Archive | March, 2010


Echinacea purpurea polysaccharide reduces the latency rate in herpes simplex virus type-1 infections.

The following article gives another use for the widely used Echinacea plant. OBJECTIVE: During the latency period of herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1), the virus can occasionally reactivate, travel back to the eye and cause recurrent ocular disease. As this condition arises from the ability of HSV-1 to produce a dormant infection, effective medication to […]

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Sugar-sweetened beverages and chronic disease.

The following article states clearly the adverse effects of the over consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Sugar-sweetened beverages, a major source of fructose, raise serum uric acid levels and are associated with an increased risk of gout, hypertension, and diabetes. However, it is unclear whether the associations with hypertension and diabetes are caused by fructose per […]

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The following is an interesting article on the positive effects of a good diet and herbs to help protect from diseases related to aging.

The following is an interesting article discussing the importance of a proper diet and herbs in the control of diseases related to aging. Aging is associated with mitochondrial dysfunctions, which trigger membrane leakage, release of reactive species from oxygen and nitrogen and subsequent induction of peroxidative reactions that result in biomolecules’ damaging and releasing of […]

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Cellular and molecular mechanisms of immuno-modulation by Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi).

Especially during the winter months people want to help support their immune function.  Incorporating Reishi mushrooms into your diet or taking in capsule form are a wonderful way to help support your immune system. Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss. ex Fr.) Karst. (Lingzhi or Reishi) has been used for a long time in China to prevent and treat various […]

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Ginger: an ancient remedy and modern miracle drug.

The following article examines the use of the herb, Ginger as as safe and effective remedy for many conditions. Ginger has been used safely for thousands of years in cooking, and medicinally in folk and home remedies. Advanced technology enables the validation of these traditional experiences. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) […]

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