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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #165 on: February 25, 2016, 01:05:35 AM »
ilinda, that's good to know!
I feel a lot of Americans need to work to heal their brains from poor diet and also to help them prevent Alzheimers. I am going to get some Ashwaganda.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspx

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« Reply #166 on: February 25, 2016, 01:08:25 AM »
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspxAnother Excerpts -

Ancient Herb for Alzheimer's...

The compound curcumin, which is found in the spice turmeric, is another notable herb for brain health. Recently revealed as effective in helping to stop the protein clumping that is the first step in diseases such as Parkinson's disease,5 past research has shown that curcumin may help inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta amyloids in the brain of Alzheimer's patients, as well as break up existing plaques.

Researchers determined:
•Curcumin is more effective in inhibiting the formation of the protein fragments than many other potential Alzheimer's treatments
•The low molecular weight and polar structure of curcumin allows it to penetrate the blood-brain barrier effectively and bind to beta amyloid
•Alzheimer's symptoms caused by inflammation and oxidation are eased by curcumin's powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

People with Alzheimer's tend to have higher levels of inflammation in their brains, and curcumin is most known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. The compound has been shown to influence the expression of more than 700 genes, and it can inhibit both the activity and the synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and 5-lipooxygenase (5-LOX), as well as other enzymes that modulate inflammation
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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #167 on: February 25, 2016, 06:59:37 AM »
ilinda, that's good to know!
I feel a lot of Americans need to work to heal their brains from poor diet and also to help them prevent Alzheimers. I am going to get some Ashwaganda.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspx
Kind of makes you want to grow Ashwaganda as a "houseplant".  So much we Westerners need to learn about our bodies and our entire world.

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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #168 on: February 27, 2016, 05:51:44 PM »
ilinda, that's good to know!
I feel a lot of Americans need to work to heal their brains from poor diet and also to help them prevent Alzheimers. I am going to get some Ashwaganda.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspx
Kind of makes you want to grow Ashwaganda as a "houseplant".  So much we Westerners need to learn about our bodies and our entire world.
Linda, I feel I definitely need to grow it... I don't want to suddenly loose my marbles or my memory...
I agree with you, we have much to learn, still from the Eastern world.
:)

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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #169 on: February 28, 2016, 03:28:06 PM »
ilinda, that's good to know!
I feel a lot of Americans need to work to heal their brains from poor diet and also to help them prevent Alzheimers. I am going to get some Ashwaganda.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspx
Kind of makes you want to grow Ashwaganda as a "houseplant".  So much we Westerners need to learn about our bodies and our entire world.
Linda, I feel I definitely need to grow it... I don't want to suddenly loose my marbles or my memory...
I agree with you, we have much to learn, still from the Eastern world.
:)
Glad you brought up the topic of memory.  Don't you think that there are many signs, way ahead of time, that the memory is going?  Or, maybe that the "mind" is going?  Here's why I say this.  When mom moved from FL to live on our farm, in 1994, I noticed a difference in her logic that I'd never seen before.  It was slightly out of kilter, or skewed, or somehow not quite right.  All else seemed the same.  I can give an example, but that's a good way to condense the idea I'm trying to convey.
But it was at least five years later that memory loss began to creep in, and in fact, shortly after a hard fall causing a frontal lobe injury, something known to be implicated in later dementia, (but not always) is when the memory loss really became obvious.  But because of her slightly flawed logic, I wonder if she was headed in the direction of memory loss anyway, but will never know. 

So, one clue might be altered and seemingly flawed logic (seemingly to others).  But I didn't start her on turmeric until after the memory loss became obvious.  Too late, no doubt.


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« Reply #170 on: February 29, 2016, 03:45:05 PM »
I have heard so much about rose hips that I am going to use it in my herbal treatments.  But I thought it grew wild and I was going to have to find it somewhere in the woods, but I found out you can order seeds for it and grow it on your property.  I'm pretty excited about this.

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« Reply #171 on: March 01, 2016, 07:44:51 AM »
I have heard so much about rose hips that I am going to use it in my herbal treatments.  But I thought it grew wild and I was going to have to find it somewhere in the woods, but I found out you can order seeds for it and grow it on your property.  I'm pretty excited about this.
Wild roses will have rose hips, so if you have wild roses in your new area, you're "in"!  IIRC, they are blooming by June around here in southern MO and on some roadsides they are profuse where they are far enough from the pavement and shoulder that they are never mowed and are allowed to bramble and be beautiful, especially where they are against a rock outcropping.

Good luck with growing them, but also with finding some wild ones as your backup.

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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #172 on: March 01, 2016, 08:18:32 AM »
ilinda, that's good to know!
I feel a lot of Americans need to work to heal their brains from poor diet and also to help them prevent Alzheimers. I am going to get some Ashwaganda.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspx
Kind of makes you want to grow Ashwaganda as a "houseplant".  So much we Westerners need to learn about our bodies and our entire world.
Linda, I feel I definitely need to grow it... I don't want to suddenly loose my marbles or my memory...
I agree with you, we have much to learn, still from the Eastern world.
:)
Glad you brought up the topic of memory.  Don't you think that there are many signs, way ahead of time, that the memory is going?  Or, maybe that the "mind" is going?  Here's why I say this.  When mom moved from FL to live on our farm, in 1994, I noticed a difference in her logic that I'd never seen before.  It was slightly out of kilter, or skewed, or somehow not quite right.  All else seemed the same.  I can give an example, but that's a good way to condense the idea I'm trying to convey.
But it was at least five years later that memory loss began to creep in, and in fact, shortly after a hard fall causing a frontal lobe injury, something known to be implicated in later dementia, (but not always) is when the memory loss really became obvious.  But because of her slightly flawed logic, I wonder if she was headed in the direction of memory loss anyway, but will never know. 

So, one clue might be altered and seemingly flawed logic (seemingly to others).  But I didn't start her on turmeric until after the memory loss became obvious.  Too late, no doubt.

Was your Mother diagnosed with Dementia?
Also Alzheimers? Just wondering, I hope you don't mind my asking.
My Father had Alzheimers and I saw some clues decades earlier but he was able to function and take care of the household bills and maintenance until he was well past 84. Then suddenly he wasn't able to do these things. He never did lose his ability to carry on a conversation, was still witty at times and remembered everyone...
You mention your Mother had a head injury, that's sad.
My Father had some lumber slip out of place and go onto onto his head, which gave him quite a jolt. After that the Alzheimers did show up more quickly...I mean it accelerated. He was able to continue taking supplements, Coenzyme Q10 until he had his system failing (atherosclerosis can suddenly bring about heart and kidney failure.) at that point he could no longer tolerate the supplements...
We are so grateful he manage to pretty much be himself up to the end...We feel he did pretty good nearly made it to 86. My Mother had forgetful spells but did not have Alzheimers and made it to age 90 without having to go to nursing care or the hospital... Honestly I do feel the Coenzyme Q10 and multiple supplements helped them do as well as they did, Bless them.
Getting back to Ashwagandha - anyone planning to grow some?
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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #173 on: March 04, 2016, 07:27:15 AM »
ilinda, that's good to know!
I feel a lot of Americans need to work to heal their brains from poor diet and also to help them prevent Alzheimers. I am going to get some Ashwaganda.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspx
Kind of makes you want to grow Ashwaganda as a "houseplant".  So much we Westerners need to learn about our bodies and our entire world.
Linda, I feel I definitely need to grow it... I don't want to suddenly loose my marbles or my memory...
I agree with you, we have much to learn, still from the Eastern world.
:)
Glad you brought up the topic of memory.  Don't you think that there are many signs, way ahead of time, that the memory is going?  Or, maybe that the "mind" is going?  Here's why I say this.  When mom moved from FL to live on our farm, in 1994, I noticed a difference in her logic that I'd never seen before.  It was slightly out of kilter, or skewed, or somehow not quite right.  All else seemed the same.  I can give an example, but that's a good way to condense the idea I'm trying to convey.
But it was at least five years later that memory loss began to creep in, and in fact, shortly after a hard fall causing a frontal lobe injury, something known to be implicated in later dementia, (but not always) is when the memory loss really became obvious.  But because of her slightly flawed logic, I wonder if she was headed in the direction of memory loss anyway, but will never know. 

So, one clue might be altered and seemingly flawed logic (seemingly to others).  But I didn't start her on turmeric until after the memory loss became obvious.  Too late, no doubt.

Was your Mother diagnosed with Dementia?
Also Alzheimers? Just wondering, I hope you don't mind my asking.
My Father had Alzheimers and I saw some clues decades earlier but he was able to function and take care of the household bills and maintenance until he was well past 84. Then suddenly he wasn't able to do these things. He never did lose his ability to carry on a conversation, was still witty at times and remembered everyone...
You mention your Mother had a head injury, that's sad.
My Father had some lumber slip out of place and go onto onto his head, which gave him quite a jolt. After that the Alzheimers did show up more quickly...I mean it accelerated. He was able to continue taking supplements, Coenzyme Q10 until he had his system failing (atherosclerosis can suddenly bring about heart and kidney failure.) at that point he could no longer tolerate the supplements...
We are so grateful he manage to pretty much be himself up to the end...We feel he did pretty good nearly made it to 86. My Mother had forgetful spells but did not have Alzheimers and made it to age 90 without having to go to nursing care or the hospital... Honestly I do feel the Coenzyme Q10 and multiple supplements helped them do as well as they did, Bless them.
Getting back to Ashwagandha - anyone planning to grow some?
Mom was diagnosed with dementia, but they never used the term Alzheimer's Disease.  She fell one day while en route to the mailbox, a 1/2-mile walk down the driveway.  She was always "in a hurry" and her doctor later even demonstrated for her how her center of gravity was out of kilter because the upper half of her body was always ahead of the rest! 
That altered center of gravity caused her to lurch forward when she fell, smacking her forehead flat on the ground, and she ended up with lots of bruises, etc., but nothing broken.  It was hubby who commented on how the dementia seemed to appear after that head injury and then a bit of research on dementia revealed a list of six or seven factors that seem to increase one's risk of dementia, one of which was a frontal lobe injury.  She did live to 92 and most of the years were good.

Your parents were equally lucky to be blessed with old age.

I tried to grow Astragulus and Ashwaghanda once (IIRÇ) and neither grew here.  IIRC the astragalus needs sandy soil and cannot recall about the Ashwagandha, but want to try again.  IIRC you mentioned wanting to have it or grow it.  Let us know how it goes.

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« Reply #174 on: March 06, 2016, 07:15:21 PM »
ilinda, that's good to know!
I feel a lot of Americans need to work to heal their brains from poor diet and also to help them prevent Alzheimers. I am going to get some Ashwaganda.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/07/ashwaganda-effect-on-alzheimers-disease.aspx
Kind of makes you want to grow Ashwaganda as a "houseplant".  So much we Westerners need to learn about our bodies and our entire world.
Linda, I feel I definitely need to grow it... I don't want to suddenly loose my marbles or my memory...
I agree with you, we have much to learn, still from the Eastern world.
:)
Glad you brought up the topic of memory.  Don't you think that there are many signs, way ahead of time, that the memory is going?  Or, maybe that the "mind" is going?  Here's why I say this.  When mom moved from FL to live on our farm, in 1994, I noticed a difference in her logic that I'd never seen before.  It was slightly out of kilter, or skewed, or somehow not quite right.  All else seemed the same.  I can give an example, but that's a good way to condense the idea I'm trying to convey.
But it was at least five years later that memory loss began to creep in, and in fact, shortly after a hard fall causing a frontal lobe injury, something known to be implicated in later dementia, (but not always) is when the memory loss really became obvious.  But because of her slightly flawed logic, I wonder if she was headed in the direction of memory loss anyway, but will never know. 

So, one clue might be altered and seemingly flawed logic (seemingly to others).  But I didn't start her on turmeric until after the memory loss became obvious.  Too late, no doubt.

Was your Mother diagnosed with Dementia?
Also Alzheimers? Just wondering, I hope you don't mind my asking.
My Father had Alzheimers and I saw some clues decades earlier but he was able to function and take care of the household bills and maintenance until he was well past 84. Then suddenly he wasn't able to do these things. He never did lose his ability to carry on a conversation, was still witty at times and remembered everyone...
You mention your Mother had a head injury, that's sad.
My Father had some lumber slip out of place and go onto onto his head, which gave him quite a jolt. After that the Alzheimers did show up more quickly...I mean it accelerated. He was able to continue taking supplements, Coenzyme Q10 until he had his system failing (atherosclerosis can suddenly bring about heart and kidney failure.) at that point he could no longer tolerate the supplements...
We are so grateful he manage to pretty much be himself up to the end...We feel he did pretty good nearly made it to 86. My Mother had forgetful spells but did not have Alzheimers and made it to age 90 without having to go to nursing care or the hospital... Honestly I do feel the Coenzyme Q10 and multiple supplements helped them do as well as they did, Bless them.
Getting back to Ashwagandha - anyone planning to grow some?
Mom was diagnosed with dementia, but they never used the term Alzheimer's Disease.  She fell one day while en route to the mailbox, a 1/2-mile walk down the driveway.  She was always "in a hurry" and her doctor later even demonstrated for her how her center of gravity was out of kilter because the upper half of her body was always ahead of the rest! 
That altered center of gravity caused her to lurch forward when she fell, smacking her forehead flat on the ground, and she ended up with lots of bruises, etc., but nothing broken.  It was hubby who commented on how the dementia seemed to appear after that head injury and then a bit of research on dementia revealed a list of six or seven factors that seem to increase one's risk of dementia, one of which was a frontal lobe injury.  She did live to 92 and most of the years were good.

Your parents were equally lucky to be blessed with old age.

I tried to grow Astragulus and Ashwaghanda once (IIRÇ) and neither grew here.  IIRC the astragalus needs sandy soil and cannot recall about the Ashwagandha, but want to try again.  IIRC you mentioned wanting to have it or grow it.  Let us know how it goes.

ilinda, thanks for sharing about your Mother. That is fortunate she had mostly good years and lived so long. That's a Blessing.
Thanks for the info...we have sandy soil here so maybe I can grow the Astragulus.
I haven't been good at growing things, I mean I haven't been getting to it. I know I have a natural green thumb but seems all my activities are not in that down to earth area... I have grown some things and they like, sprang out of the earth, so I know I have a feeling for it...
It is very healing, too...

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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #175 on: April 21, 2016, 04:00:39 AM »
http://www.fungi.com/  See Turkey Tail Mushroom

also: ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-stamets/mushrooms-cancer_b_1560691.html

Turkey Tail Mushrooms Help Immune System Fight Cancer 

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Re: Healing plants, herbs and foods
« Reply #176 on: April 21, 2016, 04:42:57 AM »
http://www.fungi.com/  See Turkey Tail Mushroom

also: ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-stamets/mushrooms-cancer_b_1560691.html

Turkey Tail Mushrooms Help Immune System Fight Cancer
One good thing is that these Turkey Tails are so common.  Very common.  I can't walk the woods without seeing some.

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« Reply #177 on: May 04, 2016, 01:08:12 AM »
http://www.fungi.com/  See Turkey Tail Mushroom

also: ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-stamets/mushrooms-cancer_b_1560691.html

Turkey Tail Mushrooms Help Immune System Fight Cancer
One good thing is that these Turkey Tails are so common.  Very common.  I can't walk the woods without seeing some.

That's wonderful!
I heard about them used to help cure cancer, from my third-born daughter Jessica. :)

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« Reply #178 on: April 04, 2017, 09:16:28 PM »
I found this article today:

"Ten of the Most Powerful All-Natural Antibiotics Known to Man" at https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia2/ciencia_healthyfood33.htm

They are:
Oregano Essential Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw Honey
Garlic
Colloidal Silver
Ginger Extract
Onion Extract
Horseradish Root
Habanero Peppers
Turmeric

 

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