Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Health: Enoki Mushroom Prevents Cancer
Enoki Mushrooms are also known as Velvet Shank Mushrooms.
Golden-needle-mushrooms (jin-gen-goo) successfully kills 95% of cancer cells. (Taiwan report) Research done by Singapore U shows that eating this mushroom can destroy 95% of cancer cells in our body by boosting our immume system.
Professor Phan Hwai Chong of Yang Ming Research Centre in Taiwan told Reporter that consuming this kind of mushroom, one of the ingredients in the mushroom can trigger the multiplication of our healthy "defensive" cells. By out-numbering the cancer cells, healthy cells help iradicate cancer cells.
American scientists have since run tests on this particular type of mushroom extract with blood, done outside human body. Results show that mushroom extract is able to destroy cancer cells. According to Taiwan professor, since healthy "fighting" cells can be multiplied to tens and thousands of times, it can either be used as drip or just by eating mushroom.
The mushroom is most frequently taken with steam boat. Cooking time should be less than 3 minutes, or the healing property would greatly diminish.
Preparation, uses and tips:
Before using enoki mushrooms, rinse them thoroughly and trim off the roots at the base of the cluster. Enoki mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked... Add them to salads, sandwiches, soups, pasta sauces, and stir-fried rice and vegetable dishes. To retain the delicate flavour of the mushrooms, add them at the end of the cooking process.
Buying and storing tips:
When purchasing fresh enoki mushrooms, select mushrooms with firm, white, shiny caps. Avoid purchasing enoki mushrooms with slimy or brownish stalks. Enoki mushrooms keep up to 14 days in the refrigerator if stored in a paper bag. (You should try storing veggies or fruits in those aluminium foil bags that you throw away if you do buy Milo or Quaker Oats in packages type. It seems they can keep longer and fresher. Keep one end open and not seal it tight.)
Most commercially available enoki mushrooms are the pale white cultivated variety.
Enoki mushrooms (raw)
1 large (5g)
Total fat: 0.02g
Good health to you!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Story: How to Dance in the Rain
It was busy morning, about 8.30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb.
He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch, and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.
While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.
I inquired as to her health. He told me she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."
I had to hold back tears as he left. I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."
True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. With all the jokes and fun that are in emails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message. This one I thought I could share with you.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."
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Thursday, July 03, 2008
You'll need to look at this on a pc. You also have to get out of your seat and walk away from your computer. People may think you're crazy, but it's well worth it.
When you look at this picture close up, you see its Albert Einstein. But if you stand 15 feet away? It will become Marilyn Monroe. Give it a try.
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