I was asked on healthtap why newborns are given trivisol drops which contain Vitamins A, C, and D. Breastfeeding babies milk is low in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium and build strong bones. Breastmilk is therefore supplemented with Vitamin D to assure the newborn with build strong bones and grow well.
Below 159 is a normal level of triglycerides. What happens if your level is between 200-400.
First try to decrease your intake of sweets, candies, pies and cakes since they can contribute to high triglycerides
Increase your intake of omega three fish oils from salmon, herring, mackerel and tuna
Exercise burns triglycerides, so increase your activity
Decrease refined carbohydrates such as white flour and white rice and increase your intake of brown rice, 7 grain breads, whole wheat pasta
Maintain a healthy weight- a modest weight loss can reduce your triglycerides.
Eat low in saturated fats (animal fats) and low in fried foods.
Avoid trans fatty acids and hidden fats such as luncheon meats, hot dogs
eat more plant foods such as dried beans, peas,
Certain Milk products promote insulin resistance ( and diabetes) . The milk sugar lactose acts like a soft drink and can spike insulin levels and contribute to prediabetes
Studies at Harvard’s school of public health found that children who drink three servings of milk a day ( even skim or 1%) were more prone to overweight than those who drank fewer servings a day. Possibly this was due to the higher relative content of lactose lower fat milk
Dairy creates acne – Those who drink more milk as teenagers had higher rates of severe teenage acne than those who rank less according to a Nurses Health study. Besides lactose, researchers surmise the presence of hormones in milk might have been the cause.
Cows milk may be responsible for eliciting autoimmune response that leads to diabetes in children. Bovine serum albumin may lead to the destruction of the beta cells of the pancreas.
Currently, a gluten free diet is the only way to manage celiac disease. But new drugs in clinical trials with humans, as well as more in the pre-clinical phase, may one day allow people with the disorder to enjoy gluten again.
These options are still years from commercial availability, but early results have been encouraging, according to a review of the drug pipeline in Gastroenterology Report.
“Based on data on ClinicalTrials.gov, there are two investigational products we are aware of which may enter large confirmatory trials in the not too distant future,” said lead author Dr. Klaus Gottlieb, senior medical director of the immunology and internal medicine department for Quintiles, a company that provides bio-pharmaceutical development services and consulting in Durham, North Carolina.
One of them is an enzyme that splits the molecule in wheat that causes celiac disease, gluten, into smaller harmless products and another one promises to make the gut less leaky and thus prevent potentially toxic substances (from) reaching deeper layers where they may cause inflammation,
For one potential oral therapy, patients take a mixture of two enzymes that split the gluten molecule into smaller harmless products. In a trial of adults with celiac disease, those taking this drug had no change in their intestinal biopsies after eating gluten, while those taking a placebo did have evidence of injury to the intestinal lining.
Hoping for good news he goes to meet with a fortune teller.
The fortune teller closes her eyes, makes some strange sounds, and finally says, “You will meet a beautiful young girl that will want to know everything about you”
The frog gets excited and says, “Wow! When will I meet her? At a party?”
“No,” replied the fortune teller, “in her biology class.”
A man goes to the police station wanting to speak to the burglar who broke into his house the night before.
“You’ll get your chance in court” says the desk sergeant.
“No, no, no!” Says the man. “I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I’ve been trying to do that for years!”