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Curry Spice Reduces Oxidative Damage and Amyloid Pathology Nov 15, 2015

Abstract Inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients is characterized by increased cytokines and activated microglia. Epidemiological studies suggest reduced AD risk associates with long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Whereas chronic ibuprofen suppressed inflammation and plaque-related pathology in an Alzheimer transgenic APPSw mouse model (Tg2576), excessive use of NSAIDs targeting cyclooxygenase I can cause…

Curcumin Inhibits Formation of Amyloid Beta Oligomers Nov 11, 2015

Gregory M Cole talks with ScienceWatch.com and answers a few questions about this month’s Fast Moving Fronts paper in the field of Biology & Biochemistry. Article: Curcumin inhibits formation of amyloid beta oligomers and fibrils, binds plaques, and reduces amyloid in vivo Article: Curcumin inhibits formation of amyloid beta oligomers and fibrils, binds plaques, and…

Effects of Curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer’s Disease Nov 10, 2015

  Click diagram to enlarge.   Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2008 Jan-Mar; 11(1): 13–19. doi:  10.4103/0972-2327.40220 PMCID: PMC2781139 The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer’s disease: An overview Shrikant Mishra and Kalpana Palanivelu Department of Neurology, VA/USC 16111, Sepulveda, CA, USA For correspondence: Shrikant Mishra, Department of Neurology, VA/USC 16111, Plummer Street, Sepulveda, CA, 91343…

New Study Shows Active Ingredient in Neurcumin Helps Heart Nov 08, 2015

Curcumin improves heart function, survival after CPR By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS  The active ingredient in the spice turmeric, called curcumin, may help shield the heart from damage after cardiac arrest and resuscitation, according to two animal studies presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015. In the first study, researchers evenly divided 24…

You Are What You Eat Oct 09, 2015

                    You Are What You Eat                          By Dr. Nasser Razack A healthy diet and lifestyle are vital to warding off a number of diseases, including heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke and even Alzheimer’s disease….

How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian Dec 13, 2011

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Brain health and well-being among benefits of Neurcumin Oct 22, 2011

You may take all sorts of “healthy” supplements on a daily basis, some to help with memory or as a brain booster, others to boost your immune system, or perhaps some to support brain health. There can be problems with taking so many pills. In addition to the fact that some people find it difficult to swallow so…

Are apples the latest (oldest) superfood? Oct 17, 2011

The fact that apples are healthy probably comes as no surprise. The old proverb that states: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is one we’ve all heard and consider to be axiomatic. It is a fruit, after all. While some fruits such as blueberries and the acai berry have suddenly become popular as…

SPECIAL REPORT from Nasser Razack, MD Neurointerventionalist Sep 22, 2011

As a neurointerventionalist I specialize in diseases that affect the brain, such as strokes, cerebral aneurysms, and Alzheimer’s disease. To keep it simple I refer to myself as a “brain plumber.” What I do is unclog arteries for stroke victims, and I repair blood vessels for people who have suffered an aneurysm. The common thread…