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Calamity Relief Package for SSS Members

The Social Security System (SSS) has announced a calamity relief package that offers early release of pensions, eased-down loan terms, and an extended payment period to help members affected by widespread floods caused by heavy southwest monsoon rains.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the package covers members in calamity areas officially declared by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), which include affected cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region; Bataan, Pampanga, Zambales and Bulacan in Region III; Laguna in Region IV-A; Culion, El Nido and Linacapan in Palawan in Region IV-B; and other areas which may be declared by the NDRRMC.
Firstly, the package includes a three –month advance in pensions for pensioners residing in declared calamity areas. Those who apply on or before August 31, 2012 will get their October, November and December pensions, while those who apply after August 31 u…

How to Prepare Guyabano Leaf Tea

I have been drinking guyabano leaf tea for quite sometime and it has been a part of my daily routine. I drink this concoction before bedtime. It really has a relaxing effect! I feel great and I do not get tired easily since I tried this. The other good news is...I am no longer constipated! I now regularly go to the toilet! Yey! :)
I usually use fresh leaves (a lot of them and about 2 liters of water) but when I searched for the guyabano tea preparation, I was directed to this treatment protocol of guyabano tea at foodrecap.net. Here it is:
THE 30-DAY TREATMENT PROTOCOL OF GUYABANO TEA
How to make the guyabano tea:
Materials needed: a. one 8 oz. cup of shredded fresh or air dried guyabano leaves
b. one liter water
NOTE:
Use mature (but not too old) leaves. These may be fresh or dried. However, air dried or shadow dried leaves are better than fresh because the drying concentrates the medicinal properties of the plant, therefore more effective. Sun drying or oven drying is not recommended b…

Bed Sore Treatment

My mother has been bedridden for eight months and because of poor blood circulation, she developed mild bed sores. I've tried using Betadine, petroleum jelly and other topical ointment/creams but her sores were not getting better. I got really worried because I know bed sores can get worse very fast.

Then I remembered I have been using raw honey to treat wounds, cuts and even mild burns. I tried using raw honey on her bed sores and they dried up really fast! I am not sure if you can achieve the same result using processed honey. It also helped repositioning her frequently because good blood circulation is needed for a wound to heal faster.

Honey has no known side effects, plus it's cheap and really effective!

Related Topic:
Effectiveness of a honey dressing for healing pressure ulcers

All About Guyabano

Guyabano is one of the healthiest fruits known to man. The flesh of the fruit consist of a white edible pulp that is high in carbohydrates (particularly fructose) and considerable amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, potassium and dietary fiber. Guyabano is low in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium. Not only is guyabano a good health food, it also tastes delicious.
Guyabano is called sour sop in English, guanabana in Spanish, and graviola in Brazil. To be proven by research and documentation yet, the claim is that the guyabano tree is called a “miraculous” fruit that contains natural cancer cells that are 10,000 times stronger than a chemotherapy. Another claim is that guyabano is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure, and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.
Medical Uses
The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses in countries where the plant is common. The sap of the young leaves …