In common day western society, we are consistently bombarded by artificial light.
Our workspaces are indoors, powered by fluorescent blue lights (which blue has its own negatives).
We only get sun rarely and it's either partial (such as through glass while driving to work) or too much (single sessions of long periods hanging out at the beach).
We also try to supplement for the sun by taking vitamin D hormone supplements, which is not as bioactive for creating the active form vitamin D. Read More
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. 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
Histamine intolerance comes from an imbalance of eaten/produced histamine and ability to break it down.
Mast cells, food poisoning, histamine metabolism/liberators and more can exacerbate histamine intolerance. Read More
Irisin is an anti-obesity and anti-diabetes hormone that regulates fat tissue and blood sugar.
Irisin is generated by exercise and acts as an insulin-sensitizing hormone.
Irisin is so powerful that even moderately increased levels of circulating irisin potently increases energy expenditure, reduces body weight and improves diet-induced insulin resistance. Read More
Recent evidence suggests that oxidative stress, auto-immunity and melanocyte apoptosis are involved vitiligo.
Essentially what happens in vitiligo is hyperactive T cells decide to target and kill melanocytes:
- Melanocytes have abnormally high levels of cellular stress, which can be caused by inherited factors, genetic factors, or both.
- Stressed melanocytes produce signals that activate innate immune cells to initiate inflammation that leads to autoimmunity.
- Innate immune signals recruit adaptive immune cells (primarily CD8+ T Cells) into the skin, which then find melanocytes and kill them, resulting in white spots, or depigmentation.
Increase Mental Performance with Super Coffee!
If you drink coffee, I recommend drinking on an empty stomach (like right when you wake up).
Coffee may possibly encourages the stomach to release its contents into the small intestine before complete digestion has occurred. Read More
Medical marijuana and legalization have been a hot topics recently. I wanted to cover the plethora of benefits of the endocannabinoid system.
Disclaimer: I made sure to only work on this post while vaping CBD. Read More
Recent evidence demonstrates that Lion's Mane is helpful for various diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, immunoregulation, and many types of cancer, through mechanisms in the nervous system, digestive system, circulatory system, and immune system. Read More
BDNF is important for longterm memory and helps grow new neurons from neural stem cells (neurogenesis).
BDNF is important for the development of the brain, sensory nervous system and neural development. Read More