Cleaning the Tongue – Why Is It Important?

Your tongue is regarded as the most forgotten place to get cleaned. Having good tongue hygiene is extremely important for your health because if you don’t keep your tongue looking and feeling superb and vibrant, you’ll be able to lose tastes to your taste buds and also its sensation. The tongue is also necessary for chewing, eating and talking. Cleaning the tongue is beneficial to keep good oral care and protection.

Keep in mind that as you can get tongue related problems, like those wounds and map-like tongues, and this can be sore and may find eating unpleasurable so always make sure that you’ve got a clean and healthy tongue.

To know more about cleaning your tongue, below are some tips that you might find beneficial.

Brushing your tongue

Cleaning the tongue with a toothbrush is a good way to do it. You can just do this while cleaning up your teeth and all you should do is brush your tongue twice all over to obtain a good cleaned tongue. You don’t need to brush it hard. Although you may have a coated tongue but it will not help if you brush it too hard. After brushing rinsing your mouth is the final process and you will feel that healthy and fresh breath ever.

Cleaning with tongue scraper

Using a tongue scraper, you can do this initially at the farther backside all the way to front; try not to push it too hard to stop you from gagging. Using a tongue scraper helps remove that whitish/yellowishcolor at the exterior of your tongue which is often where harmful bacteria resides as well as other food particles that may lead to bad breath. You may repeat the scraping of your tongue up to the point that the white part is cleaned.

Rinse with mouthwash

Rinse off using water once you are done scraping your tongue and gargle with mouthwash afterwards. Mouthwash is one of the most effective ways to keep your tongue feeling healthy. Mouthwash sterilizes your tongue as well as your mouth and also provides you fresh breath!

Make it a habit of cleaning the tongue on a regular basis to prevent bad breath as well as additional tongue problems. Through regular cleaning, you may also learn to clean your tongue with no gagging. If perhaps you are in a struggle against bad breath then you may also want to clean the interior of your mouth as well as the top of your mouth to get free of different microorganisms and food particles hidden on them. Bear in mind that cleaning the tongue could not only find remedies for your bad breath dilemma but it can also help in fighting with other problems as well.

Don’t ever neglect oral hygiene, it is very necessary to our total well-being. Cleaning the tongue is a good thing to start. For more information about good oral health tips, here is the site you would not miss http://oralhealthtips.info/.

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The Importance of a Diabetes Chart in Monitoring Your Sugar Level

If you are interested about this subject, perhaps you or your family are affected by diabetes. The diabetes chart (glucose levels chart) is important in keeping track of your sugar levels that’s why it is essential that you simply get this and know how to fill this out. Some doctors used diabetes ppt to clarify the chart.

What is diabetes chart?

With a blood glucose chart, you can see numerous blanks representing various times of day. Each time the individual takes a reading, the result is observed within the chart and the goal would be to shift throughout the day in response to time of day, physical exercise, and meal planning. Thanks for electronic blood glucose monitoring, it does the tracking and can pass on information of your diabetes level to your blood sugar chart at the end of the day making it easy to evaluate.

Because of this chart, the patient can now determine great and poor results in terms of handling diabetes, and make changes on your lifestyle to hit more appropriate blood sugar levels. If there’s a big change either it shows continuously high or severely low ranges your doctor may also evaluate the chart and talk about specific concerns.

What is Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes means?

Pre-diabetes means you are slowly acquiring diabetes. Pre-diabetes begins when your system is beginning to lose control of your blood sugar levels. Before it is known as borderline diabetes or IGT (impaired glucose tolerance). If you are not conscious that you are having pre-diabetes, you are at a high risk of developing to full-blown diabetes.

However, Type II diabetes does not just suddenly occurs like a bolt of lightning. It requires 10 to 20 years for most patients to progress from becoming regular to being a diabetic, and also the sad truth is most of them doesn’t know that this is happening.

What is the normal blood sugar level?

For individuals with no indicators of diabetes the blood glucose level is around 80-90 mg/dL prior to meals and based on the food they had it may rise up to 120 mg/dL or just a little more right after they eat. Management of diabetes is now easier for patients with electronic diabetes chart software program. It permits diabetic to be on their daily living with nominal disruption.

Eliza is on diabetic business for so long and she wants to share her knowledge about diabetes.Getting diabetes chart for monitoring your blood glucose level is very necessary. For more info about diabetes kindly visit: http://diabetic-information.net/.

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Independence Day (Fourth of July) Trivia

independence-day1Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a national holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Here are some trivia regarding Independence Day:

  • The Liberty Bell was first heard from the tower of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776, calling citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
  • The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.
  • Three former US President died on Independence Day. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826 in the 50th anniversary of the event while James Monroe died July 4, 1836 in Richmond, Virginia
  • Calvin Coolidge was born July 4, 1872
  • Only in 1941 did the Congress declared July 4 a federal legal holiday.
  • Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American flag in May or June 1776, as commissioned by the Congressional Committee.
  • The word ‘patriotism’ comes from the Latin patria, which means ‘homeland’ or ‘fatherland.’
  • The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it.
  • Thomas McKean was the last to sign in January, 1777.
  • The origin of Uncle Sam probably began in 1812, when Samuel Wilson was a meat packer who provided meat to the US Army. The meat shipments were stamped with the initials, U.S. Someone joked that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam”. This joke eventually led to the idea of Uncle Sam symbolizing the United States government.

If you know any related trivia about 4th of July, feel free to share 🙂

I miss this Lion’s Head

Since Kennon road was no longer passable to busses and Heavy trucks, the Lion’s head seems impossible now to see if you are not riding your own car or van or your friend’s van.

Lhony and I at Lion's head

Lhony and I at Lion's head

Last February 21, Lhony (my net friend) and her partner Marvin fetched me here in Luisita and I go with them all the way to Baguio. Actually, I am the one who insisted to join their rides. There is no way we and Lhony can talk personally if I will not go with them. They road testing Marvin’s car and with Marvin’s permission of course, I joined them.

what a pose lol!I am bit surprised to know that Marvin is a conversationalist, knows many things without making you feel he is bragging himself, so our more than 5 hours drive was never been boring.  After late lunch with Isdaan in Gerona, Tarlac, we continue to travel and to our delight, we took Kennon road.

I have been in Baguio many times but only few occasions that I see the Lion’s head. We took pics there. I borrowed my nephew’s MP5, I took many angles of Lion’s head. But to my dismay yesterday, when I save the pics in my pc, for whatever reason, it never saved. I deleted it already from MP5 and it was not in recycle bin.

Thanks to Lhony and she shared some pics for me to share with you.

Lhon and Marvin

Lhon and Marvin

We are one of the people there, promise

We are one of the people there, promise

I was in Baguio for only less than 3 hours. We arrived there at past 6 p.m. and after we fetched Loralie (Lhony’s friend) in Teacher’s camp, we proceed to the hotel where Marvin had an earlier reservation. After that, we ate dinner and I bid goodbye. I don’t want to be a hassle and baggage for the two of them. At about 9 p.m. I am on my way home.

The Agony of Departing Loved Ones

It was all started in MJ’s YM status stating that she is not feeling well and just leave a message if it is important. The usual worry creeps on my spine. MJ is still recovering from a disease and we don’t want any sickness hit her again. I sent her a message asking how she is feeling and she immediately say she has colds.

And then she started talking about her nanay. At first I thought she was about to tell jokes again, because her mom is mama and not nanay to her. Later I found out that it was her nannny. She said that her nanay has about 5 days to live. Shocked by the truth that she knows exactly the day, then she said it’s because of the morphine she injected with her. She went to euthanasia (commonly known as mercy killing). The procedure that MJ hated most. It was only a week ago when her nanny was being hit by a viral infection that severely damage her lungs. She is drowning with the fluid that her lungs produce. MJ and her father were outnumbered by the doctors who wanted to give the poor lady the poison that can kill her immediately. She was furious, and why not, she just want 24 hours for her nanny so they can talk to each other for the last time. But to no avail, the doctors still initiated the murderous procedure.

She was devastated, I know how she love her nanny far more than her own mom. She is the only person MJ feel that she is being loved and the one she is getting her strength too. MJ though came from a prominent family and the only child, prefer to live alone and have her own life. Her nanny sacrifice a lot for her too. She decided to stay with her than her own children that almost disowned her because of her loyalty and love to MJ. I don’t know what amount of encouraging words can ease her pain. I know that the best thing to do is acceptance and letting go, but we know that not all the best is what makes us happy. She is so helpless and frustrated because she can’t do anything with the situation. She is in the denial stage, a part of healing process. And it is not going to end in just a matter of day, every passing day is a torture and it ripped my heart too.

Rush of emotions engulfed me, my tears are continuously flowing while we are chatting. I feel her pain deeply. I can’t see the screen anymore, I just type and say what I mean.  MJ is still a child in a 27-year-old fine gorgeous lady. She is so smart and yet so innocent. I call her “sosyalerang promdi” because of the truth that she brought up by her nanny in a value of semi old fashion style. The value that until now, even when she is living in a first world country Canada, has a good moral etiquette. I feel helpless too that we are not there  to comfort her. We just try for her to feel that despite of the distance, we are always be there for her.

Last night she finally said the ultimate bad news, her nanny just passed away. The poor lady can’t take the dose of morphine that injected to her. She didn’t last for another days. within 24 hours of initiation she finally gave in. MJ gathered all her strength to give her nanny the last respect she deserve.

We are always here for you bunso. I know there are times you want to give in, but your real strength never let you down.  You still have us as your family. We will be seeing each other too, sooner.

Please pray for the soul of her beloved nanay. She departed when the old year is departing too.

What a day in Catarman!

Yesterday, me and Riz woke up at about 6:00AM. This is the day that we said to Tuesday (our co-writer in quiz) that we will gonna visit  her and her family. After she said it’s okay, no amount of rain can hold us to meet her in person. It is almost two hours drive from Calbayog city to Catarman (both in Samar province) and I really enjoy the scenery along the way.

Not so long ago, I got email and comment to my blog coming from Tuesday. She introduced herself as one of the quiz writer where me and Rizza employed too. And upon knowing that she lives in Catarman together with her husband and two kids, I immediately decided to pay visit with them. During that time I was planning to celebrate the holiday season in Calbayog. I have a very limited friends over the net so I value each and everyone of them. I never thought that Tuesday will take this seriously. I feel her excitement knowing we will gonna visit them and she actually played a part of a good host(ess).

In spite of the continuous rain, we go out and Tuesday tour us in their simple community. With merely few walks, we saw the town proper and the commercial area. If you want simple living with no pollution, Calbayog and Catarman is the place to be. There are only few tricycles and it only meant for a long ride. All you can see running back and forth is the pedicab. With just P3, you can go to your destination. Cheap isn’t it?

We took pictures in their nativity inside the church and some pictures near the park but of course, picture taking is not complete unless we  include her lovely kids. Isaac and Ingrid.They are so cute and their complexion, sooo flawless hahaha. Very smart kid, truly a pride of their parents.

me in Catarman church nativity

me in Catarman church nativity

Rizza, Tuesday, and me

Rizza, Tuesday, and me

Me at Catarman Freedom Park

Me at Catarman Freedom Park

Tuesday, Isaac, Ingrid, and Me

Tuesday, Isaac, Ingrid, and Me

Is there a lizard on the ceiling Isaac?

Is there a lizard on the ceiling Isaac?

We finally bid our goodbyes at about 2:30 PM and I am so thankful that Tuesday welcome us in their home even though we are only “netpeople”. Giving trust to strangers nowadays is no joke and I really appreciate it. I know she is now one of our friends. Thanks Tues and give our regards to your family and say thanks to your husband too.

God Bless.

International Human Rights Day

extra-logo1Respect for human rights and dignity “is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”, the United Nations General Assembly declared the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, all States and interested organizations were invited by the General Assembly to observe December 10 as Human Rights Day (resolution 423(V)).

lighting candles for extrajudicial killings

lighting candles for extrajudicial killings

December 10 was always an outdoor activity especially to the activists. In the Philippines, many progressive organizations join force in rallying over the street to continuously shouting against human rights violations. Sad to say, many of these violations were committed by the military authority that supposed to take care of the citizen’s rights.

victims of extra judicial killings

victims of extra judicial killings

victims of extra judicial killings

victims of extra judicial killings

Until now, thousands of activists were missing. Extra-judicial killings are so rampant. Indigenous Peoples rights are being violated, they are being forced to evacuate from their ancestral domain. This is because of wrong concept of “development”. The Rule of law and engagement are there too. “Shoot first before asking” is what became a standard slogan for the military and the result is a huge collateral damage for the innocent victims and by-standers.

children rallying for their rights

children rallying for their rights

Human rights violation is not solely focusing about workers and activists oppressions. Even at our own home, human rights violations occur. The rights for shelter, education and decent food and clothing are primarily deprived for most of people, especially children because of increasing poverty. Education in a commercial country is no longer a right but a privilege. Only with those money to pay for the tuition fee got the education they like to the prestigious university they prefer.

Peace in Mindanao

Peace in Mindanao

Poverty and lack of attention from our lawmakers are the said to be the “main” reason why violations of human rights are common. As long as it exists, expect the public to go out and shout in the street.