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New Exosome Spray Heals Heart Tissues Damaged by Heart Attack

New Exosome Spray Heals Heart Tissues Damaged by Heart Attack

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Although modern surgical techniques, diagnostics and medications have greatly improved early survival from these events, many patients struggle with the long-term effects of permanently damaged tissue, and the 5-year mortality rate remains high. Now, researchers have developed a minimally invasive exosome spray that helped repair rat hearts after myocardial infarction.>> Read Post

Fibromyalgia Likely an Autoimmune Condition – Antibodies That Trigger Pain Identified in Mice

Fibromyalgia Likely an Autoimmune Condition – Antibodies That Trigger Pain Identified in Mice

New research has shown that many of the symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body. The results from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, show that fibromyalgia is a disease of the immune system, rather than the currently held view that it originates in the brain. The study demonstrates that the incre>> Read Post

Amyloid Plaques Are Consequence, Not Cause, of Alzheimer’s Disease in New Challenge to Prevailing Theory

Amyloid Plaques Are Consequence, Not Cause, of Alzheimer’s Disease in New Challenge to Prevailing Theory

Scientists say restoring a brain protein, not removing amyloid plaques, should be the target of Alzheimer's dementia therapies Experts estimate more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's dementia. But a recent study, led by the University of Cincinnati, sheds new light on the disease and a highly debated new drug therapy. The UC-led study, conducted in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, claims that the treatment of >> Read Post

Eating White Button Mushrooms Could Slow Progression of Prostate Cancer

Eating White Button Mushrooms Could Slow Progression of Prostate Cancer

Mouse study suggests mushrooms may suppress androgen receptor activity. The chemicals present in white button mushrooms may slow the progression of prostate cancer, according to a mouse study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. “Androgens, a type of male sex hormone, promote the growth of prostate cancer cells by binding to and activating the androgen receptor, a protein that is expressed in prostate cells,” said l>> Read Post

Eating Chocolate For Breakfast Can Reduce Hunger and Benefit Weight Control

Eating Chocolate For Breakfast Can Reduce Hunger and Benefit Weight Control

Eating milk chocolate every day may sound like a recipe for weight gain, but a new study of postmenopausal women has found that eating a concentrated amount of chocolate during a narrow window of time in the morning may help the body burn fat and decrease blood sugar levels. To find out about the effects of eating milk chocolate at different times of day, researchers from the Brigham collaborated with investigators at the University of Murcia in Spain. >> Read Post

It's True – Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And it's Reversible)

It's True – Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And it's Reversible)

Legend has it that Marie Antoinette's hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate – hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color – a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first to offer quantitative evidence linking psychological stress to graying hair in people. And while it may seem intuitive that stress can accelera>> Read Post

Reducing Intake of Sugar and Fat to Suppress Psoriasis, Joint Inflammation

Reducing Intake of Sugar and Fat to Suppress Psoriasis, Joint Inflammation

The secret to healthier skin and joints may reside in gut microorganisms. A study led by UC Davis Health researchers has found that a diet rich in sugar and fat leads to an imbalance in the gut's microbial culture and may contribute to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, suggests that switching to a more balanced diet restores the gut's health and suppresses skin inflammation. >> Read Post

Study Strengthens Links Between Red Meat and Heart Disease

Study Strengthens Links Between Red Meat and Heart Disease

An observational study in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function. The research was presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "Previous studies have shown links between greater red meat consumption and increased risk of heart attacks or dying from heart disease," said study author Dr. Zahra R>> Read Post

Consumption of Red Seaweeds Linked to Lower Risk for Colon, Colorectal and Breast Cancers

Consumption of Red Seaweeds Linked to Lower Risk for Colon, Colorectal and Breast Cancers

Red seaweeds have been prevalent in the diets of Asian communities for thousands of years. In a new study, published in Marine Drugs, researchers have shown how these algae confer health benefits. "In the past, people have wondered why the number of colon cancer patients in Japan is the lowest in the world," said Yong-Su Jin (CABBI/BSD/MME), a professor of food microbiology. "Many assumed that it was due to some aspect of the Japanese diet or lifestyle.>> Read Post

Unraveling Potential of 'Natural Killer' Cells to Fight Infections and Cancer

Unraveling Potential of 'Natural Killer' Cells to Fight Infections and Cancer

Despite a name straight from a Tarantino movie, natural killer (NK) cells are your allies when it comes to fighting infections and cancer. If T cells are like a team of specialist doctors in an emergency room, NK cells are the paramedics: They arrive first on the scene and perform damage control until reinforcements arrive. Part of our innate immune system, which dispatches these first responders, NK cells are primed from birth to recognize and respond >> 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