Wednesday, January 20, 2010

the ornish diet

seeing my recent (well not that recent) diet changes, my dad sent me this link about this ornish diet.

"To summarize, the Ornish diet excludes cholesterol and saturated fat, including all animal products (except egg whites and nonfat dairy products), nuts, seeds, avocados, chocolate, olives, and coconuts. Oils are eliminated except a small amount of canola oil for cooking, and oil that supplies omega-3 essential fatty acids. The Ornish diet also prohibits caffeine, but allows a moderate intake of alchohol, sugar, and salt."

this is interesting. so a study has been done on this! and i find it to be so true.

that said, i'll modify the diet a little. we still consume meat but in reduced quantities. no one can dispute that we still need some protein and fats in our diet and if meat is a good source of this, by all means, consume some.

i'll also modify the ornish diet by taking in more "good cholesterol" oils like olive oil. you just need more of the good cholesterol and less of the bad cholesterol. so eat more foods with good cholesterol but reduce food with bad cholesterol. the latter is easy --- less meat, less eggs etc.

even if you don't care much about your cholesterol level, for general health, i can see more benefits of this diet compared to those high protein/low carbohydrate diets in fashion these days.

now that's food for thought!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

digi malaysia's e-billing campaign

this is so easy. the easiest way to go green!

take the first step here, if you haven't done so.

and frankly, i prefer digi over maxis.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

i have been itching to try my hand on vermi-composting. yes, using worms to compost your organic waste. however, purchasing these wiggly fellas is quite a task by itself!

so hard to find around here and when i do find some, the price the quote borders on scandalous. i simply can't justify paying rm300 for a kilogram of worms! yes, yes, yes, these worms may be very special etc and every worm breeder tells me you can make back the amount easily by selling off the worms, but that's not what i'm interested in. i'm interested in breeding them, then giving away. what better way to promote vermi-composting than by giving the worms away for free?

anyway, that idea didn't even take off. it was wiggled along!

then i was surprised to find on maya kirana's blog this super easy way to compost your organic waste. no worms required, no special bin required, no special care required. let mother nature and father time do all the work. you just need to chuck your organic waste into these pots, and bury with soil. that's it!

it's so easy... you just got to try it. remember, if everyone could just reduce the amount of waste he/she puts out, the world will just be a cleaner place. it's that easy folks!

just started a few days ago and currently on second pot. like krista said, you'll be surprised how much waste we throw away is actually of the organic type. we throw away so little rubbish these days!

go ahead. give it a try. spread the word. action really speaks louder. once i get the momentum going, i'll be teaching/showing my friends/family this method. and it all begins with the first step ---- YOU!