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Friday, April 29, 2011

Understanding of Cervical Cancer, kankerserviks[dot]com has Launched

Friday, April 29, 2011
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In Indonesia, more than 70 percent of cervical cancer patients who came for a treatment already in an advanced stage and little chance of recovery. This was due to a lack of public understanding of the disease and lack of initiative of the doctor to recommend a cervical cancer prevention.

To reduce the information gap IPKASI (Indonesia's Cervical Cancer Prevention Initiative), a nonprofit organization that focuses on prevention of cervical cancer, has launched site www.kankerserviks.com
Indonesia and English-language site contains information about cervical cancer, from causes to prevention. So public can get complete and reliable information about cervical cancer.

Society can also be consulted directly online with the doctor about cervical cancer. Cancer of the cervix (neck of the womb) is caused by human papilloma virus type 16.18 and 31.33 and 45 types. Efforts to spread information on healthy lifestyle, including ways of preventing and protecting society from risk factors through vaccination is a form of primary prevention.

In Indonesia, 37 women diagnosed with cervical cancer every day and 20 women died of the disease. Vaccination is primary prevention of cervical cancer. Early detection with a pap smear or IVA is secondary prevention to detect abnormal cells or precancerous lesions. HPV vaccine helps the immune system recognize and destroy the HPV virus before it infects and restrain the rate of disease.

Cervical cancer carry a heavy economic expenses, not only because of high medical bills but also reduce the productivity of patients due to lost revenue because of illness or job loss. In Indonesia, most cases of cervical cancer in Java and Bali (80 percent).

Cervical cancer is suppose to be the main killer of Indonesian women. Every day is estimated to 10 women in Indonesia die because of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus has variety of types, but the cause of cervical cancer are about 20 types, which are common and high-risk types 16 and 18. Transmission usually occurs through sexual intercourse (80 percent).

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Healthy Breakfast, 4 Reasons You must have Breakfast

Monday, April 25, 2011
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The fact shows that some people are always start the day with an empty stomach. Some claim not having enough time for breakfast, some are thinking that the habit of eating breakfast will only make the body fat.

Those who think that breakfast is not necessary just wrong. Research at Harvard University in the U.S. showed that people who regularly eat breakfast have propensity to 50 percent were not overweight than those who skip breakfast.

To give you better understand the benefits of breakfast, the following is an explanation of why breakfast is good for the body and also gives tips on how to make it as part of a healthy lifestyle:

1. Breakfast can meet the required nutrients.
Yes, of course, we eat some food there. Delaying breakfast makes it difficult to obtain the intake of nutrients and vitamins that are recommended. Menu breakfast such as cereal with milk or low fat yogurt plus granules will provide enough calcium and fiber your body needs.

2. Breakfast boost brainpower.
Research experts from the University of Wales Swansea prove that students who are always breakfast recorded an average score of 22 percent higher than their friend who was not breakfast. When you wake up in the morning, most of the energy - in the form of glucose and glycogen - have been depleted by the activities of the previous day. According to experts, glucose is the only fuel needed by the brain. Without enough glucose, you feel tired and dizzy.

3. Breakfast can lose weight.
This is something unexpected, but true. You can be slim only with an appropriate and healthy breakfast. When you move with an empty stomach, your body will burn calories slower. According to nutrition expert author of The F-Factor Diet Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD, breakfast the morning after a night on an empty stomach can increase metabolism, which means burning calories throughout the day becomes more efficient. But Zuckerbrot emphasized that the key of all is the kind of food you consume. Foods containing simple carbohydrates such as donuts will make glucose increased, then decreased drastically. It also causes you to feel hungry at 11's.

A better way is to eat a type of complex carbohydrate such as oatmeal or whole grain bread at breakfast time. Foods with high fiber content and low in sugar will be digested slowly, providing constant energy and delay hunger.

4. Protection against heart attack.
Research show that healthy women who skipped breakfast for two weeks has the bad LDL cholesterol levels higher than those who ate a bowl of cereal plus milk in the morning.

Zuckerbrot explains, fiber can binds and accelerate the excretion of cholesterol before it reaches the artery. Therefore, 10-year study conducted at Harvard Nurses Health concluded that high fiber intake is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease to reach 50 percent.

Healthy breakfast tips:

1. Egg is a healthy food that is relatively practical and easy to serve. The content of nutrients in eggs such as vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, iron, potassium, calcium, and other substances that are needed by our bodies.

2. Breakfast should contain at least 5 grams of fiber, one dish of calcium (equivalent to a glass of milk or yogurt) plus protein and fat. Limit your sugar intake to 6 grams (one teaspoon equals 4 grams).

3. In order to various, we can eat fruit favorites to the needs of vitamins for the body. If there is time in the evening, make a fruit juice mixed with yogurt or milk and store in the fridge to be consumed in the morning.

4. If there is no breakfast at home, you can bring sandwiches and milk to be enjoyed on the trip or until at work.

5. If you always do not feel hungry in the morning, Zuckerbrot recommends that you stop eating after 8 o'clock at night. In two or three weeks ahead, biological clock will change your appetite. So, when you wake up in the morning, you will feel hungry.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Stay Healthy by Eating Apples

Friday, April 15, 2011
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Eat an apple every day and the doctor went away. That's the old advice that has existed since 150 years ago and still remains relevant today. Apples become a favorite food for people who are doing the diet because the water content and fiber in apples can suppress appetite. Not only that, eating an apple every day can also keep you from heart disease.

A recent study in the United States back to reveal the truth of this advice. Studies show that apples can help lower bad cholesterol and help you lose weight.

In a study for a year of 160 postmenopausal women (ages 45 to 65 years) who regularly eat apples, it turns out their bodies more healthy. The respondents were divided into two groups, namely eating fresh apples and eating apples that have been dried.

Women who eat apples every day for a year can reduce total cholesterol by 14 percent and levels of bad cholesterol (LDL or Low Density Lipoprotein) by 23 percent.

After regularly eating fresh apples for 6 months, their levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), fell to 23 percent. At the same time, levels of good cholesterol (HDL) rose to 4 percent.

Meanwhile, women from groups that have dried apple eaters intake of about 75 grams per day, their weight on average reduced. C-reactive protein levels (markers of inflammation in the body) and heart disease risk marker also fell.

Scientists from Florida State University explains, apples contain pectin which increases the body's ability to metabolize fat. Pectin contributes to the viscosity of what happened through the body, and help remove it. Apples also have a lot of antioxidants and other natural components. Apples are also rich in polyphenols that inhibit the production of inflammatory molecules.

Apples are the fruit truly amazing for many reasons. The biggest reason is the fiber in it, apples have soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber found in the skin, while the fruit contains soluble fiber.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Benefits of Yogurt for Children

Sunday, April 10, 2011
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Get children to consume yogurt to maintain health, and can increase endurance when given regularly. However, the yogurt should be given to children after they consume the main meal, so that children do not feel full before meals. A meal can be a mixture of fruit juice, vegetable salad dressings, fruit, and pudding, and fruit satay sauce.

At this time has been available yogurt (milk ferment) special and safe for children. It feels good, to overcome the type of children who do not like to consume milk from malnutrition. It also contains many good probiotic bacteria which is useful in digestion.

However, it should be observed for yogurt that can be consumed by children, make sure the label there is a description good for infants or toddlers. Yogurt which is good for the baby is a yogurt containing Bifidobacterium sp. which produce lactic acid type L (+). While lactic acid type D (-) which has a slower metabolism is not suitable for infants. After a year of age, children can consume all kinds of yogurt and enjoy its benefits as a source of protein, calcium, and high phosphorus.

The benefits of yogurt for children's health

1. Overcome and prevent diarrhea, typhoid and vomiting
The little one who always diarrhea every drinking of milk, could be due to lack of digestive enzyme Lactose. In yogurt, lactose in milk is split by 'good bacteria' Lactobacillus Bulgaricus through the fermentation process, so it's easily absorbed by the body. If your child early on consume yogurt once a day as much as 200 cc, then the balance of the digestive channels would preserved. The good impact, the germs causing various diseases such as typhoid and diarrhea will not be able to grow.

2. Preventing coronary heart disease
Good bacteria namely Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus contained in yogurt, will produce folic acid and vitamin B complex, both vitamins are useful to prevent the emergence of coronary heart disease in children.

3. Anti gastric cancer
The bacteria that play a role in the yogurt can alter pre carcinogenic substances present in the digestive tract, to be able to inhibit the occurrence of cancer.

4. Maintain intestinal health
Intestinal flora that consumed yogurt has proven difficult overgrown with pathogenic germs or bacteria that cause disease. With impaired growth as well as the death of microbial pathogens in the stomach and small intestine could prevent the emergence of various diseases caused by microbial infection or intoxication.

5. Neutralize antibiotics
Consume antibiotics are functioning deadly germs, but it did not discriminately which germs that need to be killed and which ones actually do not need to be destroyed. In fact there are germs that must be in the gastrointestinal tract in order to maintain the balance of intestinal flora. Well, yogurt can neutralize the bad side effects of antibiotic.

Probiotic yogurt can be a healthy alternative food choices for your child. But of course you still need to keep a balanced nutritional intake for optimal child health.

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Benefits of Fish Consumption

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Fish is known as a healthy food due to nutritional content and free of bad fats. Fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, namely EPA (Eikosa Pentaenoat Acid) and DHA (Docosa Hexaenoic Acid). Therefore, The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish each week. In fact, adults who regularly eat fish will have good bone density compared with those who rarely ate fish.


Fish is the highest source of animal protein. Fish species of salmon and tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the growth process and protects the developing brain.
Omega-3 fatty acids also lower the risk of dementia and mental decline. Eat lots of fish since childhood reduce the risk of dementia in old age.

Fish also make a healthy heart, and shrink the waist. Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish can increase insulin sensitivity which helps build muscle and reduce fat abdomen.

Fish oil can be a panacea for acne. The way, wash face with acne cleanser, wash and dry. Dip a finger in the fish oil and dab. Leave overnight.

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