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Paul Stamets: Lion's Mane: A Mushroom That Improves Your Memory and Mood?

Paul Stamets: Lion's Mane: A Mushroom That Improves Your Memory and Mood?
Mushrooms provide a vast array of potential medicinal compounds. Many mushrooms — such as portobello, oyster, reishi and maitake — are well-known for these properties, but the lion’s mane mushroom, in particular, has drawn the attention of researchers for its notable nerve-regenerative properties. Lion’s mane mushrooms are not your classic looking cap-and-stem variety. These globular-shaped mushrooms sport cascading teeth-like spines rather than the more common gills. From these spines, white spores emerge. Lion’s mane mushrooms also have other common names: sheep’s head, bear’s head and the Japanese yamabushitake. Lion’s mane mushrooms are increasingly sold by gourmet food chains. Lion’s mane mushrooms are increasingly studied for their neuroprotective effects. About a dozen studies have been published on the neuroregenerative properties of lion’s mane mushrooms since 1991, when Dr. Is this data conclusive thus far? Is this data suggestive of positive outcomes? Related:  supplementsHealth

abX Supplement Line from Ann Boroch, CNC and Naturopath | Ann Boroch abX Supplement Line Ann’s specially formulated abX supplement line, discussed in her book The Candida Cure, consists of six products that target removing infection and inflammation, detoxifying, and balancing the body in 90 days. The line consists of Candida abX, Gallbladder abX, Liver abX, Gluco abX, Adrenal abX, and Thyroid abX. These supplements contain no dairy, casein, wheat, gluten, gliadin, egg, artificial colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. The abX line is available exclusively through this website. Candida abX This supplement is a broad spectrum antimicrobial effective at removing candida overgrowth and addressing parasitical, bacterial, and viral infections. View serving size and all ingredients Gallbladder abX This supplement stimulates bile secretion, eliminates toxins, enhances peristaltic action of the intestines, and improves fat digestion. View serving size and all ingredients Gluco abX View serving size and all ingredients Liver abX View serving size and all ingredients

Dennis Hill | Cannabis Nation Radio - Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp Talk Biochemist Dennis Hill graduated from the University of Houston and did his Graduate Work at Baylor Medical School. Dennis worked as a Cancer Researcher at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. When Dennis was diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer, which had metastasized to other parts of his body, he started researching. Since Dennis has a family history of prostate cancer, and he often witnessed ineffective results while working in cancer research, he felt a new approach was in order. After researching possible alternatives Dennis ran across information about Rick Simpson using cannabis concentrate, which is an extract of the essential oil which is extracted from marijuana and contains cannabinoids. Simpson was using the oil to treat a wide variety of illness, including cancer. To us this was different, as all other cases we've come across, the patient first tried another form of treatment and used cannabis concentrate as a last resort.

Properties and Benefits of Hibiscus – NatureWord Properties and benefits of Hibiscus: Aside from being a delight to one’s eyes, hibiscus (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) is also a popular medicinal herb, rich in potent antioxidant compounds. In addition to promising health benefits such as hypertension reduction and lowering of LDL and triglyceride levels, hibiscus infusions and extracts boast mild laxative effects as well as antidiabetic properties. Preliminary studies indicate the species exerts mild diuretic properties and a strong anti-inflammatory action, contributing to an overall good health. The polyphenols in the infusion provide antioxidant protection to cells and help reduce inflammation levels in the body, preventing the development of chronic disease. Hibiscus holds cardiovascular benefits and exerts a beneficial action on the nervous system. What does hibiscus look like? The Hibiscus Sabdariffa species, used for medicinal purposes is the subject of today’s article. What does hibiscus taste like? 1) Blood pressure-lowering effects.

Six Basic Nutrients 1. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates can be grouped into two categories: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are sugars whereas complex carbohydrates consist of starch and dietary fibre. 2. Protein from food is broken down into amino acids by the digestive system. 3. The fat in food includes a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fat. 4. Vitamins help to regulate chemical reactions in the body. 5. Minerals are components of foods that are involved in many body functions. 6. Water is a vital nutrient for good health. Next Previous Return to menu

Resources - Free Tools: Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Do you know the glycemic load of your daily meals? With this Glycemic Load tool, you can estimate the GL of your own and your patients' diets. Begin by building your own typical day's meals. Drag food items from the food selector on the left to the tray area on the right. Did your daily total exceed the target GL of 100 or less? Glycemic response is a complex interplay of food chemistry and the body's biochemistry. How much sodium is in a typical American diet? Use the drop-down menu below the salt shaker to choose either a normal diet or a restricted-sodium (for hypertensive patient) diet. Drag foods from the food selector at the bottom to the meal timeline. You can remove a food by clicking the red X after the food item.

Natural Allopathic Medicine Protocol Components Below is an updated version of my protocol components. For the first time I bring onto one page not only an outline of the protocol but links to the companies that sell the medicinals and medical devices. The Natural Allopathic Protocol is powerful and at the same time extraordinarily safe because nutritional medicines, not pharmaceuticals, are employed. They are water-based highly concentrated nutritional medicines, not chemical, and the supreme ones are oxygen, magnesium chloride, magnesium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), selenium, sulfur, iodine and glutathione. Vitamin C can be added to that list but unfortunately you may have to force doctors and hospitals with legal process to administer it intravenously when high dosages are needed. Court orders are effective in such cases and have been known to save lives because vitamin C is that useful in a medical pinch. Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy This therapy is like putting out a candle flame with your fingers. 1.

Paul Stamets: Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D: Part One Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that boosts the immune system and plays vital roles in human metabolism. Did you know that tasty mushrooms are one source for vitamin D, and that you can naturally multiply their levels by exposing them to sunlight? We evolved living in more sunlight than today. We make our own vitamin D when sunlight hits our skin cells. Many physicians view low levels of vitamin D as a serious medical pre-condition. New recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences, increase the dosage to 600 IU per day for people up to age 70, and 800 IU for those over 70. The commercially-common sources of vitamin D are vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) that comes from sheep's wool (lanolin), pigskins, and some oily fish (mackerel, sardines, anchovies, herring, trout, and salmon). Which is better, vitamin D3 or D2? Moreover, eating mushrooms packed with vitamin D2 confers many other health benefits. Part Two coming soon!

Defining the Human Microbiome Carbohydrate A carbohydrate is a biological molecule consisting of carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atoms, usually with a hydrogen:oxygen atom ratio of 2:1 (as in water); in other words, with the empirical formula Cm(H2O)n (where m could be different from n).[1] Some exceptions exist; for example, deoxyribose, a sugar component of DNA,[2] has the empirical formula C5H10O4.[3] Carbohydrates are technically hydrates of carbon;[4] structurally it is more accurate to view them as polyhydroxy aldehydes and ketones.[5] The term is most common in biochemistry, where it is a synonym of saccharide, a group that includes sugars, starch, and cellulose. The saccharides are divided into four chemical groups: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Carbohydrates perform numerous roles in living organisms. Polysaccharides serve for the storage of energy (e.g., starch and glycogen) and as structural components (e.g., cellulose in plants and chitin in arthropods). [edit]

Cranial Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy - Dr. Weil's Wellness Therapies What is cranial osteopathy? Cranial osteopathy (also called cranial therapy or craniosacral therapy) is one variety of osteopathic manipulative therapies. It stimulates healing by using gentle hand pressure to manipulate the skeleton and connective tissues, especially the skull and sacrum (the large, triangular bone at the base of the spinal column). Cranial osteopathy is based on the controversial theory that the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, has subtle, rhythmic pulsations that are vital to health and can be detected and modified by a skilled practitioner. About five percent of physicians in the United States are doctors of osteopathy (DOs), and fewer than 10 percent of them rely on manipulation as a main method of treatment. However, some medical doctors and dentists have had training in cranial osteopathy. What conditions is cranial osteopathy used for? What should one expect from a visit to a practitioner of cranial osteopathy therapy? What is Dr.

Candida Albicans Treatment - Effective Natural Treatment for Thrush and Yeast Infections - New Zealand Nature Kolorex Capsules and Cream are an effective natural treatment of yeast and fungal problems, particularly Candida Albicans, (Intimate itch, thrush, candidiasis, candida albicans, candida infections, intestinal candida). Candida Albicans Yeast (fungi) is a family of organisms that naturally occur in nature and are common inhabitants of the human intestinal tract, skin and vagina. Normally Candida Albicans is kept in balance by our so-called beneficial microflora. Alteration of this balance may result in the Candida rapidly multiplying out of control. Candida Albicans related disorders include: Vaginal candidiasis (commonly known as thrush) Jock itch (groin infection in men) Oral candidiasis (oral thrush) Intertrigo (skin fold problems) and related skin irritations Athletes' Foot, or Tinea (red, itchy feet and toes) Nail problems (discolouration / brittle, thickening nails). Kolorex Advanced Intestinal Care Capsules Each capsule contains 8.3mg Active HoropitoTM extract. 30 capsules per tub.

Paul Stamets: Reishi, Ling Zhi: 'Mushrooms of Immortality' Reishi (Japanese), or Ling Zhi (霊芝, Chinese) is a spectacularly beautiful polypore mushroom. The iconic mushroom commonly known as Reishi (in Japanese) or Ling Zhi (靈芝 in Chinese) is probably the most respected medicinal mushroom in Asia. The earliest mention of Ling Zhi was in the era of the first emperor of China, Shinghuang of the Ch'in Dynasty 221-207 B.C.E. Once reserved for royalty to extend life and improve health, this polypore mushroom is strikingly beautiful. Chinese sage in contemplation of Ling Zhi. "Reishi" is a common name for a complex of closely-allied species of the Ganoderma genus. After amassing billions of reishi spores, a brush and fine mesh screen is used to remove extraneous debris. Because of its rich history and long tradition of medicinal use, Ganoderma lucidum (in the strictest sense) is now one of the few mushroom species whose DNA has been fully sequenced (16,113 genes). Dusty Yao admiring Red Reishi grown at Fungi Perfecti Laboratories, Kamilche Pt., Wash.

12 Surprising Benefits Of Jojoba Oil For Beautiful Skin & Hair Jojoba oil is a liquid wax extracted from the nut of an indigenous American shrub that goes by the scientific name Simmondsia chinensis, a misnomer as the plant has nothing to do with China. The shrubby tree still grows wild in the United States, mainly in the arid regions of the Southwestern states. The Jojoba nut has been used by the Native American tribes from time immemorial, its common name coming from ‘Hohowi’, the O’odham name for the nut. Wildlife also have their fill of both the leaves and the nuts which also go by common names like deer nut, goat nut, pignut etc., but the wax that constitutes nearly 50% of the nut is generally indigestible. Jojoba oil is unique in that, unlike most other vegetable oils, it closely resembles sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner. Since the Jojoba wax has a very low melting point, it practically remains in the liquid state all the time, and can be used directly without dilution. P.S.

Protein Once formed, proteins only exist for a certain period of time and are then degraded and recycled by the cell's machinery through the process of protein turnover. A protein's lifespan is measured in terms of its half-life and covers a wide range. They can exist for minutes or years with an average lifespan of 1–2 days in mammalian cells. Abnormal and or misfolded proteins are degraded more rapidly either due to being targeted for destruction or due to being unstable. Biochemistry Chemical structure of the peptide bond (bottom) and the three-dimensional structure of a peptide bond between an alanine and an adjacent amino acid (top/inset) Most proteins consist of linear polymers built from series of up to 20 different L-α-amino acids. Synthesis Biosynthesis A ribosome produces a protein using mRNA as template. Chemical synthesis Structure The crystal structure of the chaperonin. Three possible representations of the three-dimensional structure of the protein triose phosphate isomerase.