Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Restless Nights

Do you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep at night? Then you are experiencing a sleep deprivation—INSOMNIA!

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep and/or the inability to remain asleep for a reasonable amount of time. Insomniacs have been known to complain about being unable to close their eyes or "rest their mind" for more than a few minutes at a time.

Sleep patterns and mood are intimately related. Sleep deprivation makes us irritable and depressed. Many of us become so desperate to get a good night's sleep that we resort to medications. But is that really necessary? Perhaps the best medicine of all is to really start listening to your body instead of working against its needs.

Here are some tips to have a good night sleep…

1. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco in any form, four to six hours before bed time.

2. Avoid heavy meal in the evening, but a light snack before bedtime may induce sleeping.

3. Avoid vigorous exercise before bedtime.

4. Go to bed only when feeling sleepy.

5. Practice relaxation technique.

6. Take a warm bath.

7. Keep regular bedtime hours.

8. Avoid naps longer than 30 minutes in the afternoon.

9. Listen to music.

10. Avoid illuminated bedrooms.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


When was the last time you cried? Let me ask you that question. Was it about the pain that you felt or a joy of happiness that struck you? Crying could be on two things it may be that you’re happy or it may be that you’re sad. But why do people cry? Is it a form of a regression to infanthood that when we cry we feel comfortable that we do that? Or is it a defense mechanism of a person so that he or she would be the center of attention?

I do cry also sometimes. They say boys don’t cry? Nah! It’s because real men admits that they cry. Honestly at this very moment I’m at the peak of crying but I don’t want to. I just feel bad that’s all. I just think that if I cry for this matter I accept defeat. I’m not helpless I have people around me to hold on to, it’s not that I’m dependent to them. Come on! No man is an island after all. Right?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Chinese Herbs Heals Menstrual Cramps

Chinese herbs might be more effective in relieving menstrual cramps than drugs, acupuncture or heat compression. According to the Cochrane Library journal, that this herbs does not only relieved pain, but reduced the recurrence of the condition.

Period pain affects as many as 50% of women of reproductive age and, between 70%-80% of teenaged girls, lead to absences from school and work. While the cause is still under debate, it is believed to be linked to an imbalance in ovarian hormones.

Chinese herbal medicine has been used to treat the condition for many years now.
These herbs are namely Chinese angelica root (danggui), Szechuan lovage root (chuanxiong), red peony root (chishao), white peony root (baishao), Chinese motherwort (yimucao), fennel fruit (huixiang), nut-grass rhizome (xiangfu), liquorice root (gancao) and cinnamon bark (rougui).

There was a trial that involved 36 women and the result shows that 53% of those who took the Chinese herbs had said that they experienced less pain.

But these results are still under studies because the number of subjects that have been tested on this are only few. So the researchers are still finding more women to help participate on this study in order to have a more accurate and reliable results later on.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bevacizumab-Irinotecan Treat Deadly Brain Cancer

Recent studies by Duke's Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, have showed that having the drug bevacizumab (brand name Avastin) and the standard chemotherapy agent irinotecan can help patients with one of the deadly tumor in the brain, the giloblastoma multiforme.

The treatment result shows that it could not only help prolong but it could also increase the rate of survival of those patients with giloblastoma multiforme.

Dr. James J. Vredenburgh, the lead of investigation said “These results represent tremendous hope for these patient and their families.”

He noted that 75 percent of patients with recurrent giloblastoma multiforme treated with standard therapy, such as chemotherapy alone, have tumor progression at six months, and fewer than 50 percent are alive after six months.

The study included 35 patients whose giloblastoma multiforme s returned after they'd had standard therapy, possibly including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. After the patients received the combination bevacizumab/irinotecan therapy, almost half had no tumor progression after six months, and 80 percent were still alive six months after diagnosis.

"We speculate that bevacizumab and irinotecan each attack a particular characteristic of the tumor independently, or they work together, with bevacizumab suppressing the growth of blood vessels which makes the tumor more susceptible to the chemotherapy. Further studies will tease out the exact mechanism of the therapy's success," Vredenburgh added.

We will be expecting more from this kind of therapy soon. And thus this would bring hope to those people out there having giloblastoma multiforme.

Monday, October 15, 2007


An allergy is an abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances, such as pollens, molds, dust mites, pets. Common indications of allergy may include sneezing, itching, and skin rashes. An allergy refers to an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. It is exaggerated because these foreign substances are usually seen by the body as harmless and no response occurs in non- allergic people. Allergic people's bodies recognize the foreign substance and one part of the immune system is turned on. Allergy-producing substances are called "allergens”.

When an allergen comes in contact with the body, it causes the immune system to develop an allergic reaction in persons who are allergic to it. When you inappropriately react to allergens that are normally harmless to other people, you are having an allergic reaction and can be referred to as allergic or atopic. Therefore, people who are prone to allergies are said to be allergic or "atopic."


Substances that cause the most allergic reactions include pollen, mold, dust mites, and pets.

POLLEN. Pollen allergy also known as hay fever occurs seasonally—in the spring, summer, and fall—when tress, weeds, and grasses release tiny particles, called pollen, which are carried through the air. Some trees also produce allergenic pollen. Few people are allergic to flowers. In fact, most people have little contact with the pollen of flowering plants, which is carried by insects, not the wind.

MOLD. Molds are part of the fungus family, and their spores can produce allergic reactions when inhaled. Mold is most common in damp basements, trays, houseplants, mattresses, barns, compost piles, and outdoor areas that are moist and shady.

DUST MITES. Dust mites are microscopic organisms in the dust found in all homes and workplaces. These mites can live in beddings and carpets. House dust, which is made up of a number of materials; contain dead dust mites and their waste products. It is these waste products that cause the allergic reaction.

PETS. Researchers have found out that the major allergens found in pets are proteins that come from the oil glands in the animal’s skin and are shed in dander and not caused by their furs. Saliva, which sticks in the fur when an animal licks itself, and urine are also sources of allergy-causing proteins.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Stay close, don't go

I'm staring at the glass in front of me,
is it half empty of our wins or have i ruined all you've given me?
I know I've been selfish,
I know I've been foolish,
but look through that
and you will see,
I'll do better, I know,
Baby, I can do better.

If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone,
don't tell me I will make it on my own,
don't leave me tonight,
this heart of stone will sing till it dies
if you leave me tonight.

Sometimes I stare at you while you are sleeping,
I listen to your breathing,
amazed how I somehow managed to
sweep you off your feet girl,
your perfect little feet girl
I took for granted what you do.
But I'll do better, I know
Baby, I can do better.

If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone,
Stay Close Don't Go Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com
don't tell me I will make it on my own,
don't leave me tonight,
this heart of stone will sing till it dies
if you leave me tonight.

And don't you know my heart is open, oh,
it's putting up the fight,
and I've got this feeling,
that everything's alright,
and don't you see,
I'm not the only one for you
but you're the only one for me.

If you leave me tonight I'll wake up alone,

(stay)If you leave me tonight,
(close) I'll wake up alone,
(don't)don't tell me I will
(go)make it on my own,
(stay)don't leave me tonight,
(close)this heart of stone
(don't) will sing till it dies
(go)if you leave me tonight.
Don't leave me tonight

Artist Secondhand Serenade

A friend of mine suggested this song. So here it is. I hope you'll sing along.:)

secondhand serenad...

Top 10: Ways to Make a First Date Unforgettable

The first date is always a make-or-break situation. If you play your cards right, you set the stage for a whole lot of hot fun. But mess up and you’ll NEVER hear from her again. Unfortunately, most guys screw up the first date so badly that the woman changes her phone number and moves out of state. Use these 10 tips to make yourself unforgettable in a good way:

10. Set the date up right

An unforgettable first date starts with a solid setup. When you call her a day or two after getting her number, do not waste time on the phone. Get straight to business. Say something like, “Hey, I don’t have long to talk, but I wanted to touch base and say hi. I’m going to be busy today and tomorrow night, but let’s get together Saturday for a cup of coffee and some stimulating conversation…” Bang. Done. Don’t linger any longer than you have to. She’ll get the impression that you’re a busy guy with a busy life, and that she’ll have to EARN space in your calendar.

9. If she says no

If you ask her out and she says, “I’m sorry, I have plans,” just say, “Cancel them! I’m more fun than whatever you’re doing.” Even if she doesn’t cancel (she probably won’t, which is fine), she’ll get a laugh, and it’ll show that you’re confident -- which is a HUGE turn-on. Just make sure that if she does cancel, you make it EXTRA fun and exciting by following the tips below…

8. Leave her alone

When you’re out together, leave her alone once in awhile. Let’s say you’re out together at a store window shopping. Most guys will stick right alongside of the girl they’re with the entire time. BIG MISTAKE. Instead, walk away from her into a different part of the store once in awhile and let her come find you. This can make a HUGE difference in the way she sees you. At a subtle level, walking away from a woman communicates, “I’m confident and independent. I do what I want with my life, and I don’t need to stay right next to you every second to get your approval.” Women find this kind of independent man EXTREMELY attractive.

7. Stop being extra nice

When we men are around attractive women, most of us tend to act like we want and need the woman’s approval by acting extra nice, extra courteous, kissing up, and letting her lead. The paradox is that needing her approval -- and behaving like you need it -- will NEVER cause her to feel that gut-level attraction for you. NEWSFLASH: Just because this is “common social courtesy,” doesn’t mean it works. Ironically, the way to get her approval and make her want you is to NOT NEED IT in the first place… and make sure she’s aware of this fact. Do this by making her work for your attention and approval. Don’t hand it to her on a silver platter by tripping over yourself to be “extra nice.”

6. Never give a direct answer

Never give a woman a direct answer… unless the answer is NO. If she says, “Can we sit here?” I say, “No, let’s sit in this one next to it.” Or if she says, “How do you like my dress?” I say, “Well, give me a few more minutes to see it on you.” If she says, “Call me tomorrow,” I say, “No. You call me tomorrow. Come on, you want me and you know it.” Use everything she says as a way to playfully show that you’re the one in control, you’re not easy to please, and that you can already tell that she secretly digs you.

5. Don’t be afraid to turn it up

If she complains about you or doesn’t like something you are doing say, “I’m glad you like it,” and then do it more. If she doesn’t like a song on the radio, turn up the volume -- in a playful way, of course. If she says, “I don’t really like it when you say that,” say, “Well then you might want to leave because I say it a lot.” This sends a clear signal that she can’t control or manipulate you by complaining like a little girl.

4. Keep your composure

Most men can’t keep their composure when a woman tests them. But losing your composure is one of the fastest ways to lose your chances with a woman. So expect women to test you. They have to… how else can they know for sure if you’re really, really, REALLY the real deal? When she tests you, never let it take you off balance. Respond by communicating with your body language, voice tone, smiles, and words that you think it’s actually kind of CUTE. If you do have to put your foot down, always come from the place of, “I just don’t spend time around people that are unstable,” not from the place of, “This is upsetting me emotionally, and I can’t keep my cool.” Think James Bond, George Clooney in Ocean’s 11, or Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind. These guys are ALWAYS in control… and never lose their cool.

3. Make your move

Obviously, men are the ones expected to “make a move.” But it’s easy to become overtaken by fear of failure at that critical moment… to the point where you FREEZE UP and don’t do anything! This, of course, leads to not succeeding at all. A woman will let you die on the vine before SHE makes a move. Sure, she’ll be disappointed that you didn’t gather the courage to do it, but not so disappointed that she’ll do it herself. Why? Because if you can’t assert yourself, then you are NOT the kind of man she’s looking for. So when the moment comes, do the thing you fear and “make your move” -- she’ll thank you for it, believe me.

2. Make it her first time

Remember the first time you rode a bike? Your first high school dance? Your first girlfriend? The fact is we tend to remember the FIRST TIME we do things… and you can use this to your advantage when hanging out with a woman. Find out something she’s never done before, and incorporate it into your first date. Even if it’s something as simple as a far-out cocktail or an off-the-wall flavor of ice cream that you love and that she’s never tried, you’ll make a lasting impression in her mind. She’ll never forget the date and, more importantly… she’ll never forget YOU.

1. Build attraction

Most guys confuse the word “attractive” with the word “attraction.” Attractive is how a person LOOKS. Many guys think, “I’m not physically attractive, like a Brad Pitt, so I won’t be able to succeed with women,” and they psychologically give up. But ATTRACTION is an emotion… it’s the feeling you get toward another person when you have a sexual interest in them. The thing to remember here is that women can feel a very powerful ATTRACTION toward a man who’s not very attractive physically. And you can make yourself far more attractive if you take the time to understand that a woman’s “attraction mechanism” is triggered as much by your personality and style of communication as a man’s attraction mechanism is triggered by the physical beauty of a woman. So forget about your looks and, instead, LEARN how to make women feel attraction for you.

Source: AskMen.com

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Soul Searching

say a prayer for me
i need a new life
i'm not blind cuz i see the truth and the lies.

heed my words, listen to advice
you don't need to run away and take your life

no you can't live this way.

saw you go for miles and miles
and miles and miles and miles
destination nowhere, no means or how
so you go for miles and miles
soul searching, soul searching
for how...

just take a look around
at the faces that you meet
cuz everybody's got their own pains like you and me
never fall away.

whatever you do choose life
the thoughts on your mind choose life
wherever you go choose life
choose life.

saw you go for miles and miles...
destination nowhere, no means or how
so you go for miles and miles
soul searching, soul searching
for how.

Artist Urbandub

Soul Searching.mp3

10 Things You Need to Know About Love

1. Love does not hurt. Physical and/or emotional abuse are not a part of love.

2. Love is not manipulative, it should not be used to get others to do what you want. You should never give in to demands based on the, "You would do it if you loved me!" tactic.

3. Love is an intense feeling of caring for another person. It can take many different forms (romantic, friendly, familial) but it is always about caring.

4. Although it is true that a big part of love is putting another person's happiness ahead of your own this never includes compromising your values or being untrue to yourself.

5. If somebody asks you to do something that you don't want to do in order to "prove" your love they do not love you the way you might think they do. When you love another person you don't ask them to sacrifice a part of themselves in the name of that love.

6. It is very easy to confuse lust for love. The true measure of romantic love is commitment and trust not physical attraction.

7. It is possible to feel romantic love for more than one person at a given time. Just think, if it is possible for you to love both of your parents at the same time why would it be impossible to feel romantic love for two people at once? Don't beat yourself up emotionally if you find yourself in this unhappy situation. But be sure to remain single and be open and honest with all parties about your feelings and confusion.

8. Sex is NOT love. Love is NOT sex. Sex can be a part of romantic love but it is never mandatory.

9. Romantic love can (and often does) fade. When it goes there is not always a reason. When somebody falls out of love with you it does not reflect upon your value as a person or your desirability.

10. Love should make you feel happy, secure and appreciated.

Source: www.about.com

Friday, October 12, 2007

Create Your Own 80's Glam Band

While I was browsing to find good music and lyrics to show you guys. I stumbled down on the site of music and lyrics.com a great love comedy movie. Starring Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant. The movie has nice musics especially there hit OST Way back into love. As I was saying as I stumbled down to there site I saw there make your 80's Glam Band.

So here's the result:

Damn never thought that we could dance this way. It's so fun!

Wanna try and make your own 80's Glam Band go here

Dance with Me Tonight

It’s been so long
Since I’ve known right from wrong
Got no job, sometimes I just sit down and sob
Wondering if anything will go right
Or will you dance with me tonight

When the sun departs
I feel a hole down in my heart
Put on some shoes
Come down here and listen to the blues
Wondering if anything will go right
Or will you dance with me tonight

I’m looking at you
You’re looking at me
We’re the only two off the dance floor
Do you see what I see
Two broken lives working in harmony
Might make for a decent time
So get up and dance with me

I know that it seems that the grass will grow
Better on the other side of the barb wire fence
But that other side is not in sight
So I’m fine with what I have now
If you’ll dance with me tonight

What’s the point of life
If risk is just a board game
You roll the dice
But you’re just hoping that the rules change
What’s the point if you can’t bring yourself to say
Things you wanna say like
Dance with me tonight

Artist: Hugh Grant

07 - Dance With Me...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Art of YOGA!

Yoga is all about feeling good; feel the blood surging through your veins, the energy pulsating through your nerves, the bliss coursing through your whole being. Yoga is for everyone regardless of age, gender, color, or religion; from the healthiest to the sickest; from the richest to the poorest. Yoga is for the body, mind, and spirit. You learn to use your body, breath, and mind to stretch, relax, and energize yourself. Yoga is highly therapeutic. So get up and experience the art of yoga!

According to medical scientists, yoga therapy is successful because of the balance created in the nervous and endocrine systems which directly influences all the other systems and organs of the body. Yoga acts both as a curative and preventive therapy. The very essence of yoga lies in attaining mental peace, improved concentration powers, a relaxed state of living and harmony in relationships.

Through the practice of yoga, we become aware of the interconnectedness between our emotional, mental and physical levels. The ultimate goal of yoga is to make it possible for you to be able to fuse together the gross material, physical, mental, intellectual, and spiritual levels within your being.

Physicians and scientists are discovering brand new health benefits of yoga everyday. Studies show it can relieve the symptoms of several common and potentially life-threatening illnesses such as arthritis, arteriosclerosis, chronic fatigue, diabetes, AIDS, asthma and obesity. Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness, increases body awareness, relieves chronic stress patterns, relaxes the mind, centers attention and sharpens concentration.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bubble Toes

It's as simple as something that nobody knows
That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are all covered with tarboles and scars
It's as common as something that nobody knows
That her beauty will follow wherever she goes
Up the hill in the back of her house in the wood
She'll love me forever, I know she could
I remember when you and me
Mm how we used to be just good friends
Wouldn't give me none
But all I wanted was some
She's got a whole lot of reasons
She cant think of a single one
That can justify leaving
He got none but he thinks he got so many problems
And he got, too much time to waste
His dreams are like commercials
But her dreams are picture perfect and
Our dreams are so related but they're often underestimated
It's as simple as something that nobody knows
That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are infested with tarboles and
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da la
Well I was eating lunch at the DLG
When this little girl came and she sat next to me
Never seen nobody move the way she did
Well she did and she does and she'll do it again
When you move like a jellyfish
Rhythm don't mean nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop
Move like a jellyfish
Rhythm is nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop... Mm
It's as common as something that nobody knows
That her beauty will follow wherever she goes
Up the hill in the back of her house in the wood
She'll love me forever, I know she
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da da
If you would only listen
You might just realise what you're missing
You're missing me

If you would only listen
You might just realise what you're missing
You're missing me
It's as simple as something that nobody knows
That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are infested with tarboles and
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da da
Artist: Jack Johnson 

Here is the song so that you could sing along
Jack Johnson - Bub...

Basketball Fuse

Basketball is one of the greatest sports played in the whole wide world. I bet if Aliens known about this game they would try this out. Or they maybe had played this sport already. Remember the Space Jam, where Michael Jordan himself plays versus the Alien basketball squad Monstars.

Well at present it’s the most talked about sport. Especially the NBA is nearing to the start of the new season on October 30, 2007. Most of the people talked about who’s going to be the champions this season. Would it be still the Spurs who will be defending the title after winning the championship game versus the Cavaliers, who had determinedly arose fro being the underdog carried by King James Many are betting on the monster line up of Celtics in which they had the two biggest names acquired from this season trade market. Namely Ray Allen acquired from Seattle Supersonics and “The Big Ticket” Kevin Garnett. This two had a biggest fuse in the trade business in the whole NBA league. But the question is, would they make a difference?

Despite from that two big names there are still some who’d like to make a fuse around the league. There is Shawn Marion from Phoenix Suns would liked to be a traded also. He said in one of the interviews "I'm tired of hearing my name in trades," Marion told the paper late Tuesday. "I love my fans in Phoenix but I think it's time for me to move on."

Well it’s for us to find out who or what team will come out on top again in the new season of the one of the greatest games in history. BASKETBALL.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sleeping Breathless

Sleep apnea (apnea is a Latin word meaning “without breath”) is a serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops long enough during sleep to decrease the amount of oxygen and increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood and brain. In sleep apnea, breathing stops or becomes very shallow for periods of 10 to 20 seconds or longer many times during the night. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation.

The most common signs of sleep apnea are loud snoring and choking or gasping during sleep and being sleepy during the day.

Having a physical exam and providing your doctor with information about your sleep will help to diagnose sleep apnea. Your doctor may also want you to have special sleep tests. A sleep test, called polysomnography is usually done to diagnose sleep apnea. There are two kinds of polysomnograms. An overnight polysomnography test involves monitoring brain waves, muscle tension, eye movement, respiration, oxygen level in the blood and audio monitoring. (for snoring, gasping, etc.) The second kind of polysomnography test is a home monitoring test. A Sleep Technologist hooks you up to all the electrodes and instructs you on how to record your sleep with a computerized polysomnograph that you take home and return in the morning.

Treatment is aimed at restoring regular nighttime breathing and relieving symptoms such as loud snoring and daytime sleepiness. Treatment will also help associated medical problems, such as high blood pressure, and reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for sleep apnea. CPAP is a machine that blows air into your nose via a nose mask, keeping the airway open and unobstructed.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Desperate Housewives Apologized

Recently there is an issue with regard to the scene on one of the episode of desperate housewives that had insulted Filipino Professional Doctors. By this scene it had putted a black marked on the Filipino doctors. Thou we all know that this is just a show. But there are many people watching the show. And it could be an insult to all the Filipino people.

After the episode was launched many had protested to the matter and wanted an apology for the damage done.

Today the ABC had wrote a statement apologizing to what the show had brought. But then many claimed that the apology was sour and wasn’t meant. Well what more could it be that they want. The damaged has been done. And many had already had putted that on their minds what Filipino Doctors are.

But I think blaming Teri Hatcher seems inappropriate also because she is just following what the director and writers putted on the script. And who’s to blame if she is fired from work because she didn’t followed what was written on the script. Would you be responsible for expenses she will be spending if she is fired? So quit blaming Teri. And just blame the production staffs; writer, director of the show and ABC.

Tell you what; to all Filipinos you don’t need to ask from them any more than a mere apology. Because that wouldn’t change anything at all. Because as what I’ve said the damaged has been done. So here were you will stand now Filipino Doctors. It all lies on your hands to stand up and show the entire world what FILIPINO DOCTORS are. Show them that you had earned your degree and that you know what you are doing. And do it with all your best. Don’t let any show destroy you, your name, your, profession, and most importantly your knowledge. And who knows ‘maybe’ Filipino Doctors, are more BETTER than their doctors.

Health Benefits of COFFEE

Many scientific studies have examined the relationship between coffee consumption and a wide array of medical conditions. Most studies are contradictory as to whether coffee has any specific health benefits, and results are similarly conflicting with respect to negative effects of coffee consumption.

Positive effects of coffee include reducing risks of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, heart disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, cirrhosis of the liver, and gout.

Negative effects of coffee include drinking caffeinated coffee can cause a temporary increase in the stiffening of arterial walls, excess coffee consumption may lead to a magnesium deficiency or hypomagnesaemia.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Vein Strain

Crossing your legs may be the most popular way of developing varicose veins (those purplish knotted veins found at the skin’s surface, usually behind your calves). Veins become varicose when their valves (Tiny flaps which help bring the blood up to the heart) malfunction. When this happens, gravity takes its course and the blood fails to get pushed up. “Your blood is somewhat trapped and remains stagnant, thus distending the veins,” says Dr. Valerie F. Gosiengfiao-de Vera (chief resident of dermatology, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital). Here are ways to improve your blood circulation:

  1. WORK OUT. Physical activity helps the blood in your legs to flow, so get a move on.
  2. CHOOSE YOUR SHOES. Avoid high heels when you can. Low-heeled shoes don’t strain your calf muscles as much, which is better for your veins.
  3. TAKE A BREAK. Be mindful. If you’ve been standing too long, sit down. Or vice versa.
  4. LOSE WEIGHT. Being overweight puts pressure on your legs, causing a strain on circulation.
  5. UNCROSS YOUR LEGS to avoid distended veins. This relieves pressure in your legs.

SOURCE: marie claire, March 2006

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Your Guardian Angel

I really like to listen to this song by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus entitled “Your Guardian Angel”. It makes me sway to the flow of the song. This song rocks!

Mrs_sound this song is for you. I’ll will never let you fall. I’ll stand up with you forever. I’ll be there through it all. Even saving you sends me to heaven. Cause you’re my true love; my whole world. Please move out away. Please don’t walk away. Please tell me you’ll stay.

Here’s a video of this song:

Video from Youtube