Saturday, November 7, 2009

Training like Rocky!

A revolutionary new weight-loss program makes you workout and sweat at 15,000 feet in a High Altitude Chamber...

Hey, all obese people... disheartened by diets whose weight-loss promises bounce back? Desperately considering liposuction or bariatric surgery next? Take heart, you can now lose weight in 21 days by training like world class athletes at high altitude in South Mumbai with Qi Train 21 — a revolutionary new weight-loss program conducted in a specialised High Altitude Chamber at Qi Lifecare, the gym and wellness centre at Eros Cinema building, Churchgate. 
    The chamber is located on the first floor, but the altitude within is that of a mountain, you could be training at 15,000 feet or 5,000 metres above sea level… where the oxygen content is significantly low, and where even mild exercise leads to increased cardiovascular fitness and accelerated fat loss. The condition is known as hypoxia. Even simple living at high altitude has been exploited by champion athletes (Muhammad Ali did it in his time and Sylvester Stallone for Rocky IV) to enhance their performances. 
    The program involves 21 halfhour sessions over five weeks. The training is not strenuous. And the
workouts, based on individual heart rate parameters, are created after an extensive pre-program physical evaluation. The sessions are fun. They are supervised by a young team certified by the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine. And include an exciting combination of technologies including the internationally-renowned Vibrogym. This is a vibrating platform that helps conserve and build muscle mass even as it promotes fat reduction. It is being successfully used by fitness conscious celebrities around the world ranging from rockstars to astronauts! 
    How does Qi Train 21 work? Very simply, the reduced oxygen in the chamber makes it difficult to exercise at the same intensity as you would in a regular gym, and you are forced to use more muscle fibres to workout... thereby burning more calories in the same time. The heart and lungs are encouraged to work harder. And the body's SAO2, that is the saturation of oxygen in the arteries — which is 97-98% at sea level, drops because in hypoxic conditions the body utilises oxygen more efficiently. This program substantially increases your caloric 
burn even after the session. In 30 minutes, you would burn double the number of calories than a conventional workout. The hypoxic air enhances the body's respiratory, cardiovascular and oxygen utilization systems, apart from stimulating the fat-burning process. 
    "The High Altitude Chamber is an amazing fat burner with no compromise on safety because the pressure within is not changed, only the oxygen is reduced, and this combination of mainstream science and exercise acts as a catalyst to a longterm weight loss fix," said Qi Train 21 programme director Ketan Ashar. "The results achieved have been incredible; our highest weight loss was 12 kg in five weeks, but most importantly, this 39-year-old gentleman today is far stronger and fitter than ever before. It's a 21-day kickstart into healthy living. Conducted at an altitude of 15,000 feet in South Mumbai... and you're just minutes away from home at the end of it." 

Qi Train 21, Eros Cinema Building, 1st Floor, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020. Tel: 9833300100 or 9819860713

A Qi Train 21 training session in the High Altitude Chamber where the display monitor shows the altitude as being 2,397 metres (9,000 feet) above sea level

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eat Less Rice!

The human body was never meant to consume rice! Our genes have hardly changed in more than 30,000 years. However, our food choices and lifestyle have changed dramatically. The caveman would hardly recognise our food or way of life. 

Caveman food was never cooked as fire was not yet tamed. Thus, he ate only those foods that you can eat without treatment with or by fire. He ate fruits, vegetables, fish (sushi anyone?), eggs, nuts and meat. Yes, even meat! You can even eat meat raw if you were starving in the forest. You have the necessary enzymes to digest meat. 

However, rice, like wheat and corn, cannot be eaten raw. It must be cooked. Even if you were starving in the desert, you cannot eat rice in the raw form. This is because we do not have the system of enzymes to break rice down. You were never meant to eat rice. To make matters worse, you not only eat rice, but also make it the 
bulk of your food

In some parts of Asia , rice forms up to 85% of the plate. Even if you take rice, keep it to a minimum. Remember, it is only for your tongue - not your body. Actually, 
rice and other grains like wheat and corn are actually worse than sugar. There are many reasons: 

becomes sugar - lots of it! 
This is a fact that no nutritionist can deny: rice is chemically no different from sugar. One bowl of cooked rice is the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar. This does not matter whether it is white, brown or herbal rice.Brown rice is richer in fibre, some B vitamins and minerals but it is still the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar. To get the same 10 teaspoons of sugar, you need to consume lots of kangkong-10 bowls of it. 

Rice is 
digested to become sugar. 
Rice cannot be digested before it is thoroughly cooked. However, when thoroughly cooked, it becomes sugar and spikes circulating blood sugarwithin half an hour-almost as quickly as it would if you took a sugar candy. Rice is very low in the 'rainbow of anti-oxidants. ' 

This complete anti-oxidant rainbow is necessary for the effective and safe utilisation of sugar. Fruits come with a sugar called fructose. However, they are not empty calories as the fruit is packed with a whole host of other nutrients that help its proper assimilation and digestion. 

Rice has 
no fibre. 
The fibre of the kangkong fills you up long before your blood sugar spikes. This is because the fibre bulks and fills up your stomach. Sincewhite rice has no fibre, you end up eating lots of 'calorie dense' food before you get filled up. Brown rice has more fibre but still the same amount of sugar. 

Rice is tasteless-sugar is sweet.. 
There is only so much that you can eat at one sitting. How many teaspoons of sugar can you eat before you feel like throwing up? Could you imagine eating 10 teaspoons of sugar in one seating? 

Rice is always the main part of the meal.

While sugar may fill your dessert or sweeten your coffee, it will never be the main part of any meal. You could eat maybe two to three teaspoons of sugar at one meal. However, you could easily eat the equal value of two to three bowls (20-30 teaspoons) of sugar in one meal. I am always amused when I see someone eat sometimes five bowls of rice (equals 50 teaspoons of sugar) and then asks for tea tarik kurang manis! 

There is no real 'built in' mechanism for us to prevent overeating of rice:
How much kangkong can you eat? 
How much fried chicken can you eat? 
How much steamed fish can you eat? 
Think about that! 

In one seating, you cannot take lots of chicken, fish or cucumber, but you can take lots of rice. Eating rice causes you to eat more salt. As rice is tasteless, you tend to consume more salt-another villain when it comes to high blood pressure. You tend to take more curry that has salt to help flavor rice. We also tend to consume more ketchup and soy sauce which are also rich in salt. 

Eating rice 
causes you to drink less water. 
The more rice you eat, the less water you will drink as there is no mechanism to prevent the overeating of rice. Rice, wheat and corn come hidden in our daily food. As rice is tasteless, it tends to end up in other foods that substitute rice like rice flour, noodles and bread. We tend to eat the hidden forms which still get digested into sugar. 
Rice, even when cooked, is 
difficult to digest. 
Can't eat raw rice? Try eating rice half cooked. Contrary to popular belief, rice is very difficult to digest. It is 'heavy stuff'. If you have problems with digestion, try skipping
rice for a few days. You will be amazed at how the problem will just go away. 

prevents the absorption of several vitamins and minerals. 
Rice when taken in bulk will reduce the absorption of vital nutrients like zinc, iron and the B vitamins

Are you a rice addict? Going rice-less may not be easy but you can go rice-less. Eating less rice could be lot easier than you think. Here are some strategies that you can pursue in your quest to eat less rice: 

                                                               Eat less rice-cut your rice by half.
Barry Sears, author of the Zone Diet, advises 'eating rice like spice'. Instead, increase your fruits and vegetables. Take more lean meats and fish.. You can even take more eggs and nuts. 

Have 'riceless' meals. 
Take no rice or wheat at say, breakfast.. Go for eggs instead. 

Go on 'riceless' days. 
Go 'western' once a week. 

Take no rice and breads for one day every week. 
That can't be too difficult. Appreciate the richness of your food. Go for taste, colours and smells. Make eating a culinary delight. Enjoy your food in the original flavours. 

Avoid the salt shaker or ketchup. 
You will automatically eat less rice. 

Eat your fruit dessert before (Yes! No printing error) your meals.

The fibre rich fruits will 'bulk up' in your stomach. Thus, you will eat less rice and more fruits. 

It's your life. Decide what you want to eat! But eat less rice!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tips to Prevent & Overcome Migraine

Migraine is a throbbing headache that often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Patients are usually sensitive to light, sounds and even smells. These headaches most often occurs only on one side of your head, sometimes switching to the other side, but can be on both sides of the head at once.

Migraine is sometimes rather difficult to distinguish from other types of headaches. Headaches due to sinus problems or neck muscle strain have similar symptoms with symptoms of migraine.

Migraine can occur with other diseases such as asthma and depression. A very severe disease, such as tumors or infections, can also cause migraine-like symptoms. But this incident is very rare.

Kinds of Migraine
Migraine is divided into two major groups namely:

Regular migraine (migraine without aura): Most migraine sufferers into this type. Common migraine headache characterized by throbbing on one side with the intensity of moderate to severe and get worse at the time of activity. Migraine is also accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, and smell. Headache will be gone in 4 to 72 hours, even if it is not treated.

Classical migraine (migraine with aura): In the classic type, migraine is usually preceded by a phenomenon called an aura, which occurs within 30 minutes before a migraine arises. Classic migraine is 30% of all migraine.

Another type of migraine which include:
Menstrual migraine, for example, migraine that occurs several days before menstruation, during menstruation, or after menstruation. Menstrual migraine migraine can form any regular or classical migraine. Complications of migraine, the migraine is accompanied by symptoms of nervous system disorders, such as numbness and tingling, difficulty of speaking or understanding speech, inability to move her arms or legs. In complications migraine, neurological symptoms persisted despite the migraine has been cured.

Causes of Migraine
The exact cause of migraine is still not so clear. It is estimated that hiper-activities of the brain's electrical impulses increase blood flow in the brain, resulted a brain blood vessel dilation and inflammation. This dilation and inflammation cause pain and other symptoms, such as nausea. The more severe inflammation that occurs, the more severe migraine is also suffered. It is known that genetic factors contribute to the occurrence of migraine.

The Symptoms of Migraine
Initial symptoms:
One or two days before a migraine arises, patients usually experience early symptoms such as weakness, excessive yawning, wanting one kind of food (for example chocolate), irritable, and anxious.

Aura is only found in classical migraine. Usually occurs within 30 minutes before the migraine. Aura of visual impairment can be shaped like seeing wavy lines, bright lights, dark spots, or can not see objects clearly. Other symptom of the aura is amusement or tingling in the hands. Some people can not say the words properly, feeling numb in the arms, shoulders, or face, or feel weak on one side of the body, or feeling confused. Patients may experience only one symptom only or several kinds of symptoms, but these symptoms do not occur simultaneously but alternately. An aura symptom usually disappear when the head pain or other aura symptoms arises. But sometimes the aura symptoms persist at the beginning of a headache.

Headache and accompanying symptoms
Patients feel the throbbing pain on one side of the head, often felt behind the eyes. Pain may move to the other side on the next attack, or on both sides. The pain ranges from moderate to severe. Other symptoms that often accompany the headache include:
Excessive sensitivity to light, sound, and smell

Nausea and vomiting
More severe symptoms occur while doing physical activity. Without treatment, the headache usually healed by itself within 4 to 72 hours.

Symptoms End
Once the headache is gone; the patient may feel pain in muscles, weakness, or even a brief feel of excitement. These symptoms disappear within 24 hours after the disappearance of headache.

Things that can Trigger a Migraine
Migraine can be triggered by foods, stress, and changes in daily routine activities, although it is unclear how and why it can cause migraines. Migraine triggers include:
• Consumption of certain foods like chocolate, MSG, and coffee
• Excessive sleep or less sleep
• Skip eating
• Changes in weather or air pressure
• Stress or emotional stress
• There is very stingy odor or cigarette smoke
• There is very bright light or reflection of sunlight

What You can Do at Home to Overcome Migraine
There are several ways you can do at home to reduce the frequency of attacks and reduce the symptoms, such as reducing stress and identify migraine triggers, then avoid them.
Overcome your stress naturally, because migraines are more common when having stress. Do relaxation training to reduce muscle tension.

Anti-pain which provides drug-free can be purchased at drug stores. Make a diary of your headaches. This can help you to identify the factors, and then avoid them. From these records, it can also be known whether your migraines is more often or increasing.

If you estimate that you experienced migraine related with or anxiety, try asking for help to overcome depression and anxiety. Reduced depression and anxiety associated with a reduced frequency of migraine attacks.

How to Prevent Migraine
The best way to deal with migraines is to avoid it. By identifying and avoiding the things that cause factors of the migraine, the number of attacks and severity of migraine can be reduced. Indeed, some factors are outside our ability to control it, but there are a few things we can avoid. The following things can help you to prevent migraine:

• Recognizing factors of migraines by making a diary
• Sleep and do habitual activities regularly
• Eat regularly and avoid foods that can trigger migraine
• Overcoming stress
• Avoiding cigarette smoke, either as active or passive smokers
• Prevention can also be done with drugs, although the side effects can occur from light to moderate. The drug is also usually rather expensive. However, these drugs are sometimes effective to prevent and reduce the severity of migraine, which improves the quality of life.

Anyone at High Risk of Suffering from Migraine
• Families who have suffered from migraine
• Women, three times more often than men
• Adolescents or young adults
• Suffering from depression, anxiety disorders, asthma, or epilepsy

Contact your doctor if your headache does not improve well within 1 or 2 days, or you often wake up at night, or your headaches become more intense or more frequent

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Benefits of Herbal Remedies for Your Body Care

Overcome Sweat Odor
The smell of sweat is not pleasant for interactions and will certainly disrupt your daily life, to overcome it, do the following natural way. Take 10 grams of young and fresh bluntas leaves, added etlingera leaves. Both of these materials are pounded, and then boiled with one cup of water; do not forget to season it with salt. Drink this potion once a day on a regular basis, it is guaranteed the smell of sweat will disappear from your body.

Overcoming Dry facial Skin
Combine chicken egg with one tablespoon of honey, mix the egg and honey evenly, then rub on face and let it dry for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water, and then wash it by normal temperature water. Try it and after several times you will see the results.

Clean the Face with Radish
All the women obviously want a clean face. For that, the following way can help. Take turnips, peel it, and wash it clean. Blend and use it as a mask, after apply it for a while rinse with water until clean. Do this once a day. Surely, your face will look smooth and clean.

Removing Acne or Pimples
Acne is a thing that often makes you upset. Now you do not have to worry anymore, try using ice cubes and then rubbed on the acne area. Do it at night before you sleep. The way to reduce red or inflamed acne, so when you wake up in the morning acne will be reduced. If your acne still seems a lot, you should do every day in order not having a new pimple come back.

Teak Leaves Makes Body Slimmer
Slender body would be a dream of all women. It is not rare to get them doing various ways, including buying slimming drugs which are expensive and not really safe to be consumed. There is an easy natural way, take twenty of teak leaves, wash them, cut into pieces and boil with three glasses of water until it is boiled. After it becomes cold, strain and drink 2-3 times a day. In order to have good taste, you can add a little sugar. Good luck.

Overcome the Bitter Taste of Drinking Drugs
When we are taking medication, sometimes bitter taste of drugs makes your mouth feel uncomfortable, even makes us almost vomit. To reduce it foolow instructions below; Take ice cubes, put it on the tongue for a while. The ice will freeze the tongue and its nerves to taste bitterness hampered for a while, as such, herbal medicine or any other drigs which do not seem bitter to be drink.

Benefits of Herbal Remedies for Your Children

Help Your Baby Walk Sooner
Take the dew which is still fresh in the morning, wipe it to the baby's knees repeatedly, do it for one month in a row, your baby may be able to walk sooner.

Tips to Overcome Diarrhea of a Child
Provide 1 / 2 fingers of clean turmeric which has burned and cut, 7 guava leaves, 2 cups of water, and 1 / 4 teaspoon of salt, boiled with a little fire. Drink the water, 1 teaspoon once every hour. To expel the gas, the grated onion which has been added with telon oil is put onto the navel. For children who are a bit older, may also chew and swallow subtle guavas leaf which are cleaned and added by salt.

Natural Cough Medicines for Children
The children catch a cough very often. If your child has a cough do not worry, solved with the following simple recipes. Take a large carrot, grated, mixed with two tablespoons of boiled water, add a little honey give two times a day until completely healed. Necessarily cough on your child will recover soon.

Benefits of Honey for Children
Children are easily susceptible to interference such as cough, runny nose, diarrhea and heat. This is due to the child's resistance is still low. When the immunity of children drops, the disease affects in their bodies easily. So in order the children are always healthy, give a teaspoon of honey in the morning, afternoon and evening. Honey contains many nutrients that your children’s body needs. Providing regular honey that will make children becomes healthy and energetic.

Carrots to Cure Cough
The children often has cough. If your child has a cough, do not worry, solved with the following simple potion. Take a large carrot and grated and mixed with two tablespoons of boiled water, add a little honey. Give two times a day until completely healed. Surely your child cough will be recovered soon.

Benefits of Herbal Remedies to Treat Disease

Drugs for Kidney Pain
Take olive oil approximately 15 tablespoons of it, 2 tablespoons of water of fermented rice, 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus oil and the yolks of two eggs, mix them and stir well. Drink every day for ten days, surely you diabetes will be cured.

Drugs to Cure Sore Throat
Take 15 grams of the Creat, 25 grams of turmeric, 2 pieces of morinda which has been ripe, then boil all the ingredients in water up to 600 cc until 200 cc left, strain, add honey and lemon juice for a good taste, drink while it’s still warm once a day.

Aloe Vera Benefits
Take some aloe stems (aloe vera), wash them clean. Then take the inner part of it to be attached on the body part which is splashed by hot water.

Drugs for Chilblain
Put eucalyptus oil or oil wasps. For herb drink: one finger of ginger cut into pieces, give a little brown sugar, and salt with 1 cup of boiled water. Strain and drink when it's cold 3 times a day 1 / 4 cup.

Red Onion and Honey to Releive Cough
If you have cough which is difficult to be cured, the following is a traditional way to eliminate the cough of your throat. Take one onion and then mixed with one tablespoon of honey, mix it well and drink three times a day. Undoubtedly your cough will disappear from your throat.

Heal the Sick Waist
Back pain is so excruciating, to overcome this you can perform the following manner. Take 10 avocado leaves which are not too old and boil it by using 2 cups of water. Boil until water lef about ½ cup, and then becomes cold. Drink the water and do it on a regular basis, then your back pain will be recovered completely.

Removing the Thorn from the Skin
If you are pierced with thorns, and it left in the skin, do not you try to remove with a needle or pin because it can cause infection. Take an onion, cut into two parts. Apply red onion with coconut oil, then grilled until charred. Paste it onto the skin, and the thorn will come out slowly.

Treating Poisonous Animal Bites
If you are bitten by poisonous animals, like millipedes, scorpions and other do not need to worry, overcome it with the following simple way. Catch a chicken, take its saliva. Rub the chicken saliva onto the bitten part evenly and comprehensively. If you do this as soon as you are bitten, the swelling and pain will soon disappear.

Remove Tonsils by Natural Way
Take cloves 1 onion, peel skin, and then rinse with clean water. Chew the red onion until soft, then swallow it, do routinely 3 to 4 times a day, surely your tonsils will shrink and then disappear.

Drugs for Burn
Take a few leaves of fresh betel leaves, squeeze the water and then add a little honey. Put onto the part of body which was burned, this way you will burn quickly healed.

Drugs for High Blood Pressure
Take 7 leaves of Syzygium Polyanthum or salam leaves which are still green and fresh, wash and boil with 3 cups of water. Let it is boiled and wait until left only 1 cup of water, drink regularly 2 cups of it per day, your high blood pressure will be soon recovered.

Treating Low Blood Pressure
Take one cup of boiled new chicken broth, an egg yolk and a little salt. Drink this potion once a day in consecutive week, then the sluggish due to low blood pressure will disappear from your body.

Treating High Blood Pressure
Morinda fruit or called pace can actually be used to treat high blood pressure. Here's the way: Take a few morinda enough, mash up out the water, the water is filtered and drink. This should be done regularly during the morning after waking up before you eat anything. Your high blood pressure will be cured.

Herbal Remedy to Treat Heartburn

These are several potiosn of herbal remedy which is used for treating heartburn.

1. Potion I

One seed of the mango fruit.

How to make
Outer peel is excluded and seed of mango is grated. Add boiled water and two tablespoons of salt in the grated seed, squeeze and strain the pulp.

How to use
The potion is taken twice a day with a dose of two tablespoons at a time.

2. Potion II

Peel and five seeds of lanseh totree.

How to make
Those materials are roasted until black, and then mashed up into a powder. Lanseh totree seed powder is brewed with half a glass of hot water.

How to use
Take twice a day in warm conditions until the sense of heartburn disappeared.

3. Potion III

sap of old pineapple fruit.

How to make
Old pineapple grated and squeezed, then the water is drunk.

How to use
The potion is taken twice a day.

4. Potion IV

Fifteen grams of ginger, five grains of cloves, ten grams of black temu, and ten grams of mandarin orange peel.

How to make
All the materials are cleanly washed, then boiled with 500 ml of water until the water remaining 200 ml. After becomes cold, filtered the water and the distillate water is drunk.

How to use
Drink twice a day.

5. Potions V

One tablespoon of pure coffee powder.

How to make
Boil the coffee powder with a glass of hot water. Let it becomes cold.

How to use
Drink twice a day. Two glasses of it at a time.