Sunday, June 08, 2014

Three days of fasting can renew your entire immune system

A person’s entire immune system can be rejuvenated by fasting for as little as three days as it triggers the body to start producing new white blood cells, a study suggests
Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable”.

Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.

Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy.

It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it harder for them to fight off even common diseases.

The researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch” which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system.

“It gives the ‘OK’ for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system,” said Prof Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of California.

“And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting.

“Now, if you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or ageing, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system.”

Prolonged fasting forces the body to use stores of glucose and fat but also breaks down a significant portion of white blood cells.

During each cycle of fasting, this depletion of white blood cells induces changes that trigger stem cell-based regeneration of new immune system cells.

In trials humans were asked to regularly fast for between two and four days over a six-month period.

Scientists found that prolonged fasting also reduced the enzyme PKA, which is linked to ageing and a hormone which increases cancer risk and tumour growth.

“We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system,” added Prof Longo.

“When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged,” Dr Longo said.

“What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. So we started thinking, well, where does it come from?”

Fasting for 72 hours also protected cancer patients against the toxic impact of chemotherapy.

“While chemotherapy saves lives, it causes significant collateral damage to the immune system. The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy,” said co-author Tanya Dorff, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital.

“More clinical studies are needed, and any such dietary intervention should be undertaken only under the guidance of a physician.”

“We are investigating the possibility that these effects are applicable to many different systems and organs, not just the immune system,” added Prof Longo.

However, some British experts were sceptical of the research.

Dr Graham Rook, emeritus professor of immunology at University College London, said the study sounded “improbable”.

Chris Mason, Professor of Regenerative Medicine at UCL, said: “There is some interesting data here. It sees that fasting reduces the number and size of cells and then re-feeding at 72 hours saw a rebound.

“That could be potentially useful because that is not such a long time that it would be terribly harmful to someone with cancer.

“But I think the most sensible way forward would be to synthesise this effect with drugs. I am not sure fasting is the best idea. People are better eating on a regular basis.”

Dr Longo added: “There is no evidence at all that fasting would be dangerous while there is strong evidence that it is beneficial.

“I have received emails from hundreds of cancer patients who have combined chemo with fasting, many with the assistance of the oncologists.

“Thus far the great majority have reported doing very well and only a few have reported some side effects including fainting and a temporary increase in liver markers. Clearly we need to finish the clinical trials, but it looks very promising.”

Monday, December 10, 2012

LEMON - 10,000 times stronger than Chemotherapy

Well - what a remedy for the disease unbelievable - There is no harm just drinking this water as a normal water, day to day.?   Please pass this on to your family and friends
 hello!!!  just want to share this good information

Just cut 2-3 thin slices of lemon in a cup/container and add drinking water so that it will become "alkaline water", drink it for the whole day, just by adding drinking water further more.Take it as drinking water everyday is good for everybody.

The surprising benefits of lemon! I remain perplexed!
 This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer!
Read carefully & you be the judge

Lemon (Citrus ) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells .   It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy     Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.
You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. 

Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

  How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?   As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. 

You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc...

It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumor.   This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.

  Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer . It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders. 

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that : It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers
including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas   The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

And what is even more astonishing:   this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Fresh Vegetable Marinade

Portions: 12
Serving size: 3/4 cup per serving
Ingredients
  •     3 cups raw broccoli flowerets
  •     3 cups cauliflower broken into flowerets
  •     2 cups mushroom, sliced
  •     1 cup green pepper, sliced
  •     1 cup celery, sliced
  •     1/2 cup sugar
  •     2 teaspoons dry mustard
  •     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •     1/2 cup vinegar
  •     1 cup olive oil
  •     1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  •     1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Preparation

    Cut broccoli and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Combine with mushrooms, pepper and celery.
    In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients to make marinade. Mix well and pour over vegetables. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
    Use a slotted spoon remove vegetables from marinade before serving.

Nutrients per serving*

  •     Calories: 174
  •     Protein: 2 g
  •     Carbohydrate: 10 g
  •     Fat: 14 g
  •     Cholesterol: 0 mg
  •     Sodium: 112 mg
  •     Potassium: 250 mg
  •     Phosphorus: 50 mg
  •     Calcium: 33 mg
  •     Fiber: 1.9 g
* Analysis adjusted for portion of marinade not consumed
Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Joyce from Texas.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Chicken Pepper Fry -Ramadan Special

Ingredients
1.Chicken  300 gms
2.Onion  75 gms
3.Curry leaves 5 gms
4.Salt to taste
5.Oil 20 ml
6.Garlic 10 gms
Grinding:
 1.Turmeric 2 gms
2.Chilly powder 5 gms
3.Pepper corns 10 gms
4.Cumin 3 gms
5.Ginger 5 gms  

Preparation Method

•Wash chicken pieces and cook in half a cup of water adding salt and the ground spices till tender.
•Fry chopped onion and curry leaves in oil till golden brown.
•Add the cooked chicken and fry for few minutes.

Another Method
•Boil the chicken pieces in salt and turmeric.
•Then fry onion and curry leaves and add the boiled chicken and
•Then the masalas and
•fry for few minutes

Kerala Beef Fry recipe -Ramadan Special

Ingredients
1.Beef -1kg
2.onions -2medium(sliced)
3.green chillies -6-8
4.ginger -1 chopped
5.coriander pwdr -2tsp
6.Garlic -8 pods
7.Tomatoes -2chopped
8.Cinnamon -1
9.Cloves -5
10.cardomom-5
11.Perunjeerakam 4 tsp
12.Blackpeppercorns 20
13.turmeric pwdr 1/2 tsp
14.pepper pwdr 1/2 tsp

Preparation Method
Mix meat with all ingredients except cardomom, cloves, pepper corns & perunjeerakam.
•Grind the above 4 spices to a masala.
•Now cook the beef with the ground masala & salt in a pressure cooker till cooked(appr. 15 min.) around 80% cooked.
•Heat the oil & splutter mustard seeds &add the chopped onions & saute & then the coconut peices & curry leaves till light brown.
•Now add the meat &cook till gravy is dry & dark brown  

Ramadan special -Beef Ularthiyathu

Ingredients
1.Beef (trimmed) ½ kg
2.Red chilli powder ¾ spoon
3.Coriander powder 1 tsp
4.Turmeric powder ½ tsp
5.Pepper powder ¼ tsp
6.Cummins (Jeera) 1 pinch
7.Cinnamon 2 pinch
8.Cloves 3-4
9.Cardamom 2
10.Shallots (sliced) 100 g
11.Garlic (flakes) 1 big clove
12.Ginger 1 piece
13.Curry leaves 2 sprigs
14.Coconut (cut into small pieces) 100 g
15.Vinegar ½ tsp
16.Salt to taste
17.Coconut oil 50 ml
18.Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Preparation Method
Grind all spices together into a fine paste.
•Marinate beef with the spice paste and keep aside.
•Add ginger, garlic, shallots, curry leaves, coconut, vinegar and salt to the marinated meat and mix thoroughly.
•Cook meat on a slow fire till tender.
•Temper beef with coconut oil, mustard seed, curry leaves, shallots and crushed garlic.
•Serve hot.

Nombu Kanji - Ramadan special Recipe

Ingredients for Nombu Kanji 
  •   Lamb or beef(minced) – ½ cup
  •  Broken rice – 2 small cups  (soaked in water and later drained)
  •  Green gram(Cheruparipppu) – ½ cup  (soaked in water and later drained)
  •  Vegetables(chopped) – 1 cup
  •  Onion(medium) – 2 nos  (thinly sliced)
  •  Tomato(medium) – 1 no  (finely chopped)
  •  Green chillies – 2 - 3 nos
  •  Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  •  Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  •  Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  •  Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) – ½ tsp
  •  Coconut – ½ no
  •  Cinnamon(Karugapatta) sticks – 1 – 2 nos
  •  Cloves(Grambu) – 3 - 4 nos
  •  Salt – As reqd
  •  Coriander leaves(chopped) – A little
  •  Mint leaves – A few
  •  Ghee/oil – 1 – 2 tbsp
Preparation Method of Nombu Kanji - Ramzan special Recipe
1)Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker.
2)Splutter cumin seeds followed by cinnamon sticks and cloves.
3)Add onion and green chillies and sauté till the onions turn light brown.
4)Add the meat and sauté again till it too turns light brown.
5)Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till you get rid of the raw smell.
6)Add tomato and sauté well till it gets blended well.
7)Add turmeric powder and chilly powder and stir well.
8)Add the vegetables, mix well and sauté for a while.
9)Add green gram and broken rice and mix well.
10)Fry the rice and dhal for a while. 
11)Add about 4 cups of water and mix well again.
12)Add salt and mix well.
13)Pressure cook for 5 –10 mins or till done.
14)Add thick coconut milk and mix well, if more water is reqd.:- Serve hot or warm.