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.Read more
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".Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
In this post, we will discuss Homer proteins (mainly homer1), their implicated diseases with dysregulation, and some novel ways to help with homeostasis.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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).Read more
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).Read more
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.
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.Read more
Controlling Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters (EAATs) activity is a novel way to reduce excitotoxicity (neuronal damage due to overactivity) in the brainRead more
I usually advise to stay away from all antibiotics, but I've had clients that have had profoundly beneficial experiences with certain beta-lactam antibioticsRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more