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Methylene Blue: Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects 2022

Methylene blue (MB), also known as methylthioninium chloride, is a bioactive substance and a blue dye. Methylene blue (MB), as the first fully man-made medicine, has a wide range of clinical applications. Apart from its well-known FDA approved applications in surgical staining, malaria, and methemoglobinemia, the anti-oxidative properties of MB recently brought new attention to this century-old drug. Some researchers believe that it can directly improve cellular and mitochondrial function and decrease the production of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s. It is also being studied for its potential to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO), nitric oxide (NO) synthase, and guanylate cyclase [ Rojas, 2013 ,  Tucker, 2017 ]. Mitochondrial Mechanisms During brain aging, mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with neuronal loss. It has also been observed in many brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and brain injuries [ Nitzan,

Are You Prepared for Food and Energy Shortages?

While it’s difficult to predict just how bad it will get in any given area, it seems safe to say that everyone should prepare for some degree of food and energy shortages, regardless of where you live, as we’re staring at a perfect storm of confounding factors that are global in nature and therefore can cause far-reaching and somewhat unpredictable ripple effects. So, if you still haven’t begun preparations, I urge you to reconsider. Those who fail to prepare are likely to find themselves in an incredibly difficult situation this fall and next year. I was a member of the Boy Scouts in middle school and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Their motto is to “Be Prepared,” which has served me well most of my life, and I encourage you to consider it. Prepare With Shelf-Stable Foods Many say they feel unsure about how to prepare for food shortages and famine, having no real experience with that sort of thing. Modern life has also

Minkoff's Principles of Treating Chronic Illness 2022

Dr. David Minkoff is a pioneer in natural medicine with an active practice in Clearwater, Florida. In this interview, we dive deep into some of his best strategies to optimize your health and resolve common health challenges that conventional medicine is incapable of resolving. Like me, he’s passionate about exercise and has been an avid athlete since his youth. So far, he’s participated in 43 Ironman competitions and will be doing another in September 2022. “Most of my practice is chronically ill people, but I have worked with some very high-end athletes, and I can really help them because I understand what kind of metabolism you need to do to be able to perform consistently at a high level,” he says. “I've sort of been in the laboratory myself, and that's been very helpful.” Minkoff’s Journey Minkoff has had a rather eclectic medical training, including adult and pediatric infectious disease. In 1995, his wife, a registered nurse, took him

CFU-f 101: To Be an Orthobiologics Expert You MUST Learn This

Chris Centeno - The blind leading the blind is one of my favorite expressions. As one of the founders of this field of interventional orthobiologics, the fact that this statement applies to much of our existing orthobiologics education is concerning to me. Nowhere is this more true than the concept of stem cell dose and CFU-f assays. Hence, this morning let’s dive into this topic. The Game of Telephone There’s a saying in medicine, “See one, do one, teach one”. Meaning, in medical school, internship, and residency, there’s a lot to learn, so that uptake had better be quick. While that may sound scary that doctors are educated in that way, when you have strict educational criteria where student physicians are the brightest of the brightest and you surround them with a tough didactic curriculum and then wrap that in formalized hands-on education, it kind of works. However, there is no such standard curriculum in orthobiologics. While  I founded an organization called IOF that is slowly b


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