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.


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

Bento box is a good deal.

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.

Just finished renovation 2 weeks ago. New wall and décor are available. Feel fresh, it’s always good.

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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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