Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tests reveal more than half of leading colas contain minute traces of alcohol

No wonder so many people like it! Coke and Pepsi contain ALCOHOL, reveals French research
Tests reveal more than half of leading colas contain minute traces of alcohol

Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, scientific research published in France has revealed.

The revelation will cause concern among those who chose the carbonated soft drink for religious, health or safety reasons.

According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) more than half of leading colas contain the traces of alcohol.

Can't beat the real thing: The revelation will cause concern among those who chose the carbonated soft drink for religious, health or safety reasons

These include the brand leaders Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola, while it is mainly only cheap supermarket versions of the drink which are alcohol-free.

'60 Million Consumers', the French magazine, publishes the results of the tests in its latest issue.

They suggest that the alcohol levels are as low as 10mg in every litre, and this works out at around 0.001 per cent alcohol.

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But the figures will still be enough to upset the thousands of Muslims who regularly drink Cola because their religion forbids them from drinking alcohol.

Those who are teetotal and drink Coke regularly will also be worried, as will those who choose it as an alternative to alcohol when they are driving.

Of 19 colas tested, the nine which did not contain alcohol were made by brands including Auchan, Cora, Casino, Leader Price and Man U-Cola.

Muslims praying at the Paris great Mosque: Many people regularly drink Cola because their religion forbids them from drinking alcohol

Ten which had traces of alcohol in them included Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola Classic Light and Coke Zero.

Michel Pepin, scientific director for Coca-Cola France, said: 'It is possible that traces of alcohol come from the process' of making Coca Cola according to its secret recipe.

He insisted, however, that Coca-Cola drinks were provably 'soft' and recognised as such 'by the government authorities in which they are sold'.

Mr Pepin added: 'Furthermore, the Paris Mosque has provided us with a certificate stating that our products can be consumed by the Muslim community in line with the religious opinions of the Committee of the Mosque of Paris.'

Not the only pick me up: Caffeine is widely considered to be the main stimulus contained in cola, as well as sugar

A spokesman for Pepsi  acknowledged that 'some soft drinks can  contain minute traces of alcohol because of the ingredients used,'  although ' the Pepsi Cola recipe does not contain alcohol '.

Both companies suggested that natural fruit can ferment and produce minute traces of alcohol.

Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by the American John Pemberton and was originally patented as a medicine which could cure everything from headache to impotence.

It went on to dominate the international soft drinks market and is now a US icon sold in more than 200 countries.

However, caffeine is widely considered to be the main stimulant contained in the drink, along with vast amounts of sugar which have come to associate it with a range of health problems including obesity.

Every can of Coke contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Home Remedies for Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis home remedies and natural cures

Tonsillitis treatment using Lime

Lime is one of the most effective remedies in the treatment of acute tonsillitis. A fresh lime squeezed in a glass of warm water, with four teaspoons of honey and a quarter teaspoon of common salt, should be sipped slowly in such cases

Tonsillitis treatment using Milk

Milk has been found valuable in tonsillitis. A glass of pure boiled milk, mixed with a pinch uf turmeric powder and pepper powder, should be taken every night for three nights in the treatment of this condition. It will bring beneficial results

Tonsillitis treatment using Vegetable Juices

Juices of carrot, beet, and cucumber, taken individually or in combination, are especially beneficial. The formula proportion recommended, when used in combination is 300 ml of carrot juice, 100 ml of beet juice, and 100 ml of cucumber juice

Tonsillitis treatment using Banafsha Flowers

Banafsha flowers, botanically known as Viola odorata, are beneficial in the treatment of tonsillitis. About 12 gm of these flowers should be boiled in 50 ml of milk. This milk should be taken hot after being filtered. The filtered banafsha can also be lightly fried in clarified butter and worn round the throat as a poultice at night

Tonsillitis treatment using Fenugreek Seeds

A gargle made from fenugreek seeds is very effective in severe cases of tonsillitis. To make such a gargle, two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds should be allowed to simmer for half an hour in a litre of water and then set aside to cool. The entire quantity should be used the same day as a soothing gargle. It will have beneficial results

Remedy for Tonsillitis

Keep in mind that tonsillitis should not be treated lightly and while tonsillitis treatment with home remedies and natural methods may be helpful, medical attention is absolutely necessary. Methods of home treatment can be used as complimentary treatment to facilitate healing and provide relief.

Tonsillitis treatment using Salt water

The best way to prevent tonsil stones is to gargle with salt water. This simple home remedy not only helps in removing the tonsil stones but it also prevents the growth of additional stones. This salt water gargle helps in cleaning out the crypts and food particles lodged inside, thereby arresting the development of new tonsil stones.

Tonsillitis treatment using Chamomile

Chamomile tea along with honey and lemon is a great home remedy for providing relief from the symptoms of tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis treatment using Figs

A paste can be prepared from water and boiled figs and this paste can be applied externally on the throat area to provide a cooling and soothing effect.

Tonsillitis treatment using Alum

Purified alum can be used for gargling or powdered alum can be applied over the tonsils to reduce the inflammation.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Home remedy for food poisoning

One home remedy for food poisoning is complete bed-rest. Many cases of food poisoning are caused by parasites or bacteria, which enter the body by the thousands or millions.

As part of our body's brilliant design, it will begin to send out antibodies to fight the invasion. We should minimize other activities in order to allow our body to heal itself.

We should also abstain from any solid food for twenty-four hours so that we don't place un needed burden on our digestive system.

Sipping on warm water with added lemon juice will not only be soothing, but it will also assist in the cleansing of our system and fight infection.

An Ayurvedic remedy is to combine 1 tsp black pepper, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp of cumin seeds, and a little sea salt in 4 cups of water. Boil this mixture until it reduces to 2 cups. Sip on this three times daily to cleanse and treat diarrhea.

Chinese herbalism suggests chewing on ginger to ease nausea. Alternatively, sipping on ginger tea would have the same desired effect.

Sipping on tea can be of great benefit to your system. It will keep you hydrated and at the same time help with various symptoms. For example, comfrey root and meadowsweet tea will help to treat infection and relieve symptoms.

Arrowroot or slippery elm tea can soothe the digestive tract and help restore bowel health. Licorice tea will help to flush out toxins. Nausea can also increase in intensity if we are stressed, so chamomile tea will not only help to ease digestion and reduce inflammation, it can also induce calmness and even sleep.

Aromatherapy can also assist in our recovery. Spray chamomile oil into the air or rub into the temples to calm and ease symptoms. Lavender oil can be rubbed into the abdomen to reduce any spasms and to help encourage healing. Bergamot on a cold cloth and placed on the head will reduce any fever.

In cases where there is diarrhea with a burning sensation, vomiting and a craving for cold drinks, red phosphorus can help. Phosphorus is obtained from bone ash and can also treat anxieties and fears.

If you wish to induce vomiting to expel the poison, drinking cider vinegar with some warm water will do this.


Some individuals fear contracting food poisoning when travelling. Strong spices like cayenne, curry and turmeric have preventive properties against food poisoning and can be added to food and water.

Bringing  superfoods, MSM powder, green powders, and vitamin C will give your body extra strength to fight whatever you might come into contact with. Oregano oil is also great to have with you as it is known for its ability to stop infections.

Taking bentonite clay can be used to remove all the toxins and harmful waste and buildup in our bodies. Additionally, it can resolve digestive distress.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Football's bizarre injury treatments

Football's bizarre injury treatments
By Dominic Raynor

Crocked Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie is set to have horse placenta massaged into his damaged ankle by a Serbian housewife in a bid to speed up his recovery from a ligament injury, but he is not the only footballer to turn to an alternative remedy. Here we look at some of the more weird treatments.


GettyImagesGermany legend Jurgen Klinsmann: One of Dr Muller-Wolfhart's former patients
St Johnstone striker Peter MacDonald approached Bayern Munich's club medic Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt for a little help in recovering from a troublesome hamstring injury and was prescribed a course of goats' blood injections.

"The specialist said my hamstring was too tight and I had goats' blood injections. That's the best for loosening it off," a grateful MacDonald explained.

As well as injecting animal blood Muller-Wolfhart, who is also the doctor for the German national team, claims that an extract from the crest of cockerels, called Hylart, can help lubricate knee injuries and take away the pain. He counts Michael Owen, Jurgen Klinsmann and Arjen Robben amongst his former patients.


When Bolivian football team Blooming struggled to perform at altitude when playing away in La Paz the club's physiotherapist Rodrigo Figueroa prescribed Viagra to cure their ills.

The physio reasoned that as the sex drug is designed to improve blood flow it could also help players cope with the difficulties of playing at more than 3,500m above sea level. "We prescribed it for several players, especially those who suffered most from altitude," Figueroa explained.

Viagra is not on the banned substance list and has reportedly been game tested by a number of South American clubs during Copa Libertadores matches at high altitude.


Following a season-and-a-half of teething problems in English football £13.5 million Chelsea winger Florent Malouda finally hit form at the start of the 2009-10 season and later revealed that a trip to the dentist had cured him of his malaise.

The Frenchman finally got to the root of his troubles when he had his wisdom teeth removed, which helped to clear up some lingering niggles and muscle problems.

Since Malouda's wonder cure a number of other footballers have gone under the dentist's knife, including placenta loving Van Persie. "My osteopaths think there may be a connection between my teeth and the muscle injuries I suffer," the Dutchman said.


According to a report in the Sunday Times a number of Premier League footballers have taken the highly unusual step of storing stem cells from their newborn babies to use in case they suffer career-threatening injuries.

The process involves freezing cells taken from the umbilical cord blood of their babies and can be used to treat - and even possibly cure - cartilage and ligament problems.

An anonymous player explained: "We decided to store our new baby's stem cells for possible future therapeutic reasons... as a footballer, if you're prone to injury it can mean the end of your career, so having your stem cells - a repair kit if you like - on hand makes sense."


When a voodoo priest named Pepe revealed in the Spanish press that had been hired to use his black-magic to injure £80 million Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who was subsequently sidelined with ankle knack, a number of magicians stepped forward to cure the winger.

A Portuguese wizard, named Fernando Nogueira, took first crack at healing his countryman but the winger remained sidelined despite Nogueira's sorcery and Pepe responded by increasing the strength of his spell.

A band of Peruvian shamans were next to try and lift the injury curse and gathered outside the Spanish Embassy in Lima to perform a cleansing ritual, involving a bizarre combination of swords and maracas, but Ronaldo remained sidelined.


Former England player and manager Glenn Hoddle maintained an unshakeable belief in faith healing after Eileen Drewery nursed him through injury while he was a young player at Tottenham Hotspur.

Hoddle hired the housewife as a consultant during the 1998 World Cup to cure the players of a range of physical and psychological ailments, but unfortunately the squad did not share his belief and his authority was undermined.

Hoddles devotion to spiritualism, love and forgiveness may have kept him free from injury but it didn't keep him in a job; he was sacked in 1999.

Very Strange advice on HIV

A Zimbabwean senator has given a bizarre prescription to the country's high HIV prevalence rate. Senator Morgan Femai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says women must bath less frequently, shave-off their hair, dress shabbily and get circumcised to make them less attractive to men.

Footnote: need to educate my children from now or they may become him....

War of the wardrobe

lucky that my wife only result for tiny wardrobe

Monday, June 25, 2012

sharing is caring

creativity comes in many form and this children just demonstrate one of it

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Careful giving honey to infant

Taken from wiki

Health hazards

However, honey sometimes contains dormant endospores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can be dangerous to infants, as the endospores can transform into toxin-producing bacteria in the infant's immature intestinal tract, leading to illness and even death[4] (see Health hazards below).


Because of the natural presence of botulinum endospores in honey,[82] children under one year of age should not be given honey. The more-developed digestive system of older children and adults generally destroys the spores. Infants, however, can contract botulism from honey.[83] Medical grade honey can be treated with gamma radiation to reduce the risk of botulinum spores being present.[84] Gamma radiation evidently does not affect honey's antibacterial activity, whether or not the particular honey's antibacterial activity is dependent upon peroxide generation.[85]

Infantile botulism shows geographical variation. In the UK, only six cases have been reported between 1976 and 2006,[86] yet the U.S. has much higher rates: 1.9 per 100,000 live births, 47.2% of which are in California.[87] While the risk honey poses to infant health is small, it is recommended not to take the risk[88]

Toxic honey

Main article: Bees and toxic chemicals#Toxic honey
Honey produced from flowers of oleanders, rhododendrons, mountain laurels, sheep laurel, and azaleas may cause honey intoxication. Symptoms include dizziness, weakness, excessive perspiration, nausea, and vomiting. Less commonly, low blood pressure, shock, heart rhythm irregularities, and convulsions may occur, with rare cases resulting in death. Honey intoxication is more likely when using "natural" unprocessed honey and honey from farmers who may have a small number of hives. Commercial processing, with pooling of honey from numerous sources, claims it dilutes any toxins but these findings are not verifiable.[89]

Natural remedy for Heartburn

Avoid heartburn triggers.

Keeping a food diary may help you identify problem foods. Foods and drinks that commonly trigger heartburn include:

Citrus fruits
Raw onions
Black pepper
Fatty foods
Spicy foods
Citrus juice

Some natural remedy suggested.

Pineapple contains bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps control levels of hydrochloric acid in your stomach.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tunjuk langit / Sky Fruit

SKY FRUIT (Fructuse Swietenia Macrophylla) [See also: Wikipedia] is only largely found in tropical areas in the South Pacific where its cleanest and unspoiled places like Solomon Islands. The people there have consumed SKY FRUIT internally for over 1000 years.

It is known as the queen of plants and knowledge of its healthful properties has been handed down from generation to generation to the present day. Common in the South Pacific, SKY FRUIT is also found in small quantity in other tropical areas of the world.

SKY FRUIT matures from blossom stage in about 90 days. The trees contain fruit of all stages of maturity. Mature trees typically stand 40 to 60 meters tall.

Active Ingredient of SKY-FRUIT:

1. Flavonoids
- Able to promote a smooth blood circulation and to interfere with the formation of atherosclerotic plague.
- Lowers cholesterol levels and lowers fats build-up in the blood stream.
- Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
- Have an anti-inflammation action, it is able to inhibit body's natural enzymes that produce the chemical which park tissue inflammation.
- Ability in reducing pain, bleeding, bruising, and the fluid retention that result from tissue injuries.
- Act as anti-oxidant.
- Act as a free radical scavenger.

2. Saponins
- As an agent in cancer prevention and reduces body fats.
- Enhances immune system and improves vitality.
- Reduces blood clotting and alleviates blood sugar.
- Enhances the functions of the heart and prolonging blood clotting process.

In addition, the SKY-FRUIT contains various natural proteins, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids and other body essential nutrients, where its easy absorption contributes an important factor for staying healthy.

In recent years, the SKY-FRUIT has been widely accepted by medical specialists and doctors. Its consumers' testimonials have made its recognition of its core values to be one of the best health products among those available in the market. Not only is SKY-FRUIT pure in nature, its basis of suitability to health makes it an excellent product. No ill side effect is encountered even for long term consumption.

Revitalize sex drive, revitalize energy, increase strength, rebuild tissues, increase pregnancy rate, supporting healthy energy, reactivate cells, beauty agent, anti-aging, strengthen stomach, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, replenish blood and strengthen arteries, regulate blood sugar, restore healthy heart and brain, etc.

Diabetes, hypertension, skin allergy, malaria, heart problem, asthmatic, menstruation pain, Alzheimer, first stage stroke, gastritis, rheumatic, impotency, poor appetite, liver disease, sensitive skin, pimples and blisters, low immune system, poor health, inconceivable, foul breath, high cholesterol, constipation, neuralgia, digestive system problem, secretion disorder, tumour or growth, remove pimples and freckles, beautify skin and etc.

Just another snake oil product for gullable people.

The fruits of Swietenia macrophylla are called "sky fruit", because they seem to hang upwards from the tree. The "sky fruit" concentrate is sold as a natural remedy that is said to improve blood circulation and skin. It is also said to have Viagra-like qualities regarding erectile dysfunction.

tough job: Teacher nowdays

Sunday, June 17, 2012

See my cat???

I don't think you will pick up this cat and call the owner. So scary

The Glowing Firefly Squid.

The Glowing Firefly Squid. Found in Tayoma, Japan.

The Firefly Squid, whose scientific name is the Watasenia Scintillans, is three inches long on average and is considered to be a cephalopod. Its body is covered in photophores, and this is what allows it to glow a light blue and communicate with other members of its species.

Why is it called the Firefly Squid? Well, the answer lies in the fact that the photophores in these marine animals are actually very similar to those found in fireflies. The light is produced by a complicated chemical reaction, which qualifies it as bioluminescence.

The Firefly Squid can even control these lights to scare off other predators, gather more squids, or lure in prey!

The breeding season of the firefly squid runs from March to May. During this time, a massive gathering of this squid can be seen in Toyama Bay in Japan. They gather here by the millions, even billions, to lay their eggs. The adult squid begin to die once the eggs have been released into the water and fertilized.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Don't Mess With Mature Ladies

MATURE LADY: Is there a problem, Officer ?
OFFICER: Ma'am, you were speeding.
OFFICER: Can I see your license please ?
MATURE LADY: I'd give it to you, but I don't have one.
OFFICER: Don't have one ? Can I see you vehicle registration papers please ?
MATURE LADY: I can't do that.
OFFICER: Why not ?
MATURE LADY: I stole this car. I killed and hacked up the owner.
OFFICER: You What ?
MATURE LADY: His body parts are in plastic bags in the boot of the car, if you want to see them.
SENIOR OFFICER: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please !
MATURE LADY: Is there a problem Sir ?
SENIOR OFFICER: One of my Officers told me that you have stolen this car, and murdered the owner. Could you please open the boot of your car, Ma'am.
SENIOR OFFICER: Is this your car ?
MATURE LADY: Yes Officer, here are the registration papers.
SENIOR OFFICER: One of my Officers claims that you do not have a driving license.
SENIOR OFFICER: Thank you Ma'am. One of my Officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.
MATURE LADY: I bet the liar told you I was speeding too !!
Don't Mess With Mature Ladies !!
If you want to brighten someone's day,
Pass this onto someone you know who likes a chuckle

real life

Perfect Bargain

An Old Jewish man is walking down the street one afternoon when he sees a woman with perfect breasts. 

He says to her, "Hey miss, would you let me BITE your breasts for $100?" 

"Are you nuts?!" she replies, and keeps walking away. 

He turns around, runs around the block and gets to the corner before she does. 

"Would you let me bite your breasts for $1,000?" he asks again.

"Listen you; I'm not that kind of woman! Got it?" 

So the little old Jewish man runs around the next block and faces her again. 

"Would you let me bite your breasts - just once - for $10,000?!" 

She thinks about it for a while and says, "Hmmmmm, $10,000... Okay, just once, but not here. Let's go to that dark alley over there." 
So they go into the alley, where she takes off her blouse to reveal the most perfect breasts in the world. As soon as he sees them, he grabs them and starts caressing them, fondling them slowly, kissing them, licking them, burying his face in them - but not biting them. 

The woman finally gets annoyed and asks, 'Well? Are you gonna bite them or not?' 

"Nah," says the little old Jewish man... "Costs too much!" 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Good one

Start your week with a good laugh

When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he bargained for.

Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage.

A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake.

The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he had this week.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Flaws among us

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck...

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full..

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water..

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding..

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!