Life Enhancement News with Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

February 2016 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Feb 27, '16

APPETIZERS -- RESISTING METABOLIC DYSFUNCTION WITH RESISTANT STARCH -- An Emerging World of Medicine—Low-Dose Medications—Points to a Revolution in the Treatment of a Diversity of Diseases -- HYDROGEN POWER -- There Might Be a Basis for PHRENOLOGY in the Histones of DNA -- Crumpled Paper As a Model for Cortical Folding in Mammalian Brains -- The Benefits of Aged Garlic May Be Somewhat Underestimated -- Being Short Can Be An Advantage -- Sandy’s Delicious Carbonated Orange Juice -- How to Detect Lies With a Storytelling Technique

January 2016 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Jan 27, '1683 comments

APPETIZERS -- QUICKIES -- LYCOPENE—A CAROTENOID WITH POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POWERS -- NEUROGENESIS CAN BE OVERDONE -- LIVE LONGER AND ENJOY BETTER ORGASMS, TOO? -- RECIPE

December 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Dec 27, '15

APPETIZERS -- FDA “Protects” Public From Cancer Detection Blood Test -- Hydrogen Administered in Hydrogen Rich Saline Improves Memory in a Rat Model of Amyloid beta Induced Alzheimer’s Disease -- White Matter in the Brain May Be a Key to Degenerative Changes Leading to Alzheimer’s -- Vitamin D and the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease -- Bile Acids Induce Expression of Genes in Brown Fat That Increase Metabolic Rate (Thermogenesis) -- NUTRITION AND THE BRAIN -- Prostaglandins as Major Factors in Inflammation, Both as Pro-inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory -- AGE-ASSOCIATED DECREASE IN ARACHIDONIC ACID AND EPA, DHA -- Phenolic Acids in Plants Suppress Lipolysis in Adipocytes (fat cells) Via Activation of the Niacin Receptor GRP109A (also called HM74a/PUMA-G) -- Lipolysis May Mediate the Proinflammatory Effects of Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) -- RESTLESS LEGS: Other Possible Remedies -- Alpha2 Adrenergic Agonists May Mimic Recovery Sleep

December 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Dec 2, '15

APPETIZERS -- FDA “Protects” Public From Cancer Detection Blood Test -- Hydrogen Administered in Hydrogen Rich Saline Improves Memory in a Rat Model of Amyloid beta Induced Alzheimer’s Disease -- White Matter in the Brain May Be a Key to Degenerative Changes Leading to Alzheimer’s -- Vitamin D and the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease -- Bile Acids Induce Expression of Genes in Brown Fat That Increase Metabolic Rate (Thermogenesis) -- NUTRITION AND THE BRAIN -- Prostaglandins as Major Factors in Inflammation, Both as Pro-inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory -- AGE-ASSOCIATED DECREASE IN ARACHIDONIC ACID AND EPA, DHA -- Phenolic Acids in Plants Suppress Lipolysis in Adipocytes (fat cells) Via Activation of the Niacin Receptor GRP109A (also called HM74a/PUMA-G) -- Lipolysis May Mediate the Proinflammatory Effects of Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) -- RESTLESS LEGS: Other Possible Remedies -- Alpha2 Adrenergic Agonists May Mimic Recovery Sleep

November 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Nov 27, '15

APPETIZERS -- AUTOPHAGY AGAINST TYPE II DIABETES -- Coffee Components Inhibit Amyloid Formation of Human IAPP in Vitro -- Most Heart Attacks Are NON-FATAL -- Why Religions Tend to Have Punishing Gods -- RESTLESS LEGS -- Safety Issues in the Use of Sweeteners as Alternatives to Sucrose -- A Scientist Complains of the Difficulty of Getting Funding for Unusual Phenomena for Which There is No Hypothesis -- In the News: Women’s Dementia Worsens Faster Than Men’s -- CHOLINE REQUIREMENT ASSOCIATED WITH GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS -- UR-INE CONTROL -- Revolutionary New View of Consciousness: Science Fiction Merges With Reality The Brain As a Community of Interacting Pieces -- Famous Physicist, Dr. Freeman Dyson, Says Climate Models Used to Predict Warming Are Getting Worse, Not Better

October 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Oct 27, '15

Appetizers -- EGCG AND CAPSAICIN SHOWN TO HAVE POWERFUL ANTICANCER EFFECTS -- TAURINE INCREASES HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENESIS INCREASING STEM AND PROGENITOR CELL PROLIFERATION AND INCREASING THE SURVIVAL OF NEWBORN NEURONS -- NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: PREDATOR V. PREY POWER LAW MIGHT PREDICT WHAT HAPPENS TO LARGE POLITICAL ECOSYSTEMS SUCH AS THE UNITED STATES -- INCOHERENCE IN GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS—THEN AND NOW A PROPHECY FROM THE PAST MIGHT POINT TO THE OUTCOME OF OUR NEXT ELECTION -- Your Privacy Is Totally Obliterated in the Next Version of WINDOWS -- RECIPE FOR A PEACEFUL CIVILIZATION? COULD THIS KNOWLEDGE SAVE THE WORLD? -- Negative and Competitive Social Interactions Are Related to Heightened Proinflammatory Cytokine Activity -- A Hypothesis About Alzheimer’s Disease, Its Cause and a Possible Method of Treatment, and Experimental Support for the Hypothesis -- THE MEXICAN SIESTA:GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH, NOT JUST FOR A NAP AFTER LUNCH -- RELIEF FROM INTRACTABLE PAIN BY ENHANCING THE EFFECTS OF OPIATES WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS -- CAUSE OF CHRONIC ITCH IDENTIFIED CHRONICALLY HIGH PROSTAGLANDIN D2 LEVELS MAY BE INVOLVED AND SUGGEST POTENTIAL TREATMENTS -- SEXUAL EXPERIENCE PROMOTES ADULT NEUROGENESIS -- The Flush Caused By Activation of TRPV1 By Agonists Like Capsaicin Appears to Be PART OF the Niacin Flush!

September 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Sep 27, '15

APPETIZERS -- THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE BRAIN -- LITHIUM ENHANCES THE EFFECT OF EXOGENOUS CHOLINE ON BRAIN ACETYLCHOLINE LEVELS -- SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND THE CHOLINERGIC SYSTEM -- PAIN AND THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM -- AGGRESSION AND THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM -- THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, FISH OILS, AND ESTROGENS—EMERGING LINKS -- EPIGENETIC CHANGES WITH AGING AND CANCER -- SEX AND ORGASM -- A delicious, nutritious recipe for DEVILED EGGS -- EPILEPSY: MAJOR INFLAMMATORY FACTOR THAT CAUSES IT POINTS TO TREATMENT, WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS ACTING AS VALUABLE ADJUNCTS -- LYCOPENE—A CAROTENOID WITH POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POWERS -- DURK AND SANDY GET RELIEF FROM THE PAIN OF THEIR ARTHRITIC KNEES WITH LYCOPENE

August 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Aug 27, '15

APPETIZERS -- Reversal of Androgen Inhibition of Estrogen-Activated Sexual Behavior by Cholinergic Agents -- In the News: Women’s Dementia Worsens Faster Than Men’s -- Battle of the Sexes -- SENSITIVITY TO PUNISHMENT REQUIRES SEROTONIN SIGNALING -- Remembering a Pleasant Experience Protects Mice Against Stress Whereas Experiencing the Pleasant Experience Does Not -- After a Heart Attack: Promoting Cardiac Repair and Reducing Cardiac Dysfunction -- Using Sleep to Brainwash -- The Logic of Increasing Freedom By Appealing to the Scientifically PROVEN Human Desire to “Punish” Bad Actors -- Author’s Summary of “Why the Niacin Flush May Be Surprisingly Beneficial to Your Health