About Peanut butter
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life? And more about peanuts
FOR SURE PEANUT BUTTER [ NOT “SKIPY” OR SOME AMERICAN “SUGARED” PEANUT BUTTER] IS A HEALTHY FOOD! And not if imported from China as I just sent a mail about this]
At least , given a bit of peanut butter to children before sleep [after tooth-brushing!] can help to prevent tooth caries [asheshet]
A most interesting fact is that in the seventies of the last century a Dutch physician Dr van Creveld was the first one to treat hemophilia with peanuts!
Many years later[in Israel] I discovered that the Chinese treated thrombocytopenia [not the same as hemophilia, but also causing bleedings] also with peanuts.
I have seen in a few patients with thrombocytopenia [low thrombocytes count with chanche of bleeding] good results with peanuts[the inner brown film / “shell’ should also be eaten]
Double-blind Experiments on the Effect of a Peanut Extract on the
Bleeding Incidence in 92 Haemophiliacs*
M. VERSTRAETEt M.D.; C. A. J. RUYS4 M.D.
Brit. med. J., 1967, 4, 453-456
The fortuitous observation by a haemophilic patient that
while consuming daily roasted peanuts the tenderness of an
acute knee haemarthrosis seemed to subside more rapidly has
focused attention to a possible beneficial factor in peanuts for
the treatment of haemophilia (Boudreaux et al., 1960). Largely
because of untimely and uncontrolled rumours in the lay press,
many haemophiliacs started experimenting on their own with
any available source of peanuts-for example, commercial
peanut butter, roasted and raw peanuts, or peanut flour.
The discovery of antifibrinolytic properties in peanuts,
together with a possibly increased fibrinolytic potential in
haemophiliacs (van Creveld et al., 1961), were thought to offer a reasonable basis for further investigation;
Article: Breast Cancer
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?
Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30
Eating peanut butter regularly as a preteen and teen girl appears to decrease the risk of developing benign breast disease as an adult, new research has found.
The researchers followed more than 9,000 females, beginning when they were aged 9 to 15 in 1996, until 2010, when they were young women. Eating peanutbutter three days a week reduced the risk of developing benign breast disease by 39 percent, said Dr. Graham Colditz, senior study author.
“I think this gives us enormous hope there are strategies we could be following to help prevent breast cancer that we haven’t capitalized on yet,” said Colditz, the associate director for cancer prevention and control at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis.
The study, published online Sept. 17 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
When- at what time of the day- to take probiotics?
You probably all have heard about probiotics
This short mail is not about various kinds of probiotics or about the indications for probiotics , also not about how useful they are.
They may be used for a wide variety of gastro-intinestinal problems [Crohn etc] as well for mental health [autism etc]
Here only a few words about the timing of taking probiotics.[before,during,after meals, on a total empty stomach?]
There is quite a bit of uncertainty or difference of opinion about this, but I will try to write you what is known and likely to be true.
Probably the best is to take probiotics when the stomach is not highly acid, as high acid may kill the probiotic organisms.
For this reason some advise to take probiotics after meals as the food of the meal buffers stomach acid.
Early in the morning stomach acid tends to be low , so that could be also a good time to take them.
Taking probiotics with dairy [chalavi] may help as dairy helps the probiotics to be more effective [they provide nutrition for the bacteria]
A lot of raw vegetables seem to inhibit the bacteria so don’t take them at the same time.
Conclusion: Probably best after a meal or early in the morning with some dairy.