Monday, 22 September 2008

China milk problem, so how now?

Are you drinking milk?
Are your kids drinking milk?
Are your elders drinking milk?

Have you ever asked yourself why do you need to drink milk? Is it because the advertisement tell you that drinking milk is good? Or the government says drinking milk is good? The question is, have you ever asked yourself what's the real purpose of drinking milk?

Most likely, your answer is to supplement calcium. Because I need calcium, that is why I need to drink milk. Nothing more, nothing less. However, let's ask ourselves whether milk is the best source of calcium intake.

Positive score: 1 point. Because we get calcium from Milk.

What about negative scores? - 3
  1. Milk is mucus forming. That means, it causes allergy. If you or your kids have sinus problem, I suggest you remove milk or any dairy related products from your diet.
  2. Milk increases the risk of hormone related cancer such as prostate or breast cancer.
  3. Milk increases the risk of type 1 diabetes in children.
Total score board is -2. So you can see, taking milk causes more harm than good. Since there is a health scarce now around the World, why not take the opportunity to stop drinking milk?

Calcium intake can be supplement through fruits, vegetables and meat. If not, you can take Nutrilite protein powder, Daily, Double X or Calcium Magnesium. Just follow the bottle instructions.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Plastic and Us

Recently, there is more awareness how plastic can affect our body. I believe some of us have been following the news regarding BPA. BPA stands for Bisphenol A. According to studies, BPA is presence in all polycarbonate products. What does that mean?

BPA is cancerous. It affects our endorince

News about BPA around the World, but not Singapore. Why? We are World class in other stuffs, except health stuffs.
EU Assessment said it is safe. You decide for yourself.

BPA is used in various products. To put it simply, if the plastic is made of poly something that you can't pronounce, most likely it contains BPA. Here's the situation, many of us grew up with plastic around us. So, how does it harm us? One thing that we know for sure, BPA affects the endocrine system.
The endocrine system is very much involve with the body metabolism. According to the Lang study that is published this month (Sept 08), people with high level of BPA in their urine are significantly with both cardiovascular (heart diseases) and metabolism challenges (Diabetes). So what do you think?

When we eat take away food, the food is stored in plastic styrofoam box. Does styrofoam contain BPA? I still remember, in my childhood days, my mother always used our metal container to pack take away food. Those days, there is no such thing as styrofoam box.

When we drink soft drinks, have you ever thought that those plastic bottles contain BPA?

What about using those paper cup laced with some sort of plastic? How does it affect us when we pour hot drink into it? Did you realize that it actually softens?

When these plastic chemicals leak and goes into our body, it will affect our Liver tremendously. Afterall, our Liver is the only organ that can remove these toxins. Actually, I'm not sure if it can really remove it.

So for now, I will really suggest that we stay away from plastic as much as possible.

Do take Milk Thistle regularly to strengthen our Liver. Take 4 Milk Thistle per night every night.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Food for thought for Cancer Recovery

What's the similarity between a baby and a cancer patient who has just finished his or her chemo? Hmm... you may wondering why am I comparing them?

For a simple reason, their cells are growing. A baby is dividing the cells rapidly because they are on rapid growth track. A cancer patient has all his or her good cells killed during the treatment and thus, they need to recover asap. That means, they need to grow their good cells back in order to fully recover. Not just that, both baby and a cancer patient are very vulnerable to infections. Thus, both must build up their immune system. So what do you think? Are they similar now?

If that's the case, what food should a cancer patient eat? Before I answer that question. Let me ask you, what kind of food would you feed a baby or a growing child? Think hard... Because, this will be your answer.

Now, you have to answer these questions seriously.

  • Will you feed a baby breast milk or formula milk?
  • Will you feed a growing child nutritious food or junk food?
  • Will you feed the baby or growing child with food that is easily digestible or those that will make you feel bloated?
  • Will you feed the baby or growing child with liver-friendly food or junk food?
  • Will you feed the kids with more fruit and vegetables or more meat?
  • What kind of cooking method will you employ? deep fried or steam/water cooking?
  • What kind of cooking utensils will you use? Non-stick or traditional wok or pan?
  • What kind of water will you let them drink? Soft drink or just plain filtered water?
  • Do you let the growing child/baby drink coffee/tea or just plain filtered water?
  • Drink hot/warm or cold water?
  • Hot/warm or cold food?
  • Protein Powder or Dairy products?
  • Do you prefer the kid to do light exercise or simply stay at home and do nothing?
  • Will you feed the baby or growing child with medicine/anti-biotic or high quality supplements to cure the illness?
Let me tell you a joke. There was once an American asked a German why both of them smoke so much, drink so much beer and yet, the Americans die earlier? The Germans think for quite a while and give the following answer. "You Americans eat a lot of fast food and we eat only fresh food."

Does this joke tell us something? Well, we need to eat more raw food than those junk food.

Why raw food? The nutritional value of the food is preserved. That is why the European tends to eat more salad and fruits than the Americans. Furthermore, the European tends to use a lot of high quality Olive Oil in their salad, which gives them the necessary good oil for the body. The European love to eat fresh fruits and they are more pro to Organic stuffs than the Americans. And that is why the Germans live longer than the Americans.

A typical diet should be 80% raw and 20% cooked. The higher the raw, the better it is. Raw food is easy on the stomach, friendly to the Liver and good for the entire body.

Should you want to eat rice, what kind of rice will you eat? white rice or full-grain rice? I will recommend that you eat Millet rice. It is easy on the stomach, it is full-grain and most importantly, it helps to heal the body.

So, before you want to buy food or drink for the cancer patient, ask yourself this question. Is this good for the baby or the growing child. If it is not good for them, then I will encourage you to look for alternatives for the cancer patient.

Then what about supplements?

  • At least 4 x Bio-C per day. More is merrier.
  • Always take LHF breakfast.
  • 1 x COQ10 per day.
  • Take at least 16 Lecithin E per day. Divide the dose. Take more the merrier.
  • At least 1 x Nutri-bifidus in one of the meals.
  • At least 2 Salmon Omega Fish capsule per day.
  • 4 x Milk Thistle before sleep.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Supplements during fasting month

To all my Malay friends,

Here are some recommendations for you to consider:

1) I would recommend you to take LHF power breakfast to break fast. A very simple reason is because it is easier to digest after having no food in the stomach for the entire day. Furthermore, it helps to restore your digestive system. Thereafter, you can consider taking your normal food.

2) Take this opportunity to heal your Liver. Take 2 milk thistle together with your LHF breakfast and 2 before you sleep. Also, after you wake up, take squeezed lemon juice with warm water.

3) Go low on carbohydrates if possible. This is a good month to balance your blood sugar. 

4) This is the month that you will lose weight if you are on the over-weight side. Also, because you are not eating in the entire day, your fat will burn a lot and this will create a lot of oxidative stress. Take your Bio-C, Lecithin E and Multi-carotene. Lecithin E can be any amount. Bio-C take at least 4 or more in divided dose. As for Multi-carotene, take at least3 to 4. Stop if your skin turn orange.

5) Remember to do light exercise like walking. 

Happy Fasting Month!!!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Getting Pregnant

Have you and your wife working hard to conceive?

Well to put it simply, before you guys start trying, there is something you must really do. Forget about the doctor advice. That is, to test your quality first and this is very important.

Many doctors will tell you to try first. If it doesn't work, then let's check it out. I always wonder why such advice is given. Don't you think it is more important to check whether your raw material is good to go first before trying?

I have friends who had tried for one year with no result. Thereafter, went for checkout and the result showed either one quality was bad. Thus, they couldn't get any result. If they had knew it right from the start, his wife would have delivered by now.

Isn't that interesting? So, before you guys really want to start working on it, go for a checkup first.

Omega Fish Oil, Bio-C, Daily, Double X and EPO Plus for woman are good supplements to start with.

New Studies conclude Omega 3's, not Statins, Cut Risk of Heart Deaths

Saw this article in Patrick Holford's website. It is really important for us to take Salmon Omega fish oil.

Like what Stephen Lee said, at least 2 per day.


New Studies conclude Omega 3's, not Statins, Cut Risk of Heart Deaths

Fish oils are better than cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. That's the conclusion of two long-term studies, published this week in the Lancet medical journal. The studies compared the effects of giving patients with heart failure cholesterol-lowering statin drugs or omega 3 fish oils versus placebo. Those given omega 3 fats had a significantly reduced risk of death or hospitalisation, while the statin drugs had no effect. Those taking 1 gram a day of omega 3 fats cut their risk of mortality by 9% and risk of admission to hospital by 8% compared to placebo. Those taking statins had no reduction in risk after almost four years on the drug.

This adds to the weight of evidence in favour of upping omega 3 intake, both from diet and supplements. Taking 1 gram of omega 3 fish oil a day, as given in this study, is equivalent to eating a serving of oily fish almost every day.

It also confirms growing evidence of ineffectiveness of statin drugs in reducing mortality, both in healthy people and those with heart failure. A previous meta-analysis of trials giving statins to healthy people found no difference in mortality after almost four years use.

Despite growing evidence of ineffectiveness the UK government remain committed to prescribing statins to millions of people, and GPs are financially rewarded for doing so. In the US there is a move to prescribe statins to 8 year olds as a preventative measure against future heart disease.

When this trial was designed, some medical experts even expressed concern that it was unethical to give heart-failure patients placebos because they were so confident of the benefit of statin therapy. According to the lead researcher Dr Philip Poole-Wilson from Imperial College, London "The results ultimately should humble researchers, especially as they serve as reminder that medical decisions should be guided by science, and not strongly held opinion." Gissi-Hf Investigators.Lancet. 2008

Friday, 5 September 2008

Beware, the junk food trap

Beware, the junk food trap

By Shuhada Elis

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Breakfast cereals, aggressively advertised and promoted as healthy food for children, are making them fat, even obese.

Do not be fooled by the nutritional benefits printed on cereal boxes as the food inside is laden with fat, sugar and salt.This damning judgment is contained in the Junk Food Trap Report released by Consumers International (CI) here yesterday.

Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) secretary-general Muhammad Sha'ani Abdullah warned that the junk food trap would cause hypertension, diabetes and high-cholesterol problems in Malaysia to soar.

Fomca is a member of CI.

Sha'ani said the impact such food had on Malaysian children and the national health budget was "too alarming" to ignore.

Last year, the Health Ministry spent RM180 million or 20 per cent of its RM900 million budget on drugs for chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.

CI Kuala Lumpur regional office head Datuk Indrani Thuraisingham said children brought up on these cereals, as well as fast food and drinks, faced a "health time bomb".

The Junk Food Trap Report revealed that each 100g box of cereal could contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar.

The report was compiled based on a study of foods targeted at children below the age of 16, marketed by six multinational companies in eight countries.

Indrani said the research found that children were falling for the marketing ploys of foods that were high in fat, sugar and salt.

"These companies share the same characteristics. They use cartoon characters, cele-brities, free toys and competitions to attract children.

"But their food and drinks have a negative impact on children's health."

The research was conducted from April to June by CI representatives in Malaysia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand and the Philippines.

Indrani said fast food companies were also using insidious ways to sell to children, such as setting up membership clubs.

She said one international fast food chain had about 58,000 members in its club.

"Sometimes these companies go to schools to conduct activities, an indirect way of marketing to kids."

Sha'ani said Fomca would urge the government to develop stringent guidelines against the marketing of unhealthy food.

"Junk food marketing is a serious threat that we should address. They should stop promoting unhealthy food in schools in whatever form."

Fomca would ask for funding from the Health Ministry to conduct research on the impact of food marketing to children as it wanted the government to focus on preventive health care.

Sha'ani said it would also lobby the government to adopt the International Code on Marketing of Foods and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children, which had been submitted to the World Health Organisation.

Among the code's guidelines are a ban on radio or TV advertisements of unhealthy food from 6am to 9pm, ban on the inclusion of free toys or cartoon characters in food packaging and a ban on using new media, such as the Internet, and text messaging to lure the children.

Fri, Sep 05, 2008