The Whole package-Synergistic effects

This below is an Abstract from Article that shows that healing and protecting properties of the carotenoids from tomatoes working in the best way when those  are in the combination, as God created them!

“For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD Isaiah 66.2

Synergistic effects

Lycopene is the major carotenoid in tomatoes. Tomatoes contain a matrix of many bioactive components, including vitamin C, vitamin E, other carotenoids (a-, β-, γ- carotene, lutein), and flavonoids. Their synergistic interactions, when used in combination, may be responsible for the observed beneficial effects of tomato-based products. This study investigated the synergistic antioxidant activity of lycopene in combination with β-carotene, vitamin E, and lutein. A liposome system was used to test the synergistic antioxidant activity. The carotenoid mixtures were more efficient in protecting liposome from oxidation than the individual carotenoid .Research Article

Authors: Shi, John | Kakuda, Yukio | Yeung, David

Calcium in a Vegan Diet


Most people equate calcium with milk. While milk does contain calcium, there are many people who wish to avoid milk products for other health reasons. Are there any sources of calcium for those of us who do not drink milk?

Clarifying questions such as

  • Why is Calcium Important for the Body?
  • What Inhibits Calcium Absorption?
  • Medical Issues Related to Calcium Deficiency


… will help you to better understand and implement the intake of calcium in a vegan diet.

Read the whole article.

Source: Life&

Vegetarian Diet, Seventh Day Adventists and Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality

Vegetarian diet, Seventh Day Adventists and risk of cardiovascular mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Aus der MMW Fortschritte der Medizin 13. Nov. 2014 / Sonderheft 2 Seite 7

“Studien, die sich mit vegetarischer Ernährung befassen, nehmen oft Personen in den Blick, die aus weltanschaulichen Gründen auf tierische Nahrungsmittel verzichten, wie etwa die Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten.
Forscher der Universität Manchester (1) haben in einer Metaanalyse von acht Studien zum Vegetarismus mit insgesamt mehr als 180.000 Probanden gezeigt, dass sich die religiöse Ausrichtung durchaus auf die Resultate auswirken könnte. So führte vegetarische Nahrung hinsichtlich der Gesamtmortalität in allen drei Studien, die Adventisten einbezogen, zu Risikoreduktionen zwischen 20% und 50% im Vergleich zu Nichtvegetariern. Waren hingegen keine Adventisten vertreten – wie etwa in der EPIC-Oxford-Studie von 2013 oder der Vegetarierstudie des Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrums von 2005 -, ließen sich keine positiven Effekte der vegetarischen Diät nachweisen. Gleiches galt bezüglich zerebrovaskulären Erkrankungen.
Die Autoren erklären dies damit, dass der Adventismus nicht nur aus Essensvorschriften bestehe. Adventisten rauchen auch seltener und leben insgesamt gesünder. Sie werden zum Alkohol- und Drogenverzicht, zu regelmäßiger körperlicher Betätigung, genügend Schlaf und stabilen psychosozialen Beziehungen ermuntert.
“Zusammengefasst geht die Verminderung von KHK und Gesamtsterblichkeit unter vegetarischer Ernährung hauptsächlich auf die Adventistenstudien zurück”, so die Autoren. Studien in anderen Populationen hätten weniger überzeugende Belege geliefert.”

(1) Kwok CS et al. Int J Cardiol 2014;176: 680-686

Exercise Beats Diet in Reducing Breast Cancer Risk


Women who lose weight by exercising and eating better may reduce their risk of breast cancer more than women who lose the same amount of weight through diet alone, according to a new study of postmenopausal women. 

Both exercising and eating better are thought to reduce women’s risk of breast cancer by decreasing body fat and levels of the sex hormones related tobreast cancer, according to the researchers. But the researchers investigated whether there is any additional benefit to exercising, beyond the effect of weight loss in reducing cancer risk.

The results suggest exercising has a stronger effect on breast cancers fueled by hormones, compared with dieting, and also offers additional benefits such as preserving lean body mass, said study researcher Anne Maria May, of the University Medical Center Utrecht, in the Netherlands. “Exercise is the preferred weight loss strategy to decrease breast cancer risk,” May said. [7 Cancers You Can Ward Off with Exercise]

About 240 overweight women, ages 50 to 69, who didn’t regularly exercise participated in the study, presented here this week at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The women’s goal was to lose 11 to 13 pounds (5 to 6 kilograms) over 16 weeks. About one-third of the women dieted, whereas another third enrolled in an endurance and strength training program, working out for four hours weekly. They also followed a slightly healthier diet, with a small decrease in their calorie intake. The rest of the participants didn’t change their habits, and served as controls for the study.

By the end of the study, women in both the exercising and dieting groups achieved their weight-loss goals. However, the exercising participants preserved their lean body mass (which includes muscles and bones), and reduced more of their body fat, compared with the dieting participants.

Moreover, blood tests showed the exercising participants reduced their levels of estrogen more than dieting participants did. (Many breast cancers need estrogen to grow.) Compared with women in the control group, the exercising women showed decreases in all types of estrogen in the body, whereas women in the diet group showed a decrease in only one type of estrogen, according to the study.

The researchers also found the exercising group showed a benefit in levels of other breast cancer related hormones, such as testosterone. It is likely that physical activity influences sex hormone levels mainly through reducing body fat, May said. The findings demonstrate the importance of exercising for postmenopausal women, she said. Previous studies have shown that lack of physical activity is one of the risk factors for developing breast cancer. Other than influencing the sex hormones, it is possible that exercising affects women’s cancer risk by reducing inflammation in the body, or decreasing levels of the hormone insulin, studies have suggested.

Source: Live Science / Photo: The Prospect