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    Parkinson’s disease can migrate from gut to brain
    Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut
    Parkinson’s disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain’s movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy. In 2003, the German neuropathologist Heiko Braak presented a theory suggesting that the disease begins in the gut and spreads to the brain. The idea has since, despite vocal critics, gained a lot of ground. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden now present the first direct evidence that the disease can actually migrate from the gut to the brain.—The so-called Braak’s hypothesis proposes that the disease process begins in the digestive tract and in the brain’s center of smell. The theory is supported by the fact that symptoms associated with digestion and smell occur very early on in the disease.–Researchers at Lund University have previously mapped the spread of Parkinson’s in the brain. The disease progression is believed to be driven by a misfolded protein that clumps together and “infects” neighboring cells. Professor Jia-Yi Li’s research team has now been able to track this process further, from the gut to the brain in rat models. The experiment shows how the toxic protein, alpha-synuclein, is transported from one cell to another before ultimately reaching the brain’s movement center, giving rise to the characteristic movement disorders in Parkinson’s disease.—“We have now been able to prove that the disease process actually can travel from the peripheral nervous system to the central nervous system, in this case from the wall of the gut to the brain. In the longer term, this may give us new therapeutic targets to try to slow or stop the disease at an earlier stage”, says Professor Jia-Yi Li, research group leader for Neural Plasticity and Repair at Lund University.–The research team will now carry out further studies in which the mechanisms behind the transport of the harmful protein will be examined in detail. The current study suggests that the protein is transferred during nerve cell communication. It is at this point of interaction that the researchers want to intervene in order to put a stop to the further spread of the disease.
    Altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus, study suggests
    Date: October 20, 2014
    Source: American Society for Microbiology
    Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with worsening, according to research published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. “Our results suggest that the same investigation shold be performed in human subjects with lupus,” says principal investigator Xin Luo of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.–In the study, the investigators first showed that mouse models of lupus had higher levels of Lachnospiraceae (a type of Clostridia), and lower Lactobacillus than control mice. They also compared male and female mice, and found that the differences were present only in females. These results suggest that the gut bacteria may contribute to lupus, a disease which is nine times as prevalent in women as in men, says first author Husen Zhang.–They also monitored the gut microbiota over time in both lupus and control mice, and found that in the former, Clostridia increased in both early and late stages of the disease.–In further experiments, the investigators treated the symptoms in the lupus mice with either retinoic acid alone or vitamin A plus retinoic acid. The latter worsened the symptoms — surprisingly, Luo says, because it had been expected to reduce them — and in those mice, Clostridia increased, while Lactobacillus declined. Retinoic acid alone improved the symptoms, with opposite population changes in the gut bacteria.–The research suggests, but does not prove that altering the gut microbiota could mitigate lupus. Nonetheless, Luo suggests that people with lupus should eat Lactobacillus-containing probiotics, such as live culture yogurts, to reduce lupus flares. More generally, “The use of probiotics, prebiotics, and antibiotics has the potential to alter microbiota dysbiosis, which in turn could improve lupus symptoms,” says co-principal investigator Husen Zhang. Ultimately, says Luo, fecal transplant might prove valuable as a treatment for lupus.–“We were inspired in part to perform this research by a study on type 1 diabetes, which found that that disease is dependent on gut microbiota,” says Zhang. “Like type 1 diabetes, lupus is an autoimmune disease that is even more prevalent [than type 1 diabetes] in women.”–Story Source-The above story is based on materials provided by American Society for Microbiology. Note: Materials may be -edited for content and length.–Journal Reference- H. Zhang, X. Liao, J. B. Sparks, X. M. Luo. Dynamics of gut microbiota in autoimmune lupus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2014; DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02676-14
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    [F1]There is no such thing as good and bad cholesterol but what maybe happening is the omega 6 either through an antioxidant or anti inflammatory profiles maybe protecting the proteins in the cholesterol from causing oxidative damage to the fats
    [F2]So with Omega 6’s your getting an anti inflammatory due to the lipoxin conversion—this is why rubbing peanut oil on arthritic points seems to have a anti inflammatory effect on pain and reduces the inflammation of the area
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    Show of the Month October 25 2014
    Fight against Alzheimer’s disease- New research on walnuts
    Exposure to aluminum may impact on male fertility, research suggests
    Why Are the Farmers Depressed and Suicidal
    Anti Virals—Uses
    Fight against Alzheimer’s disease- New research on walnuts
    Date:October 21, 2014 –Source:IOS Press BV
    A new animal study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.—-Research led by Abha Chauhan, PhD, head of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR), found significant improvement in learning skills, memory, reducing anxiety, and motor development in mice fed a walnut-enriched diet.-The researchers suggest that the high antioxidant content of walnuts (3.7 mmol/ounce) may have been a contributing factor in protecting the mouse brain from the degeneration typically seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Oxidative stress and inflammation are prominent features in this disease, which affects more than five million Americans.–“These findings are very promising and help lay the groundwork for future human studies on walnuts and Alzheimer’s disease — a disease for which there is no known cure[F1],” said lead researcher Dr. Abha Chauhan, PhD. “Our study adds to the growing body of research that demonstrates the protective effects of walnuts on cognitive functioning.”–The research group examined the effects of dietary supplementation on mice with 6 percent or 9 percent walnuts, which are equivalent to 1 ounce and 1.5 ounces per day, respectively, of walnuts in humans. This research stemmed from a previous cell culture study led by Dr. Chauhan that highlighted the protective effects of walnut extract against the oxidative damage caused by amyloid beta protein. This protein is the major component of amyloid plaques that form in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.—Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds, and the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are expected to rapidly escalate in coming years as the baby boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple, from five million to as many as 16 million, emphasizing the importance of determining ways to prevent, slow or stop the disease. Estimated total payments in 2014 for all individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are $214 billion.–Walnuts have other nutritional benefits as they contain numerous vitamins and minerals and are the only nut that contains a significant source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (2.5 grams per ounce), an omega-3 fatty acid with heart and brain-health benefits. The researchers also suggest that ALA may have played a role in improving the behavioral symptoms seen in the study.–Story Source-The above story is based on materials provided by IOS Press BV. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length. –Journal Reference- Abha Chauhan, PhD et al. Dietary Supplementation of Walnuts Improves Memory Deficits and Learning Skills in Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Volume 42, Number 4 / 2014 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-140675
    Exposure to aluminum may impact on male fertility, research suggests
    October 21, 2014 Source: Keele University
    Aluminium symbol from the periodic table. Human exposure to aluminum has increased significantly in recent times, experts say. The observation of “significant contamination of male semen by aluminum must implicate aluminum as a potential contributor to these changes in reproductive fertility.” New research from scientists in the UK and France suggests that human exposure to aluminum may be a significant factor in falling sperm counts and reduced male fertility. Fluorescence microscopy using an aluminum-specific stain confirmed the presence of aluminum in semen and showed aluminum inside individual sperm. And the team of scientists, at the universities of Lyon and Saint-Etienne in France and Keele in the UK, found that the higher the aluminum, the lower sperm count. The research, led by Professor Christopher Exley, a leading authority on human exposure to aluminum at Keele, and Professor Michele Cottier, a specialist in cytology and histology at Saint-Etienne, measured the aluminum content of semen from 62 donors at a French clinic. Professor Exley said: “There has been a significant decline in male fertility, including sperm count, throughout the developed world over the past several decades and previous research has linked this to environmental factors such as endocrine disruptors. [F2]”Human exposure to aluminum has increased significantly over the same time period and our observation of significant contamination of male semen by aluminum must implicate aluminum as a potential contributor to these changes in reproductive fertility.” The mean aluminum content for all 62 donors was found to be very high at 339 ppb [F3]with the aluminum content of semen from several donors being in excess of 500 ppb. A statistically significant inverse relationship was found between the aluminum content of semen and the sperm count. Higher aluminum resulted in a lower sperm count. Story Source-The above story is based on materials provided by Keele University. Note-Materials may be edited for content and length. Journal Reference-J.P. Klein, M. Mold, L. Mery, M. Cottier, C. Exley. Aluminium content of human semen: implications for semen quality. Reproductive Toxicology, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.10.001
    Why Are the Farmers Depressed and Suicidal?
    Is the same thing that’s destroying the bees also crippling our farmers?–When Ginnie Peters’ farmer husband took his own life after a sudden mood shift, she really hit the nail on the head when she said: These chemicals that farmers use, look what they do to an insect. It ruins their nervous system. What is it doing to the farmer? No one can deny that farming is drastically different than it was in the 1950s, and today it requires extra demand, complete expertise and the stress of uncertainty. Most farmers don’t go into it for high profits. The EPA, however, has long denied that the pesticide exposure they experience is directly tied to psychological symptoms, mental illness, behavioral changes and higher rates of suicide. Even though those are the very symptoms caused by such exposure, and the results of the EPA’s own studies, decades and decades ago, have arrived at the very same conclusion. Farmers serve our country too – has our government left these unsuspecting service men in a dangerous lurch, the same as military people who come back with mystery illnesses? Lorann Stallones, an epidemiologist and psychology professor at Colorado State University says: For years there was a high level of denial in the farming community that mental illness exists, period. But there’s been a shift – partly because there’s more people talking about being mentally incapacitated. Scientific American has recently reported: Some research suggests that the chemicals that farmers and their workers spread on fields may alter some of these brain chemicals.–Peters and his wife were among 89,000 farmers and other pesticide applicators in Iowa and North Carolina who have participated in the Agricultural Health Study led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. –Last month, epidemiologist Freya Kamel and her colleagues reported that among 19,000 studied, those who used two classes of pesticides and seven individual pesticides were more likely to have been diagnosed with depression. Those who used organochlorine insecticides were up to 90 percent more likely to have been diagnosed with depression than those who hadn’t used them. For fumigants, the increased risk was up to 80 percent.–The authors who wrote in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives say: Our study supports a positive association between depression and occupational pesticide use among applicators… and suggests several specific pesticides that deserve further investigation in animal studies and other human populations, While previous studies have only asked participants once about their depression – this one asked twice – once years back and again in 2010. It also included a large pool of farmers, meaning that people couldn’t really dismiss the study later for saying it was too small for consequence. The group came to the same conclusions when they studied the group between 1993 – 1997.
    Startlingly: Farmers with the highest number of lifetime exposure days to pesticides were 50 percent more likely to later have a depression diagnosis. Of course, after all these years, no one’s brave enough to say the P-word – Proof. Even though they show that psychological issues in rats is possible with exposure. For instance: tests on rats show altered brain cells, neurotransmitters and production of a protective acid. All important aspects of the complexity of brain and hormone health.[F4] Last year, it became glaringly apparent to researchers that French farmers were twice as likely to seek treatment for depression than those who don’t use herbicides. The rate increases with the increase of years using herbicides. –These are not just acute high exposures, either, like chemical companies like to ‘claim and blame.’ Many past studies have shown that chronic low exposure leads to problems that aren’t obviously until years later. Stallones, who wasn’t part of the main study says “but the association [with depression] held true for those that didn’t report poisoning.”–When there were larger dose poisonings in a short period, the rate of Colorado farmers risk for depression doubled in the next few years and North Carolina and Iowa farmers were 2.5 times more likely in the same situation. –Other health problems linked to depression are also linked to pesticide exposure.
    From Scientific American:
    For instance, Dr. Beate Ritz, a neurologist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that Californians exposed to pesticides are more likely to have Parkinson’s disease. One effect of the neurological disease, characterized by a lack of the chemical dopamine, is depression.
    Several studies have linked suicide to pesticide use. In Brazil, workers that used more pesticides were more likely to commit suicide, and in China, a World Health Organization survey of 9,800 people in the rural Zhejiang province revealed that those who stored pesticides in their homes had more than double the risk of having suicidal thoughts.
    Wendy Ringgenberg, an assistant professor at the University of Iowa, combed through 19 years of national data and reported that farmers and farm workers were 3.6 times more likely to die of suicide than other professions. However, the study did not examine the causes of suicide.
    Interestingly, some of the pesticides linked to depression and suicide in the study are not supposed to be in use[F5]. Chemical company giants like Monsanto, Bayer Cropscience and Syngenta say that their products were not included in the study and won’t comment on the bigger picture of brain health and long-term pesticide use. Also left from the study were the newer class of pesticides – neonicotinoids, which are implicated for mass bee die-off as they kill the nervous system of exposed insects.
    Ginnie Peters’ husband was using neonicotinoids – his father had chronic depression as well. Peters was exposed to organophosphates by doing his own crop spraying. Peters had chronic insomnia too.
    Ginnie is trying to bring awareness about suicide in farmers, linked to exposure to pesticides.
    I don’t have ability to do the science, but I have my gut, and what happened to Matt, it had to be the chemicals.
    What the researchers of new studies aren’t saying, or do not know, is that this supposed phenomenon has gone on, vastly under the radar for a long, long time.
    If you are interested in going down this dark rabbit hole, there are a couple rare and out-of-print books to help start connecting dots. Brain Fog by the late Bruce Haney, who himself was one such horticulturist with depression and behavioral changes that he noticed in his friendly competitors too. He tried desperately to get the attention of Congress in the 1990s and nursed many farmers and servicemen back to health. He cited all the notable EPA studies that knew the psychological connection, but which never led to any thoughtful halt on chemical approval.
    Then there is Environmental and Chemical Toxins and Psychiatric Illness by James S. Brown Jr., M.D. The symptomology and research is vast – the title aptly describes every piece of information found therein. If you are interested in the effects of chemical exposure on your own health, then please check out Our Chemical Lives and the Hijacking of our DNA: A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick.
    Anti Virals—Uses
    Allium sativum, apple juice, Andrographis paniculata, HYPERLINK “” arabinoxylan, astragalus, HYPERLINK “” avian flu, HYPERLINK “” bird flu, HYPERLINK “” cat’s claw, HYPERLINK “” cloves, HYPERLINK “” coenzyme Q10, HYPERLINK “” cranberry, HYPERLINK “” echinacea, Echinacea HYPERLINK “” purpura, HYPERLINK “” elderberry, forsythia, Forsythia suspense, honeysuckle, HYPERLINK “” garlic, ginger, ginseng, HYPERLINK “” Glycyrrhiza glabra, grape seed extract (GSE), HYPERLINK “” green tea, infection, influenza, Isatis tinctora, HYPERLINK “” lemon balm, leptotaenia, Leptotaenia dissecta Nutt., HYPERLINK “” licorice, Lonicera japonica, HYPERLINK “” mullein, HYPERLINK “” N-acetyl-cysteine, Olea europea, olive leaf, HYPERLINK “” propolis, HYPERLINK “” reishi, HYPERLINK “” resveratrol, Sambucas nigra L., HYPERLINK “” schizandra, Schizandra chinensis, scullcap, shiitake, HYPERLINK “” Siberian ginseng, St. John’s wort, HYPERLINK “” vitamin e.
    Evidence of antiviral activity of selected herbals:
    Andrographis paniculata : The leaves of Andrographis paniculata, an annual herb, have been used widely as part of Indian HYPERLINK “; folk medicine and HYPERLINK “; Ayurveda for centuries. The Chinese and Thai herbal medicine systems have also incorporated this herb, valued mostly for its “bitter” properties as a treatment for HYPERLINK “; digestive problems and a variety of febrile illnesses. More recently, this herb, in its standardized extract form, has become popular in Scandinavia as a remedy for HYPERLINK “; upper respiratory infection ( HYPERLINK “; URI) and HYPERLINK “; influenza. For example, a 300 milligram Kan Jang tablet containing 4% andrographolides has been recommended to be taken four times daily for cold treatment (for a total daily dose of 48 milligrams andrographolides). Lower doses have been evaluated for respiratory infection prevention; for example, a single 200-300 milligram standardized tablet taken daily. Use appears to be safe for up to two weeks. Higher doses may be unsafe, leading to significant side effects. Kulichenko et al. carried out two randomized parallel-group trials of the SHA-10 extract of HYPERLINK “; andrographis (Kan Jang, Swedish Herbal Institute) in adults diagnosed with influenza. Both studies found significant improvements in reduction of duration of influenza symptoms (1-2.5 days sooner, depending on particular symptom, p< 0.01). Although the study suffers from a poorly described randomization procedure and a lack of a standardized outcome measure for symptoms, it does seem to provide preliminary evidence that andrographis extract may be effective not only for standard URI treatment but also specifically for influenza treatment.
    Apple juice: Freshly prepared apple juice has appreciable antiviral activity, but the activity may decline more readily than that of commercial juice in response to heat and storage.
    : Astragalus is an extremely versatile herb which may act as an immune strengthener. It is a commonly used herb in HYPERLINK “; traditional Chinese medicine and is used as a component of many immune-supporting formulas, whether prepared as a sliced and boiled herb in food preparations, in extracts, or in capsules. The IL-2 inducing activity of the triterpene saponins found in astragalus might be the mechanism involved in the immunomodulatory and anticancer effects of astragalus species.
    : Echinacea may boost the immune defenses in various ways. It contains three compounds with specific antiviral activity: caffeic acid, chicoric acid, and echinacin. It strengthens the body’s local defenses by use of a substance, echinacein, that deactivates germs’ tissue-dissolving HYPERLINK “; enzyme. This prevents germs from spreading and infecting other body tissues. In one study, echinacea stimulated production of white blood cells and phagocytes, and increased macrophage germ-killing activity. A University of Munich study demonstrated that echinacea boosted production of infection-fighting T-lymphocytes up to 30% more than standard immune-supportive drugs. In Germany echinacea is used to treat HYPERLINK “; flu, HYPERLINK “; colds, HYPERLINK “; bronchitis, HYPERLINK “; tonsillitis, HYPERLINK “; ear infections and HYPERLINK “; whooping cough. Root extracts of echinacea are believed to boost HYPERLINK “; interferon levels, vital to the body’s defenses.
    : HYPERLINK “; Elderberry has been used has been used as a remedy for flu, cough, colds, and upper respiratory infections for over 2500 years. Recent studies demonstrate black elderberry’s effectiveness against all strains of influenza virus. A constituent present in black elderberry (with actions similar to neuraminidase inhibitors HYPERLINK “; oseltamivir and HYPERLINK “; zanamivir) prevents the spread of virions from infected cells to new cells. Black elderberry is most effective in either a syrup form or in lozenges.
    Forsythia ( Forsythia suspensa ): Forsythia is a traditional Chinese herb used for treating colds, flu, and other viruses. It is often mixed with honeysuckle and sometimes HYPERLINK “; lemon balm and/or ginger as a tea.
    : HYPERLINK “; Garlic may possess antiviral activity. Experts claim it is most effective in its natural form, and they recommend juicing and drinking several HYPERLINK “; cloves as needed. Garlic capsules are available and are preferred by those who find the taste of fresh garlic unpleasant. Experts recommend taking 2 capsules daily for prevention of infection. Garlic contains several antimicrobial compounds including allicin, reportedly one of nature’s strongest broad-spectrum HYPERLINK “; antibiotics. Studies have shown that garlic inhibits the growth of many types of bacteria, including HYPERLINK “; Bacillus, Brucella, Citrobacter, E. Coli, Hafnia, Klebsiella, Salmonella typhi, Shigella, Vibrio cholerae, and various forms of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Further studies are needed before any firm recommendations can be made.
    Grape seed extract (GSE): GSE is a general antimicrobial agent with specific antiviral properties. It is best known for its application against Candida albicans, an organism responsible for HYPERLINK “; fungal infections. Although not proven by scientific research, it may be effective against a long list of other microorganisms as well, including HYPERLINK “; herpes simplex type 1 virus, and influenza A virus. GSE may be used in liquid concentrate form or in capsules. GSE may be taken internally, in minute doses such as 2 to 4 drops twice daily diluted in at least 4 ounces of carrot, orange, pineapple or grapefruit juice.
    : Certain constituents called catechins found in HYPERLINK “; green tea have been studied for their ability to inhibit influenza virus replication and their direct virucidal effects. One study evaluated polyphenolic compound catechins ((-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) and (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC)) from green tea for their ability to inhibit influenza virus replication in cell culture and for potential direct virucidal effect. Among the test compounds, the EGCG and ECG were found to be potent inhibitors of influenza virus replication. It has been suggested that the antiviral effect of catechins on influenza virus is mediated not only by specific interaction with HA, but via alteration of the physical properties of the viral membrane.
    Honeysuckle ( Lonicera japonica ) is often used in China to treat bacterial and viral conditions. It is taken as a liquid from flower extracts or as a tea.
    Isatidis ( Isatis tinctora ): This herb is one of the best-known traditional Chinese medicine antiviral herbs. Isatidis may be a remedy for any virus but appears to be especially good for hepatitis, because it helps reduce both swelling and HYPERLINK “; liver inflammation. Isatidis is mild and can be used in children or those who do not tolerate heat well. Isatidis may also be a good anti-bacterial agent.
    Leptotaenia ( Leptotaenia dissecta Nutt.): Available in both capsules or as a liquid extract, leptotaenia is an herb known to be useful in treating HYPERLINK “; pneumonia, flu, colds, and bronchitis, as well as viruses such as Herpes simplex I and II and HYPERLINK “; hepatitis C.
    : HYPERLINK “; Licorice root has been used to prevent and remedy infections, fevers and inflammation. It has broad antimicrobial activity against viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungi. Licorice contains at least eight antiviral and 25 HYPERLINK “; antifungal substances. Licorice also possesses antiviral compounds that promote interferon release. By itself, licorice is a dynamic herb that should only be used for short periods of time.
    Olive leaf ( Olea europea ): This herb has general antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It usually comes in powder form in capsules.
    HYPERLINK “; Schizandra ( Schizandra chinensis ): This herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as an antiviral herb, specifically in cases of viral hepatitis. Schizandra may be taken in capsule form or the dried berries may be found in herb shops.
    : Hypericin, a constituent of St. John’s wort, has been extensively studied as an antiviral. While hypericin has been shown to be effective in inactivating enveloped viruses, such as HYPERLINK “; hepatitis B and C, and HYPERLINK “; cytomegalovirus, it has not been effective against non-enveloped viruses, such as HYPERLINK “; hepatitis A, or HYPERLINK “; parvovirus B-19.
    : HYPERLINK “; Vitamin E is a commonly encountered HYPERLINK “; nutritional supplement with HYPERLINK “; antioxidant properties. Based on animal study, vitamin E may reduce PGE2 production, which in turn leads to enhancement of Th1 cytokines.
    N-Dimethylglycine- Studies also show DMG:
    Provides useful building blocks for the biosynthesis of vitamins, hormones, neurotransmitters, antibodies, nucleic acids, and other metabolically active molecules
    Supports all aspects of immune response by acting as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal agent
    Promotes cardiovascular functions by supporting normal triglyceride and cholesterol levels, reducing angina, improving circulation, and decreasing elevated homocysteine levels
    Improves oxygenation, thus reducing fatigue and increasing energy for improved physical and mental performance
    Supports neurological function and mental clarity by acting as a precursor to the amino acids that are building blocks for neurotransmitters
    Acts as an antioxidant against free radicals
    Supports detoxification and enhances liver function, particularly Phase II detoxification (the phase that excretes converted toxic metabolites)
    DMG has anti-tumor properties, modulates the immune system, and helps protect DNA.
    · Recommended Ranges for Use of DMG to be taken daily in divided doses:
    General Use & Anti-Aging 125-500 mg
    Sports Practice & Fitness 375-1,000 mg
    Endurance Sports 1,000-2,500 mg
    Immune Response (Prevention) 375-750 mg
    Compromised Immune Response 750-1,200 mg
    Cardiovascular & Circulatory Problems 375-1,000 mg
    Diabetics & Hypoglycemics 375-1,000 mg
    Autism, ADD, & Seizures 375-1,000 mg
    Autoimmune Diseases (Lupus) 750-1,000 mg
    Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia 1,000-1,500 mg
    Liver Detoxification 750-1,000 mg
    Respiratory Dysfunction (Asthma/Allergies) 750-1,000 mg
    Stress 250-750 mg
    Hydrogen Peroxide 3% Virus inactivation by hydrogen peroxide].
    [Article in Russian]
    HYPERLINK “; Mentel’ R, HYPERLINK “; Shirrmakher R, HYPERLINK “; Kevich A, HYPERLINK “; Dreĭzin RS, HYPERLINK “; Shmidt I.
    The effect of H2O2 on adenovirus types 3 and 6, adenoassociated virus type 4, rhinoviruses 1A, 1B, and type 7, myxoviruses, influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, strain Long, and coronavirus strain 229E was studied in vitro, using different H2O2 concentration and timec of exposure. H2O2 in a 3 percent concentration inactivated all the viruses under study within 1–30 min. Coronavirus and influenza viruses were found to be most sensitive. Reoviruses, adenoviruses and adenoassociated virus were relatively stable. H2O2 is a convenient means for virus inactivation.
    Selenium- Recent work with selenium has demonstrated that a deficiency in this trace mineral will lead to increased viral pathogenesis. Selenium-deficient animals infected with a viral pathogen demonstrate immune dysfunction, including altered chemokine and cytokine expression patterns. A benign coxsackievirus infection of selenium-deficient mice leads to the development of myocarditis and further experiments demonstrated that the change in virulence was due to point mutations in the viral genome. Thus, replication in a selenium-deficient host led to a normally benign virus acquiring virulence due to viral mutations. A deficiency in selenium is also associated with disease progression in HIV-infected individuals and with hepatitis C virus-induced liver cancers. It appears that adequate levels of selenium help to protect the host against viral infection.—– Coincidentally, I began to study Ebola less than a month before the 1995 outbreak in Kikwit, Zaire that brought this virus so drastically into the public consciousness. I did so because of a poster presentation I had seen that spring in Santa Fe, at a meeting of the International Society for Antiviral Research. A Russian group presented a world map showing the geographic areas where various hemorrhagic viral diseases tended to occur, and I was struck by the fact that the area shown for the filoviruses Ebola and Marburg matched a region in Africa that I suspected might be a low-selenium region. What we found was striking: several gene regions in Ebola contained large numbers of UGA codons, up to 17 in one segment. We later published a paper showing that it might be possible for Ebola to synthesize selenoproteins from these gene regions, and proposed a mechanism whereby this might induce artificial selenium deficiency and contribute to the blood clotting characteristic of Ebola pathology.During the revisions to the final draft of that paper, we learned of a 1993 paper in a Chinese journal that reported the use of selenium to treat an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever, with remarkable results. Luckily, the English translation of the abstract was available. Using the very high oral dose of 2 mg selenium per day as sodium selenite, for only 9 days, the death rate fell from 100% (untreated) to 37% (treated) in the very severe cases, and from 22% to zero in the less severe cases. Apparently there were about 80 people involved in this outbreak. Dr. Hou of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the author of this study, has since told me that he thinks more lives could have been saved if he had been permitted to give the selenite by injection, because in many of the more severly affected there is so much organ damage due to internal bleeding that they may have been unable to fully absorb or retain the oral dose of selenium. All in all, this is the closest thing to a curative result in the treatment of hemorrhagic fever that I have ever heard of.
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    [F1]So this would indicate there are cures —they just don’t know them
    [F2]Soy—Pesticides—herbicides and fluoride and a host of of other nano paricles like nano silver and titanium dioxide
    [F3]339 ppb-500pb == nano sized which would by pass the blood barrier of the testicals
    [F4]Now imagine the farmer and field hands having these exposures and then you as a consumer eating these chemicals that may not wash out —and then you wonder what is going on with anti anxiety and anti depressing drugs—which only masked the symptoms and further cause imbalances in brain chemistry
    [F5]Funny how that is always the case—not supposed to be used— and is out there —makes you wonder about the double standard