Sunday, November 28, 2010


When the results of blood tests indicate a person has HIV positive, real conditions are falling like falling ladder. Not only will live forever with the virus, but even worse is that sometimes one has to face the negative stigma from society. 

Not easy to accept when someone first found out he was HIV-positive. Is like receiving a death sentence, the reaction can vary. There are ordinary because they do not know anything about HIV, there is also a surprise to no speechless. 

However not everyone can accept and treat people living with HIV as men in general. Some still think the disease is only suffered by those who have immoral behavior, such as injecting drug use and promiscuity. 

In addition, knowledge about HIV transmission and prevention is still limited, so many are paranoid or experiencing excessive fear of the infected. Quite often excluded from the association of HIV, was dismissed from the workplace until expelled from school. 

These possibilities seem to realize true by the sufferers who are members of the community house Philia, an organization concerned with HIV / AIDS based in Rawamangun, East Jakarta. When talking with reporters on Saturday (27/11/2010), some people express her feelings when I first knew her HIV-positive. 

"Shock .. yes of course, in shock," said Tono, say so, a man with HIV who are now active as a volunteer companion even for his fellow people living with HIV-positive in the community. He has difficulty finding appropriate words to describe her feelings. 

Startled reaction or shock is the most common reactions experienced by people living with HIV when it first knew he was infected. Sometimes this reaction is accompanied with an attitude of rejection or denial, that feeling did not believe the test results that prompted him to conduct a retest. 

But even worse, sometimes the shock is developed into a major depression at the thought of bad possibilities that might be encountered due to illness this. Not much to get past this stage and rose like Tono to do things more productive. 

Meanwhile, Sarah is not her real name, looks more calm and able to respond with a more rational verdict. He knew his condition was bad because it will not be cured, but it is the response from lingkunganlah which he said would be worse. 

"If you want to know it was sentenced to HIV, just imagine if you or your relatives deadly illness such as cancer. It feels like it, we already know that we will not recover. The difference is no shame while cancer is always considered to be HIV negative. Thought that was the drug user, free sex is, "he said. 

Indeed, not everyone immediately thought about the bad possibilities. Princess, a positive HIV detikHealth encountered in a separate event on Tuesday (23/11/2010), even not at all surprised when the results of the examination before tonsillectomy showed HIV-infected blood. 

"It is important to tonsillectomy only, not the meditation of what the impact will be like," said the lady who just feel that HIV is really changed his life when he was fired from the company where he worked shortly after that. 

Because it is not easy to accept this reality, HIV tests can not be done haphazardly. Such a test should be preceded by counseling and psychological assistance or called voluntary counseling testing (VCT) to anticipate the reactions that be bad for your psyche. 

translated from: detikhealth

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Benefits sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) not only found in its seeds that can be made kwaci. All parts of the ornamental plant bright yellow this could be a drug ingredient, can even neutralize the effects of radiation from nuclear waste. 

The benefit is evidenced in the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor leak in 1986. When most of the water in the region of radioactive contamination, planting sunflowers on a floating raft capable of reducing the impact of radiation in waters up to 95 percent. 

The secret is the root structure is so dense and strong, so able to extract heavy metals such as arsenic and lead. Even the radioactive element can also be absorbed, including uranium and stronium-90 that can cause genetic mutations in humans. 

Quoted from Healthmad, Thursday (25/11/2010), other parts of the sunflower plant is its leaves are also useful. This section is able to relieve asthma and whooping cough due to bronchitis, and even can heal wounds and infections. 

To relieve cough and asthma, the leaves together with strands of dried sunflowers majemuknya flower crown. Leaves and flowers are dry brewed hot water, then drink warm like tea every day until symptoms subside. 

As for treating wounds and infections, which are still fresh leaves are crushed together to form a sunflower seed tapel or pasta. Tapel was then used to compress the wound or ulcer to the wound and pasta are both dry. 

The most widely used is sunflower oil, which is believed to overcome many chronic diseases including heart disease and neurological disorders. Because of the popularity, this oil is sold in supplement form is ready to drink. 

Besides containing a single chain unsaturated oils are good for the heart, this oil also contains vitamin E, which serves as an antidote to free radicals. The content is useful for skin care because it can resist the effects of aging such as wrinkles and dull skin. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010


The body does require adequate calcium to form and maintain bone density and tooth. Apart from dairy products, mineral water can also be a source of calcium for the body.

Men and women need 1000-1200 mg of calcium per day. Unfortunately, most adults do not meet these needs and to overcome the shortcomings that some people taking calcium supplements.

But recently, the security question taking calcium supplements after a study showed that taking calcium supplements may increase heart attack risk by 30 percent.

For this reason, health experts suggest it is better to get calcium from natural sources, such as dairy products. And there is a mention that drinking mineral water can also add more calcium.

Mineral water is water that contains natural minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It comes from mineral springs, and mineral supplements can not be added to the final product.

Some water companies usually sell direct to the public as usual mineral water or sparkling mineral water (sparkling mineral water). This mineral water contains various minerals including magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron.

Reporting from Healthmad, the amount of calcium in mineral water varies, depending on water source obtained. Levels of calcium in mineral water sold in stores ranged from a low 50 milligrams to more than 300 milligrams per serving.

Because adults need 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day, it should drink mineral water in large numbers to meet the daily calcium requirement if the mineral water only.

However, although mineral water can provide the necessary calcium intake by the body, the milk remains the best source because it can limit the intake of sodium. In addition, the minerals from dairy products are also more easily absorbed by the body.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


food for chemotherapy patients should receive special attention, because the process of chemotherapy usually cause side effects associated with appetite.What is healthy food for chemotherapy patients? 
When undergoing chemotherapy, cancer patients often experience side effects such as loss of appetite, nausea or difficulty chewing and swallowing. 
For that reason, chemotherapy patients should be given nutritious food and enough calories to avoid weight loss is undesirable. Reported by LIVESTRONG on Wednesday (10/11/2010), here are some good healthy food for chemotherapy patients: 

1. Mashed potatoes 
Mashed potatoes are not only healthy and nutritious, these foods are also one of the best food for chemotherapy patients. National Cancer Institute recommends mashed potatoes because the food is soft and easily chewed. This food is also softer and lighter in the stomach, so it is important to reduce nausea and vomiting.Mashed potatoes can be cooked with milk and butter to increase the calories that can help prevent weight loss. 

2. Cottage Cheese 
Cottage cheese (low fat cheese) has several advantages for chemotherapy patients. Cheese is high in protein so it can accelerate the healing and restoring energy. In addition, Cottage cheese is soft and easily chewed. Cottage cheese is available in individual sizes that can be used as a snack. 

3. Eggs 
Eggs are also high in protein which is suitable for chemotherapy patients. Try serving eggs in different ways, such as heat or cold. Scrambled eggs are also suitable for snacks chemotherapy patients, while the egg salad that can be added mayonnaise to add calories. 

4. Soup 
Soup is another option that is suitable for chemotherapy patients. National Cancer Institute states that many people do not want to eat solid food after chemotherapy, but patients still need to get calories, vitamins and minerals. Soup can help meet the nutritional chemotherapy patients. National Cancer Institute recommends cream soup, like cream of broccoli soup is high in calories so it can help reduce and prevent weight loss from chemotherapy. 

5. Nuts 
Nuts are a source of nutrition and protein to patients who have difficulty eating meat. Avoid using strong spices in foods made from peanuts, because of the strong spice to interfere with abdominal discomfort. 

6. Pudding 
Pudding snack suitable for chemotherapy patients. If you make the pudding itself, consider adding milk or other ingredients that can improve the nutrition and calories. 

translated from: detik health

Saturday, November 6, 2010


You have known  the benefits of banana fruit, delicious and high nutrient content it contains, is not it? But how about the efficacy and benefits of a banana peel? There are still many people do not know.

During this time, people always consume the fruit of the banana plant. In general, consumers throw away a banana peel after eating the fruit. They consider a banana peel is a waste or garbage that is not useful. According to Besse (2000: 2) the number of banana peel quite a lot, which is approximately 1 / 3 of an unpeeled banana.

Apparently, from a variety of information and research obtained, that bananas peel contain a lot of good carbohydrate contents and the skin. Therefore, the skin of bananas can be processed into a certain food. Results of chemical analysis showed that the composition of a banana peel contains a lot of water that is 68.90% and 18.50% in the amount of carbohydrate.

The result of the research team Chung Shan Medical University Taichung, Taiwan, showed that banana peel extract was the potential to reduce symptoms of depression and maintain the health of the retina of the eye. Besides rich in vitamin B6, also turns out a lot of banana peels contain serotonin, which is vital to balancing moods. In addition there are also benefits of banana extract to protect the retina from light damage due to regeneration of the retina.

Meanwhile, to overcome depression, the researchers advised to drink boiled water or make a banana peel in the form of fresh juice for a couple of times a week.

Let's look at the benefits of the banana peel as follows:
  • Irritation from mosquito bites - a banana peel helps soothe the skin after insect bites or mosquito
  • Treating poison ivy rash - banana peel soothing and cooling the skin after an allergic response and may help reduce the outbreak of the rash.
  • Reduce bruising - a banana peel to accelerate the natural healing and recovery process so that the skin cells to regenerate and recover.
  • Getting rid of warts - a banana peel can be used to cover the warts and provide relief from skin irritation size. Peel helps to heal warts and surrounding skin so the skin cells to regenerate naturally this. Banana peels could be cut and taped over the wart for securing in place of -. This can take about 5 - 7 days for the wart to heal completely, but the compound in the skin to help accelerate the process of healing and skin regeneration.
  • Getting rid of plantar warts - Also get rid of common warts that form on the top, a banana peel to skin to help reduce pain and irritation is located plantar warts on the soles of the feet. In this skin can be placed directly on the wart to help reduce inflammation and pain and restore skin.
  • Treating acne - because it involves inflammation of acne and skin irritation, the inside of a banana peel can be used to soothe skin and reduce acne outbreaks.
  • Banana peel for Managing Wrinkles banana peel contains many nutrients and minerals that can help restore the skin .. When applied on the forehead, perhaps they could also valuable maintenance headaches regularly hit the inside of the skin on large areas of skin such as forehead or cheek side to help tighten skin and reduce appearance of wrinkles. will be no instant results but the skin will look fresher, firmer and healthier.

By looking at the existing benefits, so start now make use of banana peel and do not throw it useless. It would be nice if the skin of bananas can be used so that it becomes something more useful.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters - an expression that is difficult to articulate clearly; "`rubber baby buggy bumper' is a tongue twister". Here at, we have collected and organized all short, hard, funny and difficult or the hardest of the tongue twisters from all over the web. If you have a tongue twisters that is not there on our site, please contribute it so that we can share it with the other visitors here. We plan to keep adding until this site is the #1 resource for tongue twisters online! Help us do that and contribute any tongue twisters you may have, short or long, funny or not funny, we will take them all :).

Here are the last 30 or so tongue twisters added to our site. You should bookmark this page as it changes very very often :)