Overall, the results indicate a negative modulation trend in neuronal excitatory signaling, which can suggest new working hypotheses on the anxiolytic and analgesic action of this plant.Details
Extreme sensitivity of gene expression in human SH-SY5Y neurocytes to ultra-low doses of Gelsemium sempervirens
The study shows that Gelsemium s., a medicinal plant used in traditional remedies and homeopathy, modulates a series of genes involved in neuronal function. A small, but statistically significant, response was detected even to very low doses/high dilutions (up to 30c), indicating that the human neurocyte genome is extremely sensitive to this regulation.Details
Apis mellifica TM modifies gene expression in human cells and has inhibitory effects on regulatory processes of inflammation; in addition, extremely diluted dynamized dilutions (3C, 5C and 7C) still exert significant effects on genes involved in inflammation and oxidative stress.Details
Hand sanitizers are, in principle, a good idea. But the ingredients in most commercially available ones contain a toxic soup of chemicals, fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Why put harmful, immune lowering chemicals on your skin – the very same skin which so readily absorbs toxins into your blood stream?Details
it may be concluded that homeopathy medicine may be used safely for long-term management of canine demodicosis.Details
Psorinum 6× triggered apoptosis in A549 cells via both up- and down-regulations of relevant signal proteins, including p53, caspase-3, Bax and Bcl-2.Details
Living in a multicultural household, our children are learning customs, traditions, language and foodstuffs from my Greek heritage and as well as Manfred’s Swabian heritage. I’m starting to think that sometimes, for children, learning these additional customs and traditions – in addition to our American lifestyle – gets a bit, er, mundane.
On New year’s Day, my Greek relatives make a “Vasilópita**” (pronounced something like: va-see-lo-pee-ta), or a New Year’s Cake in honor of St. Basil’s name day. In Greece, in lieu of a St. Nick or Santa Claus figure, Greek children believe St. Basil comes and gives them presents on January 1st. (read more about St. Basil)
Admittedly, I had not kept up this tradition with our family, which by now has 5 children to pass traditions on to. But for 2015, I decided it would be a good learning tool for the children, and satisfy my sweet tooth at the same time! So I ventured into making my first Vasilópita (download the recipe below).
But alas, I digress from the point of my story… At snack time, our then 6 yr old son Manny, asked for “a piece of that cake” for his snack. “And what do you call that cake,” I queried? “That ‘New Year’s Cake,’” he quickly replied. “Yes, it is a New Year’s cake, but what is the Greek name for it?” He couldn’t answer me. So I quickly gave a pronunciation lesson to he and Gerd, our then 2 ½ year old son.Details
I would like to share with you one of my most recent experiences where homeopathy played a major role in my horse’s health and life.
I have a 30+ year old quarter horse gelding named Dino. Because of the heavy snows and frigid cold, I was prompted to feed additional hay.
In that the horses, can’t get around as much in these weather conditions. They tend to stand in one place, eat their fill and perhaps neglect drinking the water required under these conditions.
Senior horses, like our senior humans, have a tendency to have less than efficient digestive systems and teeth that might not be as functional. This entire combination added up to a horse that was “impacted.” Food going in , but not coming out.
For 2 days Dino didn’t defecate. This could be catastrophic for a horse.Details
If you are suffering from one of the following conditions, you should pay attention to hidden sources of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in your diet:
Those sensitive to MSG
Chronic constipation or diarrhea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)