Obat Ginjal, dari Kumis Kucing hingga Sambiloto – Kompas.com Health

KOMPAS.com — Apa saja tanaman obat yang telah digunakan dan memiliki potensi untuk dijadikan pilihan alternatif ataupun pendamping pengobatan batu ginjal dan membantu meningkatkan kinerja ginjal?

Prof Dr Sumali Wiryowidagdo, Guru Besar Departemen Farmasi Fakultas MIPA UI, menyatakan bahwa beberapa tanaman obat sebenarnya layak disebut herba rasional karena telah dibuktikan selama bertahun-tahun meski secara empiris. Tanaman obat ini paling tidak telah teruji khasiat, efektivitas, dan keamanannya. Jenis-jenis herba yang dapat digunakan untuk mengatasi gangguan ginjal dan kandung kemih di antaranya:

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The “Sitting Is Killing You” Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is

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Sitting is killing you. Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day, but here you have in one illustration how prolonged sitting affects our bodies and reminders to interrupt sitting time whenever possible.

The human body simply isn’t built to sit all day at a desk or for hours vegging out on the couch. Many of us spend more time sitting than sleeping. To avoid the health risks, we need not just 30 minutes of daily exercise, the infographic advises, but taking every opportunity to get up during the day.

You don’t need adopt a standing desk; there were many great suggestions offered by Lifehacker commenters recently on how to avoid sitting down all day, like placing important items (phone, copier) away from the desk.

via The “Sitting Is Killing You” Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is.

How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It

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Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent. You’re shaving off seven years of quality life. You’re also more at risk for certain types of cancer. Simply put, sitting is killing you. That’s the bad news. The good news: It’s easy to counteract no matter how lazy you are.

The “Sitting Is Killing You” Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is

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Let’s start with the basics. Since childhood you’ve known being a couch potato is bad. But why? Simply put, our bodies weren’t made to sit all day. Sitting for long periods of time, even with exercise, has a negative effect on our health. What’s worse, many of us sit up to 15 hours a day. That means some of us spend the bulk of our waking moments on the couch, in an office chair, or in a car.

Sitting all day long isn’t hard to counteract, but you have to keep your eye on two details: your daily activity and the amount of time you sit. Let’s start by taking a look at what sitting all day does to your body.

via How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It.

Lose Weight and Fight Inflammation with Congee

Congee with chicken and chives

Congee with chicken and chives

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What is Congee?

Congee is a rice porridge commonly consumed in Asian cuisine. It is easy on digestion and provides many health benefits. Though it takes a long time to cook, it is a highly versatile recipe and can be a solid foundation for creating a variety of meals.

People who have digestive difficulties may enjoy congee with minimal complications. With congee, rice is soft and more easily broken down. The body has to expend less energy for it to absorb the nutrients. And because it is slow-cooked on low heat, congee is able to retain most of its nutritional value.

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How Exercise Can Help Low Testosterone – Low Testosterone Center – Everyday Health

When you have low testosterone, your body isn’t producing enough of the sex hormone that you need not only for sexual activity, but also for physical and emotional health.

The causes of low testosterone are diverse: Low testosterone symptoms may result from aging, an accident, an injury, other health conditions, or even certain medications you’re taking. In recent years, research has also found a strong link between obesity and low testosterone levels in men. A recent review article published in the journal Diabetes Care noted that men who were obese and had type 2 diabetes were also much more likely to have low testosterone levels. In addition, it seems that low testosterone and obesity are deeply intertwined, and low testosterone itself plays a role in advancing other conditions, such as heart disease.

via How Exercise Can Help Low Testosterone – Low Testosterone Center – Everyday Health.

Dr Charles Eugster – Charles’ message

 

Of the recent changes that the human race has experienced, the increasing population numbers are especially dramatic and worrying coupled with the frightening great and continuous increase in obesity and the resultant diabetes pandemic.

A particular amount of attention has been given to the rapid and continuing growth of longevity. Yet our knowledge of the aging process is still very limited as what we observe is the result of a health-destroying lifestyle. Retirement creates invalids.

Chronic disease is rampant in old age resulting in such enormous medical costs that should present trends continue, together with the diabetes pandemic, some countries could become bankrupt. Diabetes is already an international public health issue and inactivity is one of the biggest killers. The loss of wasted human potential and wealth is already immense.

via Dr Charles Eugster – Charles’ message.

Video: British-based 101-year-old marathon runner hangs up his spikes, for now – Telegraph

101 year-old Fauja Singh, who lives in Britain, finished the Hong Kong marathon’s 10km event with a time of one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.

The Indian-born runner said earlier in the day he would hang up his running shoes after the race in the Chinese city.

Following the race the Sikh runner did not sound like a man ready to quit.

“I am feeling very happy about the race, every time I run I feel so fresh,” he said.

Mr Singh insisted he would miss running in competitive races but he would run again for charity if needed.

via Video: British-based 101-year-old marathon runner hangs up his spikes, for now – Telegraph.