Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cancer - There is an Alternative.

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (TRY THE KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY  STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.



 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 the foods it needs to multiply.


 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. 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. ( THE WEST MADE US 2 CHANGE FROM SEA 2 WHITE IODISED 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 soya milk cancer cells are being 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 to 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 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, un forgiveness 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.



 PLEASE READ ON

 1. No plastic containers in micro.


 2. No water bottles in freezer.

 3. No plastic wrap in microwave.



 Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer.

 Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto,  Wellness Program Manager at CastleHospitalwas on a TV program to explain this health hazard.

 He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.
This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

 He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

 Instead, he recommends using glass, such as CorningWare, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.

 You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is
 in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, CorningWare, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

 Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.



Monday, February 25, 2008

Who's Praying For You?

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea
and only two of the men on it were able
to swim to a small, desert like island.
The two survivors, not knowing what else to do,
agree that they had no other recourse
but to pray to God.
However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful,
they agreed to divide the territory between them
and stay on opposite sides of the island


The first thing the first man prayed for was food.
The next morning, the first man saw
a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land,
and he was able to eat its fruit.

The other man's parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, the first man was lonely
and he decided to pray for a wife.
The next day, another ship was wrecked,
and the only survivor was a woman
who swam to his side of the land.

On the other side of the island,
there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house,
clothes, more food.
The next day, like magic,
all of these were given to him.

However, the second man still had nothing.


Finally, the first man prayed for a ship,
so that hi wife and he ! could leave the island.
In the morning, he found a ship docked
at his side of the island.

The first man boarded the ship with his wife
and decided to leave the second man on the island.
He considered the other man unworthy
to receive God's blessings,
since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave,
the first man heard a voice from Heaven booming,


"Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"


"My blessings are mine alone,
since I was the one who prayed for them,"
the first man answered.
"His prayers were all unanswered,
an so he does not deserve anything."

"You are mistaken!"
the voice rebuked him.
"He had only one prayer,
which I answered.
If not for that, you would not have
received any of my blessings."

"Tell me," the first man asked the voice,
"what did he pray for that I
should owe hi anything?"

"He prayed that all your prayers be answered."

For all we know, our blessings are not
the fruits of our prayers alone,
but those of another praying for us.

When Jesus died on the cross
he was thinking of you!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How's This for Going A Little Further When You're Down?

The next time when you're feeling down and out, tired and you feel like giving up. Remember, if you just take one more step, and another, and another; you'll be amazed at how far you can go!


Quote from Jerry Seinfeld

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
- Jerry Seinfeld


Dont Bully The Small Guys (Video)

How's this for bullying the small guy?


video

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

"Hello, Jesus, this is Joe."


It was the time of the Great Depression, and now out of work Joe struggled to care for his wife and two children. He found a broken pushcart in a dump and repaired it, and every day and far into the night he pushed his cart around the city looking for any discarded thing he could find that he might be able to sell. He became a familiar figure around the city dumps, searching desperately through the discarded trash, along with dozens of others who were just as desperate. He could never bring himself to go home at night until he had groceries or money he could bring his family, no matter how little.

Before the depression, Joe and his family had gone to church every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, faithfully, joyfully, rejoicing in the Lord of their salvation. But now all his time was used in keeping his family alive. Yet every day, no matter where he was in the city, at exactly noon he would manage to be near a church. They were all open in those days, and Joe would put his pushcart near the door where he felt it would be safe for a few minutes, hurry to the front of the church, stand quietly for a few moments, and then look toward Heaven and say, "Hello, Jesus, this is Joe." Then he would hurry back to his pushcart and continue his unending search for anything to keep his family alive.

Then a whooping cough plague swept through the city, taking Joe's wife and children with it, and weakening him so badly that he could no longer push his cart far enough to find anything. He lost his one-room apartment, and had to live in the streets. They found him one day in an alley, barely breathing, and took him to the charity ward of the city hospital. There his life continued to drain from him.

Yet even in his growing weakness, Joe always had a gentle smile on his face, as if he had a secret only he knew, and even as his life faded more each day, he continually cheered the patients around him, even the nurses. One day the ward's Head Nurse said to him, "Joe, how can you be so happy all the time, even as sick as you are? You're always cheering up everyone in the ward, but with all your family gone no one ever comes to see you to cheer you up."

"Oh, that's where you're wrong," Joe said, "I have a visitor every day."

"Why, Joe," the nurse said, "I've never seen anyone visit you."

"Oh, yes," Joe said. "Every day at exactly noon, my visitor comes and stands at the foot of my bed and says, "Hello, Joe, this is Jesus."


'Video Killed The Radio Star' Live Performance in 2004

The Buggles did their first and last live version of the classic hit, Video Killed The Radio Star for the Queen's Charity in 2004, 25 years after the song was first released.

This is a classic!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Joke: Computer Diagnosis

One day Bill complained to his friend that his elbow really hurt. His friend suggested that he go to a computer at the drug store that can diagnose anything quicker and cheaper than a doctor.

''Simply put in a sample of your urine and the computer will diagnose your problem and tell you what you can do about it. It only costs $10." Bill figured he had nothing to lose, so he filled a jar with a urine sample and went to the drug store. Finding the computer, he poured in the sample and deposited the $10. The computer started making some noise and various lights started flashing. After a brief pause out popped a small slip of paper on which was printed: "You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water. Avoid heavy lifting. It will be better in two weeks."

Later that evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was and how it would change medical science forever, he began to wonder if this machine could be fooled. He mixed together some tap water, a stool sample from his dog and urine samples from his wife and daughter. To top it off, he masturbated into the concoction. He went back to the drug store, located the machine, poured in the sample and deposited the $10. The computer again made the usual noise and printed out the following message:

"Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. Your dog has worms. Get him vitamins. Your daughter is using cocaine. Put her in a rehabilitation clinic. Your wife is pregnant with twin girls. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer. And if you don't stop jerking off, your tennis elbow will never get better."

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Buffalo Theory - A Classic!

This is a classic. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Click on the image for a bigger view.

In Pursuit of Potential

by Dr. John C. Maxwell

The enemy of great is good. The primary reason so few leaders or organizations ever become great is because they get good and then stop. They stop growing, learning, risking, and changing. They use their track record or prior successes as evidence that they've arrived. Believing their own headlines, the leaders in these successful organizations are ready to write it down, build the manual, and document the formula. This mentality shifts their business from a growth to a maintenance mindset.

Neither you nor your business ever "arrives." We never get to the place where there's nothing more to be done and nothing more to be said. In the words of my friend Dave Anderson, "Yesterday's peacock is tomorrow's feather duster." What you strutted yesterday; the next day is just cleaning dust off of shelves.

I like to distinguish between a "goal mindset" and a "growth mindset." A person with a "goal mindset" has very tangible, numerical goals to achieve over a specific period of time. Nothing is wrong with clearly defined goals, but there's a better way of thinking that I call a "growth mindset." A growth mindset recognizes goals on the journey, but only as part of a process?not as the end results.

When goal-oriented people hit a milestone, they have tendency to settle very quickly, but when growth-minded individuals hit a goal, they blow right on by because they're constantly learning and growing.

Success has a brutal side: It can make you arrogant, it can make you complacent, and it can close your mind. To survive the temptations of triumph, we must realize that success is not the point and should never be the ultimate objective of an enterprise. The goal of business is to strive to reach full potential. I define full potential as focusing on seeing how far you can go, how good you can get, and how many people you can bring with you. Reality dictates that you will most likely never reach your full potential, but the journey keeps you humble, hungry, and focused. What you become in the process helps you and your organization make the leap from good to great. Use your success as a stepping stone, not a pedestal.

Leaders of successful organizations are tempted to stop working on themselves. They continue to work hard on their job, but they have a tendency to neglect personal growth. They use their experience and track record as a license never to read another book and an excuse never to attend another developmental course in their field.  They point to their acclaim and accomplishments and decide to rely on the skills they have learned in the past to run the rest of their career. They develop an arrogance of intelligence that creates a disabling ignorance. This ignorance disables them, their people, and, as a result, their business.

Growing people grow people. But when you don't grow, you plateau. It's just a matter of time. Once this happens, you plateau everyone working for you. When I as a leader go flat, my influence with everybody in my organization fizzles and fades. When the leader doesn't grow, the people don't grow. It's the Law of the Lid; a stagnant leader stunts the growth of the organization.

Let me give you four benefits of pursuing your potential, even during seasons of success.

? We have higher self-esteem. People that are constantly learning and growing have a good self-image.

? We are willing to change and risk. One of the obvious evidences of growing people is that they are constantly changing and risking. Show me a person that doesn't change, that doesn't risk, and I'll show you a person that's not growing.

? Our passion increases. When we begin to grow personally, our passion for life and learning begins to increase proportionately.

? We lift the lid for others. What a leader does determines what everybody else is going to do. The people don't pass the leader. An organization's growth doesn't outpace the leader's progress. As I lift the lid for myself, I lift the lid for others.

One of the most amazing things to me is how much room there is at the top. On the other hand, it's jam-packed and crowded at the bottom. On the streets of average, there's traffic and congestion, but success has so few people on the roads. It's amazing how the higher you go, the less people there are. Three percent of the people in the United States have a library card. Six percent of Americans believe Elvis is still alive. Trust me, there's a lot of room at the top.

As a leader you should learn like you'll live forever and live like you'll die tomorrow. Either way, you're covered.

The Rose by Jim Rohn

(This is our special Jim Rohn "Valentines Day" article... A favorite and often requested article by our readers, Jim talks about living life with flair and creating a unique lifestyle. Let's join Jim as he reminds us to put some life and uniqueness into our living...)


Lifestyle is style over amount. And style is an art - the art of living. You can't buy style with money. You can't buy good taste with money. You can only buy more with money.  Lifestyle is culture - the appreciation of good music, dance, art, sculpture, literature, plays and the art of living well. It's a taste for the fine, the unique, the beautiful.

Lifestyle also means rewarding excellence wherever you find it by not taking the small things of life for granted. With Valentine's Day approaching I wanted to illustrate this with a personal anecdote:

Many years ago my lady friend and I were on a trip to Carmel, California for some shopping and exploring. On the way we stopped at a service station. As soon as we parked our car in front of the pumps, a young man, about eighteen or nineteen, came bouncing out to the car and with a big smile said, "Can I help you?"

"Yes," I answered. "A full tank of gas, please." I wasn't prepared for what followed. In this day and age of self-service and deteriorating customer treatment, this young man checked every tire, washed every window - even the sunroof - singing and whistling the whole time. We couldn't believe both the quality of service and his upbeat attitude about his work.

When he brought the bill I said to the young man, "Hey, you really have taken good care of us. I appreciate it."

He replied, "I really enjoy working. It's fun for me and I get to meet nice people like you."

This kid was really something!

I said, "We're on our way to Carmel and we want to get some milkshakes. Can you tell us where we can find the nearest Baskin-Robbins?"

"Baskin-Robbins is just a few blocks away," he said as he gave us exact directions. Then he added, "Don't park out front - park around to the side so your car won't get sideswiped."

What a kid!

As we got to the ice cream store we ordered milkshakes, except that instead of two, we ordered three. Then we drove back to the station. Our young friend dashed out to greet us. "Hey, I see you got your milkshakes."

"Yes, and this one is for you!"

His mouth fell open. "For me?"

"Sure. With all the fantastic service you gave us, I couldn't leave you out of the milkshake deal."

"Wow!" was his astonished reply.

As we drove off I could see him in my rear-view mirror just standing there, grinning from ear to ear.

Now, what did this little act of generosity cost me? Only about two dollars - you see, it's not the money, it's the style.

Well, I must have been feeling especially creative that day, so on our arrival in Carmel I drove directly to a flower shop. As we walked inside I said to the florist, "I need a long-stemmed rose for my lady to carry while we go shopping in Carmel."

The florist, a rather unromantic type, replied, "We sell them by the dozen."

"I don't need a dozen," I said, "just one."

"Well," he replied haughtily, "it will cost you two dollars."

"Wonderful," I exclaimed. "There's nothing worse than a cheap rose."

Selecting the rose with some deliberation, I handed it to my friend. She was so impressed! And the cost? Two dollars. Just two dollars. A bit later she looked up and said, "Jim, I must be the only woman in Carmel today carrying a rose." And I believe she probably was.

Can you imagine the opportunity to create magic with those around you, and all for the cost of a few dollars, some imagination and care. Remember, it is not the amount that matters but the thought and care that often has the greatest impact upon those you love.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Joke: Secret to A Very, Very Happy Marriage

Once upon a time a married couple celebrated their 25th marriage anniversary. They had become famous in the city for not having a single conflict in their period of 25 years. Local newspaper editors had gathered t the occasion to find out the secret of their well known "happy going marriage".

Editor: "Sir. It's amazingly unbelievable. How did you make this possible?"

Husband recalling his old honeymoon days said:  "We had been to Shimla for honeymoon after marriage. Having selected the horse riding finally, we both started the ride on different horses. My horse was pretty okay but the horse on which my wife was riding seemed to be a crazy one. On the way ahead, that horse jumped suddenly, making mywife topple over. Recovering her position from the ground, she patted the horse's back andsaid "This is your first time". She again climbed the horse and continued with the ride. After a while, it happened again. This time she again kept calm and said "This is your second time" and continued.

When the horse dropped her third time, she silently took out the revolver from the purse and shot the horse dead !!
I shouted at my wife: "What did you do you psycho. You killed the poor animal. Are you  crazy?" ..

She gave a silent look and said: "This is your first time!!!"."

Husband:"That's it. We are happily married ever after. "

What is Heaven or Hell Like?

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."
 
 
The Lord led the holy man to two doors.
 
 
He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. 
In the middle of the room was a large round table.  In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.
 
The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly.  They appeared to be famished. 
They were holding spoons with very long handles, that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. 
But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
 
 
The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
 
 
The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."
 
 
They went to the next room and opened the door.  It was exactly the same as the first one. 
There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. 
The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.  The holy man said, "I don't understand."
 
 
It is simple," said the Lord.  "It requires but one skill. 
You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves."
 
 
When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking of you.  Its estimated 93% won't forward this.  If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title "7%".
 
I'm in the 7%
 
 
Remember that I will always share my spoon with you

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Malaysia's Alcatraz!

Did you know that Malaysia has its own version of Alcatraz?

The picture below shows the main prison building. This is the view from the ferry that takes you from Penang to the resort in the island.


Built in 1969 at Jerejak Island (Pulau Jerejak), it was used to house prisoners after the May 13th, 1969 riots.

Started in 1907 when Sir Francis Light first found the island before moving off to nearby Penang, it was used as a detention area for visitors before being allowed into Penang.

Now, the prison ruins are still there with monkeys making it their home. Prisoners scribblings on the wall can still be seen. And so are the detention camps.

There is now a resort at the island. With nice chalets amid the pristine jungle, it offers you and me a nice, slow placed vacation, away from the hustle and bustle of Penang.

So make your visit there before the prisons become a victim of Mother Nature.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Pristine Vacation Off Penang

If you're vacationing in Penang and are tired of the traffic and the busy beaches, then why not head off to a pristine, untouched jungle resort only 15 minutes by boat ride from Penang.

Known to the locals as Pulau Jerejak (Jerejak Island), the island is the largest of the small islands around Penang and is easily viewable when crossing the Penang bridge.

The island was first founded in 1907 by Sir Francis Light who used it as a disease containment camp before an Alcatraz style prison was set up on the island in the1960's.

Now there's a resort on the island but the prison remains are still visible and so s the detention camp.

My wife and I took a trip there last week, and here's our pictures and stories of the island.

Check out our story of Jerejak Island.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Why Me? - Arthur Ashe



ONE PARAGRAPH WHICH EXPLAINS LIFE!

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.

From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

"The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?' "