The Man Who Thinks He Can Live Forever
In a neat little neighborhood in Venice, Calif., there’s a block of squat, similar homes, filled with mortals spending their finite days on the planet eating pizza with friends, blowing out candles on birthday cakes, and binging late-night television. Halfway down the street, there’s a cavernous black modern box. This is where Bryan Johnson is working on what he calls “the most significant revolution in the history of Homo sapiens.”  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Johnson, 46, is a centimillionaire tech entrepreneur who has spent most of the last three years in pursuit of a si...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized feature Source Type: news

Hate melatonin? Newly developed seaweed pill slashes the time it takes to fall asleep
Japanese biotech company Algal Bio claim their supplements containing chlorella, a type of algae, significantly improved people's difficulty falling asleep in just four weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breath alcohol sensor based on hydrogel-gated graphene field-effect transistor - Luo S, Wang R, Wang L, Qu H, Zheng L.
The inspection of drunk driving has become an effective measure to reduce the occurrence of traffic accidents. In this work, we constructed a breath alcohol biosensor based on a hydrogel-gated graphene field-effect transistor (HGGT) with chlorella derived ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mechanism and dynamics of fatty acid photodecarboxylase
Fatty acid photodecarboxylase (FAP) is a photoenzyme with potential green chemistry applications. By combining static, time-resolved, and cryotrapping spectroscopy and crystallography as well as computation, we characterized Chlorella variabilis FAP reaction intermediates on time scales from subpicoseconds to milliseconds. High-resolution crystal structures from synchrotron and free electron laser x-ray sources highlighted an unusual bent shape of the oxidized flavin chromophore. We demonstrate that decarboxylation occurs directly upon reduction of the excited flavin by the fatty acid substrate. Along with flavin reoxidati...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sorigue, D., Hadjidemetriou, K., Blangy, S., Gotthard, G., Bonvalet, A., Coquelle, N., Samire, P., Aleksandrov, A., Antonucci, L., Benachir, A., Boutet, S., Byrdin, M., Cammarata, M., Carbajo, S., Cuine, S., Doak, R. B., Foucar, L., Gorel, A., Grü Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of chlorella?
Learn all about chlorella, a form of alga that is available as a supplement and is considered to be a superfood. We look at its reported health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

An algal photoenzyme converts fatty acids to hydrocarbons
Although many organisms capture or respond to sunlight, few enzymes are known to be driven by light. Among these are DNA photolyases and the photosynthetic reaction centers. Here, we show that the microalga Chlorella variabilis NC64A harbors a photoenzyme that acts in lipid metabolism. This enzyme belongs to an algae-specific clade of the glucose-methanol-choline oxidoreductase family and catalyzes the decarboxylation of free fatty acids to n-alkanes or -alkenes in response to blue light. Crystal structure of the protein reveals a fatty acid–binding site in a hydrophobic tunnel leading to the light-capturing flavin a...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sorigue, D., Legeret, B., Cuine, S., Blangy, S., Moulin, S., Billon, E., Richaud, P., Brugiere, S., Coute, Y., Nurizzo, D., Müller, P., Brettel, K., Pignol, D., Arnoux, P., Li-Beisson, Y., Peltier, G., Beisson, F. Tags: Biochemistry, Botany r-articles Source Type: news

The Scoop On Finding A Healthy Plant-Based Protein Powder
Conclusion After completing this study, and factoring in the above, of all the plant based proteins I have tried, I would personally choose Nutiva's Plant Protein Superfood 30 Shake in either vanilla or chocolate as my top choice. For me it is obvious since Nutiva is actually certified organic, is at a great affordable price, low in sugars (and not stevia) and has a great taste. Serving suggestion: Add 2 tablespoons of Hempseeds to your shake for an extra 8g of Protein and 1.7g Omega-3.Consider the addition of 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Coconut Manna (ie coconut butter) and water to eliminate the need for buying cartons of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy in an Increasingly Toxic World
For me, being a mother has been the most rewarding, demanding, exhilarating, and beautiful experience of my life. Of all that I have accomplished, I am most proud of my three children. And like any good mother, I am fiercely protective of my brood, which has included doing whatever I can to make sure their environment is as toxic free as possible - including preparing my body for pregnancy. So when Greenopia's General Manager and my Life Manager Charli and her husband decided they were ready to start trying to get pregnant, and she asked me for guidance, I was eager to share with her what I had learned from my own experi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Add Smoothies to Your Daily Routine
Smoothies seem to be everywhere you turn. They are on the shelves in the produce section of your grocery store, blended up at your local Starbucks and coffee shops, and smoothie and juice chains and shops. They might even be blended up in your very own kitchen. Recipes can be found on food blogs, smoothie and recipe books, and all over Pinterest. The reason these are everywhere is because they offer so many benefits to your health, not to mention they are super easy to make, buy or order for a quick and healthy meal or snack. Smoothies offer endless options of ingredients, an easy way to get healthy ingredients into you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Quit Smoking Naturally
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. But I’m concerned that people trying to quit — and you may be one of them — are using electronic cigarettes. First of all, it won’t work. E-cigarettes do their job by heating liquid nicotine, and turning it into a vapor you inhale. Nicotine is a nitrogen-containing chemical which is made of several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. But nicotine is one of the most addictive substances out there — no matter where you’re getting it from. And secondly, you’re simply replacing one evil with another. Just like tobacco, e-cigs don...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Electronic Cigarettes Smoking Source Type: news

I Got Mercury Poisoning from Sushi in LA
This study was one more confirmation of what I’ve known for a long time: Mercury can give you cardiovascular disease.iii Although mainstream medicine likes to blame cholesterol for heart disease, science has known for a long time the underlying culprit is inflammation. And the inflammatory effect of mercury on your cardiovascular system can be devastating. Most mainstream doctors believe that heavy metals are naturally removed from your body through your kidneys and liver. But this is far from true. Heavy metals remain in your body for years. Follow these guidelines to keep your mercury levels low: Avoid eating shark, ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health heart disease mercury sushi Source Type: news

Could this ALGAE called chlorella stop your hangover before it hits?
When taken two hours before drinking chlorella, a a freshwater algae, floods the body of the nutrients that are robbed from it by alcohol, New York nutritionist Nikki Ostrower told Daily Mail Online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Tried The 'Food Of The Future.' We Don't Want To Live There.
About three years ago, entrepreneur and “serial optimist” Simo Suoheimo got together with a group of friends with a goal in mind. All of them were passionate about food and all of them wanted to create a new form of sustenance -- something particularly geared toward the busiest among us who are also trying to eat as healthily, and sustainably, as possible. The result of those early conversations with his friends-turned-co-founders is Ambronite, a shake mix powder that aims to pack a nourishing punch through 18 fully organic ingredients like oats, coconut and wild berries that, when combined with cold water, kee...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Lessons Learned from Switching to a Vegetarian Diet
How do you spend 22 years of your life eating and craving meat, and then one day you stop doing just that. What has to happen in your life for such a dramatic change of events? Is it because you just want a change in your life? You could be doing it purely for health reasons, or perhaps you've become so fond of animals that you are no longer interested in participating in the collective manslaughter of cows, chickens, pigs and other animals we see on our dinner dishes almost every single night. I found that in my case, it was a little bit of all of the above. I do think that my meditation practice had made me more compass...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sea buckthorn oil, reishi, chlorella: Top five superfoods you'll be eating in 2015
FROM lowering your blood pressure to improving immunity and detoxifying the liver, these superfoods promise to keep you healthy in 2015 (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news