Roughly 1.5 million people are afflicted with Parkinson's disease in the United States. Along with a few hundred monkeys. One of those monkeys, perhaps even the tawny-furred rhesus macaque I'm now observing, may hold the key to eradicating this chronic, degenerative, incurable brain disorder. I learn this as I stand before a live video feed in a small laboratory on the second floor of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, a facility tucked away in a leafy corner of Emory University's vast Atlanta campus. Displayed on the monitor is the subject of an experiment—Monkey Number 12, a 12-pound adult female. She slouches in a corner of a large cage in the adjoining room and appears to be in a state of catatonia. Had her dewy, expressionless eyes not been open and blinking, I would have assumed she was paralyzed. I'm reminded of the stricken Robert De Niro character in the movie Awakenings. Monkey Number 12 does not technically have Parkinson's disease. But for the past several … [Read more...] about The Cure for Parkinson’s Disease?
(Natural News) A recent study published in Movement Disorders revealed that changes in gut bacterial communities may serve as an early indicator of Parkinson’s disease.It was previously inferred that the debilitating neurological disease may be caused by outside factors. According to the “dual hit” hypothesis, an unknown pathogen may enter the human body through the nose or the gastrointestinal tract. The pathogen is then believed to stimulate certain pathological processes that trigger the onset of the disease.As part of the recent study, a team of researchers at the University of Luxembourg, the University Medical Center Goettingen and University Marburg in Germany examined samples from the nose and gut of 76 patients with Parkinson’s disease and 78 healthy controls.The health experts also examined the microbiome of 21 participants with idiopathic rapid-eye-movement sleep behavior disorder (iRBD). It was believed … [Read more...] about Imbalanced gut microbes found to precede Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis… is the GUT changing neuromuscular control?
The US Food and Drug Administration have given approval to an implantable brain stimulation device for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor when medication alone is unable to provide adequate relief. The Brio Neurostimulation System is the second device to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating these disorders and can reduce symptoms such as balance problems, tremors and walking difficulties. "There are no cures for Parkinson's disease or essential tremor, but finding better ways to manage symptoms is essential for patients," says Dr. William Maisel of the FDA. "This new device adds to the array of treatment options to help people living with Parkinson's and essential tremor enjoy better, more productive lives." Around one million people in the US are believed to have Parkinson's disease, with an estimated 50,000 people newly diagnosed with the progressive nervous system disorder each year. Parkinson's disease … [Read more...] about Parkinson’s brain implant approved by FDA
Last week, it was announced that the Google-associated home DNA screening kit, 23andMe will be launched in the UK. In the US, however, 23andMe remains unavailable - a Food and Drug Administration order issued in November 2013 instructed the company to desist from marketing their eponymous genomics kit in the US. We investigate the issue. 23andMe began in 2006, when biologist Anne Wojcicki moved to California's Silicon Valley to be with her then-boyfriend, Sergey Brin. Wojcicki was and remains a passionate critic of the US health care system. In particular, she was disillusioned with how the health industry - currently worth more than $3 trillion - has what she considers to be a profit incentive in illness. "Obesity is awesome from a Wall Street perspective," Wojcicki explained to UK newspaper The Guardian. "It's not just one disease - there are all sorts of related diseases to profit from." From that perspective, the predicted rise in obesity-related diabetes to 10% of the global … [Read more...] about 23andMe and the future of home DNA testing
Coffee is bad for you! No, wait. Coffee is good for you! Better hurry up and enjoy drinking that steamy hot cuppa joe before the experts change their minds–again. For now, at least, coffee lovers can sip their favourite beverage with the confidence that they are not harming their health and might even be doing a good thing. Beyond Caffeine For most of us, coffee is our morning perk: a caffeine-infused stimulant that shakes us out of our sleepy time and makes us alert enough to face the day. But caffeine is only a fraction of what coffee is all about. Although few people reach for their first brew of the day and think, “Aah, my first cup of concentrated antioxidants,” according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2001) roasted coffee is packed with antioxidants–more than in cocoa, green tea, black tea, or herbal tea. This large and diverse group of antioxidant-rich phytochemicals includes cinnamic acids, benzoic acids, flavonoids, … [Read more...] about Coffee Confidential
Paul Arciero, an exercise scientist at Skidmore College, New York has been conducting research on balanced diet and weight loss. The findings of his study show that a balanced diet rich in proteins and low calories with on-and-off fasting helps to achieve long-term weight loss. Arciero calls this miraculous diet a P-CR diet (protein-pacing, calorie restriction diet). As the name suggests, this diet cuts back on calories while increasing the quantity of protein in the diet. In addition to healthy weight loss, the P-CR diet also enhances heart health, helps the body to detox by releasing PCB toxins from fat stored in the body, and reduces oxidative stress. The exercise scientist is well-respected by his peers. His findings and research work appeared in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Arciero’s previous works have also been featured in other scientific journals. The July 30 edition … [Read more...] about New Diet on the Rise Promotes Weight Loss
Back in 2003, when I was fighting against fluoridation in Hawaii and which we prevailed with the exception of the military bases, I met an incredible man. His name was Paul Connett. When it came to revealing the horrors and needlessness of fluoridation, this was the guy. His website – www.fluoridealert.org – was the place to go to learn about all the horrors of fluoride and to gather documented arguments to intelligently wage a battle against fluoridation in your community. What I am presenting below is some ammunition to get fluoride out of your water supply. Organized dentistry, which includes the American Dental Association [ADA], the Oral Health Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [OHD] and state dental directors, is the only health profession that seeks to deliver its services via the public’s water supply. The practice of artificial water fluoridation is the height of arrogance when one considers the following undisputed facts and … [Read more...] about Fluoride: Why Say NO!
Research shows that when we eat grains, our brain function decreases, we can develop brain damage over time and our IQ can even lose a few points. Call it Grain Brains. Compounds in grains cause a myriad number of problems in the body, namely less brains. Most cavemen did not eat grains, so we’re not very genetically adapted to them. Some research indicates that a few cavemen ate a minute amount of ancient grains in season, but in microscopic quantities compared to what we eat today. Grains are low in nutrients and contain toxins that promote brain dysfunction and disease. Interestingly, wheat, of all foods, is the most highly correlated with mortality (3). You’re not going to be too smart if you’re dead. When grains began cultivation about 10,000 years ago the average height of a man decreased from an average of 5 feet 8 inches (173cm) to 5 feet 3 inches (141 cm)). (10) Only in the 20th century, with increased wealth and nutrition, have we regained our … [Read more...] about Less Grains, More Brains
Recently, Mike Adams presented an article about the abundance of diseased illegal’s crossing the border from Mexico and being amply cared for, while the American homeless and ex-military are shunned. Years ago when the Trilateral Commission and the New World Order made the headlines, their purpose was to make one country out of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. So, in doing research, I came up with some bizarre conspiracy stuff and thought you could use a laugh or maybe way less. The reality is that there is an overt agenda to reduce the population so the “gifted” will not be deprived of the ample use of the planet’s resources. 1. September 11, 2001 2. The assassination of John F Kennedy 3. Roswell 4. Nasa faked the moon landings 5. The Illuminati and the New World Order 6. Elvis Presley faked his own death 7. Shakespeare was not Shakespeare 8. Paul McCartney is dead 9. Harold Wilson was a Soviet agent 10. The Aids virus was created in a laboratory About … [Read more...] about Conspiracy theories never die
Almost everyone has directly or indirectly experienced the heartbreak of watching a friend of family member start losing mental capacity, becoming increasingly forgetful to the point of needing constant supervision. Following news reports, it’s difficult to deny the steadily rising numbers of dementia and Alzheimer’s cases with earlier-than-ever onset. Baby Boomers watched as their aging parents’ health declined. Now, between changing baby’s diapers, the thirty-something “Sandwich Generation” is faced with seeing their own parents’ health, vitality and memory start to deteriorate. Although researchers are motivated to find ways to improve health and longevity, not just put people into assisted living, there is little attention being given to a long-proven way to help: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Hyperbaric oxygen chambers have been in use for more than 300 years and are at long last FDA approved for an extensive list of ailments. There … [Read more...] about Dementia: Not gone, not forgotten