Which is better to prevent heat stroke, coffee or green tea?
Green tea is good to prevent heat stroke.
One of the causes of heat stroke is that the water in the body is lost by the raise of the body temperature.
According to a recent research, when drinking green tea, the amount of sweat was more than when drinking water in the heat, resulting in suppressing the raise of the body temperature.
However, barley tea is recommended to prevent heat stroke because barley tea is rich in minerals and doesn’t contain caffeine that promotes urination, so you can drink barley tea as much as you like.
Summer cold is stubborn and can cause respiratory disorders like prolonged cough, pneumonia. Summer cold is often accompanied with diarrhea and vomit, and we also sweat a lot in summer, so it can cause dehydration.
The temperature difference between the indoor and outdoor is extreme so that the immune is weakened.
Which is better to prevent summer cold, coffee or green tea?
Green tea is better to prevent summer cold.
Catechin contained in green tea attaches to viruses and prevents them from attaching to the mucus membrane.
To make tasty green tea, the temperature of water should be 70-80 degrees C (158-176 degrees F), but to activate immune cells, the water to make green tea should be cold because more catechin can be extracted.
To prevent summer cold, about 500 cc (16.9 FL OZ) of green tea a day is recommended.
How about coffee?
Caffeine contained in coffee has the effect to widen the bronchial tube, so when you have cough, it is good to drink coffee.
Damage to the skin
Which lowers the damage to the skin due to UV by about 25 %, drinking coffee or green tea?
According to a research in University Witten/Herdecke, Germany, drinking green tea lowers the damage to the skin due to UV by 25 %.
Spots and wrinkles are caused by active oxygen due to UV, but catechin contained in green tea removes active oxygen.
Catechin is a type of polyphenol, which is a substance protecting the plants from UV so that antioxidant action is expected.
Green tea contain vitamin C. 3 cups of green tea contains as much vitamin C as a piece of lemon.
Which is better to prevent the damage to the skin, drinking green tea before going out or after returning home?
Drinking green tea before going out is better to prevent the damage to the skin.
This is the same as you apply sunscreen before going out.
Which can make fat-burning amount about double, drinking 3 cups of coffee or green tea a day?
Drinking 3 cups of coffee a day makes fat-burning amount about double.
Chlorogenic acid contained in coffee suppresses the absorption of sugar and promotes the metabolism of fat.
Caffeine activates a type of enzyme called Lipase, which breaks down fat.
The effect of these two substances promotes fat-burning amount.
Which increases fat-burning amount, drinking iced coffee before exercise or after exercise?
Drinking iced coffee before exercise can be expected to increase fat-burning amount.
Chlorogenic acid and caffeine start to show the effect about 30 minutes after drinking coffee and the effect reaches a peak in 3 hours. That is why drinking coffee before exercise is more effective to burn fat.
How about green tea?
According to a research in UCLA, the metabolism of rats that were given green tea extract increased and the intestinal bacteria that gain weight turned into the ones that lose weight.
Which lowers the risk of stroke by 20 %, drinking a cup of Coffee or Green Tea every day?
If you feel dizzy when you are outside, you feel tingling sensation in the one side of your body or you can’t speak fluently, these symptoms can be a sign of stroke caused by the heat in summer.
Drinking a cup of coffee every day lowers the risk of stroke by 20 %.
When we sweat, the amount of water in the blood vessel decreases, the blood flow becomes bad and the blood vessel is raptured or blocked, resulting in stroke.
Caffeine contained in coffee widens the blood vessel and improves the blood flow.
Caffeine prevents the blockage of the blood vessel by promoting the metabolism of fat and other substances in the blood flow.
But taking large amount of caffeine at once contracts the blood vessel or can put a strain on the heart.
According to a research, drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day lowered the risk of heart diseases, but drinking more than that didn’t show any effect, drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day is the best for our blood vessels.
Which can control a rise in blood sugar levels, drinking a cup of coffee before a meal or after a meal?
Drinking a cup of coffee before a meal controls a rise in blood sugar levels.
Sugar and fat contained in a meal are absorbed in the blood vessel from the stomach and the intestine, but too much amount of sugar and fat raises blood sugar level rapidly and damages the blood vessel. Caffeine has the function to prevent the absorption of sugar and fat in the stomach and the intestine, so drinking a cup of coffee before a meal can be expected to prevent a rapid rise in blood sugar level.
A 9 years old girl came to my clinic with her mother. She had had experienced stomachache all the time for more than a year. She had taken various kinds of tests in the hospital, but the cause of the stomach ache was unknown. She had had gall stones accumulated in her gall bladder, so they were removed, but the stomach ache didn’t change at all. Because the doctor in the hospital recommended to try acupuncture, she came to my clinic.
When I pressed around her navel, there were some tender points.
I gave her Pediatric acupuncture twice a week.
Her condition was up and down, and the stomachache came and went for a while.
At 14th treatment, she reported that her stomach ache became one tenth and the pressure pain around her navel, which had never gone away, disappeared. So from the 15th treatment, I made the frequency of the treatment once a week.
At 22nd treatment, her stomachache completely disappeared and after that, she didn’t complain about stomachache at all.
At 27th treatment, confirming that her stomachache didn’t come back, the course of the treatment for her stomach ache ended.
It led to good results that she had continuously had my treatments trusting my acupuncture.
What I did during the course of the treatments was mainly Pediatric acupuncture(Video), the treatment placing a round-tip needle on the pressure-pain points around her naval and giving her homework placing a penny and a rolled aluminum foil on marked acupuncture points.
Her mother wrote about her treatment, so please read it by clicking here.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from acupuncture but we were desperate...
My 9 year old daughter had been in and out of the hospital for gastro issues. After a year of constant pain in her belly going up as high as 6-7 on a scale of 1-10, Boston Children’s hospital recommended we try acupuncture. At this point we were desperate... I googled Pediatric acupuncture and found Ichiro.
I found out that the pediatric treatment is painless due to the type of tool used with a rounded tip. Who would have thought. Ichiro would give my daughter homework every week... a taped piece of penny and another one with aluminum foil on specific areas. I was skeptical at first.
Yesterday was my daughters last treatment... I could cry of joy!! My daughter is pain free!!! It took about 3 months for her to get here but Here we are!!!!
A 7 years old girl visited my clinic with her mother because she couldn’t have fallen asleep with nervousness thinking too much before going to bed for about 2 months.
When I checked her neck and shoulder area, the area was tight. Before giving her the pediatric acupuncture, I shook her body from her legs laying her on her back, but her chest and above were not shaking so much due to the tightness.
I touched her neck and shoulder area with a round-tip needle to loosen the area in addition to the pediatric acupuncture and finished the first treatment.
When she came for the second treatment, her sleep was improved and when I shook her body from her legs, her chest and the above was shaking a little, but her neck was still tight.
After the second treatment, the tightness around her neck was gradually loosened up. When I gave her 3 more treatments, I ended the course of the treatments for her sleep and nervousness since she could sleep well and the tightness in her chest and the above disappeared.
It seems like this was the case that the nervousness caused the tightness in the chest, neck and shoulders, resulting in difficulty of falling asleep.
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