SECRET OF A MAN’S MIND ( in a bar )

Doesn’t it make you swoon when she smiles? So sweet…. Your heart skips faster as your body feels more rigid…. You hope that she is staring at you but she’s not… you hope she notices you…she does… you hope good opinion is formed in her mind of you… her mind is thinking the same too….

You start swaying to the music .. moving your head side to side and your shoulders to the beat of the music… you she her swaying her hips too… you try to attract.. you steal a look …she looks back noticing that your eyes are onto her… your eyes quickly shoots to the TV screen pretending not to stare but you know better…

You hope she will start the conversation first…. But fat chance as it does not happen that way… you wait and procrastinate out of fear.. then a jerk comes along and chat her up… you secretly vow to beat that jerk up if he should take advantage of her… but that does not happen… before you know it she walks with him to another table… you feel down and useless and lost… then she comes walking back… hope comes back and goes just as fast as she walks not to her table but out the exit.. gone for now and you hope to meet again …soon….

Loser…

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WHAT YOU DO THAT PREVENT YOUR SUPPLEMENTS FROM WORKING FOR YOU.

WE ARE FED UP WITH  SUPPLEMENTS THAT DON’T WORK!

Or are we preventing it from working?

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52% of Malaysians taking vitamins and supplements making it the 7th highest in the world and highest in the Asia pacific region.

In contrast, high blood pressure among Malaysian stands at 480,000 and is projected to increase to 960,000 in a ten year period.

Diabetes is on a all time high standing at 1.2 million Malaysians diagnosed with the condition.

What gives?

Aren’t taking supplements supposed to keep me away from all these illness?

Are the supplements just bogus pills and powder that don’t work?

My take is your lifestyle, attitude and commitment towards your health that matters most.

Consider this

How many times have you hop from one supplement to another without actually finishing the last one? (check your refrigerator, you might find a good number of half full supplements in it.)

How long did you stick to your last supplement? One month? Four months? A year?

Do you know what you are consuming? What the supplements does? Is it synthetic or all natural?

Did you buy the supplement over the counter or through a friend or agent? If so, where you educated on the function of the supplement and most importantly why and how it helps you?

Are you committed to consuming it on a daily basis as part of your daily diet? What is your daily diet like? ( I have customers going on oily, high simple carbs, salty and sweet foods and hope that the supplement they bought could simply zap away all those nasty stuff)

Do you believe that by taking supplements you can skip exercising and still be healthy? If not, are you exercising right? (I have people challenging me that if my supplements were that good then why the need to exercise? How naive)

Are you taking the supplement as a food supplement or do you take it as a medication? (most people change supplements because they take it as a quick fix)

Do you believe in prevention? Or do you believe that conventional medicine’s aims to get you back to good health?

If you are consuming supplements and do not want to be part of the statistic then consider this

Study the supplement you are going to buy. Or the one selling you the supplement should be knowledgeable and caring enough to educate you on what you need to know.

Is the supplement supported with research and studies? Is the studies carried out using the supplement brand or type or is it a borrowed claim? If there are no studies, how have people by using it benefited from the product (anecdotal evidence).

Is the supplement you are consuming important for your body type? By important, I mean that every individuals has some different pressing problems within their bodies. For example is your digestive risk is high and you take a supplement that is meant for general health maintenance it is not going to benefit you.

Do not treat supplements as medication. They work differently. Medication has concentrated amounts of certain chemicals that is mixed to function in a specific way. Supplements on the other hand works synergistically with other nutrients to nourish, repair, and supports bodily functions.

Lead a healthy lifestyle. Exercise! Watch your diet! Get enough rest and sleep. Most supplements we take works on the nutritional side only. Supplements is NOT a cure-all and never will be.

Choose natural supplements over synthetic ones. Whole food based over extracted ones. Know that no single vitamin and mineral can work by itself. It needs other nutrient (also known as co-factors) to work efficiently.

Till next … Stay cheerful … be healthy

If you have questions that you do not want to get posted on my comments column you can email me at edward@ues.com.my

p.s. Beware of these claims (I find them very misleading and irresponsible):

Take this supplement X and you will never need other supplements ever again. (misleading)

Take this supplement X and continue enjoying the foods you like and never have to watch what you eat. (irresponsible)

Take this supplement X and your problems will be CURED. (misleading and irresponsible)

Most who make these claims are people who do not know much about nutrition or the supplement they are selling and just want to make the sale or get you to join their membership program.

Ask more and find out more. If these agents get into a rut and start side stepping your questions and make no effort to search for answers to your queries, find another that is willing to do so. ( that’s because these agents won’t be in business for long, their purpose is to make money not make you healthy)

METABOLIC SYNDROME: YOUR DOCTORS’ GOLDMINE

WHY knowing WHAT metabolic syndrome is could

SAVE your life and dollars.

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

A group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. It includes abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels, and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. The metabolic syndrome is sometimes called the insulin resistance syndrome.
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Signs and symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

To establish whether you are suffering from metabolic syndrome use the below, Education Program Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III), as a guideline. The presence of 3 out of 5 of the following measurements is necessary to identify the syndrome:

1. Waist measurement Men: Greater than 102 cms Women: Greater than 88 cms

2. Blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/85

3. Triglyceride levels greater than or equal to 1.7 mmol/l

4. Glucose level: greater than or equal to 6 mmol/l

5. HDL cholesterol

Men: less than or equal to 1.0 mmol
Women: less than or equal to 1.3 mmol/l

Consequences of metabolic syndrome

  1. Life long medication that serve to suppress the symptom rather than the cause of disease. In the end of it all, it gives you various side effects in forms of other complications as a bonus or parting gift.
  2. Bypass or angioplasty if you are lucky enough to be alive from an initial heart attack. The operation costs a bomb so make sure to have enough insurance coverage. (go to your local hospital to check out the price)
  3. Walking aid or a wheelchair (for added comfort?) if you are unlucky enough to get plaques in your brain vessels and got a stroke.
  4. Please be patient while waiting for dialysis and amputation if you are a diabetic and does nothing about it other than religiously taking your medication.
  5. You can never fit into those slick designer wear and look good.
  6. Who jabs himself everyday but is not a drug addict? An insulin-dependant diabetic!
  7. and the list goes on and on……

Question is : Do you want to live your life like that?


YES? Congratulations! You are an official elite member of the IGNORAMUS CLUB where 80% of the population of the world are also members. Pay up and get a lifetime supply of drugs. We guarantee that the drugs might not work and we may increase the dosage where it deems fit.

NO? Take charge of your life RIGHT NOW!

NEXT POST : How to beat the hell of out of Metabolic Syndrome! (only for those ready to do something about their health. Skeptics, don’t bother)

p.s. What more do you want to know about metabolic syndrome? Do you have any experience you want to share? Leave your comment….

1 Secret to MORE CASH by year end 2009 !!!

 


 

 

If you happened upon this post with a search  engine … most probably you are looking for some  extra cash in these trying times… or maybe you  are looking for some part time revenue… or  maybe you just want to make more….

 Sorry to dissappoint … this post is anything but  the extra cash….

 You want more by year end? The secret is

PAY YOURSELF FIRST!

 You have heard of it before? Then have you acted  on it?

 How many times have you paid yourself first  before paying off those bills “even when you have  to pay the bare minimum on your credit card”?

  As a rule of thumb you can pay yourself first with  a 10% after tax income every month and work  upwards from there. 10% too much? Start from  5% then….. 

  The trick here is to keep doing it until it becomes  a HABIT.

 

 KEEP PAYING YOURSELF TILL IT BECOMES A HABIT!

 You would just spend the money anyway, if it  stays in your account which can be withdrawn with an ATM card. (yeah..you should deposit the money in an bank account without the ATM card)

Do it, take action NOW and you will knock yourself silly that you have not done it sooner. (i did)

AND YOU KNOW WHAT? If you have read all the way down here… i think that you are seriously considering the piece of old age advice above so I’ll give you ONE more tip for that extra cash by year end…

SAVE THAT ONE DOLLAR!

Yes.. it adds up. Save all your one dollar notes by the end of every day… you will be surprised that it adds up from 500 to 1000 extra dollars by year end….well that’s swell for a lil Christmas budget 🙂 ( i saved 1100++ in 2008, and i just put it into my savings acocunt)

Well, what do you think? Is it doable? Or do you have other advice? TELL US MORE!


Day dreamers – Wake up to REALITY!!!!

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  I find it appalling that most youngsters today  tend towards an “entitlement mentality”. They want more $      for less work. They fight for private life vs work balance and have the gall to claim that they gave it all for  the sake of the company. Where has all the meaning of ‘work hard for your dough’ gone? Don’t they realize  without extra effort you will never excel in any single thing you do?

Hope the message below can wake them up to reality…

 
* The world does not owe you or anybody else a living. And it especially does not owe you riches quick, slow or otherwise.

* Nobody but you can make you rich. You’re going to have to do this yourself.

* There is no guaranteed fast or effortless way to do this. Realizing a big dream like yours will take intense study … laser-like focus … buckets of skull-sweat … the dedication of a Golden Retriever … unlimited uncompensated overtime … the persistence of a buzzing housefly … the patience of Job … the risk tolerance of a riverboat gambler … and the eternal optimism of Forrest Gump.

* Do it anyway. It’s worth it. In spades. And getting there is more than half the fun.

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Enlighten me on this:

Why is the entitlement mentality prevalent amongst the young today? Is it their upbringing where everything is provided for?

Was it is over protectiveness of parents that sow the seeds of dependency in our young?

Work vs private life balance is important. Could you ever accept that at some point in your career or work life, work calls for more attention and sacrifice?

Comments, anyone?

 

Mama says : Eat your Yolks!

How many eggs should I consume a day?

Should I consume the yolk, too? Isn’t all the cholesterol there?

Egg yolk? No, thanks. Gimme the white part, there’s where all the protein is.

These are the questions I get when I start talking about the EGG topic.

First and foremost, let’s make one thing clear. The yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg. Why? Consider the definition of The Yolk below.

Definition of The Yolk

Definition: Cytoplasm stored in an egg that contains nutritional reserves for the developing embryo. It is rich in polysaccharides, lipids, and proteins.

Bear in mind an egg without the yolk does not hatch chicks. J

Not convinced? Study the link below.

www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html

Below is an excerpt of the above link for your reference. Note the nutritional content difference of the white and the yolk.

Egg Nutrition: Yolk vs. White

Egg yolks are indeed full of cholesterol. Like most cholesterol-rich foods, they are jam-packed full of important nutrients, especially the fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids.

In fact, the slew of nutrients in an egg yolk is so comprehensive that a few a day would offer better insurance than a multi-vitamin. Most importantly, the yolk contains most of the nutrients in an egg.

Egg whites, on the other hand, contain far fewer nutrients. The only thing that could justify their consumption is their attachment to their companion yolk.

Don’t believe it? Below is a table that compares the nutritional value of egg whites and yolks, with data provided by the USDA. I’ve included additional analysis in the last two columns that provides the percentage of the total nutrition found in the yolk and the percentage of total nutrition found in the white.

Table 1: Egg Yolks Versus Egg Whites

Nutrient

White

Yolk

% Total in White

% Total in Yolk

Protein

3.6 g

2.7g

57%

43%

Fat

0.05g

4.5g

1%

99%

Calcium

2.3 mg

21.9 mg

9.5%

90.5%

Magnesium

3.6 mg

0.85 mg

80.8%

19.2%

Iron

0.03 mg

0.4 mg

6.2%

93.8%

Phosphorus

5 mg

66.3 mg

7%

93%

Potassium

53.8 mg

18.5 mg

74.4%

25.6%

Sodium

54.8 mg

8.2 mg

87%

13%

Zinc

0.01 mg

0.4 mg

0.2%

99.8%

Copper

0.008 mg

0.013 mg

38%

62%

Manganese

0.004 mg

0.009 mg

30.8%

69.2%

Selenium

6.6 mcg

9.5 mcg

41%

59%

Thiamin

0.01 mg

0.03 mg

3.2%

96.8%

Riboflavin

0.145 mg

0.09 mg

61.7%

48.3%

Niacin

0.035 mg

0.004 mg

89.7%

9.3%

Pantothenic acid.

0.63 mg

0.51 mg

11%

89%

B6

0.002 mg

0.059 mg

3.3%

96.7%

Folate

1.3 mcg

24.8 mcg

5%

95%

B12

0.03 mcg

0.331 mcg

8.3%

91.7%

Vitamin A

0 IU

245 IU

0%

100%

Vitamin E

0 mg

0.684 mg

0%

100%

Vitamin D

0 IU

18.3 IU

0%

100%

Vitamin K

0 IU

0.119 IU

0%

100%

DHA and AA

0

94 mg

0%

100%

Carotenoids

0 mcg

21 mcg

0%

100%

Is that enough to convince you to eat the egg whole? I bet, it does.

Now the next part? How many a day?

Well, it depends actually. My rule of thumb is, 2 a day max if you are leading an active lifestyle.

If you are into weight training and building muscle you will need more like 4 – 6 a day. Bodybuilders consume varyingly according to their training phase.

But if you are leading a sedentary lifestyle, 2 a week will do you some good and I do not recommend more than that. It is not because of the egg’s cholesterol that is killing you. By not exercising, your body’s metabolism is slow and foods you consumed, which is not converted into energy will accumulate as fat in your body… a sure fire way to getting high cholesterol… and the egg will just add up to that.

So if you are considering eggs as part of your diet, I would use lifestyle as a gauge to how many eggs you should consume a day.

Then again, you should have your annual blood test to determine your blood cholesterol and sugar levels, as an indication of whether you are suffering from metabolic disorders. Metabolic disorders affects how your body uses sugar, insulin and cholesterol production. This being the case, some might lead an active lifestyle but should not consume so much foods high in cholesterol as the body lack the ability to process it.

This is my take? Tell me if you think otherwise…..

Vegetarian Fresh Fruit Low Shang

Yusheng , yee sang or yuu shang (simplified Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng) is a Chaozhou-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish ()” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance ()”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusheng

This dish is usually eaten on the seventh day of the New Year, but is eaten throughout the Chinese Lunar New Year nowadays. Most restaurants in Malaysia offer it even before Chinese New Year and at some places it is available throughout the year.

“Lo Hei” — tossing yusheng — is a Singaporean/Malaysian Chinese New Year custom for families and friends to gather around the table and, on cue, proceeding to toss the shredded ingredients into the air with chopsticks while saying 吉祥话 (Jíxiáng Huà, auspicious wishes) out loud to mark the start of a prosperous new year. It is said that the higher you toss, the more prosperous or more of what you wish for the year will be more likely to come true..(in a mad competition of out tossing, you will normally find pieces of good food flying out of the plate, so much for abundance.)

Here’s a yee shang recipe for those who like a new twist to the general fare and very suitable for vegetarians, by the courtesy of Nathalie Chu of Kepong, Malaysia who operates 2 holistic health clinics in Malaysia.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present you with the Fresh Fruit ‘Low Shang’!

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The fresh Fruit ‘Low Shang’ Ingredients

Apple – 1pc
Beetroot – 1pc
Carrot – 1pc
Cucumber – 1pc
Jambu Batu -2pc
Mango – 1pc
Grapefruits – 1pc
Kombu Toku
Walnut
Sesame(black/white)
Peanut
Longan Honey
Neu Vida Oil/Udo oil
Pineapple sauce
Lemon ¼ pc
黄梨酱 Pineapple sauce
黄梨半粒 Pineapple – ½ pcs
蔗糖适量 Cane Sugar

Slice all the fruits and arrange it in a circular manner as per picture

Then add the pineapple sauce and cane sugar on top of it to taste

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Start to mix or ‘low’ in Cantonese…while repeating ‘Shang hei’ which means ‘better fortune for the new year repeatedly or any other auspicious wishes like good health for the coming year and smooth sailing in all endeavours.

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‘Low Hei’ in action…. toss it high high in the air !!!!