This is a continuation of a previous post comparing the cholesterol lowering abilities of a statin and a Ganaderma lucidium extract. Effect of experimental diets on intestinal phyla and the Lactobacillus genus This is figure 6 in the Meneses 2016 publication. Liberty was taken to add phylogenic classification of five members of the human… Continue reading Ganaderma lucidium and gut microbiome
A multi-center FGF21 clinical trial is conducted in the area for the use of a modified fibroblast growth factor 21 for the treatment of NASH with fibrosis. What is NASH? What is fibroblast growth factor 21? Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) is secreted by hepatocytes. FGF21 stimulates glucose uptake in differentiated adipocytes. The FGF21 Wikipedia… Continue reading FGF21 and NASH
Larrea tridentata, the creosote bush of the US Southwest, goes by many names: chaparral, greasewood, gobernadora, and hediondilla. I've been told that these bushes are responsible for the sweet smell that fills the air after monsoon storms. A good overview in 2010 Lü and coworkers at Baylor College of Medicine Houston published a short review… Continue reading NDGA and diet induced obesity
Aunt Fannie's has a essential oil based mosquito repellent that is worth trying. Aunt Fannies seems to keep away the mosquito that live in the over watered community that I also try to call home, if those insects would only let me! Many of us are in swimming pools a lot in the summer. … Continue reading Natural mosquito repellent
This blog explores teh terpene profile of Now n' Later and whether the terpenes match the medicinal claims.