Saturday, July 15, 2006

Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture Videocast

This is a videocast from the National Cancer Institute (April 26, 2006)

Dr. Bruce Rosen discussed how neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging (phMRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) have brought considerable clarity to the heretofore rather secretive bases of acupuncture's effects on the human mind and body.

You will need RealPlayer or WindowsMediaPlayer to watch this.

This image is from Alex Grey. If you haven't seen his artwork it is amazing.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Grape Seed Extract For Breast Health

This is an important study of a nutrient having an impact on estrogen sensitive tumors. Women interested in preventing hormone sensitive cancers such as many breast, ovarian or uterine cancers will do well to pay attention to this research. Also men with prostate cancer can take this as well.

Press Release of Grape Seed Study

Grape seed has many other applications please see the information from Designs For Health below.

Excellent women's hormonal health herbal formula - FemGuard and Balance
Grape Seed Extract From Designs For Health
If you are interested in these formulas they can be purchased from me at the Natural Medicine Clinic.

Research shows that grape seed/skin extracts may benefit:
•Connective Tissue:
wound healing
skin, blood vessels, joints

•Brain Protection Against:
stroke, neurotoxins, aging

•Cardiovascular Disease:
Reduce LDL oxidation and
plaque formation
Reduce platelet aggregation
support vessel elasticity
reduce inflammation

Hormonal Health:
•aromatase inhibition
•estrogen competition

•estrogen modulator
•protect DNA from mutagens
•reduce proliferation

•reduce AGE induced stress

May have overall longevity

Nutall et al2have found that a 300mg dose of Leucoselect Phytosome has produced a plasma antioxidant capacity increase comparable to that of the consumption of 5-7ml/kg of red wine per Kg body mass 7, which for a typical 70 kg person translates into approx 0.5 l or a half bottle of red wine. Considering the amount of Leucoselect and Biovin per capsule, we may extrapolate to say that one capsule of Grape Seed Supreme could be equivalent to one glass of red wine, without the detrimental effects of alcohol. Also, many red wines vary as much as 40 fold in Resveratrol content.

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