Dr Tron Revisited

I come face to face with many people with different medical conditions on a daily basis.

Most of them suffer from modern day illness like high blood pressure and diabetes.

The question is, if you are suffering from one of the modern day disease –

“Aren’t you worried about the future complications that will occur like dialysis after years of diabetes?”

“Don’t you realize that your daily dose of medication is not going bail you out of your problems but serve to add more misery in later stages of life?”

“Do you feel the irony of having to swallow toxic pills knowing surely at one point its going to give you some possible side effects which has been put forth to you?”

“Is there a motivation to overcome your current condition with lifestyle changes and exercise? If not what are you doing about it?”

These are challenging questions for most of the people I meet and it’s a challenge for them to overcome.

I am glad to have had helped these individuals over the years by educating and putting them on a simple yet effective therapy to improve on their conditions.

Bio-electric potential therapy, Dr. TRON, which I use has been around for 52 years since its invention in Japan. (you can read more about how it works here). Using this therapy, I have helped individuals improve on their conditions which has made them suffered for years.

Case 1 : Blood pressure of 140/90 with medication control is able to lower itself to 120/80 after a month of usage.

Case 2 : Consistently of high blood sugar between 16 – 22 mmol/l even with increased and higher dosage of medication reduces to levels of 9 – 10 mmol/l after a month of usage.

Case 3 : Weekly of injection for swelling due to uric acid inflammation, improved within 2 weeks.

Case 4 : Insomnia of twenty years begin to improve after one week and is getting better by the day.

Case 5 : Migraine which needs tens of painkiller a day to subside. Painkillers gradually reduced after 1 week of treatment to none at all after the 4th week.

Case 6: A wheel chair bound stroke patient was able to stand up after 3 months of therapy.

Since 2003, I have been using Dr. Tron to help individuals with various kinds of ailments and disease. I do not claim it to be a cure all and it works. Why?

I believe that it helps us to improve and enhance our body’s natural healing power which is inside each and everyone of us. All the improvement of different symptoms and disease is a sign that our body has the capacity to heal ourselves given appropriate and conducive internal environment.

In general there are 2 main changes in the body,

Chemical changes, which is normally attributed to the food choices we make and hormonal changes produced by or hormonal glands.

Electrical changes, which is the change of charges of our cells when it’s in an inflammatory state, healing state or even due to old age.

Dr. TRON helps to expediate the healing process by correcting the electrical properties of our cells, even with minimal changes to dietary lifestyle. Of course, as a natural healing therapist myself, I encourage them to change their dietary habits gradually or introduce greens into their daily diet.

Given the fact that old habits die hard, I cannot expect all of them to be committed to healthy eating all at the same time. (I attend to some 120 people on an average day). Some has been struggling with dietary changes for years now. At least I have Dr. TRON which can help them reduce some of the damages resulting to poor dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle.

Is this pseudo-science? Many in conventional or mainstream medicine will scream YES!

I have seen too many changes and improvement to people’s health using this wonderful therapy to deny that it is helpful and effective in enhancing the natural healing power of each individual. There are books written in Japanese and translated to Mandarin on bio-electric therapy with supporting facts and research but then it will undoubtedly be written off as unconclusive data or research by the mainstream.

Believe it or not? I will say do not believe it! Try it! and let your body tell you the story.

Till next, keep healthy.

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Me using a tester to prove that she is under treatment. The tester lights up upon touch due to the high bio-electric circulating the body.

The Truth About Mild Alkaline Blood

This article was first seen in http://drbenkim.com/ph-body-blood-foods-acid-alkaline.htm, my views are in red text

blood-740057Is it true that each food that you eat can cause your blood to become more alkaline or acidic?

The answer is: not really. The pH of your blood is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously at work to maintain a range of 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly more alkaline than pure water.

If the pH of your blood falls below 7.35, the result is a condition called acidosis, a state that leads to central nervous system depression. Severe acidosis – where blood pH falls below 7.00 – can lead to a coma and even death.

If the pH of your blood rises above 7.45, the result is alkalosis. Severe alkalosis can also lead to death, but through a different mechanism – alkalosis causes all of the nerves in your body to become hypersensitive and over-excitable, often resulting in muscle spasms, nervousness, and convulsions; it’s usually the convulsions that cause death in severe cases.

The bottom line is that if you’re out and about, your body is doing an adequate job of keeping your blood pH somewhere between 7.35 to 7.45, and the foods that you are eating are not causing any wild deviations of your blood pH.

So what’s up with all the hype about the need to alkalize your body? And what’s to be made of the claim that being too acidic can cause osteoporosis, kidney stones, and a number of other undesirable health challenges?

As usual, the answers to such questions about human health can be found by understanding basic principles of human physiology. So let’s take a look at the fundamentals of pH and how your body regulates the acid-alkaline balance of its fluids on a moment-to-moment basis.

pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline a liquid is. With respect to your health, the liquids involved are your body fluids, which can be categorized into the following two main groups:

  1. Intracellular fluid, which is the fluid found in all of your cells. Intracellular fluid is often called cytosol, and makes up about two-thirds of the total amount of fluid in your body.
  2. Extracellular fluid, which is the fluid found outside of your cells. Extracellular fluids are further classified as one of two types:
    • Plasma, which is fluid that makes up your blood.
    • Interstitial fluid, which occupies all of the spaces that surround your tissues. Interstitial fluid includes the fluids found in your eyes, lymphatic system, joints, nervous system, and between the protective membranes that surround your cardiovascular, respiratory, and abdominal cavities.

Your blood (plasma) needs to maintain a pH of 7.35 to 7.45 for your cells to function properly. Why your cells require your blood to maintain a pH in this range to stay healthy is beyond the scope of this article, but the most important reason is that all of the proteins that work in your body have to maintain a specific geometric shape to function, and the three-dimensional shapes of the proteins in your body are affected by the tiniest changes in the pH of your body fluids.

The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A liquid that has a pH of 7 is considered to be neutral (pure water is generally considered to have a neutral pH). Fluids that have a pH below 7 – like lemon juice and coffee – are considered to be acidic. And fluids that have a pH above 7 – like human blood and milk of magnesia – are considered to be alkaline.

It’s important to note that on the pH scale, each number represents a tenfold difference from adjacent numbers; in other words, a liquid that has a pH of 6 is ten times more acidic than a liquid that has a pH of 7, and a liquid with a pH of 5 is one hundred times more acidic than pure water. Most carbonated soft drinks (pop) have a pH of about 3, making them about ten thousand times more acidic than pure water. Please remember this the next time you think about drinking a can of pop.

When you ingest foods and liquids, the end products of digestion and assimilation of nutrients often results in an acid or alkaline-forming effect – the end products are sometimes called acid ash or alkaline ash.

Also, as your cells produce energy on a continual basis, a number of different acids are formed and released into your body fluids. These acids – generated by your everyday metabolic activities – are unavoidable; as long as your body has to generate energy to survive, it will produce a continuous supply of acids.

So there are two main forces at work on a daily basis that can disrupt the pH of your body fluids – these forces are the acid or alkaline-forming effects of foods and liquids that you ingest, and the acids that you generate through regular metabolic activities. Fortunately, your body has three major mechanisms at work at all times to prevent these forces from shifting the pH of your blood outside of the 7.35 to 7.45 range.

These mechanisms are:

  1. Buffer Systems
    • Carbonic Acid-Bicarbonate Buffer System
    • Protein Buffer System
    • Phosphate Buffer System
  2. Exhalation of Carbon Dioxide
  3. Elimination of Hydrogen Ions via Kidneys

It’s not in the scope of this article to discuss the mechanisms listed above in detail. For this article, I only want to point out that these systems are in place to prevent dietary, metabolic, and other factors from pushing the pH of your blood outside of the 7.35 to 7.45 range.

When people encourage you to “alkalize your blood,” most of them mean that you should eat plenty of foods that have an alkaline-forming effect on your system. The reason for making this suggestion is that the vast majority of highly processed foods – like white flour products and white sugar – have an acid-forming effect on your system, and if you spend years eating a poor diet that is mainly acid-forming, you will overwork some of the buffering systems mentioned above to a point where you could create undesirable changes in your health.

I agree to the statement above. Even though our system is smart enough to maintain our blood pH at a consistent mild alkaline level, a dietary habit which is loaded with refined foods (modern diet) will overtax our system. That is why a balance of 80% alkaline forming food and 20% acid forming food dietary ratio is recommended for a healthier blood state (you are allowed one ‘cheat’ meal though per week if you follow through your diet plan).

The question here is : Are you committed to changing your dietary habits now or contented with the knowledge that our body can regulate our blood state every time and a diet change is not necessary until there is a health problem?

For example, your phosphate buffer system uses different phosphate ions in your body to neutralize strong acids and bases. About 85% of the phosphate ions that are used in your phosphate buffer system comes from calcium phosphate salts, which are structural components of your bones and teeth. If your body fluids are regularly exposed to large quantities of acid-forming foods and liquids, your body will draw upon its calcium phosphate reserves to supply your phosphate buffer system to neutralize the acid-forming effects of your diet. Over time, this may lead to structural weakness in your bones and teeth.

Drawing on your calcium phosphate reserves at a high rate can also increase the amount of calcium that is eliminated via your genito-urinary system, which is why a predominantly acid-forming diet can increase your risk of developing calcium-rich kidney stones.

This is just one example of how your buffering systems can be overtaxed to a point where you experience negative health consequences. Since your buffering systems have to work all the time anyway to neutralize the acids that are formed from everyday metabolic activities, it’s in your best interest to follow a diet that doesn’t create unnecessary work for your buffering systems.

Acid and Alkaline-Forming Effects of Common Foods

Generally speaking, most vegetables and fruits have an alkaline-forming effect on your body fluids.

Most grains, animal foods, and highly processed foods have an acid-forming effect on your body fluids.

Your health is best served by a good mix of nutrient-dense, alkaline and acid-forming foods; ideally, you want to eat more alkaline-forming foods than acid-forming foods to have the net acid and alkaline-forming effects of your diet match the slightly alkaline pH of your blood.

Remember the 80:20 rule. 80% alkaline forming foods : 20% acid forming foods.

I would recommend for those vegetable-challenged eaters out there, to get a good greens product to supplement your diet’s lack of alkaline forming food.

The following lists indicate which common foods have an alkaline-forming effect on your body fluids, and which ones result in acid ash formation when they are digested and assimilated into your system.

Foods that have a Moderate to Strong Alkaline-Forming Effect

Watermelon
Lemons
Cantaloupe
Celery
Limes
Mango
Honeydew
Papaya
Parsley
Seaweed
Sweet, seedless grapes
Watercress
Asparagus
Kiwi
Pears
Pineapple
Raisins
Vegetable juices
Apples
Apricots
Alfalfa sprouts
Avocados
Bananas
Garlic
Ginger
Peaches
Nectarines
Grapefruit
Oranges
Most herbs
Peas
Lettuce
Broccoli
Cauliflower

Foods that have a Moderate to Strong Acid-Forming Effect

Alcohol
Soft drinks (pop)
Tobacco
Coffee
White sugar
Refined Salt
Artificial sweeteners
Antibiotics (and most drugs)
White flour products (including pasta)
Seafood
White vinegar
Barley
Most boxed cereals
Cheese
Most beans
Flesh meats
Most types of bread

Please note that these lists of acid and alkaline-forming foods are not comprehensive, nor are they meant to be.

If you’re eating mainly grains, flour products, animal foods, and washing these foods down with coffee, soda, and milk, you will almost certainly improve your health by replacing some of your food and beverage choices with fresh vegetables and fruits.

The primary purpose of this article is to offer information that explains why I believe that you don’t need to take one or more nutritional supplements for the sole purpose of alkalizing your body. Your body is already designed to keep the pH of your body fluids in a tight, slightly alkaline range.

Then again, we should not fall into the misconception that supplement alone can maintain the body at an alkaline state. No product or machine can replace a good healthful diet and exercise.

Point to note: we should begin even before we fall ill or diagnosed with a certain condition! Most do it AFTER, and hope for a quick fix! Sorry buddy but it does not work that way! You reap what you sow.

The ideal scenario is to make fresh vegetables and fruits the centerpieces of your diet, and to eat small amounts of any other nutrient-dense foods that your appetite calls for and that experience shows your body can tolerate.

Besides food, our body’s bio-electricity is also another area which we can be mindful of.

You might also like to check out a physiotherapy device from Japan which can help enhance the blood purify properties of the body through increasing our cellular bio-electricity. Healthy cells maintain their bio-electricity at 70mv. A healthy constant level of bio-electricity can help maintain proper exchange transport of calcium and phosphate ions between cells and blood to help maintain blood pH.

If you have any questions or comments on this topic, please feel free to add them to the comments section below. Thank you.

Article borrowed from http://drbenkim.com/ph-body-blood-foods-acid-alkaline.htm

Metabolic Syndrome – Random facts from The Insulin-Resistance Diet book

To those of you who have been following my post on metabolic syndrome… here are few important facts i got from ‘The Insulin-resistance Diet – Cheryle R. Hart, MD & Mary Kay Grossman, RD’.

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These facts are important for us to understand metabolic syndrome better and why it affects most modern people.

1. The hormone insulin is the important regulator of your blood glucose levels.

2. If you have more glucose in your body than your cells need, insulin takes extra blood glucose and transports it into fat storage. Blood sugar then returns to normal. This step is important because having high levels of blood glucose is called diabetes and is very damaging to the body.

3. So, insulin’s main job is to regulate blood glucose, and insulin also signals fat storage. When insulin rises and spikes to regulate high blood sugar levels, then more fat is also being stored. This creates some pros and cons when it comes to insulin levels; not enough insulin to regulate high blood sugar levels would result in diabetes, but high insulin levels on a frequent basis will make you fat.

4. The more overwieght your are, the more resistgant to insulin you tend to become. this happens because extra adipose tissue (fat) causes a hormone reaction ( a rise in body cortisol ) that closes the cells’ doors to incoming glucose. The “shunned” glucose has no alternative but to go on to become fat. The good news is that as you lose body fat, the insulin resistance improves, too.

5. If you have insulin resistance, you tend to store most carbohydrates as fat rather than use them as energy. This is probably what has been happening if you’ve been eating low-fat, low-calorie, yet high-carbohydrate foods and are still struggling with your weight.

6. Too much insulin causes sodium retention, which leads to higher blood pressure.

7. Insulin resistance causes changes in blood lipids (dyslipidemia).

8. Insulin resistance can be considered prediabetes. In fact, studies reveal that diabetes is in the making seven years before it can be clinically diagnosed by high sugar levels.

9.The biological, genetic makeup of modern people very closely resembles that of our primitive Ice Age ancestors. Before modern age, the genetic tendency for insulin resistance was actually a benefit for survival. (back then, humans derived their complex carbohydrates from natural foods, modern humans derived their simple carbohydrates from refined foods.)

10. Certain medications can increase the amount of insulin your pancreas secretes. Some of the most common are the thiazide diuretics, like hydrochlorothiazide, and beta-blockers, such as propranolol. These medications are usually prescribed for high blood pressure control.

11. Caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and nicotine can all cause an increase in insulin.

12. High levels of stress can worsen insulin resistance because stress activates our “fight or flight” survival mechanism. This stimulates the production of the stress hormone epinephrine. Epinephrine causes the liver and muscles to change glucose from its reserved state, glycogen, to its active sugar form for energy. This causes the glucose levels to rise. Insulin rises to control high glucose levels. Increased insulin levels then signal fat storing. This explains why some really stressed people cannot lose unwanted weight despite “doing everything right.”

13. The two keys elements for the control of insulin resistance are nutrition and physical activity.

14. Newer prescription medications for diabetes work either by limiting the liver’s release of stored glucose or by letting more glucose into the cells for energy use. ( i prefer using Alpha PSP to encourage more glucose into the cells for energy conversion)

For more information on metabolic syndrome and diagnosing whether you have metabolic syndrome, click here.

For tips on how to combat metabolic syndrome, click here or read the book, ‘The Insulin-resistance Diet – Cheryle R. Hart, MD & Mary Kay Grossman, RD’.

BEAT THE HELL OUT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME

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Metabolic Syndrome also known as Syndrome X. But contracting Syndrome X does not make you a        member of the X-Men. It makes you more susceptible to heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and host of other circulatory and metabolic conditions. To know more about metabolic syndrome, click here. Below are some tips that you can do right away and take charge of your health.

1) Exercise and losing  weight

Losing weight must be the primary aim for anyone with metabolic syndrome and exercising is the way to go. As metabolic syndrome is an effect of long term storage of unused energy as fat and insulin inefficiency, the trick here is to take charge of your food calorie intake and rev up your energy expenditure.

So the type of exercise I recommend is weight exercise. If you do not have weights or do not have the time to go to the gym, body weight exercise is a good alternative. Weight exercise gives you a raise in body metabolism for hours even after you are done with it. The good thing is the exercise takes you only 20-30 minutes, four days a week.

Basic weight exercise movements should help you in achieving your desired weight level. Try different variations of squats ( the best for revving up energy expenditure) and push ups. Also invest in a chin up bar and elastic band so that you can do your exercise at home. ( my advice is to invest in a personal trainer at your nearby gym or fitness center to learn the basics of weight exercise so that you do not hurt yourself while doing it with a wrong posture and as an encouragement for you to stay on track with your exercise regimen)

2) Reduce the Whites Get rid of the whites fast!

They are the next worst thing to the white powder drug addicts are addicted to.

White salt, White sugar, white rice, and white flour!

Bleached, refined and devoid of any natural nutrients (beware of the “fortified with Vitamin B stuff”… it does not work the way natural vitamins do). It is just an utter waste of money by just consuming them.

3) Try eating THIS way (challenge for Asians)

Go fruits first, then veggies, meat next, then rice. You will find that you will be consuming less simple carbohydrates in no time. Too much simple carbohydrates in your daily diet spikes your sugar level at an consistent rate then converts it to fat if not used, contributing to metabolic syndrome.

Consuming too much simple carbohydrates increases your body’s production of insulin. If the body develops insulin resistance as a result, consistently high sugar levels kicks in and eventually develops into diabetes mellitus.

4) Take care of your gut

The digestive system consumes most of the available energy we have if we are consuming the standard modern diet which is low on enzymes and fiber.

Charge up your digestive abilities by consuming more raw natural foods rich in enzymes or alternatively take enzymes supplements. Probiotics also promotes a healthier gut.

I also would like to point out the importance of repairing the villi of our small intestines. Most allergies can be traced to damaged villies, where larger particles of undigested proteins accidentally enters our bloodstream and results in allergies.

I recommend polysaccharidepolypeptide (Alpha-PSP) to promote the repair of the small intestines. Alpha PSP also provides the source of cell ATP energy production, encourage intestinal flora balance, promotes proper production of insulin and antioxidants in the body and within the cell for DNA protection.

5) Detoxification

Despite our best efforts to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible, we cannot avoid the massive amount of environmental toxins surrounding us. It’s everywhere. Studies suggest that your home’s interior is even more toxic than the outdoors! Even the clothes you wear are toxic. The shampoo you use contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals (unless you re using organic products). So what can we do about it?

Detox!

Any kind of detox, as long as, it is safe and does not use drugs and chemicals to excite the body to remove the toxins. E.g laxative for constipation. There are so many options available, colon hydrotherapy, chelation, toxin removal foot plasters, detox spa bath, scrubs, and fiber supplements made from natural ingredients.

I recommend a FIR spa system to remove the fat soluble toxins from our body. Fat soluble toxins are generally toxic chemicals that we have contact with or consumed unknowingly(pesticides). If we were to discharge these toxins through our feces and urine it will damage our kidneys and liver in the long run. The safest route to eliminate these toxins are through our sweat glands from the lymphatic system.

The plus point is we can do this everyday, safely and it promotes cardiovascular conditioning and weight management too!

p.s. Look forward to your comments! 😉

WHAT YOU DO THAT PREVENT YOUR SUPPLEMENTS FROM WORKING FOR YOU.

WE ARE FED UP WITH  SUPPLEMENTS THAT DON’T WORK!

Or are we preventing it from working?

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52% of Malaysians taking vitamins and supplements making it the 7th highest in the world and highest in the Asia pacific region.

In contrast, high blood pressure among Malaysian stands at 480,000 and is projected to increase to 960,000 in a ten year period.

Diabetes is on a all time high standing at 1.2 million Malaysians diagnosed with the condition.

What gives?

Aren’t taking supplements supposed to keep me away from all these illness?

Are the supplements just bogus pills and powder that don’t work?

My take is your lifestyle, attitude and commitment towards your health that matters most.

Consider this

How many times have you hop from one supplement to another without actually finishing the last one? (check your refrigerator, you might find a good number of half full supplements in it.)

How long did you stick to your last supplement? One month? Four months? A year?

Do you know what you are consuming? What the supplements does? Is it synthetic or all natural?

Did you buy the supplement over the counter or through a friend or agent? If so, where you educated on the function of the supplement and most importantly why and how it helps you?

Are you committed to consuming it on a daily basis as part of your daily diet? What is your daily diet like? ( I have customers going on oily, high simple carbs, salty and sweet foods and hope that the supplement they bought could simply zap away all those nasty stuff)

Do you believe that by taking supplements you can skip exercising and still be healthy? If not, are you exercising right? (I have people challenging me that if my supplements were that good then why the need to exercise? How naive)

Are you taking the supplement as a food supplement or do you take it as a medication? (most people change supplements because they take it as a quick fix)

Do you believe in prevention? Or do you believe that conventional medicine’s aims to get you back to good health?

If you are consuming supplements and do not want to be part of the statistic then consider this

Study the supplement you are going to buy. Or the one selling you the supplement should be knowledgeable and caring enough to educate you on what you need to know.

Is the supplement supported with research and studies? Is the studies carried out using the supplement brand or type or is it a borrowed claim? If there are no studies, how have people by using it benefited from the product (anecdotal evidence).

Is the supplement you are consuming important for your body type? By important, I mean that every individuals has some different pressing problems within their bodies. For example is your digestive risk is high and you take a supplement that is meant for general health maintenance it is not going to benefit you.

Do not treat supplements as medication. They work differently. Medication has concentrated amounts of certain chemicals that is mixed to function in a specific way. Supplements on the other hand works synergistically with other nutrients to nourish, repair, and supports bodily functions.

Lead a healthy lifestyle. Exercise! Watch your diet! Get enough rest and sleep. Most supplements we take works on the nutritional side only. Supplements is NOT a cure-all and never will be.

Choose natural supplements over synthetic ones. Whole food based over extracted ones. Know that no single vitamin and mineral can work by itself. It needs other nutrient (also known as co-factors) to work efficiently.

Till next … Stay cheerful … be healthy

If you have questions that you do not want to get posted on my comments column you can email me at edward@ues.com.my

p.s. Beware of these claims (I find them very misleading and irresponsible):

Take this supplement X and you will never need other supplements ever again. (misleading)

Take this supplement X and continue enjoying the foods you like and never have to watch what you eat. (irresponsible)

Take this supplement X and your problems will be CURED. (misleading and irresponsible)

Most who make these claims are people who do not know much about nutrition or the supplement they are selling and just want to make the sale or get you to join their membership program.

Ask more and find out more. If these agents get into a rut and start side stepping your questions and make no effort to search for answers to your queries, find another that is willing to do so. ( that’s because these agents won’t be in business for long, their purpose is to make money not make you healthy)

METABOLIC SYNDROME: YOUR DOCTORS’ GOLDMINE

WHY knowing WHAT metabolic syndrome is could

SAVE your life and dollars.

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

A group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. It includes abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels, and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. The metabolic syndrome is sometimes called the insulin resistance syndrome.
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Signs and symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

To establish whether you are suffering from metabolic syndrome use the below, Education Program Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III), as a guideline. The presence of 3 out of 5 of the following measurements is necessary to identify the syndrome:

1. Waist measurement Men: Greater than 102 cms Women: Greater than 88 cms

2. Blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/85

3. Triglyceride levels greater than or equal to 1.7 mmol/l

4. Glucose level: greater than or equal to 6 mmol/l

5. HDL cholesterol

Men: less than or equal to 1.0 mmol
Women: less than or equal to 1.3 mmol/l

Consequences of metabolic syndrome

  1. Life long medication that serve to suppress the symptom rather than the cause of disease. In the end of it all, it gives you various side effects in forms of other complications as a bonus or parting gift.
  2. Bypass or angioplasty if you are lucky enough to be alive from an initial heart attack. The operation costs a bomb so make sure to have enough insurance coverage. (go to your local hospital to check out the price)
  3. Walking aid or a wheelchair (for added comfort?) if you are unlucky enough to get plaques in your brain vessels and got a stroke.
  4. Please be patient while waiting for dialysis and amputation if you are a diabetic and does nothing about it other than religiously taking your medication.
  5. You can never fit into those slick designer wear and look good.
  6. Who jabs himself everyday but is not a drug addict? An insulin-dependant diabetic!
  7. and the list goes on and on……

Question is : Do you want to live your life like that?


YES? Congratulations! You are an official elite member of the IGNORAMUS CLUB where 80% of the population of the world are also members. Pay up and get a lifetime supply of drugs. We guarantee that the drugs might not work and we may increase the dosage where it deems fit.

NO? Take charge of your life RIGHT NOW!

NEXT POST : How to beat the hell of out of Metabolic Syndrome! (only for those ready to do something about their health. Skeptics, don’t bother)

p.s. What more do you want to know about metabolic syndrome? Do you have any experience you want to share? Leave your comment….

Mama says : Eat your Yolks!

How many eggs should I consume a day?

Should I consume the yolk, too? Isn’t all the cholesterol there?

Egg yolk? No, thanks. Gimme the white part, there’s where all the protein is.

These are the questions I get when I start talking about the EGG topic.

First and foremost, let’s make one thing clear. The yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg. Why? Consider the definition of The Yolk below.

Definition of The Yolk

Definition: Cytoplasm stored in an egg that contains nutritional reserves for the developing embryo. It is rich in polysaccharides, lipids, and proteins.

Bear in mind an egg without the yolk does not hatch chicks. J

Not convinced? Study the link below.

www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html

Below is an excerpt of the above link for your reference. Note the nutritional content difference of the white and the yolk.

Egg Nutrition: Yolk vs. White

Egg yolks are indeed full of cholesterol. Like most cholesterol-rich foods, they are jam-packed full of important nutrients, especially the fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids.

In fact, the slew of nutrients in an egg yolk is so comprehensive that a few a day would offer better insurance than a multi-vitamin. Most importantly, the yolk contains most of the nutrients in an egg.

Egg whites, on the other hand, contain far fewer nutrients. The only thing that could justify their consumption is their attachment to their companion yolk.

Don’t believe it? Below is a table that compares the nutritional value of egg whites and yolks, with data provided by the USDA. I’ve included additional analysis in the last two columns that provides the percentage of the total nutrition found in the yolk and the percentage of total nutrition found in the white.

Table 1: Egg Yolks Versus Egg Whites

Nutrient

White

Yolk

% Total in White

% Total in Yolk

Protein

3.6 g

2.7g

57%

43%

Fat

0.05g

4.5g

1%

99%

Calcium

2.3 mg

21.9 mg

9.5%

90.5%

Magnesium

3.6 mg

0.85 mg

80.8%

19.2%

Iron

0.03 mg

0.4 mg

6.2%

93.8%

Phosphorus

5 mg

66.3 mg

7%

93%

Potassium

53.8 mg

18.5 mg

74.4%

25.6%

Sodium

54.8 mg

8.2 mg

87%

13%

Zinc

0.01 mg

0.4 mg

0.2%

99.8%

Copper

0.008 mg

0.013 mg

38%

62%

Manganese

0.004 mg

0.009 mg

30.8%

69.2%

Selenium

6.6 mcg

9.5 mcg

41%

59%

Thiamin

0.01 mg

0.03 mg

3.2%

96.8%

Riboflavin

0.145 mg

0.09 mg

61.7%

48.3%

Niacin

0.035 mg

0.004 mg

89.7%

9.3%

Pantothenic acid.

0.63 mg

0.51 mg

11%

89%

B6

0.002 mg

0.059 mg

3.3%

96.7%

Folate

1.3 mcg

24.8 mcg

5%

95%

B12

0.03 mcg

0.331 mcg

8.3%

91.7%

Vitamin A

0 IU

245 IU

0%

100%

Vitamin E

0 mg

0.684 mg

0%

100%

Vitamin D

0 IU

18.3 IU

0%

100%

Vitamin K

0 IU

0.119 IU

0%

100%

DHA and AA

0

94 mg

0%

100%

Carotenoids

0 mcg

21 mcg

0%

100%

Is that enough to convince you to eat the egg whole? I bet, it does.

Now the next part? How many a day?

Well, it depends actually. My rule of thumb is, 2 a day max if you are leading an active lifestyle.

If you are into weight training and building muscle you will need more like 4 – 6 a day. Bodybuilders consume varyingly according to their training phase.

But if you are leading a sedentary lifestyle, 2 a week will do you some good and I do not recommend more than that. It is not because of the egg’s cholesterol that is killing you. By not exercising, your body’s metabolism is slow and foods you consumed, which is not converted into energy will accumulate as fat in your body… a sure fire way to getting high cholesterol… and the egg will just add up to that.

So if you are considering eggs as part of your diet, I would use lifestyle as a gauge to how many eggs you should consume a day.

Then again, you should have your annual blood test to determine your blood cholesterol and sugar levels, as an indication of whether you are suffering from metabolic disorders. Metabolic disorders affects how your body uses sugar, insulin and cholesterol production. This being the case, some might lead an active lifestyle but should not consume so much foods high in cholesterol as the body lack the ability to process it.

This is my take? Tell me if you think otherwise…..