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Common Amino Acid, Taurine, Helps to Prevent Bacterial Infection

Common Amino Acid, Taurine, Helps to Prevent Bacterial Infection

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient – taurine – that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, published in the journal Cell by scientists from five institutes of the National Institutes of Health, could aid efforts seeking alternatives to antibiotics. Scientists know that microbiota – the trillions of benefici>> Read Post

New Therapy Targets Protein Pathway to Halt Cartilage Degeneration and Reduce Knee Pain

New Therapy Targets Protein Pathway to Halt Cartilage Degeneration and Reduce Knee Pain

There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, but a group of scientists have discovered a method through which a simple knee injection could potentially stop the disease's effects. The researchers accomplished this by activating a specific protein pathway to halt cartilage degeneration to dramatically reduce the cartilage degeneration and knee pain. The findings were published in Science Translational Medicine. "Our lab is one of the few in the world s>> Read Post

Exposure to Common Food-Borne Pathogen Linked to Rare Brain Cancer

Exposure to Common Food-Borne Pathogen Linked to Rare Brain Cancer

(Fig. 1. Parasitic protozoans Toxoplasma gondii in tachyzoite stage.) A new study suggests a link between Toxoplasma Gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer, in adults. The report, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer, finds that people who have glioma are more likely to have antibodies to T. gondii (indicating that they have had a previous infection) than a similar group that was cancer free. For the s>> Read Post

Vitamins C and E Linked to 32% Lower Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease

Vitamins C and E Linked to 32% Lower Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease

People who consume high levels of vitamin C and E in their diet may have a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease than people who get only small amounts of these nutrients, according to a new study published in the January 6, 2021, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Improving diet is a known way to improve overall health, but the research on exactly how diet affects a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease has>> Read Post

Ginger Helps Halt Progression of Autoimmune Diseases in Mouse Study

Ginger Helps Halt Progression of Autoimmune Diseases in Mouse Study

Ginger is well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, making it a popular natural option for treating inflammatory diseases. Now a new study shows that 6-gingerol, the main bioactive compound of ginger root, is therapeutic in countering the mechanism that fuels certain autoimmune diseases in mice. Researchers specifically looked at lupus, a disease which attacks the body's own immune system, and its often associated condition an>> Read Post

Thailand Approves Use of Andrographis as Herbal Treatment for COVID-19

Thailand Approves Use of Andrographis as Herbal Treatment for COVID-19

The Government of Thailand has approved the use of the traditional herb, andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) in a pilot study aimed at reducing the initial symptoms and subsequent severity of COVID-infected individuals. Initial studies reported by the Thai government demonstrated what traditional herbalists have known for a long time; when andrographis is given within the first 72 hours of experiencing symptoms, the symptoms subside and patient cond>> Read Post

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Possible Explanation for "Happy Hypoxia" (Low Blood Oxygen Levels) in Covid-19 Patients

One of the most puzzling symptoms of COVID-19 is a condition referred to as “silent hypoxemia” or “happy hypoxia.” Patients suffering silent hypoxemia present with severe pneumonia and markedly decreased arterial blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia). Bizarrely, patients often report feeling normal and lacking in typical sensations, such as shortness of breath (dyspnea) and increased breathing rates, which are characteristic symptoms of people with hypoxemia fro>> Read Post

Study Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria and Vitamin D Levels

Study Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria and Vitamin D Levels

Our gut microbiomes – the many bacteria, viruses and other microbes living in our digestive tracts – play important roles in our health and risk for disease in ways that are only beginning to be recognized. University of California San Diego researchers and collaborators recently demonstrated in older men that the makeup of a person's gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D, a hormone important for bone health and immunity. The stud>> Read Post

COVID-19 Crosses Blood-Brain to Trigger Cognitive Effects, Brain Fog and Fatigue

COVID-19 Crosses Blood-Brain to Trigger Cognitive Effects, Brain Fog and Fatigue

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, like many viruses before it, is bad news for the brain. More and more evidence is coming out that people with COVID-19 are suffering from cognitive effects, such as brain fog and fatigue. In a new study, researchers found that the spike protein, often depicted as the red arms of the virus, can cross the blood-brain barrier in mice. The spike proteins alone can cause brain fog. Since the spike protein enters the brain, the vi>> Read Post

Scientists Restore Vision, Reverse Age-Related Vision Loss From Glaucoma in Animal Study

Scientists Restore Vision, Reverse Age-Related Vision Loss From Glaucoma in Animal Study

Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully restored vision in mice by turning back the clock on aged eye cells in the retina to recapture youthful gene function. The team's work, described Dec. 2 in Nature, represents the first demonstration that it may be possible to safely reprogram complex tissues, such as the nerve cells of the eye, to an earlier age. In addition to resetting the cells' aging clock, the researchers successfully reversed vis>> Read Post

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Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men and Women

Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men and Women

While shedding a few hairs on a daily basis is normal, losing more than 100 hairs per day is considered excessive and may be an indication of a serious issue. Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of hair loss, affecting roughly 40 million men in the US. Approximately 25 percent of men with male-pattern hair loss will begin to lose their hair by age 30, and up to 66 percent will begin balding by age 60. An>> Read Article

Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the same shopping trip. Although there are types of bacteria that can make us sick, Caltech professor of biology and biological engineering Sarkis Mazmanian and his team are most interested in the thousands of other bacteria — many already living inside our bodies — that actually keep us healthy. His pas>> Read Article

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

By Jim English  Tonic Herbalism is the practice of combining traditional ‘tonic herbs’ to achieve a synergistic effect that far greater than what can be obtained by taking individual herbs. The basis for tonic herbalism is the belief that, through regular consumption, tonic herbs help the body maintain its self-regulatory capacity, assuring optimal functioning. Tonic herbs, referred to in Asia as “superior herbs,” comprise an “elite class” of about 60 >> Read Article

Lithium Orotate

Lithium Orotate

The Unique, Safe Mineral with Multiple Uses   By Ward Dean MD and Jim English Lithium is a mineral with a cloudy reputation. It is an alkali metal in the same family as sodium, potassium and other elements. Although lithium is highly effective in the treatment of manic depressive illness (X4 DI), its pharmaceutical (prescription) versions – lithium carbonate and lithium citrate – must be used with caution. (1) The reason for the caution with pr>> Read Article

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Health authorities around the globe continue to warn of a potential influenza pandemic that they fear the world is ill prepared to cope with. As communicable disease experts scrutinize daily reports for signs of an impending outbreak, public health specialists and drug manufacturers are working to develop vaccines, drugs, and strategies to quarantine and treat the ill. Unfortunately these plans will take years to implement, and some of the most dangerous s>> Read Article

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Allergy Season

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

Winter is over and everyone should feel free to retire “snowpocalypse” and “polar vortex” from their vocabulary. If letting go of these buzz words isn’t that easy, take comfort in this: The harsh winter could cause a historically bad allergy season because of what some are referring to as the “pollen vortex.” Essentially, the long wint>> Read Article

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

A new scientific report out October 3 from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)[i] dismantles the myth that the epidemic rise in allergies in recent years has happened because we're living in sterile homes and overdoing hygiene. But far from saying microbial exposure is not important, the report concludes that losing>> Read Article

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The common cold is the main cause of acute sinusitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the nasal cavities, >> Read Article

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AllerPhase® User Reports “Enormous Difference”

I first read about your product, AllerPhase, in an article in HSI that said it would only take 25 to 35 minutes to work. They were exactly correct, as I felt an enormous difference right then. I now take 2 caps in the morning and 2 in the night, and I feel perfectly good. This is substantially better than taking allergy shots. I have been>> Read Article

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Customer Surprised With AllerPhase® And ImmunoPhase®

February 12, 2010 I first heard about AllerPhase and ImmunoPhase through my dentist. I bought the products with much speculation, basically to shut him up. I had the product in my cabinet for about 2 months and had not taken any of them. I have struggled with seasonal issues associated with molds and cedar pollen for 42 years. I was>> Read Article

Sleep

Study Links Loss of Dream-Stage REM Sleep to Higher Risk of Death

Study Links Loss of Dream-Stage REM Sleep to Higher Risk of Death

Spending less time in REM sleep is linked to a greater overall risk of death from any cause, as well as from cardiovascular disease and other diseases except for cancer, a new study finds.“The effect of short REM time on mortality has not been previously shown,” said Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, who directs Sleep Basic Research in the Division >> Read Article

Gut Damage Linked to Premature Death From Sleep-Loss in New Animal Study

Gut Damage Linked to Premature Death From Sleep-Loss in New Animal Study

Scientists have long studied sleep, a phenomenon that appears to be fundamental for life, yet one that in many ways remains mysterious. Almost every known animal sleeps or exhibits some form of sleeplike behavior. Without enough of it, serious consequences ensue. In humans, chronic insufficient sleep is associated with heart disease, >> Read Article

Deep Sleep Triggers Waves of Fluid to Flush Toxins From Brain During Slumber

Deep Sleep Triggers Waves of Fluid to Flush Toxins From Brain During Slumber

Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is vital to physical and psychological health, but understanding exactly what is happening in our brains as we dream has been an enduring challenge. Scientists have long suspected that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the clear, watery substance that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord, migh>> Read Article

Deep Sleep May Act as Fountain of Youth in Old Age

Deep Sleep May Act as Fountain of Youth in Old Age

As we grow older our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Not according to UC Berkeley researchers, who argue in an article published April 5 in>> Read Article

Deep Sleep Helps Brain Remove Waste and Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

Deep Sleep Helps Brain Remove Waste and Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain's ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces and potentially explains the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer's di>> Read Article