30 December 2008
Tea may dramatically reduce a person's chances of dying following a heart attack, a study suggests.
Researchers led by Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, MD, MPH, of Boston 's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said that they think properties found in black and green tea may be protecting the heart. Dr. Mukamal said that the results obtained were more dramatic than he had anticipated.
It was found that heavy tea drinkers in the study, defined as those who drank two or more cups of tea a day, had a 44% lower death rate following their heart attack, compared with non-drinkers. Meanwhile, those who were moderate tea drinkers had a 28% lower death rate after a heart attack.
The study's sample population consisted of 1,900 heart attack survivors who were asked about their tea consumption before their heart problem, and then followed them for up to four years.
The research studied the outcomes of the heart attacks and related them to tea drinking habits. Mukamal had expressed "excitement" that tea might be able to lower heart attack deaths. Researchers said there's good reason to believe it's the flavonoids -- antioxidants found naturally in various foods derived from plants -- that are protecting the heart by relaxing the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. There's also evidence to suggest flavonoids may prevent LDL cholesterol -- the so-called bad cholesterol -- from becoming really bad cholesterol.
However, Mukamal isn't just yet recommending that should everyone start drinking tea to avoid heart attack death. He adds though his hope that the research will lead to more studies to better find out the exact effect of tea on the heart.
Having diabetes doesn't mean that you have to start eating special foods or follow a complicated diabetes diet plan. For most people, a diabetes diet simply translates into eating a variety of foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.
This means choosing a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Consistency also is key, because your body responds to excess calories and fat by creating an undesirable rise in blood sugar. Rather than a restrictive diet, a diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that's naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. In fact, it's the best eating plan for everyone.
Planning your meals
Your meal plan is an eating guide that helps you:
- Establish a routine for eating meals
- Choose the healthiest foods in the right amounts at each meal
If you stick to your meal plan and watch your serving sizes, you'll eat about the same amount of carbohydrates and calories every day. This helps control your blood sugar and your weight. On the flip side, the more you vary what you eat - especially the amount of carbohydrates - the harder it is to control your blood sugar.
If you're already eating a variety of healthy foods, you may simply need to adjust portion sizes to keep your blood sugar (glucose) under control.
A dietitian can help
Ask your doctor for a referral to a registered dietitian. A visit with a registered dietitian can provide you valuable information on how to change your eating habits and help you meet goals such as:
- Controlling overeating
- Making better food choices
- Losing weight
A dietitian can help tailor your diet based on your health goals, tastes and lifestyle. You may need to follow a more deliberate plan - eating only a recommended number of servings from each food group every day.
Using exchange lists
A dietitian may recommend using the exchange system, which groups foods into categories - such as starches, fruits, meats and meat substitutes, and fats.
One serving in a group is called an "exchange." An exchange has about the same amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat and calories - and the same effect on your blood sugar - as a serving of every other food in the same group. So, for example, you could exchange - or trade - either of the following for one carbohydrate serving:
- 1 small apple
- 1/3 cup of cooked pasta
Carbohydrate counting can also be a helpful meal-planning tool - making sure your timing and amount of carbohydrates are the same each day - especially if you take diabetes medications or insulin. If you eat more or less carbohydrates than usual at a given meal or from day to day, your blood sugar level may fluctuate more.
If you're counting carbohydrates, work with a dietitian to learn how to do it properly. If you're taking insulin, he or she can teach you how to count the amount of carbohydrates in each meal or snack and adjust your insulin dose accordingly.
Some people who have diabetes use the glycemic index to select foods, especially carbohydrates. Foods with a high glycemic index are associated with greater increases in blood sugar than are foods with a low glycemic index. But low-index foods aren't necessarily healthier. Foods that are high in fat tend to have lower glycemic index values than do some healthier options.
Being consistent and adding variety
Consistent eating habits can help you control your blood sugar level. Every day try to eat about the same amount of food at about the same time. Include a variety of foods to help meet your nutritional goals. A dietitian can help you plan a program that meets these guidelines:
Nutrient Aim for Carbohydrates 45 to 65% of daily calories Protein 15 to 20% of daily calories Fats 20 to 35% of daily calories
Eat healthy carbohydrates
During digestion, sugars (simple carbohydrates) and starches (complex carbohydrates) break down into blood sugar. Focus on the healthiest carbohydrates:
- Whole grains
- Legumes (beans, peas and lentils)
- Low-fat dairy products
Choose fiber-rich foods
Dietary fiber includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber can decrease the risk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels. Aim for 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day. Foods high in fiber include:
- Legumes (beans, peas and lentils)
- Whole-wheat flour
- Wheat bran
Limit saturated and trans fats
Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease and stroke by accelerating the development of clogged and hardened arteries. That's why heart-healthy eating becomes part of your diabetes diet. Get no more than 7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat, and try to avoid trans fat completely. The best way to reduce the amount of saturated and trans fats you eat is to:
- Limit solid fats. Reduce the amount of butter, margarine and shortening you eat.
- Use low-fat substitutions. For example, top your baked potato with salsa or low-fat yogurt rather than butter. Try sugar-free fruit spread on toast instead of margarine.
- Choose monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Aim for monounsaturated fats - such as olive oil or canola oil. Polyunsaturated fats, found in nuts and seeds, are a healthier choice as well. But moderation is essential. All fat is high in calories.
Curb dietary cholesterol
When there's too much cholesterol in your blood, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. To help keep your cholesterol under control, consume no more than 200 milligrams of cholesterol a day.
To reduce how much cholesterol you eat:
- Use lean cuts of meat instead of organ meats
- Choose egg substitutes over egg yolks
- Opt for skim milk over whole milk products
Eat heart-healthy fish at least twice a week
Fish can be a good alternative to high-fat meats. Cod, tuna and halibut, for example, have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry. Fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by lowering blood fats called triglycerides.
The caveat? Avoid fried fish and fish with high levels of mercury, such as tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel.
Keeping your eyes on the prize
Embracing your healthy-eating plan is the best way to keep your blood sugar under control and prevent diabetes complications. For greater variety, work in your favorite foods and foods you haven't tried before. Get creative within the guidelines of your healthy-eating plan. Look for inspiration from others who are following a plan - and enjoying the benefits.
28 December 2008
Tuhan telah memberi kita air yang banyak dan gratis. Tanpa mengeluarkan uang untuk obat-obatan, tablet, suntikan, diagnosa, upah dokter,dll. Hanya minum air minum, penyakit di bawah ini bisa disembuhkan. Anda tak akan percaya sebelum melakukannya. Di bawah ini daftar penyakit yang dapat disembuhkan oleh terapi ini:
Bagaimana Air Minum Itu Bekerja?
Meminum air minum biasa dengan metode yang benar, memurnikan tubuh manusia. Hal itu membuat usus besar bekerja dengan lebih efektif dengan cara membentuk darah baru, dalam istilah medis dikenal sebagai aematopaises. Bahwa mucousal fold pada usus besar dan usus kecil diaktifkan oleh metode ini, merupakan fakta tak terbantah,
seperti teori yang menyatakan bahwa darah segar baru diproduksi oleh mucousal fold ini. Bila usus bersih, maka gizi makanan yang dimakan beberapa kali dalam sehari akan diserap dan dengan kerja mucousal fold, gizi makanan itu diubah menjadi darah baru.
Darah merupakan hal paling penting dalam menyembuhkan penyakit dan memelihara kesehatan, dan karena itu air hendaknya dikonsumsi dengan teratur.
Bagaimana Melakukan Terapi Air ini ?
Pagi hari ketika anda baru bangun tidur (bahkan tanpa gosok gigi terlebih dahulu) minumlah 1.5 liter air, yaitu 5 sampai 6 gelas. Lebih baik airnya ditakar dahulu sebanyak 1.5 liter. Ketahuilah bahwa nenek moyang kami menamakan terapi ini sebagai "usha paana chikitsa".
Setelah itu anda boleh mencuci muka. Hal yang sangat penting untuk diketahui bahwa jangan minum atau makan apapun satu jam sebelum dan sesudah minum 1.5 liter air ini. Juga telah diteliti dengan seksama bahwa tidak boleh minum minuman beralkohol pada malam sebelumnya. Bila perlu, gunakanlah air rebus atau air yang sudah disaring.
Apakah mungkin Minum 1.5 Liter Air Sekaligus?
Untuk permulaan, mungkin akan terasa sulit meminum 1.5 liter air sekaligus, tapi lambat laun akan terbiasa juga. Mula-mula, ketika latihan, anda boleh minum 4 gelas dulu dan sisanya yang 2 gelas diminum dua menit kemudian. Awalnya anda akan buang air kecil 2 sampai 3 kali dalam satu jam, tapi setelah beberapa lama, akan normal kembali. Menurut penelitian dan pengalaman, penyakit-penyakit berikut diketahui dapat disembuhkan dengan terapi ini, dalam waktu seperti tertulis di bawah ini:
Sembelit - 1 Hari
TBC Paru-Paru - 3 Bulan
Kencing Manis - 7 Hari
Asam Urat - 2 Hari
Tekanan Darah - 4 Minggu
Kanker - 4 Minggu
Disarankan agar penderita radang / sakit persendian dan rematik melaksanakan terapi ini tiga kali sehari, yaitu pagi, siang, dan malam satu jam sebelum makan-selama satu minggu, setelah itu dua kali sehari sampai penyakitnya sembuh.
Kami mohon dengan sangat, metode di atas dibaca dan dipraktekkan dengan seksama. Sebar luaskanlah pesan ini kepada teman-teman, sanak saudara dan tetangga karena hal ini merupakan persembahan pada kemanusiaan. Dengan rahmat Tuhan, setiap orang hendaknya menjalani hidup sehat
" BILAMANA ANDA BERPARTISIPASI DALAM PENEBARAN INFORMASI INI ANDA BAGAIKAN SEORANG DOKTER YANG TELAH MENYEMBUHKAN BERIBU-RIBU BAHKAN BERJUTA-JUTA MANUSIA "
Bagi sebagian orang, jerawat bukanlah hal yang asing. Tidak hanya jerawat, komedo maupun bintik-bintik yang mengganggu pemandangan muka pun tidak terlewatkan mampir di kita.
Tips Kesehatan mengatasi atau menghilangkan jerawat ini saya beri catatan sedikit yang berkaitan dengan parah tidaknya jerawat yang mampir di pipi anda. Jika anda memiliki jerawat yang cukup banyak dan memiliki kulit yang sensitif dengan jerawat, saya merasa bahwa cara yang akan saya berikan ini tidaklah manjur bagi anda.
Tanaman Lidah buaya tumbuh lumayan banyak di teras rumah kami sehingga untuk mendapatkannya bukanlah hal yang sulit. Hal ini mungkin sedikit berbeda dengan anda yang tidak menyukai tanam menanam di pekarangan rumah. Kita langsung saja. Apa yang dapat dilakukan untuk menghilangkan jerawat atau komedo?
Ambil satu daun Lidah Buaya dan Potong menjadi beberapa bagian. Kemudian iris kulit luarnya sebagian sampai tampak daging dan lendirnya yang putih. Nah oleskan saja dibagian yang muncul jerawat. Jika anda cukup rajin melakukannya tiap pagi dan sore atau sebelum tidur, semoga jerawat anda bisa mengering dan hilang dalam 3 hari.
Ambil satu daun Lidah buaya
Potong beberapa bagian
Kelupas Kulit luarnya
Oleskan dibagian yang muncul jerawat
Ulangi tiap pagi dan Sore
27 December 2008
Apples have a lot of the content of vitamins, minerals and other elements, such as fitokimian, fiber, tanin, baron, tartar acid, and others. This is the very substance needed for our bodies to prevent and cope with various diseases. For the next, will be discussed about what is contained in the apple fruit? And what are the benefits of apple fruit?
Rich of Vitamins
Apple fruit is rich in vitamin content. Some vitamins found in fruits such as apples vitamin A, vitamin B 1, vitamin B 2, vitamin B 3, vitamin B 5, vitamin B 6, vitamin B 9, vitamin C.
Rich of minerals
Apple fruit contains many minerals. Minerals in the fruits of apples, among others, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and ZINC.
Apple fruit also contains fitokimia. Fitokimia an antioxidant to fight free radicals that come from pollution or the environment. These substances are also working to push the number of cholesterol bad (LDL), which can cause blood vessels stoppage.
rich of fiber
Apple fiber-rich, so good for people who are in a diet program. This is because the fibers are so high prevent hunger come more quickly.
Fiber to reduce fat and cholesterol
Apple fruits contain fiber, which is useful binding fat and bad cholesterol in the body for disposal.
Apple fruit also contains tanin. Tanin is a substance that works to clean and freshen the mouth, so it can prevent damage to teeth and gum disease.
In the fruit of apples there are baron. what Is the baron? Baron works to maintain the number of estrogen in the body of a woman.
One of the content of apple fruit for the prevent disease is flavoid. Flavoid are substances that reduce the risk of cancer work.
What is the acid D-glucaric it? D-glucaric acid is a substance that can decrease the rate of cholesterol. D-glucaric acid is also found in apple fruit.
Quercetin is oat needed to increase the rate of antioxidant that the body feels more healthy and prevent various diseases. Fruit apples contain substances quercetin.
In a sour apple, there are also tartar. Tartar acid, which can make healthy digestive channel, because this substance is able to kill bacteria in the digestive channel.
Seeing the many elements of health that can be used, certainly we can try to consume one apple every day
25 December 2008
Many studies have proven the variety of health benefits given by fish, ranging from joint inflammation in arthritis sufferers to brain development in babies. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish support circulation and improve blood vessel function. Researchers have also determined that omega-3s can prevent heart-attack deaths as they stop the electrical disturbance that causes death and half of all heart attacks are due to these arrhythmias. Each week, you should eat one to two 3-ounce servings of fatty fish such as an Alaskan salmon, anchovies, herring or mackerel. By baking or poaching these fish at low heart you can help to preserve the omega-3s. For vegetarians, omega-3 rich flaxseeds can be added to oatmeal, smoothies, or salads. For those who don’t care for fish there are omega-3 oil supplements available as well.
Have you ever wondered why oatmeal is so good for you? In your body, this gluey beta-glucan, which is soluble fiber, binds to bile acids found in the intestines and stomach and excretes them as waste. In order to make more bile acids, the liver needs cholesterol and takes it from the blood. This results in lower blood cholesterol levels. You need 3 grams of soluble fiber each day to reduce your cholesterol by five percent. A cup and a half of cooked oatmeal is a good size serving that can be jazzed up in flavor with frozen berries, non-fat plain yogurt, almonds and much more.
High-glycemic foods like potatoes, white bread, and white rice should be avoided because you get a harmful burst of glucose and insulin that’s harmful immediately after eating them. These bursts tire out the pancreas in the long run and increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Research also shows that having high-glycemic foods at one meal will make you even hungrier and eat more at the next, which is why these foods are associated with weight gain. People with excess fat are much more likely to develop heart disease and stroke even if there are no other risk factors. Because of this, focusing on true grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and barley and choosing them over refined grains as much as possible.
Nuts are important for their unsaturated fats and their ability to help lower cholesterol. Walnuts actually contain omega-3 fatty acids, while almonds boost calcium, helping the heart muscle to contract, and Brazil nuts have selenium, which is a heart-protective antioxidant. About one ounce each day of nuts is good for you, but they do have a lot of calories so make sure to go easy on them. If you have a nut allergy, topping you salad with olives is a good alternative, as they contain unsaturated fats.
Beans also contain soluble fiber like oatmeal which helps to reduce cholesterol and keep arteries clear. By choosing the protein from beans instead of meat, you can cut back on saturated fats which raise cholesterol. Eating beans four to five times a week is recommended, as they can be added to a lot of meals. If you don’t tolerate beans well, try adding kombu, a sea vegetable, to them to help break down the components that cause gas. Your body also does adapt to beans over time, so try building up your bean servings slowly. Food enzymes can help reduce gas as well so don’t forget to take your enzymes.
Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and other berries all have strong antioxidant properties that can help fight heart disease and are also low in calories and high in fiber. Eating two cups of fruit each day for general health is recommended, but you should eat as many berries as you can tolerate. Free radicals can break down cholesterol that is flowing in your blood and make them sticky so to deposit on the arterial walls of your blood vessels. Fight this with antioxidant rich foods to reduce cholesterol build up.
Eating healthy is one step in boosting heart health and overall cardiovascular health. Exercise is also important in keeping your body strong and vibrant so one can live a healthier longer life.
24 December 2008
Blueberries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C, but this little blue fruit’s main claim to fame is its antioxidant activity. Why is this important? Because antioxidants neutralize “free radicals” — those unstable oxygen molecules that attack your body and place you at risk for cancer, heart disease and premature aging. Blueberries are actually ranked No. 1 among common fruits and vegetables in antioxidant power. Acai and Goji berries are the only other fruits that rank higher, but they’re more exotic — and more expensive.
Try these quick and easy blueberry dessert recipes. They’re great ways to get your antioxidants.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
* 4 cups fresh blueberries
* 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 3/4 cup flour (preferably whole wheat, or try one of the gluten-free varieties)
* 3/4 cup uncooked oats
* 1/2 cup butter, melted
1. Spread blueberries in a 2-quart baking dish.
2. Combine the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over blueberries.
3. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Makes 4 servings
* 1 cup fresh blueberries
* 1 (6 oz.) can frozen grape juice concentrate, undiluted
* 1-1/2 cups water
* 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
* 1 tsp. lemon juice
1. Combine grape juice concentrate, water and tapioca in a saucepan and let them stand in for 5 minutes.
2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
3. Simmer slowly, stirring often, until tapioca is clear and juice is thickened.
4. Remove from heat; add lemon juice and stir. Incorporate the blueberries once the mixture has cooled a little.
You can also add other fruit, such as bananas and raspberries, which can either be stirred in or lay
22 December 2008
A deficiency of vitamin E is rare in humans. Vitamin E is present in many of the foods we eat on a daily basis, Wheat, Sunflower seeds, Hazelnuts, Soybean oil (Soy is present in just about every packaged product on the market), Broccoli and etc. Though studies indicate we don't get the full recommended daily intake of vitamin E, which is twenty-two and a half international units. Since these studies came out many people began to worry that they weren't getting enough of the vitamin and began taking mega doses of vitamin E. While in some cases its certainly true that people need supplementation, such as pregnant or lactating women its not entirely necessary for the general population.Vitamin E deficiency has never been proven in a healthy human. It's been shown in other species and in those with medical conditions that limit the body's ability to absorb Vitamin E. It may be possible to develop a deficiency if you maintain a very strict and limited low fat diet for a period of time, but other vitamin deficiencies will show up as well. A deficiency can occur in people with an inability to absorb fat, because some fat is needed in the digestive tract for the absorption of vitamin E. Someone with a genetic abnormality in their alpha-tocopherol transfer protein will have a deficiency of vitamin E. Lastly premature babies will be deficient in the vitamin or low birth weight babies because of a poor vitamin E transfer from the mother via the placenta to the baby or in the case of preemies simply a lack of time to transfer the vitamin.
a vitamin E deficiency also seems to be connected to Zinc deficiencies. The body may use zinc in absorbing or making use of vitamin E or the diet could be lacking in multiple vitamins and nutrients. Other conditions that can result in a vitamin deficiency are various intestinal disorders. Those suffering from Crohn's disease often experience diarrhea and subsequent inability to absorb vitamins. If you lack the ability to secrete bile you may need a special form of water soluble vitamin E since bile helps with the absorption of fats in the digestive tract. Some symptoms of vitamin E deficiency are sometimes nerve degenerations in the hands and feet, muscle weakness, eventual blindness. In infants you may notice irritability and edema. While adults can develop anemia, which is a lack of red blood cells, so you may notice fatigue, weakness, and paleness. The problem with vitamin E deficiency is that anyone who develops it will likely have a disease that is the underlying cause, such as Crohn's disease or gallbladder problems. So before diagnosing yourself as having a vitamin E deficiency you should get to a doctor and have them take a look at you for a proper diagnosis. In many cases treatment of the disease will naturally stop the symptoms.
21 December 2008
Today I thought I’d share something I’ve been making my 5 yr olds to get them interested in eating lots of leafy greens. Greens are the food highest in mineral (per calorie), and I want to make sure my kids are getting plenty of minerals, but some kids have a hard time with greens. My kids don’t mind eating them but I was trying to get them to eat bigger portions of tender leafy greens.
So here’s what I did.
They’re really into pirates right now and one day I decided to make a “Treasure Salad.” I took a big pie plate for each kid and covered the entire bottom area with some fun salad fixin’s that they like. Fresh orange slices, almonds, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, baby carrots, mango pieces, pineapple. Then, I shredded a bunch of lettuce and piled it all on top of the plate to make a mountain, covering all the fixin’s I had on the bottom. I squeezed fresh orange juice over the lettuce mountain.
When the kids first saw it, they were like, “What??? We’re having just plain lettuce?” and I said, “It’s a treasure salad! Eat all your lettuce to get to the bottom and you may find some treasure!”
Lets just say, it worked like a charm. I’ve never seen them eat lettuce more enthusiastically. They ate and ate and ate, and were so excited when they got to the bottom and there was all this “treasure”! :) They savored each bite of the juicy fruit, veggies and nuts I had “hid” on the bottom.
Now, they ask me for a Treasure Salad several times a week. I hope this will be a family tradition/meal that they will take with them when they grow up!
I’d love to hear any creative ideas you all have had to help your children make healthy choices. I will be sharing a couple more ideas this week that has worked with my kids.
In an article written in the medical journal "Thorax" by Dr. N.J. Wareham et al of Medical Research Council in Cambridge, UK reveals that modification of diet can reduce onset of asthma. It is reported that people who suffer with asthma tend to consume less fruits and have decreased intake of Vitamin C and manganese. It was also reported that blood levels of vitamin C were lower in people with asthma than their healthy counterparts.
So eat your raw meal each day, take your enzymes for good absorption of vitamins and minerals and eat more vitamin C foods. I have seen vitamin C to be extremely good for asthma. I have actually seen it stop wheezing associated with an episode of asthma almost immediately.
In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice
and rats to use in studies on diabetes and diet. No strain of rat or mice is obese naturally, so the scientists had to create them. They make these obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born. It seems as though the MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates; causing rats to become obese.
MSG is in so many of our foods. Just check out the various items in your cupboard.
Many foods that are fed to our children contain MSG under many different names.
(Other names for MSG: 'Accent' - 'Aginomoto' - 'Natural Meet Tenderizer', hydrolyzed vegetable protein and natural flavoring)
The MSG manufacturers themselves admit that MSG is addicting and it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people
eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added.
Consider your diet and read labels. Remember to eat one raw food meal a day. That will reduce the intake of MSG or other preservative automatically. Be careful to notice and watch what your kids are eating. Obesity is becoming epidemic and if we don't change this around, our children will develop health risks at earlier ages than we have ever known.