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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Benefits and Efficacy Honeycomb (Propolis) for Health

Propolis Benefits and Benefits for Health


Bees are very many benefits, ranging from the properties of honey to a bee sting is painful also has its benefits (usually used for therapy).
But this time we will discuss are the properties of the honeycomb. Honeycomb or propolis is one good result of the bee, the bee hive contained various vitamins and minerals that are beneficial as antioxidants such as bioflavonoid. From the results of the study showed that eight million species of insects, only bees that had substance impenetrable immunity bacteria. To keep the nest, the colony of eggs, and the larvae of bees in it remains sterile and perfect eggs can hatch, bees produce bee propolis. Honeycomb or Propolis is made from materials collected by bees from flowers, young leaves or shoots of plants and tree bark. Then the bees processing with enzymes or saliva and mixed with wax in the hive and used to patch holes or cracks in the hive, as well as protect from the attack of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Propolis is also a natural antibiotic that can help fight the disease, which can be useful to protect us from the threat of bacteria and viruses, to help control free radicals that can cause cancer, as well as the perfect nutritional source of food complete with unlimited potential.The content of Honeycomb / PropolisBased on chemical analysis, bee propolis is rich in various compounds that are antibiotic. Honeycomb have perfect hexagonal structure, formed of strands of mucous substances that come from their own body, in addition to containing a liquid honey also other liquids such as resin. One of the special ingredients contained in propolis is a bioflavonoid. Propolis contains protein (16 amino acids free), minerals, especially iron and zinc, vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E, Biotin, Bioflavonoids, Glucose, and substances other essential nutrients. Bioflavonoids have the ability to recover the system capillaries, improving brittleness and leakage of blood vessels. In one drop of propolis are bioflavonoids equivalent of 500 oranges. An estimated 200,000 bees only produced 20 grams of propolis in one year. Propolis can strengthen and accelerate the regeneration of cells, so that it can act as a remarkable healer.1. As Anti Fungus, Virus and Bacteria
 Viruses multiply in the protein layer. Over this layer is not broken, then the harmful substances from the virus will not harm the human body. This protein layer can protect it with the help of Bioflavonoid. Terakhiir research from the National Heart and Lung Institute in London showed that bioflavonoids propolis is able to destroy many bacteria that are resistant to anti-biotic synthesis.Propolis sensitive Staphyococcus, Streptococcus, E. coli, Ifluensa virus, Herpes, H.Pilori, Salmonella typhosa. Propolis is also sensitive to the fungus that causes the disease female (white) exim. 
2. Anti-Oxidant 
In all the metabolic processes of the body, especially the reaction with oxygen to form molecules that lack an electron (unpaired) on the outer skin. These substances called free radicals (free radicals) are very reactive and tends to attack normal cells that can give electrons.If this teradi the normal cells will give electrons will be deformed cells. If not destroyed by the immune system, the cells are defective will cause various diseases in accordance with the position where the defective cells that are in Antung jantung.Begitu will cause disease when there is a lung would cause lung disease and so on ,However besyukurlah us because God has provided a natural substance that voluntarily give electrons to neutralize free radicals. This substance is called a natural anti-oxidant and one of them contained in Propolis are Vitamins A, C, E and natural enzymes such as glutathione peroxydase (GPS), superoxida dismutate (SOD) and catalase. 
3. As an immune system stimulator (immuno stimulator) 
When the body's immune system decline, for example in patients with AIDS, many happen destruction of lymphocytes (T4-Cell), so patients eventually result infeksi.Begitu meninngal also with cancer patients in general have a weak immune system, due to toxin sitostatika danterapi tumor, radiation or surgery ,Immune Stimulator indirectly efficacious reactivate the immune system, with an increasing non-specific immune response, such as by multiplying Limfo-T4.NK-cell and stimulated macrophages and interleukin. The final effect of the complex reactions that are foreign substances that can be identified and destroyed, including cell; defects, viruses, and bacteria.Bioflavonoids role in this process is enhancing the immune system work by increasing the activity and increase Limfo-T and Macrophages are very useful in wiping out foreign substances in the body, such as fungus, viruses, bacteria-free cells. 
4. Atherosclerosis 
Atherosclerosis is the calcification of blood vessels by cholesterol contaminated by radical bebas.Kolesterol aringan mostly transported from the liver through the blood vessels in the form of LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is oxidized by free radicals in the blood vessels to form oxy-LDL.Oksi-LDL is deposited on the walls of blood vessels and result in untreated tidk Atherosklerosis.Atherosklerosis which will cause various diseases, such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and stroke.
 5. Anti-Tumor
 Tumor cells are a group of disabled / free suddenly became uncontrollable, multiply rapidly and continuously.Defects in these cells caused by reduced anti-oxidant body to protect cells from free radical attack. 
6. As Anti Prostaglandin 
Stopping the activity of inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin expenditure (hormones that cause inflammation).This effect which works on cases penyakitr rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis, gout), nephritis and others. 
7. Helping The regeneration of liver cells 
Hepatitis is a disease cirrhosis of the liver with the criteria:1.Matinya liver parenchymal cells2.Pembentukan actively connective tissue3.Proses regeneration of liver cells disrupted.Propolis, helping the regeneration of liver cells to work well and improve the immune system to eat the liver cells are already dead so as to reduce the formation of connective tissue (scar tissue). 
8. Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 
Diabetes mellitus is a disease characterized by increasing levels of sugar in the blood due to decreased insulin production.Propolis stimulates pancreas cells to actively improve insulin so that glucose in the blood can be normal.Propolis sensitive to the cause pyloric ulcer disease and gastric ulcer (ulcers), also against E. coli (cause of diarrhea) and Salmonella typhosa (causes typhoid)
 9. Gastrointestinal Disorders
 Propolis sensitive to the cause pyloric ulcer disease and gastric ulcer (ulcers), also against E. coli (cause of diarrhea) and Salmonella typhosa (causes typhoid) 
10. Respiratory Disorders 
Propolis helps system pertahannan body fight chronic respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis, protects lung cells from radical damage bebas.Propolis also play a role in the treatment of asthma because of its performance as a bronchodilator (dilate bronchi), stabilizes mast cells and reduce costs Histamine. 
11. Heart and Blood Vessels 
Propolis can overcome the effects of free radicals on the heart, increasing the pumping power of the heart, preventing blood vessel stiffness (hypertension), to prevent the formation of thrombus (Stroke and Coronary Heart)
 12. Wound Care
 Propolis as a disinfectant bioflavonoids and vitamin C contained therein, fully contributes to wound healing by speeding tmbuhnya new network. 
13. Anti Stress
 Propolis can suppress the parasympathetic nervous system in order to express pleasure and suppress fear, relaxing, making it useful for people with mental disorders.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dance Batok Padang, West Sumatera



Gout is a result of excessive consumption of purine substances. Purines into uric acid is processed body, but if excess uric acid levels, so that the kidneys are unable to remove uric acid crystals accumulate in the joints. As a result, joint pain, swollen and inflamed.

Uric acid is a disease of purine metabolic waste substances that come from the rest of the food we eat. Purine itself is a substance contained in each food derived from living bodies. In other words, in the living body are purine substance, and then because we eat living creatures, then to proceed to the purine substance in our body. A variety of vegetables and fruits also are purines. Purine also resulted from the destruction of body cells which occur normally or because of certain diseases. Usually gout attack in the elderly, because this accumulation of purines.

Abstinence gout sufferers

  • Offal: brains, lungs, liver, spleen, intestines, kidneys and tripe.
  • Seafood (seafood): shrimp, crab, squid, octopus, clams, cuttlefish, mussels, oysters, anchovies, sardines.
  • Riverfood (Food rivers): catfish, eel, shrimp, crabs and snails.
  • Meat extracts such as shredded and jerky.
  • Food that has been canned (example: corned beef, sardines, beef and pork).
  • Mutton, dog meat, pork, beef, buffalo meat and horse meat.
  • Ducks, geese and turkeys.
  • Birds and bats.
  • Legumes: soybeans (including processed products such as tempeh, tofu, tauco, oncom, soy milk), peanuts, green beans, bean sprouts and chips / melinjo.
  • Vegetables: cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, beans, mushroom, leaves of cassava / sweet potato, papaya, spinach and chilli / chilli.
  • Cream, ice cream and broth or gravy is thick.
  • Certain fruits such as durian, pineapple and coconut water.
  • Fried foods or bersantan or cooked using margarine / butter.
  • Foods rich in protein, fat and blood. 

    Additional ips for gout sufferers

  • Consumption of foods containing high potassium such as tomatoes, potatoes, yogurt and bananas.
  • Consumption of fruits that contain lots of vitamin C, such as oranges, papaya and strawberries.
  • Examples of fruit and vegetables to treat gout: dragon fruit, starfruit, ginger, pumpkin, mustard greens, chicory, lemon grass and tomato.
  • Increase consumption of complex carbohydrates such as rice, cassava / sweet potatoes and bread.
  • Reduce consumption of simple carbohydrates such as type of fructose sugar, candy, cotton candy, cotton candy and syrup.
  • Do not take aspirin.
  • Do not overwork / fatigue.
  • In people who are overweight (obesity), usually uric acid levels quickly rise but spending a bit, then you should lose weight with exercise.
  • Adjust energy intake with the body's needs, based on height and weight.

    To cure this disease there are several things that must be done, including:

    Avoid foods that can increase uric acid, such as organ meats (liver, kidney, spleen, tripe, intestines, lungs and brain), avoid seafood (shrimp, scallops, squid, crab); canned food (corned beef, sardines and meat extract), broth or gravy is thick.

        Avoid foods like chips / melinjo, kale and spinach, cassava leaves / cassava, cashew leaves, asparagus, green beans and cauliflower. Avoid nuts (peanuts, green beans, soybeans, tempeh, tauco, bean sprouts, oncom) and soy milk.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Women who go jogging a week before their period is due risk damaging their knees

Women who work out regularly should consider taking it easy in the week before their period is due - as they could be at greater risk of injury, say scientists. Researchers found that the nerve fibres around their knee muscles fired more often during this week than earlier in their menstrual cycle. They said this difference in firing rate could affect the stability of the joint, potentially making it more susceptible to injury. Sportswomen typically suffer from more knee injuries than their male counterparts, especially in sports such as football that involve knee twisting and turning. Previous studies found women were also more likely to experience ligament tears and chronic pain. Researchers set out to see if hormone levels could be part of the problem, by affecting muscle-controlling nerves. Working with female volunteers aged between 19 and 35, the team from the University of Texas-Austin and University of North Carolina, charted their menstrual cycles by taking body temperature measurements every morning. It is possible to track where a woman is on her menstrual cycle because body temperature increases slightly after ovulation and dips to pre-ovulation temperatures just before the start of a new cycle. Hormonal levels also fluctuate during the cycle, with progesterone and estrogen levels falling in the final week before menstruation. More... Breast cancer timebomb fear: Experts warn that NHS faces crisis as number of women living with disease is set to treble to 1.7m Playing football is the best way for middle-aged men to tackle high blood pressure The scientists also measured the women's motor activity in their knees at five different points during the study. They inserted a fine wire electrode into two knee muscles and took readings as the women performed simple knee extensions. The results from the seven women revealed that the rate of nerve firing in these muscles jumped in the third week of the menstrual cycle, known as the 'late luteal phase'. Research leader Professor Matthew Tenan, from the University of Texas-Austin, said: 'Our results suggest that muscle activation patterns are altered by the menstrual cycle. 'These alterations could lead to changes in rates of injury.' He said further investigation was now needed to see whether these results coincide with a difference in knee injury rates at different points in the menstrual cycle. The study was presented at The Integrative Biology of Exercise conference held in Colorado. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Sunday, July 22, 2012

12 Ways to Fight Stress and Help Your Heart

Relax! You can help your heart by learning how to de-stress, chill out, and let it go. Here are 12 ways to get yourself closer to the Zen zone.

Can stress hurt your heart?

By Amanda Gardner
The evidence is piling up that the answer is—yes, stress is bad for your ticker.

“There are studies to show that stress is comparable to other risk factors that we traditionally think of as major, like hypertension, poor diet, and lack of exercise,” says Kathi Heffner, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Rochester Center for Mind-Body Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

Here are 12 steps you can take to fight stress and protect your heart.

1. Focus on relaxation

Stress-reduction techniques and exercises such as yoga, meditation, and tai chi have been shown to lower stress hormones and bolster immune function, says Heffner.

In one study, people who practiced yoga regularly experienced a decrease in some of their body’s inflammatory responses. Inflammation is emerging as a key culprit in heart disease, among many other chronic conditions.

"Dedicating a certain time of the day to focus on your body and on actually relaxing, (not) caring about the other things that are going on your day, is very useful," says John Simmons Jr., MD, assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Bryan.

2. Connect with friends

Spending too much time on your own can affect not only your mental health but your heart health as well. This holds true whether or not you’ve been actually diagnosed with heart disease.

According to one study, women in particular were more prone to angina, a heart-disease-related chest pain, and other problems if they had little social support when they were recovering from a heart attack.

So get out and about. However, make sure you’re connecting with true friends. “If you have a lot of friends but they’re all mean to you, that won’t be beneficial,” Heffner says. And that’s backed up by research.

3. Forget perfect

We all know that the type A personality—the one constantly striving for perfection—seems more prone to heart disease. But what it really boils down to, says Heffner, is hostility. "Hostility has been shown to be the key ingredient in what used to be termed the type A personality," she says. "Hostility is behavior that's fueled by anger toward other people." Research suggests that hostility may be a better predictor of heart disease than things like high blood pressure and being overweight.

So play nice and think nice thoughts about the future, as optimism has also been shown to protect the heart.

4. Don’t hold grudges

Nursing a grudge isn't going to help in the heart-health department. Research suggests that people experience more psychological stress and higher heart rates when they hold grudges than when they grant forgiveness.

"You would be amazed at how strongly they can take root in your psyche and how long they can gnaw at you. Getting that monkey off your back psychologically is very important, and allows you to move on and quit perseverating," Dr. Simmons says.

So be quick to forgive. This is also likely to lead to better social relationships, another boost for the heart, Heffner says.

5. Lighten up

Laughter can burn up to 20% more calories than keeping that poker face, according to a 2005 study, which monitored adults while they watched funny and not-so-funny film clips.

And fewer calories, as we all know, mean a better chance of staying slim, which is one of the best ways to protect your heart for the long-term. Mirth also increased heart rate and, in a 2010 study in the American Journal of Cardiology, was shown to improve vascular function. So laugh a little or, better yet, a lot. The first study found that the more you laugh, the more calories you use up and the harder your heart works.

6. Don’t drink (too much) alcohol

Having too many drinks can raise triglycerides and blood pressure and even lead to heart failure. However, moderate drinking may actually ward off heart disease. Moderate means no more than one drink a day for women and two for men.

If you don’t drink, this isn't a reason to start, according to Dr. Simmons. "But if you have always enjoyed a glass of wine and want reassurance, it's perfectly fine," he says.

7. Cut the caffeine

Caffeine can quickly raise your fight-or-flight response and all the attendant stress hormones, explains Dr. Simmons.
Elevated stress hormones contribute to inflammation. So cut down on your coffee or tea habit. And even your diet soda habit. Preliminary studies have linked diet sodas to an increased risk of diabetes, a major risk factor for heart disease.

8. Limit emotional involvement

Not with people! But avoid getting too emotionally invested in things that don’t matter that much.

For example, researchers recently linked football team losses with a greater risk of heart attack. In Los Angeles County, deaths from heart attacks and just deaths in general (mostly in elderly people) spiked after the Pittsburgh Steelers routed the Los Angeles Rams 31-19 in the 1980 Super Bowl. But when the Rams pounced the Washington Redskins 38-9 in 1984, deaths in the county declined. So don’t sweat the small stuff and remember that it's all small stuff.

9. Eat right

Eating a balanced diet—low in red meat and processed foods, high in fruits and vegetables, poultry, fish, and whole grains—will not only keep your weight down but also have a more direct effect on the heart’s functioning: It keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day so you can avoid destructive peaks and valleys. "Eating a more balanced diet with complex carbs means you’re going to be stable throughout the day," Dr. Simmons says. "You're not going to have a carb high, then a drop down. Your mood isn’t going to fluctuate."

Healthy eating can help prevent or delay diabetes, a major risk factor for heart trouble.

10. Seek help for depression

Depression can increase the risk of heart disease and may shorten life span. If you’re depressed, medication, psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy, and other treatments may help. The Cleveland Clinic recommends antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, such as Prozac and Zoloft) because they don’t raise blood pressure.

But ask your doctor if this is the best drug for your depression and make sure you know about any interactions.

11. Get some sleep

So many people in our sleep-deprived culture just aren’t getting enough z’s, or enough of the right kind of rest. An average of six to eight hours of sleep is recommended, according to Dr. Simmons.

However, quality of sleep is key. Sleep apnea—a condition in which you wake up periodically due to interrupted breathing—has been linked with cardiovascular disease.

People who awake in the middle of the night from sleep apnea are unable to complete normal sleep cycles, a time when the body naturally lowers hormone levels and blood pressure. This can lead to hypertension and heart disease.

12. Exercise more

Want a cure-all? Try aerobic exercises like running, walking, swimming, and even dancing. These activities help you feel better, lower your risk for diabetes, and make your heart stronger, a trifecta of health benefits. Exercise can also help depression.

Study after study has shown the benefits of physical activity, even active housework or gardening. The reason? It pumps your heart, moving blood all around the body.

The American Heart Association recommends exercising aerobically at least 30 minutes all or most days of the week. But talk to your doctor before hitting the track.

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Do Stressful Jobs Fuel Heart Attacks?

By Amanda Gardner
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After a bad day at work, do you ever complain to your friends that your high-pressure job or demanding boss is giving you a heart attack? It’s just a figure of speech, but you might actually be on to something.
According to a new study of more than 22,000 female doctors and nurses, being in a stressful work situation increases a woman’s risk of heart attacks and related problems, possibly because the stress contributes to high blood pressure and other hazards.
Women who reported high levels of job strain were two-thirds more likely to have a heart attack during a 10-year period compared with women in easygoing jobs, the study found. Women in high-strain jobs were also 41% more likely to require a heart procedure such as bypass surgery.
Job strain isn’t exactly the same as job stress. When researchers talk about job strain, they’re referring to a specific type of psychological stress that’s “basically a combination of how demanding one’s job is and how much control one has over one’s job,” says Michelle Albert, M.D., the senior author of the study.
Challenging, fast-paced jobs aren’t necessarily straining. High-strain jobs are very demanding, yet they also involve little control or authority (picture working 12-hour days while being micromanaged). Low-strain jobs, on the other hand, feature relatively few demands and high levels of day-to-day control.
Chronic stress can lead to anxiety and depression, both of which have been linked to heart disease. In this study, though, anxiety and depression—along with other risk factors, such as smoking and body mass index—contributed only slightly to the relationship between job strain and heart attacks, suggesting that other factors were at play.
One likely explanation, Albert says, is that job strain leads to over-activation of the body’s stress system, including the release of stress hormones. This can lead to higher blood pressure, insulin resistance, and other processes that damage the blood vessels and heart.
“Stress is normal, except when it overpowers our body’s ability to adapt to the stressor—and that’s what we’re talking about here,” says Albert, a Harvard Medical School professor and cardiologist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, in Boston.
Albert and her colleagues were somewhat surprised to find that women with high-demand, high-control jobs had elevated heart risk, too. This type of job—managerial positions, for instance—aren’t considered high-strain, so it could be that they breed a different kind of stress.
It can be lonely at the top, and women who find themselves with a lot of responsibility and authority may be more isolated, Albert says. Feelings of loneliness and a lack of social support have both been shown in previous studies to contribute to a higher risk of heart disease.
Interestingly, worrying about losing your job—a common source of work-related stress—wasn’t linked at all with heart disease in the study. But that could just be a quirk of the study population, and may not be true across all industries.
“The group of women studied here are health care professionals,” Albert says. “In the current economic climate, health care jobs tend to be a little bit more stable.”
The findings may not apply to everyone, in other words, and they don’t necessarily capture the myriad other sources of stress that can affect health, such as owing money or losing a loved one. All that remains to be worked out in future research.
“We live in an environment where you just don’t have one type of stressor,” Albert says. “You have multiple types of stress, so there’s a great need to look at the joint impact of different stressors on cardiovascular disease.”

Women with high-stress jobs may be more likely to have a heart attack

(CBS News) Stress at work may have an adverse effect on your heart health if you're a woman.
A new study shows that women who have high-stress jobs are 67 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 38 percent more likely to have any kind of cardiovascular event than women who have more low-stress jobs. 

Elevated job strain, a form of psychological stress, has long term cardiovascular health effects in women and could suggest the need for health care providers to incorporate assessment of and identification of useful interventions that minimize the effects of job strain," Dr. Michelle A. Albert, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School,wrote in the study.
The study, published in the July 18 issue of PLoS ONE, looked at more than 22,000 women working in the health care industry in the United States who were part of the Women's Health Study. Their average age was 57, and the women were predominantly white.
Women's jobs were divided into four categories: low strain (low demand, high control); passive (low demand, low control); active (high demand, high control) and high strain (high demand, low control). The women were monitored for the number of heart attacks, strokes, heart procedures and deaths that occurred after a 10-year follow-up period.
"High strain is defined as high demand and low control," Albert told WebMD, using as an example a factory job in which a worker is pressured to produce.
While the researchers found higher rates of heart problems among women with high-strain jobs, they did not find any increased long-term cardiovascular risk in women who reported job insecurity. Women with active strain jobs, such as managers, were also shown to have this increased risk.
Depression and anxiety, which are risk factors for heart disease, were found only to slightly contribute to the link between stress and heart problems in women. Albert told that job stress may lead to over-activation of the body's stress system, releasing stress hormones which may lead to higher blood pressure, insulin resistance and other processes that may damage the heart's blood vessels.
She told CBS station WBZ in Boston that it's important for women to recognize when stress is taking a toll, whether it's chest pains, frequent headaches or feeling overly "worked up."
She recommends to maintain a healthy lifestyle, women should increase their physical activity, lean on social support and make sure they have time to allow themselves to de-stress.
"You're not going to get rid of stress," said Dr. Albert. "Stress is a normal part of life."