about the Amino Acid
Dr. Robert Holt, MD is a
BUT he also
has a degree in "Health Education" -- an MPH degree from Loma University's
"School of Health". Also, Dr. Holt has used this degree and the knowledge
he obtained at this University throughout 20+ years of Medical
Practice. And is still using it, now free of charge, since he
retired from active practice in 1998.
The Amino Acid Taurine has been packaged in recent years as a major
component (along with Caffeine) in all sorts of ENERGY drinks, as pictured
above. These have become very useful to US troops in training and in
combat, whose lives may depend on staying awake-- and by racing drivers
and long distance truck drivers -- for similar reasons. Another
group who may find them useful are people on diets to lose weight, who
tend to use "sugar free" versions of these same drinks to help them "burn
off" calories instead of "wearing them".
A major hazard in using Caffeine alone in such drinks is that the
stimulant effect of Caffeine wears of in 3 to 4 hours, and a person
depending on this effect may suffer a sudden let down and fall asleep
unexpectedly. Taurine and sometimes other Amino acid additives can
extend the stimulant effect of Caffeine to 5 hours or more and make the
let down less dramatic and more predictable.
|BENEFITS OF VEGAN
||REQUIREMENT FOR TAURINE
REVERSING OF HEART
BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
Loma Linda Medical Center
Medical School and School of
Loma Linda, California Class
| Although Dr. Robert F. Holt MD, MPH received a
degree in Health Administration and Health Education from the above
pictured school, Loma Linda University School of
Health and an MD degree from that same MEDICAL SCHOOL, his advice
on this WEB PAGE in no way represents those schools' CURRENT TEACHINGS on
any subject, and they are in no way responsible for what Dr, Holt has
written here! Let the READER beware! If your own doctor or
other health adviser advises otherwise, it may be far safer to
follow their advice. Dr. Holt no longer diagnoses and treats any
type of diseases and health conditions. He retired from
active practice in 1998.
On my previous page
in this series I suggested another reason for eating and drinking
foods and drinks containing Taurine -- other than mixed with
Caffeine to stay awake or to lose weight in a weight -loss diet.
I suggested that there may be a large number of people who are
TAURINE DEFICIENT for various reasons, some of these reasons not
economic, but religious and/or ethical in nature.
Many of these people
may have distressing symptoms -- memory loss, loss of activities
like walking or driving a car, and loss of their ability to smell
and taste food properly. Even visual acuity and balance can be
adversely affected in a person who is truly and seriously TAURINE
|This young man has
lots of energy. He can if he wishes to, hold down a paying job.
He can walk as far and as fast as
he wants or needs to, and he sleeps well at night.
He is hungry at mealtime and his
food tastes and smells good to him.
He can remember a list of quite a
few items and comes back from the store with those items and
perhaps a few more.
He is not a dangerous driver,
knows how to use a GPS and a map, and knows where he is locally
-- and can find his way home.
He eats MEAT, and is NOT
Taurine-deficient, although he has plenty of RISK in
other areas of his DIET and his LIFE!
|One or both of these
persons is always tired.
Walking is difficult, so they would rather drive.
One or both sleep most of the
time, or don't sleep at night.
Food is tasteless, and smell is
very poor to non-existent.
MEMORY is deteriorating and words
must be searched for
Dangerous drivers for lots of
reasons. Often get lost even in familiar territory.
One or BOTH may be Taurine
deficient, more likely if they eat little or no MEAT in
How to diagnose and
Simple and Quick!
Buy some and take it
every day for at least two weeks and hopefully much longer.
By one month you'll know you were deficient BECAUSE:
Your FOOD will taste better.
You'll be able to SMELL
flowers and other smells that you haven't been able to smell
for months or years.
Your MEMORY will slowly
improve and LISTS will become possible without writing
OLDER MEMORIES will begin to
return. They were "there" all along, but your "broken"
mind wouldn't let you connect with them. Think of
Taurine as a MIND Mechanic -- a "Fixer" of broken minds!
Break up tablet and chew up
1/3 tablet morning, noon and night.
Besides the immediate and obvious increased alertness when combined with
Caffeine, Taurine extends this effect and enhances it.
Longer term effects are brought about by
Taurine's being a part of important biochemical processes in all nerves
throughout the body, including the brain, and allowing and enhancing
repair to damaged nerves. What would take much longer without Taurine is now accomplished much faster.
And what would perhaps not happen
at all, is now possible.
Lab studies with rats, monkeys,
etc. show that cell borders and membranes in both muscles and nerves and
where they interact with each other are where such actions take place.
|Muscle health all
over the body is enhanced by having enough Taurine in the body, including
but not limited to heart muscle.
Also animal studies suggest that heart rate is more stable and predictable
with enough or excess Taurine. Which may counteract a possible
adverse affect by Caffeine.
The possible effect of Taurine in
helping the body build and repair muscle causes it to be included in most
"body building" preparations, which is now a source of great income and
profit in not only "body building" and "health food" stores but also big
chains like WalMart.
large safety margin for ingesting Taurine helps. Up to 3000 mg (3 grams)
can be safely ingested in a day.