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Inside Out
Wheatgrass vs. hypertension, chronic fatigue

By Cory Quirino
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:23:00 04/20/2009

Filed Under: Health

MANILA, Philippines ? Doctor Ang Peng Tiam, head of the Department for Medical Oncology, Singapore General Hospital, has treated more than 7,000 patients. He believes that cancer is not a terminal illness.

In his book, ?Surviving Cancer: Stories of Hope? to be launched on April 24 at Manila Polo Club, he cites the cases of two Filipino patients, a 38-year-old man with colon cancer and a woman in her 40s with breast cancer. Through sheer determination, discipline, and faith, both have beaten the dreaded disease (For info, call 7471622 or 0922-8649030).

According to Doctor Earl Mindell?s ?Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century,? there are powerful anticancer properties in foods such as beta-carotene, quercetin, indoles and isothiocyanatos in cruciferous vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids.

The winning foods are carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cantaloupe, squash, papaya, sweet potatoes, kale, green leafy vegetables, bok choy, radish, celery, spinach, sprouts of all kinds, bean sprouts, alfalfa, radish, wheatgrass, oat bran, wheat bran, rice bran, ginger, horseradish, curcumin from turmeric, capsaicin from red hot chili, powerful mushrooms like reishi, ganoderma, shitake, tuna, mackerel, salmon and sardines.

Stay away from high-risk cancer substances found in alcohol, tobacco, trans fats, processed meats, preservatives, BHA, BHT, food dyes red #3, blue #2, green #3, citrus red #2, sodium nitrite, propyl gallate, coloring and artificial seasoning.

Cleanse vegetables well before eating to flush out all the pesticides. Go organic if you must.

Booster tea

Make it a habit to have a cup of freshly grated ginger in a cup of hot water. Allow to steep for five minutes, strain and sip slowly. Ginger fights stomach acidity and indigestion, speeds up metabolism/fat burning, and has antiviral properties.

Green blood

Blood is what carries the nutrients to the organs of the body. Therefore, the cleaner the blood, the better health you can achieve.

The rage nowadays is wheatgrass, fondly called green blood by health enthusiasts.
Doctor Omar Arabia, resource person of DZMM/ABS-CBN, has a cancer support group and clinic (tel. 4266363) specializing in advanced stage cancer. He always serves his patients a shot of freshly juiced wheatgrass.

This immature sprout, a member of the cereal family like barley, oats, and rye, contains a powerhouse of nutrients. Its beneficial effect is felt within 20 minutes of drinking it. Containing 17 amino acids, 13 vitamins, 10 minerals, fiber and enzymes, wheatgrass is high in iron, magnesium and potassium.

Malaysian company EasyPha-Max grows and harvests wheatgrass (including the roots) through the aero-phonics system, assuring a pollution-free indoor environment for the wheatgrass nursery.

The risk of drinking freshly grown wheatgrass is the problem of molds and bacteria. Drying and powdering wheatgrass and placing them in handy hygienic packets make it all the more practical for the person on the go. Anyone who has high blood, chronic fatigue and allergies will benefit from a daily dose of wheatgrass. Call 8901111 or 0918-9512008.

Stop counting time

The best way to manage stress is to stop counting time. The pressures of work, deadlines, emotional and mental challenges are enough to depress the immune system. Did you know that soothing music can bring down the stress hormone cortisol in the body within minutes of hearing it? So, manage your stress levels by listening to music everyday.

Affirm: ?I am feeling better day by day.? Let this line sink in. ?Life may be a race to others but to those who don?t run the race and take it slower, the music of their song is never over.?

Love and light!

E-mail the author at coryquirino@hotmail.com.

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