Saturday, August 24, 2013

Letter about translations



I just remember when I started writing the great commandment and the stories and narratives in Spanish, decided translated into English to expand the coverage of potential readers.
The English is my second language, for me and  I use Google’s program for translations.
I mastered perfectly the Spanish for being my native language. I was born in Lima. L Peru and I am an Australian citizen.
Open As noted, the translations suffer from errors, which I think does not distort its true meaning.  Please excuse these unintentional errors, both by ignorance in the English language fluency, and the difficulty that causes me severe dyslexia who suffer due to a diving accident when   was performed as a marine biologist profession many years ago.
I remember do writing a letter about a while to explain the mistakes in the translation of texts.
Still do not have time to check all items and correct them, given the intensity of my writing, but I know it is a task that I must do it sooner or later.
What motivated this letter is a thoughtful person who sent me one of the stories published duly corrected.
This experience motivates this letter of explanation, and also carries the promise to push myself a bit more in the coming translations.

With affection,
Ruben

Health: Nutrition and health 3:



Nutrition and health 3: Diet toxic


Continuing with this series of articles related to good nutrition and good health preservation, and now, in the so called toxic diet, other components were revised diets that hinder excess consumption in functional balance of the body by putting it in risk for severe illness, now see other significant excesses.
We all know that one of bad things   of modern life is poor diet.
 Eating habits have become irregular, with a greater tendency to eat poorly, abusing step meals, fast junk calls in certain places, and set aside healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, and all accompanied by a sedentary lifestyle. Therefore, we must consider the risks of eating poorly.
We all need to consume certain types of foods and nutrients that contribute to our physical and mental health. The nutritional imbalance, excess or lack of nutrients, affects our bodies in different ways generating, health disorders can become serious. Understanding this is critical before suffering the risks of a poor diet as well as immediate health effects it brings.

3. Excess fat:
"A comparison of populations suggests that average to breast cancer, colon and prostate, are directly proportionate to estimated fat intake." Nutrition and Health Report (1988)
Generalities:


Fats and oils or triglycerides are a group of organic compounds (lipids) of oily nature, oily or waxy. The concentrated animals in various parts of the body, but mainly in adipose tissue, in plants usually are contained in the seeds as reserve substances.
Fats, besides providing the greatest amount of energy to the body are important to produce the absorption of some vitamins, such as fat soluble A, D, E and K.
They are also responsible for much of the flavor of food.

Most consume fats derived from oils used for cooking and a very usual by frying cooking is considered by many nutritionists as a not very suitable for our organism.
The immediate consequence of frying any food is that it loses some of its properties to pass to the frying oil, apart from making it win a lot of extra calories and makes digestion more difficult than any other type of cooked.
 If we take occasional fried food is important that we continue a series of basic recommendations that they are equally healthy cooked food otherwise. Such as not far short fries with abundant plant temperature is a better option.

The physical characteristics of the fatty substances are determined by a series of pure fatty acids, some of which are palmitin, stearin and olein (the latter is mainly contained in vegetable oils), they are all found in fats and natural oils in different proportions. Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and are usually from animal organisms.
Saturated and unsaturated fats:

According to the number of hydrogen atoms that have chemical bonds of fats, these are divided into saturated when containing all possible hydrogen atoms, and unsaturated when they have lost two or more hydrogen atoms (are monounsaturated and poly Unsaturated respectively). Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and are usually from animal organisms.
On the other hand, unsaturated fats are liquid and mainly from seed oils.
 Diets high in certain fats have been shown to be harmful to the body, especially saturated.
 Effects of fats in the body:
In addition to high levels of cholesterol, an excessive intake of fat is associated with obesity, gallbladder disease and certain cancers.

The body receives dietary fats and fatty acids decompose after the blood passes, forming the so-called triglycerides. From studies carried out on certain cardiac and vascular disease, it is known that they can be caused by high-fat diets, especially if it is saturated, and that raise blood cholesterol.
Olive oil is an unsaturated fat that has demonstrated excellent in preventing vascular events by high levels of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a lipid widespread in animal tissues, and of importance to synthesize various substances, such as vitamin D, bile, sex hormones, or hormones of the suprarenal adrenal cortex (corticoid steroids.
However, high levels of blood cholesterol promote clogged arteries, the fat deposited on the walls and settle with some hardness, rigidity and producing decreasing the volume of blood flow. When this occurs in the coronary arteries, which have the task of watering the outer walls of the heart, you can interrupt the supply and eventually lead to a heart attack (myocardial infarction or heart). In addition to high levels of cholesterol, an excessive intake of fat is associated with obesity, gallbladder disease and certain cancers.
The Diets:
In a healthy diet must be strictly limited saturated fats, which increase the risk of strokes by increasing the blood cholesterol level.
In a healthy diet must be strictly limited saturated fats (typically from animal organisms). On the contrary, it is advisable to substitute unsaturated fats (from vegetable organisms), especially if they are the polyunsaturated type, which tend to reduce cholesterol levels. Olive oil, for example, is an unsaturated fat which has demonstrated excellent in preventing vascular accidents by the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries low intensity due to its oleic acid, is also an ingredient so famous Mediterranean diet.
Some polyunsaturated fatty acids that are generally found in fish oils are also beneficial to the bloodstream, since they reduce the coagulation and therefore the risk of thrombosis
Energy from fat:

Although fats are not as abundant in nature as carbohydrates, yet produce twice the energy more than these.

Fats are not as abundant in nature as carbohydrates, but nevertheless occur more than twice the energy thereof. They are also very easy to store as energy reserves when there is a reduction of available carbohydrates.
Cells processed very efficiently the energy stored as fat.
When the body "burns" (oxidized) one gram of fat, kilocalories released about 9 (about 37,000 joules), whereas the same amount of carbohydrates or proteins released only about 4 kilocalories (about 16,000 joules).
Caloric value per gram:
• Carbohydrates - 4 calories
• Protein - 4 calories
• Alcohol - 7 calories
• Fats / Oils - 9 calories


The animals preferentially store fat in adipose tissue for later use during periods of high physical activity, cold or dry seasons, or difficulty in obtaining food. Humans, however, are beings industrialized ability to modify the working conditions of the maximum performance benefit, which involves the use of machines to develop work with minimal physical effort and therefore with reduced consumption of calories, which gives lead to excessive storage of fat in the body by ingestion of food energy in greater numbers than the energies required, made especially evident in developed and industrialized countries, where food also no lack in these countries more than 40% of consumption total energy from fat.

Some common animal fats such as milk, alterations hardly suffer from collection.

The disproportionate accumulation of fat in the human body has been considered a growing health risk, so the nutritional guidelines of the World Health Organization advised that all the energy ingested through food, fats corresponding to not exceed 30%.
Edible fats and oils:

Fats and oils, but also have industrial utilities, are generally intended for human consumption. Some common animal fats in the shopping cart just suffer alterations from procurement, as in the case of pork lard and milk fats, or margarines, which consist simply of hydrogenated oils (hardened). In recent years the food industry has succeeded in developing low-fat variety, to replace all or part of those other products, achieving reductions of over 20% in the diet.
Lipid Daily needs:

It is recommended that dietary fats contribute between 20 and 30% of daily energy needs. Our body but it does not use different types of grease, so that 30% should comprise 10% of saturated fats (animal fat), 5% of unsaturated fats (olive oil) and 5% polyunsaturated fats (seed oils and nuts). In addition, certain lipids that are considered essential for the organism, such as linoleic acid, which if not present in the diet in small amounts and deficiencies occurs hormonal diseases.
These are called essential fatty acids and vitamin F.
If we consume a greater amount of fat than recommended, increased dietary calories prevent this implies we have an adequate supply of other energy nutrients without exceeding the recommended calorie limit. In the event that this excess fat is made up mainly of saturated fatty acids (as is often the case, if you consume large amounts of animal fat), increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction or strokes.

What are Saturated Fats? Fats are classified into three types:
Saturated
Mono-Saturated
Poly-Unsaturated
Of these three types of dangerousness is more saturated fats calls. Could define these simply by their external characteristics most elementary remains even when it is hard at room temperature, as with the lard and butter cooking, saturated fats only melt when the temperature rises.
Animal foods rich in saturated fats and hence cholesterol. There are even specific parts of the flesh of the cow that are particularly dangerous for the heart. Dairy foods are also loaded with saturated fats in whole milk 3.6% fat comprises; cheese (especially hard cheeses) possess in large quantities, and the butter and cream are no exception.
While it is true that vegetable oils are less harmful to human health, some of them belong to the group of saturated fats, and thus are harmful.
Such is the case of coconut oil and palm oil, used in the manufacture of various industrial products, whose consumption can be harmful for people with high cholesterol levels. This is the reason that their consumption should be closely monitored.
Other fats have very low levels of cholesterol. Characterized externally because they remain liquid at room temperature. These include cottonseed, corn, sunflower, sesame seeds, soy and others. The use of poly-unsaturated fats help decrease the level of blood cholesterol.
The mono-saturated are in peanuts, olive olives. Avocados are also rich in this type of mono-saturated fat.
In some Mediterranean countries have shown that this type of fat consumed monounsaturated manage to prolong the life expectancy of its population, and have a lower percentage of deaths from heart disease than other people.
Moreover the gallbladder cancers, pancreatic, prostate, uterus and ovaries have a strong correlates strongly with consumption of high-fat diet.


How is that fats cause cancer?
Studies show that high fat intake causes cancer in at least two ways:
Fats produce toxic waste that cause the liver to produce abundant bile to help dissolve or break them in the intestines. This fatty acid stimulates the conditions making it suitable to start a cancer as a result of toxic waste in the gut as well as other toxic waste food.
The other way is that fats produce large amounts of estrogen.
The fats in the intestine encourage the growth of anaerobic bacteria which in turn will produce more estrogen.
An over-abundance of estrogen that is in a relationship with progesterone, which is the other female hormone, can lead the body to produce tumors. In the case of women in areas of the breasts, and men excess estrogen, which are also related to progesterone, has the potential to cause prostate cancer.
Many scholars believe that human nutritionist’s recommendation ingesting the 30% of calories from fat is still high.
It suggests limiting himself to only 10% of daily calories from fat dear. This recommendation is very wise to avoid placing the body in a situation that weakens the loss on the balance of the production of bile and estrogen.

So far it has been repeated on numerous occasions that a high fat intake may be directly related to the risk of developing breast cancer.

 New research published this relationship not only confirms but also ensures that the risk is independent of other factors such as obesity.
One might think that obesity, among other causes, may have some influence on the ratio fat / breast cancer, but about recent results indicate that the risk increases in proportion to the consumption of saturated fat or red meat.
Suggested that consumption of these substances is capable of increasing the risk of tumors by itself, regardless of other elements. "These findings reinforce the importance of a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables," she added.

With affection,

Ruben          August 23/08/2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Health:Nutrition and health 2



Nutrition and health 2: Diet toxic
"Instead of studying nutrition and detoxification of the human body have been studying germs. The world is in a wrong way, rid the body of its toxins, let’s be nourish done properly, and the miracle of health. "(Arbuthnot Lan)


Gathering some of what Dr. Gabriela Segura says by way of introduction to this article about the toxicity and excesses of certain diets, she says:

Before a disease can detect imbalances in the body that trigger. These biochemical imbalances and energy source are determined by the degree to which they are committed nutritional elements, genetic, environmental, and emotional and mental factors.

We must focus on environmental and nutritional toxicity and their role in inflammation in our body and our thoughts, as they have been greatly underestimated in our modern society even though both play a vital role in our health.

Today the way we think about medicine is very linear and simple.
 We believe that a disease has a cause and can be treated with a single drug.
 But in fact, a network of interactions leads to a result where the cause is often large. Health is based on a balance of several factors: genetic, physiological, psychological, energy, development, and environmental.

In medicine, the body and diseases are divided into systems.
For example, the cardiovascular system, nervous, immune, reproductive, urinary, endocrine, etc.
But the body works as a whole by the interaction between its components and not according to their anatomical divisions. That is, we must see the balance of the system as a whole.

The medical concept systems and diseases is too narrow a concept.
The doctor makes a clinical diagnosis that is the explanation of the patient's problem; a condition is regarded as the cause of the symptoms. The doctor may say
"Your sadness is due to clinical depression", "your child can not pay attention in class because they have a disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." After diagnosis, the doctor may prescribe a treatment for the symptom: A lowering high blood pressure or an antidepressant for depression or something for the child with hyperactivity.

But when we consider the system as a whole - are all components which can be unbalanced - make one functional understanding that the diagnosis is the name but not the cause of the patient's symptoms.

By doing a functional assessment of each patient balance after clinical diagnosis, we prescribe necessary food supplements, or recommend the removal of toxic elements that interfere with our balance, whether environmental or nutritional.
This is the functional point of view, as opposed to the anatomical point of view, and detoxification is a function that connects all the functions of our body.

Speaking of detoxify cation   does not mean necessarily a treatment for alcohol or drugs.
 Rather, this term refers to the process of elimination, the biochemistry of harmful chemicals that must be neutralized before they can be deleted. Every day we have to detoxify metabolic products and other products produced by our body that we do not need. These products may be hazardous when our kidneys or our liver does not function optimally.
For example ammonia, a product of protein metabolism, hormones that are no longer necessary for the endocrine system, or neurotransmitters used by the nervous system and the immune system derived must be neutralized before our body excretion.

But there are also environmental chemicals such as lead, mercury and other heavy metals, food additives, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, petrochemicals, etc. In fact, we live in a toxic environment.

Detoxification is the fight against environmental toxicity and is based on the processing of toxic by all organs and body systems. Altering diseases body detoxification, and if the latter fails, we will have problems.

It is essential to treat the root of the problem, looking for their cause. Taking medicine to cover the symptoms does not contribute in the least to healing.
Dr. Segura Up here helped me focus a part of this Article.

The Western dietary pattern or the meat diet is a dietary habit chosen by many people in some developed countries, and increasingly in developing countries.
 It is characterized by high intakes of red meat, sugary desserts, high fat foods, and refined grains. Also often contain high-fat dairy products, drinks high in sugar and high consumption of processed meat.
Regardless of where you live, your diet, in contrast to the "prudent" diet, which has higher levels in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry and fish.

The typical American diet is about 50% carbohydrates, 15% protein
Compared with the "prudent" diet, the standard American diet is unhealthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the sodium Americans consume today more than 50 percent more than the recommended amount, a trend that has remained constant over the last 50 years.
 Diet is also much lower than the recommended amount of servings of fruits and vegetables. These trends are reflected in the rate of overweight and obesity that shows more than 2/3 of Americans have a weight problem.

Go back to the book of Dave Frahm to learn and discern what it tells us about the toxicity of the diet consumed the grand average Americans. But it must be remembered that the so-called standard American diet today has more coverage especially in Europe, Australia and many countries in Latin America. Rather it will be good to pay attention to the message of the author as it is very likely that through ignorance we are doing the same. I think it should be considered as a warning of goodwill.

The author says that there are at least eight aspects of the standard American diet, which inflict serious "wounds" to our body, and contribute to the development of cancer and other degenerative diseases: and these are:

Many protein
Many fat
A lot of sugar
Too much salt
Much Caffeine
Many chemicals
Many refined products
Many products cooked
1. Much protein: Protein is second most abundant substance in the body after water, and represents one-fifth of our total weight or 3/4de solid structures of the body. Is the main constituent of the fluids in each cell with the exception of the bile and urine.  Dietary protein is used by the body to:

a)     Build, maintain and repair tissue cells.
b) Develop enzymes and hormones that enable the body to function.
c) Develop hemoglobin and other blood proteins that transport nutrients and regulate water balance and osmotic pressure equalizing pressure between the fluids and the cell walls and helps maintain the acid-alkaline balance.

d) Make antibodies for defense against infection and disease.

e) In the case of a poor diet of carbohydrates the body burns tissue protein to meet the energy demands required. Diets high in protein and very low in carbohydrates are dangerous in long term
 for health.


Of all the nutrients in the human diet, proteins are being most discussed.
And the two key questions are always:

 How much of it need the body? And what is the best source of funds?

Let's begin our body as actually required to operate without problems:


The World Health Organization indicates that the minimum daily body protein required in the diet, should be some 5% of the calories consumed.
Taking the 5% of the 3000 calories consumed in a typical day average American worker. This equates to 150 calories now, if one gram of protein equals 4 calories, then divide 150 calories from 4 gives us almost 38 grams, which would be what a man requires daily intake.
 And applying the same calculation for an American woman consumes 2,300 calories, meaning it would require only 29 grams of protein in your daily diet.
 Many scholars argue that this minimum nutrition requirement provides a large margin of safety even for those who demand more theoretical protein needs.
Other physician’s nutritionists argue that with an intake of 20 grams of protein only daily maintaining the body can function normally internal protein levels.

What happens when you consume too much protein?

While the body requires less than 40 grams per day and only 20 grams according to other scholars, the average Americans consume between 105-120 grams per day.
 What happens to the body when fed high protein? At least five things happen:


1.       Weakened immune system
2. Weakening of bones and joints
3. Malfunction of the liver, gallbladder and fat metabolism
4. Malfunctioning kidneys
5. Colon malfunction


Let us expand a bit these consequences:


2.      1. Weakening of the biological immune system

3.      The pancreas plays a significant role in the body's defense against diseases including cancer. Produces a number of enzymes that not only help to break down and digest the proteins of our diet, but also attacks the protein coating of cancer cells, and therefore the left unprotected. A healthy pancreas is capable of producing large amounts of these enzymes, "police" to develop both functions at the same time.
However, there are people who lack that power Pancreatic and for them a diet with high amounts of animal meat spends enormous amounts of enzymes available as "forces" enzyme, diverting attention from the cancer cells.

2. Weakening of bones and joints

Two kinds of waste in the body as a result of the digestive process, one is acidic and the other alkaline. All animal products, including meat, dairy products, eggs, etc. Cooked, including plant foods, when burned becomes acidic residues.
Your body produces acid as a natural life process of the cells. Not so alkaline. High protein intake by the typical American diet produces acid, which is added to the acid naturally produced by the body, and therefore these two circumstances half acid conditions.
In order to maintain health, circulatory system must be maintained slightly alkaline. On a scale of 1-14 (1 acid and alkaline, and 7 neutral 14), the body works to keep the blood at a pH of 7.4. If it drops to 7.2 the body dies.
But this counter to the typical American diet, the body constantly requires extra help to alkalization minerals.
 Then, take calcium from the bones in an effort to neutralize the acidity alkalizing diet. The bones begin to lose calcium then more and more as the acidity persist in the diet. As a consequence of this loss of calcium in the long term is chained osteoporosis. The calcium floating in the blood before reaching the kidneys for disposal can be accommodated in a new home in the joints causing arthritis and others.

Drinking enough milk, Could restore the loss of calcium in the bones? No.
The milk and dairy produce acidic waste. Therefore milk consumption is not the solution to increase the calcium in the bones, because it helps to acidify more internal conditions promoting calcium loss in the bones.


3. Malfunction of the liver, gallbladder and fat metabolism
Before the body to take calcium from the bones also removed other alkali sodium is needed, but that is what retains sodium cholesterol in the gallbladder liquid suspension, and when to go away and reduces cholesterol and it hardens and stones are thus formed. This makes the liver and gallbladder entering stress doing a poor fat metabolism, knowing that bile is stored by the liver into the gallbladder to the breakdown of fats.


4. Malfunctioning kidneys.
When abundant proteins complicates everything for this essential organ of the body. And people, who eat a lot of protein in their daily diets for years, tend to have problems with your kidneys. The body cannot store excess protein, but instead of deleting what you do not use daily. This is the work of the kidneys.
 Excessive daily intake of protein gives unnecessary work to this vital organ. Then, calcium floating in the blood from bones to help alkalinize of acids in the blood, due to excess protein cause any problems to the kidneys. Stones are formed that alter their optimal performance, not properly eliminating toxins and waste, so that other organs and tissues are now affected, and all manner of disease can occur in these conditions.


4.      Colon malfunctions.
When we talk about excess protein in the American diet, mainly refers to meats, dairy products, which contain no fiber.
And eat plenty of animal products and low in fiber from plant sources, the slow transit of animal protein leads to the putrefaction of these. And the gut is affected by a potentially dangerous toxin. Colon cancer is associated with increased intestinal diseases.

The other important question is: Where will you get your protein?

But as the reader will notice this article moves towards a vegetarian based diet,  or a drastic reduction of animal meat and milk derivatives.
 
 And the other question that arises from the first is:

Where you can get protein in a vegetable diet?

The answer is very simple.  The body produces human proteins from amino acids derived from the breakdown of food in the diet. One basic material eats diet containing amino acids which form the body protein blocks. Requires 23 different kinds of amino acids to produce the human protein.

The way God designed our bodies is that we have 15 of them, and we lack the 8 must come from our diet.
As these amino acids we need is because they are known to be essential.
Then there are 8 essential amino acids.


Can these 8 essential amino acids be obtained from plants?
Of course you do.  Doctors and nutritionists say that if you eat fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and sprouts, on a regular basis, you are getting all the amino acids to make the proteins the body needs to function normally.

When God formed man and placed him in the Garden of Eden, God knew He  was doing. Remember the story of Daniel and the Bible records contained in the above article and meditate on before you think you require of meat animals to survive.

Now comes another interesting question.
Why America is so concerned about eating enough protein and their diet?


You have to remember the famous 4 food groups of school students were taught until recently. Guess who started with this teaching? There were doctors and nutritionists scholars of the country who wanted to ensure a good diet for people, of course not.

Do you know who was? The American Dairy Association.

They were interested in the business of milk and dairy products were sold and business flourished. The best way to get it was to indoctrinate young minds with the idea that if they stopped daily consume these products, something very important missing in your diet.  And related to proteins.
Also, they were also keen to include meat, in that famous group of the 4, they would like greatly to farmers breeding pigs too. They noted the importance of consuming meat daily and second in the list of basic four foods that time.

In 1956 Agriculture Department official decree the four food groups to the population consisting of vegetables and fruits, milk, meat, cereals and grains. She started this strategy as I said before in public schools. In recent years nutritionists have pointed out that these 4 groups is a concept useless and wrong, but instead have been proposed and taught the so-called food pyramid with grains as the foundation,
Followed by fruits and vegetables that provide all the body's requirements.
Above the level of the pyramid is then what is called delicatessen which does not eat daily.

Many of us grew up with the old Basic Four Food Groups USDA (Department of Agriculture U.S.), first introduced in 1956.
The passage of time has seen an increase in our knowledge about the importance of fiber, the health risks of cholesterol and fats, and disease preventive power of many nutrients found exclusively in plant foods. We also found that the plant kingdom provides excellent sources of nutrients previously associated only with meat and dairy products - namely, proteins and calcium.
But still because of the large commercial advertising of meat and dairy products, American cares if their diet does not contain enough meat portions.
The rest of the world is not far from this situation, and increasingly imitation increases the risk of serious illness.
This article series will continue.

With affection,
Ruben      July 2013