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October 25, 2016 by Joseph Fermin 3 Comments

Turmeric Health Benefits 5 (1)

Turmeric and The Health Benefits

Turmeric, Several plants, and their extracts have been reported to have health benefits, and it can be difficult to know what is true. Are all these things as good as they seem? For turmeric, the answer is a resounding yes!

Turmeric is an herbal plant grown in Asia. The roots are used to make the yellow spice turmeric, which is most commonly used in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Iranian cooking. It is the main spice in curries and is also used to color cheese and butter.

Although the health benefits of turmeric have been known for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, it has only recently been appreciated in Western medicine. Curcumin is a phenolic curcuminoid that is thought to be responsible for many of the health benefits of turmeric. It has potent and well-characterized antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. Read on to learn more about the other ways in which this amazing spice can boost your health.

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Anticancer effects

Cancer development is a highly complex process that involves DNA damage, inflammation, and the disruption of cellular signaling and death pathways. Although the data are preliminary, there is a certain amount of excitement in the oncology community because curcumin can affect several of these pathways to exert anticancer effects.

Specific clinical trials in patients with cancer are ongoing, but the available results suggest that curcumin could be an effective treatment for multiple cancers, including multiple myeloma, head, and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and pancreatic, prostate, breast, colorectal, lung, and oral cancers [1].

 

Cognitive function

An exciting recent discovery is that turmeric could improve cognitive function in elderly individuals. An Australian study published in April 2016 administered placebo control or a form of curcumin to 96 community-dwelling older adults for 1 year. Various cognitive functions were tested before treatment and at 6- and 12-months. Subjects that received placebo exhibited a cognitive decline at 6 months, whereas those that received curcumin did not [2].

Although the Australian study was not definitive, the available data suggest that curcumin could have several anti-Alzheimer’s disease effects such as preventing the production and aggregation of β-amyloid in the brain and also regenerating brain cells [3]. Taken together, these data suggest that the regular intake of turmeric might reduce the aging-associated decline in cognitive function.

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Increase testosterone levels

As anyone reading this blog understands, declining testosterone levels during normal aging are associated with several negative effects on health. Recent research has suggested that turmeric might increase testosterone levels in different ways. First, it can help reverse a number of conditions that can contribute to reduced low testosterone production, such as high cholesterol and dysregulated blood sugar.

The anti-oxidative effects of turmeric can also prevent oxidative damage to Leydig cells in the testis, which could, in turn, normalize with testosterone injections. In mice, turmeric could improve fertility by protecting the testes from various stressors [4, 5].

Who knew that eating curry could improve your testosterone levels and fertility!

 

Metabolic diseases

Curcumin exhibits a seemingly endless number of beneficial metabolic effects. For example:

  • It can increase the levels of HDL or good cholesterol and lower the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol [6]. This is important because low HDL levels and high LDL levels are risk factors for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
  • It reduces blood glucose levels and improves glucose metabolism in rodent models, suggesting that it could be an effective treatment for diabetes [7].

 

How to make the most of your turmeric intake

Now you know about just some of the health benefits of turmeric, it is important to understand how to make the most of it. As with all drugs or supplements, the actions of turmeric are limited by its bioavailability, which is defined as the amount that is biologically available to exert its physiological effects. The bioavailability of a drug declines as it is metabolized in the liver, which is a particular concern with any drug or supplement that is administered orally.

One of the best ways to increase the bioavailability of curcumin is to consume turmeric-rich foods with black pepper. Black pepper contains a substance named piperine, which is a potent inhibitor of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (one of the liver enzymes responsible for drug metabolism) [8]. Indeed, eating even a small amount of piperine with turmeric could increase the bioavailability of turmeric by around 2000% [9].

Curcumin absorption can also be enhanced by consuming turmeric with fats because turmeric is fat-soluble. There are two ways to achieve this: ingest turmeric powder with a healthy fat such as olive oil, or consume natural turmeric root, which contains natural oils that promote its solubility.

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References

  1. Gupta, S.C., S. Patchva, and B.B. Aggarwal, Therapeutic Roles of Curcumin: Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials. The AAPS Journal, 2013. 15(1): p. 195-218.
  2. Rainey-Smith, S.R., et al., Curcumin and cognition: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of community-dwelling older adults. British Journal of Nutrition, 2016. 115(12): p. 2106-2113.
  3. Goozee, K.G., et al., Examining the potential clinical value of curcumin in the prevention and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Br J Nutr, 2016. 115(3): p. 449-65.
  4. Lin, C., et al., Curcumin dose-dependently improves spermatogenic disorders induced by scrotal heat stress in mice. Food Funct, 2015. 6(12): p. 3770-7.
  5. Coskun, G., et al., Ameliorating effects of curcumin on nicotine-induced mice testes. Turk J Med Sci, 2016. 46(2): p. 549-60.
  6. Yang, Y.S., et al., Lipid-lowering effects of curcumin in patients with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Phytother Res, 2014. 28(12): p. 1770-7.
  7. Nabavi, S.F., et al., Curcumin: a natural product for diabetes and its complications. Curr Top Med Chem, 2015. 15(23): p. 2445-55.
  8. Grill, A.E., B. Koniar, and J. Panyam, Co-delivery of natural metabolic inhibitors in a self-microemulsifying drug delivery system for improved oral bioavailability of curcumin. Drug Deliv Transl Res, 2014. 4(4): p. 344-52.
  9. Shoba, G., et al., Influence of piperine on the pharmacokinetics of curcumin in animals and human volunteers. Planta Med, 1998. 64(4): p. 353-6.

August 29, 2016 by admin 0 Comments

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) 5 (2)

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM)

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Natural Eggshell Membrane: The membrane film on the inside of an eggshell is made of the exact ingredients that human joints are made of. It is a true, natural source of hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, and chondroitin. People with osteoarthritis (knee and joint stiffness) have seen amazing results from this new alternative to joint and tendon management. In fact, many have been able to get off pain medications completely once they started using NEM on a continual basis, after only a considerably short period. Customary treatments for osteoarthritis primarily attempt to focus on the symptoms (pain, discomfort, and inflammation) related to the disease. For the most part, this involves the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, and COX-2 inhibitors. Most arthritis drugs have negative side effects. There are natural alternatives that are proving to be unexpectedly effective. Most importantly, they come with no negative side effects. Currently, the most prevalent are called “Natural Eggshell Membrane” (NEM).

Case Studies on NEM

  • There was a study in clinical intervention in aging that was done related to the eggshell membrane. It appears, NEM has the Natural eggshell membraneability to reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis significantly and was shown superior to glucosamine and chondroitin. Another clinical trial performed with humans, 37 of them having osteoarthritis, showed that taking 500 mg of NEM daily resulted in a considerable decrease in pain in 7 to 30 days. [1]
  • In a more extensive study, 39 patients received 500 mg of NEM, once daily, for 30 days. After only seven days, patients described an improvement in flexibility of 27.8%. After thirty days, a 43.7% improvement in flexibility was denoted. These percentages are based on Ontario and McMaster University’s osteoarthritis index. After a month, the average reduction in general pain was 72.5%. [2] This is magnificent news for suffering patients.

Find 100% Natural Eggshell Membrane

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 10.52.02 AMThere is a special brand that contains only real NEM. The maker is Membrell. The product is called “Joint Health®”, and the reviews on it are spectacular. Again, it contains only 100% natural eggshell membrane. Ginger and Cherries contain high amounts of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. These can eliminate pain for gout and arthritis sufferers. However, and most impressively, no food actually rebuilds cartilage, except natural eggshell membrane (NEM). Consider that the most popular joint/arthritis supplements are glucosamine and chondroitin, with sales nearing $1 billion annually.

What Makes NEM Unique?

For starters, Glucosamine is extracted from the shell of shrimp, crab, and lobster. Moreover, chondroitin sulfate is derived from animal cartilage. An example would be sharks. Eggshell membrane is made by separating the actual membrane from the eggshell. The eggshell membrane, once isolated, is partially hydrolyzed and dry-blended. Patients with an egg allergy should avoid taking this supplement.

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Animal Age Too, You Know?

There have been marvelous studies yielding positive results on retired racing horses. Most impressively, Membrell also produces a medication that is particularly useful for dogs suffering from arthritis. We get asked about arthritis for pets all the time so, it is great to hear they have made dosages especially geared towards dogs. Maybe, we will get into anti-aging for pets some day. That would be awesome!

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Case Studies

[1] Ruff KJ, DeVore DP, Leu MD, Robinson MA “Eggshell membrane: a possible new natural therapeutic for joint and connective tissue disorders. Results from two open-label human clinical studies.” Clin Interv Aging. 2009; 4: 235 -40

[2] Ruff KJ, Winkler A, Jackon RW, DeVore DP, Ritz BW “Eggshell membrane in the treatment of pain and stiffness from osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study.” Clin Rheumatol. 2009 Aug; 28(8):907-14.

July 18, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

Acai Berries 5 (1)

Acai Berries ~ The Antioxidant Powerhouse

acai berriesAcai Berries have one of the highest antioxidant values of any other known food at the moment. They have been studied and noted to be an effective COX-2 inhibitor and anti-inflammatory. These details are based on testing that was recorded in Gainesville, FL in April of 2006. [1]

There was also a study conducted by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in January of 2006. This publication denoted extract from Acai berries triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86% of leukemia cells tested. Stephen Talcott elaborated on details. He is an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. [2] The great news about Acai berries is anyone can eat them. Even diabetics and cancer patients can enjoy them because acai berries have no sugar content.

  • The health benefits of Acai berries are one of the highest of all the fruits in Anthocyanins levels. It barely trails behind the purple sweet potato overall. These high levels of Anthocyanins are also thought to help lower cholesterol.
  • The anthocyanins appear to prevent lipid peroxidation and the accumulation of deposits on arterial walls. One great way to enjoy these benefits is by purchasing Acai Powder.

You can find this by doing a simple Google search. There is a trusted brand we recommend you consider. It has no affiliation to AAI clinics, however, after careful review, use and comparison, acai berriesthe Sambazon, USDA Organic Powder were one of the top choices. Make sure to purchase “Pure Açai without sugar”.

Some powders are diluted and/or cut with sugar or soy lecithin. Extracts that are not produced by the highest quality standards lose co-factors and the “whole plant effect”. A properly prepared Acai powder always ensures that the powder is delicately processed using a non-thermal drying process to protect the integrity of the molecular structure. If you can get your hands on 100% Pure Organic Acai powder or the frozen pulp itself (i.e. no agave sweetener or other fruit juice or soy lecithin blended in to dilute the effects), definitely go for that.

acai berriesAnthocyanin:
• More powerful than beta-carotene.
• High vibration purple pigments – healing phytochemical that promotes anti-aging.
• In Greek, Anthos means Flower & Kyanos, which means Deep blue.acai berries

Açai berries:
• 10 times the antioxidants as grapes.
• 2 times the antioxidants of blueberries.

 

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Case Studies

[1] Schuass, AG and others “Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceous mart. (acai)” j. Agric Food Chem., 2006 54 (22) 8604-10 1

[2] Del Pozo-Insfran D, Percival SS, Talcott ST. “Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) polyphenolics in their glycoside and aglycone forms induce apoptosis of HL-60 leukemia cells.” J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Feb 22;54(4):1222-9

 

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May 10, 2016 by admin 0 Comments

Inflammation (Immune System III) | AAI Smoothie Healing and Optimizing 5 (1)

Diminish Inflammation Through Smart Smoothie Making
(AAI Smoothie Healing and Optimizing)

Diminish inflammation using food as medicine. There are foods strong enough to reduce inflammation better than some prescription drugs. This is very important information to understand. See, a very impacting fact that most people don’t commonly know about is the following: at the root of every single disease, is inflammation. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, even AD-HD; all of these maladies can be linked to inflammation. It’s also thought to be the culprit behind the visible signs of aging. If we can diminish inflammation in the body it will help us to look and feel younger and, more importantly, keep the chronic disease at bay.

 

Click here to read the initial portion of this immune boosting smoothie series where we discuss the immune system as a whole and its many components and possible issues.

Diminish inflammationInflammation is part of our natural immune response. When the body is harmed, it sends lymph and white blood cells through the lymphatic system to flood the area of concern. This fluid uses chemical reactions to separate and remove harmful substances, restoring the cells back to their normal state.

While brief periods of inflammation, known as acute inflammation, work to heal the body, that extends for long periods of time (chronic inflammation) puts a strain on the circulatory and immune system, damages body tissues and destroys cells. Chronic inflammation can be attributed to a diet high in processed foods and/or to food sensitivities and allergies. Chronic inflammation makes the body more prone to contracting other illnesses and may even cause autoimmune disease: health problems that occur when the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the body.

Autoimmune diseases include:

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  • Celiac (Gluten) Disease
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Lupus
  • Anemia
  • Psoriasis
  • Arthritis
  • Type I Diabetes

…among others.

Eating properly can drastically reduce and reverse chronic inflammation while eating processed foods will do the opposite and cause its development. If you truly want to diminish in your body, the very first step is to stop eating fast food. Period.

Best Nutriment to Help Diminish Inflammation

  1. Spinach, blueberries, blackberries, cherriesDiminish Inflammation

These foods contain high levels of flavonoids: compounds known to reduce inflammation. They also contain high antioxidant levels.

  1. Avocado, cold-water fish, walnutsDiminish Inflammation

All contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to disrupt the cell signals that trigger inflammation; a great foundation to implement in our search to diminish inflammation.

  1. Pineapple, papayaDiminish Inflammation

Both fruits belong to the bromeliad family, and as such, contain the enzyme bromelain, which has been shown to reduce inflammatory responses.

  1. Diminish InflammationTurmeric

Renowned for its inflammatory properties, this spice contains curcumin: a compound known to interfere with chemicals that cause inflammation. It is helpful both when ingested and when applied topically to skin conditions or injuries.

TIP: Turmeric is not bioavailable when you consume it fresh and raw. Sadly a lot of people don’t know this Diminish Inflammationand they end up using it in their smoothies for no purpose other than to add a pungent flavor to their beverage with zero nutritional benefits. To fix this, you have to spice things up! Just add ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper to your smoothie (you won’t taste such a small amount). Just that little bit is sufficient to create a process in the liver that occupies and slows it down enough to allow the turmeric (curcumin) to be absorbed by the body. This is probably our strongest, the natural contender in our quest to diminish inflammation. 

If you scroll further down you will see all our delicious and effective science-based inflammation-reducing smoothies. However, before we get into any further nutritional aspects of guarding against inflammation, we want to point out another interesting Diminish Inflammationand very strong anti-inflammatory component that is so unbelievably misunderstood and misappropriated. Testosterone. In the current edition of the scientific journal FASEB Journal, there is a report on a recent study on low testosterone, which proved that testosterone therapy contributed significantly to the suppression of inflammation. Men are usually more muscular than women. They have deeper voices and more body hair and – men are less susceptible to inflammatory diseases and allergies than women. “It is mostly women who are affected by diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or asthma [all of which stem from persistent inflammation]”, Professor Dr. Oliver Werz from the Jena University explains. This is specifically due to the male sex hormones.

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Testosterone therapy can efficiently assist you with many areas of your life that you wouldn’t typically even think of. Many confuse testosterone as being just a “sex” hormone, inciting excessive energy levels and promoting muscle growth. This couldn’t be further from the truth. For both men and women, testosterone is essential for a normally functioning, healthy body and immune system. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic we help both men and women understand their hormone and testosterone levels. We are experts in treating both men and women and appropriating the exact protocol in a testosterone injections therapy to aid them in bringing their levels back to healthy ones. Call us. Let us help you find out what your testosterone levels look like. Then, if you are ready and interested, we will be able to explain the exact, individualized testosterone injections therapy protocol and it’s incorporated medications so you can ultimately decide if this is the path for you.

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