Author Archives: Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.

Panic Attacks: Possible Causes

Anxiety is a common disorder in the modern Western World, with estimates indicating that 7.3 % of people in the United States may be sufferers. A sudden and extreme (paroxysmal) form of anxiety is a panic attack. It has been … Continue reading

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Blood Glucose Control Affects Mood

With nutrition often the most obvious solutions to problems are overlooked. This is certainly the case with the link between blood glucose levels and mood. The brain is a highly complex organ, and one that uses a large amount of … Continue reading

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Kasani (Cichorium intybus): More Evidence of Liver Protection

Kasani (Cichorium intybus), also known as chicory, is a perenial heraceous plant that contains a number of important phytochemical groups that show medicianl properties. Theses include sesquiterpene lactones (including lactucin, lactucopicrin, 8-desoxy lactucin, guaianolid glycosides, including chicoroisides B and C … Continue reading

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Sweeteners Sweeteners Everywhere

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Stress: How Does It Cause Mood Changes?

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Kasani (Cichorium intybus) for Liver Protection

Kasani (Cichorium intybus) is a herb that has traditionally been used as a general liver tonic in Ayurvedic medicine. The ability of kasani to protect the liver is well documented. For example in animals studies, extracts of kasani are able … Continue reading

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Kasani (Cichorium intybus): Liver Protective Herb

Kasani (Cichorium intybus) is a common herb also known a chicory, blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, horseweed or wild bachelor’s button. Kasani possesses a flower with a stem that can reach 100 cm, and the flower heads … Continue reading

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Himsra: Liver Protective Herb (More Evidence)

Himsra (Capparis sepiaria) is a herb that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine. Himsra has a number of physiological effects that relate to its antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity. These properties give the herb a beneficial … Continue reading

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Liver Protection: Himsra (Capparis spinosa)

Himsra (Capparis spinosa) is a perennial plant that grows mainly in the Middle East, East Africa and parts of Central and Southern Asia. Himsra can also be found growing in parts of Europe, usually in similar locations to those that … Continue reading

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Turmeric: A Spice With Healing Properties

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice that has been used historically in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric belongs to the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family of plants, and as with ginger, the rhizome or root of the plant is prized for … Continue reading

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