The purpose of this site is to collect lab research by medical doctors about herbs that are proven to treat illnesses and counter the false attacks on herbs by the medical industry and false claims by alternative medicine. I let the science tell the facts.
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How to read scientific medical research reports and what you need to know about them.

  1. Keep in mind that scientific reports are written to sell their research to pharmaceutical companies and may be purposely written to confuse non medical people. In other words they do not want us to see these reports.
  2. To fully understand scientific medical research reports would take considerable research of each term and a medical degree or medical knowledge.
  3. For the purpose of this web site the conclusion is usually the important factor.
  4. Another important thing to understand is that many people think animal studies are not human and thus not applicable to us. That is a false assumption that the drug companies capitalize on. They know animal studies mimic the human body and such studies make the reports more appealing to them. They know that it indicates its research proves it may be worthwhile to buy and then do human studies.
  5. In Vitro means the research was done in a test tube or petri dish and not in a living animal or human. Again the pharmaceutical companies know that such studies can be worthwhile.
  6. use medical dictionaries and search engines to look up terms you do not understand when you think it may be important to you.
  7. Often a report will discuss a specific disease with its relationship to oxidative stress or antioxidants. Keep in mind that its findings on oxidative stress for say diabetes means it may apply to other diseases as well. Remember oxidative stress is a universal disease of the cell and is not isolated to any single organ or group of cells. You cannot have oxidative stress in just one cell. If you have it in one cell or organ it will be throughout the body as well. This means if it is present or helped in one organ or disease it will be likely to help the entire body. In my research I am finding hundreds of these kinds of statements in reports indicating a certain herb, compound or mineral will help oxidative stress for the individual disease or organ the study addresses. Type oxidative, oxidant, oxidants, antioxidants in the search box and it will bring up every page on the site with that term. It is impossible at this time to list every related compound in the pages on oxidative stress or antioxidants.
  8. It is also important to recognize scientific chemical analysis and study of every compound is in its infancy. Especially the study of grouped compounds and their synergy for the human body.
  9. Also understand that due to the infancy of chemical analysis of herbs we are limited to using the history of herbs called traditional history that hierologist use or the limited science similar to our collections. Human studies are only conducted by pharmaceutical companies because they cost so much. Some report to get the human studies and all that is required by the FDA to get a new drug approved cost up to 8 million dollars.
  10. Next understand that double blind human testing can be flawed. The medical community puts almost absolute faith in double blind human testing. Here is the problem. I am finding reports proving various double blind human tests are rigged. Some report that they carefully select their participants who will be most likely to test positive to the test and eliminate any who would test negative. This then becomes a blatant breech of trust. Double blind test claim to be randomly selected participants. Can you imagine a drug company spending 8 million dollars to study a drug and not padding the results of their testing? See this report
  11. I attempt to provide just enough reports to prove a topic without overwhelming the reader. Due to copyright laws I may be limited in how much I can copy. In each case a link to the full report will be provided so you can see it for yourself.




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