Cinnamon, GLP-1, and PD
I am interested in looking at a possible role for cinnamon in this little farce of ours and will begin by pasting in a report from Imark3000 from a few months ago. It was promptly hijacked by a giggling squad of tinkerbelles fantasizing about Dr. Oz. Reeking of requip they tumbled out the door and were gone. Be on the lookout. In the meantime-
1. Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2012;2012:674142. Epub 2012 Feb 23.
Shilajit: a natural phytocomplex with potential procognitive activity.
Carrasco-Gallardo C, Guzmán L, Maccioni RB.
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences, International Center for
Biomedicine (ICC) and University of Chile, Millennium Building, Las Encinas 3370,
Ñuñoa, 780023 Santiago, Chile.
Shilajit is a natural substance found mainly in the Himalayas, formed for
centuries by the gradual decomposition of certain plants by the action of
microorganisms. It is a potent and very safe dietary supplement, restoring the
energetic balance and potentially able to prevent several diseases. Recent
investigations point to an interesting medical application toward the control of
cognitive disorders associated with aging, and cognitive stimulation. Thus,
fulvic acid, the main active principle, blocks tau self-aggregation, opening an
avenue toward the study of Alzheimer's therapy. In essence, this is a
nutraceutical product of demonstrated benefits for human health. Considering the
expected impact of shilajit usage in the medical field, especially in the
neurological sciences, more investigations at the basic biological level as well
as clinical trials are necessary, in order to understand how organic molecules of
shilajit and particularly fulvic acid, one of the active principles, and
oligoelements act at both the molecular and cellular levels and in the whole
PMID: 22482077 [PubMed]
Born in 1953, 1st symptoms and misdiagnosed as essential tremor in 1992. Dx with PD in 2000.
Currently (2011) taking 200/50 Sinemet CR 8 times a day + 10/100 Sinemet 3 times a day. Functional 90% of waking day but fragile. Failure at exercise but still trying. Constantly experimenting. Beta blocker and ACE inhibitor at present. Currently (01/2013) taking ldopa/carbadopa 200/50 CR six times a day + 10/100 form 3 times daily. Functional 90% of day. Update 04/2013: L/C 200/50 8x; Beta Blocker; ACE Inhib; Ginger; Turmeric; Creatine; Magnesium; Potassium. Doing well.