The short fasting helps metabolism

The short fasting helps metabolism

The short fasting technique is becoming more and more the subject of extensive and detailed studies that document the effectiveness and determining the various applications in the medical field. With this technique one tries to turn through a short phase of fasting the production of a particular protein, called FSP27, which favors the lipolysis preserving or increasing muscle mass. Control of food requires a maximum of 15-18 hours and, decisive and fundamental factor, it should be implemented during the hours of sleep, basically avoiding taking the evening meal. The research on the subject, in particular those of Chaix and Vilà-Brau, confirm that its effect lasts over time and that the introduction of food in only 7-9 hours of daytime activity may be responsible for the overall adjustment against many metabolic problems that plague today’s industrialized world, from hypercholesterolemia to diabetes, to the metabolic syndrome. Simply just two days short of fasting per week to maintain a balancing effect on the metabolism of fats and sugars in the other days of the week. This innovative principle is based on evident based medicine  that will drive clinical research on food signals even in next years. The scheme is implemented in 2 or 3 non-consecutive days a week where food day will include a free breakfast calorically, which follows a less rich breakfast-lunch, and finally, from the 3 p.m. or the 4 p.m. you stop eating until the morning the following day.  That by keeping at least 15 hours and up to 18 hours of fasting before renege, even abundantly, at the time of the day metabolically more suitable, that is the next morning. Such a restricted diet setting over time, indicating that food intake only in the hours of daytime activities and requires a short fast in the hours following, facilitates the restoration of primitive metabolic structure and helps prevent obesity and a number of metabolic disorders even when other days there is improper food intake. This should certainly not be allowed to lead to flank the short fast of supply unbalanced days, but it can help protect the body against the effects of occasional bad nutrition. The practice of 2 or 3 days of short fasting accompanied by proper nutritional approach on other days of the week has scientific bases that are proving increasingly solid and allow to deepen the study of signals and metabolic messages as well as to obtain clinically relevant...

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Ledum against mosquitos

Ledum against mosquitos

The properties of this plant, also called marsh rosemary, once it has been diluted highlights its powerful action in cases of trauma, rheumatic diseases and blood transfer processes (bruising, bloody). Surely this is one of the main reasons why this homeopathic remedy has incredible curative and preventive action after mosquito bites: in fact the effect is recognized on both the trauma of insect bites, inflammation is done by the poison and is the bleeding of mosquitoes in the area of ​​the bite. This curious application is perhaps the most popular part of this remedy, but Ledum has a vast field of action in rheumatic diseases, is useful in inflammation and lesions. The rheumatic patients who may benefit from this remedy are those in which the attack is usually related to acute inflammation that usually starts in the feet or legs and gradually spreads upward (hip, shoulder …). The seizures begin at night with the warmth of the bed, the pains are irregular or cross, pains change of articulation (knee now right, now left shoulder …). It is an excellent remedy for all illnesses of the knee, whoever is the cause, and combined with Argentum metallicum has a regenerative effect in this articular cartilage. It is also useful in case of pain in the knuckles, fingers and soles of the feet, ankles, knees. It is sometimes present in people prone to sprains and strains. These discomforts worsen with the heat of the bed and always improve with a cold water bath. Other situations in which you Ledum is useful are itching of the feet and ankles, which worsen with scratches and with the warmth of the bed, in wounds and ulcers resulting from any injury with a sharp instrument, especially when it is accompanied by bruises or bruises and the wound looks bloody, with bright red blood. Special mention deserves the typical trauma “black eye”: here the cause is always some type of trauma, with extravasation of blood, and the patient needs to alleviate with cold applications. In all these cases the patient Ledum needs of applications or cold baths. Is it useful to prevent mosquito bites? Ledum is extremely useful to prevent itching, inflammation and bleeding produced from mosquito bites. In this case the granules of 9 CH Ledum palustre are usually three or four times a day five granules. While we are taking this homeopathic remedy some patients will “immunize” against the normally produced in the body by the bite of mosquitoes annoying reaction...

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Sleep quality with healthy diet.

Sleep quality with healthy diet.

A new study has found that a diet high in fiber and low in saturated fat and sugar is associated with a sleep deeper, more restorative and less awakenings. It is best to sleep disorders a diet that includes more fiber and less saturated fats and sugars. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, was conducted by the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. To sleep well at night is recommended to increase the intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains and eating less processed foods. This is a healthy diet that affects favourably in cases of cardiovascular risk. For the study, 26 normal weight adults are enrolled between the ages of 30 and 45 who have not had any trouble sleeping and were monitored for 5 nights in a sleep laboratory, spending nine hours in bed every night by 10 : 00 to 07:00. Objective data were collected sleep every night with polysomnography. During the first four days, the participants consumed a controlled diet; Day 5, the food intake was self-selected. The results showed that the duration of sleep did not differ after the days of controlled feeding against the day of intake of food, self-selected. However, sleep quality was different, with less deep slow wave sleep. The analysis of food consumed has shown that increased fiber intake predicted less Phase 1 (very light) with more slow-wave sleep. The percentage of saturated fat intake predicted less sleep slow wave, and the highest percentage of sugar and other carbohydrate intake were associated with more awakenings. The original purpose of the study was to investigate whether sleep is a causal factor in the development of obesity. The results of this part of the study has shown that people tend to overeat when sleep is limited, and in particular increase their fat intake. What you eat affects how well you sleep, and current results suggest that this seems to be actually the case. If sleep is limited it creates a poor diet with increased fat and sugar, and which in turn will negatively affect the sleep. So it becomes a perpetual cycle. Carbohydrate intake delays circadian rhythms and reduces the secretion of melatonin, which would delay the onset of sleep. The hormones also come into play, as there is a greater awareness of the reward value of food when sleep is limited. And when we are tired our decision making is not so disciplined, so we are more likely to be tempted to eat unhealthy food. The researchers acknowledge that further studies are needed to confirm the results. But if the diet is to play a causal role in the quality of...

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A diet rich in nitrates against Glaucoma

A diet rich in nitrates against Glaucoma

According to a study by the Harvard Medical School in Boston and published in JAMA Ophthalmology individuals who have had a diet rich in nitrates (mainly from green leafy vegetables), they had a lower risk for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). The protective effect was particularly evident with those who had initial loss of paracentral visual field (VF) at diagnosis. The large prospective study included 1,483 incident cases identified from 63.893 women and 41.094 men. The study was conducted from 1984 to 2012, and researchers have conducted evaluation of medical records to confirm the disease. The average age for the 1,483 cases of POAG was 66.8 years. Individuals who have taken a feeding a diet rich in nitrate-based green leafy vegetables had a 21% lower risk for POAG. The reduction was found in the highest quintile of consumption of nitrate (240 mg / day) compared to the lowest quintile of consumption of nitrate (80 mg / day).The association was even stronger for patients with early loss of VF paracentral. This subtype of POAG is linked to the dysfunction of ‘autoregulation of blood flow. In particular, those in the highest quintile of consumption had a 44% reduction in risk compared to those in the lowest quintile. Nitrates are found naturally in green leafy vegetables, as well as other vegetables, such as beets and carrots. The dietary nitrate is an exogenous source of nitric oxide (NO). POAG seems to be the result of elevated intraocular pressure resulting from impaired autoregulation of blood flow to the optic nerve. Previous studies have suggested that the NO system may play a key role in the pathogenesis of POAG, with alterations in the regulation of ‘NO system in the ocular blood flow. The authors explain that the way “nitrate-nitrite-NO” may represent an important alternative source of NO in patients with POAG, with a serving of green leafy vegetables making a significant contribution to the production of...

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Oligotherapy is divided into: catalytic, nutritional, pharmacological.

Oligotherapy is divided into: catalytic, nutritional, pharmacological.

Catalytic Oligotherapy According to catalytic oligotherapy, modern living conditions, disease, food, air and drug pollution result in a phenomena that blocks trace elements in the body, with the total or partial inactivation of enzymes, that are controlled by them. This phenomenon is called “chelation.” The pathological symptoms of the disease would originate from these blockages.   Nutritional Oligotherapy Historically nutritional oligotherapy is the second form of systematic use of mineral elements. It developed in the 60s thanks to the remarkable advances in Food Science that determined the role of the various trace elements and their needs. More recently Orthomolecular Medicine and Nutritherapy have developed. The object of study of these disciplines is the study of the role of essential micronutrients (trace elements, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids) and their administration in case of shortage.   Pharmaceutical Oligotherapy This is the most recent form of therapeutic use of mineral elements. It is based on the use of much higher levels of concentrations of trace elements with respect to catalytic and nutrition. Upon examining a graph that shows the optimal biological activity of a trace element based on its intake and its concentration, one can detect the presence of a zone, called “ergotropic”, interposed between optimum intake and toxicological area, which corresponds to the pharmacological effect. Some examples of clinical utilization of pharmacology oligotherapy are those that use Fluorine in the treatment of osteoporosis, zinc sulfate in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis and in the treatment of Wilson’s disease or disease from Copper, in association with Novocaine and sodium salicylate in the treatment of rheumatoid...

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