Urutan terapi – gastrik kronik atau sakit perut

Walaupun sakit gastrik selalunya diubat atau dirawat dengan memakan ubat antacid dan ubat-ubat lain, tetapi urutan terapi juga mungkin boleh membantu bagi mengurangkan kesakitannya.

Berikut dipanjangkan urutan terapi yang diamalkan oleh masyarakat Cina untuk mengurangkan rasa sakit gastrik dan sakit perut. Selamat mencuba….

Massage Therapy for Chronic Gastritis, Stomach Ache

Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining caused by many factors, including infection, alcohol, particular medications, and some allergic and immune conditions. Gastritis can be either acute (with severe attacks lasting a day or two) or chronic (with long term appetite loss or nausea). In many cases, gastritis has no symptoms (asymptomatic). Some forms, including chronic atrophic gastritis, have been associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer. Treatment options include avoiding exposure to known irritants, and medication to reduce the amount of gastric juices.

Step 1. Ju Que point

In the epigastric region, on the anterior midline, 2 finger’s breadth inferior to the xiphoid process and 6 finger’s breadth superior to the umbilicus. Massage the point by two hands for 1-3 minutes.

Massage Therapy
Regulates The Heart ,Disseminates And Descends Lung Qi ,Transforms Phlegm ,Harmonizes The Stomach ,Calms The Spirit ,Alleviates Pain ,Unbinds The Chest,
Lowers Rebellion ,Calms The Spirit ,Drains Middle Burner Damp
Cardiac Pain – Chest Discomfort – Cough – Indigestion – Jaundice – Memory Impaired – Mental Disorders – Nausea – Palpitations – Seizures – Throat Disorders – Vomiting

Step 2. Zhong Wan point

On the center line of abdomen, 4 finger’s breadth above umbilicus.
Massage it a light by middle finger for 1-3 minutes.

Massage Therapy
ST patterns arising from an excess or a deficiency, tonify deficient SP patterns (moxa useful).

Step 3. Tian Shu point

On the abdomen, 2 finger’s breadth lateral to the umbilicus.
Massage it by middle finger for 1-3 minutes.

Massage Therapy
All intestinal issues – constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, distention, pain, masses/accumulations of any type.
Abdominal Distention – Abdominal Pain – Appetite Absent – Borborygmus – Constipation – Diarrhea – Edema – Gastrointestinal Disorders – Infertility – Intestinal Disorders – Menses Irregular – Peritonitis

Step 4. Wei Shu point

On the middle back, finger’s breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the twelfth thoracic vertebra. Press on the back with hand and massage it.

Massage Therapy
Main point for all Stomach related issues: food stagnation, abdominal distention, borborygmus, mouth ulcers, vomiting, belching, nausea, etc.
Abdominal Distention – Abdominal Pain – Appetite Absent – Borborygmus – Chest Pain – Diarrhea – Edema – Gastric Disorders – Gastrointestinal Disorders – Hypochondriac Region Pain – Indigestion – Nausea – Stomach Pain – Stool With Undigested Food – Swallowing Difficult – Ulcer Gastric – Vomiting

Step 5. Nei Guan point

On the anterior forearm, 2 finger’s breadth superior to the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles. Massage the point by thumb for 1-3 minutes.

Massage Therapy
Abdominal Fullness – Abdominal Pain – Arm Contraction – Arm Pain – Asthma – Cardiac Arrhythmia – Cardiac Conditions – Cardiac Pain – Chest Discomfort – Chest Pain – Elbow Problems – Fever – Headache Migraine – Hiccough – Hypochondriac Region Pain – Hysteria – Insomnia – Jaundice – Malaria – Memory Impaired – Menses Irregular – Mental Disorders – Metabolic Disturbances – Nausea – Palpitations – Rectal Prolapse – Seizures – Stomach Pain – Surgical Pain Or Post Surgical Shock – Vomiting – Windstroke

Step 6. Zu San Li point

On the leg, one finger breadth lateral to the tibia’s anterior crest, 3 finger’s breadth inferior to knee. Massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Massage Therapy
Harmonizes The Stomach , Regulates The Spleen , Supports The Correct Qi , Regulates Qi , Cools Fire , Activates The Channel , Revives The Yang , Revives Consciousness , Drains Damp , Calms The Spirit , Nourishes Blood , Nourishes Yin , Strengthens Original Qi , Alleviates Pain
Abdominal Distention – Abdominal Pain – Allergies – Asthma – Borborygmus – Chest Pain – Constipation – Cough – Diarrhea – Digestive Disturbances – Dizziness – Dysuria – Edema – Edema Lower Body – Fever – Gastrointestinal Disorders – Hemiplegia – Hiccough – Hypertension – Indigestion – Intestinal Disorders – Jaundice – Knee Disorders – Leg Pain – Mastitis – Mental Disorders – Nausea – Neurasthenia – Pancreatitis – Paralysis Due To Wind Stoke – Reproductive System Disorders – Seizures – Shock – Stomach Pain – Tibial Bone Pain – Ulcer Gastric – Vomiting – Weakness General

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Orang yang bijak

“Orang yang menggali asas dasar dunia ini dan di situ ia membina bangunan akhirat adalah orang yang bijak.” ~ Hasan Al-Basri.

Rahsia kurma

Rata-rata kita tahu yang kurma merupakan salah satu makanan yang sangat berkhasiat sebab itu kurma menjadi makanan harian Nabi SAW. Masa dulu kurma hanya ada dijual pada bulan Ramadhan saja, tetapi sekarang kurma dalam pelbagai bentuk dan rasa, mudah terdapat di mana-mana supermarket, tak kira musim dan masa.

Namun begitu, AWAS! negara Yahudi yg kejam terhadap rakyat Palestin itu juga merupakan negara pengeluar kurma yang menggunakan jenama “Jordan River” yang mengelirukan umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Di Malaysia, kurma Israel ini dibungkus semula di negara jiran (dengan menghilangkan nama Israel sebagai pengeluarnya) tetapi ada didapati dijual di Malaysia. Oleh itu, hati-hatilah jangan terbeli kurma jenama ini atau yang seumpamanya.

Membeli produk Israel bermakna kita membantu Israel menjadi semakin kaya dan bertambah angkuh untuk menyiksa, berlaku kejam dan membunuh umat Islam di Palestin yang tidak berdosa.

Gambar kurma keluaran Israel dipaparkan di bawah ini sebagai makluman dan peringatan:

Oleh itu, kalau membeli kurma perhatikan produk dari negara mana…. Pilihlah kurma keluaran negara-negara Islam.

Sebenarnya di sini saya ingin berkongsi maklumat tentang khasiat kurma. Maklumat ini diterima melalui email …..

RAHSIA KURMA

Buah kurma atau dalam bahasa Arab dipanggil tamar tergolong dalam keluarga phoenix, iaitu sejenis palma seperti kelapa sawit manakala buahnya bertangkai seperti buah pinang. Kurma mengandungi khasiat pemakanan yang tinggi seperti kismis dan aprikot kering.

Antara khasiat kurma ialah:

* Kurma kaya dengan protein, serat, gula, vitamin A dan C serta zat mineral atau bahan galian seperti ferum, kalsium, sodium dan potassium (kalium).

Umat Islam digalakkan berbuka puasa dengan kurma bersandarkan sabda Rasulullah SAW yang maksudnya: “Rumah yang tiada kurma seperti rumah yang tidak mempunyai makanan”.

Kurma diangkat tinggi oleh Rasulullah SAW kerana mempunyai nilai kandungan khasiat makanan yang tinggi.

* Kandungan protein dalam kurma lebih kurang 1.8 hingga 2.0 peratus, serat 2.0 hingga 4.0 peratus manakala kandungan gulanya 50 hingga 57 peratus glukosa. Ini menunjukkan kandungan gula di dalamnya telah ditukar secara semulajadi. Ini bermakna apabila kita memakan kurma, tenaga yang diserap oleh tubuh adalah serta-merta. Sebaliknya gula dalam kebanyakan buah-buahan yang dikenali sebagai fraktosa dan gula tebu atau gula pasir biasa yang mengandungi sukrosa tidak boleh diserap terus dalam tubuh. Ia terpaksa dipecahkan terlebih dahulu oleh enzim sebelum bertukar menjadi glukosa sebelum diserap sebagai tenaga oleh tubuh.

* Disunatkan berbuka dengan kurma kerana orang yang berpuasa tidak makan selama 12 jam. Kurma menyumbang tenaga serta-merta kepada si pemakan dan ini memudahkan seseorang beribadat dan menunaikan sembahyang maghrib, isyak dan tarawih. Apabila tubuh berasa segar dan bertenaga ia menghalang kita makan berlebihan atau mengikut nafsu. Kadangkala waktu berbuka kita makan banyak, tetapi masih rasa letih dan tidak bertenaga. Sebabnya ialah makanan yang diambil kebanyakannya mengandungi karbohidrat, tanpa tenaga serta-merta menjadikan kita terasa mengantuk selepas selesai makan.

* Sebaik-baiknya makanlah kurma tanpa membuang kulitnya yang mengandungi serat. Ia amat baik untuk mencegah barah usus besar kerana ia melawaskan. Manakala kandungan vitamin A dan C amat tinggi pada peringkat khalal atau rotab dan menurun sedikit pada peringkat tamar. Selain itu ia mengandungi zat galian dan yang paling banyak dikenali sebagai potasium yang sangat diperlukan oleh sistem saraf kita, dan kurma merupakan sumber potasium yang paling banyak. Memang susu, yogurt dan makanan laut juga mengandungi potasium tetapi jumlahnya adalah sedikit.

* Pengambilan potasium yang berlebihan tidak mengumpulkan toksik di dalam tubuh atau tidak memudaratkan. Sebaliknya ia merangsang selera makan bagi yang berpenyakit serta bagus untuk golongan yang mengalami sembelit, lemah otot, sengal-sengal badan, letih, lesu, mengalami tekanan serta menguatkan ingatan.

* Ramai beranggapan hanya kismis yang baik untuk menguatkan ingatan, sebenarnya kurma juga setanding hebatnya. Ini mungkin atas alasan pihak-pihak tertentu atau negara pengeluar anggur telah menjalankan kempen makan kismis dan mempopularkan khasiatnya.

* Kurma diakui sebagai buah berkhasiat dan sebagaimana Firman Allah SWT dalam surah al-Mukminah ayat 19, “Kemudian Kami tumbuhkan kerananya kebun kurma dan anggur untuk kamu. Di sana kamu peroleh buah-buahan yang banyak, dan sebahagiannya kamu makan.”

Hadis yang diriwayatkan oleh Aishah r.a. yang menjelaskan kurma mengandungi ubat.
“Jika sesiapa yang selalu makan kurma akan dihindari daripada terkena racun yang dimakan.”

Dikisahkan sewaktu Mariam melahirkan Nabi Isa a.s. di bawah pohon kurma.
“Telah datang malaikat Jibrail menyuruh Mariam menggegar pohon kurma lantas dimakannya. Dengan izin Allah, ia memudahkan kelahiran Nabi Isa a.s.”

* Dalam bidang perubatan, dengan ketiadaan kolesterol, lemak dan gula dalam kurma, ia amat baik untuk meredakan tekanan darah tinggi.

* Dalam perubatan homeopati pula, biji kurma dikisar halus atau dijadikan serbuk seperti teh. Direndam dan diminum bagi menyembuhkan pelbagai jenis penyakit.

* Begitu juga dalam rawatan kaedah sufism, kurma dijadikan salah satu ubat penawar penyakit.

* Petua: Kurma dimakan bersama badam dan madu untuk menyembuhkan penyakit. Kurma dikatakan menambah tenaga seksual atau batin.

* Jus buah kurma mungkin merupakan produk baru di negara ini, sebaliknya di negara pengeluar selain dimakan segar, kering atau salai, kurma dibuang biji dan diganti dengan kacang tanah, badam atau gajus bagi mengenakkannya.

* Kurma juga dibuat jem, sirap atau bahan tambahan dalam aiskrim.

* Kita seharusnya memakan buah kurma bukan hanya dalam bulan puasa sahaja. Kurma baik dijadikan pembasuh mulut selepas makan atau sebagai pengganti kepada makanan ringan yang rata-rata mengandungi karbohidrat, garam, lemak dan gula berlebihan yang mana boleh membawamendatangkan pelbagai jenis penyakit.

Nasihat – 35

“Para kekasih Allah (auliya) terhadap makhluk adalah buta, tuli dan bisu. Jika hati mereka telah dekat kepada Allah Azza Wajalla, maka mereka tidak mendengar dan melihat selain-Nya. Mereka berada pada kedudukan antara Al-Jalal dan Al-Jamal, tidak berpaling ke kanan ataupun kiri. Bagi mereka tidak ada belakang, yang ada hanyalah depan. Manusia, jin, malaikat dan makhluk yang lain melayani mereka.

Demikian pula hukum dan ilmu. Kurnia (fadhal) merupakan santapan dan penyegarnya. Mereka makan dari fadhal-Nya dan minum susu-Nya. Mereka minum, mereka merasa bising terhadap suara-suara manusia, tetapi mereka tinggal bersama-samanya (makhluk). Mereka menyuruh makhluk melaksanakan perintah Allah SWT, mencegah makhluk dari mengerjakan larangan-larangan-Nya, sebagai penerus ajaran yang dibawa oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW. Merekalah pewaris yang sebenarnya.

Para kekasih Allah itu tidak pernah bertindak dan bersikap demi diri dan nafsunya sendiri. Mereka mencintai sesuatu kerana Allah Azza Wajalla dan membenci sesuatu juga keranaNya. Semuanya demi Dia, tidak ada bahagian yang diberikan kepada selainNya.

Firman Allah s.w.t. yang bermaksud,
“Sesungguhnya yang takut kepada Allah di antara hamba-hamba-Nya, hanyalah para ulama”.
(Q.S. Fathir :28).”
~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani

Petikan Buku: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian).

Kenapa kulit kering?

Secara semulajadinya, kulit manusia biasa sentiasa menghasilkan minyak yang berfungsi sebagai pelembab semulajadi, iaitu satu daripada mekanisme bagi mengelakkan kulit menjadi terlalu kering. Minyak semulajadi ini dihasilkan oleh kelenjar minyak (sebum) yang berkait rapat dengan bulu roma/rambut di bawah kulit.

Namun begitu, banyak orang yang menghadapi masalah kulit kering sehingga merekah dan gatal-gatal yang boleh mengundang infeksi kuman. Terdapat banyak faktor yang menyebabkan kulit menjadi terlalu kering, termasuk faktor luaran dan faktor dalaman. Di antara faktor luaran ialah cuaca musim sejuk yang kering, sangat kerap membasuh tangan atau muka, atau semasa mandi menggosok/menyental kulit terlampau kuat dengan menggunakan sabun anti-bakteria, yang menyebabkan lapisan minyak kulit ini tanggal. Sebaik-baiknya semasa membasuh muka atau mandi, gunakan sabun yang lembut (mild). Berendam atau mandi terlalu lama dalam air panas juga boleh menyebabkan kulit menjadi kering. Salah menggunakan krim pelembab juga boleh menyumbang kepada kulit yang kering.

Di antara faktor dalaman pula ialah perubahan fisiologi badan disebabkan sesuatu penyakit seperti pengambilan ubat diabetes, penyakit hipotiroid di mana tahap hormon tiroid yang dihasilkan adalah rendah dan ini boleh menyebabkan minyak semulajadi kulit menjadi kurang. Penyakit kulit seperti kurap atau eczema juga menyebabkan kulit menjadi kering. Kurang makanan tertentu untuk menjaga kesihatan kulit dan kurang minum air juga menyebabkan kulit menjadi kering. Selain umur yang semakin meningkat, keturunan juga menjadi penyebab kulit mudah menjadi kering.

Jadi, bagi mereka yang menghadapi masalah kulit kering yang serius yang tidak boleh dirawat setakat menggunakan krim pelembab saja, eloklah dapatkan nasihat doktor dan rawatan yang sesuai. Jika dibiarkan ia boleh mendatangkan mudharat terutama apabila kuman masuk ke dalam saluran darah melalui rekahan dan luka-luka pada kulit.

Artikel berkaitan dengan kulit kering dipanjangkan di bawah ini untuk dikongsi…..

What’s Causing Your Dry Skin Problem?

Check these 11 common causes of dry skin.

By R. Morgan Griffin
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

A dry skin problem can be uncomfortable and even maddening. Your skin might feel tight and painful; it might look dull or red or flaky. Worst of all is the itchiness — the sort of overwhelming itchiness that makes you feel like you’re infested with fleas, that keeps you awake at night, miserably raking your skin with a back scratcher.

“Dry skin is extremely common,” says Barney Kenet, MD, a dermatologist from New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center. “There are probably close to 100 million dried out, itchy people in this country right now.” And if the itching weren’t bad enough, a dry skin problem can be more than just a superficial issue, experts say.

“Your intact, healthy skin is your body’s primary defense against infection,” says Claude Burton MD, professor of dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine. If you let your skin get dried out and cracked, you could be giving all sorts of nasty bacteria a way in. That can lead to more serious problems.

There are lots of good reasons to do something about your dry, itchy skin — your looks, your health, and your sanity. So it’s time to put down the back scratcher and really figure out what’s really causing your dry skin problem.

For many, dry skin is not a sign of a skin condition or disease, but is simply caused by harsh soaps, itchy clothing, misusing moisturizer, and long, hot showers. But the medications you take — and even medical conditions such as diabetes, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, and malnutrition — can also cause severe dry skin. Read on to understand how and why these problems dry out your skin.

Understanding Dry Skin

Let’s start with some skin basics. Normal, healthy skin is coated in a thin layer of natural lipids, or fatty substances. They keep in moisture, leaving the skin soft and supple.

What causes dry skin — or xerosis, as it’s known medically? Usually, something in the environment — or something you’re doing to your skin — is stripping away these fatty oils, leaving your skin unprotected. Less often, the cause is internal; a health condition or genetic predisposition is making your skin dry out.

While patches of dry, itchy skin can appear anywhere, it’s most common on the arms, hands, lower legs, and abdomen. Dry skin is often felt more than it’s seen, but on some people it can be noticeable and embarrassing. For many African-Americans, dry skin is a special concern, since the flakes of skin can look gray, or “ashy,” says Vesna Petronic-Rosic, MD, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Dermatology Outpatient Clinic at the University of Chicago Medical School.

If untreated, dry skin can sometimes lead to dermatitis — inflammation of the skin — swelling, and infection. The good news is that just as most causes of dry skin are external, most cures for dry skin are external. With careful dry skin care, you can usually solve the problem.

Dry Skin Problem: Misusing Moisturizer

If you’ve been contending with dry skin, you’ve probably already tried a moisturizer — if not dozens. But while moisturizers are a crucial part of dry skin care, experts say that we don’t always use them very well.

The biggest mistake we make is applying moisturizer on dry skin, when it’s least likely to help. “You have to put on moisturizer when your skin is still damp,” says Kenet, author of How to Wash Your Face. “That way, the moisturizer is trapping the moisture still on your skin.” Your skin shouldn’t be sopping wet — just pat yourself dry with a towel and put it on. Let it soak in for a few minutes, and then towel off the excess, Kenet says.

You’ve also got to get the right type of moisturizer. Experts recommend that people with dry skin get mild moisturizers that have no perfumes or alcohols. Often, the cheaper stuff you can get at the drugstore is better than the high-end products, Kenet says. The moisturizer must also be thick and greasy in order to seal in the moisture needed for good dry skin care.

Petronic-Rosic has a simple moisturizer test. “Put some of your lotion in the palm of your hand and flip your hand over,” she tells WebMD. “If it runs or drips, it’s not thick enough for dry skin.”

Dry Skin Problem: Dry Air

“Dry air is probably the most common cause of dry skin, especially during the winter,” says Kenet, “It draws the moisture right out of the skin.” Dry skin during winter even gets its own name: winter itch.

While cold, harsh weather does dry your skin, another big problem in the winter lies indoors — the dry heat churned out by your furnace. (During the summer, air conditioning can have a similar effect.) To counteract the dry heat, start with a moisturizer. Turning down the thermostat a bit in the winter can also help, Kenet says.

Other dry skin care tips include using a humidifier in your bedroom, and bundling up — with hats, scarves and gloves, when you’re outside. Petronic-Rosic recommends that people wear socks that go high up their shins during the winter. “Cold air can actually get under the pant leg and dry out the skin on the legs,” she tells the author. “I see it all the time, but it’s the sort of thing people don’t think about.”

Dry Skin Problem: Long, Hot Showers & Baths

Prolonged exposure to water — especially hot water — can wash away the natural oils that protect your skin. If you get out of the bath or shower and your skin feels tight, it’s dried out.

So what should you do? First, choose showers over baths. But that’s not all. If you’re accustomed to waking up in the morning with a long, languid shower, dermatologists have some brutal advice: limit showers to a few minutes and skip the hot water.

“The water doesn’t have to be cold,” says Kenet. “But it should be lukewarm rather than hot.” Kenet also recommends angling the shower head away from you while you shave or soap up. It’s another way of reducing the time your skin is being pounded by the water.

Afterward, pat your body dry with a towel — rather than vigorously rubbing it — and put on a moisturizer right away.

Dry Skin Problem: Soap

“One of the biggest problems people have with dry skin stems from their soap,” says Burton. Soap can quickly strip away your skin’s protective oils, and we tend to use way too much of it.

“The average person who goes to school or work just doesn’t get very dirty during the day,” says Petronic-Rosic. “But [in the shower] many people scrub at their skin like it’s the bottom of their shoes.” Unless you’re a child or a ditch digger, the only parts of the body that need any soap or cleanser at all are the face, hands, feet, groin and underarms. The rest of the body can usually just be rinsed off with water.

While our doctors — and our mothers — always told us to wash our hands frequently, that can also lead to trouble. Ironically, while done in the quest to rid ourselves of germs, excessive hand washing can dry out the skin and cause it to crack and bleed, making infection much more likely.

Many of us choose unwisely when we’re in the soap aisle of the supermarket. We go for harsh soaps, such as deodorant or antibacterial soaps, that generate lots of lather and leave us feeling squeaky clean. “The bubbling and lathering from soap removes the oils from the surface of the skin and dries it out,” says Petronic-Rosic.

For dry skin care, look for milder, “fragrance-free” soaps. That’s not the same as “unscented,” which may still have perfumes, Kenet says. For many people with dry skin, the best choice is a mild skin cleanser rather than soap, experts say.

Whatever you do, don’t use any harsh implements to wash yourself. “People will get these incredibly abrasive sponges and brushes,” says Burton. “Sanding your skin is not a good idea.” It can strip away that thin layer of natural oils that keeps our skin moist and healthy.

Dry Skin Problem: Itchy Clothing

Kenet says that many people obstinately wear clothing that they find itchy. But no matter how much you might love the look of a sweater, it’s not worth it if it’s uncomfortable. “If a sweater is itchy when you try it on, it’s never going to get any less itchy,” Kenet says.

In fact, it might get more itchy. Dry skin is especially sensitive to contact irritants, so continually exposing your skin to uncomfortable clothing could make your skin drier and itchier, Petronic-Rosic says.

Go with clothes that feel comfortable the first time you put them on. “Instead of wool, choose cashmere if you can afford it,” says Kenet. “But cotton is just fine.” Make sure your clothing isn’t too tight either, since chafing can also cause and irritate dry skin. And remember, if your skin feels irritated, use detergents without perfumes or dyes.

Dry Skin Problem: Medications and Drugs

A number of medicines have the side effect of drying out the skin. They include drugs for

* High blood pressure, like diuretics
* Acne and other skin conditions, like retinoids

If you notice the onset of a dry skin problem after starting a medication, talk to your doctor. He or she may be able to help by changing the dose or switching the medication.

Dry Skin Problem: Medical Conditions

Usually, dry skin is caused by external factors. But sometimes, it can be a sign of a something going on internally, whether it’s a natural physiological change or an illness.

For instance, dry skin often develops when people get older, especially in women. “Changes in hormone levels can cause dry skin as we age,” says Petronic-Rosic. As many as 75% of people over 64 have dry skin. Other people, regardless of age, are simply genetically prone to dry skin.

A number of medical conditions can result in dry skin. Some of the more common of these medical causes are:

* Skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis. While they usually need direct treatment, careful use of moisturizers often helps.

* Diabetes. Fluctuations in glucose levels can lead to dehydration, and that dries the skin out. Given that diabetes can also slow healing and increase the risk of infections, it’s especially important for people with this condition to keep their skin healthy.

* Hypothyroidism. Low levels of thyroid hormone can reduce the amount of oil produced by your skin. As a result, skin becomes dry and rough and moisturizer is unlikely to help. Hypothyroidism is usually accompanied by other symptoms, like fatigue and weight gain, Kenet says.

* Malnutrition. Not getting the nutrients you need can leave your skin dried out. One possible cause is an eating disorder.

Other diseases, both minor and serious, can also cause dry skin problems. The best way to treat these cases of dry skin depends on the illness. Sometimes, getting medication for the underlying condition directly will resolve the dry skin. But in other cases, you might still need to follow some of the basic dry skin care tips outlined above. Ask your doctor for advice.

Getting Help for Dry, Itchy Skin

While dry skin can be a sign of these more serious health conditions, it’s usually nothing more than run-of-the-mill dry skin — regardless of how horrible it feels.

“I see a lot of people who are in so much discomfort from their dry skin that they think that they must be really sick,” says Kenet. “But they’re not, and it’s actually so easy to help them.”

So if your dry skin problem is making you miserable, it’s time to talk to a doctor. He or she can help you identify the causes and get you the treatment you need. Doctors can recommend medicine if you need it, which could include antihistamines for itchiness or prescription creams, including steroids.

“If you’ve been struggling with dry skin, and you’ve tried various things and none of them work, don’t hesitate to see a doctor,” says Petronic-Rosic. “There’s just no reason to suffer when we can help in so many ways.”

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Allah sebagai sahabat

“Oleh kerana Allah telah menjadikan aku sahabatNya, maka aku korbankan segala-galanya untukNya dan menghabiskan masaku dengan mematuhi perintahNya.” ~ Malik Bin Dinar.

Petua: Maniskan limau yang masam

Ini ada satu petua yang saya terima melalui email untuk dikongsi…. jadi sesiapa yang suka makan limau tetapi tidak tahan rasa masam, bolehlah cuba petua ini….. selamat mencuba!

Limau kalau masam2 manis, masih enak dimakan. Tapi kalau dah masam meludat sehingga berkerut kening menahan kemasaman, boleh tahan ker?

Semestinya kalau boleh kita nak makan hanya limau yang manis2 saja. Tapi dengan tengok kulit saja, bukan senang nak pastikan limau tu manis ke masam.

Tahukah anda apakah yang menyebabkan limau itu masam? Yaaa…limau masam adalah disebabkan acid berlebihan yang terkandung di dalam limau.

Tahukah anda bahawa ada cara mudah untuk mengurangkan keasidan limau, dan seterusnya mengurangkan kemasaman sesebiji limau itu.

Biar betul ko…ada ker cara nak memaniskan limau yang masam??

Ada…bak kata orang tua2…setiap masalah pasti ada jalan penyelesaiannya.

Limau yang masam juga, ada cara nak memaniskannya.

Bagaimana caranya?

Baik, begini caranya.

1- Ambil air suam (kira2 40 darjah) dan letakkan dalam besen/bekas air
2- Ambil limau yang masam, masukkan dalam air suam tersebut
3- Biarkan sehingga 10 minit
4- Lepas 10 minit, keluarkan limau dari air suam.
5- Letak limau dalam peti ais kira-kira 1 jam untuk menyejukkannya.

Apabila limau dah cukup sejuk,cubalah makan. Pastinya limau tersebut akan jadi manis atau setidak-tidaknya ia tidak semasam sebelum direndam,

Perhatian

* suhu air jangan terlampau panas. Seelok2nya dalam 40 darjah celcius.
* Jangan rendam limau terlalu lama, nanti limau jadi lemau dan lembik.
* Untuk lebih sedap, selepas rendam limau dalam air suam, masukkan ia ke dalam peti ais kira2 sejam. Kemudian baru makan.

Kosongkan rumah

“”Kosongkan rumahmu lebih kosong dari kubur, agar kamu tidak terasa susah meninggalkan dunia.” ~ Bisyar Al-Hafi.

Makanan terbaik bagi awet muda

Hasil daripada kajian yang dijalankan oleh ahli pemakanan yang terkenal menunjukkan terdapat 6 kumpulan makanan yang ternyata boleh membantu mengurangkan berat badan dan menjaga kesihatan, yang secara langsung dan tidak langsung akan membantu seseorang itu awet muda.

Nak tahu apakah 6 kumpulan makanan berkhasiat untuk awet muda tersebut, sila baca artikel yang disertakan di bawah ini…..

Best Anti-Aging Foods

By Samantha B. Cassetty, M.S., R.D. and Delia Hammock, M.S., R.D

These six food groups hold the “power” to help you lose weight and turn back the clock. Don’t miss our easy seven-day meal plan and delicious anti-aging snacks!

1. Produce

Piling your plate with fruits and vegetables is a no-brainer when it comes to weight loss — they’re low in calories, high in nutrients, and filling — but the latest studies show that certain ones can provide surprising anti-aging benefits.

There’s buzz about blueberries, for instance, for their memory-boosting potential. But berries of all hues are antioxidant-rich, reports Navindra P. Seeram, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in Kingston. That means they combat free radicals, molecules that can cause widespread cell damage and are linked to chronic inflammation. Unlike the inflammation that occurs when you sprain an ankle or strain a muscle, the type that contributes to aging is persistent, and thought to be at the root of most chronic diseases, from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes to Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Berries’ beauty bonus: They’re chock-full of vitamin C, another potent antioxidant that may help keep your complexion looking smooth by fighting those pesky (skin-damaging) free radicals.

To keep your vision sharp, set your sights on spinach and other dark leafy greens. These veggies are prime sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, plant pigments that protect your eyes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. Leafy greens are also rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that plays a role in reducing bone loss and preventing fractures.

2. Protein

This key dietary component becomes even more critical starting in the 40s, when muscle mass begins to decline by up to 1 percent a year. That drop slows metabolism, which makes the pounds pile on more easily. The double whammy consequence: Added weight puts your health at risk, and down the road, diminished muscle mass can throw off your balance (upping chances of a fall), sap your strength, and even threaten your ability to recover from an illness or accident.

To hang on to your metabolism-boosting muscle — and keep you feeling full after meals (another protein plus) — experts recommend eating plenty of skinless chicken and turkey breast, lean beef and pork, eggs, beans, and seafood. And don’t forget protein-rich dairy: Minerals (primarily calcium, phosphorus, and potassium) in fat-free milk and yogurt as well as low-fat cheeses help to keep blood pressure healthy, pudge in check, and bones strong. News flash: Calcium can’t build bone if you’re not getting enough protein, and current recommendations — about five ounces a day for a 145-pound woman — are too low, says Robert P. Heaney, M.D., professor of medicine at Creighton University in Omaha. Our Anti-Aging Meal Plan provides about 11 ounces of protein daily.

Another reason to spoon up some yogurt: Eating at least 1/4 cup every day led to a 60 percent lower risk of gum disease and a 50 percent lower risk of tooth loss in a Japanese study published in the Journal of Periodontology. The effect is thought to be linked to the probiotics in yogurt, but not in most other dairy.

3. Omega-3-Rich Fish

Fatty acids in seafood help quench the flames of chronic inflammation. In addition, “there’s very good new data suggesting that omega-3 fats from fish act on an area of the brain that leads to improved mood and attitude among healthy people,” says Artemis P. Simopoulos, M.D., author of The Omega Diet. These improvements in outlook lead to feeling healthier and more vigorous, she explains. The omega-3s in fatty fish like salmon and tuna have the most potent anti-inflammatory effects. But it’s smart to consume omega-3s from plant sources, like walnuts and flaxseed, too — especially if you’re not fond of fish.

4. Whole Grains

A 2008 review of these diet-friendly foods — which include whole wheat, oats, and brown rice, and the bread, cereal, and other edibles made from them — concluded that a meal plan loaded with whole grains helps you stay slim, thanks, in part, to fiber’s role in appetite control. Their low rankings on the glycemic index (a system that rates the effect of different carbohydrates on blood sugar levels) may also play a role.

A raft of research has also shown that whole grains offer protection against diabetes, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, high blood pressure, and gum disease. These benefits are tied to the array of vitamins, minerals, plant chemicals, and again, fiber that work together to promote health. (That’s why refined grains, which filter out these nutrients during manufacturing, and add some back later in the process, don’t offer the same advantages.)

5. Exercise

It’s an anti-aging bonanza: Being active maintains muscle mass, boosts metabolism, and keeps your heart and lungs primed, among other benefits. Now, a recent study has found that running, in particular, promotes a long, independent life. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine followed a group of runners and non-runners for 21 years and found that elderly runners put off age-related disabilities for 16 years beyond their non-running counterparts. Runners also lived longer: 19 years into the study, only 15 percent of them had died compared with 34 percent of the non-runners. And the active ones were less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, cancer, and neurological conditions. While this study examined running, 30 minutes of more moderate aerobic activity, five days a week, will keep you healthy, according to recently released guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Sports Medicine. What should also be on your fitness agenda: strength training twice a week to maintain muscle and keep your metabolism humming.

6. Coffee and Other Drinks

Put on the coffeemaker or the kettle instead. Coffee appears to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and evidence suggests that java drinkers have a lower chance of dying from heart disease. Some of the benefit may come from caffeine, but coffee also contains chlorogenic acids, antioxidants that might also play a protective role. Drinking tea may lower your risk of heart attacks, strengthen your immune system, protect tooth enamel, and help fight memory loss associated with aging. Choose green, black, white, or oolong — their leaves all come from the camellia sinensis, or tea plant. And their polyphenols (antioxidants), fluoride, and caffeine — which are thought to contribute to these health benefits — are largely missing from herbal brews.

Two Secret Age-Defying Treats

They seem like diet no-no’s because of their calorie load, but dark chocolate and a handful (not a canful) of nuts have longevity and weight-loss benefits.

This just in: Nuts give you a surprising diet edge. A recent study found that despite being a high-fat, high-cal food, they don’t promote weight gain. The reason: People find nuts filling and after eating them, offset some of the calories by eating less later on. Best of all, up to 20 percent of the calories in nuts don’t get absorbed.

Craving something sweet? Dip into dark chocolate. The latest evidence suggests that cocoa flavanols (more predominant in dark chocolate than milky versions) may lower inflammation, keep blood pressure in check, prevent platelets from clotting (which could, in turn, prevent strokes and heart attacks), and boost brain power.

Anti-Aging Healthy Snacks

Our Anti-Aging Meal Plan provides everything you need to look younger and get thinner. We’ve even made room for extras — like a splash of milk in your coffee or honey in your tea. Every day, you can have up to 50 “free” calories to use any way you’d like. (Or save up for two or three days so you can have a 100-calorie or 150-calorie treat.) You can choose an item that’s already on the menu (say, extra crackers or another egg) to have seconds, or select a different food or drink that you want to splurge on.

Originally published on February 12, 2009 in “Good Housekeeping” Magazine.

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Hampirnya tidur dan mati

“Tidurlah dengan mati di sampingmu (sentiasa anggap mati itu sangat hampir) dan bila bangun dari tidur janganlah sangka kamu akan hidup lama lagi.” ~ Owais Al-Qarni.

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