Category Archives: Neurodegeneration

Is fasting Neuroprotective?

A number of therapeutic effects of energy restriction and fasting have been identified and these relate to a wide range of conditions, including mood disorders. The underlying mechanism for this appears to be a reduction in immune system activation and … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective Effects for Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus is a fungus used in traditional medicine, and studies suggest that it possesses a number of medicinal properties. These effects include mood elevating effects. The mood elevating effects of the fungus may stem from its neuroprotective ability. For … Continue reading

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Is Fasting Neuroprotective?

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) as  neuroprotective Agent

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a herbal remedy used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stress and nervous problems. The herb is an adaptogen, which means it can protect the consumer for changes to normal physiological homeostasis. In this role, ashwagandha can … Continue reading

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Silymarin as a Neuroprotective Agent

The milk thistle plant (Silymarin marianum) is a plant with a high antioxidant content. The seeds of the plant are particularly high in silymarin, a collective name for a group of flavonolignans. Around 50 to 70 % of silymarin is … Continue reading

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Huperzine: A Neuroprotective Agent?

Huperzine A is an alkaloid isolated from the plant Huperzia serrata. The plant is commonly called the toothed clubmoss, and is native to India and Southeast Asia. Evidence suggests that huperzine A is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. A number of studies … Continue reading

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Milk Thistle (Silymarin marianum): An Antioxidant and A Neuroprotective Agent

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Myo-Inositol: Little Known Carbohydrate

Myo-inositol is a phospholipid derived 6-carbon polyalcohol, sometimes grouped with the dietary carbohydrates because of its similarity in structure to the simple sugars. Myo-inositol is one of the structural isomers of inositol and is most commonly associated with the phospholipid … Continue reading

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Methyl Mercury: Blood Levels Rise With Fish Consumption

The typical Western diet contains too much omega-6 fat, and this causes an imbalance in the dietary and cellular omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio. The correct ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet is estimated … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Benefits Mental Health

The traditional Mediterranean diet is characterised by large intakes of whole grains, plant foods and red wine, as well as oily fish and lean meats. It addition the diet contains low levels of red and processed meat, and refined foods, … Continue reading

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