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Your Questions About Carnitine

December 17, 2012

Jenny asks…

How much amino acids should I take in supplement form daily, as I am working out and trying to make gains?

I take 1 – 1000 mg L-Arginine
1 – 250 mg L-carnitine
1 – 500 mg L – lysine

Also, I take Centrum, a 1200 mg Lecithin, 30 mg Zinc, and a 500 mcg of B-12, all in either tablet or capsule form. I think all I am missing now is Glutamine? I also take Creatine monohydrate , 5 mg powder daily in my drink, and I consume protein shakes after working out, and on days I don’t lift, to recover. I work out like 4 days a week. Does this sound like a good regimen to you.

admin answers:

I stay away from the acid these days just mushrooms , and weed and a little coke everynow and then, some paote, oh ya and mescaline, one time i did heroin , oh shit what was the question

Helen asks…

What are some good vitamins to take to help with energy and muscle building?

Im already slim and taking a multivitamin twice a day. I need more energy and something to help my overall growth. Im, 16, 5″10, 160lbs
Ive heard about L carnitine but i dont know a lot.

admin answers:

The energy comes as a result of greater stress to the body. For example, to become more energetic, run faster or lift higher weights. This causes a need for more oxygen and growth of more muscle tissue and blood vessels for every cell in the body to distribute the Oxygen. It also strengthens the heart. I have used that pills and I know many different ones are recommended. Early humans evolved without pills, hunted animals and survived without synthetic supplementation. As you are very lean and a good height for your age, just be sure to get enough sleep and proper meals, enough to satisfy a growing male. If you want to try them, it can’t hurt. I had no results. As for the vitamin, if it says once a day, don’t take it twice, as you will get too much iron in your body, which is not healthy. Follow the directions. I have bought lots of others as well, and notice various gurus write books, but also sell supplements. My BIL is an amateur bodybuilder and sells them. My sister is a health expert with credentials. She will sell supplements, as well. So, if you have money, someone will sell something. The science is still out, but you can research. Just make sure the research was funded by another source besides the company itself. Also, look at how the energy increase was measured, and if the percentage of increase is considered significant. Although, you are a junior in HS, you can still read adult, academic level studies with a little effort, and the conclusions usually say, “More research is needed”, or that there was no significant difference.

Joseph asks…

Will an aloe vera and collagen drink do my skin good?

There is a drink in the supermarket which claims to have natural aloe vera bits, 500 mg of collagen, vitamin e, and 200 mg l-carnitine in every 350ml bottle. They say its really good, but is it safe to drink and will it be good on my skin?

admin answers:

I will tell a little about the Aloe Vera that I use.

Aloe-Vera-Benefits the skin. When used on the skin, Aloe Vera has the ability to penetrate the deepest body tissues, some seven layers deep, unlike most lotions, liquid substances and water that penetrates only two layers of the skin.

It has been proven by research that the Aloe-Vera-Benefits comes from its active ingredients. Aloe Vera has over 75 known active ingredients that include: Vitamins, Mineral, Enzymes, Sugars, Anthraquinones, or Phenolic compounds, Sterols, Amino Acids that perform specific functions in the human body.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

May 11, 2012

Mary asks…

Is it a Panic attack or low blood sugar problem?

I went to my doctor last month, did a blood test and my non fasting blood sugar was 130 , around 2 hours after lunch. I thought it was too high, so i cut all calories fats and absolutely no sugar at all!!!!. I started drinking diet sodas, no sweats, no candies . Anyways 3 days ago, i was on my computer , and suddenly i started to feel that my brain is getting weaker and i cant breath at all, suddenly my eyes went blurry, i panicked so much that i opened my room window to let some air in. Then my hands and feet get cold and started to sweat, suddenly my heart started to have a drowning feeling . I was very light headed, blurred vision , severe shortness of breath, felt like oxygen is not going into my brain. I usually spend 8 to 9 hours on my laptop. Anyways, i took some honey and felt better. These episodes really annoyed me for the next 3 days, all the time i thought that i was going to die, loosing consiousness and going faint, feels like my brain was so weak, too much eye strain . Anyways, i started to take some sugar and now i feel much better now, much better, but my eye strain is not going away. I cant work on my laptop, and if i do after sometime, my eyes and head start to pain. i thought 130 blood sugar level was high , so i was also doing some heavy dumbbell exercises and some running on treadmill ? any ideas what it was ? what caused it? why is my eye strain and headache not going and why i am feeling so tired and weak? Plz any help.

admin answers:

Anyone’s blood sugar will decrease if they sit hours in front of a pc and not eat. A moderate amount of non-simple sugars is beneficial, but if I were you I’d talk to your doctor about your symptoms and maybe get tested for hypoglycemia. Then you’ll know for sure if you have it. No one here can diagnose based on symptoms since there can be so many causes. Lab test will give you your definitive answer.

Mark asks…

I have not exercised for awhile but exercised today and my vision turned black…what should I do?

I have not exercise since October. (Yeah I know that’s really bad) and today while I was conditioning for a school sport I think I became so overworked (than I was accustomed to) and every time I blinked I saw funny colors when I opened my eyes again. One minute after that began my eyesight went completely black for a good 5-6 seconds. I tried blinking and it would not go away. After my eyesight came back I got super dizzy. I was told that this happened because of my lack of oxygen.

I am going to be at this exercising thing for a while, and will continue to do so even after my school sport season is over. But I do not want to feel like that EVER again.

How do I stop it from happening again?
Note: I did not lose consciousness. I was awake but “blacked out” and could not see anything

admin answers:

There are many reasons for losing consciousness. A lot of times it has to do with distribution of blood. If you have too much blood in your head or not enough, you may pass out. This is commonly seen in exercising that involve getting on the ground.

Or as you said, also commonly seen in runners, you’re not getting enough oxygen causing your blood to move to your brain in an attempt to prepare for your body to save yourself.

Sandra asks…

What could these symptoms mean?

Okay so, ever since early December I have been having these weird symptoms and some have completely disappeared, some have gotten more stronger and obvious – and new symptoms have come into charge as well.

So now, for the symptoms!
• Odd scents (not as strong – nor does it happen too often anymore).
• Pulsating in my head, mostly in the back of my head.
• Nose bleeding (like, thrice so far?).
• Headaches – pretty much everywhere around my head; lately it has been the back of my head, but it changes place.
• Tingly feelings in my head.
• Sometimes I may feel a bit dizzy, but it lasts only a couple seconds.
• Black dots (blackening areas) in the side of my eye vision – in the left eye (kinda hard to explain).
• Shivers/chills at sometimes (odd example, but it’s the same one would have during an orgasm).

That’s it for the symptoms (or the ones that I can remember at the moment), and speaking of orgasms I was wondering if this could have something to do with masturbating? Or maybe I don’t exercise enough? Before we go into that, let me give you a bit of background story…

Well obviously since I have had these symptoms for quite long time, I have been to the doctor a couple times (like 4 to 5), and I finally got an appointment to an MRI, which would be this Friday 27th – and also I’ll pay a visit to an ophthalmologist as well to see if there’s something wrong with my eyes. Well there is, I have a pretty bad vision and an optician stated that I need glasses (they are in the works atm). So that’s for that.

And by the way, I have had a diagnosed migraine since I was like 2-years-old, but if you ask me I’d say they have gotten a bit more rare (which is good)! And why am I telling all this? So that you experts can put this all together and come up with something.

And yes, I have a fairly high blood pressure too, I’m aware of that. Maybe it could be the reason to all this?

Right now I can’t come up with anything else but I’m sure this is enough information for you to put your heads together and analyze it. If it sounds like something serious, approach me carefully… I’m scared of serious things, and they worry me deeply.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Sorry for the text of wall, by the way, I wanted to provide as much as information as possible!

admin answers:

Just a possible:

Have you had your thyroid tested? You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (…OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid).

WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

March 22, 2012

Mark asks…

Eye Health Concerns (Professional Assistance Preferred)?

Hello, I have a few questions…I’d prefer advice from an optician or other eye professional or someone who’s been using glasses/contacts for a long time. This got a little long.

1. My job requires me to use a computer for long amounts of time and I’m frequently on the computer at home, sometimes late into the night. I’m a heavy computer user. I’ve read that heavy computer users are at higher risk for eye conditions like myopia and glaucoma and that this harms how well you can see far away because it’s a close-focus and high eye stress activity. I blink and look away from time to time when my eyes feel dry or stressed, but when I look in the mirror, I can see red vessels that are present only after computer use. What do those mean? I’m thinking it’s just eye strain but I’d rather be sure. I guess the sum of my question is “Does heavy computer use harm your eyes?”

2. I wear glasses. Without them words of this size on a computer screen get blurry when it’s more than 1-1.5 feet away from me. I tend to get closer to the computer, but I suspect that would only make it worse…if I keep doing this and other close-focus activities such as reading small print, will my eyeglass prescription eventually become stronger? Before I started wearing glasses, my vision wasn’t perfect (obviously), but I recall being able to make things out better. Now, it seems that my vision has worsened. I wonder if this is why.

3. Eye improvement…I’ve been looking into vision exercises that claim to improve sight…I’ve done a few of them and they seemed to improve my eyes’ focus for a short period of time but I haven’t faithfully committed to these so I can’t speak for them. In the opinion of an eye professional, can these help improve vision over time? I’ve also been wondering about eye care supplements with lutein (e.g. I-Caps). Some friends of mine had pills like these suggested by their doctors. I don’t have any serious problems like glaucoma or macular degeneration…since I don’t have any problems with my eye (that I know of), will these have any preventative effect for me? Could they improve my vision? I’m not looking for any “magic cure”, just something to help out.

4. This one’s for my daughter…she doesn’t need corrective glasses, but wants to wear this special type of contact lens. I think they’re called “circle lenses” or “big eye lenses” or something for cosmetic enhancement. I’ve looked into allowing this. They appear to be only available online. I have some doubts about the websites I’ve seen as a) none of them look even remotely professional, b) they’re manufactured in Korea, Japan, etc. and I don’t know about their safety and sanitation standards and c) I don’t know if the material they use is the same used in the U.S…they look like soft lenses, but I’ve read that they’re worse for your eye sight either because of the material they use or its larger diameter, depriving the eye of more oxygen? They run for about $30-$40 for contacts that will last a whole year or two. I’m doubting these, but if there are any safe suppliers of a similar FDA-approved version from the U.S., or whether we should just skip these all together. Her eye sight is not worth a weird eye :/ But I have read from some people who use them that they’re just like other soft lenses, which is why I’m unsure.

5. And a sort of random but related question – can you sleep in RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) lenses? Do you just leave them on and not remove them or do they need to be taken off like soft lenses or are they worn continually until they’re due to expire?

P.S. – I can’t afford LASIK.

admin answers:

Ok, Here we go.
Question 1: Red vessels in the eye can be part of eye strain but more likely they are a sign of dry eye. Many times we get so intense on the computer that we forget to blink and even though you say you blink, you may not be blinking enough. Make sure you blink and look away from the screen every so often and that should clear up. This answer is also going to come into play later down the line here.

Question 2: No. Working on a computer with glasses is not going to make your eyesight worse as long as the Rx in the glasses is ok for you. If you start to notice blurriness where you didn’t used to, then your Rx may need to be updated. Eyesight getting worse as we age is a normal process.

Question 3: Short answer – They’re bunk. If they were ok, every optometrist and ophthalmologist would do them. I know of no one that recommends them. Don’t waste your time or money. Lutein is found in the macula and some suggest that it may help somewhat protect from macular degeneration. My doctor recommends it as long as it is in moderation and not mega doses. 5 – 10 mg is sufficient.

Question 4: Circle lenses are not FDA approved and are not made to FDA standards. They may contain impurities that could cause serious eye infection which could lead to blindness. Stay away from them until they are FDA approved. The reason you can only get them online is because they are not FDA approved and no optometrist is going to dispense them.

Question 5: No, you cannot sleep in RGP’s. You must remove them every night to allow oxygen to reach the cornea. If you don’t, then the body will realize the cornea isn’t getting enough oxygen and it will grow blood vessels into the cornea in order to provide more oxygen but when this happens, the extra vessels will begin to block your sight and you are then into the need for surgery to correct the condition. You can also develop a corneal ulcer and believe me, once a person experiences a corneal ulcer, they wake up to the fact that they must follow the eye doctors instructions on how to wear lenses properly and take care of their eyes.

Hope this has helped.

Robert asks…

will such things really improve my eyesight?

i don’t know the name, but recently i’ve seen products which claim to improve your eyesight if you look into it about 10 minutes a day for each eye, where it will show you diferent coloured patterns etc which is supposed to relax/exercise your eyes.

it looks kinda like a gigantic white binoculars but for only one eye at a time(sorry for the very bad description, but i cant think of anything else to describe it)

will such things really work at improving my eyesight? (i have myopia, around 250 degrees)

admin answers:

Artificial corrections(glasses, contacts, surgery) are alternatives to our natural perfect eyesight. Our understanding of eyesight is so bad that 60 to 80 percent of people have blurry vision and many of them are getting stronger prescriptions year after year.

People need to seek out those that teach Natural Eyesight Improvement face to face and read the books that they suggest. If a program does not have local teachers that teach face to face or encourage a person to find a teacher near them, THEY ARE A SCAM.

From time to time a person doing eye exercises becomes aware that they can change the way they use their eyes, but eye exercises are so far off from the principles of natural perfect eyesight that they do way more harm than good. They allow every eye doctor to say that eye exercises don’t work and therefore sway another person from the hopes of natural perfect eyesight.

We need to focus on the best of what we have which is the principles of natural perfect eyesight so that we can pull away from the huge imbalance of artificial corrections.

Sharon asks…

how to cure myopia without LASIK or LENSES?

i’ve myopia. am not able to see or read something from a distance and this problem is becoming more serious day by day. i do not use lenses neither do i want to. but i want a quick cure of it because of watching t.v. for several hours or using computer? should i reduce time i spend on tv?what are the ways or exercises that can be done to cure it as soon as possible?can it be cured without surgery or lenses? why do my eyes start watering if i watch tv for long?pls pls help! i need a simple,quick and effective cure to this problem.(pls do not ramble) thanx in advance:-)

admin answers:

Short answer: No exercises will work and no quick fix.

Ramble answer: You didn’t say your age, but generally in the teen years, vision can change yearly if not sooner in some cases. Once you hit 20 or so, it tends to level off to minor changes and at that time, corrective surgery would then be an option. Until then, or if that is not something you wish to do, glasses or contacts are your only option. You could google “ortho-k” to read up on that, but that is not widely accepted.

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Eye Exercises — Few Workouts You Can Use to Naturally Enhance Your Vision

September 1, 2011

Click here: Exercising the eyes is a technique to keep good eyesight; but did you know that it can help improve vision? Yes, there are truly several eye exercises that can effectively sharpen the vision. Frequent blinking, for example, is ideal for those who use the computer, watch TV, or read books frequently. Blinking keeps the eyes moist and refreshed. It allows oxygen to be delivered to the sclera and to the iris. It also helps recharge the eyes.
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