Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Searcey Designs Giveaway

I am sure you will like the Searcey Designs Giveaway as I am also taking part.

Which element is yours? I am sure you want to know. wind_opt

Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
May 21 – June 20
Sept. 23 – Oct. 23

Those born into this element are always active-physically, mentally and emotionally. They have new ideas and unexpected ways of doing things and like Air, they are always changing and shifting. These people are often in positions of service for the healing of the mind, body and spirit.


Feb. 19 – Mar. 20
June 21 – July 22
Oct. 24 – Nov. 22

Persons born into this element have deep, easy flowing feelings which allow them to bring fresh new feelings into any given situation, eliminating stalemates and obstacles. Those born with this element have a natural gift for healing and empathy towards others. They are refreshed, calmed and soothed by being around water.

*I am water*


Mar. 21 – April 19
July 23 – Aug. 22
Nov. 23 – Dec. 21

People with this element are doers. They are often leaders. They are usually in the spotlight expressing all their feelings. Those with this element are invigorated by lightening and thunder, and tend to like the air best just before or after a storm.


Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
April 21 – May 20
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

People with this element tend to be brave, loyal,stubborn, methodical and practical. They are also determined but like to take things one step at a time. People born into this element personify roots, growth and stability. They’re not comfortable unless they go to natural places frequently where they are revitalized.

One of the Four Elements necklace ($69) and a bonus price of March Birthstone Bar necklace ($84) from Searcey Designs!

The Birthstone Bar pendant features an Aquamarine (the birthstone for March) and the four words read: Centering, Purify, Peace, Intuition which are the meanings of an aquamarine.

If were not born on March, I am sure you know someone who is a March baby and would love this necklace as a gift. I mean, who wouldn’t? This Birthstone Bar Necklace was featured on the Today’s show as one of Hollywood’s Hottest Gifts!

One winner will get to go Searcey Designs Collection and pick a favorite (aside from the ones featured in this post)!

Giveaway has started and Winner to be pick on 7 April, 2009.

I hope I win!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Filipina Blogger's Birthday Celebration

Happy Belated Birthday to Jade, she is a Filipina Blogger and the contest is held at her blog, so everyone can win Filipina Blogger's Birthday Celebration.

Look at the Prizes!


1) BEST POST -$50 cold hard paypal cash

2) plus a chance to win the following as well:


* $50 cold hard paypal cash
* 100,000 Entrecard Credits
* 5 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank

* 30,000 Entrecard Credits
* 10 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank
* Blog Review from Hot in Singapore

* 20,000 Entrecard Credits
* 5 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank
* Blog Review from Make or Break

* 25,0000 Entrecard Credits
* 4 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank

* 4 Free Ad Space on sites with Pagerank
* T-shirt from Anything Under the Sun ( if the winner is from the Philippines )

2 SPECIAL PRIZE will go to the top point earner that didn’t win any of the MAJOR PRIZES
Each will get
* 1 x 5000 Entrecard Credits
* 1 x Dot com Domain

Just at the sponsors below!

Major Sponsors:

$20 Cash - Pictures and Cultures - A collection of photographs I have made and the travels I have taken.
$ 10 cash - MommaWannabe - a woman’s blog. A chronicle of life as a wife and a mom wannabe.
$20 Cash - Anak ni Kulapo - Mga Mala-Impakto at Walang Kamatayang Mga Kwento na Panahon pa ni Kopongkopong Mula sa Isang Walaaaang Magawa sa Buhay
$10 Cash Philippine blog - Your blogging resources for small business owner and new bloggers - at your Service!
$10 Cash When a Mother Blogs -you just don’t know what she might write…
$10 Cash Yes, It’s ME! - Mobile travel blog of a doctor and now a personal notebook of a housewife.
$10 Cash The Painted Veil-The ideal has many names,and beauty is one of them. -W Somerset Maugham
$10 Cash Kalidadis -Photos, travel, vacation, tips & etcetera!

EC Sponsors

  1. 10,000 EC - Buraot Entrecard Generator - Buraot’s Entredropper, the entrecard generator that brings you credits and traffic the easy way.
  2. 10,000 EC - Diet Recipes blog - Lots of diet recipes under 200 calories
  3. 5230 EC - Pinoy Blogger in Singapore -The certified pinoy blogger dominates Singapore blogosphere
  4. 4040 EC Credits - Life of a Filipina Blogger
  5. 3000 EC Credits - MommaWannabe
  6. 3000 EC - Random Detox
  7. 3000 EC - Blog de Manila
  8. 3000 EC - A Life to Remember
  9. 2500 EC - Free Pogo Tokens
  10. 2000 EC - Mature Not Senile
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  76. 1000 EC - Jeflin’s Investment Blog
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  78. 1000 EC - Sherry Rambling
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  80. 1000 EC - Budget Blogging
  81. 1000 EC - I LUV Contests
  82. 1000 EC - Moolah Musings
  83. 1000 EC - The Ruby Posts
  84. 1000 EC - Mommy Emotes
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  104. 1000 EC - Wonderful Things In Life
  105. 1000 EC - My Life’s Adventure
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  107. 1000 EC - The Joy Of Life Forever
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  111. 1000 EC - Marvie Streaming - Online Watch
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  113. 1000 EC - Twins Happiness
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  133. 1000 EC - NHC Premium Wordpress Themes
  134. 1000 EC - J Chica Chika - an Entertainment blog
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  136. 1000 EC - J Diva Fabulosa
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Package Prize:
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Blog Hosting from SEO Friendly Blog Directory from Blogs Haven

Dot Com Domain from
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Contest has stared and ends on 30 April, hurry you still have time to take part.

Good luck!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

$5 for every withdraw from PayPal

I think not many people know about this is that you need to pay $5 for every withdraw from PayPal. I am not kidding that is why I think money is hard to earn and you need to think twice before spending it.

Tell me if you have earn money online, if yes please share with me how you do it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Paying for two and not one!

I do not want to say this but I cannot deny that I have to pay for a holiday trip for two instead of one. That is why I am not taking part in gym as it is not only expensive I need to pay for two persons.

Money is not everything but when comes to bills and shopping all we need is money. Unless I can plan them but the soil here is not suitable at all.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Last chance to win Big Mak Blog Contest

There are so many contest going on and here is one that you do not want to miss out. It is your last chance to take part to win Big Mak Blog Contest. Big Mak Blog Contest has got 61 participants now, I am sure the five contestants are very hard working in his contest.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Most Searched Horror Movies

I am sure you love contest, how about movies? Do you like to watch horror movies? If yes you got to go Makoy's blog as I saw list of most searched horror movies. I saw a few like Alien, Saw, but not all of them. I hope I am able to see them all. Go ahead to see the list and tell me which you like to watch.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Advertise@The Certified Pinoy Blogger

If you are looking for blog to advertise 125x125 ad space, go ahead check out the fees of The Certified Pinoy Blogger. He has a Page Rank of 2 at his blog.

You can choose to advertise 30, 15 , and 7 days.

The Certified Pinoy Blogger is where you get the chance to see for yourself about Makoy the Filipino blogger who has a regular job working in Singapore.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Miss out on Week 3 Big Mak Blog Contest!

Earlier I post about Week 4 Big Mak Blog Contest. I am sure you like to know what you miss out on Week 3 of Big Mak Blog Contest. If you have seen the Week 4, I am sure you see there is a big difference between them.

Makoy's blog
has one huge contest waiting you to take part. If you not interested to take part, you can see find his blog interesting because he has got many post to share with you. I am sure you like to find out how he manages four blogs and having a regular job.

Week 4 of Big Mak Blog Contest!

Let's stop whatever you are doing right now. Have a look at this Week 4 of Big Mak Blog Contest, it is very exciting and getting bigger. Believe it or not it is Makoy's first contest and everyone loves his contest. Just look at the top 15 contestants and top 5 of them are racing among one another. Yeah I am not sure where I am now but I am also in the race too.

If you never take part in a contest, you should give a try. All you need is a blog. If you have no interest to take part, you can still check out Makoy's blog ,he has other interesting post to share with you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gift for my mom!

This is the gift I got for my mom. It was Mother's Day 2008. Still thinking what to give her this year.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway

I love shopping and I love giveaway. Here is Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway! What will you win?

One very lucky winner will get one Fresh Water Pearl from Lisa Leonard Designs!


Cream freshwater pearl necklace. Simple. Classic. Heirloom quality. 16-18″ adjustable clasp. Perfect for layering.

Giveaway has started and Winner will be chosen by random on 10 March, 2009.

Big Mak Blog Contest

Something Big I expect this year! It is the year of Ox, the year where I was told I will have to control my spending. I expect this is big because I expect to save more than I spend!

Big Mak Blog Contest

I am sure you like to know how to take part in this contest!


You have 12 options to earn points and raffle entries in the Big Mak Blog Contest. You can choose any of the 12 options or do all. BTW, anyone who has a blog can join especially the sponsors. If you are joining, #1 is required. If you just post the contest badge and Twitter, that is not counted.

1. Make a post in your blog with the answer to this question: What "something big" are you expecting this 2009? = 2 points (required)

2. Include Big Mak Blog Contest’s mechanics and the complete list of sponsors (do follow) in your post in #1 = 5 points. Here is the code of prizes for easy copying. (optional)

3. Subscribe by Email to Makoy's 4 blogs = 3 points to each successful and verified subscription. Leave a comment to this post and indicate the email used in the subscription. Maximum of 3 valid email address. (optional)

4. Follow me in Twitter http://www.twitter.com/makoy913 and drop a message to your twitter with this message: “I joined the Big Mak Blog Contest w/ $200 cash, 108K EC credits and more http://www.makoyskie.com/2009/02/join-big-mak-blog-contest.html” = 3 points. Twitter Makoy's new posts for 2 points each. (optional)

5. Subscribe by Email to the Big Mak Blog Contest’s cash sponsors = 2 points to each successful and verified subscription. Please drop a comment to my sponsor and indicate that you have subscribed courtesy of my contest. I will coordinate to my sponsors on who have subscribed to them during the contest period. 1 valid email address only. (optional)

6. Quality comments on Makoy's 4 blogs = 2 points each. (optional)
Makoy's Memoirs Of A Certified Blogger
Makoy's Take On The Arts & The Entertainment
Make Money Online With Makoy
The Certified Pinoy Blogger

7. Posting of Big Mak Blog Contest badge = 2 points. (optional)



8. Fave Makoy's 4 blogs in Technorati. Leave a comment to this post and indicate your username. = 3 points each. (optional)

9. Review of Makoy's 4 blogs = 3 points for each review. It can be 1 post for 4 blog reviews or 1 post for every review. (optional)

10. Digg Makoy's posts = 2 points each. Leave a comment with the digged post and your username. (optional)

11. If you have joined this contest and refer a blogger friend to join you will earn 5 points. The referred contestant will automatically earn 3 points by just joining and indicating who is her/his referral contestant. (optional)

12. Make a vlog entry in your blog answering this question: What "something big" are you expecting this 2009? (5 points) Say something about the contest and indicate the URL. Vlog should run from 30 seconds to 1 minute.



Winners for the first five grand prizes will be determined by points. The first five bloggers who have the highest points will win. Winners of the five grand prize are not eligible for the consolation and special prize.

1st prize, $110, 20K EC credits, 5 ad spots, Domain and Blog Hosting
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Pinoy Blogger in Singapore
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Pinoy Showbiz and Hollywood News
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Make Money Online With Makoy
$10 and 1000 EC Credits from Makoy Pinoy Blogger
$10 from Life of a Filipina Blogger
$10 from Retarded’s Notebook
$10 from Blog de Manila
$10 from Sonnie’s Porch
$10 from PRC Board Exam Results
$20 and 1000 EC credits from Pinoy Ambisyoso
1000 EC credits from bum-spot
1000 EC credits from Diva Fabulosa
1000 EC credits from The Pinay Blogger
2000 EC credits from Nurturing Nigel
1000 EC credits from Shards of Thoughts
1000 EC credits from Pinay Mom Blogs
1000 EC credits from Michael Aulia
1000 EC credits from Forex Trading and More Online Opportunities
1000 EC credits from Fatherly Yours
2000 EC credits from Blog de Manila
500 EC credits from xoxjanellexox
500 EC credits from contest love
1000 EC credits from The Struggling Blogger
1000 EC credits from Sonnie’s Porch
1 month ad spots from Momma Wannabe
1 month ad spots from Health and Beauty Diva
1 month ad spots from Perkier Than You
1 month ad spots from Nurturing Nigel
1 month ad spots from Forex Trading and More Online Opportunities
Domain from Pinay Mommy Online
Blog Hosting from Mom's Hosting

2nd prize, $50, 15K EC credits, 5 ad spots, Domain and Blog Hosting
$10 from Free PSP Games
$10 from Gizmosync
$20 from The Cookmobile
$10 from Rhodilee
1000 EC credits from The Fitness Diva
1000 EC credits from Ramblings of a Work At Home Guy
500 EC credits from Palabuzz
500 EC credits from Gadget Way
2000 EC credits from The Nexus - Feed Your Brain
2500 EC credits from Random Thoughts
1000 EC credits from Jewellery Weblog
1000 EC credits from Indo Article Directory
1000 EC credits from 24patrol
1000 EC credits from Everything Has A Reason
1000 EC credits from In The Life Of...Mne
1000 EC credits from In My Kitchen
1000 EC credits from Blog Tactic
500 EC credits from Blog.pinoy2.com
1 month ad spots from contest love
1 month ad spots from The Struggling Blogger
1 month ad spots from The Nexus
1 month ad spots from Nita's Random Thoughts
1 month ad spots from Nita's Corner
Domain from SEO Friendly Blog Directory
Blog Hosting from Budget Blogging

3rd prize, $25, 11K EC credits, 5 ad spots
$15 from Tech and SEO Tips
$10 and 1000 EC credits from Raging Rev
2000 EC credits from Using My Right Hand
1000 EC credits from Raising Chickens
1000 EC credits from Acts of Random Kindness
1000 EC credits from SEO Blog
1000 EC credits from Gay
1000 EC credits from ways to earn cash
1000 EC credits from free stuffs to you
1000 EC credits from eastcoastlife
1000 EC credits from feRn's backyaRd
1 month ad spots from Thomas Travel Tales
1 month ad spots from Great Finds and Deals
1 month ad spots from Work At Home Jobs
1 month ad spots from Erlinda‘s Wandering Thoughts
1 month ad spots from CompTechGadgets.com

4th prize, $10, 10K EC credits, 4 ad spots
$10 from Online Job
1000 EC credits from prettystepdaughters
1000 EC credits from Marriage and Beyond
1000 EC credits from The Daily Planet
1500 EC credits from Seek No More
1500 EC credits from Nesting Buddy
1000 EC credits from Mariuca
2000 EC credits from Wonderful Things In Life
1000 EC credits from Life's Journey
1 month ad spots from Healthy Living and Lifestyle
1 month ad spots from Thomas Web Links
1 month ad spots from Bohol Paradise
1 month ad spots from Batuananons

5th prize, $5, 10K EC credits, 4 ad spots
$5 from Nikky Pals
2000 EC credits from Random Detoxification
1000 EC credits from Babette's Definitely Maybe
1000 EC credits from Everything PLUS the Kitchen Sink
1000 EC credits from One at a Time
1000 EC credits from So far, so good
3000 EC credits from A Taste of Both Worlds
1000 EC credits from A Singaporean in London
1 month ad spots from Filipino Online Community
1 month ad spots from twins happiness
1 month ad spots from there is happiness
1 month ad spots from Also Mommy


Consolation prizes will be selected in random using random.org.

1st consolation - 5,750 EC credits, 4 ad spots
5000 EC credits from fragileheart's journal
750 EC credits from Girls Are Made of Sugar & Spice
1 month ad spots from That Blog 4 Me
1 month ad spots from Travel Blog
1 month ad spots from Gay
1 month ad spots from What's Up, Los Baños

2nd consolation – 5,500 EC credits, 3 ad spots
1500 EC credits from PolitEkon
1000 EC credits from The iPhone Photographer
1000 EC credits from Contest Whiz
1000 EC credits from nameSherry
1000 EC credits from Thoughts and Obsessions
1 month ad spots from prettystepdaughters
1 month ad spots from Seek No More
1 month ad spots from Moolah Musings

3rd consolation – 5,000 EC credits, 3 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Sherry Rambling
1000 EC credits from Heart Random
1000 EC credits from iLUVcontest
1000 EC credits from Shopping
1000 EC credits from Online Games
1 month ad spots from The Ruby Posts
1 month ad spots from Mommy Emotes
1 month ad spots from Blessings and Beyond

4th consolation – 5,000 EC credits, 2 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Juegos de Escape
1000 EC credits from Google Stalker
1000 EC credits from Fantasy Baseball Team Names
1000 EC credits from Niacin Benefits
1000 EC credits from Fish Oil High Blood Pressure
1 month ad spots from Micah Izabel
1 month ad spots from Johann David

5th consolation – 4,000 EC credits, 2 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Fendi Bags For Sale
1000 EC credits from Abhishek Deshpande
1000 EC credits from Fantasy Baseball Team Names
1000 EC credits from Niacin Benefits
1 month ad spots from winziph
1 month ad spots from Winziph

6th consolation – 4,000 EC credits, 2 ad spots
1000 EC credits from Fish Oil High Blood Pressure
1000 EC credits from Ivory Tasks
1000 EC credits from Posh Thoughts
1000 EC credits from Pink Thoughts
2 weeks ad spots from Multiply Themes and Layouts
2 weeks ad spots from Journal of Journey

7th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Moolah Musings
1000 EC credits from The Ruby Posts
1000 EC credits from Mommy Emotes
1000 EC credits from Blessings and Beyond

8th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Micah Izabel
1000 EC credits from Johann David
1000 EC credits from Programming The Life
1000 EC credits from NetBucks

9th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Health Assistant
1000 EC credits from Daily Fun Horoscope Bites
1000 EC credits from Idiot Box
1000 EC credits from The Path to the Pegasus Letter

10th consolation – 4,000 EC credits
1000 EC credits from Praning's Shoutout
1000 EC credits from Warfreak's Rantings
2000 EC credits from Manilenio

Special Prize – Blogging From Home book by Janette Toral

The contest will start on February 6, 2009 and will end on March 15, 2009 11:59 P.M. (Singapore Time). Winners will be announced on March 20, 2009

Acne my problem

I do not like problem and I know I have to face this because it is acne problem. It has become my worst nightmare. I cannot sleep well and eat, this is not healthy! If there is a time for me to go shopping I would rather stay at home for beauty sleep.

Catching my beauty sleep means even more and I know this is really big deals to me! It matter and I know this is important to everyone. I need to have at least eight hours of sleep. Eight glasses of water a day!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

How to maintain good health and avoid heart problem

Got this from my friend Yuen, I like to share with you.

This was a chat, arranged by W.I.P.R.O for its employees, with:
Dr.Deviprasad Shetty, Hrudayalaya (Famous Heart Specialist) Bangalore ...
The transcript of this chat is below.

Qn: What are the five rules for a layman to take care of his heart?

1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime move around often even at home
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control blood pressure and sugar

Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?

Ans: No

Qn: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy people
have a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?

Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary?

Ans: Yes

Qn: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?

Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?

Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints .

Qn: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?

Ans: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.

Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?

Ans: Extremely rare

Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age (I'm currently only 22) or do you have
to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?

Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart?

Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?

Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn: Can yoga prevent heart ailments?

Ans: Yoga helps.

Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?

Ans: Best food is fruits,chapathi's(without oil) worst are oil.

Qn: Which oil is better - gingili, groundnut, sunflower, saffola, olive?

Ans: All oils are bad; the so-called best oil company has the largest marketing budget. try to consume oil while cooking.

Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?

Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?

Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position, put an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?

Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.

Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary lifestyles, smoking,junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?

Ans: Yes.

Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?

Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not have a software engineer as a child

Qn: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend?

Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short / long term)?

Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?

Ans : No.

Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?

Ans : No.

Qn: How would you define junk food?

Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds, samosas, and even masala dosas.

Qn: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?

Ans : Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?

Ans : No.

Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded emails on this)?

Ans : Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?

Ans : No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Qn: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?

Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?

Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?

Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time. Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?

Ans : No.

Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?

Ans : There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to
reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?

Ans : No.

Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?

Ans : Nature protects women till the age of 45.

Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?

Ans : Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for a health checkup if you are past the age of 30 for at least once in two yrs. And work very hard and Enjoy ur Life...

Could it be Scarty?

Not long ago, I won a contest and I could remember well that it is related to the name Scarty. It is funny that my contest blog is called Scartchy. I think it is spell wrongly, I was right as I check it on Microsoft Word and this is indeed the wrong spelling!

As I am blogging now housemate is getting a good nap on the sofa bed. How nice is that? It supposed to be my spot but not any more. Never mind let her nap.