Living Well, Fit & Healthy


By Paul Chong
A Chinese by Descent
An Australian by Consent

Sunday, 22 July 2018According to the Laws of Nature, everything works systematically: the earth rotates daily on its own axis, the moon goes round the earth monthly, & the earth in turn revolves annually round the sun. If the planetary system were to fail, what kind of catastrophe would occur – your guess would be as good as mine.

By the same token, the train, plane, car engines & all forms of machinery work & function on the same principle of system. In this transformative age, it’s the same with the simple home computer to the super computer. Only one tiny part of the system going wrong is enough to cause chaos.

Physiologically, our human body is no different. I don’t have to be a doctor to understand this simple fact. In the field of sales, I used to instruct my sales force to abide by this golden rule: Simplicity sells, complexity repels. Another golden rule that I stressed: since God gave us two ears & one mouth, we should listen twice as much as we talk. It;s like saying you can win an argument but lose the sale.

In the case of our physical fitness & wellness, whatever the doctor says, I believe in simplicity.
This is the Life’s Formula to go by: ESS.

Let’s expand on this ESS Formula:
E means Eating well & in moderation. You are what you eat. Also Early rising with some form of daily Exercise suited to the age factor. Going further, E would mean living life with Excitement, Enthusiasm & Emotion – the three great Es.

The first letter S means Sleeping well. Just how much sleep is required is often a controversial issue. Personally, I should know my own body better than any doctor. I know when I am well & when I am not without having to consult the doctor. With all the scam about drugs & how doctors & pharmaceuticals work hand in hand in the promotion of drug usage, I stay clear & believe in natural healing. Believe you me, our mind is a powerful weapon in the healing process.

DAILY ROUTINE
11pm to 3am    Most Blood in the LIVER
Detoxication (4 Hours). SLEEP
WELL.
3am to 5am    Most Blood in the LUNGS
Breathe in Fresh Air –
EXERCISE WELL.

5am to 7am    Most Blood in Large
INTESTINES . . . Poop
Time. SHIT WELL.
7am to 9am    Most Blood in STOMACH
Breakfast – EAT WELL.

As can be seen from the above daily routine, you should SHIT WELL during the hours of 5 am to 7 am when most blood is in the large intestines. What goes in must come out – expel all the unwanted waste to stay healthy.

Your vehicle will not function if the exhaust pipe is blocked.
We are now the oldest we’ve ever been and yet, the youngest we’ll ever be again. So embrace each moment of your life, make it count, do not let go of what you’ve learned – experience is there for a reason and mistakes are part of it. Remind yourself of the wisdom you’ve gained and, as the years advance, make sure you age with grace.

Please don’t ever neglect your personal grooming. Be well groomed, look smart & clean. Put on a smiling face to attract rather to repel. The worst thing is to reek like garlic or to smell unpleasantly. Stay on your own & be financially independent. Enjoy your family members & have a good close circle of friends. Don’t ever retire . . . be up & doing. In this respect, I like Nike’s advertisement: Just Do It!

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There we are, physical fitness & health all in nutshell.

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An Orgasm a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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Let me share this highly scientific article with you. Damn good article, you guys better get to work.

In an age when it seems everything we enjoy will either kill you outright or destroy the planet, scientists have finally discovered a pearl amidst all the do’s and don’ts. According to Dr. Oz, having 200 orgasms a year will reduce your physiologic age by six years. In other words, orgasms are not one of life’s pleasures; they actually help you live longer.

 Who knew?

Apparently, researchers at Duke University had an inkling. The 200 orgasms Dr. Oz recommends is based on a study that followed people over time and tracked the amount and quality of sex they had. As a result, they found a correlation between overall health, longevity, and the amount of orgasms people experienced.

Another study following 1,000 people in Britain found those who had two orgasms each week had only half the death rate of others who had sex once a month or less. So the data is in – if you want to have a long and healthy life have lots of really good sex!

 

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

In addition to adding years to your life, orgasms are good for the mind, body, and soul. Not only are they extremely pleasurable, they have a positive effect on just about every body process, from boosting the immune system to relieving depression. Here are a few more health benefits that come with orgasms:

Tension relief – Orgasms can bring about total relaxation and are a perfect anecdote to the stresses of the day. Physical and mental stress is a proven precursor of many diseases.

Orgasms improve sleep – After orgasm, blood pressure drops and your body is calmed which leads to a relaxed state where sleep can occur. A lack of sleep leads to a host of physical and mental disorders. Sex could be the ultimate natural sleeping pill.

Alleviates depression – Sex releases feel good endorphins as well as other hormones that have a positive effect on mood.

Boosts immunity – Orgasms release DHEA, a powerful chemical that helps keep the immune system optimized. Also, research shows people who have frequent sex have 30% more immunoglobin A, an antibody known to improve the immune system.

Muscle strength – All muscle contractions that occur during orgasm help strengthen those muscles. This is especially true for the uro-genital tract in women. Stronger muscles in the pelvic floor help with incontinence and childbirth.

Ease pain – Sex and orgasm causes the release of oxytocin, a natural opiate that is a powerful analgesic. Both pain from arthritis and headaches can be eased by orgasm.

Increased blood flow – Orgasms pump up blood flow to carry fresh oxygen and nutrients to every cell and organ in your body. This is largely due to the deep breathing and muscle contractions that occur during orgasm. 

May decrease cancer risks – Research is underway to determine if sex can decrease the risk of prostate and other cancers.

Obviously, a great sex life between partners has always been recognized as a catalyst for emotional well-being and the richly satisfying connection between two people. That alone is reason enough to engage in frequent sex with the one you’re committed to. But when you consider the added physical health benefits, even if you fall short of the recommended 200 ‘dosage’, lots of sex and numerous orgasms seems to be just what the doctor ordered.

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Coconuts Stabilizing Blood Sugar & Other Benefits

PC/Friday, 27 September 2013

images-1 People living in the tropics are very familiar with coconuts, but sometimes familiarity breeds contempt in that people tend to forget or take for granted the very goodness of coconut. I was looking at an old recipe book for Indian food and the instruction was to add the coconut milk at the end, i.e. not to boil the coconut milk. 

We have often been told that coconuts are good for you, but more that we are virtually ignorant. So here then are the facts.

Did You Know…

. . . that coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that amply provides for all human needs?

They can even save your life!

images Few people (even fewer doctors) understand how important the coconut is to stabilizing blood sugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replacing blood plasma in an emergency.

Referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live”) in ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal , antibiotic, antiviral , and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world.

Yet, it has only been recently that modern researchers have begun to fully discover the massive health benefits this amazing fruit offers.

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To give just one example of coconuts’ life-saving properties, they were used extensively in the Pacific during World War II. Since blood plasma supplies were scarce, it was very common for medics to siphon pure coconut water from young coconuts to be used as emergency plasma transfusions for soldiers who were injured. Since coconut water is nearly identical to human blood, it was suitable for people of all blood types.

Because of its strong antioxidant properties, the coconut can be used to:

==> Lower cholesterol

==> Improve digestion

==> Ward off wrinkles

==> Stabilize glucose levels

==> Fight off viruses

==> Build cells

==> Regulate hormones

==> Increase thyroid production

==> Lose weight

==> Increase metabolism

==> Fight infections

==> Stave off memory loss

==> Kill bacteria

==> And more!

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Considered one of the most treasured foods of all time, coconut products — including coconut flesh, coconut water, coconut oil, and coconut cream — each deliver superb health benefits.

Coconut oil, for instance, is considered the best and safest oil to use for cooking — even superior to extra virgin olive oil when it comes to giving the body what it needs for optimum health. Unlike other fats and oils that we typically use for cooking and baking, coconut oil does not form polymerized oils or dangerous trans fatty acids in our bodies, which can raise our cholesterol levels; clog our arteries and even make our skin sag and wrinkle. Plus, this ultra-safe oil can give your body important antioxidants that can help build stronger cells and improve your overall health and well being.

Here are a few ways that you can use coconut products to stave off disease and to recapture the look and feeling of youth:

Coconut Water – The coconut is a natural water filter. It takes almost 9 months for a coconut to filter every quart of water stored within its shell. This makes the resulting coconut water completely pure and sterile, which is one reason why it can be used for blood transfusions.

Another benefit of coconut water is the fact that it has the highest concentration of electrolytes than anything else found in nature. This makes it an excellent source of hydration.

Coconut Oil – In addition to being superior for cooking and baking, coconut oil also makes a superb topical oil that can help to naturally rid the skin of dangerous toxins. It also gives the skin the perfect mix of hydration and antioxidants that it needs to stay healthy, smooth and younger-looking longer.

Another great benefit of coconut oil is in protecting your teeth from the bacteria that can cause cavities and disease. Simply rubbing a little fresh coconut oil on your gums and teeth can keep them stronger and healthier than virtually any other dental treatment.

Most people don’t realize that coconut oil can actually help you lose weight ! Yes, simply changing your cooking oil from the unsaturated fat variety to coconut oil can help you lose those extra pounds.

Here’s why : Unsaturated fats found in canola, corn and other vegetables oils, as well as margarine suppress the metabolism , which makes it harder to lose weight — and easier to gain it. Over time, this metabolism suppression may result in 20-30 pounds of excess weight that your body cannot get rid of. Coconut oil, on the other hand, helps to increase thyroid function and boost your metabolism — 2 important components to shedding unwanted pounds.

READ MORE ON COCONUT OIL: http://www.truppcookingschool.com/blog/2012/08/30/coconut-goodness/

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Coconut Cream – The best skin treatment product one can use to achieve flawless skin may quite possibly be coconut cream. Unlike traditional skin creams which can actually introduce fats and oils to the skin that will break it down over time, making it look older, creams derived from the coconut can actually replenish the skin, giving it a more youthful and healthy glow than most other skin care products on the market.

When it comes to buying coconut products, coconuts are not all created equal. Wild coconuts are always best, but can be hard to obtain if you don’t live in a tropical country. Whether you are using this wonder food to boost your immune system; increase your metabolism or fight wrinkles, using products from young coconuts will help you reap the most benefit.

Young coconuts contain the purest unsaturated fat, compared to the fat found in the more mature varieties. This is why they offer the most rejuvenation properties for the body’s tissues. But how can you tell how old a coconut is? Young coconuts are usually green in colour and oddly shaped. The brown hairy ones are mature coconuts, and while they offer a lot of healthy benefits, they aren’t nearly as good for you as younger varieties.

The best place to find young fresh coconuts is, of course, in the markets of the tropics, so be sure to seek them out if you travel to those areas. Coconut-producing regions export coconuts all over the world, however, so it’s relatively easy to find coconuts at your local health food store or Asian grocer.

Mango: The New Diabetes & Cancer Buster

Monday, May 20, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer (NaturalNews)

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We generally consume mango as a fruit or dessert in our diet, not knowing much more than that. It’s time to consider & reconsider the traditional consumption of mango. New and previous studies indicate that eating mango can have a significant beneficial impact on your health, including the fight against type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Mangos (Mangifera indica) are naturally rich in fiber, the antioxidants vitamins A and C, and vitamin B6. The fruit also contains substances called triterpene and lupeol, which have been shown to inhibit skin and colon cancer in the laboratory.

Mangos contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds.”

Polyphenols are a type of natural chemical found in plants. More than 4,000 different polyphenols have been identified, and their main benefit in the body is antioxidant activity against disease-causing, cell-damaging molecules called free radicals.

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The most popular fresh fruit in the world, mangoes are a whole lot more than just a delicious, refreshing treat produced by nature. As evidenced by copious scientific research, mangoes are also a powerful medicinal food, as they contain nutrients that can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off diabetes, and even prevent the formation and spread of cancer.

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Research recently presented at a meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), for instance, revealed that eating mangoes every day can help moderate and even lower blood sugar levels, despite their natural sugar content. This is good news for people with type 2 diabetes who may benefit from consuming mangoes regularly as part of a low-sugar diet.

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For their study, researchers tested the effects of mangoes on a group of obese animals, some of whom were given 10 grams of freeze-dried mango every day for 12 weeks. At the end of three months, the blood sugar levels of those animals that consumed mango were compared to those that did not consume mango. Based on the data, mango consumption was found to result in a significant decline in blood sugar levels.

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“Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangoes contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds,” says Dr. Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., author of the study.

Similar research out of Australia found back in 2006 that eating mango can also help decrease inflammation and resulting high cholesterol, as well as block the formation of various health conditions included under the banner of metabolic syndrome. In essence, mangoes actually work better than cholesterol drugs at naturally balancing and optimizing cellular function throughout the body.

“We don’t know yet how the whole thing’s going to play out but we know some of the individual components (of mango) activate these receptors and even inhibit them,” said a doctor from University of Queensland about the effects of mango consumption on cellular processes. “That could end up with positive nutritional health benefits for diabetes and high cholesterol.”

And again in 2011, researchers from Oklahoma State University found that mango consumption helps lower insulin resistance and improve glucose tolerance in test mice. The same study also found that mangoes help normalize lipid levels throughout the blood, which in turn can help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.

Eating mangoes can also help you avoid cancer

But the health benefits of mango do not stop here. Science has identified more than 4,000 different antioxidant polyphenols in the plant kingdom, and many of these polyphenols are present in mangoes. The primary benefit of these polyphenols is that they scavenge damaging free radicals and protect cells against damage, which is believed to facilitate and even promote cancer.  

“If you look at [mango] from the physiological and nutritional standpoint, taking everything together, it would be a high-ranking superfood,” says Dr. Susanne Talcott, who together with her husband discovered back in 2010 that mango compounds target both colon and breast cancer cells.

“What we found is that not all cell lines are sensitive to the same extent to an anticancer agent. But the breast and colon cancer lines underwent apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Additionally, we found that when we tested normal colon cells side by side with the colon cancer cells, that the mango polyphenolics did not harm the normal cells.”

In other words, mango compounds effectively target and eliminate harmful cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, a phenomenon that is unique to nature and nowhere to be found in pharmaceutical-based medicine. Chemotherapy and radiation, for instance, which are the two most popular conventional treatments for cancer, damage healthy cells along with malignant cells, which is why the treatments are a failure as far as long-term survival is concerned.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/why-you-need-more-

http://agnews.tamu.edu/showstory.php?id=1686mango

http://www.diabetes.co.uk/

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Classic Health Benefits of Eggs

PC/Friday, 13 September 2013

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When I was a teen-ager growing up in Pokok Assam resettlement village where chickens were reared free-range, I used to get hold of the freshly laid eggs and have it warmly swallowed one a day. It’s supposed to be good for the throat & voice especially the singing voice.
Well it did improve my croaking voice but I never did win a recording hit anyway.
Some people advise to consume egg white only and negatively put aside the yoke.Whatever the hearsay, it’s best to get the facts from the expert nutritionists and rid off all the misconceptions.
So here are the facts:

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1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.

2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.

4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

5. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

7. New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.

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Very Important, EGG is good for cancer too.

COUGH CPR

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SURVIVING A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone?

The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually discovered this and did an in-depth study on it in our ICU.

 The two individuals that discovered this then did an article on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes. It is very true and has and does work.

It is called cough CPR.

A cardiologist says it’s the truth.

If everyone reading this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

It could save your life!

A Beating Heart

Let’s say it’s 6:15 p.m. And you’re driving home (alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job.

You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out

into your arm and up into your jaw.

You are only about five miles from the hospital

nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be

able to make it that far.

What can you do?

A Beating Heart You’ve been trained in CPR

But the guy that taught the course didn’t tell

you what to do if it happened to yourself.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK

WHEN YOU ARE ALONE

A Beating Heart  Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.

Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum.

From deep inside the chest,

a breath and a cough must be repeated

about every two seconds without let up

until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and

keep the blood circulating.

The squeezing pressure on the heart also

helps it regain normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!

From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter ‘AND THE BEAT GOES ON ‘

(reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)

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Placebo: Medical Findings

 

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Chances are if you are struck with depression, aches & pain or even cancer you might not require medications or surgery. Instead of drugs often with their side effects, your doctor might just prescribe you “placebo”.Therer have been cases of cure for patients without medication or surgery – all well documented as revealed by this documentary for your viewing.

 

For example, you witness a woman suffering from deep depression mysteriously cured with placebo effect – a miraculous effect which seems to dwell deep within us.

 

Fascinating documentary about the science and psychology of placebos, centered on a gathering of the Harvard Placebo Study Group at a remote cottage in Ireland.

 

Featuring Nicholas Humphrey, Anne Harrington, Dan Moerman, Howard Fields, Fabrizio Benedetti – all professors or top personnel in the medical field.

 

Directed by Jemima Harrison. 2002.

 

Video (about 52 mins):

 

http://youtu.be/QvbQnMvhQFw

 

 

The New Cancer-Fighting Superfood – Black Glutinous Rice – Pulut Hitam

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Black rice (Photo credit: Wikipedia

Lots of natural foods & remedies are not promoted or even made known to the public simply because it’s against the commercial interests of the pharmaceutical corporations. People, particularly the Asians, have long been consuming black glutinous rice without really knowing why. Now its value & benefits are scientifically proven & revealed. What a load of surprises & goodness!

BLACK RICE IS THE NEW CANCER-FIGHTING SUPERFOOD, CLAIM SCIENTISTSCarried on Friday, 27-August-2010 by Daily Mail , UKhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1306356/Black-rice-new-cancer-fighting-superfood-claim-scientists.htmlhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1306356/Black-rice-new-cancer-fighting-superfood-claim-scientists.html 

Black rice is low in sugar but packed with healthy fibre and plant compounds that combat heart disease and cancer, according to scientists Black rice – revered in ancient China but overlooked in the West – could be the greatest ‘superfoods’, scientists revealed today. The cereal is low in sugar but packed with healthy fibre and plant compounds that combat heart disease and cancer, say experts. Scientists from Louisiana State University analysed samples of bran from black rice grown in the southern U.S.  They found boosted levels of water-soluble anthocyanin antioxidants. Anthocyanins provide the dark colours of many fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries and red peppers. They are what makes black rice ‘black’. Research suggests that the dark plant antioxidants, which mop up harmful molecules, can help protect arteries and prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer. Food scientist Dr Zhimin Xu said: ‘Just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar, and more fibre and vitamin E antioxidants. ‘If berries are used to boost health, why not black rice and black rice bran ? Especially, black rice bran would be a unique and economical material to increase consumption of health-promoting antioxidants.’ Centuries ago black rice was known as ‘Forbidden Rice’ in ancient China because only nobles were allowed to eat it. Today black rice is mainly used in Asia for food decoration, noodles, sushi and desserts. But food manufacturers could potentially use black rice bran or bran extracts to make breakfast cereals, beverages, cakes, biscuits and other foods healthier, said Dr Xu. When rice is processed, millers remove the outer layers of the grains to produce brown rice or more refined white rice – the kind most widely consumed in the West. Brown rice is said to be more nutritious because it has higher levels of healthy vitamin E compounds and antioxidants. But according to Dr Xu’s team, varieties of rice that are black or purple in colour are healthier still. They added that black rice could also be used to provide healthier, natural colourants. Studies linked some artificial colourants to cancer and behavioural problems in children.

The scientists presented their findings today at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston . Victoria Taylor, senior dietician at the British Heart Foundation, said: ‘In reality, it’s unlikely there’s a single food out there that will have a great impact on lowering your risk of heart disease. Healthy eating is about a balanced diet overall. ‘It’s great if you can eat more of some groups of healthy foods, like having five portions of fruit and vegetable a day, but there is still no conclusive evidence that ‘super foods’ alone make a real difference to your heart health.’ 

Health Benefits Of Black RiceHave you heard about black rice ? Like red and brown rice, black types of rice retain the bran cover that is usually removed to create the traditional white rice.  This means that it retains its natural nutritional benefits than the more processed white rice. In ancient China , black rice was only served to the highest authority which is the emperors.  Once you were caught eating black rice, you would be subject for death execution.  This was the reason why in ancient Chinese times, black rice was referred to as the “Forbidden Rice”.

Today, this type of rice are being distributed worldwide and its nutritional benefits are already discovered. Sometimes referred as “Super Food”, black rice are packed with vitamins, amino acids and minerals plus high amounts of fiber. Black rice also contains anthocyanins, a good antioxidant food source that is a perfect component for cancer prevention and other serious diseases.  This is the reason why it has dark blue, purple colour.  This antioxidant is also responsible for good memory and maintains a healthy heart. This rice also has less sugar, making it more ideal to people who are diabetics.  It also contains more fiber than brown rice, thus helping you lose more cholesterol and lessen the risks of hypertension. Black rice is a good alternative for your daily meal.

Instead of indulging yourselves into a fatty diet, why not try black rice. It is more heart-friendly, prevents cancer and may also promotes weight loss. You can acquire black rice through your local supermarkets or you can buy online through different online retails stores like eBay and Amazon

 

 

BAMA – The Shangri-La of Longevity

 

‪中文(简体)‬: 漓江山水
‪中文(简体)‬: 漓江山水 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Longevity is Healthy Wealth

In the Longevity Village of BAMA, China . . .you can find 580 villagers aged 90 years-old and above, while the oldest Loo Mao Sheng (born 1885) is 126 years old in 2015, though difficult to verify as birth certificate didn’t come about till 1949.

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There are 5 such villages all inhabited by the Yao minority community who numbered some 250,000 of which 70 are over 100 years old & 200 in the 90s category. This is undoubtedly the highest per capita concentration of the world’s long life people.

BAMA was honoured in 1991 as “the town of long life”.

In the massive land of southwest China, there’s this land of mystery, with heavenly scenery rarely known by people. Here, among every generation there lives a group of people; the elderly over 90 are still enjoying their time doing farming and taking care of their families; over 90 randomly been seen at leisure in home; almost one hundred people have reached or exceeded 100 and are still in good physical and mental health. In terms of historic documents, the oldest native was 142 years old. Since the foundation of the new China, the longest one lived there was 131 years.

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Recommended: Simple diet of vegetables, corn & potatoes; infrequient sex as too much sex is detrimental to health & longevity, plenty of fresh air & sunshine, toil & sweat (no age limit). As I always maintain:

Hard work will not a person kill

But sheer laziness will.

This very place is Bama Yao Ethnic Autonomous Country in the northwest mountainous region of Guangxi. In 1991 Bama was honoured “the town of long life” by the Academy of International Natural Medicine. It ranks sixth after:

The data took from the second national census to the fifth shows the number of aged people increased constantly. For the fifth census in 2000, Bama’s population of people over 100 was 74. Based on the overall population 200 of Bama County, the proportion is 3.1/10.000. The number of people around 90-99 was 456 with a proportion of 19.09/10.000. Bama’s proportion of people over 100 is the highest in the five long life regions. Why are there so many senior aged people? Is there any hidden secret? Great attention has been aroused to Bama’s long life phenomenon in the whole world.

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English: A Longji terrace in Longsheng county, Guilin, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is it the air or clean green environment?

Perhaps it’s their hard work in the open field.

Or it’s the organic spring water that they drink.

It could very well be in their genes.

Could you ensure your own longevity just by living there?

This must be the ultimate Shangri-La!

Updated in 15 & 16 August 2015

Beautiful Life on the Drive

 

. . . making each day radiant & bright

It’s said that life is a journey not an destination. It follows then

to make its journey a new & exciting one each day . . . filled with enthusiasm, exhilaration & emotion of meaningfulness.

In the past, men had chosen to live in caves or tree tops to ensure physical safety. With the progression of time, men have come to live in the manner we are now in. Basically for most of us, we live a sedentary life . . . same home, same place & same town. Nothing exciting, nothing changing.

We become accustomed to life as we live it.

It’s a changing world we live in. With globalisation, changes are inevitable & growing faster than we can keep pace with. Change is refreshing & exciting. Fixation drags you down to the abyss of boredom.

Creative living is what I am advocating and you don’t have to be rich & famous in order to achieve that. Creative living takes on a convention of deviating from the norm & having a positive outlook. Life is not like a “frog in the well” that knows not that life can be swell!

In my blog archives, you’ll find articles on people living in weird structures, converting old aircrafts to unimaginative home living, living in boat houses or building on tree tops. The possibilities are plenty & certainly very affordable & adventuresome.

How about waking up each morning in a new environment with new aspects of life, adventure & new enriching experiences? Here is somebody who’s taken to the wheel, converting an old garbage truck to a great living quarter. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

From the womb to the tomb, we are constantly on the roam, 

and ultimately leaving behind all our worldly possessions.

Here, at least, Won Park, a master of origami, owner of this unique living structure, is carting all his personal possessions with him wherever he goes.