Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sleep Micro, Threat To Motorists

Sleep Micro, Threat To Motorists

The incidence of traffic accidents each year is increasing. Millions of men, women, children and elderly people who died or permanent disability due to traffic accidents. This makes traffic accident into a frightening specter for the rider. In fact, it is estimated every two minutes a traffic accident that caused deaths worldwide.

There are so many factors that cause traffic accidents. Usually is a reckless driver or the condition of vehicles that do not fit but still forced to use long trips. There is also a major cause of driver sleepiness is to sleep for a moment what we call the micro sleep. Micro sleep is sleep that occurs only lasted a split second to thirty seconds.

Although only a moment, very dangerous micro sleep occurs in situations where the required high concentration and alertness, such as when riding a motorcycle or car. People who fall asleep micro not realize that he was asleep or lose concentration sesaat.Pengemudi still feel control his car and then realized afterwards that a few seconds passed without awareness. The number of incidents that allegedly caused the accident ever occurred when the driver fell asleep on the highway mengandarai a monotonous and usually at night.

Micro sleep is a spontaneous reaction of the body caused by lack of sleep, physical and mental fatigue, depression, hypoxia, narcolepsy, or hypersomnia. Harmful micro sleep because of the unpredictability Eden can happen anytime. However, usually preceded micro sleeping sleepy very severe symptoms such as:

- Often made a mistake. When driving, speed is often not regular, either take the path, etc..
- Head nodding often / droop
- Heavy eyelids, intermittently close one or both eyes
- Headache
- Yawning
- Feeling tired

To avoid or reduce the risk of danger micro sleep, here are some tips for you:

- Use every opportunity to rest when the body has reached the limits of perceived fatigue. Take a break every 2-5 hours drive to refresh your body. Occasionally open the windows for fresh air and listening to music to accompany your journey. Coffee and stimulant drinks can also be used to refresh you. But the alert because of the above can only be postponed. It is the most appropriate is to eliminate the rest elbow drowsiness.

- As penegmudi you will be hard to know the symptoms themselves. If you are not alone then make sure the person next to you watching awareness and assist you with chat invites for your konsentraasi stay awake. When you look tired, then the companion must be asked to pause to recover the driver. You better achieve the goal with more time than an accident due to negligence of the driver.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Early breastfeeding initiation: Program For New Born Baby

Early breastfeeding initiation: Program For New Born Baby

Some of you may have heard the benefits of breastfeeding, even when the government began to re-promote breast feeding programs in newborn infants, even when these have been developed and started to be socialized starting from 2006 that is Inisasi Early breastfeeding (IMD), both to the midwives and other health practitioners who practice to assist delivery. You are interested to know more about this program? Please follow this article completely.
ASI has a meaning that is much better than formula feeding

Any particular reason why the author did not add the suffix-i in the word "breastfeeding" this is addressed to the newborn baby itself is not to the mother who had just given birth to her immediately give milk to their babies. The point here is how to stimulate a natural thing for the newborn to suckle immediately by itself, as occurred in animals that immediately look for his mother's nipple to get food, it turns out this natural instinct may also occur in newborn human infants.
IMD program, according to Indonesia's health department can reduce infant mortality by 22%, how important this program, therefore it is for those who decide to have children, are encouraged to try this IMD program.

As for the steps that can be performed on the IMD program is:

1. In a normal delivery or through the vagina, the baby as soon as possible who have done cutting the umbilical cord is dried as needed, the intention here is not clear amniotic fluid baker layer attached to the baby but just dry the skin without doing pengelapan the palms of the baby.

2. Put this baby in the mother's chest immediately, exactly between the two breasts mother who has prepared for those breastfed by the baby. Here the warmth of the mother's body is the temperature that is ideal for the baby. This is where started to happen a close emotional relationship between mother and baby.

Placing the newborn between the two breast is the beginning of the IMD

3. Let both hands the baby to find its own mother's nipple as the baby is a natural instinct to immediately look for food after a few months in the womb only get food from the umbilical cord in the womb.

4. When the baby's hands began to touch the breast nipple, so when this will occur naturally in the body of the mother to produce milk-producing hormone.

The hand that touches the baby's mother's nipple during IMD

5. Baby's hand had touched the nipple will lead the baby to enter the nipple into his mouth and will be doing is feeding itself.
Interesting is not it? If you are interested to run the IMD program, make sure before you give birth you conduct consultations prior to your birth attendant good obstetrician or midwife who will assist you. For those of you who will perform deliveries via cesarean section operation, this method can still run when you use the technique of local anesthesia through the spine, but some opinion is that the IMD technique in cesarean section deliveries can only run about 50%.


1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1524741/

2. http://www.scribd.com/doc/11507844/Inisiasi-Menyusu-Dini-Dan-Asi-Perannya-Menurunkan-Kematian-Bayi-Dan-Anak24-Jan-08

3. http://repository.usu.ac.id/bitstream/123456789/21189/5/Chapter I.pdf

4. http://digilib.unimus.ac.id/files/disk1/113/jtptunimus-gdl-diyahwidya-5613-2-babi.pdf

5. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p981.html

Thursday, February 24, 2011

How to quickly overcome a stomach ache

How to quickly overcome a stomach ache

Stomach problems - whether full of gas, constipation or irritable bowel syndrome (Irritable bowel syndrome / IBS) - often interfere with the women. But experts say there are new treatments that can provide relief quickly and easily. Try to-5 in this way:


Exercise could be the last thing most in your mind if your stomach hurt, but "brisk walking for 10-15 minutes may be able to provide a miracle." Experts said Robynne Chutkan digestion, MD, founder of Digestive Center for Women in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Without sports, intestines become slow, causing cramps and constipation.

Press area pain

"Stress is a common cause of abdominal pain, and acupressure can release endorphins, endorphins feel good and helps you relax," said Dr. Chutkan. Try this simple trick: During the last 5 minutes, gently apply pressure in a circular motion with your fingers on the area as wide as 4 fingers above your navel.

Do not eat

Excessive eating can lead to stomach pain, stomach pain so when you give your body a long rest and good food. "If you get a muscle injury, you will not push your muscles to work harder. You are resting your muscles. The same is true for abdominal pain." said Dr. Chutkan. Try the liquid diet for a day - broth, water or fruit juice - and then form a habit of eating with smaller portions.
Try probiotics

There is new hope for the 20% of the population who suffer from IBS, which most women. Research shows that the Align, a probiotic supplement containing Bifidobacterium incantis 35,624, to provide relief to all the major symptoms of IBS such as constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Take time for tea

A cup of warm peppermint tea can help relax your abdominal muscles. Research repeatedly shows that the oils of peppermint plant can work as good as drugs for the symptoms of IBS.

Food and Uric Acid

Food and Uric Acid

Uric acid is a purine metabolic waste substances from the food we eat. It is also a byproduct from the breakdown of cells in the blood.

Purine itself is a substance contained in any food that comes from the living body. In other words, in the living body there is this purine substances, and because we eat these creatures, then moves into purine substance in our body. Various vegetables and fruits also contained purine. Purine also resulted from the destruction of body cells that occurs normally or because of certain diseases.

Normally, uric acid will be released in the body through the stool (feces) and urine, but because the kidneys are unable to remove uric acid that is causing rising levels in the body. Another thing that can increase uric acid levels is that we consume too many foods that contain lots of purines. Excess uric acid will then be collected in the joints, causing pain or swelling.

Patients with gout after undergoing appropriate treatment can be treated so that the levels of uric acid in the body back to normal. But because the body there is the potential buildup of uric acid, it is recommended to control food intake so as to avoid food containing purines.
Brief conclusion about uric acid
Symptoms of Uric Acid

* Tingling and pains
* Pain, especially at night or early morning waking
* The joints affected by gout visible swelling, redness, heat and incredible pain at night and morning.

Uric Acid Solutions Solve

* Conduct treatment until uric acid levels returned to normal. Normal levels are 2.4 to 6 for women and 3.0 to 7 for men.
* Control of food consumed.
* Drink plenty of water. By drinking lots of water, we can help get rid of purines in the body.
Avoid foods that (contains many purine)

* Side dishes such as organ meats, liver, kidney, spleen, tripe, intestines, lungs and brain.
* Seafood such as shrimp, scallops, squid, crab.
* Food cans are like corned beef and sardines.
* Meat, eggs, broth or gravy is thick.
* Legumes such as soybeans (including processed products like tempeh, tauco, oncom, soy milk), peanuts, green beans, bean sprouts, melinjo, chips.
* Vegetables such as spinach leaves, kale, cassava leaves, asparagus, cauliflower, green beans.
* Fruits such as durian, avocado, pineapple, coconut water.
* Drinks and foods containing alcohol such as beer, whiskey, wine, tape, palm wine.



Watermelon is not only sweet and refreshing. Based on research conducted in Texas, United States, watermelon has a property that gives the effect on blood vessels in the body and increase libido. Similar to Viagra, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction.

According to Drs. Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A & M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center in College Station, "Watermelon has amazing benefits." Vital substances contained in watermelon and other fruits and vegetables are phytonutrients. Naturally, these substances consist of bioactive compounds, which are able to react to improve health. Watermelon contains 92% water and 8% of lycopene, an antioxidant that can protect the human body. Other substances are beta-carotene and phytonutrients-citrulin. When watermelon is consumed, which in turn will generate citrulin converted to arginine with the mediation of certain enzymes. Arginine is an amino acid that works on the heart, circulatory system and maintain the immune system. "Arginine increases nitric oxide, which relax blood vessels play a role, as the securities owned by Viagra. Can treat erectile dysfunction, also prevented. "
Pathil said, "Watermelon specifically does not work like Viagra. But this fruit has benefits for merelaxkan blood vessels without any side effects. "Citrulin and arginine have benefits for various medical conditions, including heart disease, immune system, obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Citrulin which is a precursor to arginine, is found only on the skin of the watermelon, which is certainly very rarely consumed. This makes U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Lane, Oklahoma, were studying the development of new types watermelon variation, to increase the concentration citrulin on meat and not just on their skin.

a glimpse of aromatherapy

a glimpse of aromatherapy

In recent years many emerging products that claim to have an effect aromatherapy fragrance. In fact, any insect repellent products diembel-arbitration with aromatherapy. Yet according to Dr. Rachmi Primadiati, MNMed DArom, HerbMed, CIDESCO, CIBTAC, it's all misleading.
Ordinary deodorizer is clearly different from wangin essential oils. Ordinary deodorizer made in laboratories by making the component molecules that resemble a particular scent-producing molecules that are generally made from chemicals and refined petroleum products. While pure essential oils taken from nature and the process of distillation.
Therefore, artificial fragrance has no therapeutic effect, and the smell was different with essential oils. Usually the synthesis of solvent smell and can cause skin irritation. While pure essential oils which have a high therapeutic effect. To distinguish whether or not a pure oil, can be done with each one fluid dripping on the paper. The pure oil is usually not lasting more easily evaporate, while not pure impression on paper.
Select the original
Essential oils derived from plant parts that smelled like beans, fruit, stems, leaves, flowers, sap, roots, etc.. For healing, used oil is obtained by various means such as distillation or blackmailed (for classes orange).

The power of essential oils is 100 times stronger than the form of fresh / dried tumbuhannya itself, therefore, it can not be directly applied to the skin. Its use must be mixed with plant oils with a certain degree. Only a few that can be directly applied to the skin, such as sandalwood and lavender.
Another thing to consider is the thickness and skin sensitivity, the number of oil glands that exist, based on the patient's age, character, personality, diet, and possessed basic disease patients.

In chronological, after dioles, the smell would be inhaled nose, then through the nerves sent to the limbic system in the brain which is the master glands (hormone producing glands center that regulates the function of other hormone glands throughout the body), as well as a center of creativity, memory, mood, intellectual, and sexual centers. That's why the impact of this comprehensive aromatherapy. In addition to affecting the physical condition of the body, as well as mind, soul and our mood.
However, Dr Rachmi warned not to do therapy with essential oils every day. because it was feared the effect it will damage the health. Because the applicable principles of aromatherapy treatment with low doses. That excessive consumption would cause the opposite effect. For example, ylang ylang (Cananga) that serves to create a relaxing and arousing sexual desire, and has a hypotensive effect. But if given in excess, can actually increase blood pressure.

Source: healthy life, 05/VI edition, May 2007

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What is the right portion?

I have to admit that this is not so easy... I went with my daughter to the cinema and there I saw so big portions of popcorn that I have the strong feeling that in the area of portions, it is going in the wrong direction. If we are facing problems with obesity, it is better that we learn to cope with smaller portions and less big quantities, but the reality shows you just the opposite. 

Here is a very simple and efficient way for getting to the right quantity of food to eat: look at your hand and you form your hand into a fist. This hand is exactly the size of your stomach. If you are attentive and hear to your body signals and you eat just this amount of food as slowly as you can, you will be no more hungry! Try it out! Happy to hear your comments!