Virus and thin blood, exercise, foods, meds

Foods that help thin the blood

Turmeric, ginger, garlic, pineapple, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, Dong Quai,  grape seed extract, gingko, Vitamin E, feverfew

Exercise that thin the blood

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Apr 1, 2013 – Moreover, the absence of PAR-1 signaling was associated with a slower response to the virus of the innate immune soon after viral infection. The …

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May 12, 2018 – Viral infections, such as HIV, hepatitis C, mumps, rubella, or the Epstein-Barr virus may cause platelet numbers to fall. Bone marrow disorders, …

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Feb 14, 2019 – Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in the urine. … the ureters (the narrow tubes connecting each kidney to the bladder), it can cause … trauma or strenuous exercise, recent viral or bacterial infections, the medications …

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Mar 18, 2020 – blood thinner used to treat pancreatitis and kidney disease has been identified as a potential therapy for coronavirus patients, with clinical …

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Apr 21, 2015 – Ask your doctor what you should do if you accidentally miss a dose of your blood thinner. 2. Be more careful when you exercise or are doing …

Hughes syndrome – Better Health Channel › ConditionsAndTreatments


Sep 30, 2012 – Treatment includes medications to thin the blood and prevent platelets … that a percentage of patients have had a recent viral or bacterial infection, … such as quitting cigarettes, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

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Aug 31, 2018 – Hughes syndrome, also known as “sticky blood syndrome” or antiphospholipid … Having certain viral or bacterial infections, like E. coli or the … like not getting enough exercise and eating a diet high in cholesterol — and … may be prescribed a low-dose aspirin or a daily dose of the blood thinner heparin.

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Oct 13, 2016 – Yet despite the ability of anticoagulants to prevent dangerous blood clots and stroke, … [See: 7 Signs You Should Stop Exercising Immediately.] … situations when there is a need to reverse Pradaxa’s bloodthinning effects.

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Blood thinner medications are prescribed to patients who suffer from deep vein thrombosis (blood clot), pulmonary embolism (blood clot has migrated to the …

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Polycythemia vera is a rare blood disease in which the body makes too many red blood cells, making the blood thicker than normal and causing blood clots.

Nitric Oxide Dump Exercise with nose breathing to lower blood pressure and thin blood

By Dr Mercola

Super-Simple Way to Boost Your Health in Less Than 10 Minutes a Day

As mentioned, while I still endorse HIIT, I believe I’ve learned an even easier way to reap most if not all of the same benefits of a more elaborate HIIT protocol with just four simple movements — no weights or equipment required. Best of all, it only requires three minutes of your time, twice or three times a day, with at least two hours between sessions.

This is the nitric oxide (NO) dump exercise developed by Dr. Zach Bush. NO is an extremely important part of biochemical regulation, and understanding and controlling its formation has the potential for profound influences on your health. Most notably, NO:

  • Protects your heart by relaxing your blood vessels and lowering your blood pressure
  • Stimulates your brain
  • Kills bacteria and defends against tumor cells
  • Helps maintain homeostasis in your body

For a demonstration, see the video above. If you have previously watched this video, please review it again as I recently updated it to correct a couple of errors and omissions that sneaked into my previous video. A key component I forgot in my earlier video is to make sure you’re breathing through your nose and not your mouth. Your nose actually regulates more than 30 physical processes, including the release of NO, and of course serves to filter the air you breathe.

Compared to a regular HIIT protocol, the NO dump exercise is a far gentler strategy that can be done by just about anyone, regardless of your current level of fitness or age. You’d be hard-pressed to injure yourself doing this. Since you’re just using your body to perform simple knee bends and arm lifts, the exercise is more or less automatically customized to your current level of ability.

Yet, despite its simplicity, I’m convinced you’ll still obtain most of the benefits you get from HIIT. While I demonstrate 20 reps in the above video, it is best to start at 10 reps and gradually work your way up to 20. Remember, don’t do this more than every two hours, as it takes that long for the NO to be generated from eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase).

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Nitric Oxide for strong blood vessels’ cells , up with exercise, melons, cucumber, Vit C, E, amino acid – L-arginine, L-citrulline

Nitric Oxide (NO) is the master signaling molecule important for the heart and blood vessels.
• Helps cells get rid of waste products
• Regulates the muscle tone of blood vessels and having a major impact in controlling blood pressure
• Helps increased blood flow to muscles and organs as well as better cardiovascular and enhanced lung functions
• Stops blood platelets from forming clots, which helps prevent arterial blockages and heart attacks
• Transmits messages between nerve cells, a process known as neurotransmission
• Helps slow the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in the blood vessels which leads to heart attack and stroke
As a gas, it forms naturally in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels throughout the body. NO production is boosted by exercise and by taking Arginine and Citrulline along with antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Nitric Oxide may prevent or reverse heart disease.
Nitric Oxide is the natural performance booster that strengthens your heart, lungs, and nerves, along with every cell in your body. It also allows you to prolong your exercise, and prolonged exercise increases NO levels in your body. It’s a virtuous cycle that can lead to improved athletic performance and better health. NO is a short-lived, gaseous molecule that is produced in your cells.
Once released into the bloodstream, it signals the body to perform certain functions such as vasodilation opening up the blood vessels and capillaries to increase blood flow and deliver oxygen and critical nutrients throughout your body at the time it needs them most. Do you ever wonder why people suffering from chest pain are often prescribed and instructed to take nitroglycerine? It’s because the body uses nitroglycerine to produce high levels of NO quickly by opening the coronary arteries and increasing the flow of blood to the heart. For the athlete seeking enhance performance, endurance and strength, as well as faster recovery, the availability of NO in the body is critically important.
As any endurance athlete can tell you, a triathlon or other long-distance event becomes a competition between body parts over demand for the blood supply. The skin wants the blood circulating to dissipate heat, but the muscles are screaming for the oxygen and nutrients that the blood carries. Meanwhile, the stomach needs blood to digest food and make those nutrients available in the first place. It’s not hard to see how ample NO, with its ability to increase circulation, would be critical to athletic performance.
It turns out that NO benefits nearly every cell and system in the body. NO is primarily manufactured in the endothelium, which is the layer of cells lining the interior surface of the blood vessels. The endothelial tissue, which separates the blood from the smooth muscles of the vessel walls, is extremely thin and fragile. It’s easy to see what occurs when such a vast, crucial network gets what it needs to function at its biological peak.
When your endothelium is well nourished, it produces NO at optimal levels. The NO then rapidly spreads through the cell membranes to the underlying muscle cells, causing the arteries to dilate and blood to flow unimpeded to the heart and other organs. Because NO functions on a localized basis, it is released by billions of cells throughout the body, enhancing overall functioning.
The longer NO circulates in the body, the greater benefit it provides to your cells, cardiovascular system, lungs, nervous system, and organs and the more optimal their functionality will be. The more efficiently each of your cells functions, the more you will be able to produce peak speed, strength, and endurance as part of your athletic endeavors. Also, the desirable effects of NO aren’t limited to athletes.
On the contrary, this molecule is quickly becoming regarded as a critical component of a pro-wellness lifestyle for all people, ranging from athletes to the sedentary. Some of the benefits of sufficient levels of NO include: Helping to increase cardiovascular capacity and circulation and enhancing oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells.
Our research strongly suggests that NO’s ability to combat this plaque helps produce healthy levels of cholesterol by working in concert with medications commonly prescribed for people with high cholesterol. NO also help the immune system fight bacterial infections, viruses, and parasites, and even decreases the growth of certain types of cancer. NO is crucial to to memory function, as the brain uses it to help neurons store and retrieve long-term memories and transmit information. As an anti-inflammatory agent, NO is being studied for its potential role in reducing the welling and discomfort of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Nitric oxide is a signaling molecule primarily produced by cells in the endothelium (inner lining) of blood vessels. A signaling molecule fits into docking sites (receptors) on cell walls and triggers biochemical reactions. Nitric oxide helps event heart disease and stroke by…
• Expanding blood vessels. Nitric oxide protects the blood vessels’ smooth muscle tissue from harmful constriction, and this allows blood to circulate with less force. Some doctors report that elevating nitric oxide in hypertensive patients can lower blood pressure by 10 to 60 points.
• Controlling platelet function. Platelets, cell-like structures in blood that can clump up together, may form blood-blocking clots, the main cause of heart attack and stroke. A vascular network that is enhanced by nitric oxide sheds platelets and inhibits dangerous clots.
• Reducing arterial plaque by 50%. Arterial plaque, which consists of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries, is the underlying cause of heart diseases. Nitric oxide is an antioxidant that inhibits the passage of monocytes, a type of immune cell, into the artery wall. This in turn reduces the underlying inflammation that promotes plaque.
• Lowering total cholesterol by 10% to 20%. That’s a modest decrease – but there’s some evidence that nitric oxide is even more effective when combined with the cholesterol lowering statins. Nitric oxide lowers cholesterol through its antioxidant activity. The preliminary research suggests that stimulating nitric oxide production in people who have elevated cholesterol makes it possible to lower their statin doses by at least 50%.
To Boost Nitric Oxide Levels
It is not yet known how much nitric oxide normally is present in the body of what levels are optimal. This gas is difficult to measure because it disappears almost instantly upon exposure to air. Research scientists can measure levels with electrodes inserted in blood vessels. Simpler tests are needed before doctors can measure nitric oxide as part of standard checkups.
Beginning in early adulthood, nitric oxide level gradually decline, probably due to damage to the endothelial cells caused by such factors as a high-fat diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
Nitric oxide can’t be taken in supplement form because it is a gas. However, patients can take other supplements that increase production of nitric oxide in the blood vessels.
• L-arginine, an amino acid found in meats, grains and fish, passes through the intestine into the blood. From the blood, it enters endothelial cells, where it is used to make nitric oxide. A Mayo Clinic study found that people taking L-arginine showed significant improvement in endothelial function and blood flow compared with those taking placebos. It is hard to get sufficient L- arginine from food, so supplements are recommended.
• L-citrulline. Supplemental arginine doesn’t enter cells readily unless it is combined with L- citrulline, another amino acid. Melons and cucumbers are rich sources of L-citrulline, but they don’t provide high enough levels to significantly increase nitric oxide levels.
• Daily multivitamin that includes vitamin E. Vitamin E helps reduce the assault of cell-damaging free radicals on the endothelial lining and may promote higher levels of nitric oxide. The amount of vitamin E that is in most multi-vitamin/mineral supplements is about 50 international units (IU), an effective dose.
• Vitamin C. Like vitamin E, vitamin C will reduce oxidation in the blood vessels and may cause an increase in nitric oxide. People who consume high levels in vitamin C experience a reduction in arterial plaque, which is associated with higher levels of nitric oxide. You can get your vitamin C from food, but I recommend supplements because they are so convenient an easy to take.
Diet and Exercise
In addition to take supplements, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by watching what you eat and being active. Try to…
• Do aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes three days a week. This simulates endothelial cells to continuously produce nitric oxide, even on days that you don’t exercise.
• Minimize intake of saturated fat. Saturated fat, found in such animal products as red meat, poultry, butter, and whole milk, contributes to the accumulation of arterial plaque and impairs nitric oxide production.
Better: Olive oil, fish and flaxseed. The fats found in these foods help protect the endothelium by elevating levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and lowering the harmful LDL form.
• Eat More Fiber. The dietary fiber in grains, fruits and vegetables lowers blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and raises HDL, thereby protecting endothelial cells.
Bonus: Many of the foods that contain fiber also are rich in antioxidants, which inhibit the cell damage that lowers nitric oxide. Eat at least 25 grams (g) of fiber daily – and drink at least eight

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For energy metabolism, consume protein- rich foods (6 functional amino acids); brain uses 20% of the energy from food

Energy MetabolismOf the 20 amino acids required for protein synthesis, six of them (arginine, cysteine, glutamine, leucine, proline, and tryptophan), collectively known as the functional amino acids, regulate key metabolic pathways involved in cellular growth, and development, as well as other important biological processes such as immunity and reproduction.

Intense exercise decreases the plasma glutamine concentration and this may be related to immunosuppression.
Several researches found the efficacy of L-arginine and nitric oxide on penile erection, fixing erectile dysfunction.

For example, leucine activates mTOR signaling and increases protein synthesis, leading to lymphocyte proliferation. Therefore, a lack of leucine can compromise immune function. Metabolic pathways interrelated with the biosynthesis and degradation of these amino acids include vitamin and cofactor biosynthesis (such as SAM or S-Adenosyl Methionine) as well as neurotransmitter metabolism (such as glutamate).

Leucine food sources Leucine content (grams/ 100 gram food)
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 2.97
lentils, raw 2.03
cowpea, catjang, mature seeds, raw 1.83
Beef, round, top round, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, select, raw 1.76
Beef, top sirloin, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, choice, raw 1.74
Peanuts, all types, raw 1.67
Salami, Italian, pork 1.63
Fish, salmon, pink, raw
Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw 1.61
Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, raw 1.48
Nuts, almonds 1.47
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh 1.40
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw 1.37
Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from raw and stone ground kernels 1.36
Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, raw 1.29
flax seed, raw
Nuts, walnuts, english 1.17
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 1.09
Egg, white, raw, fresh 1.02
Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 0.96
Milk, sheep, fluid 0.59
Pork, fresh, separable fat, raw 0.40
Hummus 0.35
Milk, goat, fluid 0.31
Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat 0.27
Soy milk, fluid 0.24
asparagus 0.13
Snap beans, green, raw 0.11
Milk, human, mature, fluid 0.10

Amino Acid L-Arginine, Nitric Oxide, and Erectile Dysfunction
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:20
According to the National Health Institute (NIH) Consensus Development Panel on Impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the persistent inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.
Causes of erectile dysfunction may be psychological and physiological factors (neurogenic, vascular, endocrine causes). It may also be a side effect of drugs and a symptom of health complications such as diabetes.
Penile erection occurs as a result of increased blood inflow to the penis, engorgement with blood, and decreased outflow of blood from the penis. Primarily, this process is mediated by nitric oxide, which is a neurotransmitter and vasodilator. Nitric oxide is synthesized from L-arginine.

Several researches on the efficacy of L-arginine and nitric oxide on penile erection, fixing erectile dysfunction, have reported positive effects of both chemicals in stimulating and maintaining erection. For example, a study reported that 80 % of men (out of 40, age group 25 – 45) with erectile dysfunction treated with L-arginine (dosage: 1.7 g/ day) and Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster), (dosage: 80 mg/day) recovered from their erectile dysfunction after one month of treatment. Pycnogenol, also an antioxidant, stimulates synthesis of nitric oxide from L-arginine. The researchers reported that there was no side effect associated with the supplements.

In another double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical research on the effect and safety of the combination of 6 g of L-arginine glutamate and 6 mg of yohimbine hydrochloride with that of 6 mg of yohimbine hydrochloride alone and that of placebo alone, for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), it was reported that combined oral administration of the L-arginine glutamate ( 6 g) and yohimbine (6 mg) was effective in improving erectile function in patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (ED).

Herbs and sexuality:
Yohimbe: health benefits and side effects
Ginseng: health benefits and side effects
Ginkgo Biloba: health benefits and side effects

Erectile dysfunction related articles:
What is erectile dysfunction? How does erection occur?
What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?
What are the treatments for erectile dysfunction?


Stanislavov, R. and Nikolova. 2003. Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction with Pycnogenol and L-arginine. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 29(3): 207 – 213.

Basu, A. and Ryder, R. E. J. 2004. New Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. Drugs, 64(23): 2667 – 2688.

Toda, N. Ayajiki, K. Okamura, T. 2005. Nitric Oxide and Penile Erectile Function. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 106: 233 – 266.

Lebret, T., Hervéa, J. M., Gornyb, P., Worcelc, M. and Botto, H. 2002. Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Combination of L-Arginine Glutamate and Yohimbine Hydrochloride: A New Oral Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction. European Urology 41(6): 608-613.

Functions of non-essential amino acids

The following list includse the 12 non-essential amino acids. Included is a some of the functions and benefits and side effects (if any) of the amino acids.

Alanine: Removes toxic substances released from breakdown of muscle protein during intensive exercise. Side effects: Excessive alanine level in the body is associated with chronic fatigue.
Cysteine: Component of protein type abundant in nails, skin and hair. It acts as antioxidant (free radical scavenger), and has synergetic effect when taken with other antioxidants such as vitamin E and selenium.
Cystine: The same as cysteine, it aids in removal of toxins and formation of skin.
Glutamine: Promotes healthy brain function. It is also necessary for the synthesis of RNA and DNA molecules.
Glutathione: Is antioxidant and has anti-aging effect. It is useful in removal of toxins.
Glycine: Component of skin and is beneficial for wound healing. It acts as neurotransmitter. The side effect of high level glycine in the body is that it may cause fatigue.
Histidine: Important for the synthesis of red and white blood cells. It is a precursor for histamine which is good for sexual arousal. Improve blood flow. Side effects of high dosage of histidine include stress and anxiety.
Serine: Constituent of brain proteins and aids in the synthesis of immune system proteins. It is also good for muscle growth.
Taurine: Necessary for proper brain function and synthesis of amino acids. It is important in the assimilation of mineral nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Threonine: Balances protein level in the body. It promotes immune system. It is also beneficial for the synthesis of tooth enamel and collagen.
Asparagine: It helps promote equilibrium in the central nervous system—aids in balancing state of emotion.
Apartic acid: Enhances stamina, aids in removal of toxins and ammonia from the body, and beneficial in the synthesis of proteins involved in the immune system.
Proline: plays role in intracellular signalling.
L-arginine: plays role in blood vessel relaxation, stimulating and maintaining erection in men, production of ejaculate, and removal of excess ammonia from the body.

A list of sample of high or low protein food sources is below:
Protein food source Estimated protein content
½ cup tofu
14 g
½ cup legumes 7 g
2 ounce lean meat, fish, poultry 14 g
1-2 ounces of nuts 14 g
1 slice of bread 3 g
1 cup raw vegetables 2 g

Maintenance of Immunity
It is generally believed that moderate exercise enhances immunocompetence and is effective for the prevention of inflammatory diseases, infection, and cancer, while excessive physical activity leads to immunosuppression and an increase of inflammatory and allergic disorders.

Susceptibility to infections following excessive physical activity is ascribed to an increase in the production of immunosuppressive factors such as adrenocortical hormones and anti-inflammatory cytokines, leading to a decrease in the number and activity of circulating natural killer cells and T cells as well as a lower IgA concentration in the saliva.
Therefore, athletes performing high-intensity training are exposed to the risk of impaired immunocompetence. Intake of carbohydrates during prolonged exercise at submaximal intensity attenuates the increase of plasma cortisol and cytokine levels after exercise, which could lead to the inhibition of immunosuppression.
Vitamin C and vitamin E have actions that promote immunity, and are essential for T cell differentiation and for maintenance of T cell function.
However, there is limited evidence about the effects of vitamins supplementation on immune function in relation to exercise.
Glutamine is an important energy source for lymphocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils, and is also an essential amino acid for the differentiation and growth of these cells.
Intense exercise decreases the plasma glutamine concentration and this may be related to immunosuppression.
Castell et al. reported that athletes who ingested glutamine had a lower infection rate after a marathon compared with the placebo group. They also demonstrated that intake of glutamine resulted in an increase of the T-helper/T-suppressor cell ratio.
Furthermore, glutamine enhances the activity of intestinal enterobacteria and inhibits the production of cytokines involved in inflammation or immunosuppression.
Due to a social background that includes changes of dietary habits, an aging population, and increased medical costs, people have shown a growing interest in health and have come to expect complex and diverse actions of foods.
In recent years, various food factors that fulfill such requirements have been evaluated scientifically to determine whether they are any physiological effects like prevention of diseases.

In the sports market, a variety of functional foods are available, but among these functional foods, some have not clearly demonstrated any efficacy and others are advertised with inappropriate and exaggerated claims, so consumers are often confused. Some of the food components described in this article should be studied further because of differing views with regard to their efficacy in different reports.

Furthermore, the effectiveness of the components may differ according to gender, between individuals, and with the mode of ingestion, so that the optimum method of intake the quantity and quality of foods to be ingested, and the timing of their intake need to be established in accordance with the purpose of using each food or food component, after understanding the physiological changes by exercise.

In the future, guidelines for the use and evaluation system of sports functional foods should be established with backing by clear scientific evidence related to the individual foods.
Wataru Aoi1 ,2 , Yuji Naito3 and Toshikazu Yoshikawa2 ,3
1Research Center for Sports Medicine, Doshisha University, Kyoto 602-8580, Japan
2Department of Inflammation and Immunology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan
3Department of Medical Proteomics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan

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