Monday, March 29, 2010

organic food huh??

Organic foods are made according to certain production standards. For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can be described as organic; only during the 20th century was a large supply of new synthetic chemicals introduced to the food supply. This more recent style of production is referred to as "conventional." Under organic production, the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and saved as a last resort. However, contrary to popular belief, certain non-organic fertilizers are still used. If livestock are involved, they must be reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones, and generally fed a healthy diet.In most countries, organic produce may not be genetically modified. It has been suggested that the application of nanotechnology to food and agriculture is a further technology that needs to be excluded from certified organic food. The Soil Association (UK) has been the first organic certifier to implement a nano-exclusion.

Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry, distinct from private gardening. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as "organic" within their borders. Most certifications allow some chemicals and pesticides to be used, so consumers should be aware of the standards for qualifying as "organic" in their respective locales.
Historically, organic farms have been relatively small family-run operations, which is why organic food was once only available in small stores or farmers' markets. However, since the early 1990s organic food production has had growth rates of around 20% a year, far ahead of the rest of the food industry, in both developed and developing nations. As of April 2008, organic food accounts for 1–2% of food sales worldwide.

Processed organic food usually contains only organic ingredients. If non-organic ingredients are present, at least a certain percentage of the food's total plant and animal ingredients must be organic (95% in the United States, Canada,and Australia) and any non-organically produced ingredients are subject to various agricultural requirements. Foods claiming to be organic must be free of artificial food additives, and are often processed with fewer artificial methods, materials and conditions, such as chemical ripening, food irradiation, and genetically modified ingredients. Pesticides are allowed so long as they are not synthetic
Early consumers interested in organic food would look for non-chemically treated, fresh or minimally processed food. They mostly had to buy directly from growers: "Know your farmer, know your food" was the motto. Personal definitions of what constituted "organic" were developed through firsthand experience: by talking to farmers, seeing farm conditions, and farming activities. Small farms grew vegetables (and raised livestock) using organic farming practices, with or without certification, and the individual consumer monitored. As demand for organic foods continued to increase, high volume sales through mass outlets such as supermarkets rapidly replaced the direct farmer connection. Today there is no limit to organic farm sizes and many large corporate farms currently have an organic division. However, for supermarket consumers, food production is not easily observable, and product labeling, like "certified organic", is relied on. Government regulations and third-party inspectors are looked to for assurance. A "certified organic" label is usually the only way for consumers to know that a processed product is "organic".

Of the 30 third party inspectors 15 of them have been placed under probation after an audit. The USDA does not inspect organic farmers.

Several surveys and studies have attempted to examine and compare conventional and organic systems of farming. The general consensus across these surveys is that organic farming is less damaging for the following reasons:

Organic farms do not consume or release synthetic pesticides into the environment—some of which have the potential to harm soil, water and local terrestrial and aquatic wildlife.
Organic farms are better than conventional farms at sustaining diverse ecosystems, i.e., populations of plants and insects, as well as animals.
When calculated either per unit area or per unit of yield, organic farms use less energy and produce less waste, e.g., waste such as packaging materials for chemicals.
However, some critics of organic farming methods believe that organic farms require more land to produce the same amount of food as conventional farms (see 'Yield' section, below). They argue that if this is true, organic farms could potentially destroy the rainforests and wipe out many ecosystems.

A 2003 investigation by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs in the UK found, similar to other reports, that organic farming "can produce positive environmental benefits", but that some of the benefits were decreased or lost when comparisons are made on "the basis of unit production rather than area".

Sunday, March 28, 2010

deodorant = alzheimer + cancer ??

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Deodorants are substances applied to the body to eliminate body odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of perspiration A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, prevent odor and reduce sweat produced by parts of the body. Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms, while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays.
A small percentage of people are
allergic to aluminium and may experience contact dermatitis when exposed to aluminium containing deodorants.

The use of aluminium-containing antiperspirants has been linked with the systemic accumulation of aluminium which increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease

Personal care products are a potential contributor to the body burden of aluminium and newer evidence has linked breast cancer with aluminium-based antiperspirants

Human perspiration is largely odorless until it is fermented by bacteria. Bacteria thrive in hot, humid environments. The human underarm is among the most consistently warm areas on the surface of the human body, and sweat glands provide moisture, which when excreted, has a vital cooling effect. When adult armpits are washed with alkaline pH soaps, the skin loses its acid mantel (pH 4.5 - 6), raising the skin pH and disrupting the skin barrier. Bacteria thrive in high pH or base environments. Creating such an environment in the armpit makes it more susceptible to bacterial colonization. The bacteria feed on the sweat from the apocrine glands and on dead skin and hair cells, releasing 3-methyl-2-hexenoic acid in their waste, which is the primary cause of body odor. Underarm hair wicks the moisture away from the skin and aids in keeping the skin dry enough to prevent or diminish bacterial colonization. The hair is less susceptible to bacterial growth and therefore is ideal for preventing the bacterial odor.
Deodorants are classified and regulated as over-the-counter medication (OTC) cosmetics by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) and are designed to eliminate odor. Deodorants are usually alcohol-based. Alcohol initially stimulates sweating, but may also temporarily kill bacteria. Deodorants can be formulated with other, more persistent antimicrobials such as triclosan, or with metal chelant compounds that slow bacterial growth. Deodorants may contain perfume fragrances or natural essential oils intended to mask the odor of perspiration.
Deodorants may be combined with antiperspirants — classified as drugs by the FDA — which attempt to stop or significantly reduce perspiration and thus reduce the moist climate in which bacteria thrive.
Aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate, and aluminium-zirconium compounds, most notably aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly and aluminium zirconium trichlorohydrex gly, are frequently used in antiperspirants. Aluminium-based complexes react with the electrolytes in the sweat to form a gel plug in the duct of the sweat gland. The plugs prevent the gland from excreting liquid and are removed over time by the natural sloughing of the skin. The metal salts work in another way to prevent sweat from reaching the surface of the skin: the aluminum salts interact with the keratin fibrils in the sweat ducts and form a physical plug that prevents sweat from reaching the skin’s surface. Aluminum salts also have a slight astringent effect on the pores; causing them to contract, further preventing sweat from reaching the surface of the skin. The blockage of a large number of sweat glands reduces the amount of sweat produced in the underarms, though this may vary from person to person.
Aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminium zirkonium tetrachlorohydrate glycine complex are the most frequent active ingredients in commercial
antiperspirants.A popular alternative to modern commercial deodorants is ammonium alum, which is a common type of alum sold in crystal form and often referred to as a deodorant crystal. It has been used as a deodorant throughout history in Thailand, the Far East, Mexico and other countries.
Deodorants and antiperspirants come in many forms. What is commonly used varies in different countries. In Europe,
aerosol sprays are popular, as are cream and roll-on forms. In the United States, solid or gel forms are dominant

it can cause to:

Breast Cancer
A 2003 by the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, found a correlation between earlier diagnosis of breast cancer and antiperspirant/deodorant use.A 2004 study reviewing the evidence for and against the possible link between breast cancer and underarm cosmetics said "Although animal and laboratory studies suggest a possible link between certain chemicals used in underarm cosmetics and breast cancer development, there is no reliable evidence that underarm cosmetics use increases breast cancer risk in humans.Researcher Dr. Phil Darbre, hypothesizes that particular substances in deodorants, such as preservatives called parabens, or bolts such as aluminum chloride used in antiperspirants, get into the bloodstream or accumulate in breast tissue, where they enhance or emulate the effects of estrogen, which stimulates the growth of cancerous breast cells In 2003, the European Journal of Cancer Prevention stated "underarm shaving with antiperspirant/deodorant use may play a role in breast cancer." In 2009, the journal The Breast Cancer Research proposed a link between breast cancer and the application of cosmetic chemicals in the underarm, including aluminum, with oestrogenic and/or genotoxic properties.A 2007 study found that personal care products are a potential contributor to the body burden of aluminium and newer evidence has linked breast cancer with aluminium-based antiperspirants


One of the suspected environmental risks for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which has been highly controversial in the scientific literature, is lifelong exposure to high levels of aluminum. Exposure may come through many sources, including drinking water, cooking with aluminum pots and pans and use of antiperspirants. Most antiperspirants contain aluminum salts, and there is a potential risk that aluminum may be absorbed through the skin of the armpit, resulting in ultimate accumulation of high levels of this metal in the brain.
Studies of brain tissue in the test tube or in animals have shown that aluminum in high concentrations can be toxic to nerve cells. This type of research, which is many steps away from the true human condition, has been supported by comparisons of brains from patients who have passed away from Alzheimer’s disease to those of individuals who have died from other conditions.
Specifically, aluminum levels were found to be higher in Alzheimer’s brains than in non-Alzheimer’s brains. However, many large studies of populations exposed to drinking water containing high and low levels of aluminum have demonstrated inconsistent results and were inconclusive in proving aluminum as an independent risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Canadian Study of Health and Aging did not demonstrate a link between antiperspirant use and risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, there is no strong scientific basis to support the premise that aluminum, in the particular form contained in antiperspirants, can cause or increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease.


my name is nasiha sakina bt ramlan,i was born in 04th sept 1990,,this year insyaallah i will turn into 20years old..i am happy and talkative person yet sometimes maybe a complicated person..
i have 5 sibling and im number 2..have 1 eldest brother above me..and 3 youngest sister..

now im studying in UITM kampus bandaraya Melaka taking human resource management..this post is actually for my MGT417 subject..a very attractive subject yet with a generous lecturer in very happy and havoc class..haha..=)

my ambition is to be lecturer and in meanwhile i love to open my own bakery shop..oh yes,,i love to baked a lot..its my hobby,baked make me release my tension and its inspiring me a lot..

my family,,my father name is Ramlan Askolani a former football player for kuala lumpur in 1982 until 1990 now working as businessman..while my mother name is Rosnah Baharum working as teacher at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dharma.My eldest brother,Mohd Ihsan Bin Ramlan 22 years old and he now studying in UTHM taking Mechatronic Engineering.My youngest sister,Husna Zaemah Bt Ramlan 16years old still studying in secondary school,,,next is also my little sis,,Nur Syakirah Bt Ramlan 13 years old also in secondary school and lastly my little baby sister Nur Wahida Bt. Ramlan 10 years old in primary school.

im looking forward to learn new thing,,to earn new thing because learning journey never end till we die..and i believe that live without difficulties is not named life..we life for live and live for life..
Peace no war,,


Monday, March 15, 2010

how to cope with stress??

Stress is a term in psychology and biology, first coined in the 1930s, which has in more recent decades become a commonplace of popular parlance. It refers to the consequence of the failure of an organism human or animal – to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats, whether actual or imagined.
Stress symptoms commonly include a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion, as well as irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physiological reactions such as headache and elevated heart rate.

1.Quick Relief Stress. Breathe, Smile, Visualize, Evaluate, Fight.
2.take a deep breath.This is your first, most immediate defense against stress. If you can get in the habit of pausing and taking a nice, deep breath every time you feel stress beginning to take hold, you'll have won half the battle just by preventing it from taking over. The other half is won by addressing the causes of your stress.
3.communicate.Whether you talk to a friend or talk to your cat, getting it off your chest will help a lot. If you don't feel like talking about it, write it down. Keep a journal and write down whatever it is that's bothering you. Writing is a therapy of its own.
4.laugh.Rediscover your sense of humor by making fun of your situation. View it from your future self's perspective, telling this story to a bunch of your friends over pizza and soda. Crack some jokes. Do your goofiest impression. Tickle a child that you love. Laughter, whether it's yours or someone else's, is the best medicine--and it's contagious!
5.Get fit.Perhaps your health and appearance are stressing you out, but even if they're not an issue, being physically fit can directly help relieve stress, which exists on both a mental and a physical level. Sometimes there's nothing like a long run, an intense yoga session, or a fresh swim after a stressful day to help you feel relaxed and stress-free again. Also, exercise releases endorphins; a feel good hormone. Chocolate releases endorphins as well (just only in moderation)!
6.Be organized.For the most part, stress arises from feeling overwhelmed. There's just too much to do, and not enough time to do it. Being organized and getting your priorities straight can help you break responsibilities down into manageable pieces and focus on the things that really matter to you, rather than getting caught up in details and creating extra work for yourself--all of which leads to more stress.

7.Soothe the senses. Light a scented candle that has a calming fragrance like lavender. Listen to your favorite, most relaxing music or, better yet, go somewhere that you can listen to wind rustle through trees or waves crash on the beach. Enjoy the scenery, whether you're outdoors or viewing an art exhibit. Drink some warm tea or taste--really taste--some dark chocolate. Treat yourself by getting a massage or, if you want to be alone, take a bath (bubbles are recommended).

8.Be aware of your choices you always have a choice.

9.Learn to say no! you cannot do everything you are asked

10.If you need to apologize to someone, and it will not make the situation worse, find a way to do so. More importantly, learn to forgive, particularly to forgive yourself. Guilt adds pain to stress.

11.Do nothing.That's right, folks, do nothing at all. Close the door, open the window, have a seat, and take a little break from life. If your mind is racing, learn to meditate and just let that stress go.
12. Listen to music. Listening to music does wonders and is a great way to relieve stress, if it is not something that'll make you feel worse. Listen to good songs that get you in a happy mood; and just forget about your problem. Music is known to be a significant mood-changer and reliever of stress. Ocean sounds tend to simulate calmness and serenity so, listening to a sound machine while lying down could help