6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

  • metta

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    Nov 09, 2012 7:58 AM GMT


    6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/6-bodily-tissues-can-be-regenerated-through-nutrition
  • TadPohl

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    Nov 09, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    Great article! Thanks for posting!
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    Nov 09, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    I stopped reading once it made negative remarks about the medical/pharmaceutical industries. I'm sure there's a lot of good information, butl I'm really sick of people bashing the alternative in order to promote their argument. Quite frankly, it is incredibly lazy.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 09, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    Wow, what a crock of shit. Regenerating hormones by emitting electrons? Haha.

    Take this with a mountain of salt, people.
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    Nov 09, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]metta8 said[/cite]

    6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/6-bodily-tissues-can-be-regenerated-through-nutrition


    Thanks for this, I may walk again. Its way better than the amputation prognosis I was given a while back by conventional doctors.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 09, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said[quote][cite]metta8 said[/cite]

    6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/6-bodily-tissues-can-be-regenerated-through-nutrition


    Thanks for this, I may walk again. Its way better than the amputation prognosis I was given a while back by conventional doctors.


    Oh my god I hope this comment is made in jest.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 09, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    If we were lizards, we could even regenerate limbs!
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    Nov 10, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting, and also Yourname2000 on your positive results, my mother suffers from arthritis of the knee, will suggest for her to start using Curcumin, apparently it also has gastrointestinal benefits.
  • wild_sky360

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    Nov 10, 2012 7:00 AM GMT
    redsoxfan791 saidI stopped reading once it made negative remarks about the medical/pharmaceutical industries. I'm sure there's a lot of good information, butl I'm really sick of people bashing the alternative in order to promote their argument. Quite frankly, it is incredibly lazy.


    This won't take much effort and it's not lazy reporting
    http://www.yourmedicaldetective.com/public/335.cfm

    From the horse's mouth... consensus of JAMA , THE LANCET, and NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

    Properly prescribed and administered treatments and prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death and disability in America.

    Paraphrased from the article; if a fully loaded jumbo jet crashed and burned on average twice a day, would you give alternative transport another look?

    SCORE: approximately 230,000 deaths annually compared to zero for alternative treatments and supplements which are usually more effective with little or no side effects compared to almost any prescription drug.

    Luckily just in time, Obamacare is funneling millions of new potential victims into a system that is losing educated consumers in droves.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Nov 10, 2012 8:00 AM GMT
    I have always taken Pure Honey and also Ginseng and it Works!
  • Medjai

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    Nov 10, 2012 8:02 AM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    redsoxfan791 saidI stopped reading once it made negative remarks about the medical/pharmaceutical industries. I'm sure there's a lot of good information, butl I'm really sick of people bashing the alternative in order to promote their argument. Quite frankly, it is incredibly lazy.


    This won't take much effort and it's not lazy reporting
    http://www.yourmedicaldetective.com/public/335.cfm

    From the horse's mouth... consensus of JAMA , THE LANCET, and NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

    Properly prescribed and administered treatments and prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death and disability in America.

    Paraphrased from the article; if a fully loaded jumbo jet crashed and burned on average twice a day, would you give alternative transport another look?

    SCORE: approximately 230,000 deaths annually compared to zero for alternative treatments and supplements which are usually more effective with little or no side effects compared to almost any prescription drug.

    Luckily just in time, Obamacare is funneling millions of new potential victims into a system that is losing educated consumers in droves.


    There is absolutely zero way to support the validity of alternative medicine effectiveness the way you have, so stop spotting off.

    As for death by medication, this is directly from the CDC:

    Heart disease: 599,413
    Cancer: 567,628
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
    Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
    Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
    Alzheimer's disease: 79,003
    Diabetes: 68,705
    Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
    Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
    Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909

    I guess some could fall into the accidental death category, but definitely not all. That definitely puts your claim out of the top 5, possibly even the top 10.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 10, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    I'm not saying they can't work. I'm saying there is no way to claim definitively that they do, let alone better than pharmaceuticals, and sure as hell not with zero side effects. Even pure substances can't make that claim, so suggesting botanicals can is idiocy.

    If you've got studies as opposed to conjecture and hearsay, I'm all ears. But spouting off simple conclusions and word of mouth is not science, and not relevant.
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    Nov 10, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
    Wow, a topic that's actually sensible. Good information, too.
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    Nov 10, 2012 10:50 AM GMT
    I stopped reading after this:
    "It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration."

    I'm speechless
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    "It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration."


    Tell this to anyone who is 70 and does not look 20 still, or the cancer pt that has stage 4 cancer with mets to the bone, or tell it to a dead corpse who crazy enough died due to lack of " ceaseless regeneration".........icon_razz.gificon_confused.gificon_lol.gificon_eek.gif
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    Nov 10, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    No worries. More for me. icon_razz.gif

    It sounds like you want the world to present you your information as you would like it: wrapped up with a little bow, double spaced on whatever paper you favour. I've never found nature to be so obliging. icon_wink.gif Try some of these things out....if they work for you, consider them effective (why look a gift horse in the mouth?) It's only in the last couple of decades that we've been able to explain how bubblebees are able to fly ---a while back, the best trained aeronautics engineer would have been adamant that the science was impossible. But that certainly didn't stop bumblebees from flying, lol. There are still scientists who say global warming isn't real....that isn't stopping the storms.

    I wonder if you have too much faith in human knowledge....I don't. And I don't need to understand how an internal combustion engine works in order to drive a car...if it works, that's good enough for me. icon_biggrin.gif


    What I am is skeptical. The claims that you are making have absolutely zero support for them, so your claims are currently meaningless. I'm not saying anything you've said is false. I'm saying you have absolutely no way to know what you've claimed.

    For the record, there is no scientist still denying climate change.

    I don't need to understand everything either. I just need to know someone does. With these botanical cures, no one knows. That's why I don't trust them.

    B_U_C_K_S_H_O_T saidWow, a topic that's actually sensible. Good information, too.


    No, it wasn't.

    Some of the claims in the article were as bad as that water purifier someone posted a while Bach. The one that changed the bond angle of water to make it healthier...
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    Nov 10, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidWow, great article! icon_eek.gif I discovered curcumin when researching how I could help alleviate some shoulder joint pain I was having....I had no idea it was as powerful as it apparently is. It's listed in several of those lists.

    This is the one I've been using, from bodybuilding.com's store. I can't believe how effective it's been at relieving joint pain--certainly as effective as Advil is for me.

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    Good lord! This shit doesnt quit!



    Health Benefits

    Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

    A Potent, Yet Safe Anti-Inflammatory

    The volatile oil fraction of turmeric has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of experimental models. Even more potent than its volatile oil is the yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin. Curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity.

    An Effective Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease


    Curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, recent research suggests. In this study, mice given an inflammatory agent that normally induces colitis were protected when curcumin was added to their diet five days beforehand. The mice receiving curcumin not only lost much less weight than the control animals, but when researchers checked their intestinal cell function, all the signs typical of colitis (mucosal ulceration, thickening of the intestinal wall, and the infiltration of inflammatory cells)were all much reduced. While the researchers are not yet sure exactly how curcumin achieves its protective effects, they think its benefits are the result of not only antioxidant activity, but also inhibition of a major cellular inflammatory agent called NF kappa-B. Plus, an important part of the good news reported in this study is the fact that although curcumin has been found to be safe at very large doses, this component of turmeric was effective at a concentration as low as 0.25 per cent—an amount easily supplied by simply enjoying turmeric in flavorful curries.
    Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Clinical studies have substantiated that curcumin also exerts very powerful antioxidant effects. As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. This is important in many diseases, such as arthritis, where free radicals are responsible for the painful joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints. Turmeric's combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly. In a recent study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin was compared to phenylbutazone and produced comparable improvements in shortened duration of morning stiffness, lengthened walking time, and reduced joint swelling.
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    Cancer Prevention

    Curcumin's antioxidant actions enable it to protect the colon cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNAâ"a significant benefit particularly in the colon where cell turnover is quite rapid, occuring approximately every three days. Because of their frequent replication, mutations in the DNA of colon cells can result in the formation of cancerous cells much more quickly. Curcumin also helps the body to destroy mutated cancer cells, so they cannot spread through the body and cause more harm. A primary way in which curcumin does so is by enhancing liver function. Additionally, other suggested mechanisms by which it may protect against cancer development include inhibiting the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation and preventing the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth.

    Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Metastases

    Epidemiological studies have linked the frequent use of turmeric to lower rates of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer; laboratory experiments have shown curcumin can prevent tumors from forming; and research conducted at the University of Texas suggests that even when breast cancer is already present, curcumin can help slow the spread of breast cancer cells to the lungs in mice.
    In this study, published in Biochemical Pharmacology (September 2005), human breast cancer cells were injected into mice, and the resulting tumors removed to simulate a mastectomy.

    How did curcumin help? "Curcumin acts against transcription factors, which are like a master switch," said lead researcher, Bharat Aggarwal. "Transcription factors regulate all the genes needed for tumors to form. When we turn them off, we shut down some genes that are involved in the growth and invasion of cancer cells."

    In another laboratory study of human non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cells published in Biochemical Pharmacology (September 2005), University of Texas researchers showed that curcumin inhibits the activation of NF-kappaB, a regulatory molecule that signals genes to produce a slew of inflammatory molecules (including TNF, COX-2 and IL-6) that promote cancer cell growth. In addition, curcumin was found to suppress cancer cell proliferation and to induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis (cell suicide) in the lung cancer cells. Early phase I clinical trials at the University of Texas are now also looking into curcumin's chemopreventive and therapeutic properties against multiple myeloma and pancreatic cancer, and other research groups are investigating curcumin's ability to prevent oral cancer.
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    Turmeric and Onions May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

    Curcumin, a phytonutrient found in the curry spice turmeric, and quercitin, an antioxidant in onions, reduce both the size and number of precancerous lesions in the human intestinal tract, shows research published in the August 2006 issue of Clinical Gasteroenterology and Hepatology.

    Five patients with an inherited form of precancerous polyps in the lower bowel known as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) were treated with regular doses of curcumin and quercetin over an average of six months. The average number of polyps dropped 60.4%, and the average size of the polyps that did develop dropped by 50.9%.

    FAP runs in families and is characterized by the development of hundreds of polyps (colorectal adenomas) and, eventually, colon cancer. Recently, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen) have been used to treat some patients with this condition, but these drugs often produce significant side effects, including gastrointestinal ulcerations and bleeding, according to lead researcher Francis M. Giardiello, M.D., at the Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins University.

    Previous observational studies in populations that consume large amounts of curry, as well as animal research, have strongly suggested that curcumin, one of the main ingredients in Asian curries, might be effective in preventing and/or treating cancer in the lower intestine. Similarly, quercetin, an anti-oxidant flavonoid found in a variety of foods including onions, green tea and red wine, has been shown to inhibit growth of colon cancer cell lines in humans and abnormal colorectal cells in animals.

    In this study, a decrease in polyp number was observed in four of five patients at three months and four of four patients at six months.

    Each patient received curcumin (480 mg) and quercetin (20 mg) orally 3 times a day for 6 months. Although the amount of quercetin was similar to what many people consume daily, the curcumin consumed was more than would be provided in a typical diet because turmeric only contains on average 3-5 % curcumin by weight.

    While simply consuming curry and onions may not have as dramatic an effect as was produced in this study, this research clearly demonstrates that liberal use of turmeric and onions can play a protective role against the development of colorectal cancer. And turmeric doesn't have to only be used in curries. This spice is delicious on healthy sautéed apples, and healthy steamed cauliflower and/or green beans and onions. Or, for a flavor-rich, low-calorie dip, try adding some turmeric and dried onion to creamy yogurt.

    Turmeric Teams Up with Cauliflower to Halt Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer—the second leading cause of cancer death in American men with 500,000 new cases appearing each year—is a rare occurrence among men in India, whose low risk is attributed to a diet rich in brassica family vegetables and the curry spice, turmeric.

    Scientists tested turmeric, a concentrated source of the phytonutrient curcumin, along with phenethyl isothiocyanates, a phytochemical abundant in cruciferous vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi and turnips.

    When tested singly, both phenethyl isothiocyanate and curcumin greatly retarded the growth of human prostate cancer cells implanted in immune-deficient mice. In mice with well-established prostate cancer tumors, neither phenethyl isothiocyanate nor curcumin by itself had a protective effect, but when combined, they significantly reduced both tumor growth and the ability of the prostate cancer cells to spread (metastasize) in the test animals.
    The researchers believe the combination of cruciferous vegetables and curcumin could be an effective therapy not only to prevent prostate cancer, but to inhibit the spread of established prostate cancers. Best of all, this combination—cauliflower spiced with turmeric—is absolutely delicious! For protection against prostate cancer, cut cauliflower florets in quarters and let sit for 5-10 minutes; this allows time for the production of phenethyl isothiocyanates, which form when cruciferous vegetables are cut, but stops when they are heated. Then sprinkle with turmeric, and healthy sauté on medium heat in a few tablespoons of vegetable or chicken broth for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and top with olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste.
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    Improved Liver Function

    In a recent rat study conducted to evaluate the effects of turmeric on the liver's ability to detoxify xenobiotic (toxic) chemicals, levels of two very important liver detoxification enzymes (UDP glucuronyl transferase and glutathione-S-transferase) were significantly elevated in rats fed turmeric as compared to controls. The researchers commented, "The results suggest that turmeric may increase detoxification systems in addition to its anti-oxidant properties...Turmeric used widely as a spice would probably mitigate the effects of several dietary carcinogens."

    Curcumin has been shown to prevent colon cancer in rodent studies. When researchers set up a study to analyze how curcumin works, they found that it inhibits free radical damage of fats (such as those found in cell membranes and cholesterol), prevents the formation of the inflammatory chemical cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and induces the formation of a primary liver detoxification enzyme, glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzymes. When the rats were given curcumin for 14 days, their livers' production of GST increased by 16%, and a marker of free radical damage called malondialdehyde decreased by 36% when compared with controls. During this two week period, the researchers gave the rats a cancer-causing chemical called carbon tetrachloride. In the rats not fed curcumin, markers of free radical damage to colon cells went up, but in the rats given turmeric, this increase was prevented by dietary curcumin. Lastly, the researchers compared giving turmeric in the diet versus injecting curcumin into the rats' colons. They found injecting curcumin resulted in more curcumin in the blood, but much less in the colon mucosa. They concluded, "The results show that curcumin mixed with the diet achieves drug levels in the colon and liver sufficient to explain the pharmacological activities observed and suggest that this mode of administration may be preferable for the chemoprevention of colon cancer."

    Cardiovascular Protection

    Curcumin may be able to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body. Since oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and builds up in the plaques that can lead to heart attack or stroke, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol may help to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. In addition, turmeric is a good source of vitamin B6, which is needed to keep homocysteine levels from getting too high. Homocysteine, an intermediate product of an important cellular process called methylation, is directly damaging to blood vessel walls. High levels of homocysteine are considered a significant risk factor for blood vessel damage, atherosclerotic plaque build-up, and heart disease; while a high intake of vitamin B6 is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

    In research published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, when 10 healthy volunteers consumed 500 mg of curcumin per day for 7 days, not only did their blood levels of oxidized cholesterol drop by 33%, but their total cholesterol droped 11.63% , and their HDL (good cholesterol) increased by 29%! (Soni KB, Kuttan R).
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    How Turmeric Lowers Cholesterol
    Tumeric's cholesterol-lowering effects are the result of the curry spice's active constituent, curcumin, which research reveals is a messaging molecule that communicates with genes in liver cells, directing them to increase the production of mRNA (messenger proteins) that direct the creation of receptors for LDL (bad) cholesterol. With more LDL-receptors, liver cells are able to clear more LDL-cholesterol from the body.

    LDL-receptor mRNA increased sevenfold in liver cells treated with curcumin at a concentration of 10 microM, compared to untreated cells. (Liver cells were found to tolerate curcumin at levels of up to 12. microM for 24 hours). (Peschel D, Koerting R, et al. J Nutr Biochem)

    Practical Tips:

    Help increase your liver's ability to clear LDL-cholesterol by relying on turmeric, not just for delicious fish, meat or lentil curries, but to spice up healthy sautéed onions, potatoes and/or cauliflower; or as the key flavoring for a creamy vegetable dip. Just mix plain yogurt with a little omega-3-rich mayonnaise and turmeric, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with raw cauliflower, celery, sweet pepper, jicama and broccoli florets. Be sure to choose turmeric rather than prepared curry blends. Recent research indicates the amount of turmeric (and therefore curcumin) in curry blends is often minimal.(Tayyem RF et al.,Nutr Cancer)

    For the most curcumin, be sure to use turmeric rather curry powder—a study analyzing curcumin content in 28 spice products described as turmeric or curry powders found that pure turmeric powder had the highest concentration of curcumin, averaging 3.14% by weight. The curry powder samples, with one exception, contained very small amounts of curcumin. (Tayyem RF, Heath DD, et al. Nutr Cancer)

    Protection against Alzheimer's Disease

    Growing evidence suggests that turmeric may afford protection against neurodegenerative diseases. Epidemiological studies show that in elderly Indian populations, among whose diet turmeric is a common spice, levels of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's are very low. Concurrently, experimental research conducted recently found that curcumin does appear to slow the progression of Alzheimer's in mice. Preliminary studies in mice also suggest that curcumin may block the progression of multiple sclerosis. While it is still unclear how it may afford protection against this degenerative condition, one theory is that it may interrupt the production of IL-2, a protein that can play a key role in the destruction of myelin, the sheath that serves to protect most nerves in the body.

    A number of studies have suggested that curcumin, the biologically active constituent in turmeric, protects against Alzheimer's disease by turning on a gene that codes for the production of antioxidant proteins. A study published in the Italian Journal of Biochemistry (December 2003) discussed curcumin's role in the induction of the the heme oxygenase pathway, a protective system that, when triggered in brain tissue, causes the production of the potent antioxidant bilirubin, which protects the brain against oxidative (free radical) injury. Such oxidation is thought to be a major factor in aging and to be responsible for neurodegenerative disorders including dementias like Alzheimer's disease. Another study conducted jointly by an Italian and U.S. team and presented at the American Physiological Society's 2004 annual conference in Washington, DC, confirmed that curcumin strongly induces expression of the gene, called hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1) in astrocytes from the hippocampal region of the brain.

    Curcumin Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier, May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
    Research conducted at UCLA and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (December 2004), which has been confirmed by further research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (April 2006), provides insight into the mechanisms behind curcumin's protective effects against Alzheimer's disease.

    Alzheimer's disease results when a protein fragment called amyloid-B accumulates in brain cells, producing oxidative stress and inflammation, and forming plaques between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain that disrupt brain function.

    Amyloid is a general term for protein fragments that the body produces normally. Amyloid-B is a protein fragment snipped from another protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP). In a healthy brain, these protein fragments are broken down and eliminated. In Alzheimer's disease, the fragments accumulate, forming hard, insoluble plaques between brain cells.

    The UCLA researchers first conducted test tube studies in which curcumin was shown to inhibit amyloid-B aggregation and to dissolve amyloid fibrils more effectively than the anti-inflammatory drugs ibuprofen and naproxen. Then, using live mice, the researchers found that curcumin crosses the blood brain barrier and binds to small amyloid-B species. Once bound to curcumin, the amyloid-B protein fragments can no longer clump together to form plaques. Curcumin not only binds to amyloid-B, but also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, supplying additional protection to brain cells.

    Turmeric Boosts Amyloid Plaque Clearance in Human Alzheimer's Patients

    The most active ingredient in turmeric root, bisdemethoxycurcumin, boosts the activity of the immune system in Alzheimer's patients, helping them to clear the amyloid beta plaques characteristic of the disease.

    In healthy patients, immune cells called macrophages, which engulf and destroy abnormal cells and suspected pathogens, efficiently clear amyloid beta, but macrophage activity is suppressed in Alzheimer's patients.
    Using blood samples from Alzheimer's patients, Drs. Milan Fiala and John Cashman have shown that bisdemethoxycurcumin boosts macrophage activity to normal levels, helping to clear amyloid beta. Fiala and Cashman also observed that bisdemethoxycurcumin was more effective in promoting the clearance of amyloid beta in some patients' blood than others, hinting at a genetic element. Further study revealed the genes involved are MGAT III and Toll-like receptors, which are also responsible for a number of other key immune functions. Bisdemethoxycurcumin enhances the transcription of these genes, correcting the immune defects seen in Alzheimer's patients. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 31;104(31):12849-54.

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  • FRE0

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    Nov 10, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    redsoxfan791 saidI stopped reading once it made negative remarks about the medical/pharmaceutical industries. I'm sure there's a lot of good information, butl I'm really sick of people bashing the alternative in order to promote their argument. Quite frankly, it is incredibly lazy.


    This won't take much effort and it's not lazy reporting
    http://www.yourmedicaldetective.com/public/335.cfm

    From the horse's mouth... consensus of JAMA , THE LANCET, and NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

    Properly prescribed and administered treatments and prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death and disability in America.

    Paraphrased from the article; if a fully loaded jumbo jet crashed and burned on average twice a day, would you give alternative transport another look?

    SCORE: approximately 230,000 deaths annually compared to zero for alternative treatments and supplements which are usually more effective with little or no side effects compared to almost any prescription drug.

    Luckily just in time, Obamacare is funneling millions of new potential victims into a system that is losing educated consumers in droves.


    Most people take far too many medications.
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    Nov 10, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    Good article. I was especially interested in the section about cartilage and joint regeneration.
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    Nov 10, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    If there are no side effects you have to assume that there is no effect at all.
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    Nov 10, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Medjai said
    Alpha13 said[quote][cite]metta8 said[/cite]

    6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/6-bodily-tissues-can-be-regenerated-through-nutrition


    Thanks for this, I may walk again. Its way better than the amputation prognosis I was given a while back by conventional doctors.


    Oh my god I hope this comment is made in jest.




    Nope dead serious. The prognosis was a bit of a blessing. It made me take control of my health away from big business/drug companies and I saw fantastic improvement while I watched my friends and family die away.