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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Carnitine helps to treat peripheral arterial disease

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in Clinical Drug Investigation Volume 21, Number 8, 1 August 2001 , pp. 555-561(7) and a recipe for New England chuck roast.

Study title and authors:
Efficacy of L-Propionyl Carnitine in the Treatment of Chronic Critical Limb Ischaemia
Authors: Signorelli S.S.1; Di Pino L.1; Costa M.P.1; Digrandi D.1; Pennisi G.1; Marchese G.1
Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life
Books:
1: Istituto di Medicina Interna ‘A. Francaviglia’, Servizio Autonomo di Angiologia Medica, Facolt√† di Medicina e Chirurgia, Universit√† degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy

This study can be accessed at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/adis/cdi/2001/00000021/00000008/art00004
 
The objective of the study was to compare the therapeutic benefits of L-propionyl carnitine (LPC) with those of pentoxifylline in the clinical treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication.
 
The study found that both carnitine and pentoxifylline (Trental) relieved peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication symptoms, however:
(a) those taking the carnitine could walk a longer pain free distance than those taking pentoxifylline.
(b) those taking the carnitine had less pain than those taking pentoxifylline.
(c) ulcers decreased more with those taking the carnitine compared with those taking pentoxifylline.

Meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products are the richest sources of L-carnitine. Grains, fruits, and vegetables contain little or no carnitine.

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Recipe of the day

New England Chuck Roast

Ingredients:
Organic Grass Fed Beef Premium Roast Package ONE (8 lb. Package)
Food Mall: Chuck Beef Roast
3 lb chuck beef roast
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 onion -- cut into quarters
4 carrot -- cut into quarters
1 celery -- cut into eight chuncks
1 bay leaf
5 c water
1 sm cabbage -- cut into wedges

Instructions:
Sprinkle meat with seasonings. Place onions, carrots, and celery in crockpot. Top with meat. Add bay leaf, and water. Cover pot and cook on low 5-7 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat, turn on high. Add cabbage wedges, cover and cook on high 15-20 minutes or until cabbage is done.

Chuck Roast