Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Pericarp of Mangosteen

Append below more information from internet search on the nutritional values of mangosteen:

The mangosteen pericarp, about a half-centimeter thick, is green when unripe, then dark purple when ripe. That’s why it is also called “The Purple Mangosteen”.

When we eat mangosteen, we hold the fruit in both hands. The mangosteen pericarp looks tough and hardy, but is quite easy to open. What we do is using our thumbs to press on it gently and twist a little bit with our left hand turning anti-clockwise and our right hand turning clockwise until the pericarp cracks into two halves exposing the edible white flashy pulp which is sweet, juicy and delicious in taste. After eating, we will spit out the seeds and throw away the inedible pericarp without knowing that it is of highly nutritional values and benefits.

Accordingly, Asian Health Practitioners have long made use of mangosteen pericarp for a myriad of nutritional uses. The Southeast Asian people have been using the mangosteen fruit, especially the pericarp, to treat infections, reduce pain or control fever, and also treat various other illness and sickness.

Not surprisingly, dried mangosteen fruits have been shipped from Singapore to Calcutta and to China for medicinal use. The sliced and dried mangosteen pericarp, available in most Chinese drug stores, is powdered and administered to overcome dysentery. Made into an ointment, it is applied on eczema and other skin disorders.

It seems that mangosteen pericarp can absorb fats. Yesterday after a morning walk on part of golf course in Segamat Country Club, we sat down at the club house to chat while reading the newspaper. A Mr. Seow told us that his mum used to cook meat soup for her children and normally it turned out to be quite oily on the top layer of the boiled soup. When she added a few slices of mangosteen pericarp, somehow the meat soup was less oily as if the top layer of fat had been absorbed. He also said that boiling the mangosteen pericarp in water and then drink it would help to relief diarrheas and lower cholesterol.

As reported, the medicinal properties of the mangosteen fruit are derived mainly from its pericarp where powerful antioxidants (xanthones) are highly concentrated. The pericarp also contains a large number of biologically active substances, such as that of vitamins, catechins, polysaccharides, and stilbenes.

We have read that the presence of free radicals in our bodies has become the greatest threat to our overall health. They are able to attack each cell in the human body thousands of times per day, weakening it and making it susceptible to sickness and disease. Nevertheless, the rich antioxidants (xanthones) in the mangosteen pericarp, when consumed in the form of whole fruit mangosteen juice, are able to scavenge and neutralize the free radicals throughout our bodies. Apparently, it is highly effective in boosting weak immune systems.

[For information on original whole fruit mangosteen juice, click and visit]

Friday, December 26, 2008

Goodness of Mangosteen

I wish to share more information on the goodness of mangosteen.

Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana), a tropical fruit grown in Southeast Asia countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, consists of a thick dark purple smooth rind known as pericarp and 4 – 8 triangular segment of snow-white, sofe flesh knows as pulp. It has been proclaimed by many as the best among all tropical fruit, popularly known as “Queen of Fruit”.

The mangosteen fruit is rich in vitamins such as B1, B2 & C and contains minerals like calcium, potassium, sodium and iron. However, the standout feature of this fruit is the presence of a high concentration of xanthones, a class of plant derived nutrients or "phytonutrients".

According to numerous scientific studies, xanthones are found to exhibit strong antioxidant activity to enhance and support the immune system in our bodies. Of the more than 200 known xanthones that are found in the plant kingdom, more than 40 are found in mangosteen. Amazingly, the most concentrated source of xanthones are found in the pericarp (rind) of the mangosteen fruit.

We can read about many benefits of xanthones by internet search. Interestingly, I come to know that xanthones serve an important purpose by fighting free radicals. It seem s that free radicals seek to attain atomic stability by acquiring an electron from the cells in the human body; thereby, causing irreversible oxidation of the cells. Nevertheless, xanthones have an antioxidant effect and they counter the deleterious effects of free radicals thus protecting the biological cells in our bodies.

I have also read about the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test showing that mangosteen juice is 20-30 times more effective than other fruits and vegetables in absorbing free radicals.

Just like many of my friends in Malaysia and Indonesia, I really enjoy the delicious taste of mangosteen fruit but we can only eat the fruit pulp. We have been throwing away the pericarp and the seeds which are the main source of xanothones. Moreover, mangosteen is not available throughout the year except during the fruiting season.

In today’s health concerns especially for senior citizens (the ageing parents, uncles and aunties), wellness is true happiness to them. I strongly believe that precaution of sickness is much better than daily medication.

I am now a senior citizen too, just retired from working in Indonesia. When I am asked of my age, I used to tell people, “I am 26”.

Yesterday, we had a fellowship breakfast after the church service at Chrisma Assembly, Segamat, on Christmas day. I was introduced to a church member and he told me that he was 46 years old. Jokingly, I told him that, “I am also 46”, as I was born in 1946. To be a young old man is better than an old young man. Don't you agree? Hahaha....

Praise the Lord that as we grow older, age is no more our main concern. Most important is that we must always feel young in our hearts and we are still fit to go for brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling, playing games and doing other forms of light exercises.

After knowing the goodness that mangosteen fruit can offer, it will be good that we can drink mangosteen juice daily as nutritional supplement to keep us staying healthy.

(For information on original whole fruit mangosteen juice, click and visit

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Enlarged Postrate Treatment & Prostate Surgery Using Green Laser Light

If you are a male touching 60, here is something to watch out for. It is estimated that 85 per cent of all persons over the age of 60 years have enlargement of the prostate, a part of the normal process of ageing.

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that lies at the base of the bladder, where urine is stored, surrounding the urethra, the tube that passes urine from the bladder out of the body. It is a part of the male reproductive system and has a tendency to enlarge with the passage of years. When it does enlarge, the condition is called ‘Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia,’ (BPH)

BPH is very common and often exists with few or no symptoms. However as the prostate surrounds the urethra, enlargement can squeeze the urethra making it difficult to pass urine. The other symptoms include: Weak flow of urine, need to strain to pass urine, not being able to empty the bladder completely, so needing to use the toilet more often both day and night.

My prostate enlargement was detected on Dec 4, 2007 when I went for a complete medical checkup at Health Scan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The results showed that my prostate gland was enlarged, measruring 6.18 x 5.07 x 5.22 cm. The Primary Care Physician suggested to me to see a Urologist for prostatism. My doctor in Segamat prescribed me Hythrin 2mg to be taken before retiring in bed. However, I got to wake up 3 - 4 times during the night to urine.

Then I was advised to take Saw Palmotte & pumpkin seeds regularly to stop the enlargement.

Accordingly, pumpkin seeds contain a lot of phytosterols. Phytosterols is an ideal natural prostate treatment because it happens to be a compound which has properties that actually help shrink the prostate and is good for general prostate health.

Patients with BPH may need removal of the enlarged part of the prostate by surgical methods. It is normally the best long-term solution for some patients with BPH. This surgery only removes the portion of the prostate gland that is pressing against the urethra tube. The rest of the gland is left intact as well as the outside capsule.

My delay to see the Urologist was partly due to work commitment in Indonesia. Nevertheless, the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test was done to monitor my prostate's condition. The total PSA was 0.9 NG/ML within 0.0 - 4.0 range. My doctor told me that I was safe, there was no prostate cancer. This is the one I was really worried about.

It seems that adequate, even abundant, nutrients strengthen the body's immune system and prevent cancer. As mentioned by reaseach papers, optimum prostate health requires vitamin C and zinc in particular. Recently, a prostate cancer patient in Johor Baru testified that he had taken the whole fruit mangosteen juice for a period of 6 months and the usual check up every 3 months showed great improvement. He felt that the mangosteen juice helped him fight and win over cancer. He said,"My prostate & urinary tract is healthier and better than ever before!" (For information on mangosteen juice, click & visit

When I finally retired and returned to Segamat, Johor, Malaysia at month-end of November 2008, I made an appointment to consult the Urologist in Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur on 11 December. The Urologist told me after examination that my prostate enlargement was 3 times the original size and he told me that the choice was mine. I can opt for medication but I will still have to bear the urination problems that I am facing, such as incomplete urination, frequent urination during daytime when working in air-cond room or travelling in an air-cond car while outside temperature is cold especially on raining days.

So I had decided to go ahead for the prostate surgery using green laser light, so called Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP) instead of conventional Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP).

Accordingly, PVP technique is particularly suited to those large prostates rich in blood vessels which are prone to brisk bleeding during conventional TURP. With PVP using laser green light, it can remove the obstructing prostate tissue instananoeusly with minimal bleeding and discomfort. The GreenLight PV surgical laser system delivers laser light pulses through a specially designed fiber optic delivery device that is inserted through a standard cystoscope. The light pulses are directed towards the prostate tissue. The laser quickly vaporizes and removes the prostatic obstruction without significant bleeding. The surgery was very low risk.

It was carried on 0n 15 December afternoon and it was over slightly more than half an hour. I was discharged the following day.

I was told that post-operative side effects, if any, would be minimal and transient. I feel quite a relief after the surgery as I only wake up 1 - 2 times during the night for urination.

Patients usually feel well within several days of the surgery, but full recovery can take several weeks. Some blood in the urine is common during the recovery process. This is harmless, and rarely requires treatment.

An appointment has been fixed on 23 December for the follow up check by the Urologist. I am hoping for a speedy recovery.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Prostate Check & 7 Prostate Symptoms Which You Should Watch For

The vast majority of men will develop prostate problems of some description as they get older, with the first signs of trouble appearing for a few men at about the age of 50, or possibly slightly earlier. By the age of 60 about half of all men will be experiencing prostate symptoms and this figure will have increased to about ninety percent by the age of 80.

For most men prostate symptoms will be fairly mild and, because most of us begin to develop a range of medical problems at this point in our lives, it is not uncommon for men to simply ignore prostate symptoms as nothing more than a normal part ageing. As many prostate problems are not serious, and the symptoms can often be very mild, this is not necessarily a problem and you can live with many prostate problems quite happily and without them doing you any real harm.

However, not all prostate problems are harmless and if your particular prostate problem happens to be prostate cancer and you ignore it then it could quite easily start to spread and eventually kill you. Indeed, ignoring prostate symptoms is the main reason why prostate cancer represents the second highest cause of cancer death in the United States.

There are many different symptoms which might point to a developing prostate problem and one difficulty we have in recognizing the cause of these symptoms is that they are often symptoms which could arise for many different reasons. However, if symptoms are not being caused by prostate problems then they will often to be short lived (stemming from a bacterial infection for example) and will disappear in a matter of days without the need for treatment. However, where symptoms stay with you, or appear on a regular basis, then there it is likely that they are being caused by a problem with the prostate gland.

Common symptoms include:

1. Difficulty beginning urination and the need to strain in order to start urination.
2. A loss of strength in the flow of urine.
3. A flow of urine which tends to stop and start.
4. A feeling that you need to urinate even after you’ve just been to the bathroom.
5. A need to visit the bathroom urgently and problems in 'waiting'.
6. The need to visit the bathroom more frequently and, in particular, to get up to visit the bathroom during the night.
7. A tendency to dribble urine for a while after you have finished in the bathroom.

These symptoms indicate that prostate problems may be developing and although, in most cases, such problems will not be serious but this is not always the case.

Accordingly, as soon as these symptoms appear, you should consult your doctor (an Urologist)who will be able to tell you exactly what the problem is and how to treat it. More importantly, if the problem does turn out to be prostate cancer, he can recommend treatment while the problem is in its early stages and can be relatively easily treated and, hopefully, eliminated altogether.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mangosteen Is Good For You

One early morning as I was doing the regular brisk walking at Segamat Country Club, my friend LPY joined in. While walking, he noticed that I could not catch up his pace due to my pain in my left knee and also pain on my right leg. Then he started talking about the mangosteen juice and he told me that one of his friends who had the same problems as mine somehow recovered after drinking the mangosteen juice. This prompted me to search for more information on mangosteen from the internet. I am more interested on the bnefits of mangosteen, whether it can enhance our immune system and slow down our aging process.

I remember that my late parents used to tell me to eat the mangosteen fruits after eating durian. Durian has been referred to “King of the fruits” while mangosteen has been know as “Queen of the fruits". There were few mangosteen trees planted in the compound of the manager’s bungalow in Regent Estate, Gemencheh, Negeri Sembilan, when I managed the estate from January 1994 to June 1995. My family and my staff used to enjoy eating the mangosteen fruits during the fruiting season. We had the fun to choose and pick the fruits we liked from the trees to taste the juicy flesh of the fruits. It was so delicious!

Accordingly, mangosteen fruits can strengthen the immune system of our bodies because of the presence of more than 40 different Xanthones, the phytonutrients. This may help to fight infections and also protect against certain diseases (such as arthritis, moderate asthma, diabetes, prostate cancer and heart disease). Mangosteen fruit is also a rich source of antioxidants; well-known to delay aging process. Other research reports also showed that the mangosteen fruit contains many natural supplements and vitamins.

No wonder we always feel more energetic and rejuvenated after eating mangosteen fruits regularly. All in all, mangosteen is good for you!

(For information on mangosteen juice, click and visit )

Saturday, December 13, 2008


A very valuable lesson to learn ...
Interesting quote from the movie 'Why did I get married?'

In most cases, especially in relationships, you will only get 80% of what you NEED and you will hardly get the other 20% that you WANT in your relationship. There is always another person (man or women) that you will meet and that will offer you the other 20% which is lacking in your relationship that you WANT And believe me, 20% looks really good when you are not getting it at all in your current relationship.

But the problem is that you will always be tempted to leave that good 80% that you know you have, thinking that you will get something better with the other 20% that you WANT. But as reality has proven, in most cases, you will always end up with having the 20% that you WANT and loosing the 80% that you really NEED and that you already had.

Be careful in deciding between what you WANT and NEED in your life.

Adultery happens when you start looking for what you don't have. 'Wow, this girl in my office is a real looker. But it's not her Wynona Rider features that got me. I'm crazy about her because she's also understanding, intelligent, tender - so many things that my spouse is not'

Somewhere along the way, you'll find a woman or a man who will be more charming or sensitive. More alluring. More thoughtful. Richer. Have greater sex appeal. And you will find a woman or man who will need you and pursue you and go loco over you more than your spouse ever did.

Because no wife or husband is perfect. Because a spouse will only have 80% of what you're looking for. So adultery takes place when a husband or wife looks for the missing 20%. Let's say your wife is melancholic by nature. You may find yourself drawn to the pretty clerk who has a cherry laugh no matter what she says: 'I broke my arm yesterday, Hahahaha . . ..'

Or because your wife is a homebody in slippers and pajamas, smelling of garlic and fish oil, you may fall for a fresh-smelling young sales representative that visits your office in a sharp black blazer, high heels, and a red pencil-cut skirt. Or because your husband is the quiet type, your heart may skip a beat when you meet an old college flame who has the makings of a talk show host.

But wait! That's only 20% of what you don't have.
Don't throw away the 80% that you already have!

That's not all. Add to your spouse's 80% the 100% that represents all the years that you have been with each other. The storms you have weathered together. The unforgettable moments of sadness and joy as a couple. The many adjustments you have made to love the other. The wealth of memories that you've accumulated as lovers.

Adultery happens when you start looking for what you don't have.

But faithfulness happens when you start thanking God for what you already have.

But I'm not just talking about marriage.
I'm talking about life!

About your jobs.
About your friends.
About your children.
About your lifestyles.

Are you like the economy airline passenger that perennially peeks through the door of the first class cabin, obsessed with what he's missing? 'They have got more leg room! Oh my, their food is served in porcelain! Wow, their seats recline at an 80% angle and they've got personal videos!'

I guarantee you'll be miserable for the entire trip! Don't live your life like that. Forget about what the world says is first class. Do you know that there are many first class passengers who are miserable in first class -- because they are not riding in a private Lear Jet?

The main message?

If you start appreciating what you have right now, wherever you are, you are first class!


I wish to share this write up forwarded from a friend.
It’s an important message for us:

Be thankful of what you have. Don’t try to look for the little that you don’t have and ended up losing of what you already have. Learn to be satisfied and be contented. Always be happy of what you can afford to possess and then you won’t feel uncomfortable and upset of what you can’t afford to pay.

How true it is that “If you start appreciating what you have right now, wherever you are, you are first class!”

Monday, December 8, 2008


Got this write up forwarded to me by a friend. Please read and pass on to your friends and relatives who are diabetic. I believe it’s worth trying. Make it your favourite drink.
Last month in one of TV program I learned of a treatment of Sugar Level (Diabetes). Since I am diabetic, I tried it and it was very useful and my Sugar Level is in control now. In fact I have already reduced my medicine.

Take two pieces of Lady’s Finger (Okra) or known as Bhindi in South Asia and remove/cut both ends of each piece. Also put a small cut in the middle and put these two pieces in glass of water. Cover the glass and keep it at room temperature during night. Early morning, before breakfast simply remove two pieces of Lady’s Finger (Okra) from the glass and drink that water.

Keep doing it on daily basis. Within two weeks, you will see remarkable results in reduction of your SUGAR.

My sister has got rid of her diabetes. She was on Insulin for a few years, but after taking the Lady’s Finger (Okra) every morning for a few months, she has stopped Insulin but continues to take the Lady’s Finger (Okra) every day. But she chops the Lady’s Finger (Okra) into fine pieces in the night, adds the water and drinks it all up the next morning.

Please try it as it will not do you any harm even if it does not do much good to you, but you have to keep taking it for a few months before you can see results, as most cases might be chronic.


After reading it, I searched the internet to check on more information relating to the claim of Lady’s Finger (Okra) for treatment of sugar level. It is called bendi in Bahasa Malaysia. I wish to share the relevant information that I have found in various websites:

Okra is good for preventing diabetes. Okra is good in normalizing the blood sugar and cholesterol level. A person started eating 6 pieces Lady’s Finger (Okra) and within 2 months, his blood sugar has dropped from 135 to 98.

The mucilage and superior fiber found in Okra helps to stabilize blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract. In India, okra has been used successfully in experimental blood plasma replacements. - Sylvia W. Zook, PhD. (Nutritionist)

Many natural foods also help with blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetes. These include sage, buckwheat, Okra, peas, brewer's yeast, fenugreek seeds, and broccoli and other greens. These foods help because they are high in fiber. Certain herbs also reportedly help, including hawthorn, nettle, ginger, ginseng, and garlic. – Milos pesic


A person, suffering from constipation for the past 20 years and recently from acid reflux, started eating 6 pieces of “Lady’s Finger” or Okra within the last 2 months. Since then, he has not taken any other medication. Now, his blood sugar has dropped from 135 to 98 and his cholesterol and acid reflux are also under control.

According to Ms. Sylvia Zook PhD (Nutritionist) of University of Illinois, Okra has several benefits:

1) The superior fiber found in Okra helps to stabilize blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract.

2) Okra's mucilage binds cholesterol and bile acid carrying toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver.

3) Okra helps lubricate the large intestines due to its bulk laxative qualities. The Okra fiber absorbs water and ensures bulk in stools. This helps prevent and improve constipation. Unlike harsh wheat bran, which can irritate or injure the intestinal tract, Okra's mucilage soothes, and Okra facilitates elimination more comfortably by its slippery characteristic. Okra binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acids). These, if not evacuated, will cause numerous health problems. Okra also assures easy passage out of waste from the body. Okra is completely non-toxic, non-habit forming, has no adverse side effects, is full of nutrients, and is economically within reach of most unlike the OTC drugs.

4) Okra fiber is excellent for feeding the good bacteria (probiotics). This contributes to the health of the intestinal tract. These are similar to the ones proliferate by the yoghurt in the small intestine and helps biosynthesis of Vitamin B complex.

5) Okra is good for summer heat treatment. Okra is a supreme vegetable for those feeling weak, exhausted, and suffering from depression.

6) Okra is used for healing ulcers and to keep joints limber. It helps to neutralize acids, being very alkaline, and provides a temporary protective coating for the digestive tract.

7) Okra treats lung inflammation, sore throat, and irritable bowel.

8) In India, Okra has been used successfully in experimental blood plasma replacements. To retain most of Okra's nutrients and self-digesting enzymes, it should be cooked as little as possible, e.g. with low heat or lightly steamed. Some eat it raw.

Other benefits reported:

Okra is an ideal vegetable for weight loss and is storehouse of health benefits provided it is cooked over low flame to retain its properties. This also to ensure that the invaluable mucilage contained in it is not lost to high heat.

For adding bounce your hair, boil horizontally sliced Okra till the brew become maximally slimy. Cool it and add a few droops of lemon and use this as the last rinse and see your hair spring back to youthfulness and jump.

Okra is an excellent laxative treats irritable bowels, heals ulcers and sooths the gastrointestinal track.

Protein and oil contained in the seeds of Okra serves as the source of first-rate vegetable protein. It is enriched with amino acids on the likes of tryptophan, cystine and other sulfur amino acids.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This anti-inflammatory activity may curtail the development of asthma symptoms. A large preliminary study has shown that young children with asthma experience significantly less wheezing if they eat a diet high in fruits rich in vitamin C. 1/2 cup of cooked Okra contains over 13 mg of vitamin C.

Diets high in insoluble fiber, such as those containing Okra, are associated with protection against heart disease in both men and women.

The insoluble fiber found in Okra helps to keep the intestinal tract healthy, decreasing the risk of some forms of cancer, especially colon-rectal cancer.

Eating plenty of flavonoid and vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables such as Okra helps to support the structure of capillaries.

1/2 cup of cooked Okra contains 460 IU of vitamin A. Some studies have reported that eating more foods rich in beta-carotene or vitamin A was associated with a lower risk of cataracts.

A study (JAMA July 23, 2003) showed that consuming a "dietary portfolio" of vegetarian foods lowered cholesterol nearly as well as the prescription drug lovastatin (Mevacor). The diet was rich in soluble fiber from oats, barley, psyllium, eggplant and Okra. It used soy substitutes instead of meat and milk and included almonds and cholesterol-lowering margarine every day.

A controlled trial showed that eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables containing folic acid, beta-carotene, and vitamin C effectively lowered homocysteine levels. Healthy people were assigned to either a diet containing a pound of fruits and vegetables per day, or to a diet containing 3 1/2 ounces (99g) of fruits and vegetables per day. After four weeks, those eating the higher amount of fruits and vegetables had an 11 percent lower homocysteine level compared to those eating the lower amount of fruits and vegetables. Okra is a storehouse of vitamins (A, B6 & C) and folic acid.


If you like to eat Lady’s Finger (Okra), and if you have constipation problem, then give it a try. Eating 6 pieces of Lady’s Finger (Okra) everyday for 2 months is certainly good for you.

I prefer to steam the fresh young pods of Lady’s Finger (Okra). I also like to put them in boiling water for few minutes and then take them out and cool them on a plate before eating. Taste good (being soft and tender) by adding a little olive oil and soy sauce.

There are many ways of cooking Lady’s Finger (Okra), such as fried with dried shrimp or ikan bilis with belacan (Malaysian shrimp paste) and added some red chilies. My wife likes to prepare yong tau foo (酿豆腐) with Lady’s Finger (Okra) as well, besides using bean curd (tau foo), bitter gourd, brinjal (eggplant) and chilies. When she cooks curry fish head or tom yam fish head, she always adds more Lady’s Finger (Okra) because her children including me, her hubby, like eating Lady’s Finger (Okra).

If you are like my old friend, Tan Jing Ming, loves woking (i.e. cooking)in the kitchen besides walking and talking, then go search the net for many Okra Recipes. Enjoy your delicious dishes and stay healthy.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Our noses have left and right nostrils. Are these nostrils having the same function for inhaling (breathe in) and exhaling (breathe out)?
Kita meiliki hidung berlubang disebelah kiri dan disebelah kanan, apakah fungsinya sama untuk menghirup dan membuang nafas?

Actually it’s not the same and we can feel the difference. Accordingly, the right side represents the sun and the left side represents the moon.
Sebenarnya fungsinya tidak sama dan dapat kita rasakan bedanya; sebelah kanan mewakili matahari (mengeluarkan panas) dan sebelah kiri mewakili bulan ( mengeluarkan dingin).

When having headache, try to close your right nostril and use your left nostril to do breathing for about 5 min. The headache will be gone.
Jika sakit kepala, cobalah menutup lubang hidung sebelah kanan dan bernafaslah melalui hidung sebelah kiri dan lakukan kira-kira 5 menit, sakit kepala akan sembuh.

If you feel too tired, do it the opposite way. Close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel refresh again.
Jika Anda merasa lelah, lakukan bolak-balik. Tutup lubang hidung sebelah kiri dan bernafaslah melalui hidung sebelah kanan. Tak lama kemudian, Anda akan merasakan segar kembali.

Because the right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily. The left side gets cold easily.
Sebab lubang hidung sebelah kanan mengeluarkan panas, sehingga gampang sekali panas, Lubang hidung sebelah kiri mengeluarkan dingin..

Women breathe mainly with their left nostril, so they get calm down easily.
Perempuan bernafas lebih dengan hidung sebelah kiri, sehingga hatinya gampang sekali dingin.

Men breathe mostly with their right nostril, so they get angry easily.
Laki-laki bernafas lebih dengan hidung sebelah kanan, sehingga gampang sekali marah.

When we wake up, do we notice which nostril breathes faster? Is it the left side or the right side?
Apakah Anda ada memperhatikan pada saat bangun, lubang hidung sebelah mana yang bernafas lebih cepat ? Sebelah kiri atau kanan ?

If the left nostril breathes faster, you will feel very tired. Close your left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing and you will get refresh quickly.
Jika lubang hidung sebelah kiri bernafas lebih cepat, Anda akan merasa sangat lelah. Tutuplah lubang hidung sebelah kiri dan gunakan lubang hidung sebelah kanan untuk bernafas, Anda akan merasa segar kembali dengan cepat.

You can teach your kids about it. The effect of breathing therapy is much better for adults.
Cara tersebut boleh diajarkan kepada anak-anak, tetapi efeknya akan lebih baik diterapkan kepada orang dewasa.

I used to have painful headache. When consulted a doctor, he told me jokingly," You will be all right if you get married!" The doctor did not bullshit me as he had his theory and supported with testimony.
以前我曾經頭痛,痛得非常厲害,去看醫生,醫生說 "你去結婚就好了!" 醫生說得沒錯,他有理論根據。
Saya biasanya merasakan sakit kepala, dan rasanya nyeri. Kemudian saya berobat ke dokter dan beliau mengatakan ,”Anda akan sembuh jika berumah tangga!” Dokter itu tidak bicara omong kosong. Apa yang dia sampaikan didukung dengan teori dan kesaksian.

During that time, I used to have headache every night and I was not able to study. I took medicine but I was not cured.
Pada saat itu, setiap malam saya merasakan sakit kepala dan tidak dapat belajar. Saya makan obat, tetapi tidak dapat sembuh..

One night as I sat down to medidate, I closed my right nostril and breathed with my left nostril. In less than a week, it seemed that my headache problem had left me! I continued doing it for about a month and since then there was no recurrence of headache in me.
Pada suatu malam. saya duduk bersemedi dan menutup lubang hidung sebelah kanan dan bernafas dengan lubang hidung sebelah kiri. Dalam kurang dari satu minggu, sakit kepala saya sembuh. Saya teruskan melakukannya selama 1 bulan, sejak malam itu sampai sekarang , sakit kepala saya tidak kambuh lagi.

This is my own experience. I used to tell others who also suffer headache to try this method as it was effective for me. It also works for those who have tried as well. This is a natural therapy, unlike taking medicines for a long time may have side effect. So, why don't you try it out?
Ini adalah yang saya alami sendiri. Saya beritahukan kepada orang lain, jika sakit kepala, boleh mencoba cara tersebut, sebab sangat efektif buat saya. Banyak orang pun telah mencoba dan berhasil. Ini adalah terapi alami, tidak seperti memakan obat dalam jangka panjang akan ada efek sampingnya. Jadi kenapa Anda tidak mencobanya ?

Practice the correct ways of breathing (breathe in and breathe out) and your body will be in a very relaxing condition.
Selalulah mecoba terapi perrnafasan ini, tubuh Anda akan merasa sangat tenang sekali (rileks).


The Indonesian version was translated by Efendi Doloksaribu, my ex-colleague in Sawit Mas Group. We feel that we should also share this important information of Breathing Therapy to some of our Indonesian friends who do not read English and Chinese.

The English version has been edited for better understanding.

When I joined the local Gym Club in Segamat about a week ago after my return from Indonesia for retirement, I was taught by instructors, Sam and Peter Tan, to do the Qigong breathing, i.e. to breathe in air into the stomach (abdomen) through the nose until it expands out like a balloon. Then hold the breath in for a moment, and then breathe out the air slowly through the nose and not through the mouth. I was told to repeat this breathing exercise for 10 times or practice it for about 5 minutes. While doing it, I was reminded to relax my face and my mind but concentrate on my breathing. I find that with more air breathe in (i.e. more oxygen supply), it helps to increase my energy and reduce tension.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dear GOD, I Beg You!

Feeling at a loss with what to do with an irritating and unjust BOSS?

Unfair, unjust, always picking on you - well the list may be too long...?

This prayer may be of HELP to you.


GOD, if you give me the power, I'll hug him and say THANK YOU!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

FRESH INGREDIENTS: Healing and cleansing with barley

High in fibre, barley is also a kidney cleanser . Better yet, regular intake of it helps prevent heart disease .

EU KHAW writes :-

BARLEY water was always a regular drink when we were still living at home. Whenever we had to go for a medical exam that included a urine test, my mum would make us drink barley water a day before it to make sure we got a positive result!

My mother was a wise woman. I later found out from an Australian naturopath that barley is known to be a kidney cleanser, and he happily downed glasses of it at a meal we had in a coffeeshop here.

Barley is good for your intestinal health too. Try to eat the barley grains you find in your drink or sweet broth with fu chook (beancurd skin) and ginkgo nuts.

It's high in fibre which feeds the friendly bacteria in the colon and helps speed up the transit of fecal matter in it. In this way it helps prevent haemorrhoids and colon
The propionic acid and beta glucan from barley's insoluble fibre also help lower cholesterol and prevent the formation of gallstones.

Eating barley regularly is a preventive step against heart disease as, besides the fibre content, it is also high in niacin, a B vitamin good for lowering cholesterol.

should eat more barley as the fibre will prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high. It also provides relief from constipation or diarrhoea for those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Barley is rich in selenium which prevents cancer and relieves symptoms of asthma and arthritis. It is a good source of manganese, copper and phosphorous. Malt sugar comes from sprouted barley which, when fermented, is an ingredient in beer and other alcoholic beverages.

Barley, whose Latin name is Hordeum vulgare, has been cultivated for more than 10,000 years. Since ancient times, barley has been used for healing purposes and has been known to the Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Athletes in Greece and Rome in those days were known to eat barley bread to give them strength.

Besides the usual things we do with barley, I enjoy having it in a western soup. The larger pearl barley is used and I love the sticky bite of it.

Here's a recipe for barley soup:-

Barley soup with roasted garlic

1 cup pearl barley
5 cloves whole garlic, roasted
2 litres chicken stock, steeped from 1 chicken breasts simmered in 3 litres water
2 tbsps vegetable oil

2 large onions, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
150g turkey ham, cut up
1 tsp ground white pepper
1 tsps sea salt or to taste
1 tbsp chopped parsley


1. Wash barley and soak it in a bowl of water for three hours. Drain.

2. Heat oil in pan & fry onions. Add carrots & celery, then the barley & fry for 3 minutes.

3. Add chicken stock, pepper & roasted garlic, simmer over low heat for at least 1 hour, or until barley is soft.

Add salt to taste and serve the soup garnished with chopped parsley.


Barley with lime is my favourite drink (No ice and no sugar).

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Cancer Killer in Your Kitchen

The powerful healing effects of ginger have been well documented. It's a proven remedy for upset stomach. Reams of studies show that it inhibits inflamation. And there is substantial evidence that it fights cancer, too.

For instance, a recent University of Michigan study showed that when ginger was added to ovarian cancer cells in the laboratory, it caused the cancer cells to self-destruct (a process known as 'apoptosis').

In a separate study at the University of Minnesota, researchers injected colon cancer cells into mice that were bred to have no immune system. Half of these mice were routinely fed gingerol, the main active component in ginger. The researchers found that the mice that were fed gingerol lived longer, their tumors were smaller, and the cancer did not spread as widely as in the control group.

With all these health benefits, you should be using ginger as often as you can. The best way I've found to get a healthy serving of ginger is to juice it. Two or three days a week, I juice an apple or two, some carrots, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and a big piece of ginger root. The ginger gives the drink a great flavor and a powerful anti-cancer kick. I highly recommend that you try it.


In October 2001, we went back to Da Bu (my late father's birthplace) in Guangdong Province, China. After travelling for long hour from Xiamen, we arrived our aunty's house quite late in the night and we were feeling cold. Luckily for us, the boiled ginger drink had been prepared for us to warm up our body temperature upon our arrival.

In fact, I do boil smashed ginger with brown sugar or gula Melaka whenever I feel my stomach is bloated with "wind". I have also tried to replace the brown sugar with honey. Sometime I also add in pumpkin slices and taste good.

One day in March 2008 as we decided to travel to Aceh at night, we decided to stop at a place near Bastagi for "bandrek", a traditional beverage boiled with ginger (jahe in Bahasa Indonesia) and other ingredients such as cinammon, cloves, lemon grass, chillies and palm sugar, to warm ourselves during the cold night. This was the first time I tasted it and I started to search for it in Medan. It seems that "bandrek" with or without milk can reduce fatigue, reduce "wind" in the stomach, decrease joint pain from arthritis, prevent and cure rhumatism and control poor dietary habits. It also has a healing effect on sore throat.

I come to understand that ginger drink in Phillipines is known as "salabat".

In Malaysia, we used to enjoy drinking ginger tea or teh halia tarik in mamak stalls.

Do go for ginger drink and make it your favourite drink now knowing that it has a powerful anti-cancer kick!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins


1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's amino's or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intes tina l tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic build up.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


This is an excellent article on cancer. Please pass it on to your loved one and friends.

Change our lifestyles and eating habits.

"Prevention is always better than cure !"

Friday, October 17, 2008

MM Lee says rethinking of global financial system needed

Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said when the current financial crisis is over; there will be a rethinking of the international financial system.

In the next 10 to 30 years, the Indian and Chinese currencies may also have to be figured into the equation.

Mr. Lee was speaking on Friday at a dialogue session that was part of the Global Indian Diaspora Conference held in Singapore.

He said: "You will have to factor in over the next 10, 20
years; India will be playing a bigger role. The Rupee will become an important world currency as the Indian community grows so will the Chinese Yuan or Renminbi.

"All these will have to be factored into the global financial system. I see that this has to be an inevitable trend - as the economy of the world, the central gravity, shifts from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

"It may take 10, 20, 30 years. Definitely by 20 years, 30 years, China will equal the US in total GDP. India will be bigger than any European country."


We shall know by then, sir?

For the moment, just tighten our belts.

One thing keeps puzzling us: Why is that when Wall Street tumbled, USD went up!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Under weakly alkaline condition, cancerous cells are not able to grow, or even to survive.
Dalam kondisi darah dengan pH basah, sel kanker tak bisa bertumbuh, atau pun berkembang.

These are real cases which are very important. Please read patiently and pass this on. Even if you had read it, you should read it again, especially the list of acidic and alkaline food stuff. It’s best to read it several times and remember them. Please read this article in full patience. It helps to improve and maintain your health.
實案例,很重要,請耐心看完,請轉寄哦! 即使看過了還是要再看,尤其下面的酸鹼性食物最好多看幾次,就可以記住了。 請耐心看完這篇文章,對自身健康很有幫助。
Ada beberapa kasus yang terjadi dan sangat penting. Mohon baca dengan sabar dan sampaikan kasus tersebut kepada orang lain. Jika Anda sudah membaca, ulangi baca kembali, terutama menu berkaitan dengan makanan yang ber pH asam dan ber pH basah. Bacalah beberapa kali supaya bisa mengingat menu makanan tersebut. Sekali lagi mohon baca dengan penuh sabar. Ini sangat bermanfaat untuk kesehatan Anda sendiri dan juga keluarga.

About 30 years ago, a Mr. Zhang who worked in the Public Sales Department of a Taipei Brewery, sat for Overseas Study Selection Examination, and passed with flying colours. Before leaving, unfortunately, the medical examination at a public hospital discovered that he had a tumour growth in his lung about the size of a child's fist. Thus, he was not able to make the overseas trip for further study.
三十多年前有一位服務於公賣局台北啤酒廠的張先生,參加該啤酒場選派技術人員到 國外深造的考試,以優異的成績及格。在出國前經某公立醫院體檢發現,罹患有像小孩拳頭大小的肺部腫瘤,因而不能出國。
30 tahun yang lalu, Pak Zhang berkerja di Departemen Penjualan Umum, PT Taipei Brewery. Beliau telah mengikuti Ujian Seleksi untuk melanjutkan sekolah di luar negeri, dan beliau lulus dengan nilai tertinggi. Kasihan, sebelum beliau berangkat dilakukan pemeriksaan kesehatannya di rumah sakit umum dan ditemukan tumor ganas di dalam paru-parunya, sebesar kepalan tangan seorang anak. Dengan demikian, harapan melanjutkan pelajarannya di luar negeri pupus.

Mr. Zhang was very disappointed. He had the feeling that the diagnosis could be wrong. So he went for a 2nd check-up in another hospital but the result confirmed that there was no error in the previous diagnosis. The young Mr. Zhang was in great despair after the confirmation. He made several calls to Mr. Wei, his old classmate who was the Mayor’s secretary of Huangsun County, Taidong County Government.
Pak Zhang merasa sangat kecewa. Dia menduga bahwa hasil pemeriksaan itu mungkin bisa salah. Jadi dia lalu pergi ke rumah sakit lain untuk memeriksakan kembali tetapi hasil pemeriksaan kali ini pun positif juga. Maka Pak Zhang, yang masih muda, putus harapan setelah dikonfirmasi bahwa dia benar-benar terkena penyakit kanker paru-paru. Dia pun menelpon beberapa kali kepada Pak Wei, teman sekelasnya, yang bertugas sebagai sekretaris Walikota Daerah Huangsun, Pemerintah Wilayah Taidong.

On hearing the sad news, Mr. Wei rushed to Taipei to see Mr. Zhang on Sunday. Mr. Zhang briefed Mr. Wei in detail about his despair and pessimism, and entrusted his friend regarding his affairs after his death. It happened that Mr. Wei was a good friend of Dr Lu Geling, who in 1949-55 was in charge of the Maijie Hospital, and was a researcher and specialist in cancer.
Setelah mendengar berita sedih dari Pak Zhang, kemudian Pak Wei pun langsung berangkat ke Taipei pada hari minggu menemuinya. Pak Zhang, dengan putus harapan dan sangat pessimis, memberitahukan Pak Wei hal penyakit yang buruk itu dengan panjang lebar, dan meminta temannya membantu mengurus hal-hal pribadinya jika dia meninggal dunia. Pak Wei lalu teringat teman baiknya, Dr. Lu, yang memimpin Rumah Sakit Maijie pada tahun 1949-55. Beliau adalah seorang peneliti dan spesialis penyakit kanker.

He suggested to Mr. Zhang to seek Dr Lu’s treatment immediately. Mr. Zhang initially refused to consult doctor anymore as the result might add further misery to him. But Mr. Wei said that he had called Dr Lu and made an appointment with him. So Mr. Zhang felt obligated and went with Mr. Wei to meet Dr Lu.
Dia minta Pak Zhang menjumpai Dr. Lu untuk perobatan dengan segera. Pada awalnya Pak Zhang tidak mau berkonsultasi dengan doctor lagi karena hasil pemeriksaan baru akan menambah kesengsaraan untuknya. Tetapi kata Pak Wei sudah buat janji dengan Dr. Lu. Jadi Pak Zhang pun merasa wajib menemui Dr. Lu didampingi Pak Wei.

When meeting Mr. Zhang, Dr Lu said: " Mr. Wei is my best friend and he has introduced you to me. We are fated to know each other. Let me ask you do you know why is that cancer is referred to as terminal illness?” Both Mr. Zhang and Mr. Wei did not know how to answer.
Waktu bertemu, Dr. Lu berkata,”Pak Wei adalah teman baik saya. Boleh dikatakan perkenalan ini merupakan satu pertemuan yang sangat baik. Saya mau bertanya kenapa penyakit kanker adalah yang mematikan?” Pak Zhang dan Pak Wei tidak bisa menjawab.

Dr Lu explained: " There are only 2 approaches so far to treat cancer today. The 1st is to destroy the source of the disease. The 2nd is to increase the immunity to fight the disease. But the strange thing is that, whether we use Cobalt 60 or other drugs to destroy the cancerous cells, before they are killed, the good cells are destroyed first. On the other hand, no matter what nutrients or supplements we use, before the good cells have a chance to absorb them, the cancer cells have taken them up. This simply speeds up the growth of cancer. Therefore, both approaches are doomed to fail, that is why cancer is terminal."
Dr. Lu menjelaskan,” Sampai saat ini cumah ada 2 cara digunakan untuk mengobati penyakit kanker. Yang pertama harus menghilangkan bibit penyakit kanker. Yang kedua meningkatkan kekebalan tubuh terhadap penyakit kanker. Nah, walaupun Cobalt 60 atau obat-obatan lain digunakan, yang mengherankan sekali, sel kanker belum bisa dimatikan, tetapi yang telah dimatikan adalah sel yang sehat. Juga apa pun bahan gizi atau suplemen yang dimakan, sel kanker dengan cepat mengabsorsi gizi atau suplemen tersebut sebelum sel sehat mengabsorsinya. Ini mengakibatkan sel kanker berkembang cepat dalam tubuh. Dengan demikian, boleh dikatakan kedua cara pengobatan ini akan gagal dan menyebabkan kematian.”

Dr Lu continues: "Human beings are the most intelligent creatures and they had successfully put men on the moon. But why there is no one ever questioned the above 2 approaches for cancer treatment which lead to ultimate death, and try to look for a 3rd approach? When I was conducting clinical research in Majie Hospital, I had many opportunities to work with many colleagues who had assisted me in the hospital. I found out that the blood tests of cancer patients showed 100% acidic results.
Dr. Lu meneruskan,”Manusia adalah makhluk yang paling cerdas dan telah sukses mengantar angkasawan ke bulan. Kenapa tidak ada seorang pun yang bertanya kedua cara pengobatan penyakit kanker tersebut yang gagal dan menyebabkan kematian dan tidak mengusahakan dengan cara pengobatan yang ke3? Waktu saya buat penelitian klinis di Rumah Sakit Majie, ada banyak kesempatan untuk saya berkerja sama dengan kolega yang sering membantu saya. Pendapat saya dari hasil pemeriksaan tersebut bahwa darah pasien kanker menujukkan 100% pHnya asam.

Those Buddhist monks and nuns who are long term vegetarians and live very close to Nature, their blood are prevalently weakly alkaline and none of them has yet been detected of any cancer illness. Therefore, I can boldly concluded that under weakly alkaline condition, cancerous cells are not able to grow, or even to survive.
Ternyata rahib dan nun budda yang tinggal dilingkungan alam dan hanya makan sayur selama hidupnya, darah mereka rata-rata dalam kondisi darah ber pH basah yang rendah dan tidak ada satu pun diantara mereka dideteksi penyakit kanker. Dengan demikian, saya berani berpendapat dalam kondisi darah ber pH basah yang rendah, sel kanker tidak akan bertumbuh atau pun berkembang.

Mr. Zhang, I would suggest that starting from now you must reduce your intake of the acidic meaty dishes. Consume more alkaline food. Also you can take green algae and soup made from water chestnuts with skin. Modify your physical condition, and try seriously to have a regular life style which is close to Nature. If you live for another 5 years, you should have no further problem. Best of luck.”
Pak Zhang, saya sarankan bahwa mulai sekarang kamu mengurangi makanan daging dan mengkonsumsi makanan sayur-sayuran. Kamu bisa makan ganggang hijau dan sup kenari. Mengubah kondisi tubuh dan mencoba serius cara hidup didalam lingkungan alam. Jika kamu akan hidup dalam 5 tahun ini, kamu sudah aman. Kamu akan bernasib baik.”

Mr. Zhang followed Dr Lu's suggestion and was serious in changing his eating habits. Every day, he ate green algae, drank chestnut soup, became optimistic and did an appropriate amount of exercise. One year later, he went back to the same public hospital for a check up. It was found that the tumour not only did not increase in size, but was also skrinking. It’s a miracle to the hospital staff who examined him. Five years later, the tumour had shrunk to almost disappearing stage. Now after almost 40 years, Mr. Zhang's health is totally normal, and is living a very pleasant life.
Pak Zhang mengikuti nasehat Dr. Lu dengan serius untuk merubah kebiasaan pola makan. Setiap hari dia makan ganggang hijau, minum sup kenari dan membuat dia optimis melakukan olahraga yang cukup. Satu tahun kemudian, dia melakukan pemeriksaan kesehatannya di rumah sakit yang sama. Dari hasil pemeriksaan menunjukkan bahwa tumor kanker tidak bertambah besar tetapi semakin mengecil. Ini adalah satu keajaiban untuk staff rumah sakit yang memeriksa dia. Lima tahun kemudian, tumor kanker hampir hilang seluruhnya. Sekarang sudah hampir 40 tahun, kesehatan Pak Zhang benar-benar sudah normal dan kehidupannya sangat menyenangkan.

After Mr. Zhang’s case, a Mr. Chen Tianshou, who was previously Head of the General Administration of the Taidong Provincial Hospital, was also diagnosed with lung cancer. When Mr. Wei knew about it, he told Mr. Chen what Mr. Zhang had gone through. Mr. Chen started to follow Dr Lu’s recommendation of changing his physical condition. Just like the case of Mr. Zhang, he was able to recover fully from the cancer.
Setelah kasus Pak Zhang, Pak Chen Tianshou, seorang mantan Kapala Admintrasi Umum di Rumah Sakit Provinsi Taidong, juga didiagnosa terkena penyakit kanker paru-paru. Saat diketahui Pak Wei, dia menceritakan kepada Pak Chen apa yang terjadi kepada Pak Zhang. Pak Chen pun mengikuti rekomendasi Dr. Lu untuk merubah pola makan sama seperti yang dilakukan oleh Pak Zhang. Dan akhirnya, Pak Chen pun sembuh dari penyakit kanker.

At that time, Dr. Lu and his family had migrated to the United States. When he returned to Taiwan and met up with Mr. Wei, he was told of the 2 cases of Mr. Zhang and Mr. Chen. Mr. Wei suggested that let both of them make detailed briefings in person, so that Dr. Lu could publish a report on this self-curing method.
Pada saat itu, Dr. Lu dan keluarganya sudah migrasi ke Amerika. Waktu dia pulang ke Taiwan dan bertemu Pak Wei, diberitahkan kabar kesembuhan Pak Zhang dan Pak Chen. Pak Wei mengusulkan kepada Dr. Lu supaya Pak Zhang dan Pak Chen melapor sendiri tentang kesembuhannya. Diharap Dr. Lu bisa menerbitkan satu pelaporan mengenai metode penyembuhan penyakit kanker dengan merubah pola makan.

Dr Lu very humbly replied: 'I am too old and I do not have any clinical records of the cases. Please tell your friends and relatives, if they agree, please continue and spread the words to others”
Dengan rendah hati, Dr. Lu menjawab,” Saya sudah usia tua dan tidak ada catatan klinis dua kasus ini. Beritahukan aja kepada teman-teman dan pamili, dan jika mereka setuju, mereka dapat menyampaikan juga kepada orang lain."

One should take care of oneself and also should be caring about others. 85% of cancer patients are having acidic condition in their physical bodies.
Siapa pun harus menjaga sendiri kesehatannya dan juga mau peduli dengan kesehatan orang lain. Sebanyak 85% pasien penyakit kanker, darahnya menunjukkan ber pH asam yang tinggi didalam tubuhnya.

Blood of healthy persons is weakly alkaline in nature, with a pH of about 7.35 to 7.45.
Darah orang sehat dinyatakan dangan ber pH basah yang rendah, yiaitu pHnya 7.35 – 7.45.

Babies' blood is also weakly alkaline.
Darah bayi juga begitu, dalam kondisi ber pH basah yang rendah.

As adults age, their bloods become more acidic in nature.
Dengan bertambahnya usia, maka orang dewasa darahnya menjadi lebih ber pH asam tinggi secara alami.

According to a study of body fluid of 600 cancer patients, 85% of the patients are in acidic physical condition. Therefore, how to maintain the weakly alkaline nature of our body is the 1st step from keeping oneself from illness.
Menurut penelitian yang dilakukan terhadap sample darah 600 orang pasien penyakit kanker , sebanyak 85% diantara mereka menunjukkan ber pH asam yang tinggi. Bagaimana menjaga darah yang ber pH basah rendah adalah langkah yang pertama untuk menghindari penyakit kanker.

Acidic physical condition manifests itself in following ways:
Kondisi darah ber pH asam mengambarkan hal-hal berikut:

1. Skin without luster.
1. Kulit tidak bersinar.

2. Athlete's foot.
2. Penyakit kaki karena kutu air.

3. Feeling tired even after a little exercise, and feeling sleepy the moment one gets into a bus.
3. Cepat merasa lelah setelah olahraga ringan dan mengantuk setelah naik bis.

4. Easily out of breathe after going up and down the stairs.
4. Setelah naik turun tangga terengah-engah.

5. Fat and with lower stomach protruding,
5. Gemuk dengan perut buncit.

6. Move slowly and movement lethargic.
6. Lamban bergerak dan lesu.

Why does the body physical condition turn acidic?
Mengapa kondisi darah dalam tubuh bisa berubah menjadi ber pH asam?

1. Excessive intake of dairy acidic food.
1. Terlalu banyak meminum susu dan memakan mentega dan keju.

a) Meats, dairy products, eggs, beef, ham, etc are acidic food
a) Daging, makanan seperti susu, mentega, keju, telur, daging sapi, daging babi asin, dll adalah makanan yang ber pH asam.

b) Taking too much acidic food will cause the blood to become acidic and viscous, difficult to flow to the end of blood vessels, leading to cold feet or knee, stiff shoulders and insomnia.
b) Terlalu banyak makanan ber pH asam akan menyebabkan pH darah asam dan kental, sehingga peredaran darah tidak lancar ke ujung pembuluh darah , mengakibatkan kaki/lutut dingin, bahu berat dan susah tidur.

c) For those who are young and strong, it’s alright to consume suitable quantity of meats, but for older people, vegetables or small fishes are the more suitable diet.
c) Untuk orang-orang muda boleh mengkomsumsi daging dengan porsi yang wajar tetapi untuk orang-orang tua, agar mengkomsumsi sayur-sayuran dan ikan dengan porsi kecil.

2. Any irregularity in the pace of life will cause the body physical condition to become acidic.
2. Kehidupan tidak teratur menyebabkan kondisi pisik tubuh dengan darah ber pH Asam.

a) Irregular pace in life will lead to mental and physical stress
a) Kehidupan tidak teratur menyebabkan tekanan terhadap pisik dan mental.

b) According to statistics, people who sleep late are more likely to have cancer than normal persons, by as much as 5 times.
b) Menurut statistik, orang yang terlambat tidur kemungkinannya mengalami penyakit kanker 5 kali lebih besar dibanding dengan orang yang tidur tepat waktu.

c) Human beings originally lead a life with regular tempo in this world. It’s not possible to store up sleep or food and not possible to live a healthy life by mixing up days and nights.
c) Manusia pada dasarnya adalah hidup secara teratur di dunia ini. Tidak boleh mengakumulasi tidur dalam waktu yang lama dan memakan makanan dalam jumlah yang banyak dan tidak mungkin hidup menantang ritme alam.

d) Human organs are controlled by the autonomic nerves. During day time it is mainly sympathetic nerves activities, and at night it is mainly the parasympathetic nerves which are functioning. If this order is disturbed and reversed, then will encounter all sorts of sicklnesses.
c) Organ-organ dalam tubuh manusia dikontrol oleh syaraf autonomi. Pada siang hari adalah aktivitas utama dari syaraf simpatik dan pada waktu malam hanya syaraf para-simpatik yang berfungsi. Jika aturan ini terganggu dan diputarbalikkan, maka akan menghadapi semua jenis penyakit.

3. Over tensed becoming emotional.
3. Tensi naik mengakibatkan emosi.

a) Social stresses in view of civilized society.
a) Tekanan sosial.

b) Job related or mental stresses.
b) Tekanan mental atau yang berkaitan dengan pekerjaan.

c) For a person suffering mental stress, a temporary release of stress may lead to death. This is known as the syndrome of imperfect adrenal cortex function.
c) Untuk orang yang menderita tekanan mental, kemungkinan bisa mengakibatkan kematian. Ini adalah sindrom fungsi korteks adrenalin tidak sempurna.

4. Physical Stress.
4. Tekanan pisik.

a) Before any operation it would be necessary to check whether the renal cortex does function normally. If the adrenal cortex is lacking, or if the stress imposed by the operation exceeded the ability of adrenal cortex to cope, it could lead to death or other adverse impacts.
a) Sebelum operasi, perlu memeriksa apakah korteks ginjal berfungsi secara normal. Jika korteks adrenalin bocor atau tekanan yang diakibatkan oleh operasi melebihi kemampuan korteks adrenalin maka akan mengakibatkan kematian atau dampak yang berlawanan.

b) If the patient's face is puffy, it would be necessary to ask for the detailed patient's medical history and medication status. For patients taking adrenal cortical hormone, extra care should be exercised when acupuncture treatment is given.
b) Jika muka pasien gembung, perlu menanyakan secara rinci kepada pasien riwayat penyakitnya dan status pengobatannya. Untuk pasien yang dalam pengobatan hormon korteks adrenalin, perawatan ekstra perlu diperhatikan ketika menjalani perawatan akupungtur.

c) Avoid stress due to physical labour or excessive exercise, or playing card games and driving through out the night etc.
c) Menghidari tekanan oleh karena terlalu capek bekerja atau berolahraga, atau pun bermain judi dan menyetir sepanjang malam, dll.

Appendix: Acidity/alkalinity of Common food stuff
Lampiran: Bahan makanan yang ber pH asam/basah

1. Strongly acidic food: egg yolk, cheese, cake baked with white sugar or persimmon, mullet fish roe, dried cod, etc.
1. Makanan yang ber pH asam tinggi: kuning telur, keju, roti manis, telur ikan, minyak ikan, dll.

2. Mildly acidic food: ham, bacon, chicken meat, squid, pork, eel, beef, bread, wheat, butter, horse meat.
2. Makanan yang ber pH asam sedang: daging (paha) babi yang diasinkan (ham), daging babi yang diasin dan dikukus (bacon), daging ayam, ikan cumi-cumi, daging babi, belut, daging sapi, roti, gandum, mentiga, daging kuda.

3. Weakly acidic food: white rice, peanut, beer, alcohol, fried tofu, sea weeds, clam, octopus, catfish, etc.
3. Makanan yang ber pH asam rendah: nasi putih, kacang, bir, alkohol, tahu goreng, rumput laut, remis besar (kerang), ikan gurita, ikan janggut (berkumis), etc.

4. Weakly alkaline food: red bean, radish, apple, cabbage, onion, tofu etc.
4. Makanan yang ber pH basah rendah: kacang merah, lobak, apel, sayur kubis atau kol, bawang, tahu, dll.

5. Mildly alkaline food: dried radish, soya bean, carrot, tomato, banana, orange, pumpkin, strawberry, egg white, dried plum, lemon, spinach, etc.
5. Makanan yang ber pH basah sedang: lobak kering, kacang kedele, wartel, tomat, pisang, jeruk, labu, buah delima, putih telur, prem kering, jeruk limun,bayam, etc

6. Strongly alkaline food: grape, tea leave, wine, kelp sprout, kelp, etc. Especially natural green algae which contain rich quantity of chlorophyl are very good alkaline health food, but avoid drinking tea in excess, and it’s best to drink in the mornings.
6. 強鹼性食品:葡萄、茶葉、葡萄酒、海帶芽、海帶等。尤其是天然綠藻富含葉綠
6. Makanan yang ber pH basah tinggi: buah anggur, daun teh, minuman anggur, taoge laut, ganggang laut, dll. Khususnya jenis ganggang hijau mengandung banyak zat hijau daun (chlorophyl) sebagai makan kesehatan yang sangat baik dan ber pH basah tinggi. Jangan terlalu banyak minum teh tetapi sebaiknya minumlah teh pada pagi hari.

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