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Have you ever heard of the callus eating fish? Or the Doctor fish? These are Garra Rufa fish, otherwise known as Doctor Fish, Nibble Fish and Little Dermatologists, it is a tiny fish used widely in feet therapy in China and South East Asia to remove dead skin and help with skin complaints.

In my non blog days, I used to spend my days in school to finish all requirements and render my OJT. Of course working every night is included.

In school there were this students who designed all kiosk. In curiosity we approach this students. I got more curious in the kiosk theraFISH. I found out that this is all where you can experience the Doctor Fish.

 

You can experience it for Php 2.00 / minute. That makes Php20.00 for 10 minutes.

I found out that the kids need to put up a small business for product planning development subject. They are marketing students so no wonder they do these.

The kids said they bought the Garra Rufa Fish somewhere in Cubao for Php150 each fish. Woah. The fish is very small, mas malaki pa nga pinky finger ko eh.

There are about 20 fish in a basin. And they really nibble my feet! OMG!

I seriously thought they are just eating my nail polish but they are roaming around my feet which really makes me tickle.

We can only stay for 15 minutes because we have to get out pink cards. After the nibbling fish you will get an instant feet massage with lotion!

With classmates!

For 2nd year students like them, it’s actually a great idea that they came up with this. I just hope they offer it in a higher price so they can have at least their capitals back!

6 Cancer-fighting Superfoods

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Broccoli

All cruciferous veggies (think cauliflower, cabbage, kale) contain cancer-fighting properties, but broccoli is the only one with a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a particularly potent compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals, says Jed Fahey, ScD. A recent University of Michigan study on mice found that sulforaphane also targets cancer stem cells—those that aid in tumor growth.

Helps fight: breast, liver, lung, prostate, skin, stomach, and bladder cancers

Berries

All berries are packed with cancer-fighting phytonutrients. But black raspberries, in particular, contain very high concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins, which slow down the growth of premalignant cells and keep new blood vessels from forming (and potentially feeding a cancerous tumor), according to Gary D. Stoner, PhD, a professor of internal medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Helps fight: colon, esophageal, oral, and skin cancers

Tomatoes

This juicy fruit is the best dietary source of lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red hue, Béliveau says. And that’s good news, because lycopene was found to stop endometrial cancer cell growth in a study inNutrition and Cancer. Endometrial cancer causes nearly 8,000 deaths a year.

Helps fight: endometrial, lung, prostate, and stomach cancers

Walnuts

Their phytosterols (cholesterol-like molecules found in plants) have been shown to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly slowing the cells’ growth, says Elaine Hardman, PhD, associate professor at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.

Helps fight: breast and prostate cancers

Garlic

Phytochemicals in garlic have been found to halt the formation of nitrosamines, carcinogens formed in the stomach (and in the intestines, in certain conditions) when you consume nitrates, a common food preservative, Béliveau says. In fact, the Iowa Women’s Health Study found that women with the highest amounts of garlic in their diets had a 50 percent lower risk of certain colon cancers than women who ate the least.

Helps fight: breast, colon, esophageal, and stomach cancers

Beans

A study out of Michigan State University found that black and navy beans significantly reduced colon cancer incidence in rats, in part because a diet rich in the legumes increased levels of the fatty acid butyrate, which in high concentrations has protective effects against cancer growth. Another study, in the journal Crop Science, found dried beans particularly effective in preventing breast cancer in rats.

Helps fight: breast and colon cancers

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