Thursday, March 31, 2011

Drinking Milk May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

Milk is not only complementary foods should be consumed every day. But it is also useful to support health. In fact, according to research at Wageningen University and Harvard, drink three glasses of milk every day, can reduce the risk of heart disease by 18 percent.

The results of this study at the same time denied the myth that states that the consumption of milk every day can lead to weight gain and lead to the emergence of heart disease, stroke, even death.

The study was conducted by reviewing 17 studies from Europe, America and Japan. The researchers found no association between consumption of regular or low-fat milk and increased risk of heart disease, stroke, or death.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Benefits of Lemon Peel

1. Oil repellent  

Take a look around and observe, anything that looks oily around your kitchen? Is it a skillet, a suburb of the stove or kitchen table? Before cleaning it with water, soap and cloth, use lemon oil to repel stains. Sprinkle a pinch of salt to the juice of half a lemon and rub the oily areas, then wash with a cloth.

Note: be careful using the lemon over the surface of marble or other materials that are sensitive to acids.

Shark Fin is Efficacious But Make Extinct Sharks

Shark Fin
Eating shark fin soup has become a tradition in Chinese culture to celebrate important events and is considered beneficial for some diseases. Actually, whether the efficacy of this shark fin?

Intake of shark fins has become an industry worth billions of dollars because the soup is considered a luxury food, classy and a menu of honor in a wedding, birthday or other important events.

Based on Chinese medical book known to benefit from this shark fin include skin rejuvenation, increased appetite, useful for energy, for kidney, lung, bone and other body parts.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vitamin C in Oranges Protects Sperm From Genetic Damage

The orange is one of the most common and popular fruit.  It is well-liked because of its easy availability all year round, dense nutrition, and it tastes good.

Oranges are round citrus fruits ranging in diameter from about 2 to 3 inches, with finely texturized skins that are orange in color.

Its pulp is also orange in color and very succulent, surrounded by its skin which can vary in thickness depending on its variety.

There are oranges that are sweet, bitter and sour, so you'll need to know the variety you're buying.  The sweet variety are usually more fragrant.  They include Valencia, Navel and Jaffa oranges which are ideal for making juices.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Prostate and Kidney Stone Most Common Problems in Indonesia

Complaints about the urologist (urinary tract), many experienced men and women. But in Indonesia, bladder problems most commonly occur is the prostate and kidney stones.

Cases of both diseases combined reached 75 percent of the cases other urology, as quoted from the release opening 'Prostate & Stone Clinic - Urology Center' in Siloam Hospitals Kebon Jeruk, received detikHealth on Thursday (03/17/2011).

Prostate disease or disorder is a disease caused by hormonal imbalance in the adult (above 70 years). Increasing these hormones are generally due to age and also decrease the decomposition functions that make the size of the prostate gland continues to enlarge.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Diabetes Is On The Increase Among Children

Thousands of children in North America are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a condition that used to be called adult-onset diabetes, in part because it was so rare in children. There are also many more such cases in children that go undetected.

In a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 2001, I believe, doctors noted that not only is diabetes in children on the increase, but that often type 2 diabetes is not being detected because physicians falsely believe only adults can get it.

Epidemic Levels

According to the Alexandria, Va.-based ADA, diabetes is reaching epidemic levels as a result of the greater prevalence of obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Approximately 16 million people in the United States have diabetes; 90 to 95 percent of these have type 2 diabetes.

Untreated, What Can Happen

Please take note of this information. Untreated diabetes can have dire consequences. Because children are not routinely screened for type 2 diabetes, by the time they are diagnosed they may have high blood pressure or severe hyperglycemia, or elevated blood-sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to make sufficient insulin, or properly utilize the insulin it makes. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to blindness, leg amputations, kidney disease, heart attack and stroke.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Trigger Heart Attacks that Met Everyday

Various triggers heart attack may actually be found in everyday life, ranging from coffee to air pollution. The amount of the increased risk of heart attack varies depending on the trigger and this is the comparison.

Increased risk of heart attack based on the common triggers that can be found in everyday environments are as follows, as quoted from, Wednesday (03/16/2011).

1. Coffee
Effects of caffeine is stimulate the heart and increases blood flow to muscles, thereby increasing blood pressure. Coffee addicts average 1.5 more prone to heart attacks within 1 hour after drinking coffee.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Aloe Vera Helps Overcome Diabetes

Beside as the nourish hair, aloe vera is also known efficacious for treating some diseases. Among diabetes mellitus and heart attacks.

Aloe vera is one of the potent medicinal plants to cure various diseases. This plant has been used the Samaritans around 1875 BC. The ancient Egyptians already know the benefits of aloe vera as a medicine about 1500 BC. caused of it usefulness, the ancient Egyptians called it a plant of immortality.

A maker of traditional medicine -from Greek- named Dioscordes, mentioning that the aloe vera can treat various diseases. For example, ulcers, skin bruising, cracking, blisters, hair loss, hemorrhoids, and sore throat.

Health food

According to one observer of health food (supplement), Dr. Freddy Wilmana MFPM SpFK, from about 200 species of aloe vera plant, which is suitable for treatment is a type Aloevera barbadensis miller. Aloe vera contains 72 types of substances needed by the body.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


What is this big round green fruit, completely red from within, and containing dark brownish or blackish seeds? It is a watermelon! The portrait has changed. The watermelon is no more just big in size but also very big in function. It is a super fruit. Recent research has deciphered the great beneficial aspects of watermelon, and what is being put out to the world is its importance as a superfood.
What does a watermelon contain? Is it vitamins? Or, is it the antioxidants that make the watermelon a super fruit and also a superfood? Watermelon juice is one of the best things you can have for breakfast, so begin your day in the superfood way.

Watermelon has Lycopene, the important antioxidant

Lycopene actually has great preventive effects on your body, as it can guard you from cancer and also keeps your heart in good condition. The green from the outside and the red from within both have a high content of lycopene.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Foods for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction ranks high among the many issues many try to avoid discussing. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction especially find the topic cause for much embarrassment and feelings of inadequacy. Therefore, many men who have erectile dysfunction often have problems in their sex lives and in their relationships; there is generally a breakdown in communication and sexual confidence in men who have erectile dysfunction. But thanks to the many erectile dysfunction drugs on the market and nutrition against erectile dysfunction, there is now much less strife between couples dealing with erectile dysfunction.

Knowing exactly what is causing your erectile dysfunction is the best way to overcome it and lead a very fulfilling sex life. Reduced blood flows to the penis and nerve damage are the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. Other causes of erectile dysfunction are stress, poor nutrition, diabetes, vascular disease, smoking, pelvic trauma, hormone disorder, drugs, radiation therapy and neurological disorders. So once you’ve uncovered the cause of your erectile dysfunction, you can make a plan to address the issue while taking your prescription for erectile dysfunction.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vitamin A


Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye.
Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed for reproduction and breast-feeding.

Retinol is an active form of vitamin A. It is found in animal liver, whole milk, and some fortified foods.
Carotenoids are dark colored dyes found in plant foods that can turn into a form of vitamin A. One such carotenoid is beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals. Free radicals are believed to contribute to certain chronic diseases and play a role in the degenerative processes seen in aging.

Food Sources

Vitamin A comes from animal sources, such as eggs, meat, milk, cheese, cream, liver, kidney, cod, and halibut fish oil. However, all of these sources -- except for skim milk that has been fortified with Vitamin A -- are high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Medication For The Flu

Although the flu vaccanie is the best flu prevention, antiviral flu medicine is also available by prescription. Flu medicines include:
  • Tamiflu® (oseltamivir)
  • Flumadine® (rimantadine)
  • Symmetrel® (amantadine)
  • Relenza® (zanamivir).
Tamiflu, Flumadine and Symmetrel may be used by adults and children who are 1 year of age and older. The drugs can be used for both prevention and to reduce the duration of fever and other flu symptons.

How Do Flu Drugs Work?
Flumadine and Symmetrel were the first two flu medicines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These medicines act against influenza A viruses but not against influenza B viruses. These medications inhibit the activity of the influenza M2 protein, which forms a channel in the virus membrane. As a result, the virus cannot replicate (make copies of itself) after it enters a cell.

In 1999, the FDA approved two additional drugs to fight the flu: Relenza (zanamivir) and Tamiflu (oseltamivir), which were the first of a new class of flu medicine called neuraminidase inhibitors.

The surfaces of influenza viruses are dotted with neuraminidase proteins. Neuraminidase, an enzyme, breaks the bonds that hold new virus particles to the outside of an infected cell. Once the enzyme breaks these bonds, this sets free new viruses that can infect other cells and spread infection. Neuraminidase inhibitors block the enzyme's activity and prevent new virus particles from being released. This limits the spread of infection.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cough Medicine and Cough Syrups

Got a cold and need medicine for a nagging cough? While there is no quick fix for your cough, some over-the-counter (OTC) cough syrups and cough medicines may give you relief.
Three types of cough medicines are available OTC for the temporary relief of cough due to a cold or bronchitis. These cough medicines include cough suppressants, oral expectorants, and topical (externally applied) drugs.

Who Should not Take Cough Medicine or Cough Syrup?

Often, doctors believe that a cough from a cold should not be treated. Coughing up mucus may help keep your lungs clear. This is especially true if you smoke or have asthma or emphysema.
If you take a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), a type of prescription drug used to treat depression and other conditions, it’s important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking dextromethorphan, commonly noted as DM on cough syrups and cough medicines. In addition, some combination cold and cough medicines contain decongestants. If you have high blood pressure or heart disease, avoid taking these drugs. Decongestants can raise blood pressure.
The most important key is to understand how the cough syrup or cough medicine works. That includes knowing what the side effects are. Then talk to your doctor if you have concerns about your cough or cough medicine. Trust your doctor to make the best decision with your overall health in mind.