Stem cells engineered to grow cartilage, fight inflammation
Technique uses 3-D weaving to grow a living hip replacement
July 18, 2016
Washington University School of Medicine
With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What’s more, using gene therapy, they have activated the new cartilage to release anti-inflammatory molecules to fend off a return of arthritis. keep reading….
- Western-style diet linked to state-dependent memory inhibition
- July 12, 2016
- Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
- Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. Researchers have now shown that memory inhibition — the useful ability to ‘block out’ memories that are no longer useful, which depends on a brain area called the hippocampus — is linked to dietary excess. read more.…..
Michael Greger M.D. · Last Updated on September 16, 2015
The spice turmeric has long been used to fight inflammation and may be able to improve endothelial function. Consuming turmeric may also be able to help with multiple myeloma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and treat and prevent Alzheimer’s.
Turmeric may be capable of preventing and treating (possibly by reprogramming cancer cell death) certain types of cancer including colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin, mouth, vulva, and ulcerating breast cancer. continue reading.….
Are you Getting Enough Magnesium?
Magnesium may not be a nutrient that you think about very often. But perhaps you should. Dietary surveys suggest that many people aren’t meeting the recommended intake and could be losing out on important health benefits. Magnesium is a mineral that plays an important role in bone health, energy production, protein synthesis and blood glucose…
The Man Who Lived in Three Centuries
After almost dying of an heart attack at age 34, Australian broker Eric Storm
mended his lifestyle ways to enjoy another 70 years free of illness and full of
accomplishment, with the year 2000 being the final turning point of a legendary
life across three centuries.
Like most Australians, you may believe that illness is a normal part of life, and
that after 40 or 50 years of age, we are inevitable over the hill.
Not so! Eric and thousands of other Australians, along with a number of primitive
populations, have demonstrated beyond any doubt that we can be well for life
if we choose.
A vast amount of research over the last century have explained why many earlier
populations hardly know illness….. until they adopted the Western way of living.
The comparison is graphically illustrated with photographs in this book.
Illness and premature aging are ‘diseases of civilization’, that is: diseases of lifestyle.
This means that we have almost full control over whether our quality of life is
woeful or wonderful.
Author Roger French, when in his twenties, was sick and tired of being tired and sick.
This led him to abandon civil engineering and take up a career in Natural Health,
which has included seven years as manager of the Hopewood Health Retreat at Wallacia
NSW, and the past 19 years as Executive Director and Health Director of the National
Health Society of Australia.
Based on Roger and Eric’s experience, this book spells out a prescription for enjoying
life free of pain and cripling, with tons of vitality and extended youthfulness –
along with relative freedom from the fear of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other
By applying the guidelines presented in this book, it is possible for most of us to
revel in a quality of health that far exceeds our normal expectations.
Recipe of the Day by Jamie Oliver – Vegetarian – spinach and ricotta cannelloni