(October 13, 2009) Richard Dolmetsch, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford, discusses the functions of the brain and the nervous system as they relate to autistic disorders.
Monthly Archive: March 2012
Lore: The Greeks thought that this tree came from the Heliades, the grief-stricken sisters of Phaethon, who saw their brother fall from the sky as he drove the sun’s chariot. The sisters were turned into poplar trees, and their tears fell in a stream that became amber.
Claims to fame: Money doesn’t grow on trees, but antibiotics do. The tiny buds from the poplar tree have a natural antibacterial agent that can help heal and disinfect cuts, hemorrhoids, frostbite, and sunburn.
How to use: Poplar buds can be made into a cream or a salve.
Cautions: If you are allergic to aspirin, avoid this herb. (p.97).
Dollemore, D. 1998. Natural Healing Remedies. Emmaus, P.A.: Rodale Press, Inc.
“The food journal helps you remember the details of each day. It provides a baseline for you at the beginning of your program. It gives you a picture of “before”. As you continue the program, you will enjoy being able to look back at your journal and see how far you have come. Your food journal will also teach you to read your own body. Your body doesn’t have a computer printout to tell you directly what is going on with it, but it gives you clues and symptoms that hint at the bigger picture. These clues may not be in words, but your body talks in a consistent and predictable way. You just have to learn its language.” (p.82)
DesMaisons, K. 1998. Potatoes Not Prozac. New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Future of Medicine
Hudson Institute – Washington, DC
Healthy Living Tip #1: Don’t Smoke
Healthy Living Tip #2: Move More
Healthy Living Tip #3: Sleep Enough
Healthy Living Tip #4:
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy Living Tip #5: Wash Hands
Healthy Living Tips at a Glance:
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Wash Hands Properly
“Onions and garlic contain powerful phytonutrients. Onions contain the flavonoid quercetin, which has anti-inflammatory properties, antiviral activity, and anti-cancer properties. Quercetin is often recommended by nutritionists to treat both allergies and asthma. Apples, red wine, and black tea also contain quercetin. In fact, quercetin is the reason why many people say, An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Onions and garlic also contain organic sulfur compounds, which can be used for detoxification by the liver.” (p.211).
Colbert, D. 2007. The Seven Pillars of Health. Lake Mary, F.L.: Siloam.
(October 27, 2009) Julie Theriot, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford, discusses the different types of microorganisms present in the human body and their functions, the distinction between disease-causing and benign or helpful microorganisms, and the interactions between human cells and both harmful and helpful microorganisms.
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