Thursday, February 26, 2009

Continued ...

... from here

20 Best Healthful Tips

9. Keep Menstrual Cramps At Bay

To reduce the intensity of menstrual symptoms, you can change your diet. Consume less sugar and slightly more protein. Diuretic foods such as eggplant, cucumbers and parsley can help diminish water retention, while calcium supplements and magnesium can help reduce anxiety (always take both). Vitamin B6 can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and tension, and VitaminsE and C can help reduce the intensity of cramps. You can also turn to plants- Angelica, Matrix, Milfoi of Yarrow and Sage - to relieve your pains.

10. Use Seaweed To Stimulate Your Immune System

Japanese seaweed possesses remarkable immunising properties, especially in fighting cancer. Laminaria extract found in seaweed has proven 70% to 84% effective in suppressing intestinal tumours.

11. Reduce Your Cholesterol

First, cut down on saturated fats ... eat lean meat, drink skim milk instead of whole milk and alcohol, in moderation (not more than 2 glasses a day). Do regular exercise and take VitaminE. It reduces the risk of coronary disease. Calcium brewer's yeast, VitaminC and VitaminB6 also combat the accumulation of cholesterol, lecithin, which helps fight excess cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, hypertension and angina. Use poly-unsaturated, non-hydrogenated, cold pressed oil: corn oil, sunflower seed oil, soy and flax. Daily consumption of fish is very beneficial for the arteries.

12. Stop Catching Colds

Avoid coming into close contact with infected persons, especially if they cough or sneeze. Alternatively, there are certain substances found in alcohol that help decongest sinuses. You don't have to get drunk to get better- just sniff some strong alcohol like cognac or brandy and breathe in the fumes.

13. Beat Asthma

Taking VitaminC and Magnesium is an excellent way to prevent asthma attacks. You can also drink two or three cups of strong coffee to breathe more easily during an attack.

14. Care For Your Heart While You Sleep

If you sleep on your stomach or on your left side, you are putting pressure on your heart with the extra body weight. To reduce the strain on your heart, sleep on your right side, or on your back.

15. Put An End To Heartburn

Avoid acidic foods, alcohol, fat or fried food, food that is overcooked, coffee, juice, tomato base products and chocolate. But don't deprive yourself too much. Rather, observe which foods bring on heartburn and avoid them. Also, don't go to sleep right after eating and don't smoke, especially after meals.

16. Exploit Fibre's Goodness

Fibre prevents cardiac disease, certain types of cancer, diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and varicose veins. It is also useful in combating many disorders besides constipation. Good sources of fibre are from fruits, especially apples and prunes and vegetables such as spinach and cabbage. Note that there are numerous types of fibre, and that you should alternate between them.

17. Prevent High Blood Pressure

Diet rich in potassium and calcium are less likely to develop high blood pressure. Fortunately, both are abundantly present in fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, fowl and lean meats.

18. Protect Yourself Against Cancer

The strongest anti-oxidising agent is VitaminE, which is found in wheat germ oil and sunflower seeds. Next comes VitaminC and beta-carotene. Also in red vegetables (like tomatoes), orange ones (carrots), yellow (squash), and dark green (broccoli).

19. Avoid Cancer Cause By Smoking

Drink carrot juice. According to a German Doctor Hans Nieper, if you smoke 60 cigarettes a day but drink four glasses of carrot juice, you will still be less prone to contract cancer that someone who doesn't smoke but who doesn't drink carrot juice.

20. Age With A Healthy Body & Mind

Did you know that sexual activity can keep you looking good as you age? (I AGREE!!!) Studies conducted in Sweden have shown that elderly people who have sexual partners have much more vitality and a better memory than those who do not.

... what I read

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

20 Best Healthful Tips

How to ...

1. Fight Ageing

Walking for 30 minutes 3 or 4 times a week is enough to combat ageing.
2. Get Rid of Liver Spots

Take brown seaweed tablet once a day every morning for 15 days a month or apply a cream composed of one teaspoon oxygenated water and 4 1/2 tablespoons lanovaseline every morning and night.

3. Handle Irritation In Your Eye

Before doing anything, make sure you don't do what you absolutely shouldn't: rub or press the eye, lift the eyelid, or remove contact lenses without washing your hands. Let nature do its work... tears and natural eye movements will usually get rid of the irritation. Or try rinsing your eye with some warm water, or with drops. You can pull on the skin around the eyes, but don't touch the eyelid.

4. Avoid Eye Problems Caused by TV and Monitors

Do a few eye exercises, for example- roll your eyes in large circles in both directions; look over to each sides as far as possible and then go from up to down; or scan an imaginary text on the wall from left to right.

5. Treat Insects Bites

Eat asparagus and your sweat will develop an odour that repels insects or apply lemon oil to your skin. If you are bitten, use aloe vera as it has extraordinary powers of soothing skin disorders.

6. Combat Fatigue

Make sure you have enough sleep. In general women need at least 1,200 calories per day and men 1,500. Avoid monotony: a varied diet will be more likely to provide the nutritive elements you need to conserve your energy. Walking is the minimum effort necessary for staying in shape.

7. Prevent Motion Sickness - Naturally

Ginger has been used for centuries to prevent seasickness; using half a teaspoon of ground ginger is more effective than chemical medication in suppressing motion or seasickness.

8. Treat Diarrhoea Without Medication

Avoid all solid food on the first day. Drink liquids like water, apple juice, meat or vegetable boullion and tea. Chinese medicine has always considered ginger one of the best remedies for diarrhoea. Dilute a tablespoon in hot water and add honey.

... what I read

 to be continued.... (as I have to run somewhere)

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Superfoods, Super You !

A health-boosting diet doesn't have to equal exotic and expensive. If you want glossy hair, gorgeous skin and a sharper brain, it's the everyday foods that count.

1. GARLIC - There is evidence that garlic is good for the heart. Studies have shown that eating garlic can have a beneficial effect in lowering blood cholesterol levels. Garlic has anti-fungal properties too. If you have athlete's foot you can speed up your recovery by using garlic in a foot soak. Just get some warm water, add two crushed cloves and two tablespoons of cider vinegar, and bathe your feet.

2. TOMATOES - Packed with Vitamin C, they're great for your tissue and boosting your immune system. There are four in a teaspoon of puree and two in dollop of ketchup. If you buy whole tomatoes, choose sun-ripened ones. Lots of tomatoes are picked when they're green and ripened artificially. They won't give you the lycopene benefits (a caratinoid that acts as an antioxidant) because lycopene only develops on the 11th day of the tomato being in the sun.

3. SPINACH - This is really good for you. It's full of folic acid and contains Vitamins A, C & E (an antioxidant). Spinach also contains compounds called lutein and zeaxanthine. These are vital for protecting your eyes against age-related macular degeneration (AMD; an eye disease that leads to reduced vision). 

4. APPLES - The proverb should be 'two apples a day keeps the doctor away'. Because studies has shown that the pectin, the fibre in those two apples can lower your cholesterol by 10% in three weeks. French research found that just the smell of apples was enough to bring down people's blood pressure (So, if your boss is driving you mad, sneak off for an apple break). Apples with deep red skins and pinky flesh contain more betacarotene, which converts into vitamin A in you body, and helps look after your skin, while sourish green apples contain more vitamin C.

5. CABBAGE - Otherwise know as the medicine of the poor. It's full of vitamins and minerals and glucosinolates, which has anti-cancer properties. Everyone should try and eat some for of cabbage- sprouts, kale, broccoli, coleslaw ... everyday!

6. NUTS & SEEDS -  Containing dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids which are vital for our immune and nervous systems. Nuts are packed with goodness. There's also evidence that they can help protect against heart disease. Walnuts are the best for that. They contain monounsaturated fatty acids, which help the body get rid of cholesterol. Try and have a handful everyday.

7. OILY FISH - You should aim to eat four portions of fish a week. Of those, at least two should be oily fish like mackerel, herring, kippers and sardines. They contain essential fatty acids and lots of vitamin D. Without vitamin D in the body women can't absorb calcium, which is vital for strong bones. Oily fish also contains important minerals like iodine, which helps the thyroid work properly. Without it you'll feel tired and even depressed.

... what I read

Erogenous Zones ...

... satisfaction very much guaranteed  [ for married couples only  ; ) ]

The E-Spot (EYES)

Experiments showed that women could experience orgasms from visual aids alone. Choose positions where you see parts of his body that turn you on. Put a pillow under your head while he is on top so you can get better view of him.

The H-Spot (HEAD)

Stimulating the scalp's numerous nerve endings through a head massage can make you feel aroused. He should focus on your temples and behind your ears, gliding his hands all the way down to your collarbone to induce strong sexual arousal in you.

The K-spot (KNEES)

Stimulating the knees causes an increase in muscle tension that stretches upward to trigger an orgasm. Pay attention to the backs of the knees, which have intense nerve endings. Have your man tickle there lightly, while stroking your leg with varying degrees of pressure. Nuzzling a vibrator under the knee will kick-start sensations across your body.

The F-spot (FEET)

Padded with sensitive nerve endings, the feet connect directly to the sexual organs, and massaging them can unlock a wave of sensations. Take a leaf out of the Kama Sutra and get him to massage your feet during sex. Lie on your back and get him to kneel with his knees open around your thighs, so your feet are against his chest. Then ask him to caress them as your have sex.

... what I read

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What You Should Know ...

... by now
  1. That the words "easy" and "weight loss" do not belong in the same sentence.
  2. That when someone asks whether they look OK, the only acceptable answer is YES.
  3. That you can fight with your boss... but you can't win.
  4. That those people on TV whose lives always look so effortlessly great? They're not real.
  5. That you should never, ever feel self-conscious in bed, even with the lights on.
  6. That there is very little in life that can't be undone.
  7. That please and thank you actually are magic words.
  8. That if he really loves you, he'll be good to you.
  9. That models have cellulite too, and most men couldn't care less about it. Why should you?
  10. That if you're capable of being happy "someday", you're capable of being happy right now.
  11. That you know what to do. You may just be scared to do it (but don't let that stop you).
...what I read

Orgasm Insurance !

Commit to these habits and you'll be a VERY happy woman.

1. Flex your muscles.

Strong pelvic muscles equals intense contractions. Strengthen yours with Kegel exercises. To do them, squeeze you PC muscles (the ones that stop the flow of urine) for 10 seconds, then release. Work up to 100 reps a day.

2. Get sweaty.

Regular heart-pumping exercise improves blood flow, which boosts sexual arousal. Even taking a jog right before sex could make an orgasm more intense.

3. Eat right.

Need another reason to eat more fruits and vegetables? A healthy diet can help keep pelvic tissues soft and puffy, important for boosting sexual response.


The nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes constrict capillaries and choke off pelvic blood flow.

5. Go easy on the booze.

Yes, a glass of wine can make you feel sexy, but watch out if you have more than a few drinks. alcohol can dampen your ability to become aroused and may delay orgasm because it slows the central nervous system.

... what I read