The 7+ Benefits of Rubiscolins (Opioid Peptide From Rubisco)

Rubiscolins are naturally occurring opioid peptides that come from Spinach.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of Rubsicolin (-5 and -6) and their mechanism of action.

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7+ Ways Fragrance Changes Your Hormones And Immune System (Must Read For Chemically Sensitive People)

Fragrances are slow toxins which can disrupt the endocrine-immune-neural axis possibly causing the unprecedented rates of diabetes, cancer, neural ailments, teratogenicity, and transgender instances. R

We’ve already discussed how parts in fragrance can act as haptens and cause allergic sensitization (in this hapten post and this fragrance post), so in today’s post we will be discussing more mechanisms as to how fragrance can disrupt your immune system.

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32+ Zeitgebers (Biological Cues) And How To Enhance Your Circadian Rhythm

Right now as I write this, I am watching the morning sun, sitting on a bench in Dolores Park with my shirt off an laptop out - in 50ºF weather!

Last night I had no sleep as I just traveled from FL to CA and helping my brother pack until 4am… and I woke up around 5am (8am my normal time… thanks jetlag).

That’s why I believe today’s topic of discussion should be circadian rhythm cues, also called Zeitgebers.

Zeitgebers (the German word for “time givers”) are signals that help synchronize the body's circadian clock with the environment.

In this post, we will discuss the most common zeitgebers, how they affect our circadian rhythm, and how we can use them to enhance our sleep, stress, weight, social life, and more.

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The 35+ Benefits Of French Maritime Pine Bark (Pycnogenol, Flavangenol And Oligopin)

n this post, we will discuss the benefits of French Maritime Pine Bark and Pycnogenol as well as their mechanisms of action.

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The 16+ Benefits Of Spilanthes, Spilanthol, And Alkylamides

Spilanthes is a genus of plants that have major potential as an aphrodisiac and anti-aging tool.

In this post, we will discuss spilanthes, the benefits of its bioactive components, and where to get it.

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The 27+ Benefits Of Ecklonia Cava and Phlorotannins

Ecklonia cava is a powerful brown algae that shows promising potential in many metabolic diseases.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of Ecklonia cava, where to buy it, and its mechanism of action.

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All About Phoenixin: Pros And Cons Of Phoenixin And GPR173

Phoenixin is a peptide that regulates reproductive function, behavior, sensory perception, memory retention, cardiovascular health and food intake.

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Parvalbumin: Why You Can't Supplement For Fish

In this post, we will discuss what parvalbumin is, how it plays a role in chronic illnesses, and what you can do to  increase it. 

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The 27+ Benefits Of Matrine (with Natural Sources And Mechanisms)

Matrine is a very powerful alkaloid that has many neuropharmalogical benefits.

In this post, we will discuss matrine's benefits, natural sources for it, and some of matrine's 195+ mechanisms.

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How GPR84 Senses And Potentiates Inflammation

GPR84 is an inflammation sensor that plays a role in endotoxemia, brain injuries, and obesity.

In this post, we will discuss how to regulate GPR84's function. 

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All About Histamine H3 Receptors (HRH3/HR3): Genetics, Mechanisms, And Antagonists

Is histamine a villain… or really a superhero?

It really depends on which receptor it works on and where it is in the body.

In this post, we will discuss how to use the 3rd histamine receptor to boost cognition, memory, and attention.

We will first discuss how the histamine receptors work.

Then, we will move onto the benefits (and downsides) of blocking Histamine H3 Receptor's (HRH3 or H3R) activity with natural and pharmacological methods.

Lastly, we will discuss the potential benefits of increasing HRH3 with some agonists, HRH3's mechanism of action, and some important HRH3 SNPs.

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The 8+ Benefits Of J147: A Potent Curcumin Derivative (And How To Make T-006)

Unlike the current drugs approved for Alzheimer's Disease, J147 is neither an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor nor a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, yet it enhances cognition with a short-term treatment.

In this post, we will discuss how the curcumin derivative J147 improves memory and I'll explain a very powerful alternative way to get its benefits.

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Are You ApoE4? 88+ Ways To Increase Apolipoprotein E (ApoE)

ApoE is a master regulator for many genes implicated in cholesterol metabolism (such as Alzheimer's Disease and Atherosclerosis).

In this post, we will discuss the benefits and downsides of ApoE, how to determine if you are ApoE2, E3, or E4, and ways to fix it.

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How To Have Your Cake And Eat It Too: Calorie Restriction And Fasting Mimetics

Calorie Restriction Mimetics (CRMs) are compounds that can induce the same mechanisms as eating less, without having to actually eat less. 

In this post, we will discuss how to have your cake (food) and eat it too. 

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The Role of DARPP-32 In Addiction, Schizophrenia & Parkinson's Disease

In this post, we will discuss how protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 1B (PPP1R1B), also known as dopamine- and cAMP-regulated neuronal phosphoprotein (DARPP-32) plays a large role addiction, Parkinson's Disease, schizophrenia, cognition, and cancer. 

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The 27+ Benefits Of Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Burdock root has been used for centuries (over 3000 years) in China and in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for "purifying the blood", but in this post we will discuss the actual ways burdock works on improving the body.

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256+ Ways To Increase Dopamine Naturally (Supplements And Genetics)

Dopamine is extremely important for everyday function and plays a much larger role in the body than just bonding, motivation, cognition, emotion, well-being, and movement.

Unfortunately, our environment today is very good at manipulating and hijacking our dopamine system.

In this post we will discuss, how/why dopamine is produced, how chronic inflammation affects dopamine, what are some quick fixes for dopamine, and what are some long lasting dopamine builders, as well how to avoid losing dopamine. 

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Neuropeptides and Autophagy

Two key players in healthy aging are proper neuropeptide signaling and healthy induction of autophagy. R

In this post, we will discuss how neuropeptides either induce or inhibit autophagy.

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115+ Ways To Increase Tyrosine Hydroxylase (And What Decreases It)

Tyrosine hydroxylase is a necessary enzyme to create neurotransmitters and protect the body against oxidative stress.

In this post, we will discuss its benefits, downsides, and ways to increase its activity. 

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How To Stop Protein Misfolding (Proteopathy)

I tried folding protein once, but all I got was a ham and cheese sandwich.

In this post we're discussing proteopathy, how proteins can cause chronic disease, and some strategies to prevent it all. 

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