I am posting two interesting articles.  These are not medical opinions.  The first on fruit I reposted this from an email that I received.  The originator is apparently a Dr Stephen Mak who makes wild claims of curing 80% of all cancers with a fruit diet.  I don’t believe that at all.  But that is my personal opinion.  I love fruit and could quite honestly live on fruit.  I did find it interesting that one should only eat fruit on an empty stomach.

I know that grated apple and celery on an empty stomach is a 100% cure for constipation.

Eating Fruit on an empty stomach

EATING FRUIT… 

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Phot Credit: Google

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.

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 fruit like that, 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.  In the meantime the whole meal 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 — actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat! 

Graying hairbaldingnervous 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. 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 to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins. 

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice.  If you should drink the 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 your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look! 

KIWI:  Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of POTASIUM, MAGNESIUM, VITAMIN E & FIBER.   Its VITAMIN C content is twice that of an orange.   

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Photo Credit: Wise Geeks

APPLE:  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

STRAWBERRY:  Protective Fruit.  Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causingblood vessel-clogging free radicals

ORANGE:  Sweetest medicine.  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

WATERMELON:  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 & POTASIUM. 

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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 after a meal = CANCER!   Can u believe this????   For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.   It is nice to have a cup of cold drink (water or juice)  after and/or during a meal.  However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed.    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. 

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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.   

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Photo Credit: Westmidlands Health UK

The 1 minute stroke test – By  WebMD Health News

 Feb. 13, 2003 (Phoenix) — A team of stroke researchers has devised a one-minute test that can be used by ordinary people to diagnose stroke — and the test is so simple that even a child can use it. Such an easy, quick test could potentially save thousands of stroke sufferers from the disabling effects by allowing faster treatment.

 “It is just three simple steps” says Jane Brice, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Brice tells WebMD that the test is based on a scale developed by researchers at the University of Cincinnati. The three-part test, called the Cincinnati Pre-Hospital Stroke Scale (CPSS), can be used to diagnose most strokes, says Brice.

Brice and her colleagues measured the accuracy of the test by first teaching it to 100 healthy bystanders. The bystanders then performed the test on stroke survivors. To diagnose a stroke, the bystanders performed the following three steps:

1. Bystander told the patients, “Show me your teeth.” The “smile test” is used to check for one-sided facial weakness — a classic sign of stroke.

 2. Then the patients were told to close their eyes and raise their arms. Stroke patients usually cannot raise both arms to the same height, a sign of arm weakness.

 3. Finally, the patients were asked to repeat a simple sentence to check for slurring of speech, which is another classic sign of stroke. “In Cincinnati, the researchers asked patients to say, ‘The sky is blue in Cincinnati,'” says Brice. But in the study, the researchers varied four simple phrases such as “Don’t cry over spilled milk.”

Overall, 97% of the bystanders were able to accurately follow the directions for giving the test, says Amy S. Hurwitz, a medical student at UNC who helped design the study.

The bystanders were 96% accurate at detecting speech problems and 97% accurate at spotting one-sided arm weakness. They were less accurate at detecting facial weakness — with only a 72% accuracy rate for this test. But Hurwitz says, “It is difficult to detect differences in the smile of a stranger. We are hoping that in most cases the ‘bystander’ will actually be someone who knows the patient and so an unusual smile will be apparent.”

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail, sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.