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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Taka Update May 30, 2013

 Taka Update May 30, 2013

Fish delivery and more

It will be good weekend for sushi lovers. We have all fish now and ready to serve. But Tuna is not great. I only carry Yellow Fin tuna. Uni is also available but limited quantity.

 

 Closed Information

We will be closed July 4th- July 7th (Thursday- Sunday). I decided to go to Lake Oconee to play golf instead of Mt. Rushmore area. And I am thinking go to Hawaii again this year. It is around Labor Day. I want to go to Big Island to see my future home.

 

Patio Seating

It is hard to seat Patio this week because of hot weather. I can say after 8pm is fine. The temperature is below 80F after 8pm. Many people don’t understand some sushi items are raw. And raw items are very dangerous.

 

Valproate in Pregnancy Linked to Reduced IQ in Children

Further evidence that use of valproate in pregnancy leads to a reduction in cognitive abilities in offspring has been reported.

The results, from the well-known Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (NEAD) study, are reported by Kimford J. Meador, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and colleagues and are published online January 23 in The Lancet Neurology.

“Valproate is a very poor first choice for a woman of childbearing potential,” Dr. Meador commented to Medscape Medical News. “It has a known malformation rate of about 10%, which started to become evident in 2004. On top of this is the reduced cognition effect, which was first seen in 3 year old children earlier in this study. The current results at 6 years drum this home.”

Their latest results show that valproate was associated with an IQ reduction of around 7 to 10 points at age 6. “That is pretty dramatic,” he said. “It would affect a person’s ability to work and earn a good living. You wouldn’t want that for your child and most women would not choose to take valproate if they knew the risks.”

Dr. Meador said that the drug may have to be used in a subset of women with primary generalized epilepsy, but he would always try other drugs first. “And if valproate is the only one that works, I would try and keep the dose as low as possible.” He added, “I would say at this point lamotrigine, carbamazepine and phenytoin look fairly safe in pregnancy.”

 

I say any kind of medicine could be poison. Poison kills poison. I believe that is Western Medical theory. I do not take any medicine normally. I take ginger and garlic when I get flu. Going to see doctor is my last choice. Eating good food daily is more important.

 

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Taka Update May 22, 2013

 Taka Update May 22, 2013

Fish delivery and more

In spite of good tuna last week, this week tuna supply is not great so far. So we rely on Tenku Tuna from Japan. If you like fatty toro, this is the best. I don’t think we get good tuna for weekend. Memorial Day is coming and fishermen want to stay home. They are human beings and same as me. All other fish are fine but I cannot order much for this weekend. The business will be slow.

Closed Information

We will be closed May 27th Monday, Memorial Day. We will be back on Tuesday. My plan? I stay in town and play golf, maybe. And I will close from July 4th- 7th. It is Thursday to Sunday.  I was thinking about Mt. Rushmore and Devils Tower but so many people said those were waste of time and money. Rushmore is same as Stone Mountain? Many people say it.

 

Eat Fish, Live Longer?

Regularly eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids might lengthen your life, new research suggests.

A study of more than 2,600 older adults found those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids — found in salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout and albacore tuna — lived more than two years longer on average than those with lower blood levels.

“This is not a study of fish oil supplements, it’s a study of blood omega-3 levels related to diet,” said researcher Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

The study, published April 1 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, doesn’t prove that eating fish will increase longevity, but it does suggest a connection.

“Blood levels of omega-3s are related to lower risk of death, especially cardiovascular death,” Mozaffarian said.

Mozaffarian found that people with the highest levels of omega-3s reduced their overall risk of death from any cause by up to 27 percent compared to those with the lowest levels. And they had about a 35 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease.

Fish contains heart-healthy protein and fatty acids, and other studies have found diets rich in fish lower the risk of heart disease death. But the effect on death from other causes has not been clear, Mozaffarian said.

Rather than relying on self-reported intake as some other researchers have, Mozaffarian’s team measured actual blood levels of the fatty acids.

At the study’s start, the researchers analyzed blood samples, did physical exams and asked about lifestyle. None of the participants, who were 74 years old on average, took omega-3 supplements at the time.

During the 16-year follow up, 1,625 people died, including 570 from cardiovascular causes. The higher the omega-3 blood levels, the lower their risk of death during the follow-up, the study found.

Alice Lichtenstein, director and senior scientist at the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at Tufts University in Boston, emphasized that although the research noted an association, it did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship.

“The results of this study support a relationship between higher fish intake and lower risk of total mortality, particularly death from coronary heart disease,” said Lichtenstein, who was not involved in the study.

The researchers, however, cannot determine whether the omega-3 levels were directly responsible for the reduced risk of death or simply a marker for a healthier lifestyle, she cautioned.

For instance, those who had the highest levels of omega-3 also ate more vegetables and fruit than those in the lower level groups, Lichtenstein said, which suggests that simply taking a fish oil supplement may not produce the same effects.

The American Heart Association recommends eating two 3.5-ounce servings of fatty fish, such as salmon, each week.

If you’re currently not a fish eater, don’t despair. “Going from zero to some intake seems to be where you get most of the benefit for your blood levels,” Mozaffarian said.

The study was funded primarily by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Mozaffarian reported funding from Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, Pronova BioPharma (now BASF) and GlaxoSmithKline for studies he initiated on omega-3s.

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Taka Update May 15, 2013

 Taka Update May 15, 2013

Fish delivery and more

We finally got good tuna yesterday. It was Big eye tuna, stomach side as usual. I bought 38 lbs. Toro is not the best AAA, but I can give it AA+. We will get Hiramasa, Teen yellow tail tomorrow. This is same group as Hamachi but not much fat like Hamachi. Uni supply is still good. Sweet uni is available for this weekend. King salmon sold well last week. Now this is on the menu.

Closed Information

We will be closed May 27th Monday, Memorial Day. We will be back on Tuesday. My plan? I stay in town and play golf, maybe. And I will close from July 4th- 7th. It is Thursday to Sunday. I want to be an ordinal person, just take day offs and stay at beach or somewhere. But I did not decide my destination.

 

95 people follow me.

I started Twitter April 29, 2013. And 95 people follow currently. This is not bad, Media Power? IT Power? I write about food, sushi, inspection, golf as usual.

 

Vitamin D May Extend Lifespan.

Having enough vitamin D on board is essential for preventing disease and maintaining health, but the optimal blood level of vitamin D to ensure these benefits remains controversial. Preliminary research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition estimates that by doubling current recommended vitamin D levels across the globe, more people would avoid disease and an early death, and people might extend their lifespans.

Higher levels, lower risk of death

Certain experts have questioned whether the current recommended blood levels and daily amounts of vitamin D are enough to best prevent disease and support health. This study looked at vitamin D levels across many countries and reviewed studies on the topic to explore whether higher blood levels of vitamin D, specifically 25-hydroxyvitamin D, were associated with a decreased incidence of death from common diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and respiratory infections.

Specifically, in this study, researchers reviewed the current scientific data on vitamin D to estimate whether higher blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (doubled from 54 nmol/L to 110 nmol/L) would reduce the death rate in the six global regions where vitamin D–sensitive diseases are prevalent.

Vitamin D is in Sardine, Eel, Salmon, mackerel, Saury, Yellowtail, Tuna, Mushrooms, Chicken egg.

 

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Taka will not make Nigiri Sushi anymore.

I had health Inspection this morning. We violated some. And one of them was not wearing gloves.
I wrote this issue before. We cannot make good Nigiri Sushi with gloves.
And this is our 3rd violations and I need to go to court later, and need to pay $1000 of fine.
So, I decided not to make Nigiri Sushi.
Anyway We have to wear gloves when we make sushi. Roll Sushi is fine with gloves.
But Nigiri Sushi is not same.
I tried to make many time. I changed gloves many times.
But naked hands are best.
It is very simple reason. If I cannot make good Nigiri Sushi, I have to quit.
So I decided this. It is better than closing restaurant right?
Please understand.
And we can give you free sushi rice. Eat sashimi and become healthy.

Thanks, TAKA