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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:42 am
My sister - the RN - says that cherries have some property which gives them a high rating for repairing muscle tissue...
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:51 am
Ok well I haven't logged here in some time. I've been experimenting a bit, failing a bit, but essentially I'm getting to where I need to be.
Im doing a zone type thing:
Cut my plate into thirds. One meat and two veggies for 3 meals. Inbetween is a handfull of Nuts or a sardines and fruit.
So far so good.
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:28 am
Zone is great keep up the good work
I know that cherries are extremely alkaline loaded with anti oxidants and have some anti inflammatory properties
Found this online:
A study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Darshan S. Kelley and colleagues confirms that Bing cherries may help fight the inflammation of arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Kelley is based at the agency's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, Calif.
For the research, 18 healthy men and women volunteers, aged 45 to 61, ate a total of about 45 fresh Bing cherries throughout the day for 28 consecutive days.
Darshan Kelley and Adel Kader examine and weigh cherries. Link to photo information
ARS chemist Darshan Kelley (left) and collaborator Adel Kader, professor at the University of California, Davis, examine and weigh cherries. Click the image for more information about it.
Blood samples indicated that levels of three telltale indicators of inflammation—nitric oxide, C reactive protein and a marker for T-cell activation, termed "RANTES"—dropped by 18 to 25 percent by the end of the cherry-eating stint.
Then, blood samples taken four weeks later indicated that volunteers' RANTES levels continued to decline. But their nitric oxide and C reactive protein levels began to increase.
Natural chemicals in cherries apparently work selectively, suppressing production of some of the body's inflammation-linked compounds, but not others, the researchers learned. For example, they found no significant decrease in levels of more than three dozen other markers of inflammation.
A smaller, shorter study of Bing cherries, conducted at the Davis nutrition center by Kelley and others and reported in 2003, also had shown a decrease in nitric oxide and C reactive protein levels. The followup investigation is apparently the longest yet conducted—with healthy volunteers who ate fresh cherries instead of extracts—to explore the anti-inflammatory effects of sweet