Friday, March 28, 2008

Cancer Update from John Hopkins Hospital Part I

I received an email from a dear friend and I decided to post it here to increase awareness on the subject matter.

1. Every person has
cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the
cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction .
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

I'll be having a second post for the rest of this email. Take care everyone.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

St. Matthew College GS Recognition Day 2008

March 26, 2008 at around 3:00pm the St. Matthew College's Recognition Day was held for the outstanding undergraduates in the Grade School levels. Another memorable day for my daughter (and of course for me, hubby & Justin) to remember after finishing her Grade 1 level with high honors. The Opening Prayer was led by her. She was recognized with the following honors: Overall Top 1 (First Honor) for Grade 1 level, Gold Medalist in Extra-Curricular Activities, Bronze Medal for Deportment Award and 4 Best Academic Excellence Awards in Math, English, Science & Arts. A fourth time in a row for her to bag the First Honor award since Nursery Level. To my daughter, we are proud of you and we hope you will continue your love and dedication towards your studies. CONGRATULATIONS and keep it up. My CONGRATULATIONS also to all the undergraduates and graduating students as well as the parents for another 10 months of hard work and patience.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

President Corazon Aquino's Colon Cancer

March 24 (Monday) I watched over the news on TV, Bandila, a certain report about former President Corazon Aquino’s having a colon cancer. The sad news was confirmed by her daughter Kris Aquino and Senator Benigno Aquino III to Ms. Korina Sanchez. Mrs. Aquino went for a check up and several tests last March 19 and it was then that the family confirmed on what their mother has suffering from. I felt really sad after watching the news. For me, she was such a fine lady, a true mother and faithful believer of God. Let us join her family as well as millions of people who love and admire her in praying for her speedy recovery. May the healing hands of God be upon her and to other people suffering from any illness.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

8 Random Facts About Me

Thank you mommyallehs for tagging me.

In the 8 Facts About Yourself, you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. Then at the end you tag at least 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going.

Here are the rules:

* Each blogger must post these rules first.
* Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

8 Random Facts About Me

1. I am married for almost 10 years now to an Engineer.
2. I had 2 wonderful and amazing kids.
3. I am a graduate of BS in Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
4. I love to cook.
5. I worked in a radio network for almost 7 years and resigned in 2001 to become a full time housewife.
6. I eat vegetables and seafoods a lot.
7. I love having quality time with my kids and hubby.

Now I want to pass this tag to the ff:Laila, Marilyn, Dexie, Pinay_Blogger, Crystrad, Asawakomahalko, Brownflava, Sexymom

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vegetable and Seafood Recipes

During Holy Week, Catholics usually abstain from eating beef, pork and chicken in observance of the Lenten Season instead they prepare vegetables and seafood dishes. Being a Catholic since birth I do observe same practice. Below are some recipes I’d like to share with you which I usually prepare during Holy Week.

DAING NA BANGUS (pickled milkfish)

Ingredients: *1 bangus (milkfish), cleaned *2 tsp salt *¼ cup vinegar *½ tsp black pepper

*2 cloves garlic, crushed with skin attached *1/3 cup cooking oil

Procedures: Cut the fish lengthwise along the back without damaging the skin. Place the fish in a shallow dish or marinating container, outer skin side down. Combine the other ingredients separately, except the oil, and pour over the bangus. Marinate it then put in the refrigerator overnight. Turn the fish over once to marinate the open side as well. Before frying drain the bangus. Heat oil in a kawali or large frying pan. Fry the fish until golden brown. Serve with hot rice and atsara.


Ingredients: *fresh large squids *calamansi juice *powdered pepper *salt *vetsin

*1 tbsp cooking oil

Procedures: Clean squid, put shallow slits on both sides. Mix salt, pepper, vetsin, cooking oil and calamansi juice. Marinate squid 3-4 hours before grilling. Brush the squid with the mixture while grilling. Serve grilled squid with pickled papaya.


Ingredients: *1 large fish lapu-lapu *1 large onion, thick slices
*2 red & green bell pepper, strips *1 cup grated papaya (unripe)
*4 cloves garlic, crushed *1/2 cup water
*2 tbsp. ginger strips 1 cup vinegar
*1 tbsp. salt *3 tbsp. sugar *1 tbsp. cornstarch

Procedures: Clean fish. Rub salt and let stand for 1-2 hours. Prepare vinegar sauce. Add salt and sugar to vinegar and boil. Thicken with cornstarch (dissolved). Blend well then set aside. Sauté garlic, ginger strips, and onion. Add bell pepper and grated papaya. Sauté until half-cooked. Fry fish until golden brown. Place in serving dish and while still sizzling hot, top with sautéed mixture and pour on the vinegar sauce. Serve at once.



* 3 tablespoons cooking oil

* 3 cloves garlic, crushed skin detached

* 2 pcs. Medium size onions, chopped

* 3 pcs. ripe tomatoes, chopped

* ¼ squash, cut into desired shapes

* 1 piece medium size ampalaya (bitter melon), clean and cut diagonally

* 5 pieces medium size eggplant, cut diagonally

* 6 pieces sitaw (string beans), tops and tails removed, cut

* 10 pieces okra, tops and tails removed and cut into half

* 1/3 cup bagoong alamang (salted small shrimps)

* 1/2 cup hot water

* Fish sauce to taste


Saute garlic, onions and tomatoes (do not overcooked). Add hot water together with ampalaya, okra and sitaw simmer for 10 minutes. Separately boil squash and eggplant for 5 minutes. When 10 minutes is over add half-cooked squash and eggplant together with bagoong alamang. Simmer for another 5 minutes uncovered. Add fish sauce to taste.

***To avoid bitterness of ampalaya, after slicing sprinkle it with rock salt, mix then wash under running water.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Philippine's Lenten Season

Yesterday is Palm Sunday. My family went to church. We bought two pieces of palm leaves to be blessed after the mass. Usually we surrender the old palm leaves to church for burning into ashes to be used on next year's Ash Wednesday. This week is Holy Week and I’d like to share with you practices, "penitensiya" and different vows (panata) of Filipino people during Lenten Season. You will see how we commemorate Palm Sunday, Pabasa ng Pasyon (the devotees sing the Passion of the Christ), the different holy floats or "karosa", processions, the so-called “hampas dugo” and the enactment of the crucifixion (some people really have themselves crucified as their “panata”). I wish all of us to have a blessed and fruitful Lenten Season.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Domino Effect Tag

i'm doing my blogging stuff and rounds to my blogger friends when I got this domino tag from a dear friend idealpinkrose;

vanidosa, Thea is {}, Childstar, Mike, My Scrappy Side, Abie, Aggie, Alpha, Apple, Apols, Jacqui, Jane, Jody, Joy, Kelly, Mich, Peachy, Gatteo, Liza (A Simple Life), Tet, Nyumix, JulianaRW, Liza(MCN), Wifespeak, MAX, Hanna, Michelle, Butchay, allinkorea, korean food, idealpinkrose, housewife @ work.


Simply add your name to the bottom and pass it forward.

I'm passing this to *mommy2lots*, *miss hill*, *milou*, *the sphinx*, *nessa*, *canadiansahm*, *hip mommy's place*, *lekahe*, *sue*, and *simply dunn*.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Pacquiao vs. Marquez for WBC belt

One of the year’s most anticipated fights is the Pacquiao-Morales II for WBC belt at Las VegasMandalay Bay on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET). It’s a must see fight since both sides wants to end his “Unfinished Business” and proves that he is the “Last Man Standing”. Well I guess I need to finish early my household chores before the fight so I can sit back with my hubby around watching the whole game, even the jam-packed commercials, lol. I’m sure time will stop again throughout the Philippines, in the household, along the busy streets and establishments and even combating politicians will surely bump on the venues with wide screen to watch the fight. As for me, of course I want to win my kababayan Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Go Pacman!!!

How about you who’s your pick?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Weather and You...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Fish Shanghai Rolls

I would like to share this healthy recipe with you that my kids love so much. Usually, they use pork in preparing this food but I substitute fish for it. Hope you will like it.


* 1 kilo fish (Blue Marlin or Tanigue or Tuna will do)

* Powdered pepper

* Iodized salt

* Kintsay

* Onions

* Carrots

* White eggs (5 pcs.)

* Patis (fish sauce)

* Lumpia wrappers


Boil your choice of fish in water for about 10-15 minutes with a few sprinkle of iodized salt. Chop kintsay, onions and carrots separately. Split the boiled fish into tiny pieces. Put few sprinkle of powdered pepper. Add chopped kintsay, onions, carrots and white eggs and mixed well. Put patis to taste. Cut lumpia wrappers into half. Put few parts of the mixed ingredients and then roll it. Fry it under a low flame to have a golden texture of the wrapper. Serve with sweet and spicy sauce.

Blog Catalog Popular Blogs

What I saw today on Blog Catalog really surprised me. Housewife @ Work made it as one of the Popular Blogs in the BC community together with MakesYouLaugh-Cry Without It, ProBlogger, GorillaSushi-We Eat Blogs, Blogging Women, My Sense and Sensibility, Including My Non Senses, Andy Beard – Niche Marketing, The Offended Blogger, Photo Slides and I am deeply honored and grateful to this credit and I would like to express my gratitude to those wonderful bloggers who gave time to visit my site, added me as their friend, posted comments, for all the invites and for joining the HAW’s community. Many thanks to all of you guys and of course to my Blog Catalog family.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

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Breast Cancer News

When your mother told you to eat your vegetables it appears that maternal wisdom had a scientific basis. Researchers with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China have discovered a possible link between a diet rich in certain vegetables and a decreased risk for breast cancer. The study appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Corresponding author Jay Fowke, Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram, said 3,035 women diagnosed with breast cancer were identified through the Shanghai Cancer Registry. They were closely matched with 3,037 women randomly chosen from the general population there. The women filled out questionnaires about their diet, including consumption of cruciferous vegetables like Chinese cabbage, bok choi and turnips. Americans typically eat more broccoli, kale and cauliflower in the cruciferous vegetable family.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Another Linky Love!

Tagged by Joy

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Philippines' Oceanarium

At last the much awaited opening of our very own Philippines’ Oceanarium took place last March 1, 2008. The Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium brings together open water marine habitat, boutique mall and restaurants combined with those beautiful landscapes and facilities all located in one complex. Showcasing more than 20,000 marine inhabitants of about 300 species could also well be one of the biggest in Asia having an area bigger than the famous Sentosa in Singapore.

Entrance fees to the Manila Ocean Park are 400.00 pesos for adults and 350 pesos for children. Located near one of the tourist spots in Manila, Dr. Jose Rizal Park, the oceanarium is situated right at the back of Quirino Grandstand. My family is planning to pay a visit within this March so that our kids will see those amazing creatures and learn things about them and their importance as well. See you there!!!

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

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Interfaith Rally

Thousands of protesters gathered to join church leaders from various sectors in an inter-faith rally to support ZTE national broadband deal whistle-blower Rodolfo Noel Lozada Jr. and call for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's resignation held at the heart of the central business district of Makati City, south of Manila on Friday 29 February 2008. Thank God that despite the overwhelming support of protesters from different groups and sectors the rally went smoothly, orderly and ended peacefully at 8:45pm. This is just part of the series of protests done and to be made by people who call for the resignation of PGMA.

There is still an ongoing investigation on the Philippine Senate regarding this scandal-tainted broadband deal with the appearance of the new witness Dante Madriaga who directly links the First Couple in the anomalous broadband deal with ZTE.

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