Category Archives: Health

Treating gastric with milk may make it worst

A quick Google search shows that it is the case for the m majority of gastritis sufferers.

According to the website

https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2012/11/gut-feelings-about-gastritis

Although stress and spicy foods don’t cause gastritis and ulcers, they can make symptoms worse. Milk might provide brief relief, but it also increases stomach acid, which can worsen symptoms. Your doctor may recommend taking antacids or other drugs to reduce acid in the stomach.

I understand gastritis to be a serious problem for some people. And this suggestion triggered me a bit. Knowing from some of my friends and family who suffer from gastritis who actually experience it getting worse after drinking milk.

What I noticed what works for most of them is eating alkaline foods like leafy vegetables.

Supposedly a kidney doctor advised against drinking cold water or soft drinks

The following is a whatsapp post in a group I am in.

*Ketua Hospital Kerajaan Dr. Adib Rizvi, pakar buah pingang memohon agar semua Muslim menahan diri dari minum sebarang air gas. Terutama air gas yg sejuk dalam bulan Ramadan akan datang ini. Kata beliau setelah berpuasa sepanjang hari buah pinggang akan kekeringan, buah pinggang akan berhenti dengan meminum air sejuk ini. Semua minuman sejuk seperti 100plus, Coke, Pepsi, Fanta, Miranda, 7up, Sprite, Mountain Dew dan lain lain hendaklah dielakkan sepenuhnya. Adalah lebih baik minum jus buah buahan segar tanpa ais.*
*Sebelum bulan ramadan tiba, tolong sebarkan makluman ini kepada semua Muslim yang anda kenal, agar kita sihat untuk bribadat.*

A quick google seaech on dr adib rizvi showed that the person cited denied he ever posted nor stated such things.

https://www.geo.tv/latest/193508-siut-debunks-fake-message

Now I am not promoting drinking of softdrinks, as I personally have reduced drinking high carbohydrate foods and drinks when I can. But this info is just ridiculous stating the kidneys will stop functioning when you drink soft drinks. If it did you would ve dead in a few weeks.

It will however happen if you were dehydrated, soft drink whether hot or cold is better than being dehydrated.

https://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-failure#causes

Looking into it further though, some cola drinks have been found to cause kidney stones.

consumption of 2 or more cola beverages per day was associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease. We saw no increase in risk associated with consumption of noncola carbonated beverages, or with noncola caffeinated beverages.

Mostly attributed to the phosphoric acid in the drinks.
According to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3433753/

Watch “How I hacked an ultramarathon by thinking like an entrepreneur | Phil Sanderson | TEDxBeaconStreet” on YouTube


I have been pondering about something like this for a while.
Actually the reverse, Strategies in successful sports training to be applied to entrepreneurship.
I did my half ironman in 2014, and I was thinking the strategies I applied then could be used in success in business.
In terms of sports these were the strategies
1. A goal – I signed up for a race, saw the  cut off times, decided to focus to finish on time. I kinda had an accountability buddy, the guy who got me to sign up. We didn’t train together much, but we did update each other on our training.
2. A plan – knowing about the target, researched what I need to do to achieve it. Reviewed what I already had, and looked at what I need to improve, swimming and running was okay, I needed to increase my cycling speed and distance, and get used to brick training. I.e. Running after cycling.
Created a training schedule I needed to follow.
3. Execution, monitoring and adaptation. Used an android app endomondo to monitor my performance.  To see if I am on track. Seeing the improving results gave a positive feedback to continue. Some people can afford to buy the multisport watches like suunto ambit or the garmin 920xt.
4. Show up to the event. And enjoy the results and rewards of the training.

Now I have been think to apply it to business or making money.
1. Set a goal – an amount of money by when.
2. Research and plan – reflect.on what resources I already have, and find out what business I can do, when I need to do it and how.
3. Execute, monitor and adapt – Do it, track the sales, financials. Change if anything needs to.
4. Results and rewards. Enjoy the fruits of your labour.

For now I am still in phase 2, looking into what I have done, and what I can do.

Caffeine as a performance enhancing drug

As an amateur endurance athlete, I often for ways to improve my Speed and stamina.
It seems to me that nutrition, training and technique is the key. Of course looking for the right ones are the challenges.
I do not consider doping as an option, considering the side effects that it may have on the body in the long term, as most drugs have negative side effects. In addition, I prefer not to put anything synthetic into my body.
Caffeine is interesting though, it is part of most people’s daily diet. I wont drink redbull or livita, I have seen some athletes drink this before an event. But i do drink the occasional tea.
Found article online that briefly describes how caffeine pills are allowable in certain doses, and the effective use of it. Generally the people who would benefit most are those who rarely take them. So dont take them during training, but take them for an event or competition.
I personally have tried drinking caffeine in the forms of tea and coke before a run. In my 70.3 ironman it was my first time I saw coke prepared at the water stations. I admit there is a boosting effect, I do push myself harder to the point I am faster for longer,  but i noticed that it felt more hotter, and I was more thirsty,  I felt more hotter as well. And my body does hurt more the day after the run.
If anyone wants to try to get a personal best, or to train faster, then go ahead. I personally might not do it. Plus I am not that competitive. But if you are, caffeine is the one legal way you can do it.
http://www.runnersworld.com/rt-web-exclusive/how-to-boost-long-distance-performance-with-caffeine

Watch “Cycling Tips For Overweight Cyclists” on YouTube

Researching on improving my cycling on YouTube. Found one for overweight cyclists. (thats me)
I have a rest day today and spent it mostly on watching youtube videos. Morning mostly entertainment and fun, but later at night I just realized i can find more info on cycling, one of them I stumbled on was durian rider, the video description contains a few good tips.