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Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism

Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism diseases, according to a research study published in the journal Nature Communications under the supervision of Professor Francesc Villarroya, from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine and the Biomedical Research Center Red-Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN) of the Institute of Health Carlos III.

In the new study, carried out in laboratory animal models, the research team noticed that Omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 PUFAS) stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissue through a specific receptor (GPR120), which enables the release of the hormone FGF21 (21 fibroblast growth factor). This hormone, built by the adipocyte, is a molecule that regulates lipid glucose and metabolism and therefore, it is an effective target for the action mechanism of Omega-3.

"This discovery has implications in the understanding of the positive effects of n-3 PUFAS on the control of metabolic diseases and other aspects regarding the treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes," says Professor Francesc Villarroya, member of the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB) and head of the Research Group in Genetics and Molecular Biology of Mitochondrial Proteins and Associated Diseases.

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Syringe

Medical tyranny: Australia proposes rules to force unvaccinated students to stay home during disease outbreaks

© Andres Stapff / Reuters
Unvaccinated Year 12 students in NSW could be forced to stay home for two weeks during disease outbreaks under proposed changes to the Public Health Act.

If accepted, the proposed changes would force all school students from kindergarten to Year 12 to provide their school with a certificate showing they were vaccinated.

Students who failed to provide the information, or were not vaccinated, could be forced to stay home for up to two weeks if there was an outbreak of a serious disease.

Dr Vicky Sheppeard, director of communicable diseases with NSW Health, said the proposed rules would only apply on "very rare" occasions.

"The last time it happened was in 2012 when we had an outbreak of measles affecting high schools," she said.

"At that time, we didn't have powers that enabled us to exclude unvaccinated children to help control the outbreak."

Comment: The pharmaceutical cartel's undue influence on local governments is stealthily removing the rights of parents to protect their children from the potentially devastating impact of vaccines, despite overwhelming evidence that the vaccines themselves spread disease:


Magic Wand

Fountain of youth? Researchers develop method to remove cellular damage that leads to aging

© Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters
Researchers have developed a way to remove cellular damage that accumulates with aging.
A method to stop aging may be one step closer to reality, after researchers developed a new way to remove cellular damage that accumulates as one gets older. It could slow or reverse one of the major causes of aging, and even help those with Parkinson's disease.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles and the California Institute of Technology, developed a new approach to remove mutated DNA from mitochondria, the small organelles that produce most of the chemical energy within a cell.

Each cell in a person's body has hundreds of thousands of mitochondria, each of which carries its own small circular DNA genome, called mtDNA. The products of mtDNA are essential for energy production. But because mtDNA has limited repair abilities, both normal and mutant versions of it are often found in the same cell - a condition known as heteroplasmy.

Comment: Fortunately there are interventions we can initiate on our own to protect vulnerable mtDNA and keep aging processes in check:


Life Preserver

Magnesium decreases hyperactivity in ADHD children

Magnesium deficiency is found more frequently in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in healthy children. In one study of ADHD children, magnesium deficiency was found in 95 percent of those examined (1). Does this warrant magnesium supplementation for hyperactive children? The answer is yes.

Supplementation with magnesium appears to be especially helpful for alleviating hyperactivity in children (2). In a group of children supplemented with about 200 milligrams (mg) per day of magnesium for six months, there was "an increase in magnesium contents in hair and a significant decrease of hyperactivity" compared to children in the control group who had not been treated with supplemental magnesium (3).

Magnesium Is Safe and It Works

A review that looked at studies done on magnesium for the treatment of ADHD in children concluded that although "studies supported that magnesium is effective for treating ADHD...until further strong evidences for its efficacy and safety are provided, magnesium is not recommended for treating ADHD." (4) This is typical of modern "evidence-based" medical literature. Some medical professionals will ignore what is already known unless a sufficient number of double-blind randomized studies have been performed. Magnesium supplementation is safe and effective, and it is critically important for children who are deficient.

Comment: See also:

Nutrition plays a role in ADHD: Studies suggest that diet can have powerful effects on behavior
ADHD: A destructive psychiatric hoax


Health

Superagers contradict the amyloid plaque theory of Alzheimer's

In the last few decades, over $40 billion has been spent worldwide on trying to develop a breakthrough drug treatment for Alzheimer's, and most of these treatments are focused on clearing amyloid plaques which scientists assumed was a major contributor. Now post mortems have revealed that these "superagers" manage to do this even when their brains have the hallmarks of Alzheimer's diseases.

Having an agile mind in your 90s might sound like wishful thinking, but some people manage to retain youthful memories until their dying days.

Superagers have the memory and cognition of the average person almost half their age, and manage to avoid Alzheimer's symptoms. To qualify as a superager, someone must be over the age of 80 but perform as well as 55-year-olds in memory tests. When asked to recall a list of 15 words 15 minutes after hearing them, the average 80-year-old remembers about five, while superagers remember around nine.

Aras Rezvanian at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and his colleagues have been looking at brain samples donated by such people to try to understand what their secret might be.

Megaphone

Steadfast anti-Vaxxers & their brave fight since the Smallpox vaccine

With the development of the very first vaccination of smallpox, brave anti-vaccinators fought against the dangerous, ill-advised practice of vaccinations. Those fighting against vaccines included the most intelligent and respected physicians of their time. [1]

This fight has been steadfast and continuous, as anti-vaccinators fought against an unjust, dangerous medical procedure. Vaccinations have always only profited the vaccine makers, not the people targeted for vaccines. Today's anti-vaccination movement, while still in the minority, is most likely the largest we have had in history.

Comment: Science actually supports Antivaxxers: Vaccines utterly destroy cellular immunity


Music

Musical training induces the formation of new brain connections in children

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Fibers belonging to the greater forceps pre-musical training are observed (A, B, C). Fibers belonging to the same patients after 9 months of musical training are observed below (a, b, c).
Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

"It's been known that musical instruction benefits children with these disorders," said Pilar Dies-Suarez, M.D., chief radiologist at the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez in Mexico City, "but this study has given us a better understanding of exactly how the brain changes and where these new fiber connections are occurring."

Biohazard

Monsanto celebrates approval of deadly herbicide "Dicamba", continues to suppress cancer research

The promise that transgenic crops would lead to "greener" agriculture and less chemicals has not come to pass. Instead, more and more chemicals are being used on our food and the feed we raise our livestock on.

Since the introduction of transgenic crops two decades ago, herbicide-resistant weeds have become a serious problem. At least 35 weed species are now resistant to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup.1

Comment: Major biotech companies like Monsanto couldn't care less about the health and well being of the general population, hence why they continue to create more toxic chemicals which are undoubtedly responsible for the destruction of whole ecosystems and chronic illness.

More information on Monsanto's Dicamba:


Syringe

Going too far! Big Pharma reaches into the womb

If vaccinating pregnant mothers weren't bad enough, now the vaccine companies would like a twofer by also going after the child in utero.

For many months now, we've been monitoring the progress of the 21st Century Cures bill. This legislation is intended to bring medicine into the 21st century, but as we've noted before, it does the opposite. Rather than looking forward, this bill simply doubles down on conventional approaches that have been in place for decades.

21st Century Cures passed the House last year. The Senate has broken up the bill into over a dozen separate pieces, which could be considered any day now.

Health

Maternal B12 deficiency increases children's risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders

Pregnant women were recently given new information in regard to optimizing their child's health: Make sure you're getting enough vitamin B12.

A recent study revealed that babies whose moms had a B12 deficiency during pregnancy may later have higher odds of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as other serious metabolic problems.1

If you've ever gotten "that tired feeling" and general lack of energy, you may not realize you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. It can go undetected for years; in fact, around 15 percent of the U.S. population has this condition.

Several seemingly unrelated symptoms, however, such as poor memory, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, depression, and tingling in your extremities, may be an indication that getting your B12 levels checked might be a good idea.

Comment: Cyanocobalamin is the most common form of Vitamin B12 and the form that is usually found in multivitamins and B-complexes. However, cyanocobalamin is a a synthetic form of Vitamin B12, which does not occur in normally in nature, as it can't be synthesized by humans or by other animals. Another problem with cyanocobalamin is that its metabolism may release small amounts of cyanide into the system which is a potential issue for people who have impaired detoxification. The most desirable form of B12 is methylcobalamin, which is the form produced by our gut bacteria.