Wow – thanks for the great info, JP! I’ve been growing my own herbs for the first time this summer with great success. The spearmint and sage seem to be doing the best, so I’ve been making large amounts of tea out of them. Been drinking quite a bit of both for about 6 weeks now. On a whim, I decided to google positive and negative aspects of ingesting these herbs and found that Sage contains large levels of thujone and should not be ingested in large quantities – yikes! And now I’ve learned from you that spearmint in large quantities may be shrinking my boys and lowering my libido – double yikes!! Who knew? What a shame, as I really enjoyed both as an ‘all day’ beverage. Oh well. Say, do you have any info on French Tarragon as a tea preparation? I really like having fresh herbal beverage to take the place of all the soda I was drinking.
For example, people undergoing dialysis face multiple challenges. First, they must cope with the loss of function of their kidneys. This is a devastating loss, which is often accompanied by a great deal of anxiety, depression, and grieving. Second, dialysis means adopting an entirely new lifestyle – one in which several days a week are devoted to treatment. Third, a majority of people in dialysis feel exhausted after the procedure, and cannot do anything strenuous the rest of the day. Fourth, they must accept strict dietary restrictions to maintain their health.
This new research reveals that percent of the 80 subjects with pure Lewy body disease (no co-existing Alzheimer’s pathology) carried a GBA mutation, double that found in percent of the 231 subjects with both Lewy body and Alzheimer’s pathology who carried a mutation, and much higher than the less than one percent of the 251 subjects with Alzheimer’s pathology alone who were carriers. The frequency of GBA mutations in the 381 healthy controls was nearly identical to those with Alzheimer’s disease alone, less than one percent. Given that previous studies found that seven percent of Parkinson’s disease subjects carry this mutation, this gene harbors the most commonly found mutations in both Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease.