The Vitamin “P”

Hello Netizens!!

Today’s post is about the vitamin “P”. Don’t jump to disbelief yet.

​Vitamin P now commonly referred to as flavonoids are substances found in plants. 

It was first isolated in lemon by the American chemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi in 1936.

However, they are not exactly true vitamins in today’s classification of food nutrients. 

This is partly because, they are a vast array of compounds, and are currently classified as plant pigments. 

These pigments, over 4000 of which have been identified, are responsible for the flamboyant colors of fruits and flowers.

In our early school days, we were told insects are attracted to the brightly colored petals of flowers containing vitamin P and now we can conclude they also attract humans too. 

In humans, vitamin P (flavonoids) principally acts as antioxidant and augments the activities of other vitamins by improving their absorption.

The following are some of it’s benefits.

 1. As an antioxidant, it neutralizes harmful free radicals and prevent oxidative stress which damage cells and DNA. That being said, we can conclude that it slows aging and degenerative diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and  Parkinson’s disease

2. It enhances the effects of the other antioxidant vitamins, and increases levels of glutathione, an important and powerful antioxidant

3. It enhances the use of vitamin C by improving its absorption, prolonging its effectiveness, and protecting it from oxidation.

4. It works with vitamin C to strengthen and protect blood vessel structure, and reduce prolonged bleeding, bruising, and nosebleeds.

5. Clinically proven in treatment of hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

6. Works with vitamin C to alleviate oral herpes.
Deficiency of flavonoids is rare, but then, consuming diets completely void of plant components  or prolonged cooking of plant material for food can result  in depleted amounts in the body.

This can cause

1. Easy bruising of skin.

2. Excessive swelling after injury, such as sports injuries

3. Frequent nose bleeds.

4. Hemorrhoids and  varicose veins.

5. Weakened immune system, resulting in frequent colds or infections.

Sources of vitamin P (flavonoids) are plant materials used as food: vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs.

New Human Organ Discovered

Hello again Netizens!

If the discovery of more elements on the periodic table wasn’t news to you in 2016, then perhaps this will be.

The announcement that the human body has a new organ may help to reestablish balance in a universe that’s been tilted off its axis ever since Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet.

Perhaps it’s high time we start questioning the validity of some scientific principles.

The “new” organ is called the mesentery, and it’s part of the digestive system.

The mesentery was once thought to be made up of separate structures, but it has been revealed in recent research to be one continuous organ.

The organ is responsible for transporting blood and lymphatic fluid between the intestine and the rest of the body.

According to J. Calvin Coffey, Ph.D., F.R.C.S., professor of surgery at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, and University Hospitals Limerick, in Ireland, “We are now saying we have an organ in the body which hasn’t been acknowledged as such to date.”

Coffey, and his colleague Peter O’Leary, Ph.D., first discovered that the mesentery was an organ.

Coffey explained his discovery to Healthline by saying, “I am primarily a surgeon who operates on the large bowel and rectum. I noticed that the technique we use on the left colon has the same anatomic basis as the techniques we use on the right.

“When I looked at this closer I noticed the reason for this was that the right and left colon have an attached mesentery. (In every patient. That is, universally.)

In addition, these regions of the mesentery were continuous with the regions of the mesentery associated with the small intestine, transverse colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum, as such, it is all one continuous structure.”

This means that classic anatomic teaching, which spoke about multiple separate mesenteries, was incorrect, and that the mesentery associated with the small and large bowel were in actual fact one substantive structure.

So, medical students who memorized the number 78 as the number of organs in the human body should plan on a little revisionist brainwork to remember the number 79.

Further study could lead to better understanding and treatment of abdominal and digestive diseases.

Understanding the function can identify abnormalities and then you a disease. Put them all together and you have the field of mesenteric science … the basis for a new direction in human research.

Some texts suggested that the right and left colon did have a vestigial or rudimentary mesentery, attached immediately behind them. So, what the team found surgically was very different to what we were taught anatomically.

One sure sign of its change in status is , the mesentery has been accepted as an organ in “Gray’s Anatomy,” the best-known series of medical textbooks in the world.

All this recognition has been centuries in coming. Leonardo da Vinci described the mesentery in the 15th century, but not much attention was paid to it. It seemed to be a kind of insignificant attachment. The mesentery now becomes a valuable structure to study.

However, it’s not likely that the discovery of the mesentery will earn any new respect for its neighbor, the vestigial appendix.

Note to self: There’s still much to discover in this world.

Eating Right? (1)

​Hello Netizens!

This is the first of three articles about eating right.Did you know that the adage “Same food you eat to live, could make you die”, still holds?  Perhaps it’s high time you start eating right, and if you were already eating right; then it’s time to eat foods according to your blood type.

Now, quick recap, humans have four blood groups, A, AB, B and O. This article may explain why you already enjoy and hate some foods that bad.

If you would agree, the various types of foods are; meats & poultry, nuts & seeds, oils & fats, vegetables, spices, seafood, fruits, condiments/dairy and beverages.

MEATS & POULTRY

Blood Group A:

 Persons in this category benefit from eating chicken but  are to avoid heart, lamb, liver, mutton, partridge, pheasant, pork, quail, rabbit, turkey, veal, venison, bacon and beef.

Blood Group AB:

Meats & poultry beneficial to this category include lamb, liver, mutton, pheasant, rabbit and turkey, but are to avoid chicken, beef, bacon, venison, veal, quail, pork, partridge and heart.
Blood Group B:

Blood group B individuals benefit from eating lamb, liver, mutton, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, veal, venison and beef; but are to avoid chicken, bacon, quail, pork, partridge and heart. 
Blood Group O:

Eating lamb, heart, liver, mutton, partridge, rabbit, turkey, veal, venison, beef and pheasant is good for those in this blood group. Avoiding chicken, bacon, quail and pork makes them equally healthier too.
NUTS & SEEDS

Blood Group A: 

Cashew is to be avoided but consuming almonds, chestnuts, peanuts, sesame, sunflower and walnuts or their respective oil extracts improves health. 
Blood Group AB:

Avoiding sesame and sunflower, and consuming walnuts, peanuts, chestnuts, cashew and almonds is healthy.
Blood Group B:

Walnuts, chestnuts and almonds or their respective oil extract are proven to be healthy and avoiding sunflower, sesame, peanuts and cashew are healthy too.
Blood Group O:

Individuals with this blood type benefit from eating almonds, sesame, sunflower and walnuts.

OILS & FATS

Olive oil, cod liver oil and walnut extracts are beneficial to all blood groups 

Corn oil is to be avoided by all the four blood groups. 
VEGETABLES

Blood Group A: 

Beneficial vegetables include; avocado, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, dandelion, garlic, ginger, lettuce, okra, onion, parsley, parsnips, shallots, spinach and seaweed.

Vegetables to avoid include tomato, yam, tomato, sweet potatoes, pepper, mushroom and cabbage. 

Blood Group AB:

Beneficial foods: Cabbages, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, dandelion, garlic, ginger, lettuce, okra, onion, parsley, parsnips, shallots, spinach, tomato, yam, tomato, sweet potatoes  and seaweed.

Veggies to avoid include: Pepper, corn and avocado.

 

Blood Group B:

Beneficial veggies: Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, dandelion, garlic, ginger, lettuce, okra, onion, mushroom, pepper, sweet potato, shallot, spinach and yam.

Veggies to avoid include avocado and corn..
Blood Group O:

Beneficial veggies include broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, dandelion, garlic, ginger, lettuce, okra, onion, parsley, parsnips, shallots, spinach and seaweed.

Veggies to avoid: mushroom, avocado and corn.

                                               …to be continued.

Time Waits for no man!

People keep forwarding texts on various subjects and erroneous messages claiming it’s the gospel which is occasionally devoid of what it claims to inform.
What they forget is that, you the reader has made time to read and the callousness on their part to send lengthy messages at odd hours of the day makes it irritating. As if that’s not enough, almost all of such posts lack the courtesy of greeting the reader, and they have the guts to mention what will happen if you fail to read or forward to others.
Christ never barged into people’s affairs rudely…besides the favor he found before God and man (Luke 2:52), his courtesy drew people to him.
Please we all have 24 hours in a day be human enough to know what you are forwarding on any media.