Oxidative damage to cells is associated with aging and the development of chronic diseases.
Ursolic acid found to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-apoptotic and anti-carcinogenic effects.
What’s the connection?
Harnessing Our Innate Endocannabinoid System to Conquer Alzheimer’s Disease
Copper and estrogen exist in the body in a direct relationship. When estrogen increases, copper increases as well. Ceruloplasmin, the protein that binds to copper, should also increase with these levels, but its efficiency can decline over time. When ceruloplasmin is not functioning efficiently, it does not pick up free radicals in the body. Those free radicals are allowed to roam around and can cause oxidative stress, and then diseases can develop.
Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital recently discovered a “strong link” between vitamin D levels and opioid addiction.
Researchers at University of Queensland found that the venom of the deadly funnel web spider can actually be an important resource for medical treatment. A protein in the venom, Hi1a, can reduce brain damage from strokes and block the “death signal” of heart attacks.
Gut Health and Strokes
It's not just a gut feeling. There is tangible evidence that CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is either accompanied or caused by gram negative enterobacteria that migrates through the gut wall. Normally kept in check by tight gap junctions in the intestines, these enterobacteria translocate easily through a permeable mucosa membrane causing elevated IgM and IgA markers for endotoxins in the blood. This in turn causes systemic oxidative stress.
What do these neurodegenerative diseases share in common?