Preclinical Ginger Study Shows Promise for Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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In the alternative, complementary and integrative medical community, it is well known that ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, which makes it a popular herbal supplement in inflammatory diseases. This new study offers insight into what happens when researchers and physicians, who are not familiar with its beneficial properties, areRead …

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Case Report: Whole Foods Diet for Livedoid Vasculopathy

A whole foods, plant based diet may ease the painful skin blistering and scarring of livedoid vasculopathy, a baffling blood vessel disorder for which there is as yet no commonly accepted cure, and no known cause, suggest doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports. The primary symptoms of livedoid vasculopathyRead …

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Science Review: Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Potential of Tamarindus Indica

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Abstract / Chronic inflammation is one of the causes of a number of non-infectious diseases in the world. Over the years, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential of Tamarindus indica has played fundamental roles in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug. It is a commercialized biocompatible medicinal plant speciesRead …

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Chicory and Chicoric Acid Show Potential Health Benefits

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Chicoric acid, a hydroxycinnamic acid, derived most commonly in the roots of chicory (Cichorium intybus), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), and basil. Each possesses a variety of health benefits, such as antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, weight management, and neuroprotector. A number of companies are selling chicory root as a dietary supplement forRead …

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Caprylic Acid Shows Greater Plasma Ketone Response in Humans Consuming Different Medium-Chain Triglycerides

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Which medium chain fatty acids–caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid or lauric acid–has more ketogenic properties? Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are ketogenic but the relationship between the change in plasma ketones and changes in plasma medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) is not well-known. As researchers learn more about fasting andRead …

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Low-Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris

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This case study presents a 60-year-old woman came to the clinic with a history of moderate, generalized plaque psoriasis covering 10% of her body surface area (BSA). Previous treatments included narrow-band UVB phototherapy (NBUVB). At her request, the physicians prescribed low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for a six-month period. The following isRead …

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Autophagy: Arterial Health and Longevity

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What is the age old secret to longevity? It could come down to one word, autophagy, and be as simple and complex as keeping the 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the body healthy. This report reviews an essential element to longevity, maintaining the wellness of our vascular system asRead …

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Anti-Inflammatory Activity Of The Hexane Extract Of Byrsonima Crassifolia Seeds In Experimental Animal Models

Alethia Muñiz Ramirez, MCs; Luis B. Flores Cotera, PhD; Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez, PhD Abstract Context • Byrsonima crassifolia is a tropical tree, commonly known as nance and distributed widely in Mexico and Central and South America. Since pre- Hispanic times, the seeds of the fruits have been used in

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