Rsearchers explore stroke’s effects on microbiome

March 25, 2019

Tumult in the bacterial community that occupies your gut—known as your microbiome—doesn’t just cause indigestion. For people recovering from a stroke, it may influence how they get better. A recent study by Allison Brichacek and Candice Brown, researchers in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests that stroke patients’ microbiomes—and even the structure of […]

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Recent Study identifies Risk Factor for PAD

March 23, 2019

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a global health problem that affects more than two hundred million people worldwide with evidence of increasing incidence. PAD is a disease of systemic atherosclerosis and has been associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events and mortality as well as high morbidity due to claudication symptoms, impaired quality […]

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FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns

March 11, 2019

The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, announced Tuesday March 5th that he is resigning the position, effective in one month. Gottlieb won approval from many as an effective advocate for public health. Within the Trump administration, he stood out for his efforts to more tightly regulate several industries; he’s been particularly […]

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Glutathione Defined

March 4, 2019

Glutathione is one of the most important molecules in the body. It is so critical that every cell produces it, and cellular glutathione levels are now considered a predictor of how long someone will live. More than 100 000 scientific papers explore the properties and effects of this tripeptide, referred to as “the master antioxidant” […]

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Measuring the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

February 27, 2019

In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione (GSH), which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer’s patients compared to normal subjects. As GSH is a very important anti-oxidant that protects the brain from free radicals, the findings give us another measure to use when diagnosing potential for the […]

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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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