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Antioxidants and Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Cancer is a disease of lack of energy production. It is associated with loss of mitochondrial ATP production caused by oxidative stress. Antioxidants are the antidote to cancer development. This is why we sometimes see success with IV vitamin C treatment. Caveolin 1 is a marker that predicts survival. The question then is would it be worthwhile to treat with...

Breakthrough Research Explains Fatigue

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2015
Until recently doctors believed that the hemoglobin in our red blood cells carried only oxygen and carbon dioxide when we are in good health. However, according to an article published in the April 2015 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, hemoglobin also carries a molecule called nitric oxide (NO).  It turns out that NO...

Cancer Breakthrough? Liver Nutrient Selectively Kills Cancer Cells

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
  Lithocholic acid (LCA) is a liver bile acid that has the ability to selectively kill cancer cells while not affecting normal cells. It works by causing cancer cell mitochondria to self-destruct. LCA also activates the vitamin D receptor site. It prevents whole tumor growth and slows down the development of metastases. In tests it has been shown to...

Co-Enzyme Q10, What Is It and What Does It Do?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  A review of what it is and what it does is presented. It is derived from tyrosine and it is required for energy production. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Statins interfere with the production of Co Q10 and this is discussed.            

Designs For Health: Mitochondrial NRG

submitted by: admin on 07/24/2024

Does Smoking Cause Weight Gain

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2014
Many people fear quitting smoking because they fear gaining weight. We've all seen this happen. But, does smoking cause weight gain?  To the surprise of many, smoking does cause weight gain. Quitting smoking also causes weight gain!  A study from BYU published in the November 2014 issue of the American Journal of Physiology documents...

Exercise Intensity and Weight Loss

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
The intensity of exercise is important because it burns calories faster and causes a sustained increased basal metabolic rate for several hours afterwards. Interval exercise stimulates the ability of the body to condition itself faster. We burn fat until we become fatigued, at which we begin to burn carbohydrate and produce lactic acid. Aging is associated with...

Fibromyalgia

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have clear abnormalities in cellular biochemistry that can be addressed by a proper workup. Many cases are complicated by previous trauma or PTSD.          

Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 08/18/2014
A Rhode Island Hospital retrospective study published in the July 2014 issue of the journal, Alzheimer's & Dementia, showed that the participants with normal cognition at the start of the study who reported taking fish oil had fewer signs of Alzheimer's disease. These patients were followed every 6 months with MRI scans. Those people with...

Garlic Protects the Heart

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  Garlic oil may help release protective compounds for the heart during a heart attack, during cardiac surgery, or for congestive heart failure. The active compound is diallyl trisulfide, which can deliver hydrogen sulfide gas to the heart. In studies in mice when a coronary artery is tied off there is 61% less damage when diallyl trisulfide is administered....

General Anesthesia Can Cause Dementia

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  An article in Annals of Neurology in February of 2012 showed that in mice the anesthetic Forane caused impaired cognitive function that were much like the changes in Alzheimer's disease. Previous studies have documented that patients undergoing general anesthesia may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Transient cognitive dysfunction...

How Efficiently Does Your Body Use Oxygen

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
Oxygen utilization is different from how much oxygen we take in when we breathe. We can take in 100% oxygen and still not have normal oxygen utilization at the mitochondrial level if our mitochondria are not functioning properly. In an article published in the May 2014 issue of The Townsend Letter, Dr. Frank Shallenberger explains that if our oxygen utilization...

How to Prevent and Manage Statin Induced Myalgias

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  Statin drugs to lower cholesterol are complicated to use, and for this reason are often misused. There are nine different drugs and there are major differences in their solubility in water or fat, effects on insulin resistance, where they are detoxified, and how much they interfere with coenzyme Q10 levels in the body. The synthesis of both cholesterol...

Indications of Alzheimer's Disease is Evident 20 Years Before Dementia

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Biochemical signs of Alzheimer's Disease are reflected by the brain's limited capacity to metabolize glucose occur 20 years prior to the memory and cognitive defects we associate with the clinical disease. A shortage of ATP (energy) in the brain eventually leads to an electrical brown out manifested by recent memory loss and cognitive defects...

Insulin Potentiated Therapy

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Insulin potentiated therapy is defined and its applications discussed. Cancer cells depend on sugar to make energy, whereas normal cells rely on fat. Thus, when sugar is withheld by injection insulin into the body, cancer cell membranes open wide to take in as much sugar as possible. It is when cell membranes are wide open that low dose chemotherapy...

Is the Gulf War Illness Real?

submitted by: admin on 04/11/2014
Is the Gulf War Illness real? You bet it is! Why has it taken 20+ years to figure this out? Why has the VA hospital system failed to recognize that this illness is real and start helping our young soldiers who have suffered serious disabilities from the Gulf War in Kuwait? Is this all about money?  According to a study at the UC San Diego School of Medicine...

L-carnitine Improves Outcome After a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
  A study in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings documented that the amino acid L-carnitine significantly improves cardiac function after a heart attack. Apparently, l-carnitine is depleted after a heart attack and, if corrected, results in a 27% reduction in all-cause mortalitiy, 65% fewer dangerous ventricular arrhythmias, 40% reduction...

Level of Exercise Predicts Quality of Life and Longevity

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2014
A study out of University College London published in the April 2014 issue of BMJ.com showed that low levels of physical function that included grip strength, chair rise speed, and standing balance predicted longevity and quality of life in mid-life.  Scientists followed 5000 people aged 53 for 13 years. There were 177 deaths, and those with...

Massage Reduces Inflammation After Exercise

submitted by: admin on 07/24/2024
  The February issue of Science Translational Medicine reported that at the cellular level, massage reduces inflammation and promotes the growth of new mitochondria! Researchers analyzed muscle biopsies from both quadriceps before exercising to exhaustion on a treadmill, immediately after 10 minutes of massage, and after a 2.5 hour recovery period. Massage...

Methyl Jasmonate as a Treatment for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
Methyl jasmonate is a plant  hormone that is able to disrupt the mitochondria of cancer cells, but not normal cells. This would add to the abilitiy of cancer cells to produce energy and perhaps help destroy cancer cells. We clearly need more research on this inexpensive and readily available treatment. Hopefully the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would...

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