Chickpeas, carrots and raisins are seasoned with star anise, galangal, turmeric, cinnamon, zataar and cayenne pepper in this exotic one pot wonder. Try it atop brown rice or with flatbread on the side.
Grilling pineapple gives the fruit a lovely hint of smoke, while lime balances the sweet with sour citrus and jalapeño packs a spicy punch. Serve this summertime salsa atop your favorite bean burgers, salads and tacos.
Crisp persimmons bring a crunch to this salad as crumbled goat cheese contrasts with its creamy rich texture. The earthiness of roasted beets is complimented by a hazelnut vinaigrette served on a bed of tender baby spinach.
Ultrasonic bug zappers don't help ward off bedbugs
It sure is tempting: Just plug in a device and let sound waves keep bedbugs and other creepy-crawlies away, without pesticides or expensive exterminator bills. Unfortunately, those ultrasonic bug repellent devices marketed on late-night TV and sold online don't work,...
Split peas are sautéed with onions, garlic and bell peppers, then seasoned with paprika, cumin and chipotle chilies. This versatile stir fry is delicious as a sandwich on a whole wheat bun, but can also be served atop pasta or brown rice.
Gut Pharmacomicrobiomics: the tip of an iceberg of complex interactions between drugs and gut-associated microbes
The influence of resident gut microbes on xenobiotic metabolism has been investigated at different levels throughout the past five decades. However, with the advance in sequencing and pyrotagging technologies, addressing the influence of microbes on xenobiotics had to evolve from assessing direct metabolic effects on toxins and botanicals by conventional culture-based techniques to elucidating the role of community composition on drugs metabolic profiles through DNA sequence-based phylogeny and metagenomics. Following the completion of the Human Genome Project, the rapid, substantial growth of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) opens new horizons for studying how microbiome compositional and functional variations affect drug action, fate, and toxicity (pharmacomicrobiomics), notably in the human gut. The HMP continues to characterize the microbial communities associated with the human gut, determine whether there is a common gut microbiome profile shared among healthy humans, and investigate the effect of its alterations on health. Here, we offer a glimpse into the known effects of the gut microbiota on xenobiotic metabolism, with emphasis on cases where microbiome variations lead to different therapeutic outcomes. We discuss a few examples representing how the microbiome interacts with human metabolic enzymes in the liver and intestine. In addition, we attempt to envisage a roadmap for the future implications of the HMP on therapeutics and personalized medicine.
Renal transplantation is best treatment option for improving quality of life in people with late-stage chronic kidney disease
In people with late-stage chronic kidney disease, renal transplantation is the best treatment option to improve quality of life, but for those receiving dialysis, home-based automated peritoneal dialysis (in which fluids are infused into the abdominal cavity and can be done nightly at home) provides a better quality of life than continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (a type of dialysis performed continuously throughout the day), according to a study by Australian researchers.
DEHP: A softener for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a plastic polymer used in a wide array of products. Unplasticized PVC is hard and brittle at room temperature. A plasticizer (softener) is typically added to increase the flexibility of the polymer. DEHP is the plasticizer for most PVC medical devices.
Devices that may contain DEHP-plasticized PVC include:
intravenous (IV) bags and tubing, umbilical artery catheters, blood bags and infusion tubing, enteral nutrition feeding bags, nasogastric tubes, peritoneal dialysis bags and tubing, tubing used in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures, tubing used in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and tubing used during hemodialysis.
Everyone is exposed to small levels of DEHP in everyday life. However, some individuals can be exposed to high levels of DEHP through certain medical procedures. DEHP can leach out of plastic medical devices into solutions that come in contact with the plastic. The amount of DEHP that will leach out depends on the temperature, the lipid content of the liquid, and the duration of contact with the plastic. Seriously ill individuals often require more than one of these procedures, thus exposing them to even higher levels of DEHP.
Exposure to DEHP has produced a range of adverse effects in laboratory animals. Of greatest concern are the effects on the development of the male reproductive system and the production of normal sperm in young animals.
DEHP is the abbreviation for di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate.
Rather than putting your body through harsh fasts or detox programs, take a gentle approach to cleansing and detoxifying your body with an herbal fiber supplement. Fiber works to slowly yet thoroughly cleanse the digestive system without disrupting daily life.
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Prescription for Nutritional Healing By Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the most thorough drug-free guide to managing chronic conditions I have ever come across. It is an 800 page, A to Z, guide providing alternative and holistic approaches to almost every common disease. I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially practicing dietitians, looking to expand their holistic knowledge. If you, like me, consistently counsel patients not responding to or interested in Western Medicine, then this is your answer.