My mom sent me mail on Sunday night. She said "Did you see Aru-Aru? You can lose weight and keep your youth by Natto." I wondered why she said like that because we already knew Natto is the perfect food. But my mom said "There is a rule to eat it. 1. Eat two packages twice in a day (like one at breakfast and one at dinner), 2. You eat one package 20 minutes after stirring it very well. You will see the result in 1 or 2 weeks!" I checked the Internet and found many people wrote about it already. They said the hormone DHEA worked for diet and keeping youth. The resource of DHEA is isoflavone and Natto has the most easily-absorbed isoflavone, etc. This site has the details (translated). Check it out.
"OK, I may try!" So I went to the store to get Natto yesterday. Guess what! All the Natto was sold out. I checked three big supermarkets, but I couldn't find any Natto there. Crazy...Aru-Aru Daijiten carries great weight with people in this country and maybe Japanese are simple-minded health geeks. But now I can buy "Kanten" (agar-agar) without problem, I can tell you the Natto boom will be over in a few weeks too. And I am still eating Cabbage before meals; I won't judge and give up one method so quickly.
Talking about food and health, Nikkie restaurant wrote "Doctor's restaurant will hit this year." The doctor checks ingredients, recipes, calories, everything of each menu. "The diabetes charisma's Hamburg plate" or "cardiovascular internal doctor's babbling blood soup" etc. Maybe such a menu they will have. Tokyo Food Theater 5+1 in Akihabara has Japanese, French, Italian, Oriental, Bar and doctor's menu as +1. "Metabolic menu・is a 7000yen course that cares about blood sugar. Chishoku Shunsai ETSU is the restaurant for diabetes. The intereting part is they have an insulin infusion shot room. Wow, that's serious stuff.