Friday, December 31, 2010

Is MSG Safe?

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a popular flavouring substance commonly used in home-cooked and restaurant foods — as well as in most processed, packaged and frozen foods — is a long-trusted food seasoning in Malaysia.
The food industry tells us it’s “natural” and “safe”. But eater, beware: A growing mountain of evidence indicates that MSG may be more toxic than we know.
MSG is now recognised by many in the medical profession as an “excitotoxin”, a type of drug that damages brain cells. It has been reported to be an addictive substance, and has been described as a slow “public poison” in the west. It can even be fatal, in large enough doses.
Yet most doctors, dietitians and the public know very little about the toxic effects of MSG. That’s because the billion-dollar processed food industry and MSG producers spend a fortune on advertising and public relations, which hail MSG as “natural”, to make all of us believe MSG is safe for the majority of the population.
Find out how MSG cures commercial food producers’ pocketbooks and kills consumers’ health.

IT makes cheap, low-quality, bland foods taste better. It removes the “tin-ny” taste from canned foods. It stimulates your tastebuds and makes you want more, so you buy and use more. And it makes tons of money for food corporations. The magic ingredient: MSG.

MSG not only has a place in our home kitchens, but probably also in our hearts. Since it has a long history of use, and is “natural” (as is often trumpeted in ads and by the media), surely it must be safe, we may think.

The answer is no — and there are volumes of statistics, scientific data and case studies to back this verdict. Unfortunately, such information is not well publicised, so the truth about MSG has not really reached the public.

CAP’s investigation shows that far from being a “natural” food additive, MSG is actually a poison that can harm your body from head to toe. You’ll be shocked to know the extent of the harm that this innocent-looking seasoning poses to health.

But to fully understand the immense threat that this all-too-simple additive poses to human health, we need to first, strip MSG to its core.

What is MSG?

MSG is a white, crystalline powder, which has little taste of its own, but enhances the flavour of foods. It is man-made from glutamic acid, an amino acid found in all complete proteins. It was first isolated in 1908 by a professor at Tokyo University who became a partner in what is now the multi-billion dollar Ajinomoto company, which provides more than half the world’s MSG.

As a product, and a concentrate, MSG could easily be added to any foods in much greater quantities than in nature. But before you rush out to buy a packet, know this: Present-day evidence indicates that this laboratory-synthesised product may do the body more harm than good. In fact, the deleterious effects of MSG toxicity have been known for over 40 years.

But before we explore its toxicity, take a look at what exactly is MSG.

5 Things You Should Know About MSG

There are many hidden truths about MSG most Malaysians are not aware of, and probably won’t get to know, unless you do a thorough probe of the subject — which is what we have done. But before we let you in on the whole story, for a start, know these 5 facts about MSG:


MSG is a salt that is made from glutamic acid. Glutamic acid or glutamate, is one of the most common amino acids found in nature. It is a major component of many protein-rich foods such as meat, fish and milk, as well as plants such as wheat, corn and sugar beets.

Virtually every food contains glutamate. It is also produced by our bodies, and plays an essential role in human metabolism.

But there’s nothing “natural” about the MSG in wide use today. Here’s why.

• NATURAL glutamate consists of 2 amino acids (glutamic acid and glutamine), which are bound up in the protein molecules of a food. In the body, these proteins are slowly broken down, which means the glutamate is produced gradually and can be absorbed naturally. This natural form of free glutamate is not dangerous and does not cause adverse reactions in people allergic to MSG.

• Artificially created MSG involves processes that break down and change naturally bound glutamate (usually from corn, grain, starches and molasses) into various free forms of glutamate. One form, D-glutamic acid, is never found in nature. Because MSG, a manufactured free glutamate, is not bound in a protein molecule and is free, it is absorbed by the body at a faster level than natural glutamate. Free glutamic acid from food sources can get into the brain, injuring and sometimes killing neurons (nerve cells) (See also “How MSG Harms Health” in Utusan Konsumer May-June 2008).

• MSG also contains much higher levels of glutamate than occurs naturally in foods. If the levels of glutamate in the body are too high (as is the case when we consume MSG), this will overexcite cells in our body to the point of damage. An excess of naturally occurring glutamate is well known by neuroscientists to be a problem in many disease states. More specifically, the neurons in our brain will become over-stimulated and die.


Processed MSG, which frees bound glutamic acid from foods, is created chemically by hydrolysing vegetable protein — ie splitting the amino acids apart — or by fermentation of glucose from starchy foods (see “How is MSG Processed?” in Utusan Konsumer May-June 2008). As a result, there are contaminants in processed MSG.

Truly natural glutamate is L-glutamic acid only. However, processed, fermented, or manufactured glutamate contains L-glutamic acid plus other chemicals.

Processed free glutamic acid (MSG) carries with it material not found with unprocessed glutamic acid — it is both L-glutamic acid and D-glutamic acid, and is accompanied by pyroglutamic acid and other contaminants.? The contaminants differ according to the materials and methods used to produce the glutamic acid.

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post (29 October 2000) quoted Pichai Tovirich, president of the Bangkok Vegetarian Association, as saying that MSG was not made from natural products as advertised, but included chemicals like sulphuric acid and urea.

Pichai, who was former head of the chemistry department of Chulalongkorn University, said apart from causing allergies, excess consumption of MSG could lead to risks for people suffering from kidney, high blood pressure or heart problems.

He warned that over-indulgence in MSG could also affect pregnant women and lead to brain clots in children.


MSG may even be carcinogenic. Under certain circumstances, processed free glutamic acid is accompanied by mono and dichloro propanols (which are carcinogenic) or heterocyclic amines (which are also carcinogenic).

Even the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) — the US government agency that administers federal laws regarding, among others, the purity of food — has admitted that processed free glutamic acid found in reaction flavours which are produced from a combination of specific amino acids, reducing sugars, and animal or vegetable fats or oils, and optional ingredients including hydrolysed vegetable protein is carcinogenic (“Regulatory status of Maillard reaction flavors”, Lin, L.J., Division of Food and Color Additives, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, 24 August 1992;
Food Chemical News, 31 May 1993, p16).


The glutamate in MSG is toxic. It kills brain cells in laboratory animals, causing the most harm to the youngest animals. When given to infant animals, it also causes gross obesity, reproductive disorders, and learning disabilities later in life.

The glutamate in MSG also causes adverse reactions in MSG-sensitive people. Those reactions can be mild or severe. They can come and go quickly, or be long lasting. Migraine headache is the reaction most often reported.

Reports of cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), and asthma are increasing dramatically. A general feeling of malaise — fatigue, loss of energy, fuzzy thinking, and, sometimes, depression — seems to accompany most reactions.

The glutamate in MSG is also implicated in a variety of human disorders including addiction, stroke, epilepsy, degenerative disorders such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Motor Neuron Disease — a neuromuscular disorder that causes progressive paralysis and ends in death), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, brain trauma, neuropathic pain, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.

Neuroscientists now call it an “excitotoxin” or neurotoxin because of its degenerative and deadly effects on the brain and nervous system. It harms the brain by overstimulating neurons* to the point of exhaustion and cell death.

(*Neurons are the main cells of the nervous system. There are about 100 billion of them in the brain. These cells send and receive electrical signals over long distances within the body, thus allowing different parts of the body to communicate with each other.) (See also “MSG, Excitotoxins & Disease”
Utusan Konsumer May-June 2008)


MSG, like common table salt (which it resembles), is not a necessary additive. It is not a preservative and it has no nutritional value. (TIP: If you want to spice up a dish without using MSG, try adding a bit of sugar instead.)

MSG is of benefit only to manufacturers who can use inferior ingredients to make a mediocre product seem tastier. It is a powerful flavour enhancer that stimulates your taste buds, so that your brain thinks your food tastes better than it actually does. With MSG use, higher profits and low-quality products of little nutritional value prevail at the expense of consumer health.

MSG is also addictive. Manufacturers like it because it makes you want to eat more and more of the foods that contain them.

MSG is the salt version of glutamic acid. Glutamatic acid is one of a chain of 20 amino acids that make up a protein molecule. It is a non-essential amino acid, which means that the body produces what is needed and we don’t need to make it up in our diet.
Extracted from Consumers' Association of Penang

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Milk, Lies and Propaganda by Thierry Souccar, MSc

The ultimate book on dairy and health and a best-seller in France. This rigorously researched book provides convincing evidence for everyone from your doctor to your mother-in-law that milk and dairy products do not deliver what the industry claims they do : osteoporosis prevention. Moreover, regular consumption of dairy products has been associated with an elevated risk of several diseases including prostate cancer and Parkinson. This book explains how a foreign food family in the history of man’s diet (introduced only 6,000 years ago in the Caucasus mountains and Northern Europe) has been touted in recent decades as nature’s miracle food by the industry and the nutritionists.
In this book you will learn:
- how the milk industry made us believe that dairy calcium is the only important nutrient for strong bones ;
- why milk drinking countries have record-high hip fractures;
- why higher dairy consumption does not prevent bone fractures in most studies ;
- why prostate cancer is more common among men regularly consuming dairy ;
- why milk is suspected to fuel the child diabetes epidemy;
- why calcium won’t make you less fat despite industry claims;
- why calcium requirements were exaggerated and how much calcium you really need;
- how to prevent osteoporosis without dairy.
Written by a scientific journalist for the lay audience as well as physicians, this book is based on the latest tudies (over 250 cited) and extensive contacts with top nutrition teams such as the Harvard School of Public Health. It delivers its message in a factual way, easy to grasp even by readers without a scientific background.
Thierry Souccar is a well-known French scientific journalist and author. He is a member of the American College of Nutrition

Whether we believe it or not, but for ourselves’ and our family’s health, it is worth to reconsider the myths of the milk that we have deeply believed in. Yes, milk helps us to achieve our bone density to the peak by the age of 30, but our bones will become porous at our middle age! Drinking milk is like installing accelerator to our body cells that allow us growing tall and strong, but at the same time it also accelerates the growth of tumor. Milk will also trigger rhinobyon, diarrhea and rash. Milk really causes us a lot of diseases! Who has kidnapped our health? How can we pretend not to know? This book reveals the inside story of the food industry especially the dairy products that the industry tries to hide from the consumers. This book contains the scientific evidence and information that are solid and hard to be denied. In this book, we will be able to understand the disadvantages due to excessive intake of milk. Excessive intake of dairy products may worsen the conditions of osteoporosis patients.
It’s the time to break the myths of milk. Milk is for calves to drink, the nutrients of milk are specifically designed for calves to grow up and have nothing to benefit human beings. Due to the milk protein that is not suitable for our bodies, our immune system will react and cause allergic diseases like rhinobyon, diarrhea, rash, etc. Milk contains a lot of bacteria and viruses, hormones, antibiotics and chemicals. Therefore, by drinking milk, all these toxins will be accumulated in our bodies. Because of the milk is acidic, our body have to withdraw calcium from the bones in order to neutralize it and this eventually lead to osteoporosis. Besides, the formation of acidic body due to excessive of dairy products intake is the main cause of all kinds of diseases and problems. These include minor disease like allergy symptoms, and more serious diseases like heart coronary artery disease, nervous system disease, diabetes and tumor formation.
People who are lactose intolerant would be allergic to milk and would have diarrhea. Although the milk is rich in calcium, but the calcium is unable to be absorbed and would just be wasted. If our bodies can absorb the milk calcium, then why are US, Britain, Sweden, Finland, all these countries which consume the most milk in the world, are also the countries that facing the most severe osteoporosis?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Why we should not eat eggs?

Nowadays, most of the chickens receive injections and are fed on arsenic, hormones and antibiotics in order to kill the worms from infection and also to increase the rate of egg production. When we eat the eggs, we are also eating these poisonous elements indirectly.
Eggs contain a lot of sulphur which increase the burden of our liver and kidney, it is regardless whether we eat raw eggs, half-boiled eggs or cooked eggs. People who possess a weak liver will be infected with food poisoning by eating raw eggs. The symptoms are migraine, headache, unstable blood pressure that is low blood pressure or high blood pressure. Besides, eating eggs will cause bacteria infection and decaying process taking place at the bottom of the large intestine that produce a lot of poisonous elements, which eventually cause diseases to our body.
An egg contains 275mg of cholesterol which is the highest content among other types of food. If we eat an egg a day, we will get an increase in 12% of cholesterol in our body. It leads to the chances of getting coronary disease by 24%.
Women who partake an egg a day will have a greater chance to be infected by breast cancer than those who only eat once in a week by 3.2 times. Women who eat three or more times of eggs in a week will be exposed to higher chance of getting serious ovary cancer by 3 times compared to those who take less than one time in a week.
Eggs produce a fishy smell. When an egg is left under the hot sun for 8 hours, it becomes a foul egg. It is as smelly as a decaying carcass. The temperature of our body is very high, so after eating an egg for about 8 hours, our body will produce loathsome smell. This is even worst when we let out a fart.
From here we can see that eating eggs is not a healthy lifestyle, in which it will burden the function of our body especially liver and kidney and increase higher chances of getting serious diseases.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Stay away from soft drinks

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the Malaysians to stay away from sweetened soft drinks which have proven to be a threat to our health.


Soft drinks contain approximately 6 to 12 teaspoons of sugar and the number of these drinks being consumed by Malaysians is increasing daily.  According to a recent news report 1,000 canned drinks are consumed every minute in Malaysia.

Due to our warm and humid weather, soft drinks are a craze for Malaysians who look for a quick thirst quencher. In doing so, we actually end up consuming a substantial amount of sugar in the drinks which actually dehydrates our bodies further. Children have a greater desire for soft drinks due to its high sugar content and which come in attractive colours and flavours.  The easy availability of soft drinks at affordable prices makes Malaysian consumers fill their shopping trolleys with a variety of soft drinks when they go shopping.  Their children take this opportunity to grab their choice of soft drinks without any objection from their parents.

Most soft drinks are nothing but carbonated, coloured, acidified, flavoured, sweetened water which spells danger to our health.  Despite this soft drinks are the beverage of choice for millions of Malaysians.   They are also a prime source of extra calories that can contribute to unhealthy weight gain.  Once thought of as an innocuous refreshment, soft drinks now come under scrutiny for their contributions to the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. 

According to some scientists, fructose sugar in some soft drinks acts like a fat.  Unlike other sugars, which are broken down by other organs of the body, fructose heads straight to the liver and is deposited as fat.

High phosphoric acid levels in soft drinks inhibits the growth of bone. Studies show that children who frequently drink soft drinks are more vulnerable to broken bones in addition to childhood obesity and diabetes.

Questions may arise in the minds of Malaysians as to what to serve to their families and friends if not soft drinks especially during festive seasons.  As we are all aware, Malaysians inherit a very rich food culture.  If we could make an effort to revive traditional recipes we could create our own soft drinks which are healthier and cheaper. These traditional drinks are not only tasty and refreshing but also carry medicinal values.  Elderly people in our homes could guide us on this.  A bit of extra work can do wonders to preserve our health.

The festive season is meant to be a season of joy and it is our responsibility to ensure that this joy manifests itself in health and longevity.  Enjoying festive seasons with sugary soft drinks and ending up with life threatening diseases defeats the very purpose of the festival.  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why meat is a poisonous and unhealthy food?

The growth of the animals depends on the consumption of unhygienic food. Many people especially Chinese like to eat pork. They enjoy the fat and thin pork, liver, heart, brain, intestines, kidneys and others. But most of them may not realize that the pigs are fed on foul and stinking water.

Many people enjoy eating chickens and ducks. But do they realize that the ducks feed on worms, soil, torn vegetables and dead rats? While the chickens enjoy feeding on cockroaches, ants, worms and other waste materials.

Some people like to eat the meat of the dogs. I have seen some foreign construction workers chasing the wild dogs in order to catch them for food. Some dogs swallow feces as their daily food while others eat the carcass of dead animals in the countryside. In fact there are also some wild dogs which dig and eat the corpses of human beings from their tombs.

Therefore, the stomach and meat of animals are mostly infected with a lot of worms and parasite. In addition, the breeders feed them with a large quantity of fertilizers which are enriched with antibiotics, man-made hormones and chemical products so as to reduce their chances of falling ill and to grow faster. The residual medications in the meat will greatly harm the health of human beings. So, when a man eats meat, he is indeed eating dirt and harmful medications and will be infected with all kinds of diseases later. In fact, this is equivalent to a gradual process of committing suicide.

Many a time animals die because of over dosage of chemical products, antibiotics and hormones injection. In fact they die because they are contaminated by chemicals before they are slaughtered. A man who eats such animals is encouraging the growth of cancerous cells in his body.

It is indeed impossible for us to know whether the meat sold in the market is infected with diseases or not because the meat of an infected carcass looks exactly like the disease-free meat. Just like the human beings, more and more animals are infected with cancer. More than thirteen percent of the meats from the slaughtered animals are not suitable to be eaten. In most cases, the slaughters only cut and throw away the diseased portions or organs of the infected animals and the remainder of the carcasses is still sold to consumers. Therefore, the meat eater will be infected easily and die faster.

When an animal is alive, the waste matter from the body will be excreted naturally. But once it is slaughtered, the waste matter will be accumulated in the body. So, when a man eats meat, it is equivalent to adding the waste matter of animals to his body. The most notorious waste matter of the meat is urine elements and urea. Every pound of beef consists of 14cc of urea. Furthermore, in the process of slaughtering, the animal is extremely horrified, sorrowful and angry. It will excrete a great quantity of poisonous waste matter that is harmful to meat eaters.

As a conclusion, meat contains lots of worms, parasite, harmful chemicals and medications, urine elements, urea and poisons, therefore it is poisonous and unhealthy to be eaten and meat eaters will be infected with cancer and other diseases.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Are human beings naturally vegetarians or meat eaters?

Are human beings naturally vegetarians or meat eaters? With the advancement of science in our modern science, this question can be easily answered.

Let us take a look at the common statement made by the famous and influential doctors in the medical world and the specialists who are skilful in post mortem of human body. Firstly, although the formations of our eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body are different from the herbivorous animals, but the growth of our jaw and teeth are nearly identical with them. Our teeth are even that used to grind and chew the food, which is very different from carnivorous animals. The incisors of the carnivorous animals are used to grip small pieces of flesh and strip it from the bones. Their canines are used to stab the prey to prevent it from escaping.

Secondly, the small and large intestines of the human beings and herbivorous animals are both long and the length is ten to twenty times the length of the body. Therefore, the food eaten by us needs longer time for digestion. It is not suitable for human beings to partake meat because it is lack of fibers. The residue of the meat that remains too long in the intestine will decay. This will then poison the blood stream and increase the burden of the liver that subsequently encourages the hardening of liver and liver cancer.

Thirdly, unlike human beings and herbivorous, carnivorous animals have stronger hydrochloric acid in their stomach that is twenty times stronger than herbivorous. From here we can see that the digestive system of carnivorous animals is much stronger than human beings and herbivorous animals. Furthermore, the small intestine of the carnivorous animals is short while the large intestine is even and smooth. It is only three times the length of its body. In this way the flesh will be digested swiftly and will not stay too long in the body, which will lead to the process of decay.

By comparing the growth of the jaw and teeth, the length of small and large intestines and the digestive system between herbivorous and carnivorous animals, we can see that human beings are actually vegetarians in nature, which only suitable to eat vegetarian food that contains high fibers in order to live healthily.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Home Made Eggless Kaya (Pumpkin Jam) Recipe

Do you know what is "kaya"? Many people outside South East Asia may not know. Normally kaya contains egg. But as my family members are all vegetarians who do not eat egg, my wife has learned how to cook eggless kaya using pumpkin, corn and coconut milk. It taste better than normal kaya, a lot of friends love the kaya made by my wife. We may consider to market the eggless kaya. Good or good? And here is the recipe:-

  • Pumpkin 100 g                                    
  • Corn 100 g
  • Brown sugar 100 g
  • Coconut milk 200 g
  • Pine Leave (Pandan) 3 pcs

  1. Blend the corn with a little bit of water.
  2. Blend the cooked pumpkin together with corn juice until it become paste.
  3. Stir the brown sugar on low heat until it melt.
  4. Add coconut milk onto melted brown sugar and then add the pumpkin paste and pine leave onto it.
  5. Stir and cook for 30mins or until the colour of the mixture become darker.
  6. Leave it overnight until it cool down.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Food healing

What is Food Healing? The foods we buy from grocery store, market or supermarket have the power to activate our immune’s system. However, the complete transformation requires specific knowledge and a willingness to take charge of one’s own health. My associate, Jeff is the expert!

Great breakthroughs in nutrition are revealing natural solutions for autism, asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Every physical and emotional ailment are curable as long as he or she is willing to saturate his or her body with PHYTOCHEMICALS which act as KEYS on our cellular receptors.

Some phytochemicals are structurally similar to insulin and fill the cells “insulin holes” allowing glucose to enter the cells. Other phytochemicals in the stem of pineapple help activate phase-2 enzyme, which is the primary detoxification process of human body undertaken by the liver. It is this phase-2 enzyme that people need to activate for a reversal of cancer.

There are over 385 phytochemicals in 1 apple that are found mostly in the skin, stems and seeds, which are thrown away by us! What a waste!" Our traditional diet is very low in phytochemicals and this is the primary reason why the 3 killer diseases are at epidemic proportions.

Most of the oldest people chew their food meticulously and often take hours to eat an apple! Considering that phytochemicals are in the skin this makes sense. This is why a 3-horsepower blender is needed to break out the phytochemicals from the seeds, stems, skins and rinds. Juicing fruits and vegetables is a completely waste as it throws all the fiber away that are rich in phytochemicals.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to become a money magnet

By Valerie Dawson
Creator of
Money Magnet Mediations

Like most people, you have probably been taught to see money as a tangible resource that resides in your wallet and bank account until you need to spend it. You use it to pay bills, buy products and services, and support worthwhile causes.

When you need more money, you probably do what most people would do: take physical action that will bring in more money, such as working extra hours, asking your boss for a raise, or even selling a few of your material possessions.
What you may not realize is that you can attract money into your life in much easier ways; simply by changing the way you think about money and abundance. It’s called the Law of Attraction, and getting it to work effectively for you can make the difference between a lifetime of lack and struggle, or abundance and ease.
This report is going to share 7 of the biggest mistakes that people make when attempting to use the Law of Attraction to attract more money into their lives; and offer helpful suggestions on how to turn them around if you find that you may be doing the same.
Law of Attraction Money Mistake #1
Holding a Mind-Set of Lack and Struggle
Based on your own life experiences, would you say that obtaining money on a regular basis is easy or difficult? In other words, do you have to work very hard to receive enough money to cover your monthly expenses, or does money seem to come to you effortlessly?
Take some time to think carefully about these questions because they reveal something very important: your overall mind-set regarding money and wealth. You can tell immediately whether you have a wealth mind-set or lack mind-set by looking at your life experiences.
Law of Attraction Think Rich Lesson #1
Your Mind-Set Creates Your Experiences
The Law of Attraction is activated by your mind-set – in other words, the things you think, believe and feel on a regular basis. Here’s how it works: Your thoughts trigger your emotions. Your emotional state emits a specific frequency of energy to the universe, and the universe returns events and experiences into your life, that correspond with your emotional frequency.
When you think and feel positively on a regular basis, everything in your life seems to flow more easily, including money. When your thoughts and emotions lean more toward the negative side on a regular basis, you experience more problems, setbacks and financial lack in your life. Also important are your beliefs. Your beliefs form the structure of what is possible for you. If you believe you have to work hard to have a lot of money, you’ll create exactly that experience for yourself. If you don’t believe you deserve more than a certain amount of money, you’ll block more from arriving. Whatever your beliefs are, they are your TRUTH, and you will subconsciously create evidence that supports that truth over and over again until you learn to do things differently.
Law of Attraction Money Mistake #2
Focusing on What You Don’t Have
Have you ever agonized over a shortage of money? Have you worried obsessively about not being able to pay your bills or buy something you wanted? Believe it or not, you were probably making the situation worse by doing so.
We know that lack is the condition of not having something you want – in other words, the absence of something. But the absence of exactly what may surprise you. Lack is not the absence of money, or health, or love. Those are just the symptoms of lack. At its core, lack is simply the blockage of ENERGY. When it comes right down to it, everything is energy. When you experience lack of any kind, it’s a sure sign that you are cutting off the natural flow of energy through your life.
Every time you worry about your financial situation, agonize over a shortage of money, or feel stressed about your bills, you attract more of the experience of lack into your life.
Law of Attraction Think Rich Lesson #2
Focus on What You DO Have and DO Want
It may sound incredibly difficult to focus on the positive when your life doesn’t look so rosy, but it is vital to find a way to do it. When you focus on the good things you already have and think about the things you want from an optimistic and hopeful state of mind, you cannot help but attract more of them into your life.

There are endless ways to begin focusing your thoughts on the things you do have and do want. Start a gratitude journal and jot down a few things each day that you are grateful for. (Hint: even if these things are not related to money, they can still get that positive energy flowing and attract more good things into your life; including more money.) You can also visualize having more money and imagine being able to pay your bills easily. The more you focus on things like this, the more they will begin to show up in your physical reality.

Law of Attraction Money Mistake #3
Attracting Lack with Negative Emotions
Focusing on lack and struggle is destructive enough, but it’s possible to make it even worse by infusing this focus with strong, negative emotions. Think of your emotions as the fuel that lends power to everything that manifests in your life. When it comes to money, do you often find yourself locked into negative emotions like these? Fear Anxiety Helplessness Hopelessness Pessimism Doubt Frustration Worry Jealousy Resentment

Every time you experience emotions like these, you are creating more lack. In order to turn lack into abundance, you have to avoid investing in these negative emotions.

Law of Attraction Think Rich Lesson #3
How to Prevent Negative Emotions from Creating More Lack
There are two things you can do to prevent these emotions from creating more lack in your life:

1) First, avoiding sinking into feelings like those described above is crucial. As soon as you notice yourself starting to feel stressed or worried about money, immediately shift your focus to something else. You can engage in a bit of self-talk if it helps; say something like, "There’s no point worrying about something I can’t control, so I’m going to focus on something that makes me feel good." Then spend time on unrelated activities, or find a way to feel better about your financial situation.

2) Secondly, begin directing more positive emotions toward your financial situation.
Even if you have to engage in a bit of fantasizing in order to do so, you need to get some positive emotions flowing to attract more abundance. There are many ways to do this, but one that works well is to keep affirming, "I always have more than enough money for everything I need." Just keep saying it over and over again, allowing yourself to feel confident and happy that your financial needs are being met.
This is also a good thing to do when you notice you’re starting to feel worried or frightened about not having enough money. Immediately turn the focus around and say, "I ALWAYS have more than enough money for EVERYTHING I need." (Say it with power and conviction in your voice, and really believe that it is so.) As you begin shifting your focus from negative emotions to positive emotions every day, you should start to notice your financial situation shifting to a better place also.

You might receive an unexpected check in the mail, you might get a bonus or pay raise at work, or you may even notice you’re starting to receive unexpected gifts or discounts. These are great signs that it’s working! Keep replacing negative emotions with positive as often as possible and you’ll keep the good energy flowing – which will keep inspiring greater and greater change in your life.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How to think like a millionaire

By T. Harv Eker  (T. Harv Eker is the author of Secrets of Millionaire Mind and the creator of the world famous "Millionaire Mind Intensive," a program which I have attended from 26 November to 28 November 2010 in Singapore and I would highly recommend those who willing to succeed in live to get an opportunity to attend the program.)

Rich people have a way of thinking that is different from poor and middle class people. They think differently about money, wealth, themselves, other people, and life. Let’s examine six crucial differences between how rich people think and how poor or middle class people think.

By doing so, you will have some alternative beliefs in the files of your mind from which to choose. In this way, you can catch yourself thinking as poor people do and quickly switch over to how rich people think.
Remember, beliefs are not right, wrong, true or false, they're just past opinions which can be changed on your command. The fact is, you can CHOOSE to think in ways that will support you instead of ways that don't.
1. Rich People Believe "I Create My Life"
Poor people believe "Life happens to me."

If you want to create wealth, it is imperative that you believe that you are at the steering wheel of your life; that you create every moment of your life, especially your financial life. If you don't believe this, then you must believe you have little control over your life and that financial success has nothing to do with you. That is not a very rich attitude.

Instead of taking responsibility for what's going on in their lives, poor people choose to play the role of victim. Of course, any "victim's" predominant thought process is "poor me." And presto, through the law of intention that's literally what they get; "poor," as in money, me.

Here's some homework I promise will change your life. For the next seven days, I challenge you not to complain at all. Not just out loud, but in your head too. I've given this little challenge to thousands of people and several hundred have personally told me that this exercise completely transformed their lives. I invite you to email me with the results of this experiment. I guarantee you'll be astonished as to how amazing your life will become when you stop focusing on the "crap."

It's time to decide. You can be a victim OR you can be rich, but you can't be both. It's time to take back your power and acknowledge the fact that you create every moment of your life. That you create everything that is in your life and everything that is not in it. That you create your wealth and you create your non-wealth and everything in between.

2. Rich People Play the Money Game to Win
Poor people play the money game not to lose.

Poor people play the money game on defense rather than offense. Let me ask you, if you were to play any sport or any game strictly on defense, what are the chances of you winning that game? Most people agree; slim and none.
Yet, that's exactly how most people play the money game. Their primary concern is survival and security, not wealth and abundance. So, what is your goal? What is your real objective? What is your true intention?

Rich people's big goal is to have massive wealth and abundance. Poor people's big goal is to have "enough to pay the bills..." on time would be a miracle! Again, let me remind you of the power of intention. When your objective is to have enough to pay the bills, that's exactly how much you'll get; just enough to pay the bills and usually not a cent more. You get what you truly intend to get. If you want to get rich, your goal has to be "rich." Not just enough to pay the bills and not just enough to be comfortable. Rich, darn it, rich!

3. Rich People Are Committed to Being Rich
Poor people are uncommitted to being rich.

Most of us have good reasons as to why it would be wonderful to be rich, but what about the other side of the coin? Are there reasons why it might not be so great to be rich or go through the process of trying to get rich?

Each of us has a file on wealth in our mind. This file contains our personal beliefs that include why being wealthy would be great. But for many people, their file also includes information as to why being rich might not be so great. These people have mixed internal messages around money and especially wealth.

One part of them says, "Having more money will make life a lot more fun." But then another part screams, "Yeah, but "I'm going to have to work like a dog! What kind of fun is that?" One part says, "I'll be able to travel the world." then the other part responds, "Yeah, and everyone in the world will want something from me." These mixed messages are one of the biggest reasons that most people never become rich.

In fact, the #1 reason most people don't get what they want is they don't know what they want. Rich people are totally clear they want wealth. They are unwavering in their desire. They are fully committed to creating wealth. They will do "whatever it takes" to have wealth as long as it's moral, legal and ethical. Rich people do not send mixed messages to the universe. Poor people do.

I hate to break the news to you, but getting rich is not a "stroll in the park." It's takes focus, expertise, 100% effort, and "never say die" perseverance. You have to really commit to it, both consciously and subconsciously. You have to believe in your heart you can do it and you deserve it. If you are not fully committed to creating wealth, chances are you won't.
4. Rich People Think Big
Poor people think small.

We once had a trainer teaching at one of our seminars who went from a net worth of $250 thousand to over $600 million in only 3 years. When asked his secret he said, "Everything changed the day I began to think big." In my book, SpeedWealth, I discuss the "Law of Income" which states that "you will be paid in direct proportion to the value you deliver according to the market place."
Another way of understanding this is to answer the following question: How many people do you actually serve or affect?

For instance in my business, some trainers enjoy speaking to groups of 20, others are comfortable with 100, others like an audience of 500, still others want 5000 people or more in attendance. Is there is a difference in income between these trainers? You bet there is.

Who are you? How do you want to live your life? How do you want to play the game?

Do you want to play in the big leagues or in little league, in the majors or the minors?

Will you play big or play small? It's your choice.

But hear this. It's not about you. It's about living your mission. It's about living true to your purpose. It's about adding your piece of the puzzle to the world. It's about serving others.

Most of us are so stuck in our egos that everything revolves around "me, me and more me." But again, it's not about you, it's about adding value to other people's lives. It's your choice. One road leads to being broke and miserable, the other leads to money, meaning, and fulfillment.

It's time to stop hiding out and start stepping out. It's time to stop needing and start leading. It's time to start being the star that you are. It's time to share your gifts and value in a BIG way. There could be thousands or even millions of people counting on you. Are you up to the challenge for our society and our children's sake? Let's hope so.

5. Rich People Are Bigger Than Their Problems
Poor people are smaller than their problems.

Getting rich is not a stroll in the park. It's a journey that is full of obstacles, twists, and detours. The simple fact is, success is messy. The road is fraught with pitfalls and that's why most people don't take it. They don't want the hassles, the headaches and the responsibilities. In short, they don't want the problems.

Therein lies one of the biggest differences between rich people and poor people. Rich and successful people are bigger than their problems while poor and unsuccessful people are smaller than their problems.

Poor people will do almost anything to avoid anything that looks like it could be a problem. They back away from challenges. The irony is that in their quest to make sure they don't have problems, they have the biggest problem of all... they're broke and miserable.
The secret to success is not to try to avoid or shrink your problems; it's to grow yourself so you're bigger than any problem.

Imagine a "level 2" character person looking at a "level 5" problem. Would this problem appear to be big or small? The answer is that from a "level 2" perspective, a "level 5" problem would seem BIG.

Now imagine a "level 8" person looking at the same "level 5" problem. From this person's perspective, is this problem big or small? Magically the identical problem is now a SMALL problem.

And for a "level 10" person, it's NO problem at all. It's just an everyday occurrence, like getting dressed or brushing your teeth. Whether you are rich or poor, playing big or playing small, problems do not go away. If you're breathing, you will always have so-called "problems."

What's important to realize is that the size of the problem is never the real issue. What matters is the size of you!
Remember, your wealth can only grow to the extent that you do! The idea is to grow yourself to a place where you can overcome any problems that get in your way of creating wealth and keeping it once you have it.

Rich people do not back away from problems, do not avoid problems and do not complain about problems. Rich people are financial warriors and when a warrior is confronted with a challenge they shout: BRING IT ON!

6. Rich People Focus on Opportunities

Poor people focus on problems.

Rich people see potential growth. Poor people see potential loss.

Rich people focus on the rewards. Poor people focus on the risks.

It's the age-old question, is the glass half empty or half full? We're not merely talking about "positive thinking" here, we're talking about a habitual way of seeing the world. Poor people come from fear. Their minds are constantly scanning for what's wrong or what could go wrong in any situation. Their primary mindset is "What if it doesn't work?" or, more bluntly, "It won't work." Rich people, as we discussed earlier, take responsibility for creating their life and come from the mindset, "It will work because I'll make it work."

In the financial world, as in most other arenas, risk is directly proportionate to reward; generally, the higher the reward, the higher the risk. People with rich mentalities are willing to take that risk.

Rich people expect to succeed. They have confidence in their abilities, they have confidence in their creativity and they believe that should the "doo-doo hit the fan", they can always make their money back or succeed in another way.

On the other hand, poor people expect to fail. They lack confidence in themselves and in their abilities, and should things not work out, they believe it would be catastrophic.
You have to do something, buy something, or start something in order to succeed financially. You have to see opportunities for profit all around you instead of focusing on ways of losing money.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's funny! Why a lot of people like to eat 5 pungent foods?

What are 5 pungent plants? They are shallot, garlic, leek, Chinese chive and onion. All these plants belong to the plant family of lily and the scientific name is “Allium”. These plants have strong and bitter smell that contains yellowish foul and oily elements. The smelly odour is especially penetrating. People who like to eat cooked foods of these plants regularly will have their sexual desires increased.

The five pungent plants are able to excite our mind, brains and other internal organs. A person who eats these foods in raw will not be able to control himself but get angry easily. Besides, the mouth odour, sweats, excrement and urines, phlegm and others are extremely smelly. These foods affect the body by bringing harm to kidney, bones, heart, blood, liver, veins, spleen, muscles, lungs and skin. Such a person will be sleepy and forgetful.

A person who like to eat the pungent foods whether eat in raw or cooked, and because of the odour that is extremely smelly and penetrating, all the saints, protectors, angels and good spirits that are unable to stand with the odour will leave him as far as possible. Only those evil spirits and ghosts who like to stay in dirty and smelly environment and like to eat excrement and urine would like and would be able to approach these people who love to eat pungent foods, as those protectors have left them. These evil spirits and ghosts love the odour that spred from human's mouths very much and they will “kiss” human's lips to suck human’s energy as their “food” for surviving! It's funny, why a lot of people still love to eat pungent foods?

Therefore, such pungent foods are a great hindrance to all cultivators, vegetarians and human beings. In fact, we can use ginger to replace these pungent foods for our daily cooking. For those who still love to eat pungent foods better think twice on the consequences.

Increase brain power by walking

Walking is a simple, natural and low impact exercise. It helps to improve our brain power because it increases blood circulation and at the same time it also increases glucose and oxygen that reach our brain in increased amounts. Movement and exercise increase breathing and heart rate so that more blood flows to the brain, enhancing energy production and waste removal. As we walk our leg muscles don't take up extra glucose and oxygen like we do during other forms of exercise, and in this way we effectively oxygenate our brain.

Walking on a regular basis, say 30 minutes, 3 times a week (or more), will help to enhance the function of specific brain structure and improve the coordination of important brain networks. The following are the benefits of walking that increases our brain power:-
  • Improves the higher mental processes of memory and in executive functions like planning and organization.
  • Improves learning ability and intelligence
  • Have better concentration
  • Improves in reasoning tasks
  • Increase cognitive function level
  • Enhances connections between the brain circuits, combat a drop in brain function linked to aging
  • Senior citizens who walk regularly show significant improvement in memory skills compared to sedentary elderly people
Therefore, don't just sit in front of computer for 8 hours, instead we should plan our time for regular walking to have better brain power and at the same time walking is also a good exercise for health improvement.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Improve vision in 10 easy ways

Common eye diseases are age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye disease, are preventable to certain extent. The following steps can be easily applied in our daily lives to protect our peepers and improve our eyesight:-

1. Mix a cup of blueberries with a cup of yogurt for breakfast
Blueberries are one of the richest fruit forms of antioxidants. By eating these fruits, the chances to develop age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of blindness in older people, will be reduced.

2. Have more carrots in our daily diet
Carrots are one of nature's top sources of vitamin A, which is important for healthy eyesight. Vitamin A maintains a healthy cornea and helps proper perception of light at the retina. And it can help us to prevent nyctalopia (night blindness) too. Carrots also contain a substance called beta carotene, which may help protect our eyes against cataracts and macular degeneration.

3. Have sweet potatoes for dinner
Since they are rich in vitamin A too, these sweet spuds can help improve our night vision.

4. Have spinach twice a week.
Spinach contains lutein, a nutrient that may prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Ideally, get lutein in combination with some form of fat (olive oil works great) for the best absorption.
5. Stop smoking
Smoking is not only contributing to serious illnesses such as lung cancer, but it also increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, and age-related macular degeneration.

6. Avoid car vents blowing directly to our eyes.
Dry, air-conditioned air will suck the moisture out of eyes like a sponge. Direct the vents in our car away from our eyes, or wear sunglasses as a shield. Dry eyes can be more than an inconvenience; serious dryness can lead to corneal abrasions and even blindness if left untreated.

7. Position our computer screen to just below eye level.
By lowering our computer screen below our eye level, our eyes will close slightly when we are staring at the computer, this will minimize fluid evaporation in eyes and the risk of dry eye syndrome.

8. Walk at least four times a week.
Regular exercise can reduce the intraocular pressure, or IOP, in people with glaucoma. Glaucoma patients who walked briskly four times per week for 40 minutes could lower their IOP enough so they could stop taking medication for their condition. It's also possible that walking could also reduce overall risk of developing glaucoma.
9. Do eye exercise – palming
Remember when we were playing hide and seek when we were a little kid? It was enough to cover the eyes with our palms and nobody was able to see us! Just do it exactly the same way as we did in our childhood - cup our eyes up with our hands and observe the darkness in front of our face. Make sure that we are not touching our eyelids with our palms.

10. Do eye massage
There are acupuncture points located around our eyes. If there is something wrong with our eyes, these points will become painful crying for help. If their screams are noticed well in advance then the illness can be prevented. By simply massaging these screaming dots, it is possible to restore the energy flow and therefore correct proper functioning of our eyes.

Below is the video showing a simple method of eye massage.
Eye massage video

Monday, November 15, 2010

Top vegetables and fruits that are good for health

1) Improve digestion and sleep
Black beans, bran cereal, avocado, apples, brown rice, grapefruit, peppermint, soybeans, ginger, pineapple, melon, asparagus

2) Prevent colds and other common illnesses
Orange juice, bell peppers, green tea, pumpkin seeds, summer squash, apricots, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cloves, cranberries

3) Generally productivity boosters
Mustard greens, plums, sweet potatoes, papaya, pear, dill, cauliflower

4) Eyesight
Strawberries, carrots, flaxseeds, spinach, blueberries, medlar (barbary wolfberry fruit)

5) Energy and brain food
Raisins, lima beans, corn, fig, spinach, turnip leaves, green beans, peanut butter, kidney beans, lemons, sage

6) Cancer and long term illness prevention
Blueberries, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, rye bread, raspberries, basil, Brussels sprouts, seaweed

7) Control blood pressure and improve heart health
Bananas, dark chocolate, Romaine lettuce, olives, kiwi, grapes, spring greens
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