onsdag 28 december 2011

Revitalizing Aging Skin with Topical Vitamin C

Revitalizing Aging Skin with Topical Vitamin C - Life Extension:

While vitamin C is an important nutrient for overall health, little reaches the skin when orally ingested. As levels of vitamin C in the skin decline with age, replenishing levels directly in the skin can help combat collagen degradation and oxidative stress. Results from clinical trials show that when applied topically, vitamin C promotes collagen formation and mitigates the effects of free radicals, helping to maintain firm and youthful skin.

tisdag 6 december 2011

Blueberries Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Bioactives in Blueberries Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Obese, Insulin-Resistant Men and Women:

The mean change in insulin sensitivity improved more in the blueberry group (1.7 � 0.5 mg⋅kg FFM−1⋅min−1) than in the placebo group (0.4 � 0.4 mg⋅kg FFM−1⋅min−1) (P = 0.04). Insulin sensitivity was enhanced in the blueberry group at the end of the study without significant changes in adiposity, energy intake, and inflammatory biomarkers. In conclusion, daily dietary supplementation with bioactives from whole blueberries improved insulin sensitivity in obese, nondiabetic, and insulin-resistant participants.

lördag 26 november 2011

Coffee Inhibits Iron Absorption

Iron's Dangers: Coffee, when taken with food, strongly inhibits the absorption of iron, so I always try to drink coffee with meat.

Iron is a potentially toxic heavy metal. In excess, it can cause cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

Tryptophan Lower In Traditional Diets

Tryptophan, serotonin, and aging:

In the traditional diet, rather than just eating muscle meats, all the animal parts were used. Since collagen makes up about 50% of the protein in an animal, and is free of tryptophan, this means that people were getting about half as much tryptophan in proportion to other amino acids when they used foods such as “head cheese,” ox-tails, and chicken feet.

People who ate traditional diets, besides getting a lower concentration of tryptophan, were getting a large amount of glycine in their gelatin-rich diet. The simplest, nonessential, amino acid, glycine, has been found to protect against carcinogenesis, inflammation, fibrosis, neurological damage, shock, asthma, and hypertension. Increased glycine improves learning.

måndag 21 november 2011

Turmeric And Cinnamon Reduce Insulin And Triglycerides

Optimal Health Resource:

Researchers found that blood levels of insulin were reduced by 21% and triglycerides dropped 31%
in response to the turmeric-cinnamon mix.

Butyrate In Butter Is Good For You

Fitness Concept, LLC: Butter, Good for you:

Butyrate and its derivatives may have potential application in the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome in humans.

Butter is 3-4 percent butyrate, the richest known source.

Flaxseed Lignans Potential Protection Against Prostatic Disease

Gaia Research - Flaxseed Lignans & The Immune System:

Flaxseed ingestion produces large amounts of mammalian
lignans with weak estrogenic/anti-estrogenic properties
reduced adult relative prostate weight and cell proliferation,
suggesting potential protection against prostatic disease,
without affecting sex hormone levels

söndag 13 november 2011

Vitamin C And Bioflavonoids

Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries):

A little note here: ascorbic acid will
not cure scurvy alone. You’ll need some bioflavonoids too, which are found in the same fruits (usually in the skins) that contain vitamin C. The white skin beneath the outer skin of an orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit is rich in bioflavonoids.

torsdag 10 november 2011

Vitamin C Cancel The Negative Effects Of Phytate

Primal Wisdom:

Consuming foods rich in ascorbate (vitamin C) with foods rich in phytate can cancel the negative effects of phytate on mineral absorption

lördag 18 juni 2011

Nettle Frees Testosterone

T NATION | Altered States: Achieving the Dick of Death:

"When too much of your Testosterone is bound up by SHBG, Testosterone isn't free to do its thing.

Luckily, concentrated extracts from the nettle root bind to SHBG instead of Testosterone, thus reducing SHBG's Testosterone-binding capability and increasing the amount of free Testosterone in the blood stream.

Nettle root is also a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which means that it prevents Testosterone from converting to DHT, the hormone that's known to be implicated in hair loss and prostate enlargement."

lördag 12 mars 2011

Boron In Honey Helps The Body Metabolize Oestrogen

10 Best Aphrodisiacs For Men | Made Manual:

"Honey contains a mineral called boron which helps the body metabolize and use oestrogen which enhances the blood levels of testosterone."

Foods That Increase Testosterone

Foods that increase testosterone - by Louanne Cox - Helium:

"If you want to increase your testosterone levels then some of the foods you want to eat are salmon, eggs, broccoli and pumpkin seeds.Testosterone is a steroid hormone that your body manufactures, it is not actually found in food. However there are some nutrients that are necessary for the manufacturing process. It is by eating these foods that we can help to naturally increase our testosterone levels. The nutrients required include cholesterol, Vitamins A, B5 & C, Zinc, Essential Fatty Acids & Boron."

fredag 18 februari 2011

Cranberry Juice Help Eliminate Stubborn Fat

T NATION | Liver Let Die:

"...cranberry juice cleanses the lymphatic system, which can help eliminate stubborn fat. Specifically, it helps provide nutritional support through phytonutrients (anthocyanins, catechins, luteins, and quercetin) for the liver's cytochrome P450 Phase 1 and 2 detoxification pathways"

"How does it work? The lymphatic system is responsible for carrying toxins away from the cells and body tissues. The phytonutrients in cranberry juice help to keep your liver's detoxification pathways open, so they aren't jammed up cleaning up the mess left behind by the host of environmental pollutants, trans-fats, sugars, etc. In other words, it helps "take out the trash.""