Better Memory

by Nick Soloway

Better Memory

Here is a site that shows you how to develop a better memory. I have tried some of the methods and they do work.

More for Gingivitis (See my previous email for a more complete overview)

I read this about lycopene, the lycopene used is a brand name Lyco Red but any lycopene should work the same.

Lycopene Shows Promise in the Treatment of Gingivitis
“Efficacy of lycopene in the treatment of gingivitis: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial,” Chandra RV, Prabhuji ML, et al, Oral Health Prev Dent, 2007; 5(4): 327-36. (Address: Department of Periodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Hunasamaranahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore, India.

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In a randomized, double-blind study involving 20 healthy subjects showing clinical signs of gingivitis but otherwise healthy, supplementation with 8 mg/day lycopene (LycoRed) for a period of 2 weeks was found to statistically significantly reduce bleeding index and scores on non-invasive measures of gingivitis. A strong negative correlation was found between salivary uric acid levels and percentage reduction in gingivitis at 1 and 2 weeks among subjects who were taking lycopene and receiving oral prophylaxis with scaling and root planing, and among those who were taking lycopene and not receiving oral prophylaxis, as compared to subjects receiving placebo. The authors conclude, “The results presented in this study suggest that lycopene shows great promise as a treatment modality in gingivitis. The possibility of obtaining an additive effect by combining routine oral prophylaxis with lycopene is also an exciting possibility, which deserves further study.”

Vitamin D

A while back I sent an email about osteoporosis with a link to an article about Vitamin D. Over the past few months I am continuing to read about the importance of Vitamin D. So once again I encourage you to get enough of it which should be 1000-2000 IUs


by Nick Soloway

Newsletter #427 01/24/10


The Hass avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is a great American success story. A California mailman named Rudolph Hass discovered this cultivar, which turns purplish-black upon ripening, and patented the tree in 1935. Every Hass avocado tree in existence is derived from a single tree that Hass planted in La Habra Heights. (The tree was finally cut down in 2002.) While Hass avocados today constitute a billion dollar business, Hass himself made only $5,000 from his patent.


Hass avocados are often shunned by the health conscious because of their high fat content. But most of the fat in question is monosaturated, and thus is similar to olive oil. Other than its potential for adding poundage, avocados are a great source of nutrients, such as potassium and fiber. They have an abundance of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folic acid, etc. Hass avocados contain the highest content of lutein among all commonly eaten fruits, as well as other carotenoids such as zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene, and beta-carotene.


In the past few years, there has been a steady stream of research on the anti-cancer potential of avocados. Scientists at Ohio State University (OSU) found that an extract of Hass avocado selectively induced apoptosis in cancer but not normal, human oral epithelial cell lines. Apoptosis is the most common form of programmed cell death (PCD) and is the way that most drugs actually kill cancer cells.


OSU scientists believe that consuming avocados may help prevent oral cancer (Ding 2009). “As far as we know, this is the first study of avocados and oral cancer,” said Dr. Steven M. Ambrosio of Ohio State. “We think these phytochemicals either stop the growth of precancerous cells in the body or they kill the precancerous cells without affecting normal cells. Our study focuses on oral cancer, but the findings might have implications for other types of cancer” (Science News 2007).


Another promising study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) showed that an extract of avocado inhibit the growth of both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cell lines in the laboratory. This caught the attention of many patients, since there are few treatments that will work on prostate cancer that is no longer responding to hormone therapy. The mechanism of action was an arrest of the cell cycle accompanied by increased expression of the p27 protein. P27 helps regulate the normal cell cycle.


Many colorful fruits and vegetables also contain carotenoids. But UCLA scientists speculate that it is precisely because of the high monosaturated fat content that the carotenoids in avocado are absorbed into the bloodstream, “where in combination with other diet-derived phytochemicals they may contribute to the significant cancer risk reduction associated with a diet of fruits and vegetables” (Lu 2005).


So, yes, avocados can be fattening, but the monostatured oil in this case may be serving a very good purpose. Depending on your weight, adding avocados to the diet could be an excellent idea.


In addition, avocados are considered to be among the foods that have the least amount of pesticide residues. They therefore made the “Clean 15” list of the Environmental Working Group. Fewer than 10 percent of avocado samples had detectable pesticides, and fewer than one percent had more than one pesticide.



by Nick Soloway

Cannabidiol (CBD)

I was sent some information by an acupuncturist of mine.  The information is about Cannabidiol or CBD.  Medical Marijuana is legal in Montana and 20 other states and legislation is pending in 15 other states.  I know several people that use medical marijuana with benefit to them.  One of the common complaints is that marijuana helps greatly with their symptoms but most of the time they prefer not to get “high”.
Cannabidiol is the answer.  It is up to 40% of the active components in marijuana, but it has no psycho active properties, so no getting “stoned”.  It is considered to have a wider scope of therapeutic activity of any of the other 60+ compounds in marijuana.

A literature review from 2009 recapped CBD’s documented capabilities as an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), antipsychotic, antiepileptic, neuroprotectant, vasorelaxant (lower blood pressure), antispasmodic, anti-ischemic, anti-cancer agent, antiemetic, antibacterial agent, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and even as a means to stimulate bone growth.[4] CBD has also been shown to strengthen and improve the efficiency of mitochondria, the “powerhouses” of your cells that are responsible for ensuring that your cells work the way they should.

I have many CBD products available in my practice.

CBD available here..Great prices and high potentcies.




emWave2 by HeartMath LLC

The heart at rest was once thought to operate much like a metronome, faithfully beating out a regular, steady rhythm. Scientists and physicians now know, however, that this is far from the case. Rather than being monotonously regular, the rhythm of a healthy heart-even under resting conditions—is actually surprisingly irregular, with the time interval between consecutive heartbeats constantly changing. This naturally occurring beat-to-beat variation in heart rate is called heart rate variability (HRV).

Heart rate variability is a measure of the beat-to-beat changes in heart rate. This diagram shows three heartbeats recorded on an electrocardiogram (ECG). Note that variation in the time interval between consecutive heartbeats, giving a different heart rate (in beats per minute) for each interbeat interval.

The normal variability in heart rate is due to the synergistic action of the two branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)—the part of the nervous system that regulates most of the body’s internal functions. The sympathetic nerves act to accelerate heart rate, while the parasympathetic (vagus) nerves slow it down. The sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the ANS are continually interacting to maintain cardiovascular activity in its optimal range and to permit appropriate reactions to changing external and internal conditions. The analysis of HRV therefore serves as a dynamic window into the function and balance of the autonomic nervous system.

Scientists and physicians consider HRV to be an important indicator of health and fitness. As a marker of physiological resilience and behavioral flexibility, it reflects our ability to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands. A simple analogy helps to illustrate this point: just as the shifting stance of a tennis player about to receive a serve may facilitate swift adaptation, in healthy individuals the heart remains similarly responsive and resilient, primed and ready to react when needed.

HRV is also a marker of biological aging. Our heart rate variability is greatest when we are young, and as we age the range of variation in our resting heart rate becomes smaller. Although the age-related decline in HRV is a natural process, having abnormally low HRV for one’s age group is associated with increased risk of future health problems and premature mortality. Low HRV is also observed in individuals with a wide range of diseases and disorders. By reducing stress-induced wear and tear on the nervous system and facilitating the body’s natural regenerative processes, regular practice of HeartMath coherence-building techniques can help restore low HRV to healthy values.

In general, emotional stress—including emotions such as anger, frustration, and anxiety—gives rise to heart rhythm patterns that appear irregular and erratic: the HRV waveform looks like a series of uneven, jagged peaks (an example is shown in the figure below). Scientists call this an incoherent heart rhythm pattern. Physiologically, this pattern indicates that the signals produced by the two branches of the ANS are out of sync with each other. This can be likened to driving a car with one foot on the gas pedal (the sympathetic nervous system) and the other on the brake (the parasympathetic nervous system) at the same time—this creates a jerky ride, burns more gas, and isn’t great for your car, either! Likewise, the incoherent patterns of physiological activity associated with stressful emotions can cause our body to operate inefficiently, deplete our energy, and produce extra wear and tear on our whole system. This is especially true if stress and negative emotions are prolonged or experienced often.

In contrast, positive emotions send a very different signal throughout our body. When we experience uplifting emotions such as appreciation, joy, care, and love; our heart rhythm pattern becomes highly ordered, looking like a smooth, harmonious wave (an example is shown in the figure below). This is called a coherent heart rhythm pattern. When we are generating a coherent heart rhythm, the activity in the two branches of the ANS is synchronized and the body’s systems operate with increased efficiency and harmony. It’s no wonder that positive emotions feel so good – they actually help our body’s systems synchronize and work better.

Coherence: A State of Optimal Function

The Institute of HeartMath’s research has shown that generating sustained positive emotions facilitates a body-wide shift to a specific, scientifically measurable state. This state is termed psychophysiological coherence, because it is characterized by increased order and harmony in both our psychological (mental and emotional) and physiological (bodily) processes. Psychophysiological coherence is state of optimal function. Research shows that when we activate this state, our physiological systems function more efficiently, we experience greater emotional stability, and we also have increased mental clarity and improved cognitive function. Simply stated, our body and brain work better, we feel better, and we perform better.

The Quick Coherence Technique will help you reach the optimal state.

Step 1: Heart Focus. Focus your attention on the area around your heart, the area in the center of your chest. If you prefer, the first couple of times you try it, place your hand over the center of your chest to help keep your attention in the heart area.

Step 2: Heart Breathing. Breathe deeply, but normally, and imagine that your breath is coming in and going out through your heart area. Continue breathing with ease until you find a natural inner rhythm that feels good to you.

Step 3: Heart Feeling. As you maintain your heart focus and heart breathing, activate a positive feeling. Recall a positive feeling, a time when you felt good inside, and try to re-experience the feeling. One of the easiest ways to generate a positive, heart-based feeling is to remember a special place you’ve been to or the love you feel for a close friend or family member or treasured pet. This is the most important step.

You can do the Quick Coherence® Technique anytime, anywhere and no one will know you’re doing it. In less than a minute, it creates positive changes in your heart rhythms, sending powerful signals to the brain that can improve how you’re feeling. Apply this one-minute technique first thing in the morning, before or during phone calls or meetings, in the middle of a difficult conversation, when you feel overwhelmed or pressed for time, or anytime you simply want to practice increasing your coherence. You can also use Quick Coherence whenever you need more coordination, speed and fluidity in your reactions.

Inner Balance is a free app for IOS and Android that lets you know how you are doing with the technique. The bluetooth pulse sensor that pairs with the app can be bought here.

from Health Info Newsletter April 1, 2018: Irritable Bowel and meditation and Heart Math

Fatty Acids

by Nick Soloway


Essential fatty acids and GLA


Dietary fats include saturated and unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats are generally liquid (oils) and saturated fats are solid. Mono-unsaturated fats (such as olive oil) may be liquid or solid depending on the storage temperature. Artificially saturated fats (partially hydrogenated vegetable oils) contain damaging substances called “trans” fats, which do not occur naturally.


Some fats are required in the diet, as they are essential for health but they are not made in the body. They stimulate hair and skin growth, are important for bone health, control metabolism, and support reproductive function. Most people consume far too much fat, but unfortunately, in addition to the health risks from too many calories, it is often highly processed and lacking in adequate amounts of the essential fatty acids.


The essential dietary fats include those called omega-3 and omega-6. They are also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Flaxseeds, walnuts, and soybeans are rich sources of the omega-3 oil “alpha-linolenic acid” (ALA) which is a precursor to EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). EPA and DHA are found naturally in oily fish such as sardines and salmon, and they are also made in the body from the ALA, assuming that your enzymes are active. These omega-3 byproducts can reduce inflammation.


The omega-6 fatty acid (cis-linoleic acid, or cLA) is found in many nuts and seeds (such as flax, sunflower, and sesame) as well as corn and soybeans. Again, many of the commercial oils are highly processed, rendering the oils less nutritious. In the human body, cLA is converted to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The conversion process depends on enzymes (just like the EPA and DHA conversion), but with age, disease, nutritional deficiencies, and other conditions these enzymes may be less active, impairing the production of all of these substances and the regulatory molecules into which they are made.


Recent research has confirmed some of the earlier work on the specific benefits of supplemental GLA, a precursor of the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (including PGE1and others). GLA is found in evening primrose seed oil, borage seed oil, and black currant seed oil, and these are all available as dietary supplements. These can be helpful in treating or preventing chronic inflammation, eczema, dry eye syndrome, asthma, diabetes, and arthritis. Chronic inflammation itself is suspected of contributing to causing diseases such as atherosclerosis, dementias, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.


The anti-inflammatory action of GLA supplements helps in the prevention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and eczema. Related effects help to dilate blood vessels to improve circulation and decrease the adhesiveness of platelets (for which some people take aspirin or other drugs). GLA can also improve nerve conduction in diabetics, reducing paresthesias (numbness and tingling). (Kapoor R, Huang YS, Gamma linolenic acid: an antiinflammatory omega-6 fatty acid. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2006 Dec;7(6):531-4.) Earlier studies have shown benefits of GLA supplements for asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.




GLA helps atopic dermatitis (eczema)


Evening primrose oil contains about 40 mg of GLA per 500 mg capsule. In a study of atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) 21 subjects were given 320 to 480 mg of GLA as 4000 to 6000 mg of evening primrose oil. They received treatment for 12 weeks, and they were assessed for symptoms at the start of the study and at 4 and 12 weeks using a rating scale called SCORAD. The researchers also measured the plasma levels of GLA and one of its metabolites, DGLA.


At both the 4- and 12-week evaluations, plasma levels of GLA and DGLA were increased. These levels correlated with a significantly reduced symptom score. This was only a pilot study, as there was no control group, but the results are similar to what had been found previously (I first learned about it in 1982). However, not all studies have supported this conclusion. It is possible that the response to GLA varies from person to person, accounting for the variability in the studies. Essential fatty acids are required for healthy cell membranes, including skin cells. (Simon D, et al., Gamma-linolenic acid levels correlate with clinical efficacy of evening primrose oil in patients with atopic dermatitis. Adv Ther. 2014 Feb;31(2):180-8.)


Practical guidelines;


GLA from any source is a valuable supplement, especially for those with a variety of chronic conditions. Essential fatty acid deficiency replicates the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. I often recommend 240 to 360 mg of GLA per day, most commonly from borage oil, as it is more concentrated than evening primrose oil so you can take just one capsule to get the same dose as six capsules of evening primrose oil.




EPA/DHA and GLA in acne patients


Korean researchers designed a study to evaluate the effects of a combination of EPA/DHA or GLA in the treatment of acne. In this study, 45 patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris were randomized to take either omega-3 fatty acids (2,000 mg of combined EPA and DHA), gamma-linolenic acid (borage oil containing 400 mg of GLA), or a control group. They were followed for 10 weeks.


After 10 weeks, both the EPA/DHA and the GLA groups showed a significant reduction in both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions. The patients’ own evaluation of their improvement showed a similar result compared with the control group. In addition to the subjective evaluations, tissue examination with cellular staining showed reductions in inflammation and lower levels of inflammatory chemicals. No adverse effects were noted in any of the subjects. (Jung JY, et al., Effect of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid and gamma-linolenic acid on acne vulgaris: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial. Acta Derm Venereol. 2014 Sep;94(5):521-5.


Practical guidelines:


For any inflammatory disorders GLA and EPA/DHA would be beneficial, usually in the doses listed in this article. For those who prefer to avoid animal products, consuming flaxseed oil and walnuts will provide some omega-3 oils, but with the caution that the conversion to EPA/DHA might be inadequate to provide the desired benefits. Acne is particularly distressing to young people, and it is usually partly the result of inadequate nutrition. When I first traveled to Japan in 1999, I saw hardly anyone with acne or acne scars. On subsequent trips, and especially my last trip 10 years later, I noted both the dramatic expansion of fast-food chains and an increase in the prevalence of acne.




EPA/DHA and GLA for dry eye syndrome


Another study of combined GLA plus EPA/DHA showed benefits for post-menopausal patients with dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca). Dry eye is also seen with age and some inflammatory autoimmune conditions. In this study, 38 patients with tear dysfunction were randomized to receive either a combination of GLA and EPA/DHA or a placebo for six months. At the start of the study they were evaluated with a number of tests, including the Ocular Surface Disease Index, the Schirmer test (for tear production), and corneal smoothness. They were then assessed again at 4, 12, and 24 weeks.


After 24 weeks, the Ocular Surface Disease Index score improved (was lower) with the supplementation, with a score of 21, compared to the placebo group, with a score of 34. In addition, the surface asymmetry index was significantly lower in the supplement-treated group (0.37 versus 0.51). Neither treatment had any effect on tear production or the staining tests of the cornea or conjunctiva. (Sheppard JD Jr, et al., Long-term supplementation with n-6 and n-3 PUFAs improves moderate-to-severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. Cornea. 2013 Oct;32(10):1297-304.)


Practical guidelines:


Dry eye is seen with a condition called Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune inflammatory disease, but also as an independent problem. Supplementing with these essential fatty acids may well help reduce symptoms because of their anti-inflammatory effects. GLA also helps immune function through its effects on prostaglandins. Again, the typical dose of GLA is 240 to 360 mg per day, and common doses of omega-3 fatty acids are 1000 to 2000 mg daily.




GLA+ALA for back pain and neuropathy


Compression of spinal nerves by collapsing vertebral discs can lead to back pain and neuropathy. Sometimes after a precipitating accident, the inflammation can lead to chronic syndromes that become disabling. In a study of 203 patients, all were treated with a physical rehabilitation program and half were also treated with oral doses of 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) plus 360 mg of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). They were examined at the start of the study and again at 2, 4, and 6 weeks.


They were evaluated with a Low Back Pain Disability questionnaire, the Aberdeen Low Back Pain Scale, and a quality of life questionnaire (SF36), as well as other disability questionnaires. They were also evaluated for the level of paresthesias (numbness and tingling), and stabbing and burning pain. At the end of the study, the researchers noted significant improvements in symptoms as well as all of the specific measurement scales. The combination therapy with GLA plus ALA provided significantly better outcomes than the rehabilitation program alone. (Ranieri M, et al., The use of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and rehabilitation in the treatment of back pain: effect on health-related quality of life. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2009 Jul-Sep;22(3 Suppl):45-50.)


Practical guidelines:


Alpha-lipoic acid is known to help with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, usually in doses of 1000-1200 mg per day. Adding GLA to the treatment may help by improving nerve conduction velocity and acting as an anti-inflammatory. The usual dose is 240 to 480 mg of GLA per day.



Tells IF You Have Cancer and WHERE

Scientific Breakthrough That Tells IF You Have Cancer and WHERE

The Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month does very little for TRUE prevention of Breast Cancer. There is little to no education about taking responsibility for one’s health. The only form of “early detection” that they offer are mammograms, which have been proven to be just as effective as a self-breast exam. By the time a lump is seen on a mammogram it has been there for 5-8 years!

How would you like to have a simple blood test that determines the presence of cancer in your body and has a 99.3% accuracy when it is smaller than the size of a pin head? Plus, the test will tell you the organ site of the cancer and will be 96% correct. This discovery should be front page news and featured on the evening news. Think of the millions of lives this could potentially save!

The ONCOblot test is blood test for cancer that is based on 20 years of research by Drs. Dorothy and James Morre. They are bio-chemists, researchers and nutritionists and have been awarded Outstanding Performance and Achievement in Research by Perdue University.

How does ONCOblot work?

It is based on the discovery of a cancer-specific universal cancer marker called ENOX2, which is a growth-related protein that appears on the surface of the cell and is then released into the blood stream.

ENOX2 is found only in uncontrolled and malignant cells. 
If the ENOX2 protein is found, the ONCOblot can then identify 27 different types of cancer as well as the organ of origin. These results give patients time and ability to have very targeted treatments.

The ONCOblot test is so sensitive that it detects as few as 2 million cancer cells which is equivalent to 0.8mm or .03 inch, which is size of the period mark at the end of this sentence.


How to inhibit ENOX2 protein:
An interesting study ( was conducted with 110 subjects, which showed no evidence of cancer but 40% of them had a positive ENOX2 marker. They were instructed to use the product Capsol –T for 3 to 17 months. After that period of time, 94% of them subsequently tested negative for ENOX2 in their blood.

Capsol –T is a decaffeinated green tea concentrate with a mild grade chili pepper (capsicum powder) that is equivalent to drinking 16 cups of green tea alone. The combination of the 2 products creates a synergy that makes the EGCG in the green tea over 100 times more potent compared to green tea alone.

If you really want to be proactive with prevention, this will determine IF you are developing cancer. If you have been diagnosed in the past and have been told that you are in “remission”, this screening tool will tell you the truth about any recurrence in the body, before it may be out of control.

The ONCOblot® Test is based on more than 20 years of basic research, is CLIA Certified and CAP Accredited and has a 510(k) submission to the FDA in progress.

• Available since January 2013
• CLIA Certified and CAP Accredited
• Meets FDA guidelines as a Laboratory‐Developed Test
• Investigational Device Exemption determined by FDA
• 510(K) submission to the FDA in progress
• Currently seeking coverage from Medicare and insurance companies

Instead of waiting until you have a bump or a lump, you can be very proactive in reversing the cancer and improving your health.  Results from the ONCOblot test are available within in 4 weeks.



Green tea is not the only thing that can inhibit ENOX2. There are several well-known anticancer agents that do so, including two jack-of-all-trade drugs, cisplatin and doxorubicin (better known by its trade name, Adriamycin®). Almost as powerful, and far less toxic, is a specific combination of concentrated green tea and pure chili pepper, which is sold as “Capsol-T.”

It combines these two ingredients in a particular ratio, which is determined experimentally for each product lot. This has the effect of blocking the dangerous ENOX2, which functions on the surface of cancer cells.

 “A major factor in the effectiveness of Capsol-T is the necessity to take the product every four hours even during the night. The effect of Capsol-T on ENOX2 is one of reversible inhibition….The effect of both green tea and Capsol-T is transient and goes away in a matter of a few hours. If cancer cells can be prevented from growing for more than three or four days they are likely to undergo programmed cell death.”

There are currently ~6,000 scientific publications indexed in PubMed on the topic of green tea. Over ~2,000 of these contain references to the main medicinal substance found in tea, the polyphenol (or catechin) dubbed epigallocatechin gallate or EG

Cg. There are 1,300 articles referencing both EGCg and cancer.

Large Amount of Research

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) subjects are usually deficient in solid research and, often, scientific research lags behind popular interest. But you can see that green tea is among the best researched subjects in the nutritional universe.

Unfortunately, the clinical investigation of green tea in human cancer patients has lagged behind the easier-to-perform laboratory studies. However, in the April 2015 issue of the journal Prostate,there was a very interesting article on the effects of brewed green tea compared to brewed black tea (and plain water) on various blood markers associated with prostate cancer development and progression.

Dr. Suzanne M. Henning and colleagues at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (UCLA) conducted the study. In this phase II trial, 113 men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer were randomized to consume six cups daily of brewed green tea, brewed black tea or water prior to undergoing a radical prostatectomy (RP) operation. The authors looked at a variety of markers of progression. Patients who consumed green tea (but not either black tea or water) had a significant decrease in the amount of nuclear factor kappa B [NFκB]. NFκB is a very important marker that is often associated with more aggressive cancers.

In fact, tea polyphenols (including EGCg) were detected in the prostate tissue of 32 of the 34 men who received green tea, but not in the two other groups. Evidence of a systemic antioxidant effect was  observed only with green tea consumption. Also, only green tea led to a statistically significant decrease in serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

The authors concluded “future longer-term studies are warranted to further examine the role of GT [green tea, ed.] for prostate cancer prevention and treatment, and possibly for other prostate conditions such as prostatitis.”

In September, this conclusion was seconded by a well known urologist at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, New York, Samir S. Taneja, MD. Writing in the Journal of Urology(official journal of the American Urological Association), Taneja wrote:
“The authors of this [UCLA, ed.] study provide a well executed trial with defined, measurable end points. While the study does not tell us if green tea will prevent prostate cancer or slow its growth, it offers insight into potential mechanisms and validates a biological effect of the agents, such that future clinical trials of efficacy appear warranted” (Taneja 2015).

Such a trial will probably be less significant if the green tea in question is given solely as a brewed drink than in the form proposed by the Morrés, namely as Capsol-T. The reason for this has to do with the presence of ENOX2 at the surface of most cancer cells (including prostate cancer cells) and the ability of various substances, including green tea catechins, to inhibit in turn the functions of ENOX2.

It is important to note that Capsol-T must be taken according to a rigorous schedule.
Dr. Morré recently told me:

“A major factor in the effectiveness of Capsol-T is the necessity to take the product every four hours even during the night. The effect of Capsol-T on ENOX2 is one of reversible inhibition….The effect of both green tea and Capsol-T is transient and goes away in a matter of a few hours. If cancer cells can be prevented from growing for more than three or four days they are likely to undergo programmed cell death.

However, if the Capsol-T or green tea levels are intermittent, the cancer cells will resume growth when the levels reach a low blood level and the clock starts over again and will never be killed and through a ‘survival of the fittest’ selection process may even become resistant. This is why, to be effective, Capsol-T must be taken every 4 hours, even during the night” (personal communication, September 21, 2015)

For a better understanding, interested readers can and should read the Morrés’ articles (e.g., Hanau 2014) and, especially, their groundbreaking book, ECTO-NOX Proteins: Growth, Cancer, and Aging (Springer 2013).


YOU CAN SEARCH FOR CAPSOL-T and find several places to purchase it


by Nick Soloway

Ginger Effective In Relieving Heavy Menstrual Bleeding


Excessive menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is a common female complaint that may be entirely prevented by a simple herbal prescription – capsules of ginger. The chief cause of functional menorrhagia (i.e., not caused by the presence of uterine fibroids or endometriosis) involves abnormalities in the biochemical processes of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus).

One abnormality commonly found is an alteration in arachidonic acid metabolism. This fatty acid is derived from meat and dairy sources and is converted to hormone-like compounds known as prostaglandins. The endometrium of women who have menorrhagia concentrates arachidonic acid to a much greater extent than normal. The increased arachidonic acid release during menstruation results in increased production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), which not only leads to excessive bleeding, but also menstrual cramps.

Background Data:

Historically, the majority of complaints for which ginger (Zingiber officinale) was used concerned the gastrointestinal system as well as pain and inflammation. Ginger is generally regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance that promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance that relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Several double-blind studies have shown ginger to yield positive results in a variety of gastrointestinal issues, especially those related to nausea and vomiting.

In regards to pain and inflammation, numerous clinical studies have supported this use with positive results in various forms of arthritis, chronic low back pain, muscle pain, and painful menstruation.

Ginger has been shown to produce equal results in reducing migraine headache as the drug sumatriptan (Imitrex), but without the side effects like nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, muscle weakness, heart attacks and seizures.

Ginger has shown to produce profound effects on prostaglandin metabolism including reducing PGE2, the prostaglandin implicated in excessive menstrual blood loss and menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea). This effect suggests a potential use in heavy menstrual bleeding.

New Data:

In order to assess the effects of ginger on heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), 92 young women aged 15–18 years were enrolled in a double-blind study. These young women met the following criteria:

• Had regular menstrual cycles
• Experienced HMB that was clinically verified during the first three assessments cycles prior to the intervention.
• And, did not have any of the following exclusion criteria:
·         Did not have irregular menstrual cycles;
·         Were not diagnosed with any gynecological diseases such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc.;
·         Were not any taking regular hormonal medications or NSAIDs;
vaginal infection or pelvic inflammatory disease; and overweight/obesity (BMI > 25) or underweight (BMI < 18.5)

The women took either a 250 mg of dried ginger capsule or a placebo capsules three times daily starting from the day before menstrual bleeding until the third day of menstrual period (for four consecutive days). The women were then followed for three additional consecutive menstrual cycles.

Results were determined by having the women assess blood loss through a Pictorial Blood Assessment chart with the following scoring system:

• Pads: 1 point for each lightly stained towel ; 5 points for each moderately soiled towel; 20 points if the towel is completely saturated with blood.
• Tampons: 1 point for each lightly stained tampon; 5 points for each moderately soiled tampon; 20 points if the tampon is completely saturated with blood.
• Clots: 1 point for small clot; 5 points for large clot.


For the three menstrual cycles prior to the treatment period, the average score for both groups was 113. During the treatment period, the level of menstrual blood loss dramatically declined during the three intervention cycles in ginger by 46% while the placebo group only dropped by 2% (p<0.001).

The researchers concluded, “ginger may be considered as an effective therapeutic option for HMB.”


There are a couple other important considerations in menorrhagia. The first issue is iron deficiency. With increased menstrual blood loss, many women with menorrhagia will experience low iron levels. Interestingly, low iron levels can also cause menorrhagia creating a positive feedback loop. Therefore, in any woman with menorrhagia, it is important to rule out low iron stores by getting a blood test for serum ferritin (an iron binding protein that reflects total body iron stores). Iron supplementation is indicated in any woman with a serum ferritin below 60 ng/ml.

Next, as menorrhagia is associated with increased arachidonic acid availability in the uterine lining, it makes sense to decrease the intake of animal products and increase the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and other beneficial oils. Consuming higher intakes of fish, nuts, and seeds and supplementing with fish oils may yield beneficial effects by reducing the tissue levels of arachidonic acid. A dosage of fish oils to provide 1,000 to 3,000 mg of EPA+DHA is recommended.

Kashefi F, Khajehei M, Alavinia M, Golmakani E, Asili J. Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on heavy menstrual bleeding: a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. Phytother Res. 2015 Jan;29(1):114-9.

Sweet Relief For PMS

Think PMS is a normal part of being a woman? It doesn’t have to be! You can feel better—less moody, bloated, and fatigued, for example—by trying a few select nutrients
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)—a recurrent condition that develops 7-14 days before menstruation—affects 30-40 percent of women, with peak occurrences among those in their 30s and 40s. In most cases, symptoms are relatively mild, but they can be quite severe.

What Causes PMS?

Scientists now believe that PMS is the result of alterations in brain chemistry that influence the brain’s sensitivity to hormones—the chief of which may be low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Not surprisingly, then, conventional medicine has focused on antidepressant drugs to treat PMS, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac and Zoloft—with their significant side effects. Fortunately, many natural agents also show the ability to relieve symptoms and provide PMS relief.


Common Conventional A Second Opinion: Treatments for PMS Dr. Murray’s Top Natural Therapies:
Birth control pills Vitamin B6 and Magnesium
Antidepressants 5-HTP
Chaste Berry/Vitex



Nutritional Supplements for PMS

Vitamin B6 has been shown to be effective in relieving PMS symptoms in over a dozen double-blind clinical trials. It may work in part by boosting the accumulation of magnesium within cells–magnesium deficiency has been implicated as a contributor to PMS.

Studies have shown that when PMS patients are given a supplement containing high doses of Magnesium and B6, they experience a substantial reduction in symptoms. Recommended daily dosages are 25-50 mg of B6 and 300-450 mg of magnesium.
5-HTP is the “intermediate” compound between tryptophan and serotonin. It is more helpful in boosting serotonin levels than tryptophan, and has also shown greater effects in improving mood and reducing sugar cravings. The typical dosage recommendation is 50–100 mg three times daily before meals.

The benefits of Chaste Berry in PMS appear to be related to its effects on hypothalamus and pituitary function. As a result, the herb (also called chaste tree berry or vitex) is able to normalize the secretion of various hormones.

One double-blind trial compared a daily dose of vitex (20-mg tablet) with a placebo in 170 women. Over the course of three menstrual cycles in a row, the women were asked to rate changes in their PMS symptoms. Women taking vitex reported a 52-percent reduction in symptoms, compared with only 24-percent for those taking placebo. The recommended dosage of chaste berry (often standardized to contain 0.5 percent agnuside) is 175–225 mg per day in tablet or capsule form, or 2–4 mL (1/2–1 tsp.) per day for liquid extracts.

Is your diet to blame?


Women suffering from PMS typically eat a diet that is even worse than the much-maligned standard American diet. Compared with symptom-free women, PMS sufferers typically consume:

• 62% more refined carbohydrates
• 275% more refined sugar
• 79% more dairy products
• 78% more sodium
• 53% less iron*
• 77% less manganese*
• 52% less zinc*

* Foods rich in iron include soybeans, spinach, lentils, sesame seeds, and olives; mustard greens, kale, chard, romaine lettuce, raspberries, pineapple, garlic, and eggplant are among foods plentiful in manganese; and some good food sources of zinc are beef, lamb, scallops, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, oats, yogurt, and turkey.



Rye pollen extract has been shown to improve BPH symptoms.
Rye pollen extract has improved the symptoms of BPH in preliminary trials.1 , 2 , 3 Double-blind trials have also reported that rye pollen extract is effective for reducing symptoms of BPH4 , 5 This rye pollen extract was shown to be comparable in effect to an amino acid mixture used for BPH in a double-blind study.6 A double-blind comparison with pygeum resulted in significant subjective improvement in 78% of those given the rye pollen extract compared with 55% using pygeum.7 Research on this commercial rye pollen extract has used three to six tablets, or four capsules, per day; the effect of other pollens in men with prostate conditions has not yet been studied.

An extract of flower pollen, derived primarily from rye, may improve symptoms of chronic prostatitis and prostadynia.

An extract of flower pollen, derived primarily from rye, may improve symptoms of chronic prostatitis and prostadynia. In a small, uncontrolled trial, men with chronic NBP or prostadynia given two tablets of flower pollen extract twice daily for up to 18 months reported complete or marked improvement in symptoms.8 In a larger, uncontrolled trial, one tablet three times daily for six months produced a favorable response in 80% of the men based on symptoms, laboratory tests, and doctor evaluations.9 Men who did not respond in this study were found to have structural abnormalities of the urinary tract, suggesting that uncomplicated prostate conditions are more likely to respond to flower pollen. Additional uncontrolled studies support the effectiveness of flower pollen extract,10 , 11 , 12 but no controlled research has been published.

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From Health Info Newsletter November 23, 2015: Heavy Menses, PMS Relief, Prostate Health

Prostate and Rye Pollen

by Nick Soloway


Rye pollen extract has been shown to improve BPH symptoms.
Rye pollen extract has improved the symptoms of BPH in preliminary trials.1 , 2 , 3 Double-blind trials have also reported that rye pollen extract is effective for reducing symptoms of BPH4 , 5 This rye pollen extract was shown to be comparable in effect to an amino acid mixture used for BPH in a double-blind study.6 A double-blind comparison with pygeum resulted in significant subjective improvement in 78% of those given the rye pollen extract compared with 55% using pygeum.7 Research on this commercial rye pollen extract has used three to six tablets, or four capsules, per day; the effect of other pollens in men with prostate conditions has not yet been studied.

An extract of flower pollen, derived primarily from rye, may improve symptoms of chronic prostatitis and prostadynia.

An extract of flower pollen, derived primarily from rye, may improve symptoms of chronic prostatitis and prostadynia. In a small, uncontrolled trial, men with chronic NBP or prostadynia given two tablets of flower pollen extract twice daily for up to 18 months reported complete or marked improvement in symptoms.8 In a larger, uncontrolled trial, one tablet three times daily for six months produced a favorable response in 80% of the men based on symptoms, laboratory tests, and doctor evaluations.9 Men who did not respond in this study were found to have structural abnormalities of the urinary tract, suggesting that uncomplicated prostate conditions are more likely to respond to flower pollen. Additional uncontrolled studies support the effectiveness of flower pollen extract,10 , 11 , 12 but no controlled research has been published.

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Health Info Newsletter November 23, 2015: Heavy Menses, PMS Relief, Prostate Health


by Nick Soloway


Here is a very powerful video of Vets from several wars going through five days of EFT therapy with very remarkable results.  Please pass this video on to all you know.  I have posted an introduction to EFT on my website…. 


Please let any one who has PTSD and will watch the video know that they should go to my website link first and learn EFT, and then do it while watching the video..

15 Brain Boosting Activities 

by Nick Soloway

15 Brain Boosting Activities


If you don’t keep your mind active, studies show that your brain loses some of its functionality as you age, which causes memory loss, brain fog, and even Alzheimer’s.


A well-stimulated brain also elevates your mood, which helps you feel better on the inside.


Here are 15 brain boosting activities:


1. Play games that challenge and stimulate your mind. These include:


* Picture Puzzles
* Strategy Games
* Crossword Puzzles
* Card Games
* Deduction Games (such as Clue)
* Visualization Puzzles
* Optical Illusions


2. Reading stimulates the brain as it activates your imagination. Reading also helps with memory retention and problem solving, especially if you’re reading a mystery. Also, self-help books stimulate your brain by helping you to think for yourself, as well as find solutions in your mind.


3. Exercising helps circulate blood that carries oxygen to your brain. Over the long-term, exercise is proven to increase brainpower and even create new neurons.


4. Stimulate your brain with meditation. Meditation has been shown to increase your IQ, relieve stress, and promote a higher level of brain functioning. Meditation also stimulates the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the area of the brain responsible for advanced thinking, ability and performance.


5. Deep breathing helps deliver oxygen to your brain. Oxygen helps you be more alert and awake. As little as 10 to 15 minutes of deep breathing daily can increase brain functionality.


6. Taking fish oil supplements is literally like membrane material for the brain. The two primary components in fish oil, DHA and EPA, strengthen the emotional center of the brain and boost focus.


7. Studies have proven that listening to music strengthens the right hemisphere of the brain and actually changes the structure of it. Also, people who listen to music are shown to be more emotionally intelligent than those who don’t.


8. Writing improves memory and thought expression. Writing articles, blogs, or journal entries stimulates thought processes, which also enhances brain function.


9. Sleep clears out brain clutter and reduces brain fog. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, your memory and normal brain function suffers.


10. Painting is shown to be an effective brain booster in that it sparks the creativity within you. Even if you’ve never tried painting before, give it a shot. You’ll find that you feel more creative and may actually enjoy it.


11. Starting the day out with a good breakfast has been proven to supply energy to the brain and body for the whole day. A higher protein breakfast is best. When you skip breakfast, you’re missing out on a powerful edge, both physically and mentally.


12. Walking allows you to clear your mind and thoughts. Not only is it good exercise for your body, walking gives your brain a chance to wander freely, clearing it of any troublesome thoughts.


13. Drink a serving of pure fruit juice. Fruit juice contains nutrients that revitalize and refresh the brain. Juices to drink are pomegranate, blueberry, and cranberry as they deliver more focus and energy.


14. Students who drink some caffeine before an exam typically have higher scores than those who don’t. This is because caffeine stimulates activity in the brain, which produces better focus and thinking ability. Don’t overdo it though!


15. Draw a picture. Like painting, drawing stimulates the creative side of your brain. So get out some colored pencils and start boosting your brainpower.


To get the most out of these brain boosting activities, mix them up and do a variety of them at different times. Just choosing one won’t boost your brainpower, however, combining and alternating them will give your brain the added boost you need now and in the long run.