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  1. drsurabhijain

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    • [FONT=&quot]Losing about 16 pounds can lower your blood pressure by 10 mm.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]If you're over 65. Vitamin D deficiency increases your chance of fractures, muscle loss, and bone pain. Take vitamin D for a host of health benefits.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]A new study showed that people with the lowest vitamin D levels had more cases of cold and flu than those with higher levels. You might want to increase your vitamin D3 levels this winter.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Elderly women showed measurable improvement in walking speed and balance after taking yoga. They also gained a centimeter in height.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]L-carnitine is needed for cardiovascular health. It reduces angina, improves exercise tolerance and can lower cholesterol.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]DHEA a hormone that has anti-aging effects declines with age. A study has shown that you can increase your DHEA levels through positive emotions and love.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]If you are more than 30 pounds overweight you are more likely to die of heart attack even if your blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol are normal.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]You can help fall allergies by using vitamin C, magnesium, quercetin and bromelain. The herb stinging nettle is also effective. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Ginger is more effective than Dramamine in preventing motion sickness. It is also effective in preventing post surgical nausea.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]People who exercise three or four times a week have a 30 percent lower risk of Alzheimer's. Start now to avoid Alzheimer's with walking and metal exercise.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Optimist are healthier and live longer than pessimists. Optimist have lower blood pressure and are less likely to develop heart disease. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]If you are 5% overweight you are 30 percent more likely to develop heart disease. Those that are moderately overweight have a risk 80 percent higher risk than lean people. And if you are 30 percent overweight you’re over 300 percent more likely to contract heart disease.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both males and females. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause for men and breast cancer the second leading cause for women.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Losing about 16 pounds can lower your blood pressure by 10 mm.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=&quot]Happily married people have lower blood pressure. Marital discord is associated with a higher risk of congestive heart failure and heart attack.[/FONT]
     
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    Thank you the interesting tips.
     
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    Nice piece of information.Thanks a lot
     
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    [FONT=&quot]

    Dr Surabi,

    Since you mentioned
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]L-carnitine here,how do we get [/FONT][FONT=&quot]L-carnitine????When I read about it,it was more available in Non-Vegetarian diet .How about vegetarian diet??

    Recently I watched Dr.OZ show and he recommend taking in capsules.What is your take on it???
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    You can help fall allergies by using vitamin C, magnesium, quercetin and bromelain. The herb stinging nettle is also effective.

    Dr Surabi,

    How do we give these things to kdis???Is there anything recommended for kids???

    Is nettle capsules also effective like herb????
     
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    Dear Priya

    Welcome,

    L- carnitine is an amino acid that is synthesized within the body and absorbed from certain foods. It is known to be beneficial to the body in many ways, from increasing exercise endurance, to slowing the mental decline associated with Alzheimer's. One of the primary functions of carnitine is the metabolism of fats. A report from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee explains that L-carnitine increases the body's energy supply by burning triglycerides for fuel. This helps the body burn fat and increase stamina. The Linus Pauling Institute states that even though L-carnitine is available from supplements as well as food, it is the L-carnitine from food sources that is better used and absorbed by the body. There are a variety food sources that contain high amounts of L-carnitine. While there is no recommended dietary allowance for L-carnitine, the Life Extension Foundation reports that doses of 2 to 4 grams per day were found to be safe, and even reversed heart damage that had been caused by a heart attack.
    Meats
    Meats contain a substantial amount of L-carnitine, with beef and pork containing the highest amounts.
    Dairy
    Dairy products are also listed as a source of L-carnitine, but the amounts they contain are not even close to that of meat products. One cup of whole milk contains 8 mg, 1/2 cup of ice cream contains 3 mg, and 1 oz of cheese holds 1 mg.
    Other Sources
    The University of Maryland Medical Center lists other food sources of L-carnitine, although these sources contain small amounts. The sources are peanut butter, avocado, asparagus and wheat products. While they are low in L-carnitine content, they do add some to the diet, along with other vital vitamins and nutrients as well. An article published April 22, 2009, by the National Health Association, titled "Vegans and Carnitine," also lists nuts, beans and seeds as being viable sources.
     
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    Dear Priya

    Welcome,here is your answer..I hope its useful...

    L- carnitine is an amino acid that is synthesized within the body and absorbed from certain foods. It is known to be beneficial to the body in many ways, from increasing exercise endurance, to slowing the mental decline associated with Alzheimer's. One of the primary functions of carnitine is the metabolism of fats. A report from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee explains that L-carnitine increases the body's energy supply by burning triglycerides for fuel. This helps the body burn fat and increase stamina. The Linus Pauling Institute states that even though L-carnitine is available from supplements as well as food, it is the L-carnitine from food sources that is better used and absorbed by the body. There are a variety food sources that contain high amounts of L-carnitine. While there is no recommended dietary allowance for L-carnitine, the Life Extension Foundation reports that doses of 2 to 4 grams per day were found to be safe, and even reversed heart damage that had been caused by a heart attack.
    Meats
    Meats contain a substantial amount of L-carnitine, with beef and pork containing the highest amounts.
    Dairy
    Dairy products are also listed as a source of L-carnitine, but the amounts they contain are not even close to that of meat products. One cup of whole milk contains 8 mg, 1/2 cup of ice cream contains 3 mg, and 1 oz of cheese holds 1 mg.
    Other Sources
    The University of Maryland Medical Center lists other food sources of L-carnitine, although these sources contain small amounts. The sources are peanut butter, avocado, asparagus and wheat products. While they are low in L-carnitine content, they do add some to the diet, along with other vital vitamins and nutrients as well. An article published April 22, 2009, by the National Health Association, titled "Vegans and Carnitine," also lists nuts, beans and seeds as being viable sources. ​
     

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