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Wednesday, 15 August

14:00

Meet the journal full of baloney (and cheese) "IndyWatch Feed Health"

For researchers wandering in the food desert of scientific publishing, the journal description is irresistible or, you might say, appetizing. Meet The International Cheese Journal: Have you ever wondered how your colleagues got each cheese published in journals with great sounding names? And that there was so little content in it? You can now too! We Continue reading Meet the journal full of baloney (and cheese)

12:58

Teen infected by hookworms during church trip to the beach "IndyWatch Feed Health"

After a day of relaxation on the beach following a mission trip to Pompano Beach, Florida, Michael Dumas noticed an itch. Upon his arrival home to Memphis, his family discovered hed contracted a hookworm infection. His mother Kelli has been documenting her sons battle ever since. currently resting at home with his foot elevated. Hes []

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12:28

One of the worst intermittent fasting mistakes "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Fasting has been used for thousands of years to keep us well, and its the most profoundly effective metabolic intervention I know of. Not only does it upregulate autophagy and mitophagy natural cleansing processes necessary for optimal cellular renewal and function but it also triggers the generation of stem cells. The cyclical abstinence []

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12:23

Type 1 Diabetes on the rise in young children: Is anyone paying attention? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Chronic illness is at epidemic levels in the United States as well as other wealthy nations. Autoimmune diseases, though tending to receive less attention than headline-grabbing afflictions such as cancer and heart disease, have experienced some of the most rapid increases. Comprising more than 80 different diseases, autoimmune conditions arise when the immune system attacks the bodys []

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12:13

Watch Erin on the Lillian McDermott Radio show "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In July I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Lillian McDermott show where I spoke about the mysterious events surrounding the holistic doctor deaths.  Im so thankful that people continue to give me a voice to speak for those who no longer can. XO- Erin

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12:02

Rethinking Resilience "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Fostering Change: Peer support and collaboration are central to a trauma-informed approach to building social resilience. But many services that claim to be working to build resilience are erecting barriers to peoples recovery.  

We need to rethink specialist services, to be more socially focused in their view of trauma and resilience. We need greater trust and collaboration between specialists and communities; more emphasis placed on the value of peer-peer and friendship-based support and a more complete and rounded view of where we get our resilience from.

Its more than a skill that you can teach yourself.

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12:01

APA Maintains Ban on Psychologists at Guantnamo "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Physicians for Human Rights: PHR commends the American Psychological Association for defending human rights in the face of sustained pressure to weaken its ethics policies. Guantnamo remains a symbol of lawlessness, where detainees face indefinite detention without charge or trial. Many of these men were tortured by the U.S. government, with the systematic involvement of psychologists. The failed push to return military psychologists to Guantnamo is happening at a time when the U.S. president plans to expand the prison and regularly pledges to restore torture. The world is watching what the APA is doing. Maintaining high ethical standards and insisting on access to independent care are critical to upholding both the humane treatment of detainees and the ban on torture and ill-treatment at Guantnamo and elsewhere. It is extraordinarily troubling that the APA allowed a proposed reversal to reach a vote in the first place, and the human rights community will continue to hold the association to its commitments.

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12:00

Citizen Josh Mazer Alerts Maryland Legislators, School Board & PTA Members to HPV Vaccine Review "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A thousand thanks to Josh Mazer for sharing his campaign to alert Maryland decision makers about the dangers of HPV vaccination. They ought to know already since they are pushing the HPV vaccine, but they do not since their info...

07:00

Too Many Ultra-Processed Calories and Wasted Food "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

The struggle with weight gain and obesity is a common and costly health issue, leading to an increase in risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. Obesity affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of young people in the U.S.1 

Research has linked growing waistlines to a number of different sources, including processed and high-fructose foods, sodas and high-carbohydrate diets. Risks associated with belly fat in aging adults includes an elevated risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.2 

You may have noticed an increase in weight gain as you age, but research shows this has little to do with your metabolism and more with getting less active over time.3 With a reduction in activity combined with an increase of 250 to 300 more calories per day today than in the 1970s,4 it is not surprising the number of people struggling with excess weight has risen. 

An increasing caloric intake may be the result of the Push hypothesis,5 described by Kevin Hall, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, as a combination of factors pushing calories into the food system and subsequently changing how much and what is eaten.

Unfortunately, Hall finds calories in the food supply increased between 500 to 800 calories per person, but half to two-thirds is going in the trash, contributing to food waste.6 This additional food waste may be causing as much environmental change as emissions from cars and manufacturing plants.7

Cheap, Convenience Foods Decidedly Contribute to Obesity Epidemic

Hall is a physicist who leads a team of neuroscientists, mathematicians and dietitians studying metabolism and weight. He believes while carbohydrates have likely contributed to the rise in obesity, the carbohydrate-insulin model has not completely explained how.

Although he...

Are These Perilous Chemicals in Your Food? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a group of over 65,000 pediatricians in the U.S., are asking parents to limit their children's exposure to dangerous plastic chemicals known to leach into food from packaging, as well as chemical food additives, warning the chemicals may damage their children's health for years to come.1 Some of those chemicals include phthalates, nitrates and bisphenols.2

Results of past research led the World Health Organization (WHO) to study and then release a joint report with the United Nations Environment Program3 suggesting a ban on endocrine disrupting chemicals may be needed to protect the health of future generations. Their research followed past studies, but is one of the most comprehensive on endocrine disrupting chemicals to date.

The report highlights a wide variety of problems, including undescended testicles, breast, prostate and thyroid cancer, nervous system defects and the development of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with exposure to chemicals commonly found in plastics and food additives.4

Phthalates are widely used to make plastics more durable and flexible, such as in your shower curtains, food packaging and vinyl gloves. They are also found in household cleaners, cosmetics and personal care products.

While used to increase durability, they are not strongly bound to the product and leach out with heat and wear. In a policy statement, the AAP expressed concerns related to:5 

"[T]he use of colorings, flavorings and chemicals deliberately added to food during processing (direct food additives) as well as substances in food contact materials, including adhesives, guys, coatings, paper, paperboard, plastic and other polymers which may contaminate food as part of packaging or manufacturing equipment "

AAP Calls for Reduced Exposure to Chemicals

Today an alarming 10,000 chemicals are allowed to be added to food and food-contact materials...

Between Pathogens and Chemical Contaminants, Chicken Is Best Avoided "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

While health agencies make a big stink about unsterilized foods such as raw organic milk, the food associated with the greatest number of foodborne illnesses is factory farmed chicken.

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics,1 there were 5,760 reported foodborne outbreaks between 2009 and 2015, resulting in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations and 145 deaths. Of these, chicken was responsible for the most outbreak-associated illnesses 3,114 illnesses in total (12 percent), followed by pork and seeded vegetables, each of which was responsible for 10 percent of illnesses. As noted by CBS News:2

"No other food, it turns out, is quite as problematic as chicken the heart-healthy alternative to red meat. Though fish and dairy technically caused more "outbreaks," chicken sickened the most people

'Chicken is a reservoir for salmonella,' explains Thomas Gremillion, director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America.

Though proper cooking can kill most salmonella strains, normal food preparation techniques like using a sponge to clean up spills or rinsing your chicken in the sink tend to spread the bug around your kitchen, he says. That can 'cross-contaminate' your sink, cutting boards and vegetables."

'This CDC report shows that government inspectors and industry need to do more to protect consumers from unsafe chicken,' says Gremillion.

'Rather than focusing on schemes to boost industry profits such as eliminating slaughterhouse line speed limits we should be talking about why the U.S. lags so far behind other countries on issues like addressing salmonella contamination in poultry, and what can be done to avoid some of these illnesses and the havoc they wreak on families.'

Chicken Is Notoriously Prone to Bacterial Contamination

Over the years, food testing has shown that chicken is particularly prone to contamination with dangerous pathogens, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Consumer...

05:46

Rosa Damascena oil improved methadone-related sexual dysfunction in females with opioid use disorder under methadone maintenance therapy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Psychiatr Res. 2017 Dec ;95:260-268. Epub 2017 Aug 16. PMID: 28923720 Abstract Title:  Rosa Damascena oil improved methadone-related sexual dysfunction in females with opioid use disorder under methadone maintenance therapy - results from a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) is provided to patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). However, as with all opioids, methadone impacts negatively on sexual function. To counter this, Rosa Damascena oil (RDO) has been used successfully for opioid-dependent male patients under MMT and with methadone-related sexual dysfunction (MRSD). In the present study, we tested the possible influence of RDO on sexual function and sex hormones of opioid-dependent female patients undergoing MMT and with MRSD.METHODS: Fifty female patients (mean age: 38.8 years) diagnosed with OUD, undergoing MMT and with MRSD were randomly assigned either to the RDO or the placebo condition. At baseline, patients completed questionnaires covering socio-demographic and OUD-related information. At baseline, and four and eight weeks later they additionally completed questionnaires on sexual function and happiness. Blood samples to assess thyroid hormones, prolactin, progesterone, and estradiol levels were taken at baseline and eight weeks later (end of the study).RESULTS: Over time sexual function and happiness increased, but more so in the RDO condition than in the placebo condition. Over time, prolactin decreased, and progesterone, and estradiol increased, but again more so in the RDO condition. Sex hormone levels and sexual function were statistically unrelated.CONCLUSIONS: Results from this double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled clinical trial showed that opioid-dependent females undergoing MMT and with MRDS did benefit from RDO administration, as sexual function and happiness increased, and female sexual hormone levels changed in positive directions.

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03:25

Parenteral administration of high-dose vitamin C and thiamine may be a beneficial adjuvant therapy of severe sepsis and septic shock. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2018 Sep ;30(3):343-351. Epub 2018 Jun 28. PMID: 30098738 Abstract Title:  Emerging Adjunctive Approach for the Treatment of Sepsis: Vitamin C and Thiamine. Abstract:  Evidence is emerging that parenteral administration of high-dose vitamin C and thiamine may be a beneficial adjuvant therapy of severe sepsis and septic shock. Despite modern practices in critical care medicine, sepsis and severe sepsis remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the critical care unit.

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03:14

Higher plasma vitamin C concentration was associated with lower total mortality, heart disease mortality and cancer mortality. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Aug 12. Epub 2018 Aug 12. PMID: 30100578 Abstract Title:  Association of plasma vitamin C concentration to total and cause-specific mortality: a 16-year prospective study in China. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Vitamin C insufficiency occurs across many countries and has been hypothesised to increase risk of various diseases. Few prospective studies with measured circulating vitamin C have related deficiency to disease mortality, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries.METHODS: We randomly selected 948 subjects (473 males and 475 females) aged 53-84 years from a Chinese cohort and measured meta-phosphoric acid-preserved vitamin C concentrations in plasma samples collected in 1999-2000. A total of 551 deaths were accrued from sample collection through 2016, including 141 from cancer, 170 from stroke and 174 from heart diseases. Vitamin C was analysed using season-specific quartiles, as a continuous variable and as a dichotomous variable based on sufficiency status (normal>28mol/L vs low 28 mol/L). HRs and 95% CIs were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models.RESULTS: We found significant inverse associations between higher plasma vitamin C concentrations and total mortality in quartile (HR0.75, 95%CI 0.59 to 0.95), continuous (HR0.90, 95%CI 0.82 to 0.99) and dichotomous analyses (HR0.77, 95%CI 0.63 to 0.95). We observed significant lower risks of heart disease (p=0.03) and cancer deaths (p=0.04) for higher vitamin C, whereas the association was attenuated for stroke in adjusted models. Similar inverse associations were found when comparing normal versus low vitamin C for heart disease (HR0.62, 95%CI 0.42 to 0.89).CONCLUSION: In this long-term prospective Chinese cohort study, higher plasma vitamin C concentration was associated with lower total mortality, heart disease mortality and cancer mortality. Our results corroborate the importance of adequate vitamin C to human health.

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02:46

Urtica dioica L. leaf extract modulates blood pressure and oxidative stress in spontaneously hypertensive rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Phytomedicine. 2018 Jul 15 ;46:39-45. Epub 2018 Apr 18. PMID: 30097121 Abstract Title:  Urtica dioica L. leaf extract modulates blood pressure and oxidative stress in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Urtica dioica L. (Stinging nettle) has been used for centuries for the treatment of numerous health issues.PURPOSE: This study investigates the antioxidant capacity and the most abundant phenolic compounds of Urtica dioica L. leaf extract (UE), and its antihypertensive and antioxidative effects in vivo.STUDY DESIGN: Spontaneously hypertensive rats were supplemented with 10, 50, and 200 mg/kg/day of UE and 10 mg/kg/day of losartan during 4-week period.METHODS: In this study, HPLC analysis of UE was performed, as well as the determination of antioxidant capacity, superoxide radical scavenging activity, and metal chelating ability. Hemodynamic parameters were measured directly in anesthetized rats. Also, antioxidant enzyme activity and concentration in erythrocytes were determined, as well as systemic oxidative stress and plasma antioxidant status.RESULTS: UE showed higher ferric reducing antioxidant power and Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity than BHT, but lower than vitamin C. Furthermore, UE showed good metal chelating ability, but weak superoxide radical scavenging activity. All three tested UE doses managed to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as cardiac index, and to improve the antioxidative defense by increasing the activity of superoxide dismutase and catalase, without changing the concentration of the enzymes. Moreover, UE supplementation increased plasma antioxidant capacity and reduced systemic oxidative stress.CONCLUSION: Chronic UE dietary supplementation had beneficial effects in the experimental model of essential hypertension.

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01:51

Scientifically Proven Natural Remedies For Knee Osteoarthritis "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of degenerative joint disease which causes a variety of symptoms such as pain, swelling, abnormal bone growth, disfigured cartilage and loss of motion. While sufferers can contract OA in any joint, it is most commonly noticed in the knee, back and neck, hips, fingers and toes.

This article will discuss 3 natural remedies that can help fight knee osteoarthritis: gelatin, turmeric extract (curcumin) and sesame seeds. They are all research based and are much safer alternatives than conventional medicines.

1. Gelatin to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

What is Gelatin?

Gelatin is a clear flavorless food ingredient which is used in a number of food products. It is derived from collagen (which is a key component of healthy joints) and is extracted from the bones, hooves, skins and tissues of domesticated animals sent for slaughter.

It is an effective gelling agent and is therefore most often found in gummy candy, marshmallows, some yogurts and jellied deserts. Gelatin is also used to make the coatings for capsule pills, some cosmetics and some paper.

Food grade gelatin is usually sold as either a clear sheet or as granules, it dissolves easily in hot water but turns into a gel as it cools.

Gelatin and Knee Osteoarthritis The Study

A study that was reported at a meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians in Dallas suggests that adding a special gelatin supplement to the diet could provide some relief to people with mild osteoarthritis of the knee.

In the study, 175 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomly assigned to receive either a daily gelatin supplement or a placebo.

Those who received a supplement containing 10 grams of gelatin plus calcium and vitamin C had significant improvements across the board in pain, stiffness, and mobility measures.

While the results of this study are encouraging, the improvements may not be solely attributable to the gelatin used in the study. Because the treatments used in the trial contained vitamin C which is a very powerful and effective antioxidant, there is some thought that the protective effect was due to the presence of vitamin C and not gelatin.

Studies of dietary habits have shown that people who have a diet rich...

00:52

After supplementation of MetS patients with A. melanocarpa extract, a decrease in acetylcholinesterase activity and oxidative stress was noted. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Res Int. 2018 ;2018:5670145. Epub 2018 Mar 26. PMID: 29780825 Abstract Title:  Changes in Cholinesterase Activity in Blood of Adolescent with Metabolic Syndrome after Supplementation with Extract from. Abstract:  Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are growing problems among children and adolescents. There are no reports of changes in the activity of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) in children and adolescents with metabolic syndrome especially after supplementation with extract from. Materials studied included plasma and erythrocytes isolated from peripheral blood of patients with MetS and healthy subjects. We have estimated the following parameters: acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activity, lipid peroxidation and lipids levels in plasma, and erythrocytes membrane. In patients with MetS, a significant increase in AChE and BChE activity, higher LDL-cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels, and lower HDL-cholesterol level were observed. Supplementation withextract resulted in mild but statistically significant reduction of total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triacylglycerol levels and caused an increase in HDL-cholesterol level and a decrease in lipid peroxidation in plasma patients with MetS. Additionally, a decrease in lipid peroxidation and cholesterol level and a decrease in AChE activity in the erythrocyte membranes after supplementation withwere noted. Summarizing, an increase in AChE and BChE activity and disruption of lipid metabolism in patients with MetS were observed. After supplementation of MetS patients withextract, a decrease in AChE activity and oxidative stress was noted.

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00:38

Anti-tumor properties of anthocyanins from Lonicera caerulea 'Beilei' fruit on human hepatocellular carcinoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Aug ;104:520-529. Epub 2018 May 25. PMID: 29800916 Abstract Title:  Anti-tumor properties of anthocyanins from Lonicera caerulea 'Beilei' fruit on human hepatocellular carcinoma: In vitro and in vivo study. Abstract:  In this study, the anthocyanin from Lonicera caerulea 'Beilei' fruit (ABL) was extracted and purified. The purified component (ABL-2) was then evaluated for its anti-tumor properties on human hepatoma cells (SMMC-7721) in vitro and the murine hepatoma cells (H22) in vivo. In vitro, ABL-2 not only significantly inhibited the growth of SMMC-7721 cells, but also remarkably blocked the cells' cycle in G2/M phase, inducing DNA damage and eventually leading to apoptosis. In vivo, ABL also killed tumor cells, inhibited tumor growth, and improved the survival status of H22 tumor-bearing mice. These effects were associated with an increase in the activities of antioxidase and a decrease in the level of lipid peroxidation, as evidenced by changes in SOD, GSH-Px, GSH, and MDA levels. In addition, ABL-2 also regulated the levels of immune cytokines including IL-2, IFN-, and TNF-. These results revealed that ABL-2 exerts an effective anti-tumor effect by dynamically adjusting the REDOX balance and improving the immunoregulatory activity of H22 tumor-bearing mice. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis revealed that cyanidin-3,5-diglucoside (8.16mg/g), cyanidin-3-glucoside (387.60mg/g), cyanidin-3-rutinoside (23.62mg/g), and peonidin-3-glucoside (22.20mg/g) were the main components in ABL-2, which may contribute to its anti-tumor activity.

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00:24

Bayer Shares Plunge By 12.5 Billion After Monsanto Court Case "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Bayer stocks plunge following monsanto court case

Bayer AG, the German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company, is in panic after a huge share sell off on Monday morning, following the decision from a landmark legal case in San Francisco, which judged that the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. SEE: Jury Ruled Monsanto Liable In Case Of Man Dying Of Cancer After Using Weedkiller

The German companys newly acquired Monsanto subsidiary was left in shock Friday after they lost a landmark cancer trial in San Francisco and was ordered by the Judge to pay over USD 289 Million in total damages to the former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, a California father who has non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which was caused by Monsantos glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup.

Johnson, a father of three and former school groundskeeper, who doctors say may have just months to live, was the first person to take Monsanto to trial over allegations that the chemical sold under the Roundup brand causes cancer. About 4,000 other people in the U.S. claim in lawsuits they were sickened by Roundup.

Johnsons attorneys said he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma after spraying the glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer for two and a half years.

Monsanto is responsible for Dewa...

00:20

Anti-listerial effect of Rosa damascena. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Res Int. 2018 ;2018:4543723. Epub 2018 Jan 23. PMID: 29607320 Abstract Title:  Antilisterial Effect ofandin. Abstract:  The present study was proposed to investigate the toxicological and prophylactic potential of ethanolic extracts ofandand their mixture in albino mice. For toxicity study, three different doses of plant extracts were orally administrated to three groups of mice for 14 successive days. Blood biochemistry and histological examinations of liver and kidney revealed that these extracts had no harmful effects up to 1000mg/kg. To determine the prophylactic effects of,, and their mixture, an infection model ofwas established in a pilot study. Establishment of infection was confirmed by changes in haematological parameters and reisolation offrom different tissues. Results showed that these extracts alone or in combination could restrict the growth ofin different organs. Neutrophils were high in positive control group but remained in normal range in all treated groups.was recovered in low numbers from animals treated with extract of single plant but was negligible in group treated with mixture of extract of plants. Platelets count was increased in treated groups as compared to control. Results confirmed that these extracts are potent source of antimicrobial compounds and that they have synergistic effect in combined form.

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00:12

5 Common Triggers Of Autoimmune Disease Most People Dont Even Think About "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Autoimmune diseases are increasingly common. About 50 million Americans are suffering from a least one kind. (1) If you have an autoimmune disease, it means that your body is basically attacking itself. Your immune system goes into overdrive and sees everything as a threat. Trying to protect you from this perceived danger, it starts fighting... View Article

The post 5 Common Triggers Of Autoimmune Disease Most People Dont Even Think About appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

00:05

Research Says Magic Mushrooms Actually Turn Off Part Of The Brain That Causes Depression "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Its common knowledge that different kinds of mushrooms can have different kinds of effects on the mind and body. Mushrooms have been used ever since prehistoric times in order to provide shamanistic and religious visions, as well as varying forms of relaxation (1, 2). There is evidence of ancient mushroom use in North Africa, primarily... View Article

The post Research Says Magic Mushrooms Actually Turn Off Part Of The Brain That Causes Depression appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

00:02

Screens Are Killing Your Eyeballs, And Now We Know How "IndyWatch Feed Health"

How many hours do you spend on your phone, computer, or other devices? Seriously. Be honest. While technology is awesome and the internet is the coolest way to stay informed, share, connect, and be inspired, it can also be damaging in many ways. On a physiological level, the blue light from your devices can lead... View Article

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Tuesday, 14 August

23:56

13-Yr-Old Builds Own House For $1,500: Look When He Opens Door And Reveals 89 Sqft Masterpeice "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Most grown adults wouldnt dare consider the idea of building their own homes, let alone actually accomplishing the feat, and the biggest homes that most middle schoolers have ever created come in the form of legos and Lincoln logs. 13-year-old Luke Thill from Dubuque, Iowa, however, is quite unlike any other middle schooler and has... View Article

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23:48

Advice Of Old Women For All 25-Year-Old Girls About The Regrets In Their Life "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Listening to the older generations can be powerful. They have so much wisdom to pass on. Being a woman is difficult. At least half of all women feel moderately or extremely stressed. A shocking 40 percent feels like they are close to burning out. There is much pressure to be the perfect woman: to have... View Article

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23:39

12 Warning Signs That You Are Dealing With An Evil Person "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Most people are essentially good. Even if they make mistakes or even do some unintentional harm, deep inside, they are good. If you are looking hard enough, you can find the good in most. However, some people seem to be different. They may want to destroy anything good they see in others and have ill... View Article

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23:05

Aromatherapy with R. damascena improved multiple symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 Aug ;142(2):156-161. Epub 2018 Jun 8. PMID: 29788545 Abstract Title:  Evaluation of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).METHODS: The present triple-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted between March 5, 2016, and February 20, 2017, among female students attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, who experienced PMS, had a menstrual cycle of 24-35 days, were not using vitamin supplements or hormonal drugs, and did not have any underlying diseases. Block randomization was used to assign participants to an intervention group receiving aromatherapy with R. damascena at a 4% concentration or a control group who received aromatherapy with 100% sweet almond oil. Aromatherapy was performed for 5 minutes, twice daily, for a total of 5 days during the luteal phase. The premenstrual symptoms screening tool questionnaire was completed at baseline and after 1 and 2 months of treatment. Per-protocol analyses were performed with patients and investigators masked to group assignments.RESULTS: There were 66 participants enrolled and 64 completed the study (33 in the intervention group and 31 in the control group). At 2 months, aromatherapy with R. damascena was associated with improved psychological (P

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23:00

R. damascena affected cognitive impairment of dementia patients and also had significant effects on improving depression and behavioural problems. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Prev Med. 2018 ;9:57. Epub 2018 Jun 29. PMID: 30050668 Abstract Title:  Novel Effects ofExtract on Patients with Neurocognitive Disorder and Depression: A Clinical Trial Study. Abstract:  Background: Dementia as a major cognitive neurological disorder is defined as impairment in one or more cognitive territories compared with the former level of performance. This disorder disrupts patient's independence, and the patient would need others aid in order of doing daily and complex activities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Rosa damascena extract in the improvement of cognitive function in patients with dementia.Methods: This study is a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial on 40 patients older than 55 years with dementia referred to Specialized Elderly Patients Clinic in 2015-2016. Patients were divided randomly into two groups (control and intervention). The intervention group used donepezil andcapsules, and in control group, placebo capsule instead ofadded on donepezil. Four test was filled three times at the study initiation, after month one and also after month three: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination Revised (ACE-R) were used for cognition evaluation, for depression assessment, Geriatric Depression Scale was administered, and checklist of memory and behavioral disorders were filled.Results: The results showed add-on donepezil andversus placebo improved cognitive impairment based on MMSE with= 0.002, ACE-R with total= 0.001, depression (= 0.012), behavioral disorders (

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22:34

Former Foster Child Now a Mother Speaks Out Against Evil Foster Care and Adoption System "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Buying a baby with cash illustration

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The following comment was submitted to Health Impact News in response to our article,

The Corrupt Foster Care and Adoption System: Why Arent More Foster and Adoptive Parents Speaking Out?

by a MedicalKidnap.com reader

I tell you why adoptive families dont speak up. They are usually infertile couples who are desperate to get their hot little hands on a child.

They often spend years on waiting lists, jumping through the hoops of applications, home studies, background checks, parenting classes and trial periods with foster children to find a good fit.

They dont care whether the child was justifiably taken from its real parents or not.

We FINALLY got a child, by God its ours, and we wont let anyone take it away! Open adoptions, birthparent contact and the childs desire to search are their worst nightmare.

Adoption can be as bad or worse than an abusive home like the most horrific of all, when the child was unjustly taken from loving parents and given to abusive adopters (which is what happened to me).

Some adoptive parents are wonderful people and make amazing parents. Others and this is far, far more common than people think believe adoption means they can order up a child the way they do a hamburger.

Straight-A student, attractive, popular, star athlete, precious little Christian barbie or ken doll who has been molded out of the sinful unwed mothers bad genes.

Failure to meet expectations can lead to horrific emotional abuse, mental cruelty and possible physical punishment.

Adoption is a sacred cow in our society. Most adoptive parents who get away with child abuse do so because society believes they are warm, wonderful, amazingly selfless people who take in these poor, unloved unwanted (for the love of God, people, dont ever tell an adoptee that!) out of the sheer goodness of their hearts.

Birthparents are always bad girls, heartless abandoners or abusi...

22:33

The Health Benefits of Pistachios: Why This Tree Nut Should be Your Go-to Snack Food "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Photo of Pistachio nuts spilled from a burlap bag and a spoonful of pistachios on a wooden board

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Pistachios are tree nuts that have been around for thousands of years. The first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis, mentions pistachios.

One male tree is able to create two dozen female nut-bearing trees from its pollen. It takes five years for those trees to bear fruit. But those nut-bearing trees can continue producing pistachios for almost two centuries.

Yet, domestic pistachio orchards came into vogue in America only recently, during the 1970s. Until even more recently, California almonds had center-stage for high nutritional value snacking. But it seems pistachios are gaining in nutritional stature within the tree nut industry, especially as the darker side of the almond industry becomes more well-known.

What may be surprising to most pistachio snackers is the split shells that allow easy access to most pistachio kernels occur during the latter part of the planting and harvesting cycle when the shells suddenly bloom and burst open. Those cracked shells are not from any processing or roasting events.

Its easy to have a bowl or two around to grab a few every time you feel like snacking instead of indulging in processed junk food. Theyre a lot more natural and nutritional than all the packaged snack offerings that placate most.

Nutritional Benefits of Pistachios

Raw organic pistachios are optimum whether hulled or intact with hulls.  

Pistachio trees thrive best in moderately cooler climates. They are not tropical.  

A cup of pistachios with hulls intact usually packs around 20 grams of carbs with 56 grams of healthy natural fats including saturated, polyunsaturated, and mono-unsaturated fats with no trace of tran...

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Rosa mosqueta oil supplementation prevents the hepatic steatosis induced by hight fat diet consumption in a mice model. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Funct. 2017 Feb 22 ;8(2):832-841. PMID: 28128380 Abstract Title:  Effects of rosa mosqueta oil supplementation in lipogenic markers associated with prevention of liver steatosis. Abstract:  Rosa mosqueta (RM) oil is rich in-linolenic acid (ALA) - a precursor of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and it has a high antioxidant activity due to its abundant content of tocopherols. Additionally, it has been observed that RM oil administration prevents hepatic steatosis. Thus, the aim of this study wasto demonstrate the antilipogenic mechanism related to RM oil administration in a high-fat diet (HFD) fed mice model by evaluating markers associated with the regulation of lipid droplet metabolism (PLIN2, PLIN5 and PPAR-), and proteins associated with lipogenesis (FAS and SREBP-1c). C57BL/6J micewere fed either a control diet or a HFD, with and without RM oil supplementation for 12 weeks. The results showed that RM oil supplementation decreases hepatic PLIN2 and PPAR- mRNA expression and SREBP-1c, FAS and PLIN2 protein levels, whereas we did not find changes in the level of PLIN5 among the groups. These results suggest that modulation of lipogenic markers could be one of the mechanisms, through which RM oil supplementation prevents the hepatic steatosis induced by HFD consumption in a mice model.

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Rosa mosqueta oil prevents oxidative stress and inflammation in mice fed a high-fat diet. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Nutr. 2017 04 ;147(4):579-588. Epub 2017 Mar 15. PMID: 28298541 Abstract Title:  Rosa Mosqueta Oil Prevents Oxidative Stress and Inflammation through the Upregulation of PPAR- and NRF2 in C57BL/6J Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. Abstract:  Rosa mosqueta (RM) oil is characterized by high concentrations of antioxidants and-linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3n-3). We have previously demonstrated in male C57BL/6J mice that RM decreases hepatic steatosis, a condition strongly associated with oxidative stress and inflammation.We studied the molecular mechanisms that underlie the role of RM in preventing high-fat diet (HFD)-induced oxidative stress and inflammation.Male C57BL/6J mice aged 28 d and weighing 12-14 g were divided into the following groups and fed for 12 wk: control diet (CD; 10% fat, 20% protein, and 70% carbohydrates); CD + RM (1.94 mg ALA g body weight dadministered by oral gavage); HFD (60% fat, 20% protein, and 20% carbohydrates); and HFD + RM. General parameters (body weight, visceral fat, and histology); glucose metabolism [homeostasis model assessment and blood glucose area under the curve (AUC)]; oxidative stress [hepatic nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like-2 (NRF2) and heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) concentrations]; and inflammation [hepatic peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR-) and acyl-coenzyme A oxidase 1 (ACOX1) concentrations, blood tumor necrosis factor (TNF-) and interleukin 1 (IL-1) concentrations, andandmRNA expression in liver and visceral adipose tissue] were evaluated.In the HFD + RM mice, the final body weight (24.8 1.1 g) was 19% lower than in the HFD mice (30.6 2.8 g) (

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22:00

Dr. Ron Unfiltered Uncensored Episode 271 Dr Wong "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Dr. Ron who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Charter member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and a licensed Acupuncturist is joined by Dr. Gerry and Dr. Dan to host this weekly podcast on the latest medical news and information We are not influenced by Big Pharma and will give you honest opinions on the news, medical devices and we have terrific guests. We have over 150 years of combined medical experience and are grateful to share it with you.  You can hear us on BlogTalkRadio, Stitcher, iTunes, GooglePlay, Alexa, and others. Reach us live at 347-989-8899

21:52

Alpha and gamma-tocopherols from Rosa mosqueta may have an important role in the prevention of alterations induced by high fat diet. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutrition. 2018 Sep ;53:1-8. Epub 2018 Apr 3. PMID: 29625348 Abstract Title:  Role of dietary- and -tocopherol from Rosa mosqueta oil in the prevention of alterations induced by high-fat diet in a murine model. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of tocopherols present in Rosa mosqueta oil (RM) in the prevention of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced alterations.METHODS: Male C57 BL/6 J mice (n=9/group) were fed for 12wk and divided into four groups: control (CD; 10% kcal fat, 20% kcal protein, 70% kcal carbohydrates); HFD (60% as fat, 20% kcal protein, 20% kcal carbohydrates); HFD+RM (0.01mL/g body weight/d); and HFD+RMwithout tocopherols (0.01mL/g body weight/d). Parameters of obesity, liver steatosis (histology, triacylglycerols content), inflammation (adipose NLRP3 inflammasome, tumor necrosis factor- and interleukin-1 expression, hepatic nuclear factor-B) and oxidative stress (hepatic Nrf2 activation, carbonylated proteins)were evaluated.RESULTS: Liver steatosis, inflammatory, and oxidative stress parameters were significantly (P

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Rosa mosqueta oil supplementation prevents the development of hepatic steatosis and the obese phenotype observed in high fat diet fed mice. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Funct. 2015 Sep ;6(9):3109-16. PMID: 26218006 Abstract Title:  Dietary Rosa mosqueta (Rosa rubiginosa) oil prevents high diet-induced hepatic steatosis in mice. Abstract:  The effects of dietary Rosa mosqueta (RM, Rosa rubiginosa) oil, rich in-linolenic acid, in the prevention of liver steatosis were studied in mice fed a high fat diet (HFD). C57BL/6j mice were fed either a control diet or HFD with or without RM oil for 12 weeks. The results indicate that RM oil supplementation decreases fat infiltration of the liver from 43.8% to 6.2%, improving the hepatic oxidative state, insulin levels, HOMA index, and both body weight and adipose tissue weight of HFD plus RM treated animals compared to HFD without supplementation. In addition, the DHA concentration in the liver was significantly increased in HFD fed mice with RM oil comparedto HFD (3 vs. 1.6 g per 100 g FAME). The n-6/n-3 ratio was not significantly modified by treatment with RM. Our findings suggest that RM oil supplementation prevents the development of hepatic steatosis and the obese phenotype observed in HFD fed mice.

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21:13

An extract of Rosa rugosa roots may ameliorate the accumulation of triacylglycerol in livers. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Life Sci. 1991 ;49(13):947-51. PMID: 1886455 Abstract Title:  Influence of extract of Rosa rugosa roots on lipid levels in serum and liver of rats. Abstract:  The effects of the methanol extract of Rosa rugosa roots on serum and liver lipids were studied in rats. The rats were fed the purified diets with or without the methanol extract at the 1% level for 4 weeks. The concentrations of serum and liver total cholesterol were not significantly affected by the feeding of extract. Feeding of the extract, on the other hand, reduced the liver triacylglycerol content without influencing the serum triacylglycerol level. The effects of the extract on lipids profiles were diminished markedly by dietary cholesterol. The results suggest an existence of component in the extract which may ameliorate the accumulation of triacylglycerol in rat liver.

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20:43

Ten Times More Wildfires In Russian Arctic Than A Decade Ago As Ice Melts And Gives Way To Flame "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: The Telegraph Russia this year has suffered the most Arctic wildfires since satellite monitoring started as climate change creates the conditions necessary for blazes to start and then take hold. Monitoring by two Nasa satellites recorded 10,057 hotspots in Russia's Arctic territory by the start of August, 10 times more than were found in

19:57

Why You Need Transdermal Magnesium! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Neenah Payne

Note: Magnesium is contra-indicated for people who have kidney disease, low blood pressure, or severe heart disease. This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy: A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health by Dr. Mark Sircus explains why magnesium is so important for everyone and why applying magnesium through the skin (transdermally) is the most effective way to use it.

Amazon says:

This second edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy offers a full medical review of how magnesium affects cancer, the heart, diabetes, the emotions, inflammation, surgery, autism, transdermal medicine, and so much more.

Magnesium is nothing short of a miracle; it has the potential to save you from considerable suffering and pain. The information presented here could even save your life. Magnesium is the lamp of life and one of the most important keys to overall health. When applied in the correct way, magnesium offers us a return to strength and vigor. When used in the emergency room, magnesium can save the day for both heart and stroke patients. What you will be introduced to is magnesium oil, a natural concentrated form of magnesium chloride that can be applied directly to the skin for intense effect.

When we are deficient in magnesium, over three hundred enzymes in our body are unable to function properly. Magnesium deficiency has been scientifically identified as a critical factor in the onset of a wide variety of di...

19:56

Thousands Sue Bayer Over Irreversible Bleeding and Death Associated With Popular Pharmaceutical Drug Xarelto "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Thousands Sue Bayer Over Irreversible Bleeding and Death Associated With Popular Pharmaceutical Drug Xarelto For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

As of July, 2018 over 22,000 lawsuits have been filed by victims and by those whose family members died after taking the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban). The lawsuits go against Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Jannsen Pharmaceutical for failing to warn patients that the drug causes irreversible bleeding and death. Plaintiffs assert that Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Jannsen []

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19:40

Former Foster Child Now a Mother Speaks Out Against Evil Foster Care and Adoption System "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Health Impact News

The following comment was submitted to Health Impact News in response to our article,

The Corrupt Foster Care and Adoption System: Why Arent More Foster and Adoptive Parents Speaking Out?

by a MedicalKidnap.com reader

I tell you why adoptive families dont speak up. They are usually infertile couples who are desperate to get their hot little hands on a child.

They often spend years on waiting lists, jumping through the hoops of applications, home studies, background checks, parenting classes and trial periods with foster children to find a good fit.

They dont care whether the child was justifiably taken from its real parents or not.

We FINALLY got a child, by God its ours, and we wont let anyone take it away! Open adoptions, birthparent contact and the childs desire to search are their worst nightmare.

Adoption can be as bad or worse than an abusive home like the most horrific of all, when the child was unjustly taken from loving parents and given to abusive adopters (which is what happened to me).

Some adoptive parents are wonderful people and make amazing parents. Others and this is far, far more common than people think believe adoption means they can order up a child the way they do a hamburger.

Straight-A student, attractive, popular, star athlete, precious little Christian barbie or ken doll who has been molded out of the sinful unwed mothers bad genes.

Failure to meet expectations can lead to horrific emotional abuse, mental cruelty and possible physical punishment.

Adoption is a sacred cow in our society. Most adoptive parents who get away with child abuse do so because society believes they are warm, wonderful, amazingly selfless people who take in these poor, unloved unwanted (for the love of God, people, dont ever tell an adoptee that!) out of the sheer goodness of their hearts.

Birthparents are a...

19:04

The Anxiety Epidemic, Antidepressants, and CBD Part III Cannabis: the Essential Relief of Being Connected "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Susan Boskey

(This is the final of a three-part series: The Anxiety Epidemic.  Read Part I and Part II.)

We are not humans having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Modern society is so far down the rabbit-hole that we can easily forget who we are. Anxiety sets in when we want to measure up to standards of the good life, as determined in large part by commercial interests. Advertising can override our natural intelligence and instead lead us to buy-in to what we think we must have or do to be happy.

Do we have the right clothes, beliefs, education, car, home, attitude, partner, cell phone, apps, job, political affiliation, hairstyle, social media friends, etc.? The list of must-haves and the anxiety over achieving them seems only to grow. Its a zero-sum game.

A Sign of the Times

These days the image we project endears more social currency than our likely less-illustrious reality. Behind the faade of unaffected coolness anti-anxiety pharmaceuticals serve to mask the epidemic truth of emotional and mental anguish. Such performance charades may be politically correct and financially expedient but come at a high cost to the intangibles of human integrity, wellbeing and relationships.

Given that material splendor is held up as the ultimate, to-be envied cultural benchmark, the spike in anxiety is no big surprise. In my view, North America has surpassed the tipping point. Not unlike the Roman Empire, where greed a...

18:09

Raising Our Kids Near Their Grandparents Is The Greatest Gift We Could Ever Give Them "IndyWatch Feed Health"

If you think about it, human beings are the only species (with the exception of the occasional whale species) that actually have grandmas and grandpas that are invested and involved in childrens lives (1). Additionally, there are researched-backed benefits showing that having grandparents involved not only enriches the lives of the children but the parents... View Article

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17:34

What causes Autism? This explanation might be the best weve heard! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Dr. SuzanneHumphries is a good friend of ours and we absolutely love her. Check out the video below where she discusses the potential connection between vaccines and autism. She says there is an undeniable connection between the two, but that it does deeper than that. Find out what else is going on with most kids []

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17:33

24/7 Work Emails Are Making Your Entire Life Worse "IndyWatch Feed Health"

24/7 Work Emails Officially Make Your Entire Life Worse

By Heather CallaghanEditor

Bosses call it work flexibility, but the expectation to be accessible during non-work hours through our smart devices is really a chaotic (and unpaid) lack of boundaries that hurts the other parts of our lives.

You probably arent surprised. Getting work emails 24/7 can suck the life out of life whether you act upon them or not.

Thats not just me saying that. Researchers have definitively proven that the mere presence of work emails in our home-life negatively impacts our health, relationships and non-work life. 

As I said in my article about work productivity hacks, getting hit with work emails on your phone before you even get ready for your job can be a depressing start to your day.

How depressing? Researchers from Lehigh University want you to rethink your relationship with tech because personal relationships and home life suffer for those tied to their work emails round-the-clock.

They write:

The study is the first to test the relationship between organizational expectations to monitor work-related electronic communication during non-work hours and the health and...

16:39

Tell the Organic Trade Association: BASF and Cargill Do Not Belong "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Tell the Organic Trade Association: BASF and Cargill Do Not Belong

By Heather CallaghanEditor

Recently, we wrote a report revealing that chemical company BASF was a member of the Organic Trade Association. It turns out, Cargill is, too!

How is this allowed to be?

That would be like a massive animal rights organization allowing trophy hunters and factory farm corporations to have a say in the direction of the organization. It just doesnt make any sense in a non-Twilight Zoney way.

For those who dont know, BASF is one of the largest producers of dicamba-based herbicide formulations, including Engenia recently released for GMO soybean and cotton crops. And YES this is the same concoction that helped destroy 3.6 million acres of crops (organic/conventional veggie gardens, private lawns and even trees) across the U.S.

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16:32

USDA-backed factory farm takeover of organic milk production crushing family-scale farmers and forcing them out of business "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Newly Released Report, and Associated Organic Dairy Brand Scorecard, Enables Defrauded Consumers and Wholesale Buyers to Vote with Their Pocketbooks When commercialized in the 1980s, the organic dairy movement was viewed by many farmers as opting out of a rapacious agricultural marketing system that had already driven the majority of dairy farm families off the []

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16:22

Video: Tetanus Infections "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Video: Tetanus Infections

VIDEO: TETANUS INFECTIONS Most of us have dutifully gone to get a Tetanus shot when we stepped on a rusty nail, but few have any real concept of what Tetanus is and why it is dangerous.  So What is Tetanus? Tetanus (from the Greek word tetanos, meaning tight)  is an infection caused by the bacteria []

15:42

Is Fructose As Addictive and Harmful As Alcohol? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Millions of pounds are consumed annually, yet it may be more like a drug than a food and just as damaging and addictive as alcohol...

Fructose, which literally means "fruit sugar,"* sounds so sweet and innocent. And indeed, when incorporated into the diet in moderate amounts in the form of fruit always organic and raw, when possible it's about as pure and wholesome as any biomolecule inseparably complexed with vitamins, fiber, plant stem cells, antioxidants, etc. i.e. as a whole food, can get.  

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15:40

Holistic Dr Bradstreets brother needs help, please share far and wide. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Note from Erin: The dear holistic doctor, Jeff Bradstreets brother needs our help. Please share this story across your social media feeds.) RELATED STORY: Unintended Holistic Doctor Death Series: Over 90 Dead Thom Bradstreet, the late Dr. Jeff Bradstreets younger brother, has been diagnosed with lymphoma. A particular punch in the gut given the fact []

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15:15

Prescripticide: A Proposal for Action and a Request for Your Help "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We here are all aware that the medical model of mental illness, aka biological psychiatry, continues to dominate our system of treatment for individuals in emotional distress and for persons whose behavior is perceived to be annoyingly aberrant by others. Despite massive amounts of evidence which, in a fair world, would and should undermine this status quo, the pharmaceutical/psychiatric complex has worked tenaciously to create, maintain, and extend the dominant system which has led, as a consequence, to support from mainstream media, courts, the entertainment industry, the general public, and, it seems, every elected national official. This is despite the best efforts of many including dissident mental health practitioners, academics, journalists, and individuals who have been consigned to, and have survived, the prevailing mental health system to reform or eliminate the present system and replace it with one placing greater emphasis on ethical values, respectful treatment, and practices more likely to help clients have satisfactory lives and flourish. To date little progress has been made toward that end.

It is clear that the failed system of biological psychiatry and the harm it imposes upon its clientele will not be rectified until 1) It is perceived publicly to be of problematic concern upon the national stage, and 2) The factor, or factors, which have most successfully protected it from influential and persuasive assaults on its power and authority can be identified and neutralized.

Based on writings and talks by UCLA professor David Cohen, it appears that the primary factor which protects psychiatrys unwarranted police power and authority, and trust in its unsupported scientific claims, is that it is perceived as performing the function, not so much of assisting emotionally upset and confused individuals, but of shielding society from folks who appear disturbing, irritating and are, especially, believed to be dangerous. In fact, our social culture appears more than willing to ignore the harm perpetrated by the medical model of emotional distress and behavior, and the damage created by its pharmaceutical cures, so long as it retains a belief in and continues to value the extra-legal power it grants psychiatry to shock, drug, and incarcerate otherwise innocent individuals as necessary activities to protect society.

It would seem, then, that one logical step toward reducing societys trust in biological psychiatrys power to protect the public would be to reveal what appears to be strong evidence of a significant correlation, and in some instances, an actual causal relationship, between the use of prescribed psychoactive drugs and the commission of violent acts against oneself or others. This begs the question of by what means might this relationship of drugs to violence be brought to public attention, given the trust granted biological psyc...

15:07

Major Victory Sweeps the EU This Country, Not so Lucky "IndyWatch Feed Health"

For an entire week each year, I focus on the campaign to end dental amalgam. Those silver fillings are really mercury fillings, and their use in America and around the world needs to stop for health reasons, for environmental reasons, for workplace safety reasons and for social justice reasons. We have a united worldwide []

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14:07

Missouri Says It Has Vaccine Exemption Hotspots "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Springfield, Missouri says it has a problem. The problem? Many parents dont want to vaccinate their children. Now officials are saying that Missouri is becoming similar to Utah, Texas, and other states where a higher...

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14:04

Bedtime is crucial to your childs physical and mental health "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Everyone knows that sleep is important, especially when it comes to your childs health. Bedtime has a big impact on both their physical and mental health. Kids need sleep in order to reset their body and keep their minds sharp, but it can often be difficult to calculate how much sleep your child actually needs. []

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14:00

Management researcher with 16 retractions has new professorship "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Ulrich Lichtenthaler, a management professor who has had to retract 16 papers for data irregularities, has a new position in academia. According to a news release from the International School of Management (ISM), a business school based in Germany, Lichtenthaler has been appointed Professor of Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the Cologne campus. Lichtenthaler is Continue reading Management researcher with 16 retractions has new professorship

13:16

Poor vision? Try this simple technology and get these highly revered supplements to naturally support your eyes "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Editors Note: Thank you to our friends at Natural News for this story.) By: Derek Henry With over four billion adults in the world wearing glasses, its pretty clear that vision-related issues are one of the top concerns for people worldwide. The Vision Council of America claims that about 75 percent of the adult population wears []

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12:02

A Quarter of Mass. Opioid Deaths Are in Construction "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Boston Globe: [A] report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that nearly a quarter of overdose deaths in a five-year period occurred among people, mostly men, who work in construction. Farmers and fishermen also had higher-than-average rates of overdose deaths.

The common factor: Workplace injuries occur frequently in these occupations.

The report, released Wednesday, paints a disturbing picture of workers hurt on the job, taking addictive painkillers, and needing those painkillers to keep working at jobs they would otherwise lose.

A lack of job security and sick pay often the case in high-injury occupations were also factors linked to higher rates of overdose deaths, the study found.

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12:01

Addyi, the First Female Viagra, Rises Again "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Hastings Center Report: Addyi, a drug that made a splash when it was approved in the summer of 2015 as the first female Viagra, is back. Its rise, fall, and rise again is an example of shrewd pharmaceutical marketing and the potential dangers it can pose to patients.

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12:00

Study Shows Success With Reduced Antipsychotic Use "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Dr. Sandra Steingard serves as Medical Director at HowardCenter, a community mental health center in Burlington, Vermont. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

12:00

How Scientists Use Statistical Deception to Fake Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Note: As we approach the dreaded "FLU SEASON" which is now like the season of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in my house, 10 months a year, we are pleased to share this article from VacTruth. By Tom Stavola Statistical...

11:59

Genetically Engineered Children A Documentary from Cinema Libre On Monsanto's Poisonous Glyphosate "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We encourage you to download or buy this new movie, Genetically Engineered Children. DO cry for me, Argentina. Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, maker of was just found guilty of its RoundUp causing cancer. In California, which is ironic, since...

07:01

Brazil Nuts: Proven Benefits, How Many to Eat Per Day, Nutrition, Calories "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Brazil nuts are a delicious, healthy treat that have many health benefits including keeping your immune system strong. The high selenium content in Brazil nuts has been linked to cancer prevention, maintaining a healthy thyroid, and protecting you against heart disease. You only need to eat 1 or 2 Brazil nuts every day to get the recommended daily allowance of selenium.

Apart from containing a healthy level of selenium, the proven benefits of Brazil nuts are also due to calcium, magnesium, and potassium in every nut. Brazil nuts are also an important source of healthy fatty acids that have antioxidant properties. So, eating one or two Brazil nuts at the start of each day is a great way to give your general health a great boost.

In this article, I will look at what scientific research has discovered about the link between Brazil nuts and good health. You will also find out about the side effects of regularly eating too many Brazil nuts.

What Are Brazil Nuts?

Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) are actually a seed from the Brazil nut tree that grows in South America. The Portuguese name for Brazil nuts is semilla de Brazil, or Brazilian seed.

The seeds or Brazil nuts from the Brazil nut tree are encased in a large fruit that has a hard shell like a coconut. Each fruit from the tree can contain between 3 and 24 Brazil nuts that are contained in triangular-shaped shells. These nuts look like segments of an orange when you open the fruit.

Eating raw Brazil nuts is the healthiest way you can consume them. When comparing the nutrient content of other tree nuts, Brazil nuts have the highest levels of selenium and they contain more potassium, calcium, and magnesium than most other nuts.

Brazil Nuts Nutritional Facts

The nutritional content of Brazil nuts means that they are one of the healthiest nuts you can eat. Here are a few facts on the nutritional value of nuts from the Brazil nut tree.

Brazil nuts contain 6070% oil and 17% protein. Brazil nuts contain abundant dietary antioxidants, especially selenium (Se). One single Brazil nut provides 160% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of selenium. It is the best source of selenium from plant-based foods. Brazil nuts are also a rich source of phenolics (phytochemicals that account for most of the antioxidant activity in plants). They are also a rich source of flavonoids.(5)

One Brazil nut (5 g) contains just under 33 calories.

A study of the health benefits from consuming nuts has revealed that Brazil nuts ar...

07:01

NAC (N-acetylcysteine): Benefits, Dosage, Side effects (Science Based) "IndyWatch Feed Health"

NAC stands for N-acetylcysteine or N-Acetyl Cysteine and it is a chemical sold as a dietary supplement. NAC supplements have antioxidant properties and many other health benefits. NAC supplements are used to assist in treating upper respiratory conditions, control blood sugar levels, improve digestion, and boost cognitive power. The good news is that the benefits of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are experienced with very few side effects.

The most common use of N-Acetyl Cysteine in the clinical setting is as an antidote for acetaminophen (paracetamol) overdose. Many clinicians recognize that NAC supplements have amazing health benefits because they increase the bodys main antioxidant glutathione.

What exactly is N-acetylcysteine? How can using NAC supplements benefit your health and help prevent many chronic illnesses?

In this article, I will look at scientific research that backs up the many claimed benefits of NAC (N-acetylcysteine).

What is NAC (N-acetylcysteine)?

NAC stands for N-Acetyl Cysteine or N-acetylcysteine or N-acetyl-L-cysteine. NAC is not found in nature and its a chemical sold as a dietary supplement.

NAC is available as a prescribed medication and as a supplement.

NAC as a supplement is available in 500-mg tablets and capsules, 600-mg tablets and capsules, 750-mg capsules, and 1000-mg tablets.(1)

NAC is a precursor to the amino acid cysteine. It is an important amino acid, which is a precursor to glutathione, the master antioxidant in your body. So you can say that N-acetyl cysteine, is a precursor to glutathione. Ive already mentioned why glutathione is an effective antioxidant.

The journal Innovation in Clinical Neuroscience states that glutathione is a necessary antioxidant in the body. This means that N-acetylcysteine helps to reduce conditions related to oxidative stress as well as having a therapeutic effect on the brain.(1)

N-acetylcysteine: Overview of Benefits and Side Effects

Here is a brief review of the many ways that NAC supplements can boost your health:

By boosting levels of glutathione, NAC helps to destroy free radicals in the body. Free radicals and oxidative stress are linked to many conditions from the effects of premature aging to cancer.

The detoxification effect of supplementing your diet with N-acetylcysteine helps to keep your liver healthy. There are also promising studies...

07:00

The European Union Versus US Food and Drug Administration One Protects Consumers; the Other Ignores Them "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

For an entire week each year, I focus on the campaign to end dental amalgam. Those silver fillings are really mercury fillings, and their use in America and around the world needs to stop for health reasons, for environmental reasons, for workplace safety reasons and for social justice reasons.

We have a united worldwide team, and we can win the campaign for mercury-free dentistry. I have worked closely with the leader of this campaign Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice and I have full confidence that we are on the path to victory.

If you check out my August 12 interview with Charlie, I think you'll agree we have a winning strategy and a winning team in place.

I believe so strongly in this campaign and its potential for full victory the end of amalgam use worldwide that I have stepped up to the table with a matching funds campaign. This week, through August 19, 2018, I match every dollar donated by you, your friends and everyone else, up to $125,000. Please join me with every dollar you can. I promise you that I will double it!

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The European Union Bans Amalgam for Children

A sustained multiyear campaign led by Consumers for Dental Choice and its European NGO allies, joined by scholars and nonprofit groups across Europe, bore great fruit last year.

In a rule spearheaded by two outstanding members of the European Parliament, the honorable Stefan Eck of Germany and the honorable Michele Rivasi of France, the European Union adopted a ban that virtually stops any amalgam use for children under age 15, for pregnant women and for breastfeeding mothers.

This rule took effect July 1, 2018. I am so proud to say: The next generation of European children is safe from the ravages of mercury fillings!

The ban for children and some young women is the springboard to a wider circle; it's exactly how Norway and Sweden got to the final stage, by starting with the ban for children. So, the two answers to the question: "Why children first?" are (1) they are children, we should protect them first; and (2) it is the best strategy to the end game, which is a complete ban on amalgam for anybody, anywhere, any time!

Now the campaign leader in Europe's No. 1 economy, Germany, is coaxing the national insurance industry to a shift to p...

How Factory Farms Pump, Poison and Pollute the Earth "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Up to 40 percent of drinking water worldwide comes from underground waterways that make up largely uncharted aquifer systems, some containing water that's tens of thousands of years old. When NASA published a study of global underground water reserves, they found 37 major aquifer systems 21 of which were at risk of being depleted.1 The problem is especially pronounced in the U.S. southwest (among other regions in Asia and the Middle East), where it's not unusual for family wells to run dry.

Unless they can pay upward of $15,000 to $30,000 to have their wells deepened by hundreds of feet, they're left with faucets that often sputter out sand instead of fresh water. Where is all the water going? It's not the family's long showers or drinking habits that are too blame. Instead, industrial agriculture, drawn to states like Arizona because of its year-round growing season and lack of strict regulations, is using up most of it. According to The New York Times:2

"Local farmers had watched over the last decade and a half as waves of industrial farms arrived, tilling so much land that dust storms began darkening the sky. These enormous corporations were descending on the valley for the same reason homesteaders had a century ago: the year-round growing season and the lax regulation.

Compared with those for rivers and lakes, few laws govern the extraction of groundwater today. Aquifers across the globe are beginning to quietly dry up under the compounded strain of increased food production and a two-decade stretch that now includes the 10 warmest years in recorded history, sending farmers plumbing deeper for deposits of water [A]griculture uses the bulk of [groundwater] ; about 70 percent of water withdrawn from aquifers is consumed by this one industry."

Industrial Agriculture Engaging in 'Water Mining'

The term "water mining" has been coined to describe the industry practice of withdrawing water from aquifers at rates that exceed its replenishment. Even industrial farms in the Middle East, having pumped 20,000-year-old aquifers dry in a span of just 40 years, have tapped into Arizona water supplies, buying up 10,000 acres of land in order to grow alfalfa to feed Saudi Arabian cattle, The New York Times reported.3

Meanwhile, in Arizona's Sulphur Springs Valley, the amount of irrigate...

The Organic Corporate Takeover "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

For many Americans, the organic label on a food represents a superior product, one that's free from pesticides and other agricultural chemicals and farmed using sustainable agricultural practices. Many would be surprised to learn, however, that in many cases organic companies are owned by multinational conglomerates, many of which produce nonorganic foods as well, using methods that are in direct contrast to the rules of organic.

Such discrepancies have become even more apparent when you look at trade groups like the Organic Trade Association (OTA), which says its mission is to promote and protect organic and its members work together toward this end. "OTA members represent the huge diversity and the entire supply chain of today's organic industry small and large organic farmers of all types, local and national organic processors, regional and countrywide organic distributors, mom-and-pop organic stores and organic retail chains," according to OTA.1

But hiding (in plain sight) among these wholesome ranks are corporate members that seemingly do not belong, like chemical giant BASF, one of the largest manufacturers of dicamba-based herbicide formulations and a major player in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and agricultural conglomerate Cargill, another GMO and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) giant. Cargill even goes so far as to praise the virtues of factory farming, stating, "CAFOs are effective and efficient, as well as being a more sustainable means of resource utilization."2

The apparent conflict between promoting organic standards while at the same time accepting members who blatantly ignore them for most of their products has led to tension among some OTA members, even causing one family-owned organic farm, Nature's Path, to depart the organization after nearly 20 years of involvement.

"Our departure from the OTA is an act of protest to raise awareness of our concern that the important role organic plays to support the health of consumers and our planet is being compromised," Arran Stephens, Nature's Path cofounder and CEO, told Living Maxwell.3

OTA Betrays Consumers by Supporting the DARK Act

Some of Nature's Path's discontent with...

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Magnesium Citrate, Oxide, and Glycinate: Benefits, Dosage and More (Science Based) "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is necessary for your body to function properly. Magnesium supplements are sometimes necessary to address the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium citrate, magnesium oxide, and magnesium glycinate can help to improve nerve function, energy metabolism, and relieve constipation.

If you show symptoms of a magnesium deficiency, it can be difficult to choose the best magnesium supplement to take. Magnesium oxide, citrate, and glycinate all contain enough available magnesium to prevent magnesium deficiencies.

In this article, I will examine what scientific research reveals as to the benefit of magnesium oxide, citrate, and glycinate supplements. This will help you decide on the best magnesium supplement for you.

Why is Magnesium Important?

Magnesium is important because it directly affects energy production, DNA synthesis, nerve impulses, muscle contractions, and heart rhythm.

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that magnesium is responsible for over 300 chemical reactions in the body. These chemical reactions influence blood pressure, blood glucose levels, nerve function, and muscle function.1

Your body only contains about 25 grams of magnesium. Half of your bodys magnesium levels are stored in the bones and the other half in soft tissues. A tiny amount magnesium is stored in blood serum.

Dr. Bishnu Prasad Devkota on Medscape says that the normal range for magnesium (Mg) level in blood is 0.7-1 mmol/L.2

What is Magnesium Oxide?

Magnesium oxide occurs naturally in nature and is used as a mild laxative to relieve constipation and reduce heartburn.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information says that magnesium oxide (MgO) is the oxide salt of magnesium. Magnesium oxide is commonly mixed with water and used as a muscle relaxant, reduce the acidity of stomach acid, and assist in alleviating constipation.3

A well-known form of magnesium oxide for constipation is Milk of magnesia. This preparation includes 500 mg elemental magnesium per tablespoon.

Research into the benefits of magnesium oxide has shown that its bioavailability is fairly poor. Bioavailability refers to the amount...

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Rosa rugosa attenuates diabetic oxidative stress in rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Am J Chin Med. 2004 ;32(4):487-96. PMID: 15481639 Abstract Title:  Rosa rugosa attenuates diabetic oxidative stress in rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Abstract:  The effects of Rosa rugosa on diabetic oxidative stress were investigated using rats with streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes. The diabetic rats showed less body weight gain and heavier kidney and liver weights than normal rats, while the oral administration of Rosa rugosa at a dose of 100 or 200 mg/kg body weight/day for 20 days attenuated the physiological changes induced by diabetes. In addition, administrating Rosa rugosa to diabetic rats resulted in significant and dose-dependent decreases in the serum glucose and glycosylated protein levels, implying that Rosa rugosa improves the abnormal glucose metabolism that leads to oxidative stress. Diabetic rats had higher serum levels of superoxide and nitrite/nitrate. However, the administration of Rosa rugosa dose-dependently reduced the over-production of radicals associated with diabetes, suggesting Rosa rugosa is a radical scavenger that would play a crucial role in protecting against diabetic oxidative stress. Rosa rugosa significantly and dose-dependently reduced thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance levels in serum, hepatic and renal mitochondria, implying that Rosa rugosa would alleviate the oxidative stress associated with diabetes by inhibiting lipid peroxidation. This study provides evidence that Rosa rugosa has potential as a treatment for diabetes through attenuating oxidative stress induced by the diabetic condition.

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02:25

Antioxidant properties may contribute to the protection of R. rugosa against bromobenzene-induced hepatotoxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2004 ;7(4):436-41. PMID: 15671686 Abstract Title:  Anti-hepatotoxic effects of Rosa rugosa root and its compound, rosamultin, in rats intoxicated with bromobenzene. Abstract:  The effects of a methanol extract of Rosa rugosa root and its triterpenoid glycoside, rosamultin, on hepatic lipid peroxidation and drug-metabolizing enzymes were investigated in rats treated with bromobenzene. The methanol extract of R. rugosa root reduced the activities of aminopyrine N-demethylase and aniline hydroxylase, which had been increased by bromobenzene, but rosamultin did not affect the activities of the two enzymes. Both the methanol extract and rosamultin restored the activity of epoxide hydrolase, which had also been decreased by bromobenzene. Hepatic glutathione concentrations were lowered and hepatic lipid peroxides were increased in rats intoxicated with bromobenzene. The hepatic lipid peroxidation induced by bromobenzene was prevented with the methanol extract and rosamultin. However, the decrease in glutathione was not altered by the methanol extract of R. rugosa. These results suggest that the extract of R. rugosa and its compound, rosamultin, may protect against bromobenzene-induced hepatotoxicity through, at least in part, enhanced activity of epoxide hydrolase. Antioxidant properties may contribute to the protection of R. rugosa against bromobenzene-induced hepatotoxicity.

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These findings suggest that Rosa rugosa possesses antioxidant activity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Drug Metabol Drug Interact. 2008 ;23(3-4):323-7. PMID: 19326775 Abstract Title:  The antioxidant effect of Rosa rugosa. Abstract:  We examined the effects of Rosa rugosa (Rosa rugosa Thunb) on lipid peroxidation, alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), glutathione and protein oxidation levels in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) treated male Wistar rats. Two control groups and one treatment group of rats were formed. The control groups were fed a standard diet, while the Rosa rugosa group was fed a standard diet enriched with 6% by weight dried Rosa rugosa fruit powder. After 3 months, a single dose of CCl4 was injected intraperitoneally in the Control II and Rosa rugosa groups (1 ml/kg, as 20% in olive oil) and a similar dose of olive oil was administered i.p. to rats in the Control I group. The rats were sacrificed 2 hours later. Lipid peroxide levels in liver, protein oxidation in liver, glutathione (GSH) levels in liver, and ALT and AST in plasma were measured. The rats in the Rosa rugosa group were found to have significantly lower liver peroxide, protein oxidation, glutathione levels and plasma ALT and AST activities compared with the rats in the CCl4 treated control group. These findings suggest that Rosa rugosa possesses antioxidant activity.

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Rosa rugosa extracts decreased androgen receptor-mediated transcription and reduced LNCaP cell growth. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Aug 13 ;118(3):412-7. Epub 2008 May 13. PMID: 18562138 Abstract Title:  Effect of anti-histone acetyltransferase activity from Rosa rugosa Thunb. (Rosaceae) extracts on androgen receptor-mediated transcriptional regulation. Abstract:  ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rosa rugosa Thunb. (Rosaceae) has been traditionally used for treatments of diabetes, chronic inflammatory diseases, pain, and anticancer in Korea.AIM OF STUDY: We investigate the inhibitory effect of histone acetyltransferase activity from the methanol extract of stems of Rosa rugosa on androgen receptor-mediated transcriptional regulation.MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the present study, Rosa rugosa methanol extract (RRME) was obtained from stem part of Rosa rugosa using methanol extraction. Histone acetyltransferase assay were performed to measure the inhibitory effect on acetylation, reporter assay, real-time PCR and ChIP assay were performed to measure androgen receptor-mediated transcriptional regulation, and MTT test were performed to measure cell viability.RESULTS: RRME inhibited both p300 and CBP (60-70% at 100 microg/ml) activity. We show RRME mediates agonist-dependent androgen receptor (AR) activation and suppresses antagonist-dependent inhibition. RRME treatment also decreased transcription of AR regulated genes and also reduced histone H3 and AR acetylation in the promoters of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and beta-2-microglobulin (B2M). Finally, RRME treatment reduced the growth of LNCaP, a human prostate cancer cell line.CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate RRME is a potent HAT inhibitor, which reduced AR and histone acetylation leading to decreased AR-mediated transcription and reduced LNCaP cell growth.

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01:54

Stimulatory effect of components of rose flowers on catalytic activity and mRNA expression of superoxide dismutase and catalase in erythrocytes. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2009 May ;27(3):396-401. Epub 2009 Jan 29. PMID: 21783970 Abstract Title:  Stimulatory effect of components of rose flowers on catalytic activity and mRNA expression of superoxide dismutase and catalase in erythrocytes. Abstract:  In the present study, two antioxidant components (polysaccharopeptide complex P(1-a) and condensed tannin P(1-b)) from rose (Rosa rugosa) flowers were each incubated with mouse erythrocytes to investigate their effect on erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) activities. It was found that the activities of Cu, Zn-SOD and CAT were markedly increased after incubation for 3h with rose flower fractions at the concentration of 500g/ml. Similar changes were also observed in the erythrocyte gene expression of SOD and CAT. These results show that P(1-a) and P(1-b) are effective antioxidants that increase the activity and the gene expression of SOD and CAT in mouse erythrocytes.

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Antioxidative activities of white rose flower extract and pharmaceutical advantages of its hexane fraction via free radical scavenging effects. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biochem Cell Biol. 2009 Dec ;87(6):943-52. PMID: 19935880 Abstract Title:  Antioxidative activities of white rose flower extract and pharmaceutical advantages of its hexane fraction via free radical scavenging effects. Abstract:  In this study, we determined the antioxidant activities of two different solvent fractions(butanol and hexane) obtained from white Rosa rugosa flowers by employing various assays such as 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl hydrate (DPPH), 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radical scavenging activity, and nitric oxide (NO) scavenging and inhibition activity in S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP) in the RAW264.7 model. In addition, more advanced antioxidant assays were conducted, including lipid peroxidation, hydroxyl radical-mediated oxidation, DNA fragmentation, apoptosis, and cell growth. The results revealed that the hexane fraction, which contained a significant amount of polyphenols and volatile components, had excellent antioxidant potency and could scavenge free radicals of DPPH and ABTS. Interestingly, the hexane fraction inhibited lipid peroxidation to almost the same degree as a chemical antioxidant. In the NO assay, the hexane fraction effectively scavenged free radicals at all dose ranges and is expected to inhibit NO production in mammalian cells. The hexane fraction effectively prevented oxidative damage, which was induced by Cu2+/H2O2, to target proteins at lower concentrations (>1 microg x mL(-1)). The DNA fragmentation and the cell-level assays suggest that the hexane fraction may play a crucial role in inhibiting peroxynitrite and H2O2 attack. Based on the findings described in this study, the hexane fraction holds promise for use as a novel pharmaceutical antioxidant.

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These experimental results demonstrated the antihypertensive effect of Rosa rugosa. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Dec 18 ;144(3):562-6. Epub 2012 Oct 9. PMID: 23063753 Abstract Title:  Antihypertensive activity of Rosa rugosa Thunb. flowers: angiotensin I converting enzyme inhibitor. Abstract:  ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rosa rugosa Thunb.'s flowers have been used for medicinal and food purposes for hundreds years in China. They have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to effectively help in expansion of blood vessels and improvement of microcirculation. Current high prevalence of hypertension, and the associated side effects of synthetic Angiotensin I converting enzyme inhibitors usually prescribed for this condition, led us to the investigation of possible inhibitory activity of the Rosa rugosa Thunb. flower extracts on Angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE).MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two different extraction preparation: (1) powdered materials were extracted with water (RW) and then with water (RWW), ethyl acetate (RWE) and 95% ethanol (RWE95); (2) powdered materials were extracted with 95% ethanol (RE95) and then with water (RE95W), ethyl acetate (RE95E) and 95% ethanol (RE95E95). The inhibition activity was determined using in vitro the inhibitory effect on Angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE), and using the acute response and chronic response on blood pressure which measured in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs).RESULTS: Both RE95E95 and RWW had highest ACE inhibitor activities. The higher inhibitor activity of RE95E95 was also evaluated in SHRs by oral administration for antihypertensive effect. In acute experiment, the decrease in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and the increase in heart rate (HR) was observed at 2h after administration at high (40 g/kg) and low (20 g/kg) dose; such reductions in SBP were maintained for 12h. Low dose had reduced SBP significantly more than high dose. In multiple oral administration chronic experiment, a SBP reduction of 17.5 mmHg was observed after 6d administration at low dose, and such reductions were maintained for the next 8 days.CONCLUSIONS: The experimental results demonstrated the antihypertensive effect of Rosa rugosa Thunb. flowers, which was attributed to inhibition of Angiotensin I converting enzyme.

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This is the first such detailed report on chemical composition and biological activity of R. rugosa petals. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Sci Food Agric. 2014 Feb ;94(3):560-7. Epub 2013 Aug 2. PMID: 23818393 Abstract Title:  Cytotoxic, antioxidant, antimicrobial properties and chemical composition of rose petals. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Rosa rugosa petals are used for production of teas, jams, wines and juices. Despite the wide availability of rose cultivars, comprehensive information on petal chemical composition and healthful properties is still lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was analysis of cytotoxic, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of rugosa rose petals.RESULTS: Petals of R. rugosa were evaluated for their cytotoxic effect against cervical (HeLa) and breast cancer (T47D) cell lines and for antiradical activity (with DPPH). As a result, significant cytotoxic (up to 100% of dead cells) and antiradical properties (IC 1.33-0.08 mg mg DPPH) were demonstrated. Moreover, notable antimicrobial activity against eight bacterial (i.e. Staphylococcus. epidermidis, S. aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis) and two yeast strains (Candida. albicans, C. parapsilosis) was shown. Total phenolic, flavonoid, phenolic acid, tannin, carotenoid and polysaccharide content in petals was determined using spectrophotometric methods. Liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry was used to thoroughly analyze phenolic acids and flavonoid glycosides in the methanolic extract and fractions obtained after its separation. Five phenolic acids and six flavonoids previously not reported in the plant material were identified.CONCLUSION: This is the first such detailed report on chemical composition and biological activity of R. rugosa petals.

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Multidirectional characterisation of chemical composition and health-promoting potential of Rosa rugosa hips. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nat Prod Res. 2017 Mar ;31(6):667-671. Epub 2016 May 6. PMID: 27153984 Abstract Title:  Multidirectional characterisation of chemical composition and health-promoting potential of Rosa rugosa hips. Abstract:  Rugosa rose provides one of the largest hips frequently used in the preparation of pharmaceutical and food products. The aim of work was to conduct multidirectional study of biological activity and chemical composition of Rosa rugosa hips. Antiradical, cytotoxic (against cervical and breast cancer cell lines), antibacterial (against eight bacterial strains) and antifungal potential of the species in question was evaluated. Total contents of phenolics, phenolic acids, flavonoids, tannins, carotenoids and ascorbic acid were determined. LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis was performed in order to investigate closely phenolic acids and flavonoid glycosides. As a result, interesting selective cytotoxic effects on cervical (HeLa) and breast cancer (T47D) cell lines, significant antiradical activity (EC2.45 mg mgDPPH) and moderate antimicrobial potential (MIC 0.625-1.25 mg mL) were observed. Nine phenolic acids and 11 flavonoid glycosides were qualitatively and quantitatively determined, including 7 compounds previously not reported in R. rugosa hips.

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Rosehip inhibits xanthine oxidase activity and reduces serum urate levels in a mouse model of hyperuricemia. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Rep. 2017 May ;6(5):539-544. Epub 2017 Apr 10. PMID: 28529735 Abstract Title:  Rosehip inhibits xanthine oxidase activity and reduces serum urate levels in a mouse model of hyperuricemia. Abstract:  Rosehip, the fruit ofL., has traditionally been used to treat urate metabolism disorders; however, its effects on such disorders have not been characterized in detail. Therefore, the present study investigated the effects of hot water, ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of rosehip on xanthine oxidase (XO) activity. In addition, the serum urate lowering effects of the rosehip hot water extract in a mouse model of hyperuricemia (male ddY mice, which were intraperitoneally injected with potassium oxonate) were investigated. Furthermore, the influence of rosehip hot water extract on CYP3A4 activity, which is the most important drug-metabolizing enzyme from a herb-drug interaction perspective, was investigated. Rosehip extracts of hot water, ethanol and ethyl acetate inhibited XO activity [half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC) values: 259.650.6, 242.546.2 and 1,462.8544.2 g/ml, respectively]. Furthermore, the administration of 1X rosehip hot water extract significantly reduced the levels of serum urate at 8 h, which was similar when compared with the administration of 1 mg/kg allopurinol. Rosehip hot water extract only marginally affected CYP3A4 activity (ICvalue,>1 mg/ml). These findings indicate that rosehip hot water extract may present as a functional food for individuals with a high urate level, and as a therapeutic reagent for hyperuricemic patients.

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Hands Across the Water rallies held all along South West Florida beaches "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This weekend, a rally called Hands Across the Water was held all over the state of Florida, including in Naples, Fort Myers Beach, West Palm Beach, and Tampa, to bring awareness to the red tide problem. It was a time for people to make their voices heard in the fight for clean water. (Something weve been talking about for []

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R. rugosa extract showed efficacy and potential for use as an antistress therapy to treat sleep deprivation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2016 Sep ;19(9):870-81. Epub 2016 Jun 22. PMID: 27331439 Abstract Title:  Antistress Effects of Rosa rugosa Thunb. on Total Sleep Deprivation-Induced Anxiety-Like Behavior and Cognitive Dysfunction in Rat: Possible Mechanism of Action of 5-HT6 Receptor Antagonist. Abstract:  Our previous results suggest that the Rosa rugosa Thunb. (family Rosaceae) alleviates endurance exercise-induced stress by decreasing oxidative stress levels. This study aimed to screen and identify the physiological antistress effects of an extract of R. rugosa (RO) on sleep deprivation-induced anxiety-like behavior and cognitive tests (in vivo) and tested for hippocampal CORT and monoamine levels (ex vivo), corticosterone (CORT)-induced injury, N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, and serotonin 6 (5-hydroxytryptamine 6, 5-HT6) receptor activities (in vitro) in search of active principles and underlying mechanisms of action. We confirmed the antistress effects of RO in a sleep-deprived stress model in rat and explored the underlying mechanisms of its action. In conclusion, an R. rugosa extract showed efficacy and potential for use as an antistress therapy to treat sleep deprivation through its antagonism of the 5-HT6 receptor and resulting inhibition of cAMP activity.

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Rosa rugosa flavonoids significantly inhibited myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Microcirculation. 2017 Oct ;24(7). PMID: 28597598 Abstract Title:  Rosa rugosa flavonoids alleviate myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury in mice by suppressing JNK and p38 MAPK. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: Although Rosa rugosa has been applied for preventing coronary artery disease, the pharmacological mechanism is little explored. In this study, the effects and mechanisms of Rosa rugosa flavonoids (RRF) on myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI) were investigated.METHODS: Mice were pretreated by intragastric administration of 600 mg/kg RRF for 7 days. Then MIRI was induced by 45 minutes coronary artery ligation and 3 hours reperfusion. Myocardial infarct size (MIS) and histopathology, activities of myocardial enzymes, and effects of RRF on inflammation and apoptosis were evaluated.RESULTS: Pretreating the mice with RRF significantly reduced MIS and inhibited activity of plasma myocardial enzymes. Activity of the enzymes associated with anti-oxidation, SOD, and TEAC, and mRNA expression of NOX2 were significantly elevated. RRF pretreatment significantly decreased the translocation of p65 from the cytoplasm into the nucleus and reduced the expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-6 and IL-1. RRF pretreatment also significantly prevented the expression of caspase-3 and Bax, and increased the expression of Bcl-2. And RRF inhibited the phosphorylation of JNK and p38 MAPK.CONCLUSIONS: RRF significantly inhibited MIRI through anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptosis effects, and mechanisms were associated with its inhibition on phosphorylation of JNK and p38 MAPK.

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01:12

Are Front-line Emergency Room Doctors the Key to Identifying Vaccine Injuries and Reporting Them? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Who Can Parents Trust Book

Health Impact News

Are front-line emergency room doctors the key to identifying vaccine injuries and reporting them?

At least one ER doctor thinks so.

David Denton Davis MD, a former Emergency Physician, claims neither our Centers for Disease Control (CDC) nor our Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has requested help from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in identifying illnesses and deaths occurring hours, days and weeks following childhood vaccinations.

In his soon-to-be-published book Who Can Parents Trust? Vaccines: Avoidable and Unsafe, he claims the vast majority of serious vaccine related illnesses coming into Emergency rooms will continue to go unrecognized, unless nurses and physicians ask the last vaccination date (LVD).

He believes during the past thirty years several million serious Adverse Events (AEs), including deaths presenting nationwide to more than 5,000 Emergency rooms have never been recognized, documented or submitted for investigation, in accordance with our National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). All suspicions of a vaccine related adverse event are required by law to be submitted using our Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Sadly, he goes on, very few Emergency Physicians or Nurses have received any NCVIA or VAERS education.

As a charter member of ACEP, Dr. Davis served on the Board of Directors during the creation of Emergency Medicine (EM) as a specialty. He admits his own reporting failures were due to a lack of vaccine education.

Dr. Davis states he is concerned many pediatricians know, but are not reporting illnesses following vaccinations, for financial reasons. Although neither makers nor physicians are liable for vaccine damage, the ultimate truth for safety was made contingent on investigating physician, parent or third party VAERS submissions.

With only a very small percentage being reported, no one can honestly say vaccines are safe.

At a time when our vaccine industry is rolling out newer and, perhaps, m...

01:07

A water extract from Rosa rugosa can prevent exercise-induced stress by decreasing oxidative stress levels. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2015 Jun ;18(6):711-3. Epub 2015 Feb 12. PMID: 25674938 Abstract Title:  Rosa rugosa Aqueous Extract Alleviates Endurance Exercise-Induced Stress. Abstract:  This study was performed to investigate the effect of water extract from Rosa rugosa (RRW) on endurance exercise-induced stress in mice. The mice were orally administered with distilled water or RRW, respectively. The endurance capacity was evaluated by exhaustive swimming using an adjustable-current water pool. Mice administered RRW swam longer before becoming exhausted. Also, RRW administration resulted in less lipid peroxidation, lower muscular antioxidant enzyme activities, and lower cortisol level. The results suggest that RRW can prevent exercise-induced stress by decreasing oxidative stress levels.

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Total polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity of rosehips of some Rosa species. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Medicines (Basel). 2018 Aug 4 ;5(3). Epub 2018 Aug 4. PMID: 30081545 Abstract Title:  Total Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Capacity of Rosehips of SomeSpecies. Abstract:  Rosehips, the fruits ofspecies, are well known for their various health benefits like strengthening the immune system and treating digestive disorders. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cell regenerative effects are also among their health enhancing impacts. Rosehips are rich in compounds having antioxidant properties, like vitamin C, carotenoids, and phenolics.Total polyphenol content (Folin-Ciocalteu's method), and in vitro total antioxidant capacity (ferric-reducing ability of plasma, FRAP) in rosehips of fourspecies (,,,) were determined and compared. Ripe fruits were harvested at two locations. Water and ethanolic extracts of dried fruit flesh were analyzed.had the highest total phenolic content and antioxidant capacity, significantly higher than the other investigatedspecies. Both parameters were reported in decreasing order for>>>Ethanolic extracts of rosehips showed higher phenolic content and antioxidant activity than water extracts. Antioxidant properties were influenced by the growing site ofspecies.This study indicates thatexhibited the greatest phenolic and antioxidant content, and therefore can be used as a reliable source of natural antioxidants, and serve as a suitable species for further plant breeding activities. Furthermore, investigations of variousspecies for their antioxidant properties may draw more attention to their potential as functional foods.

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00:41

Protective effect of Rosa laevigata against amyloid beta peptide-induced oxidative stress. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Amyloid. 2006 Mar ;13(1):6-12. PMID: 16690494 Abstract Title:  Protective effect of Rosa laevigata against amyloid beta peptide-induced oxidative stress. Abstract:  The amyloid beta (Abeta) peptide is known to increase free radical production in nerve cells, leading to cell death. To investigate the effect of Rosa laevigata against Abeta-induced oxidative damage, in vitro assays and in vivo behavioral tests were performed. R. laevigata showed cell protective effects against oxidative stress-induced cytotoxicity. MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide) reduction assay exhibited significant increase in cell viability when rat pheochromocytoma (PC 12) cells were treated with R. laevigata extracts. Administration of R. laevigata extracts to mice significantly reversed the Abeta-induced learning and memory impairment in in vivo behavioral tests. These results suggest that R. laevigata extracts can reduce the cytotoxicity of Abeta in PC 12 cells, possibly by the reduction of oxidative stress, and these extracts may be useful in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

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00:39

Are Front-line Emergency Room Doctors the Key to Identifying Vaccine Injuries and Reporting Them? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Who Can Parents Trust Book

Health Impact News

Are front-line emergency room doctors the key to identifying vaccine injuries and reporting them?

At least one ER doctor thinks so.

David Denton Davis MD, a former Emergency Physician, claims neither our Centers for Disease Control (CDC) nor our Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has requested help from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in identifying illnesses and deaths occurring hours, days and weeks following childhood vaccinations.

In his soon-to-be-published book Who Can Parents Trust? Vaccines: Avoidable and Unsafe, he claims the vast majority of serious vaccine related illnesses coming into Emergency rooms will continue to go unrecognized, unless nurses and physicians ask the last vaccination date (LVD).

He believes during the past thirty years several million serious Adverse Events (AEs), including deaths presenting nationwide to more than 5,000 Emergency rooms have never been recognized, documented or submitted for investigation, in accordance with our National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). All suspicions of a vaccine related adverse event are required by law to be submitted using our Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Sadly, he goes on, very few Emergency Physicians or Nurses have received any NCVIA or VAERS education.

As a charter member of ACEP, Dr. Davis served on the Board of Directors during the creation of Emergency Medicine (EM) as a specialty. He admits his own reporting failures were due to a lack of vaccine education.

Dr. Davis states he is concerned many pediatricians know, but are not reporting illnesses following vaccinations, for financial reasons. Although neither makers nor physicians are liable for vaccine damage, the ultimate truth for safety was made contingent on investigating physician, parent or third party VAERS submissions.

With only a very small percentage being reported, no one can honestly say vaccines are safe.

At a time when our vaccine industry is rolling out newer and, perhaps, more...

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These results suggest that the extract of R. R. laevigata offered good efficacy for preventing liver injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 May ;73(5):1129-36. Epub 2009 May 7. PMID: 19420718 Abstract Title:  Protective effects of radix Rosa laevigata against Propionibacterium acnes and lipopolysaccharide-induced liver injury. Abstract:  We investigated the effects of an extract of Radix Rosa laevigata (R. R. laevigata) on Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute liver injury. The plasma alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity was significantly elevated by an intravenous injection of heat-killed P. acnes at a dose of 0.4 mg/mouse and then with LPS at 0.1 microg/mouse after 5 d. However, the elevated ALT activity was significantly reduced by the administered of R. R. laevigata (125 and 500 mg/kg/d) for 7 d before the LPS injection. In addition, the extract treatment reduced the number of liver mononuclear cells (MNCs), and malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitric oxide (NO) contents, but improved the liver oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) and mitochondrial membrane potential. Moreover, the chemical profile of R. R. laevigata was performed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and the main peaks were identified as a series of polyphenol compounds which had been confirmed as the significantly active components by their anti-oxidative and NO inhibitory effects. These results suggest that the extract of R. R. laevigata offered good efficacy for preventing liver injury.

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00:34

Anti-inflammatory triterpenes from the leaves of Rosa laevigata. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Nat Prod. 2011 Apr 25 ;74(4):732-8. Epub 2011 Mar 8. PMID: 21384845 Abstract Title:  Anti-inflammatory triterpenes from the leaves of Rosa laevigata. Abstract:  Bioassay-guided fractionation of an EtOAc extract of the leaves of Rosa laevigata afforded two new 19-oxo-18,19-seco-ursane-type triterpenes (1 and 3), a new ursane-type nortriterpene (2), a new ursane-type triterpene lactone saponin (4), and two new oleanane-type triterpenoids (5 and 6), together with eight known triterpenoids (7-14). Compound 1, a 19-oxo-18,19-seco-28-norursane, possesses a conjugated diene between C-12 and C-17. Several of the isolated compounds (1, 5, 7, 11, and 13) exhibited moderate activities in anti-inflammatory assays in vitro.

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These results highlight the potential therapeutic application of Rosa laevigata for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2012 Jun ;5(6):1548-54. Epub 2012 Apr 2. PMID: 22469771 Abstract Title:  Renal protective effect of Rosa laevigata Michx. by the inhibition of oxidative stress in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Abstract:  Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a long-term complication of diabetic mellitus. Numerous reports have suggested that oxidative stress is defined as the excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) surpassing existing anti-oxidative defense mechanisms, and plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. Rosa laevigata Michx. (RLM) is the commonly used traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of chronic urinary tract infections and anti-oxidative treatments, and has been shown to have a renal protective effect in diabetic rats. In the present study, we further investigate the effects of RLM on oxidative stress in the kidneys of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with DN. Our results suggest that RLM significantly ameliorates renal dysfunction in diabetic rats. The protection against the development of DN by RLM treatment involves increasing the activity of superoxide dismutase and total anti-oxidant capacity, decreasing the levels of malondialdehyde and ROS, and inhibiting the expression of nuclear factor-B p65 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 at both the protein and mRNA levels with a concomitant increase in the expression of the IB protein. These results highlight the potential therapeutic application of RLM for the treatment of DN.

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00:12

Total flavonoids from Rosa Laevigata is an effective natural product for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2012 Sep ;50(9):3133-41. Epub 2012 Jul 4. PMID: 22771365 Abstract Title:  Total flavonoids from Rosa Laevigata Michx fruit attenuates hydrogen peroxide induced injury in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Abstract:  The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effect and possible mechanism of the total flavonoids (TFs) from Rosa Laevigata Michx fruit (RLMF) against hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) induced damage in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). The cell injury caused by H(2)O(2) was protected by pretreatment with the TFs for 1h. Compared with the model group, the TFs decreased S phase cells, suppressed nuclear morphological damage, inhibited the collapse of mitochondrial membrane potentials (m), attenuated excessive reactive oxygen species generation, reduced glutathione depletion, impacted the mitochondrial morphology change, decreased caspase-3, -9 activities, and decreased fragmented DNA. Further mechanism investigation showed that the TFs could increase the protein expressions of Procaspase-3, Bcl-2, and decrease the expressions of Bak, Bax, Bid and p53. Generally, the TFs from RLMF is an effective natural product for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

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23:59

Protection of the flavonoid fraction from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver injury in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 May ;55:60-9. Epub 2012 Dec 29. PMID: 23279844 Abstract Title:  Protection of the flavonoid fraction from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver injury in mice. Abstract:  Protective effect of the total flavonoids (TFs) from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatotoxicity in mice was investigated. Pretreatment with TFs significantly decreased CCl4-induced elevation of serum aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) activities as well as the relative liver weight. Histopathological observation also revealed that TFs reduced the incidence of liver lesions and improved hepatocyte abnormality. Moreover, oral administration of TFs significantly enhanced antioxidant enzyme activities (superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase), increased the content of glutathione and decreased the content of malondialdehyde. Further research indicated that TFs prevented the DNA fragmentation and mitochondrial ultrastructural alterations caused by CCl4 based on TUNEL and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) assays. Moreover, pretreatment with TFs down-regulated the protein expressions of CYP2E1, iNOS, NF-B, Bak and Caspase-3. Quantitative Real-time PCR assay suggested that TFs markedly decreased the levels of TNF-, Fas/FasL and Bax gene expressions, and increased the level of Bcl-2. This is the first time to report the significant hepatoprotective effect of TFs from R. laevigata Michx fruit against CCl4-induced liver injury in mice and the action should be through reducing oxidative stress and suppressing inflammation and apoptosis.

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23:59

Exposing How Child Abuse Pediatricians Medically Kidnap Children: A Guide for Parents "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Mothers in Prison. Imprisonment of one parent entails the forcible separation of a child, who is suffering badly illustration

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

It happens every day in America. Loving parents take their children to the emergency room for accidents, injuries, and illness.

Sometimes the child appears to be fine, but to be on the safe side, parents just want to get their child checked out.

Other times, the parents dont know whats wrong, but they look to the experts to figure out what is going on. They are worried about their child.

The last thing on their mind is that someone could come in and take their child away from them, accusing them of child abuse.

Yet it is becoming increasingly common for a trip to the doctor or hospital to escalate quickly into this kind of nightmare scenario. A concern for the health of their child becomes a fight for the very survival of the family unit as parents are blindsided by Child Abuse Pediatricians and social workers.

Policies designed to help medical staff spot real child abuse can actually set up innocent parents for false allegations of abuse. Parents walking into a medical setting seeking help for their child often have no idea that they may be walking into a trap.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional organization of pediatricians. Their policies impact the practices of local pediatricians and doctors in Childrens Hospitals.

The public usually pays little attention to specific AAP policies. Policies are generally assumed to be based on scientific evidence, but there are times that politics, agendas, or financial incentives play a role in establishment of policies.

Parents (consumers) have a right to know about the policies of a business or establishment they choose to interact with, especially when those policies can have a significant impact on the well-being of their family.

Trapped, Like a Dolphin in a Net

After a report from a Child Abuse Pediatrician at Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital (HDVCH) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, resulted in children being temporarily being taken from innocent parents, the doctor thanked them for taking a hard hit for the greate...

23:41

Anti-inflammatory secondary metabolites from the leaves of Rosa laevigata. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Bioorg Med Chem. 2013 Jun 1 ;21(11):3290-7. Epub 2013 Mar 24. PMID: 23632365 Abstract Title:  Anti-inflammatory secondary metabolites from the leaves of Rosa laevigata. Abstract:  Bioassay-guided fractionation of a n-BuOH-soluble extract of the leaves of Rosa laevigata led to the isolation of three new 19-oxo-18,19-seco-ur-sane-type triterpenoids, laevigins A-C (1-3), a new oleanane-type triterpenoid saponin, laevigin D (4), a new geranylmethylbenzoate, 5-[(2E,6S)-6,7-dihydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-2-octen-1-yl]-2-(-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-methyl benzoate (5), together with 9 known compounds (6-14). Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Compounds 4, 9, 11, and 12 significantly suppressed the LPS-stimulated NF-B transcriptional activity and the release of TNF, IL-1, IL-6, and IL-10 in mouse RAW 264.7 macrophages. The compound 12 exhibited moderate inhibition on NF-B transcriptional activity with an IC50 value of 23.21 M. The IC50 values of compound 12 were measured as 14.32, 8.53, 8.04, and10.38 M for the inhibitory activity on TNF-release, IL-1-release, IL-6-release, and IL-10-release, respectively.

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23:21

Rosa laevigata fruit could be used in the treatment of NAFLD. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Chem. 2013 Dec 1 ;141(3):2108-16. Epub 2013 May 16. PMID: 23870935 Abstract Title:  Effects of flavonoids from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against high-fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats. Abstract:  The effects and mechanisms of the total flavonoids (TFs) from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit on high-fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were investigated in this study. Gavage administration of the TFs significantly decreased the relative liver weight, serum AST and ALT activities, the levels of serum lipid, LDL, blood glucose and insulin, suppressed lipid accumulation in liver, and increased serum HDL level. Moreover, the natural product significantly enhanced SOD activity, increased GSH-Px and GSH contents and decreased the concentration of MDA and CYP2E1 expression as well as prevented mitochondrial membrane potential dysfunctions and ultrastructural alterations. Further mechanism investigation indicated that the TFs inhibited hepatic lipid accumulation by suppressing the expressions of some key molecules in fatty acid synthesis pathway and promoting fatty acid-oxidation, while not by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis. On the base of these, the TFs should be developed as a new drug for treatment of NAFLD.

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23:15

Flavonoid-rich extract from R. laevigata Michx fruit has the potential actions for treatment of ischemic stroke. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neurochem Int. 2013 Nov ;63(5):522-32. Epub 2013 Sep 4. PMID: 24012531 Abstract Title:  Protective effect of flavonoid-rich extract from Rosa laevigata Michx on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury through suppression of apoptosis and inflammation. Abstract:  The neuroprotective effect and mechanism of the flavonoid-rich extract (FRE) from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury were investigated. The contents of flavonoids, saponins and tannin were determined, and ten chemicals including chlorogenic acid, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid, apigenin, luteolin, kaempferol, querce-tin, kaempferide-3-O-glucoside, quercetin-3-rhamnoside, rutin and isorhamnetin-3-O--rutinoside from the crude extract were separated. Oral administration of FRE obviously improved the survival rate and prevented I/R-induced disability and histological damage. Further works showed that the natural product had excellent antioxidant activity, significantly decreased DNA fragmentation, up-regulated the expression of Bcl-2, and down-regulated the expressions of p53, Apaf1, Fas, FasL, Bax, Bid, cytochrome C and active Caspase-3, -9 and -8. Moreover, the FRE decreased the expressions of NF-B, iNOS, MMP-9, COX-2, TNF-, IL-1, IL-4, IL-6, and down-regulated the levels of p-JNK, p-ERK and p-p38 in MAPK pathways. Therefore, the flavonoid-rich extract from R. laevigata Michx fruit has the potential actions for treatment of ischemic stroke due to its anti-oxidant, anti-apoptosis and anti-inflammatory properties.

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23:02

Total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit shows a significant protective effect against acetaminophen-induced liver damage. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Molecules. 2014 May 30 ;19(6):7189-206. Epub 2014 May 30. PMID: 24886943 Abstract Title:  Effects of the total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against acetaminophen-induced liver damage in mice via induction of autophagy and suppression of inflammation and apoptosis. Abstract:  The effect of the total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit (RLTS) against acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver damage in mice was evaluated in the present paper. The results showed that RLTS markedly improved the levels of liver SOD, CAT, GSH, GSH-Px, MDA, NO and iNOS, and the activities of serum ALT and AST caused by APAP. Further research confirmed that RLTS prevented fragmentation of DNA and mitochondrial ultrastructural alterations based on TdT-mediated dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) assays. In addition, RLTS decreased the gene or protein expressions of cytochrome P450 (CYP2E1), pro-inflammatory mediators (IL-1, IL-4, IL-6, TNF-, iNOS, Bax, HMGB-1 and COX-2), pro-inflammatory transcription factors (NF-B and AP-1), pro-apoptotic proteins (cytochrome C, p53, caspase-3, caspase-9, p-JNK, p-p38 and p-ERK), and increased the protein expressions of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL. Moreover, the gene expression of IL-10,and the proteins including LC3, Beclin-1 and Atg5 induced by APAP were even more augmented by the extract. These results demonstrate that RLTS has hepatoprotective effects through antioxidative action, induction of autophagy, and suppression of inflammation and apoptosis, and could be developed asa potential candidate to treat APAP-induced liver damage in the future.

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22:58

Tsundoku: The Practice Of Buying More Books Than You Can Read "IndyWatch Feed Health"

If you are one who finds yourself drawn to the printed page, then you are likely familiar with a certain kind of experience. You know what it is to be walking through the isles of your local bookstore, or being inexplicable pulled through the doors of a secondhand shop you discovered in your vacation locale,... View Article

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22:54

If You Have An M On Your Palm There Is Something Truly Special About You "IndyWatch Feed Health"

For most people it seems, palm reading is placed in the same category as the fountain of youth and unicorns. It makes for a good time at a carnival, and its fun to hope for the promises of a long life and a rich future, but most wouldnt rely on it as scientific fact. Although... View Article

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22:49

Exposing How Child Abuse Pediatricians Medically Kidnap Children: A Guide for Parents "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Mothers in Prison. Imprisonment of one parent entails the forcible separation of a child, who is suffering badly illustration

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

It happens every day in America. Loving parents take their children to the emergency room for accidents, injuries, and illness.

Sometimes the child appears to be fine, but to be on the safe side, parents just want to get their child checked out.

Other times, the parents dont know whats wrong, but they look to the experts to figure out what is going on. They are worried about their child.

The last thing on their mind is that someone could come in and take their child away from them, accusing them of child abuse.

Yet it is becoming increasingly common for a trip to the doctor or hospital to escalate quickly into this kind of nightmare scenario. A concern for the health of their child becomes a fight for the very survival of the family unit as parents are blindsided by Child Abuse Pediatricians and social workers.

Policies designed to help medical staff spot real child abuse can actually set up innocent parents for false allegations of abuse. Parents walking into a medical setting seeking help for their child often have no idea that they may be walking into a trap.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional organization of pediatricians. Their policies impact the practices of local pediatricians and doctors in Childrens Hospitals.

The public usually pays little attention to specific AAP policies. Policies are generally assumed to be based on scientific evidence, but there are times that politics, agendas, or financial incentives play a role in establishment of policies.

Parents (consumers) have a right to know about the policies of a business or establishment they choose to interact with, especially when those policies can have a significant impact on the well-being of their family.

Trapped, Like a Dolphin in a Net

After a report from a Child Abuse Pediatrician at Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital (HDVCH) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, resulted in children being...

22:35

Total flavonoids from Rosa laevigata fruit show good effects against H2O2-induced oxidative injury in PC12 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Molecules. 2014 Aug 7 ;19(8):11816-32. Epub 2014 Aug 7. PMID: 25105919 Abstract Title:  Potent effects of flavonoid-rich extract from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against hydrogen peroxide-induced damage in PC12 cells via attenuation of oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis. Abstract:  Oxidative stress-induced neuronal death has an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. The effects and mechanisms of action of the total flavonoids (TFs) from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative injury in PC12 cells were investigated in this study. The results demonstrated that the TFs protected against cell apoptosis, DNA and mitochondrial damage caused by H2O2 based on single cell gel electrophoresis, in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL), flow cytometry and transmission electron microscope (TEM) assays. In addition, the TFs notably decreased cytochrome C release from mitochondria into the cytosol and intracellular Ca2+ levels, and diminished intracellular generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Furthermore, the TFs inhibited the phosphorylation levels of JNK, ERK and p38 MAPK as well as down-regulated the expressions of IL-1, IL-6, TNF-, Fas, FasL, CYP2E1, Bak, caspase-3, caspase-9, p53, COX-2, NF-B, AP-1, and up-regulated the expressions of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xl. In conclusion, these results suggest that the TFs from R. laevigata Michx fruit show good effects against H2O2-induced oxidative injury in PC12 cells by adjusting oxidative stress, and suppression of apoptosis and inflammation, and could be developed as a potential candidate to prevent oxidative stress in the future.

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22:13

The Best Iron Supplement: The Complete Guide (Research Based) "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The best types of iron supplements help to address symptoms of iron deficiency or iron deficiency anemia. Iron is an essential nutrient that helps the body to function properly and keeps red blood cells healthy. Proper levels of iron in the body also help to maintain healthy skin, hair, nails, and cells.

Iron is contained in foods that we eat. Meat, poultry, and seafood are the richest sources of available iron. Although there are plant-based sources of iron, these are poorly absorbed by the body.

You may need to take iron supplements if your diet lacks nutrients or you have digestive problems that restrict the absorption of nutrients. Very often, women are at more risk than men from iron deficiency anemia because or pregnancy or heavy menstrual bleeding.

The best iron supplement has high dose of elemental iron per tablet, is relatively inexpensive and is easily absorbed by your body. The best iron pill for anemia or iron deficiency also has minimal side effects such as constipation.

In this guide I will look at what medical research reveals as to the best types of iron supplements on the market. You will also find out if you really need an iron supplement to increase your iron levels.

What is Iron?

Iron is a mineral and its one of the essential nutrients in the body. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that iron is stored in the liver, bone marrow, and spleen as a compound called ferritin. Some traces or iron are also stored in muscle tissue.1

Why Do We Need Iron?

One of the main reasons that we need iron is that it is an essential component of hemoglobin and its required to prevent iron deficiency anemia.

According to Dr. Brunilda Nazario on WebMD, hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout our bodies to every cell and tissue. Because a lack of iron affects levels of oxygen in the blood, iron deficiency anemia can impact on organ function and brain function. Iron is also essential to keep your immune system healthy.2

Dr. Nazario says that women, pregnant women, and infants especially need iron. For example, adequate levels of iron help maintain healthy pregnancies and ensure babies grow properly.

Foods That Contain Iron

It should be possible to obtain enough iron from your diet without having to resort to iron supple...

22:10

Total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit attenuates hepatic steatosis induced by high-fat diet in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Funct. 2014 Dec ;5(12):3065-75. PMID: 25310017 Abstract Title:  Total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit attenuates hepatic steatosis induced by high-fat diet in rats. Abstract:  The protective effects of total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit (RLTS) in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced rats were investigated. The results showed that oral administration of RLTS attenuated hepatic steatosis, significantly reduced the levels of body weight, alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, total cholesterol, total triglyceride, free fatty acids, low density lipoprotein, blood glucose, insulin and malondialdehyde, and increased high density lipoprotein and glutathione levels compared with the model group. Further investigations showed that RLTS affected fatty acid synthesis, fatty acid-oxidation, fatty acid -oxidation, total cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism and synthesis. Moreover, the extract obviously suppressed HFD-induced oxidative stress and inflammation. These results suggest that RLTS should be developed to be one functional food or health product against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the future.

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22:02

The honey processed root of Rosa laevigata have significant antibacteral effect and anti-inflammatory effect on chronic infammation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Zhong Yao Cai. 2014 Aug ;37(8):1356-9. PMID: 25726641 Abstract Title:  [Study on antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of different processed products of Rosa laevigata root and stem]. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To study the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects of different processed products of Rosa laevigata root and stem.METHODS: Different processed products were obtained from Rosa laevigata root and stem by frying with vinegar,salt,honey and black bean juice. Their antibacterial effect was observed on bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli; The mice auricle swelling method was used in anti-inflammatory experiment by using xylene. The mice cotton granuloma method was used to observe the chronic inflammatory effect.RESULTS: The antibacterial effects of processed products of Rosa laevigata root were better than that of the stem, especially the honey processed root. All processed products had no obvious effect on mouse auricular swelling. The raw root,salt processed stem, honey processed stem and honey processed root of Rosa laevigata had an inhibitory effect on cotton-pellet inducing mouse granuloma.CONCLUSION: The honey processed root of Rosa laevigata have significant antibacteral effect and anti-inflammatory effect on chronic infammation.

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21:57

Total saponins from Rosa laevigata can be applied as one effective candidate for the treatment of liver fibrosis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutrients. 2015 Jun 15 ;7(6):4829-50. Epub 2015 Jun 15. PMID: 26083117 Abstract Title:  Protective Effect of the Total Saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx Fruit against Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Liver Fibrosis in Rats. Abstract:  In this study, the protective effect of the total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx (RLTS) against liver fibrosis induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in rats was evaluated. The results showed that RLTS significantly rehabilitated the levels of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, malondialdehyde, glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, catalase, superoxide dismutase, hydroxyproline,-smooth muscle actin, collagen I, collagen III and fibronectin, which were confirmed using H&E, Sirius Red and Masson histopathological assays. Further research indicated that RLTS markedly reduced cytochrome P450 2E1 activity, attenuated oxidative stress, and suppressed inflammation. In addition, RLTS facilitated matrix degradation through down-regulation of matrix metalloproteinase2, matrix metalloproteinase 9 and metalloproteinases1, and exerted the anti-fibrotic effects through affecting transforming growth factor/Smad, focal adhesion kinase/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase/amino kinase terminal/70-kDa ribosomal S6 Kinase (FAK-PI3K-Akt-p70(S6K)) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways. Taken together, our data indicate that RLTS can be applied as one effective candidate for the treatment of liver fibrosis in the future.

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20:36

Breaking: CNN: Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of medical kidnapping "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Editors Note: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN FOR THE CNN VIDEO.) We often have to report on sensitive issues like medical kidnapping however, we never thought wed be reporting that the well-known and much trusted Mayo Clinic in Minnesota would be the one responsible for kidnapping. And an adult! But thats exactly what happened to []

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20:09

Monsanto Found Guilty, Hit With $290 Million Cancer Liability Ruling in Roundup (Glyphosate) Herbicide Trial "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Monsanto Found Guilty, Hit With $290 Million Cancer Liability Ruling in Roundup (Glyphosate) Herbicide Trial For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

A San Francisco jury found Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) liable for the glyphosate-induced cancer of Dewayne Johnson, who is dying from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Johnson sprayed glyphosate 20-30 times per year on public school grounds (near children, no less), and he was twice doused with glyphosate due to malfunctioning equipment. Monsanto which has been []

Source: Monsanto Found Guilty, Hit With $290 Million Cancer Liability Ruling in Roundup (Glyphosate) Herbicide Trial Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

18:58

NYT: New York moves to kick Spectrum out of state "IndyWatch Feed Health"

At the end of July, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomos administration (who is running for re-election against the Democratic candidate for governor, Cynthia Nixon and the Republican candidate, Marcus J. Molinaro) moved to ban Charter Communications from New York. The states Public Service Commission said the internet, television and phone behemoth had failed to comply with the []

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18:48

New Source of Non-Cannabis, Non-Hemp Derived CBD Discovered "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Alex Pietrowski

The explosion of interest in the medical benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) have followed the greater acceptance of cannabis and hemp. While the CBD industry grows at record pace, a vast amount of research is being conducted to identify the explicit health benefits of CBD.

Not commonly known is that CBDs are actually found in other plants and foods as well, leading to the possibility of medical-grade CBD being available to those in areas where CBD products derived from hemp and cannabis are still outlawed.

Researchers working for a San Francisco company, Peak Health Foundation, have recently discovered a new source of CBD not derived from cannabis or hemp, opening the door to more options for the development of CBD based tinctures and medicines. The plant is a variety of humulus, commonly known as hops, a grain commonly used in the production of beer and other alcoholic products, has been found to contain high levels of CBDs.

A San Francisco company, Peak Health Foundation, recently announced its first CBD product derived from a strain of humulus, more commonly known as hops. Not the ones used to make beer, but a strain discovered in India that contains no THC but high levels of CBD and is not derived from a plant that remains illegal.

Once a variety of hops was found in the wild with a reasonably high CBD content, Peak Health founder Bomi Joseph cross-bred the plants to create a new variety known as Kriya brand humulus. Joseph has patented the plant, which has a CBD concentration of ar...

18:05

Excess Vitamin D: Too Much Of A Good Thing? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Excess Vitamin D: Too Much Of A Good Thing?By Rosanne Lindsay

reprised from February 2016

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin. This is because 90 percent of our D requirements naturally comes from the sun. Bioavailable vitamin D3 is created in the skin through the action of the suns UV-B rays on cholesterol (7-dehydroxycholesterol), as one of five forms.

Diet offers Vitamin D2 and D3 as the remaining ten percent (i.e., fish liver oils, fatty fish, egg yolks, and as fortified foods), though these forms are not biologically active. Vitamin D2, added to D-fortified foods, is produced synthetically by exposing the mold ergot (ergosterol) to ultraviolet light. This process was patented and licensed to pharmaceutical companies which is used as prescription vitamin D. D4 and D5 are synthetic analogues of D3 being tested in vitro for the treatment of cancer.

Vitamin Ds reputation as a potent cancer fighter is mainstream news. A lack of vitamin D is also reported to be behind increased rates of infections, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and autoimmune disorders. Models and studies have most of us convinced that excess vitamin D intake could reduce cancer deaths by 75 percent. Why else would the government add vitamin D2 to fortify food?  Meanwhile, as cancer rates rise, we are urged to cover up with sunscreen against the sun which nature intended as the truest source of vitamin D. Why the contradiction?[1]

17:39

Farmers and Environmentalists Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Farmers and Environmentalists Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger

Farming, Food Safety, and Environmental Organizations Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger

 Groups deliver 97,325 comments to DOJ opposing the merger

WASHINGTON A coalition of farming, consumer, and environmental groups delivered 97,325 public comments to the Department of Justice today, urging the agency to reject the Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON) merger. The agency closes its comment period today regarding its conditional approval of the merger.

The groups argue the merger threatens competition and innovation in our food system, compromises the future sustainability of agriculture, and harms farmers, agricultural workers and consumers. Regardless of the divestitures DOJ is requiring of Bayer, the merger could significantly reduce farmer seed choice, decrease quality and diversity of seeds, and increase prices.

...

15:58

Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals?

By Kathryn Alcantar & Jose Bravo, Buzzflash at Truthout

No one should be exposed to toxic chemicals in their food, particularly children. But thats exactly what the Center for Environmental Health found in tests of microwave popcorn bags sold in discount retailers. Communities of color and millions of poor Americans frequent these stores.

In fact, every single bag that was independently tested contained toxic per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) chemicals linked to developmental problems, hormone disruption, organ damage and more. These findings are particularly alarming for childrens health, as their bodies are still developing, making them more vulnerable to the effects of hormone disruptors.

In response to these findings, the Center released a video featuring the Oakland rapper Mystic and a local kindergarten class to educate families about dangerous toxic chemicals put in microwave popcorn bags. Filmed at Roses in Concrete Community School in East Oakland, the fun and engaging educational video also includes a supporting fact sheet that teaches families how to make their own safe, toxic-free microwave popcorn.

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Lawmaker blocked anti-vaccine activists on Twitter. Now hes facing a lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Health"

On July 27th, activists fighting for choice and safety in vaccines filed a suit in federal court against Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento because he blocked them on Twitter, in violation of their First Amendment rights. Their lawsuit argues Pans Twitter account is a modern public forum because he is a government official. RELATED STORY: Questioning vaccines ought []

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New studies drop a bombshell on fish oil "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) required for healthy digestion, muscle activity, blood clotting, visual acuity, memory and much more. Most omega-3s are considered essential fats as your body cannot make them. You have to get them from your diet. However, theres plenty of confusion when it comes to which omega-3 fats are required []

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Doctor Describes Severe Reaction to Shingrix Vaccine with Refreshing Transparency "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Kim Rossi Many years ago, I worked for a wonderful woman who became a mentor and second mother to me. She had a saying, "Don't punish progress." I think of her wise words every day. When one of my...

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Bayers stock plunges after Monsantos Roundup cancer trial "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Last week when I shared that Monsanto had been ordered to pay $289.2 million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, currently dying of cancer (due to the Roundup he used) I suggested that perhaps this trial- the first of thousands was the first crack in their wall. And I may have been right. RELATED STORY: Bayer + Monsanto = []

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Ireland Officials Say Fake News Is Spreading Measles "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Ireland is blaming fake news for its increase in measles cases. In 2017, there were a reported 25 measles cases. This year, Ireland has seen a rise to 66 cases. Measles outbreaks have effected France, Greece,...

The post Ireland Officials Say Fake News Is Spreading Measles appeared first on Vaxxter.

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Are you liable for misconduct by scientific collaborators? What a recent court decision could mean for scientists "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Retraction Watch readers may have followed our coverage of the case of Christian Kreipke, a former Wayne State researcher who was recently barred from U.S. Federal funding for five years. That punishment followed years of allegations and court cases, along with half a dozen retractions. The case has been complicated, to say the least, and Continue reading Are you liable for misconduct by scientific collaborators? What a recent court decision could mean for scientists

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Bayer + Monsanto = A match made in hell "IndyWatch Feed Health"

It should come as no shock that Bayer has decided to drop the Monsanto name as soon as their takeover is complete. After all, Monsanto is one of the most reviled companies in the world. However, dont let Bayer off the hook just yet. They also have an equally if not more atrocious history of death []

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This boy has a full recovery from autism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We fully understand that this doesnt happen for everyone and that many families are in agony every day watching their children struggle with Autism. However, we are so happy for this family and want to celebrate with them, and we believe other families would as well. RELATED STORY: If youre whitewashing autism, youre part of []

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New Documentary Indicts FDAs Regulation of Medical Devices "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Forbes: A new Netflix documentary  The Bleeding Edge   highlights a wide range of systemic flaws in the FDAs regulation of medical devices. As always, the patient stories are truly heartbreaking (and often clinically gruesome), but what makes this documentary different is the sheer volume of clinical and legal testimony aimed so directly and forcefully at the FDA the one organization purpose-built to protect patients from a wide range of clinical risks  including those from medical device manufacturers.

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Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness, Health Care Costs "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From RAND Review: On any given night, tens of thousands of people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles, the nations capital of unsheltered homelessness.

But a recent RAND study found a reason for hope on those same streets. Los Angeles County has quietly succeeded in moving some of its most chronically homeless and vulnerable residents into permanent housing, with health care and social services. And its done it while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

It makes a very compelling argument to say, Look, if we provide housing and support, we can actually save money, said Sarah Hunter, a senior behavioral scientist who led RANDs evaluation of the program and has spent years working with service providers on Los Angeless Skid Row.

Creating hurdles for people in need to receive housing is not the right approach, she said. There are better ways to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable in our society.'

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