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- 30 May 2016
The Malaysian Hash Council on behalf of the Hashing community is deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of our dear and beloved Chairman, ‘MGR’ Murugan Menisamy on Wednesday, 11th May 2016. His kind and humble nature, generosity, leadership and accomplishments remains a lasting legacy. A great loss on the passing of a true hasher and friend. Our heartfelt condolences goes out to the family of MGR.
- 20 October 2015
This will open your eyes ! Read to the end and then send it on to all on your e-list. I just did !
Dr Stephen Mak treats terminal ill cancer patients by an "un-orthodox" way and many patients recovered.
Before he used solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients, he believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses. See his article below.
It is one of the strategies to heal cancer.
As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%.
Cancer patients shouldn't die. The cure for cancer is already found - its in the way we eat fruits.
It is whether you believe it or not.
I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.
We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths.
It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and *when* to eat the fruits.
What is the correct way of eating fruits?
IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS!
FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
If you eat fruits on empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.
Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.
The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so due to the bread taken before the fruit.
In the meantime the whole meal of bread & fruit rots and ferments and turns to acid.
The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
So please eat your fruits on an *empty stomach* or before your meals !
You have heard people complaining :
Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc.. etc..
Actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach.
The fruit mixes with the putrefying of other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat !
Greying hair, balding, nervous outburst and dark circles under the eyes all these will *NOT* happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.
There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter.
If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the * SECRET * of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.
When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only * fresh* fruit juice, NOT from the cans, packs or bottles.
Don't even drink juice that has been heated up.
Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all.
You only get its taste.
Cooking destroys all the vitamins.
But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice.
If you should drink the fresh fruit juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse or detoxify your body.
Just eat fruits and drink fresh fruit juice throughout
the 3 days.
And you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look !
Tiny but mighty.
This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber.
Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging and free radicals.
Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.
Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system.
They are also a key source of lycopene the cancer fighting oxidant.
Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.
GUAVA & PAPAYA:
Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.
Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.
Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.
Drinking COLD water or drinks after a meal = CANCER
Can you believe this ?
For those who like to drink cold water or cold drinks, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold water or cold drinks after a meal.
However, the cold water or drinks will solidify the oily stuff that you have just eaten.
It will slow down the digestion.
Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food.
It will line the intestine.
Very soon, this will turn into FATS and lead to CANCER !
It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks.
HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE : ( THIS IS NOT A JOKE! )
Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.
Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep.
Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.
- 03 July 2014
Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting.
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again .
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the quickest
ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
Smoking & Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassiu! m and ma gnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine, 'eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
Each country has its own wisdom, collected through centuries. It can be wisdom regarding literature, the ways of human interaction, or about how to make the best pasta.
Sri Lanka: Coconut to battle fat
A resident of Sri Lanka eats, on average, about 116 coconuts a year, and the people living in this tropical paradise have the lowest risk of obesity in the world.
The reason? Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids of medium length that absorb swiftly in the body, accelerate the rate of metabolism and calorie burn in the body, and give a lasting sense of being full. A study conducted on the topic found that consuming about 2 spoons of coconut oil a day, 170 gram or 300ml, can help the person lose about 1.3 kg a month.
Austria: Yoga to beat insomnia
The use of yoga to decrease stress is known, but in Austria it is also used to battle insomnia. According to a study by Pennsylvania university, a yoga exercise of about 20 minutes a day is just as useful as taking a sleeping pill.
In addition, the yoga reduces stress, chronic tension and depressed moods within two weeks. The reason is that the gentle stretching and controlled breathing makes the body secrete the GABA neurotransmitter, which has a calming effect on the nervous system.
Indonesia: Ginger to boost cardio health
Indonesia has the highest consumption rate of ginger in the world. Locals don't just throw this tasty root into their foods, the use it to make tea, candy, bread and other food stuffs. They see it as a plant with great benefits for the heart.
Researchers from Stanford claim that half a table spoon of ginger a day will reduce the risk of clogged arteries by 27%, and it is also twice as efficient as aspirin at preventing dangerous blood clots.
India: Turmeric to stabilize blood sugar levels
In India, the turmeric is not only a tasty spice, but a medicinal material used to treat high blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that the active ingredient in turmeric - curcumin - reduces and stabilizes the levels of sugar in the blood, as well as helps the pancreas secrete insulin when the blood sugar levels rise. One must take at least half a tea spoon a day for results.
Japan: Mushrooms to control cholesterol levels
Edible mushrooms are considered food in Japan, but even more so as medicine. The average Japanese woman consumes about 8 kgs of mushrooms a year. Adding mushrooms to your daily diet can help reduce the levels of cholesterol by up to 30%, according to a study by Pennsylvania university.
England: Mustard to battle muscle pain
Soaking in a hot bath with mustard seeds is a traditional English remedy for pain muscles. The unique build of the mustard causes the body to secrete toxins through the skin pores, improve blood flow, relax tense muscles and help heal damaged tissue.
Germany: Camomile tea to battle gas
This is an old German remedy that now has science backing it up. Stanford University researchers found that sipping 2 glasses of camomile tea a day can reduce that bloated feeling as well actual gasses in the digestion system.
The camomile reduces the secretion of cortisol, a hormone secreted during times of stress which causes stomach cramps.
Russia: Garlic vs. Viral infections
Russians use garlic when they need to battle colds, the flu and most other infectious diseases. A study conducted by the University of Florida recommends consuming one clove of garlic a day.
According to the study, garlic contains organic composites that help fight viral infections, and consuming one clove of garlic a day can decrease the risk of infection by 43%.
Finland: Coffee to battle depression
The Finnish are among the biggest coffee consumers in the world - each of them sips, on average, 1,640 cups of coffee a year (that's more than 4 cups a day). When coffee first arrived in Finland in the 18th century, it was sold as anti-depression medicine.
Drinking 2 cups of coffee a day can reduce depressed moods by 34%, drinking 3 - by 42%. According to a study, the combination of caffeine with the antioxidants found in coffee, energizes the brain and causes it to secrete anti-depression hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.
Egypt: Coriander vs. food poisoning
The coriander is one of the oldest spices in the world, and a traditional Egyptian medicine for stomach problems. Now, a study published in the farming and food chemistry journal shows that the seeds of the coriander hasten the healing process after suffering from bowl inflammation and stomach problems.
The coriander kills the bacteria responsible for the stomach pain, including E-Coli and salmonella, by creating holes in the outer shell. So next time you have a really upset stomach, mix one spoon of coriander powder in hot water and soak for 5 minutes. Drink 3 glasses of these a day until you feel better.
New Zealand: Honey to battle sinus and throat infections.
Unpasteurized honey is a very common remedy in New Zealand for taking care of inflammations in the sinuses and throat. According to researchers from the universities of Illinoy and Amsterdam, the natural antibiotics and the enzymes in the unpasteurized honey destroy almost 100% of the germs and viruses - including those that cause throat ache and sinus inflammations.
- 15 February 2014
2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!
6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don 't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
10. Stressed out and don 't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don 't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!
Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems..
- 27 October 2013
10 best happy hours in KL
Make your drinking ringgit go further with the best happy hours in town. By the Time Out KL team
Back to Skool Restaurant & Bar
You may scoff at the gimmicky classroom setting at Back to Skool but they offer good discount on drinks. Get a full pint of Tiger at RM14+; Guinness, RM15+; and Kilkenny, RM16+ all day, every day.
D5-G3-3, Solaris Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1 (03 6206 4228). Mon–Sat, 12noon–1am.
If you’ve got a stomach of steel, head to Cocoon’s Sunway Giza outlet to partake of their Free Flow Party deal – ladies pay RM50 and guys pay RM60 to drink as much Tiger beer as you can between 5pm and 10pm, only on Wednesdays.
C-2 Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara (016 692 9478).
Barfly (pictured above)
With beer this cheap, you’d need to bring a designated driver. Get Tiger beer for RM10 a pint, all day every day at Barfly.
D1-G3-06, Solaris Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1 (012 671 5883). Daily, 4pm–1am.
Dukes & Duchess
From 3pm to 6pm every day, this popular restaurant-bar’s chilled Carlsberg draught beer is available at RM8.80nett a pop. The price is raised to RM10.80nett if you visit after 6pm.
52 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI (03 7733 5850). Daily, 4pm–2am.
Do away with your Monday blues at La Bodega’s lounge where guys get to enjoy free flow of Carlsberg from 4pm to 10pm and pool games (4pm till closing) every Monday. Thursdays are for the ladies with free flow of house pouring spirits, wine and cava, 8pm to 10pm.
16 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar (03 2287 8318). Mon–Fri, 12noon– 1am; Sat–Sun, 10am–1am.
Get three pints or mix with cocktails at just RM50. Happy hours run from 4pm until 8pm from Monday to Saturday, while the promotion lasts all night long on Sundays.
Ground floor, The Sphere 1, Bangsar South 8, Jalan Kerinchi (03 2240 0069). Mon–Thu, 12noon–1am; Fri, 12noon–2am; Sat, 5pm–2am; Sun, 6pm–12midnight.
Movida Bar & Lounge
One Carlsberg draught beer tower here sets you back RM50++, with the special deal valid daily from 12noon–9pm. And if you and a large group of friends are feeling especially thirsty, there are two towers to be had for a very reasonable price of RM90++.
Various outlets including Sunway Giza (03 6141 8022) and Scott Garden (017 617 7439). Daily, 12noon–3am.
It’s a drink-all-you-can party at Studio Lounge where you just need to pay RM45 (ladies) or RM55 (men) to get free flow of Tiger beer and house cocktails from 5pm until closing.
3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, PJ (018 229 9808). Mon–Sun, 11am–2am.
The Beer Factory
This bar with industrial chic décor is offering one bucket of Tiger for RM35nett, two buckets of Tiger for RM60nett or five pints of Guinness for just RM60nett. The promotion is available daily before 9pm.
Various outlets including Sunway Giza, Setia Walk, C180 Cheras Selatan, StarParc Point Setapak and Scott Garden Old Klang Road (010 899 3535). Mon–Thu, 4pm–2am; Fri–Sat, 4pm–3am; Sun, 4pm–2am.
From Monday to Wednesday, enjoy happy hour deals on Tiger, Guinness, Kilkenny and Heineken all night long for the month of October.
Lower ground floor, SStwo Mall, PJ (03 7931 2581).
Deals are accurate at time of publish. And please, don’t drink and drive (see below for taxi services).
For more beer features, check out Time Out KL's ultimate guide to beer.
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