Saturday, June 28, 2014

Natural way for Liver Detox ..........


The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It is unique, being the only organ that can regenerate itself to repair damage and can even regrow if partially removed. On a daily basis, it is involved in our metabolism and protects us from toxic substances. But despite its resiliency, the liver itself also needs to be protected.  A healthy diet and a patented natural ingredient are two ways to help protect the liver and keep it functioning effectively for years to come.

Herbal bitters


Bitter medicines are beloved by herbalists. The bitter taste stimulates digestive processes, including the liver’s production of bile. Bile, part digestive juice, part waste product, is made by the liver and excreted via the bowel.  Herbal bitters are also known as Swedish Bitters.

St. Mary’s Thistle


St. Mary’s Thistle and the Police share the same motto – “To protect and serve”. It protects liver cells from damage from the likes of alcohol and carbon tetrachloride and serves to regenerate already damaged liver cells.

Lemon juice



The juice of half a lemon in hot water first thing in the morning is a time-honoured way to start the day, and is an excellent wake up call for the liver. The sourness of lemons triggers nerve and hormone activation to the liver and digestive system. Very helpful for those who suffer from sluggish bowels.

Brussels sprouts


The brassica family including cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, contain glucosinolates. Glucosinolates are sulphur containing (hence the boarding school corridor smell) compounds that protect the liver from damage and improve its ability to eliminate toxins and excess hormones.



The spice that colours curries yellow, and was also used to dye the robes of Hindu priests. Turmeric has impressive anti-inflammatory effects throughout the body, including the liver. Excellent for a liver virus or infection.

Crab apple


The Bach Flower, Crab Apple, is for people who feel ashamed of their physical appearance, and may themselves feel toxic. Although Bachs are mostly recommended for emotional purposes, Crab Apple, fits the bill nicely to be used for dexox purposes.


Drinking sufficient fluids such as water, tea and herbal tea, improves the flow of nutrients to, and waste products from, the liver. Not drinking enough may increase the risk of gallstones, which is when bile becomes too concentrated in the gall bladder.


Zinc is important in many enzyme reactions throughout the body. In particular, zinc is needed by the liver enzyme, alcohol dehydrogenase, to break down alcohol into less toxic substances. If you drink, you need zinc.

Dandelion Root


A long history of healing ailing livers. Dandelion root coffee is black and bitter, making it an excellent coffee alternative if you are keen on improving liver health.


An essential amino acid, methionine is vital for several detoxification processes performed by the liver. It also forms part of a compound known as glutathione, which is an antioxidant, protecting liver and other cells from damage.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Simple Butter Cake .......

2 1/3 sticks (total of 250g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
7 oz (200g) plain flour/all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
7 oz (200g) castor sugar
4 eggs
½ tsp salt
4 tablespoons fresh milk or yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Lightly grease the pan with some butter.
3. Mix the flour and the baking powder together and sieve. Add in salt and mix well. Set aside.
4. Use an electronic beater to mix butter and sugar until well combined or pale yellow in color. (Note: Sugar has not dissolved yet).
5. Add in the first egg. Beat well after each addition of egg until creamy.
6. Scrape down the sides for even mixing.
7. Add in vanilla essence and mix well.
8. Fold in the flour into the mixture and mix well.
9. Finally, add in the milk/yogurt.
 10. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan. Shake it lightly to distribute cake mixture evenly.
11. Bake until golden brown and cooked, about 40 minutes. Use a cake tester to test if it’s cooked.
12. Remove it from the oven and let cool on the wire rack for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.


  • 125g butter, melted
  • 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 passionfruit, to serve
  • 320g (2 cups) icing sugar, sifted, to serve

    • Method
  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 175°C. Grease and line a 19 x 9cm loaf pan. Place the butter, flour, buttermilk, egg, sugar and lemon zest In a large bowl. Using hand beaters, mix until well combined.
  • Step 2
    Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. To serve, remove the pulp from the passionfruit and place in a small bowl. Add the icing sugar and stir to combine until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Drizzle passionfruit mixture over the cake. Cut into slices and serve.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Bagi mengelakkan gastrik (acid reflux) pada orang yang berpuasa, beberapa langkah bagi mengelakkan muntah lendiran masam, kembung perut, mudah sedawa dan sedu perlu diambil.

1. Kurangkan makan secara banyak sekali gus.
2. Jangan berbaring atau bersandar selepas makan.
3. Banyakkan minum air sebelum makan makanan yang berat
4. Jangan makan dekat dengan waktu tidur
5. Kurangkan makanan yang mengandungi banyak bawang putih,
bawang merah, makanan pedas atau makanan berlemak
6. Elakkan minum minuman bergas (berkarbonat), kopi, atau teh
7. Kurangkan atau hentikan tabiat merokok.
8. Elakkan mengambil ubat cair darah aspirin, dan ubat tahan sakit
seperti ibuprofen, atau ponstan.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning ?.............



Starting your day off with warm lemon water is thought to have a ton of health benefits - and it's been an Ayurvedic practice for a long time, learn about the health benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning.

1.  Aids in Digestion.
     Not only does the warm water help to stimulate the GI tract, but the lemons are believed to stimulate and  purify the liver. It also helps digestive acids with digestion and elimination.

2.  Support Immune Function.
     Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin C and ascorbic acid. Vitamin C can help fight colds and and the ascorbic acid helps iron absorption which also plays a role in immune function.

3.  Alkalizes the body
      If your body is in a chronic pH imbalance, it's susceptible to disease. Even though lemons seem acidic, they are extremely alkalizing and a great way to ensure your pH balance is where it should be especially if your diet is heavy in meat, cheese and/or alcohol.

4.   Helps Detox
      Lemon water is a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body flush liquid and toxins along with it. The citric acid can also help maximize enzymes which stimulates the liver.

5.   It's Energizer
     The combination of water and lemon helps to hydrate and oxygenate the blood, leaving you feeling great!

6.   Keeps skin beautiful 
       Chronic dehydration can leave skin looking dull, so start your day on the right foot with lemon water. Vitamin C plays a critical role in maintaining healthy skin and the antioxidants can combat aging factors.


Great Grains ..........

 Whole grains are an excellent source of nutrition, as they contain essential enzymes, iron, dietary fiber, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins. The body absorbs grains slowly, so they provide sustained and high-quality energy.

1.  Brown Rice


 The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel and is the least damaging to its nutritional value. The complete milling and polishing that converts brown rice into white rice destroys 67% of the vitamin B3, 80% of the vitamin B1, 90% of the vitamin B6, half of the manganese, half of the phosphorus, 60% of the iron, and all of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids. Fully milled and polished white rice is required to be "enriched" with vitamins B1, B3 and iron.

2.  Millet (gandum)

Millet is one of those foods vegetarians love. Learn about millet, weight loss, healthy diets, and fiber foods.

3.   Quinoa 


 It tastes great, it is high protein, and it is part of another major food trend of today: gluten free eating.

4.  Buckwheat


 Buckwheat's beneficial effects are due in part to its rich supply of flavonoids, particularly rutin. Flavonoids are phytonutrients that protect against disease by extending the action of vitamin C and acting as antioxidants. Buckwheat's lipid-lowering activity is largely due to rutin and other flavonoid compounds. These compounds help maintain blood flow, keep platelets from clotting excessively (platelets are compounds in blood that, when triggered, clump together, thus preventing excessive blood loss, and protect LDL from free radical oxidation into potentially harmful cholesterol oxides. All these actions help to protect against heart disease.

5.  Oats


 While the health benefits of oats are documented in hundreds of studies, we've listed just a sample here to indicate the power of oats to improve human health.

6.  Barley

Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color. Sprouted barley is naturally high in maltose, a sugar that serves as the basis for both malt syrup sweetener. When fermented, barley is used as an ingredient in beer and other alcoholic beverages.

7.   Amaranth

 Amaranth May Have Cancer-preventing, Anti-inflamatory Properties. Molecular biologists in Mexico set out to study the bioactive peptides in amaranth.

KWAY TEOW KUNG FU ............


Ingredients :

a handful of kway teow (flat rice noodles)
1 egg
2 garlic
1 shallot
bird eye chillie - minced
Chicken fillet - sliced into thin pieces
1 medium sized cuttlefish - cleaned and cut into rings
2 pieces medium fresh prawns
1 cup water (more if you like more gravy)
1/2 Knorr chicken cube
salt to taste
cornflour mixed with a bit of water (thickening agent)
baby corns
carrots - peeled and sliced
chinese cabbage - cut
1/2 fresh red chillie
cooking oil

(this is kway teow .. white mee)

Method :

1. Crack the egg into a bowl. Beat lightly then add in the kway teow. Stir to mix.
2. Heat the wok with a bit of oil and pour in the kway teow and egg. Fry like omellette. Once done, remove from wok and set aside.
For the gravy :
2. Heat wok with some cooking oil. Add crushed garlic, minced shallot and minced bird eye chillie. Fry till fragrant.
3. Add in chicken slice and cook till the chicken turns white. Add in cuttlefish and prawns.
4. Add water, chicken cube and salt. Let it boil and add in cornflour mixture.
5. When the gravy is slightly thickens, add in the baby corns and carrot. Last but not least, the chinese cabbage and the fresh chille.
6. Remove from heat and pour onto the prepared kway teow.
7. Garnish with some crispy fried onion.

Caramel-Cream Cheese Flan .........


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 7 egg yolks 
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites 
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened


  1. 1. Cook 1 cup sugar in a 9-inch round cake pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until sugar melts and turns golden brown. Remove pan from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. (Sugar will harden.)
  2. 2. Meanwhile, whisk together egg yolks and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. 3. Process egg whites, cream cheese, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a blender until smooth. Add 2 cups egg yolk mixture, and process until smooth. Stir egg white mixture into remaining egg yolk mixture until blended. Pour custard over caramelized sugar in pan.
  4. 4. Place cake pan in a large shallow pan. Add hot water to large pan to depth of one-third up sides of cake pan.
  5. 5. Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into center of flan comes out clean. Remove pan from water; cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours). Cover and chill 4 hours.
  6. 6. Run a knife around edge of flan to loosen; invert onto a serving plate. (Once inverted, the flan will take about 30 seconds to slip from the pan. Be sure to use a serving plate with a lip to catch the extra caramel sauce.)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

20 Best Foods for Fiber ............

Fiber can lower blood sugar, cut cholesterol, and may even prevent colon cancer and help you avoid hemorrhoids. If it were a drug, the world would be clamoring for it.

But few people are getting enough.

Women should get about 25 grams a day and men at least 35 to 40, but the average person gets just 15 grams a day. Eating fiber-rich whole foods—not foods that tout "added fiber"—is the best way to increase your fiber intake, says Carolyn Brown, RD, a nutritionist at Foodtrainers, in New York City.

Here is a list of high-fiber foods—

1.  Corn

2. White Beans


3. Black Beans

4.  Kidney Beans


5. Garbanzo Beans (kacang kuda)

6.  Avocado


7. Whole - wheat pasta

8. Brown rice


9.  Edamane


10.  Whole - wheat bread


11. Lentils  (kacang dals)


12.  Pear


13.  Artichoke


14.  Oatmeal


15.  Raspberries


16.  Peas


17.  Broconli


18.  Apples


19.  Almonds


20.  Barley

3 Yoga Poses for Fighting Cellulite ...........

Cellulite is actually just adipose tissue (fat) that ends up looking lumpy because it’s pushing against the connective tissue, which makes the skin above it crumple. One of the most effective ways for fighting cellulite is through diet and exercise. Strength-boosting yoga moves that target the thighs can work wonders in the war against the dimples—yoga tightens, tones, and lengthens the muscles making your skin look smoother.
Practice these three moves at least three to four times a week in conjunction with a healthy diet, cardio workouts, and lots of water, and you should start to see an improvement in your hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Eagle Pose
This pose was the best for fighting cellulite. Maybe because you have to tighten and tone your inner and outer thighs to hold this pose and really squeeze the thigh muscles firmly. You also have to engage your core end entire lower half of your body.

Start by bending your knees then crossing your right thigh high above your left thigh. If you can, double wrap the leg so the foot hooks behind the left calf. If this is too challenging, let the foot stay outside or even tap the toes on the floor. Wrap your left arm under your right arm and then press the palms together. Sit even deeper and squeeze your thighs as you gaze down the tip of your nose. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then repeat on the other side. This pose is also great for concentration and focus, which can help you make better health choices.
Photo: AppcessionIncline Plank
  It’s usually in this area that cellulite tends to be most prominent. Start seated with your legs out in front of you and bring your hands about 10 inches behind you with your fingers facing forward. Press firmly into your hands and feet and lift your hips up into an inverted plank. Hold here for 5 to 8 breaths then lower down and repeat one more time.
Photo: Appcession

Shoulder Stand
Shoulder stand and other inverted yoga poses help aid the lymphatic system.  Start lying down on your back. Use your lower abdominals to lift your hips up over head into plow pose. Clasp your hands under your back and hike your shoulders up toward your ears to come off the back of your neck. Bend your elbows and place your hands on your lower back. Lift your legs up to the ceiling and engage your thighs actively to lengthen up out of your lower back. Keep pressing firmly into the elbows. If you feel your neck compressed, at all come down or use padding under your shoulders. Hold for 8 to 10 breaths (or longer if you can) before coming back down through plow and lowering to the floor.
Photo: Appcession

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


1. Barli – Bagus untuk demam jika dibuat sup.
2. Kurma – Nabi berkata rumah yang tidak mempunyai kurma adalah seperti rumah yang tidak ada makanan.
3. Buah Tin – Buah dari syurga. Boleh mengubati buasir.
4. Anggur – Nabi suka buah anggur. Ia membersihkan darah, menguatkan buah pinggang, membersihkan perut
5. Madu – Ia adalah makanan segala makanan, minuman segala minuman, ubat segala ubat. Mengubati cirit birit jika dibancuh dengan air panas, membuka selera, menguatkan perut, membuang kahak. Elok diminun waktu pagi dengan air suam.
6. Tembikai (Segala Jenis) – Nabi berkata wanita mengandung tidak akan gagal melahirkan anak yang baik dari segi perwatakkan dan wajahnya.
7. Susu – Nabi berkata susu baik untuk membuang panas badan. Menguatkan belakang,memperbaiki otak memperbaharui pandangan mata, membuang kelupaan.
8. Cendawan – Baik untuk mata, perancang keluarga.
9. Minyak Zaitun – Rawatan kulit dan rambut. Melambatkan penuaan, merawat radang perut.
10. Delima – Membersihkan tubuh dari syaitan & bisikan syaitan selama 40 hari.
11. Air – Minuman terbaik. Jika dahaga hendaklah disedut perlahan-lahan. Jangan diteguk. Mudah mendapat sakit pada hati.


Kajian farmakologi menunjukkan bahawa ubat batuk yang mengandungi codeine, pholcodeine dan dextromethorphan tidak membawa sebarang manfaat untuk mengurangkan batuk.

Saya sering menyarankan agar para pesakit memperbanyakkan amalan meminum air.

Ubat batuk seperti ini perlu diambil dengan berhati-hati kerana boleh menyebabkan ketagihan dan sukar buang air besar (sembelit).

Pesakit asma dan kanak-kanak juga perlu berhati-hati dalam pengambilan ubat-ubatan ini kerana menyebabkan mereka mengalami sukar bernafas.
Ia juga harus dielakkan oleh wanita yang hamil.

(Dr. Zubaidi Hj Ahmad)



Sistem penghadaman yang terganggu biasanya bermula dengan munculnya beberapa tanda:

- Badan atau nafas berbau
- Selalu mengalami kembung perut selepas makan
- Rambut menjadi kering atau gugur
- Sering tidak puas buang air besar setelah makan
- Kurang selera makan terhadap makanan tertentu
- Mudah sakit kepala setelah mengambil makanan tertentu
- Rasa kurang bertenaga setelah makan
- Kuku mudah patah
- Mengalami sembelit
- Mengalami masalah kulit yang kering

Tanda-tanda ini berlaku beberapa bulan sebelum penyakit yang lebih teruk seperti gastric ulcer (luka dalam perut), dan kanser usus berlaku.
Cegahlah dengan menjaga JENIS, KUANTITI dan WAKTU pemakanan yang sesuai.

(-Dr Zubaidi Hj Ahmad.)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The 7 Dangerous Acts after meal ..............


* Don't smoke- Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher).

* Don't eat fruits immediately -When you eat your fruits with meals, the fruit is stuck in the stomach along with the contents of the meals and cannot reach the intestines in time. Lying there they get spoilt and spoil the remaining food in the stomach too. Thus it is recommended that you eat a fruit at least one hour after eating a meal or before your meal and preferably in the morning with empty stomach. It is in the morning that the body can best use the nutrients in the fruit and get enough energy to start the day.

* Don't drink tea - Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.It is preferable to drink tea an hour after meals.

* Don't loosen your belt -Fiction, not particularly bad for you!
We generally have an attitude that a good meal is that which forces us to loosen our belts. However, loosening the belt is bad, not because it causes the intestines to twist or block but because it means that you have over eaten to a level that you are uncomfortable. Loosening of the belt may also cause you to feel comfortable once again which means you may continue overeating.
So eat only to the extent that you can be comfortable without loosening your belt!

* Don't bathe - Bathing after meal will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

* Don't walk about -Fact, it is bad for you! Walking directly after meals is a bad idea, it can result to acid reflux and indigestion. However, walking about half an hour after meals is known to be good for you. Researchers in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina, have found that walking after exercise is a good way to burn energy.

The point to note is when to walk, you should ideally walk for about 10 minutes and only 20-30 minutes after meal to prevent acid reflux and stomach upsets.

* Don't sleep immediately - The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.

Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake Recipe ...........

140g/5 oz. fine granulated sugar
6 egg whites
6 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
50g/2 oz. butter
250g/9 oz. cream cheese
100 ml/3 fluid oz. fresh milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
60g/2 oz. cake flour /superfine flour
20g/1 oz. cornflour (cornstarch)
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Melt cream cheese, butter and milk over a double boiler. Cool the mixture. Fold in the flour, the cornflour, egg yolks, lemon juice and mix well.

2. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Add in the sugar and whisk until soft peaks form.
3. Add the cheese mixture to the egg white mixture and mix well. Pour into a 8-inch round cake pan (lightly grease and line the bottom and sides of the pan with grease-proof baking paper or parchment paper).
4. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for 1 hours 10 minutes or until set and golden brown at 160 degrees C (325 degrees F).

Cook’s Notes:
1. I baked the cake in 9” round tin, did not line the sides.
2. If you use a 8″ pan, it is very important to line the sides of the 8” pan with parchment paper, make sure the parchment paper extends higher than the cake tin by about 1.5”.
3. If springform pan or loose base cake tin is used, wrap the base of your cake tin with 2 layers aluminium foil,

4. I baked the cake on the lowest shelf in the oven ( to prevent cracks on top and over browning).
5. I left the cake to cool down in the oven with the oven door open, about an hour. This is to prevent sudden change of temperature that may cause the cake to shrink drastically. It’s normal that the cake will shrink about ½” after cooling.
6. Refrigerate the cake (with or without the cake tin) for at least 4 hours or overnight.