Detecting cyanide exposure

February 27, 2019

Cyanide exposure can happen occupationally or in low levels from inhaling cigarette smoke — or from being poisoned by someone out to get you. The effects are fast and can be deadly. But because cyanide is metabolized quickly, it can be difficult to detect in time for an antidote to be administered. Now, in an […]

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Glutathione!

February 27, 2019

My awareness of the importance of glutathione in health began with the brilliant commentary on oceanic disease (IMCJ 7.1) by associate editor Sid Baker, MD.1 Since then, as I have studied detoxification, mitochondrial function, and healthy aging, the critical role of adequate glutathione to health has become ever more apparent. I have now mentioned glutathione […]

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Does Food Impact Memory?

February 8, 2019

You may be familiar with the saying, “You are what you eat,” but did you know the food you eat could impact your memory? Auriel Willette, assistant professor, and his team of researchers in Iowa State University’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition discovered a satiety hormone that, at higher levels, could decrease a […]

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Federal farm bill passes U.S. Senate

December 11, 2018

U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on a farm bill that leaves out a proposal to tighten food stamps criteria backed by President Donald Trump, and offers some financial certainty to farmers suffering from the U.S. trade war with China. The bill passed the Senate 87-13. Congressional staffers are expecting the House to vote by […]

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Final Farm Bill Would Make Hemp Legal, Other Details Revealed

December 6, 2018

With the end in sight for the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, which contains provisions likely to grant hemp full agricultural legalization, and revenues from existing hemp products rising, hemp farmers are seeing reasons for excitement this fall. The Farm Bill is set to finally pass through Congress in the near future. Predicted hemp revenues for […]

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Marijuana Could Improve the Memory of Older People, Study Finds

December 6, 2018

Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany and Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Israel) have done a study to investigate whether cannabis can improve brain function once endocannabinoid system (ECS) activity is increased by administering cannabis. Lead researcher Andreas Zimmer and his team got three categories of mice for this study. The first group of […]

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Cannabidiol shows sustained effects against depression for seven days

September 13, 2018

A recent study found that a single dose of cannabidiol in rats with symptoms of depression was highly effective, eliminating the symptoms on the same day and maintaining the beneficial effects for a week. The findings reinforce those of prior research showing that cannabidiol, a component of Cannabis sativa, the plant most commonly used to […]

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This is how the brain forgets on purpose

September 13, 2018

Researchers from Ruhr-Universit?t Bochum and the University Hospital of Gie?en and Marburg, in collaboration with colleagues from Bonn, the Netherlands, and the UK, have analysed what happens in the brain when humans want to voluntarily forget something. They identified two areas of the brain — the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus — whose activity patterns […]

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How bad bacteria gain an edge in the gut

September 13, 2018

The bacterium?Clostridium difficile, which is responsible for the majority of antibiotic-associated diarrhea outbreaks worldwide, produces a unique compound called p-cresol to gain a competitive advantage over natural protective gut bacteria. The findings were reported by Lisa Dawson and Team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and colleagues on September 11 in the […]

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‘Second brain’ neurons keep colon moving

September 6, 2018

Millions of neurons in the gastrointestinal tract coordinate their activity to generate the muscle contractions that propel waste through the last leg of the digestive system, according to a study of isolated mouse colons published in?JNeurosci. The newly identified neuronal firing pattern may represent an early feature preserved through the evolution of nervous systems. The […]

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