July 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 25, 2001

FDA SAYS NO TO DRUG IMPORTS -- REVIEW BY FDA COMMITTEE OF POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR LUPUS -- FDA THREATENS FOOD COMPANIES ON HERBS IN DRINKS -- HIGH CALCIUM INTAKE REDUCES MATERNAL BLOOD LEAD LEVELS -- HIGH PROLACTIN LEVELS MAY PROMOTE PROSTATE CANCER -- BROMOCRIPTINE SUPPRESSES PROLACTIN -- HIGH PROLACTIN LEVELS MAY DAMAGE ENDOTHELIAL CELLS -- HEART-RATE VARIABILITY CORRELATED WITH n-3 FATTY ACIDS -- LIFE EXTENSION WITH FATTY FISH -- FATTY FISH CONSUMPTION AND RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER -- GREAT NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE FISH! - PAIN-FREE SKIN TEST FOR CHOLESTEROL -- CONSENSUS PANEL RECOMMENDS MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION -- NEW CHOLESTEROL RECOMMENDATIONS MAY INCREASE STATIN DRUG SALES BY BILLIONS

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May 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 25, 2001

WHY DRUGS COST LESS IN CANADA - OR DO THEY? -- WEEDS MAY BE UNRECOGNIZED GOLD MINE FOR NEW MEDICINES -- VITAMIN E MAY REDUCE THE RISK OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS -- DURK & SANDY'S ALL-NATURAL CATTLE


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March 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 25, 2001

LIPOSUCTION SUCKS AWAY INSULIN RESISTANCE TOO -- MUSCLE LOSS IN ELDERLY ASSOCIATED WITH INACTIVITY AND TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-ALPHA -- MUSCLE STRENGTH MAINTENANCE WITHOUT EXERCISE IN HIBERNATING ANIMALS -- GOOD NEWS ON WEIGHT LOSS:
MORE ON EFFECTS OF CALCIUM ON ADIPOCYTE (FAT CELL) LIPID METABOLISM AND BODY-WEIGHT REGULATION -- FAST VS. SLOW ALCOHOL METABOLISM AND THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK -- NEW WEB SITE ON "ALTERNATIVE" MEDICINE -- CERTAIN FRUITS CONTAIN INHIBITORS OF THE EPIDERMAL GROWTH-FACTOR RECEPTOR -- PLASMA ASCORBIC ACID CONCENTRATION INVERSELY RELATED TO ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY -- ESTROGEN AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS

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January 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2001 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 25, 2001

GOOD NEWS FOR 2001: HUMAN MAXIMUM LIFESPAN IS INCREASING -- FOR MEAT EATERS: HOW TO COOK A HEALTHIER HAMBURGER -- RAISING HDL CHOLESTEROL WITH ORANGE JUICE -- TOAST YOUR GOOD HEALTH WITH CHOCOLATE (BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR THE FATS, SUGAR AND CALORIES) - MEDIA COVERAGE OF TOBACCO INDUSTRY LIES, DAMN LIES, AND BIGOTRY TRUMP TRUTHFUL REPORTING -- IMMUNE SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION IN SYSTEMIC LUPUS CONNECTED BY BROMOCRIPTINE -- A NEW OLD DRUG TO HELP SMOKERS QUIT -- LIFESPAN EXTENSION BY TELOMERASE MAY REQUIRE ONLY SHORT EXPOSURE -- CHICKEN SOUP MAY MITIGATE INFLAMMATION -- FOLIC ACID IS AN IMPORTANT REGULATOR OF GENE EXPRESSION -- AN ANALYSIS OF THE 2000 ELECTION: THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM --

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November 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 25, 2000

HOMOCYSTEINE ACCELERATES CELL SENESCENCE AND SHORTENS TELOMERES -- WHY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE SO EXPENSIVE, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT  -- SUPPRESSION OF MELATONIN RELEASE BY DIM LIGHT  -- LIPOFUSCIN ISN'T INERT GUNK - IT SPEEDS UP AGING OF CELLS IN WHICH IT IS FOUND -- NOW WE KNOW HOW SPERM DO IT  -- WHY THE BRITISH NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE IS HAZARDOUS TO THE HEALTH OF THE BRITISH -- NEW FINDINGS ON OBESITY -- SEROTONERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND INSULIN SENSITIVITY --

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October 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 25, 2000

A DIET RICH IN VEGETABLES AND FRUITS, OR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS? -- COMPARING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS -- DO-IT-YOURSELF DRUG RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT -- THE POLITICS OF CANCER  -- THE POLITICS OF GOVERNMENT-FUNDED RESEARCH -- HIGH BODY FATNESS, NOT LOW BODY MUSCULARITY, PREDICTS DISABILITY IN THE ELDERLY -- SALT, OBESITY, INSULIN SENSITIVITY, AND HYPERTENSION -- HOMOCYSTEINE ASSOCIATED WITH HOSTILITY AND ANGER -- CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID (CLA): DOES IT REDUCE BODY FAT IN HUMANS? -- VASOCONSTRICTION DURING REM SLEEP MAY INCREASE RISK OF HEART ATTACKS --

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August 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 25, 2000

FDA UPDATE INCLUDES GREAT NEWS! -- NEW SAFER CIGARETTES ONLINE -- RESISTANCE TO OXIDATIVE STRESS SPECIFICALLY, RATHER THAN STRESS IN GENERAL, MAY BE OPERATIVE FACTOR IN EXPERIMENTAL LONGEVITY -- UPDATE ON GLYCEMIC INDEX FOR WEIGHT CONTROL AND SLOWING AGING -- NITRIC OXIDE MAY INHIBIT SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL ELASTASE ACTIVITY -- ASKING THE WRONG QUESTIONS ABOUT FIBER SUPPLEMENTS -- AN ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT STRIKES AGAIN: DELAYS ONSET OF FATAL DEGENERATIVE DISEASE IN MICE -- MUSCLE STRENGTH PRESICTS LONG-TERM MORTALITY RISK IN MEN

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June 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 25, 2000

SAVING PEOPLE FROM THEMSELVES - DOES IT WORK? -- WE MOVE AGAINST THE FDA AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN -- LIVING LONGER AND BETTER THROUGH CHEMISTRY: DO IT YOURSELF GENE MICROARRAYS -- HOW THE GOVERNMENT PROTECTS THE CONFIDENTIALITY
OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS -- VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENTS INCREASE PROGRESS OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS, SAYS NEW STUDY -- PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY -- RETURN TO LEPTIN AS A TREATMENT FOR OBESITY

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April 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 25, 2000

FDA UPDATE: FDA'S TEN-YEAR PLAN -- POSSIBLE MECHANISM FOR PATHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF ELEVATED HOMOCYSTEINE LEVELS -- EUROPEAN COMMISSION INCREASES REGULATION OF HERBALS -- INSULIN SIGNALING IS INHIBITED BY HYDROGEN PEROXIDE -- INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR 1: PLEIOTROPIC EFFECTS -- CHEWING THE FAT: INCREASING ENERGY EXPENDITURE TO REDUCE BODY FAT -- MARIJUANA IN THE NEWS: INCREASE IN RIGHT-HEMISPHERE BLOOD FLOW REPORTED 

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February 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 2000 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 25, 2000

LOOKING AHEAD-LIFE EXTENSION: 2000 AND BEYOND  -- GLUCOWATCH -- LOOKING AHEAD - A FEW HIGHLIGHTS -- A BIOMAKER FOR MORTALITY YOU CAN EASILY AND CHEAPLY MEASURE -- FOLIC ACID MAY REDUCE THE RISK OF CERTAIN CANCERS -- LOOKING AT YOUR HEAD - HAIR, HAIR, EVERYWHERE -- IS CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID AN ANTIOXIDANT? -- MORE EVIDENCE LINKS GREEN TEA TO REDUCED RISK OF SOME CANCERS 

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December 1999 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 1999 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 25, 1999

Low-dose L-Arginine Improves Insulin Sensitivity -- Warm Feet Promote Rapid Onset of Sleep -- Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Manic Depression

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November 1999 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 1999 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 25, 1999

Index of Files and Description of Contents -- Codex -- Public Comments to FDA on Proposed Good Manufacturing Practices -- Before the Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD -- Arbitrary and Capricious FDA Concealment of Adverse Effect Data -- Specific Proposal for a Constitutional Acceptable Label -- Before the Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD (2) -- Before the Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD (1) -- Comments of Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw and People for the Constitution -- Comparison of Food Safety to Nutrient Supplement Safety -- Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw ® Life Extension News™, Vol. 2, No. 2 -- Before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

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