Friday, August 7, 2009

Martin Nievera VS. Gary V.: A Big Showdown

A big showdown between two big Filipino Singers namely Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano, is set to dominate on stage come rain or shine on September 19, 2009 at 8pm at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds. Perhaps it would be time to distinguish who really dominates the concert scene. To know more about it, I am sharing an article taken from courtesy of

The big showdown, at last: Martin vs Gary V.!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Health Updates!

I got this email from a good friend based in Singapore and I thought of sharing this to you guys..

Could hot cocoa be the next "wonder drug"
for high blood pressure?

Harvard researchers praise stunningly simple discovery!

According to recent estimates, nearly 1-in-3 American adults has high blood pressure. But for the Kuna Indians living on a group of islands off the Caribbean coast of Panama, hypertension doesn't even exist. In fact, after age 60, the average blood pressure for Kuna Indian islanders is a perfect 110/70.

Is it because they eat less salt? No. Kuna Indians eat as much, if not more salt, than people in the U.S.
Is it due to their genes? No. Kuna Indians who move away from the islands are just as likely to suffer from high blood pressure as anyone else!
So what makes these folks practically "immune" to hypertension -- and lets them enjoy much lower death rates from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer?

Harvard researchers were stunned to discover it's because they drink about 5 cups of cocoa each day. That's right, cocoa!

Studies show the flavonols in cocoa stimulate your body's production of nitric oxide -- boosting blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. In fact, one study found cocoa thins your blood just as well as low-dose aspirin!
But that's not all. A Harvard Medical School professor claims cocoa can also treat blocked arteries, congestive heart failure, stroke, dementia, even impotence!

Painless cholesterol cure
works in just 7 days -- and drives
the "food police" crazy!
Want to lower your cholesterol so fast it'll make your head spin? It's a breeze, just eat guacamole -- or any dish containing avocados!

Most health experts and nutritionists will tell you this rich, delicious Mexican dish is BANNED from any cholesterol-watcher's menu. But not Dr. Steven Pratt. That's because new research shows eating avocados can lower your cholesterol even faster than drugs... without the side effects!
One study found after just 7 days on a diet including avocados, LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglyceride levels dropped by 22 percent. Meanwhile, HDL ("good") cholesterol shot up 11 percent -- something most cholesterol-lowering drugs won't do!

The cinnamon cure for high blood sugar

Sprinkle a little cinnamon on your toast, cereal, oatmeal, or sliced apples. It not only tastes good, it lowers your blood sugar!
In a recent study, people reduced their blood sugar levels by as much as 29 percent in just 40 days. That's with NO drugs, NO diet changes -- just plain old cinnamon!

The fat that blasts away cancer

You've been told cancer runs in families. You've been told what to eat and what NOT to eat -- including LESS fat.

Yet Dr. Steven Pratt says there's one fat you should eat MORE of. It's the monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, found in olive oil!
It should come as no surprise. After all, olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. And people in Spain and Greece are far less likely to develop cancer than in the U.S.
But what's really interesting is how olive oil not only prevents cancer, it blasts away cancer cells that already exist! So if you're even the slightest bit worried about cancer, this is one SuperFood you don't want to be without!

NEW prostate-protecting champ trumps tomatoes!

Unless you've been asleep under a rock for the past decade, you've heard the news about tomatoes. They contain a potent antioxidant called lycopene that's been proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers -- in particular, prostate cancer.

A famous Harvard study back in 1995 found that out of 48,000 men surveyed, those who ate 10 or more servings of tomatoes a week reduced their risk of prostate cancer by more than one-third. What's more, they lowered their risk of aggressive prostate tumors (the kind that are really tough to treat) by HALF!
But before you reach for that slice of pizza or bottle of ketchup, listen up. What if I told you about a sweet, refreshing food Dr. Steven Pratt recommends that's even better for your prostate than tomatoes?
This NEW prostate protecting champ is watermelon! Ounce for ounce, watermelon is even richer in lycopene than tomatoes. And since you probably eat more watermelon in one sitting than you do tomatoes, you don't have to gorge on it 10 times a week in order to slash your cancer risk! Just a few times a week should do it.

Knock out an ulcer with broccoli?!

About 25 million Americans will suffer from a peptic ulcer at some point in their lives. To get rid of their ulcers, most will take an antibiotic like amoxicillin.
Pretty tame stuff , right? Wrong! Amoxicillin can bring with it unwanted side effects like fever, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, even a yucky condition called "hairy tongue"!
And if you think that's bad, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the cost of treating an ulcer with antibiotics over an average 17-day period can run upward of $1,000!

Fortunately, there's one unconventional treatment with NO side effects Dr. Pratt swears by. "Eat broccoli!" he says. Why?
Broccoli contains a remarkably potent compound called sulforaphane, that kills off the H. pylori bacteria that cause most ulcers. Not only can it knock out an ulcer, eating one serving a day for a month might run you 20 bucks... a fraction of the cost of drugs!

Monday, May 18, 2009

.. Happy!

I woke this morning feeling happy ;) Of course, I chatted with this person I secretly like haha! Secretly because I don't want to let the whole world know that I like him. Just this blog alone knows my secret. Well, let's just see. I often change crushes haha!:) Basta, I am happy today upon arising from bed.. *whistling mode*

Alarming Maternal Deaths in RP

I am browsing over some news @ yahoo when I got hooked to this article with UNICEF urging the Philippines to reduce maternal deaths.

Here's the news article courtesy of yahoo:

MANILA (AFP) – The UN children's agency Friday urged the Philippines to do more to reduce the high rate of maternal mortality in the Southeast Asian nation.

UNICEF country representative Vanessa Tobin, on a visit to a Manila hospital where she saw babies being delivered, said the agency was puzzled why one woman dies every two hours due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth.

"We need to understand why despite the available health care services, many of our pregnant women choose to deliver without the proper care of skilled health workers," Tobin said in a statement released to journalists accompanying her on the tour.

Data from a 2009 UNICEF report shows a Filipina mother has a one in 140 chance of dying while delivering a child, compared with one in 8,000 in industrialised countries.

This translates to around 11 mothers dying every day or 4,500 a year due to pregnancy and childbirth complications.

Also, it said about half of the deaths of Filipino children under the age of five happen within the first four weeks of their lives.

"The health and survival of mothers and their newborns are linked, and many of the interventions that save new mothers' lives also benefit their infants," Tobin added.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the government was "mobilising our resources to improve services especially for pregnant women and newborns" and encouraging local governments to provide facilities to complement those funded by the national government.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Emptiness Strikes Again!

I was watching a movie about a lonely man awhile ago. After watching, I got into this realization that I too am lonely. I got a loving family and good company of friends along with a very noble job, however, I still haven't found someone who can fill in the emptiness I feel right now. I need that God-given someone. I need someone who will always perks me up even in my darkest days! Right now, I just feel soooo lonely and I hate feeling this way... It's been so long since I got interested into someone.

I Am Bored!

Got no work today. Grr! I am getting bored!
Seems like my eyes are straining now for getting a lengthened exposure while surfing online. 'wish I could go somewhere else. Sasama ka ba? :)

Sweet Ryan A.

Because of the couple's wish to keep their wedding private, Ryan Agoncillo, Judy Ann Santos' husband, requested the printing press to print their wedding invitations in just one day. The said printing press was closed for a day to cater to Ryan's request. Sweet isn't it? True enough, their wedding was so private that only close family and friends were there.