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PET CANCER: Do You Have One?

A pet cancer?

Many people don't realize that they have a pet cancer in them. They care for and feed them without knowing it. They always attend to its needs and wants. And most times, they spend a lot to help them grow and live comfortably.

Crazy, isn't it? But it's true.

We all have cancer cells in our bodies, but for healthy people the number are so minimal they can't be detected by tests. They're negligible. And anyway, healthy people with healthy lifestyles never care for or pet their cancer cells. In fact, their health kills them instantly.

But unhealthy people with unhealthy daily lifestyles pet cancer. They grow them and help them multiply. How? Consider this:

They eat lots of carbs and sweets. Sugar is a cancer cell's favorite food. The more sweets you eat the faster your cancer grows and later spreads.They eat little to no fruits and vegetables. They love eating meats, especially processed meats. They love junk food and softdrinks.They love to smoke an…

WHY DIALYSIS CLINICS ARE EVERYWHERE TODAY: What Destroys Your Kidneys?

There seems to be one dialysis clinic in every locality. Sometimes, it seems there's one in each street corner. In fact, they're everywhere, they've become good business.

I remember how in my childhood I never saw any dialysis clinic. Dialysis was never heard of then. The first time I heard of it was in the 1980s when former President Ferdinand Marcos was on it. The mere sound of it was scary.

Today, cases of kidney problems needing dialysis have terribly grown. I hear about it left and right. I often see it online--folks asking for help to finance their dialysis treatments or else kidney transplant. A session is said to cost P2,500 (that's 4 to 5 harrowing hours) and some need dialysis 2 to 3 times a week. I know someone who died so young allegedly because of losing almost 100 percent of his kidney function without knowing it, until it was too late.

So what's happening?

Chemicals in Food

First, it's because of modern foods available to us today--being rich in …

WHEN YOU COULDN'T AVOID A DINNER FEAST: Tips on How to Keep Slim

It happens. And sometimes, it happens a lot and in succession. Someone invites you for a dinner feast and you simply can't say no. A ton of good delicious food is served before you in an ideal resto ambiance and everything is simply conducive to eating a lot. What do you do?

Well, I eat!

It's not everyday that you get to eat delicious and costly food in a nice restaurant with friends (and especially former school mates). And if you've been having healthy balanced diets for a long while, a feast now and then won't hurt. Among life's spices is enjoying really good food.

So here came this former college classmate, Dan, from Australia who PMed me on Facebook about dinner at SM North--a reunion of sorts. It's been years since we last met, so I said yes. And man, you'd be overwhelmed at the appetizing native foods he ordered at Mesa, a cozy native Filipino resto that serves good fried veggie lumpia, among other things, located on the third floor.


Again, the day …

How to Maintain Workouts Despite Busyness--Or Laziness

If you're so, so busy like I am, you probably sometimes struggle about keeping your workout routine. I have that problem a lot of times, especially when I get sick and have stopped working out for a while and then about to start again. I feel like not starting again.

Or, the rainy days take over and it's so cold and all you want is to stay in bed and watch DVDs and eat.

Or, you are attending a seminar that makes you go home late at night and prods you to wake up so early in the morning--for 4 straight days! You feel like resting to the max after that and then feeling unable to start working out again.

What do you do?

In my case, I watch a lot of martial arts on Youtube or watch martial arts movies. I get inspired and want to get back to working out pronto. I see the well carved bodies of the protagonists and want to achieve something like that--so I hit the gym again, which is my garage.

In short, you need inspiration. Where do you get it? I easily get it from watching videos…

CHEST EXPANDERS: So You Can Take Your "Gym" with You Anywhere You Go

You should have exercise breaks. Have two in the morning and two in the afternoon--and this is aside from your regular workouts. It's like food--you have 3 meals a day and have snacks in between. For your in-between exercises, I recommend Chest Expanders.

A chest expander is a portable isometric equipment with sturdy springs in-between the two handles. You pull the springs by holding both handles and stretching them in opposite directions. It works out your chest, arms, back and abdominal muscles. You may also use it to exercise your legs.

So, what I do is stand up from my PC desk now and then, reach for my chest expander and start pulling. Pull it as far as you can and then hold it like that for 5 to 7 seconds, and then release. Inhale as you pull and exhale as you release.

If you want broad shoulders and V-shape body, chest expanders help a lot.

I also use it to tone my arm and forearm muscles. It's a perfect exercise equipment for empowering your holds, grabs and punches i…

What to Eat to Eat Less

Eat to eat less? Sounds good, doesn't it? And it's true. Here are tips on what to eat less by eating.

1. Eat beans

Beans are high in protein and fibers. Thus, they're slow to digest. They stay longer in the tummy making you feel full longer, and thus eating less.

2. Take Soups

Before you eat the main meal, try taking a cup or two of soup--and choose those with low calories. Thus, before you go to the main course, your tummy already feels full. That's fooling your tummy.

3. Eat Dark Chocolate

A small square or two of your favorite dark chocolate can help you lessen food intake during meals. The trick is to eat it just before meals. It's was noted to help lessen eating by 15 percent in one study.

4. Add Pureed Veggies

Add pureed vegetables to your food to cheat your tummy into "thinking" it's full. Add them to your burgers, meat dishes, fillets, and others. What I often do is add cabbage or turnips sliced super thin into spring rolls or other roll dish…

CHEAP AND EFFECTIVE TUMMY SHRINKER: Delicious Too!

Before I tell you what it is (the cheap and effective tummy shrinker), let me share first how constipation adds to your tummy size.

Well, it's kindof self-explanatory because constipation accumulates wastes in the tummy, so naturally it increases tummy size. It's no-brainer.

Besides, constipation adds to tummy bloatedness, so that's another cause for tummy size increase. And if waste accumulates in the tummy, more toxins congregate there and that disrupts proper digestion. Poor digestion leads to poor fat storage regulation.

In other words, if your digestive system works improperly, your body tends to store more fat.

Clearly, you have to get rid of constipation.

And the cheapest way is to eat more fresh greens---green leafy vegetables. I don't recommend synthetic anti-constipation supplements or even chemically preserved fruits like preserved prunes. The preserving chemical used can cause allergies.

I do recommend preserved fruits made by proper fermenting.


So, eat m…

MORINGA or MALUNGGAY TEA: Cheap Weight Loss Health Drink

Moringa or malunggay has a lot of health and fitness uses. It's so versatile too--can be taken as simple food, food mixture (mixed in other foods or bread and pastries), or beverage like tea. If you want cheap weight loss health drink for cheap health and fitness with middle income budget--moringa tea is it.

Here's how it works--free radical damage affects even your neurotransmission system in the brain so that lack of neurotransmitters can make you feel like you need to eat more when in fact you have had enough food for a meal. That's how free radicals destroy cells and disrupt normal body and brain functions.

Moreover, free radicals hasten the aging process. When you age fast your body also reduces the ability to process food properly. So, instead of naturally burning fat and keeping just enough of it in the body, your body stores more fat. Free radicals can affect body metabolism, or how your body naturally burns fat.

Free radicals destroy the normal functions of your …

CHEAP TUMMY FAT REDUCTION: For Those Tied to their Desk Work

Few people on earth aren't bothered by their tummies. Most likely, you are among those who are. You want to trim down your tummy size to flat level but you find it too expensive to do--let alone find time for it because your job or business ties you to your desk work all day.

So, why not try this cheap tummy fat reduction strategy?

When you're sitting at your desk, take tummy exercise breaks. You simply pull your knees up as high as you can to your chest, one at a time. Do it slowly but make sure the knee go as high as it can. Then hold it at that height for 10 seconds. Do 10 repetitions each knee. Inhale as you lift the knee and exhale as you hold it for 10 seconds. You may place each hand at each side of the rear end of your chair for support.

It's something like the image above. Do this several times each day--preferably 4 times in the morning and 4 times in the afternoon. You don't have to leave your desk to do this and you won't have to buy special equipment.…

BENDING BAR: Middle Income Muscle Developer and Fat Burner

Most middle income people cannot afford steel weight plates, weight bar and weight training bench. More so a gym membership. All we can afford is what we can make do at home--improvised barbells (of concrete) and horizontal bar, Even an improvised steel weight training bench is something beyond the reach of a middle income budget.

So what I bought, aside from making my concrete barbells and improvised pull-up bar, is a bending bar or bending spring bar. Aside from being effective and easy to bring anywhere you are, it's cheap. I started training with a bending bar in high school to develop muscle power, on to college and up to the present. It's among reasons why I developed lightning speed and powerful martial arts punches.

With a bending bar, you can develop the following muscle group:
Arm muscles (biceps and triceps)forearmsChest Back (especially for a V-shape body)Shoulders AbsLeg muscles Use a bending bar to develop your: Grip, forearm, arm and wrist strength (for punching …

DON'T STAY LONGER THAN 2 MONTHS WITH AN INEFFECTIVE WORKOUT: Innovate to Come Up with Something that Works

If you've been doing a workout for 2 months without good results, it's probably time to switch to a new workout program or supplement the one you're presently doing. I've seen some folks who've been doing a workout program for a year or two without visible results and yet keep at it.

It's either you need to change the program you're doing or add something to it. It may be lacking an element that would make it effective. For instance, if your crunch isn't making your abs look any better, you probably need to add some horizontal bar abs-tensioning rounds for a supplement. It's when you hang on a bar and raise your legs slowly to waist level and down, and so on.

I've seen folks jog for years to reduce their waistlines to no avail. If you do that for two months without results, you probably need to improvise. I once did 50 push-ups daily. Though it strengthened my arms and quickened my jabs, no muscle improvement was evident. Later, I learned I nee…