Jun 30, 2015

A Tree with Unusual Aboveground Roots

The tree located inside the Bogor Botanical Gardens (Bogor, West Java, Indonesia); close to the famous hanging bridge.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take note of its common and botanic name. This tree has amazing roots!
Looking up!
High aboveground roots.

Jun 26, 2015

Pale Sunset

A sunset moment that came from my archive. The sunset looked pale but the silhouettes of banana leaves can add the sunset beauty.  

Jun 25, 2015

Are Protein-Based Supplements Safe for Women?

There are many myths about supplements going around, but whether you buy into them or not is entirely up to you. You could always base your opinions and choices on science, that often helps. Everything is bad if you use too much of it, and supplements can be a great thing, so long as you are using them in recommended doses. There are bad side effects, naturally, but only if overused, or used inappropriately.

Every supplement has its own way and time of ingestion and it is very important to respect that in order to have positive results.

Common mistakes:

The more you take, the better.

This is very common mistake, and unguided new users often start with large doses hoping for faster results. This is completely ineffective, you won’t gain any results faster, and some vitamins contained in supplements can even be toxic for your body if ingested in very high doses. Not to mention that excessive use of supplements is always a bad thing, such as in this case.

Why should I use proteins, when I can get every nutrient I need from a balanced diet.

This is a sensible train of thought, but it is not entirely true. The body has only so much capacity to benefit from the food it takes in. There’s also the other problem – food is just not what it used to be. Organic, homegrown food will always be healthier than mass produced food, but organic food is expensive, hard to find, and there is simply not enough of it to maintain an entire diet.

I don’t want to train that hard, so I will take supplements and the supplements will do the trick. I will lose weight and get fit solely through the use of supplements.

No you won’t. You need to eat healthy. You need to exercise. Taking supplements and occasionaly working on your vanity muscles will get you nowhere in life, and you will drop a lot of money into this pointless state of mind. Supplements complement exercise, not the other way around. And without a healthy diet that matches your training needs, all is for naught.

There is a general belief among women that if they drink protein shakes, they will get bulky and big, even masculine. This is not the truth, although getting bulky is not the worst thing that could happen to you as you grow older. But nonetheless, take protein as recommended, exercise as recommended, and you will gain a beautiful, healthy, athletic body, but you won’t get bulky. Women’s bodies are built differently from men, and they do not gain muscle in the same way, or the same areas.Men will get bigger, due to high quantities of testosterone contained in their bodies, women will get desired results- increased lean muscle mass. You will get tight, but not bulky and masculine.

Whey and casein protein
These two proteins are found in nature, specifically in milk. The trouble is that they can be very helpful when working out to some result, but not in the quantities they are found in naturally. When ingested in shakes, it’s a whole other matter. Whey is digested very quickly and it is the best to use it 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after your training. It will increase blood flow in your muscles, so that they can receive more oxygen and nutrients during your workout – and how is a healthier blood flow not a good thing? Casein on the other hand digests very slowly and it is the best taken before bedtime.

There are a lot of supplements on the market, each with its own purpose, and each prescribed with the best way to use it. If you are an active woman, a regular gym-goer, or if you actively participate in sports in your free time, you may find that you can pull off much heavier workouts with the help of a protein shake. You may find that extra boost of energy you didn’t even know you had in you. Set your goals and adjust your supplement intake with your diet. Stick to prescribed dosage and break that sweat!

Jun 23, 2015

Trees among Restaurants

There are some restaurants located in the same spot. Some trees are allowed to keep growing in the middle area.
These trees that decorated with batik fabric become the entrance of a restaurant

Jun 21, 2015

Things to Know About Candida Infection

As one of the most common health issues today, Candida infections or candidiasis can be a really troublesome health issue to identify and in some cases treat. Luckily, there are various ways to combat this problem and with proper care and in due time you can get rid of the problems associated with this infection. Above everything else, one of the best ways to deal with this is prevention but if you are already dealing which this sort of medical problem, here are some of the most effective ways to get rid of it.
What Is Candidiasis and Candida
When it comes to candidiasis, it is really important to understand that Candida is essentially a wide range of funguses which are a form of yeast. They live inside your mouth and intestines and help with protecting your body as well as aiding you in digestion and nutrient absorption. Due to various health issues or complications, as well as poor diet, a number of issues related to Candida overgrowth can happen which will in turn start creating a variety of medical issues like depression, autoimmune diseases, dermatological problems, tiredness and many other complications.  All this means that you can’t just eliminate all the Candida from your system but actually balance it out.

How to Test For Candidiasis
One of the more complex problems with candidiasis diagnosis is that it can range wildly in the number of issues it causes. Depending on the location of the infection and the specific culture of candida, candidiasis can present a range of different symptoms. In order to specifically determine what sort of problem you have you will have to do a stool, blood and urine test for your doctor to understand what sort of problem you are actually dealing with. Blood tests with high IgA, IgG and IgM anti-body results, high concentration of D-HYPERLINK "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10647119"Arabinitol in your urine often mean that candida overgrowth is a problem. Extensive stool testing may also be required to determine the precise culture of the infection.

When it comes to Candida treatment, there is often a wide range of solutions that you will have to undertake to fix the underlying problem of Candida overgrowth. In most cases, the issue with Candida overgrowth stems from poor diet that is too rich in carbohydrates and this means that you will have cut back on such food. Mostly, candidiasis starts becoming a problem when candida starts going through your intestines walls and into your blood stream. Reducing the amount of carbohydrates will force the candida to slow down its growth and allow other friendly bacteria to catch up and keep candida in check.
Eliminating sugar, various bread based foods as well as fermented foods is a good way to keep your diet healthy. Antifungal drugs like NyHYPERLINK "http://forums.prohealth.com/forums/index.php?threads/diff-between-nystatin-and-diflucan-candida.74560/"statinHYPERLINK "http://forums.prohealth.com/forums/index.php?threads/diff-between-nystatin-and-diflucan-candida.74560/" or HYPERLINK "http://forums.prohealth.com/forums/index.php?threads/diff-between-nystatin-and-diflucan-candida.74560/"Diflucan can greatly speed up the process of candida normalization. Caprylic Acid can also be used to speed things along as well. One thing that you should avoid is using various high concentration antifungal drugs that are not meant for this sort of issues. These can not only wipe out candida but also a wide range of other bacteria that are important for your health. You should always consult your doctor before you take any sort of drug no matter how weak or strong it is.

Candidiasis as an STD
Since Candidiasis can be transmitted through sex, it is important that you stay protected at all times. Candidiasis is a common issue with people who frequently change partners and it is more common in females than males. Candidiasis is a yeast infection and as such it will have difficulty growing in inhospitable area which new healthy body often is. While the ability to transmit the infection is limited, using latex free condoms or ordinary latex condoms is a good way to avoid such problems.

While Candidiasis can be a time-consuming and tiresome health issue to deal with, it very rarely a life treating one and if you stick to your doctors instructions you can get rid of it easily. While treatment for Candidiasis is relatively simple, prevention is a much better solution. Preventing it is simple if you avoid clothing that is too tight for you and diets that are too rich in carbohydrates.

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