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15 Diet Tips that can change your life

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Got these tips from various magazines. Mind you, I still haven’t eaten rice — it’s been one month already, yipee!!! I found these tips helpful and I would like to share these with you: 1. Select your weight goal. Write it down. Put this note where you will see it everyday. 2. Weigh yourself every morning for the rest of your life. 3. Drink several glasses of water a day. Water is essential to every bodily function. It is also inexpensive and calorie-free, making it the perfect drink for dieting. 4. When you’re under stress, you may want to eat. Read More

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Do you know what Thalassemia is?

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Just recently, I was diagnosed with Thalassemia Trait. What is this? According to Wikipedia, it is an inherited autosomal recessive blood disease. In thalassemia, the genetic defect results in reduced rate of synthesis of one of the globin chains that make up hemoglobin. Reduced synthesis of one of the globin chains can cause the formation of abnormal haemoglobin molecules, and this in turn causes the anemia which is the characteristic presenting symptom of the thalassemias. You don’t just get Thalassemia like the way you get a cold or flu. People with Thalassemia disease and trait are born with it. What Read More

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No Rice Diet

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I really have to lose weight. Every time I visit my cardiologist, he always reminds me that, especially when I had an elevated blood pressure last February. It was at that time that I really got serious by eliminating rice from my diet, and yes, it worked! I lost a few pounds then by just eating salad and fruits during lunchtime, good thing that our cafeteria in the office has lots of choices, which is what my husband keeps on telling me, he always say that it’s really easy to go on a diet in my office because of the Read More

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Health Concerns – Part 1

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Back in 2005, I was diagnosed with PVCs (premature ventricular contractions), which is one type of Arrhythmia. Further tests turned out normal and the source of my skipped beats was never found out. I was given Cordarone and I took it for 2 years, until my cardiologist asked me to stop taking it last January 2008. He said that the medicine has too many side effects, and the major one was its effects on my thyroid. My last thyroid function test last April was not good, but I wasn’t given medicines because the doctor said we should wait for the Read More

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I should be happy…

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I’ve been taking Cordarone for my Arrhythmia for more than 2 years already. Last 17 January, I had a 24-hour ECG Holter as instructed by my cardiologist to check if I still have skipped heartbeats. The result was great! I didn’t have any skipped beats for 24 hours. So my cardio recommended that we try to stop Cordarone. I was taking half tablet once a day. I got worried, I even asked my cardio if we can make it 1/4 tablet. I guess, I was scared that my skipped beats will return as soon as I stop taking my medicine. Read More

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