Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Humble Mulberry

Mulberry Leaf May Well Help Reduce Coronary Artery Disease
Is Mulberry one more plant form with nutrition magic? Indeed it is and this magical nutrient could save your life. It is astonishing that such a comparatively unknown common plant can perform such great magic feats. Mulberry leaf is the one that can help removes artery disease lesions.
In a new study analysts studied mice that were deficient in the protein apolipoprotein E. This protein is critical in
lipid metabolism in mice as well as in humans. The investigators fed the mice a food blend containing 1 % mulberry leaf for 12 weeks.
Those mice that were fed the mulberry - supplemented chow had an unforeseen remarkable 40 % lessening in their atherosclerosis lesions in their aortas. In an complementary test tube study, it showed mulberry extract slowed the oxidation of lipids which means an antioxidant reaction against free radicals caused by oxidation. The authors concluded that mulberry leaf might help prevent atherosclerosis.

This caused me to look further into mulberry leaf information. Its leaves comprise a rather considerable amount of flavonoids. These flavonoids are in the quercetin family. For anybody who is not familiar with antioxidants quercetin is a powerful antioxidant located in grapes. This same antioxidant as part of the mulberry plant is a strong and potent free radical neutralizer. The better known quercetin extracts are often used in many antioxidant formulas as well as high energy formulas. Other studies have found that mulberry leafs and extracts also have reduced symptoms of diabetes in animals.

If you have atherosclerosis or wish to take preventive action, this very low-priced herb might be a magic nutrient which can help you remove vessel plaque. By minimizing vessel blockage you reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke significantly. And the slowing of oxidation of lipids as described above may help keep your cholesterol healthy. So if you have high cholesterol, mulberry should be a required nutrient, to keep your LDL from oxidizing. I think we will see far more mulberry research and studies in the future. Mulberry leaf is readily available online and in most vitamin cottages

Friday, March 18, 2011

Good News for Sufferers of Parkinson's Disease

Gene Therapy Reverses Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

ScienceDaily (Mar. 17, 2011) — A gene therapy called NLX-P101 dramatically reduces movement impairment in Parkinson's patients, according to results of a Phase 2 study published today in the journal Lancet Neurology. The approach introduces a gene into the brain to normalize chemical signaling.
A new study brings hope for Parkinson sufferers.

The study is the first successful randomized, double-blind clinical trial of a gene therapy for Parkinson's or any neurologic disorder, and it represents the culmination of 20 years of research by study co-authors Dr. Michael Kaplitt, vice chairman for research in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and a neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Dr. Matthew During, originally at Yale University and now professor of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics, neuroscience and neurological surgery at the Ohio State University.

Read full story @ Science Daily

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Are you sleep deprived? Nanna Naps are good for you!

Are you getting enough sleep? 
Maybe you could squeeze in a 'Nanna Nap' to ease your situation and lower your blood pressure....
The frenetic lifestyle  some of us now lead with extra work loads to make ends meet,  studying  part-time to improve  our chances of a better position in life, staying up half the night studying or doing our chores because we can't get it done in normal hours…. The perils of modern society and then there's the internet and what about television? Not to mention the attention we need to give our loved ones and the other people in our life... If we get a few moments to spare we then 'watch' TV to relax!  To try and fit it all in to our daily schedule, there's no wonder we are sleep-deprived.  Going to bed later, but still getting up at the same time has had to have an effect on our waking performance, and possibly our stress level tolerance.
According to Science Daily: 
"The average sleep duration is now almost 2 hours shorter per night than it was 50 years ago. And this could be impacting our long-term health."  and  ''...sleeping less has been linked to an increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular problems generally''

That Nanna nap is starting to sound really healthy...

Read full report at Science Daily

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Are you missing something, lacking in nutrients or mineral deficient?

Are you feeling run-down, tired or feel like you have lost that 'spring in your step'?

What do you eat? How is your diet, can you be sure you are getting all the essential nutrients from what you eat?
Do you eat a balanced variety of fruit and vegetables?
Are you getting most of your food out of a packet?
Do you have trouble sleeping? If you are eating a well balanced diet but not eating primarily organically grown foods, then you could still be experiencing signs of a Mineral imbalance or deficiency.
Even the soils that we grow our foods in are becoming consistently depleted of essential nutrients. And what about stress? Do you find there are just not enough hours in the day....?

Your health, well-being and energy levels can, over time, be adversely affected if you are not receiving the essential nutrients in your diet, and not having sufficient rest and relaxation to begin with.
But how do you know if you are coming up short on the essential minerals for your body? You can make an appointment to see a practitioner who specialises in Iridology and Mineral Therapy, or....
you can do a confidential online assessment health check right here by clicking on the link and following the prompts to assess your nutrient levels: Online Mineral Assessment (assessment is FREE - you only pay for the minerals once you order)

I will process the assessment and send you an email, and if you wish to start on the nutrients that are indicated, you just send me a reply email to order.

Remember - the Active Elements Mineral Assessment* is FREE, no payment is required unless you wish to order the Minerals that are indicated in your formula (plus postage).

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