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Lifestyle and daily routine
Buck GM et al.: Life-style factors and female infertility. Epidemiology. 1997 Jul;8(4):435-41.
Agarwal A et al.: Lifestyle and testicular dysfunction: a brief update. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2008 Oct;62(8):550-3.
Dobson H et al.: Is stress really all that important? Theriogenology. 2001 Jan 1;55(1):65-73.
Kondoh Eet al.: Stress affects uterine receptivity through an ovarian-independent pathway. Human Reproduction. 2009 Apr;24(4):945-53.
Sobotka T et al.: Economic recession and fertility in the developed world. Population and Development Review. 2011;37(2):267-306.
Margolis R et Myrskylä M.: A global perspective on happiness and fertility. Population and Development Review. 2011;37(1):29-56.
Rowold J: Effects of Spiritual Well-Being on Subsequent Happiness, Psychological Well-Being, and Stress. Journal of Religion and Health. 2010 Jan 6.
Sharma R, Gupta N, Bijlani RL. Effect of yoga based lifestyle intervention on subjective well-being. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology.  2008 Apr-Jun;52(2):123-31

The effect of early morning light
M. Nakade M. Fl.: ´´An Integrated Effect of Protein Intake at Breakfast and Morning Exposure to Sunlight on The Circadian Typology in Japanese Infants Aged 2-6 Years. ´´ Journal of Physiological Anthropology, 2009 Sep;28(5):239-45.

Early to bed
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Apr 28. Role of Sleep Timing in Caloric Intake and BMI.. Baron KG, Reid KJ, Kern AS, Zee PC. Department of Neurology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A. Kumar m.fl.: ´´Protective effect of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) extract on 72-hour sleep deprivation-induced anxiety-like behavior and oxidative damage in mice.´´  Planta Medica, 2007 Oct;73(13):1358-64.
B. S. Weeks: ´´Formulations of dietary supplements and herbal extracts for relaxation and anxiolytic action: Valarian``. Medical Science Monitor. 2009 Nov;15(11):RA256-62.
V. Kumar: ´´Potential medicinal plants for CNS disorders: an overview.´´  Phytotherapy Research, 2006 Dec;20(12):1023-35.
M. Nakade M. Fl.: ´´An Integrated Effect of Protein Intake at Breakfast and Morning Exposure to Sunlight on The Circadian Typology in Japanese Infants Aged 2-6 Years. ´´ Journal of Physiological Anthropology, 2009 Sep;28(5):239-45.
N. Mahajan m. fl.: ´´Hyperactive-Impulsive Symptoms Associated With Self-Reported Sleep Quality in Nonmedicated Adults With ADHD.´´ Journal of Attention Disorders, 2009 Sep 18.
J. Bass m.fl.: ´´Sleepless in America. A Pathway to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome?’’ Archives of Internal Medicine, 2005;165:15-16.
R. D. Vorona m.fl.: ´´Overweight and Obese Patients in a Primary Care Population Report Less Sleep Than Patients With a Normal Body Mass Index.´´ Archives of Internal Medicine,. 2005;165(1):25-30.
A. Flores: ´´Looking for Links between Sleep Patterns and Obesity´´. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS)is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's, August 16, 2007. http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2007/070816.htm

Avoid multitasking
W. C. Clapp m.fl.: ´´ Mechanisms of Working Memory Disruption by External Interference.´´  Cerebral Cortex, 2009 Jul 31.
P. Thoma m. fl.:  ´´Subcortical contributions to multitasking and response inhibition.´´  Behavioural Brain Research, 2008 Dec 12;194(2):214-22.
P. W. Burgess: ´´ Strategy application disorder: the role of the frontal lobes in human multitasking.´´ Psychological research, 2000;63(3-4):279-88.

For women – menstrual program
Roupas ND et Georgopoulos NA. Hormones (Athens). 2011 Apr-Jun;10(2):104-16. Menstrual function in sports.
Roets L, van Rijswijck O. [Endometriosis in tampon users]. Curationis. 1999 Mar;22(1):12-5.
Viganò P et al.: Endometriosis: epidemiology and aetiological factors.  Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2004 Apr;18(2):177-200.
Parente Barbosa C et al.: The effect of hormones on endometriosis development.  Minerva Ginecologica. 2011 Aug;63(4):375-86.

Pranayama
T. Pramanik: ´´Immediate effect of slow pace bhastrika pranayama on blood pressure and heart rate.´´ The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2009 Mar;15(3):293-5.
D. K. Upadhyaym.fl.: ´´Effect of alternate nostril breathing exercise on cardiorespiratory functions.´´ Nepal Medical College Journal, 2008 Mar;10(1):25-7.
S. Telles m.fl.: ´´Breathing through a particular nostril can alter metabolism and autonomic activities.’’ Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994 Apr;38(2):133-7.
 V. Singh m.fl.: ´´Effect of yoga breathing exercises (pranayama) on airway reactivity in subjects with asthma.´´ The Lancet, 1990 Jun 9;335(8702):1381-3.

Yoga
L. Engel m.fl.: ´´Effects of mind-body training and relaxation stretching on persons with chronic toxic encephalopathy.´´ Patient Education and Counselling 39, 2000, 155-161.
G. S. BIRDEE M.FL.: ´´ CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF YOGA FOR THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.´´ ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS, 2009 JUL-AUG;9(4):212-220.E1-9.
S. Sinha m.fl.: ´´Improvement of glutathione and total antioxidant status with yoga.´´Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2007 Dec;13(10):1085-90.
C. C. STREETER M.FL.: ´´ YOGA ASANA SESSIONS INCREASE BRAIN GABA LEVELS: A PILOT STUDY.´´ THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, 2007 MAY;13(4):419-26.
M. Hagins m.fl.:: ´´Does practicing hatha yoga satisfy recommendations for intensity of physical activity which improves and maintains health and cardiovascular fitness?´´ BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2007 Nov 30;7:40.
B. Sinha m.fl.: ´´Energy cost and cardiorespiratory changes during the practice of Surya Namaskar.´´ Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2004 Apr;48(2):184-90.
V. Malhotra m.fl.: ´´Study of yoga asanas in assessment of pulmonary function in NIDDM patients.´´ Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2002 Jul;46(3):313-20.
P. Tekus m.fl.: ´´Effect of short-term intensive yoga program on pain, functional disability and spinal flexibility in chronic low back pain: a randomized control study.´´ The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2008 Jul;14(6):637-44.
V. Malhotra m.fl.: ´´The beneficial effect of yoga in diabetes.´´ Nepal Medical College Journal, 2005 Dec;7(2):145-7.
S. Manjunatha  m. fl.: ´´An investigation into the acute and long-term effects of selected yogic postures on fasting and postprandial glycemia and insulinemia in healthy young subjects.´´ Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2005 Jul-Sep;49(3):319-24.
M. D. Tran m.fl.: ´´Effects of Hatha Yoga Practice on the Health-Related Aspects of Physical Fitness.´´ Preventive cardiology, 2001 Autumn;4(4):165-170.
S. Telles m.fl.: ´´Plastikity of motor control systems demonstrated by yoga training.´´ Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994 Apr;38(2):143-4.
P. S. Raju m. fl.: ´´Effect of yoga on exercise tolerance in normal healthy volunteers. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1986 Apr-Jun;30(2):121-32
M. A. Gimbel: ´´Yoga, meditation, and imagery: clinical applications.´´ Nurse Practitioners Forum. 1998 Dec;9(4):243-55. Review.
S. A. DiStasio: ´´Integrating yoga into cancer care.´´ Clinical journal of Oncology Nursing, 2008 Feb;12(1):125-30. Oversigtsartikel.

Panchakarma treatment
Conboy L et al.: Ayurveda and Panchakarma: measuring the effects of a holistic health intervention. Scientific World Journal. 2009 Apr 27;9:272-80.
Massage and sesame oil
A. Underdown m.fl. ‘’Massage intervention for promoting mental and physical health in infants aged under six months.’’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4.
D. Smith & Salerno:  ‘’Selective Growth Inhibition of a Human Malignant Melanoma Cell Line by Sesame Oil in Vitro.’’  Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids, 1992, 46: 145-150.
R. E. Stephens m. fl.:  Effect of Different Sounds on Growth of Human Cancer Cells In Vitro.  Journal of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, 1992, 6 (5).  Abstract A1934.
D. Smith & Salerno: ´´The Use of Sesame Oil and Other Vegetable Oils in the Inhibition of Human Colon Cancer Growth in Vitro.´´  Anti-Cancer Research, 11: 1991, 209-216.
J. W. Salerno:  ´´Selective growth inhibition of human colon adenocarcinoma and malignant melanoma cell lines by sesame oil.´´ Dissertation from Maharishi University of Management, Order No. 9133557
S. J. m.fl.: ´´Improvement of balance in progressive degenerative cerebellar ataxias after Ayurvedic therapy: A preliminary report.´´ Neurology India. 2009 Mar-Apr;57(2):166-71.
K. N. Agarwal: ´´Effects of massage & use of oil on growth, blood flow & sleep pattern in infants.´´  The Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2000 Dec;112:212-7.
J. Arora m.fl.: ´´Effect of oil massage on growth and neurobehavior in very low birth weight preterm neonates.´´ Indian Pediatrics. 2005 Nov;42(11):1092-100.
D. Z. Hsu m.fl.: ´´Protective effect of daily sesame oil supplement on gentamicin-induced renal injury in rats.´´ , Shock, 2009, May 18.
D. Z. Hsu m.fl.: ´´Sesame oil protects against lipopolysaccharide-stimulated oxidative stress in rats.´´
 Critical Care Medicine. 2004 Jan;32(1):227-31.
L. C. Mullany m.fl.:  ´´Traditional massage of newborns in Nepal: implications for trials of improved practice.´´  Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2005 Apr;51(2):82-6
M. Fox m.fl.: ´´Marma therapy for stroke rehabilitation -- a pilot study.´´ Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2006 Jul;38(4):268-71.
A. J. Sara cog A. Gur: ´´Complementary and alternative medical therapies in fibromyalgia.´´ Current Pharmaceutical Design. 2006;12(1):47-57.
J. N. Dillard og S. Knapp: ´´Complementary and alternative pain therapy in the emergency department.´´  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 2005 May;23(2):529-49.
H. D. Hentschel m.fl.: ´´[The history of massage in the ways of life and healing in India][Article in German].´´ Wurzburg Medizinhistorishe Mitteilungen. 2004;23:179-203
J. Sagrera Ferrándiz: ´´[Massage and health]. [Article in Spanish].’’ Rev Enferm. 2003 May;26(5):8-12.

Diet
Mendiola J, et al.: Food intake and its relationship with semen quality: a case-control study. Fertility and Sterility 2009 Mar;91(3):812-8.
CHALMERS: KLIMATSKATT PÅ KÖTT OCH MJÖLK GER MINDRE VÄXTHUSGASER. GÖTEBORGS UNIVERSITET, NYHETER, 2010-04-23.
Susan Løvstad: ´´Tang -sundt for krop og klima´´. DTU-faktablad, nr. 12 -2009, SeafoodCircle kompetencecenter.
Gary E. Fraser: ‘’Vegetarian diets: what do we know of their effects on common chronic diseases?’’ The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2009 May;89(5):1607S-1612S.
J. Sabaté. ´´The contribution of vegetarian diets to human health.´´ Forum of Nutrition 2003;56:218-20
D.J. Jenkins m.fl.: ´´Type 2 diabetes and the vegetarian diet.´´ The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2003 Sep;78(3 Suppl):610S-616S. 
P. B. Hill og E. L. Wynder: ´´Effect of a vegetarian diet and dexamethasone on plasma prolactin, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone in men and women.´´ Cancer Letters, 1979 Sep;7(5):273-82.
R.O. West: ´´Diet and serum cholersterol levels. A comparision between vegetarians and nonvegetarians in a Seventh-day Adventist group.´´ The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1968 Aug; 21(8): 853-62.
H. C. Wulf: ´´Very low sister-chromatid exchange rate in Seventh-Day Adventists.´´ Mutation Research, 1986 Aug; 162(1): 131-5.
Berkel J, de-Waard F. ´´Mortality pattern and life expectancy of Seventh-day Adventists in the Netherlands.´´ International Journal of Epidemiology, 1983: I 2:455-9.
Kuratsune M, Ikeda M, Hayashi T. Epidemiologic studies on possible health effects of intake of pyrolyzates of foods, with reference to mortality among Japanese Seventh-day Adventists. Environmental Health Perspectives, 1986:67:143-6.
I. Ringstad og V. Fennebe: ´´The Tromse heart study: serum selenium in a low-risk population for cardiovascular disease and cancer and matched controls.´´ Annals of clinical research, 1987;19:351-4.
T.J. Key: ´´Mortality in vegetarians and nonvegetarians: detailed findings from a collaborative analysis of 5 prospective studies.´´ The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1999; 70(suppl):516S-24S.
G. E. Fraser: ´´Determinants of high density lipoprotein cholesterol in middle-aged Seventh-Day Adventist men and their neighbors.´´ The American Journal of Epidemiology, 1989 Nov; 130(5): 958-65
L. C. Tapsell m.fl.:. ´´Health benefits of herbs and spices: the past, the present, the future.´´  The Medical Journal of Australia. 2006 Aug 21;185(4 Suppl):S4-24.
S. BARBUT: ´´PALE, SOFT, AND EXUDATIVE POULTRY MEAT--REVIEWING WAYS TO MANAGE AT THE PROCESSING PLANT.´´ POULTRY SCIENCE, 2009 JUL;88(7):1506-12.
H. M. FINESTONE M.FL.: ´´STRESS-INDUCED PHYSIOLOGIC CHANGES AS A BASIS FOR THE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL OF CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN: A NEW THEORY?´´  CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN, 2008 NOV-DEC;24(9):767-75.
S. L. GRUBER M.FL.: ´´ RELATIONSHIPS OF BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF PRESLAUGHTER STRESS TO BEEF LONGISSIMUS MUSCLE TENDERNESS.´´ JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 2010 MAR;88(3):1148-59.
E. MICERA M.FL.: ´´ STRESS-RELATED HORMONES IN HORSES BEFORE AND AFTER STUNNING BY CAPTIVE BOLT GUN.´´ MEAT SCIENCE, 2010 APR;84(4):634-7.
S. R. LOMBORG M.FL.: ´´ EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOSUPPRESSION IN CATTLE WITH PERSISTENTLY HIGH ANTIBODY LEVELS TO SALMONELLA DUBLIN LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE O-ANTIGENS.´´ BMC VETERINARY RESEARCH, 2007 AUG 7;3:17.
Lars Hagmar m.fl.: ´´Cancer incidence and mortality among Swedish Baltic Sea fishermen.´´ The Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 1992;18:217-24
S. G. Reid m. fl.: ´´The adrenergic stress response in fish: control of catecholamine storage and release.´´  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Endocrinology (SAUS), 1998 Jul;120(1):1-27.
S. E. Wendelaar Bonga: ´´The stress response in fish.´´ Physiological Reviews. 1997 Jul;77(3):591-625.
P. S. Davie og R. K. Kopf . ´´Physiology, behaviour and welfare of fish during recreational fishing and after release.´´  The New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 2006 Aug;54(4):161-72.
Acta Vet Hung. 1997;45(1):1-10.
S. G. REID  M.FL.: ´´ THE ADRENERGIC STRESS RESPONSE IN FISH: CONTROL OF CATECHOLAMINE STORAGE AND RELEASE.´´ COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY PART C: PHARMACOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, 1998 JUL;120(1):1-27.
Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center, 11175 Campus Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354. www.llu.edu/public-health/nutrition/resources , www.llu.edu/public-health/health/references.page , www.llu.edu/public-health/health/abstracts
International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, Janice Hilton, Loma Linda University, Department of Nutrition NH 1102, Loma Linda, CA  92350:  www.vegetariannutrition.org/resources
Vegetarian/vegan diet.  www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T162393.html

Ghee
Rani R m.fl.: ‘Dietary intervention of cow ghee and soybean oil on expression of cell cycle and apoptosis related genes in normal and carcinogen treated rat mammary gland.’ Molecular Biology Reporter, 19. november 2010.
Suhara W m.fl.: Cow's milk increases the activities of human nuclear receptors peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors alpha and delta and retinoid X receptor alpha involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis, obesity, and inflammation.  Journal of Dairy Science. 2009 Sep;92(9):4180-7.
Shankar SR m..fl.: ‘Serum lipid response to introducing ghee as a partial replacement for mustard oil in the diet of healthy young Indians.’ Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 2005 Jan;49(1):49-56.
Shankar SR m..fl.: Effect of partial replacement of visible fat by ghee (clarified butter) on serum lipid profile. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2002 Jul;46(3):355-60.
Niranjan TG og Krishnakantha TP.: Effect of dietary ghee--the anhydrous milk fat on lymphocytes in rats.´ Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry: 2001 Oct;226(1-2):39-47.

Milk
Chavarro JE et al.: A prospective study of dairy foods intake and anovulatory infertility. Human Reproduction. 2007 May;22(5):1340-7.
C. M. Weaver: ´´Should dairy be recommended as part of a healthy vegetarian diet?´´ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009 May; 89(5):1634S-1637S.
C. Roed m.fl.: ´´Svær vitamin B 12 -mangel hos spædbørn brysternæret af veganere.´´ Ugeskrift for Læger. 19. okt. 2009.
J. C. van der Pols. ´´Childhood dairy and calcium intake and cardiovascular mortality in adulthood: 65-year follow-up of the Boyd Orr cohort.’’ Heart 2009; 95:1600-1606.
A. PASCHKE M.FL.: ´´ STABILITY OF BOVINE ALLERGENS DURING FOOD PROCESSING.´´ ANNALS OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY, 2002 Dec;89(6 Suppl 1):16-20.
P. J. DAVIS M.FL.: ´´PROTEIN MODIFICATION BY THERMAL PROCESSING.´´ ALLERGY, 1998;53(46 SUPPL):102-5.
R. Christensen. ´´Effect of calcium from dairy and dietary supplements on faecal fat excretion: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.´´ Obesity reviews (2009) 10, 475–486.
A.Fiocchi m. fl.: ´´Clinical tolerance of processed foods.´´  Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 2004 Nov; 93(5 Suppl 3):S38-46.
M. Pfeuffer og J. Schrezenmeir. ´´Bioactive substances in milk with properties decreasing risk of cardiovascular diseases.´´ British Journal of Nutrition. 2000 Nov;84 Suppl 1:S155-9. Review.
Medicinske nyheder. ´´Mættet fedt øger ikke risikoen for hjerte-kar-sygdom´´. Ugeskrift for læger, 172/13-14. 29. marts 2010.
K. A. Ellis m.fl.: ´´Comparing the Fatty Acid Composition of Organic and Conventional Milk.´´ Journal of Dairy Science, 89:1938-1950.
N.L. Keim m.fl.: ´´The cholesterolemic effect of skim milk in young men consuming controlled diets.´´  Nutrition Research, Volume 1, Issue 5, 1981, Pages 429-442.
R. Sieber: ´´[Xanthine Oxidase In Homogenized Cow's Milk And Oster's Hypothesis: A Review][Article In German].´´  Zeitschrift Für Ernährungswissenschaft. 1983 Dec;22(4):219-33.
P. C. Elwood m.fl.: ´´The survival advantage of milk and dairy consumption: an overview of evidence from cohort studies of vascular diseases, diabetes and cancer.´´ Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2008 Dec;27(6):723S-34S.
J. Pennington: Bowes & Church’s Food Values of Portions Commonly Used.  17th Ed. Lippincott. Philadelphia- New York, 1998.
M. Tseng m.fl.: ´´Dairy, calcium, and vitamin D intakes and prostate cancer risk in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Epidemiologic Follow-up Study cohort.´´ Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2005; 81: 1147-54.
M. B. Veierod m. fl.: ´´Dietary fat intake and risk of prostate cancer: a prospective study of 25,708 Norwegian men.´´ The International Journal of Cancer, 1997; 73: 634-8.
W. B. Grant: ´´An ecologic study of dietary links to prostate cancer.´´ Alternative Medicine Review, 1999; 4: 162-9.
A. Miller m.fl.: ´´Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-enriched milk fat inhibits growth and modulates CLA-responsive biomarkers in MCF-7 and SW480 human cancer cell lines.´´ British Journal of Nutrition 2003; 90: 877-85.
M. O'Shea m. fl.: ´´Milk fat conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) inhibits growth of human mammary MCF-7 cancer cells.´´ Anticancer Research, 2000; 20: 3591-601.
S. C. Larsson m.fl.: ´´High-fat dairy food and conjugated linoleic acid intakes in relation to colorectal cancer incidence in the Swedish Mammography Cohort.´´ British Journal of Nutrition, 2005; 82: 894-900.
L. H. Kushi m.fl.: ´´Prospective study of diet and ovarian cancer.´´ American Journal of Epidemiology, 1999; 149: 21-31.
J. E. Chavarro m.fl.: ´´A prospective study of dairy foods intake and anovulatory infertility.´´ Human Reproduction, 2007; 22: 1340-7.
C. A. Adebamowo m. fl. ´´High school dietary dairy intake and teenage acne.´´ Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2005; 52: 207-14.
W. B. Grant. ´´Milk and other dietary influences on coronary heart disease.´´ Alternative Medicine Review, 1998; 3: 281-94.
J. Riedler m. fl. ´´Exposure to farming in early life and development of asthma and allergy: a cross-sectional survey.´´ Lancet, 2001; 358: 1129-33.

Meat and fish – why not
E. Micera M.Fl.: ´´ Stress-Related Hormones In Horses Before And After Stunning By Captive Bolt Gun.´´ Meat Science, 2010 Apr;84(4):634-7.
S. G. Reid m. fl.: ´´The adrenergic stress response in fish: control of catecholamine storage and release.´´  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Endocrinology (SAUS), 1998 Jul;120(1):1-27.
P. C. Calder: ‘’Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and human health outcomes.´´ Biofactors. 2009 May-Jun;35(3):266-72.
G. J. Myers: ´´Postnatal exposure to methyl mercury from fish consumption: a review and new data from the Seychelles Child Development Study.´´ Neurotoxicology. 2009 May; 30(3):338-49.
M. L. Burr: ´´Is fish oil good or bad for heart disease? Two trials with apparently conflicting results.´´ The Journal of Membrane Biology. 2005 Jul;206(2):155-63.
S. C. Dijkstra og J. M. Geleijnse: ´´Intake of very long chain n-3 fatty acids from fish and the incidence of heart failure: the Rotterdam Study.´´ The European Journal of Heart Failure. 2009 Oct;11(10):922-8.
Dietary supplements – why not vitamins or active ingredients
D. R. Jacobs m. fl.: ´´Food synergy: an operational concept for understanding nutrition.’’ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009 May;89(5):1543S-1548S. Epub 2009 Mar 11.

Avoid stimulants
Chavarro JE et al.: Caffeinated and alcoholic beverage intake in relation to ovulatory disorder infertility. Epidemiology. 2009 May;20(3):374-81.
M. H. WONG M.FL.: ´´ ALUMINIUM AND FLUORIDE CONTENTS OF TEA, WITH EMPHASIS ON BRICK TEA AND THEIR HEALTH IMPLICATIONS.´´ TOXICOLOGY LETTERS, 2003 Jan 31;137(1-2):111-20.
Grace Wyshak. ´´Teenaged Girls, Carbonated Beverage Consumption, and Bone Fractures.´´ Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154:610-613.

Fish oil – why not
G. J. Myers: ´´Postnatal exposure to methyl mercury from fish consumption: a review and new data from the Seychelles Child Development Study.´´ Neurotoxicology. 2009 May; 30(3):338-49.
M. L. Burr: ´´Is fish oil good or bad for heart disease? Two trials with apparently conflicting results.´´ The Journal of Membrane Biology. 2005 Jul;206(2):155-63.
S. C. Dijkstra og J. M. Geleijnse: ´´Intake of very long chain n-3 fatty acids from fish and the incidence of heart failure: the Rotterdam Study.´´ The European Journal of Heart Failure. 2009 Oct;11(10):922-8.

Spices
Heidary M et al.: Effect of saffron on semen parameters of infertile men. Urology Journal. 2008 Fall;5(4):255-9.
Li XH et al.: Attenuation of Liver Pro-Inflammatory Responses by Zingiber officinale via Inhibition of NF-kappa B Activation in High-Fat Diet-Fed Rats.  Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2012 Mar;110(3):238-44.
Al-Suhaimi EA et al.:. Physiological and therapeutical roles of ginger and turmeric on endocrine functions.  The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2011;39(2):215-31.

Ayurveda as a whole
Conboy L et al.: Ayurveda and Panchakarma: measuring the effects of a holistic health intervention. Scientific World Journal. 2009 Apr 27;9:272-80.
Stefan och Yvonne Lagrosen: Frisk och Framgångsrik med Maharishi ayurveda. Syneidos, 2010.
O. Akerele: ´´The WHO Traditional Medicine Programme, Policy and Implementation.´´
International Traditional Medicine Newsletter.  University of Chicago, (1985) Vol. 1, No. 1, April.
G. C. Bodeker:  ´´Traditional Knowledge and Modern Health Care:  An Analysis of WHO's Training Policy in Light of India's Experience with Ayur-Veda.´´  Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989.
WHO: The Promotion and Development of Traditional Medicine.  Traditional Medicine Division, Technical Report Series, 622 (1978), Geneva.
WHO, Regional Office for the Western Pacific: Report of the Regional Workshop on Training in Traditional Medicine.  Manila, Philippines, 25-28 November (1986). 
H. Sharma m.fl.: ´´Utilization of Ayurveda in health care: an approach for prevention, health promotion, and treatment of disease. Part 1--Ayurveda, the science of life.´´ The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2007 Nov;13(9):1011-9.
L. Conboy m.fl.: ´´Ayurveda and Panchakarma: measuring the effects of a holistic health intervention.´´ Scientific World Journal, 2009 Apr 27;9:272-80.
R. Mamtani m.fl.: ´´Ayurveda and yoga in cardiovascular diseases.´´ Cardiology Reviews, 2005 May-Jun;13(3):155-62.
R. H. Singh: ´´ An assessment of the ayurvedic concept of cancer and a new paradigm of anticancer treatment in Ayurveda.´´ The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2002 Oct;8(5):609-14.
F. Mantle: ´´ The role of alternative medicine in treating postnatal depression.´´  Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 2002 Nov;8(4):197-203.
M. A. Bin m. fl.: ´´The role of traditional healers in the provision of health care and family planning services: Ayurveda and Sidda. ’’ Malaysian Journal of Reproductive Health, 1985;3(1 Suppl):S95-9.
O. Akerele: ´´The WHO Traditional Medicine Programme, Policy and Implementation.´´ International Traditional Medicine Newsletter.  University of Chicago, (1985) Vol. 1, No. 1, April.
G. C. Bodeker:  ´´Traditional Knowledge and Modern Health Care:  An Analysis of WHO's Training Policy in Light of India's Experience with Ayur-Veda.´´  Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989.
J. Glaser: ´´Maharishi Ayur-Ved: An Introduction To Recent Research.´´ Modern Science and Vedic Science, 1988, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring: 88-108.
Editorial: Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, (1989),  Vol. 10, No. 3-4.
D. D. Kulkarni m.fl.: ´´Yogic exercises and health--a psycho-neuro immunological approach.´´ Indian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology, 2009 Jan-Mar;53(1):3-15. Review.
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Theoretical framework: Three dosha theory
  Referencing Hankey’s scientific R.R. Joshi used regression modeling with a sample of 117 healthy subjects to obtain a quantitative measure of the Ayurvedic tridosha level for vata, pitta, and kapha.
  Joshi’s analysis applied an algorithmic heuristic approach to the qualitative diagnostic criteria used by Ayurvedic doctors.
  The study used quantitative estimates of the tridosha classification of subjects and then used analysis of variance to determine the distinct nature of five classes identified from the Ayurvedic doctors’ subject classifications.
  Multiple linear regression modeling was then performed and showed a good fit.
  A predictive algorithm was then applied to data on 117 healthy subjects to determine the algorithm’s ability to predict or determine an individual’s tridohsa status – known as their prakriti in Ayurveda. In comparing the algorithm with the tridosha assessments of Ayurvedic doctors, there was 75% convergence, significant at the p<.05 level.
  Patwardhan et al (2007) used human leucocyte antigen (HLA) DRB1 types to compare individuals with their Ayurvedic tridosha classification.
  They selected the HLA DRB1 gene because it has multiple alleles or many alternative forms of genes.
  It is also known that susceptibility and resistance to many diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and type I diabetes, is primarily associated with genes encoding peptide-presenting HLA molecules.
  HLA genes exhibit a high degree of polymorphism in various ethnic groups and the association between HLA alleles and disease is usually quantified by typing HLA alleles expressed by individuals with or with out disease.
  This was an original application of a comparative HLA DRB1 gene analysis to the field of traditional medicine and its mind-body typologies.
  The data showed a correlation between HLA alleles and Prakriti type.
  This established a rationale and preliminary experimental support for the concept of an association between HLA alleles and the Ayurvedic tridosha theory of individual Prakriti types.
  Patwardhan et al noted that their finding could explain the underlying variability in the way people respond to drugs and disease.
  This in turn represent a fruitful field for future genetic research into Ayurvedic characterizations of individual variations in health and disease.
  Addressing the pharmacogenetic perspective found in Ayurveda, Dahanukar and Thatte have noted the different response styles to medication of people with different doshic constitutions or prakriti.
  Building on this point, an RCT on the antidiabetic effect of the Ayurvedic plant ‘Vijayasar’ (Pterocarpus marsupium) followed Ayurvedic requirements that patients first be assigned by Ayurvedic physicians into their doshic groupings and then randomized within each of these groupings to treatment or control group.
  The rationale for this was that Vijayasar is described in Ayurveda to work with differently in different doshic types and thus requires differential dosages across patient categories (Chaudhury, 2001b). Prof Roy Chaudhury’s study was pioneering work in the use of Ayurvedic taxonomy in subject assignment for RCT’s.
   More recently, the above partnership of researchers have noted a study on sibutramine in patients with obesity which showed that most of the responders to the drug had a pitta prakriti, while most of the non-responders were of the kapha prakriti (Chaudhury, Thatte and Liu, 2007).
  Under CSIR’s NMITLI program, anti-arthritic and anti-diabetic formulations based on Ayurveda are in Phase 3 clinical studies at some of India’s premier modern medical institutions.
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Collaborating centres in the India-wide programme of research into Ayurvedic biology include:
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; The Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad;  G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, TN Medical College and Nair Hospital, Mumbai; Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Center, Chennai; and The Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune; the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), ; The National Botanical Research Institute; the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow; the Agharkar Research Institute; Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Interactive Research School for Health Sciences; and Bhavan’s Swami Prakashananda Ayurveda Research Center, Mumbai.
A series of scientific papers elaborate further the scientific value and role of Ayurveda in drug discovery and development (Patwardhan & Hooper 1992;  Patwardhan 2000; Patwardhan et al 2004) and also as immunodrugs (Patwardhan & Gautam 2005).
India has challenged and overturned patents on turmeric for wound healing (Bodeker 2007) as well as patents on variants of basmati rice and on the applications of products of the neem tree (Azadiracta indica) which has been widely used in Ayurveda and rural folk medicine traditions throughout India’s long history as well as in areas settled by Indians, such as East Africa (Bodeker et al, 2001). 

Ayurvedic detox
Altern Ther Health Med. 2002 Sep-Oct;8(5):40-51.
Lipophil-mediated reduction of toxicants in humans: an evaluation of an ayurvedic detoxification procedure.
Herron RE, Fagan JB.
Source, Institute of Science, Technology and Public Health Policy, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA.
Abstract
CONTEXT:
Lipophilic toxicants have been associated with hormone disruption, immune system suppression, reproductive disorders, several types of cancer, and other diseases. Due to environmental persistence and bioaccumulation, body burdens of certain toxicants, such as dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), appear to be a health risk despite the toxicants' having been banned for decades.
OBJECTIVE:
To determine whether a safe, standardized, Ayurvedic detoxification procedure can mobilize lipid-soluble toxicants and stimulate their excretion.
DESIGN:
Cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluations.
SETTING:
Southeastern Iowa.
PARTICIPANTS:
In the cross-sectional study, 48 participants who had undertaken lipophil-mediated detoxification were compared with 40 control subjects. In the prospective, longitudinal evaluation, serum levels were measured in 15 subjects before and after they underwent the detoxification procedure. These 15 subjects served as their own controls.
INTERVENTION(S):
Ayurvedic lipophil-mediated detoxification procedure.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:
Gas chromatographic analysis of 17 serum toxicant levels (9 PCB congeners and 8 pesticides or metabolites) on a lipid-adjusted and wet-weight basis (ng/g) as parts per billion.
RESULTS:
In the cross-sectional study, gas chromatographic analysis of 9 PCB congeners and 8 pesticides revealed that serum PCB levels were significantly lower in the detoxification subjects than in controls. Trans-nonachlor (TNC), p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,p'-DDE), oxychlordane, and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) levels were also markedly lower in the detoxification group. All subjects had undetectable levels of p,p'-DDT, lindane, and a-hexachlorocyclohexane (a-HCH). Beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) levels were significantly higher in detoxification subjects than in controls. In the longitudinal evaluation, after treatment, mean levels of PCBs (46%) and beta-HCH (58%) declined significantly in the subjects.
CONCLUSIONS:
The higher beta-HCH levels in the subjects in the longitudinal study appear to be an anomaly related to diet. The results of the 2 studies generally suggest that lipophil-mediated detoxification may be effective in reducing body burdens of fat-soluble toxicants. As numerous people worldwide are at risk from high body burdens of such lipid-soluble agents, further studies to evaluate this procedure appear warranted.