Banyak makan buah2an dan sayuran alami mengurangi resiko kanker .. \r\n\r\n—\r\n\r\nPlant-based diet greatly reduces risk of cancer, say studies\r\nMonday, February 28, 2005\r\nby Mike Adams, the Health Ranger\r\nEditor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles… \r\nAds by Google\r\n800 dragees only € 114,–\r\nWobenzym® N - order the original\r\nonline - the german formula!\r\nwww.wobenzym-n.nl Fucoidamin™\r\nPremier Health UltraVitamin\r\nAnti-Cancer, Anti-Viral, Anti-Aging\r\nwww.fucoidamin.com Prostate Cancer Control\r\nNaturally realign your Prostate\r\nwith herbal extracts from Ayurveda!\r\nayurstate.com Diabetic Diet & Meals\r\nFree Diabetic Recipes > Breakfast,\r\nLunch - Snack - Dinner - Dessert.\r\nwww.diabetesinfocenter.org\r\nEmail this article to a friend Printable Version FREE Email Newsletter\r\n\r\n8Share \r\nShare/Save/Bookmark \r\nGet Health Ranger daily news via email\r\n \r\nYour email privacy is 100% protected.\r\n\r\n\r\nThree new studies published in the journal of the American Medical Association are proving the benefit of a plant-based diet in greatly reducing the risk of cancer. The studies show that high consumption of fruits and vegetables wards off a variety of cancers. (They also show that consuming red meat multiplies the risk of colon cancer.) Another study in the same issue shows that consuming olive oil reduces the risk of breast cancer.\r\n\r\nSo here we''re talking about a wide variety of cancers: prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, even leukemia and multiple myeloma. And across the board, we''re seeing that consuming a plant-based diet is what prevents cancer and enhances health at many different levels, including cardiovascular health.\r\n\r\nBut here''s what''s fascinating about this study that you probably haven''t heard in the mainstream press: it was conducted on regular, everyday people that are generally consuming unhealthy diets to begin with. Let me explain further: if you select 1000 people out of the population and examine their diets in terms of cancer prevention, the vast majority of those 1000 people are consuming a lot of cancer-causing ingredients in packaged meats (the sodium nitrite ingredient), they''re consuming artificial coloring, and they''re eating monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that actually promote cancer. And yet, we see that the small amount of fruits and vegetables these people consume actually protects them from the dangerous effects of those ingredients.\r\n\r\nNow, if you were to repeat this study and look at the anti-cancer benefit in holistic nutritionists, or people who consume vegetarian organic diets, you would see a much stronger protective effect. The cancer rates in that group would plummet. Because, let''s face it, even in the published studies when people talk about eating fruits and vegetables, a lot of the data come from self-reported surveys. And the things that people consider to be fruits are not necessarily healthy fruits. For example, eating apple pie is counted as a fruit in clinical trials. Personally, I wouldn''t count that as a fruit. It''s a cooked, sugary apple pie made with hydrogenated oils, refined white flour and refined sugar in the crust. To me, that''s not fruit. That''s junk food. But medical studies call that "fruit."\r\n\r\nThe same is true with vegetables: a lot of people might think spinach lasagna counts as a vegetable serving. And, again, I consider that to be junk food. It''s loaded up with cheese, it probably has some sort of chemical taste enhancer if it''s been purchased at the store, it has refined carbohydrates in the crust, and it probably has refined sugar in the tomato sauce. And yes, there''s a little bit of spinach in there too, but that''s not a vegetable serving. That''s just junk food with a bit of spinach filler.\r\n\r\nTo me, eating spinach means buying raw spinach and having a nice spinach salad, or giving it a Chinese-style stir fry with nothing but garlic and a little bit of soy sauce. That''s a real vegetable serving. So if you look across the population at what people consider to be fruits and vegetables, to me it''s amazing that there''s any health benefit coming out of these studies at all. Because people have distorted definitions of what fruits and vegetables really are. (Some people consider strawberry ice cream to be a serving of fruits!)\r\n\r\nAs a result, if you observed a group of people in a study and you made sure they ate raw fruits and vegetables and avoided all of the refined, manufactured food products, you would see phenomenal results. If you had people eating raw blueberries, nuts, green leafy vegetables, salads, and consuming whole drinks made from vegetable concentrates, then the results would be vastly different from what you''re seeing in these published studies. You''d see diseases like cancer literally vanishing in the group.\r\n\r\nAnd yet even these mainstream studies using unhealthy people on minimal plant diets are showing positive results. It goes to show you that even people who have poor dietary habits can dramatically reduce their risk of cancer by consuming a few fruits and vegetables along with their unhealthy foods.\r\n\r\nThere''s an important side note in all of this too: the common fault of all clinical trials. The population at large is so unbelievably unhealthy that clinical trials using everyday people lose relevance to the nature of healthy human physiology. Because, let''s face it, when you''re conducting trials on the existing population, you''re really only asking the question, "What will be the effect of this treatment or drug or supplement on diseased people?" That''s the question you''re asking.\r\n\r\nSo you get all of these study results about prescription drugs or olive oil or nutritional supplements, and really these results only tell you how they operate on unhealthy people. We don''t really have any clinical trials being conducted on strictly healthy individuals, because where do you round up 1,000 healthy people who follow an organic, plant-based diet, who engage in regular physical exercise, and who avoid all the metabolic disrupting ingredients that I commonly write about here? Where do you find people like that? Maybe only at a natural health convention, but certainly not in the population at large. Look around: the population is heavily diseased. Why are we basing all modern medical studies on the physiology of diseased people?\r\n\r\n(Some medical researchers might answer by saying, "Because that''s who we need to treat with the drugs!" And I say, sure, but if you only study unhealthy people, how do you expect to learn anything about the causes of health? You see, modern medicine really only studies disease. That''s why med school graduates are generally clueless about nutrition and disease prevention.)\r\n\r\nAll this leads us to a startling realization, which is that we now have a system of medicine based on a collection of clinical evidence that was derived from studying how unhealthy, chronically diseased, malfunctioning human bodies respond to certain chemicals. That''s what we have today. So when people call it evidence based medicine, it''s actually not based on any realistic evidence of how healthy bodies might respond. It''s all based on running clinical trials with diseased individuals.\r\n\r\nThat''s how conventional medicine smeared the reputation of vitamin E, by the way. Some vitamin E haters rounded up a bunch of people dying from advanced stage heart disease, then they gave them synthetic vitamin E (i.e. a non-natural chemical) in very low doses. When the people started dying off from their heart disease, the researchers put the blame squarely on vitamin E. Hence the bizarre news headlines in late 2004 proclaiming, "Vitamin E will kill you!" It''s all nonsense. The people were dying of heart disease in the first place, and the statistics were not adequately adjusted to take expected mortality rates into account.\r\n\r\nBut getting back to the JAMA studies, we at least now know that eating more plants – even small portions of those plants – will vastly improve the health of most people (even diseased people). That much is clear. And if you actually eat real fruits and vegetables instead of processed ones, you''ll benefit even more.\r\n\r\n\r\nLearn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/005070_vegetables_healing_foods.html#ixzz19fgbxPmy
makan brocolli bermanfaat juga
Cancer breakthrough: Medical nutrient in broccoli found to kill cancer cells
Monday, September 18, 2006 by: NaturalNews, citizen journalist
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(NaturalNews) New research published in the journal Cancer Research has found that naturally occurring compounds found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and watercress can selectively kill cancer cells.
Researchers from Otago University''s Christchurch school of medicine in New Zealand found that natural chemical compounds in the vegetables called isothiocyanates can cause cell-suicide in cancer cells that are normally resistant to cell-suicide because of high levels of a certain protein called Bcl-2.
"A cancer cell with a lot of Bcl-2 has increased resistance to chemotherapy drugs that are used to destroy the tumor," says lead researcher Dr. Mark Hampton. "We''ve found that Bcl-2 can''t protect cancer cells against certain isothiocyanates."
The researchers'' discovery has opened up the possibility of the development of a new cancer drug based on naturally occurring isothiocyanates that would only kill cancer cells – not healthy ones – but natural health advocates say cancer patients could receive the benefits of isothiocyanates by simply eating the cruciferous vegetables they come from.
Consumer advocate Mike Adams says broccoli has long been a potent, natural cancer fighter, and cancer patients should eat broccoli and other anti-cancer cruciferous vegetables to fight their disease, rather than waiting for a pharmaceutical company to turn broccoli''s natural compounds into an expensive drug.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/020444_cancer_prevention.html#ixzz19fguYOau
The top five foods for healthy skin
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 by: Jessica Fraser, citizen journalist
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The U.S. cosmetics industry raked in more than $32 billion in 2004, with sales of skin care products bringing in the largest share – more than $8 billion. Americans are shelling out big bucks for expensive cosmetics to treat skin problems such as acne, wrinkles and dryness, but most consumers are overlooking the cheapest, safest and most effective remedies: healing foods.
A host of healthy, natural foods offer potent healing and preventative powers to remedy a wide range of skin troubles. These foods can dramatically improve skin for a fraction of the price of costly cosmetics or dermatologist visits:
1. Green Tea
– Green tea is rich in antioxidants that reduce inflammation and protect cell membranes. It has been proven to reduce the damage of sunburns and overexposure to ultraviolet light, which in turn reduces the risk of skin cancer. Green tea is also high in polyphenols – compounds that eliminate cancer-causing free radicals.
Recent research by scientists at the Medical College of Georgia shows that the polyphenol most abundant in green tea – EGCG – also acts as a "fountain of youth" of sorts for skin by reactivating dying skin cells. In addition to its skin-healthy properties, green tea is also high in vitamins C, D and K, as well as riboflavin, zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron.
– Salmon – along with other fatty fish, walnuts and flaxseed – is high in healthy fatty acids that are key for achieving healthy skin. Essential fatty acids such as omega-3s help keep cell membranes healthy by keeping out harmful substances as well as allowing nutrients to enter cells and exit with waste products. Omega-3s also reduce the body''s production of inflammatory agents that can damage the skin.
Increasing consumption of omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods such as salmon will help keep the skin supple and youthful. A 1:1 ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3s is ideal, but the ratio in the typical American diet is more like 20:1, so boosting consumption of salmon and other oily fish can help bring that ratio closer to 1:1. Salmon is also rich in protein, potassium, selenium and vitamin B12.
– Blueberries are considered by many experts to be the highest food source of antioxidants, which target free radicals that can wreak havoc on skin cells. The antioxidants and phytochemicals (plant sources of nutrition) in blueberries neutralize DNA-damaging free radicals, reducing cell damage. When skin cells are protected from damage and disintegration, the skin looks younger for longer. Blueberries are also an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin E and riboflavin.
– Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is a required nutrient for healthy skin. They also contain high levels of antioxidants, which prevent free radical damage of skin cells. Vitamin A is required for developing and maintaining skin cells, and a deficiency of the vitamin can cause dry skin. Carrots are also a superior source of fiber, biotin, vitamins K, C and B6, potassium and thiamine.
– Drinking plenty of water – at least your individual minimum intake – will help keep your skin young and healthy-looking. Water in caffeinated or sugary beverages does not count; water intake must be from pure, clean water, which rejuvenates skin cells. Water both hydrates cells and helps them move toxins out and nutrients in. Nutrition expert Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, says when the body is properly hydrated, it sweats more efficiently, which helps keep the skin clean and clear.
In addition to consuming therapeutic quantities of green tea, salmon, blueberries, carrots and water, consumers should avoid certain foods that trigger bad skin reactions. Such ingredients include sugar, white flour, saturated fats and fried foods, which are especially bad for the skin, since they can trap oil and bacteria beneath the skin, causing acne and other skin ailments.
The skin is considered the outside indicator of inside health, and putting expensive creams, lotions and treatments on the outside of the skin can''t alleviate problems that stem from inner nutritional deficiencies. Consuming the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones can reveal beautiful, youthful-looking skin without the high price tag of expensive cosmetics.
Note from Mike Adams: An important "overlay" factor on all this concerns raw foods versus cooked foods. Raw food juicing is the surest way to healthy skin, and I recommend juicing fruits, vegetables and nuts (soak them first) in a Vitamix to create superfood smoothies. People who drink raw juices on a daily basis have skin that absolutely glows. On the other hand, those who eat mostly processed, refined or cooked foods have skin that ages rapidly. So be sure to include raw food smoothies in your diet on a daily basis if you want great looking skin!
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/020409_skin_health_care.html#ixzz19fhaPEQC
berries … \r\n\r\n===\r\n\r\nCranberries show remarkable health benefits in studies\r\nThursday, November 23, 2006 by: Ben Kage, citizen journalist\r\nEmail this article to a friend Printable Version FREE Email Newsletter\r\n\r\n Share \r\nShare/Save/Bookmark \r\nFree Health Ranger email newsletter\r\n \r\nYour email privacy is 100% protected.\r\n\r\n\r\n(NaturalNews) According to researcher Amy Howell of the Rutgers University’s Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research, the cranberry is one of the top foods proven to have health benefits.\r\n\r\nPrevious research has shown that cranberries are rich in antioxidants, which can protect cells from free radicals – unstable molecules that damage the cells of animals as they age. Now, new research is being funded by the National Institutes of Health in order to discover cranberries'' effects on yeast infections, heart disease and other conditions, while concurrent studies are analyzing the fruit''s effect on cancer, stroke and infections.\r\n\r\nResearch has already shown that cranberry juice binds to bacteria, preventing them from sticking to cell walls and causing urinary tract infections, and regular cranberry juice consumption can reduce the risk of stomach cancer and ulcers in some people by killing the H. pylori bacteria. Your teeth can even benefit from cranberries, as Howell has discovered that a compound in the fruit – known as proanthocyanidine – can prevent plaque from forming on teeth. A mouthwash containing proanthocyanidine is being developed to prevent periodontal disease.\r\n\r\nPreliminary research has also found that cranberry juice can reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raise levels of HDL (good) cholesterol in the blood; cranberries can slow tumor growth or preven them altogether; and certain chemical extracts from cranberries prevented the multiplication of breast cancer cells in a test tube, although the effect on a woman is still unknown.\r\n\r\nMore information on the health benefits of cranberries and other natural foods, as well information on foods that might help treat specific conditions, can be found at www.HealingFoodReference.com.\r\n\r\n\r\nLearn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/021168_cranberries_healing_foods.html#ixzz19fhjII6K
omega 3 …
Omega-3-rich flax seeds provide much-needed nutrition for optimal mental health
Thursday, January 26, 2006 by: Dani Veracity, citizen journalist
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What can transform someone from being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome to a state of total mental and physical wellbeing? As James Boschman discovered, omega-3 fatty acids can work those wonders and more. Within three weeks of incorporating flax seed – the highest known vegetable source of omega-3s – into his diet, he was sleeping normally and, in his words, "not crazy anymore," as the omega-3 fatty acids leveled out the wild fluctuations in his brain.
After experiencing flaxseed''s amazing abilities for himself, Boschman spent the next 15 years researching omega-3 fatty acids and eventually began the flaxseed packaging and distribution company Randolph & James Flax Mills Ltd. During his Winter 2005 lecture on essential nutrition, he brought this unique and delicious flaxseed and his wealth of knowledge to share at the First Annual Arizona Choices Exposition in Tucson, Ariz., and all those attending the lecture learned what a little dietary flaxseed could do for this modern mental illness epidemic.
Omega-3 deficiency is a major cause of mental illness in North America, according to Boschman. Food manufacturers don''t use ingredients high in omega-3 fatty acids because they grow rancid quickly. Since money ranks ahead of good nutrition, they use hydrogenated oils, which have a long shelf life but also create trans fats in the foods as a byproduct of the hydrogenation process. Research links trans fats to cancer, heart disease and a number of other chronic diseases, making them the "number one killer in North America today," says Boschman.
As a result of our processed-food-rich diets, we''re consuming large amounts of omega-6 fatty acids and little or zero omega-3 fatty acids, which is a recipe for feeling "stressed out," as too many people often are. Stress, caused by events like someone cutting in front of you in traffic, turns on the production of adrenaline from omega-6 fatty acids, according to Boschman. Think of it as an "on button." The problem is that we need omega-3 fatty acids to turn off the stress response, which is precisely why there are so many high-strung people in our omega-3-deficient society. They simply lack the "off button" required to stop their bodies'' responses to everyday stressors.
However, omega-3 deficiency is linked to much more than angry drivers yelling out their windows. Boschman believes that the lack of the essential fatty acid in pregnant women might be a cause of both postpartum depression and the development of symptoms popularly diagnosed as ADHD, Tourette''s syndrome and even mental retardation in the delivered child. During pregnancy, almost all of a woman''s omega-3 reserves are used to form the brain of the developing fetus. If she doesn''t increase her intake of the essential fatty acid accordingly, postpartum depression can occur. Additionally, if her body lacks enough omega-3 to form the fetus'' brain sufficiently, and the child is not given proper omega-3 through diet or supplements during the first two years of life, then Boschman believes one of three brain disorders will occur, depending on the severity of the deficiency:
* ADHD (relatively less deficient)
* Tourette''s syndrome
* Mental retardation (severely deficient)
In this sense, these three brain disorders are part of the same continuum, all with the same root and the same necessary preventative measure.
However, all flaxseed is not created equal, says Boschman. The higher the latitude where the crop is grown, the higher the seeds'' omega-3 content. Randolph & James Flax Mills Ltd. packages and distributes organic flaxseed grown north of the fifty-third parallel, which is then milled and packaged one bag at a time so less peroxidation occurs. This way, you eat flaxseed that smells and tastes fresh. Randolph & James is also the only manufacturer that tests for E. coli and other biological contaminants, according to Boschman. These safety measures guarantee you high-quality, delicious and safe flaxseed every time.
Boschman ended his lecture by opening up a new bag of Randolph & James Flax Mills Ltd. flaxseed for his lecture attendees to sample. What a flavor! You could actually taste its fresh and wholesome nature. Randolph & James Flax Mills Ltd. doesn''t have a website, but you can order many of their products online through other companies. Just type the company''s name in any search engine.
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mau sehat … hmm .. exercise aja walau dikit … saya dulu pernah baca riset dimana kalau tiap hari seseorang exercise 15 menit aja … manfaatnya lumayan besar terhadap kesehatan …
dan banyak jalan kaki dan naik tangga juga …
Physical Activity For Health
Doing regular physical activity can make you feel good about yourself and it can have a number of benefits for your health. For example, it reduces the risk of developing of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Regular physical activity also helps to control weight, and may help ease stress, anxiety, and depression. Ideally, you should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on at least five days of the week. You should also aim to do a minimum of two sessions of muscle-strengthening activities per week, although these should not be on consecutive days.
What is physical activity?
Physical activity is any activity that you may do that helps to improve or maintain your physical fitness as well as your health in general.
It can include:
* Everyday activities. For example, walking or cycling to work or school, doing housework, gardening, DIY around the house, or any active or manual work that you may do as part of your job.
* Active recreational activities. This includes activities such as dancing, active play amongst children, or walking or cycling for recreation.
* Sport. For example, exercise and fitness training at a gym or during an exercise class, swimming and competitive sports such as football, rugby and tennis etc.
How much physical activity should adults do?
Adults should aim to do a mixture of aerobic activities and muscle-strengthening activities.
Aerobic activities are any activity that makes your heart and lungs work harder. To gain health benefits, government experts in the UK suggest that you should do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week.
* 30 minutes is probably the minimum to gain health benefits. However, you do not have to do this all at once. For example, cycling to work and back for 15 minutes each way adds up to 30 minutes.
* Moderate intensity physical activity means that you get warm, mildly out of breath, and mildly sweaty. For example, brisk walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, dancing, badminton, tennis, etc. However, as mentioned above, normal activities that are part of your daily routine (everyday activities) may make up some of the 30 minutes. For example, fairly heavy housework, DIY, climbing the stairs, or gardening can make you mildly out of breath and mildly sweaty.
* On most days means that you cannot store up the benefits of physical activity. You need to do it regularly. Being physically active on at least five days a week is recommended.
The amount of physical activity that you do may need to be a little more in some situations:
* If you are at risk of putting on weight, you should ideally build up to 45-60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days to help to manage your weight.
* If your Body Mass Index (BMI) was in the obese category and you have lost a lot of weight, or if you are in this situation and you are trying to lose weight, you should ideally build up to 60-90 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days to help manage your weight.
In addition to the above aerobic activities, adults should also aim to do a minimum of two sessions of muscle-strengthening activities per week, although these should not be on consecutive days.
Muscle strengthening activities can include climbing stairs, walking uphill, lifting or carrying shopping, digging the garden, weight training, pilates, yoga or similar resistance exercises that use the major muscle groups. Ideally, the activities and exercises should not only aim to improve or maintain your muscle strength, but also aim to maintain or improve your flexibility and balance. A session at a gym is possibly ideal, but activities at home may be equally as good. For example, stair climbing, stretching and resistance exercises can be done at home without any special clothing or equipment.
A session should be a minimum of 8-10 exercises using the major muscle groups. Ideally, to help build up your muscle strength, use some sort of resistance (such as a weight for arm exercises) and do 8-12 repetitions of each exercise. The level (weight) of each exercise should be so that you can do 8-12 repetitions before the muscle group gets tired. So, for example, for the upper arm muscles, hold a weight in your hand and flex (bend) your arm up and down 8-12 times. This should make your arm muscles tire.
You can do the exercises one after another to complete a session. Or, you can split a session up over a day in, say, bouts of 10 minutes.
What about older people, children and teenagers and pregnant women?
If you are over the age of 65 you should still aim to do the same amount of aerobic activity and muscle strengthening activity as younger adults, depending on your ability. As well as this, a particular goal for older people should be, where possible, to do activities to help with flexibility and balance.This is to help reduce the risk of falls, and injury from falls. Examples of activities to help flexibility include yoga, housework such as vacuuming, and DIY. Examples of activities to help balance include dancing, tai chi or keep fit classes. Special keep fit classes for older people are available in many areas and will usually include activities for flexibility and balance.
Children and teenagers
Children and teenagers should get at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per day. The 60 minutes can be made up from various shorter sessions and a mixture of different activities. For example, a mixture of play, Physical Education (PE) at school, games, dance, cycling, a brisk walk to school, sports, various outdoor activities, etc.
It is safe to continue to do some physical activity during pregnancy. However, the type of activity that you choose needs to be appropriate. A separate leaflet called ‘'Pregnancy and Physical Activity’' discusses this in more detail
What are the health benefits of physical activity?
The health benefits of doing regular physical activity have been shown in many studies. You are likely to get the most benefits to your health if you are someone who is not very active at all and you become more active. However, there are still benefits to be gained for anyone who increases their physical activity levels, even if they are already doing 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on most days.
Overall, people who do the recommended levels of physical activity can reduce their risk of premature death by 20-30%. Other health benefits include the following:
Coronary heart disease
Your risk of developing coronary heart disease such as angina or a heart attack is much reduced if you are regularly physically active. Inactive people have almost double the risk of having a heart attack compared with those who are regularly physically active.
If you already have heart disease, regular physical activity is usually advised as an important way to help prevent your heart disease from getting worse. Special rehabilitation physical activity programmes exist if you have had a heart attack or have another heart problem. These are supervised by physical activity specialists who can help you do physical activity safely.
Physically active people are less likely to have a stroke. A recent study that was published found that women aged 45 and older who walk briskly (at least 3 miles per hour), or who walk for more than two hours a week, reduce their risk of stroke by one third compared with less active women.
Regular physical activity has been shown to raise levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. This is ‘'good’' cholesterol because it may actually help to protect against cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease). HDL cholesterol seems to help prevent patches of atheroma forming. These are like small fatty lumps that develop within the inside lining of arteries (blood vessels) and are involved in the development of cardiovascular disease.
High blood pressure
Regular physical activity can help to lower your blood pressure levels if you have high blood pressure. It can also help to prevent high blood pressure from developing. High blood pressure is one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
If you are regularly physically active then you have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than inactive people. The greater the amount of physical activity that you do, the lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes), regular physical activity can help to prevent this from developing into diabetes. Also, if you already have type 2 diabetes, regular physical activity can help improve the control of your diabetes.
Physical activity helps you to burn off excess fat. If you are overweight, regular physical activity combined with a healthy diet is the best way of losing weight, and keeping that weight off.
Bone and joint problems
Regular weight-bearing physical activity can also help to prevent osteoporosis (thinning of the bones). The pulling and tugging on your bones by your muscles during exercise stimulates bone-making cells, which strengthens your bones. If your bones are stronger, you have a reduced risk of breaking your bones when you are older. (Weight-bearing physical activity means physical activity where your feet and legs bear your body''s weight, such as brisk walking, aerobics, dancing, running, etc).
Physical activity has also been shown to help treat osteoarthritis and lower back pain in some people.
Regular physical activity can help to reduce your chance of developing cancer. It roughly halves your chance of developing cancer of the colon (bowel cancer). Breast cancer is also less common in women who are regularly physically active.
Physical activity is thought to help ease stress, boost your energy levels and improve your general wellbeing and self-esteem. It can also help to reduce anger. As well as this, physical activity can make you sleep better. (But do the activity during the daytime or early evening, not near to bedtime.)
Studies have also shown that regular physical activity can help to ease anxiety and depression. Physical activity has an effect on certain neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain) and so works a bit like an antidepressant drug. Effects on stress levels, energy and mood can start to be felt after just 25 minutes of physical activity. A daily physical activity programme may also help someone with depression because it provides a target or schedule for their day. For mild depression, many doctors believe that physical activity can be as good a treatment as antidepressants or psychological treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Keeping you mobile and more able to live by yourself
Regular physical activity throughout life can help to keep you more mobile as you get older. Still being mobile is one of the things that helps older people remain independent and able to live by themselves at home. As mentioned above, as you get older, flexibility and balance exercises are important to help reduce your risk of falling and becoming injured. If you are aged over 70, you are less likely to fall and be injured if you are regularly physically active.
Memory loss and dementia
Regular physical activity may help to prevent some types of dementia. If you do have dementia, it may also help to keep you mobile for longer.
Increasing physical activity levels has been shown to help people trying to quit smoking. It can help to reduce your desire to smoke and can also help with withdrawal symptoms.
Other medical conditions
Regular physical activity may help certain medical conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome or muscular dystrophy. However, if you do have a medical condition such as one of these, you should get guidance from a healthcare professional and you should not just start exercising on your own.
There are many benefits to regular physical activity for children. It helps with healthy growth and development and, if children are physically active, they are less likely to become overweight, or obese, adults. A recent study found that teenagers who carry a gene for obesity are less likely to become overweight or obese if they are physically active for an hour a day. If an overweight child becomes an overweight or obese adult, they are more likely to suffer from health problems, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer.
Regular physical activity also helps children to socialise and mix with others and helps with their psychological wellbeing. A study that took place in Southern California also found that children with average or above average fitness levels did better in terms of their academic performance than children with below average fitness levels. However, more studies are needed to confirm this potential benefit.
Are there any risks with physical activity?
There are only a few reasons why physical activity may be harmful. A common wrong belief is that physical activity may be bad for the heart. On the contrary, physical activity is good for most people with heart disease provided they follow guidelines given by exercise specialists or health professionals. In general, if you gradually build up to do regular moderate intensity physical activity, the potential benefits to your health will greatly outweigh the small risks involved. However, sometimes problems can occur with physical activity.
* Injury is possible. Sprains, and sometimes more serious injuries, are a risk with some types of physical activity. You can cut down your risk of injury by warming up before any activity, and by wearing the correct footwear.
* Endurance sports such as marathon running can sometimes cause stress fractures in bones. Prolonged endurance exercising can mean that some women stop having their monthly periods.
* In rare cases, sudden death can occur in people who are doing some physical activity. However, most of the time, there is usually an underlying heart problem (which may not have been previously diagnosed) and it is the excess stress that is placed on the person''s body during exercise that causes the sudden death. It should be stressed that, in general, regular exercise protects the heart.
Do I need to see a doctor before I start a physical activity programme?
If you have a problem or medical condition that you are worried may be made worse by physical activity, then see a doctor before starting a programme to increase your physical activity levels. Particularly, you should see your doctor before you start if you:
* Have a known heart condition or have had a stroke.
* Have any chest pains, particularly if chest pain is brought on by exercise.
* Have had falls due to becoming dizzy or blacking out.
* Get very breathless on mild exertion.
* Are intending to start a vigorous physical activity programme.
* Are worried that a joint or back problem may be made worse by increasing your physical activity levels.
Tips when considering increasing your physical activity levels
Physical activity is not just for young sporty types. It is never too late to start to gain the benefits, no matter how old or unfit you are.
* If you are not used to physical activity, it is best gradually to build up the level of activity. Start with 10 minutes and over time build this up to 30 minutes. Brisk walking is a great activity to start with.
* One big obstacle is the uphill battle to become fit. Many people feel that the first few attempts at physical activity are quite a struggle. Do not get disheartened. You are likely to find that each time it becomes easier and more enjoyable.
* Try and keep physical activity high on your list of priorities. If one kind of activity becomes boring, try switching to another type. A variety of different activities may be better. Physical activity needs to be something that you enjoy or it will not be something that you will keep up.
* Some people set their goals too high. For example, aiming to run a marathon. This may take too much time, you may lose enthusiasm, and physical activity may become a drudge. Be aware of this pitfall.
* Use everyday activities as part of your physical activity programme. Consider a brisk walk to work or to the shops instead of using a car or bus; take the stairs in the office or shopping centre and not the lift, etc. Reduce the amount of time that you spend being inactive (watching TV, sitting in front of a computer screen, etc).
* Remember to include some muscle-strengthening exercises.
* Talk to your doctor or practice nurse about any groups or initiatives in your local area. For example, Exercise Referral Schemes run in some areas. They are specially designed programmes for people with various medical conditions (such as asthma, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anxiety, depression or obesity) who may benefit from increasing their physical activity levels. There are also a number of government campaigns and initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity levels in everyone. Details can be found below.
Using a pedometer
A pedometer is a small device, usually worn on a belt, that counts the number of steps that you have taken by sensing the motion of your hips. Many people find it a useful tool to help with motivation and monitoring when trying to increase their physical activity levels.
Wearing a pedometer on an average day can give you a baseline for the number of steps that you generally take. A very sedentary person will take between 1,000-3,000 steps per day. However, most people are in the range of 4,000-6,000 steps per day.
About 30 minutes of brisk walking should be around 3,000 steps. So, a good target could be to add 3,000 steps to your baseline number and aim for this. You may want gradually to build up by increments of 500-1,000 steps. The magic number to aim for in the end is at least 10,000 steps per day. It is thought that if you can manage this, it will help to keep you fit and healthy.
New research about people with a sedentary lifestyle
Recent research has suggested that a sedentary lifestyle in general may have adverse health effects even if you do the recommended amounts of moderate exercise. A sedentary lifestyle may still increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It is not certain why this is and further research is needed. However, it is thought perhaps to be related to the effect that sitting down too much has on certain enzymes in the body which help to process fat and sugar.
So to combat this:
* Take regular breaks from your desk while you are at work (a short break of a few minutes every hour).
* Take the stairs and not the lift.
* Walk to the shops instead of taking the car.
* Stand up while you are talking on the phone.
* Don''t spend hours sitting in front of the television, etc.
Quoted : " Mungkin Kacang panjang tdk baik u/penderita asam urat, tapi dia jg punya kegunaan yg lain, klo gak makan sama sekali, yg terjadi penyakit satu hilang, penyakit lain muncul, seperti yg dialami pp sy sekarang…Yg penting seimbang sajalah,..dan tips hidup sehat yg paling gampang "Banyak minum air putih (tapi jgn over jg) ",…patokan dng wrn air seni, klo gak putih ,paksakan minum meski anda tdk merasa haus."
Betul, makanlah apa saja yang penting seimbang dan jangan berlebihan sampai badan kita yang sebenarnya luar biasa bisa memilih yang perlu dan membuang yang tidak perlu secara otomatis jangan dibikin kuwalahan!!!!
tul yang penting seimbang .. tapi usahakan unsur alaminya lebih gede ..
contoh yah kalau minum orange juice kan banyak gula nya … bisa cepat kencing manis … tapi yah vitamin c nya kan berguna buat kesehatan kulit, gusi, dan antibody tubuh
Banyak info kok bertentangan satu sama lain, kayak di thread "diskusi asam urat" ternyata diperdebatkan SIRSAK dan ALpukat ada artikel bilang harus dihindari tapi ada yang bilang bagus……………….bingung toh!!!
Dan sekedar sharing, di artikel Bung funda diatas tercantum " …Feeding babies with a so-called lactose allergy soy milk is an absolute disaster. Kids and adults would also do wise to avoid taking unfermented soy."………………waduh saya terkejut tuh karena anak2 saya ke-dua2nya dibesarkan dengan Susu Soya alias Susu Kedelai bukan karena nurut dan baca artikel mana2 tapi dokter anaknya yang suruh, tapi yah alhamdulilah sampai sekarang Sehat walafiat semua dan kedua-duanya Ranking terus.
Jadi mestinya betul apa yang diciptakan Tuhan tidak ada yang totally bad or totally good, semua pasti ada manfaatnya pada situasi yang tertentu seperti juga tentang "Caffein" pada artikel Bung Funda diatas.
Segala didunia ini harus ada kesimbangan IM & YANG, ada positif, ada Negatif, ada Hitam ada Putih, ada Terang ada Gelap seperti juga pasar Saham agar ramai ya ada Traders ada Investors, ada Blue-Chips ada Gorengan tanpa itu semua dunia ini sepiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
setau saya (opini amatiran yah) susu kedelai itu yah semacam processed food .. mirip ama roti … jadi yah omega 3 nya udah dikeluarkan .. padahal omega 3 bagus buat jantung dan otak (memperlancar pembuluh darah) …
namanya orang2 barat itu kadang terlalu fanatik terhadap makanan sehat … jadi wajar2 aja kalau opininya agak keras :malu:
tapi yah, again, setuju .. bukan berarti kita mesti menghindar segalanya dalam hal makanan … yang sehat kita makan … yang menurut kita kurang sehat (terutama makanan olahan) kita kurangi … :peace: contohnya yah ane makan roti juga kok … padahal sering baca artikel2 yang menganjurkan untuk memakan alternative lain aja … soalnya praktis sih makan roti :p :rofl:
Betul intinya sih makanan harus seimbang, Kemarin ada teman dia diet kolestrol, tidak makan daging dan nasi, tapi makan banyak ikan dan sayuran..ehh gara gara diet tersebut kena asam urat lah diaa!!
yah .. ane juga makan daging banyak kok dan biasanya kalau dicek kolesterol ama dokter (walau nurut ane pribadi cek level kolesterol itu ngak gitu bermanfaat, ntar ane jelasin kenapa) .. hasilnya selalu normal …
tapi makan buah dan sayuran juga banyak …
tentang kolesterol .. sebenarnya ini di kalangan dokter2 barat ada bbrp yang yang tidak setuju dengan asumsi bahwa kolesterol ALONE is bad for your health .. alias high cholesterol ngak bagus dan bisa memacu hal2 seperti sakit jantung etc. Salah satunya Dr. dundell, seorang ahli jantung …
Saya dulu penggemar teori high kolesterol = high chance of heart disease.. di umur 25-29an saya udah mengalami sesak nafas dan sakit jantung … dan saya coba kurangi makan daging, tapi tetap aja ngak efektif, sering sakit dada dan sesak nafas.
Tapi dalam bbrp tahun ini saya ubah pola makan saya. Banyak makan sayur, buah. Banyak makan daging, ikan. Usahakan banyak makan makanan alami yang kaya dengan omega 3. Kurangi makan gorengan dan makanan bakar2an …
Hasilnya lumayan .. bbrp tahun ini kesehatan meningkat … dada & nafas udah hampir ngak pernah sesak. Kalau sesak juga rasanya sangat ringan …
Kalau di jepang itu high cholesterol alone tidak dinyatakan "penyakit" .. malahan dianggap bagus … karena kolesterol sebenarnya lumayan berguna buat tubuh kita … istilah "kolesterol baik" dan "kolesterol jahat" … that''s debatable … tapi saya sendiri setelah riset … ngak percaya .. cholesterol is cholesterol.
Orang jepang suka makan daging dan ikan juga … orang eskimo banyak makan daging juga … tapi kenapa kanker dan penyakit jantung hampir ngak pernah ditemukan di mereka?
Kenapa banyak sekali orang2 yang skrg kena kanker dan sakit jantung? Penyakit yang di jaman dulu sangat langka ditemukan? Apakah karena kebanyakan makan daging? Kalau ya .. seharusnya orang eskimo yang tingkat kanker dan sakit jantungnya tertinggi di dunia vs di amrik atau india.
Ane pernah baca uraian Dr. Dundell (seorang ahli jantung dari amrik yang udah mengoperasikan lebih dari 5000 pasien) … kesimpulannya: dalam pasien yang beliau obati … ada yang kolesterol tinggi tapi ada juga yang kolesterol rendah .. tapi di semua pasien semua ditemukan 1 gelaja: inflamasi … alias reaksi arteri darah terhadap "racun2" yang masuk ke tubuh … racun2 yang datang dari kimia2 dalam makanan olahan (e.g. roti), gorengan dan makanan bakar2an, dan preserved food …
Terutama makanan yang bisa tahan lama karena omega-3 nya sudah dikeluarkan. Omega 3 menyebabkan pembusukan yang cepat di makanan … contohnya daging ikan yang cepat busuk karena banyak omega 3 .. tapi omega 3 juga berfungsi sebagai "pelumas" di pembuluh darah … jadi makanan olahan itu miskin omega 3 nya …
Kalau kulit kita kena gores … yang terjadi adalah pembengkakan kulit dan benjolan nanah untuk mengisolasi "racun" dan mengeliminasi racun … arteri darah juga sama … kalau banyak racun2 yang masuk ke arteri darah (e.g. lewat makanan bakar2an seperti sate bakar, ayam bakar) … yang terjadi yah terjadi "benjolan" di pembuluh darah untuk ngusir racun .. jadinya yah aliran darah mampet …
Ane ngak bilang bahwa kita mesti ngak percaya ama dokter2 kita … cuma coba nasehati teman anda cari pendapat2 lain juga …. seperti broker2 saham yang interestnya menggedekan komisi transaksi … dokter2 dan perusahaan farmasi di jaman skrg mempunyaiinterest supaya kita beli banyak obat2an dari mereka …
Orang chinese bilang: penyakit masuk melalui mulut. Saya sejauh ini terapkan metode ini … perbanyak makanan alami (sayur2 dan buah2), kurangi makanan bakar2an/gorengan/olahan … makanan selain buat dinikmati juga saya anggap sebagai natural medicine .. memang ampuh … jarang sakit… terutama jantungnya … secara psikologis juga merasa lebih sehat …
Tentu saja … ada aspek2 lain juga … seperti olahraga, aktivitas fisik, tidak merokok dan minum alkohol, kesehatan mental …
In the end .. kita semua bertanggung jawab terhadap kesehatan kita sendiri … gunakan obat2an farmasi hanya kalau udah ngak ada solusi lain …
Hayaaa makanya kalau makan GORENGAN SAHAM terlalu banyak juga bisa kena KANKER (Kantong Kering) alias bokek atau bangkrut :rofl:
Saham puin juga harus semimbang antara Kark dan BMRI //Makan gorengan perlu lah, asal tahu caranya, tahu resikonya, pasti tahu untungnya
gorengan .. yah di indo mana mungkin sih hidup tanpa makan makanan gorengan ..
cuma yang fanatik makanan gorengan sebaiknya hati2 aja ama kesehatannya … esp tenggorokan ama jantungnya :malu: