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Eat Healthy Foods

Doctors Wilie Ong and Liza Ong explain which foods are healthier in a health episode at TV5: Sapul. Let us choose the healthier foods for our meals.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

15 SPECTACULAR TRICKS FOR YOUR BODY - Try This



1.) If you've got an itch in your throat, scratch your ear. When the nerves in the ear get stimulated, they create a reflex in the throat that causes a muscle spasm, which cures the itch.

2.) Having trouble hearing someone at a party or on the phone? Use your right ear it's better at picking up rapid speech. But, the left is better at picking up music tones.

3.) If you need to relieve yourself BADLY, but you're not anywhere near a bathroom, fantasize about RELATIONS. That preoccupies your brain and distracts it.

4.) Next time the doctor's going to give you an injection, COUGH as the needle is going in. The cough raises the level of pressure in your spinal canal, which limits the pain sensation as it tries to travel to your brain.

5.) Clear a stuffed nose or relieve sinus pressure by pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth then pressing a finger between your eyebrows. Repeat that for 20 seconds it causes the vomer bone to rock, which loosens your congestion and clears you up.

6.) If you ate a big meal and you're feeling full as you go to sleep, lay on your left side. That'll keep you from suffering from acid reflux it keeps your stomach lower than your esophagus, which will helps keep stomach acid from sliding up your throat.

7.) You can stop a toothache by rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger. The nerve pathways there stimulate a part of the brain that blocks pain signals from your mouth.

8.) If you get all messed up on liquor, and the room starts spinning, put your hand on something stable. The reason: Alcohol dilutes the blood in the part of your ear called the cupula, which regulates balance. Putting your hand on something stable gives your brain another reference point, which will help make the world stop spinning.

9.) Stop a nose bleed by putting some cotton on your upper gums right behind the small dent below your nose and press against it hard. Most of the bleeding comes from the cartilage wall that divides the nose, so pressing there helps get it to stop.

10.) Nervous? Slow your heart rate down by blowing on your thumb. The vagus nerve controls your heart rate, and you can calm it down by breathing.

11.) Need to breathe underwater for a while? Instead of taking a huge breath, HYPERVENTILATE before you go under, by taking a bunch of short breaths. That'll trick your brain into thinking it has more oxygen, and buy you about 10 extra seconds.

12.) You can prevent BRAIN FREEZE by pressing your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much surface area as possible. Brain freeze happens because the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, so your brain thinks your whole body is cold. It compensates by overheating which causes your head to hurt. By warming up the roof of your mouth, you'll chill your brain and feel better.

13.) If your hand falls asleep, rock your head from side to side. That'll wake your hand or arm up in less than a minute. Your hand falls asleep because of the nerves in your neck compressing so loosening your neck is the cure. If your foot falls asleep, that's governed by nerves lower in the body, so you need to stand up and walk around.

14.) Finally, this one's totally USELESS, but a nice trick. Have someone stick their arm out to the side, straight, palm down. Press down on his wrist with two fingers. He'll resist, and his arm will stay horizontal. Then, have him put his foot on a surface that's half an inch off the ground, like a stack of magazines, and do the trick again. Because his spine position is thrown off, his arm will fall right to his side, no matter how much he tries to resist.

15.) Got the hiccups? Press thumb and second finger over your eyebrows until the hiccups are over - usually, in a short while.

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Do You Love Your Mother


Ur mom carried u in her womb for 9 months.

She felt sick 4 months with nausea. She watched her feet swell & her skin stretch & tear. She struggled 2 climb stairs, she got breathless quick,...

She suffered many sleepless nights. She then went through excruciating pain 2 bring u into this world.

Then, she became ur nurse, ur chef, ur maid, ur chauffeur, ur biggest fan, ur teacher, & ur best friend.

She's struggled 4 u, cried over u, hoped d best 4 u, & prayed 4 u.

Most of us take our mom 4 granted. But there r people who have lost or never even seen theirs.

If you have a loving Mother who did all of this for you, you are very lucky, never devalue her worth because one day, you'll wish you hadn't!. To every women who is a mother, and to every other women who is going to be one day.

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Psychology of colors - Healing Herbs and Positive Emotion






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Body acne - Ano ang Dahilan at paano ito gamutin




Body acne: What causes it? How do you treat it?


People with facial acne know what a blow it can be to self-esteem, but body acne can also be a serious issue when it comes to an individual’s self-image.

It is very possible for someone without facial acne to have body acne, and it can lead to a reluctance to wear certain clothing, participate in activities like swimming or be available on the dating scene.

Body acne can be found most anywhere on the body, but is most commonly found on the chest, back, shoulders, and buttocks.

Most experts believe the condition is tied into genetics, and the thick skin on the body often has large pores, making outbreaks noticeable and severe.

The only two places invulnerable to body acne, because of a lack of sebaceous follicles, are the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

Though genetics are likely involved, no one knows the exact cause for body acne. What experts do know is body acne is easily aggravated by contact with damp, sweaty clothing.


What are the best ways to minimize body acne?

There is no way to eliminate irritation along the body completely, but wearing cotton clothing, showering after workouts and being aware of potential irritants can help reduce flare-ups. Other ways to control body acne include:

Wearing clothing made from fibers that wick moisture away from the skin

Using non-comedogenic moisturizers or gentle ones designed for the face

Applying a benzoyl peroxide product (which flushes follicles) to affected areas after showering
Using an acne cleanser for skin on the entire body
Carrying a handbag instead of a purse if the rubbing action causes acne
Avoiding fabric softeners or any laundry additives which leave residue on clothes




Can body acne be cured?

Because body acne is considered to be influenced by genetics, there may never be a way to be completely free from breakouts. That being said, there are ways to effectively treat body acne; some people do see almost complete resolution, though it can’t be called a cure.

According to Derma Cleanse, treating body acne is not like treating facial acne. For acne on the face, the treatment steps are usually: clean, clear and then treat. For body acne, treating and then cleansing can sometimes make a huge difference.

Treat first: For body acne, the application of a clay-based mask will allow excess oil to be absorbed while opening pores. Cleanse second: Once pores are open and the excess oil is removed, cleansers can more effectively penetrate the skin. Some experts then recommend following the treat-cleanse method with the application of a topical product containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

Both medications help reduce irritation and redness; however, benzoyl peroxide oxygenates the skin, making it an area inhospitable for acne bacteria. Salicylic acid helps break through layers of dead skin to deliver medication to trouble zones.

Both medications are effective against acne, but tolerance is different for each individual, and they should not be used together.

Prescription grade medications may also be used under the consultation of a dermatologist.

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Top 5 Na pagkain na nakaka pag pa Bata



Facelift food 1: Spinach
Spinach, like many other dark green leafy vegetables, is rich in an antioxidant called lutein. Not only is this great for healthy eyes, but more recent research has shown that it is also good for preventing wrinkles by helping to retain the skin's moisture and elasticity, increasing lipid levels and preventing damage caused by free radicals. Should You Deal With Skin Moles? The benefits of spinach do not stop there, however, as the leafy vegetable also has the power to reduce dark circles under the eyes due to its high levels of vitamins K and C.


Facelift food 2: Oysters
Besides being a well known aphrodisiac, oysters can also enhance your beauty. If you are suffering from pale, sallow skin or dark circles under your eyes, this may be due to vitamin B12 or iron deficiencies, both of which can cause anaemia. To beat pasty skin, try boosting your intake of these essential nutrients by stocking up on oysters, which have high levels of both. Other good sources include clams and mussels.


Facelift food 3: Garlic
It may not be the most fragrant of foods, but garlic is a superfood that can have great skin benefits. As a natural antibiotic with blood cleansing, immune boosting, antibacterial properties, garlic is an effective, cheap and healthy way to help treat acne naturally. While there are many reasons people suffer from spots, garlic - particularly when eaten raw and crushed - can help reduce future breakouts, while its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the swelling and inflammation of acne.


Facelift food 4: Avocados
Avocados often get a bad press due to their high levels of fats, however the healthy fats contained in an avocado can actually do wonders for your skin. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, avocados can help to moisturise your skin from the inside and increase collagen production, helping to prevent wrinkles . The anti-inflammatory properties of avocado are also good for helping to reduce acne and psoriasis, while the high levels of vitamin E will help to keep your skin supple and prevent premature ageing.


Facelift food 5: Bananas
Many people know that fluid retention is the primary cause of belly bloating , but it can also be responsible for a puffy face and bags under the eyes. Fortunately, fluid retention can be treated through the diet by redressing the body's sodium/potassium balance. As these two minerals work against each other to balance water in the body, too little potassium - or too much salt - is one of the most common causes of water retention. Redress this by increasing your intake of potassium through foods such as bananas. Other potassium rich foods include strawberries, melon and papaya; making a fresh fruit salad a great choice for a supple, youthful face.

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Important Tips About Drinking water - Read Me



Did you know??

Drinking water at the correct time Maximizes its effectiveness on the Human body :

1 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal -helps digestion

1glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack


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Friday, January 11, 2013

How To Prevent Frostbite and Hypothermia This Winter Season



Frostbite can be a very painful experience and can permanently damage parts of your body. Be sure you dress warm and don’t stay outside too long during very cold weather.

Prevent Frostbite and Hypothermia
What happens if you stay outside for too long? First, the parts of your body that are further away from your torso (such as fingers and toes) will begin to freeze. This is called frostbite. Eventually your body will begin to lose the heat it needs and your blood will begin to thicken, making it hard for your heart to pump blood. This is called hypothermia and can eventually lead to death.

Frostbite is damage to body tissue caused by that tissue being frozen. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately! If you must wait for help, slowly rewarm affected areas. However, if the person is also showing signs of hypothermia, warm the body core before the extremities.

Hypothermia is a serious medical emergency that occurs when the body’s temperature drops below 95° F (35° C). Without the proper amount of body heat the heart, lungs, and other organs cannot work correctly. As hypothermia worsens, it leads to the complete failure of the heart and lungs which then causes death.

In order to prevent this from happening you cannot stay outside for too long when it is cold. If you are outside you need to be dressed in warm winter clothes.

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Tips On How To Prevent Colds and Flu This Winter Season

Prevent Colds and Flu

Wash Your Hands

Most cold and flu viruses are spread by direct contact. Someone who has the flu sneezes onto their hand, and then touches the telephone, the keyboard, a kitchen glass. The germs can live for hours -- in some cases weeks -- only to be picked up by the next person who touches the same object. So wash your hands often. If no sink is available, rub your hands together very hard for a minute or so. That also helps break up most of the cold germs. Or rub an alcohol-based hand sanitizer onto your hands.

Washing your hands properly is an easy way to prevent sickness.


Don't Cover Your Sneezes and Coughs With Your Hands Because germs and viruses cling to your bare hands, muffling coughs and sneezes with your hands results in passing along your germs to others. When you feel a sneeze or cough coming, use a tissue, then throw it away immediately. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.

Don't Touch Your Face
Cold and flu viruses enter your body through the eyes, nose, or mouth. Touching their faces is the major way children catch colds, and a key way they pass colds on to their parents.

Get a Flu Shot
There are many flu clinics at grocery stores and pharmacies where you can get a flu shot for under $20. Or, if you prefer to see your regular doctor, you might consider getting the flu mist, which is a vaccine inhaled through the nasal passages.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Important Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids








61 Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

1.There is strong evidence that omega-3 fatty acids have a beneficial effect in bipolar disorder.
2.Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is associated with reduced mania and depression in juvenile bipolar disorder.
3.Clinical studies have reported that oral fish oil supplementation has beneficial effects in rheumatoid arthritis and among some asthmatics.
4.Fish oil improves tubular dysfunction, lipid profiles and oxidative stress in patients with IgA nephropathy.
5.Dietary supplementation with flaxseed oil lowers blood pressure in dyslipidaemic patients.
6.Omega 3 fatty acids improve the cardiovascular risk profile of subjects with metabolic syndrome, including markers of inflammation and auto-immunity.
7.Omega-3 in modest doses reduces cardiac deaths, and in high doses reduces nonfatal cardiovascular events.
8.Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids reduces the incidence of sudden cardiac death in patients with myocardial infarction.
9.Omega-3 fatty acid reduce the total mortality and sudden death in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
10.Raising blood levels of omega-3 fatty acid levels may be 8 times effective than distributing automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and 2 times more effective than implanting implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in preventing sudden death.
11.Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation reduces total mortality and sudden death in patients who have already had a heart attack. Consuming small quantities of fish is associated with a reduction in coronary heart disease.
12.Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D supplementation results in a substantial reduction in coronary calcium scores and slowed plaque growth.
13.Omega-3 fatty acids prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery.
14.Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation has a therapeutic effect in children with ADHD. A combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as magnesium and zinc consumption provide a beneficial effect on attentional, behavioural, and emotional problems of children and adolescents.
15.Fish oil supplementation has a significant therapeutic effect on children with autism.
16.Omega-3 fatty acids appear to be an effective treatment for children with autism. The consumption of omega-3 fatty acid supplements decreases homocysteine levels in diabetic patients.
17.Omega-3 fatty acids improve macro- and microvascular function in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
18.In patients with stable coronary artery disease, an independent and inverse association exists between n-3 fatty acid levels and inflammatory biomarkers. Omega-3 fatty acids improve endothelial function in peripheral arterial disease.
19.Fish oil has a beneficial effect on blood viscosity in peripheral vascular disease. 20.Fish oil supplementation improves walking distance in peripheral arterial disease.
The omega-3 fatty acid docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) reduces the risk of peripheral arterial diseaseassociated with smoking.
An 8-month treatment with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) has a positive effects, such as decreasing inflammation, in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Omega-3 fatty acids may have a protective effect against mucus over-production caused by pulmonary bacterial colonization in cystic fibrosis.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation reduces inflammatory biomarkers, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and interleukin-8 concentrations in cystic fibrosis patients. DHA increases resistance to Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. EPA supplementation has therapeutic value in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C patients. EPA and DHA have therapeutic value in the treatment of systemic lupus erythmeatosus.
Omega-3 fish oil reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acid intake reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and total mortalityin diabetic women. Higher plasma concentrations of EPA and DPA are associated with a lower risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction among women.
Omega-3 fatty acid consumption is inversely associated with incidence of hypertension. Fish oil, but not flaxseed oil, decreases inflammation and prevents pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction.
The consumption of fish reduces the risk of ischemic stroke in elderly individuals.
A moderate intake of EPA and DHA may postpone cognitive decline in elderly men.
Omega-3 fatty acids may have a therapeutic effect on postpartum depression.
Omega-3 fatty acids may have therapeutic value in the treatment of dry eye syndrome.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation exhibits therapeutic value in the treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomatology.
Fish consumption reduces the risk of ischemic stroke in men.
Omega-3 Fatty acids supplementation prevents and reverses insulin resistance.
Omega-3 fatty acids prevent the formation of urinary calcium oxalate stone formation.
Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for children with bronchial asthma.
Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation may contribute to the prevention of early preterm birth in both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. Fish consumption is associated with a 63% reduction in prostate cancer-specific mortality.
Omega 3 fatty acids decrease the severity of autoimmune disorders. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may have a therapeutic role in attenuating pulmonary hypertension.
Omega-3 fatty acids resulted in an improvement in weight bearing in dogs with osteoarthritis. Primary open-angle glaucoma patients have reduced blood levels of DHA and EPA.
Omega-3 fatty acids alleviate insulin resistance and fatty liver in obese mice. Intake of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids from fish may be associated with a reduced prevalence of allergic rhinitis. Cod liver oil (omega-3 Fatty Acids) reduces the need for NSAIDs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids has significant therapeutic benefits and drug sparing activity in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Diets containing EPA and DHA have an inhibitory effect on breast cancer growth and metastasis.
Dietary Omega-3 fatty acids may protect smokers against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Omega-3 fatty acids were shown to be more effective than placebo for depression in both adults and children in small controlled studies and in an open study of bipolar depression.
The omega-3 fatty acid EPA is as effective as fluoxetine (Prozac) in treating major depressive disorder. A diet low in trans-unsaturated fat and rich in omega-3 fatty acids and olive oil may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Higher intake of omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of pneumonia.


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3 Important Health Tips Para Kay Baby




(Tips from Doctors Willie and Liza Ong) MANILA, Philippines -- While almost everyone longs for natural, baby soft skin, it should be remembered that such still requires proper care. Baby's skin is a lot different from adults — it's more delicate and sensitive, and is not used to dealing with chemicals and other elements that exist outside a mother's womb.



Given this, parents and guardians should be more careful with baby's skin. Here are 5 tips from Filipino doctors Liza and Willie Ong in keeping baby's skin soft, smooth and healthy each day:
1. Baby soap and shampoo. Your baby's soap (or body wash) and shampoo should be different from what you are currently using, since his or her skin is more sensitive.
2. Lukewarm water. Use clean, lukewarm water (not hot, warm or cold) to wash your baby's head and body. To make sure that the water feels comfortable to the touch, place your elbow to check its temperature before using it on your baby. Remove all jewelry that may scratch your baby's skin or cause rashes during the bath. Then, pat your baby dry with a towel.
3. Lotion for dry skin. If your baby's skin is dry, apply lotion after every bath. Make sure that it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals.
4. Cotton clothes for baby. It's best to dress your baby in loose, cotton fabrics since these are easy on the skin. Cotton clothes easily allow air to pass through, and help absorb sweat.
5. Limited exposure to sun. Your baby need not be directly exposed to sunlight to reap its medical benefits. It's enough to have him or her near the window, ideally before 8 a.m. It's highly discouraged to have your baby outdoors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when the sun is most harmful to the skin.

With these tips, your baby will see better days ahead.



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