Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Meat Intake And Mortality

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Does eating red meat increase your risk of dying early? That’s the question a large health study investigated. The study, which was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, followed half a million people for 10 years to find out what impact eating red meat had on a person’s lifespan. During the study 71,252 persons died.

Researchers compared how much meat individuals ate and mortality levels from all causes, from cardiovascular disease, and from cancer. All types of beef and pork (including bacon, hamburgers, sausage, steak, hotdogs, and red meat in foods such as pizza, chili, lasagna, and stew) were studied.

Here is what they found. In short, the more meat people ate, the higher their risk of an early death. When they compared men who ate the most (top 20%) red meat with those men who ate the least (bottom 20%), researchers found that high meat consumers had a 31% increased risk of dying early from any cause, even after controlling for age, exercise level, body weight, smoking, education level, alcohol intake, and fruit and vegetables intake. Women who ate the most meat had a 36% increased risk of early death from any cause.

The trend was statistically significant as well. At each level of increased intake of red meat in the diet, there was a measurable increase in mortality (see chart below).

When researchers looked just at processed meats, they found a similar increased risk of early death for those who ate the most compared to those eating the least. People who ate more fish and poultry, however, showed a slight decreased risk compared to those eating red meat. When looking just at cancer mortality, men who ate the most meat had a 22% increased risk of getting cancer and women a 20% increased risk of getting cancer. One good way to reduce your cancer risk is eat less red meat and more legumes, nuts, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

The research authors estimated that, in men, 1 out of every 10 deaths (an 11% decrease) could have been prevented if men would have eaten less red meat. In women, researchers estimated that 1 out of every 5 deaths (a 21% decrease) could have been prevented if the red meat intake was reduced to low levels (bottom 20% in this study).

These are remarkable health advantages by making a simple dietary change – eat less red meat. Poultry and fish resulted in lower mortality levels as did vegetarian diets. Other dietary changes that have also been shown to lower risk of mortality include eating more:

o Fruits and vegetables
o Nuts and nut butters
o Legumes (peas, beans, lentils, soy, tofu)
o Whole-grain breads, cereals, and pasta

The research is quit clear. If you want to reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death, reduce or eliminate red and processed meats from your diet and choose primarily unrefined, plant-based foods.

Sinha R, Cross AJ, et al. Meat Intake and Mortality. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009; 169(6):562-571.
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You Are

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You are strong...
When you take your grief
And teach it to smile.

You are brave...
When you overcome your fear and
Help others to do the same.

You are happy...
When you see a flower and
Are thankful for the blessing.

You are loving...
When your own pain does not
Blind you to the pain of others.

You are wise...
When you know the
Limits of your wisdom.

You are true...
When you admit there
Are times you fool yourself.

You are alive...
When tomorrow's hope
Means more to you than yesterday's mistake.

You are growing...
When you know what you are
But not what you will become.

You are free...
When you are in control of yourse
Lf and do not wish to control others.

You are honorable...
When you find your honor
Is to honor others.

You are generous...
When you can take as
Sweetly as you can give.

You are humble...
When you do not know
How humble you are.

You are thoughtful...
When you see me just as
I am and treat me just as you are.

You are merciful...
When you forgive in others
The faults you condemn in yourself.

You are beautiful...
When you don't need
A mirror to tell you.

You are rich...
When you never need
More than what you have.

You are you...
When you are at peace
With who you are not.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Living In Jakarta Is Like Heaven

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The total land area of Indonesia is around 1,919,440 sq km from Sabang to Merauke, with Jakarta is a capital city. Population of Indonesia is around 234,893,453. Javanese comprise 45% of the population; Sudanese, 14%; Madurese, 7.5%; others, 26%.
Jakarta as a capital city of Indonesia had population around 9.3 million inhabitants.
Religion around the Indonesia, 88% Muslims, 8% Christians, and 2% Hindus and Buddhists.

Indonesia has a republic government with official language is Indonesian. Indonesia has a tropical climate. Summers are hot and dry with heavy rains during the monsoons.
Units of measure and electricity: Indonesia follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 220V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: Indonesian has three time zones: GMT + 7, GMT + 8 and GMT + 9

Travel documents required: Nationals of specified countries do not require a visa for a stated number of days.
The Indonesian economy was the hardest hit by the Asian Financial Crisis, and recovery has been slow. Indonesia’s major industries include petroleum and natural gas, textiles, timber, mining, coffee, rubber, tin, copper, rice and palm oil.

Living in Jakarta is 80% Heaven and 20% Hell. For expatriate who working in Jakarta leaving in Jakarta 100% like leaving in Heaven. Why?
Don't ask why now. But after sometimes, you probably will say "that's true leaving in Jakarta is like leaving in Heaven for us as an expatriate"
Working in Jakarta you can have maid, driver, baby sitter, cook, guard, gardener, etc. At home or back to your country you never have such of thing you have while you working in Jakarta.
Before you start to say how lovely leaving in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the first time you probably need to know there is stage different experience for the a few months after you arrived in Jakarta

There are four different stages of variable length experienced by everybody living in Jakarta for twelve months or more.

(a) The Excitement Stage
(b) The Let-Down Stage
(c) The Consolidation Stage
(d) The Departure Stage

Each stage has its own problems and benefits. An understanding of these stages will help you to anticipate problems, to understand why these problems arise and to cope better with any difficulties that do occur.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fight With Culture Shock, How To Do It

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Immigrate or moving from other country to another country have the ability to positively confront the obstacles of a new environment. Majority of individuals and families that some ways to combat stress produced by culture shock.
Here might be can help you to solve a problem or fight with a culture schock in a new environment:

- You and your family relationships member(specially between husband and wife, parents & kids)need to pay attention and support each other, specially at work. If you pay attention and support each other as a family member in a new environment, make you easy to solve a problem specially in difficult times.

- Learn to allow family member to feel sad about the things that have left behind: like family, friends, toys, daily activity, etc.

- Focus the power getting through the transition. By learn to accept the new country with support each other (family member) to recognize the sorrow of leaving old country to a new country.

- If you could find ways to live with the things that don't satisfy you 100%, by establish simple goals and evaluate progress.

- If you could follow your ambitions and continue your plans for the future that's one option to maintain confidence in yourself.

- If you could develop your hobby in the new area as soon as posible after you settle with house, car, children's school, work,etc. Do it now!

- Always remember the good things you already have done before. Specially your daily attitute!

- Never forget, there are always resources that you can do. As long as you want!

- The important key is "be patient". Why? Because the act of migrating is a process of adaptation to new situation, that you never know before. The process will take some time.

- Be easy on yourself! Try to learn to be constructive. If you encounter an unfavorable environment, don't put yourself in that position again.

- If can't do it, don't try too hard! Why? Don't push yourself to hard. If you try to hard you will get frustration.

- Try to maintain contact with your ethnic groups. This will give you a feeling of belonging and you will reduce your feelings of loneliness and alienation

- Maintain contact with the new culture. Learn the language. Volunteer in community activities that allow you to practice the language that you are learning. This will help you feel less stress about language and useful at the same time.

- Take the exercise! Like:swim, tennis, golf, horse riding or an aerobics class, etc. A regular form of physical activity in your routine. This will help combat the sadness and loneliness in a constructive manner. You can meet people and make a new friends!

- To passing periods of stress you can do relaxation and meditation. Relaxation and meditation are proven to be very positive.

- Look for help, if you feel stressed! Always someone or some service available to help you. Check it out with your home doctor information, local service community or get the information services.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Stop Smoking Today

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If you can perhaps to stop smoking now.
Why you not try?

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Can You Imagine What is The Cigarette?

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Stop the cigarette now. Don't make your lung became worse and wores
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Do I Get This From The Cigarette?

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Lot's of people came and asking the question,
"Do I Sick Get From The Cigarette?
Get the video now
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Flowers of the Day

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