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Kidney Damage from Weight Loss Products:

A successful weight loss regimen has a sound scientific base, and a combination Weight loss nephropathy 1 Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition caasnof authentic medical-nutritional knowledge, experience, intuition and clinical judgement defines the "art of weight management".

The so-called self- proclaimed weight loss experts mislead and screw many cases, and their learning from Dr Google has no credibility to rely on. Weight loss products is a billion dollars business and it lures everyone or company to formulate some sort of products. When a weight loss practitioner does not have the knowledge and skill to lead someone scientifically, they would use any weapons they have or know of it to generate some results. This gives result to using certain products.

Recently, consuming Chinese herbal products for losing weight is on the rise. One of the ingredients in Chinese weight loss products is "aristolochic acid". It is a very dangerous substance that could lead to significant damage to the kidneys and many cases have been reported. The kidney damage from aristolochic acid is called "Chinese herbal nephropathy" in medicine, as it was first described in a young woman who was taking Chinese herbal preparations as a part of her weight loss regimen.

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What Is Hypnic Headache?

It is a form of headache that is usually mistaken for migraine and Hypnic headache 1 Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition caasncluster headaches. Unfortunately, most health practitioners do not think of this form of headache and they often miss to include this in their differential diagnosis.

This headache is benign and typically starts few hours after falling asleep and tends to wake up the person. This is why it is also known as "alarm clock headache". The headaches usually last 15 to 90 minutes and it may last up to 3 hours after waking. The pain is mild to moderate and generalized. However, it could be in one side of the head and even throbbing.

Hypnic headaches affect women more than men and often begin after age 50 years, but it may be seen in younger people as well. The episodes of headaches can repeat up to three times through the night for 7 to 10 nights in a month. Nausea, photophobia and phonophobia are usually absent in this form of headache. Surprisingly, daytime naps may aggravate the headache.

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Para-Doping in Sports: what is it?

Have you ever wondered why "winning at all costs" becomes the motto of some Para Doping Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition 1 caasnathletes? When you attend a stadium or a sport complex to support and cheer for the athletes or teams you like, you are not fully aware of the depth and the intensity of the competitions running on the fields. A sports competition is like war: to defeat your opponent, and you may use any tricks possible―legal or illegal, moral or immoral.

When a few centimeters, grams or seconds makes a huge difference―making someone a winner and others losers―it is then some would seek "winning at all costs". The spirits and principles which the Olympic Games and sports competitions were founded on have faded away, losing their values over time.

After 27 years of working with athletes, I have discovered five reasons athletes may have to use substances or other methods to enhance their performance:

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Biotin (Vitamin B7) Interferes With Thyroid Testing:

If the lab results show that your thyroid function is out of whack, that could beBiotin Thyroid Testing Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition 1 caasn because of the vitamin B7 (Biotin) you are taking. This is true and many health care professionals are not aware of that! 

Incredible as it may seem, biotin interferes with thyroid function tests in the lab. Also known as vitamin B7 and vitamin H, Biotin is a commonly used supplement mainly for hairs and nails. It is a water-soluble vitamin and is also prescribed in medicine for diabetic neuropathy, cradle cap, and several inherited metabolic disorders such as biotin–thiamine–responsive basal ganglia disease, biotinidase deficiency and disordered metabolism of mitochondria. For more information about biotin, click on Biotin (Vitamin B7).

How Does The Interaction Occur?

Biotin interferes with the lab techniques used to detect thyroid hormones, skewing test results. In fact, it may make the lab results show falsely an underactive or overactive thyroid, depending on which measuring technique has been used.

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