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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Aging

Research about aging and how to slow it down. Aging is caused by oxididative stress not related to ones number of years of life. In other words the level of one's oxidative stress will accelerate or extend ones life span.

1.   Webmaster's comments; Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms "It is believed that oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen and a biological system’s ability to neutralize the reactive intermediates. Oxidative damage occurs because of both intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms. Together, intrinsic and extrinsic damage are the primary causes of skin aging. The skin uses a series of intrinsic antioxidants to protect itself from free radical damage. Naturally occurring extrinsic antioxidants have also been widely shown to offset and alleviate these changes. Unlike sunscreens, which have an SPF rating system to guide consumers in their purchases, there is no widely accepted method to choose antioxidant anti-aging products. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) and ABEL-RAC (Analysis By Emitted Light-Relative Antioxidant Capacity), are both accepted worldwide as a standard measure of the antioxidant capacity of foods, and are rating systems that could be applied to all antioxidant skincare products. The standardization of antioxidant creams could revolutionize the cosmeceutical market and give physicians and consumers the ability to compare and choose effectively." http://jddonline.com/articles/dermatology/1161

a. "For example, in biology, intrinsic effects originate from inside an organism or cell, such as an autoimmune disease or intrinsic immunity." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrinsic

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2.   "Intrinsic immunity refers to a set of recently discovered cellular-based anti-viral defense mechanisms, notably genetically encoded proteins which specifically target eukaryotic retroviruses. Unlike adaptive and innate immunity effectors, intrinsic immune proteins are usually expressed at a constant level, allowing a viral infection to be halted quickly." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrinsic_immunity

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