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Old 09-09-17, 01:19 AM   #181
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I freaking love rhodiola. My husband and I use it at times for energy and it works really well, but I hadn't thought about it for depression or anxiety. I can see how it would help with depression, but how does it help with anxiety? It seems like it would hype a person's anxiety up instead of calm them.


ETA: I just looked it up and apparently there are some rhodiola supplements with 3% Salidroside, and some with 3% Rosavin. It sounds like the ones with Rosavin have more of a calming effect, and the Salidroside amps you up more. I will have to look and see which one the supplement I take has in it.
I'm pretty sure I took Gaia Herb's brand, in the fancy glass bottle for like $20 at WF. Now I'm curious what that one has...
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Old 09-16-17, 05:00 AM   #182
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#itsmedicine #preventativemedicine #fightforyourright #420blazeit

Study Shows Marijuana Can Prevent Alzheimer's-Causing Protein From Developing

A recent study found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the active compounds in marijuana, has the ability to prevent the creation of a protein known as amyloid, which is believed to help contribute to the development of Alzheimer's. According to the study, THC passes through the bloodstream where it attaches itself to neuroreceptors in the brain. By attaching to those receptors, it prevents amyloid plaques from building up on the brain, which is believed to be one of the main causes for Alzheimer's.

Scientists have long believed that marijuana could be used to treat Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, but this is one of the first studies to explain why.

“Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells,” says David Schubert from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California and one of the authors of the study.

Doctors are usually only allowed to prescribe marijuana for serious illnesses in the United States. But as more studies like these come to light, we'll need to consider the possibility of prescribing marijuana for preventive treatments.

https://www.civilized.life/articles/...nt-alzheimers/
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Old 10-01-17, 05:15 AM   #183
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Therapix's low-dose THC drug candidate reverses age-related cognitive impairment in animal study; shares ahead 11% premarket

Thinly traded nano cap Therapix Biosciences (NASDAQ:TRPX) is up 11% premarket on modestly higher volume in response to its announcement of positive preclinical results on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) candidate THX-ULD01, its ultra-low dose tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) drug.

In a study conducted in Israel, old mice treated with THX-ULD01 showed significant reversals in age-related cognitive impairment. The benefit from one injection of 0.002 mg/kg of THC lasted for at least seven weeks.

The company is developing the drug for sublingual or nasal administration.

The data will be presented at the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines 9th Conference on Cannabinoids in Medicine in Cologne, Germany later this week.
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Old 10-02-17, 02:23 AM   #185
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Vitamin D may help fight many aging-related diseases

A simple Google search for “what does vitamin D do?” highlights the widely-used vitamin D supplement’s role in improving calcium absorption and helping bone growth.

But now it appears that vitamin D has much wider effects.

Recent research shows that vitamin D works through genes known to influence longevity and might help fight many human age-related diseases.

The study is published in Cell Reports. The findings may explain why vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast, colon and prostate cancer, as well as obesity, heart disease and depression.

The researchers focused on how vitamin D improves the ability of proteins to maintain their shape and function over time.

Normal aging often results in the accumulation of toxic insoluble protein in a number of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, as well as type 2 diabetes and some forms of heart disease.

Vitamin D3, which is converted into the active form of vitamin D, could suppress protein insolubility and prevent the toxicity caused by human beta-amyloid, which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Doctors suggest that vitamin D is as crucial for total body function and the muscles as it is for bones. Vitamin D influences hundreds of genes, and most cells have vitamin D receptors.

So how much vitamin D do you need and how do you best get it? The issue is confusing with disagreement rampant among experts.

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommends a daily intake of 600 International Units (IU) for people between 1 and 70 years old, and 800 IU daily for those older.

The upper limit (the levels above which health risks are thought to increase) was set at 4,000 IU per day for adults.

Excess vitamin D can raise blood levels of calcium which leads to vascular and tissue calcification, with subsequent damage to the heart, blood vessels and kidneys.

Many vitamin D researchers and some health organizations disagreed with the IOM’s recommendations for daily intake.

They instead recommend supplementation of 800 to 2,000 IU per day, at least for people known or likely to have low blood levels.

The disagreement highlights another difficulty: measuring blood levels of vitamin D is hard given a lack of standardization and reliability among labs.

Based on the problems, researchers agree that the costs of universal testing for vitamin D levels would outweigh the benefits.

Instead, they recommend universal supplementation of between 800 – 1000 IU of vitamin D daily for adults.

In addition, older adults may need to pay more attention to vitamin D deficiency because the skin’s ability to manufacture vitamin D from sun or UV light exposure declines with age.

Moreover, the elderly is less likely to spend time in the sun, are more likely to have diets lacking in sources of vitamin D, and may suffer from gastrointestinal disorders that make it harder to absorb vitamin D.

Others prone to vitamin D deficiency include people with darker skin and those who live in higher latitudes where the sun’s angle is low in the sky.

Future research will test vitamin D in mice to measure and determine how it affects aging, disease and function, and clinical studies in humans will go after the same measurements.
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^^^ That article is particularly interesting to me, because months ago I read one and listened to a podcast of a scientist who said that vitamin D basically extends the life of telomeres, which are the tips of DNA and basically once they wear away to nothing, disease and deterioration on all cellular levels begins.
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Look out, pharma. The truth about “shrooms” is about to come out. Then all bets are off...

Magic mushrooms take a trip into clinical trials

UK start-up to test psychedelic substance’s effectiveness in treating depression

Hundreds of Europeans with depression will soon have the chance to turn on, tune in and drop out of existing drug treatments, in the largest clinical trial ever launched to assess the medicinal effects of a psychoactive substance.

A British start-up is preparing a groundbreaking experiment to start early next year in eight European countries for 400 patients with treatment-resistant depression. The aim is to test whether psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, can help improve their condition over three months.

The trial — still subject to final approval from regulators — marks the boldest attempt yet to relaunch scientific study of the psychedelic substance in more than half a century. There was a clampdown on psychoactive drugs from the 1960s after they were popularised for recreational use by counter-cultural figures such as Alexander Shulgin and Timothy Leary, the psychologist who called for people to “turn on, tune in, drop out”.

There has been recent renewed interest by academic groups and companies into psychedelics including MDMA, LSD, ketamine and psilocybin for conditions including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, severe headaches and alcohol dependency for which existing therapies are often ineffective.

Compass Pathways, a UK company created by a group of health specialists, has been in discussions with the European Medicines Agency and other regulators to prepare a trial that would administer psilocybin and use digital technology to monitor participants’ reactions.

George Goldsmith, one of the founders with a relative who had serious depression, said: “This is not about going back to the 1960s, but about taking forward 21st century science with digital innovation and medicines now that we understand how they work.”

A positive result in the trial could trigger regulatory approval and challenge both psychotherapy and the use of anti-depressants produced by the drugs industry. An estimated one-third of people with diagnosed depression do not respond well to current treatments.

The widespread recreational use of magic mushrooms has given regulators reassurance that psilocybin is safe, while studies including a small one last year by London academics showed significant benefit in patients with depression.
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No clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life

The research team analysed reports on cancer approvals by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from 2009 to 2013.

Of 68 cancer indications approved during this period, 57% (39) came onto the market on the basis of a surrogate endpoint and without evidence that they extended survival or improved the quality of patients' lives.

After a median of 5 years on the market, only an additional 8 drug indications had shown survival or quality of life gains.

Thus, out of 68 cancer indications approved by the EMA, and with a median 5 years follow-up, only 35 (51%) had shown a survival or quality of life gain over existing treatments or placebo. For the remaining 33 (49%), uncertainty remains over whether the drugs extend survival or improve quality of life.
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Btw i never did get those books about the anti-diabetes diet. I did get a polite e-mail informing me that i'd missed the cutoff date and that a federal injunction had taken effect banning the sale of the books in the US. They claimed that the suit seeking the injunction had been filed on behalf of several large pharmaceutical companies. I also received a full refund, even the shipping and processing fees. *sigh*
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