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Epic cholesterol-lowering birthday pie

Mulberry to treat high cholesterol and lower blood glucose levels? This is a fantastic raw vegan cake made with an incredible source of antioxidants, the mulberry. Several studies demonstrated that this plant lowers LDL-cholesterol(the bad guy). This is due to two brother compounds, isoquercitrinand astragalin, contained in mulberries. The former,...

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Sativa vs Indica – get to know your Cannabis

Taxonomy, or classification and nomenclature of biology, is a science that might sound pedantic to most (think lenghty classification in latin) but it generates great interest when it comes to Cannabis. Medically, each strain produces different effects and therapeutic value due to a mixed terpenoid and cannabinoid profile. It is...

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Depression: what to eat to treat it

This Neurocooking episode brought from you by NatureGoingSmart.com. Here, we will show you why nutrition has such an important role in the chemistry of our brain and in particularly the best food to cure depression. The episode focuses on how to eat for beating depression. The information reported cite studies...

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Hallucinogenic substances: are they increasing creativity?

A long list of natural occurring hallucinogenic  alkaloids, such as mescaline, dimethyltryptamine (DMT) or psylocibin as well as the ergotamine-synthesised LSD have been object of countless books and music, to the point that, once A. Huxley opened “The doors of perception”, an entire generation followed and gave life to the psychedelic...

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Sativex: la via olistica per una salute migliore?

Sativex: Che cos’è? Sativex ®, dalle parole della casa farmaceutica produttrice GW Pharmaceuticals, è “la prima medicina da prescrizione alla cannabis al mondo“. Questa medicina contiene i due principi attivi che compongono la pianta di cannabis, Δ-9 THC (Delta-9-tetraidrocannabinolo) e CBD (cannabidiolo). La Sativex ® è stato autorizzato completamente in Gran Bretagna dal...

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Chemotherapeutics pain relief beyond THC: a novel mechanism

What is chemotherapy-induced neuropathy Evidences have shown that chemotherapeutics induce peripheral neuropathic pain, an hypersensitization of the conducting nerves characterized by shooting or burning sensation following gentle touch (which would not provoke pain in healthy individuals). This condition is also said allodynia, described as a lower threshold to pain, which...

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Raw cannabis juicing: a guide to the green elixir of life

Juicing is one of the simplest way to get an incredible high variety of vitamins and phytochemicals into your body without having to munch down hectares of fresh fruit and vegetables. Clearly this is a great advantage for most consumers, non-herbivores and children. It allows to rapidly ingest a vast...

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Alzheimer’s Disease medication: eat smartly & reduce its side effects

Each Alzheimer’s Disease medication comes with its side effects. Whilst you are on medication your body needs to have the best nutrients possible to balance the dysregulation in act. This brief guide will review what is best to eat depending on the type of medication you are on in order...

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Cupcakes: immune-boosting raw recipe

“Curcumin is the active ingredient in the traditional herbal remedy and dietary spice turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activity.” Its complex chemical structure present this spice the ability of influencing multiple signalling pathways, such as survival pathways...