Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wheat may Increase Insulin Sensitivity

Past research revealed that people who consume high-fiber diets have lower rates of diabetes type 2. To find out how insoluble fiber reduces diabetes risk, German researchers gave a group of 17 overweight and obese women without diabetes a specially designed bread in amounts that supplies them the recommended 20-35 g per day. After 3 days of eating that bread, the women's Insulin sensitivity improved by 8%.

Fibers are known to have positive effects on blood lipids (total cholesterol,LDL (low density lipoproteins), and triglycerides), all of which increase the risk of developing diabetes complications.

Fibers are present fluently in fruit, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.
You can find a recipe that is rich in fibers and Magnesium that
is proved to prevent diabetes type 2 here

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Soybeans Derivatives or Liposuction for Beauty?

Lipo-dissolve is a new technique of dissolving fats as an alternative for liposuction. Lipo-dissolve contains 2 ingredient's: 1- Phosphatidylcholine 2- Sodium Deoxycholate. Phosphatidylcholine is a phospholipid that is derived from Soybeans that dissolve fats, and Sodium Deoxycholate is a bile salt that aids waste removal.

A hot debate has ensued between the advocate of both techniques about their safety, effect, and convenience. Read the whole story at
Health | Doctors warn against lipo-dissolve, but fans say it works | Seattle Times Newspaper

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Which is the Best Skin Care Product?

There is really nothing like a best skin care product. There really cannot be any thing like "The best skin care product", because skin care products work differently for different people (based on the skin type to some extent). A product that is the "best skin product" for one person might end up being the worst for another person. So, a more logical question to ask would be " What is the best skin care product for my type of skin?".

Types of Skin:

There are five major types of skin. Understanding your skin type is the best approach to your personal skin care.

1- Normal Skin :
It is the type of skin that we’d all love to have. This is the “healthy” type of skin. This type is the not too oily, not too dry type, characterized by few blemishes, generally firm and smooth with small pores. When you pull the skin away from the bony structure, it springs back to normal position. Lines and wrinkles are appropriate for age.

2- Dry Skin :
Due to environmental exposure to harsh elements and very often lack of water skin may flake off and feel tight in your face. It may lack natural oils, may look rather flaky with small pores, blemishes and blackheads. Without adequate moisture, dry skin can easily become chapped. As dry skin ages, it’s more likely than other types to become wrinkly.

3- Oily Skin :
Skin may look oily and coarse, may have recurring blackheads, acne and large pores. The texture of skin is thick; the touch is often sticky. This type is usually youthful- looking due to the presence of oil on the skin. Often, individuals with oily skin have a tendency to develop acne in their teen and middle years, and overgrown oil glands, or sebaceous hyperplasia, in the middle and late years.

4- Combination Skin :
It varies according to your skin type. This is the Jekyll and Hyde type of skin, often with split personality. This type may be characterized as oily on the T-zone (the area that stretches from the forehead down to the nose and chin), and dry to normal on the cheeks and around the eye area.

5- Sensitive Skin :
People with sensitive skin are the most prone to allergies, rash, sting, and burns. This type of skin gets irritated easily and can go very red and blotchy. This type will have a lot more trouble to environmental factors and tends to be very sensitive to cosmetics.

It is only through experiment (and awareness) that you can find the "Best skin care product( for you) product". Know your skin and take care of it.
It is your glory to being healthy and beautiful.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Colon Cancer Biomarkers Easily detected in Blood by John Hopkins

Searching for less invasive screening tests for cancer, that accurately identify colon cancer and precancerous polyps, to overcome the problem of not early detected cases of people who are not getting regular screening colonscopies, recommended to start at age 50 and followed byre-screening at least every 5-10 years. Moreover, it can detect cases that may develop between screenings, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered proteins present in blood that accurately identify colon cancer and precancerous polyps.

Getzenberg and colleagues at University of Pittsberg, relied on the fact that organelles inside the cell and its nucleus, are kept stable within the cellular fluid (cytoplasm) by a protein scaffold that holds them against gravity. The nature of these scaffold proteins are changed from normal in cancer cells, consequently they searched for a molecular flag for these cancer cell scaffold proteins via a blood test.

Professor Getzenberg says "These proteins seem very good at separating normal samples from cancerous ones and identifying other groups with pre-cancers at high risk for disease as well,".

The researchers are planning larger studies at several hospitals over the next several months. It may take several years to complete the full range of testing.

The Press Release of John Hopkins Medicine about the ful story is here

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fats and Fibers in your Food Determine your Blood Glucose Level

Blood glucose level is a measure of how much glucose (the cell-utilized end product of all carbohydrates) is in our blood, it is determined by how much glucose is introduced into blood externally or internally. Then what is the relation between fats, fibers and blood glucose?

Unless you ingest native food like table sugar or butter, almost all foods are naturally or artificially blends of the macro-nutrients- carbohydrates, proteins, and fats- and by virtue, how fast these foods deliver glucose is determined by their carbohydrate content, how complexed is the food, and finally how fast the stomach extracts glucose to be delivered to the blood

Glycemic Index measures how much glucose is produced from a certain food INSIDE the stomach compared to table sugar as the standard highest glucose producing food. Examples of foods having high glycemic index are sugars, refined grains made from flour, fruits and root vegetables. Glycemic index was formerly used to measure how high that food raises blood sugar, as table sugar raises blood glucose very fast, but when we compare it to Carrots that has a considerable glycemic index, we find that Carrots raises blood glucose far slower than sugar.

Foods with high content of fibers like Vegetables and fruits takes sometime to deliver its content of glucose.The high-fat meal slows the gastric emptying and slows the delivery of glucose into the blood stream, and this is clinically tested and proven. These findings led the nutrition scientists to develop a new measure to rank foods regarding their blood glucose raising effect called Glycemic Load, which tells you how fast a food raises blood glucose levels.

Implementing the glycemic load gives us a clear picture of how great and fast our blood glucose level would be after eating a certain food.
Carrots has GI of 47 and a GL of 10.
Potatoes has a GI of 57 and a GL of 45.
Air-popped popcorn, has a glycemic index of 72, and a GL of 8.
Macaroni has a GI OF 23, and a GL of 47.

If you add a tablespoonful of oil (e.g. Olive,Canola...) to your favored plate of green salad to make a snack, it would make you feel satiety while you are eating a very healthy food according to all health recommendations.
In general, Use your own common sense and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and other seeds. Avoid the refined carbohydrates... foods made with extracted sugars, flour, white rice or milled corn products.

Try our High Fiber diet at

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Honey and other Foods for Abscesses and Boils :

Honey alone or with other ingredients has been used to treat acscessesand boils for thousands of years. Honey can be applied alone on the skin and there are now preparations that contain honey as one of their ingredients, or mixed with other foods to make some dermatological applications.

In case honey is made into paste, you can follow this procedure:
# Apply the paste to a clean lint and place over the affected area.
# Hold in place with a plaster or bandage.
# Change the dressing twice a day.

Here are some recipes :

1- Honey + Fenugreek

Fenugreek 1/2 oz
Honey 1 Tablespoonful
Water 1/2 Cup

# Soak the fenugreek seeds in water until it absorbs most of the water
# Put the vessel containing fenugreek paste in a boiling water bath ( another vessel containing boiling water put on a flame) for about 10 minutes until a soft consistency with a dark color is obtained.You can beat it to ease the process.
# Mix the resultant paste with honey and use it as a poultice repeatedly.

2- Honey + Cheese

White unprocessed cheese 1 oz
Honey 1 Tablespoonful

# Dry the cheese until can be powdered.
# Mix the powdered cheese with honey and apply to the affected area asrecommended.

3- Honey + Egg Yolk

Egg Yolk 1
Honey 1 Tablespoonful

# Blend the honey and egg yolk to make a thin paste.
# Apply the paste to a clean lint and place over the affected area.
# Hold in place with a plaster or a bandage.
# Change the dressing twice a day.

4- Honey +Lupins :

Lupins (pea family) 1 oz
Vinegar 1 Tablespoonful
Honey 1 Tablespoonful

# Make Lupins into powder.
# Heat the lupins powder with vinegar and honey to form a paste.
# Apply the paste to a clean lint and place over the affected area.
# Hold in place with a plaster or bandage.
# Change the dressing twice a day.

5- Honey + Flower :
Honey 1 oz
Flower 1 Tablespoon

# Mix to make a paste and apply as recommended.

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