Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure is Making The World A Better Place?

Have  you heard about Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure? Where it all started?
race for the cure



If you are living in the US, you must have heard about this race for the cure events happening in your local area but to know how it began is really an inspiring story between two sisters who loved each other dearly and a sister fulfilling her promise.

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.

Here's the story of Susan Komen's battle for breast cancer as narrated by her sister, Nancy.

Growing up, Suzy and I were just about as close as two sisters can get. Suzy was the perfect older sister.

She was beautiful and kind and loving, not only to me but to everyone. She was the star of our hometown of Peoria, Illinois—the high school homecoming queen, the college beauty queen.
Suzy came back to Peoria when she graduated from college and got a job modeling locally. Eventually, she married her college sweetheart, Stan Komen.

College, for me, was the first time I felt I belonged anywhere. I was active in many school projects and finally began to have confidence in myself. I felt independent and responsible and ready to take on the world. After graduating, I packed up my bags and moved to Dallas, Texas, home of my father's older sister.

Although we were separated by distance, Suzy and I spoke every day by phone in the late afternoon.
As if it were yesterday, I can remember the phone call I received from Suzy one Tuesday afternoon. Her doctor had found a lump in her breast that was not a cyst. He recommended a biopsy. A biopsy is the surgical removal and microscopic examination of tissue to see if cancer cells are present.
I decided to fly home to Peoria.

When I got off the plane, my father was waiting there alone with an expression on his face I will never forget. He didn't have to say a word. At the age of 33, Suzy had breast cancer.

What happened from this point on is still difficult for me to talk about because I am so much more knowledgeable on the subject today. If I had only known then what I know now.

The truth of the matter is that growing up in the small town of Peoria, our family had been treated our whole lives by one doctor. Suzy trusted him with her cancer the same way she did with her measles. Mistake number one.

None of us knew enough to inquire about seeking information from a major cancer center or from a group of physicians associated with one in Peoria. He was our doctor. Period.

The most difficult concept to grasp about cancer, I think, is the fact that when it is first detected the patient usually feels just fine. There is rarely any pain associated with breast cancer in its early stages. So when you are told you've got a life-threatening disease, and the treatment sounds more heinous than the thought of a little lump in the breast, it is understandable that a woman uneducated about cancer might opt for no treatment at all.

Such was the case with Suzy. My sister was terrified, naturally, but adamant against having a mastectomy.

Our family doctor called in a surgeon to review Suzy's case. It is important, if you are to learn from our mistakes, that I tell you a little bit about this surgeon. He was very handsome, very suave and seemed very self-confident. According to Suzy, this surgeon told Suzy he could cure her. Even the most respected cancer experts in the country (which he was certainly not) do not talk about recovery in terms of surviving cancer or remission. They refrain from using the word cure because cancer can recur.
But that, of course, is exactly what Suzy wanted to hear, and who could blame her? Like many women, and for that matter men, too, Suzy was of the frame of mind that the doctor was always right.

This surgeon suggested performing a subcutaneous mastectomy, a procedure in which the outside of the breast is left intact, but an incision is made and the breast tissue is removed. He would then do an implant ten days later. Suzy would be left with a small scar but no more cancer. She felt it was her best option.

After Suzy's surgery, my parents, Stan and I were all at the hospital anxiously awaiting the results. The surgeon walked confidently in the room and said, "You can relax, we got it all. I believe she's cured." My heart sank because I knew enough to know that cure is a very difficult word to use in reference to cancer. If it is used at all, it is more likely to be spoken after a five-year period has passed without a recurrence.

For the next five months or so, Suzy felt pretty good. She was convinced she was cured. When I suggested she secure a second opinion just to be sure, she became very sensitive. After all, her doctor had told her she was fine.

But before six months had gone by, our worst nightmare became a reality. Suzy found another lump. This time it was under her arm. Despite everyone's optimism her cancer had spread.

Suzy went next to the Mayo Clinic, where we learned that her cancer had metastasized (spread) to her lung and under her arm. There was a tumor the size of a quarter in the upper part of her right lung and suspicious shadows elsewhere. Their recommendation was 30 days of radiation and then to "watch it."
Well, I, for one, was tired of "watching." I wanted to see some results.

Terror, rage, sadness and above all, a feeling of complete and utter helplessness invaded me. Why was this happening to Suzy, of all people? What had she ever done to deserve to be so sick and so frightened? Although no one said anything aloud, we all knew my sister was now fighting for her life. And it all happened so quickly. She tried to keep up a brave front and would often talk of plans for the future.

The doctors at Mayo suggested Suzy have radiation therapy, which is a treatment using high-energy rays to damage (burn) cancer cells and stop them from growing. She did have the radiation but it was not successful in slowing her disease. The cancer was out of control, and there wasn't a thing we could do about it. But we had to try.

Suzy decided to seek treatment at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. When she arrived, she was a Stage IV cancer patient. This means that the disease had spread to other organs in her body and was still growing. It was a very critical situation. But, for the first time, Suzy was part of a team: Her new doctor and his associates made Suzy a partner in every decision. They were completely and totally honest with her and all of us about her condition. Suzy was not only allowed to ask questions, she was encouraged to do so.

Suzy's doctor's approach to the disease was an aggressive one. Thus began the saga of intense chemotherapy. The problem with chemotherapy is that it doesn't know the difference between the good guys and the bad guys, so a lot of important healthy cells are killed in the process, including the cells of the stomach lining and hair roots.

Chemotherapy is often accompanied by nausea, mouth sores, hair thinning, and sometimes total hair loss, depending on the type used. Suzy experienced all of that and more. Everyone given chemotherapy is warned that a side effect is hair loss, but nothing can prepare a woman for the shock and embarrassment of baldness. She bore up under the strain with all the dignity and grace she could manage, although I know she was devastated. Little did I know that even then, my sister was teaching me.

The stress and tension put on a family involved in a serious illness is unimaginable. You know you must stick together on the crucial matters, so often the tension released is by arguing about the little things. My father had a terrible time. He could not bear the sight of his precious daughter being so ill. As a result, it was our dear mother who bore the brunt of much of the burden.

It was especially difficult for her because during this time lumps kept appearing in my breasts. I had my left breast biopsied three different times during Suzy's ordeal. Once, she had to leave Suzy's side in Houston in order to be with me in Dallas. All three of my tumors were benign (noncancerous). I hated to worry my mother, but the truth is, I was scared. Every time I felt the slightest little abnormality, my heart began to race. I had learned that women whose mothers or sisters have had breast cancer have as much as three times the usual risk of developing the disease.

Whenever we felt as if we couldn't go on, that the load was just too heavy, it was Suzy's grace and humor that got us through the day. She was able to find something to smile about with every turn of the road, and her infectious, warm concern was felt throughout the hospital.

The one thing Suzy never found humor in, however, was the aesthetic conditions of the waiting rooms. The walls were empty, the chairs uncomfortable, and sometimes a patient would have to sit there waiting six or more hours for a scheduled appointment. Suzy was horrified and so was I. She was more concerned with the treatment of the patients while my concern was the treatment of her disease. I was outraged that more hadn't been learned to help my sister.

"Nan," she said, "as soon as I get better, let's do something about this. You can find a way to speed up the research. I know you can. And I want to fix up this waiting room and make it pretty for the women who have to be here. This isn't right."

For about fifteen months, the Houston doctors were successful in slowing down Suzy's breast cancer. But then, for reasons known only to God, the disease started to rage inside her once again.
Fully aware of her condition, but never willing to give up or talk about it, Suzy began a perilous and painful downhill battle. There was more surgery and more chemotherapy, but by now her body had built up a resistance to the drugs. Her cancer had gotten so out of control that it broke through the skin, resulting in grotesque sores all over her chest. She began to spend more time feeling awful and we spent more time feeling helpless.

After my sister was released from M.D. Anderson, I tried to come home every other week for a visit. One particular Sunday afternoon on the way back to the airport, Suzy spoke to me again about doing something to help the sick women in the hospital. This practically tore my heart out because here she was, hardly able to manage a whisper, and she was worrying about other people. I couldn't bear it.
When my father pulled up to the curb, I quickly kissed them both good-bye and jumped out of the car. I was just about inside when I heard a funny sound that sounded like my name. I stopped in my tracks and turned around. There was Suzy, standing up outside the car on wobbly knees, wig slightly askew.
With her arms outstretched, she said gently, "Good-bye, Nanny, I love you." I hugged her so hard I was afraid she might crumble. And then I ran to catch my plane.

I never saw my sister alive again. After nine operations, three courses of chemotherapy and radiation, she had lost her three-year war. By the time I flew back to her side it was too late. She was gone.
The months after Suzy's funeral were the saddest in my life. I wanted to stay near my parents because I knew they needed me (the truth is, we needed each other), but I had a son and a home that had been without any attention for a long time. It was time to get on with it, to pick myself up and start living again. Some things are easier said than done.

I spent a lot of time thinking about Suzy. There is no way to accurately describe the void her absence left in my life. I also spent a great deal of time questioning my faith and wondering why such a good person was taken from a family that needed her so desperately. I often wonder, as many people do when they've lost a loved one, what really happens to a soul when a person dies. Was Suzy watching me? Did she hear me when I called her name out loud? After much thought I came to the conclusion that I would never know until I died myself, but I sure didn't want to die in order to find out. Just in case, I wanted to do something to let her know how special she would always be in my heart. I was haunted by our last conversation and lay awake sometimes all night wondering what I could do to help other women with breast cancer.

Could one person really make a difference?

The Komen Race for the Cure is certainly making a difference to every women battling with breast cancer in helping them to be breast cancer survivors.

If you also want to make a difference, you can join race for the cure available in your locations and you can find it here: Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

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Source: Komen.org

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Benefits of Stevia



Stevia
 is a natural sweetener derived from the sweetleaf plant. It's 300x as sweet as sugar, so it only takes a small amount to produce the same sweet taste as cane sugar.  Stevia has been used as a sweetener in many cultures for centuries, but is only recently gaining acceptance as a sugar substitute in the United States. It was first introduced in the US in the mid 1990s as an herbal supplement. After much controversy, it was approved by the FDA.

There are currently several sugar substitutes available on the market, so what makes Stevia unique? For one thing, it's all-natural, so many health gurus prefer it over other artificially manufactured substitutes. It also appears to offer several health benefits, though the research is often mixed and contradictory. Following are the top five health benefits purported by Stevia fans:

A no-carb, no-calorie substitute

For those watching their carbohydrate or caloric intake, Stevia is both carb- and calorie-free. This makes it possible for dieters to satisfy sweet cravings without wrecking their eating plans.

Lowers blood pressure

Stevia has been shown, in some studies, to lower blood pressure. This makes it an ideal sweetener for people with high blood pressure.

Lowers blood sugar

For people with high blood sugar levels, Stevia has the possible benefit of lowering sugar levels. This makes it a possibly acceptable substitute for anyone with blood sugar or insulin problems, including diabetics. However, diabetics should continue to monitor their blood sugar levels and insulin levels after using Stevia to make sure everything remains in check.

Has antibacterial properties

Stevia, when used orally, has shown antibacterial properties. This makes it an ideal ingredient in toothpaste and mouthwashes, as it can aid in fighting cavities and gingivitis. It has shown the same properties when used topically, and has been used as an ointment in the treatment of eczema and acne.

Aids in calcium formation

Some studies, conducted on chicken eggshells, have shown that chickens who are fed a preparation laced with Stevia lay eggs with significantly tougher shells. This suggests that Stevia aids in calcium formation, which would be an ideal side effect particularly for women and children with growing bones. However, experts warn that this has not been definitely proven to translate to human calcium formation.
For many people, the overwhelming benefit of Stevia is that it offers a seemingly healthy alternative to cane sugar, corn syrup, aspartame, or saccharine. For these people, the fact that it has been used in other cultures for centuries with no apparent ill effects is enough to recommend its use. Of course, if you have questions about the health benefits or side effects of this sugar substitute, you should check with your physician. She should be able to advise you on which sugar alternatives are best for your situation.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jinga Juice - Wheatgrass and Guyabano Drink Mix with Stevia


Guyabano tree, its fruit, leaves, stem, bark is a natural cancer cell killer. Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections. Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment. Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life.

Wheatgrass - Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.

Stevia- is widely grown for its sweet leaves. As a sweetener and sugar substitute, stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, and some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What Can You Get From Drinking Guyabano?

Jinga Juice is a combination of Guyabano and Wheatgrass in the form of a health drink. But what benefits can you really get from one of its main ingredient Guyabano.

First, let us enumerate the traditional medicinal use one can get from Guyabano "soursop" according to medicinalhealthguide.com.



Nutritional Value of Guyabano:

Guyabano fruit is high in carbohydrates, particularly fructose. The fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, Vitamin B1 and vitamin B2.

Uses of concoction prepared from pulverized guyabano seeds:
  • As skin astringent
  • Treat muscle spasms
  • Treat dysentery
  • To purge parasites such as bedbugs and head lice
Uses of concoction prepared from guyabano leaves:
  • As sudorific or to cause one to sweat
  • As an agent to cause vomiting (emetic)
  • As tranquilizer and sedative
  • To treat head lice and bedbugs and other parasites
  • To treat inflammation
  • Treatment for eczema and skin diseases
  • Treatment of catarrh or inflammation of mucous membrane in the respiratory tract
  • Treatment of pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, rheumatism
Uses of Guyabano fruit/Juice from Guyabano fruit
  • Used as diuretic
  • Treatment of hematuria and urethritis
  • Treat Dysentery
  • Treat Scurvy
Uses of concoction of bark, roots and leaves
  • To treat diabetes
  • As tranquilizer and sedative
To sum it all up, using all the extracts of Guyabano from its seeds, leaves, fruits, bark, roots and leaves, here are the health benefits that you can get:
  • Natural Cancer Killer. Effectively kill and target malignant cells in 12 types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
  • Lowers Blood Sugar
  • Help reduce pain
  • Guyabano extracts have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Guyabano extracts has antibacterial effects


Monday, November 4, 2013

Jinga Juice Side Effects

Since I started doing the business of My Jinga Juice, I have encountered a few people asking about the side effects of drinking Jinga Juice.

Here are a few of their questions relating to the side effects of drinking Jinga Juice and the answers we provide:

1. Are there possible side effects of drinking Jinga Juice?

- Jinga Juice is a health food supplement not pharmaceutical so it doesn't really have side effects when being taken.

2. What is the effect of drinkng jinga juice to a Diabetic since it has sugar content?

- As long as it is taken once a day by a Diabetic person, it should help him/her with his/her Diabetes since Jinga Juice is a health food supplement that helps the immune system to be strong and healthy to prevent illness and fight existing illnesses.

3. Are there side effects of drinking Jinga Juice while on medication?

- There should be no side effects in drinking Jinga Juice with your existing medication since it is a health food supplement but it's best to consult your doctor about it.





Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jinga C-Life

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Introducing the new product of My Jinga Juice officially launched last October 28,2013.

You can purchase this as part of Jinga Packages for Dealership.

Jinga Tower - Leisure Spa & Residences

Why Invest with this Jinga Tower Project of My Jinga Juice?

1. Own a Share of a Unit In Tagaytay for only 375k for only P25,000 reservation and 12,500 monthly payment for 28 months with 0% interest.

2. Use your share for 30 days of the unit either for Personal Use or for Business Use where you can have it rented and earn an average monthly rental of 105,000.

3. It is located at the central district of Tagaytay near Leslie's and famous restaurants such as Starbucks, the famous mushroom burger, Yellow Cab and a lot more.

4. Its a lifetime ownership and transferrable so it is an investment that can be handed down to your family.



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Monday, September 23, 2013

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Monday, August 12, 2013

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MLM Is Just Like Going Beyond Your Cubicle

This morning, as I was watching this video from Bo Sanchez' Preacher In Blue Jeans, it came to my mind how you can relate doing the MLM business into what he was trying to teach.

I'm sure many of you who has attended MLM seminars or training keeps on hearing this, that in this kind of business, we help each other. You would often hear them say, this is a people helping people business. 

But once you hear those lines, do you really understand what they meant that they want to help you that is why they want you to join their MLM business? Most of the time, if you are cynical and negative, you would only think that the reason why they want you to join the business is for them to earn money from the pairing bonus and direct referral commission.

Before I continue, I want you to watch the video and please do your best to understand what Bo Sanchez is trying to point out when it comes to helping others. The example he gave will help you learn what MLM or network marketing's real essence in terms of helping and changing lives.


Now that you have watched the video, did you get the message? If we were to apply it in the MLM/Network Marketing business, it's basically the same principle. What we do in this business is to help other people succeed so that in return, we also succeed...

Monday, March 25, 2013

What Is Cancer?

Most of us has heard about Cancer, some has experienced it or their loved ones and friends has experienced it. Though we have been hearing a lot about what cancer is or how it can be prevented, it seems complicated for other people to really understand what cancer really is.

The information below explains what cancer is in its simplest form. Even if you or your loved ones has not experience it yet, it's best to know about it now to prepare you if it does happen to you or to your loved ones.

Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer that begins in melanocytes of the skin is called melanoma.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables




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Spring Chicken Roll-ups with Lemon Dijon pan sauce

Spring chicken roll-ups with lemon dijon pan sauce


Special Shrimp Salad Recipe

Special Shrimp Salad Recipe


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

What is Wheatgrass For?