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Berberine: a plant alkaloid with therapeutic potential for central nervous system disor... - 0 views

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    Berberine: a plant alkaloid with therapeutic potential for central nervous system disorders.
    Kulkami SK et al.
    Phytotherapy Research, Published Online: 8 Dec 2009

    This review attempts to discuss the pharmacological basis of the use of berberine in various central nervous system
    and related disorders. Its protective effect in Alzheimer's, cerebral ischemia, mental depression, schizophrenia
    and anxiety are highlighted. However, more detailed clinical trials along with a safety assessment of berberine
    are warranted for positioning the alkaloid in the treatment of neurological disorders.
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Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunte... - 0 views

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    Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets.
    Cordain L, Miller JB, Eaton SB, Mann N, Holt SH, Speth JD.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Mar;71(3):682-92.
    PMID: 10702160

    Our analysis showed that whenever and wherever it was ecologically possible, hunter-gatherers consumed high amounts (45-65% of energy) of animal food. Most (73%) of the worldwide hunter-gatherer societies derived >50% (> or =56-65% of energy) of their subsistence from animal foods, whereas only 14% of these societies derived >50% (> or =56-65% of energy) of their subsistence from gathered plant foods. This high reliance on animal-based foods coupled with the relatively low carbohydrate content of wild plant foods produces universally characteristic macronutrient consumption ratios in which protein is elevated (19-35% of energy) at the expense of carbohydrates (22-40% of energy).
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Lectins in Edible Foods & ABO Reactions | Owen Foundation Website - 0 views

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    "This is an alphabetical list of Foods containing Lectins, from edible Plant and Animal sources.

    Most lectins, in plant species, are NOT ABO blood type specific. Even fewer EDIBLE plants have lectins that are ABO type specific.

    This list does conflict with the information of the various incarnations of 'blood type diets', as far as specific foods agglutinating certain of the ABO blood types only. However, this information below has been derived directly from the published scientific literature and studies which are listed in the references which follow this list. It is not known where the authors of these diet books came up with their ABO blood-type agglutination data, it is definitely false when compared to published scientific studies.

    The first section has a list of foods, in alphabetical order for easier searching, their scientific names, and which blood types are agglutinated by them."
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Th1/Th2 balance: the hypothesis, its limitations, and implications for health and disea... - 0 views

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    Th1/Th2 balance: the hypothesis, its limitations, and implications for health and disease.
    Kidd P.
    Altern Med Rev. 2003 Aug;8(3):223-46. Review.
    PMID: 12946237

    Th1 pathways typically produce activation of cytotoxic T
    lymphocytes (Tc), NK cells, macrophages, and monocytes, all of
    which can attack cancer cells and generally defend against tumors.
    55 IFN-gamma and other Th1 cytokines are typically lower in
    advanced cancer patients, while the Th2 marker IL-4 can be higher
    or unchanged.56 Nodules of non-small cell lung cancer freshly
    removed from patients expressed a marked imbalance toward Th2, as
    did biopsy samples from basal cell carcinoma.57 In prostate cancer
    patients IL-2 was low (Th1) and IL-10 high.58 IL-10 is a confirmed
    Th1-suppressive cytokine, and heightened IL-10 is a common factor
    in cancer.55

    IL-10 has a variety of suppressive effects that include inhibiting
    Th1 cytokine production, down-regulating APC and NK cell function,
    and lowering overall T-cell proliferation.57 Especially under the
    influence of IL-4 (Th2), tumor cells apparently up-regulate IL-10
    that suppresses nearby killer cells. Tumor-derived IL-10 has been
    documented in lymphoma, ovarian carcinoma, melanoma, neuroblastoma,
    and renal cell and colon carcinoma.57 IL-12 is another cytokine
    that can be up-regulated by Th1 activity and inhibited by Th2.59 A
    low IL-12/IL-10 ratio was found in cervical cancer patients.55
    Recent clinical studies suggest elevated IL-10 is predictive of a
    poor prognosis. 57 With both IL-4 and IL-10 being proven inhibitors
    of Th1 and promoters of Th2 activity, the recognized capability of
    cancerous tissue to suppress immunity is readily rationalized.
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Th1/Th2 balance: the hypothesis, its limitations, and implications for health and disea... - 0 views

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    Th1/Th2 balance: the hypothesis, its limitations, and implications for health and disease.
    Kidd P.
    Altern Med Rev. 2003 Aug;8(3):223-46. Review.
    PMID: 12946237
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Content and distribution of flavonoids among 91 edible plant species. - Asia Pac J Clin... - 0 views

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    Content and distribution of flavonoids among 91 edible plant species.
    Yang RY, Lin S, Kuo G.
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17 Suppl 1:275-9.
    PMID: 18296355
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Herbal Fix for Bladder Infection: Forskolin - 0 views

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    Herbal Medicine Forskolin May Reduce Urinary Tract Infection

    April 9, 2007 -- Forskolin, an herbal medicine made from the Asiatic coleus plant, may help treat urinary tract infection.

    That's according to preliminary tests done in mice.

    The resear
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Assessment of the longer-term effects of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering fo... - 0 views

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    Jenkins DJ, Kendall CW, Faulkner DA, Nguyen T, Kemp T, Marchie A, Wong JM, de Souza R, Emam A, Vidgen E, Trautwein EA, Lapsley KG, Holmes C, Josse RG, Leiter LA, Connelly PW, Singer W.
    Assessment of the longer-term effects of a dietary portfolio of chol
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University of Toronto -- News@UofT -- Cholesterol-lowering foods most effective when co... - 0 views

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    Toronto University news article about cholesterol lowering study with David Jenkins' vegetarian portfolio diet.
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