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Turmeric against Alzheimer’s

Turmeric powder

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I already reported on the many health effects of curcumin (turmeric) on multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes, colon cancer, psoriasis, and Alzheimer’s disease. – one of the basic ingredients of curry. The material contained in turmeric, curcumin protects not only the liver but can – according to a study by the University of California prevent plaque formation in the brain directly – in Los Angeles (UCLA). Since turmeric is a very popular spice in India, where Alzheimer’s occurs only very rarely, it was assumed before the study referred to a causal relationship, which has now apparently confirmed Turmeric can be scattered in all the vegetables, rice and pasta dishes. It fits well to legumes and meat dishes. Particularly simple, the daily supply of turmeric can be done with tea. Enter a pinch (or more – according to Taste) of the yellow turmeric powder in a cup with hot water and drink the tea slowly and with relish.

 

Fukushima getting worse

Dedicated to those friends who studied physics some 4o years ago and therefore believe they understand what is happening in Fukushima -:)

Asahi: Report suggests second meltdown at reactor at Fukushima plant

NYT Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril

Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University appears to be very angry :

Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama is the head of the Radioisotope Center at the University of Tokyo. On July 27, he appeared as a witness to give testimony to the Committee on Welfare and Labor in Japan’s Lower House in the Diet.

Org. videos with subtitles part 1/2:

7 Things McDonald’s Knows About Your Brain

The fast food industry can read your mind.
Many recent neuroscience discoveries about food’s effects on our brains and how we make decisions about food are actually gold-standard

trade secrets from super chains such as McDonald’s. With billions and billions served, they must be on to something.

A Little Exercise May Protect The Aging Brain From Memory Loss

The Journal of Neuroscience reported a new study nn the August 10 issue regarding memory loss after bacterial infections.

A small amount of exercise shielded older animals from memory loss following a bacterial infection. In the study, researchers led by Ruth Barrientos, PhD, of the University of Colorado at Boulder, found running on an exercise wheel protected older rats from memory loss following an Escherichia coli (E. coli) infection.

The findings suggest moderate exercise may lead to several changes in the brain that boost its ability to protect itself during aging in a period of increased vulnerability.

“This is the first study to show that exercise reduces susceptibility to the cognitive impairments that follow infection in aging animals, and the changes taking place in the brain thought to underlie these impairments,” Barrientos said.

“While many of us are hopeful about developing a pharmaceutical intervention to reverse the effects of aging, this study provides exciting evidence that a little moderate exercise is protective against age-related problems with health and immunity,” said Jonathan Godbout, PhD, an expert on aging at Ohio State University, who was unaffiliated with the study.

Keeps a cup of coffee a day the prostate cancer at bay?

First, I heard that coffee is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Then I found out that coffee appears to lower my risk for type II diabetes.

Now it looks as if I could add “lowers your risk of stroke” to the list of good things this so-called bad habit could do for me.

In fact, according to a Swedish study published online in March in Stroke: The Journal of the American Heart Association, drinking more than one cup of coffee per day is associated with a 22% to 25% lower stroke risk!

Then a new study revealed drinking coffee can improve a women’s brainpower and performance in the office (but impairing men’s memories) and on top of that a new Harvard study of 47,911 men who reported on their coffee intake even suggests that coffee lowers the risk of prostate cancer.

Boston, MA – Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. What’s more, the lower risk was evident among men who drank either regular or decaffeinated coffee.

The study was published May 17, 2011, in an online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read the abstract.

WHO actually believes now mobile phones could possibly be hazardous to your health

The question in my mind always was why would a tiny micro wave oven pointed at my brain NOT being dangerous to my health? And the really interesting question is – what took them so long? After all H1N1 was declared a pandemic level 6 threat after 12 people or so had died.

The World Health Organization just issued this REPORT a couple of days ago .

Excerpt:

Lyon, France, May 31, 2011 ‐‐ The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone use.”

Group 2B also lists things like  lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

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How I (hopefully) got rid of my chronic Sinusitis

Since I heard some acquaintances are fighting with the same problem here a follow-up on an earlier post:

Unfortunately I still was suffering from my a draining sinus until about 4  weeks ago. It was so bad that it even caused a gullet inflammation.

A friend of mine recommended me a homoeopathic sinusitis remedy containing a substance called Luffa operculata. I was told to take 20 drops every 2 h and I must say it helped almost immediately, but as soon as I stopped the drain came back. She said I must carry on a little longer and I did, with the same result.

Then I thought it might be a virus infection and remembered that L-Lysine helped me before with virus infections. So I took 1000 mg L-Lysine a day and in addition a supplement against joint inflammation, containing MSM Chondroitin sulphate and Glucosamine.

I know it might be just a placebo effect, but am almost free of any symptoms for three weeks now …

Your gutfeeling might be more than just a feeling

“For example, scientists were shocked to learn that about 90 percent of the fibers in the primary visceral nerve, the vagus, carry information from the gut to the brain and not the other way around…

The second brain informs our state of mind in other more obscure ways, as well. “A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut,” Mayer says… more here

But its not only your gut that influences your brain, it might be also your weight:

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Important Innovation for Diabetics

Many diabetics suffer from wounds on their extremities that dont heal, sometimes several years – if infection sets in, amputation of the limb is sometimes even necessary. This new development offers hope:

Videos of the week: Successful wound healing with borate glass nanofibers

Edited By Peter Wray • April 28, 2011

As reported on in the just-published May issue of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society, the Mo-Sci Corporation recently announced its development of a novel and inexpensive wound care pad — composed of borate glass nanofibers — that helped speed the healing of venous stasis ulcers in a majority of patients enrolled in a small human clinical test group of adult diabetics.

Greenpeace measures Radiation at Fukushima

Eventually even the official data reveals dangerously high levels of radiation.

Results of Greenpeace Radiation team independent monitoring of air, soil, and food in the vicinity of the Fukushima nuclear plant: Google Map

Radiation forecast data released
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_20.html

What radiation level is considered safe

1 rem = 0,01 Sv = 10 mSv

Dose equivalent H

The equivalent dose in an irradiated tissue or organ resulting from the absorbed dose by multiplying by a weighting factor (w R) [1] for the particular type of radiation. This takes into account the different biological effects, we of the various types of radiation. H = w R

EFFECTIVE DOSE

The effective dose is obtained by summation of the weighted equivalent doses of each irradiated tissues and organs. The weighting factors (w T) [2] take into account the difference in radiation sensitivity of different organs in relation to the risk of cancer and genetic changes. An even-even exposure of the whole body or individual organs is at the same effective dose of the same radiation risk. E = S Tx w T H T

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