These types of “brain malfunctions” have become so commonplace that many think of them as normal. It’s now so “normal” that children, teens and twenty-somethings are showing these symptoms.Details
Protective effect of ascorbic acid and Ginkgo biloba against learning and memory deficits caused by fluoride
The deficits are not marked in the vitamin C and G. biloba groups. To conclude chronic exposure to high levels of fluoride causes severe impairment in the spatial learning and memory, these deficits can be ameliorated with the vitamin C /ascorbic acid and Ginkgo biloba.Details
EGB1212 post-treatment ameliorates hippocampal CA1 neuronal death and memory impairment induced by transient global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion
Ginkgo biloba extracts improved neuronal survival and spatial learning and memory functionsDetails
Ginkgo biloba extract improves working memory performance in middle-aged women: role of asymmetry of prefrontal cortex activity during a working memory task.
The results indicate the prefrontal cortex (PFC) plays a role in the physiological cognitive function-enhancing effect of Extraxt of Ginkgo biloba (EGb). EGb might improve working memory function in middle-aged individuals by counteracting the occurrence of aging-related hemispheric asymmetry reduction.Details
Phenotypic evidence of ultra-highly diluted homeopathic remedies acting at gene expression level: a novel probe on experimental phage infectivity in bacteria.
This provides phenotypic evidence for the ability of ultra-highly diluted homeopathic remedies to regulate expression of certain gene(s) depending on need of the organism.Details
The potentized homeopathic drug, Lycopodium clavatum (5C and 15C) has anti-cancer effect on hela cells in vitro
Thus, the highly-diluted, dynamized homeopathic remedies LC-5C and LC-15C demonstrated their capabilities to induce apoptosis in cancer cells, signifying their possible use as supportive medicines in cancer therapy.Details
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