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Pomegranate Juice How It Helps Autism Children
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
What's the difference between secretin and urogastrone? Both of them did inhibit the secretion of gastric juice right?
Secretin/urogastrone: Urogastrone is a polypeptide secreted by the salivary glands and by brunner's glands, which is a potent inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. Secretin is a digestive hormone secreted by small intestine. Secretin causes the pancreas to release digestive enzymes which break down food and help the body absorb nutrients. Secretin inhibits gastric acid secretion. ...Read more
Important hormone: Secretin is important in digestion. When stomach acid flows into the duodenum (small intestine) secretin is released. The secretin stimulates the pancreas to release bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) which helps digest food. It also enhances the function of cck which is important in gallbladder function. Secretin is stopped from working when the ph of the stomach is blocked with certain medications. ...Read more
Be wary: Most fruit juices are just sugary beverages, providing extra calories — all from refined carbohydrates — without sating appetite. And this is true whether you drink apple or orange juice or one of the fancy new juices like acai berry or pomegranate juice. The added calories can contribute to weight gain and increased risk of both diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more
Answered above.: See the reply to the same question above. ...Read more
Only if: You like the taste of pomegranate juice -- otherwise it has no benefits. It won't interact however. ...Read more
Keep it natural...: Truth be told, that would probably be fine but I'd be happier if you were just eating the carrot and pomegranate. Probably more nutritious that way. ...Read more
Pomegranate juice: Usually pomegranate juice is recommended around 8-10 months of age. In adults it has been shown to decrease duration of cold symptoms. ...Read more
Why?: At that age complex food or drink items provide a risk of a food reaction without any real benefit to the child.They have crude taste buds & need nothing more than breast milk or formula at that age. After a year the gut has matured and more complex items can be offered with minimal risk. ...Read more
What to do if a friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice.?
No effect: This condition should be followed by a neurologist or a neuro-ophthalmologist. There is no evidence that pomegranate juice has any effect on this, but if your friend is convinced it would help there is no harm using it and it might be better if you do not say anything about this. ...Read more
Fruit juice: There are no direct data to say yes or no. Cranberry extract does help recurrent UTI by reducing bacterial adhesion to ureter and bladder. Ponegranate can reduce renin angiotensin presence, and this can reduce BP a bit but can elevate potassium in blood. Both juices contain anti-oxidants, and anti-oxidants are beneficial for kidney disease. However, potassium retention is the larger concern. ...Read more
I suffer from epilepsy and am taking prescribed anti convulsants. Can pomegranate juice be harmful for me?
No problem: Unlikely to have any interaction with your medications. (by the way, not true for grapefruit juice, which can affect several medication metabolic breakdowns) pomegranate is fine. ...Read more
A friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice. Is that a good remedy?
Tastes good: This may be tasty to drink but will have no effect on septo-optic dysplasia. ...Read more
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Not so much: Megadoses of green tea extract can suppress methylation. But is you are just having some normal stuff here and there I would not worry about it. ...Read more
I have a bad tummy ache and feel constipated. Only additional food I consumed out of normal are fried peanuts yesterday and pomegranate juice today?
Can cause many people problems. The fried peanuts may not be sitting well.
Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants and can be very beneficial.
Drink plenty of water. You may find that papaya enzyme may help as well. Or it may be an accumulation of things you have eaten or the beginning of a stomach bug. ...Read more
Antenatal factors: Some syndromes cause autistic spectrum disorder & intellectual disability. Chromosomal microarrays find genetic errors in ~15% of kids with ASD. Maternal low folate (folic acid) levels at conception, rubella, "flu", obesity, advanced age & alcohol/drug use from 3 wks. Post-conception-term are some epigenetic factors that alter function, but not structure or sequence, of fetal genes & increase risk of ASD. ...Read more
No known cause: There is currently no known cause. A diagnosis is usually made after a psychiatrist or physician obtains a complete history and physical and bases the diagnosis on specific criteria. Often a test called the ados can provide further information in making the diagnosis. ...Read more
DSM-V changes: In dsm-iv, the current classification system, autism refers to a severe disorder usually evident in early childhood, whereas autism spectrum disorder involves an evolution of a range fo disorders autism, aspergers, and pdd as well as a less frequent disorder into a concepr of varying severrity of autism spectrum disorder in dsm-v. See http://cpancf. Com/autismspectrumdisorder. Asp i. ...Read more
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more