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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The 19+ Benefits Of Zeolite And Clinoptilolites

Zeolites are very promising for improving environment protection, detoxication, human nutrition status and immunity, separation of various biomolecules and cells, construction of biosensors and detection of biomarkers of various diseases, proper drug/gene delivery, antioxidant regulation, and tissue engineering.

In this post, we will discuss where zeolites come from, its benefits/downsides, and where to get zeolite.

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The 13+ Benefits Of Chitosan And Chitooligosaccharides

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of chitosan and chitosan derivatives.

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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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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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NSAIDs Cause Leaky Gut and New Allergies (With Natural Alternatives)

The Pharmaceutical Industry "Gateway" Drug


Just because something is sold over the counter doesn't make it safe.

Especially with non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can cause autoimmune diseases and destroy cells.

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The 18+ Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has properties that can boost the immune system, prevent and kill cancer, protect the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, eyes, skin, and ears, and can prevent skeletal damage.

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The 12+ Benefits of Metformin

Beyond Diabetes: Fight Cancer, Aging, Dysbiosis

Metformin is a standard anti-diabetic drug, taken by millions since 1957. It is currently being prescribed to over 150 million individuals worldwide.

It is one of the few miracle drugs that has ever been created. 

Many of the benefits metformin seems to have is through increasing production of butyrate and HDAC inhibition, in butyrate deprived diabetes patients. 

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The 15+ Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts And Sulforaphane (And How To Prepare Them)

Sulforaphane (SFN) is naturally occurring in broccoli sprouts, which has the highest amount of sulforaphane.

Broccoli sprouts contain a particular glucosinolate compound, glucoraphanin, which is found in vacuoles within the cytoplasm of the plant cell. 

The membrane of the plant cells also contain an enzyme, myrosinase, which is walled off from the vacuoles of glucoraphanin. 

Only when the plant cell is ruptured by cutting/chewing,. do the two substances come into contact with each other. 

In the moist environment of the cell, this leads to a chemical reaction wherein the myrosinase converts the glucoraphanin to an isothiocyanate, sulforaphane. 

It is also found in cruciferous veggies, such as brussels spout, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, collards, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, kohlrabi, mustard, turnip, radish, arugula, and watercress. 

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The Gut-Brain Axis (And Gut Feelings)

Have you ever been told to go with your gut feeling? This article describes why.

Changes in the gut microbiota may cause:

Mental health issues (such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and stress) 
Clostridium difficile infection
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
Pathogen colonization (i.e. vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus)
Autoimmune and allergic diseases
Obesity and metabolic disorders
Neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism
Parkinson's Disease

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Control Secretory IgA & Keep A Happy Gut

Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) is an antibody secreted by mucosal tissue and represents the first line of defense of the GI mucosa. 

It is a component of the adaptive immune system, and is an important player in the protection of epithelium. 

It is known to have an important impact on the regulation of microbiota composition

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