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FOOD COMBOS FOR GOOD HEALTH
Certain nutrients can enhance or decrease the bioavailability of other nutrients. Wise food combinations can help people with nutritional deficiencies or who are vegetarians. 
BAD COMBO for Calcium: Spinach and Dairy Products

Creamed spinach? No.  Spinach contains oxalates which  combines with calcium and prevent it from being absorbed. Calcium is important for bone growth and remodelling. If you are a vegetarian, menopausal woman or in your growing years, you need adequate calcium. To ensure that your bodu absorbs calcium well,  avoid mixing dairy with oxalate-dense foods like spinach, beets, collards, leeks and parsley.


GOOD COMBO for Weight and Blood Sugar Control: Nuts and Oatmeal

If you are managing your weight or blood sugar, it is good to  combine starchy whole grains with foods rich in fiber, protein or fat.  Particularly, if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and have frequent bouts of  hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, then how you combine your carbohy…
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Are you eating your mood?
Are you eating uncontrollably because you are depressed? Or are you depressed because you are eating too much?
The truth is that it is LINKED and it causes a downward unhappy spiral cycle.Binge eating IS depressive eating. 
It contributes to unhealthy weight gain and medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, gout if this is not rectified on the long run. 
What NOT to eat when you are experiencing depressive eating?
Sugar laden foods such as sugary icing donuts, cream laden cakes, Asian sweets and desserts, ice blended fraps overladen with caramel  These foods will trick you. Your brain yearns for serotonin, a calming chemical when you eat these comfort desserts. But blood glucose levels gets elevated and the levels of a protein that encourages the growth of neurons and synapses drops. This will make your brain work at a suboptimal level which will put you at greater  risk of depression, diabetes and dementia.





Salt: Read The Lowdown on Salt (click on this L…
THE LOW DOWN ON SALT



Do you know? The word “salary” comes from the Latin word for salt because salt is how Roman soldiers were paid!

Nowadays, with the bad rap that salt has on blood pressure and the call for low salt intake, it is important to know that we actually NEED salt to live.

Salt helps to control our blood pressure and transmits important signals from our nerves to our muscle fibers. Too little salt can result in dehydration and too much salt can lead to us retaining too much fluid. This can lead to high blood pressure and hypertension and face health problems with our kidneys, liver or heart in the longer term.

You need to watch how much salt you eat and the type of salt you eat.

Guidelines from the American Heart Association states that we need 500 mg of salt per day to be healthy.

Important point to note is:

STAY AWAY from plain old refined table salt. This is the same salt you find in processed foods.

Refined table salt contains anti-caking agents linked to heavy metal…
DoNT SURRENDER to STrESs!

StReSSed to DeSTrESs (Part 1: Nutrition)


Do you fall sick? Is your overall health compromised (Do you have high blood pressure? Diabetes? High cholesterol? Arthritis? Weight problems?)

Those are signs that stress has overtaken you.

Your overall energy is not in balance.

DoNT SURRENDER to STrESs!

To keep your overall energy balanced, you must learn to merge both the mind and the heart. The heart and the mind both need to work in tandem and not against one another.

You develop anxiety if you live too much in your mind, as you try to control and dominate your life.

You develop depression and lethargy while living too much in your heart, as you try to cope the rigours of emotions.

Important point to ponder:

Many missed this one important point -

         "Only YOU can stress yourself."

And that, most of the times,

         " We GIVE others permission to stress us out."

Solution:

Be in control NOW.

How?

Nutrition:

1. Room temperature water r…
I am wearing an open toe high heels for my jalan raya. What about you? 

So it is time to get to work on that feet and toe nails. Here is the simple and effective home routine: 
Soak your feet in warm water filled with Epsom Salt for a few minutes. This helps to soften the nail beds thus making it easier to clip and push our cuticles back.  Exfoliating with a hand & foot scrub helps smoothen the skin. Brush it with a mini loofah for even more softer skin.  Clean the dirt underneath the nails. Or if you have remnants of old nail polish, use nail polish remover on a bit of cotton ball wrapped around a thin stick. 
To whiten area underneath the nails, soak fingers in lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Rinse toes with warm water and apply nail cream.
When you are filing your nails, file nails in one direction. Never file it back and forth as this creates jagged tips that are prone to breakings. File smoothly in one direction at a time.  File from one side, then the other, until the nails are …
What to do when you have a "Simpul Biawak"  or Leg Muscle Cramps


Simpul biawak or leg muscle cramps happen when your muscle  contracts on its own involuntarily resulting in a spasm. 









Why do I get cramps? It is because of any of the following reasons:  -  your muscles are tired  - your muscles are overused -  your body is dehydrated - you lost much pottassium and magnesium affecting the way your muscles work - if you are 65 or older - you are at higher risk  to get muscle cramps - you have any of these conditions - diabetes or hypothyroidism - athletes performing in a high intensity, long duration sports
What to do? Immediately stop the activity that triggers the cramp.  - Dont go against the cramps. - Breathe gently through your nose and exhale through your mouth. - Lightly stretch the muscles following the directions of the cramp and once cramps has subsided, stretch slowly against it.  - Only lightly massage the area while stretching it.  - Keep the area warm. Apply heat pad…