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A spicy blend of medical and food science to improve and sustain your personal health and for those you love. Food is medicine, and medicine is science. Tune in and listen to medical and nutritional experts discuss breaking medical and food science of spices, nutraceuticals and some amazingly healthy recipes. We discuss these topics within a framework of Integrative medicine. Integrative medicine brings conventional and natural medicine together in a coordinated way. Integrative medicine als ...
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Introducing Ms Erin, an amazing plant person and integral part of ApothecaMD along with her husband David (AKA David the Plant Guy). We discuss that time in life where lots of uncertainty and suffering may occur, and Marley's palliative journey with his advocate Erin. Thank you for listening today. For more information about today's podcast and muc…
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Welcome David, an amazing plant person who started learning about plants and natural medicine as a child growing up with his family. Today's podcast is an introduction to David and his perspectives on edible flowers. Thank you for listening today. For more information about today's podcast and much more, visit us at ApothecaMD.com or drop by h396.c…
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Reading through an important act of congress with a goal to better understand rights of American citizens (including those practicing natural medicine) protected by the DSHEA Act. How might our constitutional rights remain sound while navigating the legal definition of medical practice? Thank you for listening today. For more information about toda…
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Reading through an important act of congress with a goal to better understand rights of American citizens (including those practicing natural medicine) protected by the DSHEA Act. How might our constitutional rights remain sound while navigating the legal definition of medical practice? Thank you for listening today. For more information about toda…
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Reading through an important act of congress with a goal to better understand rights of American citizens (including those practicing natural medicine) protected by the DSHEA Act. How might our constitutional rights remain sound while navigating the legal definition of medical practice? Thank you for listening today. For more information about toda…
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Welcome to ApothecaMD.com and nutriment news, a brief update on breaking science about functional foods, herbs, spices and botanical medicine. Just the headlines and no opinions keeping you well informed on the latest information in a timely manner. For a deeper dive into the facts browse the thousands of curated articles on ApothecaMD.com or tune …
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Reading through an important act of congress with a goal to better understand rights of American citizens (including those practicing natural medicine) protected by the DSHEA Act. How might our constitutional rights remain sound while navigating the legal definition of medical practice? Thank you for listening today. For more information about toda…
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Reading through an important act of congress with a goal to better understand rights of American citizens (including those practicing natural medicine) protected by the DSHEA Act. How might our constitutional rights remain sound while navigating the legal definition of medical practice? Thank you for listening today. For more information about toda…
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Reading through an important act of congress with a goal to better understand rights of American citizens (including those practicing natural medicine) protected by the DSHEA Act. How might our constitutional rights remain sound while navigating the legal definition of medical practice? Thank you for listening today. For more information about toda…
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Reading through an important act of congress with a goal to better understand rights of American citizens (including those practicing natural medicine) protected by the DSHEA Act. How might our constitutional rights remain sound while navigating the legal definition of medical practice? Thank you for listening today. For more information about toda…
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Bronchiectasis is characterized by neutrophilic inflammation and frequent exacerbations often associated with infections. Lipid mediators play critical roles in the inflammatory response, and the balance between anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory mediators could drive to chronic inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolite…
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Welcome to ApothecaMD.com and nutriment news, a brief update on breaking science about functional foods, herbs, spices and botanical medicine. Just the headlines and no opinions keeping you well informed on the latest information in a timely manner. For a deeper dive into the facts browse the thousands of curated articles on ApothecaMD.com or tune …
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Today we take a field trip to the kitchen in search of a practical application to improve the Gut Brain Axis and take in nutrient dense food. Farm fresh eggs (raw), grape seed oil, turmeric, ginger, rosemary and the Mother from raw apple cider vinegar. Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone and try today's recipe? If so your brain and gut…
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Does the Gut Microbiome drive our Limbic System and affect the Hypothalamus? Our brains have two forms of communication between cells: electrical and hormonal. What role do microbes in our intestine have for brain health? Thank you for listening today. For more information about today's podcast and much more, visit us at ApothecaMD.com or drop by h…
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Welcome to ApothecaMD.com and nutriment news, a brief update on breaking science about functional foods, herbs, spices and botanical medicine. Just the headlines and no opinions keeping you well informed on the latest information in a timely manner. For a deeper dive into the facts browse the thousands of curated articles on ApothecaMD.com or tune …
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Welcome to ApothecaMD.com and nutriment news, a brief update on breaking science about functional foods, herbs, spices and botanical medicine. Just the headlines and no opinions keeping you well informed on the latest information in a timely manner. For a deeper dive into the facts browse the thousands of curated articles on ApothecaMD.com or tune …
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Soyfoods do not contain human estrogen. Soybean isoflavones are not the same as human estrogen. Thank you for listening today. For more information about today's podcast and much more, visit us at ApothecaMD.com or drop by h396.com for medicine to tickle your taste buds. Try a Hot Smoothie (tm) or some YummEgoo (tm) for optimum health.…
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Welcome to ApothecaMD.com and nutriment news, a brief update on breaking science about functional foods, herbs, spices and botanical medicine. Just the headlines and no opinions keeping you well informed on the latest information in a timely manner. For a deeper dive into the facts browse the thousands of curated articles on ApothecaMD.com or tune …
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Lots of empirical and anecdotal evidence utilizing organ meat for optimum health. The kidney produces erythropoietin which is an important hormone stimulating bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Does it make sense to include kidney organ meat to promote optimum blood health? Erythopoietin is absorbed orally and is abundant in kidney organ meat.…
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Part 3 of a series about Anemia of Chronic Disease. What is a plausible cause of normochromic normocytic anemia and what might be a path forward to address the pervasive condition with nutriment? An Acceptability Trial of Desiccated Beef Liver and Meat Powder as Potential Fortifiers of Complementary Diets of Young Children in Indonesia J Food Sci. …
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Part 2 of a 3ish part series on medical nutriment for anemia. Today Wheatgrass is considered as a adjuvant food for optimum blood health. There are many forms of anemia and today I discuss a article evaluating red blood cell membrane longevity and the effect of Wheatgrass. Anemia of Chronic Disease is a pervasive form of anemia with normal iron sto…
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There are many forms of anemia and today I discuss a article evaluating red blood cell membrane longevity and the effect of Rosa Canina powder. Anemia of Chronic Disease is a pervasive form of anemia with normal iron stores, normal appearing red blood cells under the microscope yet still having a low hemoglobin and hematocrit (normochromic normocyt…
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Flavanols are potent medicines from botanical plants. Benefits abound from a specific flavanol quercetin and in today's podcast I discuss the role flavanols have for treatment of strokes. Effect and Mechanisms of Quercetin for Experimental Focal Cerebral Ischemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2022 Feb 25;2022:9749461.…
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Today I discuss two powerhouse botanical medicines and how they promote optimum bone health. Ginger and Garlic Extracts Enhance Osteogenesis in 3D Printed Calcium Phosphate Bone Scaffolds with Bimodal Pore Distribution ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2022 Mar 9. doi: 10.1021/acsami.1c19617. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Natural medicines have long bee…
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Pulmonary Fibrosis can be a devastating terminal condition of lung inflammation. Ginger has been identified as providing support for optimal lung health. 6-Gingerol, a functional polyphenol of ginger, reduces pulmonary fibrosis by activating Sirtuin1 Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2022 Mar 1;50(2):104-114. doi: 10.15586/aei.v50i2.533. eCollection 20…
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Nerve damage resulting in pain is discussed and how botanical medicine supports a reduction of pain through various body pathways. Neuroprotection and neurodegeneration are important concepts discussed today and how Turmeric is associated with optimum brain health. An expansive review on breast cancer science and Soy finds that regular consumption …
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Dietary Polyphenols and Their Role in Oxidative Stress-Induced Human Diseases: Insights Into Protective Effects, Antioxidant Potentials and Mechanism(s) of Action Front Pharmacol. 2022 Feb 14;13:806470. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2022.806470. eCollection 2022. ABSTRACT Dietary polyphenols including phenolic acids, flavonoids, catechins, tannins, lignans, s…
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Effect of Soy in Men With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Subclinical Hypogonadism: A Randomized Controlled Study J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Feb 1;102(2):425-433. doi: 10.1210/jc.2016-2875. ABSTRACT CONTEXT: Isoflavones found in soy products have a chemical structure… Two common conditions are discussed in the context of Soy protein and isoflavone.…
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Total Polyphenol Content in Food Samples and Nutraceuticals: Antioxidant Indices versus High Performance Liquid Chromatography Antioxidants (Basel). 2022 Feb 7;11(2):324. doi: 10.3390/antiox11020324. ABSTRACT Total polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity were estimated in various food and… Lots of great information about powerful antioxidants i…
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Does cranberry extract reduce antibiotic use for symptoms of acute uncomplicated urinary tract infections (CUTI)? A feasibility randomised trial BMJ Open. 2021 Feb 22;11(2):e046791. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046791. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of conducting a randomised trial of the… Ingesting whole cranberry should be conside…
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Chromium bioaccumulation, oxidative stress metabolism and oil content in lemon grass Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) W. Watson grown in chromium rich over burden soil of Sukinda chromite mine, India Chemosphere. 2019 Mar;218:1082-1088. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.11.211. Epub 2018 Nov 30. ABSTRACT Lemon grass plants grown in Cr rich over …
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Chem Biol Interact. 2021 Sep 25;347:109599. doi: 10.1016/j.cbi.2021.109599. Epub 2021 Jul 31. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Geraniol, a natural monoterpene, is a… Lemongrass is a tall frost-tender perennial grass. Sometimes conventional drugs have a cascading toxic effect on body organs and the unfolding of organ damage can be difficult to navigate clinical…
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Comparison of Herbal Medicines Used for Women’s Menstruation Diseases in Different Areas of the World Front Pharmacol. 2022 Feb 4;12:751207. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2021.751207. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT Aims: This review aims to compare the use of herbal… Spices, Herbs, Botanical medicine is discussed from a global perspective. Menstruation illness is…
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Spices to Control COVID-19 Symptoms: Yes, but Not Only Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2021;182(6):489-495. doi: 10.1159/000513538. Epub 2020 Dec 22. ABSTRACT There are large country variations in COVID-19 death… A timeless article, one to consider as the many ways to treat cold and flu symptoms. Three phases of COVID; viral infection, inflammation 'stor…
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Transitioning to botanical medicine for cognition and pain diseases? Try Rosemary, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Quercetin, Reservatrol. I've enjoyed learning about how the power of nature is not just about the power of science. In other words, today's episode discusses how optimum neuron health has many pathways. Modern scientific laboratory drugs usual…
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Today I am prescribing mindfulness. What is mindfulness? It is a mental state or attitude in which one focuses one's awareness on the present moment while also being conscious of, and attentive to, this awareness. Also: the cultivation and practice of this, esp. as a therapeutic technique. Frequently attributive, as mindfulness meditation, etc. Fre…
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What is a toxic dose of botanical medicines? Intake of a single meal containing herbs and spices improves cholesterol, hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and improves endothelial function. I discuss the first controlled feeding study to examine the effect of incorporating mixed herbs and spices into a US-style dietary pattern and how it improves bloo…
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Therapeutic targets of neuroprotection and neurorestoration in ischemic stroke: Applications for natural compounds from medicinal herbs Highlights •Underlying mechanisms of neuroprotection and neurorestoration in ischemic stroke were reviewed. •Recent advances in natural compounds for the treatment of ischemic stroke were reviewed. •Reasons for nat…
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Tasty recipe for Chicken Soup. Mitochondrial discussion. Dark chocolate and artificial sweeteners. Chinese Traditional Medicine and natural compounds, including a rare venomous toad found in East China. Thank you for listening today. For more information about today's podcast and much more, visit us at ApothecaMD.com or drop by h396.com for medicin…
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Free online differential diagnostic tool. Molasses contains iron and its absorption enhancers, such as sulfur, fructose, and copper, which make it a potential dietary supplement for Iron Deficiency Anemia. Iron deficiency anemia is a serious public health problem that debilitates ∼1.6 billion people globally every year, the majority being pregnant …
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The rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, which has a distinctive aroma and hot spicy taste, and is used in cooking and as a medicinal agent. Primary hypothyroidism is a common disease. Some patients have persistent symptoms despite normal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. Ginger is reported to be beneficial in relieving similar s…
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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant prevalent in South Asia, and is now cultivated in tropical areas around the world. The rhizome is used as a spice in regional cuisines, and as a coloring agent in food and cosmetics for its yellow-orange color. Protein wasting cachexia occurs from metabolically active cancer and is reduced from Turmeric as are mi…
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Quercitin is a flavanoid and is a powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory nutraceutical. making news today including improvement of COVID infection resistance. New drug deliveries under investigation for quercitin. Blueberries and Diabetes Rosemary and Fenugreek against E.coli infections, and improve the Gut Biome. Grape Seed Extract Chrysanthem…
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Hemp seed is potentially in the crosshairs of the FDA due to CBD now entering clinical trials. Should CBD become a FDA approved drug, non prescription forms may be at risk of requiring a prescription for use. Hemp seed contains low levels of CBD and occasional trace levels of THC. Hemp seed is now recognized as a excellent source of omega fatty aci…
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Frankincense and myrrh have deep histories in religion and health. Today's medical science is just beginning to unravel the mysteries of these two nutraceuticals. Thank you for listening today. For more information about today's podcast and much more, visit us at ApothecaMD.com or drop by h396.com for medicine to tickle your taste buds. Try a Hot S…
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The chamomile capsule is a natural dietary agent with profound biological and pharmacological properties that ameliorate menstrual-related mood disorders. Long-term chamomile was safe and significantly reduced moderate-to-severe GAD symptoms, but did not significantly reduce rate of relapse. Chamomile capsules can be an effective treatment in allev…
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Curcumin supplementation on outcomes of hospitalized COVID infected patients. A nice politico free discussion about nutraceutical and severely infected people with COVID. Curcumin supplementation is part of my Long Covid protocol. You can find my protocol and register for a free account here https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/valisemd . Curcumin may…
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Whole food approach to medicinal foods is a safer alternative to food extract. Dietary Oregano, Clove Oil, Rosemary and bone cancer cells, a revisit to Quercetin infused chamomile tea is not appealing due to the bitterness and astringency. Natural essential oils to improve gut health. Adulteration of nutraceuticals are an unfortunate occurrence and…
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Gut microbiome is a fluctuating collection of various bacteria. Some gut bacteria produce toxins and some produce healthy bioactive compounds. Patients with renal failure may be susceptible to abnormal gut microbiome toxins if not properly addressed. Phytosterol concentrates or extracts may be harmful and not as beneficial as a whole food approach …
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