June 29, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 25, 2011
To be continued ...
June 24, 2011
Garnet - symbolizes constancy and fidelity.
Jasper - wisdom and courage.
Moonstone - brings good luck.
Onyx - ensures conjugal fidelity.
Opal - a stone of ill-omen, portending loss, injury or madness.
Pearl - signifies purity and innocence.
Peridot olivine) - dispels evil passions and melancholy.
Ruby - discovers poison, corrects the evils of false friendship.
Sapphire - denotes repentance, breaks spells.
Sardonyx - a symbol of married happiness.
Topaz - signifies fidelity and friendship; a charm against bad dreams.
Turquoise - symbol of love and success.
It will be observed that most gem stones are free from such connotations and those listed are associated with their traditional colours: garnet is red, beryl - golden, jasper - red, sapphire - blue, and topaz - yellow.
Magical properties were ascribed to gems in antiquity, and they have come to symbolize the corresponding emotions or intentions, and so have been used to convey messages as presents. They are as follows:
Agate - insures health, long life and prosperity.
Amethyst - prevents violent passions (drunkenness).
Beryl - symbolizes eternal youth and happiness.
Bloodstone - denotes steadfast affection, courage and wisdom.
Carnelian - a charm against misfortune.
Cats-eye - warns against danger and trouble.
Chalcedony - drives away sadness.
Diamond - signifies purity, maintains peace.
To be continued . . .
June 23, 2011
The educated man is the man who has learned how to get everything he needs without violating the rights of his fellowmen, education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
The person who sows a single beautiful thought in the mind of another, renders the world a greater service than that rendered by all the fault-finders combined.
No man can rise to fame and fortune without carrying others along with him. It simply cannot be done.
All salesmen will profit by remembering that none of us want anything that someone else wishes to "get rid of."
June 21, 2011
There is no more dangerous person - dangerous to himself and to others - than the person who passes judgment without pretending to know the facts.
Among the other things you intend to "cut out" in your new year's resolution , include the word "
If you have tried and met with defeat; if you have planned and watched your plans as they crushed before your eyes; just remember that the greatest men in all history were the products of courage, and courage you know, is born in the cradle of adversity.
Ultimately, nothing matters very much. The defeat that seems to break your heart today will be but a ripple among the waves of other experiences in the ocean of your life further ahead.
- Poor diet due to:
- Poverty, famine, war.
- Ignorance, erroneous food belief.
- Emotional disturbances.
- Bad eating habits, poor appetite, incomplete diet (e.g. weight-reducing diet).
- Increase in nutritional requirements (e.g. due to pregnancy).
- Inefficient absorption of vitamins and minerals (e.g. due to intestinal, liver, or other disorders).
- Certain medicines which interfere with the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
- Frequent eating of raw egg whites over a long period. Raw egg whites contain a substance which interferes with the absorption of biotin.
- Prolonged antibiotic treatment, which destroys the intestinal bacteria that produce vitamin K.
- Too little exposure to sunlight, which may lead to vitamin D deficiency.
- Consult a doctor if you suspect vitamin or mineral deficiency
- Eat a balanced diet
- Take the vitamin and mineral supplements recommended by the doctor. Do not take more than your body needs, as an overdose may be harmful.
June 20, 2011
- Rickets, in children (deformed bones, particularly the spine, legs, and skull; fracture-prone bones, swollen joints; and muscle weakness).
- Osteomalacia, in adults (softening of the bones, which causes pain, particularly in the legs, hips, neck, and ribs; fracture-prone bones; and muscle spasms in the hands, feet and throat).
- Irritability and edema (accumulation of fluid in the tissues), in infants.
- Premature aging of the skin.
- Hair loss.
- Poor clotting of the blood (resulting in bleeding from the gums, nose, intestines, and urinary tract; seeping of blood from wounds; and brain hemorrhage, severe cases).
- Cramp-like muscle spasms in the face, hands, and feet
- Blood pressure or heart rhythm disorders
- Rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
- It is believed that long-term calcium deficiency may lead to susceptibility to osteoporosis in later life.
- Discolored, decay-prone teeth.
- Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
- Low I.Q.
- Cretinism (physical and mental retardation) in children.
- Tiredness, weakness.
- Palpitation, chest pains.
- Physical and mental underdevelopment in children.
- Low birthweight.
- Poor resistance to infection.
June 19, 2011
Tiredness,weakness. Irritability. Depression. Skin disorders. Chapped lips, swollen mouth and tongue.Anemia. Convulsions, in infants.
Weakness, Body aches and pains, Swollen gums, Nosebleeds, Scurvy (bleeding anywhere in the body, bruising, swollen, spongy, and bleeding gums; loose teeth; and bleeding into muscles and joints, causing pain), Anemia, Poor resistance to infection.
June 18, 2011
Vitamin A deficiency:
Poor night vision
Dryness of white eye, cheesy material on white eye.
Dry, rough skin
Loss of appetite
Poor body resistance to infection
Weak bones and teeth
Keratomalacia(severe corneal damage that can lead to blindness)
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency
Tiredness,weakness, loss of appetite
Irritability, sleep disturbances
Beri-beri (a metabolic disorder marked by diarrhea, swollen ankles and feet, numbness in the
hands and feet, pain, muscle wasting, heart failure.
Mental or emotional disturbances
To be continued ...
June 17, 2011
2. Brain & nervous system: Folic Acid, pantothenic acid, vitamins B1, B6, B12 , C
3. Eyes: Riboflavin, vitamin A
4. Blood Vessels: Vitamin E
5. Lungs: Vitamin A, E
6. Heart: Vitamin B1, E
7. Adrenal hormones : Pantothenic Acid, vitamins B2, C
8. Digestion: Pantothenic Acid, vitamin B6
9. Fertility: Folic Acid, vitamin A
10. Bones: Vitamins A, C, D
11. Skin: Niacin, Vitamins B2, B6, A, E
12. Muscles: Vitamins B1, B6, E
13. Connective tissue: Vitamin C
The above info is based on my readings.
June 15, 2011
Accept yourself: Be realistic about your abilities/set achievable goals
Spread out major events in your life: Give yourself time to cope with each event and the changes that follow.
Build family relationship: With love/care/concern, filial responsibility, mutual respect, commitment, and communication.
Make friends: Be considerate, honest, kind, pleasant, tolerant. Don't be selfish, rude, argumentative, always insisting you are right.
Study/train your skill: To prepare yourself for life's decisions/problems and a satisfying job/career.
Manage time well: List the things you need to do, tackle them in order of importance. Always put aside some time for relaxation/leisure.
Make decision wisely: Consider the pros and cons before making up your mind.
Share your problems: Talk to your spouse/friend/supervisor/religious leader. They may be able to put your problem into perspective or suggest some solutions.
Relax: With any activity that relaxes you e.g. a hot bath, exercise, massage, meditation, soothing music, etc. Or use a relaxation technique like deep breathing, or progressive muscle relaxation.
Identify sources of recent stress and seek proper counselling if you cannot solve them.
If you are suffering from these health conditions, avoiding certain foods may help.
Arthritis – avoid too much fatty foods.
Dental Caries- cut down on the amount and frequency of sugar and other refined carbohydrates. Do not give milk, fruit juice or other sugar-containing liquid to babies when putting them to sleep.
Gout – Avoid liver and other organ meats, legumes and poultry. Avoid excess alcoholic beverage consumption.
Lactation – Avoid caffeine beverages, chocolate, alcohol, certain herbal teas, sugar substitutes.
Diabetes – Avoid foods that are high in sugar content.
Migraine – Avoid alcoholic beverages, chocolate, cheese and other dairy products, and salted, smoked, pickled and cured foods.
Above info taken from my readings.