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A study of Muslims during Ramadan reported no significant changes in serum total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels. TC/HDL ratio was decreased during and after Ramadan in both genders in the fasting group while there were no changes in the nonfasting group. IL-6<0.001), CRP (p<0.001) and homocysteine (p<0.01) levels were significantly low during Ramadan in the fasting subjects of both genders when compared to basal values (1 week before Ramadan) Both IL-6 and CRP are…Continue
Posted on October 31, 2012 at 7:26pm
Coenzyme Q10 ,is a molecule found in every cell of the body. The largest amount is found in tissue of the heart, kidneys , liver and pancreas. Co Q10 plays a role in energy formation and as antioxidant. Free radicals damage healthy cells and contribute to disease. CoQ10 damages free radicals to prevent them from spreading. Co Q10 has been shown to decrease inflammation in the body. CoQ10 has shown promise in preventing the development of parkinson's disease and treatment.CoQ10 may play a…Continue
Posted on June 22, 2012 at 5:48pm
A recent study from UC-Berkeley reported that vitamin C supplements can lower concentrations of C-reactive protien (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation that has been shown to be a powerful predictor of heart disease and diabetes. The same study found no benefit from daily doses of vitamin E, another antioxidant(1). Diets high in sugar or other carbohydrates and allergenic foods increase the inflammatory conditions which could increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease in some populations.…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2011 at 9:56pm
It has been reported that diets high in refined carbohydrates induces hypertension (Hypertension 36(3),423-9,2000. To understand the effect of just one high carbohydrate meal on the BP of patients with metabolic syndrome I conducted a small study. Each individual was given one meal of pasta, bread and sweet tea. BP was taken before and after at one hour intervals. All individuals BP was confrimed hypertension with the mean of 140/94. After consumption of the meal each individuals BP was…Continue
Posted on May 13, 2011 at 7:30pm
Migraine pain is often described as a severe pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head. It is often accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men.
It is important to identify any foods that have triggered symptoms and avoiding these foods. Following is a short list of foods and additives thought to trigger or exacerbate migraine symptoms.
Posted on April 4, 2011 at 7:51pm