A review of curcumin and echinacea as immunomodulators.

PMID: Molecules. 2018 Oct 26 ;23(11). Epub 2018 Oct 26. PMID: 30373170 Abstract Title: Immunomodulators Inspired by Nature: A Review on Curcumin and Echinacea. Abstract: The immune system is an efficient integrated network of cellular elements and chemicals developed to preserve the integrity of the organism against external insults and its correct functioning and balance … Read moreA review of curcumin and echinacea as immunomodulators.

The preventive effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Rosa damascene on cardiovascular parameters maybe is mediated by suppression of AngII activity.

PMID: Int J Prev Med. 2018 ;9:92. Epub 2018 Oct 12. PMID: 30450175 Abstract Title: Preventive Effect of Hydroalcoholic Extract ofon Cardiovascular Parameters in Acute Hypertensive Rats Induced by Angiotensin II. Abstract: Background: (R.D) is an aromatic plant with numerous therapeutic effects including cardiovascular effect. The mechanism cardiovascular effect of R.D is unclear and suggested … Read moreThe preventive effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Rosa damascene on cardiovascular parameters maybe is mediated by suppression of AngII activity.

Frack Water Considered for Irrigation and Drinking in New Mexico

Cornucopia’s Take: Fracking wastewater is notoriously polluted with radiation and numerous chemicals, many of which remain under the cloak of industry secrecy. In New Mexico, where water is scarce while oil and gas provide a significant part of the state’s funding, state officials are considering recycling frack water for use on crops and even in … Read moreFrack Water Considered for Irrigation and Drinking in New Mexico

Boswellia serrata oleo-gum-resin and β-boswellic acid inhibits HSV-1 infection in vitro.

PMID: Phytomedicine. 2018 Dec 1 ;51:94-103. Epub 2018 Oct 16. PMID: 30466633 Abstract Title: Boswellia serrata oleo-gum-resin andβ-boswellic acid inhibits HSV-1 infection in vitro through modulation of NF-кB and p38 MAP kinase signaling. Abstract: BACKGROUND: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), a highly contagious pathogen, is responsible for causing lifelong oral to genital infection in human. Boswellia … Read moreBoswellia serrata oleo-gum-resin and β-boswellic acid inhibits HSV-1 infection in vitro.

Corona Becomes First Big Beer Brand to Trial Plastic-Free Rings

This post was originally published on this site Corona will pilot 100 percent plastic-free six pack rings in select markets—the first global beer brand to attempt the switch after moves from smaller beer companies. The plant-based rings will be piloted in Tulum, Mexico—Corona’s homeland—at the beginning of 2019. Corona’s move is part of a larger … Read moreCorona Becomes First Big Beer Brand to Trial Plastic-Free Rings

Pollinators Show Less Interest in Domesticated Flowers and Pollen

Cornucopia’s Take: Domesticated flowering plants have often been bred for high yields and fruit storage life, but it turns out the resultant flowers may not appeal to pollinators as much as their wild counterparts. Scientists are beginning to consider the quality and taste of the pollen from the perspective of pollinators. This article talks about … Read morePollinators Show Less Interest in Domesticated Flowers and Pollen

Should Vegans Have the Same Protections as Religious People? A ‘Landmark’ Case Will Decide

In the UK, it is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee based on their religion or belief. By the same token, is it ok for an employer to fire an employee if they are ethical vegans? The question of whether vegans have the same anti-discrimination protections as religious people under UK law will … Read moreShould Vegans Have the Same Protections as Religious People? A ‘Landmark’ Case Will Decide

Dog the Bounty Hunter Addresses Wife Beth Chapman’s Cancer Diagnosis

This post was originally published on this site If you’re familiar with American reality television, then you are no stranger to Dog the Bounty Hunter. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it was a series that followed Duane “Dog” Chapman, his wife Beth, and the rest of his bounty hunting crew on various jobs. … Read moreDog the Bounty Hunter Addresses Wife Beth Chapman’s Cancer Diagnosis

Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

This post was originally published on this site By Helena Norberg-Hodge If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from the grassroots in recent years. Small farmers, environmentalists, academic researchers and food and farming activists have given us agroecology, holistic … Read moreUnlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

Nail Clubbing: How One Woman’s Lung Cancer Was Diagnosed with Her Nails

This post was originally published on this site The pros and cons of social media will forever be debated. On one side, there are people who always highlight the negative effects of social media, from stress to anxiety to depression. However, it’s impossible to ignore the positive sides of social media – one of which … Read moreNail Clubbing: How One Woman’s Lung Cancer Was Diagnosed with Her Nails

Dear Mark: Metformin Side Effects, Kraft Heinz Deal Questions

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a few questions from readers. First, the diabetes drug metformin looks like a “wonder” drug, even (or especially) for non-diabetics. Are there any known side effects? Is there anything we should watch out for? Second, I address some of the concerns and criticisms shared in response to … Read moreDear Mark: Metformin Side Effects, Kraft Heinz Deal Questions

Caffeine Pills: Bad for You or Healthy Way to Get Your Caffeine Fix?

This post was originally published on this site For college students cramming during finals week, busy professionals working overtime or sleep-deprived parents, caffeine pills may seem like a quick-fix to boost energy levels. Offering the same — or sometimes even double —the caffeine content as a single cup of coffee, caffeine pills are commonly used … Read moreCaffeine Pills: Bad for You or Healthy Way to Get Your Caffeine Fix?

Diet and Autoimmune Disease: What You Need to Know

Fortunately, a root-cause approach and the right nutritional strategy can help to slow or even reverse the progression of autoimmune disease. Read on to learn what the research says, the connection between diet and autoimmune disease, and how to determine the most effective dietary approach for you. What’s the Connection between Diet and Autoimmune Disease? … Read moreDiet and Autoimmune Disease: What You Need to Know

ABC: Scientist on leave from EPA says effort to protect children from lead has stalled

According to a top scientist at the EPA, who was recently put on leave for “serious allegations” about her leadership of the Office of Children’s Health, the federal government desire to prevent lead from harming children’s health has stalled. (She has stated that her feelings and comments are being made as a pediatrician with 35 … Read moreABC: Scientist on leave from EPA says effort to protect children from lead has stalled