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Forbes: Can Celery Protect the Brain against Inflammation?; The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) Reviews a Report


Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

“Infected with the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes shingles? The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD), which tested the formula of Novirin in two post-marketing clinical studies, recommends taking this natural antiviral supplement against the latent virus.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

A plant compound called luteolin, which is found in celery, may reduce brain inflammation, and prevent neuro-degeneration (the progressive loss of structure or function of brain cells, including death of brain cells). (1) As Dr. Saebyeol and colleagues wrote in a study, “Luteolin, a flavonoid found in high concentrations in celery and green pepper, has been shown to reduce production of proinflammatory mediators….” (See PNAS, from 2008) (2) Dr. Saebyeol is from the Integrative Immunology and Behavior Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. “By inhibiting the action of inflammatory cytokines as earlier mentioned, luteolin can prevent the onset of degeneration in the brain.” (1)

This is important since some viruses are known to cause inflammation in the brain. One such virus is the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes both chickenpox and shingles. A Dr. Nagel wrote “recent studies have emerged which reveal that VZV infection of the cerebral arteries directly causes pathological vascular remodeling and stroke (VZV vasculopathy).” (See Current Neurology & Neuroscience Reports, published in advance of April 2015) (3) Dr. Nagel is from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. In other words, according to Dr. Nagel, the shingles virus directly attacks the arteries in the brain causing inflammation, which can result in brain cell death, and stroke.

Importantly, Dr. Nagel also wrote that “in the past few years, several large epidemiological studies in Taiwan, Denmark, and the U.K. demonstrated that zoster is a risk factor for stroke and that antiviral therapy may reduce this risk.” (3)

Taking an antiviral product against the shingles virus may be vitally important, since another study showed that “adults with zoster have a 30% increased risk of stroke within the following year. Although the exact incidence of stroke caused by VZV is unknown, more than 900,000 people in the United States will develop zoster annually.” (See The Journal of Immunology, from 2012) (4)

“We believe in a comprehensive, positive blend of natural and Western medicines. We believe the evidence points to the brain protecting properties of celery. We therefore recommend that VZV infected individuals make celery a part of their diet. We also recommend taking Novirin, which has a natural formula designed to target the latent VZV.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Click to learn more about the latent VZV.

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that VZV infected individuals take Novirin. This natural antiviral supplement has a formula that was designed to help the immune system target the latent form of the Varicella Zoster Virus. The formula was also shown to be effective against herpes viruses in two separate post-marketing clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines.

The formula of Novirin was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD. The studies showed that the Novirin formula is effective against the herpes family of viruses. Varicella Zoster is a member of the herpes family. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with (herpes viruses) … reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with (the Novirin formula).” (5) The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (5)

Novirin can be ordered through the product website here: http://www.novirin.com.

Novirin is a natural antiviral dietary supplement. Its formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses.

To date, Novirin is the only natural antiviral product on the market with published clinical studies that support the product’s antiviral claims.

The CBCD believes that eating the right foods is just as important as taking a safe and effective, antiviral supplement like Novirin. “Flavonoids, plant polyphenolic compounds abundant in fruits and vegetables, exhibit a wide variety of biological effects, including … anti-inflammatory properties.” (2) The CBCD points out that the formula of Novirin also contains flavanoids such as quercetin.

The CDC notes that the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which is a herpes virus, causes both chickenpox and shingles. “After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in the body. For reasons that are not fully known, the virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles.” (6) Additionally, the CDC adds that “almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, in their lifetime. There are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. However the risk of shingles increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women 60 years old or older.” (See the CDC, last reviewed on May 1, 2014) (6)

Are there other treatments currently on the market, which target the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)?

Yes there are.

Zostavax is a vaccine that may reduce the risk of developing a shingles outbreak, and decrease the long-term pain from post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). In adults vaccinated at age 60 years or older, however, protection from the vaccine decreases within the first 5 years after vaccination. (6)

There are also antiviral drugs, such as Zovirax or Valtrex. However, these medications, when effective, only work to shorten the time of the shingles outbreak. They are ineffective against the latent VZV virus. (6)

Novirin is a natural remedy designed to help the immune system target latent herpes viruses, including the VZV. (5)

Interested individuals can view the studies published on the antiviral formula of Novirin here:http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.VNc8leaUf90 and http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=44234

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References:

(1)    Forbes.com – Cohen, J. “12 Best Foods To Boost Brain Power.” Published February 5, 2015. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2015/02/05/12-best-foods-to-boost-brain-power/

(2)    Saebyeol Jang, Keith W. Kelley,* and Rodney W. Johnson* “Luteolin reduces IL-6 production in microglia by inhibiting JNK phosphorylation and activation of AP-1.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 May 27; 105(21): 7534–7539 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2396685/

(3)    Nagel MA1, Gilden D. “The relationship between herpes zoster and stroke.” Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2015 Apr;15(4):534

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25712420

(4)    Stephanie James,1Alexander Choe,1Igor Traktinskiy,1Maria Nagel,1 and Donald Gilden “Varicella zoster virus can reactivate and infect cerebral adventital fibroblasts, suppressing Jak/STAT and causing stroke.” The Journal of Immunology, 2012, 188, 168.35

jimmunol.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/188/1_MeetingAbstracts/168.35

(5)    Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=3610

(6)    CDC.gov – “Shingles (Herpes Zoster)” – Prevention & Treatment. Last Reviewed on May 1, 2014.

cdc.gov/shingles/about/prevention-treatment.html







Forbes: New Dietary Guidelines on Cholesterol Suggest that 50 Years of Medical Advice Was Wrong; The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) Reviews the Report


Rochester, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2015

Cholesterol in the diet or in the blood does not increase risk of heart disease, according to new research. In fact, shocking new cholesterol guidelines have been released by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee based on this new data. There is a paradigm that has been accepted by the medical community regarding cholesterol since 1961. This standard stated that there is both “good” and “bad” cholesterol, and when an individual eats certain foods, it increases “bad” cholesterol in the blood, which in turn can lead to heart disease. This paradigm has been shattered by new research.

A summary of the committee’s December 2014 meeting says “Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for over consumption.” (See Harvard.edu, from February 12, 2015) (2) In other words, “You don’t need to worry about cholesterol in your food.” (2)

Professor Dan Rader said that “most of the cholesterol in our blood is not derived from our diets. Every cell in your body makes cholesterol. The old guidelines were based on a wrong assumption. We now know that cholesterol in the diet makes very little difference in terms of bad cholesterol in blood.” (1) He continued, saying that “the scandal here is that it’s taking so long for science to get incorporated into nutritional guidelines.” (1) Professor Rader is a professor of molecular medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

But, if cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, what is?

According to the CBCD, the answer is latent viruses.

More than one study has linked viruses to heart disease. In fact, both the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the varicella zoster virus (VZV) have been linked to cardiovascular disease. For instance, “Women infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, are two to three times as likely as uninfected women to have had a heart attack or stroke, according to a report published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.” (See the New York Times, from October 24, 2011) (3).

Another study found that VZV “is an independent risk factor for vascular disease.” (See the journal Neurology, from January 21, 2014) (4).

The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), which is more common than HPV or VZV, is also linked to heart disease. “Looking at blood samples from 299 heart patients, researchers at Ohio State University found that those who had suffered a heart attack were the most likely to have inflammatory proteins circulating in their blood compared to patients with less acute symptoms. And having more of one of these proteins in the blood was linked to the presence of antibodies that signal a latent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation.” (See News-Medical.net, from January 23, 2013) (6).

CMV is another common virus, which is linked to heart problems. “Cytomegalovirus was found to be the most common specific finding in immunocompetent patients (people with healthy immune systems) with fatal myocarditis.” (See Clinical Infectious Diseases, from March 1, 2005) (7).

“The new dietary recommendations, based on new research that shows no association between cholesterol and heart disease, should be no surprise to those who read Dr. Hanan Polansky’s book entitled ‘Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease.’” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

According to Dr. Polansky, the cause of heart disease, and other major diseases, is a latent infection with common viruses, including HPV, VZV, EBV, and CMV. Moreover, this theory also explains why the HPV study reports that “about 20 percent of patients with heart disease lack obvious risk factors (such as levels of saturated fat in the bloodstream).” (3)

How do latent viruses cause heart disease?

According to Dr. Hanan Polansky’s theory, these viruses are genetic parasites. In high concentrations, they microcompete with the human genes, “starve” these genes, and force them to behave as if they’ve been mutated, that is, to behave as if they are broken.

The Theory of Microcompetition is far-reaching. It applies to many viruses, many genes, and many diseases.

The CBCD encourages doctors and other healthcare professionals to read Dr. Polansky’s book, which predicted that viruses would be the cause of most major diseases, including heart disease, more than ten years ago. “The concept of Microcompetition (or Starved Gene) will change our approach in the study of chronic diseases and will furthermore give scientists a higher level of understanding in biology.” – Dr. Marc Pouliot, PhD (See more reviews of Dr. Polansky’s book at: http://www.cbcd.net/reviews.htm )

For a free copy of Dr. Polansky’s book, and to learn more about the Theory of Microcompetition, visit http://www.cbcd.net and click on free download.

References:

(1) Faye, F. “Why Eggs And Other Cholesterol-Laden Foods Pose Little Or No Health Risk.” Published on February 12, 2015. Forbes.com.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/fayeflam/2015/02/12/why-eggs-and-other-cholesterol-laden-foods-pose-little-or-no-health-risk/

(2) Skerrett, Patrick J. “Panel suggests that dietary guidelines stop warning about cholesterol in food.” Published on February 12, 2015. Harvard Health

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/panel-suggests-stop-warning-about-cholesterol-in-food-201502127713

(3) The New York Times – Troubles With Heart Are Linked to HPV. Published on October 24, 2011.

nytimes.com/2011/10/25/health/research/25theory.html?_r=0

(4) Herpes zoster as a risk factor for stroke and TIA: a retrospective cohort study in the UK. Published on January 21, 2014.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24384645

(5) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.U-s9ouOSz90

(6) News Medical – EBV reactivation can increase risk of heart disease.

Published on January 23, 2013

news-medical.net/news/20130123/EBV-reactivation-can-increase-risk-of-heart-disease.aspx

(7) Cytomegalovirus infection of the heart is common in patients with fatal myocarditis. Published on March 1, 2005.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15714413