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Arthritis and Diet

Posted May 13, 2013

There are more nutrients which can delay the process of arthritis.
Vitamin C
Vit.C produces collagen tissue which is the main component of joints.There is one study which advocates the presence of Vit.C in diet will have less risk for developing arthritis.

  1. Orange juice is the rich source of vit.C.according to American Dietetic Association ,juice from the frozen concentrate has more Vit.C.
  2. Body store of Vit.C.It is found that body does not store Vit.C but it takes from the blood whenit is needed.If you take more Vit.C the excess will be flush out.This is bettter to take Vit.C rich fruits and vegetables through out the day like :
    1. Strawberries.
    2. Watermelon.
    3. Broccoli.
    4. Sweet pepper
  3. Vit.c dose. Don’t take excess of Vit.C in the form of medicine.Your body needs 60 mg of Vit.C per day.This has heeling and antioxidant role as well.Still you don’t need mega doses of Vit.C.Excess of Vit.C may upset your gastrointestinal system..

( Source = The everyday arthritis solution).

Arthritis and Diet

Posted May 12, 2013

There are foods which help to decrease the intensity of arthritis.
2.Role of Canola oil
Corn oil and vegetable oils have omega-6. But the Canola oil is rch source of omega-3.So the Canola oil is the best source and beneficail because of the Omega -3.canola oil brings the better balance of fatty acids.

3.Omega-3 to get adequate amount of Omega-3 you need to eat fish frequently.Other alternative is to take Fish oil.

4. In patient with gout avoid giving more fish.

( Source : Everyday arthritis solution )

Arthritis and Diet

Posted May 10, 2013

Arthritis is becoming the issue of this modern world because of increasing age expectancy.This is also is due the sedentary life style.Moreover we are exposed to the chemical treated foods.Organic foods are costly and mostly people can not afford.

Also like heart disease , diabetes and certain cancers preventions are there.But we had no enough research on diet and its role in prevention or decrease the incidence of arthritis.There are articles which advocate the role of diet to prevent and decrease the pain of arthritis.

There are some foods which are considered to have anti-arthritis nutrients.These are the examples.

1.Omega 3 fatty acids.Their role is to release leukotrienes which are anti inflammatory and stop the inflammation.In this way they will to stop the progress of the disease.
Sources are :

  1. cold water fish,such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and trout..
  2. Nuts and and seeds .
  3. Beans soy products.
  4. Green leafy vegetables.
  5. Canola oil.

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Retreat in Chicago of Nishtarian Alumni of North America ( NANA ) May 4,2013 Thanks by Dr.Imran Ata

Posted May 6, 2013

Dear all
Assalam o Alaikum:
Retreat was a successful event..We had a very productive business meeting.Banquet was excellent, great food and entertainment.l .Praise to Dr.Safdar Ali and his host team including Omar Nasib.Dr.Safdar has worked very very hard.My EC Dr.Kamran Rao and Mujtaba worked diligently and gave coordinated effort to host committee.Thanks to them.Khalid Rao is back in groove.
Haroon Durrani handled the business meeting marvelously and kept his experience hand on the Alumni. Thanks a lot to every participant in the business meeting

Dr.Jabbar thank you for taking the CME chair position on emergent position.
Thanks to all speakers Dr.Shabbir Safdar,Dr.Mujtaba and Dr.Dibs,Great talks.

Dr.Piracha your support to Alma matter is highly appreciated.All of you came from all over shows a solid support to the program.

Dr.Mazhar Javaid and dear anonymous donor ,scholarship program definitely got the boost and Insha Allah we will reach the goal.

Dr.Asif and Gondal, your expertise helped us all along.Thanks,Presence of Dr.Riaz ul Haque Imami(first graduate) and young physicians in the same room was amazing.Thanks to Dr.Shabbir Safdar, Dr.Bhutta, Dr.Ismail Bokhari,Dr.Ashraf Toor,Dr.,Zahid Butt,Dr.Ahmed Saeed,Khan,Dr Mazhar Javaid,Dr.Iftikhar Khan, for joining us.

My namesake and friend Imran Bhatti is always there for support.Great to see my classmates ,Nasser Shahid, Tahir Rana,Khalid Rao,Nasir Gondal Omar Nasib.Nice to see presence of young physicians.I have missed several names who came and showed their support, forgive me.

We have plenty of work ahead before annual summer meeting,so this will be followed by serial emails
I wish you all the best and have safe journey back to home.

Imran Ata

Nishtarian alumni of North america ( NANA) Retreat meeting in Chicago ,May 4, 2013

Posted May 5, 2013

There was meeting and get together of Nishtarian Alumni of North America (NANA ) on May 4,2013.
The meeting was organized in Chicago by Dr Safdar Ali and he really did wonderful job.

The morning business meeting was organized by Dr.Haroon Durrani and started at 9.30 am in the chicago hall of palmer house Hilton.

In this meeting various issue were discussed but the main topic was Scholarship for the needy students of Nishtar Medical college Multan pakistan.

One of the Nishtarian has given offer of dollar to dollar match up to million dollars.This is decided that nishtarian will collect $ 500,000 and equal amount will be given by that generous doctor.His name is not disclosed.
After this meeting there were three lectures for the CME
First lecture was given by the Prof.Shabir Safdar.He discussed the importance of Lung cancer diagnosed in stage 1.If the lung cancer is diagnosed in the stage 1 , that can be cured by surgery.also he advised to control the smoking which is the main cause.
The second lecture was for Hepatitis C viral infection.Various aspect of this spreading viral disease was discussed.Also this was stated that Viral hepatitis C incidence may increase than HIV in the USA.This is alarming situation and needs prophylactic measures .The main source may be drug addicts and sexual contacts.

Third lecture was On the topic of MRI safe pacemakers.
Then there was break for the Lunch and prayers.

Again there was colorful gathering started at 6.30 PM.In the begining all delegates and their families were served with samosa, shrimp and chiken tikka.
This was really wonderful to see the ladies in the traditional colorful dresses of Pakistan.The children were also wearing colorful dresses .
The unforgettable evening started with the recitation of Quran pak.Then again Dr Imran Ata and the host in Chicago Doctors welcome to all the guests.

All committees head presented their progress for the benefit of community and Nishtar medical college their .
Again scholarship issue was highlighted. Dr Mazhar gave the presentation followed by the Dr.Riaz bhutta to assure the donors that selection criteria.Also Dr Riaz Bhutta tried to prove that they do their best to give scholarship to the really needed students.
Immediately Dr Riaz Imami gave the check of $10,000.Also there was commitment by other doctors for $5000 each.
Lastly there was speech by consulate general of Pakistan.He said one thing which was really encouraging that Insha allah Pakistan situation will improve.

Dr haroon durrani gave the details of future projects for the Nishtar medical college,Also he gave the details of accomplished projects like ACL lab, Neonatal nursery and completion of ICU building.

This speech session ultimately reached to end and call for dinner was given.
After the dinner Tahseen javed amused the audience by his beautiful songs.This musical session continued late night and ultimately the meeting came to end.

Foods that boost your mood

Posted May 1, 2013

There are some of the foods which are rich source of the nutrients needed by our body and at the same time these elevate our mood.
Some of the example are as follows.

  1. Cashews, Almonds, and Hazelnuts These nuts are rich in protein and magnesium, a mineral that plays a key role in converting sugar into energy. Being low on magnesium can drain your energy. Good sources of magnesium include whole grains, particularly bran cereals, and some fish, including halibut.
  2. Brazil Nuts Add Brazil nuts to the mix for selenium, a mineral that may be a natural mood booster. Studies have linked low selenium to poorer moods. Smaller amounts of selenium are also found in meats, seafood, beans, and whole grains. Don’t overdo it: Too much selenium is harmful.Previous page
  3. Lean Meats.Lean beef, skinless chicken, and turkey are sources of protein that include the amino acid tyrosine. Tyrosine boosts levels of two brain chemicals (dopamine and norepinephrine) that can help you feel more alert and focused. Meats also contain vitamin B-12, which may help ease insomnia and depression.
  4. Salmon Fish Fatty fish, such as salmon, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may protect against depression and be good for heart health. Besides fish, sources of omega-3 include nuts and leafy, dark green vegetables.
  5. Leafy Greens Folate is another nutrient that may lower the risk of depression. Find it in leafy green vegetables (such as spinach and romaine lettuce), legumes, nuts, and citrus fruits.
  6. Fiber in various foods Fiber helps keep your energy steady throughout the day. Many people don’t get enough fiber. You can fix that by eating more beans, whole fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  7. Water intake Staying hydrated can help you avoid getting tired. Some studies suggest even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism and sap your energy. The solution is simple — drink plenty of water or other unsweetened beverages throughout the day.Some of the studies suggests to take 6 to 8 glass of water per day.Taking water empty stomach in the morning is also recommended.
  • Main aim of these foods is to keep balance and don’t take excess of any of these useful foods.

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Blueberry or strawberry, their role in prevention of heart attack

Posted April 30, 2013

In the recent study published in Prevention advocates that blueberries or strawberries in yogurt , three time per week lower the risk of heart attack by three times.
In one of the study where who took more than three servings of strawberries or blueberries per week had 32 % less heart attack.
The berries has anthocyanin and flavonoids which considered as giving flexibility to the vessels. This will lower the blood pressure.
Eric Rimm advised to take three 1/2 cup servings of fresh or frozen berries per week as a preventive measure.