7 Tips to Biohack Your Way to Better Health

by Jessica Smith

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Have you heard of biohacking? It is a relatively new approach that has been around for several decades but has become more popular over recent years. 

Biohacking focuses on using the biology of the human body to improve and maintain optimal health. The idea is to adapt your lifestyle so that it fits your natural body processes. Thanks to that, you will feel better, have more energy, and enhance your physical and optimal performance.

Although monitoring what you eat is one of the staples of biohacking, you should also optimize your actions and thoughts. These changes you make to your lifestyle are called “hacks,” which is how biohacking got its name.

Figure Out Which Foods Suit You

Each person is unique, and the same applies to the human body. Eating the same food will affect two people differently. One of them might not feel different, but others may feel bloated or have stomach issues.

It is why you should discover the foods that bother you and eliminate them from your nutrition. The experts call this an elimination diet, and these are the steps you should take:

  • Avoid eating peanuts, dairy, soy, gluten, and corn for at least three weeks. These are the most frequent allergens, but you can feel free to add any other food to the list, too.

  • After the three weeks go by, add the eliminated foods to your nutrition one by one. It shouldn’t take more than 2-3 days to figure out if a particular food is causing you problems. If that is the case, you should get rid of it once and for all.

It will take a bit of trial and error until you optimize your nutrition, but it will be a lifestyle change that will positively affect your long-term health. 

Intermittent Fasting

Many say that this is the most effective recipe for optimizing blood weight and getting your blood sugar and digestion in order. 

The idea of intermittent fasting is to monitor not only what you eat, but also when you eat. The most frequent approach is not eating for at least 12 hours each day, although you can feel free to increase the period to 16 hours. Here is how that works – for example, you eat until 8 PM today and then stop until 8 PM tomorrow. 

Some people also use the alternate-day approach, which means you normally eat one day, and then only consume up to 500 calories the next day. However, this approach is a bit more demanding, which is why beginners should stick to the previous one. 

Supplement Stacking

If you have any experience in bodybuilding, you are probably familiar with this term. The goal is to add a proper combination of supplements to your nutrition. Make sure to use products of reliable brands like Teragon Labs and choose formulas that you use carefully. 

Feel free to include amino acids, minerals, vitamins, steroids, and any other formulas. Biohacking experts suggest that you should also include a nootropic formula, which aims to boost your brain health and performance. However, it is vital to ensure that the supplements fit well with each other. You don’t want to risk any side effects resulting from improper mixes. Moreover, it is only by coming up with the right combo that you can maximize the effects of each product.

Physical Activity

You already know the importance of the physical activity. Moreover, you may be working out and using testosterone to boost your muscles. It is great that you are exercising, but we are talking about adding physical activity to every area of your life.

For example, if you spend eight hours sitting at work, that is not healthy. An excellent hack is to get a standing desk, or even a treadmill if you want to combine work and exercise. Keep in mind to optimize your posture, and pick shoes that are comfortable. You also want to ensure that you take breaks, which means you should alternate sitting and standing every hour.

Make Sure You Get a Good Rest

You don’t have to be an expert to know that sleep is extremely important for a human body. While it is vital to get enough sleep, you also want to focus on its quality. That is why you should turn off the light in your bedroom. Furthermore, it would be best if it is completely dark, so consider blackout curtains.

Buy a simple alarm clock to wake you up in the morning, and leave your cellphone in the other room. Also, make sure that the temperature is optimal – you should keep it around 64F.

Walk Barefoot

Remember how it feels good to walk barefoot in the sand on the beach? Biohacking suggests that you should encourage barefoot walking whenever the opportunity allows you. That way, you will “connect” to the earth and allow natural currents to flow through you. 

The potential benefits of this technique, which is also called grounding, includes reducing inflammation and improving sleep. In case of cold weather, go with minimalist shoes so that you can still maintain contact with the earth.

Don’t Forget to Meditate

Relaxing is very important for your overall health and wellbeing, and meditation can help you to take stress relief to the next level. 

The list of advantages that meditation provides is long and includes improving focus and productivity, reducing inflammation, dealing with anxiety, and making you feel better overall. Meditation is a technique that will benefit both your wellbeing and physical health, which is why you should make enough room in your schedule to practice it every day.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, biohacking is a natural approach that helps you to optimize your lifestyle in a way that will completely fit your body biology. If it seems too hard to implement all these changes in your lifestyle at once, try adding them gradually. The important thing to remember is that biohacking is a long-term strategy that can path your way to better health and improved mental performance! 

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Natural Cold, Cough, and Sore Throat Remedies Market Global Production, Demand and Forecast to 2028 Published on : Published by : hussain@factmr.com

Natural Cold, Cough, and Sore Throat Remedies Market Global Production, Demand and Forecast to 2028

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Highly Fragmented Market Space with Low Entry Barriers

The absence of stringent regulations for approval of natural cold, cough, and sore throat remedies has been a vital reason that has provided local and regional players with intervention-free operations-based benefits. The low entry barriers have made the nature of the natural cold, cough, and sore throat remedies market to be highly fragmented. Leading players in the natural cold, cough, and sore throat remedies market continue to focus on aggressive marketing strategies, and product launches to consolidate their position and gain a competitive edge.

Homeopathy Medicines Emerge as a Vital Growth Area for Market Players

A notable shift in consumer preferences towards natural products in all verticals has been a vital reason that has bolstered the demand for alternative medicine and therapies. Homeopathy is one form of alternative medicine that is gradually growing in prominence in the healthcare industry. The medical system is based on the belief of stimulating the human body’s natural immunity system through the consumption of a small amount of natural substances. The idea of self-healing is gradually gaining appeal amongst growing demographics around the world, in line with the awareness about side effects of conventional medicines that include includes dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, nausea, upset stomach, and constipation. In addition, governments around the world are promoting research and innovation in the area of alternative medication. These factors have prompted pharmacy owners to include homeopathic medicines in their product portfolio.

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Bright Prospects in Pediatric Therapeutics

Multiple studies have suggested that over the counter (OTC) cold medicine might not be effective for young infants and children. Moreover, researches have alluded potential health impacts of conventionally employed medicines, such as coma, seizures, and even mortality in children. Research by the American Food and Drug Administration concluded and confirmed the aforementioned drawbacks of conventional medicine prompting regulatory authorities to spreads awareness about the use of OTC medication for treatment of cold in children. Natural cold and sore throat remedies could potentially become the first line of defense against these ailments in children, opening up new opportunities for the natural cold, cough, and sore throat remedies market.

Demand Remains Upheld by Pervasive Prevalence of Respiratory Diseases

Growing instances of respiratory diseases due to modern lifestyle choices, and exposure to growing concentration of pollutants in the environment, is expected to underpin growth of the natural cold, cough and sore throat remedies market. The World Health Organization states that, currently, nearly 65 million people suffer from moderate or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while over 330 million people are diagnosed with asthma worldwide. Natural cold, cough, and sore throat remedies can potentially help in suppressing the symptoms of these respiratory diseases, and provide comfort to patients. Further, the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases involves heavy consumption of conventional medications, and natural cold, cough, and sore throat remedies provide a natural alternative to conventional treatment. Moreover, the treatment of chronic diseases is gradually becoming financially overbearing for consumers and governments alike, with studies suggesting the direct and indirect costs incurred for conventional treatment of COPD and asthma to be almost US$ 90 billion in Europe alone. Natural cold, cough, and sore throat remedies are available at relatively lower prices, providing an affordable alternative to aid in the overall reduction of treatment costs.

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Homeopathy for shrimp aquaculture: increased survival and superoxide dismutase activity in juvenile white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei during a bacterial pathogen-challenge.

Homeopathy for shrimp aquaculture: increased survival and superoxide dismutase activity in juvenile white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei during a bacterial pathogen-challenge.

Authors:

Mazón-Suástegui, José ManuelBernal, Milagro GarcíaAbasolo-Pacheco, FernandoAvilés-Quevedo, AraceliCampa-Córdova, Ángel I.Rodríguez-Jaramillo, CarmenMarrero, Ricardo Medina

Affiliation:

Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR, S.C.), México

Source:

Homeopathy (HOMEOPATHY), Feb2016; 105(1): 33-33. (1p)

Publication Type:

Article - abstract

Language:

English

Minor Subjects:

Homeopathic Agents -- Therapeutic UseAgricultureFish -- ClassificationImmunitySuperoxide Dismutase

Journal Subset:

Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland

ISSN:

1475-4916

MEDLINE Info:

NLM UID: 101140517

Entry Date:

20160331

Revision Date:

20160331

DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.homp.2015.12.057 

Accession Number:

112678428

Database:

CINAHL Complete

Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Herbal and Homeopathic Preparations Used for Herpes Virus Treatment.

Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Herbal and Homeopathic Preparations Used for Herpes Virus Treatment.

Abstract:

Systemic contact dermatitis may occur in contact-sensitized individuals when they are exposed to haptens orally, transcutaneously, intravenously or by inhalation. We report the case of a woman developing a diffuse skin eruption after the topical use of Rhus toxicodendron alcoholic extract and the oral introduction of a homeopathic preparation of the same substance for herpes treatment. An open test, performed with the Rhus toxicodendron tincture, showed an erythemato-oedematous response at 48 h and vesicular reaction at 96 h that was still present after 7 days. Patch test with 65% ethyl alcohol gave negative results. The open test performed, as control, in eight healthy informed subjects revealed negative responses to Rhus tincture application. The result is interesting because in Italy, allergic contact dermatitis to Rhus is uncommon and this case increases the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanism leading to systemic contact dermatitis development. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Authors:

Cardinali, Carla1
Francalanci, Stefano1,2
Giomi, Barbara1
Caproni, Marzia1
Sertoli, Achille2
Fabbri, Paolo1 Fabbri@unifi.it

Source:

Acta Dermato-Venereologica. May2004, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p223-226. 4p.

Document Type:

Report

Subject Terms:

*SKIN inflammation
*HAPTENS
*ANTIGENS
*HERPESVIRUS diseases
*IMMUNITY
*CARCINOGENESIS

Author-Supplied Keywords:

herpes virus infection
herpes virus infection.
homeopathy
mother tincture
plant extracts
Rhus toxicodendron

NAICS/Industry Codes:

325410 Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
325414 Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing

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Author Affiliations:

1II Dermatological Clinic, Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Italy
2U.O. Allergological Unit, Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Italy

ISSN:

0001-5555

DOI:

10.1080/00015550410023293

Accession Number:

12946175

Fifteen Years' Experience with HomeopathicImmunizations (Homeoprophylaxis)

Fifteen Years' Experience with HomeopathicImmunizations (Homeoprophylaxis)

Authors:

Hiltner, Richard

Affiliation:

Board of Directors, California Homeopathic Medical Society; Secretary, LIGA Letter, International HomeopathicMedical League

Source:

American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine (AM J HOMEOPATH MED), Summer2014; 107(2): 60-63. (4p)

Publication Type:

Journal Article - tables/charts

Language:

English

Major Subjects:

Homeopathy -- In Infancy and Childhood 
Immunization -- In Infancy and Childhood 
Nosode -- Therapeutic Use -- In Infancy and Childhood 
Communicable Diseases -- Prevention and Control -- In Infancy and Childhood

Minor Subjects:

Immunization ScheduleInfantChild, PreschoolChildHomeopathsDiphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine -- Adverse EffectsMeasles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine -- Adverse EffectsIntellectual Disability -- Chemically InducedAutistic Disorder -- Chemically InducedSmallpox -- Prevention and ControlDiphtheria -- Prevention and ControlPoliomyelitis -- Prevention and Control

Abstract:

Over a fifteen-year period, 184 children between ages two months and twelve years were given potentized Polio, trivalent Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus [DPT], and Measles, Mumps and Rubella [MMR] vaccines. None of the children developed those diseases over the course of the study. There was one episode of a minor skin eruption. If one adds this information to the results of the study by Isaac Golden on 1305 children over thirteen years, almost 1,500 children receiving homeopathic immunization obtained excellent results.

Journal Subset:

Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA

Special Interest:

Pediatric Care

ISSN:

1934-2454

MEDLINE Info:

NLM UID: 101146804

Entry Date:

20140806

Revision Date:

20150712

Accession Number:

107870771

Database:

CINAHL Complete

Homeopathy and Antimicrobial Resistance...HRI Malta 2017¿Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: Presentation Abstracts

Homeopathy and Antimicrobial Resistance...HRI Malta 2017¿Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: Presentation Abstracts

Authors:

Fisher, Peter

Affiliation:

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Source:

Homeopathy (HOMEOPATHY), 2018 Supplement; 107: 55-78. (24p)

Publication Type:

Article - abstract, proceedings

Language:

English

Minor Subjects:

Homeopathic AgentsDrug Resistance, Microbial

Abstract:

Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a massive global problem. An estimated 10 million people die annually from antibiotic resistant infections. The costs are projected to rise to $100 trillion a year by 2050. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said 'We are approaching a time when things as common as a strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill'. The WHO takes AMR very seriously and has published data on AMR worldwide. Methods : I will review current strategies for tackling AMR. The Independent Review on AMR published in May 2016 made several recommendations. These include a global public awareness campaign, improved surveillance and more rapid diagnostic methods. The British Government has also published a strategy to tackle AMR. These recommendations will only slow, not reverse the spread of antibiotic resistance, unless new antibiotics are discovered. It is several decades since a new class of antibiotics was discovered. Neither of these strategies recommend exploration of innovative integrated medicine approaches. Results: I will present a head-to-head randomised clinical trial of an Echinacea preparation against oseltamivir, which has lessons for homeopathy research. I will discuss randomised controlled trials of homeopathy for infectious respiratory tract conditions and a health technology assessment of homeopathy. I will review the evidence from clinical effectiveness studies of homeopathy in this domain, including the large-scale French EPI-3 study and the two multinational IIPCOS studies. These consistently indicate that use of homeopathy is associated with much reduced use of antibiotics. Conclusion: Homeopathy should be part of an integrated strategy for tackling AMR. The homeopathic approach is not about killing micro-organisms; it seeks to promote patient resistance to infection, modulate innate immunity, and cultivate a healthy microbiome.

Journal Subset:

Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland

ISSN:

1475-4916

MEDLINE Info:

NLM UID: 101140517

Entry Date:

20180215

Revision Date:

20180215

DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1632420 

Accession Number:

127874169

Database:

CINAHL Complete

Effects of homeopathic arsenic on tobacco plant resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. Theoretical suggestions about system variability, based on a large experimental data set.

Effects of homeopathic arsenic on tobacco plant resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. Theoretical suggestions about system variability, based on a large experimental data set.

Abstract:

Context: This research aimed at verifying the efficacy of homeopathic treatments by plant-based bioassays, which may be suitable for basic research, because they lack placebo effects and provide large datasets for statistical analyses.
Objective: To evaluate the effects of homeopathic treatments of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on tobacco plants subjected to tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) inoculation as biotic stress.
Design: Blind, randomized experiment using tobacco leaf disks.
Materials and Methods: Tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum L. cultivar Samsun) carrying the TMV resistance gene N. TMV inoculated leaf disks were floated for 3 days in the following: Distilled water (control). H2O 5 and 45 decimal and centesimal potencies. As2O3 5 and 45 decimal and centesimal potencies. The main outcome measures is the number of hypersensitive lesions observed in a leaf disk.
Results: Homeopathic treatments of arsenic induce two effects on the plant: (i) increased resistance to TMV; (ii) decrease variability between experiments (system variability).
Conclusions: In this experimental model two actions of homeopathic treatment were detected: decrease in system variability and enhancement of the natural tendency of the system towards an 'equilibrium point'.

Authors:

Betti L; Department of Agro-Environmental Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bologna University, Italy. lucietta.betti@unibo.it
Lazzarato L
Trebbi G
Brizzi M
Calzoni GL
Borghini F
Nani D

Source:

Homeopathy: The Journal Of The Faculty Of Homeopathy [Homeopathy] 2003 Oct; Vol. 92 (4), pp. 195-202.

Publication Type:

Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language:

English

Journal Info:

Publisher: Elsevier Science Country of Publication: Germany NLM ID: 101140517 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 1475-4916 (Print) Linking ISSN: 14754916 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Homeopathy Subsets: MEDLINE

Imprint Name(s):

Original Publication: Edinburgh : Elsevier Science, c2002-

MeSH Terms:

Immunity, Innate*
Antiviral Agents/*pharmacology 
Arsenicals/*pharmacology 
Oxides/*pharmacology 
Plant Diseases/*virology 
Plant Leaves/*immunology 
Tobacco/*virology 
Tobacco Mosaic Virus/*immunology
Biological Assay ; Homeopathy/methods ; Plant Leaves/virology ; Research Design ; Time Factors ; Tobacco Mosaic Virus/metabolism

Substance Nomenclature:

0 (Antiviral Agents)
0 (Arsenicals)
0 (Oxides)
S7V92P67HO (arsenic trioxide)

Entry Date(s):

Date Created: 20031101 Date Completed: 20040305 Latest Revision: 20180305

Update Code:

20180306

PMID:

14587686

Database:

MEDLINE with Full Text

The immunomodulatory effects of a commercial antiviral homeopathic compound in C57BL/6 mice, pre and post vaccine challenge.

The immunomodulatory effects of a commercial antiviral homeopathic compound in C57BL/6 mice, pre and post vaccine challenge.

Abstract:

Homeopathic remedies have been selectively employed in human medicine since Hahneman introduced the concept in 1828. While the use of homeopathy is regionally popular in both human and veterinary medicine, there is still a significant lack of scientific evidence supporting its efficacy. This is likely due to an absence of studies evaluating the mechanism of action of these compounds. Engystol® an FDA-approved antiviral agent, is a popular homeopathic commercial product. In select in vivo and in vitro observational studies, the drug showed a measureable innate immune therapeutic efficacy. The focus of the present study was to evaluate the innate and adaptive immunomodulatory effects of oral Engystol ® (1 or 10 tablets/L water consumed), prior to and post antigenic challenge in a mouse model with a well-characterized and clinically measureable immune system. We first evaluated the murine immune response when oral Engystol ® was given alone for 28 days. Mice were then challenged with an antigen-specific H5N1 HA vaccine while on Engystol ® for an additional 33 days. Serum and supernatants from cultured splenic lymphocytes were collected and screened with a 32-cytokine panel. Serum vaccine epitope-specific IgG titers plus T cell and B cell phenotypes from splenic tissue were also evaluated. Preliminary results showed that Engystol ® alone did not alter immunity; however, upon vaccine challenge, Engystol ® decreased CD4 + /CD8 + ratios, altered select cytokines/chemokines, and anti-H5N1 HA IgG titers were increased in the 10 tablet/L group. Collectively, these data suggest that Engystol ® can modulate immunity upon antigenic challenge. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Authors:

Mayer, Jörg1
Williams, Robert J.2
Oppenheimer, Victor A.2
He, Biao3
Tuckfield, Cary4
Koslowski, Eric5
Jr.Gogal, Robert M.2 rgogal@uga.edu

Source:

International Immunopharmacology. Oct2016, Vol. 39, p389-396. 8p.

Document Type:

Article

Subject Terms:

*HOMEOPATHIC materia medica & therapeutics
*ANTIVIRAL agents
*ANIMAL models of immunology
*BIOLOGICAL response modifiers
*IMMUNOGLOBULIN G
*IMMUNOREGULATION
*DRUG efficacy

Author-Supplied Keywords:

C57BL/6
Cytokine
Engystol ®
IgG
Lymphocyte
Mouse

NAICS/Industry Codes:

325410 Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing

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Author Affiliations:

1Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA
2Department of Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA
3Department of Infectious Disease, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 DW Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA
4ECOSTATys LLC, 105 Highland Forest Dr. Aiken, SC 29803, USA
5ETR-Labs, Leominster, MA 01453-4864, USA

ISSN:

1567-5769

DOI:

10.1016/j.intimp.2016.08.003

Accession Number:

117837593

Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Herbal and Homeopathic Preparations Used for Herpes Virus Treatment.

Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Herbal and Homeopathic Preparations Used for Herpes Virus Treatment.

Abstract:

Systemic contact dermatitis may occur in contact-sensitized individuals when they are exposed to haptens orally, transcutaneously, intravenously or by inhalation. We report the case of a woman developing a diffuse skin eruption after the topical use of Rhus toxicodendron alcoholic extract and the oral introduction of a homeopathic preparation of the same substance for herpes treatment. An open test, performed with the Rhus toxicodendron tincture, showed an erythemato-oedematous response at 48 h and vesicular reaction at 96 h that was still present after 7 days. Patch test with 65% ethyl alcohol gave negative results. The open test performed, as control, in eight healthy informed subjects revealed negative responses to Rhus tincture application. The result is interesting because in Italy, allergic contact dermatitis to Rhus is uncommon and this case increases the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanism leading to systemic contact dermatitis development. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Authors:

Cardinali, Carla1
Francalanci, Stefano1,2
Giomi, Barbara1
Caproni, Marzia1
Sertoli, Achille2
Fabbri, Paolo1 Fabbri@unifi.it

Source:

Acta Dermato-Venereologica. May2004, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p223-226. 4p.

Document Type:

Report

Subject Terms:

*SKIN inflammation
*HAPTENS
*ANTIGENS
*HERPESVIRUS diseases
*IMMUNITY
*CARCINOGENESIS

Author-Supplied Keywords:

herpes virus infection
herpes virus infection.
homeopathy
mother tincture
plant extracts
Rhus toxicodendron

NAICS/Industry Codes:

325410 Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
325414 Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing

Author Affiliations:

1II Dermatological Clinic, Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Italy
2U.O. Allergological Unit, Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Italy

ISSN:

0001-5555

DOI:

10.1080/00015550410023293

Accession Number:

12946175

Homeopathic treatment as an alternative prophylactic to minimize bacterial infection and prevent neonatal diarrhea in calves.

Homeopathic treatment as an alternative prophylactic to minimize bacterial infection and prevent neonatal diarrhea in calves.

Abstract:

Bovine neonatal diarrhea is common due low immunity in newborn calves, poor management (or absence) of sanitary barriers, and other factors. Newborn calves with diarrhea in the first days of life suffer failure to thrive and may die if left untreated. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether prophylactic administration of a homeopathic product (Dia 100 ® ) can control bovine neonatal diarrhea in calves born on a farm with substantial sanitary challenges. We counted total bacteria and protozoan parasites in fecal samples. We measured serum glucose, total protein, globulin, albumin, cholesterol and triglycerides on days 1, 7 and 14 of life. Twenty newborn calves were maintained in individual stalls, and were divided in two groups: ten untreated animals (control) and ten animals treated with Dia 100 ® . Fecal consistency was evaluated daily. We diagnosed diarrhea in five animals in the treated group, and in all animals from the control group. Infections with Escherichia coli and Giardia duodenalis were identified as the responsible organisms. The E. coli count was low in the treatment group on day 7 of life compared with the control group. Antibiotics were given to eight animals in the control group, and to two animals in the treatment group. On day of life 7, serum levels of total protein and globulins were higher in the control group, but were lower on day 14. Serum levels of glucose and triglycerides were greater in treated animals on days 7 and 14, suggesting that the homeopathic product contributes to improvement of intestinal health and absorption and nutrients. We conclude that Dia 100 ® controls diarrhea with 50% of efficacy, and reduces antibiotic utilization. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Authors:

Fortuoso, Bruno F.1
Volpato, Andreia2
Rampazzo, Luana1
Glombowsky, Patrícia1
Griss, Luiz Gustavo1
Galli, Gabriela M.1
Stefani, Lenita M.1,2
Baldissera, Matheus D.3
Ferreira, Emanuel B.4
Machado, Gustavo5
da Silva, Aleksandro S.1,2 aleksandro_ss@yahoo.com.br

Source:

Microbial Pathogenesis. Jan2018, Vol. 114, p95-98. 4p.

Document Type:

Article

Subject Terms:

*HOMEOPATHY
*NEONATAL diarrhea in cattle
*BACTERIAL diseases in animals
*PREVENTION
*MICROBIOLOGY
*FECES
*GIARDIA

Author-Supplied Keywords:

Calves
Diarrhea
E. coli
Homeopathic
Intestinal health
Treatment

Author Affiliations:

1Department of Animal Science, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil
2Post-Graduate Program in Animal Science, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil
3Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil
4Medical Veterinarian, Londrina, Brazil
5Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

ISSN:

0882-4010

DOI:

10.1016/j.micpath.2017.11.041

Accession Number:

128003381

You give me fever.

You give me fever.

Authors:

Johnson, Paul

Source:

TES: Times Educational Supplement. 10/12/2001, Issue 4450, TES FRIDAY p14. 2p. 1 Black and White Photograph.

ABSTRACT: Discusses guidelines in preventing an influenza epidemic in schools in Great Britain. Immunization of children; Medication with the anti-viral drug Relenza 48 hours after contracting the disease; Frequent handwashing; Regular cleaning classrooms with disinfectant; Advising students to cover the nose and mouth when sneezing; Increasing intake of vitamin C- and zinc-rich food.

Supplement use, other dietary and demographic variables and serum vitamin C in NHANES II.

Supplement use, other dietary and demographic variables and serum vitamin C in NHANES II.

Authors:

Dickinson, V.A.
Block, G.

Source:

Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Jul94, Vol. 94 Issue 7, p792. 1/8p.

Document Type:

Article

Subject Terms:

*DIETARY supplements
*SEROTHERAPY

NAICS/Industry Codes:

446191 Food (Health) Supplement Stores
414510 Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies merchant wholesalers

Abstract:

Reports on the result of a study about the effects of the use of regular supplement to serum vitamin C levels.

Genetically Engineered Ascorbic acid-deficient Live Mutants of Leishmania donovani induce long lasting Protective Immunity against Visceral Leishmaniasis.

Anand, S., & Madhubala, R. (2015). Genetically Engineered Ascorbic acid-deficient Live Mutants of Leishmania donovani induce long lasting Protective Immunity against Visceral Leishmaniasis. Scientific Reports, 10706. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep10706

ABSTRACT:Visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani is the most severe systemic form of the disease. There are still no vaccines available for humans and there are limitations associated with the current therapeutic regimens for leishmaniasis. Recently, we reported functional importance of Arabino-1, 4-lactone oxidase (ALO) enzyme from L. donovani involved in ascorbate biosynthesis pathway. In this study, we have shown that ΔALO parasites do not affect the ability of null mutants to invade visceral organs but severely impair parasite persistence beyond 16 week in BALB/c mice and hence are safe as an immunogen. Both short term (5 week) and long term (20 week) immunization with ΔALO parasites conferred sustained protection against virulent challenge in BALB/c mice, activated splenocytes and resulted in induction of pro-inflammatory cytokine response. Protection in immunized mice after challenge correlated with the stimulation of IFN-γ producing CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. Antigen-mediated cell immunity correlated with robust nitrite and superoxide generation, macrophage-derived oxidants critical in controlling Leishmania infection. Our data shows that live attenuated ΔALO parasites are safe, induce protective immunity and can provide sustained protection against Leishmania donovani. We further conclude that the parasites attenuated in their anti-oxidative defence mechanism can be exploited as vaccine candidates.

Addition of ascorbic acid solution to stored murine red blood cells increases posttransfusion recovery and decreases microparticles and alloimmunization.

Stowell, S. R., Smith, N. H., Zimring, J. C., Fu, X., Palmer, A. F., Fontes, J., … Yazer, M. H. (2013). Addition of ascorbic acid solution to stored murine red blood cells increases posttransfusion recovery and decreases microparticles and alloimmunization. Transfusion, 53(10), 2248–2257. https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.12106

ABSTRACT: Background The storage of red blood cells ( RBCs) results in numerous changes, which over time result in decreased recovery of transfused RBCs. In addition (at least in animal models), stored RBCs can be more immunogenic and also stimulate the systemic release of inflammatory cytokines in transfusion recipients. One component of the RBC storage lesion is the accumulation of oxidative damage. We tested the hypothesis that adding a chemical antioxidant (ascorbic acid) to stored RBCs would improve the quality of the stored RBCs. Study Design and Methods RBCs were harvested from FVB. HOD mice that express an RBC-specific model transgene ( HOD) and stored for 14 days with either ascorbic acid in saline or saline alone. Twenty-four-hour posttransfusion recovery of RBCs was tracked by flow cytometry. Alloimmunization was monitored by flow cytometry crossmatch. Cytokines were monitored by multiplex bead arrays. Results RBCs stored under standard conditions had decreased 24-hour posttransfusion recovery and increased induction of both alloantibodies and interleukin ( IL)-6 and monocyte chemoattractant protein ( MCP)-1 secretion in the mouse recipients. Addition of ascorbic acid from 3.6 to 10.8 mmol/ L resulted in a significant decrease in microparticle formation, an improved RBC 24-hour posttransfusion recovery (p < 0.01), and a decrease in recipient alloimmunization (p = 0.0001). Induction of MCP-1 and IL-6 secretion was not decreased by ascorbic acid. Conclusions These data indicate that the addition of ascorbic acid solution to RBCs during storage has a beneficial effect on recovery and immunogenicity of RBCs, but not cytokine induction. The addition of ascorbic acid (or other antioxidants) to human RBCs may have beneficial effects. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Vitamin C supplementation improved the efficacy of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine.

Vitamin C supplementation improved the efficacy of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine. By: Wu, Minsheng, He, Meina, Kang, Youmin, Food & Agricultural Immunology, 09540105, Dec2018, Vol. 29, Issue 1

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Vitamin C supplementation improved the efficacy of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine 

Vitamin C (VC) is an essential micronutrient and plays important roles in various biological processes including immune responses. Vaccination can stimulate immune responses effectively for prevention of virual infection. Adequate VC intake is required for the immune system to function efficiently. In this study, we evaluated the biological function of VC on immune response to inactivated foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine. The C57BL/6 mice were injected intraperitoneally with different dose of VC daily following immunization with inactivated FMD vaccine. The results showed high dose of VC supplementation significantly increased IgG level. Similarly, high dose of VC supplementation enhanced Th2 and Th17 cellular immune responses and also increased MHCII expression on dendritic cells. Taken together, these data indicate that high dose of VC supplementation can modulate Th2 and Th17 cellular immune responses to inactivated FMD vaccine and manifest the necessity for effective vaccination.

Keywords: Vitamin C; foot-and-mouth disease; vaccine; efficacy