Thursday, July 31, 2014

Important nutrition that our Immune System require

Hope this helps all in knowing what nutrients we are looking for when selecting our food from the market :) 

Today, we are not lack of basic nutrients like protein, vitamins. What our immune system really need is disease fighting nutrients from plant food which are phytochemicals, antioxidants and polysaccharide




Do contact me if you want to find out more information about disease-fighting nutrients.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hormonal Imbalance among women

Women ! It's a blessing to be a woman as we can dress up ourselves, wear make up, nice clothes and so on.

However, we have to face a problem which majority of women may suffer from - illnesses or diseases related to endocrine system (Hormonal system).


The endocrine system is responsible for producing the chemicals and hormones needed by the body to regulate its integrated systems. 

The endocrine system comprises specialised tissues and organs - see below:

Each gland of the endocrine system releases specific hormones into your bloodstream. These hormones travel through your blood to other cells and help control or coordinate many body processes.
Endocrine glands include:
  • Adrenal glands: Two glands that sit on top of the kidneys that release the hormone cortisosteroid.
  • Hypothalamus: A part of the lower middle brain that tells the pituitary gland when to release hormones.
  • Ovaries: The female reproductive organs that release eggs and produce sex hormones.
  • Islet cells in the pancreas: Cells in the pancreas control the release of the hormones insulin and glucagon.
  • Parathyroid: Four tiny glands in the neck that play a role in bone development.
  • Pineal gland: A gland found near the center of the brain that may be linked to sleep patterns.
  • Pituitary gland: A gland found at the base of brain behind the sinuses. It is often called the "master gland" because it influences many other glands, especially the thyroid. Problems with the pituitary gland can affect bone growth, a woman's menstrual cycles, and the release of breast milk.
  • Testes: The male reproductive glands that produce sperm and sex hormones.
  • Thymus: A gland in the upper chest that helps develop the body's immune system early in life.
  • Thyroid: A butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck that controls metabolism 

Each of these glands and organs secretes hormones that control a part of the body's functions. 

Hormones come in various forms and regulate processes like reproduction, growth, metabolism and cell repair. 

As hormones are released into the blood according to the need of a particular system, stress and infection can cause hormone levels to rise or fall. 

The endocrine system also acts as a communication line between the brain and the immune system. Immune cells manufacture hormones that allow the immune system to coordinate its activities with the other systems. For example corticosteroids regulates mood, sleep patterns, muscle strength, and the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Corticosteroids help regulate these daily bodily functions as well as provide emergency support in cases of infection and disease. 

When we are placed in a stressful situation, whether real or imagined, the entire body responds by flooding the blood stream with corticosteroids. At this moment, the immune system and digestive system will come to a halt while our muscle will the strengthened to enhance physical performance. While this strategy was essential for the survival of our prehistoric forefathers, it can today, be VERY HARMFUL for the immune system. Modern day stresses are more emotional in nature with less need for physical confrontations. When such stressful emotions continue, corticosteroids accumulate, further suppressing the immune system and letting the body become prone to illnesses. 

The BEST SOLUTION to this dilemma are eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and giving ourselves healthy outlets for stress. 








Saturday, July 5, 2014

Steve Jobs's Pancreatic Cancer

Late Apple Founder, Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer. It's a sad news to the world especially the iPhone and Apple product lovers.

How did the cancer formation happen? I hope that everyone can understand about this so we can do a BETTER PREVENTION. 

It took 8 years time between his cancer diagnosis till his death. 

Do you know that 2/3 of the time when cancer cells start multiplying, the cancer can't be diagnosed by the doctor, specialist or machine? 

The reason is that when it starts to multiply, the amount is still very small. It starts from 1 cancer cell, multiply to 2 cancer cells to 4 cancer cells..

Once many cancer cells form a tumor, it will start to spread. 

There is a limitation to our medical machine. When the number of cancer cells are still not significantly large, the machine is not able to detect the cancer cells. 

Even the most advance machine PET scan can only DETECT cancer cells when it is at least 1mm or 2mm size. Anything less than that size, the machine can't tell the existence of cancer. 

However, do you know that when 1mm size of cancer has been detected, how many cancer cells are there in the single dot (1mm) already? It has 1 MILLION of cancer cells already!!

Imagine once this 1 million cancer cells multiply, the number will become 2 millions, then 4 millions and so on. The cancer cells increase fast! 

Can you now relate that why a patient after getting diagnosed with cancer, usually after a short while, it will reach terminal stage? The cancer cells spread fast with big amount keep multiplying. 

For Steve Jobs's case, his cancer cell is a chronic pancreatic cancer cell which multiplied quite slowly, multiplied every 10 months. Majority of the Solid Tumors multiply every 3 to 7 months.
Hence if we back calculate when Steve Jobs started to have cancer cells in his body, it's actually when he was in his 20's. 

In summary, 
2/3 of time when cancer cells exist, our body and doctors can't tell us. 
the remaining 1/3 when cancer is diagnosed, it may be too late for curing.

Hence all the above give us a clear message that: 
We have to start changing our diet and lifestyle during the 2/3 of time to kill the cancer cells when they are still small. 

Our body has a very important defence system (which is immune system) to help us detect and damage the cancer cells.

More info about immune system and Natural Kill cells:

Nutritional Immunology tells us that: 

To keep our immune system healthy, 4 keys to practise in our lifestyle:

1. Eat more fruits and vegetables especially the immune super foods
2. Take enough rest and sleep 
3. Do appropriate exercise
4. Maintain happy emotion 

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