Archive for December, 2009



The whole world is scared of China made ‘black hearted goods’. Can you differentiate which one is made in the USA, Philippines,Taiwan or China? For your Information … the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.
Sample: all barcodes that start with 690 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA.

471 is Made in Taiwan.

This is our human right to know, but the government and related department never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products ‘made in china’, so they don’t show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits is 690 to 695, then it is Made in China.
00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Lienchtenstein
628 ~ Saudi-Arabien
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
740 ~ 745 – Central America
All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippines

WATCH WHAT YOU BUY. ESPECIALLY HIGHLINER FISH PRODUCTS; all come from China, even though the box says ‘product of Canada’, it is from China and ‘processed’ in Canada, that is, the coating is added and packaged in Canada only! The fish are raised in pens using chemicals that are banned in Canada as cancer causing but legal in China. This was exposed on CBC TV’s Marketplace.
This one will make you think before buying anything from China.

Well, are you enjoying seeing Chinese food popping up in your supermarket left and right? Have you noticed you can’t buy a single package of fish that isn’t made in China (or Vietnam )? Do you think your food from China is processed in a sanitary manner, and thus safe to eat? Take a look at this!!

These undercover enclosed pictures speak a thousand words. Avoid buying all processed food packaged in China. Anything goes! We just don’t know what else is in those packages. Unlike in the U.S. and CANADA, China does not have laws regulating food processing.

Basically, do not buy any processed food from China, also Hong Kong, too. MANY companies are using a Hong Kong address to avoid this type of image reputation.

Early dawn, starts the day by riding around to collect dead chickens.
Asking around for dead chickens.

Total of 5 riders are hired by the boss to ride to farms to buy dead chickens.
Storage for the dead chickens in the court yard.
Carcasses are thrown everywhere.

And on the floor….
Four employees start de-feathering the dead fowl after soaking in boiling water from a rusty wok. Enduring the pungent odor, but sometime, it get so terrible that even the most experienced of the workers would puke.

A discarded bath tub being used to soak the bare skin dead chickens…. The contaminated water would have accelerated the decomposition process. Wearing slippers walking among the chickens before the coloring processing.
After the color dye, its creepy to find that they are quite tenderized.

And now presenting the mouth watering Charcoal Roasted Chicken!

Send to as many people as possible. Do NOT buy food originating in China (or Vietnam or Thailand)! Take the time to read the labels and look for country of origin! STOP BUYING ANYTHING FROM CHINA . PERIOD!

US Food vs. International Food, Guide Lines Nutrition

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Avoid Drinking Fresh Sugar Cane Juice

Avoid Drinking Fresh Sugar Cane Juice

Please take 2 mins to read this.
This email was sent by a friend whose father is working with the Ministry of the Environment in S’pore.

Health News – About Sugar Cane Drinks

A friend whose father works for the government health inspection passed on his info. Their job is to inspect all hawkers, their cooked food, their store hygiene, etc. They found sugar cane juice has the highest content of bacteria among all food. In fact, it has exceeded the set limit.

Hence, these guys had to find out why. They went round all sugar cane stores and watched the way the hawkers handled their sugar cane, wash their glasses, their entire procedure. But they couldn’t find the problem.

One day, they stayed till closing time and discovered some shocking facts! Whenever, the hawkers closed their stores, they would wash the floor with detergent.. As we know, the remaining sugar canes will be placed at the back of the store, vertically standing and as sugar canes are very porous, they tend to absorb whatever liquid around them. Besides the soapy water, the dirt on hawkers’ boots, cats’ urine, etc, will all be absorbed?? Now, whenever I eat at a hawker centre, I would warn all my friends about this and of course I stopped drinking my favorite sugar cane juice.

A friend, who loved sugar cane juice, was pregnant. She was always drinking sugar cane juice. Anyway, one day she miscarried and the fetus was already like 6 or 7 months old, I think. When the doctors did an autopsy to find out why all of a sudden the fetus had died inside her, they found traces of some chemical substance, which was found in cat urine. Large traces of it.

While it would not be able to harm adults, it was extremely toxic to babies, what more a fetus? So they tried to determine how this cat urine thing could have ended up in the fetus. This meant that it had to be digested by the mother, right? And the only logical conclusion they could come up with was that since these sugar cane juice stall holders just leave the canes lying around on the wet and dirty floor, it would not be impossible to think that stray cats could have peed on those sugar canes or near those sugar canes. So think carefully the next time you order that favorite sugar cane juice!

Please pass this on to everyone you know in S’pore & M’sia. Let’s take action to make this world a better & safer place for all of us & the generations to come..

How Safe Is Your Decaffeinated Coffee?
Caffeine is not just ANY food additive. It’s has been called a pharmaceutical agent, a drug, and it leads to physical dependence in people who use it regularly

How Safe Is Your Decaffeinated Coffee?
Link to Heart Disease:

An U.S. National Institutes of Health study suggested that drinking decaffeinated coffee could increase your risk of heart disease. Research indicated that it could lead to a rise in harmful cholesterol levels. The U.S. study looked at 187 people, a third of whom drank three to six cups of caffeinated coffee a day, while a second group drank the same amount of decaffeinated coffee, and the rest had no coffee. Researchers measured the level of caffeine in people’s blood, as well as a number of heart-health indicators, including blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels over the course of the three-month study.

At the end of the study, the group drinking decaffeinated coffee had experienced an 18% rise in their fatty acids in the blood, which can drive the production of bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol. Fatty acids did not change in the other groups. Having a high level of LDL cholesterol is one of the risk factors for metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes. In addition, a protein linked to bad cholesterol (apolipoprotein B) went up 8% in the decaffeinated group but did not significantly change in the other two groups.

The research results were presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Dr Robert Superko of the Fuqua Heart Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, who led the research, said: “Contrary to what people have thought for many years, I believe it’s not caffeinated but decaffeinated coffee that might promote heart disease risk factors.” But he added: “If you only drink one cup each day, the results of our study probably have little relevance because at that level your daily coffee dose is relatively low.”

Link to Cancer & Organ Damage:

Methylene Chloride: The decaffeinated coffee you drink is likely to contain the solvent methylene chloride that is used to remove caffeine from coffee. This process leaves small amounts of this chemical in the beans. Methylene chloride is a proven carcinogenic that is toxic to lungs, the nervous system, liver, mucous membranes, Central Nervous System (CNS). Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.

Ethyl acetate is an alternate solvent used to extract caffeine. This solvent is commonly used to dissolve the pigments for nail varnishes, and is responsible for the solvent-effect of some nail varnish remover (acetone and acetonitrile are also used). In the field of entomology, ethyl acetate is an effective poison for use in insect collecting and study. In a killing jar charged with ethyl acetate, the vapors will kill the collected insect quickly without destroying it. As this chemical is in low quantities found naturally in fruit, companies often market coffee decaffeinated using this process as “naturally decaffeinated.” However, this is a chemical with serious health consequences.

Those who wish to avoid caffeinated beverages for health reasons, yet don’t want to be exposed to methylene chloride and other chemicals, there are other options:

Decaffeinated coffees where the caffeine has been removed during a steam process. The process is similar to the “indirect” method used in methylene chloride processing, but no chemicals are used. After the caffeine is leached out of the material by soaking in hot water for a period of time, the solution is then passed through a carbon filter for caffeine removal. The water is then returned to the beans for reabsorption of flavors and oils. In the “Swiss Water Process,” the same method is used, but instead of soaking in water, the beans are soaked in a coffee-flavored solution. This results in the caffeine being extracted without removing the coffee flavors.

You can also check with the producer of your favorite decaf to see what process they are using.
Herbal coffee substitutes are also available at health food stores.

Check at your local health food store for options.

Sexual addiction

Sexual addiction means any sexually-related behavior associated with compulsivity and obsession. Creating a healthy relationship would be quite hard for a person inflicted with this kind of addiction. The behaviors associated with this addiction hinder with a person’s normal living. Sex addiction is very different from having high sexual drive. A sex addict is dependent on sex. You look for sexual pleasure even from non-sexual objects. A high sexual drive is only associated with aggressive behavior when it comes to sex. People with high sexual drive do not necessarily depend on sex and are able to build a healthy sexual or personal relationship with other people. Sexual addicts make sex a priority over their family, friends, and work. Like alcoholics who could not stop drinking, sexual addicts are unable to manage their sexual behavior to the point of destroying their lives as well as the lives of those who cared for them.

The exact cause of sexual addiction is yet to be known. Nevertheless, certain factors have been studied that could possibly be the reason of this kind of addiction. the abnormal levels of sex hormones and chemicals in our brain such as androgens, dopamine, norepinephrine, or serotonin. Moreover, unusualities in the brain rooted from neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, and seizures, and medications such as dopamine agonists could also be a possible cause of sexual addiction. Changes in nerve circuits in the brain may also result in abnormal physical reactions to sexual activity. Psychologically, sexual, physical, and mental abuse during childhood could increase the risk for sex addiction during adulthood. Severe experience of neglect, rejection, and emotional trauma during childhood could also lead to an increased risk for developing addictions, specifically sexual addiction. Studies have shown that victims of abuse, trauma, and neglect may have low levels of certain chemicals in the brain that affect how they experience pleasure. Furthermore, according to mental health professionals, sexual addiction could be related to other psychological disorders such as impulse control and eating disorders.

Sexual addiction does not distinguish. Anyone could be a sexual addict. It could be a minister, physician, factory worker or an executive. It could happen to anyone from all walks of life. According to studies, people who are sexually addicted have come from families where there is already a history of addiction. This can be in forms of alcoholism, compulsive eating, and compulsive gambling. To take into account the factor of gender, there has no known difference between men and women. On the other hand, an interesting discovery have been found that sexually addicted women is increasing in number.

Behaviors associated with sexual addiction includes, compulsive masturbation, multiple affairs, consistent use of pornography, unsafe sex, cybersex, prostitution or use of prostitutes, exhibitionism, stalking, sexual harassment, and molestation. People inflicted with sexual addiction experiences little or no satisfaction at all from their sexual activities. They form no emotional bond with his or her partner. These people view sex as a getaway from stress, boredom, anxiety, and emotional strain. With sex, the addict feels powerful and desirable.

Usually, a sexual addict is in denial that he/she is an addict. These people typically feel tremendous guilt and shame about their out-of-control behavior. These people exist in constant fear of discovery. So, they deny their state and pretend that there is nothing wrong with them. As a result, we can say that the the first step to treat sexual addiction, just like any other addiction, is to stop the idea that there is nothing wrong with them. Then professional help would come at hand. Treatment is done with a therapist. As it is more of a behavioral and cognitive problem, cognitive-behavioral therapy is best to be used as treatment. To determine the causing factor of the abnormal behavior, a full history so to be conducted on the patient. As part of this cognitive/behavioral task-oriented approach, a sexual abstinence plan is constructed wherein the patient will abstain from sex for a period of time. After abstaining, people often report a sense of well-being, a restored sense of dignity and hope for a future free of sexually compulsive behaviors. Once, the positive emotions and cognitions are achieved, group therapy is recommended.

Sexual addiction involves any type of uncontrollable sexual activity which can be a resulting factor of early childhood traumatic experiences. For an individual to recover, an individual should admit and identify the problem before the help of a professional.

Bipolar disorder

– People with bipolar disorder sometimes feel hobbled by indecision.
– If you are not interested in foods you normally love, or are binge eating for emotional reasons, it can be a sign of depression.
– Worried for no reason? People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience irritability, anger, worry, agitation, and anxiety.
– Bipolar disorder used to be known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression.
– It’s a serious mental illness, one that can lead to risky behavior, damaged relationships and careers, and even suicidal tendencies — if it’s not treated.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience inability to take pleasure in former interests.
– Doctors can identify the signs and symptoms of bipolar depression, hypomania, and mania.
– Studies report rates of bipolar disorder between 4% and 15% in children with one bipolar parent, compared to 0% to 2% in the offspring of parents who don’t have the disorder.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience pessimism and indifference.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience loss of energy.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience feelings of guilt and worthlessness.

How to treat bipolar disorder
– Bipolar disorder needs to be diagnosed by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist.
– Bipolar Disorder Therapy, this is known as ‘talk’ therapy.Talk therapy can help you understand and ultimately master any problems that hurt your ability to function well in life.
– Start antidepressant medications. Antidepressant medications are often needed to help alleviate the depressive mood swings characteristic of bipolar disorder.
– Take care of your body. Focus on better health inside and out to help cope with bipolar disorder. Start an exercise routine and try to get some physical activity each day. Eat healthy foods and avoid too much fat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco products. Also, make sure you get plenty of sleep each night.
– Treat yourself to some relaxation. Make time for activities that you enjoy–it will help you to de-stress and cope with your illness.
– Write about what you’re feeling.
– Psychotherapy treatment often focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors to treat bipolar disorder, but additional counseling may help you deal with the experience.

Camelia (aka ecofren) shares ” I am victim of biopolar disorder for many years. Just recently, I have a happy life.I am free from depression”

Toilet Clean

Seniors On A Road Trip

Seniors On A Road Trip

While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, they left the Restaurant and resumed their trip. When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table and she didn’t miss them until they had been driving about twenty minutes. By then, to add to the aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses. All the way back, the husband became the classic grouchy old man. He fussed and complained and scolded his wife relentlessly during the entire return drive. The more he chided her the more agitated he became. He just wouldn’t let up. To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant. As the woman got out of the car and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the old geezer yelled to her: “While you’re in there, you might as well get my hat and the credit card!”

This Is National Mental Health Care Week You can do your part by remembering to contact at least one unstable old person to show you care.
Well . . . my job is done. I contacted you. Your turn.

Source: Email (ecofren)

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Liver damage

The main causes of liver damage are:
1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.

2. Not urinating in the morning.

3 . Too much eating.

4. Skipping breakfast.

5. Consuming too much medication.

6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.

7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil.
As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is20very fit.

8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ‘schedule.’