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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How To Control Your Reticular Activating System

I've always believed in "what you focus on grows... where focus goes, energy flows". - Tony Robbins

The Reticular Activating System (RAS) provides the major pathology for being in the "flow state".

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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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The 28+ Benefits Of Embelin And Its Natural Sources

Embelin suppresses cancer, combats inflammation, ameliorates autoimmunity, and destroys many infectious agents.

It also has anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, neuroprotective, and cardioprotective protective effects.

In this post, we will discuss the MANY benefits of embelin, its natural sources, and some synergies of embelin.

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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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HOMER1, HOMER2, and HOMER3: How These Homologs Promote Strong Synaptic Plasticity

In this post, we will discuss Homer proteins (mainly homer1), their implicated diseases with dysregulation, and some novel ways to help with homeostasis.

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The 17+ Benefits Of Human Immunoglobulin Therapy

Immunoglobulin therapy has many benefits in treating post-infectious diseases and autoimmunity, but careful consideration but be taken into account before therapy.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of immunoglobulin therapy, its downsides, and the approved types of immunoglobulin therapies, along with its mechanism of action. 

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The 13+ Benefits Of BPC-157 (Body Protective Compound) and sources

Body Protective Compound 157 (BPC-157) is a peptide that has been recently studied to produce systemic effects on both the brain and the gut, and repair those systems.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of BPC-157, its mechanism of action, experiences, and where to get it from a quality source.

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MANF: What Is It And How To Increase Mesencephalic Astrocyte-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF; also known as ARMET or arginine-rich mutated in early stages of tumor) belongs to the fourth family of neurotrophic factors. 

It plays a huge role in repairing neurons and cells after oxidative stress, and has promising uses for the future in neurodegenerative diseases (such as  Parkinson's Disease).

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Why NRF2 Activation Can Make You More Sick

Recent cancer research has helped us understand how the body detoxes.

By studying upregulated genes in tumorous cells, we were able to find the Nuclear Erythroid 2–Related Factor 2 (NRF2) pathway.

NRF2 is a major transcription factor in detoxing the body and keeping it healthy.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits/downsides of NRF2 activation, as well as why NRF2 may be hurting you more than helping you (and what you can do about it).

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The 14+ Benefits Of Amentoflavone

Amentoflavone Is Cool (AF) :D
Amentoflavone (AF) is a naturally occurring biflavonoid found in many (over 120) natural plants, such as Gingko Biloba and St. John's Wort.

 

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The 21+ Benefits Of Beta-Caryophyllene (The Common Cannabinoid)

Beta-Caryophyllene Is A Very Common Cannabinoid

β-caryophyllene is a FDA-approved food additive that can activate the endocannabinoid system. 

It is found in many plants, fragerances, preservatives, additives, and flavoring agents.

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Balancing Excitatory Amino Acid Transporter Activity

Controlling Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters (EAATs) activity is a novel way to reduce excitotoxicity (neuronal damage due to overactivity) in the brain

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The 10+ Benefits of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics And Ceftriaxone

I usually advise to stay away from all antibiotics, but I've had clients that have had profoundly beneficial experiences with certain beta-lactam antibiotics

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How Chronic Fluoride Can Damage Mitochondria And The Gut Biome

Fluoride is a trace element, but it is found in our daily exposure more than a "trace". 

In small amounts, it appears to be okay

The problems with fluoride appear to be in chronic use of it over long periods of time, and/or being exposed to a high dose of it in a single instance. 

Apart from skeletal tissue and teeth, fluoride can cause changes in the kidneys, liver, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary gland, testis, muscle tissues, stomach, brain, neurons, and immune system. 

I have mild dental fluorosis, probably from drinking too much fluoridated water, using fluoridated toothpaste, along with taking fluoride at the dentist to protect my enamel. 

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The 18+ Benefits Of Tianma and Gastrodin

Tianma and Its 81+ Major Compounds

Tianma (also called Gastrodia Elata) works on many systems of the body including the brain, liver, heart, eyes, ears, bones, and lungs.

It has many potential benefits in preventing treating common neurological and metabolic disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, epilepsy, liver disease, diabetes, neuropathy, and more.

In this post, we are going to be talking about Tianma, its bioactive components, and their benefits.

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Artificial Sweeteners Alter Signaling In The Brain and Pancreas

Not all artificial sweeteners aka (nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) or low-calorie sweeteners (LCS)) are bad. 

Use of artificially sweetened foods (ASF) has increased in the past 50 years in the USA and there are clear parallels with changes in the prevalence of being overweight and the rise of obesity. R

Just because something is deemed as "safe" by the FDA, does not make it safe for humans.

In this post, I will break down the effects of artificial sweeteners on the body and give an alternative list to which ones are "safer" or even beneficial

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Are EMFs Dangerous? Unbiased Science-Based Review of Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are perceived as environmental stressors on living organisms.

But since man-made EMFs are a very new stressor for humans, our cells have not developed proper defensive mechanisms against them. 

For example, EMFs are classified as possibly carcinogenic (cancer causing) as is arsenic, chloroform, cigarettes, DDT, estrogenics, heavy metals, roundup, etc. 

It seems clear that we would not willingly expose ourselves to these other agents, so why would we expose ourselves EMFs?

Is it from digital dementia (using electronics to remember everything for us) or FOMO (fear of missing out)? 

In this post, to simplify everything, I'll try to stay away from quantum physics as much as possible. 😉

I'll also show as unbiased of an opinion of EMFs as possible, but I do give you my opinion towards the end.

I'll also provide ways you can protect yourself from the downsides of EMFs.

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Inhibiting Nogo-A For Increased Brain Plasticity

Nogo-A is one of the most potent growth inhibitors in the central nervous system.

It is involved in creating new blood cells, developing new stem cells, protecting growth of cancer, and modulating the immune system.

It is highly expressed after adolescent development, traumatic brain injuries, and many myelin-related diseases.

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Tuftsin: Our Natural Autoimmune Switch

Balance The Immune System With Tuftsin

Tuftsin has powerful ability to balance and regulate the immune system. 

Tuftsin shifts the immune response from an inflammatory response to an anti-inflammatory response.

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