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Health tip for Week Mar 20th

  • Avoid extreme and crazy diets especially those liquid diets.

You can die from starvation. Your skin will look sluggish and terrible.  You loose focus because you are too hungry to concentrate.  Your hormones will out of whack, will experience mood swings.  Your immune system will be suppress due to lack of calcium, iron, B12, carbohydrates, proteins and salt.  These lead to all kind of serious diseases.

The lack of absorbable calcium (less than 300mg  –  the body needs 800mg a day) means you risk early onset osteoporosis and osteopenia too  –  something that Gwyneth Paltrow has been diagnosed with.  The actress follows the Tracy Anderson’s diet which is mostly juice diet.  Tracy Anderson is a personal trainer but not a nutritionist but she sells millions of copies and DVDs about her diet and no or little weight exercises.

Having protein levels are not good –  less than 1.7oz per day, if prolonged, it can be dangerous.

Even the vitamins available in the juices cannot be absorbed since there is no fat present in the diet to act as an absorption vehicle, so they will just be excreted from the body.

In summary, such diet is dangerous.

People often ask me what I do for diet. I don’t restrict myself on calories or starve myself.  My regimen is to eat healthy, eat as much as I want as long as they are good for me.  I avoid foods that are bad like sugar, GMO (processed food) and foods that will irritate my gut and body inflammation such as dairy and all grains including whole wheat and corn.

Here is an article you might be interested in reading more.  They talked about Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet and how bad they are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1367879/Gwyneth-Paltrows-personal-trainer-Tracy-Andersons-diet-plan-gave-blackouts.html#ixzz1HRXmdjXc

The following article is about how Gwyneth’s diet is to blame for osteopenia, a possible precursor to the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis — conditions usually found in older women.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Wellness/gwyneth-paltrows-diet-blame-bone-disease/story?id=11034632

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March 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Health tip for week Mar 7th

Bathroom hygiene.

I came across this video about toilet hygiene and I like to take this week’s health tip to share it with you.

I have traveled around the world.   And I was surprised that asian countries use water to clean themselves after a bowel movement.  I always thought it was weird and gross, but I tried it when I was living in Singapore.  It was surprisingly very good.  I have to say that using simply water is not the cleanest.  However, neither is only toilet paper.  I believe on the combination of both.  And unfortunately, all toilets in America don’t have this device in the toilets where you can use water to clean yourself after a bowel movement.  And if I could install one, I would.  Now that I discover this video, I will like to buy one and install it in my toilet.  Check it out.

March 8, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Health tip for week Mar 1st

Variation Chin Up Exercises

The following exercises are for people who are already strong at doing chin ups and pull ups.  These are not beginning exercises.

Alternating chin up

This is perfect for those who feels  that one side is weaker than the other.  By having your head touch one hand at a time, brings the weakness out and therefore you can strengthen the weaker side.  Enjoy.

Alternating slide chin up

This is a very hard chin up exercises.  This is perfect for those who wants to challenge themselves and increase their difficulty level.  Start with bringing you head to touch one hand and then slide across to touch the other hand and back down.  Repeat starting the opposite hand.  Enjoy.

March 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment