Cut Open Your Brain to Stop Smoking?!?

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Yeah, right. So, you have tried to stop smoking and have been frustrated? No problem! Have a surgeon cut out a small portion of your brain, and BAM! You will forget that you even ever used to smoke! Great solution, huh? (I am being factitious!) The brain zone that makes us smoke "Scientists have discovered that some brain-damaged patients can give up smoking effortlessly, which could herald a major breakthrough in treating nicotine cravings. A region deep in the brain called the insula is intimately involved in smoking addiction, and damage to this structure can erase the body's urge to light up a cigarette. Indeed, the structure, which is the size of a 50p piece, is being billed as possibly the 'Achilles heel' of addiction. The study published today in…
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The Benefits of Krill Oil on ADHD

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"Krill oil is derived from the planktonic family of crustaceans and is rich in omega-3 fats, phospholipids and antioxidants. In the recently completed clinical trial on ADHD, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of krill oil as measured by Barkley's Executive Function score of behavior inhibition, daily functional capacity and social behavior. The study examined 30 adults with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD. The study on ADHD found that patients improved their ability to concentrate and their working capacity by an average of 60.2 percent after taking a daily 500mg dose of krill oil for six months. Researchers also reported a 50 percent improvement in planning skills and a 48.8 percent improvement in social skills. ADHD strikes between 4 percent and 12 percent of children and 1 percent and 6 percent…
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Mega-Vitamin D Pill to Fight Cancer

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We have been covering the importance of Vitamin D and how we are facing a crisis of deficiency because "they" have been telling us for years to stay out of the sun. (We produce Vitamin D naturally when our skin is exposed to sunlight.) Now, in order to fight cancer, they have created a "mega-D" pill. Does anyone else see this as crazy!? Vitamin pill for prostate cancer "Exposure to Vitamin D from sunlight is known to improve the prognosis of certain cancers. US drug company Novacea has produced a pill which delivers a concentrated dose of the vitamin without running the risk of side-effects from an overdose. Chemistry and Industry magazine reports that if clinical trials of the drug - Asentar (DN-101) - are successful it could be available…
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Follow-up on Cancer and Capsaicin (Hot Peppers)

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We have already reported on this to some extent, but I thought it would be worth repeating this information. This is a BIG story... that is NOT getting enough "airtime" on the major news sources! Study: Hot chili pepper compound kills cancer without side effects Capsaicin -- the compound that makes chili peppers spicy -- can kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells, with no side effects, according to a new study by researchers at Nottingham University in the UK. The study, led by Dr. Timothy Bates, found that capsaicin killed laboratory-grown lung and pancreatic cancer cells by attacking tumor cells' source of energy and triggering cell-suicide. 'This is incredibly exciting and may explain why people living in countries like Mexico and India, who traditionally eat a diet which is…
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Folic Acid Shown to be VERY Beneficial for Brain Health!

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" Folic acid, the vitamin prescribed to pregnant women, could be a brain saver, a study has found. People who took high dose supplements of folic acid did significantly better in tests of memory and cognitive performance than those given a placebo, researchers report. The vitamin is found in green leafy vegetables, beans and liver but few people in the UK and northern Europe obtain high enough levels from diet alone. Average intake is around 200 micrograms a day, half the recommended amount. Folic acid plays a crucial role in the development of the embryo and some countries such as the US now fortify flour with the vitamin. As a result the incidence of spina bifida and similar birth defects has declined. Low folate levels have also been linked with…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast – 22

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 22 - (01/06/07) Click on the "Play" button (the triangle pointing to the right) below to play it as Streaming Audio. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 (Right-Click on the Link Above and Save) Show Notes: Following up on a recent article I posted about the possible "cure" for Diabetes Type I in mice, a new posting from Dr. Joseph Mercola goes into some additional detail from a natural health perspective. With regard to a future, potent cure for a kind of cancer, the first thing the researchers did was file an application for a U.S. patent covering the potential cure. Why is it they always pursue "locking it down" first?
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“Cancer Cure” Patented?

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A possible promising future "cure" for cancer has been patented. I am not so concerned about whether the "cure" is viable or not at this point, as it it way's off from being tested yet, but more that they always feel it necessary to "lock down" the possible technology to make it limited, right from the start, due to the "requirement" to make money off it. Cancer cure patented "A group of researchers claim that they are patenting a possible cure for cancer involving nothing more than sugar and short-chain fatty acid combination. The Johns Hopkins researchers cautioned that their double-punch molecule, described in the December issue of the journal Chemistry & Biology, has not yet been tested on animals or humans. Nevertheless, they believe it represents a promising new…
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Followup on Diabetes “Cure”

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I recently reported on a "cure" that had been announced by Canadian researchers for Type I Diabetes in mice. Now, Dr. Joseph Mercola goes into some additional detail from a natural health perspective. Red Hot Chili Peppers May Cure Type 1 Diabetes "Scientists at a Toronto hospital may have discovered proof that the body's nervous system helps trigger diabetes. This stunning discovery, which shocked even the researchers who made it, could eventually lead to a near-cure of diabetes. Type I diabetes in particulars long been thought to be incurable. Diabetic mice were injected with injected with capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, which counteracted the effect of malfunctioning pain neurons in the pancreas. The mice became healthy practically overnight. This goes against the previous conventional wisdom that Type 1…
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