Sunday, 10 November 2013

High Purine Foods That Should Avoid For Uric Acid

Uric acid is the result of excessive consumption of purine substances, therefore we must know the purine content of the foods we eat. Purine is processed by the body into uric acid, but if excess uric acid levels, so the kidneys are unable to remove uric acid crystals accumulate in the joints. As a result the joints become painful, swollen and inflamed.

Uric acid is a disease of purine metabolic waste substances from the rest of the food we eat. Purine itself is a substance contained in any food that comes from living bodies. In other words, in the living body there is this purine substances, and because we eat living things, then these purine substances move on to our bodies. A variety of vegetables and fruits also contained purine. Purine also resulted from the destruction of body cells that occurs normally or because certain diseases. Usually uric acid attack in the elderly, because the buildup of purines.

List of foods that high in purine

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Suggestion for gout sufferers:

  • Consumption of foods containing high potassium such as potatoes, yogurt, and bananas. 
  • Consumption of fruits that contain lots of vitamin C, such as oranges, papaya and strawberries. Examples of fruit and vegetables to treat gout: dragon fruit, starfruit, ginger, pumpkin, mustard greens, chicory, lemon grass and tomato. 
  • Increase consumption of complex carbohydrates such as rice, cassava, bread and potatoes. 
  • Reduce consumption of simple carbohydrates such as fructose type of sugar, candy, cotton candy, taffy and syrup. 
  • Do not take aspirin. 
  • Do not work too hard / fatigue. 
  • In people who are overweight (obese), uric acid levels usually rise but spending a little faster, then you should lose weight with exercise. 
  • Adjust energy intake with the body's needs, based on height and weight.
Dietary restrictions for gout sufferers: 
  • Vegetables: cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, beans, oyster mushrooms, cassava leaves, papaya leaves, kale 
  • Cheese, eggs, cream, ice cream, broth or gravy is thick 
  • Certain fruits such as durian, pineapple and coconut water 
  • Fried foods, containing coconut milk or cooked by using margarine / butter
  • Foods rich in protein and fat 
  • Viscera: kidney, spleen, tripe, intestines, liver, lung and brain 
  • Seafood: shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, clams, mussels, oysters, crabs, anchovies, sardines 
  • Extracts such as shredded meat and jerky 
  • Foods that are canned (example: corned beef, sardines) 
  • Mutton, beef, horse meat 
  • Ducks, geese and turkeys 
  • Legumes: soybeans (including processed products such as tempeh, tauco, oncom, soy milk), peanuts, green beans, bean sprouts, melinjo, chips

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Simple Natural Ways For Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss problems experienced by many people, in general due to the lack of sufficient nutrients and vitamins to the hair roots. The conclusion is the lack of hair treatment. Inadequate intake of nutrients and vitamins, making the hair roots become brittle and cause hair loss. Whereas if the hair loss occurs in women, it is caused by many things such as overuse of dryers and curling irons, frequent use of chemicals on the hair, a result of free radicals, often tying the hair too strong and other things that can disrupt healthy hair.

Some causes of hair loss:
  • Rarely in shampooing hair
  • Overuse of hair dryers and curling hair faster resulting in damaged
  • Hormone imbalance and hormone changes that lead to hair loss, especially for us who are over 30 years old
  • Too often hair coloring, which means that too often use chemicals on the hair
  • Stress that is too heavy, causing the nerves to force the hair root hair is getting weak and easily fall out.

Few steps to treat hair loss

  1. Do not tie your hair too tight. Avoid tying the hair tightly, hair ties that are too tight can pull the hair roots and weaken it. Avoid using heavy hair accessories. 

  2. Use conditioner. Too frequent shampooing is actually not good for your hair. The resulting natural oils to protect the scalp hair will be eroded by the shampoo. It would be better if you wash it once in 2 days and always use conditioner. Using conditioner purpose is to reduce frizz and eases the process of combing the hair after shampooing.

  3. Wide comb when wet. It would be better if you do not comb wet hair. Wet hair, has a more fragile roots. If you do not want to frizz, use a wide comb to avoid loss. Remember not to rub too hard when drying your hair with a towel. Gently pat the excess water until the hair is reduced.

  4. Use hair serum. Often use vise or hairdryer? So do not ever forget to use a hair serum specifically formulated as a hair protector of various hair styling tools. Use of serum is also necessary to protect hair from pollution and harmful effects of sunlight.

  5. Natural oil treatment. To get the hair strong, not easily broken and fall off, do natural treatments that have been proven from generation to generation. Use olive oil on your hair, coconut oil also has been proven to make hair healthy, strong and shiny. Do this treatment once a week and see the results.

Following tips may also help you.

  • Tips to prevent hair loss with aloe vera. Aloe vera contains vitamins and minerals, which is useful to enrich and thicken hair. To use, you can take aloe vera, cut into two parts to be taken the mucus. Apply on half dry hair while massaged. Let stand for 15 minutes then rinse thoroughly.

  • Overcome hair loss using celery leaves. Celery turned out to have some useful content for the hair including calcium, iron, sodium, vitamins A and B. Celery can stimulate hair growth to be more healthy, strong and shiny. Take a few sticks of celery then clean, and blended with whipped egg. Once all mixed, apply gently on hair while gently massaged. Let stand for 20-30 minutes then rinse.

  • Olive oil and honey. In a container, mix 5 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey, stir together. Then smear the mixture to the hair. Bandaged head with a shower cap, let stand about 15 minutes, then rinse. Do it at least once a week.

  • Avocado (for dry hair). Avocado is rich in fatty acids and nutrients. The trick, crushed avocado in a bowl, and stir until it becomes a thick paste. Then, wipe the hair from the roots to ends of hair. Then let stand for 20 minutes. After that, wash hair with shampoo, then rinse.

  • Hair loss treatment with green tea. Green tea contains antioxidants that are beneficial to protect hair from pollution exposure. Jasmine tea useful to make hair shiny. Mint tea beneficial for soothing the scalp and remove fat and reduce dandruff and itchy scalp. By brewing tea with hot water, and let stand overnight. Rub the tea water to the scalp, do just before shampooing.