Life Enhancement News with Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

July 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Jul 30, '14

APPETIZERS -- One Requirement For the Nobel Prize -- Human Sense of Smell Surprises Researchers -- The Affordable Care Act as Translational Research -- Overrun by Ants? Here’s a Remedy That We Recommend -- HOW DRY I AM … Aged Mice and Humans Do Not Feel As Thirsty in a Dehydrated Condition As Young Ones Do -- Selenium Protects Against Calcification in Blood Vessels -- DIETARY FIBER ➞ SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS ➞ BUTYRATE ➞ CANCER PREVENTION -- The Short Chain Fatty Acid Butyrate Activates the Niacin Receptor GPR109A -- BUTYRATE PROTECTS AGAINST ATHEROSCLEROSIS -- FLASH! MITOCHONDRIAL THEORY OF AGING SUPPORTED IN NEW STUDY -- On Income Inequality, and Why The Middle Class Is Vanishing -- PREDICTING BIODIVERSITY AND SPECIES EXTINCTION USING FAILED MODEL -- A TRUE STORY—DURK’S PARTICIPATION IN THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND TWO RANCHER FRIENDS FOR GRAZING RIGHTS

June 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Jun 30, '14

APPETIZERS -- A Case of Severe Iron Depletion Rapidly Corrected by a Supplement -- Rapid New Advances in the Understanding of Senescence Leading To Practical Methods of Deterring Aging Such As Decreasing Loss of Muscle -- SELENIUM—Why a Modest Deficiency is a Hazard to Your Health -- INCREASING THERMOGENESIS OF BROWN FAT WITH A SUPPLEMENT -- The Short Chain Fatty Acid Butyrate Activates the Niacin Receptor GPR109A

May 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 30, '14

APPETIZERS -- And This Vitally Important News Item -- New Record of –135.8 degrees F Set For Coldest Temperature on Earth -- REWARDS TRIGGER BIGGER LEARNING RESPONSE WITH GREEN TEA -- HYDROGEN POWER UPDATE: HYDROGEN DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIP -- DO BIRDS LOOK AT THE FUTURE WITH ROSE-COLORED GLASSES? -- LATEST TASTY/EASY TO MAKE NUTRITIOUS MEAL FROM SANDY’S KITCHEN. TUNA AND CHERRY TOMATO FRITTATA

April 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Apr 30, '1417 comments

Remote Ischemic Conditioning -- Simple Test for Heart Function Is Powerful Predictor of Mortality -- Blood Test Provides Highly Predictive Data on 10 Year All-Cause Mortality in Older Adults -- Depressed? Having Pain?

November 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Nov 2, '13

APPETIZERS -- Hydrogen Therapy -- More Beneficial Effects Reported for Increased Intake of Oleic Acid -- Peppermint Oil Can Improve Exercise Performance in Human Athletes -- Eat Less By Paying Attention To Your Food -- Life Extending Natural Products Can Give Different Results When Fed Over An Animal’s Entire Lifetime as Compared to Fed At Just Specific Parts of the Lifespan -- Determining Whether Climate Change Is Caused by Humans, the Easy Way -- Epigenetic Changes in Expression of Genes via DNA Methylation, Part II -- How the taste of food is affected by the weight, size, shape, and color of the cutlery used to eat it and the plates it is served on. -- It’s a NAD+, NAD+, NAD+, NAD+ World, Part II -- Very Important: Why Revolutions Occur -- The Economics of Public Goods -- Why Are The Numbers of Individuals Renouncing Their American Citizenship Increasing So Fast?

October 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Oct 2, '13

APPETIZERS -- Cardiovascular Protection -- Mechanism of Systemic Aging Controlled by the Hypothalamus -- Chronic Red Wine Consumption by Middle Aged Men Reduces Plasma LPS, An Important Source of Inflammation -- Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase (EC-SOD) Protects Against Atherosclerosis and Supports Hippocampal Neurogenesis -- Gene Expression Profiling Reveals Some Differences Between Sodium Selenite, Selenomethionine and Yeast-derived Selenium Following Ingestion in the Mouse -- Protective Effects of Astaxanthin on Capillary Blood Flow in Muscles of Mouse Model of Couch Potatoes -- Astaxanthin Improves Swimming Endurance in Mice and Decreases Fat Accumulation, Possibly by Increasing Utilization of Fat as an Energy Source -- Coenzyme Q10 May Be an Effective Treatment for Osteoporosis -- Surprise! Kappa Opioid Receptors Mediate the Antidepressant-Like Activity of Hesperidin in Mice -- Negative Effect of Markets on Moral Values

August 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Aug 2, '13

Appetizers -- For Those Using Metformin, Good News -- Glycine Protects Brain Tissues Under Hypoxic (Oxygen Deficient) Conditions -- Chronic Inflammation Impairs Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis -- Alpha Lipoic Acid Protects Against Gastric Mucosa Damage Caused by NSAIDs -- The Role of COMT in Impatience -- Benjamin Franklin on Poverty -- Out of the Goodness of Their Heart -- U.S. Supreme Court Decision in U.S. v. Jones: Search Warrant Required for Attaching GPS Device to Car -- Who Needs Data? Just Stick Your Finger in The Air -- Happiness Research: The Latest Squishy “Science” -- Getting L-Dopa Into the Brain -- Pima Indians: from a Healthy Diet to a Diabetes-Promoting One -- Neurogenesis -- Genome-Wide Methylation Profiles of 656 Individuals Reveals Epigenetic Changes in Aging -- The New Economics of Orphan Diseases -- Latest Blockbuster Treatment for Life Threatening Bacterial Infection: Feces Transplantation! -- Minor Scientific Mystery Solved

July 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Jul 2, '13

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