Saturday, September 24, 2011


Permai Rainforest Resort is an eco-resort set in pristine Borneo rainforest located on the shores of the South China Sea, and at the foot of mystical Mount Santubong. Carefully designed to minimise impact on the natural environment, it offers a unique rainforest experience. The resort is only 25 km or 30 minutes drive north of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak.

We stayed in treehouse number 8 and it was great! Clean, bright, spacious, tastefully decorated & actually quite luxurious inside. Nicely mosquito-proof with comfortable double bed plus two extra mattresses. Useful fridge and very nice bathroom with hot shower. Thoughtful kitchenette (with coffee, bring your own tea bags), mini-fridge, and updated bathroom, just imagine taking shower at 25 feet above the ground! I loved sitting out on the balcony listening to the sounds of the waves on the rocks below, watch the sunset and the nature's noises of the jungle.
From our treehouse it was a short walk past the jungle pool to beach number 2. The sands were white, the water tropical with yellow and zebra colored tropical fish and bright teal and purple rock crabs, and cute little mudskippers all around. We were the only ones on the beach for most of our time there. Though the sea water was warm, the forest pool was a clean crisp way to rinse & cool off before returning to the room.

One afternoon we took the loop trail through the jungle (about 2 hours). I think it was just right for us...moderate exercise, some ascents but not too tough. A fun rope bridge to cross a stream at one point. A waterfall at the midway point with cute little treefrogs about. We saw some wildlife, though mostly we heard them. Another night we hired a boat to go on the resort's offered evening Mangrove/crocodile watching/firefly outing which we enjoyed quite a lot...saw lots of proboscis monkeys, a few crocs and after dark the trees were sparkling with fireflies. It was fun to get out on the boat, but a thunderstorm was brewing so the captain let us off at Santubong village for safety(the sea was growing choppy), and the resort sent out a van to ferry us back.

The resort offers many tours and activities that are fairly priced discount on the Sarawak Cultural Village entrance & shoping, which is a 10 minute walk from Permai’s main gate. If you are staying a few days, Bako National Park is easily accessible from Permai and they also offer great river cruises to see Irrawaddy dolphins.
We liked the Rainforest Cafe. I would definitely recommend the local menu items over the western dishes, especially the freshly made juice drinks, delicious. Breakfast is included with choice of items off the menu including both Western or local food. In the evening the special Sarawak Laksa at first seemed pricey (18 RM...about $6), it was really yummy and came with a HUGE lobster sized rock prawn. Also their fruit smoothies were made on the spot and were delicious!

We enjoyed the beautiful beach and tide pools. The resort also has a rustic swimming pool that makes use of a fresh water steam that fills the two concrete pools nd then overflows into the sea. There are trails to explore on the complex with wildlife if you are up earlier enough in the morning. In the evening after a long day exploring and swimming the treehouse was a wonderful, relaxing spot to come home to. Very restful.

The aircon worked fine, but most of the time we just used the overhead fan and opened the doors with the screens drawn. A truly "Magical by Nature" place to stay, especially the tree houses are so delightful, you may never want to leave! Book your treehouse now!

Here’s list renting for activities:
Kayak Double: RM20/hour Kayak Single: RM15/hour
Touring Kayak DBL: RM40/hour
Touring Kayak SGL: RM30/hour
Snorkeling Set: RM25/hour
Frisbee: RM10/hour
Personal Floating Device: RM5/hour
Volleyball with net: RM15/hour
Kayak Expedition: RM60/day
Night Kayaking: RM60/two hours
Parasol: RM30/half day

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Live Younger!! Live Healthier!! with "Magic Mushroom"

More commonly known as reishi, ganoderma is a hard, bitter mushroom used to promote health and longevity in traditional Chinese medicine.

Ganoderma contains nutrients can help the human body to maintain its health, or improve its level of health if there are problems.

Ganoderma is aimed to work on body but not on the disease. Promoting your natural immune system helps in balancing the body and in turn treats itself for a wide range of health problems. Ganoderma promotes general good health and vitality. It also has a harmonising effect on the body and helps maintain body balance.

Antioxidants neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals of normal cellular respiration and metabolism. Ganoderma is one of the most potent anti oxidants at 23,500 I.U’s

In healthy the body has a healthy heart, healthy blood pressure, healthy cholesterol levels, normal blood sugar levels, and a healthy respiratory system. All the organs in the body operate withoutproblems
Ganoderma maintains and improves general Well-being.

Ganoderma lucidum is the scientific name for a species of red mushroom that once grew in the wild and is now being cultivated at special farms, in pristine growing conditions. Ganoderma contains more than 200 active elements that are known to improve health.

- Strengthen the body’s immune system
- Balance blood sugar level and improves pancreatic functions
- Protect against degeneration of skin cells and eliminates dead surface cells which improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of aging
- Controls destruction of healthy cells throughout the body
- Eliminates accumulated toxins

Organic Germanium
- Increases oxygen in the blood system
- Reduces fatigue and increases vitality
- Strengthens the immune system
- Increases the metabolism
- Contains an abundance of anti-oxidants that control or inhibit damaging free radicals. Free radicals are a major cause of cell degeneration, cancer and aging.
- Assists our body’s natural ability to fight cancer cells

- Reduces cholesterol and body fat
- Helps to unclog arteries plugged with fatty deposits, and supports liver function
- Balances the metabolic rate and boosts energy
- Prevents fragmentation of platelets which can cause blockages in the circulatory system

- Fortifies and improves the digestive system
- Inhibits allergies, relieves sinus congestion, and helps with respiratory problems
- Reduces cholesterol and fat

Ganoderic Essence
- Rejuvenates the body’s tissues and cells
- Boosts all the body’s functions
- Helps to maintain youthfulness and contributes to improved vitality
- Overcomes skin disorders and beautifies the skil
- Is effective for relieving external problems such as scrapes, skin wounds, psoriasis, bug bites, stings, sunburn, mouth ulcers, and external bleeding.

Cardiovascular Benefits
Ganoderma Lucidum has been shown in some studies to inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce blood pressure. In studies of people with hypertension, researchers found blood pressure was significantly reduced over two-weeks' time with reishi supplementation.

Immune Benefits
Ganoderma Lucidum is commonly prescribed by practitioners for long-term immune system support. In studies involving patients with advanced tumors, the patients were given Ganoderma Lucidum for thirty days. Researchers found a marked immune-modulating effect as demonstrated by an increase in T lymphocytes and decreased CD8 counts. Patients also reported reduced side effects due to chemotherapy or radiation as well as postoperation recovery.

Blood Sugar Balance
Studies have shown Ganoderma Lucidum to have a blood sugar lowering effect. Much of this activity appears to be due to polysaccharides known as Ganoderans A, B, and C.
It appears there are three main mechanisms behind this hypoglycemic effect. This includes Ganoderma Lucidum's ability to elevate plasma insulin levels, to enhance peripheral tissue utilization of glucose, and to enhance liver metabolism of glucose.

Liver Protector
Ganoderma Lucidum is commonly used for its hepatoprotective (liver protective) action. One study of patients with hepatitis B and elevated liver enzymes (SGOT/SGPT) and bilirubin were given reishi for three months. Significant reduction in SGOT and SGPT were noticed within one month. After three months all values were within normal range.

One of the unique uses of Ganoderma Lucidum is for altitude sickness. Reishi appears to reduce altitude sickness by oxygenating the blood. This benefit was studied in Asian mountain climbers that ascended mountains as high as 17,000 feet with minimal reaction.

Slow Down Your Aging
In addition, Ganoderma Lucidum also contains Polysaccharides which help to strengthen your immune system. Hence the stabilizing effects of Ganoderma can strengthen your health, improve your vitality and improve your immune system. With this, Ganoderma Lucidum herb obviously help to slow down your aging process.

The essence of ancient medical classic that states, "continuous consumption of Ganoderma makes your body light and young, lengthening life and making you like an immortal who never dies".

In brief, Ganoderma helps promote:
* A positive mood
* Refreshing deep sleep
* Increased mental focus
* Stronger immune system
* It may increase your body’s antioxidant capacity
* It may help maintain healthy skin, lungs and urinary tract
* It's been said that it supports healthy blood, and cholesterol levels
* Healthy liver function for body cleansing, and that
* It maintains the brain oxygen level for a feeling of well being.
Now, coffee & tea is one of the most popular beverage worldwide. We have all heard that coffee is bad for our health. What if I told you that coffee can be good for you?

What If I told you about a coffee that is substantially lower in caffeine than commercially processed decaf coffees, yet gives you all the rich flavour and even more energy than fully-caffeinated coffee?

What if I told you that this coffee might actually improve your sleep, balance your PH, increase oxygen to your brain, help balance your weight, and boost your overall health so efficiently that you can feel the benefits almost immediately?

What if I told you that this is REAL coffee (not a coffee substitute) grown and processed organically without the use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones or artificial fertilizers?

What if I told you that this coffee actually helps to remove toxins from your body, and with every cup you drink, you can feel better and realize increasing health benefits?

And, what if this particular coffee or tea tastes real good than other coffee or tea?

Coffee mixed with Ganoderma which is called the "healthy coffee". Ganoderma Coffee is only one of the products that contain this fasinating substance Ganoderma to improve their health and well being.
How can Ganoderma Coffee be healthy?

Very Low Caffeine Regular coffee has approximately 135 mg of caffeine.
Tea has approximately 50 mg of caffeine.
A Diet Coke has 46 mg of caffeine.
One ounce of dark chocolate has 22 mg of caffeine.

Ganoderma Coffee has just 9 mg of caffeine.
Non-Acidic Coffee is too acidic, so unfortunately many people must avoid coffee or limit the number of cups they drink in a day. Most coffee has a pH of 5.5, Ganoderma Coffee has a neutral pH between 7.3 and 7.5.

I love coffee, so i know what is good for me. Shouldn't you too getting yourself a nice good cup of coffee for a wonderful health? Try the Value For Money Pack!! and experince the Amazing "Magic Mushroom".

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Milk from the Goat!! Goat Milk??

The Amazing Benefits of Goat's Milk.

Goat milk is as close to a perfect food as possible in nature. Its chemical structure is amazingly similar to mother's milk. It is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids without the heavy fat content and catarrh producing materials of cow's milk.

If you have been around farms, you would notice goats are much more flexible and limber than cows. They can climb and do things that are beautiful to watch. I have seen goats get on the roofs of barns and houses and wondered how it was possible. the reason for this is that goats are a bioorganic sodium animal, while cows are a calcium animal.

Bioorganic sodium in known in Naturopathic Medicine as the youth element. Arthritis does not come with old age. It is a lack of this essential mineral that brings on the symptoms of old age. The highest sources of bioorganic sodium is found in goat milk and sweet goat whey. Abunda Life Goat Milk products contain both quick dried goat milk and the whey. It is the sodium that keeps the goats young, active, flexible, and limber all of their lives. There are no old goats in the human sense. They can climb, jump, leap, and walk all of their lives because bioorganic sodium is the joining mobilizing material that makes this possible.
All the said goat benefits still hold true today and just like the old times a lot of people are into goat farming to raise goat meat and milk. However, if the two industries will be compared, raising goats milk is still behind goat meat farming in terms of popularity but it is currently a steadily growing venture because of the following health benefits that could be derived from consuming goats milk:

1) Goats milk is low in fat and extremely nutritious even when compared with other milk varieties as it has high levels of:
a. Calcium - needed to keep the bones strong, prevent bone loss due to menopause or rheumatoid arthritis, and prevent the occurrence of migraine headaches and contribute to the reduction of symptoms of PMS during the second half of the menstrual cycle.
b. Protein - needed to repair damage tissues, provide energy to prevent fatigue, fight off illnesses and maintain health muscles.
c. Phosphorus - essential in maximizing the ability of calcium to build stronger bones and teeth, help in the proper digestion of important minerals and transmission of nerve impulses, as well as in the effective waste excretion of the kidneys.
d. Vitamin B2 - also known as Riboflavin is essential to metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins, for the formation and respiration of red blood cells, production of antibodies, human growth and reproduction regulation and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, nails, and overall health.
e. Potassium - important in the maintenance of normal blood pressure and proper heart function.
f. Biorganic sodium - essential mineral to prevent arthritis and digestive problems

2) Goats milk is highly digestible and less likely to cause allergic reactions than cows milk; hence, it could be taken in moderation by people who are lactose-intolerant.

3) Goats milk hastens the absorption by the body of minerals such as iron and copper particularly if the person has trouble absorbing minerals because of problems in the digestive tract.

4) Goats milk has less xanthine oxidase than cows milk, which is an enzyme that could create scar tissue on the heart when it enters the bloodstream.

5) Studies conducted on goats milk revealed that this milk variety is helpful in alleviating a number of health conditions including allergies, tuberculosis, arthritis, irritable bowel movement and ulcers.
Going through the list one could readily understand why goats milk raising is becoming a growing industry and expecialy in the Beauty industry. These are some of the products that i came across and have tried, such as cheese, butter spread, ice-cream, yogurt, bath/shower cream, soap & a fresh goat's milk mix together with my white coffee (refer the above picture). Try it and enjoy the great benefits of the goat's milk.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Goji Berries: The Best Anti-Aging Wonder Food

Can Goji Berries Make You Younger?

The goji berry is a Chinese berry that has been getting attention worldwide as an anti aging wonder. Goji berries (also called wolfberries or lycium barbarum) are used in a wide variety of traditional Chinese medicine preparations since 5000 years ago in China. Goji berries have high levels of antioxidants, making them a popular superfruit, and opening the potential of health and anti aging benefits. Like most fruit, it contain a wide variety of healthy vitamins and minerals. You’ll see goji berries added to everything from chocolate bars, coffee mix, cakes & breads to energy drinks. There are 80 types of goji berries, the best goji berries is from Zhongning, Ningxia, China.

Goji berries are known to be a rich source of several vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids and also have a high concentration of these, thus, they are known to be one of the best-known nutritional food source. Goji berries have several benefits and have very powerful effects against diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, cancer and the like. The benefits of Goji berries are however, not restricted to this and are known to have very powerful anti-aging properties. Due to it gaining popularity as an anti-aging wonder, Goji berries have found an important place for themselves in Hollywood.
The property of the Goji berries having powers to provide a long life and this is evident from the case of Li Qing Yuen who went on to live till the age of 252. In his life of 252 years, he got married 14 times. He gave a lecture at the prestigious University of Beijing at the age of 200. He is reported to have had Goji berries on a daily basis. A study mentioned in the book “Goji: The Himalayan Health Secret” by Dr. Mindell has shown the results of a test conducted on several elderly people. It showed that out of the total number of people 67% of them who had Goji berries on a daily basis for 3 whole weeks were reported to have a good boost in their immunity levels. The general energy levels and the attitude of people saw a drastic change for the better. Out of the total number of people 95% reported an improvement in appetite and better sleep.
Goji berries have the highest antioxidant content on the Earth. It has an Orac (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) rating of 18500 (it is a standard used by the US Department of Agriculture for measuring total antioxidant capacity). This is much higher than what is seen in fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants have anti-aging properties and help in improving your overall immunity so that the body can fight against diseases.

Superoxide is a free radical known to further the agining process. The effect of this free radical is nullified by the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). With age, the body produces less of these antioxidants. The consumption of Goji berries is seen to have increased the antioxidants created by our body. Several studies especially that by Dr. Richard Cutler, a biophysicist working at the National Institute of Aging showed that the life of a man depended on and was directly proportional to the quantity of SOD present in the cells. The animals reported to have the longest life span were found to have the maximum amount of SOD. SOD works as an anti-oxidant providing protection to the cells against radiation and pollution. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and prevents any damage to the cells as a result of a heart attack.

Goji berries contain polysaccharides that are immune boosters and also have tremendous anti-aging properties.
Now you can get it at any supermarket or health stores nearby your area, at very affordable price with a great health benefits. I have mine in a coffee mixture, the taste is great! and feeling great too!

4 Ways to Stop Secret Sources of Aging

4 Simple ways to get smoother skin and look great longer.

Sunlight and cigarettes aren't the only offenders capable of turning your mug into a catcher's mitt. Chronic inflammation is a serious, but easily overlooked, source of fine lines and wrinkles, says Carl Thornfeldt, M.D., a dermatologist and a visiting assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University.

When the skin puffs up, the lattice of protein, fats, and oils tends to rupture, creating damage that is difficult to reverse. Dr. Thornfeldt outlines four ways to smooth out your skin.

Watch Your Workouts
Sweating exposes your skin to salt water, which can break down the skin's defenses and allow more ultraviolet light and pollutants to reach skin cells. Working out indoors, or before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. outdoors, can eliminate 80 percent of UVB penetration.

Check the Back of the Bottle
Propylene glycol, an ingredient found in prescription cortisones and many moisturizers and cleansers, can irritate the skin and cause inflammation.

Say No to Processed Foods
A diet high in white flour and sugar can create so-called glycation reactions between molecules in the skin. This reaction binds collagen and decreases elasticity, so the skin becomes more susceptible to fracture.

Simmer Down
Emotional stress causes the release of immune compounds called histamines, which can cause inflammation and disrupt the matrix of skin cells.