Monday, August 30, 2010

Cognitive Effects of STROKE (Stroke part 5)

A person who has had a stroke may suddenly have trouble speaking, or be unable to recall names or faces. While normal, this is quite frightening, and requires treatment.

Take a look at this video for some facts about the cognitive effects which occurs following a stroke such as dementia(loss of memory), comprehension & language problems.

These group of strokees would benefit from therapy to help them cope and improve their communication skills, memory and speech.

Please hop on to my other previous posts for a complete understanding about this number 3 killer disease in the world , STROKE!

Emotional Effects Of STROKE (Stroke PART 4)

This is the PART 4 post of my previous posts about STROKE (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3).

What are the emotional effects when you get a STROKE?

Take a look at this video to understand a stroke survivor better and ways to deal with them:

Physical Effects Of STROKE & Recovering Mobilty After STROKE (STROKE Part 3)

What happens after you get a STROKE?
Rehabilitation is the key solution to improve mobility post stroke.

Advances of STROKE Care (STROKE Part 2)

This is a continuation of my earlier post about STROKE

Recent scientific discoveries about the brain are leading to new strategies for treating neurological problems, such as stroke. In this interview, you'll learn about stroke risk factors, symptoms and treatments, as well as the development of clot-busting drugs that can limit the debilitating effects of a stroke.

What is STROKE and are u at risk? (Stroke Part1)

Take a look and listen carefully to the above video about STROKE.
The facts are very informative and useful for us to be aware of , if you are at risk or already had experience STROKE.

Take care and God Bless.

Please read on about (STROKE PART 2, 3 & 4 in my following posts)

Laughter Yoga/ Laughter Therapy

Have you heard of Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy?

Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) is a form of yoga employing self-triggered laughter. The "laughter" is physical in nature, and does not necessarily involve humor or comedy. The concept was developed by Indian guru Jiten Kohi.[citation needed] It was made popular as an exercise routine developed by Indian physician Dr. Madan Kataria.[citation needed] Kataria writes about the practice in his book Laugh For No Reason.


Laughter is simulated in a group with eye staring, frivolity, petting, and deep diaphragm breathing[clarification needed] developing into real and contagious laughter. It is meant to be a combination of laughing and yoga breathing, in order to bring more oxygen to the body and the brain.[clarification needed] Laughter yoga is based on the assumption that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter, and that their physiological and psychological benefits are thus identical.[citation needed]

In the early stages of laughter yoga's popularity,[when?] early morning groups, especially the older men, practiced group laughter in open parks. In recent times, a more formalized version was created and popularized as "Laughter clubs".

Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India popularly known as the ‘Guru of Giggling’ (London Times), is the founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs movement started in 1995. While researching the benefits of laughter, he was amazed by the number of studies showing profound physiological and psychological benefits of laughter. He decided to find a way to deliver these benefits to his patients and other people. The result is Laughter Yoga, a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing which allows anyone to laugh without using jokes, humor or comedies. Kataria's first Laughter Yoga club was started on 13 March 1995 in Mumbai. It began with just 5 people in a local public park, but the concept rapidly spread worldwide and as of 2009 there are more than 6000 laughter parties in 60 countries.

Spreading rapidly in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, US networks and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Enjoy the video above and let's start our daily Laughter yoga "HoHo HA HA HA!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Bday Princess Jasmine

we celebrated Jasmine's bday earlier than her actual date on 11 Aug this year at Yeolde English Grwntwn with Jee EE, Yi Wern & Hong Hong, Ah Ku, Elise cheh cheh & Ah Ma. Later Sa Eem, Jess & Ryan dropped by to share the bday ice cream cake with us.

Here are some sweet lovely pics for dessert:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

KIWI juice - for dengue fever

Something to share from an email I received from a friend. Strictly for leisure reading only. The believe is in the eyes of the reader & please feel free to dig up evidence from google search engine. Read & practise at your own risk.

the email goes like this:
… "My husband and I just recover from dengue…….my husband symptom is a bit different from me……husband dengue symptom….high fever, shivering, nausea, rashes, body pain… while my symptom …high fever, vomit, shivering, body pain and bad rashes…… the biggest different is my pallet did not drastically drop but my husband pallet drop until 18 and doc do platlet transfusion……all advise from fren & family I try to help increase my husband platlet…..crab soup and etc but its not work (maybe not suitable for him) until one day one of nurses told us to drink kiwi juice….since both of us admitted …difficult for us to get kiwi juice…luckily during dinner time…the hospital serve kiwi juice for my husband and slice of kiwi fruit for me…..the next day….my hubby platlet increase to 82 and my platlet increase from 150 to 169….and the doc allow us to discharged…..

actually I’m not really well…the next 2 days I do blood test again and my platlet drop again to 141……the doc quite surprise and told me if I still feel weak, she want me to admit again… husband bought for me kiwi juice and force me to drink….luckily after 2 days my platlet increase to 300….

Another fresh story…my husband’s aunty also infected with dengue fever….her platlet drop to 76….i bought for her kiwi juice and the next day ..her platlet increase to 170…..and doc allow her to discharge….

The reason of this email is to share the miracle of KIWI juice ……pls share this email with friends who have being infected with dengue fever…..especially kids……. "

To me, I personally feel that no harm in drinking Kiwi which is soooo rich in Vit C. Vitamin C is definitely helpful to boost your immune system especially when you have dengue or any illnesses which cmpromise your immune system. Agree?

For those of you who are sceptical, just take this info with a pinch of salt!

Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Received this email from a friend and would like to share it and benefit all my readers.


Who doesnt know what is a papaya? I'm sure everyone knows.

Papaya was the only studied food found to halt breast cancer

Scientists studied 14 plant foods commonly consumed in Mexico to determine their ability to halt breast cancer cell growth. These included avocado, black sapote, fuava, mango, prickly pear cactus (nopal), pineapple, grapes, tomato, and papaya. They also evaluated beta-carotene, total plant phenolics, and gallic acid contents and antioxidant capacity. They found that only papaya had a significant effect on stopping breast cancer cell growth. (International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, May)

Papaya is a store-house of cancer fighting lycopene

The intense orangey-pink color of papaya means it is chock full of cancer fighting carotenoids. Not only beta carotene, but lycopene is found in abundance. The construction of lycopene makes it highly reactive toward oxygen and free radicals.

Scientists at the University of Illinois think this anti-oxidant activity contributes to its effectiveness as a cancer fighting agent. Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse relationship between lycopene intake and prostate cancer risk. They showed that oral lycopene is highly bioavailable, accumulates in prostate tissue, and is localized in the nucleus of prostate epithelial cells.

In addition to antioxidant activity, other experiments have indicated that lycopene induces cancer cell death, anti-metastatic activity, and the up-regulation of protective enzymes. Phase I and II studies have established the safety of lycopene supplementation. (Cancer Letter, October 8, 2008)

Prostate cancer was the subject of a study in Australia that looked at 130 prostate cancer patients and 274 hospitalized controls. The scientists found that men who consumed the most lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables such as papaya were 82% less likely to have prostate cancer. In this study, green tea also exerted a powerful anti-cancer effect. When lycopene-rich foods were consumed with green tea, the combination was even more effective, an outcome the researchers credited to their synergy. (Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007)

Isothiocyanates found in papaya restore the cell cycle to eliminate cancer

Organo-sulfur compounds called isothiocyanates are found in papaya. In animal experiments, isothiocyanates protected against cancers of the breast, lung, colon pancreas, and prostate, as well as leukemia, and they have the potential to prevent cancer in humans. Isothiocyanates have shown themselves capable of inhibiting both the formation and development of cancer cells through multiple pathways and mechanisms. (International Journal of Oncology), October, 2008)

Researchers in Japan clarified the mechanisms of action in a type of isothiocyanate found in papaya known as BITC, that underlies the relationship between cell cycle regulation and appropriate cell death. When cancerouscells die on schedule, they are no longer a problem. The researchers established that BITC exerted cancer cell killing effects that were greater in the proliferating cells than in the quiescent cells. Cancer cells that are proliferating are much more dangerous than cancer cells that are in a state of dormancy. (Forum of Nutrition, 2009)

Enzymes from papaya digest proteins including those that protect tumors

The fruit and other parts of the papaya tree, also known as the paw paw tree, contain papain and chymopapain, powerful proteolytic enzymes that facilitate chemical reactions in the body. They promote digestion by helping to break down proteins from food into amino acids that can be recombined to produce protein useable by humans. Proteolytic enzymes protect the body from inflammation and help heal burns. They do a good job of digesting unwanted scar tissue both on the skin and under its surface.

Research has shown that the physical and mental health of people is highly dependent on their ability to produce proteins they can use effectively. However, as people age, they produce less of the enzymes needed to effectively digest proteins from food and free needed amino acids. They are left with excessive amounts of undigested protein which can lead to overgrowth of unwanted bacteria in the intestinal tract, and a lack of available amino acids.

Eating papaya after a meal promotes digestion, and helps prevent bloating, gas production, and indigestion. It is quite helpful after antibiotic use to replenish friendly intestinal bacteria that were the casualties in the war against the unwanted bacteria. When the intestinal tract is well populated with friendly bacteria, the immune system is strengthened, and can better protect against flu and cancer.

Being a proteolytic enzyme, papain is able to destroy intestinal parasites, which are composed mostly of protein. To rid the body of intestinal parasites, half a cup of papaya juice can be alternated each hour for twelve consecutive hours with the same amount of cucumber or green bean juice.

Papaya contains fibrin, another useful compound not readily found in the plant kingdom. Fibrin reduces the risk of blood clots and improves the quality of blood cells, optimizing the ability of blood to flow through the circulatory system. Fibrin is also important in preventing strokes. Proteolytic enzymes containing fibrin are a good idea for long plane rides to minimize the potential of blood clots in the legs. People who sit at a desk all day might want to use proteolytic enzymes too.

Proteolytic enzymes are able to digest and destroy the defense shields of viruses, tumors, allergens, yeasts, and various forms of fungus. Once the shield is destroyed, tumors and invading organisms are extremely vulnerable and easily taken care of by the immune system.

Undigested proteins can penetrate the gut and wind up in the bloodstream where they are treated by the immune system as invaders. If too many undigested proteins are floating around, the immune system becomes overburdened and unable to attend to the other tasks it was meant to do. Proteolytic enzymes can digest these rogue proteins, freeing up the immune system.

Let's ensure a slice of papaya every day in our diet. Papaya juice will be great too!

p.s I've also heard of evidence that papaya leave made into i teaspoon of bitter juice helps to raise platelets in haemorrhagic dengue. Have not tried it personally. Any comments on this? Could anyone share the scientific evidence references please?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August - Lucky month for us!

This month is considered lucky for my family & myself because we have recently got the August luck to win somethings which I consider BIG for a not so "champ" comper like me compared to the big time regular winners.

Wanna find out more about my rewarding comping hobby . Please check it out here:

While we were in Malacca to collect our Winning Prize, we managed to indulge ourselves with the local Malacca Nyoya food at Nancy;s kitchen. Check out what we had here:

Meanwhile have a great day everyone and thks for dropping by my humble blog- a digital legacy for my kids in future!