Wednesday, May 6, 2009
HAPPY DAD'S DAY!
To all mothers in the world, Happy Mother's Day!!!
To all mothers in the world that keep the "living entity" inside their womb, Happy Mother's Day!!!
And to all mothers to be, BUT DUE TO FRUSTRATION, CONFUSION AND BEWILDERMENT,
they drop themselves to the option of ABORTION, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
NOTE: GREAT THANKS TO FLICKER, SPECIALLY TO JAMSHEL'S PHOTOSTREAM, great photo expressionist!
Monday, May 4, 2009
The Exercise Factor
Medical science strongly supports the importance of regular exercise. A group of middle-aged men and women followed a fitness program. They showed lower level of blood sugar, fats , cholesterol, and gains in flexibility, strength, and stamina. Longer programs reaped greater benefits such as reduced tensions, improved respiratory capacity, lowered body fat, and increase in one’s sense of well-being.
With regular exercise, the metabolic rate increase, the digestive and circulatory system improve, the heart muscles grow stronger, and the skin acquires glow.
Regular exercise could mean a 5-mile brisk walk a day, swimming, taichi, biking, or yoga asanas. But if you have a heart or uterus problem, jogging is not advisable.
General yoga practice helps combat obesity by toning muscles and enhancing body awareness and willpower, facilitating a more sensible eating pattern. Abdominal contractions prevent and reduce fat bellies and lessen the risk of incurring back disorders.
The Ayurvedas has many recommendations for losing weight. Using lemon juice is a very effective means. This is like going to a juice fasting, which also cleanses your body of all toxins.
On the first day, juice or three pieces of lemon mixed with an equal amount of water should be given. One lemon per day should be added until the juice of 12 lemons is consumed per day. The number should be decreased in the same order until three lemons are taken a day You will feel hungry and weak on the first two days, but after that, your condition will stabilize.
Another formula is using bananas and skimmed milk. The daily diet is restricted to six bananas and four glasses of skimmed milk for a period of 10 to 15 days. Then green vegetables may be gradually added, reducing the intake of bananas from six to four. Continue this diet until you achieve the desire weight level. Bananas are ideal for overweight people as it has practically non sodium.
Base on some recent researches, cabbage has a valuable ingredient called tartonic acid which inhibits the conversion of sugar and carbohydrates into fat. Taking cabbage salad would be one of the simplest and painless ways of staying slim. A hundred grams of cabbage yields only 27 kilocalories of energy, while the same quantity of wheat bread will yield about 240 calories, so you get fewer calories while having a lasting feeling of fullness in the stomach. It is also easily digestible.
Losing the first few pounds is easy as this is only water, but shedding the next ones will be a bit hard. Don’t get discourage by this. A steady weight loss is better than an abrupt one because it stays, provided that you also maintain this with proper food intake.
Have a better healthful feeling and “thoughts”
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Upon rising, drink a glass of purer fruit juice, herb tea, or apple cider vinegar which is about a teaspoon mixed with honey and hot water. This apple cider vinegar with water concoction is an effective slimming formula for me as it has been for many centuries. Apple cider melts fatty deposits in your bloodstream so it enhances the circulation of blood.
For breakfast, you can have some muesli with yogurt and tahini or whole grain cereal with skimmed or soy milk. Some alternatives would be fresh fruit with wheat germs and yogurt, or toasted bread with sunflower margarine and honey or savory spread. Drink herb tea, cereal coffee substitute, or pure fruit juice.
For lunch, we have some vegetarian savory made with cheese, nuts or grains or legumes, with a selection of vegetables in season. Or have a mixed vegetable salad with baked unpeeled potato or baked onions. For dessert, try a soaked dried fruit, baked apple, fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, natural fruit jelly, or a tofu dessert, which is tofu is eaten with dried fruit, fresh fruit , or honey.
For supper, eat the kind of food you had for lunch but do so before 6p.m. Or, you could have something light, like a vegetable soap or fruit. You can also try a mixed salad and yogurt with some vegetarian savory and tofu.
Herbal tea are vital whether you are on a diet or not because they have a string of health benefits. These tea concoctions help reduce body weight. You can try chamomile tea and lemon. This done by boiling a cup of water to a slice of lemon and one teaspoon of chamomile. Cover and leaved overnight. Drink it first thing in the morning. Or, you drink a glass of unsweetened grape juice before breakfast and another in the afternoon. Another concoction is prepared using onions. Chopped onion is added to a glass of boiling water. Then add a few drops of lemon juice. Drink this first thing in the morning.
Aloe vera is a wonderful tonic that requires sugar and fat metabolism. You can drink two teaspoon of aloe vera mixed with apple juice. If you do not like the taste of aloe vera, you can take this in capsule from which is available at healthfood store
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tons of people worry on how to unload those excess baggage, getting rid of flab - slimming.
Going by today's standards, to be slim is to be attractive. to look lean and mean with firm muscles is the anxiety which results in making aerobic and other fitness centers thrive as a booming business. Fitness programs with treatments compete for your hard-earned money, all promising to make you shed 20 to 30 unwanted pounds. Fat burners and slimming teas abound in the shelves of health food stores. Those without patience with the programs get an instant liposuction, surgical shortening of the small intestines or sewing of the stomach so to be smaller.
Weight loss actually is not a big problem with which to be burdened. To lose that excess weight is desirable, not just for superficial reason of so-called beauty standards. Actually, it is quite sad that people see others on the basis of the person within that body.
But be sure to lose that excess weight because having more fat in the body slows one down , invite diseases, and cause fatigue. Please consider that the first reason why one may be over-eating, though. Is it due to some emotional problem, or some glandular disorders? From there you can adopt a program for a more healthy living
Attention to diet is crucial. Your body is the result of your current eating habits. If your body is sickly or heavy on the scale, introduce changes gradually. Changing to a new good diet should not mean making abrupt stressful adjustment. You must be aware of the desirable and undesirable food identity.
You must be aware of your individual requirements. Many of my friends who work with computers like to nibble while working. What do they nibble? Some salty, sweet processed junk food. It must be hard for them to go a weight control diet program. But still, you must find a healthy substitute to eat like dried fruits and fruit juices.
Work within a sensible framework, and occasional treats can be enjoyed without harm. Eat food as close to their natural state as possble. Add more raw food at the start of the meal, or follow the main meal suggestion twice a week, then three times until you are close to the recomended pattern.
Having fiber in one's food is essential to anyone even if he/she is not in some trimming down program. Fiber comes from whole plants, wholen grains, vegetables, and fruits. it is bsically composed of the edible plant which forms the plant cell walls. Fiber is neither digested or absorbed in the small intestine; it is digested in the large intestine. Some of the digested products actually get into the body and significantly reduce the production of cholesterol.
Fiber is mainly a source of complex carbohydrates which releases gradual energy level into our blood sugar. Complex carbohydrates also does'nt shoot up our blood sugar leaving our body suddenly depleted with energy, a reaction given of by simple carbohydrates.
According to medical findings, fiber may protect you against cancer, may reduce the risk of coronay heart disease and help control obesity and diabetes. Fiber is essential in fostering healthy bowel movement and protects us against gall-stones, reduces cholesterol levels and ensures better health.
Avoid white bread, white sugar, dyed or artificially sweetened foods and drinks. Avoid meat, if possible, specially red meat. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains like oats, brown rice and wheat. Take multi-vitamins and minerals three times a day. Minimize or avoid intake of artificial salt. Pay attention to trace minerals such as zinc and sulphur which are good for the skin.
Perhaps you have heard that when you are on a diet, one of the basic rules is NOT to starve yourself. Rather, you must eat the proper food that can lessen your weight but still provide energy for your body. To be continued......"thoughts"
Thanks to Marilitz "thoughts".
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Death experienced is a very painful experience.
It is common to see the loved ones of the person who just passed away, mourning and crying all tears at the funeral in front of the casket of the person who left them. They are in full misery, out of loved to the person who just died. They are missing the happy moments with him and everything around him. Whatever the relation they have to the person a wife or husband, father, mother, son, daughter or whatever, it is really painful specially when you have a long time of togetherness and bonding. Specially when the person is of good character even neighbors mourns for his death.
A loving husband so dear to his wife and children brings sorrows and pain to the ones being left behind and it will takes time to heal the pain. A responsible father, a good provider, a counselor and a good husband will be remembered by all the rest of his family. He did not bring any problems at home but instead he takes all the responsibility and give solutions to all members and kin. Everyone is proud for him and every good deeds he made was always praise at his wake, everything, his achievements, everything.
“Is daddy in heaven?” A tearful question of a young girl address to her mother.
The pain of death of a loved one is understandable, but do we ever think of the situation of the one who died? Yes, maybe at the time of his death bed, dying from a painful disease we can see or imagine his pain. But do we ever think of the pain while leaving your loved ones? Let put ourselves to the “one” leaving our loved ones, to the one dying…….
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Enjoy life while young….the question is, it is enjoyable?
People of an early age get to enjoy life to the fullest, they can eat anything they want, they can drink sky is the limit and have sex till they last drop. They can party all night and enjoy their favorite sports with less exhaustion and their energy back the next day. Young queer ones explore new adventures with drugs, smoking and alcohol but ignorance is no excuse, these stuffs for sure limits life’s extension.
Aging people try to extend their desire to enjoy or rather they try to extend being young for the reason of enjoyment, insecurities and frustrations. As men suffers erectile dysfunction, women has menopause stage. This is how the “ripe” faces old age problem, but they still find solutions to these. Viagra is one, hormones injection and other options. Women take advances of the high technology of cosmetics to erase wrinkles, face sagging and every signs of aging that manifest on their face. They now attend to their fitness to maintain their attractive sexy figures afraid of being left behind. Their enjoyment to eat they can is limit and minimize because of their aging situation.
Old people must or they do realized that their time limit is now set….set to the next level? Whether one likes it or not, there is no matter of choices, it is bound that the next thing to old age is dead(another blog).
I just want to express the thoughts of old age and its miseries. Do we have to wait for this time to come where we can not cope to it or make a prompt before we age? Do we need to experience wanting to enjoy but our body cannot? Old peoples mind has still the strong urges to enjoy(sex) but their body cannot react to it. Do we need to experience living in the home for the aged, alone? Just left alone thinking of the good or bad memoirs in the past. Do we need to experience lapses of memory before we can remember Our Father, A Savior or a merciful God, who is just waiting for us to approach Him and ask help or forgiveness, probably before we go old.
We must prepare ourselves by knowing that time is one factor in life that we cannot retrieve. The memories of an old man is the one left enjoyable to him and the same time is painful. Let us not waste the time of being young and energetic. “Human life is meant for thoughtfulness”.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
When the sperm enters the fallopian tube, it dies because it is alienated to it, it is not the compatible domain for them. It becomes toxic and secretes poison to the mother and must under go a major operation to remove the fallopian tube.
It takes more than 36 weeks to complete the development from fetus to a fully grown baby. Science has its researches and the scriptures tells it. When the tiny human comes out of the womb, it cries, it is alive and kicking and the mother was joyful. It takes time till he crawls, sit, mumbles words and walk. As he grew up, he passes again different stages, the age of puberty, adolescent stage until he develop into a full grown man or woman. The body undergoes different changes as it grows just like a butterfly that started from a cocoon or a frog from a tag pole.
As time goes, he was now attracted to the opposite sex, got married and build his own family and have children of his own. (Not to speak of the engagement in life,upbringing, education, work, and other social problems, it’s another series of post) And his children begets children too.
Now this is cycle 3, he is now an adult and aging. Old age limits one’s propensities, sight becomes poor, a need of hearing aid and viagra at night. Old people becomes aware of their diet. They cannot eat all what they want like in the younger days. The are limit to eating lots of fruits and vegetables now, no alcohol, not even moderate and no smoking. The erectile dysfunction is visible and a need for more walking and excersises.
Scientist research for the “fountain of youth” was a total frustration. One cannot enjoy life at an aging stage. The mind is very eager and desirous to enjoy but the body cannot. We can slow down old age but we cannot stop the next cyle.
One of my taichi teacher told me that taichi is not for old people but rather it is for young, because it effects the whole body as a whole to slow down aging. It affects the circulation of blood, the air we breath in and our energy retains. Taichi has an innumerable effect to the practitioner.
Do we need to reach this stage and start to ascend back? Well it is better late than never or what the hell about it, we will all get old and die. Enjoy life while young……to be continued
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
At start up.
“Life begins at 40″? Well, life begins when tiny sperms race to the fertile grounds inside the womb, it begins during conception. When these sperms touches this fertile ground, life begins. Just like a seed that touches the ground, goes underneath and watered, the seed grows into a seedling.
The pros & the antis of the society debate on this. The anti-abortion is the pro-life while the pro-abortion is anti-life(sounds strange). The pros think that the baby in the womb is not yet living or no life at all or should they say that “it”, the baby is not consciousness until it comes out from the womb, then “it” is alive.
The antis or the pro-life states that the baby inside the womb is alive, it grows day by day, week by week, and months. Science proves these cycles of growing while inside the womb, the growing of nails, eyes, hairs and sexual organs. When the sperms landed to a place called the fallopian tube, the sperms dies and become toxic and kills the mother within 24hrs.
To be continued….
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is a tribute to the "master rapper", Francis "Kiko" Magalona, an artist, a photograher and a nationalist. He passed away at the age of 44 last March 6 after battling leukemia since august of last year. He left behind 8 children and wife Pia.
He was a great composer and singer. He expressed his nationalism via his songs and he led young fans to it. "He was a good friend", this is how his friends in the music industry described him as well as the media people and the close people he worked with in shows, movies and music. He was loved by his fellow musicians because he was a real artist with no-nonsense voice from his lyrics. "He was a good man", this is how the people from politicians to actors and media networks described him because he works and communicate well.
But most of all he was a good father, husband and family man. I once saw an article of him and his family way back years ago were his siblings was only 6. It describes his way of life inside his home, a loving wife and happy children. As his body rest for days at the funeral parlor, tens of thousands of admirers view his remains including ex-president Aquino and ex-first lady Imelda Marcos and innumerable artists from both music and film industry.
At the eulogy, i am touch from the speech of Francis' children, and thats where i heard "One Love". Francis "Kiko" Magalona was the "Master Rapper" it is but for me he is a loving father and a real good man for preaching one love to his children. I wish all father would be, including me. CHEERS to FRANCIS M.