Life Enhancement News with Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

January 2010 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Jan 2, '10

How You Can Have Your [Chocolate] Cake And Eat Its Flavanols, Too -- Consumption of Cocoa Powder Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers in Patients at High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease -- Remarkable Stability of Cocoa Contents During Long Storage -- New Research Focuses on Important Protective Protein Released by Fat Cells: Adiponectin -- Green Tea Catechins Against Influenza A Virus -- Get Your Prestigious Award Today! -- L-Arginine Supplementation Protects Against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury as Occurs in Heart Attacks and Strokes -- You Can Increase Your Paraoxonase 1 (PON 1) Gene Expression to Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease and HDL and LDL Oxidation -- Critique: "Using Neural Measures of Economic Value to Solve the Public Goods Free-Rider Problem" -- Advance in Understanding of Autoimmune Disease: T-Cell Self-Tolerance Requires Sirt1

December 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Dec 1, '09

More on Tea (Camellia sinensis): Cholesterol and Triglyceride Regulation, and Neuroprotection -- Low choline levels associated with high anxiety levels in human study -- More on curcumin, a major constituent of turmeric -- Curcumin as a maintenance treatment for ulcerative colitis -- Higher levels of vitamin D associated with improvements in certain aspects of cognitive function -- Hesperidin protects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion induced arrhythmias and apoptosis -- Inflammation and insulin resistance resulting from CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) supplementation in mice -- New management needed at Yale University Press -- Surprise discovery: BHT is a natural antioxidant -- Monosodium glutamate, a natural flavor enhancer -- The effects of glutamate on energy homeostasis -- Special investment report: Swiss bank advises clients to get out of U.S. stocks, bonds -- Co-Association Between Insulin Sensitivity and Measures of Liver Function -- Factors Influencing Cholesterol Homeostasis in Subjects at High Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease -- Increasing HDL Levels with Anthocyanins

October 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Oct 1, '09

Fighting for the First Amendment and Supplements -- n-3 Fatty Acids:Natural “Doping” for Enhanced Endurance. Migrating Birds Improve Physical Fitness by Eating! -- We Highly Recommend for Improved Health and Possibly Even Longer Life: Supplementation with Turmeric -- Vitamin D Induces Increased Levels of Cystatin D, a Candidate Tumor Suppressor Gene in Colon Cancer -- High Triglycerides, Diabetes: Black Tea Suppresses Postprandial Hypertriacylglycerolemia -- Emphysema, Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Lung Cancer: Quercetin and Curcumin Protect Against Nitric Oxide Modification of Lung Anti-Pr

August 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Aug 1, '09

Sandy’s Wonderful Potato Salad -- Chronic Stress: Curcumin Protection in Chronically Stressed Rats -- Sleep Deprivation: Curcumin Protects Against Behavioral Alterations and Oxidative Damage in 72 Hour Sleep-Deprived Mice -- Long-Term Administration of Green Tea Catechins Prevents Age-Related Declines in Cognition in Mice -- New Pathways of Influenza Virus Replication and Possible Inhibition by Natural Products -- Could the French Paradox and the Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Be Partly Due to Activation of the Niacin Receptor? -- The Niacin Flush: Could It Signal a Heart Protective Pathway? -- Quack “Economics” in a Major Science Journal -- Is a Preference for Inflation Hard-Wired in Humans?

June 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Jun 27, '09

"Organized Science" Going to the Dogs (or, as in This Case, to the Frogs) -- Climate Change Treaty Negotiations: Oil Exporting Nations Want Bailout -- Effects of Potassium on Blood Pressure via Reduction of Endothelial "Stiffness" and Increased NO Release -- Protective Effect of the Inhibition of the Renin-Angiotensin System of Aging -- Hydrogen Sulfide as a Mediator of Erection via Corpus Cavernosum Smooth-Muscle Relaxation -- Leptin, a Hormone Important in Satiety and Food Intake, Decreases After Meals Cooked at High Temperatures -- Upregulation of Aldose Reductase During Foam Cell Formation: Possible Link Among Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, and Atherosclerosis -- A Secret for Successful Negotiation: Fish -- When Money Dies

April 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Apr 4, '09

Vitamin C Treatment Reduces C-Reactive Protein but Only in Those Who Have High CRP -- Short-Term Oral L-Arginine Improves Fasting Vascular Endothelial Function -- Phenolic Compounds Rutin and o-Coumaric Acid Ameliorate Obesity Induced by High Fat Diet in Rats -- Acute Treatment of Stroke with Red Wine Polyphenols -- Superoxide Radicals, NO, and cGMP: Links Between Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease -- DNA Damage, Repair, and Aging -- Indole-3-Carbinol, a Potent Tumor Suppressor Example: Human Breast Cancer -- Elastase Inhibitors Could Be a Useful Therapy for COPD -- Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire or Where Global Warming is Really Coming From

February 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Feb 3, '09

Happy New Year! Live Long & Prosper!! -- L-Arginine Prevents Metabolic Effects of High Glucose in Diabetic Mice -- Fatty Acid Synthase as a Target for Antiviral Therapy -- Cysteine Decreases Expression of Genes Involved in Liver Cell Fatty Acid Synthesis -- Slowing Aging by De-AGEing: Western Diets Contain High Levels of Fat and Also of AGEs -- Beta-alanine Supplementation Augments Muscle Carnosine Content and Improves Muscular Performance -- Resveratrol, at Concentrations Attainable by Moderate Wine Consumption, Increases NO Production -- Absorption of Sulforaphane in Humans Higher After Consuming Raw As Opposed to Cooked Broccoli -- Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion -- GlaxoSmithKline and Allies Petition the FDA to Disallow Weight Loss Claims for Dietary Supplements

December 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

Dec 25, '08

The Most Endangered Species Is Sanity -- Cold in Them Thar Hills -- New Blades Added to the Swiss Army Knife of Preventive Medicine: Aspirin -- Myeloperoxidase (MPO), a Risk Factor in Atherogenesis; Protective Dietary Substances -- Oleic Acid Responsible for the Blood Pressure-Reducing Effect of Olive Oil -- White Wine Has Cardioprotective Effects by Activating a Cell Survival Pathway, Including the Longevity-Associated Gene FOXO3a -- You’d Be Depressed Too If You Were Suspended by Your Tail—Relief of Depression with SSRIs and 5-HTP -- Scrumptious and Good-For-You Cranberry Sauce for the Holidays