"And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me" [Soorah Shu'araa: 80]


30.8.08

Fasting For Medical Patients: Suggested Guidelines


As mentioned earlier, patients are exempt from fasting. But some, for whatever reasons, do decide to observe fasting. For physicians treating Muslim patients, the following guidelines are suggested.

a. Diabetic Patients: Diabetics who are controlled by diet alone can fast and hopefully with weight reduction, their diabetes may even be cured or at least improved. Diabetics who are taking oral hypoglycemia agents like Daonil along with the diet should exercise extreme caution if they decide to fast. They should reduce their dose to one-third, and take the drug not in the morning, but with Iftar in the evening. If they develop low blood sugar symptoms in the day time, they should break the fast immediately. Diabetics taking insulin should not fast. If they do, at their own risk, they should do so under close supervision and make drastic changes in the insulin dose. For example, eliminate regular insulin altogether and take only NPH in divided doses after Iftar or before Sahar. Diabetics, if they fast, should still take a diabetic diet during Iftar, Sahar and dinner. The sweet snacks common in Ramadan are not good for their disease. they should check their blood sugar before breakfast and after ending their fast.

b. Hypertensive or Cardiac Patients: Those who have mild to moderate high blood pressure along with being overweight should be encouraged to fast, since fasting may help to lower their blood pressure. They should see their physician to adjust medicines. for example, the dose of water pill (diuretic) should be reduced for fear of dehydration and long acting agents like Inderal LA or Tenormin can be given once a day before Sahar. Those with severe hypertension or heart diseases should not fast at all.

c. Those with Migraine Headache: Even in tension headache, dehydration, or low blood sugar will aggravate the symptoms, but in migraine during fasting, there is an increase in blood free fatty acids, which will directly affect the severity or precipitation of migraine through release of catecholamines. Patients with migraines are advised not to fast.

d. Pregnant Women (Normal Pregnancy): This is not an easy situation. Pregnancy is not a medical illness, therefore, the same exemption does not apply. There is no mention of such exemption in Quran.However, the Prophet said the pregnant and nursing women do not fast. This is in line with God not wanting anyone, even a small fetus, to suffer. There is no way of knowing, the damage to the unborn child until the delivery, and that might be too late. In my humble opinion, during the first and third trimester (three months) women should not fast. If however, Ramadan happens to come during the second trimester (4th-6th months) of pregnancy, a women may elect to fast provided that (1) her own health is good, and (2) it is done with the permission of her obstetrician and under close supervision. The possible damage to the fetus may not be from malnutrition provided the Iftar and Sahar are adequate, but from dehydration, from prolonged (10-14 hours) abstinence from water.
Therefore it is recommended that Muslim patients if they do fast,do so under medical supervision.

Ramadhan Kareem..

source: Shahid Atar, MD. Islamic Medicine:Medical Aspects of Islamic Fasting

28.8.08

MEDICAL ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC FASTING


Ramadan tak lama lagi akan muncul.masa begitu cepat berlalu...rasanya baru aje sambut bulan puasa tahun lepas..

Ini adalah satu artikel berkenaan kebaikan berpuasa dari aspek perubatan, dipetik dari Islamic Medicine. bab: 'medical aspect of Islamic fasting' oleh Dr Shahid Athar, MD

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you, as it was prescribed for those before you (i.e. Jews, & Christians) so that you may (learn) self-restraint.” (2:183)

According to Islamic Laws, children below 12, sick patients, travelers, and women who are menstruating or nursing a baby are exempt from fasting. In addition to staying away from food or water for the whole day, they are asked to stay away from sex, smoking or misconduct during the period of fast. In addition, they are encouraged to do more acts of piety i.e.prayer, charity, or reading Quran during this month.

Food is needed by the body to provide energy for immediate use by burning up carbohydrates, that is, sugar. Excess of carbohydrates which cannot be used is stored up as fat tissue in muscles, and as glycogen in liver for future use. Insulin, a hormone from the pancreas, lowers blood sugar and diverts it to other forms of energy storage, that is, glycogen. To be effective, insulin has to be bound to binding sites could receptor. obese people lack receptor; therefore, they cannot utilize their insulin. This may lead to glucose intolerance.

When one fasts (or decreases carbohydrate intake drastically), it lowers his blood glucose and Insulin level. This causes breakdown of glycogen from liver to provide glucose for energy need and breakdown of fat from adipose tissue to provide for energy needs.

On the basis of human physiology described above, semi-starvation (ketogenic diets) have been devised for effective weight control. These diets provide calculated amount of protein in divided doses with plenty of water, multi-vitamins, etc. These effectively lower weight, blood sugar, but because of their side effects, should be used only under supervision of physicians.

Total fasting reduces or eliminates hunger and causes rapid weight loss. In 1975, Allan Cott in his "Fasting as a Way of life" noted that "fasting brings a wholesome physiological rest for the digestive tract and central nervous system and normalizes metabolism." It must be pointed out, however, that there are also many averse effects of total fasting. That includes hypokalemia and cardiac arrythmia associated with low calorie starvation diets used in unsupervised manner.

Why Islamic Fasting Is Different Than Other Types of Fasting

The Islamic fast, is different from the above "Diet Plans". It has beneficial features of both plans. Its unique medical benefits are due to the following factors :-

1 . As compared to other diet plans, in fasting during Ramadan, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake since there is no restriction on the type or amount of food intake during Iftaar or Sahar

2. Fasting, in Ramadan is voluntarily undertaken. It is not a prescribed imposition from a physician. In the hypothalamus part of the brain there is a center called "lipostat" which controls the body mass. When severe and rapid weight loss is achieved by starvation diet, the center does not recognize this as normal and, therefore re-programs itself to cause weight gain rapidly once the person goes off the starvation diet. So the only effective way of losing weight is slow, self-controlled, and gradual weight loss by modifying our behavior, and the attitude about eating while eliminating excess food. Ramadan is a month of self-regulation and self-training if terms of food intake thereby causing hopefully, a permanent change in lipostat reading.

3. In Islamic fasting, we are not subjected to a diet of selective food only (i.e. protein only, fruits only etc). 'Sahur' ( breakfast), before dawn is taken and then at sunset fast is broken with something sweet i.e. dates, fruits, juices to warrant any hypoglycemia followed by a regular dinner later on.

4. Additional prayers are prescribed after the dinner, which helps metabolize the food. Using a calorie counter, I counted the amount of calories burnt during extra prayer called Traveeh. It amounted to 200 calories. Islamic prayer called Salat uses all the muscles and joints and can be placed in the category of a mild exercise in terms of caloric out put.

5. Ramadan fasting is actually an exercise in self discipline. For those who are a chain smoker, or nibble food constantly, or drink coffee every hour, it is a good way to break the habit, hoping that the effect will continue after the month is over.
6. Psychological effect of Ramadan fasting are also well observed by the description of people who fast. They describe a feeling of inner peace and tranquility. The prophet has advised them "If one slanders you or aggresses against you, tell them I am fasting". Thus personal hostility during the month is minimal. Crime rate in muslim countries fall during this month.




25.8.08

Secrets of the Ninja


Nope! this site is not about teaching martial arts!

I just wanna prove that how properly trained minds could create 'unimaginary' results.
Japanese television serials, movies and comic books continue to propagate the mythical nature of the Ninja, presenting tales of superhumans who could engage occult powers to accomplish their desires.
The true story of the Ninja is an inspiration for us all in contemporary society.
From the knowledge of the Ninja, we can derive our own concepts of personal power and control over the quality of our lives. We can discover techniques for opening our consciousness and attuning our actions to the truth of the heart.

Ninja Facts

Kuji-in is the spiritual and mental strength the ninja possessed in the form of hand signs. These hand signs were believed to be able to channel energy. The hand signs were taken from the practices of the early Buddhists.

The Kuji-in was used to build confidence and strength in the ninja. It was also believed to enhance the senses of danger and foresee death for the ninja.
In Kuji-in the thumb represents the source of power (Ku), and the fingers represent the four elemental manifestations. They are Chi (earth - solids), Sui (water - liquids), Ka (fire - combustion) and Fu (wind - gases).
There are 81 hand symbols, total, but there are 9 primary ones: Rin, Hei, Toh, Sha, Kai, Jin, Retsu, Zai, and Zen.

Each symbol invokes different strengths and abilities in a trained ninja.

-Rin brings strength to the mind and body;
-Hei generates psychic power in order to mask one's presence;
-Toh enables the ninja to reach a balance between the solid and liquid states of the body, which leads to a greater harmony with the universe;
-Sha is used to heal oneself or another; Kai gives complete control over the body's functions, enabling one to slow the heart rate, endure extreme heat and cold, etc.
-Jin increases the mind's telepathic powers, giving a highly trained Ninja the ability to read the character of another;
-Retsu gives telekinetic powers, enabling a ninja to stun an opponent with a shout or touch.
-Zai extends the harmony gained by merging with the universe.
-Zen brings enlightenment and understanding.

These symbols take an entire lifetime to truly master!.

Women played a very important roll in the ninja clans of the past. Known as Kunoichi, the female ninja could often use their own femininity to get very close to the enemy.
Using psychological warfare and mind manipulation as weapons, the kunoichi could get in close enough to poison the victim without leaving a trace.

Kunoichi were trained in a variety of weapons, similar to the ninja, but because of the different situations they would face some smaller close range weapons were used more often.

Weapons like blinding powders, poisons, daggers, rope and even the fan were often carried because they could be used at close range and would be easy to transport without notice.

Imagine a young woman crying, and how it would make you feel. You'd probably want to try to help her, and maybe even offer her some assistance. This is just one example of how the kunoichi could trick someone into walking right into a trap, a very powerful weapon.

The clothing worn by the kunoichi depended on the situation, maybe it called for no clothes, who knows?

from: http://www.realmindpowersecrets.com/evolution32.html

23.8.08

Eat Chocolate For Your Health!


Chocolate lovers, take heart. Reports from recent studies have given you plenty of reasons to keep on eating chocolate without feeling guilty. In fact, the news from several studies released this spring shows that chocolate is quite effective against the number one killer of Americans, heart disease. Another serious threat to our health, environmental pollution, was significantly reduced by eating chocolate. And the news is even better for females

Studies and results

Epidemiologic investigations have supported the hypothesis that regular consumption of flavonoid-containing foods reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. While flavonoids are found in many plants, cocoa is particularly rich in a subclass of flavonoids known as flavanols. Several dietary intervention trials with flavanol containing cocoa products have shown improvements in endothelial and platelet function, as well as blood pressure. These studies have provided direct evidence of the benefits of flavanol containing foods and have helped to substantiate the epidemiological data.

For hundreds of year, healers used chocolate to cure ailments such as tuberculosis, gout, fatigue, diarrhea, weak digestion, hemorrhoids, low virility, and shortness of breath.

More health benefits of chocolate

Chocolate is chock-full of nutrients. It is an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, and calcium. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E.

Chocolate gives us energy. The theobromine in chocolate stimulates the central nervous system and facilitates muscle exertion. The small amount of caffeine it contains increases intellectual activity, watchfulness, and resistance to fatigue. An average size chocolate bar contains about 6 mg. of caffeine, compared to 100-150 mg. in a cup of coffee.

A study conducted in the U.K. found that theobromine may be more effective as a cough medicine than standard drug treatments. The research showed that theobromine acts on the sensory nerve endings of the vagus nerve, which runs through the airways in the lungs to the brain.

The mood boosting effects of chocolate are due to the endorphins it contains. These natural brain chemicals are released when you eat chocolate. Endorphins also help with premenstrual syndrome. Anandamide acts on brain receptors to help promote the mood boost and enhance feelings of well being.

A researcher from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine says that eating a few squares of dark chocolate every day can reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack by as much as 50%. The study found that blood platelets clotted slower in people who ate chocolate.

Another study found that adults with chronic fatigue syndrome who eat 1.5 ounces of 85% dark chocolate were less fatigued.An Italian study found that eating dark chocolate normalizes the body's metabolism of blood sugar, reducing the risk of diabetes and hypoglycemia.In addition to phenols, which promote heart health, chocolate contains catechins which are antioxidants that help protect the body against cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Chocolate is also high in tryptophan, an essential amino acid that increases the production of serotonin, antidepressants and stress relievers. Keeping up your tryptophan level may prevent cravings for starchy and sweet foods, and help you if you are trying to lose weight.


16.8.08

Acai-The Superfood

You’ve likely never even heard of it. But studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, açaí tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature's perfect energy fruit. Açaí is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although açaí may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in several health food and gourmet stores (often in juice form). A new product featuring the unsweetened pulp is now also available, and I highly recommend that you choose this form of açaí.

Açaí pulp contains:


  • A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.

  • A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.

  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

The fatty acid content in açaí resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is important for a number of reasons. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane; together they help make cell membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently. This is particularly important because high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and we know, inflammation causes aging.

14.8.08

Diabetes Treatment-The Holistic Approach


For the past 2 weeks, my articles posted were all related to diabetes, which is one of the most important topic discussed among health care providers worldwide

Now let's see how we're going to put all the pieces together-ie holistic a.k.a body-mind-spirit treatment of diabetes

Outline of treatment

Basically,treatment regime comprises of :

1) 'Detox': mind, body & spirit

2) Strengthening: mind, body & spirit

3) Reprogramming: mind, body & spirit

Let's elaborate one by one..

1)- 'Detox'

-means get rid of the toxins. it's like 'reformatting the computer', and new softwares will be 'reinstalled'

'Detoxifying' the mind means to get rid of the negative thoughts (eg I will not get cured from my diabetes until end of my life).this negative thoughts, if not 'detoxified', will weaken the subconcious mind from doing its miraculous job-self healing.

-Detox the body-using my recommended products-crystal energy and mega H and fibers

-Detox the spirit-using 'Pancaran Tenaga Rohani' & Reiki

2)-Strengthening:

-the mind -means encouraging the diabetic patients to involve themselves in 'self healing' and optimising their mind power.

-strengthening the body-using nutritional supplements such as lipoic acid, biotin, chromium, vanadium and herbs such as bitter melon, cinnamon, fenugreek etc. refer here. there are a few good supplement that contain most of the nutrients mentioned such as Glucosentials by Pahang Pharmacy

-Dont forget also to get enough sunlight which provides vitamin D sources (recommended-about 10 minutes exposure 3 times weekly)

-Get enough exercise -also to strengthen your body

-Strengthening the spirit-using methods such as acupressure, Reiki and Pancaran Tenaga Rohani (get back to me for further details)

3) Reprogramming:

The mind
-using affirmation technique (imprint to subconcious mind-"I'm in the process of getting cured from my diabetes"). affirmation is much more powerful if done during meditation. learn meditation technique here

-using visualisation technique
-imagine (during meditation) that you are already cured from diabetes with your spouse and children around living a healthy and joyful lives. feel the emotion and make it as if it already happened

The Body
-this is using the same nutritional supplements to get the body to normal function

The Spirit
-this is using special technique-'Pancaran Tenaga Rohani' (please contact me for further details)

I believe if the diabetics follow the above regime strictly as instructed, their disease will be reversed and they should'nt depend on drugs and insulin anymore!

9.8.08

Diabetes-Acupressure Tips!

Traditional Chinese Medicine experts believe that diseases are caused by imbalance of flows of bioenergy or 'chi' which comprises of 'yin' (negative force) and 'yang' (positive force).These forces (bioenergy) flow through definite courses or channels in the body which are called the 'meridians'.By stimulating certain meridian points, we are able to bring back these energy in balanced thus restoring our health.

There are certain meridian points need to be pressed if you are diabetic, for the same reason mentioned aboved. It is said that blood sugar almost instantly restored to normal level if these points properly pressed!

Note: Each of the points shown below should be stimulated in a pumping (press-release-press-release) manner for about 1 minute, using tip of your finger, 1-3 times a day:-



point # 10.
location: four finger-widths away from the tip of the Adam's apple













point # 22
location: bend the knee by 90 degrees. now from the lower border of the knee-cap, move three-thumb-widths downwards. you will be able to feel a pointed bone at this level (marked V in the figure).
point # 22 is located one finger-width to the outer side of this pointed bone
















point # 26:location:on the inner border of the foot, just after the base of the big toe is a rounded bony-prominence (the ball of the foot). point # 26 is situated just behind this prominent bone

point # 28.
location: at the inner aspect of the ankle joint is a prominent bone. feel this bone and determine its tip.from this tip, move four finger-widths upwards. mark this level. point # 28 lies at this level, just behind the vertical leg-bone













point # 66:
location: this point located in a muscle, midway between the neck and the shoulder










point # 83
location: four thumb-widths above the navel

7.8.08

Diabetes-Don't Forget Vitamin D!


Studies has shown that-majority of people with diabetes lack a very crucial vitamin, apart from all the nutrients mentioned in previous posting.And you can get it F.O.C-from the sunlight!

Vitamin D deficiency happened because, people have migrated to colder, sun-deprived climates, work indoors in offices or factories, travel by car, exercise in gyms rather than outdoors, and wear clothes that cover all but 5% of body surface area.

Vitamin D has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, assists insulin production in the pancreas, prevent development of type 2 diabetes (by simple exposure 2-3 times per week) and prevent development of type 1 diabetes in infants. It also has cardioprotective (heart) properties ie reducing rate of heart attack. (heart disease is very much related to diabetes)

::Vitamin D Facts::


  • Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight.

  • The healing rays of natural sunlight (that generate vitamin D in your skin) cannot penetrate glass. So you don't generate vitamin D when sitting in your car or home.

  • It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from your diet. Sunlight exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin D in your own body.

  • A person would have to drink ten tall glasses of vitamin D fortified milk each day just to get minimum levels of vitamin D into their diet.

  • The further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin D. Canada, the UK and most U.S. states are far from the equator.

  • People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20 - 30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin D. That's why prostate cancer is epidemic among black men -- it's a simple, but widespread, sunlight deficiency.

  • Sufficient levels of vitamin D are crucial for calcium absorption in your intestines. Without sufficient vitamin D, your body cannot absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements useless.

  • Chronic vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed overnight: it takes months of vitamin D supplementation and sunlight exposure to rebuild the body's bones and nervous system.
    Even weak sunscreens (SPF=8) block your body's ability to generate vitamin D by 95%. This is how sunscreen products actually cause disease -- by creating a critical vitamin deficiency in the body.

  • It is impossible to generate too much vitamin D in your body from sunlight exposure: your body will self-regulate and only generate what it needs.

  • If it hurts to press firmly on your sternum, you may be suffering from chronic vitamin D deficiency right now.

  • Vitamin D is "activated" in your body by your kidneys and liver before it can be used. Having kidney disease or liver damage can greatly impair your body's ability to activate circulating vitamin D.

  • The sunscreen industry doesn't want you to know that your body actually needs sunlight exposure because that realization would mean lower sales of sunscreen products.

  • Even though vitamin D is one of the most powerful healing chemicals in your body, your body makes it absolutely free. No prescription required.
How Much? How Long to expose to Sunlight?

It has been suggested, that approximately 5-30 minutes of sun exposure between 10 AM and 3 PM at least twice a week to the face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen usually lead to sufficient vitamin D synthesis.

Alternatively, you can take Vitamin D in the form of food supplement.Dose varied from 1000 IU to 5000 IU, depend on your blood level. Discuss with physician who has experience in natural medicine

Reference:



6.8.08

How to halt Diabetes in 25 days!


The book was written by Mike Adams, sharing his experience in reversing his diabetic and overweight problem.

".. I used to be borderline diabetic. I was overweight,depressed and hypoglycemic. But by using the same nutritional and lifestyle strategies I'm describing right here, I was able to lose 50 pounds of body fat, end my depression and stabilize my blood sugar.Now I've been declared in a state of "perfect health" by my naturopathic physician".-Mike Adams

The complete, 25-day, step-by-step guide to halting type-2 diabetes.

-How simple food changes have eliminated insulin injections for 70% of diabetics.
-The shocking truth of why half of all limb amputations in America are caused by diabetes.
-Why the American Diabetes Association won't tell you the truth about what causes diabetes.
-The 78 destructive metabolic consequences of eating sugar.
-Why diabetes is really a metabolic disorder, not a disease, and how it can be halted in 25 days or less.
-How to get off insulin for the rest of your life.
-The one trace mineral that's almost always missing from the diets of diabetics (and where you can find it).
-How the main food that causes diabetes also promotes the growth of cancer tumors.
-Which grocery store foods contain hidden sugars that promote diabetes and high blood sugar.
-Why the consumption of healthy oils is crucial to halting diabetes for life.
-How food manufacturers try to deceive you by making unhealthy foods appear healthy.
-Why diabetic prescription drugs are useless, and what to use instead.
-The one common cause of diabetes, mood swings and irritability.
-Why our nation is headed for a diabetic epidemic.
-All about "sticky blood" -- which foods cause it, and why it can literally kill you.
-Which foods deplete your body of nutrients and leave you defenseless against cancer.
-Details on the hidden chemical solvent in white flour that directly causes diabetes.
-The real story on diabetes and exercise: why you need it, and how transforms your biochemistry.
-How simple nutritional supplements can erase your carbohydrate cravings.
... and much more.

Testimonial-Diabetes

Mr. Chai M.H. (Age: 43), Kelantan

"In year 2005, I went for medical check-up and found my blood sugar was excessively high (23.6mmol/L). After taking medication, the blood sugar level barely dropped to 14.0mmol/L. I felt my body was uncomfortable, my face was pale and I feel tired easily.

In February 2008, Mr. Cheah W.C. introduced me Crystal Energy® and Mega H® and I started to consume both since then.

On May 18, 2008 I went for check-up. The result shows that my blood sugar level dropped to 9.3mmol/L. In addition, my feet no longer have the joint pain problem, present hyperopia and myopia were dropped from 270 to 100 degree. Now, I looked much more energetic. I am very grateful and thanks to Crystal Energy® and Mega H®.


::Explanations::

Hydrogen is the richest, lightest, smallest and travels the fastest among all elements. It can reach our tissues within a split second. Negative Hydrogen (H-) is a PURE CLEAN FUEL of life.

Pure means 100%. Clean means it does not contain carbon. Fuel means energy supply but without contributing carbon dioxide to our body. It directly supplies electron from H- apart from the usual organic sources such as glucose or antioxidants etc. It has DOUBLE ACTION over glucose metabolism for WEIGHT CONTROL

Glucose-----> (metabolism)---> carbon dioxide + water + energy

First Action-Natural Biological pH Buffering

Most caloric food contain carbon.They contribute to the production of carbon dioxide during energy production from food metabolism.

23% of carbon dioxide is bound to the hemoglobin, 7% exist in the form of dissolved carbon dioxide and 70% is formed as carbonic acid. carbonic acid dissociates into H- which acidifies our blood.

Mega H with silica hydride candirectly release abundant H- into the blood.It reduces the H+ in the blood instantly, which in turn DOUBLES up glucose metabolism in order to replace the loss of H+ in the blood. As a result of increased glucose metabolism, H- has an advantage over glucose metabolism for weight control

Second Action-Donation of Electrons to Speed up Oxygen Uptake

H- does not depend on body temperature, body enzyme and body pH to release its electron. This direct transfer of electrons from H- has helped every cell to increase its oxygen uptake which in turn increase glucose metabolism

The double action of Mega H on glucose metabolism actually lowers the blood glucose levels by TWOFOLD.Therefore, Mega H speeds up the rate of glucose metabolism by 2.5 times.

It is very beneficial for obese people with high glucose level. It has anti-diabetic effects and provides effective weight control


















5.8.08

Rawatan Herba untuk Diabetis

Hasil dari kajian saintifik menunjukkan banyak herba mempunyai kebolehan untuk merawat diabetis.Yang lebih menarik, herba-herba ini boleh didapati dengan senang di negara kita! Jadi why not kita gunakannya untuk membantu rawatan penyakit seperti diabetis yang saban tahun terus meningkat?..

Cuma yang penting herba-herba ini perlu dikaji secara klinikal dengan lebih mendalam dan seterusnya dikomersialkan

Oleh kerana masalah obesiti (kegemukan) berkait rapat dengan diabetis, herba-herba ini dipercayai boleh membantu sesiapa yang mempunyai masalah obesiti

Jom kita tengok satu persatu..




1-Bitter Melon (peria) (Momordica charantia)

-Telah digunakan turun- temurun dalam perubatan Melayu dan Ayurveda India untuk merawat diabetis.
-Kajian saintifik menunjukkan ia mengandungi sekurang-kurangnya 4 bahan fitokimia untuk menurunkan paras gula iaitu saponins, charantin, peptides dan alkaloids
-Kajian oleh Prof Pushpa Khanna dari India mengasingkan Polypetide K dari biji peria yang mempunyai tindakan seakan-akan insulin (insulin mimics).Bagaimanapun oleh kerana ianya adalah jujukan protein yang akan dimusnahkan oleh asid di dalam usus, ia mestilah diambil secara sublingual (meletakkan di bawah lidah).produk ini dipasarkan di negara kita melalui jenama Diabegard
-Pakar-pakar herba menyarankan jika anda boleh tahan dengan rasanya yang pahit itu, anda boleh memakan peria mentah (sebagai ulam) atau dengan minum jus peria yang dikisar (50 ml sekali sehari)






2-Cinnamon (kulit kayu manis)

-Bahan aktif di dalam cinnamon termasuk cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, dan cinnamyl alcohol.
-kesan pengambilan cinnamon bukan sahaja meningkatkan kepekaan terhadap insulin, malah merencat enzim yang menyahaktifkan insulin. ia juga berupaya memperlahan pengosongan makanan dari perut (gastric emptying) dan ini memperlahankan kesan kenaikan glukosa selepas makan
-Bahan cinnaldehyde dalam cinnamon juga didapati membantu mencairkan darah (prevent platelet clumping)





3-Bawang merah dan bawang putih (onion and garlic) (Allium cepa and Allium sativum)

-Bahan aktif dipercayai allyl propyl disulphide (APDS) and diallyl disulphide oxide (allicin), dan bahan lain seperti flavonoids)

-APDS didapati berupaya menurunkan paras glukosa dengan bersaing dgn insulin untuk memenuhi reseptor pada sel-sel hati untuk menyahkatifkan insulin. oleh itu semakin kurang insulin akan dinyahaktifkan menyebabkan tindakannya lebih tinggi pada sel-sel seperti otot
-bawang merah dan bawang putih sebenarnya lebih dikenali secara tradisional untuk merawat penyakit jantung, menurunkan kolesterol, mencegah 'platelet clumping' dan menurunkan kolesterol.
-oleh kerana diabetis seringkali berhubung-kait dengan penyakit-penyakit diatas, adalah disarankan supaya pesakit2 diabetis melebihkan pengambilan 'onion and garlic' dalam menu seharian.




4-Fenugreek (halba) (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

-Satu lagi herba yang digunakan secara tradisional dalam perubatan Ayurveda dan China
-Fenugreek juga didapati ada kesan menurunkan triglycerides (lemak)

Itu adalah herba-herba yang boleh didapati dengan senang di Malaysia. Antara yang lain didapati berkesan adalah seperti:-

5-Pterocarpus marsupium (Indian Kino, Malabar Kino, Pitasara, Venga)

6-Gymnema Sylvestre (Gurmar, Meshasringi, Cherukurinja)

7-Blueberry leaves (Vaccinium myrtillus)

8-Asian Ginseng

9-Bilberry

10-Stevia

11-Ginkgo Biloba

12-Barberry

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2.8.08

Penyakit Chikungunya


Tadi saya terima sms dari seorang kawan lama, Nai-'Doc, ada ubat tak bagi penyakit chikungunya.apa simptom bagi penyakit ni? I ni bila tengahari rasa sejuk, tapi badan berpeluh'

To start with..

Chikungunya tiga negeri terkawal

Oleh Hassan Omar dan Mohd Amin Jalil

-Berita Harian online

Kes demam Chikungunya di Perak, Melaka dan Johor sejak dua minggu lalu sudah dikawal melalui usaha menghapuskan sarang pembiakan Aedes oleh kakitangan Jabatan Kesihatan negeri terbabit. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, berkata demam berkenaan berpunca daripada Aedes berikutan kegagalan masyarakat memastikan kebersihan di persekitaran rumah.

"Penyakit itu disebarkan oleh Aedes," katanya pada sidang media selepas melawat Hospital Queen Elizabeth (QEH) di sini, semalam. Di Slim River, 20 orang disyaki menghidap demam itu tetapi ujian darah Jabatan Kesihatan Perak mengesahkan hanya enam pesakit dijangkiti Chikugunya.

Di Jasin, seorang pekebun sawit mati selepas disyaki menghidap Chikugunya.Sementara itu, di SEREMBAN, orang ramai diingatkan tidak perlu takut dengan demam Chikungunya kerana penyakit itu tidak seteruk seperti disangka hingga dikatakan boleh menyebabkan kematian, kata Timbalan Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad. "Penyakit itu tidak seteruk seperti disangka dan orang ramai tidak harus bimbang," katanya selepas menyampaikan Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang 2008 di Kolej Pembantu Perubatan, di sini, semalam.
Apakah penyakit Chikungunya?

-ianya disebabkan gigitan nyamuk aedes yang telah dijangkiti virus Chikungunya
-pertama sekali ditemui dalam darah seorang pesakit yang demam di Tanzania pada 1953, selepas itu banyak menyebabkan wabak pada banyak tempat, terutama di Asia dan Afrika, terbaru sekali di Malaysia baru-baru ini sehingga dilabelkan penyakit 'misteri'

Apa penyebab Chikungunya?


-disebabkan virus dari genus Alphavirus, dari famili Togaviridae

Apakah pembawa Chikungunya?

-nyamuk Aedes aegypti yang suka membiak dalam bekas-bekas air bertakung dan Aedes albopictus (sama dengan pembawa virus Denggi)

Apakah simptom Chikungunya?


-paling biasa-demam,sakit kepala, keletihan, loya, muntah, ruam, sakit sendi dan otot.simptom-simptom boleh berlarutan dari beberapa hari ke beberapa minggu

Apakah tempoh pengeraman (incubation period) Chikungunya?

-2-12 hari, kebiasaannya 3-7 hari

Bolehkah wanita hamil yang dijangkiti Chikungunya memindahkan virus pada bayi dlm kandungan?

-kebanyakan kes tidak berjangkit kecuali pada peringkat kelahiran

Bolehkah wanita yang menyusu badan yang dijangkiti Chikungunya menjangkiti bayi yang disusui?

-setakat ini tiada bukti yang menunjukkannya

Apakah rawatan Chikungunya?

-setakat ini tiada vaksin atau anti-virus khusus untuk merawat Chikugunya. rawatan adalah simptomatik iaitu dgn rehat, lebihkan minum air, dan ubatan untuk menurunkan demam dan painkillers.Individu yang dijangkiti akan dilindungi dari gigitan nyamuk lagi dengan penggunaan kelambu untuk beberapa hari untuk mengelakkan beliau dari menjangkitkan penyakit itu pada orang lain

Apakah kadar kematian disebabkan Chikungunya?

-sangat jarang, dan pesakit yang tua lebih tinggi risikonya

Apakah kaedah mencegah Chikungunya?

-sama dengan kaedah pencegahan Denggi
-gunakan ubat penghalau nyamuk spt DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus dsb
-memakai baju dan seluar panjang
-menukar air dalam bekas pasu bunga, kolah, tong air dsb sekurang-kurangnya seminggu sekali
-dan lain-lain langkah yang difikirkan perlu

Rujukan: Center for Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/Chikungunya/CH_FactSheet.html
So Nai, I hope to answer your question.take care!

More on Insulin Resistance and Diabetes


This is excerpted from the latest article in Life Extension Magazine August 2008 by Dr William Davis
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Most people with heart disease and diabetes are insulin-resistant, which is a root cause of the metabolic syndrome that leads to the same destination—raised blood sugar, increased triglycerides, reduced HDL, heightened inflammation, and an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

Diabetes and heart disease are intimately connected. Diabetics without heart disease have the same risk for heart attack as non-diabetics with established heart disease.
The first step in guarding against metabolic syndrome is to gauge the risk of insulin resistance through simple blood tests such as triglycerides, insulin, HDL, CRP, and DHEA.

Insulin resistance and inflammation can usually be reduced effectively without the need for prescription drugs by using the right
nutritional supplement and lifestyle strategies.

Nutritional supplements that are effective for reducing insulin resistance include fish oil, chromium, white bean extract, DHEA, vitamin D, lipoic acid, magnesium, cinnamon, beta glucans, resveratrol, and polyphenols found in cocoa, green tea, and apples.
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