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Breaking your fast during the body’s elimination cycle (4am-12pm).

At the beginning of the day, after sleep, your body is breaking a fast. During the time while you sleep, you are fasting. After waking, the first meal consumed will break the fast. Break-fast should be sensitive to the rest and cleansing that the fast provided to your body. You should not consume anything heavy at this time. Instead, the first thing that you should consume is a glass of water at room temperature with fresh squeeze lemon juice, a period of 15-30 min should be allowed so that the lemon water can do its function. This should be followed by fresh-squeezed/fresh-pressed fruit juice or fresh seasonal fruit. This is what your body needs at this time of day and what is easiest on the digestive system. The juice lubricates your system and allows it to function optimally.

Elimination cycle (4am-12pm).This is the time when your body would like to direct most of its energy to the work of cleansing toxins from your body. To not interrupt this work, light eating is the best choice now , as the best way to break your fast (BREAKFAST). This does not mean a cup of coffee (regular or decaf) and a donut . By light I mean eating the lightest, most perfect food.. Fruit and Fruit Juices  (diluted with  water is best for most) You see, fruits does not diget in your stomach. In fact, fruit goes through the stomach and directly to your small intestines. In this way, there is no diversion of energy from the body’s work of eliminating being used fordigestion of food. You see. when a heavy traditional breakfast is eaten ( eggs, potatoes, grits, bacon, toast, biscuits, waffles, pancakes, french toast, etc), it takes energy away from eliminating  toxins and uses it for digestion of foods just eaten, and proper ELIMINATION IS NEVER ACHIEVED. 

 

The ideal elimination pattern. Three to five bowel eliminations daily — once upon rising, one after each meal, one before retiring. When this pattern is not the norm ( and for most, it i not), then over time, it can take its tool on the body. Eating fruit and drinking fruit juices in the morning (especially the ripe, juicy ones), can provide an easily absorbed food, high in vitamins and minerals. You have also employed the greatest cleanser for your body, as they help to dissolve the often old accumulation of mucus and waste that is along the intestinal walls ( this include small intestines and colon). For some, eating fruits only  in the morning may take a while to get used to. Do the best you can. Eat the amount of fruit and/or juice to make you comfortably full. If  you feel hungry later in the morning, you can have bananas, granola, bran muffins (made with natural sweeteners), or whole grain toast. Keep in mind your objective is to adjust to ONLY FRUIT AND/OR DILUTED FRUIT JUICES IN THE MORNING.

*Fresh squeezed or pressed fruit and vegetable juices are meals in themselves and one of the quickest and most expedient means of consuming the whole nutrient the body needs. Bottled and canned juices are not fresh. Many of them have been pasteurized (subjected to extreme heat), diluted, reconstituted and/or have additives, artificial colors, artificial flavors and preservatives added. They are completely devoid of the digestive enzymes that are vital to your body needs.

Water is one the most important substance on earth that supports the internal functions of human, animals and plants.

The average adult body loses about three and a half quarts daily in perspiration, respiration, urination and defecation. Body temperature is regulated through water. Water makes up 92% of the blood of the body and nearly 98% of intestinal, gastric, salivary and pancreatic juices. Water holds all nutritive factors in solution and acts as a transportation medium of these substances. Water is necessary for proper digestion of food.

One of the most important functions of water is to flush toxins from the body. The body holds onto water to dilute toxins so the only way to lose water weight is to stop eating the foods that are poisons to the body.Some people are holding up to 15 pounds of weight just in water! This leaves you looking puffy, bloated and swollen. Remember…the solution to pollution is dilution and this is why water and weight loss are so closely connected.

In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied. Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the right amount of water you should every day? Here’s an easy way to figure the proper daily amount. Take your body weight and divide it in two (150lbs. = 75lbs.) then change the pounds toounces, (75lbs. = 75oz.). This is how much water you should drink a day to maintain proper hydration. Be sure to increase your water intake slowly, or you will spend a great deal of time in the bathroom.

 

 

 

Water Affirmation
*Water refreshes and replenishes me.
*Water helps me maintain my good health and vibrant skin.
*I love water.
*I love drinking water.
*I drink enough water each day.

Source: http://www.tuberose.com/Water.html

Carnelian : A stone of Confidence and Action.

Tumbled carnelian, Botswana Deutsch: getrommel...
Tumbled carnelian, Botswana Deutsch: getrommelter Karneol aus Botswana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carnelian (also spelled cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker. (The difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably.)  Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration.

Carnelian intaglio with a Ptolemaic queen hold...
Carnelian intaglio with a Ptolemaic queen holding a sceptre, early 1st century BC; gold, garnet,emerald and glass paste mount, 1724. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The bow drill was used to drill holes into carnelian in Mehrgarh between 4th-5th millennium BC. Carnelian was recovered from Bronze Age Minoan layers at Knossos on Crete in a form that demonstrated its use in decorative arts;[3] this use dates to approximately 1800 BC. Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax on correspondence or other important documents. Hot wax does not stick to carnelian. Sard was used for Assyrian cylinder seals, Egyptian and Phoenician scarabs, and early Greek and Etruscan gems. The Hebrew odem (translated sardius), the first stone in the High Priest’s breastplate, was a red stone, probably sard but perhaps red jasper.

Karneol
Karneol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carnelian (also sometimes referred to as cornelian) is found primarily in India, as well as various sites in South America. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favorable pieces are a deep red to red-orange hue. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone.

Ancient Egyptians carried it on and about their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. It was also told in the Egyptian Book of the Deadto be placed in tombs as “magic armor” for life after death.

A Carnelian in the form of the “tjet,” symbol of Mother Isis, was placed on the neck of a mummy to ensure the protection, safe passage, and rebirth of the spirit in the afterlife.

Another Carnelian amulet was the Eye of Horus, which is still believed to offer protection against the evil eye.

Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own. It is said to increase the appetite.

In Renaissance magic, the carnelian was usually engraved with a sword or images of warriors. Then this as a magical amulet was place in the home to guard it from lighting and storms or carried as protection against enchantment.

Carnelian is a great grounding stone and helping one to be more present in their life. This, of course, can make it much easier to help you find direction within your life. Carnelian helps you to feel in control of life.

Magickal uses of Carnelian include using it as a focus for past life work and for finding a “twin soul” or family.

In Roman times, Carnelian was engraved with the head of a lion or a great leader.

Seal of the Sassanid era. Cornaline-(gemstone ...
Seal of the Sassanid era. Cornaline-(gemstone carnelian) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Healing Properties

  • Carnelian applied physically, can promote balanced digestion. For lower abdominal pain, especially in woman and in pregnancy, this stone placed on the pubic bone each day for twenty minutes will reduce the pain.
  • Carnelian encourages the formation of new blood cells, and bleeding will respond favorably to treatment with this stone.
  • Physically, carnelian has been used to encourage healing of open sores, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems.
  • It is said that this stone will help cleanse and purify the blood, thus giving more physical energy.
  • Carnelian can be used to stimulate the first 4 chakras and to increase personal power, creativity and compassion.
Carnelian pebbles
Carnelian pebbles (Photo credit: Mauro Cateb)

Metaphysical Properties

  • Carnelian enhances analytical abilities, perceptiveness and awakens hidden talents and gifts
  • Some believe that carnelian can be worn for protection especially against those who would read your thoughts or those who would work magick against you.
  • Carnelian can be used to enhance astral vision and to end nightmares. It is also believed to enhance and stimulate sexual activity.
  • Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration.
  •  It helps one to overcome the ear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is a fast acting stone to succeed in one’s career.
  • Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.
  •  It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.
  •  It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness.
  • Carnelian is associated with the sacral or navel chakra, it is also sometimes associated with the Root and solar plexus chakra as well but it most commonly associated with the sacral or second chakra.

Dulse (Palmaria palmata): The sea vegetables that is one of the best food sources of vitamins and minerals

Dulse (Palmaria palmata), also called  dillisk, dilsk, red dulse, sea lettuce flakes or creathnach, is a red alga (Rhodophyta) previously referred to as Rhodymenia palmata (Linnaeus) Greville. It grows on the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  It is a red seaweed that grows attached to rocks by a “holdfast” in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific. It is commonly used in Ireland , Atlantic Canada both as food and medicinally and is now shipped around the globe. Dulse is found in many health food stores or fish markets or can be ordered directly from local distributors.

Dulse grows from the mid tide portion of the intertidal zone (the area between the high tide and low tide) and into deep water. Fronds may vary from rose to reddish-purple, and range from about 20 to 40 cm (8″ to 16″).  From June through September, it is picked by hand at low water, brought to drying fields (or spreading grounds) and put through a shaker to remove shells pieces, etc. The fronds are spread thinly on netting and left to dry, turned once and rolled into large bales to be packaged or ground later.

Dulse is a type of seaweed, one that is popular in many countries including Northern Europe, not just in Asia and Japan. In Ireland, many people use dulse to make sandwiches.

Dulse is red seaweed that has a somewhat spicy and salty flavor. It often comes dehydrated so you need to soak it in a broth or in water. Often people add dulse to soups or to salads. You can also add it to your favorite stir fry. It is packed with many vitamins and nutrients which is one reason for its popularity.

Some people bake dulse into various grains or breads. One reason dulse is so popular is because it is packed full of vitamins and so versatile, meaning you can use it in so many different ways. It contains a ton of protein, so it is an excellent food for raw food fans, because it is a non-animal product. Among it’s strong points include its plentiful B6, B12, potassium, fluoride and iron content.  Dulse also contains vitamins C, E, A and plenty of fiber,  calcium, potassium, fluoride, magnesium and zinc.

Health Benefits of Dulse

Dulse is a high-protein and a super source of iron. Like all sea vegetable, it has a very high mineral content, containing  high quantities of organic iodine, potassium, phosphorus and organic sodium. It is recommend to correct mineral deficiencies, anemia (due to its high iron content), for poor digestion, enlargement of the thyroid (because of its high iodine content) and for proper gland function. Dulse is said to be beneficial for impotence and under-weight.  Purple dulse seaweed’s fluorine content boosts the body’s defence systems and strengthens teeth and bones. It is also helpful against the herpes virus. Fluorine is lost in cooking, which is why it is ideal in its raw state when eating. Dulse has also been an age-old remedy to get rid of parasitic worms in the body.

As a rich source of fiber, dulse adds bulk to the diet and also aids in the process of digestion. It helps in keeping a person fuller and satisfied till next meal and this makes way for an effective weight loss program. Stomach disorders including constipation can be treated with the regular use of dulse.

One of the important dulse benefits is its store of vitamins, as mentioned above. Its content of vitamin C helps in preventing conditions like scurvy, which might arise from vitamin C deficiency. It also adds appreciable amount of vitamin A to the diet and this helps in keeping ailments such as night blindness, diseases related to the bone marrow and white blood cells and many others. Its high amount of vitamin B enhances brain function and health of the nervous system.

Dulse  also help to beautify the skin and other sea vegetable’s  are no exception. You can add ground powder to a face mask, but also eating it on a regular basis will help to clear skin issues and improve skin health overall. Used in skin care products and as a cosmetic ingredient in the beauty industry, it provides minerals and nutrients that can be easily absorbed through the skin.

Nutritional Facts

Here is a table presenting the nutritional facts of this sea weed for a serving size of 1/3 cup (7g).

Nutrients Amount
Total Fat 0 g (0%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 122 mg (5%)
Total carbohydrate 3 g (1%)
Dietary fiber 2 g (8%)
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g (4%)
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 10%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 10%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 42%
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 23%
Calcium 2%
Iron 19%
Magnesium 6%
Zinc (2%)
Chromiumr 9%
Potassium 547 mg (16%)

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Malachite : The ‘mirror of the soul’, malachite is a healing stone that reaches the inner emotions of the person.

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Malachite is a copper carbonate mineral, with the formula Cu2CO3(OH)2. This green-colored mineral crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses. The stone’s name derives (via Latin: molochītis, Middle French: melochite, and Middle English melochites) from Greek Μολοχίτης λίθος molochitis lithos, “mallow-green stone”, from μολόχη molōchē, variant of μαλάχη malāchē, “mallow”. The mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant.

Malachite was used as a mineral  pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800. The pigment is moderately lightfast, very sensitive to acids and varying in color. The natural form was being replaced by its synthetic form, verditer amongst other synthetic greens. It is also used for decorative purposes, such as in the Malachite Room in the Hermitage, which features a large malachite vase. “The Tazza“, one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America and a gift from Tsar Nicholas II, stands as the focal point in the center of the room of Linda Hall Library.

Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted at Timna valley in Israel for over 3,000 years.

Malachite often results from weathering of copper ores and is often found together with azurite (Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2), goethite, and calcite. Except for its vibrant green color, the properties of malachite are similar to those of azurite and aggregates of the two minerals occur frequently. Malachite is more common than azurite and is typically associated with copper deposits around limestones, the source of the carbonate.
Large quantities of malachite have been mined in the Urals, Russia. It is found worldwide including in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Gabon; Zambia; Tsumeb, Namibia; Mexico; Broken Hill, New South Wales; Lyon, France; Timna valley, Israel, and in the Southwestern United States notably in Arizona.

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Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants. It manifests a deep Devic green which rules the material plane. It is a Stone of Transformation, assisting one in changing situations and providing for spiritual growth. It heals on physical and emotional levels, drawing out impurities and stimulating the Life Force throughout the aura and body.  Well known to ancient Egyptians, Malachite mines were in use between the Suez and Sinai as early as 4000 B.C.  It was also popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans, for jewelry, ornaments, and in powdered form, for eye shadow. In the Middle Ages, Malachite was believed to protect against the “Evil Eye” and to cure various stomach ailments.  The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined with malachite, as this was said to raiser the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council.

Malachite is an effective remedy for female problems, especially regulating the menstrual cycle and cramps, and for easing labor. It has been called the Midwife Stone. It resonates with the female sexual organs, and treats sexual dis-ease, especially when caused by traumatic past experiences.

English: Malachite, Azurite :: Locality: Tsume...
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The use and healing properties of malachite

  • Malachite can be used to identify the step-by-step way to get to a goal. It also helps one to accept responsibility for one’s actions and situation, helping the wearer to be more pro-active.
  • Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.
  •  Meditate with  malachite and allow it to show you where dis-harmonies are within your mind, body and soul and allow it to show you how to improve them. Our bodies can tell us what we need, what we are missing and what we need to do to correct the problem, but often it is hard to be able to listen to what our bodies are saying.
  • As a healing gemstone, use a malachite stone to cleanse and balance the energies of the heart, lungs and other organs. This can be accomplished by wearing a stone on a chain so it hangs near the heart and between the lungs or take a few moments to lay down, placing the gemstones over the heart area then relaxing while it does it work.
  • If  you normally awake each morning with stiff and sore muscles and joints? Sleep with malachite to ease the morning stiffness.
  • Used since ancient times to attract money. Makes a great amulet to obtain the wealth you need and makes the perfect stone to put into Mojo bags for this very purpose.
  • Can be used to clear and activate all the chakras and is the perfect stone for the heart chakras when working with color chakra therapy.
  • Having cramps ? Use a small bandage to tape a malachite stone to your belly, just below the navel to help relieve these symptoms.
  • Soak one or more malachite stones in a quart of pure water for at least 24 hours, then pour the water into a tub full of nice hot water. Step in, sit down and relax and allow the gemstone elixir to detoxify and purify all your organs and body.
  • Wear a string of malachite beads around your neck. As your blood flows through the ring of stones, it clears impurities from the blood keeping the arteries and veins clear.
  • Everyone knows the forumla for losing weight is nothing more than eating fewer calories than you burn, but that does not make it easy to make the right choices when we are constantly bombarded with food in television, magazines and even at the office party. A malachite stone makes a great gift for anyone trying to lose weight because malachite helps you make good food choices to increase weight loss.
  • Whether you are the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation or the sole proprietor of a home business you can benefit from the power of this money colored stone. Place a gem in your cash register or display a specimen in a place of honor near your desk to bring success to businesses.
  • Malachite was considered to be a talisman for children. If a piece of the stone were attached to an infant’s cradle, all evil spirits were held aloof and the child slept soundly and peacefully. In some parts of Germany, Malachite shared with Turquoise the repute of protecting the wearer from danger in falling, and also gave warning of approaching disaster by breaking into pieces

Malachite must be handled with caution!
Malachite is toxic and should be used only in its polished form. Avoid breathing its dust.

Tin: This trace mineral importance stems primarily from it supporting the function of adrenal gland.

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Tin is considered a trace mineral, or micromineral. It is found in small amounts in our body and is believed to play a part in our overall health and bodily processes. Tin is found in human tissues and in the greatest amounts in the supra-renal glands, liver, brain, spleen, and thyroid gland.  Amounts found in fresh food is relative to the amount of tin found in the soil where the food is grown. There are still many unknowns about the mineral’s effect on the body, although future research may tell us more.  In a two year study with humans, tin appeared to show some positive benefits for depression, fatigue, pain, skin problems, and digestion. The average concentrations of  tin in the body is the same range as cobalt, iodine,chromium, and selenium, which are known vital nutrients.

Tin supports the adrenals,and iodine supports the thyroid, with both subsequently affecting cardiac output:  Tin + adrenals control the left side, and iodine + thyroid control the right side cell receptors .  In addition to low Vitamin C and/or Vitamin B1, low tinis a common nutritional cause of low adrenals, which can lead to left-sided cardiac insufficiency.While fatigue or depression may be experienced with cardiac insufficiency of either side, breathing difficultiesor asthma are more common with left-sided cardiac insufficiency, and swelling of hands and feet is morecommon with right-sided cardiac insufficiency, regardless of the cause.

Function and Benefits of Tin

  • Supports hair growth and can enhance reflexes.
  • For possible anti-cancer properties
  • May help treat some cases of insomnia.
  • Has been used to treat depression, fatigue, and moodiness, particularly when many other treatments have failed.
  • Has been used in some countries to treat intestinal parasites.
The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys.
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Deficiency Symptoms of Tin

  • Tin absorption is poor and it’s not clear how much of the daily intake of 1.5 to 3.5 mg. actually crosses the intestinal lining and enters the blood.
  • Deficiency can cause symmetrical baldness, reduced response to noise.
  • Tin deficiency can cause low adrenals, which may lead to depression, fatigue, breathing difficulties, or asthma.
  • Only foods grown in mineral-rich soil will contain tin.
  • Eating wild-grown or organic foods offers the best chance of avoiding deficiencies in trace minerals such as tin.
  • Tin is associated with Iodine the same way as calcium is associated with magnesium.
  • In one research it was proven that tin can help with depression though the condition is usually associated with imbalance in levels of lithium, magnesium, copper, sodium, manganese and certain vitamins. Only in case where cause for depression doesn’t lie in low thyroid, low blood pressure, low adrenals and chemical imbalance, tin can relieve the condition.

Natural food sources of Tin

  • Vegetables and fruits (amount contained may vary according to soil in region grown)
  • Herbal Sources of tin (in the highest to lowest order) include doggrass, juniper, bilberry, milk thistle, dulse,lady slipper, althea, valerian, Irish moss, nettle, barberry, yarrow, blessed thistle, yellow dock,kelp, licorice, devils claw, pennyroyal, and senna.

source: http://www.acu-cell.com/sni.html

Vitamin O : (L-Carnitine or Acetyl L-Carnitine): The vitamin that help transport fatty acids directly into the part of the cells that burn fat off of the body.

Vitamin O is considered to be a good vitamin for the body.  However, due to its chemical structure, which is similar to those amazing amino acids it is usually considered together with them. Its chemical name is L-Carnitine or Acetyl L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine is made in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It increases the use of fat as an energy source by transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they are ‘burned’ to release energy for body functions. The L-carnitine form may cause adverse side effects however. It is available in several different forms including propionyl-L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine. Propionyl-L-carnitine, through its enhancement of metabolism has been proven to prevent ischemia-induced heart dysfunction, and acetyl-L-carnitine has been suggested to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  It exists in two stereoisomer forms namely:  L-carnitine which is the biologically active form.  D-carnitine which is the biologically not active form.

In fact, in several large clinical trials conducted in Italy, this nutrient has shown to have boastful favorable effects in helping people recover more quickly from heart attacks. For example, according to the well-renowned tome The Pill Book Guide to Natural Medicines written by Michael Murray N.D. who states:

“Subjects taking carnitine showed significant improvements in heart rate, blood pressure, angina attacks, rhythm disturbances, and clinical signs of impaired heart function compared to the subjects taking placebo.”

Benefits and functions of  Vitamin O (L-Carnitine or Acetyl L-Carnitine)

  • It’s primary role is to help transport fatty acids into the energy producing units in the cells – the mitochondria, where they can be converted to energy. This is a major source of energy for the muscles, including those of the heart. As such, carnitine increases the use of fat as an energy source.
  • It should be used in cases the kidney is damaged and person is undergoing dialysis. Because here its levels get low due to kidney disease.
  • In addition to producing energy, these two nutrients remove toxic accumulations of fatty acids from mitochondria, keeping these organelles healthy and functioning at their best. Energy production in mitochondria is not a perfect process and toxic metabolites do accumulate.
  • Carnitine improves recovery after heavy exercise and may be of use in improving exercise capacity of people with peripheral arterial disease.
  •  Carnitine moderately improves the duration of exercise and time to recovery in patients with chronic stable angina.
  • Vitamin O supplements are used in the treatment of heart disease because it provides beneficial effects to the angina in which chest pain of crushing nature occurs, and after myocardial infarction.
  • L -carnitine is beneficial for the neurotransmitter of our brain especially in adults where it improves their functions remarkably. It is beneficial in case of encephalopathy.
  • Carnitine has also been used for male infertility. Low sperm count and abnormal motility have been linked to low carnitine levels in men. Several studies have shown that L-carnitine helped increase sperm counts and motility.
  • Carnitine is manufactured by the body if sufficient amounts of iron, vitamin B1, vitamin C, niacin, vitamin B6, lysine, and methionine are available.
  •  Carnitine also enhances the effectiveness of antioxidant vitamins C and E.
  • L-Carnitine as been know to cure drepression.

Food source of Vitamin O (L-Carnitine or Acetyl L-Carnitine)

It is found in variety of seed such as sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, and sesame seeds. It is found in nuts, pulses, legumes, lentils, peas, peanuts, vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, garlic, parsley, beet green, etc, in fruits such as avocado, bananas and apricots as well as in whole wheat rye, rice, and wheat bran.

Deficiency of Vitamin O  (L-Carnitine or Acetyl L-Carnitine)

  • It can lead to osteoporosis because of its effect on the osteoblasts cells of the bones.
  • Fatty oxidation can also be impaired in case of its deficiency.
  • Beneficial antioxidant effects cannot be achieved.
  • Carnitine deficiencies are rare, even in strict vegetarians, because the body produces carnitine relatively easily.
  • Rare genetic diseases can cause a carnitine deficiency.
  • Carnitine deficiency is more likely to be found in persons experiencing complications of diabetes (such as retinopathy, hyperlipidemia, or neuropathy),

Vitamin T : The vitamin that is very helpful in the coagulation of blood in the body.

Vitamin T is a substance which is considered as a vitamin but still it doesn’t meet the standard definition for the vitamin. Its chemical names are Tegotin, Termitin, and Torutilin. It is a water soluble which is destroy by alcohol. It is good in improving fading memory and enhances the concentration towards anything and also helps in blood coagulation and in the formation of platelets in the blood. It combats Anemia and Hemophilia. Basically, it strengthens your red blood cells. More strength = more oxygen. It is the only vitamin,  which regulates the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Vitamin T helps keep the brain and the nervous system energized. Vitamin is very much required for the breaking up of carbohydrates to release energy. Vitamin T is very important for the various tedious works that we have to perform in our day to day schedule. In spite of its health benefits in the body very little information is known about it.

Functions and benefits of vitamin T

  • It plays a crucial role in some metabolic reactions particularly in conversion of carbohydrates in to glucose.
  • Vitamin T is essential while huge energies are required i.e. playing physical games, running, exercise, and other activities.
  • The main purpose of  this vitamin is regeneration of our body and adrenal gland
  • May improve a failing memory and poor concentration.
  • Strengthen the red blood cells.
  • Since it causes bolstering of blood cells, it can be effective in combating the blood related disorders such as hemolysis as well as anemia.
  • It maintains the integrity of the platelets. The platelets are important clotting factors. Without them bleeding cannot be stopped.
  • This vitamin  helps in the conversion of food we eat into energy .
  • The Vitamin is used to make blood cells very strong, improve the memory power and it also promotes the health of the nervous system, hair, eyes, mouth, liver, and skins.

Deficiency of Vitamin T

Being needed in the body in very small amount, its deficiency cannot lead to mark effects. But in case its deficiency is severe enough it can lead to the development of anemia as well as retardation in the growth. Person can become fatigue having poor concentration towards anything.

Best food sources of vitamin T

  • tahini
  • fungi
  • sesame seed
  •  leaf vegetables
  • nuts, sunflowers seeds, almonds, groundnuts, etc and green vegetables like that carrots, cauliflowers, turnip, leaf vegetables, beet greens, and all types of green
  • green vegetables such as lotus stems, turnip greens, beets, radish leaves, colossal and carrot leaves. In some Fruits such as papaya, raisins, custard apples and apricots are good sources of Vitamin T

Vitamin U : This vitamin promotes healing activity in peptic ulcers, particularly in duodenal ulcers. It also targets acid reflux, colitis and gastritis.

Vitamin U is not a vitaminin real term, but mostly it is used to describe the enzyme methylmethionine.  Its chemical names include Methylmethioninesulfonium Chloride, Cabagin-U and Smethylmethionine. This vitamin was discovered by Cheney an American scientist in the years of late forty’s. This vitamin can be artificially synthesized and in this form it is a white crystal. This vitamin U is highly soluble in water. This synthetic form can be utilized in treatment of ulcers but it is not so effective.

Vitamin U is sometimes called the “anti-ulcer” vitamin. This vitamin promotes healing activity in peptic ulcers, particularly in duodenal ulcers. It also targets acid reflux, colitis and gastritis. Vitamin U is notably found in raw cabbage. That’s right, raw cabbage. If you want to go further and reap the maximum rewards of taking vitamin U, then eat sauerkraut. This fermented food is a cancer inhibitor – reducing your risk of lung, colon, prostate and liver cancer. Sauerkraut is one of the few foods that contain the bacterium Lactobacilli plantarum. L. planatarum is a very dominant strain of healthful bacteria that helps inhibit pathogenic organisms like E.coli and salmonella.

Research has found that Vitamin U helps to remove the allergic reaction to tobacco smoke. If you are a non-smoker and cannot tolerate smoke, it could indicate a Vitamin U deficiency, which would also cause a person to be more affected by pollution in the air. Solve your problem by upping your intake of Vitamin U

Functions and benefits of vitamin U

  • Promotes healing in peptic ulcers, duodenal ulcers.
  • Helps in healing of skin ulcers and ulcers in the digestive tract.
  • Strength detoxicalions of the organism.
  • Helps in the diabetes.
  • Cures hamorrhoides.
  • Vitamin U also possesses detoxification actions and causes detoxification of harmful substance.
  • It provides lipotrophic effects on lipid metabolism and therefore provides protection to the liver from damaging effects caused by fat degeneration. This thing also provides good effects on the cerebral blood flow, coronary flow and prevent atherosclerosis.  It also results in marked improvement in the metabolism of cholesterol.
  • It enhances our immune system and protects us from infections. It creates resistance against infections.
  • Vitamin U has also found to possess some antihistamine like effects. It reduces the severity and complaints caused by allergies either of food allergy or nose allergy the hay fever, asthma etc.

Deficiency of Vitamin U

Since it is needed in very small amount, its deficiency cannot render dangerous signs and symptoms to our body.

Best food sources of vitamin U

  • It is found in both animals as well as plant kingdom. 
  • vegetables such as cabbage either raw or fresh, its juice, celery, parsley, carrot, onion, beets, peppers, alfalfa asparagus, tomatoes, spinach and the turnips.  It is also present in the green tea as well as the juices made from raw potatoes
  • Sauerkraut

Vitamin F (Essential fatty acid): The vitamin that supports healthy blood cholesterol levels, nervous system, cardiovascular health and circulatory function.

Vitamin F is a fat-soluble vitamin consisting of the unsaturated fatty acids. These usually come in the form of liquid vegetable oils, while saturated fatty acids are found in animal fat. This vitamin is important for respiration of vital organs, and helps lubricate the cells. It is essential for normal glandular activity and helps regulate blood coagulation, it also helps break up cholesterol deposits on the arterial walls.


Vitamin F works in tandem with vitamin D in the body in making calcium available to the tissues, assisting in the assimilation of phosphorus, and stimulating the conversion of carotene into vitamin A. It is essential for the normal functioning of the reproductive system, it nourishes skin cells and is needed for healthy mucous membranes and nerves.

Vitamin F or Fatty Acids are the acids occurring in natural triglycerides and are monocaroboxylc acids ranging in chain length from 4 to usually 24 carbon atoms. They are yielded by fats on hydrolysis along with glycerol. Fatty acids are divides into

  • Saturated fatty acids such as lauric, palmitic and stearic acid
  • Unsaturated fatty acids are further divvied into monosaturated and polysaturated fatty acids.
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids: These fatty acids lower the total plasma cholesterol level but have no affect in high density lipoprotein (HDL)
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids: The nutritionally important poly unsaturated fatty acids may either be omega-3 or omeg-6 fatty acids. Both of them cause lowering of cholesterol level but omega 6 has disadvantage of lowering HDL also.

The polyunsaturated fatty acids are mostly found in vegetables oils while the saturated ones are found in animal fats.
Essential fatty acid are those that cannot be synthesized in our body so they have to be derived only from the foods. They are the linoleic acid and the α-linolenic acid and these are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Arachidonic is semi essential fatty acid. Among these most important essential fatty acid is the linoleic acid which serves as a basis for the production of other essential fatty acids.

Functions of Essential Fatty Acids

  • Lowers blood cholesterol.
  • Help slower risk of heart disease.
  • Helps adrenal glands.
  • To the skin, it brings suppleness and a youthful appearance and hair becomes more shiny and healthy
  • Beneficial in intestinal bacteria.
  • Aids in blood coagulation and calcium transport to cells.
  • May assist in the reduction of weight and it provides the body with a fatty substance that can easily be metabolized
  • Supports healthy blood cholesterol levels, nervous system, cardiovascular health and circulatory function.
  • Helps to nourish your immune system, skin and hair. Enhances joint function, making movement easier
  •  Supports glandular activity, especially the thyroid and adrenal glands. Aids in blood coagulation and calcium transport to cells.

Deficiency symptoms of Vitamin F

  • Hair loss.
  • Eczema.
  • Damage to the kidneys, heart and liver.
  • Slow healing.

Best food sources of vitamin F

Omega-6 fatty acids: almonds, avocado, bee pollen, fruits, garlic, ginger, licorice root, nuts, olive oil, oranges, parsley, peanuts, pecans, root vegetables, seeds, spinach, spirulina, all kinds of sprouts, sunflower seeds, vegetable oil, wheatgerm, wheat, wheatgrass and grains.

Omega-3 fatty acids: these are hard to find in the diet . . . deep-green vegetables flax seed, hemp seed, pumpkin seed, soybean, walnuts, wheatgerm, chia, kukui (candlenut)

Source: http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=84,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_fatty_acid