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Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course),
after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

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[Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins ]

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.

What cancer cells feed on:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


Best Crash Diets that Work

Crash diets are a solution to several people when they’re looking to lose weight in a short span of time. Most often it’s the only solution when they are in such a hurry. Maybe a look at some of the best crash diets that work could help you if ever the need arises.

Crash diets, also known as fad diets, are mostly taken to around the holiday season since it’s that time of the year when most people want to look really good. Needless to say, it is also that time of the year which is filled with goodies of every kind, especially the kind that are uber hard to resist. But what are these fad diets all about and why do people turn to them so religiously every time they’re looking to shed a few pounds? Maybe looking at it in detail would give us some insight into all these diets. Along with that, we can also take a look at some of the popular ones that people turn to since they are crash diets that actually work.

Fast Crash Diets that Work

There are umpteen crash diets that work fast, thus making them a favorite with many. While some are commonly known diets, others aren’t so much. Here’s a random list of some such diets, which we will go over a little later in detail as well.

Popular Diets

Now that you’re familiar with at least the names of some popular diets, let’s get a better look at them.

Atkins Diet

For starters, the reason this diet is effective is because your consumption of carbohydrates per day is very low, and is supposed to be maintained at less than 20 grams a day. Since you anyway are staying away from the carbs, you are keeping your body from putting on additional weight too. Foods that you are permitted to consume in large quantities as part of this diet are, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, ham, beef, shrimp, oysters, lobster, salmon, sardines, tuna, eggs (hard / soft boiled, scrambled, fried, poached), cheese (Swiss, cheddar, cream cheese, cottage cheese). Other than this, you can also safely consume vegetables such as mushrooms, bok choy (pak choi), endive, jicama, radish, cucumber, olives, amongst many others. If consumed in moderation, you can also eat spinach, okra, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, eggplant, and zucchini to name a few. On the other hand, there are some foods that you must absolutely stay away from. Here they are… Potato, rice, bread, sugar, beer, and fruit. There are several items that could be added to every list, but these are the most commonly consumed by most.

Grapefruit Diet

Next in line when it comes to the best crash diets that work fast is the grapefruit diet. Word is, this diet has been around for a long time actually. It is believed to have been started in the 1930s by Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, for people who were looking to lose weight quickly. Variations of this diet plan are found aplenty these days, but the basic idea remains the same. Half a grapefruit before every meal because grapefruit has fat burning enzymes which are the key element to contribute towards weight loss. That along with 8 glasses of water a day is the key to losing weight when following this diet.

Cabbage Soup Diet

This one’s popular and how! The cabbage soup diet is one of those crash diets that work in a week. The way this diet works is that you can eat all the cabbage soup you want to eat each day, along with certain other food items, which are in fact such eccentric combinations that you almost lose your taste for food, hence, losing weight. Here’s how this diet plan works… On day one you are expected to eat as much cabbage soup as you please along with any fruit except banana. Day two progresses to soup and vegetables, except peas, corn and beans. Day three is a combination of soup, vegetables and fruits, but no baked potato. Thus it goes on for an entire week. Since there anyway has been an absurd consumption of food (or lack of it) through the week, most people find their weight reduced by at least 10 pounds.

As mentioned above, there are several other diets that you can turn to, these were simply the ones known as the best crash diets that work. If at any point you do decide to take on any of these diets to lose weight, make sure you do not over do it. Also, make sure you set realistic weight loss goals while following any of these plans, so as not to disappoint yourself. As long as you do that, you shouldn’t have much to worry about. So, go ahead, eat healthy, and stay fit.

By Komal Bakhru

Published: 4/5/2011

Quick Crash Dieting Tips

Always take advise from your doctor before you start a crash diet to check if it is suitable for your health or not. This may also provide you with some additional guidance related to diet and weight loss. Then start with these easy to follow crash diet tips given below:

Tips #1: Make small changes. When you are starting your weight loss diet, reduce the number of calories from your diet gradually. Similarly, after the diet, increase your calorie intake slowly. This will help your body to adjust with the changes in a much better manner.

Tips #2:Select your food carefully. The chosen foods should provide you with adequate amount of energy and nutrition required by your body. Fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, whole grains, nuts, eggs, lean meats should be included in the diet with right proportion. Stay away from processed foods and the so called diet foods. Such foods contain additives and preservatives that may add up to your calories.

Tips #3: Plan your meals. Eat small meals but eat after regular interval of time. Keep a gap of 2 to 3 hours in between two meals and not more than that. Yourdiet plan should include breakfast, lunch and dinner and three healthy snacks. Eat each meal slowly. When you eat fast, you may end up overeating. Another advantage of eating slowly is that it gives your body an impression that you have eaten a lot.

Tips #4: While on a crash diet, drink plenty of water. You should take at least 8 glasses of water daily. It will help the kidney to flush out unwanted toxins from the body and reduce the chances of fluid retention. Make sure that you drink water all through the day at regular interval of time. The last glass of water of the day should be taken 3 hours before you you go to sleep.

Tips #5: Do some aerobic exercises regularly. This will help to improve the metabolism which in turn will burn more calories. Thus you will lose weight faster at the same time you feel more energetic. Ideally, mild to moderate aerobic exercise should be done for half an hour 3-5 times in a week. The schedule for the exercise should be decided as per the capacity of your body. Overdoing exercises should be strictly avoided. While exercising if you feel dizzy or sick, stop them immediately.

Tips #6: Try to avoid any kind of diet pills. These pills have several side effects that can cause harm to your health in the long run. Some people think that weight loss pills with natural ingredients are safe for consumption. Though the fact remains that even such pills are not good for your health.

Tips #7: One of the most important diet and weight loss tips is that do not stay on this diet for more than a few weeks. It is impossible to stay healthy on a low calorie diet for a long period of time.

Hope you find these crash dieting tips given in this article helpful. Do not expect too much from the diet. When your expectations are too high, then you may get disappointed at the end. Initially, you may lose say 10 pounds. Just be happy with that. Then maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to to lose weight progressively. Follow some healthy diet tips that consist of eating proper nutritious food and a regular exercise regime with a long term goal for weight loss.

By Bidisha Mukherjee

Published: 7/22/2010