Mysteries of Sleep

  • “Sleep changes the cellular structure of the brain. It appears to be a completely different state…
  • During sleep a plumbing system called the glymphatic system may open, letting fluid flow rapidly through the brain.
  • Certain brain cells, called glia, control flow through the glymphatic system by shrinking or swelling. Noradrenaline is an arousing hormone that is also known to control cell volume. Similar to using anesthesia, treating awake mice with drugs that block noradrenaline induced unconsciousness and increased brain fluid flow and the space between cells, further supporting the link between the glymphatic system and consciousness.”

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/brain-may-flush-out-toxins-during-sleep

 

 

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Meditative Sounds!

Written & Produced by Fred Kinck Petersen and Tzvi Erez. 43 Minutes of continuous nature sounds with stunning music backgrounds. This is the final and full release of Tranquility – meditation and relaxation for your mind, body and soul.

 

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Guduchi -muti pronged Ayurvedic plant

  • Guduchi or “Tinospora cordifolia has an importance in traditional Ayurvedic medicine used for ages in the treatment of fever, jaundice, chronic diarrhea, cancer, dysentery, bone fracture, pain, asthama, skin disease, poisonous insect, snake bite, eye disorders.
  • …The plant extracts have active compounds in the form of alkaloids, glycosides, lactones and steroids.”

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3644751/

 

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Onions Quercetin and Inflammation suppression

  • “Quercetin is said to be one of the most widely used bioflavonoids for the treatment of metabolic and inflammatory disorders.
  • It is one of the most abundant dietary flavonoids found in fruits (mainly citrus), green leafy vegetables as well as many seeds, buckwheat, nuts, flowers, barks, broccoli, olive oil, apples, onions, green tea, red grapes, red wine, dark cherries, and berries such as blueberries and cranberries. The highest concentrations of flavonols were found in vegetables such as onions and broccoli, fruits such as apples, cherries, and berries, and drinks such as tea and red wine.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5214562/

 

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Asparagus and Tumor growth supression

  • “The inedible bottom part (~30-40%) of asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) spears is usually discarded as waste. However, since this by-product has been reported to be rich in many bioactive phytochemicals, it might be utilisable as a supplement in foods or natural drugs for its therapeutic effects. In this study it was identified that saponins from old stems of asparagus (SSA) exerted potential inhibitory activity on tumour growth and metastasis.”
  • SSA suppressed cell viability of breast, colon and pancreatic cancers in a concentration-dependent manner.”

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23450726

 

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Adipocity and Alcohol Consumption

  • “Alcohol is the second highest source of energy, on a per gram basis, of all the macronutrients. In contrast to other energy sources……The mechanisms linking alcohol consumption with an enhanced visceral lipid deposition are not completely understood. Alcohol consumption leads to a suppression of fat oxidation and thereby favours lipid storage . Furthermore, alcohol increases the release of glucocorticoids via stimulation of the hypothalamicpituitary-adrenal axis . Increased cortisol secretion has been reported with an altered fat distribution pattern . Cortisol binds to glucocorticoid receptors, which have a particularly high density in visceral fat deposits; this promotes lipid accumulation and retention in visceral adipose tissue
  • Waist circumference increased across categories of alcohol consumption in men. A significant association of alcohol consumption with abdominal obesity and exceeding energy intake recommendations was found among men reporting consumption of more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day. Controlling for energy underreporting did not significantly change these associations”

Source: https://www.redheracles.net/media/upload/research/pdf/17885722.pdf

  • Policy implications: “Problem drinkers (including binge drinkers and heavy chronic drinkers) tend to choose cheaper alcoholic beverages because they seek to maximize ethanol intake for the money they spend . In the United States, the top 10% of drinkers spend approximately $0.78 per drink compared with $4.75 per drink for the bottom 50% of drinkers. This fact provides a strong rationale for the use of measures that increase the price of the cheapest drinks.”

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2012/11_0274.htm

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Brahmi – Neuroprotective potential of phytochemicals

-“Plants, in the form of herbs, spices and foods, constitute an unlimited source of molecules available for improving human health. However, a single plant contains hundreds or thousands of secondary, bioactive metabolites, a chemical diversity that determined the evolutionary success of plants, favoring their adaptation to a changing environment. In this view, to ascribe the health-promoting effects of a medicinal herb or a plant food only to a molecule, or a single class of compounds, represents an inappropriate and inopportune task. It is likely that different phytochemicals produce in vivo additive and/or synergistic effects, thus amplifying (or reducing/inhibiting) their activities.

-Many of the phytochemicals that have recently been reported to exert neuroprotective effects in various experimental models of neurological disorders, were previously shown to have cytostatic or cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.

-“Brahmi,” has been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for centuries. Traditionally, it was used as a brain tonic to enhance memory development, learning and to provide relief to patients with anxiety or epileptic disorders. Bacopa include many active constituents includes the alkaloids brahmine and herpestine, saponins d-mannitol and hersaponin and monnierin.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459459/

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Harvard study links pasteurized milk to commonly occurring cancers in humans

“Compared to raw milk from Mongolia, which is extracted only during the first six months after cows have already given birth, pasteurized factory milk was found to contain up to 33 times more estrone sulfate.
Dr. Davaasambuu and her colleagues identified a clear link between consumption of such high-hormone milk, and high rates of hormone-dependent cancers. In other words, contrary to what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the conventional milk lobby would have you believe, processed milk from factory farms is not a health product, and is directly implicated in causing cancer.
Meanwhile, raw, grass-fed, organic milk from cows milked at the proper times is linked to improving digestion, healing autoimmune disorders, and boosting overall immunity, which can help prevent cancer. Though you will never hear any of this from the mainstream media, all milk is not the same — the way a cow is raised, when it is milked, and how its milk is handled and processed makes all the difference in whether or not the end product promotes health or death….” 

https://thebovine.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/harvard-study-links-pasteurized-milk-to-commonly-occurring-cancers-in-humans/

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Ancient Sound Healing

“-The Aboriginal people of Australia are the first known culture to heal with sound. Their ‘yidaki’ (modern name, didgeridoo) has been used as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years.
-The Egyptian culture extends back to 4000 BC and they have a long tradition of vowel sound chant….Egyptian priestesses used sistra, a type of musical rattle instrument with metal discs that creates not only a pleasant jangling sound but, as we now know, also generates copious amounts of ultrasound.
-The Pythagoras Mystery School, based on the island of Crotona, taught the use of flute and lyre as the primary healing instruments and although none of Pythagoras’ writings have come down to us we know of his philosophy and techniques from many contemporary writers.
-As a musical instrument the gong has wonderful healing properties because it contains virtually the whole spectrum of audible sound. Human cells, immersed in the gong’s sound field, absorb the frequencies they need—a kind of sonic food—and reject what is not needed. “

https://www.tokenrock.com/sound_healing/sounds_of_the_ancients/

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