On the road again… in India

Business travel is hell for healthy eating!  Here in India, I’m eating less vegetables and fruits than normal, having been advised only to eat well cooked veggies or fruits with thick skin, such as citrus.

Today’s lunch was tasty – rice and beans, okra (made me feel like I was in South Carolina) and some of my added sardines from a can.  May not look like much, but it was quite tasty!  The seasoning (cumin, chili, etc) was quite tasty.

Folks in India are bigger than in Japan, my previous stop.  Indeed, I observed the anesthesia of a women having bariatric (gastric bypass) surgery this morning.  I declined the dinner that medical students and residents had following my evening lecture, having carried a little German fitness bread to carry me til I got back to my hotel.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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  1. Turmeric Component Studied in Discomfort and Mood
    By CP Staff http://goo.gl/0hmW0

    According to a new study, curcumin modifies behavioral changes associated with temporary physical discomfort and sadness in rats. Discomfort and sadness often occur simultaneously. Previous research suggests that this may be mediated by nitrogen-containing compounds and may involve the production of nervous system inflammation caused by nitrodative stress.

    Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric (Curcuma longa). It is an effective antioxidant and scavenger of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species….

    The study authors concluded that curcumin ameliorated the behavioral deficits associated with physical discomfort and sadness in rats induced by reserpine by restoring behavioral, biochemical, neurochemical and molecular alterations.

    Reference:
    Arora V, Kuhad A, Tiwari V, Chopra K. Curcumin ameliorates reserpine-induced pain-depression dyad: Behavioural, biochemical, neurochemical and molecular evidences. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 May 23. Published Online Ahead of Print.

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