Cancer seems to be everywhere and the statistics are not proving otherwise. With an increase in the number of cases each year, it is time to start thinking about the possibility of prevention and reducing your risk of developing the disease.
Cancer is defined as abnormal cells, which divide without control and have the ability to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.
There are more than 200 different types of cancer as there are more than 200 different types of body cells. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start – for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer that begins in breast tissue, breast cancer etc.
Posted by evita.fitriani on May 14, 2013
If we can live to this day, we have to thank our mother for her love and sacrifice. She has probably spent countless time and energy to accompany you day and night, breastfed when you were hungry, taken care of you when you were sick and soothed you when you were sad.
On the previous Mother’s Day, we shared an article, “Why We Need to be Thankful for our Mothers?” that depicted the struggles faced by a mother before and after giving birth. Today, we will honor them for giving us the food of life – breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is actually an optional activity for a mother. If she chooses to do so, it means that she has decided to provide the best nutrition for her child’s life. Research has also shown that activities surrounding breastfeeding provide a multitude of health benefits for the child’s future.
The first food that all babies enjoy is colostrum, which is the milk that comes from the mother’s mammary gland. Colostrum is very high in nutrients and antibodies, low in fat, and contains a lot of carbohydrates and protein. With such a composition, it is a dietician dream food. Unfortunately, production of colostrum only comes after child birth and only from the mom’s body.
Posted by Ie Ming on May 12, 2013
The New York Times and UK’s No.1 best selling book, The Fast Diet, By Dr Michael Mosely and Mimi Spencer, offers an alternative view to dieting. Utilizing the ratio 5:2, meaning for 5 days a week, you eat normally and the other two, you fast (only consuming a quarter of your recommended daily calories) has proven to help aid weight loss as well as a number of other health benefits.
Fasting is an intentional abstinence from eating for a period of time. It has been practiced for thousands of years as part of religious ceremonies and is a part of many active faiths around the globe. Certain religions ask followers to fast in order to exhibit willpower, control their desires, empathize with the sufferings of Christ and to understand the pain of those living in poverty. For all these reasons, and perhaps for many others, fasting remains a popular practice among the faiths of the world:
- Buddhists fast when there is a full-moon and other holidays for purification and freeing the mind. Buddhists observing a fast must abstain from solid foods, although liquids are permitted.
- Muslims fast as part of Ramadan, which commemorates the month when the Koran was first revealed to Mohammad. During this period, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking, profanity and sex from sunrise to sunset.
- Jews fast on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. Eating and drinking is forbidden from sundown to sundown for a 25-hour period.
- Catholics fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and are supposed to eat no meat on all Fridays during Lent.
- Mormons fast on the first Sunday of each month to help them achieve closeness to God, and focus on religion. Fasting requires abstaining from food and drink for two meals.
Posted by evita.fitriani on May 6, 2013