Functional Medicine

Obesity drugs have another superpower: taming inflammation

The blockbuster medications that reduce body weight also reduce inflammation in organs such as the brain, raising hopes that they can treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. By Mariana Lenharo Immune cells (purple, artificially coloured) can contribute to chronic inflammation.Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL The latest generation of anti-obesity drugs has taken the world by storm, thanks to their effectiveness at […]

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Roland Griffiths Reflects on Scientific Investigations of Psychedelic Awakening

https://www.lucid.news/roland-griffiths-reflects-on-scientific-investigations-of-psychedelic-awakening/ BY ANN HARRISON SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 Roland Griffith’s pioneering 2006 study examining the impact of psilocybin on healthy participants opened the door for a new era of scientific inquiry into psychedelics. Together with fellow researchers Bob Jesse, Una McCann and Bill Richards, Griffiths found that psilocybin could spark mystical experiences that had lasting personal meaning and spiritual

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Dementia Linked With Depression in Early and Middle Life

— Can better depression treatment reduce dementia risk? by Judy George, Deputy Managing Editor, MedPage Today July 24, 2023 FROM https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/105607 Depression diagnosed in early, middle, or late life more than doubled the risk for subsequent dementia, a study of 1.4 million people in Denmark showed. The overall hazard of all-cause dementia among people diagnosed with depression

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What are the differences between the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma devices?

    What are the differences between the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma devices? The question, “When should I use an alpha frequency and when should I use a gamma frequency?” is not new. In the context of brain photobiomodulation and Vielight products, this question refers to the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma

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Managing Depression as an Inflammatory Condition

Managing Depression as an Inflammatory Condition Lylen Ferris, ND | March 17, 2021 Patients with major depression have been found to exhibit increased peripheral blood inflammatory biomarkers, including inflammatory cytokines. Cytokines have been shown to access the brain and interact with virtually every pathophysiologic domain known to be involved in depression, including neurotransmitter synthesis and metabolism, neuroendocrine function, and neural plasticity. A

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New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C By Lorena Mongelli and Bruce GoldingMarch 24, 2020 | 5:04pm | Updated Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has

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