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Could probiotics restore microbiome imbalance linked to autoimmune disorder? UCLA and Oslo University Probiotics might help restore gut bacterial imbalance in patients with systemic sclerosis, says a new study looking at gastrointestinal bacterial compositions in two geographically-distinct populations suffering from the autoimmune disorder. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which impacts the body’s connective tissue. It is an uncommon condition that results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels.The study ran across the US and Norway and found that Norwegians and Americans with systemic sclerosis had higher levels of bacteria which can cause inflammation and lower levels of bacteria which are said to protect against inflammation compared to those not suffering from systemic sclerosis.The study found that those with systemic sclerosis had significantly lower levels of gut bacteria which is thought to protect against inflammation, such as Bacteroides.They were also found to have higher amounts of bacteria which promote inflammation, such as Fusobacterium, in comparison to those without systemic sclerosis.The study suggests that probiotics may aid restoring gut bacterial balance in those suffering from systemic sclerosis.   Caraway extract shows slimming potential for women University of Malaya (Malaysia), 

An aqueous extract of caraway seeds may suppress appetite and help slim waistlines and thighs in physically active women, says a new study.

Data published in Phytotherapy Research indicated that 90 days of supplementation with the caraway (Carum carvi L.) extract led to significant reductions in waist circumference of 6.2 cm and thigh circumference of 5.4 cm, compared to baseline levels. No significant waist reductions were recorded in the placebo group.

‚ÄúThis study showed that the consumption of 30‚ÄČmL/day CAE [caraway aqueous extract] may result in reasonable anti-obesity effects,‚Ä̬†wrote the researchers.¬†‚ÄúMost likely, this occurs through a combination of four major bioactivities, including anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, together with the appetite-suppressing activity.

Scientists from the University of Malaya (Malaysia), Shahid Beheshti University of¬†Medical¬†Sciences (Iran), and Natural Products Inc (USA) recruited 70 aerobically trained, overweight, and obese women to participate in their triple-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study. The women ‚Äď who were instructed to not change their diet or physical activity ‚Äď were randomly assigned to receive either the caraway extract or placebo for 90 days.

Results showed that women in the caraway group had significant reductions in both appetite levels and carbohydrate intake compared with the placebo group.

Commenting on the potential bioactives compounds responsible for the effects, the researchers note that caraway seed extracts contain volatile compounds such as limonene, gamma-terpinene, trans-carveol, carvone, thymol, and carvacrol.

Friends Provide Better Pain Relief Than Morphine, Oxford University Study Reveals

Oxford University

Recent studies have explored the science behind friendships and discovered that there are actually measurable differences between people who have strong, healthy social networks and those who don’t. In particular, people with strong friend connections were found to experience significantly better states of physical and mental health.

‚ÄúPeople with social support have fewer cardiovascular problems and immune problems, and lower levels of¬†cortisol ‚ÄĒ a stress hormone,‚ÄĚ says Tasha R. Howe, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Humboldt State University.

Adding to the growing research on the benefits of friendship, a recent study conducted by researchers at Oxford University established that people with more friends have higher pain tolerance. 

The study was designed to use pain tolerance to test the brain’s endorphin activity. The researchers theorised that people with larger social networks would, as a result, have higher pain tolerance. The findings of the study supported their theory in that it showed that indeed, strong social connections were correlated with higher pain tolerance.

As mentioned in the final statement it is not just the size of our social network that is important to our wellbeing, but the quality of the friendships that matters as well. With the advent of the internet modern society is changing quickly, and our interactions are increasingly occurring online. Even though the internet can be a great way to connect with likeminded people, online friends just aren‚Äôt the same as those we can actually sit with and look directly in the eye when we communicate‚Äďand a digital hug is just nowhere near as good as a real one!¬†

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5. SHOCKING! Assad Spills Truth About Ukraine Conflict and NATO by Richard Medhurst (11:50)

Could probiotics restore microbiome imbalance linked to autoimmune disorder? UCLA and Oslo University Probiotics might help restore gut bacterial imbalance in patients with systemic sclerosis, says a new study looking at gastrointestinal bacterial compositions in two geographically-distinct populations suffering from the autoimmune disorder. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which impacts the body’s connective tissue. It is an uncommon condition that results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels.The study ran across the US and Norway and found that Norwegians and Americans with systemic sclerosis had higher levels of bacteria which can cause inflammation and lower levels of bacteria which are said to protect against inflammation compared to those not suffering from systemic sclerosis.The study found that those with systemic sclerosis had significantly lower levels of gut bacteria which is thought to protect against inflammation, such as Bacteroides.They were also found to have higher amounts of bacteria which promote inflammation, such as Fusobacterium, in comparison to those without systemic sclerosis.The study suggests that probiotics may aid restoring gut bacterial balance in those suffering from systemic sclerosis.   Caraway extract shows slimming potential for women University of Malaya (Malaysia), 

An aqueous extract of caraway seeds may suppress appetite and help slim waistlines and thighs in physically active women, says a new study.

Data published in Phytotherapy Research indicated that 90 days of supplementation with the caraway (Carum carvi L.) extract led to significant reductions in waist circumference of 6.2 cm and thigh circumference of 5.4 cm, compared to baseline levels. No significant waist reductions were recorded in the placebo group.

‚ÄúThis study showed that the consumption of 30‚ÄČmL/day CAE [caraway aqueous extract] may result in reasonable anti-obesity effects,‚Ä̬†wrote the researchers.¬†‚ÄúMost likely, this occurs through a combination of four major bioactivities, including anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, together with the appetite-suppressing activity.

Scientists from the University of Malaya (Malaysia), Shahid Beheshti University of¬†Medical¬†Sciences (Iran), and Natural Products Inc (USA) recruited 70 aerobically trained, overweight, and obese women to participate in their triple-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study. The women ‚Äď who were instructed to not change their diet or physical activity ‚Äď were randomly assigned to receive either the caraway extract or placebo for 90 days.

Results showed that women in the caraway group had significant reductions in both appetite levels and carbohydrate intake compared with the placebo group.

Commenting on the potential bioactives compounds responsible for the effects, the researchers note that caraway seed extracts contain volatile compounds such as limonene, gamma-terpinene, trans-carveol, carvone, thymol, and carvacrol.

Friends Provide Better Pain Relief Than Morphine, Oxford University Study Reveals

Oxford University

Recent studies have explored the science behind friendships and discovered that there are actually measurable differences between people who have strong, healthy social networks and those who don’t. In particular, people with strong friend connections were found to experience significantly better states of physical and mental health.

‚ÄúPeople with social support have fewer cardiovascular problems and immune problems, and lower levels of¬†cortisol ‚ÄĒ a stress hormone,‚ÄĚ says Tasha R. Howe, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Humboldt State University.

Adding to the growing research on the benefits of friendship, a recent study conducted by researchers at Oxford University established that people with more friends have higher pain tolerance. 

The study was designed to use pain tolerance to test the brain’s endorphin activity. The researchers theorised that people with larger social networks would, as a result, have higher pain tolerance. The findings of the study supported their theory in that it showed that indeed, strong social connections were correlated with higher pain tolerance.

As mentioned in the final statement it is not just the size of our social network that is important to our wellbeing, but the quality of the friendships that matters as well. With the advent of the internet modern society is changing quickly, and our interactions are increasingly occurring online. Even though the internet can be a great way to connect with likeminded people, online friends just aren‚Äôt the same as those we can actually sit with and look directly in the eye when we communicate‚Äďand a digital hug is just nowhere near as good as a real one!¬†

Videos:

1.¬†Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla explains Pfizer's new tech to Davos crowd¬†(0:25) 2.¬†You'll Never See This on Tell Lie Vision¬†(2:19) 3.¬†Jimmy Dore-¬†¬†TV War ‚ÄúExperts‚ÄĚ Revealed As Paid Shills For Weapons Manufacturers¬†¬†(only first 6:00)

5. SHOCKING! Assad Spills Truth About Ukraine Conflict and NATO by Richard Medhurst (11:50)

Fri May 20, 2022 18:37
Blueberries can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with high blood pressure

Colorado State University, May 19 2022

Consuming blueberries can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with high blood pressure, according to new research by Colorado State University faculty member Sarah Ardanuy Johnson.

Consumption of 22 grams of freeze dried blueberry powder (equivalent to about 1 cup of fresh blueberries) mixed with water taken daily for 12 weeks improved the function of the inner lining of blood vessels (called the endothelium), according to preliminary findings of a study.

They performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm clinical trial in 43 estrogen-deficient postmenopausal women aged 45-65 years with elevated blood pressure or stage 1-hypertension. Johnson’s research team used freeze-dried blueberries to retain the polyphenols as much as possible, and to allow for the study to be double-blind, meaning that neither the investigators nor the study participants knew whether they were getting the treatment (blueberry) or placebo. 

Johnson said the team observed increases in blood metabolites that are products of metabolism of anthocyanins (polyphenols found in blueberries that give them their blue color) and metabolism of polyphenols by the gut microbiome. 

Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children

Ohio State University, May 20, 2022

Here’s a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.

Results showed that kids who consumed more fruits and vegetables showed less severe symptoms of inattention, said Irene Hatsu, associate professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University.

The study that evaluated the effectiveness of the supplement showed that children who took the micronutrients were three times as likely to show significant improvement in their ADHD and emotional dysregulation symptoms than those who took a placebo. 

Higher dose of melatonin improved sleep in older adults

Harvard University, May 19, 2022

In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to a placebo.

Researchers conducted the study in 24 healthy, older adults to evaluate whether a high-doseor a low-dose melatonin supplement could improve sleep. The team found that the higher dose had a significant impact, increasing total sleep time compared to placebo by more than 15 minutes for nighttime sleep and by half an hour for daytime sleep. Results are published in the Journal of Pineal Research. 

The body naturally produces the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate a person’s sleep-wake cycle with night and day. Melatonin levels peak at night. But among older people, levels of the hormone are often lower.

The team found that the low dose of melatonin did not lead to a statistically significant change in overall sleep time and that the changes that were seen were when sleep was scheduled during the biological day. Participants taking the 5 mg dose had a significant increase in total sleep time and sleep efficiency regardless of whether sleep was scheduled during the day or night.

Sound Waves Boost Older Adult’s Memory, Deep Sleep

Northwestern University, May 14, 2022

Gentle sound stimulation‚ÄĒsuch as the rush of a waterfall‚ÄĒsynchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words.¬†This is according to a Northwestern Medicine study.

Deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation. But beginning in middle age, deep sleep decreases substantially, which scientists believe contributes to memory loss in aging.

The sound stimulation significantly enhanced deep sleep in participants and their scores on a memory test.

The degree of slow wave sleep enhancement was related to the degree of memory improvement, suggesting slow wave sleep remains important for memory, even in old age.

Mulberry extract may ‚Äėactivate‚Äô brown fat, help treat obesity Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 9, 2022 Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences say obesity can be treated by using a natural compound in mulberries that ‚Äúactivates‚ÄĚ brown fat.The compound, known as rutin, was found to have weight loss properties in a study published in¬†The FASEB Journal. Researchers say this may not only be able to help treat obesity, but related diseases associated with excessive weight gain.‚ÄĚThe beneficial effects of rutin on BAT-mediated metabolic improvement have evoked a substantial interest in the potential treatment for obesity and its related diseases, such as diabetes,‚ÄĚ researcher Wan-Zhu Jin said in a press release.¬†During the experiment, supplemental rutin was added to the drinking water of both groups. Researchers observed improved glucose homeostasis in both cohorts.¬†The investigators concluded the rutin improved metabolic functions in the mice. Scientists are confident similar remedies can be used to treat obesity in humans. Psychedelic drugs promote neural plasticity in rats and flies

University of California Davis, May 12, 2022 

Psychedelic drugs may have mind-altering powers in the physical sense, too. A new study, published in the journal Cell Reports, found psychedelics, specifically DOI, DMT, and LSD, can change brain cells in rats and flies, making neurons more likely to branch out and connect with one another. The work supports the theory that psychedelics could help to fight depression, anxiety, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

‚ÄúThese are some of the most powerful compounds known to affect brain function, it‚Äôs very obvious to me that we should understand how they work,‚ÄĚ says senior author David E. Olson, assistant professor at the University of California, Davis.

The idea that depression stems from imbalanced brain chemistry remains popular, but recent studies have revealed evidence that depression manifests as structural changes in brain circuits or atrophy in parts of the brain. This doesn‚Äôt mean neurons die off during depression, but that neurites retract. Neurites are the sections‚ÄĒeither axons or dendrites‚ÄĒof a neuron that project out to bridge the gap between two neurons at the synapse to facilitate communication.

‚ÄúOne of the hallmarks of depression is that the neurites in the prefrontal cortex‚ÄĒa key brain region that regulates emotion, mood, and anxiety‚ÄĒthose neurites tend to shrivel up,‚ÄĚ says Olson. These brain changes also appear in cases of anxiety, addiction, and¬†post-traumatic stress disorder.

In their paper, Olson and colleagues tested psychedelics and showed some psychedelics tested, including LSD, proved to be more potent and efficacious in promoting neurite growth.

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Blueberries can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with high blood pressure

Colorado State University, May 19 2022

Consuming blueberries can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with high blood pressure, according to new research by Colorado State University faculty member Sarah Ardanuy Johnson.

Consumption of 22 grams of freeze dried blueberry powder (equivalent to about 1 cup of fresh blueberries) mixed with water taken daily for 12 weeks improved the function of the inner lining of blood vessels (called the endothelium), according to preliminary findings of a study.

They performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm clinical trial in 43 estrogen-deficient postmenopausal women aged 45-65 years with elevated blood pressure or stage 1-hypertension. Johnson’s research team used freeze-dried blueberries to retain the polyphenols as much as possible, and to allow for the study to be double-blind, meaning that neither the investigators nor the study participants knew whether they were getting the treatment (blueberry) or placebo. 

Johnson said the team observed increases in blood metabolites that are products of metabolism of anthocyanins (polyphenols found in blueberries that give them their blue color) and metabolism of polyphenols by the gut microbiome. 

Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children

Ohio State University, May 20, 2022

Here’s a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.

Results showed that kids who consumed more fruits and vegetables showed less severe symptoms of inattention, said Irene Hatsu, associate professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University.

The study that evaluated the effectiveness of the supplement showed that children who took the micronutrients were three times as likely to show significant improvement in their ADHD and emotional dysregulation symptoms than those who took a placebo. 

Higher dose of melatonin improved sleep in older adults

Harvard University, May 19, 2022

In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to a placebo.

Researchers conducted the study in 24 healthy, older adults to evaluate whether a high-doseor a low-dose melatonin supplement could improve sleep. The team found that the higher dose had a significant impact, increasing total sleep time compared to placebo by more than 15 minutes for nighttime sleep and by half an hour for daytime sleep. Results are published in the Journal of Pineal Research. 

The body naturally produces the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate a person’s sleep-wake cycle with night and day. Melatonin levels peak at night. But among older people, levels of the hormone are often lower.

The team found that the low dose of melatonin did not lead to a statistically significant change in overall sleep time and that the changes that were seen were when sleep was scheduled during the biological day. Participants taking the 5 mg dose had a significant increase in total sleep time and sleep efficiency regardless of whether sleep was scheduled during the day or night.

Sound Waves Boost Older Adult’s Memory, Deep Sleep

Northwestern University, May 14, 2022

Gentle sound stimulation‚ÄĒsuch as the rush of a waterfall‚ÄĒsynchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words.¬†This is according to a Northwestern Medicine study.

Deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation. But beginning in middle age, deep sleep decreases substantially, which scientists believe contributes to memory loss in aging.

The sound stimulation significantly enhanced deep sleep in participants and their scores on a memory test.

The degree of slow wave sleep enhancement was related to the degree of memory improvement, suggesting slow wave sleep remains important for memory, even in old age.

Mulberry extract may ‚Äėactivate‚Äô brown fat, help treat obesity Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 9, 2022 Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences say obesity can be treated by using a natural compound in mulberries that ‚Äúactivates‚ÄĚ brown fat.The compound, known as rutin, was found to have weight loss properties in a study published in¬†The FASEB Journal. Researchers say this may not only be able to help treat obesity, but related diseases associated with excessive weight gain.‚ÄĚThe beneficial effects of rutin on BAT-mediated metabolic improvement have evoked a substantial interest in the potential treatment for obesity and its related diseases, such as diabetes,‚ÄĚ researcher Wan-Zhu Jin said in a press release.¬†During the experiment, supplemental rutin was added to the drinking water of both groups. Researchers observed improved glucose homeostasis in both cohorts.¬†The investigators concluded the rutin improved metabolic functions in the mice. Scientists are confident similar remedies can be used to treat obesity in humans. Psychedelic drugs promote neural plasticity in rats and flies

University of California Davis, May 12, 2022 

Psychedelic drugs may have mind-altering powers in the physical sense, too. A new study, published in the journal Cell Reports, found psychedelics, specifically DOI, DMT, and LSD, can change brain cells in rats and flies, making neurons more likely to branch out and connect with one another. The work supports the theory that psychedelics could help to fight depression, anxiety, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

‚ÄúThese are some of the most powerful compounds known to affect brain function, it‚Äôs very obvious to me that we should understand how they work,‚ÄĚ says senior author David E. Olson, assistant professor at the University of California, Davis.

The idea that depression stems from imbalanced brain chemistry remains popular, but recent studies have revealed evidence that depression manifests as structural changes in brain circuits or atrophy in parts of the brain. This doesn‚Äôt mean neurons die off during depression, but that neurites retract. Neurites are the sections‚ÄĒeither axons or dendrites‚ÄĒof a neuron that project out to bridge the gap between two neurons at the synapse to facilitate communication.

‚ÄúOne of the hallmarks of depression is that the neurites in the prefrontal cortex‚ÄĒa key brain region that regulates emotion, mood, and anxiety‚ÄĒthose neurites tend to shrivel up,‚ÄĚ says Olson. These brain changes also appear in cases of anxiety, addiction, and¬†post-traumatic stress disorder.

In their paper, Olson and colleagues tested psychedelics and showed some psychedelics tested, including LSD, proved to be more potent and efficacious in promoting neurite growth.

Videos :

1.¬†Whoa! Rand Paul spitting truth bombs like a rocket launcher 2.¬†Preparing for ūĚíēūĚíČūĚíÜ ūĚĎ≠ūĚíĖūĚíēūĚíĖūĚíďūĚíÜ OFF-GRID‚ĶBY Chris Hampton of¬†Wolf Clan Media¬†(30:00) 3.¬†The Great Reset | Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film ‚Äď By :¬†Zachary Denman¬†(3:57) 4.¬†Bertrand Russell ‚Äď Message To Future Generations (1959) 5.¬†How Propagandists Co-Opted ‚ÄėFact-Checkers‚Äô and the Press to Control the Information Landscape¬†¬†‚Ästfive-time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson

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