Hibernation induction trigger (HIT) is a hormone that binds to delta-opioid receptors and has the ability to protect tissues from death, oxygen loss, and more.
HIT may be beneficial for preserving muscle in those who are bedridden and may be useful for astronauts who are weightless. Read More
Oxymatrine has shown to have anti-arrhythmic, immune regulatory, and anti-tumor properties and is used in China for treatment of viral hepatitis, cancer, cardiac diseases (such as viral myocarditis), and skin diseases (such as psoriasis and eczema). R
In this post, we will discuss the many benefits of oxymatrine, its natural sources, and its mechanisms. Read More
Protein deglycase DJ-1 (DJ-1), also known as Parkinson disease protein 7 (PARK7) is a master regulator of redox status.
In this post, we will discuss how DJ-1 increases dopamine, enhances mitochondria, and combats most oxidative-stress related diseases. Read More
Hypoxia (loss of oxygen) is a major stressor on the body.
On average, one can live ~21 days without food, ~2 days without water, but only a few minutes without oxygen. R
Most studies review long term exposure of hypoxia, but in this post we will discuss what happens to the body on a cellular level when exposed to hypoxia in the short term, such as flying or space travel (in a non-hormetic way). Read More
Recent data suggests that chronically low levels of circulating LPS may be associated with the development of metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. R
In this post, we will discuss how LPS affects the body and how to reverse endotoxemia. Read More
When you optimize your body and fix all deficiencies, where is there to go next in enhancing your body?
Well there is hormesis, which is a very powerful tool for enhancing all aspects of your life.
Hormesis, if done properly can strengthen metabolism, longevity, and wellbeing as well as protect you from chronic illness in general.
In this post we will discus what hormesis is, how to do it, and what to watch out for so you can do it properly. Read More
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. Read More
Vasohibin-1 (VASH1) is an anti-angiogenic protein that may have benefits in cancer and longevity.
In this post, we will discuss conditions associated with VASH1 activity, its benefits, downsides, and ways to change its expression. Read More
In this post, we will dicuss how vasohibin-2 (VASH2) plays a role cancer progression and chemoresistance. Read More
In this post we will discuss the angiogenic (growth supporting) factors of mast cells in cancer. Read More
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. Read More
Have you ever wondered what gave beer its bitter, "hoppy" taste and aroma?
Well the answer is hops. 😋
In this post, we'll be discussing the benefits of hops, how it works on the body, and some non-alcoholic benefits of beer. Read More
In western society, cadmium (Cd) is found in our everyday environment.
It causes toxic effects to the whole body, including the cells and mitochondria.
In this post, we will discuss how cadmium affects the body and what you can do to protect yourself. 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
Deferoxamine is a powerful drug that has potential benefits in restoring neuronal health, especially in those with stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, spinal cord injury and sleep disorders.
In this post I've gone through it's potential benefits and alternatives to this drug. Read More
Ziziphus jujuba (jujube or Chinese dates), a plant in the family Rhamnaceae, is used in several Asian countries as a food and traditional medicine for over 3000 years.
The different parts of the Jujube plant (seeds, fruit, leaves, roots, etc) have different functions on the body. Read More