2017年3月30日 星期四

轉貼文章 ~ 梁憲孫 : 糖尿病併發症

本港每10個人便有一人患上了糖尿病,情況嚴重。控制血糖在正常水平非常重要,有助預防併發症或減輕其嚴重性。

糖尿病加速「血管硬化」(atherosclerosis),增加患冠心病機率,心肌缺氧引致「心絞痛」(angina pectoris),嚴重可引發「心肌梗死」(myocardial infarction),導致心臟細胞壞死。若患者同時有高血壓或高血脂,俗稱三高,風險更高。吸煙更屬超高危因素,切忌。腦血管硬化又增加糖尿病患者中風的風險,血管阻塞令腦細胞缺氧壞死,視乎受影響腦部血管位置,中風可引發多種不同神經功能缺陷。

糖尿病可影響視力,除白內障外,還導致視網膜病變,包括「視網膜出血」(retinal haemorrhage)及「視網膜血管增生」(retinal neovascularization)等現象。

糖尿病破壞腎臟血管,引致病變(diabetic nephropathy),蛋白尿乃早期病徵。糖尿病導致「慢性腎衰竭」(chronic renal failure),病者或因而需要長期進行「腎透析」(renal dialysis),又或要接受腎臟移植手術。

其他糖尿病併發症還包括「神經線病變」(neuropathy),可導致手腳麻木等病徵。糖尿病患者又易有感染,包括「肺結核感染」(tuberculosis)。因血液循環不良,兼且手腳麻木,糖尿病病人腳部易有「潰瘍」(leg ulcers)、容易受細菌感染,嚴重可能出現「缺氧壞死」(gangrene)現象,最後或需要進行截肢手術。

早期糖尿病併發症或沒有明顯病徵,嚴格控制血糖水平,有助預防或減輕影響;必須定時服糖尿藥或注射胰島素,控制飲食,緊密監察血糖水平,亦要小心雙腳衞生。若同時有高血壓及高血脂,應服藥控制,並切忌吸煙。

梁憲孫
養和醫院副院長

2017年3月29日 星期三

轉貼文章 ~ 三步驟超省時綠豆湯

綠豆湯是許多人喜愛的甜湯之一,擁有清熱解毒、止渴消暑等功效。想要經常喝到綠豆湯,比起在外面買動輒40塊一碗,不如自己在家動手做,美味又衛生。

然而,想要煮出一碗綿密卻又不軟爛的綠豆湯,不少人都有自己的獨門「撇步」,常聽到的是在煮之前,將綠豆浸泡在水中幾個鐘頭,再放進電鍋煮至軟爛,但除了綠豆泡水,還有沒有更方便、更快速的辦法呢?

根據【微信—零點養生】指出,只需要「3撇步」就能快速煮出綠豆湯!

步驟一:將綠豆洗淨
綠豆洗淨之後,將水倒出。

步驟二:放進冷凍庫
你或許會有疑問,綠豆放進冷凍庫不是更硬了嗎?但根據【微信—零點養生】指出,只要將綠豆放入冷凍庫至「完全結冰」,等想煮綠豆湯的時候就可以直接拿出來煮了!

步驟三:等水滾了將豆子下到鍋裡


▲據零點養生公眾號報導,將綠豆先冰再煮更快軟(圖片來源:Tiny Urban Kitchen

2分鐘到了!鍋中的綠豆已經開花了,是不是很神奇呢?趕快學起來吧!

▲據零點養生公眾號報導,將綠豆先冰再煮更快軟(圖片來源:Healthy and Fit - 

美味綠豆湯,上桌!!!


文章來源:微信—零點養生
http://healthylives.tw/article/4840

轉貼文章 ~ 咖啡竟會引發糖尿病?!作者 / 史考特醫師

史考特最近在一位朋友的臉書上看到這則分享:「油膩大餐+咖啡,血糖控制最糟的組合」。文中提到:「在享用一頓油膩膩的大餐後,很多人可能會喝一杯咖啡解膩。但加拿大一項研究發現,這樣反而會讓血糖加倍升高,甚至是從正常值升高到有糖尿病風險的地步。」
問題來了,媒體最近才在大肆報導新版美國飲食指引的修正,除了膽固醇的限制完全解禁之外,飲食指引還明確指出:每日3至5杯咖啡有助減低患上第2型糖尿病和心血管病的機率。小編啊,你這是在跟大夥兒們開玩笑嗎?
史考特曾在【迷思】喝咖啡到底健不健康?裡提到這種狀況:新聞一下說吃OO好,一下又說吃OO不好,互相矛盾的營養學觀念在媒體上流竄,結果就是真相越辯越不明,大眾根本無所適從。
為了解開這個謎團,史考特要來替大家導讀幾篇科學文獻。到底咖啡會增加,還是降低糖尿病風險呢?
油膩大餐配咖啡
首先讓我們來看看那篇油膩大餐配咖啡的研究是怎麼做的:2011年加拿大學者Beaudoin等人招募了10位健康的年輕男性,首先請他們喝下一杯特調,當作油膩大餐的替代品。這杯「特調」的組成物有棕櫚油、大豆油,用微波爐加熱後與溫水、乳化劑、還有人工甘味劑阿斯巴甜,聽起來根本美味極了,不知道Beaudoin付了這些受試者多少錢。
在捏著鼻子吞下油脂特調後的第五小時,他們喝下普通咖啡、低咖啡因咖啡、以及水(對照組),並接受口服葡萄糖耐受試驗。結果發現,喝咖啡的人血糖升得較高,胰島素分泌量也比較多。這反映出他們的胰島素敏感度變差了(註1)。如果您是一分鐘健身教室的忠實讀者,應該知道胰島素敏感度變差不是一件值得高興的事
(不知道也沒關係,連結點進去就知道了。)
這並不是單一個案:2002年Keijzers使用最精準的測量工具Hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp也發現,靜脈注射咖啡因可以降低胰島素敏感度達15%之多。看來糖尿病的兇手已經找到,就跟你說咖啡不能多喝吧!快放開右手那杯星X克,還有左手那隻肯X雞!
註1:本研究的10位受試者分別在五個不同時間裡重複進行這個實驗,如此每個受試者都可以作為自己的對照組,證據能力更強。)
登愣~矛盾出場
但如果我們把視野從實驗室拉遠到國家級的大規模人口調查,會發現事情長得很不一樣。
Dam與Feskens在2002年的Lancet期刊上發表一篇納入17,111位荷蘭人的世代研究。他們用問卷方式調查人們的生活習慣,當然,這包括了一天喝幾杯咖啡在內。
他們發現每天喝大於七杯咖啡的人們,產生糖尿病的風險是少於兩杯者的一半左右。Dam還進一步指出,咖啡喝得多的人往往更肥胖、更多抽煙者、教育水準更低、生活形態更不健康。有趣的是,將這些因子納入統計模型後,喝咖啡預防糖尿病的效果反而更加顯著(註2)
這絕對不是單一個案,綜合九篇觀察性研究,共19萬人的統整分析也認為:一天七杯以上能降低糖尿病風險達35%。
這麼一來豈不是要打架了?短期研究說咖啡不好,觀察性研究又說咖啡很好,我們到底該聽誰的?
註2:統計模型可以用數學計算去除掉體重、吸煙等對糖尿病風險的影響,當然這不是一個完美的方法,但經過校正後咖啡與糖尿病的「負向」關連反而更顯著,讓我們可以更肯定咖啡保護作用的存在。)
16週的即溶咖啡挑戰
2012年來自日本的Ohnaka等人發表了一篇長期臨床試驗的結果,史考特認為能解開關於咖啡的爭議。
Ohnaka招募了49位中年男性並分為三組:
• 一天五杯即溶咖啡。
• 一天五杯低咖啡因的即溶咖啡。
• 不喝咖啡。
實驗進行到8週與16週時,受試者分別進行兩次口服葡萄糖加胰島素測試,剛好就類似史考特自己做過的那一種
結果出爐,喝咖啡的男性口服葡萄糖試驗成績明顯較研究開始時改善,低咖啡因與不喝咖啡組則沒有發生變化。這意味著在16週中,咖啡組的胰島素敏感度提升了。
雖然油膩大餐的研究告訴我們,喝下咖啡的數小時內胰島素敏感度會變差,但長期看來這個效果消失無蹤。
更值得一提的,咖啡組在16週時間內體重下降1.1公斤,腰圍縮小1.5公分(註3)。低咖啡因組體重反倒微幅上升。
註3:咖啡改善胰島素敏感度的效果可能來自腰圍與體重的改變,但至少我們可以肯定,連續四個月每天喝五杯咖啡是不會害你糖尿病上身的。)
把全部兜在一起
以分鐘、小時為單位來觀察身體的變化,可能會跟以週、月、年來看得到很不一樣的結論。就像史考特之前談過的,低強度運動雖然在訓練中燃燒更多脂肪,長期看來與高強度運動的減脂效果其實差不多。
咖啡的爭議也是源自同樣情況:短期與長期的效果完全不同。
咖啡因進入人體會作用在Adenosine接收體上,Adenosine這個化學物質在腦部控管我們的睡眠,咖啡因就是藉由這層關係來阻斷我們想睡的慾望,進而提振精神。Adenosine接收體同時也參與體內的醣類代謝,阻斷它等於阻斷了醣類的代謝路徑。再加上咖啡因刺激腎上腺素的作用,也難怪喝下咖啡因的數小時之內,胰島素敏感度會下降。
但這是否會造成長期的傷害?根據現有的文獻來看,不會的。
跳脫「小時」的框架,從上述的16週研究,或甚至更長期的世代調查,我們看到了喝咖啡不但無害,還甚至能降低糖尿病風險。學者猜測,這是因為咖啡富含多種天然抗氧化物,能降低體內的氧化壓力進而提升胰島素敏感度。而咖啡中的綠原酸(Chlorogenic acids)成分,也在臨床試驗中被證實能降低胰島素與血糖。
把眼光放遠來看,咖啡其實是好物!
結語
科學文獻中結論的那個段落常常會寫:「關於這個疑點,我們還需要做更多的研究來證實...」。這句講了等於沒講的陳腔濫調,其實反映出一個科學人必知的重要觀念:一篇文獻、一則研究,都只是一小片拼圖,不足以呈現事實的全部。以管窺天,或者說以一篇文獻來推斷,得到的結論往往會失準。由目前的證據看來,長期的咖啡飲用對糖尿病是有保護作用的,其詳細機制雖尚不明確,目前推測是與抗氧化物的作用有關。
另外提醒各位,瑞典研究指出黑咖啡加鮮奶或鮮奶油是可以的,但加入太多糖可就會抵銷掉咖啡的保護作用囉!
專欄介紹:
史考特醫師,本名王思恆。從醫學院時代就深深著迷於健身運動,有感於坊間健身、減重觀念充斥太多的迷思,著手撰寫網誌「一分鐘健身教室」。將生硬的科學文獻化為簡單明瞭的內容,讓讀者輕鬆獲得健康、減重、運動新知。 
https://health.gvm.com.tw/webonly_content_8052.html

專業醫師破解不為人知的「咖啡真相」
喜愛咖啡的您知道咖啡對身體會帶來什麼影響嗎?根據《DavidWolfe》網站的報導,多數人知道咖啡會影響大腦並帶來提神的效果。但事實上,咖啡影響的可不只有大腦而已。

十分鐘
喝下一口咖啡的10分鐘後,咖啡因會開始進入血液。這會使心率、血壓和能量達到尖峰。有趣的是,西班牙巴塞隆納大學的研究人員發現,這種效應對男性最為明顯。

二十分鐘
20分鐘後,咖啡因會開始影響腺苷水平。腺苷是一種神經遞質,負責告知身體何時該進入睡眠。咖啡因的結構和腺苷非常相似,它會與大腦的腺苷受體結合並將其抑制。這會刺激大腦的興奮劑:多巴胺和谷氨酸,引起愉快的感覺。

三十分鐘
飲用咖啡的30分鐘後,咖啡因會刺激身體會開始產生更多腎上腺素,而腎上腺素會進一步的增加身體能量的產生。它也會使氣管擴張並增加流向肌肉的血液。

四十分鐘
過了40分鐘後,會感到心情變好。這是因為咖啡因會開始增加大腦對血清素的敏感度(血清素是負責心情調節的神經遞質)。這種情況與非常類似於現代抗憂鬱藥物的作用方式。

六十分鐘
根據再生醫學Owen Bain博士指出,飲用咖啡一小時後,會讓人感覺到焦慮感降低、滿足感增加。這是因為咖啡因正進一步的提升大腦的多巴胺水平。

三小時
當到了這一個時間點,咖啡因對身體能量的影響開始減弱並讓人開始感到疲累。Bain博士表示:「這是因為事實上咖啡因並不會提升精力,它只是短暫的壓制了疲勞感罷了。」

六小時
到了這個時間點,咖啡對大腦基本上已經沒有太大的影響了。但對於身體來說,咖啡因會開始作為利尿劑,刺激腎臟形成尿液並幫助身體排出體內毒素。注意應適當的補充水分以防脫水。


適量

咖啡因的負面影響是它會從人體系統中代謝掉營養素,這就是為什麼很多人會試著降低咖啡的攝取量或是改為飲用低咖啡因含量的飲品。一杯咖啡並不會使太多的營養素流失,但是若每天喝數杯咖啡,可能會對健康非常不利。

飲用咖啡的益處

當然,咖啡並不全然都是壞處。咖啡能提供比任何水果或蔬菜更多的抗氧化劑,能幫助預防和減輕某些疾病症狀,如:
  • 皮膚癌
  • 結腸直腸癌
  • 心臟疾病
  • 多發性硬化症
  • 帕金森氏症
  • 2型糖尿病

對飲酒的人來說,喝咖啡可以改善肝臟健康。它也已知能夠促進大腦健康、降低壓力以及調節情緒。因此,只要適量,飲用咖啡其實對健康是頗有幫助的。
咖啡對我們有哪些好處或壞處呢?
人們經常熱烈談論咖啡,有的人非常喜愛,有些人卻對咖啡保留懷疑態度。咖啡帶來的影響到底是好是壞呢?我們將可靠的資料整理如下,供大家參考並自行判斷。
•  咖啡因就是咖啡鹼,兩者是完全相同的化合物。因語言約定俗成,咖啡鹼這個名詞留存至今,有許多人仍認為這是兩種不同的物質。
•  咖啡有利尿和促進排便的功效。
•  咖啡因只需大約五分鐘就可以抵達大腦,發生作用。咖啡因的半衰期(即身體將所攝取的咖啡因代謝至一半分量的時間)約三到五小時不等,過了這段時間之後,咖啡因所產生的作用會減半。
•  咖啡因能刺激胃酸分泌,有助消化。
•  飲用咖啡要適量!
咖啡是一種藥物嗎?答案是否定的。但習慣大量飲用咖啡的人(每天攝入超過400毫克的咖啡因)要是忽然停止喝咖啡,就會產生頭痛與暫時性疲勞等神經刺激的症狀,並且會持續三到五天才消失。
•  據說咖啡因能幫助預防特定疾病,例如減緩帕金森氏症的症狀,或是改善阿茲海默症所引發的記憶退化。咖啡中的多酚不僅具有抗氧化功能,也能降低罹患第二型糖尿病的機率。有超過60份研究報告顯示,咖啡有助於預防特定的癌症,包括膀胱癌、口腔癌、結腸癌、食道癌、子宮癌、腦癌、皮膚癌、肝癌、乳房癌等。
•  咖啡令人亢奮!
咖啡因是一種中樞神經興奮劑,也是世界上最被廣泛使用提神劑,具有使人振奮甚至感到刺激的效果,讓人感覺變得較為靈敏、提升心跳頻率、改善認知功能、減輕疲勞感並減緩生理反應的時間。
•  要是飲用咖啡過量(每天攝入超過400毫克的咖啡因),或是在接近就寢時間喝咖啡,會造成入睡困難,甚至出現失眠的情況。過量的咖啡因也會引發心悸和焦慮症狀。
•  一般來說,滴濾咖啡比濃縮咖啡含有更多的咖啡因:單杯濃縮咖啡的咖啡因含量為47-75毫克,而一杯(馬克杯)滴濾咖啡則含有75-200毫克的咖啡因。
•  如果咖啡的壞處是會染黃牙齒,那好處就是咖啡因和多酚(酚類化合物)的抗菌功效讓人比較不容易蛀牙。
•  咖啡因有助於將脂肪轉化為能量,能強化體能表現,尤其是體能的持久性。正因如此,一直到2004年之前,世界反禁藥組織都還將咖啡因列為賽前禁藥成分。
(原文刊載於陳春龍、賽巴斯汀‧拉辛努Sébastien Racineux《我的咖啡生活提案》一書/三采文化出版)
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Oncologists Don’t Like Baking Soda Cancer Treatment Because It’s Too Effective and Too Cheap


Oncologists Don’t Like Baking Soda Cancer Treatment Because It’s Too Effective and Too Cheap

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Even the most aggressive cancers which have metastasized have been reversed with baking soda cancer treatments. Although chemotherapy is toxic to all cells, it represents the only measure that oncologists employ in their practice to almost all cancer patients. In fact, 9 out of 10 cancer patients agree to chemotherapy first without investigating other less invasive options.
Doctors and pharmaceutical companies make money from it. That’s the only reason chemotherapy is still used. Not because it’s effective, decreases morbidity, mortality or diminishes any specific cancer rates. In fact, it does the opposite. Chemotherapy boosts cancer growth and long-term mortality rates and oncologists know it.
BakingSoda
A few years ago, University of Arizona Cancer Center member Dr. Mark Pagel received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of personalized baking soda cancer treatment for breast cancer. Obviously there are people in the know who have understood that sodium bicarbonate, that same stuff that can save a person’s life in the emergency room in a heartbeat, is a primary cancer treatment option of the safest and most effective kind.
Studies have shown that dietary measures to boost bicarbonate levels can increase the pH of acidic tumors without upsetting the pH of the blood and healthy tissues. Animal models of human breast cancer show that oral sodium bicarbonate does indeed make tumors more alkaline and inhibit metastasis. Based on these studies, plus the fact that baking soda is safe and well tolerated, world renowned doctors such as Dr. Julian Whitaker have adopted successful cancer treatment protocols as part of an overall nutritional and immune support program for patients who are dealing with the disease. The Whitaker protocol uses 12 g (2 rounded teaspoons) of baking soda mixed in 2 cups water, along with a low-cal sweetener of your choice. (It’s quite salty tasting.) Sip this mixture over the course of an hour or two and repeat for a total of three times a day. One man claims he has found a cure for cancer using baking soda and molasses and actually successfully treated his own disease by using baking soda. 
When taken orally with water, especially water with high magnesium content, and when used transdermally in medicinal baths, sodium bicarbonate becomes a first-line medicinal for the treatment of cancer, and also kidney disease, diabetes, influenza and even the common cold. It is also a powerful buffer against radiation exposure, so everyone should be up to speed on its use. Everybody’s physiology is under heavy nuclear attack from strong radioactive winds that are circling the northern hemisphere.
Dr. Robert J. Gillies and his colleagues have already demonstrated that pre-treatment of mice with baking soda results in the alkalinization of the area around tumors. The same researchers reported that bicarbonate increases tumor pH and also inhibits spontaneous metastases in mice with breast cancer.
What is Baking Soda?
Baking soda is a white crystalline solid that appears as fine powder. It is also called cooking soda, bread soda and bicarbonate of soda. Its chemical name is sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Baking soda is different from washing soda (sodium carbonate) although they share the same slightly salty and alkaline taste.
This widely used soda is commonly dissolved in mineral water and used as a leavening agent in baking. It works as a leavening agent by neutralizing the acidic components of batter. The neutralization releases carbon dioxide and leads to the “raising” or expansion of baked foods.
Baking soda has also been used to soften vegetable and to tenderize meat.
As a household chemical, baking soda is used as a cleaning agent. It is included in toothpastes for similar reasons where it serves as an antiseptic, acid-neutralizer, whitening agent and plaque-removing agent as well as a cleaning agent.
Other common personal hygiene products in which baking soda can be found include deodorants and shampoos.
Baking Soda and pH Medicine
The pH of our tissues and body fluids is crucial and central because it affects and mirrors the state of our health or our inner cleanliness. The closer the pH is to 7.35-7.45, the higher our level of health and wellbeing. Staying within this range dramatically increases our ability to resist acute illnesses like colds and flues as well as the onset of cancer and other diseases. Keeping our pH within a healthy range also involves necessary lifestyle and dietary changes that will protect us over the long term while the use of sodium bicarbonate gives us a jump-start toward increased alkalinity.
The pH scale is like a thermometer showing increases and decreases in the acid and alkaline content of fluids. Deviations above or below a 7.35-7.45 pH range in the tightly controlled blood can signal potentially serious and dangerous symptoms or states of disease. When the body can no longer effectively neutralize and eliminate the acids, it relocates them within the body’s extra-cellular fluids and connective tissue cells directly compromising cellular integrity. Conversely when the body becomes too alkaline from too much bicarbonate in the blood, metabolic alkalosis occurs, which can lead to severe consequences if not corrected quickly.
Jon Barron presents a way of looking at pH that opens up one of the major benefits of alkaline water:
Hydrogen ions tie up oxygen. That means that the more acid a liquid is, the less available the oxygen in it. Every cell in our body requires oxygen for life and to maintain optimum health. Combine that with what we know about hydrogen ions and we see that the more acid the blood (the lower its pH), the less oxygen is available for use by the cells. Without going into a discussion of the chemistry involved, just understand that it’s the same mechanism involved when acid rain “kills” a lake. The fish literally suffocate to death because the acid in the lake “binds up” all of the available oxygen. It’s not that the oxygen has gone anywhere; it’s just no longer available. Conversely, if you raise the pH of the lake (make it more alkaline), oxygen is now available and the lake comes back to life. Incidentally, it’s worth noting that cancer is related to an acid environment (lack of oxygen)–the higher the pH (the more oxygen present in the cells of the body), the harder it is for cancer to thrive.
Understanding this is important for two reasons: (1) it reveals one of the primary benefits of alkaline water–more “available” oxygen in the system and (2) it explains why alkaline water helps fight cancer.
How Baking Soda Can Help “Cure” Cancer
Basically, malignant tumors represent masses of rapidly growing cells. The rapid rate of growth experienced by these cells means that cellular metabolism also proceeds at very high rates.
Therefore, cancer cells are using a lot more carbohydrates and sugars to generate energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
However, some of the compounds formed from the energy production include lactic acid and pyruvic acid. Under normal circumstances, these compounds are cleared and utilized as soon as they are produced. But cancer cells are experiencing metabolism at a much faster rate. Therefore, these organic acid accumulate in the immediate environment of the tumor.
The high level of extracellular acidity around the tumor is one of the chief driving force behind the metastasis of cancer tumors.
Basically, cancer cells need an acidic environment to grow and spread rapidly.
Some cancer experts, therefore, believe that by buffering the tumor microenvironment with an alkalizing compound, the pH of tumors can be raised enough to starve them and stop their growth and spread.
Curiously, this rather simple solution to cancer has been proven right.
What is even more remarkable is that there is no need to cook up some fancy synthetic drug to lower the acidity in the immediate environment of the tumor. A simple, commonly obtained compound like sodium bicarbonate will do.
Obviously, it is desirable to deliver the sodium bicarbonate as close to the tumor as possible since its pH-raising effect is needed in the microenvironment of the tumor. Therefore, directly injecting sodium bicarbonate in the tumor site is considered a better solution than oral administration. However, oral sodium bicarbonate is just safer and can be readily used at home.
A 2009 study published in the journal, Cancer Research, is among the first to confirm that the alkalinizing effect of sodium bicarbonate can indeed stop cancer.
By injecting sodium bicarbonate into a group of mice, the authors of the study were able to determine how the growth and spread of cancer tumors were effected by raising the pH of the organ affected by the cancer.
The study results showed that baking soda indeed raised the pH and reduced spontaneous metastases in mice induced with breast cancer.
The researchers also determined that sodium bicarbonate works by raising the pH outside cells and not within cells. This is an important finding because it suggests that sodium bicarbonate does not interfere with cellular metabolism even as it makes the microenvironment unconducive for tumor growth.
Other findings from this study show that baking soda:
  • Reduced the involvement of the lymph node on the transport of cancer cells
  • Does not lower the levels of circulating tumor cells
  • Reduced the involvement of the liver and, therefore, the spread of tumor cells to other organs
  • Inhibit the colonization of other organs by circulating tumor cells
The Baking Soda Formula for Cancer
To make the baking soda natural cancer remedy at home, you need maple syrup, molasses or honey to go along with the baking soda.
In Dr. Sircus’ book, he documented how one patient used baking soda and blackstrap molasses to fight the prostate cancer that had metastasized to his bones. On the first day, the patient mixed 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of molasses in a cup of water.
He took this for another 3 days after which his saliva pH read 7.0 and his urine pH read 7.5.
Encouraged by these results, the patient took the solution 2 times on day 5 instead of once daily. And from day 6 – 10, he took 2 teaspoons each of baking soda and molasses twice daily.
By the 10th day, the patient’s pH had risen to 8.5 and the only side effects experienced were headaches and night sweat (similar to cesium therapy).
The next day, the patient had a bone scan and too other medical tests. His results showed that his PSA (prostate-specific antigen, the protein used to determine the severity of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer) level was down from 22.3 at the point of diagnosis to 0.1.
Another baking soda formula recommends mixing 90 teaspoons of maple syrup with 30 teaspoons of baking soda.
To do this, the maple syrup must be heated to become less viscous. Then the baking syrup is added and stirred for 5 minutes until it is fully dissolved.
This preparation should provide about 10-day worth of the baking soda remedy. 5 – 7 teaspoons per day is the recommended dose for cancer patients.
Care should be taken when using the baking soda remedy to treat cancer. This is because sustaining a high pH level can itself cause metabolic alkalosis and electrolyte imbalance. These can result in edema and also affect the heart and blood pressure.
One does not have to be a doctor to practice pH medicine. Every practitioner of the healing arts and every mother and father needs to understand how to use sodium bicarbonate. Bicarbonate deficiency is a real problem that deepens with age so it really does pay to understand and appreciate what baking soda is all about.
Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.

http://www.getholistichealth.com/42028/oncologists-dont-like-baking-soda-cancer-treatment-because-its-too-effective-and-too-cheap/

轉貼文章 ~ 促進健康的重要精隨:肌肉對抗老化非常重要!作者 / 陳俊旭  

在談如何運動之前,我一定要讓讀者知道肌肉的重要性。一般人只知道肌肉發達的人,日常生活比較有力氣、不容易受傷,能做家事、搬重物、行走跑跳等。其實,肌肉在抗老化方面有非常重要的地位,因為它有儲存血糖、調節血氧、提高新陳代謝率等作用。

肌肉的抗老作用

  儲存血糖:肌肉在收縮時,會把血糖從血管帶進肌肉細胞內轉換成肝醣。這是什麼意思呢?簡單說,鍛鍊肌肉可以讓血糖比較穩定,而且肌肉內的肝醣可以提供源源不絕的能量,就會讓人比較有耐力、有體力、有衝勁。反之,肌肉萎縮、肥肉充斥的人,就顯得無精打采,稍微活動一下就氣喘吁吁。

  調節血氧:肌肉裡面含有肌原蛋白(myoglobin),平時可以儲存氧氣,當血中氧氣不足時,它會釋放氧氣到血液中,以免血氧不足,造成頭暈、眼花等症狀。由於肌肉可以儲存氧氣,收縮時不需要完全依賴血液中的氧氣。也就是說,肌肉愈多的人,含氧量就愈充足,全身的生化反應愈有效率,不但愈有體力,各大器官也愈健康。

  提高新陳代謝率:肌肉多的人新陳代謝較高,體溫高,比較不怕冷。反之,肥肉多看起來好像可以保暖,但事實上新陳代謝較低,體溫低,比較怕冷,也就容易生病。而且肌肉愈多,愈容易燃燒脂肪,愈不會有多餘的肥肉。所以想要減肥的人,一定要想辦法增加全身的肌肉量。對減肥者來說,最重要的運動絕對不是跑步,而是肌肉訓練。

此外,肌肉還有保護關節的作用。若是肌肉無力,關節就容易扭傷或脫位,因此核心肌群、關節旁的小肌肉都必須強壯健康,才能避免關節扭傷或閃到腰。如果老人家的肌肉強壯,加上關節靈活,就不容易跌倒,也比較容易保持體能狀態。

肌肉能促進生長激素、肌肉激素分泌

老舊的肌肉細胞就像老化的橡皮筋,遭遇運動時的收縮或拉扯就會斷裂。值得一提的是,當肌肉細胞斷裂後,腦下垂體就會分泌生長激素(human growth hormone,簡稱hGH),促進新的肌肉細胞生成。前面我們談過生長激素好處多多,兒童和青少年需要它才能成長、發育;成年人需要它才能維持年輕,所以,這就是為什麼運動的人,看起來比較年輕、生理比較健康的主要原因之一。

生長激素是全身荷爾蒙的總指揮,幾乎可說是「抗老化荷爾蒙」,能大幅降低血清膽固醇與三酸甘油酯、提升肌肉強度、數目、耐力、增加骨質密度、降低體脂肪、提高性能力、提升體能、提升免疫力、提升皮膚彈性、光澤、穩定情緒、提升記憶力等。然而,生長激素也是人體內衰退最快的荷爾蒙,一般荷爾蒙要等到60歲才會分泌減半,而生長激素的分泌量大約30歲時就只剩一半了,雖然現在可以施打生長激素針劑,但我不建議一般人這樣做,還是鼓勵讀者多做運動,促進生長激素分泌。

近年來科學家發現,下半身的新生成肌肉在收縮時,會分泌「肌肉激素」(myokine),這也是一種「抗老化荷爾蒙」,能分解脂肪、預防糖尿病、防止動脈硬化、穩定血壓、改善認知功能障礙、預防癌症⋯⋯效果不輸給生長激素,而且在30歲之後還會大量分泌。肌肉激素在一般肌肉不會分泌,只有在老舊細胞被破壞後,新形成的肌肉細胞四個月內才會分泌。這個特殊機制讓我們看見,下半身肌肉等於是一個內分泌器官,我們應該時常鍛鍊下半身,讓它持續分泌抗老化、抗癌的肌肉激素。

生長激素與肌肉激素這兩種荷爾蒙,就是鍛鍊下半身肌肉為何能抗老化的答案。

關於肌肉的壞消息與好消息

相信讀者已經明白肌肉對健康與抗老非常重要,不過我要先公布一個關於肌肉的壞消息:人體肌肉在30歲以後,以每年1%的速度流失,到了50歲以後,流失的速度加快,嚴重者可高達3%!有些人到了70歲,肌肉只剩下年輕時的一半,也難怪年紀大的人體力衰退、活動力變差、平衡協調也不好,因為肌肉萎縮了,沒力氣了。這真是大家不想面對的事實。

別沮喪,讓我接著告訴你一個好消息:不論年紀大小,任何人都可以經由鍛鍊肌肉,讓肌肉量增加、肌力增強。也就是說,只要方法正確,任何年紀的人都能長出肌肉,變成健美先生或健美小姐。

長肌肉最有效的方法,就是在身體最需要蛋白質的時候,補充蛋白質。肌肉激烈收縮、拉扯之後需要修補,這時補充高蛋白質食物,肌肉就會長大。

反之,長肥肉最有效的方法,就是在身體最不需要熱量的時候,補充精製澱粉或糖分。如睡前吃飯、吃麵、吃麵包、吃餅乾、吃冰淇淋、喝含糖飲料,最容易發胖,而且是腰腹肥胖。

一樣是吃東西,吃一樣的卡路里,只要吃不同食物比例、在不同時機吃,效果完全不同。一個可以塑身、強身,一個愈吃愈肥、愈吃愈沒力。


(原文刊載於自然醫學博士陳俊旭所著《做對3件事,年輕20歲》一書/天下文化出版)