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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Calcium Supplements Don't Build Strong Bones

Don’t waste your money on calcium supplements.

If you’re taking them hoping to build strong bones and avoid osteoporosis you’ll be let down on both fronts.
Doctors and drug companies push the idea that the best way to treat and prevent osteoporosis is by taking lots of calcium. This simply isn’t true.

Osteoporosis isn’t caused by a lack of calcium.

Studies come to the same conclusion: calcium intake does not prevent fractures due to bone loss.
  • The Harvard Nurses’ Study is one of the most complete and well-conducted studies in science. The study followed 77,761 nurses. For 12 years, researchers examined the association between dietary calcium and bone fractures.
Results showed there was no protection from fractures with any dose of calcium intake. Nurses who had the highest calcium intakes actually had an increased risk of bone fracture.
  • 1 An Australian study confirms the result of the Harvard Nurses’ Study. This study also looked at the association between calcium and fracture risk. The study looked at lifetime calcium consumption in over 400 elderly participants. The study concluded that calcium consumption in early adulthood actually increased the risk of bone fractures as the person aged.
  • 2 Doctors in the UK found that calcium and vitamin D did not prevent fractures.
  • 3 Their two-year study showed that neither calcium nor vitamin D lowered the number of fractures in women over age seventy.
So, what controls bone loss? Hormones and exercise.

Bone building is hormonal. In women, estrogens are the main regulators of bone health and breakdown. Progesterone controls the rate of new bone deposition.
But the most powerful bone builder in both men and women is testosterone. Testosterone is central for achieving maximal bone mass and strength.

Taking calcium supplements will give you a short-term boost in bone density, but that’s it. Over time, your hormones will work against the extra calcium and actually leave your bones more brittle than before.

Consider this: The US has the highest intake of calcium, yet our rates of osteoporosis are the highest in the world. Countries with lower intakes of calcium have lower rates of hip fracture and osteoporosis.

Maintaining healthy levels of hormones in your body is one way to keep your bones strong.

There is an easy and inexpensive hormone precursor shown to improve the levels of other sex hormones. It’s called DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
. It is involved in the manufacturing of most major sex hormones in the body, like estrogen and testosterone. DHEA treatments are becoming more common.

You can get it over the counter
but I don’t advise anyone take DHEA without having their blood levels checked. You will have to ask your doctor to measure it.

Physical inactivity will also lead to weakening of your bones. Your bones need to bear weight in order to become strong. When you do weight bearing activities, you are telling your bones that they must become strong in order to continue these activities.

You do this by encouraging them to push more weight. Challenging your muscles and bones with weight bearing exercises is crucial. Walking, cycling, weight training or playing tennis or golf will help.

In spite of what you hear on TV, calcium supplements have little to do with the strength of your bones. If you want strong bones for life, here are six things you can do right now:

  • Exercise: The best to increase bone density and reduce fractures is body weight exercises (like calisthenics) and resistance training. Make a habit of doing these exercises two or three times a week. Thirty minutes of walking a day will lower your risk of fracture by 30 percent.4
When you exercise, your muscles pull on your bones. This pressure creates a challenge that your body responds to by increasing bone density. This will ensure that you stay mobile and independent.
  • Skip calcium supplements: Get your calcium in your diet. Eat a variety of small fish, dark, leafy green vegetables, almonds and cashews, or dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. You should be aiming for about 400 mg per day.
  • Take a vitamin D supplement: I recommend 400 IU per day. It helps your body absorb calcium and maintain bone density. Without vitamin D, calcium supplements are worthless. The best source of vitamin D is the sun – 10 to 15 minutes of exposure a day should be enough. During the winter, take cod liver oil. It’s by far the best supplemental source of vitamin D.
  • Eat your greens: Vitamin K found in dark leafy greens regulates calcium while stabilizing bones in addition to regulating blood clotting. Eat at least one serving of green vegetables like spinach, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, Brussels sprouts or broccoli every day. One study found people eating just 0.1 milligrams of vitamin K daily (about one large serving of greens) were 30% less likely to break their hips than people who ate less than that amount.
Another university study showed that vegetables and herbs improve your bone metabolism. Researchers found that rats that missed out on their veggies had much lower bone density.5 Another showed that fruits and vegetables increase your bone density. The same study found that dairy products did nothing.6
  • Eat foods rich in B-complex vitamins: Your body also uses a variety of B vitamins in bone building. The best sources are liver, eggs, lean meats, yeast, fish, raw nuts, asparagus, broccoli and bananas.
  • Get a blood test: A simple blood test will tell you how your hormone levels affect your bone health. This is the best way to determine the health of your bones and your risk for fracture. Women may need to take natural progesterone. For both men and women testosterone is the most powerful controller of your bone density.
To arrange for your own blood test, talk to your doctor. Or contact Quest Diagnostics at 1-800-377-8448 for a location near you. If you can get to Florida , call my office at 561-784-7852.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

1 Freskanich D, et al., Milk, dietary calcium, and bone fractures in women: a 12-year prospective study American Journal of Public Health 1997 Jun; 87(6): 992-997
2 Cumming RG, et al., Case-control study of risk factors for hip fractures in the elderly American Journal of Epimediology 1994 Mar 1; 139(5): 493-503
3 Grant AM, et al. Calcium/vitamin D not effective for secondary prevention of fracture. Lancet 2005; 365:1621-1628.
4 Willett W. Calcium: too much of a good thing? Report from the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Roundtable.
5 Effect of vegetables on bone metabolism. Nature. September 23, 1999; 401(6751):343-4
6 Dietary influences on bone mass and bone metabolism: further evidence of a positive link between fruit and vegetable consumption and bone health? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 71, No. 1, 142-151, January 2000.

(Source: E-mail.)

Thursday, August 26, 2010




   直到看到心理學家大衛﹒R.霍金斯在其著的《 Power vs. Force》才讓我們大開眼界,知道「善惡報應」的背後還真有其科學根據呢!



   大衛﹒R.﹒霍金斯 (David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force )通過20多年的研究表明,人的身體會隨著精神狀況而有強弱的起伏。他把人的意識映射到1-1000的範圍。

   任何導致人的振動頻率低於200(20,000Hz)的狀態會削弱身體,而從200到1000 的頻率則使身體增強。霍金斯發現,誠實、同情和理解能增強一個人的意志力,改變身體中粒子的振動頻率,進而改善身心健康。

   死人的頻率沒有意義,邪念會導致最低的頻率;當你想著下流的邪念,你就在削弱自己。漸高依次是惡念、冷漠、痛悔、害怕與焦慮、渴求、發火和怨恨、傲慢,這些全都對你有害。但信任在250是中性的,信任有益於你。再往上的頻率依次是溫和、樂觀、寬容、理智和理解、關愛和尊敬、高興和安詳、平靜和喜悅在600,開悟 (enlightenment)在700-1000。

   他遇到過的最高最快頻率是700,出現在他研究德蕾莎修女(1910-1997, 獲1997年諾貝爾和平獎)的時候。當德蕾莎修女走進屋子裡的一瞬間,在場所有人的心中都充滿了幸福,她的出現使人們幾乎想不起任何雜念和怨恨。1000 被稱為是神的意志或精神,這是絕對力量的頻率,甚或更高。傳說耶穌在村子裡的出現,讓圍上來的人們心裡除了耶穌其他什麼都沒有。

   美國著名的精神科醫師大衛霍金斯博士(Dr. David R.Hawkins),運用人體運動學的基本原理,經過二十年長期的臨床實驗,其隨機選擇的測試對象橫跨美國、加拿大、墨西哥、南美、北歐等地,包括各種不同種族、文化、行業、年齡的區別,累積了幾千人次和幾百萬筆數據資料,經過精密的統計分析之後,發現人類各種不同的意識層次都有其相對應的能量指數,茲摘錄其主要項目如下:


Monday, August 23, 2010

Story of the day - Xu Zhe : " Love makes life younger"

Love Makes Life Younger – the Story of Xu Zhe

(also known as Teresa Hsu Chih – Wikipedia)

She is 111 years old this year (2010). Small built and agile, she has grey hair, excellent hearing, and eyesight. She is one compassionate person who has helped others her entire life.

For one century, she has been dedicating herself to others selflessly, unconditionally loving others, and especially caring for those who are poor, sick, old and suffering. As she puts it: “I did not come to this world alone. I have many companions and it is my responsibility to help them. I love them without any terms and conditions because we are a family.”

In 1898, 24th year of Guang Xu ruling in the Qing Dynasty, China was amidst internal revolt and foreign invasion; on the outside, the great powers forcefully occupied lands by means of guns and cannons. They leased harbors and docks of Hong Kong while eyeing for opportunity to invade; on the inside, the cult, Yi He Quan (義和拳), caused turmoil in the country in the name of “destroying the westerners to restore the Qing Dynasty”. Flames and smokes of war were seen everywhere in the country causing agitation and uneasiness among the people. In that particular year, Xu Zhe (許哲) was born in a remote village in Shan Tou in Guang Dong province .

Her Unhappy Childhood

This remote village in the countryside seemed untouched by the warfare raging through China . People in the village worked in the day and retreated when the sun set, living their usual quiet farm life.

In this poor family that lived by means of farming, the birth of Xu Zhe was not celebrated. Although her birth brought about the addition of a helping hand to the chores, it also meant the addition of a mouth to be fed.

Xu Zhe did not have a happy childhood. She had to help with many chores every day; in the early morning, she had to wash clothes by the river, after which she had to pick and pluck medicine herbs from the hills. Upon returning home, she had to do handicrafts to help support the family with the exiguous wage. Clever, sensible and hardworking as Xu Zhe, helping in and out with the chores, did not earn her the affection of her father’s; more often than not, she would be scolded and beaten up for petty matters. These memories of the past are still unbearable to Xu Zhe even after one hundred years.

Later, due to unforeseen happenings, their mother with her four children, Xu Zhe, her younger brother, her elder and younger sisters, left Guang Zhou for Penang in Malaysia to seek shelter from their relatives.

Entering Primary School at the Age of 27

Back at that time, Xu Zhe was already over 20 years old yet an illiterate.

More than a century ago, the traditional Chinese society regards men as superior to women. Women had low status in the society, not to say receiving education. Xu Zhe, not educated, can only work as a cleaning lady. However, she was very determined to find any opportunities to receive education.

Meanwhile, there was a primary school nearby set up by the Catholic church (Convent). Every time she heard the students reading out loud as she passed by, she could not help stopping to gaze at the young faces who were listening to the teacher attentively. She felt very envious and said to herself: “I will read and learn. I will not be a cleaner all my life.”

One day, she gathered her courage and walked into the school. She said to the nuns in the convent: “I hope to attend school but I don’t have any money. Please let me come to school and I will clean for you and wash your clothes.”

The nuns were very kind and they agreed to Xu Zhe’s request. Xu Zhe was allowed to stay in a room behind the convent. The rent was four dollars a month set off by cleaning, floor mopping, clothes washing and other chores. That was how Xu Zhe first started schooling at her age of 27.

After wishing for 20 years, being able to attend school was a dream came true for Xu Zhe. She acquired knowledge eagerly as though a dry sponge soaked in water, hungrily absorbing as much water as it could. Although she needed to do a lot of chores after school, she was indeed happy and satisfied like never before.

Those days, society was conservative and traditional. A woman who remained single after the age of 20 would be called an “old nun” which connoted that she was either too bad-tempered or sick that no one wanted to marry her.

Xu Zhe was nearly 30 years old and being single attracted unnecessary concerns of some people. Matchmakers would come to her house everyday and the doorsills were almost leveled by these women who liked to interfere with other people’s business.

“Mother, should these people come next time, I would shut the front door.” Watching her mother troubled by these people, Xu Zhe felt annoyed.

“They are our relatives and friends; we could not shut them away.” Said her mother.

“In that case, I’d better run away.” Xu Zhe told her mother.

Her mother never thought she meant what she said. Unexpectedly, she left Penang for Hong Kong alone and unannounced, just to avoid those annoying matters.

When she first landed in Hong Kong , Xu Zhe remained to work as a cleaner. One day, she read of a vacancy in the classified ad looking for a secretary to do shorthand and she immediately applied for the job.

Looking back, she said, “The interview was very special. The German boss did not give me any tests but asked me to come to work the next day. Later I realized that he can read a person’s handwriting and by merely looking at the application letter, he would know whether it is a candidate suitable for the job.”

As she can fluently write Mandarin and English, Xu Zhe got the job successfully.

Taking refuge in Chong Qing

In 1937, with the outburst of World War II, the world was swept into a war of power struggle by men’s ambitious desires. In 1939, Hong Kong was attacked by Japan and Xu Zhe’s company was moved to Chong Qing by her employer, and so was her.

In Chong Qing, Xu Zhe worked as before, proficiently. Simultaneously, Chiang Kai-Shek’s Nationalist Party Government also moved to Chong Qing. Through the connection of her boss, Xu Zhe has helped Chiang Kai-Shek and Song Mei Ling wrote English News to the English and American Newspaper Office in Chong Qing at that time. Those days, Xu Zhe had a wealthy and luxurious life. The average monthly pay of the people was 20 dollars but she was already receiving pay as high as 150 dollars a month.

One day, she went for a meal with friends at a high-class restaurant which was gloriously furnished, and gently lighted, playing classical music. Glittering glassed was filled with mellow wine and it was a romantic and pleasant environment to dine in. As she walked out of the restaurant after meal, she was stopped by a man. “Could you please kindly give me a cent to buy bread? I have been starving for days.” The man held out his dark and skinny hand to Xu Zhe. On the instant, Xu Zhe was deeply shocked. “In this world, there are poor people like him who is starving and the meal I just had could have helped many poor people feed themselves for days.” Looking at the poor man, Xu Zhe said to herself, “From now on, I would not spent a cent more than I should on my own food and clothing for if I do so, I would be looting the money of the poor.”

Giving up Her High Pay to Help Others

The war reached Chong Qing and the formerly peaceful mountain village was visited by many refugees and wounded soldiers. At one time, a troop of English rescue team came to Chong Qing. It was sent by the anti-war peace organization and was made up of teenagers, about the age of 17 or 18, who were serving the military. First time away from home in a countryside, knowing no one and not understanding the local language, they were rather not used to the living there. As Xu Zhe spoke English, they requested for Xu Zhe to help in the rescue team. Knowing that it’s an anti-war rescue organization, Xu Zhe resigned her job, without the slightest hesitation, from her highly-paid job to join them. In the team, Xu Zhe became a “mother” to those away-from-home teenagers. She became their translator, cleaned and cooked for them, washed their clothes, and took care of their daily lives.

When the war ended, the rescue team returned to England after spending 4 years in Chong Qing.

In 1945, Xu Zhe aspired to attend nursing school because she felt deeply attached to the poor and sick. She wished to learn nursing in order to help the old, the poor and the sick in the future. Back then, the entrance age to nursing school was 17 to 25 years old. Being an “old student” at her age of 47, it had seemed impossible for the school to take her in. Xu Zhe, however, was not discouraged. She wrote to the Principal and expressed her desire. And in her letter, she wrote, “I do this not for myself but to help more poor people.” Those words touched the Principal and Xu Zhe was accepted into the nursing program exceptionally.

Nursing school took her 8 years and Xu Zhe learnt diligently. She learnt all aspects of health care and nursing; nursing of children to the old, of birth to death and of body and soul. She quietly made an aspiration to herself to contribute all she had learnt, the knowledge and the skills, to the needy especially the sick, the old, and the poor.

Moving to Paraquay

Xu Zhe graduated from nursing school in year 1953. One day she received a letter sent from “Bruderhof” in South America , Paraquay. It was a frathernity formed by 21 countries (22 including Xu Zhe’s country) since 1933. In order to escape from the persecution of Hitler, the Jews came to South America . On this large piece of land, they self-supplied on their own efforts. When their lives were settled and they had extra resources, they decided to set up a refuge to take in the white who drifted away from their homelands. Later, the refuge also doctored the poor, the sick, and the helpless local people. One of the members in the organization wrote to invite Xu Zhe to join them in Paraquay as he met Xu Zhe in China before and knew that she aspired to unconditionally dedicate herself to helping the poor and the sick. When Xu Zhe came to understand that Bruderhof was a charity organization that took in only the poor, coincidentally sharing her belief of “the world as one family”, she left for Paraquay determinedly.

The Bruderhof was simple and primitive. There were only three doctors with many patients to look after. As Xu Zhe was the only nurse in the refuge, she took on an extraordinarily big workload. Although the work in the refuge was voluntary, unpaid, heavy and tiring, Xu Zhe was happy at heart all along. Being able to contribute what she had learnt to help the poor, relieving them from their sickness and suffering comforted Xu Zhe.

In year 1961, Xu Zhe who had left her mother for more than thirty years unexpectedly received a letter from her mother. In the letter, her mother of eight-four years old mentioned that, “there are poor people everywhere in the world, but only one mother to you. I am getting old, do come home.” Those were the words that brought Xu Zhe far away in Paraquay back to Penang . For thirty years since Xu Zhe left Penang for Hong Kong, she had then moved to Chong Qing , England , and Paraquay by a twist of fate. Now she was back in her mother’s arms, a consolation to her mother who has long yearned for her to be back by her side. After staying in Penang for two years, Xu Zhe and her mother then moved to her elder sister in Singapore as her younger sister went to England for treatment of her heart disease.

Taking Care of the Poor Wholeheartedly

In Singapore , Xu Zhe came to know of a hospital for the poor from her elder sister. Since its establishment in 1910 till now, the hospital had never had a nurse. There were about 380 patients in the hospital back then and because of inadequacy of medical staffs, the patients were not given proper care. And so, she recommended herself to the hospital to take care of the patients.

Throughout her life, Xu Zhe has worked as a voluntary staff except when she was a Secretary that she was paid. “I went to that hospital because they didn’t have any money and they were not able to employ a nurse. And that, was the reason I went.” That was the thinking pattern of Xu Zhe which was different from ordinary people.

In Xu Zhe’s opinion, if a hospital was funded, it could have easily employed a nurse to take care of the patients. However, the hospital for the poor was not funded and that was the reason why nobody was willing to work there. So, she went and worked there.

“It is not that I especially like to take care of the poor, but that they needed it. Even the poor needs to be taken care of and loved.” Said Xu Zhe.

After working in the hospital for two years seven months and nineteen days, Xu Zhe decided to set up her own “nursing home for the senior citizens”. One of the main reasons for this was that she felt sorry for the old folks who had to suffer from hunger. The old folks in the hospital were only given two meals a day; a cup of coffee at 7 in the morning, lunch at 12 afternoon, 2 pieces of biscuits at 1pm, dinner at 4pm, and a cup of coffee at 8 at night. From dinner at 4pm till lunch at 12 noon the next day, the old folks had to suffer from hunger for a solid twenty hours. To the weak and immobile old folks, as they lay on the bed doing nothing all night long, the only thing they could think of was how hungry they felt.

Xu Zhe pitied them. She fought for an extra meal for the folks from the hospital, but the feedback she got was, “they are already very fortunate to be here, much better than if they stayed at home.” After talking to the authority a few times and not receiving the expected response, Xu Zhe was very disappointed. During that time, Xu Zhe’s sister was financially supporting her in purchasing breads for 380 patients every day. Xu Zhe would run up and down the stairs, personally deliver the breads to the patients. Her sister was much moved seeing what she did and decided to support her in setting up an nursing home for the senior citizens.

Setting up the “Home for the Aged Sick”

“My sister was a school principal in Singapore and she had some savings. When I told her about my idea of setting up an old folks’ home, she immediately withdrew her entire savings, bought a piece of land, and got ready to build an old folks’ home.”

In 1968, Xu Zhe’s “Home for the Aged Sick” was set up and had taken in 250 poor and sick, absolutely free of charge.

In the early days of the set-up, all expenses of the old folks’ home was funded by Xu Zhe’s sister. According to Xu Zhe, “my sister led a very simple life, and she was supportive of my ideas. Whenever I needed funds, she would supply me with no questions asked.” In actual, the loving hearts Xu Zhe and her sisters had for the poor were inherited from their mothers. They followed their mother’s example since childhood. Although they were poor during their childhood, their mothers never refused any poor who came to their house for food; she would do anything within her means to share some food with them. Much influenced by their mother’s compassionate and kind deeds, Xu Zhe and her sisters developed compassionate and loving hearts; they were fond of giving and would selflessly help any persons in need.

Sometime later, Xu Zhe’s sister passed away leaving all her estates to Xu Zhe. Xu Zhe spent those money buying houses for the poor.

“One day, I dreamt that my sister was in the heaven. She wore a white dress, smiling to me, and her entire body was glowing brightly. I said to her, “sister, I want to go up there too.” My sister said, “No, not yet. There are many more things awaiting your attention.” Then I knew that she must be very happy that I spent all her money.” Xu Zhe smiled.

Xu Zhe is very meticulous when it comes to taking care of the old. However, she is very simple in her own living. She leads a life of simplicity and poverty, like a person leading a spiritual life. Her meals are extremely simple; she eats a meal a day, usually of fruits, vegetables or a glass of fresh milk. According to Xu Zhe, “I am a vegetarian since young, because I am allergic to fish and meat.” She has never spent on her own clothing; her clothes were those unwanted by others, which were sometimes picked from the thrash, then cleaned and worn. Xu Zhe believes that, “we wear clothes to warm and cover ourselves, which has nothing to do with looking good or not.”

The good efforts of Xu Zhe taking care of the old are gradually well accepted and acknowledged by the society.

“Many kind people helped me with my work,” said Xu Zhe. “More than often, kind people would bring us an abundance of rice and vegetables, so much so that sometimes, we couldn’t even finish them. So I asked them whether I could share those rice and vegetables with other poor families?” with the consent of the sponsors, Xu Zhe would give away the extra rice to poor families. There was once she was taking care of 26 families simultaneously, the highest number of families ever recorded.

Not only is Xu Zhe building old folks’ home in Singapore , she also assisted the local charity bodies in Malaysia , Thailand and Myanmar in setting up old folks’ homes. She has dedicated all her time and energy to the suffering people in the world. She stopped thinking about her own needs and she has not noticed the passing of time.

Learning Yoga at the age of 69

At her age of 106, Xu Zhe looked like a person in her sixties or seventies. She has grey hair, smooth skin and glowing complexion, sharp ears and eyes, and her movements were agile. Every day she would meditate, read, exercise, do charity, and do yoga. Her energy level and physical condition is comparable to the young people. This is especially true when she demonstrates the yoga movements with her soft and flexible limbs; seeing her moves her body makes one hold one’s breath and grasp in admiration.

She revealed the secret of her longevity as to work every day that she wakes up, to work without hesitation, and to be the voluntary worker of the society. At the same time, she is careful not to speak ill words, not to be unhappy, and not to eat food cooked with strong fire; she also refrains from meat, coffee, tea, and alcoholic drinks. That is how she remains serene and joyful all the time, both physically and mentally.

Xu Zhe started learning yoga at the age of 69 and she talked about the wonderful experience of how her “dreams came true” in learning yoga.

One day, as Xu Zhe was reading, something she loves to do very much, she read about the goodness of learning yoga. But what is yoga? She was not quite sure. “How I wish someone would explain what yoga is to me and teach me yoga,” she made a wish in her heart.

And the strangest thing happened. A few days after she made the wish to learn yoga, a man came to visit her old folks’ home. He wore an orange long shirt and an orange hat.

“Are you a monk?” asked Xu Zhe.

“Yes, I am.” Said the man.

“Do you teach yoga?” Xu Zhe asked.

“Yes, my job is to teach yoga.” Answered the man.

As though the goddess has heard Xu Zhe’s prayers and sent the yoga teacher to her. Since then, Xu Zhe started to learn yoga and meditation from the teacher.

With yoga, her body that was already healthy became even stronger and her energy level also became better. Of course, the good effort of dedicating herself to the poor and sick itself would harvest her the good karma of having a healthy body and a long life.

(Source: e-mail & internet.)

Friday, August 20, 2010


談養生保健 ( 齊國力教授)






























一兩大豆的蛋白等於 二兩瘦肉,等於 三兩雞蛋,等於 四兩大米,你說應該吃什麼好?現在國際上都知道了。美國把每年的 8月15日定為全國的“豆腐節”,我們沒有豆腐節。他們不缺優質蛋白,他們認為大豆是營養之花,豆中之王。大豆中起碼有5種抗癌物質,特別是異黃酮,它能預防、治療乳腺癌,但只在大豆中才有。牛奶好還是豆漿好?聯合國國際會議上說,牛奶裏含的是乳糖,而全世界有三分之二的人不吸收乳糖,在亞洲黃種人中有70%不吸收乳糖,我們是黃種人。有人牛奶是喝了,但並沒有吸收多少。對牛奶吸收量最大的是白種人。豆漿有什麼優點?豆漿裏含的是寡糖,它100%吸收。而且豆漿裏還含有鉀、鈣、鎂等,鈣比牛奶含量多。! 牛奶裏沒有抗癌物質,而豆漿裏有5種抗癌物質。



我國本草綱目裏寫的是養眼蔬菜。晚上看不到東西,特別是夜盲症,吃了就好。它保護粘膜的,長期吃胡蘿蔔不容易得感冒。美國人認為胡蘿蔔是美容菜,養頭髮、養皮膚、養粘膜。常吃胡蘿蔔的人確實從裏往外美容。這美容概念應該是內外和諧,我們好多女孩子上當了,她抹了化妝品還好看點,一卸裝比原來還難看。第一,它養粘膜,不容易感冒﹔第二,它健美﹔第三,它有點抗癌作用,而且對眼睛特別好。 胡蘿蔔還不怕高溫,多高溫度營養也不受損失。




下面講黑木耳。黑木耳有什麼作用?現在一到過年時心肌梗死一個挨一個,年齡越來越小,已經小到30歲了。為什麼過年時多?兩個原因,一個是高凝體質血稠,就是脂肪高。大家記住,血稠的人叫高凝體質。高凝體質的人加上高凝食物,所以過年時心肌梗死的人特別多,年齡不限。心肌梗死雖然無法治,但完全可以預防。有的大夫告訴你吃阿司匹林,為什麼?可以使血不粘稠,不得心肌梗死。但後果是什麼,吃阿司匹林的後果是眼底出血,現在很多人眼底出血。 我勸大家不要吃阿司匹林了。現在歐洲已經不吃阿司匹林了,吃什麼?吃黑木耳。黑木耳有兩個作用,其中一個是使血不粘稠。什麼樣的人是高凝體質?答案是矮、粗、胖的人,特別是更年期的女同胞。







物質平衡有個規律,我簡單介紹一下。初生到5個月嬰兒吃母乳最好,超過5個月母乳也不行了,需要42種以上的食品才夠。人到老年就更難了。幸虧有法國一個醫生叫寇里門特,他到非洲去旅遊時看到非洲大澤湖地人比我們健康長壽。他們吃什麼?吃海藻,把它曬乾了包包子吃,然後喝海藻湯。醫生拿到巴黎一實驗,原來是海藻,而且是螺旋狀的,起名叫螺旋藻。這螺旋藻是1962年發現的,這一發現轟動了全世界。為什麼?它 1克等於 1,000克各種蔬菜的綜合。很多年後發現這東西特別好,營養特別豐富,最全面,營養分佈最平衡,而且是鹼性食品。我告訴大家,日本為什麼是長壽世界冠軍,他們一年消耗500噸螺旋藻,他們到中國旅遊每人都帶它。我們問他們,為什麼帶螺旋藻?

他們說, 8克螺旋藻就可以維持生命40天。現在的太空食品,沒有帶包子大餅的,全都是螺旋藻。螺旋藻在世界上很馳名了,螺旋藻能補充維生素,而且螺旋藻的最大優點是使糖尿病人不得合併症,能跟正常人飲食一樣。糖尿病人缺少能量,又不能吃糖,螺旋藻是乾糖,攝入乾糖後就有能量了。糖尿病人血糖不穩定,用螺旋藻後可以逐漸停藥,然後逐漸停螺旋藻,最後拿飲食控制。歐洲已經完全戰勝糖尿病,我們也是完全可以的,但必須配合治療。



我再總結一下,輻射對我們影響很大,但有幾個方法可以預防:第一喝綠茶,第二吃青菜、蘿蔔,第三吃螺旋藻,第四吃藻復康。藻復康是最好的。根據自己的經濟條件選擇一種,實在不行就吃青菜蘿蔔。輻射是每個人都會接觸到的。國際上提出了警告:千萬不要把電器放在臥室內。尤其是微波爐對我們危害最大,它 7米內對我們都有輻射。而且各種電器不要同時開著。又有電視,又有冰箱,又有微波爐,你就在旁邊做菜,得了癌症很冤枉啊。













國際會議上已經給我們提出警告了,讓我們 喝綠茶,吃大豆,睡好覺,勤運動,常歡笑。希望每個人都要注意平衡飲食、有氧運動,而且注意你的心理狀態,該哭時哭,該笑時笑。我相信我們一定能越過73歲,闖過84歲,90、100歲一定會健在。

人本關懷.成長共享  愛家人就先讓自己健康。


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Papaya and Cancer

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 cancerous cells 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 stokes. 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.

(Source: e-mail & internet.)

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Green papaya cube with green tea
青木瓜泡茶 痛風不見了


This is a really effective, just mix green papaya cubes to the ordinary green tea, my cousin brother tried and found it very effective. I have also shared with a friend with gout to try this (his "toe joints" started to deform), after a week of drinking this formula there is significant improvement, after two weeks the toe joints heal and revert to normal state. It is almost three years now, the joint pain is gone, but he maintain the intake between 1-3 times monthly to avoid relapse.

Other friends suffering from years of gout problem have also recovered. It is good for all, even those without gout.
Good formula! Do share with the people in need!

中國藥學院--- 賴教授改良新方式:
An improved sequence by Professor Lai from the China School of Pharmacy :

據實際臨床經驗效果更佳,而且治療尿酸效果更佳(須常期喝) Cut green papaya into small cubes, place into the water, bring to boil, then add green tea leaves, similar to the tea-making process. Clinical tests show that this brings better effects for treatment of gout, subject to frequent drinking of this formula.
Mr Liu Qing, Chief of the Rende Town in Tainan , was suffering for years from severe stomach pain around the posterior wall of stomach. He used green papaya as a tea pot to prepare the family tea daily, after a month his chronic disease condition was much improved. His family members with high uric acid were also healed by the same papaya tea. For this Mr Liu planted a lot of papaya to share with relatives and friends with similar sickness.

劉村長說,青木瓜最好選擇果實肥短,容量比較大,將木瓜頂部切開,挖出木瓜內的種籽,再開一個小缺口方便倒茶水,8 F一邊開個小洞透氣,放入茶葉、倒進沸水後蓋回木瓜頂部,並以牙籤固定,泡茶過程和一般茶葉相同。
According to Mr Liu, in selection of the Green Papaya as tea pot, pick those whose shape are fat and short, with larger capacity. Cut off the top part of the papaya, clear away the seeds, open a small hole at the upper side wall to facilitate pouring of tea. Create a small ventilation hole at top cover, put in the tea leaves, pour in boiling water, place the top cover back to papaya, you may use the toothpicks to secure the top cover. Similar to normal process of preparing tea.

Liu like to use Oolong tea as the taste is good. He was pleasantly surprised that the stomach pains he suffered for many years was healed after a month of drinking tea from the green papaya pot, without taking any other medication. He passed some green papaya leaves to a friend who worked at a Medical Center to test and analyse the content. The tests confirmed that healthy the enzyme present in papaya is beneficial to human health. Now as papaya in Mr Liu's orchard is yeilding suitable size fruit, he would share the fruits with family and friends.

種植木瓜多年的農民徐福昌說,本地民眾所指的青木瓜,就是還未成熟、果皮仍呈青綠色的木瓜,一般木瓜要四個月左右才會成熟,但成熟後就沒有療效,青木瓜大 約在三個月大左右採收,這時果實較,果實內的「木瓜奶」含有木瓜酵素、木瓜等有B健康成份,不但可泡茶喝,還可以切塊連同排骨熬,或切細絲加蒜頭炒,都非 常可口,對人體也沒有不良影響。
Xu Fuchang, an experienced papaya farmers, the green papaya refers to papaya that is not ripe, where the skin is still green in colour. Generally, the papaya takes about four months to fully mature and ripe, but there healing effect would be lost after it is fully ripe. Green Papaya should be harvested when the papaya is approximately three months old, when the fruit is still firm, and the "papaya milk" contains high papaya enzyme and other healthy ingredients. Not only the green papaya can be used in tea drinking, you may also cut them into cubes, and boil with the ribs, or even slicing the green papaya into fine long pieces and fried with garlic, very tasty, and no adverse effects on the human body.


Saturday, August 07, 2010











Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Magic Healing Power Of Onions

Humble Onions from Mother Earth

Believe it or not

They work wonders!

A friend of mine told me a story about when he was a kid he was in the hospital & nearly dying. His grandmother came to the hospital & told a family member to go buy her a large onion & a new pair of white cotton socks. She sliced the onion open then put a slice on the bottom of each of his feet & put the white cotton socks on him. In the morning when he awoke they removed the socks. The slices of onion were black & his fever was gone.

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

For flu cure : cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar…placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs…sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

From the above testimonies, it is evident that the humble onion has that magic touch!

One more thing, never store cut onions

and consume the next day.

(Source: P21chong's Blog.)

Sunday, August 01, 2010



30-40歲下降一坡,40~49歲再下降一坡,至 50 ~ 59歲會有明顯的退化表現, 通常50歲以上的人容易感覺體力大不如前,容易勞累。 如果50~59歲還自認寶刀未老,未能及時調整工作或生活、飲食方式,那麼到了60~69歲所有病號便紛紛出籠。


如果50歲以後人體便衰竭下去,那麼50歲以後的人生也未免太無色彩吧!其實人體在70歲之後,身體又將趨於正常,衰老現象趨於平緩。換句話說,如果 50~59歲能善加保養,降低身體機能老化程度,有助避開60~69歲的疾病危險期。 到了70之後便可以真正健康有活力地享受「人生七十才開始」的生活,且延年益壽。

50~59歲的人如何做健康準備 ?