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Japan And Silence
Probably no: Japanese hokkaido weight loss pills are another in a long line of weight loss supplements, containing various plant extracts. It is probably safe, but there is no scientific evidence that it works for weight loss. You would be better off sticking to regular exercise and balanced healthy diet. ...Read more
Lifestyle: The average Japanese diet contains about 25% less calories than that eaten by Americans. Portions are often much smaller wi samplings of a variety of foods. There is ample use of fish, soy, vegetables, seaweed, fruit, noodles / rice & green tea. Japanese often take more time over a meal. They tend to walk or cycle as opposed to driving everywhere. ...Read more
Seaweed: Seaweed is wonderful for health! Seaweed is high in calcium. It contains lignans which are antioxidants. A great source of chlorophyll, it can help our bodies to detoxify. It has a chemical composition close to plasma. Their Sulfated Polysaccharides have anti-inflammatory effects. It provided bio-available Iron & soluble fiber. See the many tips taps on seaweed superfoods. ...Read more
Normal: The brain doesn't like complete silence and it's almost impossible to achieve it. If there's no sound, you can hear the blood flowing in the carotid artery which anatomically passes right through the bone the houses your inner ear. Moreover, your brain will make "noise" if it doesn't detect any coming from outside. Don't be alarmed. (unless there are voices also?) :). ...Read more
Useful: Walking 10k steps per day is a very useful exercise. There is a correlation between exercise of that type and longevity. I am not sure if that is the primary reason the japanese have such a long lifespan but perhaps that story is true. ...Read more
Omega 3: Wikipedia this. Or we can chat and I can help you find out. ...Read more
Why take the risk?: It could be but your health is too valuable to take any risk you can avoid. ...Read more
I don't like surrounded by people. I like to be alone. And I like silences. I feel stress in d crowded place. What's wrong with me?
Social anxiety: Perhaps you have social anxiety disorder (sad). If this behavior is something you would like to change you should see a psychologist. Your behavior is not to be criticized; it is you. However, if social isolation interferes with your ability to maintain a happy and wholesome lifestyle then you might start to think about making changes. ...Read more
I've lost 18 pounds in 4 months w/o trying. I moved to japan but still eat junk food sometimes. I ride my bike to work. Normal or am I sick?
Could be normal: Losing 18 pounds in 4 months with increased activity and possibly dietary change may be normal, especially if you were sedentary before. I don't know where you moved from or how you were eating previously, but typical japanese diets differ greatly from those in the us. They generally eat more vegetables, lean proteins, etc, than we do. Personally seeing a physician may provide answers for you. ...Read more
Yes: Examples of high fiber japanese foods include: kanten, an aquatic fiber that expands in the belly and promotes fullness; hijiki seaweed, which has a high calcium to magnesium ration (2:1); and konnyaku, which is considered a "free food" in that it provides high fiber and no calories. ...Read more
It's possible!: If you ask most allopathic physicians, the answers will be no. I am an allopath too, but, being a japanese and possibly biased, I must say garlic in general with its compound called allicin does have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in my opinion is underrated. It can possibly help with symptoms of arthritis. ...Read more
Japan: If you are traveling to Japan start wi regulars like MMR, DTP, varicella, Polio & flu shots. If you are just going to major cities, Japanese Encephalitic vaccine isn't usually needed. There are rare cases of Japanese Encephalitis which usually occur btwn July & October. If you are engaging in adventure travel – rabies might be appropriate. Talk wi a travel medicine specialist about Hepatitis A or ...Read more
Variable: Mild infections may occur with mild symptoms of fever with headache. More severe infection is marked by quick onset, headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions (especially in infants) and spastic paralysis. It is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in asia. It is transmitted by rice field mosquitoes. ...Read more
Silence: Your question is too broad. If you mean is silence helpful during therapy the answer is yes. Silence as part of therapy helps the client to engage in self-reflection and introspection. Outside of therapy silence is helpful if it is guided by some kind of purpose. ...Read more
No an advice column: I think this is not the correct site for you to ask this type of question. Newspaper and magazine would be the place. ...Read more
See below: This is a personal choice. There would certainly be no harm. ...Read more
Viral or physical: The term vocal fold (chord) problem is very non-specific. If you are hoarse from a long flight, there are at least 3 possibilities. You may have talked too much (voice abuse), you may have contacted a viral infection from another passenger (laryngitis) or the physical environment may cause dryness of the throat and larynx. Time and fluids or occasionally oral steroids will resolve your problem. ...Read more
What is mild meningeal enhancement especially in the perisylvian regions? How serious and how long can it take to cure caused by japanese enceph.
Brain imaging: Contrast material used on a ct or MRI of the brain may cause certain areas to look brighter, or enhanced, as compared to surrounding areas. Your findings may indicate inflammation of the lining of the brain near the sylvian fissure, which separates the frontal from temporal lobes of the brain. Japanese encephalitis can be deadly if not addressed quickly. Treatment is supportive, if you have je. ...Read more