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HOPE FOR
are needed for normal brain development.

GENERATION XXL?
Eating Habits and Learning Problems
Nutrients form the foundation of our body and
brain biochemistry, and they are crucial for
normal brain development and stable moods.
By Jack Challem, When a child routinely eats nutrient-poor food
The Nutrition Reporter™ The eating like the ones mentioned above, he will be lack-
ing the nutrients his body, and brain, need to
habits properly function. Because the brain is so sensi-
that cause tive to its nutritional milieu, the first signs of
overweight nutritional imbalances and deficiencies usually
affect concentration, mood, and behavior.
and
prediabetes Glucose (blood sugar) serves as the principal fuel
can also set of the brain, but foods high in processed sugars
and refined carbohydrates lead to sharp fluc-
the stage tuations in glucose levels. For a growing child,
for severe ups and downs in blood sugar can lead to
irritability, lethargy, hyperactivity, and/or inabil-
learning ity to concentrate and focus.
and
behavior The dietary solution is fairly straightforward: Focus
on eating mostly fresh foods, particularly quality
problems protein, at each meal to maintain steady blood
sugar levels. High-fiber vegetables—practically
everything except potatoes—also help stabilize
blood sugar levels. A quality breakfast, such as eggs
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Forty or 50 years ago, chubby chil- blood-sugar disorders can also interfere with ener- better energy levels, moods, and mental focus.
dren were a pretty rare sight and gy levels, concentration, learning, and moods.
Jumpstart Improvements
learning disorders were practically Why Are Kids Getting Fatter? with Supplements
unheard of. Now, one of every three With the majority of American adults over- Dietary supplements can play an important
children and teenagers is overweight weight or prediabetic, it shouldn’t be surprising role in ensuring adequate nutrition, maintain-
or obese and, by some estimates, that children are following in their parents’ foot- ing normal blood sugar control, and improving
one in 12 children has some type of steps. Infants, children, and teenagers are being concentration and learning. Compared with
learning disorder. exposed to a toxic food environment much adults, though, infants, children, and teenag-
earlier than their parents and grandparents ers usually need smaller amounts of vitamins,
And the situation is getting worse real fast. were—and suffering the health consequences at minerals, and other nutrients because of their
The latest statistics indicate that almost three younger ages. lower body weight.
million adolescents have prediabetes, the precar-
ious steppingstone to full-blown type-2 diabetes. Several dietary factors have converged to under- Multivitamins. A quality multi should be the
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that mine the physical and mental health of children. foundation of any supplement regimen, and
one of every 14 adolescents and teenagers now Because of time pressures, families increasing- many supplement companies offer multivitamin/
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never used to occur in children. and fast-food restaurants. Most packaged super- cally for children. Adolescents can take half the
market foods—think boxes, cans, jars, bottles, dosage of a multi intended for adults and, as a
But the problems with childhood obesity and bags, and tubs—have been processed, meaning general rule, teenagers 15 and older can prob-
diabetes go beyond these two health problems. that their nutritional value has been degraded. ably take an adult supplement. Multivitamins
The same underlying eating habits—too many Additionally, high-fructose corn syrup and trans contain the B-complex vitamins, which help
junk foods that are high in calories but low in fats are common ingredients in all of these convert amino acids to functional neurotrans-
nutrition—that set the stage for overweight and foods. HFCS increases appetite and trans fats mitters, aiding mood and concentration. (If you
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coach for suggestions.) oils—but the dosage is more important than the changes will take time and effort—and what
source. For children and teenagers, consider add- you probably don’t want to hear—most of the
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optimal amounts of vitamin D3. Experts now ultimately responsible for your kids’ meals and
recommend that every infant, child, and adult Phospholipids. These compounds are among eating habits. On the positive side, you have
take at least 1,000 IU of vitamin D. That amount the healthy fats found in the brain. Like the some 1,000 opportunities (breakfast, lunch,
is fine for infants, but you can safely go up omega-3s, phospholipids are needed for brain dinner) each year to coach your kids about
to 2,000 for adolescents and 3,000 IU daily development, and they help learning and good nutrition.
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Fish oils. More than half the brain consists of Although they are available in capsule form, eating habits, expect some resistance. After all,
fat, and quality dietary fats are essential for lecithin granules are an excellent source of both. most people, young or old, don’t like change.
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steady moods. Fish oils are rich in eicosapen- flavor and can be sprinkled on salads, yogurt, mental changes, quietly taking unhealthy foods
taenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid or oatmeal. out of the diet and slipping in healthier ones.
(DHA), two of the most important omega-3 fats. It’s a delicate balance to avoid making mealtime
Research published in the American Journal of Magnesium. Magnesium supplements often a battleground.
Psychiatry and other journals has documented produce a calming and relaxing effect, par-
how fish oils help children and adults with ticularly in hyperactive children. The mineral Remember that you can’t control everything
depression, bipolar disorder, impulsiveness, hos- stimulates production of gamma amino butyric that your child eats, and being totally inflexible
tility, and poor mental focus. Consider 1,000 to acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter with a calming encourages resentment and resistance. But if
2,000 mg of fish oils daily. effect. Magnesium is also one of many nutrients you can help your kids eat one or two healthy
involved in the body’s production of dopamine, meals a day, and supplement their diets with the
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The omega-6 fats noradrenaline, and adrenaline. right nutrients, they will be on the path of good
are also essential for brain development, and health that will enable them to stay calm, bal-
gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) provides the benefits Improving Your Child’s Diet anced, and ready to learn. 
of this family of fats without any of the negative Improving the eating habits of children and teen-

costs for the disease will exceed one trillion dol-

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Your
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Brain
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Alzheimer’s is a neurological disease in
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By Lindsay prime suspects in damaging and killing brain
Wilson cells in Alzheimer’s. Plaques build up between
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A mind is a terrible thing to waste. These of another protein called tau proteins. The
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mind, destroying brain cells and leading to It is believed that long-term oxidative stress
extreme memory loss and behavior problems. As and inflammation may be factors in the devel-
many as  5.3 million Americans are living with opment of Alzheimer’s; therefore, much of the
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continued from page 12 pie or quiche dish. Pat hash browns with a Red pepper, cut into 1” chunks
So while this all sounds great, the real chal- paper towel to remove excess moisture. Bake at Cucumber, sliced into 1/2” rounds
lenge is to get your kids to actually eat healthy 450° until potatoes are golden brown, about 20
foods, right? Consider a few of these suggestions, minutes. Remove from oven and lower the tem- Ranch dressing (Combine 1 cup buttermilk; 3
and remember to be patient and persistent; perature to 350°. tablespoons sour cream or mayonnaise; 1 tea-
small steps result in big changes: While crust bakes, whisk eggs, half-and-half, spoon lemon juice; ¾ teaspoon garlic powder; 1
• Take control of the foods that are kept in the and milk together. Add veggies and bacon, stir- tablespoon minced chives; pepper to taste.)
house; get rid of the junk foods and have ring to incorporate. Pour into potato crust and
healthy snacks on hand instead. bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350°. Cool for Waldorf Chicken Kebobs
• Get the kids involved with choosing recipes and 10 minutes before serving. Serve with a fresh Chicken breast, cubed
foods; giving them a choice empowers them. fruit salad. Grapes
• Be adventuresome in your exploration of Celery, cut into 1” chunks
healthy foods; try new vegetables cooked differ- Quinoa Breakfast Porridge Yogurt dipping sauce (Combine ½ cup plain
ent ways and have fun trying new recipes. Serves 2-3
yogurt; 1 teaspoon lemon juice; 1 teaspoon
2 cups cooked quinoa
• Finally, start with yourself–studies have honey; ½ teaspoon cinnamon.)
shown that the biggest influence on chil- 1 cup milk (or substitute almond, rice,
or coconut milk)
dren’s eating habits come not from peers or
½ cup raisins Pinwheel Rolls
TV, but from parents. • Lightly spread a piece of nitrate-free deli meat
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Be a role model for healthy eating and your with hummus or cream cheese. Sprinkle with
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
kids are likely to follow suit, which is good for shredded carrots. Place 1-2 slices of red pepper
every brain! ½ cup shredded coconut
at one end of the lunch meat and roll up. Slice
1 medium apple, chopped
References available on request. into smaller pieces or leave whole.
1 cup chopped or slivered almonds
• Spread a whole grain tortilla with a layer of

Back To
Raw, unfiltered honey, to serve (optional)
hummus. Fill with veggies of your choice
In a medium saucepan, combine cooked (shredded lettuce, carrots, cabbage, sprouts,

School Brains- quinoa with milk and heat over medium heat,
bringing just to a simmer. Add raisins and
cucumbers, avocados, olives, etc.) and sprin-
kle with feta cheese. Roll the tortilla up

Breakfast & Lunch cinnamon, cover and reduce heat to simmer


for about 5 to 10 minutes, until the quinoa is
tightly and then slice into thick rolls. Secure
with a toothpick.

Box Ideas heated through and the milk is starting to be


absorbed. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and
• Spread a whole grain tortilla with a layer
of your child’s favorite nut butter.; sprinkle
When making breakfast or packing lunch for serve with honey on the side. For a complete with a bit of cinnamon. Lay a medium-sized
your child, think simple, natural foods. Avoid breakfast, serve with your favorite sausage or banana at one end of the tortilla and roll torti-
pre-packaged foods in favor of real foods that scrambled eggs on the side. lla around banana. Slice into smaller pieces or
will nourish your child’s brain. Use leftovers
leave whole. 
whenever possible to make your job easier, or
consider some of the fun suggestions below. Kebobs
Eating food off a skewer is always more fun!
Simply slide the ingredients onto skewers, alter-
Vegetable Quiche with nating ingredients as you go. Pack the dipping
Hash Brown Crust sauce in a separate container.
Serves 6
This is a great make-ahead dish that is easy to Pizza Kebobs
reheat for a quick breakfast through the week.
Italian sausage, cooked, cooled,
8oz. bag frozen hash browns, thawed
and sliced into 1/2” pieces
and drained
Mozzarella, cubed
3 large eggs
Grape tomatoes
½ cup half-and-half
Olives
½ cup milk
Small button mushrooms
¼ cup diced red pepper
Small container of marinara sauce
¼ cup diced onion
for dipping
¼ cup chopped broccoli
2-3 slices turkey bacon, cooked
and chopped Turkey Sandwich Kebobs
Preheat oven to 450°. Spread defrosted hash Turkey breast, cubed
browns in bottom and up sides of a buttered Cheddar cheese, cubed
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continued from page 7 plaque formation in Alzheimer mice. Later, in Epidemiological studies suggest that increased
current research is investigating how diet and 2008, the same researchers reported that they intake of the omega-3 fatty acids found in
particular nutrients like antioxidants and essen- gave mice that were engineered to develop fish oil, particularly DHA, is associated with
tial fatty acids (EFAs) may play a role in protecting Alzheimer’s disease green tea extracts in water a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s. It is
the brain from oxidative damage, inflammation, for six months.  Drinking their daily green tea believed that DHA suppresses neuro-inflam-
and amyloid plaque. halved the amyloid plaque deposited in the mation and oxidative damage that contribute
Lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise, brains of the mice. That same year, a team of to neuronal dysfunction. DHA also appears to
may have a profound effect in protecting the German researchers found that EGCG appears slow the development of Alzheimer’s by reduc-
brain from Alzheimer’s. A study conducted at to change potentially harmful amyloid proteins ing amyloid plaque buildup. A mouse model
the Columbia University Medical Center in into proteins that are nontoxic to brain cells. showed that a DHA-enriched diet significantly
NYC and published last summer in the Journal A 2009 study found that EGCG reduced amy- reduced overall plaque burden by 40.3 percent.
of the American Medical Association, found that loid-induced memory dysfunction, and actually The researchers concluded that “the results sug-
those subjects who consumed the most foods enhanced memory function, as well as reducing gest that dietary DHA could be protective against
found in the Mediterranean diet–vegetables, amyloid plaque levels and inhibiting amyloid- beta amyloid production, accumulation, and
fruit, fish, olive oil, nuts, and legumes–and who induced neuron cell death in the brain. potential downstream toxicity.” In addition to
were physically active, had a lower risk of devel- having its own neuro-protective effects, fish oil
oping the disease.
The Mediterranean diet combines several Resveratrol has also been shown to enhance bioavailability
Several epidemiological studies indicate that of other protective phytonutrients, including
foods and nutrients that are potentially neu- EGCG and curcumin, while also working syn-
roprotective, including fish, monounsaturated moderate consumption of red wine is associ-
ated with a lower incidence of dementia and ergistically with these antioxidants to inhibit
fatty acids, vitamins B12 and folate, and antioxi- amyloid deposits.
dants (vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids). Alzheimer’s disease. Red wine is a source of
It is known that certain phytonutrients pro- resveratrol, an antioxidant with potential neu-
roprotective effects. A number of studies have A multifaceted approach
tect cells (including brain cells) from oxidative Alzheimer’s is a complex disease, and it is
damage and inflammation; some of them also indicated that like curcumin and EGCG, resvera-
trol also promotes the break down of amyloid important to note that there is no magic bullet
seem to protect the brain from the buildup of to prevent or cure it. Additionally, researchers
the amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s. plaque. Additionally, a Chinese study indicated
that resveratrol could improve cognitive ability have found that the disease is often already
Curcumin, epigallocatechin (EGCG), and res- far progressed before any noticeable symptoms
veratrol, phytonutrients that are known to have in Alzheimer mice.
appear, which makes it difficult to treat. It is
potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory prop- also important to note that much of the research
erties, are a few that have been researched. Other nutrients has been done in vitro and on animal models,
In addition to the protective antioxidant though a few human clinical trials are currently
Curcumin phytonutrients mentioned above, other nutri- underway. However, we do know that like in
It is well known that curcumin exhibits ents are gaining support for use in protecting the most degenerative diseases, chronic inflamma-
significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory brain from Alzheimer’s disease. In a small human tion and oxidative damage play a role.  We also
properties, and now, a number of in-vitro study of nine Alzheimer’s patients, vitamin D, know that there are a number of phytonutrients
and animal models of Alzheimer’s disease in combination with curcumin, was shown to and other nutrients that work together to protect
studies have indicated that curcumin has a strongly stimulate the uptake and absorption of the health of the brain by reducing inflam-
direct effect in decreasing amyloid plaque amyloid beta by macrophages in a majority of mation, oxidative stress, and amyloid plaque
buildup, helping to break it apart and pos- patients. Macrophages act as the immune sys- buildup. Lifestyle habits, including diet and
sibly preventing it from forming in the first tem’s clean-up crew, traveling through the brain exercise, also play an important role in the pre-
place. Research published in Food and Chemical and body, mopping up waste products, includ- vention of developing a disease like Alzheimer’s.
Toxicology found that curcumin also protected ing amyloid plaque. Take a multifaceted approach in maintaining
cells from damage from amyloid plaques by Another powerful antioxidant, alpha lipoic the health of your brain, because remember… a
decreasing oxidative and DNA damage to acid (ALA), has been shown to have a variety mind is a terrible thing to waste. 
the brain cells.  Human clinical trials are cur- of properties that can interfere with the devel-
rently underway, but population studies have opment or progression of Alzheimer’s disease, References available on request.
shown that populations who consume a large including down regulating the expression of pro-
amount of curcumin (in the form of turmeric) inflammatory proteins and increasing production
have a significantly lower risk of developing of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter;
Alzheimer’s compared to those populations a deficiency of acetylcholine has been linked to
who consume little to no curcumin. the development of Alzheimer’s. Researchers say
that “data from cell culture and animal mod-
Green tea els suggest that ALA could be combined with
Another phytonutrient showing promise in curcumin, EGCG, and DHA from fish oil to
Alzheimer’s research is epigallocatechin (EGCG), synergistically decrease oxidative stress, inflam-
found in green tea. A 2005 paper reported mation, amyloid levels and amyloid plaque load
that the EGCG in green tea reduced amyloid associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”
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Journal of Medicine, researchers combined either Reference: Lee P, Greenfield JR, Seibel MJ, et al.
niacin (a form of vitamin B3) and a statin drug Adequacy of vitamin D replacement in severe defi-
or the drug Zetia with a statin (a combination ciency is dependent on body mass index. American
known as Vytorin). The niacin combination Journal of Medicine, 2009;122: 1056-1060. 
© Jack Challem worked far better in terms of reducing the thick-
ening of the carotid artery, a major blood vessel.
The independent newsletter that reports
vitamin, mineral, and food therapies As good as niacin is, the finding was neither
new nor surprising. Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD,
continued from page 1
discovered that niacin lowers cholesterol back in
with the genetic variation] may benefit from 1955 – and it has been approved by the FDA for
supplementation with preformed vitamin A that purpose for more than 50 years.
rather than increased intake of plant provitamin Meanwhile, the Journal of the American
A sources to combat vitamin A deficiency,” Lietz Medical Association published a study claiming
and his colleagues wrote. that supplements of the B-vitamin folic acid
The researchers hope to conduct a similar increased the risk of cancer. The study was a sta-
study of the gene and its variation in men. tistical shell game. Folic acid allegedly increased
In addition to the regulatory role of the the risk of cancer by 38 percent, but the results
BCMO1 gene, intestinal bacteria are also required were not statistically significant.
to convert beta-carotene to vitamin A. The bac- If you read the actual study, not just the Vitamin C Supplements
teria cleave, or cut off, part of the beta-carotene
molecule to make vitamin A. Unbalanced intes-
panicky newspaper and web news, you would Appear to Reduce Risk
have learned that 70 percent of the subjects were
tinal bacteria, along with some diseases, can also current or former smokers, all of the subjects of Fractures
interfere with the conversion of beta-carotene to had a high risk of cancer, and nearly all of the A long-term study of elderly men and women
vitamin A. cases were lung cancers. Omitting this informa- has found that taking vitamin C supplements sig-
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that, like tion was nothing less than sloppy journalism. nificantly lowers the risk of fractures, but dietary
vitamin D, is a precursor to a specific hormone So, if you smoke, should you stop taking your vitamin C alone does not confer this benefit.
that enhances immunity and reduces inflamma- vitamins or stop smoking? –JC  Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, of Tufts University,
tion related to chest infections. An article in a Boston, and her colleagues analyzed dietary and
1928 issue of the British Medical Journal described health data from the Framingham Osteoporosis
it as the “anti-infective” vitamin.
Being Overweight Study, which tracked 365 men and 592 women
Vitamin A is also needed to make and Increases Requirements who averaged 75 years of age when the study
replenish rhodopsin, a key eye pigment that for Vitamin D began in the late 1980s. The subjects completed
enables sight. Night blindness – difficulty seeing If you’re overweight or obese, you’re more a dietary questionnaire at that time and then
in the dark or being blinded by bright lights – is likely to be vitamin D deficient – and will need were tracked for 15 to 17 years.
a classic sign of vitamin A deficiency. larger amounts to restore normal blood levels of Overall, men and women who had the high-
In 1995, a study found that pregnant women the vitamin. est intakes of vitamin C – more than 300 mg
taking more than 5,000 IU of vitamin A daily Previous research has found that vitamin D, daily – had the lowest risk of hip and nonverte-
around the time of conception had a greater a fat-soluble nutrient, is sequestered by fat cells, bral (nonback) fractures, compared with people
risk of delivering infants with birth defects. keeping it out of blood circulation and away with the lowest intake of vitamin C.
Since that time, companies have used either from other tissues. However, the benefits were related to supple-
beta-carotene or smaller amounts of vitamin A Paul Lee, MBBS, of St. Vincent’s Hospital, ments, not dietary intake of vitamin C. Men and
in vitamin supplements. Sydney, Australia, and his colleagues measured women who took an average of 260 mg of vita-
Reference: Leung WC, Hessel S, Meplan the vitamin D levels and weight of 95 outpatients min C or more daily were about 69 percent less
C, et al. Two common single nucleotide poly- at a medical clinic. The patients’ vitamin D levels likely to experience a hip fracture and 42 percent
morphisms in the gene encoding b-carotene were inversely related to their weight – that is, less likely to suffer a nonvertebral fracture.
15,15’-monoxygenase after b-carotene metab- heavier people had lower vitamin D levels. Vitamin C is required in biochemical reac-
olism in female volunteers. FASEB Journal, Lee and his colleagues also gave 10,000 IU tions leading to the production of bone, cartilage,
2009;23:1041-1053.  of vitamin D3 daily for one week to 17 hos- and connective tissue.
pital patients who had a severe deficiency of “More than 1.5 million Americans experi-
Perspectives the vitamin. While vitamin D levels increased ence osteoporotic fractures each year with an
in the patients, the amount of increase was annual cost of nearly $14 billion to the U.S.
Up and Down related to their weight. Again, heavier patients healthcare system,” the researchers wrote.
Media Reports had small increases in their blood levels of Reference: Sahni S, Hannan MT, Gagnon D,
The media roller coaster continued with vitamin D. et al. Protective effect of total and supplemen-
recent news reports on the good and bad of “The current epidemic of overweight and obe- tal vitamin C intake on the risk of hip fracture
nutritional supplements – all without providing sity is likely to increase the frequency and severity – a 17-year follow-up from the Framingham
any real context. of vitamin D insufficiency encountered in clinical Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporosis International,
In one study, published in the New England practice,” wrote Lee and his colleagues. 2009;20: 1853-1861. 
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Case Report: Silymarin ments, including more frequent ovulation. the same percentage of patients taking green tea
Saghar Salehpour, MD, of Shahid Beheshti extract or placebos developed cancer, the green tea
Benefit or Spontaneous Medical University, Tehran, Iran, and her col- did delay the cancer-free time until diagnosis.
Cancer Regression? leagues treated 46 women with either NAC or The amount of green tea was roughly equal
Silymarin, an extract of the herb milk thistle, placebos for six weeks. Those getting NAC sup- to drinking 10 cups of tea daily.
has a long history as a folk remedy for liver plements took 1,800 mg daily. All of the women Reference: Tsao AE, Liu D, Martin J, et al.
disease. Medically, it has been used to improve had been diagnosed with PCOS. Phase II randomized, placebo-controlled trial of
type-2 diabetes and, in combination with other Salehpour reported that NAC led to more fre- green tea extract in patients with high-risk oral
nutrients, to treat hepatitis C. quent monthly ovulations. The supplements also premalignant lesions. Cancer Prevention Research,
It may have potential benefits in the treat- prompted significant decreases in weight, body- 2009;2:932-941. 
ment of liver cancer, according to a recent case mass index, and waist-to-hip ratio. In addition,
history published in Cases Journal. fasting blood sugar, insulin, total cholesterol, Royal Jelly Enhances
Yaw-Sen Chen, MD, and his colleagues at LDL cholesterol, and HOMA-IR (a marker of
E-Da Hospital, Taiwan, described the case of
Glucose Tolerance in
insulin resistance) decreased. Meanwhile, HDL
a 66-year-old man with a large liver cancer. cholesterol improved, but no changes occurred Healthy Men
The tumor measured 11 cm (4.3 inches) and in female hormone levels. Bee products have a strong, even cultish
appeared related to a history of liver cirrhosis “Hyperandrogenism [high levels of male following, but studies have shown that they do
and hepatitis. When examined in March 2006, hormones] interferes with follicular maturity have many health benefits. For example, propo-
the patient refused a biopsy and any type of con- lis, which bees derive from the resin of trees, is
in women. It seems that to further ovulation
ventional treatment. Instead, he began taking rich in polyphenolic antioxidants.
induction, NAC preserves more follicles in the
450 mg of silymarin daily. The latest research along these lines focused
ovary...” wrote Salehpour. She added that “lon-
Chen and his colleagues conducted regular on royal jelly, a particular substance bees feed
ger treatment with NAC may result in more
follow-up exams and ultrasound imaging. By to larvae to turn them into queen bees. It likely
desirable outcomes, such as more effective con-
December of that year, the tumor shrank to 4.6 cm contains nutrients to encourage growth and fer-
trol of clinical hyperandrogenism.”
(1.8 inches). The tumor did not shrink any further, tility in queen bees.
NAC is used medically to treat Tylenol overdose
and the patient agreed to surgery in May 2007. Karsten Münstedt, MD, PhD, of the Justus-
and mucus in the lungs. It is a potent over-the-
“The postoperative course of this patient was Libeig University Hospital, Fiessen, Germany,
counter antioxidant that has also been shown to
smooth...Twenty months after the surgery, the and his colleagues began their study by admin-
significantly reduce influenza symptoms.
patient is doing well and has no signs of tumor istering a 75-gram oral glucose-tolerance test to
Reference: Salehpour S, Tohidi M, Akhound
recurrence,” wrote Chen and his colleagues. 20 men between 21 and 27 years of age.
MR, et al. N acetyl cysteine, a novel remedy
The researchers noted that spontane- A week later, after one of the subjects was
for poly cystic ovarian syndrome. International
ous regressions of cancer are extremely rare, excluded because of abnormal glucose tolerance,
Journal of Fertility and Sterility, 2009;3:66-73. 
although they cited a 1995 report of liver cancer the remaining 19 men were asked to take 20
grams of royal jelly immediately before under-
regression following silymarin supplementation. Green Tea Extract May going a second glucose-tolerance test.
In general, liver cancer has a poor prognosis and
is rapidly fatal.
Reverse Growth of The royal jelly reduced the glucose response
Reference: Hsu CY, Sun PL, Chang HC, et al. Precancerous Lesions one hour after the test and significantly so two
Very large amounts of green tea extract can hours after the test. In other words, royal jelly
Spontaneous regression of advanced hepatocel-
reverse the growth of precancerous lesions in reduced the steep increase in blood sugar after the
lular carcinoma: a case report. Cases Journal,
the mouth, according to a study by research- men consumed 75 grams of sugar. Insulin respons-
2009;2:6251. A free copy of the journal article
ers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in es also decreased, but the researchers did not
is available at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
Houston, Texas. consider that change to be statistically significant.
articles/PMC2769275/?tool=pubmed 
Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD, and her Reference: Münstedt K, Bargello M,
colleagues used a standardized, stable green tea Hauenschild A. Royal jelly reduces the serum
N-Acetylcysteine, an glucose levels in healthy subjects. Journal of
extract or placebos to treat 41 patients over 12
Antioxidant, Helpful in weeks. Because of their lesions, all of the patients Medicinal Food, 2009;12:1170-1172. 
Treating PCOS were at a high risk for developing oral cancers.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects Patients received one of three doses of the Quick Reviews of
an estimated 10 percent of women of reproduc- green tea extract, and they were instructed to Recent Research
tive age. The condition is often diagnosed when take that dose three times daily. Each dose con- Supplements may reduce eye strain
doctors investigate a cause for infertility and sisted of approximately 1,200 mg, 1,800 mg, or Japanese and Singapore researchers asked 22
infrequent ovulation. It is also characterized by 2,300 mg of the extract for a 150-pound person. subjects to take a supplement containing black
high levels of testosterone and insulin, insulin The two higher doses of green tea extract currant fruit extract (200 mg), lutein (5 mg), and
resistance (prediabetes), and overweight. PCOS led to a positive clinical response in almost 60 zeaxanthin (1 mg) or a placebo daily for two
is often treated with anti-diabetic drugs, such percent of the patients. Only 18 percent of the weeks, after which time the supplements were
as metformin. patients improved in response to the placebos. reversed. When the subjects were asked to proof-
A recent study has found supplements of After follow up for a little over two years, 15 read for two hours, people who had been taking
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) led to a variety of improve- of the patients developed oral cancer. Although the supplements showed continues on page 18
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