Alternative Medicine/Carnitine

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Hi Sall
Hope the rain clears up before the olympics!
Any opinion on carnitine? It is legal now here in Canada so I got some. I have noticed that it does seem to shorten exercise recovery times, and I have less soreness. My I.B.S, issues improved and apparently low carnitine levels can contribute to that. Also my focus and A.D.D. is better.
Thanks have a great summer!

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Hi Bud - nice to hear from you thank you so much for your question - and thank you a lot for your hopes for good weather for the olympics!!! Not much chance of that!!! But hey the gardens and woodlands here as 'saying' bring it on!! We're lush with greenery.I'm sure you've done all your research and have the following information:
Carnitine, derived from an amino acid, is found in nearly all cells of the body. Its name is derived from the Latin carnus or flesh, as the compound was isolated from meat. Carnitine is the generic term for a number of compounds that include L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine, and propionyl-L-carnitine .

Carnitine plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized ("burned") to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation. Given these key functions, carnitine is concentrated in tissues like skeletal and cardiac muscle that utilize fatty acids as a dietary fuel

The body makes sufficient carnitine to meet the needs of most people. For genetic or medical reasons, some individuals (such as preterm infants), cannot make enough, so for them carnitine is a conditionally essential nutrient .

Healthy children and adults do not need to consume carnitine from food or supplements, as the liver and kidneys produce sufficient amounts from the amino acids lysine and methionine to meet daily needs. The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the National Academy of Sciences reviewed studies on the functions of carnitine in 1989 and concluded it was not an essential nutrient [3]. The FNB has not established Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)—including a recommended dietary allowance (RDA)—for carnitine .
What foods provide carnitine?
Animal products like meat, fish, poultry, and milk are the best sources. In general, the redder the meat, the higher its carnitine content. Dairy products contain carnitine primarily in the whey fractionHealthy children and adults do not need to consume carnitine from food or supplements, as the liver and kidneys produce sufficient amounts from the amino acids lysine and methionine to meet daily needs. The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the National Academy of Sciences reviewed studies on the functions of carnitine in 1989 and concluded it was not an essential nutrient. The FNB has not established Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)—including a recommended dietary allowance (RDA)—for carnitine.
Clearly it works to help you. And I''m very glad of that. My WORK is psycho-somatic medicine. So in terms of your IBS & ADD I would be Working from your psychological and emotional self to bring about CURE rather than working with a 'suppliment' Please do ask me more questions I will be delighted to hear from you and delighted to help. Thinking of you warmly Have a look at my websites www.rapha-hypnosis.com & www.sally-stubbs.com... Enjoy Canada.... Sally :)  

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I can answer any questions relating to psychological-emotional and behavioural problems such as anxiety, depression, fears, phobias, insomnia, stress and stress related problems, issues with anger, difficulty in reationships, problems with self esteem and self confidence. Also I can answer questions about psycho-somatic problems such as allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, certain skin disorders, alopecia. The aim and success of my Work is cure, not to manage or control. The mind does know how to effect lasting cure. My Work is how to communicate correctly with the unconscious mind. My Work asssits a person to release their own resources and strengths.

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I have been in private practice since 1982 as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I have studied Neuro-sciences from one of my eminent teachers Dr Ernest Rossi. I was consultant for three years to the Juvenile Justice Team - helppnig young offenders to change their behaviours with huge successes. I was a lecturer for 10 years teaching both Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

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ACH NCP

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NHS online Journal. Yoga OM. NCP professional journal Asian Women Mag. Baby Surrey, Baby London Mag. Bella Mag. Black Beauty & Hair Mag. Celebs on Sunday. women's Fitness Mag Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Hair Flair & Beauty Mag. Healthy Living Mag. Heat Mag. Red Mag. Woman Mag. Mother & Baby, Ladies First Mag. More Mag. Natural Health Mag. NO Mag. Nutrition Rocks Mag. Pick Me Up Mag. Pink Parenting Mag. Psychologies Mag. Recognise Mag. Red Mag. Positive Health Mag. SixtyplusSurfers Mag. The Daily Mind, Time 7 Leisure Mag. My Book; If Life Gives You Lemon's.... publsihed by Gibson Square Boooks April 2011

Education/Credentials
Fellow of the Academy of Curative Hypnotherapists and Diploma Memeber of the ACH. Full Memeber of the National Council of Psychotherapists. Studied for many years under Dr Ernest Rossi and the late genius David Grove.

Awards and Honors
Fellow of the ACH awarded in 1996

Past/Present Clients
All my past and current clients suffered with the psychological emotional and psychosomatic problems that I have listed. I have worked successfully with them and asssited them to acheive their goal, and be problem free. I have Worked with a number of celebrities. I Work with anyone who wants to cure their suffering.

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