Monday, 31 December 2012

Losing Weight Techniques Calories In Calories Out

Loosing weight is a challenged but it can be achieved, the main focus on weight lost should be calories in and calories out, that simple means eat less. Lets do some simple maths, 3500 calories make 1 pound try and eat 500 calories less a day and in one week you will loose one pound.

You can loose weight true exercise which helps to strengthen  the muscles and burn calories in the process, walking is a great exercise you can burn up to 305 calories by walking for one hour. You don't have to walk one straight hour you can walk 30 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in your lunch time and 15 minutes in the evenings.

Swimming is a great exercise to loose but you have to be careful in the water at all times. You can loose up to 632 calories a hour swimming. You can swim 10 minutes at a time if you cant go the full hour straight. and please remember be careful in the water.

Rope jumping (skipping) is my favorite form of exercise, you burn calories real fast when you jump rope you can loose up to 1,286 calories a hour jumping rope. It will take some practice but as time goes by you will be good at it. What i do is jump six set of ten minutes at day, i do 20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes at noon and 20 in the evening. And i can tell you that it really works.

There are other types of exercise that you can use to achieve your weight lost goals but the main thing in weight lost is to burn more calories than what you take in.  
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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Making Money Online With Blogs.

Everybody wants to make extra money in these times but because of the harsh economical situation it is hard. The good news is that it can be done but it will take a lot of work, one of the easiest way is online the reason for this is because the start up cost is very low.

If you are thinking about getting rich quick please don’t continue to read this post because it won’t help you, if you are willing to work hard and have patient then continue to read. One way to start is to set up a blog; you can do this by going to and start a blog in five minutes.

Starting the blog is just the beginning of the work, next you need to identify a topic that you are passionate about and create blog posts about your passion.

Next step is to market your blog, if you bake the best cake in the world and nobody knows about it you won’t make one cent of it. So that’s where marketing comes into play, ways to market your blog is by using social net works the main ones that I use are facebook and twitter .

What I do is find groups on facebook who have an interest in what I write about and send then links to my site. The most important thing is backlinks, backlinks bring real traffic to your site taken into account that search engines love backlinks.

Find posts that are relevant to your article and leave a link to your site after you have contributed to that post. After you have setup your blog create your posts and market your blog by sending traffic to your site from social networks and backlinks then you can start monetize your blog?

One way to monetize your blog is to run ads on your blog, you can try Google Adsense , google adsense will run ads on your blog and give you apart of the revenue. You can also make money from your blog by selling stuff for Amazon.

That’s just a few ways you can make money online.
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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Using Cinnamon To Treat Diabetes Naturally

The search for effective treatments for diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, remains a challenge for medical researchers, regardless of their background. As many of you know, many of the oral medications have significant side effects that are not popular with patients, have limited effectiveness, or lack evidence of impacting the course of the disease, including the development of complications. This challenge, combined with an increasing interest in herbal and complementary medicine has led to a search for effective natural therapies that have significant effects on blood sugar levels, blood pressure, etc.
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation is the only diabetes organization to specifically prioritize research funding to universities and researchers committed to discovering and evaluating effective natural therapies to help combat diabetes! Your support of Diabetes Action and its research efforts is greatly appreciated, as you and the ones you love will benefit from their contributions to advancing research on natural choices and healthy lifestyles- critical to long-term success in managing diabetes.

Cinnamon, the brown, mildly bitter, mild spicy cooking herb, has gained popularity as an herbal treatment for diabetes because it is readily available and relatively inexpensive. Since this original publication, several others have studied cinnamon in different groups of people and challenged the original findings, while additional publications suggested the type of cinnamon and/or how the extract was made may be significant factors in the effects cinnamon has on blood sugar. Also, many research publications have focused on laboratory measures, which are important in diabetes, but do not fully account for risk; some publications suggest cinnamon may have other benefits, like antioxidant effects and production against "type 3 diabetes" or insulin resistance in the brain. In this article I will review the recent clinical evidence on cinnamon, and provide some guidance on if you should try it yourself!
What Makes Cinnamon "Work"?
Cinnamon contains rather high levels of compounds called "polyphenols"1. Polyphenols refer to the chemical structure of an entire class of compounds that have rather high antioxidant activity, and are typically very effective in reducing the oxidative processes that change fats and lipids into potent inflammatory compounds (e.g. peroxidation). Cinnamon is not the only food/herbal medicine that has high amounts of these polyphenols; other examples include green tea, darkly colored berries, red grapes, some nuts including peanuts, and dark chocolate. Translational research by Roussel et al. supports the antioxidant effects of a water-soluble cinnamon extract (a preparation method that concentrates polyphenols) 2. Some recent studies suggest, for safety and better efficacy, that the water-soluble compounds in cinnamon are the most effective, however good clinical research has not yet compared this extract (and commercially available product) to the whole herb3.

Does Clinical Research Support Cinnamon as an Effective Treatment?
A publication by Dr. Khan and Dr. Anderson reported research supported by Diabetes Action that suggested cinnamon reduced blood sugar for patients with type 2 diabetes.
The first significant clinical study evaluating Cinnamon was published by Khan et al. in 2003.4 In this trial, 60 Pakistani participants took Cinnamon (Cinnamon cassia) orally for 40 days at three different doses (1, 3, or 6 grams per day).After 40 days, significant reductions in fasting blood sugar, cholesterol (including LDL or "bad" cholesterol) and triglycerides were noted at each dose, although the group receiving the 6 grams per day dose did have a larger percent reduction in blood glucose compared to the 1 and 3 gram per day dosing groups (29% vs. ~25%). One limitation in this study is that the results may not be applicable to all people, as the trial was performed in Pakistan, where dietary intake of polyphenol compounds is quite limited, and thus introducing dietary polyphenols in such significant amounts may have different effects than it would in groups of people with more diverse dietary intake of polyphenol compounds, including the United States. The flip side of this criticism is that people in Pakistan are relatively medication naive and take fewer supplements, thus creating a nice "blank slate" for research that avoids potential confounders.
The next trial, published by Mang, et al. in 2006, evaluated a water-soluble extract, corresponding to 3 grams of cinnamon, in 79 German participants with type 2 diabetes for four months.5 Although fasting glucose was lowered at the end of the trial, the reductions were modest compared to the findings by Khan et al.; average reductions were about 10%. Unlike the findings of Khan et al., changes in cholesterol and triglycerides were not significant, nor were changes in hemoglobin A1c.
Additional clinical research on cinnamon was published by Suppapitiporn et al. also in 2006.6 In their clinical trial, 60 Thai participants with type 2 diabetes took 1.5 grams per day of encapsulated whole cinnamon powder or placebo for 3 months. At the end of the trial period, no significant changes were evident in either fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c or lipids. There was suggestion that a greater percentage of patients in the cinnamon group achieved glucose "control" (i.e. reached a hemoglobin A1c value of < 7%), however this difference (35% vs. 15%) was not statistically significant.
cinnamon sticks The saga continues with the clinical trial published by Vanschoonbeek et al. in which 25 post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes, from the Netherlands, were randomized to take either 1.5 grams of ground, whole herb cinnamon or placebo for 6 weeks.
Evaluating the effectiveness of cinnamon at the end of 2006 would have led, I'm afraid, to an assessment of "not effective" based on rather small and highly variable fasting glucose reductions seem across studies. Fear not, we only had to wait a year to get more evidence!

In 2007, Altschuler et al. published the first available clinical trial of cinnamon in participants with type 1 diabetes.8 In this trial, 72 adolescents with type 1 diabetes were randomized to receive either 1 gram/day of cinnamon or placebo for 3 months. At the end of the trial period, no significant changes in hemoglobin A1c, insulin sensitivity, or daily insulin use (units/day). In fact, insulin use actually increased in the cinnamon group. It is important to differentiate this study from the other studies discussed above. Type 1 diabetes is a very different condition than type 2, with different causative factors and pathogenesis. It may be possible that the polyphenols of cinnamon have a sensitizing effect on insulin only in the presence of significant insulin resistance (this may be due to the role lipid peroxides have on inducing insulin resistance, which may be improved with antioxidant polyphenol supplementation).
cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity in healthy adults, how this evidence applies to people with diabetes is less clear...

In hopes of addressing the limitations in the trial by Khan et al., specifically the population in the study, in 2007 Blevins et al. published the results of their clinical trial performed in the United States.9 In their study, 60 participants with type 2 diabetes and very stable medications were randomly assigned to take cinnamon (1 gram per day) or placebo for 3 months. At the end of 3 months, there were no significant changes in fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c, insulin, insulin sensitivity or lipid values. Notably a considerable percentage of the participants (~75%) in this trial were taking insulin sensitizing medications, which may have over-powered any modest action of the cinnamon extract.

As you have probably noticed, many researchers attempted to replicate the findings of Khan et al in different populations, but using similar doses, i.e. 1-1.5 grams/day. However, the basis for the dosing in the original trial wasn't specific, rather it was a somewhat arbitrary attempt at performing a dose-response study, and therefore, although reasonable to try these doses again, new research exploring even higher doses stopped until the 2007 publication by Solomon et al.10 In their study, 7 healthy adults without diabetes performed three oral glucose tolerance tests (An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is performed by having a patient drink a standardized solution containing 75 grams of glucose, and then measuring insulin and glucose simultaneously for several hours following. The values are then plotted as a curve; the area under the curve provides meaningful reflections of glucose tolerance and can be used to estimate insulin sensitivity.) preceded by 5 grams of cinnamon, 5 grams of placebo, or 5 grams of cinnamon given 12-hours before the OGTT. Their results demonstrated significant reductions in post-OGTT blood glucose corresponding to measured improvements in insulin sensitivity.

Solomon et al. continued their translational research evaluating the effects of high dose cinnamon powder on insulin sensitivity in healthy adults by evaluating the effects of sustained short-term intake (3 grams per day or placebo for 14 days) on glucose and insulin measures also following OGTT.11 In this study, cinnamon reduced blood glucose following the OGTT, reduced insulin response to the OGTT and improved insulin sensitivity compared with the placebo. However, the effects were lost however almost immediately upon stopping the cinnamon extract.
Although these small, translational trials provide "proof of concept" evidence, i.e. cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity in healthy adults, how this evidence applies to people with diabetes is less clear. First of all, the dose used here, 3 and 5 grams per day, are very large. One concern I have is the differences in liver health in "healthy" adults vs. adults with diabetes. As many patients with diabetes also suffer from elevated liver enzymes due to a condition of increased fat deposition in the liver (a condition called non-alcohol steatohepatitis (NASH) or "fatty liver" disease), the effects of such large doses of cinnamon on liver health should be studied more before doses of cinnamon this large are considered for routine use.
...a greater reducation in A1c was evident in the cinnamon group...this finding was highly statistically significant.

Although the clinical trials that have been published on cinnamon generally show very few, if any, side effects, none of these trials have reported very systematic approaches to measuring side effects and none of the studies provide evidence of safety based on laboratory results.
Just when findings were starting to look really quite bleak for a role of cinnamon in lowering blood sugar in people with diabetes, Dr. Crawford published a clinical trial (apparently performed all by himself) evaluating the impact of whole-herb cinnamon (Cinnamon cassia, 1 gram per day for 3 months) vs. placebo in 109 patients with type 2 diabetes recruited from three primary care clinics on a US military base. Cinnamon was added to normal medications and medication changes were not meaningfully different between groups at the end of the study. In this clinical trial, a ~0.5% greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c was evident in the cinnamon group compared to the placebo group; this finding was highly statistically significant. This trial is notable for several reasons, including its size (the largest randomized trial performed thus far) and its "Western" participant group from a typical clinical practice setting.
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Friday, 14 December 2012

Man shot and kill 26 at a Connecticut elementary school

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man opened fire Friday inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother was a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in corners and closets and trembled helplessly to gunshots reverberating through the building.

The 20-year-old killer, carrying two handguns, committed suicide at the school, and another person was found dead at a second scene, bringing the toll to 28, authorities said.
Police shed no light on the motive for the attack. The gunman was believed to suffer from a personality disorder and lived with his mother in Connecticut, said a law enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation but was not authorized to publicly discuss it.

rampage, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007.
Panicked parents looking for their children raced to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a prosperous community of about 27,000 people 60 miles northeast of New York City. Youngsters at the kindergarten-through-fourth-grade school were told to close their eyes by police as they were led from the building.

Schoolchildren — some crying, others looking frightened — were escorted through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.
"Our hearts are broken today," a tearful President Barack Obama, struggling to maintain composure, said at the White House. He called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings.
Youngsters and their parents described teachers locking doors and ordering the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets when shots echoed through the building. Authorities didn't say exactly how the shootings unfolded.

They also gave no details on the victim discovered at another scene, except to say that the person was an adult found dead by police while they were investigating the gunman.
A law enforcement official identified the gunman as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher. A second law enforcement official said his mother, Nancy Lanza, was presumed dead.
Adam Lanza's older brother, 24-year-old Ryan, of Hoboken, N.J., was being questioned.

The law enforcement official who said Adam Lanza had a possible personality disorder said Ryan Lanza had been extremely cooperative, was not believed to have any involvement in the rampage and was not under arrest or in custody, but investigators were still searching his computers and phone records. Ryan Lanza told law enforcement he had not been in touch with his brother since about 2010.

All three law enforcement officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the unfolding investigation.
The gunman drove to the school in his mother's car, the second official said. Three guns were found — a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, inside the school, and a .223-caliber rifle in the back of a car.
State police Lt. Paul Vance said 28 people in all were killed, including the gunman, and one person was injured.

Robert Licata said his 6-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher.
"That's when my son grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door," he said. "He was very brave. He waited for his friends."
He said the shooter didn't utter a word.
Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter was in the school and heard two big bangs. Teachers told her to get in a corner, he said.

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said. His daughter was fine.
Mergim Bajraliu, 17, heard the gunshots echo from his home and ran to check on his 9-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was fine, heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.
"Everyone was just traumatized," he said.

Mary Pendergast, who lives close to the school, said her 9-year-old nephew was in the school at the time of the shooting, but wasn't hurt after his music teacher helped him take cover in a closet.
Richard Wilford's 7-year-old son, Richie, is in the second grade at the school. His son told him that he heard a noise that "sounded like what he described as cans falling."
The boy told him a teacher went out to check on the noise, came back in, locked the door and had the kids huddle up in the corner until police arrived.

"There's no words," Wilford said. "It's sheer terror, a sense of imminent danger, to get to your child and be there to protect him."
On Friday afternoon, family members were led away from a firehouse that was being used as a staging area, some of them weeping. One man, wearing only a T-shirt without a jacket, put his arms around a woman as they walked down the middle of the street, oblivious to everything around them.
Another woman with tears rolling down her face walked by carrying a car seat with a young infant inside and a bag that appeared to have toys and stuffed animals.

"Evil visited this community today and it's too early to speak of recovery, but each parent, each sibling, each member of the family has to understand that Connecticut — we're all in this together. We'll do whatever we can to overcome this event," Gov. Dannel Malloy said.
Adam Lanza and his mother lived in a well-to-do part of Newtown where neighbors are doctors or hold white-collar positions at companies such as General Electric, Pepsi and IBM.
The shootings instantly brought to mind episodes such as the Columbine High School massacre that killed 15 in 1999 and the July shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead.

"You go to a movie theater in Aurora and all of a sudden your life is taken," Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis said. "You're at a shopping mall in Portland, Ore., and your life is taken. This morning, when parents kissed their kids goodbye knowing that they are going to be home to celebrate the holiday season coming up, you don't expect this to happen. I think as a society, we need to come together. It has to stop, these senseless deaths."

Obama's comments on the tragedy amounted to one of the most outwardly emotional moments of his presidency.
"The majority of those who died were children — beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old," Obama said.
He paused for several seconds to keep his composure as he teared up and wiped an eye. Nearby, two aides cried and held hands as they listened to Obama.
"They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, wedding, kids of their own," Obama continued about the victims. "Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children."
Associated Press writers Jim Fitzgerald and Pat Eaton-Robb in Newtown, Samantha Henry in Newark, N.J., Pete Yost in Washington and Michael Melia in Hartford contributed to this report
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Prisoner plotted to kill Justin Bieber

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — An imprisoned man whose infatuation with Justin Bieber included a tattoo of the pop star on his leg has told investigators in New Mexico he hatched a plot to kill the singer, according to documents recently filed in a New Mexico court.
An affidavit filed in Las Cruces said Dana Martin told investigators he persuaded a man he met in prison and the man's nephew to kill Bieber, along with Bieber's personal bodyguard and two others not connected to the pop star.

The plot contained several gruesome details. Investigators say the plotters wanted to castrate two of the victims with hedge clippers before traveling to New York City to find Bieber. The targets of the castration plot were not connected to Bieber, authorities say, and it doesn't appear that the pop singer was ever in immediate danger of falling victim to the plot.
Martin, a Vermont man who is serving two life sentences for the 2000 killing of a 15-year-old girl, said he was angry at Bieber because he didn't respond to any of his letters. "This perceived slight made Mr Martin upset and that, coupled with Mr Martin's perception of being a `nobody' in prison, led him to begin plotting the kidnap and murder of Victim 3," court documents said.
Martin told investigators that Mark Staake,41, and Tanner D. Ruane,23, headed from New Mexico to the East Coast, planning to be near a Bieber concert scheduled in New York City after killing and castrating two others. But authorities say they missed a turn and crossed into Canada from Vermont. Staake was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Ruane was arrested later.
Court documents say Martin told investigators that Bieber was the "ultimate target." No one was killed in the alleged elaborate plot.
Clinton Norris, of the New Mexico State Police investigations bureau in Las Cruces, said in an affidavit that Martin instructed the suspects to strangle the two first intended targets with paisley neckties, the same kind used in his 2000 murder case.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Whitney, PSY, Sandy most Googled in 2012

LOS ANGELES,USA (AP) - The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver.
Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of the year, according to Google Inc.'s year-end "zeitgeist" report. Google's 12th annual roundup is "an in-depth look at the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of searches on Google over the past year," the company said in a blog post Wednesday.

People around the globe searched en masse for news about Houston's accidental drowning in a bathtub just before she was to perform at a pre-Grammy Awards party in February.
Google defines topics as "trending" when they garner a high amount of traffic over a sustained period of time.
Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style" music video trotted into second spot, a testament to his self-deprecating giddy-up dance move. The video is approaching a billion views on YouTube.
Superstorm Sandy, the damaging storm that knocked out power and flooded parts of the East Coast in the midst of a US presidential campaign, was third.
The next biggest trending searches globally were a pair of threes: the iPad 3 tablet from Apple Inc. and Diablo 3, a popular video game.
Rounding out the Top 10 were Kate Middleton, who made news with scandalous photos and a royal pregnancy; the 2012 Olympics in London; Amanda Todd, a Canadian teen who was found dead of an apparent suicide in October after being bullied online; Michael Clarke Duncan, the "Green Mile" actor who died of a heart attack in September at age 54; and "BBB12," the 12th edition of "Big Brother Brasil," a reality show.

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Jamaica Debt increase by J$12.5 million a hour or J$299 Million a day

Data gathered from has revealed that the nation has, up to September, incurred billions of dollars in new debt, the value of which could, theoretically, go a far way in addressing many of the island's greatest concerns.
According to the data, for the period January to September 2012, Jamaica had incurred an estimated J$81.9 billion of additional debt.
Put more simply, Jamaica has added debt at the rate of J$299 million per day or J$12.5 million per hour, or J$207,000 per minute or, finally, almost J$3,461 per second.
In context, Jamaica added debt at a rate per day that could have paid the annual salaries of 167 new primary and secondary level teachers. The nation added enough debt per hour that could buy three state-of-the-art ventilators and leave change for machine maintenance.
The Government of Jamaica has agreed to new debt, which, per minute could have almost paid for a University of the West Indies' student's education and finally, new debt has been incurred each second that could alternately have comfortably bought a patty, coco bread and box drink for a dozen homeless persons.
The nation ended 2011 with debt in excess of J$1.63 trillion according to the Debt Management Unit of the Ministry of Finance. At the end of September 2012, calculations estimate the nation's debt has grown this year by about five per cent to J$1.71 trillion.
Domestic debt has grown by 10.5 per cent, mostly through the issuance of US$ denominated debt. This debt is counted towards domestic debt but its value changes in line with the foreign exchange rate.
External debt has actually fallen in US$ terms by 5.1 per cent. However, because the J$ has depreciated by 3.8 per cent (up to September 30) relative to the US$, external debt has only fallen by 1.4 per cent in J$ terms.
Given that the dollar has devalued further since September, the value of the total debt stands to increase. What is heartening, however, is that domestic debt was actually stable in September versus August.
Further, external debt continued its decrease in US$ terms.
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Friday, 7 December 2012

How To Prevent Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a killer among men. Statistics show that as many as one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease during his lifetime. Recent research on the subject gives tips on how to combat and prevent the cancer.
Increase Intake of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
A study undertaken by John S. Witte at the University of California has proven that men who ate fish such as salmon regularly (more than once a week), lowered their risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer by 63% over those who seldom ate this type of fish. Ocean derived omega 3 fats are said to be the best supplements for prostate health.
Superfoods – Walnuts and Pomegranates
Ongoing research into superfoods and prostate health suggests that men should eat pomegranates and walnuts regularly as a preventative measure against prostate cancer. Phenylpropanoids and flavones that are found in pomegranates, for example, prevent cancer cells from interacting with testosterone and spreading in the body. Compounds present in walnuts were linked to a 30% slower growth rate of tumors and 50% smaller tumors in mice tested for cancerous tumors.
Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer
According to Professor Johanthan Waxman, Imperial College in London, “Vitamin D is a treatment which is unlikely to have significant toxicity and is a welcome addition to the therapeutic options for patients with prostate cancer”. Vitamin D not only increases calcium absorption, it has shown promise in helping to prevent certain cancers, notably prostate cancer. Vitamin D, can be obtained by simply spending time in the sun but it also can be obtained in supplement form.
Lower Cholesterol to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
“Men with lower cholesterol levels have an almost 60% lower chance of suffering from an aggressive type of prostate cancer”, according to John Hopkins science studies. Losing weight, getting plenty of exercise and consuming a healthy diet will all help to reduce cholesterol levels.
Green Tea can Prevent Prostate Cancer
Antioxidants found in green tea are believed to prevent and treat prostrate cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, green tea contains polyphenol compounds, which are antioxidants and may prevent cancer. More research is underway.
Prostate cancer treatment can be successfully treated with natural remedies, provided the cancer has not progressed too far. Depending on the stage of the disease, professionals will help you to decide the best approach in treating prostate cancer.

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Natural Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer forms in the prostate gland, found in the male reproductive system and occurs when cells in the prostate begin to grow abnormally. It is a leading cause of death in men in many parts of the world.
There are a variety of treatment options for prostate cancer, both conventional and alternative. A man who has received a positive diagnosis for prostate cancer should research and learn all he can about conventional and alternative treatments so he can make an informed decision regarding which route to take.
Seek the advice of a medical professional and get a second opinion if necessary. Much depends on the the stage or extent of the disease in planning the best approach to treat prostate cancer.
Conventional Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Surgery to remove the prostate and cancer surrounding it, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the most common conventional therapies used to treat prostate cancer.
Alternative Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Diet – What to Include: A change in diet is recommended by most alternative treatment cancer practitioners.
  • Do eat a diet high in fresh, home grown, organic fruits and vegetables, and nuts and grains that contain nutrients that kill cancer cells and are said to stop cancer from spreading.
  • Include plenty of green vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, broccoli, dark green lettuce, leeks, onions and celery,
  • Eat fruits such as pomegranates, kiwis, plums, apples, lemons, grapes, oranges and dried fruits such as raisins, prunes and apricots,
  • Berries, especially blueberries and goji berries are said to be super-foods in the fight against cancer,
  • Eat legumes such as lentils and chickpeas, nuts such as hazelnuts and cashews and herbs and spices such as garlic, parsley, mint, coriander and thyme,
  • Lycopene and beta-carotene, are naturally occurring yellow, orange and red plant pigments found in chillies, tomatoes, peppers, carrots and other colorful foods and help in the fight against cancer.
Diet – What to Avoid:
  • Stay away from dairy products, processed sugar, processed foods such as shop bought cookies, cakes made with refined sugar and flour, Processed sugar strips the body of calcium and nutrients and feeds cancer cells.
  • Avoid biscuits, cakes, pastries, meat pies, sausages, hard cheese, butter and processed fatty foods containing coconut or palm oil.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners and too much salt.
Dietary Supplements to Fight Prostate Cancer: Recommended oral nutritional supplements for prostate cancer include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids, herbs, amino acids, high doses of vitamin C, antioxidants A and E, vitamin D, the B3 vitamin nicinamide.
Mineral supplements to include: Because of their strong anti-cancer properties, minerals to include would be selenium, calcium and magnesium. Modest amounts of zinc are recommended. A wide range of trace minerals, preferably in colloidal form are usually prescribed by alternative practitioners to fight prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Centers
There are cancer treatment centers that offer non-invasive alternative treatment for patients who do choose to fight cancer the non-conventional way. Other centers offer a combination of complementary and traditional cancer treatments with the potential of not only improving the patient's life expectancy but also improving the patient's quality of life.

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Monday, 3 December 2012

Soursop The Cure For Cancer


CANCER IS a scourge for which there seems to be no wholesale antidote. It attacks and kills just about anyone. No respecter of race, politics, religion and social status it is. It has decimated familial ties and relationships, and even attempted to destroy the love affair between Ray and Yvonne Kirlew of Discovery Bay, St Ann.

Diagnosed with lymphatic cancer (Hodgkin's lymphoma) in late 2002, Yvonne went through an agonising period of chemotherapy which twisted and wracked her being with pain and nausea, in its efforts to kill the cancer cells. It was killing her instead, and so she planned her own funeral. But Ray was determined that the woman he loves was not going to leave him, and he nursed her back to good health. By December 2004, it seemed that Yvonne was cancer-free.

The Gleaner told their story in a two-part instalment in July 2007, and we also updated readers in January last year with the news that the cancer had returned between December 2008 and March 2009. Yvonne got ill again, and the dreaded chemotheraphy was suggested. Around the same time, Ray got an email about the cancer-curing properties of the soursop tree. He did some further research, and was mesmerised by what he read. Not having any empirical evidence, he set out to make the leaves and bark of the soursop tree into a concoction that would kill Yvonne's cancer cells.
After much encouragement from Ray, Yvonne drank the potion. She got sicker initially, and refused to drink any more, but Ray urged her on. After a month of being on the dose, Yvonne's health improve tremendously. Tests in September 2009 to determine when chemo-therapy would commence showed that the movement of the cancer cells had stopped. Amazingly! More tests were done, and up to Monday, January 18, 2010, when The Gleaner reported that 'Raymond Kirlew 'cures' wife cancer with soursop leaves', Yvonne, who gets tested regularly, but had no cancer.
There were many sceptics, some of whom said it was a matter of time before the cancer cells return. Some readers even questioned Ray's wisdom, or lack thereof, for administering the soursop concoctions to his wife, despite the fact that he is not a medical doctor. But now, Ray is saying since the story broke, many people, including medical doctors themselves, have contacted him seeking advice on how to prepare the potion.
"Everyone who has called me regarding this soursop treatment, I have never ever asked for a penny, nor have I got a penny, and was not expecting any. I know for a fact that this thing has saved my wife, and whosoever wants to know how to make it, I would be happy to give them that information," Ray said.
Living cancer-free

He has even told the story of a woman, known personally to him, who had lung cancer and was sent home to die because the cancer had spread to other organs. She is now living her life cancer-free after drinking the soursop potion. Another gentleman who was suspected of having a tumour in his brain is now doing well too. Some of those who refused to drink the concoction, Ray said, are now dead.
Ray and Yvonne have no regrets. They are convinced that Yvonne is alive because of the soursop tree, which bears that 'jucky-jucky' fruit that gives us that after-Sunday dinner belch. But what does Yvonne have to say to people who are still of the view that she is using a concoction not prescribed by doctors or approved by the authorities?

"I would say to them that the same way chemotherapy is used in treating cancer patients, it was more than likely discovered by people who were trying to find a cure. By testing these treatments over a long period of time, people were healed, even temporarily ... . I am one of the lucky ones, I think, because I tried something that may not have been proven, may not be in the medical books, but I tried it and it works for me."
And it seems to have work wonders for Yvonne in other ways. "I also had a problem with my blood pressure. I have a tendency to have high blood pressure, and whenever I take the soursop drink, my pressure is down ... . I am convinced that the soursop helps to kill the cancer cells, lower my blood pressure, and to repair the damaged nerves," she said. The chemotherapy that she went through in 2003 had damaged some of her nerves, and thus she was having problems with her coordination.
It is almost 10 years since Yvonne, whose mother, father and brother had died of cancer, was diagnosed, and almost two years since she had started drinking the soursop concoction. Very recently, she went to New York to do some more tests. A week before she left, she was feeling pain in some major lymph nodes. So, she was a bit nervous upon leaving the island. Well, she is back, with a clean bill of health, and the pain is gone.

She still has the dress she had planned to spend eternity in. It's in her closet, still clean, still stylish, but she has no plan to wear it anytime soon. And even so, it might just be too small, she said.
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Sunday, 2 December 2012

How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Many people find that they have problem areas where they just cannot get fat to budge.  Hand’s up if you’re one of the millions who find themselves with a stubborn layer of fat around their waist?
It’s frustrating that, although you may be making an effort with your diet and trying to exercise more, sometimes it feels impossible to reduce fat around your belly. With an active lifestyle there are several steps you can take to help you become or remain trim all over.

Breaking down the fat loss myth

I’m sorry to say that there is no such thing as spot reduction, we just don’t get to choose where our body stores fat and we can’t remove it from particular places when we decide we don’t want it.  It’s a disheartening fact but hundreds of sit-ups and stomach crunches on their own won’t immediately help you lose that spare tire. The good news is that with diet and exercise together, you can burn your excess fat and by following my  three belly fat busting tips that spare tire will soon deflate.

Three simple tips to help you reduce the appearance of belly fat

Here are my three go-to belly busters that help keep me stress free and in control of my figure.
Belly buster tip 1:  Make time to be active
Although you can’t spot reduce and only target a flabby tummy, you shouldn’t discount the benefits of general exercise.  If you can find time for a physical activity every day, then you’ll soon find yourself firming up all over.
I know you’ve heard it before but being active and becoming physically fit is also wonderful way to cut through the stress in your life.  Spending time exercising can give you a time out and help you reprioritize.   Even better, the time you spend exercising is time when you can’t be eating!
Belly buster tip 2:  Take a deep breath
Practice conscious breathing by inhaling through your nose and letting the air expand into your tummy, then breathe out through your mouth. Stopping work and taking 5-10 conscious breaths can calm your mind and give you a rejuvenating time out. Don’t let stress creep up and leave you feeling frazzled by the end of the day, that way may lead to comfort eating.  Try this breathing technique as often as  you remember (you may even want to stick up a post-it note to yourself).  Take the time to think about your body and how you want it to look.  This mindful technique may help you avoid a donut or re-prioritize a trip to the gym.
Belly buster tip 3:  Pull your shoulders back and your tummy in
Schedule a stretching break instead of a coffee break. You can do simple stretches and exercises from the comfort of your office chair or while you’re on the phone.  Try pulling in your tummy when your sitting or standing for 30 seconds at a time and you’ll be strengthening your core stomach muscles. And, if you have a minute, then take a moment to stand up straight, pull your shoulders back and walk tall. Improving your posture can help make you feel more alert and in better shape.
Although there are no quick-fix solutions, you’ll instantly feel better if you begin to exercise, take control of your figure and make the time to think about you.  Whatever your problem area – be it a wobbly belly, thunder thighs or a double chin – with a consistent exercise routine and patience you can improve your physique.
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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Ways To Make Money Online

Yes, many "online jobs" promising quick riches and little effort are really scams. While the tasks below won't make you rich, they can earn you a little pocket money on the side—and these days that can make a big difference.

Most of these online money making opportunities only require you have a computer, a decent internet connection, and some sort of marketable skill (or the ability to provide valuable consumer insight to marketers). You'll be operating as a free agent and can choose when, where, and how much to participate.
Sound too good to be true? It's not, because as mentioned earlier, you won't likely be able to quit your day job with any of these programs, which typically pay way less than regular part-time gigs. But if you're a student, insomniac, or just someone who wants an occasional cash boost without the commitment required by a typical job, these are some of the best tasks you can do online in your spare time.
Also beware: because specialized skills aren't always required, you do have to be wary of scams. Before you sign up to become a virtual focus group participant, paid survey taker, mystery shopper or any online worker, keep in mind this important rule of thumb: you should never have to pay to work. Also, read the fine print.


That out of the way, here are a few sources of legitimate online single-task jobs:

Research Study/Survey Participant: Harvard Business School Computer Lab for Experimental Research (CLER): Participate in research studies at Harvard Business School and you can earn $15 to $40 or more per on-site study (in Cambridge, MA) or do one of their occasional online studies, which typically take less than 15 minutes to complete and usually compensate you with a $5 electronic gift certificate. The studies ask you about decisions you would make in various business-related disciplines, such as economics and psychology. Additional options: Lightspeed Consumer Panel, Pinecone Research, SurveySpot.

Focus Group Participant: 20|20 Panel: Since 1986, 20|20 Research has been providing companies with qualitative research from focus groups. Recent calls for focus group participants include: an online study of cell phones usage that pays $60 (adults 18-44) and an online study of household products purchases that pays $150 (adults 25-65). Additional options: Focus Forward, Hagen Sinclair, AlphaBuzz.

Artificial Artificial Intelligence: Amazon Mechanical Turk: Yeah, that's a weird title. As a Mechanical Turk Worker (or MTurk), you complete odd jobs like looking up companies' hours of operation, checking translations, coming up with ideas for marketing projects, and so on. The pay can be extremely low — a couple of cents even — but the tasks can usually be done quickly and some tasks pay more. Additional option: ShortTask.

User Tester: Get $10 for visiting a website and providing live, honest feedback about it. Your reactions as you traipse the site are recorded by UserTesting's software. Additional option: uTest.

Tech Support Expert: Put your knowledge to good use at FixYa and earn $2 to $6 for answering a posted question, $6 to $10 for helping someone in chat, $10-$15 if you do it by phone, or a variable amount for written tips and how-to's. Additional options: Support Space, JustAnswer.

Blogger: Commission Junction: If you maintain a blog already, you can monetize it by inserting advertising links or affiliate links from Commission Junction, LinkShare, Chitika, Smorty, and, of course, Google AdSense. There's no set amount you can make (and no guarantee you'll make anything at all), but if you write often and get a decent following, you can generate some nice supplemental income.

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