Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative disease is a term used for conditions that affect the function of neurons in the human brain. Unlike other cells in the body, neurons, or nerve cells, are incapable of cell reproduction. Once neurons are injured, degenerate or die, the body cannot replace them with new ones. This is why neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating and very difficult to … Continue reading Compounds from two Nigerian vegetables found to inhibit enzymes implicated in neurodegenerative diseases

Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

A recent study by researchers at the China Medical University in Taiwan and the University of Chicago discussed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its application in the treatment of acute and critical medical conditions. In developed nations as well as in many Eastern countries, modern medications developed in the West are routinely used for clinical treatments while traditional medicines are only used by a … Continue reading Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

Vitamin D, Ebola and Infectious Disease Processes

For most people today the answer is no, you are not getting enough vitamin D. If you are worried about this year’s influenza pandemic predicted by the CDC or are in fear for your family’s safety because of the Ebola virus then calculate in vitamin D supplementation  as well as Vitamin C, magnesium, iodine, selenium, bicarbonate … Continue reading Vitamin D, Ebola and Infectious Disease Processes

Air Pollution Could Alter Tags on DNA and Increase Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease

Not only is air pollution a major environmental concern, but it poses major health issues. New research suggests that inhaling extremely small particles known as fine particulate matter could add epigenetic marks to DNA. This may potentially lead to stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cognitive impairments and neurodevelopmental disorders. We’re certainly learning more about how … Continue reading Air Pollution Could Alter Tags on DNA and Increase Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease

Low glutathione levels increase risk of disease

Currently 80,000 toxic chemicals and heavy metals lurk in our water, air and food supply – including, electromagnetic pollution which bombards us on all sides.  In addition to these toxic exposures, most people suffer from nutritional deficiencies, like low levels of glutathione – which increase the risk of chronic disease. Generally speaking, our body is designed to produce … Continue reading Low glutathione levels increase risk of disease

Can oxygen treatments help prevent neurodegenerative disease?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) limits the amount of oxygen that reaches important parts of the body. Patients with this condition are, thus, very prone to developing neurodegenerative diseases. But a Canadian-led research team advised that giving these patients extra doses of oxygen could help prevent the onset of dementia. For their experiment, researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan flew all the … Continue reading Can oxygen treatments help prevent neurodegenerative disease?

Anthocyanins are a colorful way to prevent cardiovascular disease

It is often said that presentation is everything when it comes to meals, but there’s an even better reason to fill your plate with colorful foods. The pigment that gives foods like berries their rich red and purple hues also doubles as powerful protection against cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that this pigment, anthocyanin, not … Continue reading Anthocyanins are a colorful way to prevent cardiovascular disease

Here’s a laundry list of the disease-fighting effects of anthocyanins

It is often recommended to include greens in a person’s diet but people tend to forget about the red-orange and purple-blue fruits and vegetables. These foods are just as important since they are rich in anthocyanins that exhibit multiple health benefits. In the presence of harsh conditions, such as extreme cold, drought, and ultraviolet light, plants … Continue reading Here’s a laundry list of the disease-fighting effects of anthocyanins

Mucuna pruriens and Parkinson’s Disease

Source: Mucuna pruriens and Parkinson’s Disease by Dr. Edward Group   Physical instability, tremors, and muscle rigidity are symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and they’re difficult problems to endure. Although symptoms manifest physically, the disease itself results from an insufficient production of dopamine and the degeneration of brain tissue. With Parkinson’s disease on the rise, more researchers have felt an increased … Continue reading Mucuna pruriens and Parkinson’s Disease

The 4 Scariest Things About Lyme Disease

Source: The 4 Scariest Things About Lyme Disease by Dr. Edward Group  Lyme disease is not a new problem but it’s only been in recent years that it’s begun to get the attention it deserves. In my opinion, Lyme disease is perhaps one of the most serious, under-discussed health problems in existence. Many people are aware that … Continue reading The 4 Scariest Things About Lyme Disease