Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coke and Water

I got this information from an email sent by my friend.


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


#1 The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

WATER - Would you like a glass of water?

#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated (Likely applies to half the world population)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Wonders of Coconut?

It's tasty and versatile -- but is coconut the latest health food? We look at the benefits and myths behind this famed fruit.

BY: Elizabeth Rogers of 50Plus

Coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut water, coconut pulp — there’s been a lot of buzz in recent years about the health benefits of coconut. This tasty fruit has been a staple food and natural remedy in various cultures for centuries, but more recently its been making a comeback in North America. Some cooks swear by it, and some companies say their products can treat everything from kidney stones to HIV — and even help you lose weight. But is coconut really the latest superfood? Here’s a look at two of the products getting all the attention.

Coconut oil

Its benefits for skin and hair are widely known and generally not controversial — but eating coconut oil is another story. There is still a lot of debate about the health benefits versus potential harms of this ingredient turned dietary supplement. At first glance, the numbers aren’t promising: one tablespoon of coconut oil has 14 grams of fat and 12 grams of saturated fat (though it doesn’t have any cholesterol). Hydrogenated coconut oil — where hydrogen is added to turn the liquid into a solid form — also contains trans fats. Not surprisingly, coconut oil has gotten a bad reputation thanks to its high saturated fats. In comparison, lard has only 13 grams of fat and about 5 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon. Extra virgin olive oil offers about 14 grams of fat but only 2 grams of saturated fat. When we’re warned to watch our consumption of saturated fat, coconut oil tends to lose out. However, there’s more to healthy eating than numbers. Coconut oil is regaining favour because of the type of saturated fat it contains. Essentially, our bodies use these medium-chain fatty acids — or medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) — differently than your usual long-chained saturated fats. Some research suggests these fats are more readily converted to energy rather than stored, and that they can even boost our metabolism. Besides, it has a unique flavour idea for cooking and baking — and it’s commonly used in certain cuisines and vegan fare.

However, the promised benefits don’t end there. Do some checking and you can compile a long list of things coconut oil and coconuts milk or pulp can help with, such as:

- dissolving kidney stones
- stimulating thyroid function (and thereby treating hypothyroidism)
- fighting tooth decay and gum disease
- relieving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn’s disease and stomach ulcers
- improving cholesterol levels
- improving digestion and bowel function, and helping the body better absorb key nutrients
- protecting against heart disease, osteoporosis and liver disease
- boosting the immune system
- killing fungi, parasites, bacteria and viruses
- including the viruses behind pneumonia and HIV

Coconut water

Is this beverage really “Nature’s Gatorade”? With temperatures setting new highs recently, you may have heard that coconut water — the liquid inside young coconuts — is an all-natural way to stay hydrated. As the name suggests, it’s 94 per cent water — but it also contains potassium and other minerals like sodium which can help replenish depleted electrolytes. It’s also a source of B vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and plant hormones. An eight ounce serving has about 45-50 calories, but doesn’t have the added sugars, colours or flavours that put people off sports drinks. Coconut water even offers some dietary fibre — about 2.5-3 grams per serving — to balance the natural sugars. Unlike coconut milk — which is made from the pulp — coconut water doesn’t have any fat. Besides, many people enjoy the taste of coconut water as a beverage or in cooking in place of water.

But is it a good way to hydrate? Both nutritionists and natural food proponents say it’s one way to combat dehydration whether its due to heat or a bout of diarrhoea. One expert at the Mayo Clinic even recommends keeping some in your pantry. However, other experts warn that you’ll need to consume a lot of it to cure serious dehydration — especially if you’re exercising for long periods of time in the heat. However, staying hydrated is another story. As with fruit juices and sports drinks, the calories can still pile up and experts recommend drinking plain water most of the time. You don’t need to down glass after glass of coconut water on a hot day — plain water will do. Still, coconut water can be part of a healthy diet in moderation. Coconut water does offer some nutrients, but they tend to be ones most people normally get in their diets. What about other potential health benefits like lowering blood pressure, taming menopause symptoms or controlling diabetes?

As with coconut oil, there is very little research to suggest drinking coconut water is beneficial. Same goes for coconut pulp and coconut flour — although there’s less hype about these products, the same rules apply. Overall, there’s still a lot of about coconut that experts don’t know, and research is still ongoing. If you don’t like the taste of coconut, chances are you aren’t missing miracle health benefits by leaving it on the store shelf.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hidden Health Benefits Of Strawberries!

posted by amcdaniel

Lately I’ve been enjoying nature’s bounty strawberries! I made a batch simply with metled dark chocolate from the microwave. Nothing fancy, just delicious. They are waiting in the fridge for me. Read on for a little more information about the super food strawberries! “Everyone knows that strawberries are delicious. However, did you know just what a nutritional powerhouse they are? Here are eight reasons to include strawberries in your diet.


One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary fiber, yet only 43 calories. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.


Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols. Anthocyanin, a particular phenol abundantly found in strawberries, lends the rich red color to the fruit. Though anthocyanin is known to have antioxidant properties within the fruit, it is debated as to whether the antioxidant agents in anthocyanin-rich foods can be absorbed into the body once digested. Fortunately, however, it is known that when anthocyanin-rich foods are consumed, the body’s uric acid levels increase, which serves as an antioxidant agent.


The phenols in strawberries also fight against many inflammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis, by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) in the same way that the drugs aspirin and ibuprofen do. Strawberries, however, do not carry unwanted side effects like stomach and intestinal bleeding.


The combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents found in strawberries is well-known to fight against the onset of many different forms of cancer. Thanks to the vitamin C, folate, and the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol that they also contain, strawberries are a delicious defense against potentially cancerous cells.

Healthy Eyes

The Archives of Opthalmology recently published a study in which three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.

The Vigorous Vitamin C

One cup of strawberries contains an incredible 136% of the RDA of vitamin C, an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure, ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Magnificent Manganese

One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. By increasing the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the enzyme responsible for protecting mitochonrdria exposed to oxygen, manganese not only helps to fight the battle against free radicals and oxidative stress, but also lessens cellular inflammation — another cause of numerous cardiovascular diseases.

Bone Health

Manganese is also great for the bones, helping in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure. The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health Health Diaries.”

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Red Dot Mark

This is an important information for all Muslims!

Be aware of the Red dot inside a red square symbol which shown on chocolate bars like : Bounty Chocolate bar / Mars/ sneakers ... it's shown specifically at the back beside the weight numbers.
That mark means that these products contains gelatin which is derived from PORK!!

They put that mark to warn vegetarian people that the chocolate bar have non-vegetarian contents/ingredients in it.

Please share this information with all your friends and remember that "The One Who Guides Others to Good Deeds is Like the One Who Does Them"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Depression in Men: How Is It Different?

by Krisha McCoy, MS

When some of us think of depression, we may think that women experience it more than men. Some health professionals say this is because women experience hormonal changes during menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, which may both contribute to depression and complicate its treatment. But are men really less likely than women to get depressed, or are they just less likely to acknowledge it?

Depression in Men

To deal with male depression, we need to understand how it differs from female depression. Whether it is because some men are ashamed to admit they have a mental condition or they just are not as attuned to their mental health as women, symptoms of depression should not be ignored. Women may be more likely to have anxiety in association with their depression, while men are more likely to exhibit signs of substance abuse or conduct disorder. Some evidence indicates that depression may be even more dangerous for men than for women. Men are more likely than women to commit suicide, although women are more likely to attempt suicide. To make matters worse, many men may shy away from talking about their feelings, asking for help, and seeking treatment for depression.

Perhaps one of the reasons male depression may go undiagnosed is that men fear the repercussions of admitting they have a mental illness. They may be concerned that their coworkers, friends, and family would look down on them if they sought help for depression. Also, they may fear that their job security, promotion potential, and health benefits would be negatively affected if their coworkers or boss found out they were depressed.

Symptoms of Depression

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) says the following symptoms are common in depression, regardless of gender: Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism Feelings of guilt and worthlessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex Decreased energy and increased fatigue Difficulty concentrating, remembering, and making decisions Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping Appetite and/ or weight loss or overeating and weight gain Recurrent thoughts of death and/or suicide, suicide attempts Restlessness and irritability Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic painThese symptoms can appear in both men and women who are depressed and it is important to recognize them if they occur. Even symptoms that may seem like another illness coming on—headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain—may be associated with depression.Depressed men may be less likely to experience sadness, worthlessness, and guilt as symptoms of depression. They do, however, commonly experience fatigue, irritability, anger, loss of interest in relationships, decreased interest in hobbies, excessive time spent at work, and sleep disturbances. They may show frustration and discouragement, and become irritable, angry, or sometimes abusive. The more we find out about how depression differs between men and women, the better health professionals will become at recognizing and treating this condition in men.

Getting HelpIf you think you may be depressed, schedule a visit with your physician. It is possible that another condition—such as an infection, a thyroid disorder, or low testosterone—is causing you to feel depressed. Sometimes when these conditions are treated, your symptoms will disappear. If your physician determines that your symptoms are not caused by another condition, you will likely undergo a psychological evaluation for depression, either by your physician or a referred mental health professional.During a psychological evaluation, the doctor will ask you about your symptoms, your drug and alcohol use, whether or not you have had thoughts of death and suicide, and if depressive disorders run in your family. Also, the doctor will assess your mental status, including your speech, thought patterns, and memory. Depending on your diagnosis, treatment for depression may include a combination of medications, psychotherapies, and other therapies to help alleviate symptoms of depression. In addition to your prescribed therapy, the NIMH suggests you incorporate the following strategies into your life to help cope with depression:Participate in mild exercise. Go to the movies, ball games, or other social activities. Set realistic recovery goals.Make it a point to be around people.Find someone to confide in. Expect your mood to improve gradually, not overnight.Postpone important decisions, such as job changes or changes in your marital status, until your depression has lifted. Allow your family and friends help you cope with depression. It is important for men to understand that depression is a disease of the brain, not a sign of weakness. Depression can be successfully treated, and seeking treatment can improve the quality of life of any man who is depressed, as well as those close to him.


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Last reviewed May 2011 by Brian Randall, MD
Last updated Updated: 5/12/2011Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Can Folic Acid Help Ease Depression?

By: Karen Schroeder, MS, RD (beliefnet)

Folic acid (found in nature as folate), the B vitamin that is famous for its role in preventing birth defects, is now under scrutiny for its effects on depression. A group of researchers from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts found that blood levels of folate were much lower among people with depression than in people who were not depressed. Findings like these have suggested a link between low folate levels and depression. If low levels of this vitamin lead to depressive symptoms, it seems logical to conclude that giving folic acid supplements to people with depression will help their recovery. However, research shows that the connection is not that simple.

Folate in the Brain

Folate, which is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells, is quite active in the brain and central nervous system. It affects the production of certain essential compounds and neurotransmitters—substances that carry messages to different parts of the brain. For example, folate deficiency leads to lower levels of S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) in the brain. Some research has suggested that supplementation with SAM can play a positive role in the treatment of depression. Therefore, one possible theory is that low folate levels leads to low SAM, which increases symptoms of depression. By improving folate status, SAM increases, and depressive symptoms drop.

What the Studies Have Found

Some studies have found depressed patients to be deficient in folate, while others have shown no statistically significant differences in folate levels between people with and without depression. And when a link is found, it is unclear which came first—the deficiency or the depression. Many depressed people tend to eat poor diets, which can lead to deficiencies of many vitamins and minerals, not just folate. Another possibility is that a third, unknown factor causes both folate deficiency and depression. However, there is a small amount of direct evidence to indicate that folate supplements might be helpful for depression.

A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that sufficient amounts of folate are needed for the brain to work well. Deficiencies may cause a higher risk for depression and worsen the response to antidepressant medication. In a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a group of researchers gave fluoxetine (Prozac) to 213 patients with major depressive disorder. The researchers also measured blood levels of folate in all study volunteers. After eight weeks on fluoxetine, the patients with low folate levels were significantly less likely to show improvement from the drug therapy. Also, a study found that folic acid combined with fluoxetine was effective in the initial treatment of depression. However, this response was seen only in women; folic acid did not affect the men in the study. Researchers are not sure why only women responded, although it could have been that men needed a higher dose of folic acid. Should Folic Acid Be Part of Depression Treatment? Depression is a serious condition that requires careful, ongoing treatment with talk therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. The research looking into folic acid and depression is still quite new.

As the authors in an editorial in Psychotherapy and Psychosomaticsexplain, “Our understanding of the role of folate in mental disorders is still insufficient to make practical recommendations.” There are no clear guidelines for dosage or duration of treatment. Other researchers argue that it's reasonable to ask your doctor about folic acid since it may be helpful when taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Also, the cost of the supplement is low. The Bottom LineIf you are living with depression, talk with your doctor about folic acid. If you are deficient, your doctor may recommend taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement as well as increasing your intake of foods rich in this vitamin. These include: Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and turnip greens) Legumes (black beans, lentils, peas, etc) Citrus fruits and juices. Fortified cereals and grain products (including rice, pasta, bread, and certain breakfast cereals) Note, however, do not take more than 400 micrograms daily of folic acid daily because a high intake may hide a vitamin B12 deficiency. Keep in mind that a deficiency of folate might increase the risk of heart disease and stroke . In addition, for women considering pregnancy, sufficient folic acid intake can help decrease the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect such as spina bifida. Folic acid certainly is a vitamin worth getting your fair share of; it’s just not yet clear if it can also help improve your mental state.


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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pet Hair on Furniture?

posted by goquin

We love our messy and oh-so hairy pets. They seem to leave hair everywhere, mainly on our furniture. You can prevent much of this by brushing/combing and washing pets regularly. However, if you see hairy remains on your couch or chairs, here are several ways to remove it. Wipe a lightly dampened clean sponge over it to lift off. You also can swipe the rubber bottom (sole) of a tennis sneaker to lift up hair or roll a couple of lengths of tape around your hand (sticky side out) to pick up small amounts of hair.

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Brain Food

Berries are full of memory-boosting nutrients. Here's how they work: When we talk about getting "rusty" at certain tasks, we may not be far off. Oxidation, the process that causes metal to rust, can also damage brain cells. This oxidative stress as it's called, plays a part in many diseases associated with aging from dementia and Alzheimer's to Parkinson's.

Getting beneficial anti-oxidative compounds like vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and other nutrients through food may help prevent, or at least curtail, the damage, because they can disarm potentially cell-injuring free radicals circulating throughout the system.

Research has shown that beneficial chemicals called ellagatannis in raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are also found right in the hippocampus, the brain's memory control center. Talk about a direct hit!

Blueberries also contain proanthocyanins, which gravitate toward the striatum, which is more closely related to spatial memory. Scientists believe that that these compounds may enhance the performance of those parts of the brain, and indeed, actual animal studies have substantiated the evidence that they do improve memory.

Oxidation is not the only process associated with diseases of aging. Inflammation also plays a big role in everything from heart disease to dementia. Cherries are nature's own little anti-inflammatory pills. They contain Cox 2 inhibitors similar to those found in pain medications such as Vioxx and Celebrex, but they also contain compounds called polyphenols that keep platelets in the blood from clumping together, so they don't produce undesirable side effects— like heart attacks and strokes—which are risks associated with the manufactured drugs. Isn't Mother Nature clever?

That old adage about "an apple a day" is right on target. Turns out that apples contain a group of chemicals that could protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. One of those compounds, a flavonoid called quercetin, has been shown to protect the brain from oxidative injury in animal studies.

Other chemicals such as phenolic acids and different flavonoids protect the apple itself against damage by bacteria, viruses and fungi—and if they protect the fruit, just imagine what they can do for us! Studies suggest that eating apples not only may help reduce the risk of cancer, but diminish the risk of neurodegenerative disorders too.

Turmeric, the yellow spice found in many curries, contains curcumin, which also has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It may even prove useful in treating Alzheimer's; one study showed a reduction in beta amyloid deposits, the plaques associated with the disease, in the brains of animals fed curcumin-enhanced food. In another study, elderly people who ate curry often or very often did better on tests of mental performance than those who never or rarely ate curry.

The egg has gotten bad press because of its cholesterol-rich yoke and the associations between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. However, that same yolk contains one of the most important nutrients for building better brains: choline.
Getting adequate amounts of choline, especially early in life—during fetal development and early childhood—may help us learn more readily and also help us retain what we learn. What's more, sufficient choline intake early on may give us the mental building blocks we need to help keep memory intact as we age.

We've all heard that fish is "brain food," and there's good reason for it. Fatty fish like budget-friendly sardines contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to be instrumental in maintaining brain function from early development throughout life. DHA, an omega-3, is present right in the brain, so having those good-for-you omega-3s in your diet is thought to boost brain function.

In addition, components of fatty acids in fish go straight to the synapses of nerve cells, so they play an important role in how neurons communicate with one another, which may have a positive affect throughout life on learning and memory.

Speaking of seafood as brain food, consider the oyster, which is one food rich in both iron and zinc. If your mind wanders or you have memory lapses here and there, you may need more of the minerals zinc and iron in your diet. A lot of research has linked decreased iron and zinc levels with poorer mental performance in children, but newer studies on adults suggest these elements help keep grown-ups' minds sharp as well. In those studies, marginally low iron reserves reduced adults' ability to concentrate, and lower levels of zinc slowed test participants' ability to recall words.

When it's time for a treat, chocolate is not a bad way to go, for your brain as well as your taste buds. Several studies have shown that eating flavonol-rich cocoa can improve blood vessel function, boosting circulation throughout the body and blood flow to the brain. The beneficial compounds found in cocoa may even reduce the formation of damaging clots, which may cause heart attacks and strokes.However, while cocoa, the ingredient that carries "chocolate" flavor, is rich in beneficial compounds, it's often combined with high-fat ingredients in chocolate bars and other desserts, so it's best to keep chocolate treats to a healthy minimum.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Food for a Beautiful Face

The idea that food or components of food can support healthy-looking skin has literally been around for ages. More and more research has shown the importance of diet choices on overall health, including skin health.

Vegetables: Decreased skin wrinkling around the corners of the eyes was observed in women with higher intakes of green and yellow vegetables.

The Findings. Over the last few years there has been a surge in the interest of foods and food ingredients for healthier appearing skin. This renewed interest has been termed nutritional cosmetics, or nutricosmetics, to reflect the impact of nutrition on beauty and skin health.

Unfortunately, research in this area is still in its infancy with limited research in human subjects.
Nonetheless, studies are being done and more are likely on the horizon. A new skin nutrition study, published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Nutrition, is one such study. For this study, researchers measured skin hydration, surface lipids, skin elasticity and wrinkling in over 700 Japanese women. Differences based on dietary habits were determined by evaluating usual eating patterns with a food frequency questionnaire.

Fat. Researchers noted that a higher dietary intake of total fat, saturated fat, and monounsaturated fat was associated with improved skin elasticity.

Wrinkling. Researchers also found that after adjustment for intake of green and yellow vegetables, higher levels of saturated fat were associated with worse skin wrinkling.

Vitamins and Antioxidants. Vegetables, including green and yellow vegetables, are rich in a number of vitamins and antioxidant phytonutrients that have been suggested to support healthy looking skin. Interestingly, fat intake was reported to provide some skin appearance benefits as well. However, it is important to remember that excess fat intake can negatively impact overall health.

Further research into the actual benefits of these ingredients and foods will need to be conducted before they become widely accepted. Nonetheless, research is underway and some of the more promising ingredients appear to be those backed by scientific studies. Some of my favorite ingredients include astaxanthin, tocotrienols, green tea, kiwi seed, lutein, lycopene, and coenzyme Q10 since research supports their potential benefits for healthy-looking skin.

Thank you to our advertisers for their support in bringing you these inspiring stories. Thanks to Bliefnet Health & Happiness for the useful article.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sakit Angin Ahmar

Risalah ini diterjemah dari risalah asal berbahasa Inggeris. Bacalah untuk pengetahuan anda dan mungkin ianya berguna jika ditakdirkan ada antara ahli keluarga, jiran dan rakan-rakan anda terkena penyakit ini suatu hari nanti. Ianya amat menakjubkan jika berhasil, luangkan masa anda untuk membacanya dengan teliti dan simpan risalah ini sebab mungkin ada nyawa seseorang yang boleh diselamatkan dengan izin Allah melalui tip-tip yang akan dibincangkan.

Bapa saya meninggal dunia akibat penyakit angin ahmar 3 tahun lalu setelah terlantar lumpuh selama sebulan. Masa itu saya tidak tahu apa-apa tentang rawatan kecemasan untuk pesakit angin ahmar. Walau bagaimanapun masih belum terlewat untuk kita kongsi bersama.

Sila baca dan sampaikan kepada saudara-mara serta rakan-rakan anda. Yayasan AMAL tidak mempunyai ramai sekarelawan perubatan bagi memenuhi permintaan rawatan dari masyarakat setempat. Semoga buletin seumpama ini boleh membantu anda melakukannya sendiri.

Apabila serangan angin ahmar mengenai seseorang, kapilari darah di dalam otaknya menghadapi risiko untuk pecah. Bila anda berhadapan dengan seseorang yang baru terkena angin ahmar dan tidak sedarkan diri, pertama sekali anda jangan panik dan bawa bertenang.

Tidak kira di mana sahaja mangsa itu berada, jangan alihkan ke tempat lain. Kerana pergerakan pada ketika itu boleh menyebabkan kapilari darah diotak mangsa terus pecah. Bantu mangsa untuk duduk dan sokong badannya supaya tidak terjatuh. Jika mangsa terjatuh semula, keadaan mungkin akan bertambah buruk.

Jika di rumah anda ada jarum suntikan (alat yang terbaik), jarum jahit atau pin baju yang tidak berkarat, segera panaskan dengan api untuk disterilkan. Kemudian dengan berhati-hati cucuk kesemua hujung jari-jari tangan mangsa kira-kira 1mm dalamnya, seperti rawatan akupuntur.

Cucuklah sehingga menitiskan darah, jika perlu picitlah jari-jarinya sehingga mengeluarkan darah. Apabila kesemua 10 jari mengeluarkan setitis darah tunggu beberapa minit sehingga mangsa sedar semula.

Jika berlaku perubahan betuk mulut, tarik telinganya sehingga kemerahan. Kemudian cucuk kedua belah telinga dengan jarum sehingga mengeluarkan 2 titis darah.

Beberapa minit kemudian Insya Allah, mangsa akan sedar semula. Tunggu sehingga mangsa benar-benar sedar kemudian bawa dia ke hospital. Memanggil ambulance semasa mangsa pengsan dan mengejarkannya ke hospital secara tergesa-gesa sebenarnya boleh menyebabkan kapilari darah di otak mangsa pecah dan berlaku pendarahan. Sukar untuk mangsa dipulihkan apabila keadaan ini berlaku. Ada kemungkinan daya ingatan mangsa akan hilang sepenuhnya, walaupun dia mampu berjalan semula.

"Saya belajar tentang menitiskan darah bagi menyelamatkan nyawa dari seorang doctor tradisional Cina bernama Ha Bu-Tung yang tinggal di Sun-Juke. Selain itu saya juga berpengalaman mempraktikkannya. Sebab itu saya yakin cara ini adalah berkesan 100%" menurut seorang pengamal kaedah rawatan ini. Tambah beliau lagi "Pada tahun 1979, ketika itu saya sedang mengajar di Kolej Fung-Gaap dekat Tai-Chung.

Tiba-tiba seorang guru lain berlari ke kelas saya dan mengadu; "En. Liu, penyelia kami diserang angin ahmar!." Saya pun bergegas ke bilik beliau di tingkat 3. Saya lihat penyelia kami, En.Chen Fu-Tien, telah menjadi pucat, percakapannya tak difahami, dan ada tanda-tanda serangan angin ahmar. Saya segera menyuruh pelajar saya membeli jarum suntikan di farmasi dan terus menyuntik jari-jarinya. Apabila kesemua 10 jarinya menitiskan darah, (setiap jari setitis darah), selang beberapa minit muka En Chen kembali kemerahan dan dia membuka matanya.

Malangnya mulut beliau masih belum normal, jadi saya menarik telinganya untuk mengalirkan darah ke situ. Bila telinganya kemerahan, saya menyucuk kedua-dua telinganya sehingga menitiskan 2 titik darah. Selepas 3-5 minit, bentuk mulutnya kembali normal dan percakapannya kembali jelas. Kami memberikan dia secawan teh panas, merehatkannya seketika sebelum membawanya ke Hospital Wei Wah. Dia ditahan semalaman dan dibenarkan keluar keesokan harinya untuk terus bertugas di sekolah. Keadaan beliau kembali seperti biasa, tiada apa-apa kesan angin ahmar.

Kebiasaanya mangsa angin ahmar yang mengalami pendarahan di otak dalam perjalanan ke hospital adalah sukar untuk dipulihkan seperti sediakala. Angin ahmar adalah antara penyebab utama kematian. Mereka yang bernasib baik dipanjangkan umur tetapi kebanyakannya lumpuh sehingga akhir hayat.

Penyakit angin ahmar ini ada kemungkinan untuk mengenai sesiapa sahaja. Jika semua di antara kita boleh mengingati kaedah penitisan darah ini dan memulakannya segera, dalam jangka masa pendek, mangsa-mangsa boleh kita selamatkan dengan izin Allah dan ada harapan pulih seperti sedia kala.

Diharapkan kaedah bantuan kecemasan mangsa angin ahmar ini dapat dihebahkan supaya penyakit ini tidak tersenarai sebagai penyebab utama kematian di kalangan kita.


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Kod Babi Pada Makanan

Kod Babi Pada Makanan - Penting Untuk Umat Islam
Oleh Dr. M. Anjad Khan

Salah seorang rakan saya bernama Syeikh Sahib bekerja sebagai pegawai di Badan Pengawasan Ubat & Makanan (POM) di Pegal, Perancis. Tugasnya adalah mencatat semua mereka barang, makanan dan ubat-ubatan.

Produk apa pun yang akan disajikan suatu perusahaan ke pasaran,bahan- bahan produk tersebut harus terlebih dahulu mendapat izin dari Badan pengawas Ubat dan Makanan Perancis dan Syeikh Sahib bekerja diBadan tersebut bahagian QC , oleh sebab itu dia mengetahui pelbagai jenis bahan makanan yang dipasarkan.

Banyak daripada bahan-bahan tersebut dituliskan dengan istilah ilmiah namun ada juga beberapa yang dituliskan dalam bentuk matematik seperti E-904, E-141. Awalnya, saat Syeikh Sahib menemukan bentuk matematik tersebut, dia ingin tahu dan kemudian menanyakan kod matematik tersebut kepada seorang Perancis yang berwenang dalam bidang itu dan orang tersebut menjawab "KERJAKAN SAJA TUGASMU, DAN JANGAN BANYAK TANYA".

Jawaban tersebut menimbulkan kecurigaan buat Syeikh Sahib dan dia kemudian mula mencari tahu kod matematik tersebut dalam dokumen yang ada. Ternyata apa yang dia temukan cukup memeranjatkan kaum Muslimin didunia.

Hampir di seluruh negara barat termasuk Eropah, pilihan utama untuk daging adalah daging babi. Penternakan babi sangat banyak di negara-negara tersebut. Di Perancis sendiri jumlah penternak babi mencapai lebih dari 42.000.

Jumlah kandungan lemak dalam tubuh babi sangat tinggi dibandingkan dengan haiwan lainnya. Namun orang Eropah dan Amerika berusaha menghindari lemak-lemak tersebut.

Kemudian yang menjadi pertanyaan sekarang;di manakah lemak-lemak babi tersebut ? Jawapannya adalah: Babi-babi tersebut dipotong di tempat perniagaan (secara) kecil-kecilan dalam pengawasan Badan POM dan yang memusingkan badan babi tersebut adalah untuk membuang lemak yang sudah dipisahkan dari daging babi. Dahulu kira-kira 60 tahun yang lalu, lemak-lemak tersebut dibakar.

Kemudian mereka berfikir untuk memanfaatkan lemak-lemak tersebut. Sebagai awal kajian, mereka membuat sabun dengan bahan lemak tersebut dan ternyata itu berhasil.

Lemak-lemak tersebut diproses secara kimiawi, dikemas sedemikian rupa dan dipasarkan Dalam pada itu negara-negara di Eropah memperlakukan aturan yang mengharuskan bahan-bahan dari setiap produk makanan, ubat- ubatan harus dicantumkan pada kemasan.

Oleh karena itu bahan yang terbuat dari lemak babi dicantumkan dengan nama Pig Fat (lemak babi) pada kemasan produk. Mereka yang sudah tinggal di Eropah selama 40 tahun terakhir ini mengetahui hal tersebut.

Namun produk dengan bahan lemak babi tersebut dilarang masuk ke negara-negara Islam pada saat itu sehingga menimbulkan defisit perdagangan bagi negara pengeksport.

Menoleh ke masa lalu, jika anda hubungkan dengan Asia Tenggara, anda mungkin tahu tentang faktor yang menimbulkan perang saudara. Pada saat itu, peluru senapang dibuat di Eropah dan diangkut ke belahan benua melalui jalur laut. Perjalanannya memakan waktu berbulan-bulan hingga mencapai tempat tujuan sehingga bubuk mesiu yang ada di dalamnya mengalami kerosakan karena terkena air laut.

Kemudian mereka punya ide untuk melapisi peluru tersebut dengan lemak babi. Lapisan lemak tersebut harus digigit dengan gigi terlebih dahulu sebelum digunakan. Saat berita mengenai pelapisan tersebut tersebar dan sampai ke telinga tentera yang kebanyakan Muslim dan beberapa Vegetarian (orang yang tidak makan daging), maka tentera - tentera tersebut menolak berperang sehingga mengakibatkan perang saudara ( civil war ).

Negara-negara Eropah mengakui fakta tersebut dan kemudian menggantikan penulisan lemak babi dalam kemasan dengan menuliskan lemak haiwan. Semua orang yang tinggal di Eropah sejak tahun 1970an mengetahuinya. .

Saat perusahaan produsen ditanya oleh pihak berwenang dari negara Islam mengenai lemak haiwan tersebut, maka jawapannya bahawa lemak tersebut adalah lemak sapi (lembu) & domba, walaupun demikian lemak-lemak tersebut haram bagi Muslim kerana penyembelihan haiwan ternak tersebut tidak mengikuti syariat Islam. Oleh karena itu produk dengan label baru tersebut dilarang masuk ke negara-negara Islam.

Sebagai akibatnya,pengusaha produk menghadapi masalah kewangan yang sangat serius kerana 75% penghasilan mereka diperoleh dengan menjual produknya ke negara Islam, di mana laba penjualan ke negara Islam bisa mencapai jutaan dolar.

Akhirnya mereka memutuskan untuk membuatkodifikasi bahasa yang hanya diketahui oleh Badan POM sementara orang awam tidak mengetahuinya. Kod tersebut diawalkan dengan kod E-CODES. E-INGREDIENTS ini terdapat di banyak produk perusahaan multinasional termasuk pasta gigi, sejenis permen karet, coklat, gula-gula, biskut, makanan dalam tin, buah-buahan dalam tin dan beberapa multi vitamin dan masih banyak lagi jenis produk makanan & ubat-ubatan lainnya.

Semenjak produk-produk tersebut di atas banyak di konsumsi [penggunaan barang-barang (spt hasil pertanian, perusahaan, dll)]. oleh negara-negara Muslim, kita sebagai masyarakat Muslim tidak terkecuali sedang menghadapi masalah penyakit masyarakat yakni hilangnya rasa malu, kekerasan dan seks bebas.

Oleh itu, saya mohon kepada semua umat Islam untuk memeriksa terlebih dahulu bahan-bahan produk yang akan kita konsumsi dan mencocokkannya dengan daftar kod E-CODES berikut ini. Jika ditemukan kod-kod berikut ini dalam kemasan produk yang akan kita beli, maka hendaknya dapat dihindari karena produk dengan kod-kod tersebut dibawah ini mengandung lemak babi.

E100, E110, E120, E 140, E141, E153, E210, E213, E214, E216, E234, E252, E270, E280, E325, E326, E327, E334, E335, E336, E337, E422, E430, E431, E432, E433, E434, E435, E436, E440, E470, E471, E472, E473, E474, E475, E476, E477, E478, E481, E482, E483, E491, E492, E493, E494, E495, E542, E570, E572, E631, E635, E904.

Adalah tanggung jawab kita semua sebagai umat Islam untuk mengikuti syariat Islam dan juga memberitahukan informasi ini kepada saudara kita.

Liver Damage

Take note please ...don't always sleep late!!

Good rest and sound sleep is very Important... if you don't sleep well, The toxic in your body will accumulate. Affecting your health and your mood...

The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.3. Too much eating.4. Skipping breakfast.5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming overly done foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our body to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.'


Evening at 9 - 11pm : is the time for eliminating unnecessary/ toxic chemicals (de-toxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on her health.

Evening at 11pm - 1am : The de-toxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state. Early morning 1 - 3am : de-toxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am : de-toxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the de-toxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.
Morning 5 - 7am : de-toxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am : Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 -10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood.

Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Care About You

Health - Important Tips

1) Answer the phone by LEFT ear.

2) Do not drink coffee TWICE a day.

3) Do not take pills with COOL water.

4) Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm.

5) Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume.

6) Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night.

7) Keep your distance from handphone CHARGERS.

8) Do not use headphones/ earphone for LONG period of time.

9) Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning.

10) Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping.

11) When battery is down to the LAST grid/ bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kuasa Buah-Buahan

Oleh Suzan Ahmad -

Ketahui khasiat sebenar makanan wajib bantu ubati, hindari penyakit

BUAH-BUAHAN memiliki kandungan gizi, vitamin dan mineral yang sangat baik untuk tubuh. Khasiat buah-buahan diletakkan pada aras dua Piramid Makanan bersama sayur-sayuran. Pengambilan buah-buahan mengikut jumlah hidangan mencukupi dapat memastikan tubuh badan dan otak kita menerima semua nutrien mencukupi bagi membolehkan ia berfungsi dengan baik.

Malangnya, berapa ramai antara kita tahu kelebihan sebenar khasiat buah-buahan kecuali vitamin C yang sudah terlalu kerap dikaitkan dengan buah-buahan tertentu seperti oren dan epal. Bagaimana pula dengan aspek lain buah-buahan seperti khasiatnya membantu mengurangkan penyakit?

Pakar Diet Klinikal, Pusat Perubahan Gaya Hidup, Pusat Perubatan Prince Court, Tan Yen Sing menjelaskan, kajian menunjukkan pengambilan lebih daripada lima hidangan buah-buahan dan sayur-sayuran sehari dikatakan boleh mengurangkan sehingga 17 peratus penyakit jantung koronari.

Pada 2005, 17.5 juta orang mati akibat penyakit kardiovaskular iaitu 30 peratus daripada jumlah kematian global. Pemakanan yang baik adalah pendekatan terbaik untuk mencegah penyakit dan penjagaan kesihatan.

Nutrien adalah khasiat yang mesti kita peroleh daripada makanan. Khasiat pemakanan ini adalah penting untuk pertumbuhan dan penjagaan tubuh badan sepanjang hayat,” katanya.
Lebih menarik lagi, hasil penyelidikan mengenai manfaat buah-buahan kepada kesihatan turut dikongsi pada kempen kemasyarakatan, Kesihatan Itu Kekayaan anjuran MBG Fruitshop di Jaya 33, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, baru-baru ini.

Antara fakta menarik yang dikongsi termasuk, ramai tidak tahu pisang membantu menentang kemurungan. Selain itu, antioksidan daripada buah-buahan dan sayur-sayuran mengurangkan risiko kanser esofagus; buah kiwi meningkatkan kesihatan seksual lelaki dan kismis membantu menjaga kesihatan gigi serta pembangunan mental kanak-kanak.

Bagi kanak-kanak misalnya, buah-buahan yang kaya dengan pelbagai khasiat seperti karbohidrat, mineral dan vitamin penting dalam pertumbuhan mental fizikal mereka. Karbohidrat dalam buah-buahan misalnya, adalah dalam bentuk gula yang menyumbang kepada tenaga badan. Selain itu, buahan-buahan juga tinggi dengan serat yang membantu dalam mengelak masalah sembelit terutama di kalangan kanak-kanak.

Khasiat buah-buahan:

# Anggur/kismis
Mengurangkan risiko kanser; strok; penyakit jantung dan hilang ingatan; antipenuaan; antioksidan; antiradang; kesihatan kulit; mata; kardiovaskular; kesihatan gastrik; kesihatan saluran kencing dan penyakit gusi.

# Buah oren
Kesihatan jantung; penglihatan; pelalian dan mengurangkan risiko penyakit kanser. Pada masa sama, buah sitrus ini turut memiliki kelebihan sebagai antioksidan; membantu perkembangan otak janin dan mengawal tekanan darah.

# Buah Epal
Pengambilannya yang kerap dikatakan dapat mencegah dementia atau nyanyuk; mencegah kenaikan berat badan; menurunkan kolesterol; menentang kanser dan antioksidan.

# Buah pear
Bersifat antioksidan; menjaga kesihatan kardiovaskular; antiradang; menjaga kesihatan jantung; menyembuhkan luka dan lebam; membaiki tisu; menjaga kesihatan penglihatan; menentang jangkitan; menyokong transmisi saraf dan melawaskan perut.

# Pisang kaki
Menjaga kesihatan penglihatan, melegakan sembelit, cirit-birit, hemoroid (buasir) dan antioksidan.

# Mangga
Anti kanser; menjaga kesihatan penglihatan; membantu penghadaman; menjaga kesihatan kulit; membantu membaiki kesihatan seksual; menambah berat badan; menguatkan daya ingatan; berfaedah untuk anemia (kurang darah) dan mencegah selaran panas.

# Kiwi
Buah yang kaya dengan vitamin C dan berasal dari New Zealand ini membantu mengatasi insomnia (sukar tidur); mencairkan darah untuk kesihatan kardiovaskular (menurunkan kolesterol dan trigliserida); membantu membaiki pernafasan kanak-kanak (pendek nafas dan batuk malam); mencegah kerosakan kulit yang menyebabkan kanser kulit; menjaga kesihatan penglihatan; kesihatan kolon dan kesihatan prostat.

# Pisang
Bagi mereka yang mudah stres atau alami tekanan, buah pisang boleh menjadi pilihan. Ini disebabkan ia kaya khasiat antikemurungan (membantu membaiki mood dan tidur); antioksidan; mengawal tekanan darah; meningkatkan daya tumpuan dan menguatkan ingatan; meningkatkan tenaga; menjaga kesihatan jantung; mengurangkan risiko kanser; menentang ulser peptik; melegakan cirit-birit dan sembelit.

Serangan Jantung dan Minum Air Suam

Fakta ini sangat bagus. Bukan semata-mata berkenaan air suam, tetapi berkenaan Serangan Jantung .... Masyarakat Cina dan Jepun minum teh panas ketika bersarapan, dan bukannya air sejuk, mungkin inilah masanya kita perlu mengubah tabiat minum semasa makan. Kepada sesiapa yang gemar minum air sejuk, fakta ini sangat bermakna buat anda. Memanglah sesuatu yang nikmat untuk minum segelas air sejuk selepas makan. Walau bagaimanapun, air sejuk akan melikatkan minyak yang kita makan bersama hidangan. Sudah tentu ia melambatkan lagi proses pencernaan. Sekali gumpalan minyak ini bertindak balas dengan asid di dalam perut, ia akan memecah dan diserap oleh enzim intestine lebih cepat berbanding makanan pejal.

Ia akan selari dengan enzim intestine. Dalam masa terdekat, ia berpotensi bertukar menjadi lemak dan mendorong kepada kanser. Adalah penting untuk minum sup panas atau air suam selepas makan.

Petanda Lazim Serangan Jantung

Amaran berkenaan serangan jantung – Anda seharusnya mengambil tahu yang petanda serangan jantung bukan sahaja pedih pada sebelah kiri dada. Awasi jika terasa sakit yang menyesakkan pada dada kiri. Mungkin anda belum pernah merasa sakit dada semasa terkena serangan jantung. Muntah-muntah dan berpeluh berlebihan juga antara tanda-tanda lazim. 60% pesakit yang terkena serangan jantung adalah ketika sedang tidur dan tidak boleh bangun dari tidur. Sakit pada dada boleh menyebabkan seseorang tidak sedarkan diri. Berhati-hati dan berjaga-jagalah sentiasa. Lebih banyak yang anda ketahui berkenaan serangan jantung, maka lebih banyak peluang untuk anda terselamat.

Kata pakar kardiologi (jantung), jika seseorang telah membaca fakta ini, sebarkanlah ia kepada 10 orang lain yang dikenali, anda mungkin tidak mampu menyembuhkan pesakit, tetapi anda sebenarnya berjaya menyelamatkan seseorang dari menjadi pesakit.

5 Household Baking Soda Tips

BY: Corine Gatti

Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is used to help cakes, breads, and cookies to rise. It also has many advantages outside the kitchen. It’s a great deodorizer, antacid, and pain reliever. Here are five benefits of using baking soda to help you get started today!

1. Heartburn: A solution of 1/2 tsp. of baking soda in water can neutralize stomach acids for occasional heartburn.

2. Oral Health: Add two table spoons of baking soda to a glass of warm water for better oral health. Gargling with a baking soda and a warm water solution will relieve sore throat pain.

3. Skin Exfoliation: According to Healthy, you can forgo the expensive brands by using baking soda for a natural scrub. Use three parts baking soda to one part water for a paste and apply with your finger tips in a gentle circular motion. Follow with a warm damp washing cloth to remove.

4. First Aid: Make a paste of baking soda and water to relieve sunburn and bug bites. The mix can be used to combat itching caused by chicken pox or a skin rash.

5. Carpet Deodorizer: Got pets? Sprinkle baking soda on the rugs where pets sleep and then vacuum for a quick carpet deodorizer. You can also add baking soda to the cat litter to absorb odors and moisture.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Senarai makanan dan hikmahnya dalam Islam

Roti yang paling bagus ialah diperbuat daripada gandum yang baik dimasak dalam pembakar roti yang bulat. Roti itu dibiarkan sejuk sebelum dimakan, jika tidak kita akan merasa haus bila memakannya. Roti yang sudah lama dan tidak elok akan menyebukan perut. Roti yang terdapat sekam gandum mudah dicernakan. Nabi s.a.w. pernah bersabda "Jangan potong roti dengan pisau. hormatilah roti itu dengan memotong dengan tanganmu kerana Allah menghormati roti itu".
Jintan manis banyak khasiatnya ianya melegakan kesakitan dalam badan, melancarkan aliran keluar haid, membanyakkan susu dan membuang gas dalam usus. Ianya juga boleh digunakan dalam bentuk serbuk dan disapu disekeliling mata bagi menguatkan pandangan mata.
Epal yang masam lebih sejuk daripada yang manis. Ianya juga boleh menguatkan organ hati.
Asparagus berkhasiat bagi membuka sekatan pada buah pinggang dan memudahkan kelahiran anak.
Pisang boleh menyejukkan badandan ianya boleh dimakan dengan madu lebah.
Barli berkhasiat sebagai penyejuk badan. Rasulullah s.a.w. pernah memberi sup barli kepada orang yg mengidap demam.
Selasih berkhasiat untukmenguatkan organ hati, memudahkan tidur dengan cara menyapu kepala dengan basil yang dicampurkan air.
Mentega khasiatnya memanas dan melembapkan. Baik untuk menghilangkan sembelit. Mentega yang dicampurkan dengan kurma dan madu sejenis makanan yang menghilangkan rasa mengidam pada perempuan hamil.
Sayuran ini sukar dihadam dan bahaya untuk penglihatan.
Kegunaan chamomile ialahmelancarkan aliran haid dan kencing. Ianya juga sangat berguna untuk memanaskan badan.
Kegunaannya memanaskan badan. Ianya juga melancarkan aliran haid dan air kencing.
Dilaporkan bahawa Nabi s.a.w. pernah bersabda "Jadilah seperti biji habb al sauda kerana biji ini ubat semua penyakit kecuali kanser dan mati". Adalah dilaporkan juga bahawa Allah Taala menunjukkan bahawa "ia" itu ialah hab al sauda menghapuskan angin dalam usus dan demam. Baik untuk merawat 'leukoderma' dan membuka saluran urat yang halus. Berguna untuk menghilangkan penyakit selesema.
Sebagai ubat penyakit buang air besar berdarah, menghilangkan dahaga dan dikatakan menimbulkan kebijaksanaan.
Memudahkan penghadaman. membetulkan imbangan badan, baik untuk otak dan badan, serta mencantikkan rupa paras. Walau bagaimanapun jika dimakan terlalu banyak boleh menyebabkan penyakit sendi dan yang terbaik ialah daging ayam betina yang tidak bertelur.
Kulit kayu manis juga merupakanpemanas badan. Minyaknya sebagai penawar untuk menghapuskan rasa tidak hadam. Ia merupakan campuran (rempah ratus) yang digunakan dalam resepi masakan hampir tiga suku penduduk dunia.
Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. pernah bersabda, "Limau ini adalah seperti mukmin: bagus dirasa dan bagus dihidu". Limau ini menguatkan organ hati serta dapat menjauhkan kesedihan dan bintik-bintik pada kulit, menghapuskan kelaparan dan melambatkan pengaliran dalam hempedu.
Yang masak menghilangkan panas dan menggalakkan pembuangan air kecil. Makan kurma dengan timun muda menambahkan berat badan.
Jintan putih (kammun) khasiatnya untuk memanaskan badan. Jintan putih yang direndam di dalam air dan diminum adalah baik untukmengubat perut yang memulas.
Nabi s.a.w. pernah bersabda, "Rumah yang tiada tamar atau kurma adalah rumah yg tiada bermakanan". Nabi s.a.w. sendiri pernah menanam kurma atau tamar. Kurma hendaklah dimakan dengan badam untuk menghapuskan parut yang tidak diingini.
Terung hitam menyebabkan keluarnya hempedu. Kecenderungan benda inimengeluarkan hempedu dapat dibetulkan dengan memakannya bersama daging.
Khasiat telur yang paling baik boleh kita dapati daripada telur ayam (setengah masak atau masak) bukan direbus keras. Putih telur melegakan apabila kita melecur atau kulit terbakar dan menghilangkan parut pada kulit.
Khasiat hindiba berubah mengikut musim.. Hindiba' pada awal musim adalah yang paling baik dan yang dipenghujungnya sudah tidak berkhasiat lagi. Hadithmenyatakan "makanlah hindiba dan janganlah bersendawa kerana sesungguhnya tidak ada satu hari pun titisan air syurga tidak jatuh ke atas hindiba".
Nabi s.a.w. pernah bersabda "jika umatku tahu apa yang ada pada hulbah, mereka pasti membeli dan membayarnya dengan emas".Antara khasiat hulbah membantu pengaliran haid dan berguna untuk menyembuhkan sakit perut (memulas).
Fin kering adalah yang terbaik. Di antara khasiatnya ialah untuk memanaskan badan dan rasanya enak. Nabi s.a.w. pernah bersabda, "Jika anda kata ada buah datang dari syurga maka itulah fin kerana sebenarnya inilah buah syurga". Oleh itu makanlah buah fin kerana khasiatnya menyembuhkan penyakit buasir dan pirai.
Khasiat ikan air tawar lebih baik terutama yang makan tumbuh tumbuhan, bukan yang makan lumpur dan benda-benda seni dalam air.. Ikan yang tidak dimasak sukar dihadam dan mengeluarkan ketidak seimbangan badan.
Bawang putih juga elok untukmemanaskan badan. Khasiatnya membuang gas dan menggalakkan pengeluaran air mani. Baik untuk pembawakan sejuk, untuk mencairkan balgham. Minyaknya digunakan untuk merawat gigitan serangga dan Nabi s.a.w pernah bersabda "Sesiapa yang memakan pohon ini maka janganlah dia mendekati kami dan janganlah sembahyang bersama bersama kami."
Minyak sapi mengandungi banyak lemak. Ia dianggap sebagaipenawar racun. Campurkan dengan manisan lalu dimakan dan ianya dipercayai ubat pada makanan.
Halia disebut dalam ayat alQuran (ayat 17, Surah Al Insan) firmanAllah Taala yang bermaksud "Dan mereka dalam Syurga itu,diberi dari sejenis minuman yang campurannya dari zanjabil". Khasiatnya membantu penghadaman dan memanaskan badan.
Terdapat banyak khasiat pada inai. Antaranya menghilangkan bekas calar-calar atau lebam pada badan, menghilangkan sakit kepala, sakit dalam kaki, sakit kuku dan mengelokkan rambut. Inai bersifat sangat panas dan menerbitkan perasaan cinta. Wangian yang terbaik ialah yang diperbuat dari bunga inai.Memakai inai pada kuku, tangan dan kaki menjadi biasaan masyarakat di Timur terutama bagi pengantin baru.
Madu lebah mempunyai berbagai-bagai khasiat. Madu atau manisan lebah ini apabila dicampur dengan air panas boleh mengubati penyakit cirit birit. Sabda Nabi s.a.w., "Demi Allah yang aku dalam genggaman Nya, minumlah madu. Malaikat akan memohon rahmat pada penghuni rumah yang ada madu di dalamnya. Jika seseorang itu makan madu, seribu ubat masuk keperutnya dan sejuta penyakit keluar darinya." Rasulullah sendiri mengamalkan meminum madu, dengan meminum segelas air yang dicampurkan dengan madu setiap pagi ketika perut kosong. Madu dianggap ibu segala makanan, minuman dan ubatan. Madu yang paling berkualiti ialah madu yang dikeluarkan dalam musim bunga (spring), seterusnya dalam musim panas (summer) dan yang kurang berkualiti adalah madu yang dihasilkan dalam musim sejuk (winter).
Semua kekacang mengeluarkan kekeringan.. Jenis-jenis kekacang hendaklah dimakan sedikit kerana kalau dimakan dengan banyak ianya tidak baik untuk perut. Ada hadith mengatakan bahawa sesiapa memakan kekacang akan menerbitkan hati yang simpati, mata berair dan menghapuskan kesombongan.
Meskipun ianya sejuk, ia dianggapsayuran yang baik untuk dimakan.Ia melembutkan tubuh yang keras dan membantu menyembuhkan penyakit gangguan mental. Salad melemahkan tenaga batin dan terlalu banyak memakannya juga melemahkan penglihatan.
Daging mengandungi banyak khasiat. Dikatakan bahawa orang yang memakan daging selama 40 hari berturut turut tidak akan mendatangkan kebaikan. Dan orang yang tidak memakan daging selama 40 hari berturut- turut juga tidak akan mendatangkan kebaikan. Dengan kata lain makanlah daging secara sederhana. Daging yang paling baik ialah daging kambing. Ianya lebih bersifat panas dan lembab. Daging kambing yang paling baik ialah daging kambing jantan yang berumur satu hingga dua tahun. Adapun daging babi haram dimakan. Terdapat pertelingkahan pendapat mengenai daging kuda sebagai makanan biasa. Ibnu Sina berpendapat bahawa daging unta, kuda, keldai adalah tidak baik dimakan sebagai makanan biasa. Syariat juga melarang memakan daging binatang pemangsa. Dilarang memakan daging binatang pemangsa yang kukunya mencengkam dan menyangkuk.


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