Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PMS Diet: 10 Do's & Dont's

1. Do get more calcium

Some studies have shown that calcium levels are lower in women with PMS, and that those with the highest intake of calcium reported the mildest PMS symptoms. Source your calcium from foods such as low-fat milk and dairy, calcium-fortified breakfast cereals and orange juice, and leafy greens.

2. Don't consume excessive salt

Salt increases water retention, so if you suffer from premenstrual bloating, do limit the amount of sodium you consume in the run up to your period. Eliminate the salt shaker, and cut back on the canned foods, processed foods and condiments, all of which are overflowing with sodium.

3. Do drink more water

Sounds counter-intuitive, but water can actually alleviate PMS-related fluid retention. Drink plenty of H2O -- aim for 8 to 10 glasses a day; more when you exercise -- to flush toxins out of your system and reduce premenstrual bloating.

4. Do eat the good carbs

Research indicates that carbohydrates can help reduce many PMS symptoms, especially mood swings. Opt for complex carbs such as whole grain breads, pastas, brown rice and beans over refined carbs.

5. Do satisfy your cravings with portion control

Do you find yourself craving the sweet stuff just before your period? You're not alone! Satisfy your urge with calorie-controlled single-serving packs of your favorite treat, whether it's ice-cream, cookies, chocolate or candy bars -- it's the most effective way to manage food cravings without over-indulging.

6. Don't guzzle caffeine

Some studies suggest that the effects of caffeine are magnified premenstrually, and drinking three or more cups of caffeinated beverage a day may exacerbate anxiety, irritability, nervousness and insomnia. If these side effects sound familiar, limit your coffee and tea one week prior to menstruation.

7. Don't pop the soda

Laden with sugar and caffeine, fizzy soda is the double whammy women with PMS should avoid. The bubbles in carbonated drinks also make matters worse by contributing to the bloating problem.

8. Do enjoy a chocolate or two

It's thought that mood swings during PMS are caused by the temporary drop in the body's natural "feel-good" hormones serotonin and dopamine. But here's the good news: Studies show that eating chocolate can have a mood-lifting effect, thanks to the natural endorphins it contains. Dark chocolate offers the most health benefits -- look for at least 70 percent cocoa -- and enjoy in moderation.

9. Don't drink alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant, and has also been shown to aggravate PMS symptoms including breast tenderness and mood swings. Try to avoid (or at least cut back) on alcoholic drinks premenstrually.

10. Do consider supplements

Some vitamins and minerals that appear to be helpful for PMS are: Vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium, which are involved in the production of serotonin and dopamine. Evening primrose oil is also widely used to alleviate premenstrual breast tenderness. Remember to consult your doctor first before starting on any supplements.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Good Things To Know - Burn Treatment

Treating burns.
Egg white
One hopes never to be needing it, but just in case: A simple but effective way to treat burns with the help of egg white.
This method is used in the training of firemen.
When sustaining a burn, regardless the degree, the first aid is always placing the injured part under running cold water till the heat subsides.
And next spread the egg white over the injury.
Someone burned a large part of her hand with boiling water. Despite the pain she held her hand under running water, then took two eggs, parted the yolk from the egg white and slightly beat the egg white and put her hand in it. Her hand was so badly burned that the egg white dried and formed a white film. Later she heard that the egg is a natural collagen.
And during the next hour layer upon layer, she administered a white layer on her hand.  That afternoon she didn't feel any more pain and the next day there hardly was a red mark to see. She thought she would have an awful scar but to her astonishment after ten days there was no sign of the burn, the skin had its normal colour again!

The burned area had been totally regenerated thanks to the collagen, in reality a placenta full of vitamins.
This advice can be useful for everyone. Circulate it!

Drink water when you wake up to go to the toilet.

Hi All
Came across this very useful from a cardiologist. The advice is to put
a glass of water beside you when you sleep,
so that when u wake up to go toilet at night, u can drink some.
Reason being:
When we sleep, we are without much water in the body for 8-10 hrs,
moreover, our skin perspire , looses water without us knowing. Hence,
our blood is normally thicker when we sleep, that can trigger heart
attack or stroke more easily.
And they notice that older people normally get heart attack and stroke
more easily between 4-6 AM , morning time..
more so during winter time(here it's in air cond room) , because
during winter, our body temperature is warm when in bed,
and when we wake up, its colder, arteries will shrink because of
change of temperature, and if our blood is thick, blood flow is even
more difficult. That's why it's good to have the habit of drinking
some water before we get up to walk to toilet, so as to dilute the
blood first.
He said of course, some people might say, everytime I get up from warm
bed, go out to toilet where temperature is colder, nothing happens.
Yes, out of hundred times, nothing happens, but even one time it
happens, that's it.
That's why it's good to cultivate this habit, you will never know....
and also, it's good to drink some water before bedtime, so that your
blood wont be so thick during the 8 hrs.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

bananas good for health

A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:


Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting.

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.


Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia :
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.


Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.


Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. InThailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood Enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe it's time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A banana a day keeps the doctor away!'


PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth.
 Amazing fruit !!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Little Nur Heart Fund

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Saw this on yahoo news about Little Nur who's 4 years old and suffering from swollen heart disease. She won't survive beyond a month unless she gets a heart transplant which is only available in the US. It will cost $500k but the family of 6 can't afford it as their household income is only $2.2k per month.

If you are interested in contributing to her heart fund, here is the link:

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Visiting Malaysia - BE CAREFUL!! - Push Pocket New Ways of Taking Your Money

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Subject: Visiting Malaysia - BE CAREFUL!! - Push Pocket new Ways of Taking Your MoneyTo:

A genuine message posted by a law firm in Malaysia.
If you're going to KL, take note!


I am sure you all have heard of
'pick pocket'.
A new trend
'push pocket'.
Read on.. for your own good

A few days ago a new type of crime has surfaced in town.
It goes something like this:-
Somebody slips a hand-phone into your pocket,
sometimes it could be just a wallet with
an identity card and a few ringgit.

A few minutes later, the 'owner' comes up
and confronts you, the 'thief '.
He makes a big commotion that you stole his stuff.

You, caught unaware, are then pulled aside by the
'owner' for a settlement. You are intimidated and threatened
that if you do not pay up the police will be brought in.
If you pay up, this 'owner' lets you go.
If not, the police are brought in.

Another strange thing is that there always seems
to be a 'witness' to your 'theft'.

I am told this often happens to foreigners at
the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
or even at LRT trains.
Given that you're 'guilty until proven innocent'
as far as t he Malaysian police are concerned,
I understand some poor people are in jail for
these 'offences'.

At the KLIA, the 'owner' throws his hand-phone and
wallet with the few ringgit notes into the luggage
trolley of a just arrived passenger
The drama unfolds a few minutes later.

The real culprit has easily convinced our Malaysian police

to arrest the real victim (if he has not paid up the 'settlement' demand).
This is a very serious matter.

This is another form of extortionists operating in broad daylight.
They are disgusting criminals who will do anything
to rob and steal. The sickening part of the whole
scenario is that unless you pay the 'quoted settlement' money,
they will put you in real trouble by calling the police.

The real culprit gets back his hand-phone
and wallet but the real victim ( i.e.. could be any one of us)
is thrown into the police lock up and charged in court.

So do be very careful,
otherwise you may end up as a 'thief'
as you have no way to prove your innocence.

Pass it on.....
let more people be aware
of such things around them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Service alert - spam

kept receiving this spam email from RHB... be careful...

From: RHB Customer Service

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Please Click Here to update.

Note: Failure to confirm your account within 48 hours will result to account suspension.
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Learn the power of QR Code and Social Media

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Invitation FACEBOOK - virus


In the coming days, you should be aware…

Do not open any message with an attachment called:"Invitation FACEBOOK", regardless of who sent it.
It is a virus that opens an Olympic torch that burns the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from someone you had in your address book.
That's why you should send this message to all your contacts. It is better to receive this email 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.
If you receive E-MAIL called: "Invitation FACEBOOK", though sent by a friend, do not open it and delete it immediately. CNN said it is a new virus discovered recently and that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.
It is a Trojan Horse that asks you to install an adobe flash plug-in. Once you install it, it's all over. And there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information of their function is saved.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

8 Tips For Managing Stress

Feeling the pressure? Chronic stress isn't just bad for our emotional well-being, it also has serious ill-effects on our physical health. Start taking control of stress right now -- with these eight tips to cope and manage stress.

1. Say "om"

Learn and practise relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai-chi, which are a great way to de-stress. "Through breathing fully and deeply, this helps the nervous system to calm down," explains Nathalie Bennett, who runs Live Love Yoga.

2. Get active

Regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to tackle stress and burn up stress hormones, says Philip Weeks, an expert in natural medicine. What's more, your body can fight stress better when it is fit. Aim for half an hour of brisk exercise five times a week, and make it fun by working out with a friend -- or two!

3. Cut your caffeine intake

When you're stressed, your body is already 'on edge' so you'll want to cut down on your consumption of caffeine and other stimulants, advises Weeks. He suggests swapping with a cup of soothing herbal tea, such as lemon balm and camomile. If you find it difficult to stay away from caffeine altogether, go for green tea, which also contains health-boosting antioxidants.

4. Get plenty of rest and breaks

Make sure you have enough sleep, says Weeks, as this is the time your body recuperates the quickest. How much zzs is optimum? Studies show it's important to catch around 7 hours of sleep every night. In the day, take regular short breaks from your work by stepping away from the computer every hour or so to stretch and move around. (Try this office workout!)

5. Retrain your brain

There's no point in worrying about situations that are outside of your control, says Weeks. Learning to accept situations that you can't change can go a long way towards improving your stress levels. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques can be extremely useful for changing your thinking patterns and is used a lot in counselling. Get into the habit of talking to yourself positively, adds stress expert Dominic Knight. "Any human behavior that you rehearse continuously for approximately three weeks becomes habit forming."

6. Aim to eat better

This will keep your body in the best shape to fight stress. Include more wholesome vegetables, fruits and whole foods, and drink plenty of water. Look to eat more vitamin B-rich foods, too, says Weeks, as these are known to help the body process stress hormones more efficiently. Sources include chicken, beef, liver, salmon, sardines, spinach, peas, broccoli, asparagus and whole grains.

7. Make time for hobbies

Doing something that you enjoy is a great way to wind down and lift your mood. Whether it's gardening, arts and craft, reading a novel, or just taking a long soak in the tub, set aside a little quiet time each day to indulge in your favorite activity and relax.

8. Seek help

If stress has become too much to handle, professional help and support can be very beneficial in reducing stress levels. This may involve seeing a psychologist or attending counselling sessions. You'll learn more healthy ways to deal with stress from the pros, and "anything that promotes your sense of wellbeing can help reduce your levels of stress," says Weeks.


5 Reasons Skipping Breakfast is a Bad Idea

Why breakfast really is the most important meal of the day

January 23, 2012 | By Kevin P. Donoghue, Editor, Peak Health Advocate
In the rush to get up and out the door each morning, for goodness sake, don’t skip breakfast! More than just good advice your mom used to pound into your head, eating breakfast every day has been shown to significantly help protect against cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and dysmenorrhea (acute pain during a woman’s menstruation), among other conditions.
Not only does eating breakfast help ward off these chronic health conditions, it also has been shown to help improve body weight, boost energy and heighten mental acuity. Pursuit of these benefits has guided much of the research conducted on breakfast consumption, specifically in relation to children and adolescents. That said, a host of research studies has also shown both short-term and long-term negative health impacts among adults who regularly forgo a morning meal.
If true, why does 1 out of every 4 adults and 1 out of every 3 children regularly skip eating breakfast?
Common excuses include: don’t have enough time to eat, forgot to eat, and trying to control weight by cutting out a meal. Folks, if you fall into one of these traps, let us enlighten you with findings from a sampling of recent studies:
1. In a new research paper published this month in The Journal of Nutrition, University of Minnesota researchers discovered that adults participating in the study who ingested a daily breakfast meal had more than 50% lower levels of glucose coursing through their veins up to five hours after eating breakfast than people who did not consume breakfast. High blood glucose levels are strongly associated with diabetes and obesity.
One would think eating a meal would naturally boost glucose levels, especially compared to not eating at all, but apparently our bodies put breakfast calories to work immediately, quickly clearing sugar from the bloodstream. By comparison, researchers believe the absence of a morning meal causes the body to release stored sugars to compensate.[1]
2. In a separate study published in December 2010, a group of Japanese researchers found that college-aged women who frequently skipped breakfast experienced significantly higher incidences of constipation, painful menstrual symptoms, and other reproductive cycle complications than women who regularly consumed a morning meal.
While scientists do not have a firm handle as to why skipping breakfast disrupts reproductive cycles among women, the researchers in this particular study speculated that the timing of food consumption (particularly early-in-the-day food consumption) is strongly correlated with healthy menstruation cycles.[2]
3. In 2003, a group of University of Massachusetts researchers found that those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 4.5 times higher risk of obesity versus everyday breakfast eaters. The researchers noted that those who skipped breakfast ate significantly more calories during the day than consistent breakfast eaters, leading the study team to conclude that skipping the morning meal leads to more ravenous eating (hence weight gain) later in the day.[3]
4. UK-based researchers in 2005 reported that women participating in the study who skipped breakfast daily had significantly higher total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, oxidized LDL and triglycerides in comparison with women in the study who ingested breakfast every morning. In fact, over the course of the study, women who omitted breakfast saw their blood lipid measures rise notably, while regular morning meal consumers saw theirs drop.[4]
5. A 2009 Japanese study showed that current cigarette smokers who skipped breakfast (and 55% of the current smokers in the study did not eat breakfast) had a 4.7 times higher risk of developing diabetes than either current smokers who regularly ate breakfast or never-smoking regular breakfast consumers. That’s not a misprint — 4.7 times higher odds of developing diabetes![5]
There are many other studies echoing similar results in different groups of adults, adolescents and children. Therefore, if you are at risk for one or more of these conditions and you don’t regularly eat breakfast, you would be well served to reconsider your decision to pass on a morning meal.
Getting More Out of Your Breakfast
Healthy advice for regular breakfast eaters
Alright, presuming we’ve now convinced those of you who haven’t been eating breakfast regularly to add a morning meal to your daily routine, we’ll bet you’d like to know what breakfast foods offer the healthiest start.
Unfortunately, it’s not a whopping Belgian waffle with copious butter and syrup. It’s not even a bagel with cream cheese or butter paired with a glass of OJ, milk or cup of coffee. Nope, the No. 1 breakfast food correlated with better health is ready-to-eat cereals made from whole grains combined with low-fat milk. For those wishing to spice it up a bit, add some fresh fruit into the mix. [Insert pick of cereal topped with fruit]
Cereals made with whole grains typically have a higher fiber content, lower glycemic index value (glycemic index is a measure applied by dieticians to assess the blood sugar raising effects of various foods), and less harmful fats and oils. Before you start to groan imagining eating tasteless, coarse cereals, check out this list of healthy and unhealthy cereal choices developed by Dr. Diana Mirkin.
If you can’t see yourself chomping on bran flakes to start the day, at least try to avoid breakfast foods that have been shown to possess a high glycemic index. High glycemic index foods are strongly correlated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors. Some of the biggest breakfast offenders on this list include doughnuts, waffles, bagels and toast made from white bread.

Telesales and Cold Calling Techniques

1-day intensive practical workshop to prospect, improve and close
more sales over the phone
Course date: 23 April 2012
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: River View Hotel
Havelock Road.
Nearest MRT: Outram Park
Program Overview
It can be a frustrating and fearful experience for
those who rely on the phone as their main tool
of communication for sales. Phone selling is
often viewed as more difficult than face to face
selling. An effective cold-calling and business
plan can make the difference between landing
a deal and waiting for the phone to ring.
Effective phone selling skills can be honed with
the right techniques and lots of practice.
Course outline
Telephone: Tool or Nuisance
Major Errors in Using the Telephone
Qualities of A Successful Telemarketer
Clear Speaking Techniques -
- Alertness, Pleasantness, Conversational tone, Distinctness & Expressiveness
Manage Positive Customer Perception
- Is not What we say?but how we say it
Listening Skills
- In-and-out listening
- Literal listening
- Empathetic listening
- Probe, Listen, Clarify
30 Seconds telephone rules
Overcome call reluctance
Know your objective of the
Sales call
Getting pass gatekeeper
- Receptionist
- Secretary
- Clearing Roadblocks
Getting the appointment
- Techniques to get appointment
Main points for tele-prospecting
Questioning Techniques
- High gain questions
Turning Enquiries into Sales
Handling and responding to objections
Features & Benefits
- Features tell, benefits sell
Obtaining commitments
Sales Negotiation Techniques
Program Objectives:
At the end of the one-day workshop, participants will be able to:-
- Understand how to deal with different telesales situation
- Use questioning techniques to gain commitment & set priorities
- Navigate through different departments to reach decision makers
- Build chemistry to develop referral strategy
- Handle objections
- Increase purpose-driven calls to achieve sales
- Build prospect database
Early Bird Discount
$60 off per pax
Group Discount:
2 pax additional 10% discount.
3 pax or more additional 15% discount
Tel: 9241 4209 (Enquiries) Fax: 6884 7640 (Registration)
Email: Contact Benson
(Enquiries or Registration)

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Fees: $ 399 only-Include course notes, training certificate,
refreshment and sumptuous indigenous International buffet
lunch at River Garden Coffee House
(Halal & Vegetarian meal are also provided)
Pay to Corporate Training Development
Mail: 25A ,Jalan Membina, #06-102, Singapore 162025