Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Taka Update August 18, 2015

 Taka Update August  18, 2015
Fish delivery and more
New tuna is coming today. It is with low fat toro.
Uni is fine. It is available. We can get CA uni today.
Live scallop isalso coming today.
Japanese fish Omakase? I skip again.
Walu, Kanpachi and King Salmon are coming this afternoon.
Less Japanese fish is coming today because of a big holiday in Japan.

Secondhand Smoke Increases Stroke Risk by 30 Percent for Nonsmokers
Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is responsible for one out of every 19 deaths in the U.S. and it is a leading cause of disability. A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that secondhand smoke (SHS) increases the risk of stroke by about 30 percent for nonsmokers.Using data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, a national, population-based, longitudinal study investigating cardiovascular disease events and mortality endpoints among white (55 percent) and African American (45 percent) adults aged greater than 45 years, investigators found that even after adjustment for other stroke factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, the 30 percent risk for nonsmokers remained.The current study included almost 22,000 participants (38 percent African American, 45 percent male) with 23 percent reporting SHS exposure in the past year. During the period of April 2003 to March 2012, 428 strokes were reported. A further analysis of the type of stroke (ischemic vs. hemorrhagic) was performed and showed that most strokes were due to blockage of blood flow to the brain (352 ischemic, 50 hemorrhagic, and 26 strokes of unknown subtype).The literature concerning adverse health effects of SHS is becoming clearer, although not all studies have replicated the association between SHS exposure and stroke. According to lead author Angela M. Malek, PhD, of the Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, “Previous studies suffer from limitations in that few were prospective, adjustment for potential confounders has varied, stroke and SHS exposure have not been consistently defined, measurement and sources of SHS exposure have differed, stroke subtypes have not always been assessed, and some studies have been underpowered due to small sample size.”The strengths of the current study result from the use of a population-based sample of a large, prospectively followed, well-characterized group of people that includes a large proportion of African Americans and physician-adjudicated incident strokes.“Our findings suggest the possibility for adverse health outcomes such as stroke among nonsmokers exposed to SHS and add to the body of evidence supporting stricter smoking regulations. Future research will need to investigate the role of cardiovascular disease risk factors in the association and explore potential exposure to additional environmental variables, such as ambient air pollutants, in relation to stroke.” explained Dr. Malek.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Taka Update August 11, 2015

Taka Update August  11, 2015
Fish delivery and more
I had really good tuna last week. And I will get big eye tuna today. We will see it.
Uni is not available so far. CA? No idea, Peru? No idea. Japan? Sure on Thursday.
Live scallop is available but limited supply.
Japanese fish Omakase? I skipped it, was not great last 2-3 supplies.
Walu, Kanpachi and King Salmon are coming this afternoon or tomorrow.
Not much fish from Tokyo Fish market next week because of a big Holiday there.

Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests
The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows.
But pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, even if the children are breast-feeding, the Australian researchers said.
"While most benefits of breast-feeding can be attributed to the breast-milk, this study highlights one of the ways that the actual act of breast-feeding imparts its own benefits," said Dr. Joanna Pierro, a pediatric chief resident at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City.
"While it is well established that exclusively breast-fed babies are at a decreased risk of dental malocclusion [misalignment], this study revealed the differences between those exclusively breast-fed versus those who are predominantly breast-fed," said Pierro, who was not involved in the study.
"Since many breast-fed babies today are partially fed breast-milk from a bottle, this research reveals how this difference affects the oral cavity," she added.
The researchers, led by Karen Peres at the University of Adelaide in Australia, tracked just over 1,300 children for five years, including how much they breast-fed at 3 months, 1 year and 2 years old. The study authors also asked how often the children used a pacifier, if at all, when the kids were 3 months, 1 year, 2 and 4. About 40 percent of the children used a pacifier daily for four years. When the children were 5, the researchers determined which of them had various types of misaligned teeth or jaw conditions, including open bite, crossbite, overbite or a moderate to severe misalignment.
The risk of overbite was one-third lower for those who exclusively breast-fed for three to six months compared to those who didn't, the findings showed. If they breast-fed at least six months or more, the risk of overbite dropped by 44 percent.
Similarly, children who exclusively breast-fed for three months to six months were 41 percent less likely to have moderate to severe misalignment of the teeth. Breast-feeding six months or longer reduced their risk by 72 percent.
The findings were published online June 15 in the journal Pediatrics.

Vegetarians who eat fish have lower cancer risk: Study
Most people have heard by now that increased consumption of meat can be a major risk factor for cancer development - especially when it comes to cancer of the colon. And despite loud protests by the meat industry itself, evidence continues to mount that there is indeed a link between a diet high in meat and the onset of this disease. And not all meats are created equal - red meats such as beef and pork constitute the highest risk. Vegetarians are quick to point out that, apart from environmental or ethical issues, this health risk is yet another good reason to follow a plant-based diet. However, it appears that matters are not quite so simple as that. While recent research indicates that a vegetarian diet does in fact lower the risk of colon cancer, it appears that the risk is reduced even more significantly if that diet includes the consumption of fish.

This latest study on the relationship between diet and colon cancer was recently published the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Some of the results were not surprising and confirmed the findings of other studies in regards to the relationship between cancer and meet consumption: Vegetarians have a 22 percent lower risk of all forms of colorectal cancer than non-vegetarians, a 19 percent lower risk for colon cancer development and a whopping 29 percent lower risk of developing cancer of the rectum.

The first part of this study did not particularly come as a shock to researchers. They speculate that this kind of diet is associated with lower colorectal cancer risk for many reasons. First, vegetarians tend to consume higher levels of fruits and vegetables than other Americans: Many of these foods contain powerful antioxidants with known cancer-fighting properties. Also, vegetarian diets tend to be high in fiber and a fiber-rich diet has repeatedly been associated with better colon health and less of a chance of developing colon cancer.
What surprised scientists who were participating in this study was that, while the vegetarian diet was good for preventing colon cancer, a pesco-vegetarian diet was even better. In other words, a diet that is largely plant-based but does include regular consumption of fish was found to be the best for warding off this particular form of cancer.

Taken by numbers, pesco-vegetarians had a 27 percent lower risk of developing colorectal cancer than strict vegetarians and an incredible 42 percent lower risk than those who eat meat! Scientists suspect that this difference is due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids that fish are so rich in. These fatty acids have, in multiple studies, shown to decrease cancer risk due to their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.



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Monday, August 10, 2015

This is the Omakase.

I made 8 courses of Omakase.


1) Tuna with Okra, Nagaimo and Wasabi pickles.

2) Flounder with Mentaiko, Spicy Cod Roe.

3) Hamachi Tiradito  Sorry for bad pic.

4) Sea Bream with Uni Salt

5) Buta Kimchi, Panfried Pork Belly with Kimchi

6) Live Scallop with Seasalt avocado wasabi

7) Tako Tempura

8) Uni Toro

9) Toro Maki

10) Tuna Tartar over Sushi rice

A Great Value of $60 in Buckhead, Atlanta. I think so.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Taka Update July 28, 2015

 Taka Update July 28, 2015
Fish delivery and more
I have bigeye tuna. And I will get new big eye tuna with light fat tomorrow.
Uni is available and from Peru. Peru’s Uni is not bad at all.
Live scallop and Aoyagi Clam are available. KinmeDai is not available.
Japanese fish Omakase? Just arrived.
Walu, Kanpachi and King Salmon were also came from Hawaii

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Chamomile tea lowers thyroid cancer risk
The tiny, daisy-like flowers from the chamomile plant have long been valued for their medicinal properties. At least as far back as Roman times, chamomile was used in teas and extracts to promote relaxation and restful sleep as well as to support the health of the digestive system. Topically, it was used to even skin tones and to bring out highlights in blonde or light-colored hair. It is a popular treatment for the conditions mentioned above even today. However, apparently the healing power of chamomile goes far beyond promoting digestive function and sound sleep. Modern research is also discovering that the bio-active compounds in these tiny, sweet-smelling flowers can also help to reduce the chances of thyroid cancer. While this form of cancer can often be treated successfully with either surgery or radioactive iodine treatment (or both), it is even better to prevent it in the first place! Let's look at the research.

Top 4 natural remedies that help diabetes

Nigella sativa

Nigella sativa, also known as black seed, has been valued for its medicinal properties for around 2,000 years. It has been shown that some of the active compounds in black seed can have an anti-diabetic effect. In order to take advantage of this, use the oil made from the seeds and use it in water or a juice daily to help modulate the effects of diabetes.

Cinnamon

This is perhaps one of the best-known (and widely-researched) treatments for diabetes. Research has found that many of the bioactive ingredients in this popular spice are able to mimic the action of insulin. In other words, they make it easier for glucose to travel from the bloodstream to the cells (where they are needed for energy). This, in turn, prevents high blood sugar and all the problems that can go with it.

Grape seed extract

Many people are not aware of this, but the liver (like the pancreas) plays a big role in regulating blood sugar levels and keeping them in a range that is safe for the body. Grape seed extract can help because it is able to protect and rejuvenate liver tissue and support healthy liver function. This is a very important factor to consider for diabetics.

Bitter melon

Despite the off-putting name, bitter melon is a popular Indian remedy for diabetes and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for this and many other conditions. It is believed that compounds in bitter melon mimic the action of insulin in the body and can help with natural blood sugar regulation and control.



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Taka Update July 22, 2015

 Taka Update July 22, 2015
Fish delivery and more
Sorry, tuna is Yellow fin, not big eye.
Uni is available and from CA this time. I ate yesterday and not bad.
Live scallop and Aoyagi Clam are coming today.
Japanese fish Omakase? I skipped this week. Aji is not available because of Typhoon.
Walu, Kanpachi are vame yesterday. I skipped King Salmon.


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'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage
Long periods of squatting in tight jeans can cause muscle and nerve damage, a new case study suggests.
The research involved a 35-year-old woman who arrived at a hospital complaining of severe weakness in both her ankles. The day before, she had helped a relative move and spent many hours squatting while emptying cupboards. She said she was wearing tight "skinny" jeans that became increasingly uncomfortable as the day progressed.
That evening, she developed numbness in her feet and had difficulty walking. She tripped and fell, and spent several hours on the ground before she was found.
When she arrived at the hospital, her calves were so swollen that her jeans had to be cut off, the researchers said. She had lost feeling in her lower legs and feet, and could not move her ankles or toes properly.
Doctors determined she had a condition called compartment syndrome. Squatting for a long time in the tight jeans had caused swelling that damaged muscle and nerve fibers in her lower legs due to prolonged compression.
After four days of treatment, she was able to walk on her own again and was sent home, according to the report.
The case study was reported by Thomas Edmund Kimber, an associate professor in the neurology unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide in Australia. It was published online June 22 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
SOURCE: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, news release, June 22, 2015


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This is our daily special Bento Box. Surf and Turf combo plus vegetables are great.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Taka Update July 14, 2015

 Taka Update July 14, 2015
Fish delivery and more
I have a good tuna. It came yesterday. It is with chu-toro, medium fat.
Uni is available and from Chile this time. CA uni is gone.
Live scallop is available but no live Aoyagi clam is available.
Japanese fish Omakase? It is coming today.
Walu, Kanpachi, King salmon come today from Hawaii.

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Trans Fat Consumption and Memory
Higher consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA), commonly used in processed foods to improve taste, texture and durability, has been linked to worsened memory function in men 45 years old and younger, according to a University of California, San Diego School of Medicine study published online on June 17 in PLOS ONE.
Researchers evaluated data from 1,018 men and women who were asked to complete a dietary survey and memory test involving word recall. On average, men aged 45 and younger recalled 86 words; however, for each additional gram of trans fats consumed daily, performance dropped by 0.76 words. This translates to an expected 12 fewer words recalled by young men with dTFA intake levels matching the highest observed in the study, compared to otherwise similar men consuming no trans fats.
“Trans fats were most strongly linked to worse memory in men during their high productivity years,” said Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD, lead author and professor of medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. “Trans fat consumption has previously shown adverse associations to behavior and mood—other pillars of brain function. However, to our knowledge a relation to memory or cognition had not been shown.”
After adjusting for age, exercise, education, ethnicity and mood, the link between higher dTFA and poorer memory was maintained in men 45 and younger.
The study focused predominantly on men because of a small number of women in this age group. However, including women in the analysis did not change the finding, said Golomb. An association of dTFA to word memory was not observed in older populations. Golomb said this is likely due to dietary effects showing more clearly in younger adults. Insults and injuries to the brain accrue with age and add variability to memory scores that can swamp ability to detect diet effects.
Trans fatty acids have been linked to negative effects on lipid profiles, metabolic function, insulin resistance, inflammation and cardiac and general health. In 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a preliminary determination that trans fats were no longer generally recognized as safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control, reducing dTFA consumption could prevent 10,000 to 20,000 heart attacks and 3,000 to 7,000 coronary heart disease deaths per year in the U.S.
“As I tell patients, while trans fats increase the shelf life of foods, they reduce the shelf life of people,” said Golomb.



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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Taka's Update July 7, 2015

Taka Update July 7, 2015
Fish delivery and more
Tuna is not Big eye, It is Yellow fin. We had a good one last week.
Uni is coming today. It is from Maine.
Live scallop is coming today but no live Aoyagi clam is not coming.
Japanese fish Omakase? I skip this week.
Walu, Kanpachi, King salmon come today from Hawaii.

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Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says
Older adults need a protein-rich diet to maintain muscle mass and strength, a new study suggests.
Protein should come from animal and plant sources, since each type of protein appears to play different roles in maintaining lean muscle mass and leg strength. Plant protein helps preserve muscle strength, while animal protein is linked to muscle mass, the researchers said.
"With aging, there is loss of muscle mass and strength," said lead researcher Shivani Sahni, director of the nutrition program at the Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research in Boston.
She said that protein is the body's building block that produces muscle. "After 50, people start to lose muscle mass. Between 50 and 60, muscle strength declines by about 1.5 percent a year. After 60, the loss can be 3 percent a year."
Losing muscle mass and strength affects the ability to move and do daily activities, Sahni said. In addition, loss of muscle can affect balance and increase the odds of falling, leading to broken bones and head injuries.
"Overall protein intake is important for maintaining muscle mass and muscle strength," she said. "You should have protein as part of every meal."
Findings from the study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, were published online recently in the Journal of Nutrition.
For the study, Sahni and her colleagues collected data on more than 2,600 men and women who took part in the Framingham Offspring Cohort study. Participants -- average age 60 -- had their protein consumption, leg lean muscle mass and thigh muscle strength measured at various times between 1998 and 2001.
The researchers found that men needed nearly 3 ounces of protein a day to maintain muscle mass and strength, and women needed 2.6 ounces. Lean muscle mass was highest among those who ate the most total protein and the most animal protein.
Plant protein -- think nuts and beans -- was not associated with lean mass in men or women, the researchers noted. But those who ate the most protein from plants had more strength in their thigh muscles, compared with those who ate the least plant protein.
Plant protein may help preserve muscle strength in older adults because of its alkaline properties, or it may be a sign of the healthier diet of people who eat a lot of plant protein, the researchers said.
Samantha Heller, a senior clinical nutritionist at New York University Medical Center in New York City, agreed that the sources of protein matter.
"Many large studies suggest that those who eat diets high in animal foods have an increased rate of death and risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes, while plant-based diets reduce the risks of dying and chronic diseases," she said.
The diets of many older people lack an adequate balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, Heller said.
"Research suggests that we may need more protein as we age," she said. There are many reasons why older adults may consume too little protein, from being less active or less hungry to poor dental health, lower income or limited access to food, she added.
Heller said that protein intake should be spread throughout the day and included with each meal.
Protein sources she recommends include: 6 ounces plain, nonfat Greek yogurt (0.6 ounces of protein); 8 ounces fat-free milk (0.2 ounces protein); one-half cup cooked beans (nearly 0.3 ounces), and 2 tablespoons of nut butter (0.2 ounces). A 3.5-ounce portion of roasted chicken breast provides almost 2 ounces of protein; 5 ounces of tofu deliver 0.4 ounces of protein, and two slices of whole wheat bread provide 0.2 ounces of protein, she said.
"A peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread with a glass of milk would contain just under an ounce of protein," Heller said.
In the United States, protein is usually listed in grams on labels. One ounce contains 28 grams.
While agreeing with the study's emphasis on protein consumption, Heller said the researchers failed to mention a key component of strength: exercise.
"One aspect that does not seem to be considered in this study is exercise, which is what helps build muscle mass and strength and can help people maintain their mobility and independence as they age," Heller said.
Loss of strength is directly connected with reduction of muscle mass, she said. You can eat all the protein you want, but exercise is necessary to increase muscle strength, she explained.



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