Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Elderly Concerns

We had a nice get together at home with some relatives and my Aunt Terry and Uncle Gene were also present.They had their scheduled laboratory test as part of the medical check-up. They are already on their seventies and being in the aging years, it is important to have their health condition be updated always. Laboratory tests were conducted at the alexian health and wellness center. Before the tests, they were allowed to fast (no meals from 12:00mn until the labtest in the morning). The following tests were checked on them; creatinine - determine if kidneys function normally, monitors treatment of kidney diseases. Uric acid - detects high levels of uric acid which could be sign on the condition of gout. Cholesterol - HDL-good/ LDL-bad. Glucose-blood sugar and urinalysis. Uncle Gene had other test on his PSA (prostate) because he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The results were given later in the afternoon and it was not good as expected. The creatinine,uric acid and cholesterol reached to high levels above the normal range. Too bad, they have to take extra-caution and control on their food intakes.Food supplements and medicines were required to be taken regularly. Doing labtests especially with the elderly like them require support from the family because they sometimes feel that they are still at their best health condition just like those younger years. .I read an article about prescription for longevity and it said, the lifestyle measures likely increase longevity and delay the onset of disease and disability including regular,moderate exercise, healthful diet and good personal practices regarding tobacco, alcohol and sun. Also important is a social support system or network. Good health habits are not a guarantee of a long and healthy life. However, the more wisely you live now, the better your odds of having many years to come.
Well,taking concerns with the oldies are not that easy but i think everthing can be achieved thru their cooperation and family support.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beneficial VCO

My virgin coconut oil (VCO) was already used up in the display cabinet so i decided to bought one yesterday in the supermarket. I had been using it and i benefited a lot from this amazing organic product. Virgin coconut oil is produced through fresh dry method and extracted only from fresh matured coconut and is processed under strict hygienic condition set by internationally accepted quality control standard (ISO 9001). State of the art manufacturing equipment are used to retain its freshness and distinct coconut taste and scent. There are no chemicals and preservatives added so it is guaranteed of pure, unadulterated virgin coconut oil. Health benefits of VCO include strenghtening of the immune system, natural antibiotic,antiviral, provides energy, promotes weight loss,reduce the risks of arteriosclerosis, cancer,diabetes and aids to skin and hair problems. As a dietray supplement, you can take 1 tablespoon 3x daily with meals. Enjoy the healthful offers of this great product for our overall wellness.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Coco Rub's multi benefits

Coco rub is made of virgin coconut oil and apis cerana beeswax.This was introduced to me by my cousin and i tried using it for quite a long time now. It has many dermatologic use for dry/scaly skin as ointment,skin rashes, insect bites,wound/pimple scars, burns, prickly heat, sunburn and many other skin problems. I used to have wound scar on my legs that took a long time to diminished usually for months. When i applied this in just few days, i can see an improvement and the scar started to fade off. This can be applied thinly,twice a day in the morning and evening. I've been regularly using this product since then because i find it a good aid and promotes wellness.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Alternative Medicine can be an Option

We used to place confidence and faith on our health and wellness to the western approach of medicine and for quite sometime we depend on it without the awareness of the side effects and consequences. Most antibiotics or drugs for a particular illness are synthetic which means not genuine. These drugs are produced artificially especially by chemical method.

I have seen and meet people who were diagnosed with severe illnesses like cancer. They were treated the invasive way (like involving entry into the human body as by surgery) and other medical approaches. It did not totally cured them but rather caused more complications which brought them to an early demise. I think alternative medicine is a good option today. Just be smart in choosing. Do research about products,listen and read testimonials. Personally i am using sodium ascorbate vitamin c FernC (I discussed about this on my previous blog posts). Alternative medicine has high potentials and efficacy in our well-being and you always have the privilege to make it a beneficial choice.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take care of your Eyes

Too much staying in front of the computer while updating our blogs can have related problems on our sight such as dry eyes, blurred vision and headaches. Our eyes are one of the body's important part that should be taken care of.Try these relevant tips:

> Take frequent breaks from your computer.

> Make an effort to blink more.

> Reduce screen glare by having lamps,covering windows
and attaching glare filters to the PC monitor.

> Clean the computer monitor often.

> Choose a light screen with dark letters. It's easiest on the eyes.

I hope i have shared to you some "eyeful" insights.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Health & Business this weekend

I got a chance to met with Lyn this weekend. She is one of my recruits as independent distributor of fern-c (sodium ascorbate). She was concerned of her health because of too much work that caused some stress to her recently. She was experiencing flu, cough and tiredness. Lyn bought a box of fern-c equivalent to 100 capsules for her daily intake. I got a positive feedback from her about taking sodium ascorbate because it really has good health benefits not only to Lyn but also to her family as well. Thanks to the goodness of this vitamin c.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Comfy Sleeping

We spend almost half of our life in our bedroom. For me it is one of the best part of home that is conducive to good sleep. A bedroom does not have to be splurging of pricey essentials. You can achieved comfort thru clean and orderly set-up, quality linens and soft huggable pillows. Choose colors that are easy on the eyes like beige, cream and green and then play around with patterns and textures. It is also best to change beddings once or twice weekly for hygiene purposes.
I also find comfort in using an airbed like Air-O-Space instant bed. It serves a lot of purpose whether you are in the livingroom, camping, picnic,pool or sleepovers. After a stressful day it is always great to spend a good night rest on a relaxing and comfortable ambiance of a bedroom.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Eat Smart -- Read Labels

There is a saying...."tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are".
In grocery stores today, we can see some suspiciously unhealthy-sounding ingredients like phyglycerolesters, artificial flavors etc..Apparently, the word "healthy" is subject to a variety of interpretations. Our health is more precious than gold, and losing it can greatly limit our ability to live life to its fullest and make a difference in the lives of others.

Just as the quality of our life is built upon the foundation of good health, the quality of our health is built upon the kinds of foods we feed our bodies. Do your part to maintain good health. Dont be fooled by media hype or marketing devices with claims like--"iron-fortified or vitamin A enriched" and many more claims which in fact has no vitamins at all but high sodium and preservatives. These can be categorized as "junk-foods". Take time to notice what you are putting into your body.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shoulder Stress

Lately, I experienced some pain particularly affecting my right shoulder. The pain usually happens at night while taking some rest. I had to put some liniments like tai chi virgin coco oil or salonpas gel to soothed the pain. I felt the relief on the next day but sometimes the pain comes back again.I did some shoulder exercise to help relaxed the muscles and nerves. I was thinking it is a stress manifestation of the body.My friend Myla lend me her magazine---GoodHousekeeping. As I scanned through the pages on good health, there was an article that made me interested to read. Let me share to you it's content;

Did You Know?
*** A full handbag can weigh as much as 10 pounds, so its' no surprise that carrying one over your shoulder can cause neck and shoulder problems. Try to keep your bag as light as possible and alternate it between shoulders regularly. Better still, opt for a smaller bag that you can swap back and forth from hand to hand.***
I believe so in this article because most times I carry full handbag that is only concentrated on my right shoulder. Perhaps that also contributed to the pain. Now i am trying not to overload my carry bag as much as possible.