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SEA CUCUMBER benefits

Sea cucumber is highly nutritious. It contains no cholesterol and is rich in nutrients such as protein, vitamin B1, B2, nicotinic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, vanadium, zinc, potassium,
chromium, chondroitin sulphate and mucopolysaccharides acid. Its protein contains amino acid needed by our body such as orginine, cystine and histidine.
A BREAKTHROUGH IN TODAY’S SCIENCE
Luxor Serigama Gamat Jelly is the best way to benefit from the miraculous properties of the sea cucumber.
Luxor Serigama Gamat Jelly is Certified HALAL by JAKIM, prepared and bottled in our very own GMP factory with the latest technologically advanced equipment and methods. The whole manufacturing process is overseen and monitored by a panel of Scientists who are experts in this field.
As testament to Luxor’s commitment to quality, we only use the golden sea cucumber in our products.
The golden sea cucumber is proven to have the highest therapeutic value – ensuring the best for our customers.
The Chinese has an old saying “On Land there is Ginseng, the sea is Sea Cucumber”. The oldest medicinal book, crowned Sea Cucumber as the “The King among the Seng.”
Gamat The Traditional Healer from The Sea.
Gamat has been used by the Malay community as a Traditional Medicine for more than 500 years.
Till today, gamat is renowned for its miraculous healing powers.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SEA CUCUMBERS
When cut into half, the sea cucumbers can survive as two separate animals or it can rejoin back as one again within 15 minutes. When sea cucumber is cut horizontally into half and with all the intestines remove, it can still survive as two separate animals. Within 3 to 6 months, it can grow back into a
full sea cucumber with all the intestines and internal organs in tact.
This is because the sea cucumber contains a CELL-GROWTH FACTOR which has the ability to accelerate the regeneration of cells, bones, collagen and skin.
Imagine how wonderful it would be if you CONSUME sea cucumbers and these miraculous properties are YOURS TOO !!!
LUXOR JELLY GAMAT CONTAINS :
86.6% Protein (80% of which is COLLAGEN)
Your body needs protein to build and repair tissues.
Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.
Collagen makes up 75% of our skin, collagen is required to beautify the skin and
increase the healing process of wounds.
. beautifies the skin
. slow down aging, reduce the formation of facial lines
and wrinkles
. increases the healing process of wound
. relieves gastric pains
. is good for the lungs
. Strengthen the immune system
8% Mucopolysaccharide (MSP)
. helps in blood circulation
. “pain-killer” agent
. Adds elasticity and resiliency to
skin and other connective tissues.
relaxes the mind
. Important for the healty function of a joints.
Chondroitin Sulphate and Glucosamine (GAGs)
. These are substances found naturally in the body,
glucosamine is a form of amino sugar that is believed to play
an important role in cartilage formation and repair.
Chondroitin Sulphate is part of a large protein molecule that
gives cartilage elasticity.
. Relieve/eases osteoarthritic pain
eases pain in the joint
. Stimulates the formation and repair of cartilage.
. Helps bone and teeth growth.
. increases the insulin level
Omega 3
Omega 3 protects the heart and decreases the cholesterol level.
. Lowers/decreases blood cholesterol level
. Protects arteries
. Protect and prevents heart diseases
. Improves mental health
Active Element
. Prevent bacteria, yeast & fungus growth
. Anti-tumour
6 Types of Minerals – produces red blood cells, decreases the
glucose level
Calcium
. Build bones and teeth
. Maintain blood circulation
. Regulate heart beat.
Iron
. Important in oxygen transportation
and metabolism
Needed to form healthy red blood cells
Selenium
. Acts as an antioxidant
. Protects cells against the effects of free radicals
. Prevent cell damage
Iodine
. Essential for normal thyroid function
Vanadium
. Reducing the production of cholesterol
. Involved in catecholamine and lipid metabolism
and red blood cell production.
Chromium
. Increases the number of insulin receptors on
the cell membrance and enhances insulin binding to cells
. Lowers blood sugar level
. Improves diabetic problem

 

HEALTH WONDERS
The sea cucumber is so renowned for so many breakthroughs, that it can benefit everyone – young and old. It has proven breakthroughs for the following medical problems :
Pain Relief : Great relief for arthritis, rheumatism, gastric and other pains.
Improvement in condition : Diabetes, High blood pressure, hypertension, heart problems, high
cholesterol.
Respiratory problems : Asthma, Allergy, Cough, Sinusitis
Healing : Excellent for diabetic wounds. Fast recovery, healing from illness, whether surgical or after operation and after birth. Used to treat cut, sores, open wounds and any inflammation. Treatment for internal injuries like peptic ulcers, etc
Beauty : Amazing results from various skin problems, skin
looks younger and is free from acne, scars,
pigmentation and wrinkles.
As reported by Ethan Evers, author of “The Eden Prescription, previous research on sea cucumber has demonstrated its ability to kill lung, breast, prostate, skin, colon, pancreatic, and liver cancer cells.
These extracts have also proven effective in killing leukemia and gioblastoma cells. Looks like we can
add yet another food to the list of anti-cancer foods.
Scientists believe a key compound known as frondoside A to be responsible. Frondoside A is a triterpenoid, diverse organic compounds found in the essential oils and oleoresins of plants.
This latest study, published in PLoS One, has confirmed just how powerful frondoside A truly is.
Researchers found it to kill 95% of ER+ breast cancer cells, 95% of liver cancer cells, 90% of melanoma cells, and 85-88% of three different types of lung cancer.
As Evers reports:
“But the benefits of this compound don’t just stop at directly inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis). It also inhibits angiogenesis (the ability of tumors to grow new blood vessels to get their food) and stops cancer metastasizing by impeding cell migration and invasion. Even more intriguing is the ability of frondoside A to activate our immune system’s natural killer cells to attack cancer cells.
This has been shown for breast cancer in particular but may also apply to all cancers, because it involves the immune system and not cancer cells directly. This may partially explain why frondoside A was so effective at shrinking lung tumors in mice that it rivaled chemo drugs in performance.”
When given to mice with non-small cell lung cancer, frondoside A was found to shrink tumors by 40% in only 10 days. Traditional chemo drugs shrunk the tumors by 47 percent, but the risks of chemo treatment are far greater than any side-effects or risks of sea cucumber. (Namely because there are no known risks associated with sea cucumbers). In addition, the amount of frondoside A needed to achieve such results was miniscule—less than a single milligram for an adult weighing 165 pounds.
“Journal of Neuroendocrine Tumours and Pancreatic Diseases and Sciences” states that “extracts from an edible, non-toxic sea cucumber effectively caused cell damage and cell death in human pancreatic cancer cells”. The results of this study are encouraging for the potential use of sea cucumber extract as a dietary supplement which may be used in the treatment or prevention of pancreatic cancer. Sea cucumber extracts potently kill multiple cancer cell lines
“Many of these regenerative mechanisms are the same as those being used by other animals to heal and repair – this includes us humans,” “Sea cucumbers will probably provide us with the key to deciphering how to regenerate our tissues, or at least find out what is needed to do this.”
There have been many promising advances in regenerative tissue growth, but work has been heart-breakingly slow for people suffering from kidney failure or macular degeneration. Much of the
work has been done with salamanders, but the paper’s authors argue that sea cucumbers could be a goldmine of information.
“Sea cucumbers should be viewed as the tissue regeneration equivalent of the squid for our knowledge of nerves and Drosophila for genes and the genome,” said García-Arrarás. “They can help us learn to fix ourselves.”

 

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What is Buah DABAI?

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What is Buah DABAI?

Dabai is one of many exotic fruits in Sarawak or commonly known as ‘Black Olive’ (Or Kana in Hokkien). Then again, it is not an olive.

 

So what is it anyway?

The Buah Dabai scientific name is Canarium, consists of 75 types of species from tropical and subtropical areas. Surprisingly, the Canarium family tree is under the Burseraceae, which is a native to the tropical Africa, southern Asia, and Australia, as well as places like Nigeria-east to Madagascar, India, Southern China, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The fruit itself is so large and grows on thick green trees up to 40-50 meters height, with alternate, pinnate leaves.

Its furry leaves are thin and twigs covered with golden brown.

How do I prepare?

Buah Dabai is another well-known dish among Malaysians. Its preparation will take a minute or two.

Step one, all what you need is to fill it up with water. Not too much hot water of course. The level of water must be slightly less than the amount of Dabai inside it. Cover the container lid so that heat will be trap inside.

Then you just have to fill it up with black soy sauce. At the same time, you can choose to make it salty or sweet. Just add salt for salty and sugar to make it sweet.

The final step is to wait. After two minutes have passed, you may open it. The smell of Dabai aroma is so strong that you will find it hard to resist. Then again, the very fragrant of Dabai depends on your preparation, either sweet or salty.

If you are creative enough, you might want to try different style. Another method of preparing it is by cooking it with our very well-known elegant yet simplest traditional dish. That is the Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice).

Malaysia is very well-known for the Traditional Nasi-Goreng. Be it Chinese style, Malay Style, Indian Style, Tribal Style and even the Free Style! The dish is so simple and flexible that it has no specific methods of preparing it.

All what you need to do is, while cooking your fried rice, as usual, boil your Dabai first and peel off its outer layer. Then dunk everything inside your fried rice but not the seed. Now, your fried rice is known as Nasi Goreng Dabai.

The seed itself however, is eatable. You will have to cut it into half and dig out the flesh inside it using tooth pick. The Dabai inner seed flesh contains lots of calcium which is good for health!

Where to buy?

Dabai, just like the Durian, is a not your typical seasonal fruit. You will only get it once a year.

The price of Dabai ranges differently in kilograms and depends on the seller.

Normally, the best quality Dabai comes from places in Sarawak such as Sibu, Betong, Kanowit, Sarikei, Oya and Kapit. The freshness of Dabai depends on the how the packaging is done. If you are a far traveller, and you want to try out the Dabai by bringing it back home, you need to pack it properly and make sure that it is not exposed to heat. If you do, the Dabai will eventually cook.

It is a very sensitive fruit even with very little heat exposure, the fruits will be cook! So do pack and wrap it well.

Why is there a yellow and red flesh Dabai?

There is no need to fret on the colour. If it is yellow, the flesh is usually thicker than the red ones

http://blog.borneotropicaladventures.com/2012/12/black-and-elegant-buah-dabai-canarium/

 

Ka Lang(Olive 橄榄), Buah Dabai

This fruit(or vegetable?) is very common in Sibu or the Sarawak and if you go to central market, you will definitely find stalls selling it. We call it Ka Lang(In Foochow), in Malay it is known as Buah Dabai(Video), if I translate from Foochow to Chinese,it is  橄榄 and again if I translate to English, it is Olive. This is definitely not the one that make the olive oil that you can buy in the market. The taste is totally different from normal Olive and Sarawak Olive. It can be found along the riverbanks in Sibu, Kapit and Sarikei divisions.

Research by ARC, Semongok have shown that dabai fruit is nutritious with high values of energy (339kcal), protein (3.8%), fat (26.2%), fiber, and minerals such as potassium (810mg), calcium (200mg), magnesium (106mg) and vitamin E (257ppm) as compared to other underutilized fruit. Current studies by UPM, Serdang have revealed that the main fatty acid composition of dabai – palmitic acid (37-39%), Oleic acid (38-42%) and Linoleic acid (15-18%) is very similar to that of palm oil. Furthermore, these studies also revealed that fruit possesses high antioxidant properties with the skin exhibiting the greatest concentration. The high antioxidant capacity of dabai fruit is due to its polyphenol components. The phenolic compounds in it include anthocyanins, flavonoids and phenolic acids. Dabai fruit contained 2.05-2.49mg anthocyanin/g dried weight as compared to grape of 0.75-0.80mg. Dabai may be a promising source of natural antioxidant phenolics for nutraceutical and functional food industry.

 

10 Things to Know About Thyroid Disease and Fatigue

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1. Fatigue and Hypothyroidism

Fatigue is a very common symptom of hypothyroidism – an underactive or low thyroid — in many patients. When the treatment for hypothyroidism is optimized , many patients report that their fatigue is lessened or even fully resolved.

2. Fatigue and Hyperthyroidism

Fatigue is a symptom of hyperthyroidism — an overactive or high thyroid — in some patients. In some cases, fatigue is present even after you’ve gotten a sufficient amount of sleep. In other cases, fatigue in hyperthyroidism may result from insomnia, anxiety, or disrupted sleep patterns. Typically, appropriate treatment for Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism will help resolve fatigue associated with an overactive thyroid.

3. Fatigue and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Even when thyroid function tests show that the thyroid is “normal” and hormone levels fall within the reference range, the presence of elevated thyroid antibodies indicative of autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease can cause fatigue as a symptom in some patients.

4. Dietary Changes

Some thyroid patients — including those who do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance — have reported a reduction in fatigue when they switch to a gluten-free diet , free of wheat and gluten products. Others have reported similar effects by eliminating sugar, or other inflammatory foods from the diet.

5. Unrefreshing Sleep

Some people experience fatigue due to what’s known as unrefreshing sleep. This means you’ve had enough sleep — usually seven or more hours — but you wake up and still feel tired, because the sleep was of poor quality, interrupted, or did not reach restorative levels. Unrefreshing sleep may be associated with adrenal dysfunction, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia .

6. Iron

Some thyroid patients experiencing fatigue may be low in iron, in particular, the stored form of iron known as ferritin. It’s worth having ferritin levels checked by your physician, and if they are not optimal, talk to your doctor about supplementing with iron, or adding more iron to your diet through foods.An excess of iron, in particular a hereditary condition known as hemachromatosis, can also be associated with fatigue.

7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

If you have long-term, debilitating fatigue, and the fatigue is accompanied by other symptoms such as enlarged lymph nodes, a chronic sore throat, and/or body/muscle aches pains, you may have other conditions, known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or fibromyalgia . these conditions are more common in thyroid patients than in the general population.

8. T3 and Natural Thyroid

Some thyroid patients on thyroid hormone replacement have reported an improvement in their fatigue levels when switching from a T4 only treatment (i.e., levothyroxine), to a T4/T3 treatment–for example, the addition of synthetic T3–or use of a natural desiccated thyroid drug .

9. Sleep Apnea

Thyroid patients are at greater risk of sleep apnea , where breathing stops for short periods during sleep. Sleep apnea can contribute greatly to fatigue. Thyroid patients experiencing fatigue should talk to a physician about having a sleep study or evaluation done to determine if sleep abnormalities — including apnea — may be contributing to the fatigue.

10. You Can Get Better Sleep

In addition to making sure you get optimal thyroid treatment for your condition, and address any sleep disorders , food sensitivities, and imbalances in iron levels, there are many other ways to ensure that you get sufficient sleep.But first, how much sleep do you need? According to the National Sleep Foundation most adults need a minimum of seven to eight hours per night, and a substantial percentage of us are not getting this amount of sleep on a regular basis.

Here are some tips to get to sleep, and get better sleep:

  • Try to keep the same sleep schedule weekdays and weekends
  • Keep your bedroom cool
  • Don’t watch television or work in your bedroom
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the afternoon, and before bedtime
  • Don’t take naps.
  • Don’t exercise after dinner time
  • Take a hot shower or bath before bedtime
  • Use a sound conditioner or earplugs to block noise
  • Avoid large meals before bedtime
  • Increase light exposure during the day
  • Minimize light in your bedroom — Use blinds or blackout curtains, turn off television and computer at night, avoid illuminated clocks, and don’t read from backlit devices at night
  • Listen to relaxation or guided imagery tapes to help fall asleep
  • Don’t drink too much liquid in the evening
  • Limit changes in your work shifts
  • Drink an herbal or relaxation tea at bedtime
  • Have a bedtime snack with protein

Did you know the benefits of Ginger?

Did you know the benefits of Ginger?

Ginger is one of the world’s seven most potent disease-fighting spices.

 

Ginger has been used for its health benefits for over 5000 years and is a favorite medicinal as well as culinary herb. rhizome by Crystl.

 

 

Unlike most spices, the part that has the most medicinal value grows under ground. Often mistakenly called “ginger root” this is actually the rhizome of the plant which is more of a subterranean stem than a root. Although you can use dried ginger and powdered ginger for health benefits, fresh ginger is preferred.

Roots by 
Amontillada.

 

 

The intake of ginger helps stimulate the secretion of mucus, quieting your cough and soothing any scratchiness in your throat.

 

Ginger has been proven (in multiple studies) to treat feelings of nausea, particularly in the form of seasickness, morning sickness, motion sickness and as a side effect of chemotherapy.

Ginger by 
FotoosVanRobin.

 

 

In pregnancy is to be extra careful!! Never use any herb, including ginger, without first discussing it with your doctor!! As for those suffering from ulcer, or other very serious gastric problems, they should also consult their doctor.
Doctor Hand by Truthout.org.

 

 

Ginger contains anti viral, anti toxic, and anti fungal properties, and is used for the prevention of and treatment against the common cold.

Honey Lime 
Ginger Drink by Nags The Cook.

 

 

Ginger acts as an antihistamine and

aids in the treatment of allergies.

Giant Ginger 
Root by Damian Cugley.

 

 

Ginger displays anti inflammatory properties and can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and various other muscular disorders.

Ginger Study (1)
 by Ida Christine Kvisgaard.

 

 

The chemical components of the root are instrumental in inhibiting the biosynthesis of prostaglandins which are responsible for causing inflammation.

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Thus the root has proven to be a highly effective form of treatment, in some cases, even more so than the NSAID’s that are traditionally prescribed.

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Chewing on fresh ginger,,
can help freshen the breath.
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Being a warming herb, ginger can help knock out a fever. This property also makes it effective in stimulating circulation of the blood.

Ginger Root by 
J. Pollack Photography.

 

It can also help relax muscles around the blood vessels and is said to help prevent blood clots from forming. The warming effects make it a natural decongestant as well as an antihistamine, making it the perfect remedy for colds.

Lemon and Ginger
 Drink by Red Snapper9.

 

Some studies show that it can even help inhibit

the replication of the herpes simplex virus.

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Recent studies show that ginger might also have a role in lowering LDL cholesterol because the spice can help reduce the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed.

Curry with 
Zucchini by Jernej K.

 

It has also been shown in animal trials to help slow

or even prevent cancerous tumor growth.

nice butt exercise

Get A Bangin’
Fit Booty

Whether you want a bangin’ booty like Beyonce or enviable buns like Jessica Biel, the only way you’re going to get the gluteus of your dreams is by getting your sweat on. Cornel Chin, fitness troubleshooter to the stars and author of Celebrity Body on a Budget, recommends the following five butt exercises to get a fit — and camera-worthy — derriere.

1. Unilateral Hip Extension

Start position: Place your left knee on the bottom of an incline bench. Bend your elbows and place your forearms across the top of the bench so they support your body weight. Keep your core muscles engaged, and don’t let your back arch.

Movement: Slowly raise your right leg as high as comfortably possible, keeping it straight throughout the move. Contract your glutes and then slowly lower your right leg, returning back to the start position.

Perform: Do 1 set of 12 to 15 repetitions with your right leg then repeat the exercise with your left leg.

Chin says: As you get stronger, increase the number of sets and/or add ankle weights for more resistance

 

 

Unilateral Hip Extension

2. One-legged deadlifts

Start position: Extend your left leg back slightly, lightly resting on the toes of your left foot. Hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of the thighs.

Movement: Hinge from your hips and lower the weights towards the floor as low as your flexibility allows. Keep your back flat or with a natural arch and ensure you keep your abs contracted to protect your back. Squeeze your glutes of the working leg to raise back up.

Perform: Do 1 set of 10 to 12 reps with your left leg back then repeat the exercise with your right leg back.

Chin says: Deadlifts are highly effective for your glutes, lower back and hamstrings, but this single-legged version is ideal to add intensity to the exercise and engage your stabilizer muscles to keep your body balanced. Form is paramount and you should avoid this exercise if you have back problems.

One-legged deadlifts

http://www.sheknows.com/videos/articles/816101/5-best-butt-exercises-1/page:2

Lunges

3. Lunges

Start position: Stand tall with your feet hip-distance apart, hands on your hips.

Movement: Step your right foot forward and lower your body towards the floor while keeping your back up straight. You’ll be bending both of your knees; the right knee should be at a 90 degree angle (if it isn’t, step your right foot further forward, aiming to keep your knee over your ankle when you lower down) while your left knee lowers towards the floor.

Perform: Do 2 to 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps on each leg.

Chin says: This is such a dynamic exercise as it recruits so many muscles at the same time. What’s also great about lunges is the many variations: front lunges, walking lunges, reverse lunges, side to side lunges and wheel lunges (front, side, reverse). You can also elevate the back foot on a step or platform for a tougher workout on both legs.

4. Step Ups

Start position: Place your right foot on a step or platform of at least 12 to 15 inches high. Make sure your knee is bent at a 90 degree angle (knee above ankle) for safety.

Movement: Pushing through your right heel on the platform, straighten your right leg as you bring your left toe up to the step or platform. Lower your left foot down slowly, barely touching the toes of your left foot to the floor.

Perform: Do 2 to 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps on each leg.

Chin says: This is a popular tried and tested exercise that really targets the glutes. You’ll notice the difference when you take it slow and concentrate on the working leg.

Step Ups

5. Squats

Start position: Stand with feet hip-width apart, folding your arms across your chest. Keep your feet flat but place your weight on your heels.

Movement: Hinge at the hips and bend your knees as you sit your rear back as if a chair is behind you. Keep your back straight, abdominal muscles tight, and knees behind your toes as you lower down. Squeeze your glutes to straighten up and return to start position.

Perform: Repeat for 2 to 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps. As you get stronger, add weights or resistance bands for more intensity.

Chin says: Good old traditional squats are simply one of the best exercises you can do for your butt, thighs and hips. There are several variations of squats, ranging from standard squats with your feet hip-width apart or with the use of a chair or bench to act as a marker when squatting. Add dumbbells, resistance bands and core boards, and you will stimulate your glutes and other target areas even more.

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