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15Feb/10Off

25 foods to keep women young (part 2)

(cont'd from Part 1)

9. Milk

As a lot of people know, milk contains vitamin D and calcium that keep our bone and teeth strong. One rumor I also heard about milk is that it helps soften our skin too.

10. Spring Water

Spring water is supposed to soften our skin and even whiten our skin. It also helps digestion and detoxification, increase the secretion of bile.

11. Shellfish

Shellfish that contains vitamin B12 produces healthy skin, keeps the luster of our skin and its elasticity.

12. Tomato

Tomato helps avoid formation of cancer, improve appetite and stamina. It also help whiten and brighten the skin.

13. Spinach

Spinach helps prevent anemia, improve stamina and skin, helps digestion, protect eye sights, stabilize emotions. Spinach has folate that is important to pregnant women. With enough folate during pregnancy can reduce the opportunities of leukemia and congenital heart diseases of the baby.

14. Orange

As most people know orange provides a lot of vitamin C and helps avoid formation of cancer, increase the resistance against bacteria. Orange can also clear the elements that harm our body and restrain the growth of tumor cells.

15. Malt

Malt can reduce the opportunities of colon and rectum cancers. Malt itself doesn't taste much, so we can sprinkle malt on oatmeal or yogurt.

16. Tuna

Tuna contains fatty acid that can lower blood pressure, prevent stroke, control migraine, heal and prevent eczema and relieve dry skin.

17. Strawberry

Strawberry is not only juicy and delicious, it helps improve the quality of the skin, relieve diarrhea, heal disorders of liver and urethral diseases. Strawberry can even strengthen our gums, improve our oral health and moisturize our throat.

(to be cont'd)

11Aug/09Off

Hand Acupressure for Diarrhea

Since last post, I can't help but post more about hand acupressure therapy because that sounds so interesting and easy to do. Just as a reminder, usually both hands should do the massage, unless one is more painful than another, then the massage on the painful hand needs to be longer.  I turned to a page of the book I mentioned about how to treat diarrhea with stimulation of the "acupoints" on hand. I wish I knew this earlier so I wouldn't be so painful when I went on a long road trip to Yellowstone about a month ago. Although I was totally healthy, getting stuck in the car looking for a restroom when I really needed to go, accompanied by 3 cute girls, were not a very nice experience.

According to the practitioner who wrote that book, there are many different reasons that can cause diarrhea. I'm not going to list what causes diarrhea because those terms are difficult to translate, and I guess everyone only cares about the tricks. These tricks can help digestive movements of the intestines back to normal. The most effective acupoint is literally called "Diarrhea acupoint". It's located on the lower back of the hand, about the point between the ringer finger bone and the middle finger bone.

The other two acupoints called "Large Intestine" and "Kidney Point"(which connects to small intestines) are also helpful for curing diarrhea. If one goes on a meeting in the morning when diarrhea happens, stimulate the "diarrhea point" should help "postpone" for some time. If the problem lasts longer, all three points should be stimulated for 2-3 days, then the function of intestines should be back to normal. These three acupoints are especially useful for diarrhea caused by too much intake of alcohol.

diarrhea_acupoints

Another version of hand acupressure would be reflection areas. Just keep massaging the areas like the diagram shown below strongly on both hands until painful and that should stop your diarrhea "rush" for a while. Massage in order of the long narrow Diaphragm Reflexive Area (where the Diarrhea acupoint located) first, and then "Tai Yang" nerves reflexive area at the center of the palm. There's an optional Pancreas Reflexive area which will help as well. The pain caused by the strong massage on these areas is the key to stop the diarrhea effectively.

diarrhea_reflexive_areas

(sources: Hand natural healing)