May 18, 2009

Twenty-three (23) Ways to Avoid Cold or Flu

Swine Flu outbreak that started in Mexico affected thousands of people and in Mexico itself as of today recorded 68 deaths of confirmed cases due to swine flu. WHO (World Health Organization) says 40 countries have reported more than 8,480 cases, mostly in U.S. and Mexico.

Furthermore, Swine Flu outbreak brought fear to millions of people around the globe and a threat of pandemic alert level. Health authorities worldwide device precautionary measures to combat possible entry of Swine Flu.

Though you can’t curb the threat of having flu or colds the good thing is by simple ways and tips to avoid cold and flu you can effectively protect your health from acquiring cold or flu, from Reader’s Digest magazine May 2009 issue, I red a very timely health infromation on how to protect yourself from flu, " The twenty-three (23) Proven Ways to Beat a Cold or Flu."

Braise yourself guys, with these 23 practices to avoid cold or flu you're most likely can't catch cold or flu.

1. Wash your hands and wash them often
The US Naval Health Research Center conducted a study of 40,000 recruits who were ordered to wash their hands five times a day. The recruits cut their incidence of respiratory illnesses by 45 percent.

2. Get smart about hand-drying in public toilets
Studies find a shockingly large percentage of people fail to wash their hands after using a public toilet. And every single one of them touches the door handle on the way out. So after washing your hands, use a paper towel to turn off the tap. Use another paper towel to dry your hands, then open the door with that paper towel as a barrier between you and the handle.

3. Prevention is key: get a flu shot every year
The best prevention strategy for influenza is an annual vaccination. According to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the vaccine is particularly important for people at risk of serious complications from the flu. This includes healthcare workers, people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, kidney problems or heart disease, people aged over 65 and pregnant women. People whose immune systems are weakened through illness or medication should also ask their doctor about getting the shot.

4. Carry hand sanitiser with you
Colds are typically passed not from coughing or kissing (although those are two modes of transmission) but from hand-to-hand or hand-to-object contact, since most cold viruses can live for hours on objects. You then put your hand in or near your mouth or nose, and voilĂ ! You're sick.

Carry hand sanitiser gel or sanitising towelettes with you and you can clean your hands anytime, even if the closest water supply is kilometres away. It works. One study of absenteeism due to infection in primary schools found schools using the gel sanitiser had absentee rates from infection nearly 20 percent lower than those using other hand-cleaning methods.

5. Wash your hands twice every time you wash them
When researchers at Columbia University looked for germs on volunteers' hands, they found one handwashing had little effect, even when using antibacterial soap. So wash twice if you're serious about fending off colds.

6. Change your toothbrush every three months
You think your toothbrush gets your teeth clean – and it does. But once you've finished brushing, it can be a breeding ground for germs. Most dentists recommend you change your brush every two to three months. It's also a good idea to replace it after you've had a cold or flu to prevent reinfection.

7. Put a box of tissues wherever people sit
Buy multipacks of tissue boxes and strategically place them around the house, your workplace, your car. Don't let aesthetics thwart you. You need tissues widely available so that anyone who has to cough or sneeze or blow his nose will do so in the way least likely to spread germs.

8. Stop blaming yourself when things go wrong
Believe it or not, blaming yourself makes you more likely to catch a cold! Researchers found that even those who had control over their work were more likely to begin sneezing if they lacked confidence or tended to blame themselves when things went wrong. Such attitudes make people more stressed on the job, and stress, as you know, can challenge your immune system.

9. Use your knuckles to rub your eyes
They're less likely to be contaminated with viruses than your fingertip. This is particularly important given that the eye provides a perfect entry point for germs and the average person rubs his eyes or nose or scratches his face 20 to 50 times a day, notes Dr. Jordan Rubin, author of the book The Maker's Diet

10. Sit in a sauna once a week
Why? Because an Austrian study published in 1990 found that volunteers who frequently used a sauna had half the rate of colds during the six-month study period than those who didn't use a sauna at all. It's possible that the hot air you inhale kills cold viruses. Most gyms have saunas these days.

11. Use a humidifier
Dry air provides the perfect environment for cold viruses to thrive, which is one reason why colds are so much more common in cooler weather. And when your mucous membranes dry out, your nose and throat are more prone to irritation. Use a room humidifier, but make sure you change the water daily and clean it every few days.

12. Speaking of which, buy a hygrometer
These little tools measure humidity. You want your home to measure around 50 percent. A consistent measure higher than 60 percent means mould and mildew may start to set in your walls, fabrics, and kitchen; lower than 40 percent and the dry air makes the virus spread more easily.

13. Take a garlic supplement every day
When 146 volunteers received either one garlic supplement a day or a placebo for 12 weeks, those taking the garlic were not only less likely to get a cold, but if they did catch one, they recovered faster.

14. Once a day, sit in a quiet, dim room, close your eyes, and focus on one word
It's a proven way to reduce stress. Studies have shown that stress increases your susceptibility to colds. In fact, people with high stress levels have up to twice the number of colds as non-stressed people.

15. Get moving
Ride a bike, join a dance class, or go for a walk. A 2006 study found that older women who did 45 minutes of moderate exercise, five times a week for a year, were up to three times less likely to get a cold than the more sedentary women. The researchers found that the exercisers' immunity was strongest in the last three months of the study.

16. Eat a container of yoghurt every day
A study found that people who ate one cup of yoghurt – whether live culture or pasteurised – had fewer colds than non-
yoghurt-eaters. Start eating yoghurt to build up your immunity before cold and flu season starts.

17. Leave the windows in your house open a crack
You don't have to keep all of them open, but one or two in the rooms in which you spend the most time. This is particularly important if you live in a newer home, where fresh circulating air has been the victim of energy efficiency. A bit of fresh air will do wonders for chasing out germs.

18. Sneeze and cough into your arm or tissue
Whoever taught us to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze got it wrong. That just puts the germs right on our hands, where you can spread them to objects – and other people. Instead, hold the crook of your elbow over your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough if a tissue isn't handy. It's pretty rare that you shake someone's elbow or scratch your eye with an elbow, after all.

19. Change childcare centres
Find a smaller childcare centre. Using one where there are six children or fewer is a proven way to reduce exposure to germs. Many parents catch colds from their kids and children get far more colds than adults – up to ten each year.

20. Scrub under your fingernails every night
They're a great hiding place for germs.

21. Don't pressure your doctor for antibiotics
Colds and flu (along with most common infections) are caused by viruses, which means antibiotics - designed to kill bacteria - won't do a thing. They can hurt, however, by killing off the friendly bacteria that are part of our immune defences. If you've used antibiotics a lot lately, consider a course of probiotics - replacement troops for friendly bacteria.

22. At the first hint of a cold, launch the following preventive blitz:
• Suck on a zinc gluconate lozenge until it melts away. Then suck another every few hours.
• Take echinacea, known for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties. Research shows it can cut the risk of a cold in half.
• Cook up a pot of chicken soup.
• Roast garlic in the oven (drizzle whole cloves with olive oil, wrap in baking foil, roast for an hour at 200 deg C), then spread the soft garlic on toast and eat.

Studies find that all these either reduce the length of time you suffer with a cold or help prevent a full-blown cold from occurring.

23. Change or wash your hand towels every three or four days during cold and flu seasonWhen you wash your towels, make sure to use hot water in order to kill the germs.

May 17, 2009

Are Soy beans increases the risk of Dementia?

Recently, I heard from a radio station that Soy consumption like tofu increases the risk of Dementia which may lead to Alzheimer's disease, based on research conducted. Upon hearing this claim I was immediately alarmed, because I was drinking soy milk for some time now in replace of cows milk. In fact, since last year when our family decided to slowly shift to vegetarian diet, instead of pork and beef in cooking food we use veggie meat (made out of soy bean) as we call it. Eh! I have emptied a lot of Silk, my soy milk brand, I chose Silk soy milk for all the brands I've tried because I love the taste of Silk soy milk. Aside from that, it's organic and non-GMO (genetically modified organism) soybeans.

So, I browsed through the internet to confirm the preponderance of evidence of this news - Soy consumption related to risk of Dementia. And I came across to this article " Soy foods, vegan diets and cognitive function " from

From the article " Soy foods, vegan diets and cognitive function " it says that it was an epidemiologic study back in 2000 involving Japanese men living in Hawaii came up with an unexpected finding: those men who ate the most tofu in middle age were more likely to have experienced signs of mental decline in old age. Yet, another study also that looked at soyfood intake among people in Hong Kong and in contrast to the Hawaiian study, there was no relationship between cognition and soy intake.

So to speak, it’s possible that, in the Hawaiian study, tofu was an innocent bystander—occurring along with other factors that raised dementia risk. And there is reason to believe this may be the case. Intervention studies—which directly measure effects when soyfoods or isoflavones are fed to people –suggest that soy may actually be beneficial for cognitive function. In one study, a diet high in soy improved both long and short-term memory.

As to conclude therefore, those people who ate meat were more likely to develop dementia. Vegetarians, and especially vegans, may have additional protection against cognitive decline since they tend to have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and less risk of stroke. Antioxidants may also protect health of the brain.

All studies and research prove that the best ways to fight against decline of cognitive function and loss of memory are to keep oneself being active—both mentally and physically—and to eat a balanced diet.