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Curcumin For Ostearthritis

February 10, 2011

Curcumin for Osteoarthritis

Curcumin is derived from Tumeric

Image of Tumeric root and powder

Curcumin is a Ayurvedic herb that comes from the herb tumeric and has been used in India for centuries. A study published in the journal Alternative Medicine Review included 100 patients with osterarthritis.

The new study compared the effects of NSAIDs with NSAIDs plus the Meriva supplement – composed of 20 percent natural curcuminoid mixture, 40 percent phosphatidylcholine, and 40 percent microcrystalline cellulose. Subjects in the active group received a daily dose of 1,000 mg, which provided a daily curcumin dose of 200 mg. The control group received “best available treatment NSAID’s”.

Researchers followed the participants for eight months and found changes in the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) score, used to measure the osteoarthritis variables, decreased from 80.6 to 33.2 in patients receiving NSAIDs plus the curcumin supplement. Researchers also reported that WOMAC scores for pain decreased by 9.3 points, while no change was observed in the control group. Stiffness decreased from 7.4 to 3.2, with no significant changes in the control group.

According to Indena, the combining the soy phosphatidylcholine with curcumin works to boost the bioavailability of the spice. Blending curcumin with soy phosphatidylcholine allows it to, “interact via hydrogen bondings and polar interactions with the complementary group, like the polar heads of phospholipids”, says Indena.

These findings suggest that curcumin may be a beneficial long-term therapy approach for people suffering with osteoarthritis.


Source: Alternative Medicine Review
Volume 15, Number 4, Pages 337-344
Efficacy and Safety of Meriva, a Curcumin-phosphatidylcholine Complex, during Extended Administration in Osteoarthritis Patients”
Authors: G. Belcaro; M.R. Cesarone; M. Dugall; L. Pellegrini; A. Ledda; M.G. Grossi; S. Togni; G. Appendino


October 12, 2009
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Organic red wines grown in humid climates are usually the wines with the highest Resveratrol content. Most red wines on the market contain little less than 1mg or no Resveratrol. The best way to be sure you get higher dosages of Resveratrol is through supplementation with Nutritional Resveratrol Supplements.


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People with the Highest Levels of GLUTATHIONE are Living Past the Age of 100

October 9, 2009

Cutting-edge research is revealing the power of a “master antioxidant” – a tripeptide molecule called glutathione (GLUTATHIONE (GSH)).

People with the highest levels of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) are the ones who routinely live past 100. Plus, it may prevent a host of chronic diseases like arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and diabetes – just to name a few.
Best of all, boosting your levels of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) is easy. Below is an effective strategy that may add decades to your life. These include the best ways to get the most powerful forms of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) and how much to take.

When scientists at the University of Louisville gave mosquitoes a GLUTATHIONE (GSH) booster, their levels went up by 50 to 100 percent. And, their life spans increased by a remarkable 30 to 38 percent. Doctors at the Montreal General Hospital Research Institute in Canada then repeated the experiment with mice. They were able to duplicate the results – boosting levels of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) and increasing life spans.

Their success prompted others to investigate the effects of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) in humans. Odense University in Denmark compared levels of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) in centenarians (age 100 to 105) and people age 60 to 79 and found that GLUTATHIONE (GSH) was higher in the centenarians. Among the centenarian group, those who were the most active had the very highest levels.

In the same way that high levels of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) increase life spans, low levels of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) show a direct link to chronic degenerative diseases.

Here’s just a partial list:

  • Heart Disease
  • Cataracts
  • Arthritis
  • Renal Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Leukemia
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cancer
  • Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Macular Degeneration

High levels of GLUTATHIONE (GSH) are associated with fewer illnesses. A University of Michigan study found that those with higher GLUTATHIONE (GSH) levels reported a greater sense of well being along with lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and reduced body fat.

The most natural way to get more GLUTATHIONE (GSH) is eating foods high in glutathione. These include horseradish, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts.

These nutritional supplements will also boost your GLUTATHIONE (GSH):

There are also two reliable GLUTATHIONE (GSH) precursors – substances that stimulate the production of GLUTATHIONE (GSH). These are whey protein, commonly found in protein powders and N-acetyl cysteine (in a dose of 1,800 mg to 2,400 mg a day) – both are available at American Nutrition and/or local health food stores.

Finally, you can take GLUTATHIONE (GSH) supplements (1 to 2 grams per day). The latest reports show that up to 80 percent of most GLUTATHIONE (GSH) supplements are absorbed and used by your body.

contributed by Dr. Al Sears M.D.

Should Your Child Get the H1N1 Vaccine?

October 6, 2009

Parents are wondering: Should my child get the H1N1 vaccine?

If you have a young son or daughter in your family, or if you’re a grandparent or relative of a young child, you need to know the H1N1 vaccine details you’re probably not hearing on the evening news – maybe not even from your pediatrician.

Secrets in the details

“The swine flu is complete hype.”

That remarkable statement doesn’t come from an alternative medicine rabble-rouser, or someone in an anti-vaccine group. It comes from a conventional pediatrician.

Recently, my friend Felicia who asked her pediatrician if her 15-year-old son should get the H1N1 vaccine. Not only did her doctor note the hype of H1N1, calling it a “mild flu,” but he also said he believes the vaccine is potentially dangerous.

So where would the danger come in?

For starters, Guillain-Barre syndrome – a paralyzing brain disorder. According to The Daily Mail, a recent letter sent from the UK’s Health Protection Agency to hundreds of neurologists warned the doctors to be watchful for GBS symptoms in patients who receive the H1N1 vaccine. In the mid-70s, several hundred GBS cases were linked to the H1N1 vaccine.

Other dangers are unknown because this new H1N1 vaccine has been rushed into production without benefit of lengthy trials that might reveal dangerous side effects.

While weighing these unknowable areas of vaccine risk, parents might be influenced by the news that about 45 children have already died from H1N1 complications. Without question, we’ll be hearing about this death toll frequently because it’s obviously a powerful motivator for reluctant parents.

But here’s a detail you’re not likely hear unless you do some digging. According to a September issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, about two-thirds of the children who died had at least one high-risk medical condition. And in this group, nearly all had neurodevelopmental conditions such as cerebral palsy.

The death of any child is tragic, but we know the risk H1N1 poses to healthy children is extremely low. As far as the risk the vaccine poses…that remains to be seen.

A sparkling drop of mercury

You may have also heard that two doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be necessary for children under the age of 10. These doses will need to be given about three weeks apart, but Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has a plan for easing that inconvenience.

Dr. Fauci told Reuters Health that children can receive their seasonal flu shot and one of their doses of the H1N1 shot on the same day.

Convenient? Yes. Dangerous? That all depends…

The first available H1N1 vaccines will be in the nasal spray form. Unlike the injectable vaccines, the nasal spray variety will contain a small amount of live attenuated H1N1 influenza virus. As I noted in a previous e-Alert, the nasal spray vaccine is recommended only for people who have healthy immune systems. The reason: If the immune system isn’t up to par, the live virus in the spray may cause the very sickness you’re trying to avoid.

In addition, some of the other H1N1 vaccines (the injectable ones) will contain thimerosal – the controversial preservative that contains mercury, which some believe may be linked with autism risk. The mainstream media has done a masterful job of marginalizing anyone who dares suggest such a risk. Nevertheless, there it is. And it’s also in the seasonal flu shot. So…are you willing to roll the dice?

In lieu of the H1N1 shot, Felicia’s doctor suggested that her son wash his hands frequently and avoid touching his face while at school. He might have added: Get plenty of sleep, get some daily exercise, and eat wholesome foods – no junk.

If kids (and parents) follow those guidelines, they’ll have healthy immune systems, ready to fight off many a nasty bug.

This article was published by on Tue, 06 Oct 2009. we are sindicating it as we believe its a valuable read. 🙂

Protecting Yourself Against Cold Viruses & the Flu

October 6, 2009

Your defense against the flu is only as strong as the state of your immune system. Get all the flu shots you like; but if your immune system isn’t prepared, you’ll still be vulnerable to the flu.

Take every step necessary to strengthen your immune system. Try a natural immune system booster to help you stay well, they can also help you bounce back when you’re laid low.

During this season that puts us in contact with so many people while socializing or shopping, it’s inevitable that many people are going to come down with the flu or another virus that causes colds and digestive “bugs” which are easily passed around.

There are three natural agents; Vitamin C, Grapefruit Seed Extract, and Olive Leaf Extract that might also help provide protection against colds and the flu or be useful as treatments once the virus has set in. 

At the fist sign of muscle aches, sore throat, coughing or any other symptoms of flu (or cold, or other infections), you should take a large dose of vitamin C 2,500-3,000mg, and then follow that with 1,000 mg (one gram) every hour until symptoms recede.

Sometimes the vitamin C alone will do the trick, but when more is needed, Olive Leaf Extract and Grapefruit Seed Extract may be added. Olive Leaf Extract is simple to work with, as its concentration is not a problem. 500-1000 milligrams every few hours, with or without the Vitamin C, depending on the situation.

Normally, for straight oral use, the Vitamin C and Olive Leaf Extract are a great pair by themselves (the Olive Leaf Extract lowers the needed amount of vitamin C, which can get into very high amounts for a serious flu attack). As for Grapefruit Seed Extract, the full-strength liquid is very bitter and must be diluted. It comes in different forms available, such as throat spray, ear drops, topical, etc. Extensive research has been conducted on the antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties of this amazing effects of Grapefruit Seed Extract.

There are also other natural remedies to help increase your immunity and help you fight off colds and the flu. Proteolytic Enzymes may also help with the flu.  Adding some acidophilus culture (also called probiotics) to the mix, during and for a few days after the use of Olive Leaf Extract.

Olive Leaf Extract is such a good antibacterial that it can also kill the ‘good guy’ bacteria that we need in our gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. A capsule or so of acidophilus (probiotics) before meals should be adequate insurance for keeping these beneficial organisms established.

With all the rush and deadline pressure that comes with the holidays, we often forget to take the time to maintain optimum immune system health. Please follow the few simple items below to ensure you at your healthiest this Holiday Season:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat nutritious foods (preferably fresh, whole foods)
  • Manage stress levels
  • Get the right amount of sleep

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October 5, 2009
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    Low Vitamin D Levels Lead to a Higher Risk of Death

    October 1, 2009

    Women with low levels of Vitamin D in are more likely to die from heart disease and cancer, than women with higher levels (above 27 ng/ml), according to findings published by Nutrition Research.

    In addition, a recent meta-analysis suggested that Vitamin D Supplementation was associated with decreased mortality. The researchers explained a causal relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and mortality, Vitamin D is used in range of effects including control of inflammatory compounds, immune health, regulating blood pressure and reducing arterial hardening. Vitamin D’s uses vary between the different types of tissues in your body. This may be the link between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality.

    *During 6 years of follow-up, 100 of the 714 women died with data showing that the main causes of death included cardiovascular disease (36 per cent), respiratory disease (18%), cancer (15%), and other causes (27%), state the researchers. Read more…