Friday, 15 May 2009

Sheesh...... I meant to take extended lunch break

but there is this emergency house-call from a pirate!!!

FOOD-POISONING REMEDY (source: e-mail)

Thought this is very good to share as quite often we encounter this.

With recent case on the Gelyang Serai food poisoning out break.. would
like to share the info received from a friend pls read on it may be of

When someone gets diarrhoea, sometimes the solution is so easy, we
wonder why anyone has to suffer..

The secret is in rice water.

This is already known in this region. Ask your maids -- Sri Lankan,
Indonesian, Filipina and they would know about it.

(My mother) knew about it. When Dr Albert Winsemius came to Singapore
for a farewell and thank you dinner in his honour, he brought along
his wife Aly and his granddaughter, Jolijn. Both women came down with very
bad gastroenteritis. They saw the doctor who gave them medication. It
was slow to work.

Mother boiled some rice in lots of water and went to their hotel with
two 1.5L bottles of rice water.

I cringed in shame at the offer of this folk remedy, which seemed so
primitive to me. Never heard of this cure before. To my surprise, it
worked, and they were even able to go out for dinner the next day.
Both were exclaiming how the rice water did the trick of making them well
again. Well, lucky it worked, I thought to myself.

I was discussing this some years back with Kim Ng, the ex-matron of KK
Hospital. She said, yes, that is what Professor Wong Hock Boon, the
notable paediatrician teaches. I was shocked and made some comment how
could he? It was common knowledge so what had he to do with it?

Many months later, I regretted laughing at it. Dr Christina Shanta
Emmanuel, who is the CEO of...uh, which group I have forgotten. Either
National Health Group, or Polyclinics, or whatever.. regarded me
seriously when I brought up the topic like it was good fun. She said
that Prof Wong Hock Boon had presented a paper on it. At some
conference. After he had done clinical trials.

Then his results were published in the Lancet, the Medical Journal all
doctors read. In fact, said Shanta, he was credited for saving the
lives of 2 million African babies by this method.

Ah, so! I am impressed.

It is rice water and not rice, that does the trick. I have found it
effective again and again. You take a handful of rice and boil it in a
large saucepan with lots of water. Like three or four large glasses.
Then you cool that and drink the water. If you are in a hurry to
relieve the ailing person, take the saucepan off the fire and dunk it in a
frying pan or basin of cool water with ice cubes if necessary.

This gives the patient a chance to drink the rice water sooner and
cure himself or herself sooner.

When drinking the rice water, make sure there is lots of it. You have
to tell the patient that enough water must go in to line your guts from
throat to other end, all 10 to 12 metres of it. If you take rice, it
stays in the stomach. If you take broth, some of it may go into the
small intestine.

But if you take rice water, it will carry rice grains to every inch of
your small and large intestine to the end where the problem is.

How does it work? Even Prof Wong Hock Boon doesn't know. Read the
attached file. Or go to

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It is good to pass on the news to everyone you know because the
complaint is so common and people suffer unnecessarily. You would be
doing your friends a great favour to relieve them of their misery when
the occasion arises.

Try it and call me in the morning!


Madam Markonah said...

My mom has this petua of minum air beras goreng for batuk/demam, I'm not too sure which. She would fry a handful of rice without oil, put in a glass and just add water. Konon untuk menyejukkan badan. Wallahu'alam.

Just wondering, kalau buat ikut method yg u mentioned ni, won't it turn into a rice porridge?

Capt's Longhouse said...

YES,,,it worked, the ricewater does its job ! In fact, after drinking coconut water, i remembered that my late mother used to give us ricewater for food poisoning when we were kids so i boiled some rice at 1400 hrs and by 1430 hrs my stomach cramps disappeared completely !!!! so we went across to Marang for the boat launching but unfortunately one of the boys that helped to hook up the 2 x engines yesterday was involved in an accident along the Kelulut road, he died from internal bleeding so we went across to his parent's house to pay our respect. Apparently a car suddenly did a U turn along the main road and this poor guy on his bike went smack into it.
Malaysian drivers are just horrible and a similar accident way back in 1983 killed my late brother near bangsar !.
Its a sad day for the young 18 years old who was on his way back to Kuantan to report for his new job.
My boat "East Coast Blue Water" will only be launched once the rest of the local Marang team members are ready for it since we need to apply another anti-fouling paint just b4 putting her into the water plus fixing the electrical connections/fuel tank flushing and refixing etc.
Just returned back to the island and again had a another big surprise, one of the island guy with his wife plus 3 kids that stayed over last night,,,the poor wife started screaming at the beach front, initially i thought my dog Jane had frighten her or something but she was struggling on her husband laps !. Guess the stress/pressure plus knowing about her stupid husband's affairs with so many ladies/girls both local and foreigners on the island must have got into her. I really pitied her, having to take care of the 3 kids in Marang almost by herself and doing odd jobs to survive !. She really don't deserve this from her husband. I have many times advised this guy plus my chef (the younger brother)to stop their nonsense but they never listen. Just getting carried away and enjoying themselves at the expense of the poor wife and little kids.
They odd to be shot given my way, almost good for nothing plus bloody lazy guys. If i don't push them nothing will happen on the island plus every other day they will come up with so many stupid issues.
Their late mother was my friend that i knew in 1982 when they were just little boys. Such a nice old lady, she died just a few months ago too.
Geeeee,,,,what a day for me ! Shitting/vomitting/screaming lady/dead youngster/tired oldman.

BUT,again thanks about the ricewater treatment advise too, it works pretty well indeed. Tell your other friends, the Capt has stop shitting in his pants hehehe


Zendra said...

Madam M, the key is to use plenty of water and boil the rice till it is just cooked: presumably to release whatever nutrients, minerals into the water. Its the minerals we lose that make us weak when we get dire-rear (can't spell the actual word) so they say.

My Mum swears by her bedak sejuk (as you know made from rice flour) for cooling too.

Zendra said...

Wow what a day indeed! Al-fatihah for the youngster who shahid.

Thnx for the testimony about the rice-water.

Actually rice water is also good for skinny people who wants to put on weight; according to petua you just scoop out about half-cup of the water that's boiling when the rice is being cooked and drink that. Amalkan. It's the starch, you see.

All the best for "East Coast Blue Water".

BTW, wine women and song - deadly combination, Capt.