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Traditional/herbal solution for family planning

 

BAPHIA NITIDA (IROSUN PLANT)

 

This blog focuses on how Traditional or Herbal medication could be of tremendous relevance to the problem of family planning in Nigeria and also contribute to its potential for earning foreign exchange.

Nigeria was represented at the Family Planning Summit held in London a couple of weeks ago by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, who explained why the country is investing $4 million in the Global Family Planning initiative.

According to the Minister, family planning is one of the strongest anti-poverty strategies and low-hanging fruit for reducing maternal mortality. The success of the introduction of family planning as part of basic health in the health sector is to ensure that a woman’s right as a human right is realised. Nigeria wants to include Family Planning as part of basic healthcare to complement ante-natal services, and immunisation routine.

The new contraceptive methods would include sub-cutaneous Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate injections) which is an injectable, progestin-only contraceptive that provides highly effective, private, and relatively long-acting (three months), reversible contraception. Use of DMPA eliminates both the need for user action daily or near the time of sexual intercourse and the need for partner cooperation.

DMPA is a good contraceptive option for the following groups of women: Women who do not want to take a contraceptive pill daily, women who have a contraindication to, or wish to avoid, an estrogen-containing contraceptive and women who would like to eliminate regular menses.

This initiative on the part of the Federal Government is commendable, but I want to remind the Minister that we should to look inwards for solutions to our problems.

The Minister during his briefing with Health Editors in Lagos to mark his one year in office said there were many things Nigerians could benefit from traditional medicine. Some of them, according to him, are bone setting and healing with herbal plants, saying that his ministry will explore how to assist herbal healers on how to improve their practice, especially in standardising their products.

I quote: “That will help us as a country to export them, instead of the plethora of foreign herbal products that have taken over the market. We have a lot to learn from China and even Ghana, but gradually we are getting there. The way traditional medicine is now can’t be compared with what obtained some centuries ago,” Adewole said.

He said Nigeria was in the forefront of research and development of herbal plants. “A quick search into National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRID) shows how indigenous herbal-plants have been researched, developed and packaged into life-saving products, so we have a lot to boast of in that sector. We only need to hone the skill of the practitioners,” he said.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not. It is used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.

“To ensure that this sector is re

As far as Traditional Medicine is concerned in Nigeria, it seems to me that we are only experiencing what I would describe as motion without movement.In China, India, Germany and other parts of the world, Natural and Traditional Medicine is well set up and could be clearly identified within the healthcare delivery system. Unfortunately, the case is different in Nigeria. The African Union (AU) mandated that the member states of which Nigeria is prominent should use the decade of 2001-2010 to set up the institution of Traditional medicine and ensure that the establishments stand side by side with the orthodox clinics and hospitals to give citizens a choice for their healthcare requirements. It is another extra decade after the expiration of the AU’s mandate and nothing is visible in Nigeria. All hopes are not lost, thanks to the current Minister of Health, who had expressed strong believe and conviction in the relevance of Traditional medicine to our healthcare system. But his term will expire in less than two years. The question to ask is: Has he got any magic wand to make an indelible mark in this matter within this short space of time? If he works very hard, he could at least lay a solid foundation which would not be easily demolished by his successors.

Now is the time for the Federal Government to take the bull by the horn. In the Traditional system, there are herbal preparations that are affordable and do not need the elaborate implementation as required for the injectable options in the orthodox system.

Herbal preparation with a promise for Nigeria

 

 About 30 years ago, I was a witness to a demonstration of the awesome power in traditional medicine to solve the family planning problem. A close relation who had for a long time been using the orthodox drugs got fed up because of the side effects and therefore consulted a herbalist who gave her a herbal formulation which worked. I waited for several months to watch the outcome of this intervention and confirmed that it was working and out of curiosity, I decided to investigate. The herbalist after a long period of persuasion agreed to reveal this formula to me. It was interesting and simple.

There is a plant known as IROSUN (The botanical name is Baphia Nitida). The wonderful aspect of this preparation is that different parts of the same tree would be used for preventing pregnancy and for restoring fertility. The bark of the root prepared in a particular way would prevent pregnancy permanently (it has superior power to Depo Medroxyprogesterone Acetate which is only effective for three months). To restore fertility, the leaves of the tree are also prepared in a particular way and the effect was also immediate.

I have tried this formulation on at least ten subjects and the result was excellent. I could not go on with further development and research owing to the huge financial implications. The orthodox drug being embraced by the Federal Government would have cost the manufacturers several millions of dollars and Nigeria is investing so much in this finished product. I believe that with a modest investment in research, Nigeria would likely have an exportable product if this type of product is developed.

Delving deeper into the investigation on the wonderful Irosun tree, I found from literature that it is recognised by the Ifa worshippers as the mysterious tree through which Orunmila as the progenitor of humanity descended from heaven to the Earth for the first time. The tree is also known as The Tree of Life or Creation. The powder of the dried stem of this tree is the backbone of Ifa Oracular practice. It is used for divination and through it, the oracle communicates with humanity on any subject in nature.

The ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases confirmedsome of the Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Irosun plant (Baphia nitida) as follows:

Arthritis, carminative, dysentery, enteritis, fungicide, gastritis,  Jaundice. Laxative, newborn,  parasiticide,  preventitive (Bee sting). Rheumatism, ringworm, skin, sprain, stiffness, swelling.

 

Venereal, Wound

 

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by medroxyprogesterone. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

While the Irosun plant medication has not been known to have side effects, information from the website drug.com showed a long list of major and minor sider effects of medroxyprogesterone.

 

The way forward

A couple of years ago, we set up an organisation known as  Research Institute of Traditional and Alternative Medicine(RITAM) with the following goals and vision:

·         To prospect, harness, evaluate and certify diagnostic, curative and preventive values of safe traditional medicine products thereby developing a resource compendium of medicines for the Primary Health Care Centre (PHC) in all the 774 local government areas as well as for the use of all Traditional and Alternative Medicine practitioners home and overseas.

·         To find lasting solutions to WHO priority list of diseases i.e. Malaria, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anemia and HIV/AIDS through Nigerian Traditional Medicine.

·         To have a comprehensive data of traditional medicine products that should be recommended for preclinical and human trials at the Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and other Research Centres particularly the Nigerian Teaching Hospitals in the process of their becoming Herbal Drugs.

·         To provide candidate herbal drugs that would be included in the National Drug Formulary.

·         To ensure that at least 50 herbal products would have been certified as being evidence based in the •To collaborate with all Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Science and Technology, Education, Environment and other relevant government agencies to propagate Traditional and Alternative Medicine in Nigeria.

·         To position traditional medicine products from Nigeria in the international market, thereby making TM products the highest income generating industry for the country.

·         To encourage mass production of endorsed traditional medicine products.

The organisation functioned for some time and became moribund for lack of financial support by the appropriate authorities. This is the type of private sector initiative that should be supported and encouraged by the Ministry of Health to jumpstart the needed revolution necessary for the integration of traditional/herbal medicine to the healthcare delivery system in the country.

In concluding, I wish to emphasize that this article is not meant to encourage readers to try remedies, particularly herbal or traditional, that have not been subjected to scientific tests for safety and efficacy. Until, the Federal Ministry of Health endorses tested local remedies, it is advisable to embrace the efforts being currently championed by the Federal Government.

I am willing to collaborate with doctors, scientists and other research centres in Nigeria to develop this formulation to a level where it would complement Government effort to find a lasting solution to family planning problems in the country.

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Jobelyn, a traditional herbal formula, eliminated chronic pains in patient with sickle cell disorder.

 

According to WebMD, Pain is a long-lasting problem for people who have sickle cell disease. Bouts of severe pain can last for hours to days and are difficult to treat. Pain can be exhausting for caregivers as well as for the person in pain. Painful events can become severe and last for days to weeks. Such extreme pain requires aggressive pain medicine that must be monitored in the hospital. Pain medicine have dangerous side effects and they only provide temporary relief.

The normal dosage for Sickle Cell sufferers is 2 capsules twice a day. Such a dosage has been discovered to be incapable of tackling the problems of acute and chronic pains. One of our customers on amazon website shared her experience on how she used Jobelyn to stop the pains that had  defied all drugs. The email correspondence with this customer is reproduced below:

This customer through experimentation discovered that the use of 4 capsules, 3 times daily was what was needed to solve the problem of pain that had been tormenting her child for a very long time.

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Dear Nicole

 Thank you for your inquiry. The discounted price of 35%-40% on the RRP for cases are in fact already simplified to meet bulk numbers. The minimum order of cases should originally be at levels of 10 cases minimum in other to qualify, but we made this flexible to include 1 case and above, to accommodate and encourage buyers.

 Please let us know how else we can help to facilitate your order going forward.

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Dear Nicole

 Thank you for your order. Please can you share your experience so far purchasing or using our product. We like to know if you are indeed benefiting for the solution we provide and how we can improve our services to loyal customers like yourself. 

 If also possible can you help leave a review on our site 

 Thank you in anticipation 

 

Michael , sure I have also sent several families from the sickle cell group and family members to the site to buy. My son takes 12 Jobelyn a day and has been asymptomatic since we put him on that dose. Below that he was having mild (needing no pain meds) but aching symptoms. He has sickle cell. I will try to reduce the dose after this case runs out. My sister in law also recently bought a case and is using it to help with ADHD she says it's helping

 

 

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Scientists say Traditional herbal product, Jobelyn has the potential to prevent neurodegeneration in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

       

Nigerian scientists have developed an animal model which demonstrates that Jobelyn ® Supplement lowered Neuronal Degeneration. The team of scientists led by Oyinbo A. Charles Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State (Nigeria) in an interview said that  Alcohol-induced neurodegeneration, a consequence of chronic ethanol exposure, is a neuroadaptation that drives the progression of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Unfortunately, conventional drugs for AUDs do not prevent neurodegeneration as part of their pharmacological repertoire. Multimodal neuroprotective therapeutic agents are hypothesized to have high therapeutic utility in the treatment of central nervous system. Interestingly, nutraceuticals by nature are multimodal in mechanisms of action. Purpose: This study examined the neuroprotective potential of Jobelyn in prefrontal cortex (PFC) of a binge-alcohol rat model of AUD.  The result of the animal experiment showed that Jobelyn supplementation significantly lowered the levels of histologic and biochemical indices of neurodegeneration, and caused an increased expression of p53 protein and a decreased expression of NSE immunoreactivity (NSE-IR).  The scientists concluded that Jobelyn supplementation ameliorates neurodegeneration in the PFC of AUD rats by reducing the oxidative stress, reducing the NSE-IR, and by increasing the expression of cellular tumor antigen p53 in the cortical neurons

Explaining why this study was very important Dr. Oyinbo said that  Excessive alcohol ingestion, characteristic of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), results in neurodegeneration, which is responsible for the cognitive and behavioral impairment that drives the transition to alcohol addiction  . Globally, about 80 million people have diagnos-able AUDs, making it a major global health concern. To date, renowned medications for the treatment of AUDs: acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone, have been clinically unsatisfactory. They targeted the psychoactive properties of alcohol; while the neurodegenerative effect of alcohol that drives alcohol-induced neurological dysfunction was not managed by these specific remedies. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is highly susceptible to alcohol-induced damage . PFC deficiency is characterized by executive dysfunction such as deficits in working memory, impulse control, and decision making. They are linked with the inability to abstain from alcohol. Executive dysfunction often occurs before general mental status challenges. Studies showed that chronic alcohol exposure is related to the induction of oxidative stress and neuroinflammatory mediators, which lead to neurodegeneration. Consistent with this hypothesis, antioxidants have been effective in reducing binge alcohol-induced neurodegeneration. Neuroprotection mediated by antioxidant treatment is associated with the inhibition of nuclear factor kappalight-chain-enhancer of activated B cells–DNA binding, reduction of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expressions, and microglial activation; which support the hypothesis that neuroinflammatory signalling and oxidative stress contribute to alcohol-induced neurodegeneration. Jobelyn (Health Forever Products, Lagos, Nigeria), a commercially available nutraceutical, has shown outstanding anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. Interestingly, it is on record that Jobelyn’s oxygen radical absorbance capacity value (37,622 μmol/TE/g) is the highest thus far recorded in any known plant. Jobelyn’s strong anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties have been utilized in the management and treatment of myriad diseases ranging from cancer, sickle cell, diabetes, arthritis, infertility, and many other diseases. Jobelyn demonstrated a selective COX-2 inhibition property, thus providing an effective reduction in inflammation without side effects of common prescription medications. Although, multimodal neuroprotective agents are considered to have a high therapeutic utility in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, there is yet the dilemma of how to safely combine individuals’ conventional agents into a single agent with multimodal mechanisms of neuroprotection. Nutraceuticals by nature are multimodal in mechanism; they produce a vast array of diverse chemical substances in a natural form in an entity, and any search of these resources for unusual or enhanced biological properties can expect some degree of success. Hence, this study was aimed at assessing the neuroprotective potentials of Jobelyn in the PFC of rats with AUD.

In conclusion, the scientists said that the study has demonstrated the potentials of Jobelyn (a nutraceutical) in the quest for a remedy for AUDs. Till date, acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone, which are the approved pharmacotherapeutic interventions for the treatment of AUDs have left much to be desired. Jobelyn’s strategy of preventing neurodegeneration from within the neurons safeguards them ad initium. Coupled with this, it also safeguards the neuropil by neutralising the assault of free radical. Therefore, the neuroprotective mechanisms of Jobelyn in alcohol-induced cortical neurodegeneration involve an increase in p53 protein expression, a decrease in ɤ-enolase proteins expression, and an alleviation of oxidative stress.

 For full details of the experiment please click:  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5043160/

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Jobelyn, Sorghum-based Traditional Herbal Remedy for treatment of Sickle Cell Anaemia disease scientifically validated

Jobelyn, Sorghum-based Traditional Herbal Remedy for treatment of Sickle Cell Anaemia disease scientifically validated

 Jobelyn, Herbal Remedy for treatment of Sickle Cell Anaemia scientifically validated

For centuries, the people of South Western Nigeria had been using the herbal water extract from a special specie of Sorghum bicolor to treat people suffering from sickle cell disease. To scientists, it was a bogus and wild claim because the disease is believed to be complicated and difficult for the scientists to cope with. They tend to forget that nature has simple ways of handling complicated problems. At Health Forever, we have been diligently working to unravel the mystery behind the wonderful health restoring capabilities of this product. The claim of the ancient people that a single product could treat diseases of diverse origin was too much for the scientist to fathom. How could a single herbal product take care of diseases like diabetes, cancer, arthritis, hiv, anemia, sickle cell anaemia, malaria and cardio-vascular diseases. 

We have spent the last 20 years researching into this product and have come to the conclusion that the commonality factor among all diseases is  OXIDATIVE STRESS. See my blog at:

 http://www.afritradomedic.com/index.php/easyblog/entry/oxidative-stress-and-diseases

From the following link at our website, the published research work done to support the claim for OXIDATIVE STRESS could be accessed at:

http://www.afritradomedic.com/index.php/scientific-studies

We have recently carried out clinical trial studies at Lagos Univesity Teaching Hospital to ascertain the effect of Jobelyn in the treat of sickle cell patients. From the report recently published in Journal Of Harmonized Research in Medical & Health Sci. it was revealed that Jobelyn works like an adaptogenic and it moderates all the indices relating to the sickle cell disorder to create harmony in the body of sufferers and provide them with wellness. It is safe and had no toxic effect.

 

See  the abstract for the publication in Journal Of Harmonized Research in Medical & Health Sci.

 

THE SHORT TIME EFFECT OF EXTRACT OF SORGHUM BICOLOR (JOBELYN) ON THE HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF PATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA

Abstract:

Sickle cell anaemia in South West Nigeria has a prevalence of 2.4 %.It is characterized  by recurrent crisis like bone pain, hyper haemolysis, acute sequestration, red cell aplasia and  progressive organ damage. These cause high absenteeism at school and at work with a significant  reduction in life expectancy. The phytochemical extract of sorghum bicolor has been shown to have  anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect; and to increase the haemoglobin in experimental rat. The  extract is consumed widely in Nigeria by patients with sickle cell anaemia. This study seeks to  assess the effect of this extract on haemopoiesis in these patients. The study population was the patients attending the adult haematology clinic of the Lagos State  University Teaching Hospital. It was a randomized open label study with 105 consenting participants. One group was given folic acid 5mg twice daily and paludrine 200mg daily. The other group had in addition, 1gm of extract per day in two divided doses for 4 weeks. The haematological  parameters were taken weekly.
After 4 weeks of taking the extract, there were reduction in white blood cells (p= 0.10) and  platelet counts (p= 0.03).There were significant reductions in the mean red cell haemoglobin  (p=0.0004), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (p=0.0001) while the reduction in mean cell volume  and haematocrit changes were minimal (p=0.3and 0.5 respectively).
The reduction in leukocytes and platelets counts suggests an anti-inflammatory effect of the  extract which may have a clinically positive effect. The significantly reduced cellular haemoglobin  concentration and minimal changes in haematocrit demonstrate that the extract will not unduly  increase the red cell haemoglobin concentration which may promote sickling.


Key words: Haematological parameters. Phytochemical. Sickle cell anaemia. Sorghum bicolor

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 Please see the testimonials from people living with sickle cell disease

 

 

 A summary of our research and laboratory studies could be viewed at the following link: 

 

 We also have a number of testimonials from amazon.com website at the following link:

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Please see the presentation by a medical doctor on Jobelyn for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia disease

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The nutritional analysis done by the reputable GMP Labs showed convincingly that Jobelyn has the capability to address all the issues pertaining the sickle cell problem. 

Nutritional Composition of Jobelyn

 

 TEST PARAMETER 

 TEST RESULTS PER

 

 

 MISCELLANEOUS 

100 GRAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Calories 

 324 Cal 

 

 

 Calories From Fat 

 3.10 Cal 

 

 

 Protein 

 4.87g 

 

 

 Cholesterol 

 

 

 

 Fluoride 

 8.47mg 

 

 

 Ash 

 12.50g 

 

 

 Moisture 

 7.07g 

 

 

 Total Dietary Fiber 

 50.30g 

 

 

 Total Carbohydrates 

 75.3g 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SUGAR PROFILE 

100 GRAMS

 

 

 Fructose 

 0.2g 

 

 

 Glucose 

 0.1g 

 

 

 Sucrose 

 0.1g 

 

 

 Lactose 

 <0.1g

 

 

 Maltose 

 <0.1g

 

 

 Galactose 

 <0.1g

 

 

 Total Sugar 

 0.4g 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 VITAMINS 

100 GRAMS

 

 

 Vitamin A as Retinol 

 

 

 

 Vitamin C 

 

 

 

 Thiamine 

 <0.01mg

 

 

 Riboflavin 

 0.18mg 

 

 

 Niacin 

 3.55mg 

 

 

 Vitamin B12 

 0.83mcg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELEMENTS 

100 GRAMS

 

 

 Calcium 

 352mg 

 

 

 Potassium 

 500mg 

 

 

 Magnesium 

 183mg 

 

 

 Iron 

 51.20mg

 

 

 Zinc 

 1.09mg 

 

 

 Phosphorus 

 141mg 

 

 

 Sodium 

 1150mg 

 

 

 Copper 

 0.115mg 

 

 

 Selenium 

 15.40mcg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 FATTY ACIDS 

100 GRAMS

 

 

 Saturated Fatty Acids (Acid Form) 

 0.162g 

 

 

 Total Cis Unsaturated Fatty Acids (Acid Form) 

 0.183g 

 

 

 Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (Acid Form)  

 0.037g 

 

 

 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Acid Form) 

 0.146g 

 

 

 Trans Fatty Acids (Acid Form) 

 <0.007g

 

 

 Omega 3 Fatty Acids 

 0.036g 

 

 

 Omega 6 Fatty Acids 

 0.110g 

 

 

 Omega 9 Fatty Acids 

 0.034g 

 

 

 Total Fatty Acids 

 0.344g 

 

 

 

 

 

       

Over the course of a lifetime, significant chronic metabolism disruption may occur when consumption of micronutrient is below the current recommended dietary allowance but above the level that causes acute metabolic symptoms. When, a component of the metabolic network is inadequate, there may be a variety of setbacks in metabolism (Ames, 2006). As a result, dietary supplements, most commonly multivitamins and minerals are given to fill the nutritional gaps.

 

Jobelyn’s nutritional contents were assessed by GMP Laboratories of America, Inc., CA, USA. Jobelyn was proven to be a good source of minerals like calcium (35.2% RDA), magnesium (59.03% RDA), sodium (95.83% RDA), selenium (28.0% RDA), Zinc (13.62% RDA) and copper (127.77% RDA).

More interestingly, it was observed that 100g of this extract provides around 285% of the daily recommended levels of iron.

Jobelyn contains large amounts of iron and as such it is used in the treatment of anemia. However, most of the excess iron from Jobelyn  is chelated by the polyphenols in the sorghum extract and as a result the excess iron is not presented to the body. Such observation suggest that the use of Jobelyn can help improve hemoglobin concentrations and quality of life in sickle cell anaemia patients as well as reduce several micronutrients deficiencies, which are common in those patients.

 

Vitamin Contents in Jobelyn

Jobelyn  also contains substantial amounts of vital vitamin B12. It is a water soluble vitamin that act as a cofactor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine and methyl tetrahydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate. Polyglutamate is further added tetrahydrofolate to prevent the diffusion of folates out of the cell. Folates are essential for the building blocks of DNA in rapidly regenerating organs like the production of blood while excess homocysteine is known to cause endothelial damage and therefore cardiovascular disease.  It is well documented that the body cannot produce B12 and that it can only be sourced from animal foods or in the form of B12 vitamin supplement. Deficiency usually results in anemia, impaired brain function, and symptoms of mental disorder (Tangney et al, 2011). The only good food sources of B12 are primarily animal foods like meat, fish and eggs producing 2.8 µg/100 1.95 µg/100; 4.15 µg/100 of B12, respectively. Interestingly,Jobelyn is a good source of B12 producing 0.83 µg/100 g. This is the first time a plant product has been reported to contain significant amounts (34%) of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 could potentially be a useful antioxidant as it directs reaction with reactive oxygen species and through glutathione sparing effect, can modify signalling molecules to decrease oxidative stress and increase total antioxidant capacity (Misra et al, 2016).

 

Fatty Acids Contents in Jobelyn

Jobelyn provides an impressive 1:3 ratio of Omega-3 to that of Omega-6 (Table 6) and as population studies indicate, our diet should contain no more than three parts of Omega-6 to one part of Omega-3, which is ideal for the heart’s health (Gebauer et al, 2006). Omega-6 fats have pro-inflammatory effects while omega-3 fats have anti-inflammatory effects. The ratio of 3:1 will reduce the chronic inflammation that most people recognise as the root cause of many chronic diseases, including diabetes.  Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in every cell in the body. Omega-3 makes up cell membrane and helps in maintaining membrane fluidity, keeps the nervous system functioning by upregulating brain derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) and modulating neurotransmitters re-uptake, degradation, synthesis and anti-apoptotic effects once it gets converted into fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and later docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, Omega-6 inhibits the conversion of Omega-3 into DHA and EPA, therefore, the adequate ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 is usually required to allow conversion of adequate amounts of Omega-3. The Omega balance is critical as Omega-3 and Omega-6 compete for absorption into the cells, and an excess of dietary Omega-6 will result in too few of Omega-6 being incorporated into cell membranes, from where they exert their essential effects (Mischoulon and Freeman, 2013).

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Sorghum bicolor based herbal product , Jobelyn, reverses Kidney damage in 3 weeks.

Sorghum bicolor based herbal product , Jobelyn, reverses Kidney damage in 3 weeks.

A kidney patient came to my office with the complaint of Kidney problem. His initial laboratory report showed that there had been an extensive damage  to the kidney and the doctor informed him that he should be preparing for dialysis  and eventual kidney transplant. He produced his laboratory report and wanted to know if any of our herbal products could help him as he was not confident that he could have a lasting solution by using conventional orthodox drugs. 

I explained to him that Jobelyn, which is one the most powerful antioxidants would be of great help. Most organ damages are caused by oxidative stress. Please see my previous blog on oxidative stress at: 

http://www.afritradomedic.com/index.php/easyblog/entry/oxidative-stress-and-diseases

I suggested that he should take 3/4 capsules of Jobelyn in the morning and repeat the same dose in the afternoon and night. He was also to drink a minimum of 3 liters of water on a daily basis. The patient was advised  to go back for a laboratory recheck in 3 weeks. 

The patient came back three weeks later to show me the post-treatment laboratory report. Please see the link at

:www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/Re-arrangement of Yemi Kidney Results Results2 plus Summary.pdf

The natives of South western  Nigeria have been using the unique Sorghum bicolor water extract for the treatment of diseases of diverse origin including Kidney damage for centuries. They had not scientific substantiation to back up their claims. Health Forever has set out for the past twenty years to unravel the mystery behind this magical herbal remedy.  A summary of our work could be found in our slide presentation at: The PowerPoint slide presentation is at the following link:

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A summary of our research and laboratory studies could be viewed at the following link: 

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A Traditional Herbal Remedy – Jobelyn may provide the much needed Succor for CANCER

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Cancer remained a dreaded disease to humanity. The scientific and technological development across the world does not alter this statement. Even in the US where medical science has reached its peak, the position remains the same.When President Nixon was president of US, it was decreed that the cure for Cancer must be found within 10 years or so. This was several decades ago and yet there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The solution to the problem of Cancer is buried in Nature and until humanity bows to nature, human suffering as a result of Cancer would continue unabated. 

I am not a scientist and therefore the story I will be telling may not carry much weight in the scientific world. By profession, I am a Chartered Accountant and a Management Consultant who was led by nature to discover a clue that would eventually make a big impact in the quest to find a solution to the problem of Cancer. After a distinguished career in accounting and management consultancy, nature shifted my focus to investigating how a simple folk medicine may solve most of human health problems.

An attempt on my life in 1993 was the major turning point in my life when I decided to find a clue to my miraculous escape from the attempt. I was introduced to a herbal practitioner who was using a single herb to treat all his patients. I was later to discover that this herb was a special Sorghum bicolor leaf sheath which had been in use as folk medicine by the natives of South Western Nigeria for centuries to cure diseases of diverse origins including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, stroke, heart diseases, anemia, sickle cell anemia and neurological disorders. My two-year apprenticeship under this herbalist convinced me that it was indeed a truth that he was using the single herb to cure every disease. I was a witness to the cure of a Teaching Hospital professor who had a terminal case of Leukemia and this happened within a record time of 3 months. 

I decided to embark on an adventure to provide a credible evidence to substantiate the awesome power of this herb and this project started in 1996. I am satisfied that the effort has so far been fruitful.My initial task was to transform the herbal concoction from a water extract to a capsule form. I consider this would be more appealing to users including medical scientists. 

The first publication in a Nigerian popular newspaper, The Guardian, created the first awareness and this was before it was packaged as a commercial product. A reproduction of this publication could be accessed at:  Breaking News about Jobelyn in Guardian Newspaper.

The following report by a doctor was the first record of the relevance of Jobelyn to Cancer:

A 31/2 year-old boy presented initially (in December, 1997) with features of acute febrile illness at a private hospital in Surulere (Lagos).  He was treated with antimalarials - to no avail.  He was eventually referred to a teaching hospital for expert evaluation and further care.

While at the Teaching Hospital, initially a clinical impression of septicaemia was entertained.  However,, a bone marrow biopsy report (2/4/98) was in keeping with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, L.E. Morphology.

31/2 year-old boy.  He presented initially (in December, 1997) with features of acute febrile illness at a private hospital in Surulere (Lagos).  He was treated with antimalarials - to no avail.  He was eventually referred to a teaching hospital for expert evaluation and further care.

While at the Teaching Hospital, initially a clinical impression of septicaemia was entertained.  However,  a bone marrow biopsy report (2/4/98) was in keeping with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, L.E. Morphology.

The fBC (27/5/98) revealed the following:-

PCV -  25%

WBC (Total) - 2,900/mm3

N - 35%

L - 61%

E - 4%

Retic - 1%

ESR 135 mm/hr.(westergren)

Platelets -  40,000/ mm3

Blood Film -  mild lynpochromia

WBC - normal morphology.

 

The patient's father requested for discharge against medical advice.

The child was placed on Jobelyn ( formerly called  Jubi Formula) tonic 10 mls tid commencing on 5th  June 1998. Aspects of the fBC on 17th. June 1998 revealed the following

 

Platelets -  150,000 / mm3

WBC (Total) - 5,400/ mm3

Lymphocyte -  88%

Polymorphs -  10%

PCV - 31%

 

On 19th June,1998

PCV -  31%

Hb - 10.2 gm%

Platelet count  - 180,000/ mm3

WBC (Total)  -  10,400/ mm3

N  - 14%

L - 84%

M -  1%

E - 1%

B - 0%

ESR - 30 mm/hr (westergen) (0-15)

 

 In 1998, the product was offered free for Leukemia trial on the internet and someone from the USA accepted the offer and the summary of the outcome is as follows:

An American, whose wife is an associate professor in the department of occupational therapy, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA.

He had Acute Myeloid Leukemia, refractory type M-O.

He received three courses of chemotherapy between October and January 1996 -1997.  Two weeks after the last chemotherapy, his leukemia relapsed.

He subsequently underwent a bone marrow transplant, but the leukemia relapsed  later.  He went for another protocol in which he received  lymphocyte infusion (helper - T cells) followed by three weeks of interleuken 2 injections.  In spite of all these, his blasts continued to increase and the haematocrit kept going down.  He was transfused with two pints of whole blood every other day.  He also received multiple platelet transfusions.  His case was dismissed by his doctors at Dana Farber Cancer Centre ( one of the best two cancer centres in the world) as irredeemable.  He was given two days to live after discharge from hospital.

 

His wife, Elsie, placed an order for Jubi capsules through the internet.  Though the patient is now deceased, his condition while on this therapy  could best be summarized in the spouse's  own words "The Jubi Formula definitely stabilised his haematocrit for as long as he took it and it may have prolonged his life a few weeks.  Having been able to keep him alive for a month after they thought he was going to die was worth it.

The full details of our follow-up while the treatment was going on is available at: Trial of Jobelyn on a Dana Faber Cancer Patient

Another testimony was from Niyi Owoyomi, father of a 26-year –old leukemia patient whose ailment had defied chemotherapy and who was on the verge of receiving a bone marrow transplant. He came to Nigeria from America to procure Jobelyn for his son and returned four to five month afterwards to say that his son had been discharged from hospital as result of complete remission.The testimony was recorded at

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http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/lymphoma_patient.pdf

Up to this stage, we did not have any scientific evidence to back up a claim that Jobelyn was useful for the treatment of Cancer but the work we have done in the past 15 years had provided abundant evidence. It was climaxed by the discovery of a compound which activated the NK Cells and  showed potential in cancer immunosurveillance.

 

 There are abundant literature that support the importance of Sorghum bicolor for the treatment of several diseases and in particular for the treatment of Cancer.

Please see the following link: 

http://www.afritradomedic.com/index.php/more-sorghum-references

After about 80 years of vigorous efforts to find a cure to Cancer, the only acceptable therapy by the Health authorities is Chemotherapy. Everybody is aware of the dangerous side effects of this therapy. Patients who survive five years after the start of chemotherapy are regarded as having been cured. 

In recent times, serious attention is being given to the new science called immunotherapy. While I was writing this blog, I came across an article based on a recent CNN broadcast on the recent developments in this field of science. I will provide you with the link for you to  read and make yourself current on this issue: 

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/26/health/immunotherapy-cancer-treatments/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

"Cancer immunotherapy really refers to treatments that use your own immune system to recognize, control and hopefully ultimately cure cancers," said Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, CEO of the Cancer Research Institute, during the conference in New York last month.

"Many people for many years didn't think the immune system was really going to have a role in any treatment for cancer," she said, "but I think the entire medical community (and) oncologists now agree that immunotherapy's here to stay."

 

The specific sector of the immune system that is responsible for the immunotherapy function is known as the NK (Natural Killer) Cells. I include two references that would shed the light on this subject matter and they could be accessed at the following links:

 

Natural Killer Cells: How To Keep Them Healthy

NK cells and cancer immunosurveillance

The big pharmaceutical companies are now in a rat race to produce drugs or technology that would activate the NK Cells for cancer immunotherapy and they are facing formidable difficulties. The issue of side effects is enormous and the cost of the finished product would undoubtedly be beyond the reach of the average citizens. 

Scientists believe that nature is primitive and that they could ignore nature to find solutions to many problems including health issues. They have not been able to produce a trouble free solution. The approach to solve the problem of cancer with chemotherapy is a complete failure and hence the recent realisation that the immune cells offer the best approach to solving cancer problems. But how do you assist the immune cells to achieve this objective? There are several ways that scientists have been exploring. One is by inventing vaccines and the other way is by extraction of the T Cells and manipulating them before re-introducing them to the patients to  activate the NK Cells for them to  destroy cancer cells. These unnatural ways have been creating problems and side effects. Please see the link at:

 www.theguardian.com/science/video/2016/feb/16/have-scientists-found-the-cure-for-cancer-video-explainer

The natives of South Western Nigeria claimed they have been curing cancer for decades using Tradition Herbal preparation but they have either been scorned or ignored because they did not have scientific evidence to back up their claims. 

We have spent the last 20 years carrying out research studies and have a reached a milestone that could not be ignored in our quest to prove that an African Traditional Medicinal product has some measure of scientific evidence  to support its claim for treatment and cure of cancer.

A summary of our research and laboratory studies could be viewed at the following link: 

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The PowerPoint slide presentation is at the following link:

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=2de63119b3f1bce3&id=documents&resid=2de63119b3f1bce3%21361&app=PowerPoint&authkey=!AI9roHPhdInPsqg&&wdSlideId=256&wdModeSwitchTime=1442093079596

Our initial discovery about the potential of Jobelyn to activate NK Cells was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. See the link:

http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/online.liebertpub.com_doi_pdfplus_10.1089_jmf.2012.pdf

The abstract is reproduced below:

ABSTRACT The impact of chronic inflammatory conditions on immune function is substantial, and the simultaneous application of anti-inflammatory and immune modulating modalities has potential for reducing inflammation-induced immune suppression. Sorghum-based foods, teas, beers, and extracts are used in traditional medicine, placing an importance on obtaining an increased understanding of the biological effects of sorghum. This study examined selected anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties in vitro of Jobelyn, containing the polyphenol-rich leaf sheaths from a West African variant of Sorghum bicolor (SBLS). Freshly isolated primary human polymorphonuclear (PMN) and mononuclear cell subsets were used to test selected cellular functions in the absence versus presence of aqueous and ethanol extracts of SBLS. Both aqueous and nonaqueous compounds contributed to reduced reactive oxygen species formation by inflammatory PMN cells, and reduced the migration of these cells in response to the inflammatory chemoattractant leukotriene B4. Distinct effects were seen on lymphocyte and monocyte subsets in cultures of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The aqueous extract of SBLS triggered robust upregulation of the CD69 activation marker on CD3 - CD56 + natural killer (NK) cells, whereas the ethanol extract of SBLS triggered similar upregulation of CD69 on CD3 + CD56 + NKT cells, CD3 + T lymphocytes, and monocytes. This was accompanied by many-fold increases in the chemokines RANTES/CCL5, Mip-1a/CCL3, and MIP-1b/CCL4. Both aqueous and nonaqueous compounds contribute to anti-inflammatory effects, combined with multiple effects on immune cell activation status. These observations may help suggest mechanisms of action that contribute to the traditional use of sorghumbased products, beverages, and extracts for immune support. KEY WORDS: CD69 leukotriene B4 migration monocytes natural killer cells peripheral blood mononuclear cells polymorphonuclear cells ROS formation T cells 

We have recently published the results of our latest research findings with the title "Newly isolated compounds from West African Sorghum bicolor leaf sheaths Jobelyn® show potential in cancer immunosurveillance". The  full article could be accessed at : http://nobleresearch.org/Doi/10.14312/2052-4994.2016-6

The abstract is reproduced below:

Jobelyn®, a West African pharmaceutical product derived from Sorghum bicolor leaf sheaths has been shown to possess strong anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory properties. This study aims to evaluate the expression of cell surface markers CD69 on activated natural killer (NK) cells; natural killer T (NKT) cells; and T cells from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) upon treatment with Jobelyn® fractions using flow cytometry. Blood was collected from 3 donors, PBMC were isolated and plated with each specific fraction: crude extracts (J); ethyl acetate (JE); n-butanol (JB); secondary compounds from JE (JE5; JE6); purified and semi-purified compounds from JE5 (P8 and P9) at specific concentrations (2.5-500 µg/ml). For the crude extracts, JE was the most active showing significant expression of CD69 on NK-(P < 0.001), T- (P < 0.0001), and NKT- treated cells (P < 0.0001). Secondary compound, JE5, of JE also showed significant CD69 expression on NK- (P < 0.018) and T-treated cells (P < 0.027), but not on NKT-treated cells (P > 0.084). Similarly, the semi-purified compound P8, from JE5 showed increased expression of CD69 on NK- (P0.023); T- (P < 0.001), and NKT-treated cells (P < 0.007). Evidence of innate effector cells activation by ethanolic extracts of Jobelyn® suggests that this variety of Sorghum may be able to mediate direct cell cytotoxicity supporting the control and clearance of a number of tumour cells.

In a recently published article in Nature Immunology titled "Targeting natural killer cells in cancer immunotherapy  the abstract reproduced below shows the current trend in NK Cells and Immunotherapy: 

Alteration in the expression of cell-surface proteins is a common consequence of malignant transformation. Natural killer (NK) cells use an array of germline-encoded activating and inhibitory receptors that scan for altered protein-expression patterns, but tumor evasion of detection by the immune system is now recognized as one of the hallmarks of cancer. NK cells display rapid and potent immunity to metastasis or hematological cancers, and major efforts are now being undertaken to fully exploit NK cell anti-tumor properties in the clinic. Diverse approaches encompass the development of large-scale NK cell–expansion protocols for adoptive transfer, the establishment of a microenvironment favorable to NK cell activity, the redirection of NK cell activity against tumor cells and the release of inhibitory signals that limit NK cell function. In this Review we detail recent advances in NK cell–based immunotherapies and discuss the advantages and limitations of these strategies.

Almost all the leading big pharmaceutical companies are investing millions of dollars in immunotherapy to provide the solution to the problem of cancer but they have been meeting obstacles because they are ignoring nature in their approach. Vaccines and synthetic agents are repulsive to the sensitive nature of immune system. The solution could only come from organic molecules derived from natural plant sources. 

Jobelyn has produced the molecule that has demonstrated its  potential  in cancer immunosurveillance. This is no doubt an in vitro experiment and the product is now being subjected to clinical trials for Breast Cancer at a Nigeria Teaching Hospital. the details of the ongoing clinical trials is available at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01936064

Jobelyn, a natural product derived from a unique variety of Sorghum bicolor has been in use for centuries by Africans for the cure of Cancer and many other ailments. It is available for sale on the following websites:

www.health-forever.com

www.jobelyn.com.ng

www.afritradomedic.com

www.amazon.com/Jobelyn-Sorghum-Powerful-Antioxidant-Nutrients/dp/B004VQ8TI4

 In the subsequent  blogs, I will deal with other aspects that strongly support the claim for its efficacy.

 

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OXIDATIVE STRESS AND DISEASES

  

THE SEARCH FOR A CURE-ALL PRODUCT  - OXIDATIVE STRESS TO THE RESCUE

THE AMAZING POWERS OF JOBELYN

 Regular Jobelyn Packs

For centuries the people of South-Western Nigeria depended on a herbal extract to cure diseases of diverse origin, including Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Arthritis, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes, Infertility, Malaria, Cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Lupus, neurological diseases etc. This remedy was handed over by their forefathers from generation to generation. Scientists would ordinarily dismiss this claim as it was difficult to substantiate with credible evidence. The main ingredient for the preparation of this medicinal product is the special Sorghum bicolor leaf sheath which is only available at a particular location in Nigeria.

It has taken more than 20 years to unravel the mystery behind this miraculous herbal remedy. I had a strong resolve to pursue this mystery scientifically and only in recent times I am having a clue that would be accepted as credible. In the series of blogs that would follow, I will explain the various stages of the development of this product and show how almost all diseases have a common factor known as OXIDATIVE STRESS.

 

WHAT IS OXIDATIVE STRESS?

 

Oxidative stress is defined as a disturbance in the balance between the production of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) and antioxidant defenses

Oxidative stress happens when the pro-oxidants are in excess of anti-oxidants and the destruction of human cells lays the foundation for the development of all diseases like Anemia, Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Arthritis, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes, Infertility, Malaria, Cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Lupus, neurological diseases etc.

Oxidative Stress (OS) is a general term used to describe the steady state level of oxidative damage in a cell, tissue, or organ, caused by thereactive oxygen species(ROS). This damage can affect a specific molecule or the entire organism. Reactive oxygen species, such as free radicals and peroxides, represent a class of molecules that are derived from the metabolism of oxygen and exist inherently in all aerobic organisms.

 

There are several sources by which the reactive oxygen species are generated. Most reactive oxygen species come from the endogenous sources as by-products of normal and essential metabolic reactions, such as energy generation from mitochondria or the detoxification reactions involving theliver cytochrome P-450 enzyme system. Exogenous sources include exposure to cigarette smoke, environmental pollutants such as emission from automobiles and industries, consumption of alcohol in excess, asbestos, exposure to ionizing radiation, and bacterial, fungal or viral infections.

The level of oxidative stress is determined by the balance between the rate at which oxidative damage is induced (input) and the rate at which it is efficiently repaired and removed (output). The rate at which damage is caused is determined by how fast the reactive oxygen species are generated and then inactivated by endogenous defense agents called antioxidants. The rate at which damage is removed is dependent on the level of repair enzymes.

The determinants of oxidative stress are regulated by an individual's unique hereditary factors, as well as his/her environment and characteristic lifestyle. Unfortunately, under the present day life-style conditions many people run an abnormally high level of oxidative stress that could increase their probability of early incidence of decline in optimum body functions.

Your body constantly reacts with oxygen as you breathe and your cells produce energy. As a consequence of this activity, highly reactive molecules are produced known as free radicals.

Free radicals interact with other molecules within cells. This can cause oxidative damage to proteins, membranes and genes.

 

Oxidative damage has been implicated in the cause of many diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer's and has an impact on the body's aging process.

External factors, such as pollution, sunlight and smoking, also trigger the production of free radicals.

 

Antioxidants:

 

Working to protect the body on a cellular level

 

To counteract oxidative stress, the body produces an armoury of antioxidants to defend itself. It's the job of antioxidants to neutralise or 'mop up' free radicals that can harm our cells.

Your body's ability to produce antioxidants (its metabolic process) is controlled by your genetic makeup and influenced by your exposure to environmental factors, such as diet and smoking.

Changes in our lifestyles, which include more environmental pollution and less quality in our diets, mean that we are exposed to more free radicals than ever before.

 

Oxidation.

 

We know it’s a bad thing for the body, and doctors tell us to eat lots of antioxidant fruits and vegetables. But how does oxidation happen anyway?

We need oxygen for life. Our lungs take it in, and a complex network of capillaries and alveoli enable red blood cells to acquire the oxygen and deliver it throughout the body. But, as oxygen is used in various processes, tiny electrons can break off. These unpaired electrons are called free radicals. Think of them as the waste product of cellular processes.

There are some processes where free radicals are actually a good thing – for instance, to kill bad bacteria in certain immune system functions. But, generally free radicals are not helpful. They bounce around hitting cells and causing damage, sometimes even breaking off portions of DNA. The grand sum of this cellular damage is at the root of many health conditions including cardiovascular challenges, poor immune response, and even the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. This is the cumulative wear and tear that results from simply living life. Oxidation is also aggravated by stress, environmental factors, and poor diet.

The effects can be tempered though, through a diet and supplement program rich in antioxidants. Just like it sounds, an antioxidant is a substance that naturally combats oxidation. Antioxidants are substances that bind up the stray electrons and render them harmless. Antioxidant foods and dietary supplements are rated using the ORAC scale, which is a measure of the substance’s ability to absorb free radicals. When compared to other recommended antioxidant foods, Jobelyn boasts one of the highest food-source ORAC ratings known. That makes it a superior choice for antioxidant supplementation.

 

Applying the Science:

 

How Sorghum bicolor leaf extract helps specific conditions

 

 

Blood Cell Health 

 

Jobelyn provides strong antioxidant support for red blood cells. Understanding the oxidation process, it’s easy to see how red blood cells might be particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of oxygen radicals. Red blood cells are the body’s oxygen carriers. In the course of their 120-day lifespan, they are constantly in contact with this double-edged sword – the element that we require for life, which is also the origin of oxidation. Adding to the challenge is the fact that mature red blood cells do not have a nucleus, so they cannot produce new proteins in response to oxidative damage. One way to support red blood cell health is to prevent oxidation through strong antioxidant supplementation.

 

Antioxidant supplementation is especially important for people whose red blood cell health is compromised due to anemia, including Sickle Cell Disease. Recent scientific studies have looked specifically at the effects of Jobelyn on anemia and found that it effectively increases packed cell volume (PCV – the sheer number of blood cells) and hemoglobin concentration (Hb – an indicator of red blood cell health). Preliminary human clinical research in Nigeria has confirmed these results, showing some beneficial effects after just a week of supplementation and significant improvements for 102 of 113 patients after 6 weeks.8

 

In the case of Sickle Cell Disease, not only does Jobelyn help in its antioxidant activity, but its anti-inflammatory properties may be of benefit too. Some researchers believe that sickle red cells can provoke inflammation throughout the circulatory system because the deformed cells physically hinder smooth blood flow. Jobelyn works both at the level of protecting the red blood cells from oxidation and on the level of protecting the circulatory system from the inflammation state that can create even more free radicals. This herbal remedy cuts off the cycle of oxidation and inflammation that aggravates sickle cells. While it can’t cure the physical shape and structure of the sickle cells, it can lessen the damage and effects of the cell deformity.

 

Cardiovascular Health

 

Seeing how helpful Jobelyn is for the stressed circulatory system in Sickle Cell Disease patients, it’s a small step to recognize how helpful it is for cardiovascular health in general. The medical community now views free radical oxidation and ongoing inflammation as primary contributors to heart disease, cholesterol build-up, and arteriosclerosis (severe thickening and hardening of artery walls).

Just as red blood cells are exposed to lots of free radicals, so are heart and blood vessel cells. Heart cells also have the added stress of being involved in constant contraction. This muscle activity produces plenty of free radicals as a byproduct. Antioxidant protection is vital for the cardiovascular system.

Not only do antioxidants prevent damage to individual cells, they can also prevent the breakdown of nitric oxide (NO). NO is a gas naturally produced in the cardiovascular system, which helps promote relaxation and expansion of the blood vessels. By supporting NO, antioxidant supplementation can enhance blood flow. This explains why Jobelyn has been found to enhance circulation.

The cardiovascular system also benefits from Jobelyn’s anti-inflammatory effects. Fatty plaque build-up in blood vessels often occurs due to low-grade inflammation and irritation throughout the vessel walls. This inflammation makes it easier for cholesterol particles to stick to the lining of the blood vessels. Reducing inflammation can actually lower the incidence of atherosclerosis (fatty plaque deposits) and coronary events.

 

 

Joint Health

 

 Just as oxidation and inflammation are at the core of blood cell and cardiovascular health threats, this troublesome duo is also involved in causing joint degeneration and pain. The intricate connective tissue and surfaces of our joints are under constant challenge from daily use. Ongoing wear and tear, along with occasional injury, result in plenty of free radical production and inflammation. Without antioxidant support and balancing of the inflammation process, the result can be achy joints and limited range of motion.

We’ve touched on the role of Jobelyn as a powerful antioxidant and a very selective COX-2 inhibitor. Jobelyn has also demonstrated an ability to inhibit the release of pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines. We learned how the combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support results in dramatic improvements for the cardiovascular system. The same benefits can improve joint health too.

In the joints, inflammation and oxidation create a self-reinforcing cycle. Inflammation creates oxygen free radicals as a byproduct, which can in turn cause more damage, which creates more inflammation, and so the cycle goes. Sorghum leaf sheath extract, which provides both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, has been found to bring a dynamic end to this cycle.

 

A reduction in inflammation and pain means more range of motion and the freedom to work the joint and build strength. Strength-building through physical therapy helps prevent future injury. By ending a damaging pain cycle, Jobelyn has been found to begin a positive cycle of improving joint health especially when combined with an appropriate exercise program.

 

Immune System Response 

 

It takes a little more explanation to understand how Jobelyn supports the immune system. As with the case of red blood cell health, we need to drop down to a cellular and molecular level and think very small. It’s the antioxidant activity that is most vital for immune system support. Specifically, the extract provides components for the body to build its own super antioxidant: glutathione peroxidase.

The body creates glutathione and uses it for several protective tasks including protecting certain immune system cells called CD4 T-lymphocytes. Glutathione contains selenium and three amino acids (cystein, glutamine, and tryptophan). Jobelyn contains all three of these amino acids, providing the body with some major building blocks of glutathione.

 

Scientists believe this explains some astounding research coming out of Africa right now. In a preliminary human clinical study involving HIV-positive patients, Jobelyn supplementation improved compromised CD4 cell counts (30-300/1) by 200-300%. Those with initial CD4 counts greater than 300 also saw an increase of 20-30%. The increase in cellular immunity occurred regardless of whether the patient was taking other antiretroviral drugs.

 

Jobelyn is incredibly beneficial for the immune system when the body is under one of the heaviest attacks imaginable. It makes sense that the herbal would be helpful as a general immune system boost for anyone in fine health. Its effects appear to be moderated too; meaning it won’t make the immune system become overactive. That’s why we see such a dramatic increase for those with very compromised CD4 counts and a moderated increase for those who had higher initial counts. So, Jobelyn is a safe immune support supplement whether you’re looking for a little extra help during cold and flu season, or if you’re facing a much more daunting immune system challenge.

 

We have researched to find scientific evidence to support the role of oxidative stress in many diseases to buttress the assertion that Jobelyn, being one of the most powerful natural antioxidants has a prominent role to play in maintaining wellness and treating of many diseases.

We present to you a book that dealt exhaustively with this subject matter and hope you will enjoy reading through it.

Oxidative Stress and Diseases

 

Edited by Volodymyr I. Lushchak and Dmytro V. Gospodaryov, ISBN 978-953-51-0552-7, 624 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 25, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2535
Edited Volume

The development of hypothesis of oxidative stress in the 1980s stimulated the interest of biological and biomedical sciences that extends to this day. The contributions in this book provide the reader with the knowledge accumulated to date on the involvement of reactive oxygen species in different pathologies in humans and animals. The chapters are organized into sections based on specific groups of pathologies such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, neuronal, hormonal, and systemic ones. A special section highlights potential of antioxidants to protect organisms against deleterious effects of reactive species. This book should appeal to many researchers, who should find its information useful for advancing their fields.

 

 

 

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Healthy blood guarantees healthy body

How and why we need to keep our blood healthy

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_8794.JPGBlood is life. Blood in the human body is the equivalent of engine oil in a motor vehicle. Just like the vehicle engine oil, our blood has three main functions: transportation, regulation and protection.

Our erythrocytes, or red blood cells, are the most abundant cell type in the human body. Additionally, erythrocytes are anucleated, which means they don’t have a nucleus. This extra room allows for more haemoglobin to be stored in our red blood cells. Haemoglobin is a respiratory pigment, which binds to either oxygen or carbon dioxide. This allows oxygen to be transported around our body to our tissues and organs (and carbon dioxide to be taken away).

Blood also helps us to maintain homeostasis by regulating our internal body pH and temperature as well as how much water is in our bodies at a given time. Plasma, our connective tissue matrix, is about 90 percent water. Thus, the crucial importance of healthy blood cells cannot be over-emphasised as it is vital in protecting our bodies.

Haemoglobin is the protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen. Red blood cells also remove carbon dioxide from your body, transporting it to the lungs for you to exhale. Foods rich in iron help us maintain healthy red blood cells. Vitamins are also necessary to build healthy red blood cells. These include vitamin E, found in foods such as dark green vegetables, nuts and seeds, mango, and avocados; vitamins B2, B12, and B3, found in foods such as eggs, whole grains, and bananas; and folate, available in fortified cereals, dried beans and lentils, orange juice, and green leafy vegetables.

Most people don’t think about their red blood cells unless they have a disease that affects these cells. Problems with red blood cells can be caused by illnesses or a lack of iron or vitamins in your diet. Some diseases of the red blood cells are inherited.

Diseases of the red blood cells include many types of anemia, a condition in which the body can’t produce enough normal red blood cells to carry sufficient oxygen throughout the body. People with anemia may have red blood cells that have an unusual shape or that look normal, larger than normal, or smaller than normal.

Symptoms of anemia include tiredness, irregular heartbeats, pale skin, feeling cold, and, in severe cases, heart failure. Children who don’t have enough healthy red blood cells grow and develop more slowly than other children. These symptoms demonstrate how important red blood cells are to your daily life.

In the past two decades, extensive research carried out by top scientists in the world have concluded that the inability of blood to fully perform its function and be healthy gives rise to Oxidative stress which has now been found to be the root cause of a wide range of ailments and diseases.

Oxidative stress (often called OS) is what happens when the body does not have enough antioxidants to neutralise free radicals. Free radicals are the unstable molecules that react with other substances in our body to damage cells or create abnormal ones. Overproduction of free radicals can cause oxidative damage to biomolecules, (lipids, proteins, DNA), eventually leading to many chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetics, rheumatoid arthritis, post-ischemic perfusion injury, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular diseases, chronic inflammation, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. Toxicity of free radicals also contributes to proteins and DNA injury, inflammation, tissue damage and subsequent cellular apoptosis.

Antioxidants are now being looked upon as effective therapy against these diseases, as they have capability to combat by neutralising free radicals. Diet is major source of antioxidants, as well as medicinal herbs. Recognition of upstream and downstream antioxidant therapy to oxidative stress has been proven to be an effective tool in alteration of any damage as well as free radical scavenging. Antioxidants have a wide scope to sequester and scavenge these free radicals to prevent oxidative stress.

 Jobelyn occupies a unique and remarkable position in the world of the combination of food and medicine. Laboratory analysis from the reputable GMP Laboratory of USA confirmed that Jobelyn contains Carbohydrates, Protein, Dietary Fibre, Iron which could be classified as food. In addition, it contains other nutrients which could be classified as medicine/food/amino acids and these include selenium, manganese, potassium, zinc, calcium, vitamins like A, B12, C, Omegas 3, 6 & 9, calcium and more. It is a well-known fact that doctors now prescribe multivitamins in addition to drugs. Jobelyn is rich in vitamins and other essential fatty acids and amino acids which are by far superior to the synthetic ones in the market and this is a compelling reason why doctors should prescribe it.

Jobelyn was developed from Sorghum bicolor leaf sheaths, which had been in use as folk medicine for centuries by natives of South Western Nigeria for the treatment of diseases of diverse origin including cancer, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, anemia, arthritis,  heart and liver diseases as well as HIV/AIDS. Health Forever Product Limited has spent the past 20 years to scientifically and clinically validate the proof in the positive use of these herbs by the natives to convince scientists and doctors that indeed, this folk medicine is capable of solving a variety of health problems.

Research, clinical and laboratory studies have been carried out in many institutions such as Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife (OAU), Vivacell Laboratory, (Germany) Brunswick Laboratory (USA), MD Biosciences (USA), Texas AM University (USA), Natural Immune System (NIS) Laboratory (USA), Alcorn State University (USA)University College Ibadan (UI), University of Benin (UNIBEN), GMP Laboratories (USA), PhytoLabs (GERMANY), Military Hospital Ikoyi, Lagos and Police Hospital, Falomo, Lagos.

Human clinical trials have been done for sickle-cell anemia, anemia in pre-operative gynecological patients, HIV Studies in human and some of the results have been published in reputable journals. In vitro studies have been done to establish the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties of Jobelyn and the results have been published in peer-reviewed journals. In vivo animal studies have been carried out to show the potential of Jobelyn for restoring anemia and extensive in vivo studies were also carried out to establish the power of Jobelyn in neuro-cognitive deficits covering key areas like, stress, psychosis, dementia, schizophrenia, Alzheimer, seizure, depression, aggression, etc. The extensive work done on Jobelyn at Brunswick Laboratory has established that Jobelyn is the most powerful natural antioxidant in the world and the report has been published in a reputable journal. The safety of Jobelyn has been established through animal studies and in some of the human clinical trials carried out.

Being a most powerful and natural antioxidant, Jobelyn has consistently over the years proven to be a very effective means of combating oxidative stress and producing and restoring health blood cell into the body.

Advantages and uniqueness of Jobelyn to your health:

  • Solid Evidence based and unparalleled continuous scientific research of a made- in-Nigeria phyto (herbal) medicine
  • The most powerful natural antioxidant at 37,622 orac value,
  • Unmatched anti-chronic inflammatory agent – proven to be significantly, if not totally better than ibuprofen
  • Jobelyn induces production of very special cytokines like gcsf, gmcsf, CCl3, CCl4, etc. From immune cells to enhance the immune system.
  • Activator of natural killer t-lymphocytes
  • Scientifically, medically, and user based confirmed red blood cell protector and enhancer
  • Astounding and highly positively effective results when included in the management of hiv/aids and sickle cell disease.
  • Jobelyn crosses the blood brain barrier to express its cns effects, as seen in many studies.

Jobelyn is one of the most researched Traditional medicinal products in the whole world. From 1996 to date, Health Forever Product, Ltd., has continued to accumulate resources in terms of science based as well as long-term usage evidence for the efficacy of this most powerful African herbal formula which has its origin in the folk medicine of South Western Nigeria.

There is no doubt that Jobelyn, based on scientific evidence as well as usage evidence and testimonials, has proven to be at the front line in battling oxidative stress and restoring healthy blood to the body. Since oxidative stress is a regular occurrence in the body system, a regular consumption of powerful antioxidant like Jobelyn would undoubtedly protect the blood cells and also reduce the incidence of anemia.

A good blood system would support a good  immune system and  promote general well–being and this accounts for the strong reason why Jobelyn is a recommended adjunct in the treatment of many diseases including cancer, HIV/AIDS,  Diabetes, Cardiovascular and neurological problems as well as Arthritis.

Jobelyn is being sold through pharmacies throughout Nigeria and also via the internet. You can also purchase directly from the Health Forever store.

For more information on how Jobelyn solves the problem of Oxidative Stress and the related disease conditions such as anemia, cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis,  cardiovascular diseases, chronic inflammation, stroke, hypertension and kidney disease, inflammation, and tissue damage contact us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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STROKE IS PREVENTABLE AND CURABLE

STROKE IS PREVENTABLE AND CURABLE

Stroke attack has become very rampant and it has no age barrier. If it does not result into instant death, it could turn the victim into a vegetable for the rest of his life with the quality of life reduced to almost zero. In some instances, it may give some warning signals but in many other cases, no warning will be given. While browsing on the internet, I stumbled on a publication which is reproduced below:

 “May is National Stroke Awareness month and a time to raise our understanding of the emotional, physical, and financial impact that stroke has on our friends and family”.

A stroke causes a loss of function due to an interruption of blood flow to the brain. Those who suffer a stroke usually experience a number of symptoms, which may include sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms, or legs—especially on one side of the body; confusion; trouble speaking; loss of sight; severe headaches; and loss of balance. Risk factors include hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, advanced age, gender, and race.

Stroke affects more than 800,000 people each year and ranks among the five leading causes of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the world. Although a stroke may not be entirely preventable, familiarity with the symptoms of a stroke can prompt you to get help faster, which can make a difference in recovery. Use the acronym FAST to remember the warning signs of a stroke:

 

F - FACE. Ask the person to smile. Does the face appear crooked or drooping?

A - ARMS. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S - SPEECH. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred?

T - TIME. Call your doctor immediately if you observe any of these symptoms.

 It is important for people to understand stroke warning signs and get to a hospital FAST in case they are eligible to receive the appropriate treatment. Time is an important factor associated with determining whether a patient can receive it or not.”

 A scientist once said that oxidative stress may be at the root of some strokes, as the body may be unable to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals, which can lead to inflammation and vascular damage.

How might antioxidant-rich foods reduce this stroke risk? According to the scientist, vitamins C and E, carotenoids, flavonoids, and other such compounds scavenge free radicals, thereby inhibiting oxidative stress. "Antioxidants, especially flavonoids, may also help improve endothelial function and reduce blood clotting, blood pressure, and inflammation.

How could Stroke be prevented

Eating a healthy, antioxidant rich diet is associated other healthy behaviors. People who tend to eat healthier tend to also have healthier lifestyles as a whole, it is also noteworthy that the diet had an independent beneficial effect on stroke incidence."

The most congruous finding of epidemiologic studies is the lower risk of stroke among individuals with frequent consumption of fruit and vegetables. Eating a diet high in antioxidants may protect against ischemic stroke, an Italian cohort study showed.
Antioxidants come from a variety of food sources, including fruits, vegetables, coffee, chocolate, red wine, whole grain cereals, and nuts, and diets high in antioxidants have been associated with reduced inflammation and increased circulating antioxidants.

One of the newest, and yet oldest, treatments for stroke prevention is the dietary intake of plant compounds called flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidant compounds that are characterized by their polyphenolic chemical structure. Flavonoids are responsible for primary anti-oxidative effects by attracting oxygen free radicals before these free radicals can cause cellular damage.

Over 4,000 flavonoids have been discovered, and they are found in fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, flowers, and bark. The best sources of flavonoids in human consumables are red wine, tea, onions, and the ubiquitous agent of health care: APPLES! Flavonoids have also been found to aid in vascular smooth muscle relaxation, which can reduce blood pressure, and thereby reduce the risk of stroke.

The use of Jobelyn for the treatment and prevention of Stroke.

Jobelyn is a herbal product derived from Sorghum bicolor. For several centuries, the people of South-Western part of Nigeria have been using this plant in its raw form to treat and cure many diseases including stroke. The impression that I was given that this particular remedy is a cure-all for diseases like Stroke, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, HIV. Parkinson’s  disease and sickle-cell anemia seemed illogical to me and in an attempt to find out the truth or otherwise, I have set out to carry out scientific investigations over the past 17 years. Our initial focus on the remedy as a blood boosting agent was successful and 2 publications  in the African Journal of Biotechnology in September , 2003 confirmed that our Jobelyn derived from Sorghum bicolor has the potential to be a substitute for blood transfusion except in emergency situation.  This does not give a clue to the cure-all claim of the product until we became aware of the Antioxidant properties of the product. Several studies in the USA and Germany confirmed that Jobelyn is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world.

A synthetic antioxidant may have the ability to reduce the brain damage following a stroke by more than 40% -- even if it's taken hours after the stroke happens.

A new study shows the antioxidant, known as AEOL 10150, neutralized hazardous free radicals and prevented cell death in a mouse model of stroke. Researchers say the antioxidant is designed to mimic a natural antioxidant, but it works against a wider range of free radicals and also lasts longer in the body.

Naturally occurring antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, are thought to reduce cell damage within the body by countering the potentially dangerous effects of free radicals produced when the body processes oxygen. Antioxidants are thought to be a promising treatment for strokes because they can be given after a stroke occurs to help reduce cell damage.

Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is blocked or a blood vessel within the brain ruptures. Brain cells eventually die as they become starved of oxygen, causing paralysis and loss of function. Cell damage can continue hours after a stroke.

In their study, researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center and Duke University Medical Center simulated the effects of a stroke in laboratory mice and then injected AEOL 10150 into the brains of the animals six hours after the blocked arteries had been reopened. Researchers say the six-hour time window simulates the amount of time it takes for most stroke victims to receive treatment.

A week later, mice that were given the antioxidant had 43% less brain tissue damage than those who were given a placebo.

Researchers also tested injecting the antioxidant into the veins of the mice rather than directly in the brain. Although this method produced a smaller decrease in brain damage, it reduced both tissue damage and neurological deficit, which means the synthetic antioxidant can move effectively from the blood into the brain.

 Total ORAC FN, short for Total Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity for Food and Nutrition, is a laboratory analysis that measures the total antioxidant power of foods and nutritional products.

During April 2009, Brunswick Laboratories, a global leader in antioxidant R&D and testing, introduced its Total ORAC for Food and Nutrition (Total ORAC FN) test. Now patented, Total ORAC FN measures antioxidant activity against five of the most important free radicals found in humans: hydroxyl, peroxyl, peroxynitrite, singlet oxygen and super oxide anion.

Total ORAC FN, considered a breakthrough technology, combines all five measurements into a single, easy to use test result. The original ORAC essay measured only one of the five major radicals, the peroxyl radical, giving an incomplete picture of the antioxidant strength of a product.

The five major free radicals work individually and in combination with each other to cause damage to many systems in the human body and can affect total health. At times, environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke, UV light, and herbicides can overwhelm the body’s natural ability to fight the free radicals and the damage they cause.

Total ORAC FN allows premium food and nutrition products to be differentiated in the marketplace by providing a single Total ORAC FN "score."  Jobelyn scores 37,622

Having realized the potency of Jobelyn as a powerful antioxidant, we have tried it for the treatment of many diseases including Stroke. For stroke that happens within 24 hours, Jobelyn taken 6 capsules, 4 times daily at intervals of 3 hours and accompanied with daily water intake of at least 3 - 4 litres would reverse the damaging effects of the stroke within a period of 2 – 4 weeks. For stroke that had taken long, the treatment that we have successfully adopted is 4 capsules of Jobelyn, 3 times daily, also with at least 3 – 4 litres of water daily. In this case, reversal or near-complete reversal would be possible within a period of 4 – 6 months.

It is however more advantageous to use Jobelyn to prevent stroke and many other diseases by taking a daily dose of 2 capsules, twice daily. The old adage that prevention is better than cure applies in this case.

There are other aspects of health where Jobelyn has been tried. We have devised a formula for the successful treatment of Arthritis. We recommend that patients take 3 capsules of Jobelyn, 3 times daily, with 3 bottles of water (1.5 litre size) and in three months, the problem should be resolved. We even offer money back guarantee if  the result is not achieved. This formula could also be tried for Diabetes.

Our clinical studies of Jobelyn on HIV has confirmed that it increases the CD4 count very rapidly and improves the general well-being of patients and we are aware that a daily dose of 6 capsules in 3 divided doses is capable of providing the necessary support that would ensure the general well being of patients.

In a similar vein, sickle-cell anaemia patients sustain their health and maintain their general well-being by daily use of 1 capsule both in the morning and evening.

FURTHER RESEARCH FINDINGS ON JOBELYN

Scientist have concluded that inflammation is involved in almost all diseases afflicting the human system and medicinal products that have anti-inflammatory properties have the potential to be useful for treating many diseases.  The recent study done on Jobelyn by MDbioscienses  of the USA  confirmed that Jobelyn works better than ibuprofen for pain alleviation but does not have the side-effects attributable to it.

One of the findings of a recent study carried out at Alcorn State University (USA), was that total flavonoids  in Jobelyn, 870 mic/ml compared with thyme (318) and basil (205). This led to the conclusion, that, as a source of flavonoids, Jobelyn’s flavonoids almost trebled those most orchestrated flavonoids-rich Euro-American herbs.                         

Flavonoids, crystalline substances found in plants, were discovered in 1936 by Nobel Prize winner Szent Gyorgy, a scientist who named this group of compounds Vitamin P, of which many people know so little.

As a matter of fact, most medicinal plants are said to owe their health powers to their flavonoids. That’s why you’ll find on a health store shelf such proprietary products as FLAVONOIDS COMPLEX or ACTIVATED FLAVONOIDS. Sometimes, they are called BIOFLAVONOIDS, to describe bioactivity. Flavonoids have properties which make them antiviral, anti-carcinogenic, that is, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and antioxidant. That’s why they have a range of uses in natural medicine such as in histamine induced asthma, arthritis and chromic degenerative disease with free radical damage origins. It is in their use as antioxidants that bioflavonoids  appear most well-known today. In this area, many of them, such Grape Seed Extract and Sorghum bicolor based Jobelyn, are said to be more potent than traditional antioxidant Vitamins C and E put together. They protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, for example, thereby prevent cholesterol health damage. They sometimes lower total cholesterol count. That’s why nature doctors often advise inclusion of generous amounts of fruits and vegetables in the diet.

Research has proven bioflavonoids good for diabetic retinopathy, a condition in which high blood sugar levels damage nerves of the eye and the retina, impairing vision. They also help varicose veins, to improve blood flow and heal leg cramps. As antiviral agents, flavonoids have been reported to inhibit viruses which cause polio, influenza, hepatitis A and B, herpes simplex, leukemia virus type I and HIV.

Flavonoids for Health

Common flavonoids are quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, luteolin, and apigenin, which tend to be found in vegetables and fruit. Using fruit and vegetable intake as a measure of flavonoid uptake, it was found that men without strokes had consumed on average 77.2 g per day of solid non-citrus fruit, as compared to high stroke risk men with an intake of 57.4 g per day . It was also found that those in the stroke-free category had also consumed more citrus fruit (vitamin C), more vegetables (beta-carotene, and others), and more tea (other flavonoids). More surprising was that when looking at the sources of flavonoids directly, in the same study, it was learned that 70% of flavonoid intake was on tea alone, and about 10% from apples. (Both black and green teas provide the same amount of dietary flavonoids.) The protective benefits of flavonoids provide the strongest proof for their importance: the men who were stroke-free in the study, who consumed flavonoids in the top quartile of intake, had a 73% less risk of stroke. Flavonoids are beneficial not only for stroke, but in terms of cancer and coronary heart disease prevention, as well, using similar prevention of lipid oxidation mechanisms like vitamin B12 and beta-carotene .

In essence, it is important to look at one’s diet as crucial in stroke prevention, while there are familial risk factors for stroke, one can cut their non-genetic risk in half by simply watching their diet and insuring proper intake of antioxidants and other vitamins. A big concern then is raised with why then shouldn’t we increase our levels of these compounds using pill-style supplementation, rather than eating vegetables and fruits and maintaining adequate overall

vitamin intakes. As we saw in the case of vitamin E and beta-carotene, large doses of betacarotene can actually increase one’s risk for stroke since large doses of beta-carotene can deplete the body of vitamin E . Obviously, in compounds such as vitamin B12, which is primarily from fortified foods and from endogenous sources such as enteric bacteria, it is important to look for foods high in vitamin B12. Obviously, in patients with intrinsic factor deficiency, both forms of supplementation will prove insufficient, and other means of increasing vitamin B12 are necessary. Most importantly, we know so little in respect to the flavonoids and other phytocompounds of fruit and vegetable origin and their systemic effects, that there are many great, but undiscovered benefits of eating large quantities of them. Lastly, fruits and vegetables serve as sources of fiber, which will have a too fold effect: 1) By allowing for the "fullness" feeling after eating, they will prevent eating more than necessary, and can help to reduce fat intake, and are great snacks. For those with chronic hemorrhoids, dietary fiber can soften stool and prevent many common causes of hemorrhoids. Fiber also helps to reduce cholesterol levels, since it can reduce fat intake, and by the same mechanism can promote better health, preventing atherosclerosis . There are great benefits to these treatments in addition to just stroke prevention with these vitamin and antioxidant supplements. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), ischemic heart disease, and cancers of free-radical mutagenic origin can be greatly prevented using similar measures of increasing intake of these antioxidants . Since stroke is a definitively predictable illness for 550,000 Americans, if we watch what we eat, and have a bit more fruit and vegetables in our diet, we can spare ourselves many of the problems associated with stroke. Remember: A diet with apples, oranges, more fruit and more vegetables a day will keep the neurosurgeon away.

CONCLUSION

 In concluding this piece, it is necessary to emphasise that a healthy diet which includes regular consumption of fruits and vegetables would prevent many serious diseases but we need to state that a powerful antioxidant like Jobelyn, concentrated in capsules could as well prevent you from diseases and taken at a higher dosage could also reverse diseases and help you to maintain your wellness.

 

 

 

 

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FOOD AS MEDICINE

FOOD AS MEDICINE

 

Hippocrates lived about 2,500 years ago. The interpretation of his quote is that the ideal food should have, in addition to normal food, nutrients, such as sugar, elements, vitamins and fatty acids.

The quote is a confirmation of what the scriptures had says from beginning of creation. Going through the scriptures, Genesis 1:29 said: “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food”.

In Ezekiel 47:12, the Bible says: “ Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river, their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, every month they will bear fruit because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing. Another interesting portion of the Bible is Daniel Chapter 1:5-15, where Daniel in captivity refused to defile himself with portion of the King’s meat, nor the wine which he drank, but preferred to eat vegetables and drink water.

At the end of 10 day’s trial, he looked much better than those who were fed with the King’s meat. The last chapter of the Bible, Revelation Chapter 22:12, also confirms the importance of plant that it is for the healing of the nations.

The Holy Quran contains an interesting portion in Chapter 16:69, where it states: “Then eat of all fruits and walk in the ways of your Lord submissively. There comes forth within it a beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men”.

Holy Prophet Muhammed lived about 1600 years ago and with this portion of the Quran prophesied what in modern times is known as Antioxidants. They are produced from plants with colours. Examples are Acai berry, tart cherry, blue berry, etc.

All health authorities, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirm that it is only food and nutrition that could prevent you from chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart  diseases, diabetes, arthritis etc. No drug has yet been discovered to play this role.

First, about half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable, chronic diseases, and about two-thirds of U.S. adults—nearly 155 million individuals—are overweight or obese. These conditions have been highly prevalent for more than two decades. Poor dietary patterns, overconsumption of calories, and physical inactivity directly contribute to these disorders. Second, individual nutrition and physical activity behaviours and other health-related lifestyle behaviours are strongly influenced by personal, social, organisational, and environmental contexts and systems. Positive changes in individual diet and physical activity behaviours, and in the environmental contexts and systems that affect them, could substantially improve health outcomes.

Humans require a wide range of essential micronutrients and macronutrients for normal growth and development and to support healthy aging throughout the life cycle. Essential nutrients, including most vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, water and fiber, must be obtained through foods and beverages because they cannot for the most part be endogenously synthesised, or are not endogenously synthesised in adequate amounts to need recommended intakes.

Nutrition is coming to the fore as a major modifiable determinant of chronic disease, with scientific evidence increasingly supporting the view that alterations in diet have strong effects, both positive and negative, on health throughout life. Most importantly, dietary adjustments may not only influence present health, but may determine whether or not an individual will develop such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes much later in life. However, these concepts have not led to a change in policies or in practice. In many developing countries, food policies remain focused only on under nutrition and are not addressing the prevention of chronic disease – WHO.

Unfortunately, no single food item has been identified to prevent these chronic diseases  to fulfill the famous Hippocrates quote that: “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food.The pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to fill the gap have formulated dietary and  food supplements to supply the nutritional items in the ordinary man’s food intake.The companies have assembled synthetic equivalent of the essential nutrients as  supplement. In most cases, they are not bio-available.‘’

Researchers from various parts of the world have published documents pointing in the direction of Sorghum as the a grain that would fulfill Hippocrates quote because it combines both food and medicine. There are different varieties of the Sorghum plant. These are mainly the edible and the medicinal Sorghum. The latter contains food and almost all the essential ingredients but it is poisonous. At the time the Americans saw the potential of this plant and decided to propagate it in the United States, they were only interested in the edible variety which they have improved over the centuries using the plant genetic engineering.

A recent publication by Nancy D. Turner Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food Science and Genetics Texas A&M University, College Station  advocated that the  national goal is to “avoid preventable diseases from occurring in the first place “ and suggested that Sorghum is the grain that Americans should be consuming for this purpose. She concluded that Sorghum grain and their bioactive phytochemicals appear to contribute toward the suppression of several chronic diseases , that the national goal is to “avoid preventable diseases from occurring in the first place”and that to achieve the  Target to double whole grain consumption ,  Sorghum should be included in our food supply to derive these health benefits.

In another recent publication by Anita Stefoska-Needham School of Medicine, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia , it was stated: Sorghum is an important cereal grain food, grown globally, that is rich in nutrients, dietary fiber, and bioactive components yet is considered of low value to humans and often used as an animal feed. This review provides an overview of key sorghum grain components, including starches, dietary fiber, protein, lipids, and phytochemicals, with functional properties that have potential to impact on health. Though acknowledging the impact of the whole food will reflect the synergy between the components, studies of these components implicate effects on energy balance, glycemic control, lipids, gut microbiota, and cell-mediated immune responses, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. For these to be confirmed as contributory effects from sorghum consumption, evidence from quality randomised controlled trials is required. If proven effective, there may be a role for sorghum grain–based diets to assist in the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Future research addressing effects of sorghum consumption may help drive a paradigm shift from sorghum as a low value food to a potentially health-promoting, highly valued human grain food.

From Nigerian folk medicine, the medicinal sorghum, which had been in the custody of the people of the Southwest, had been developed to a product (Jobelyn) that had been researched to contain food and medicine.  Recent laboratory research from GMP Laboratories in the USA confirmed that it contained Vitamins, Selenium, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Sodium, Copper, Omega3, 6 & 9 and other  fatty acids.

For millennia, the indigenous people of western Africa have relied on this botanical to support whole health and a balanced inflammation cycle.

A simple bunchgrass, Sorghum bicolour’s superior antioxidant capacity is revealed only through a traditional folk preparation of its leaf sheath.

Modern science has been working hard in the past 15 years to isolate the plant’s antioxidant components in an effort to create a synthetic version. The results? It doesn’t work. The impressive ORAC rating, higher than grapeseed extract and well-known antioxidant berries and fruits, is seen only within the traditionally prepared African remedy using the sorghum leaf in its complete natural state.

We call our Sorghum ingredient “Jobelyn” after the Jubi River where it originally grew wild. Now a domesticated plant, it is grown on our own organic plantation.

3-Deoxyanthocyanidins are rare flavonoids found in only a few plant species. These unique flavonoids are the major pigments in the flowers of Sinningia cardinalis, and they are found in silk tissues of certain types of corn. Sorghum is the only dietary source of 3-deoxyanthocyanidins.

Many plants use secondary metabolites, such as flavonoids, to protect themselves against pathogen attack. In sorghum, this defense is an active response resulting in the accumulation of high levels of 3-deoxyanthocyanidin phytoalexins in infected tissue. This defensive mechanism is the power that Jobelyn uses to strengthen the body and promote whole health.

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HIPPOCRATES QUOTE "LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND THY MEDICINE BE FROM FOOD -- DECODED

HIPPOCRATES QUOTE

“LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND THY MEDICINE BE FROM FOOD”

 

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 Hippocrates lived about 2,500 years ago. The interpretation of his quote is that the ideal food should have in addition to normal food, nutrients like Sugar, Elements, Vitamins and Fatty Acids.

 One of the most popular food plants during the time of Hippocrates was Sorghum bicolor which fits into the quote.

The following link which provides the evidence that Sorghum is food and medicine:

http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/about_sorghum/Sorghum%20Nutrition%20Attributes%20and%20Health%20Benefits.pdf

 A look at the profile of this plant shows that it contains food and most of the essential nutrients. See the link at: http://afritradomedic.com/pdf/our_library/2013_09_nutrition_booklet_small%20Sorghum%20Story.pdf. There are different varieties of the Sorghum plant. These are mainly the edible and the medicinal Sorghum.  The latter contains food and almost all the essential ingredients but it is poisonous. At the time the Americans saw the potential of this plant and decided to propagate it in the USA, they were only interested in the edible variety which they have improved over the centuries using the plant genetic engineering.

For millennia, the indigenous people of western Africa have relied on this botanical to support whole health and a balanced inflammation cycle.

A simple bunchgrass, Sorghum bicolor’s superior antioxidant capacity is revealed only through a traditional folk preparation of its leaf sheath.

Modern science has been working hard in the past 15 years to isolate the plant’s antioxidant components in an effort to create a synthetic version. The results? It doesn’t work. The impressive ORAC rating, higher than grapeseed extract and well-known antioxidant berries and fruits, is seen only within the traditionally prepared African remedy using the sorghum leaf in its complete natural state.

We call our Sorghum ingredient “Jobelyn” after the Jubi River where it originally grew wild. Now a domesticated plant, it is grown on our own organic plantation.

3-Deoxyanthocyanidins are rare flavonoids found in only a few plant species. These unique flavonoids are the major pigments in the flowers of Sinningia cardinalis, and they are found in silk tissues of certain types of corn. Sorghum is the only dietary source of 3-deoxyanthocyanidins.

Many plants use secondary metabolites, such as flavonoids, to protect themselves against pathogen attack. In sorghum, this defense is an active response resulting in the accumulation of high levels of 3-deoxyanthocyanidin phytoalexins in infected tissue. This defensive mechanism is the power that Jobelyn uses to strengthen the body and promote whole health.

The nutritional fact analysis of this Sorghum bicolor under the brand name Jobelyn ( see the link at: http://afritradomedic.com/pdf/Jobelyn%20Nutritional%20Facts%20Analysis%20%20GMP%20Labs%20with%20Glossary.pdf ) confirms that it is both food and medicine.

The medicinal properties of this variety of Sorghum bicolor have been confirmed with the studies done on its antioxidant powers. See the  link at:     (http://afritradomedic.com/pdf/Antioxidant_Analysis_from_Brunswick.pdf )

Scientific studies have confirmed its medicinal properties.  See the links at: http://afritradomedic.com/index.php/scientific-studies

To see the Power Point presentation on Jobelyn from studies done at NIS Laboratory in USA please < CLICK >

A recent publication with the title  " Sorghum: An Underutilized Cereal Whole Grain with the Potential to Assist in the Prevention of Chronic Disease" supports the medicinal property of Sorghum bicolor. For details < PLEASE CLICK >

For readings about the effect of Nutrition on Neurological problems, please < CLICK > to go to this website

CNN recently did a feature programme on the importance of Food and Nutrtion for Mental Health. "Healthy diet may improve memory, says study."

To read the report on this programme < PLEASE CLICK >

Please see the links to the in vivo studies that have been done with Sorghum bicolor branded as Jobelyn on neurological problems:

 Umukoro S, Adrian Omogbiya I, Taghogho Eduviere A. Evaluation of the Effect of Jobelyn® on Chemoconvulsants- Induced Seizure in Mice. BCN. 2013; 4 (2) 4 (2) :19-23 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-151&slc_lang=en&sid=1

 Umukoro S, Ugbomah A, Aderibigbe A, Eduviere A, Omogbiya A. Antioxidant Property of Jobelyn as the Possible Mechanism Underlying its Anti-amnesic Activity in Rodents. BCN. 2013; 4 (1) 4 (1) :42-49 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-1-139&slc_lang=en&sid=1

Omogbiya IA, Umukoro S, Aderibigbe AO, Bakre AG. Jobelyn® pretreatment ameliorates symptoms of psychosis in experimental models. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):331-6. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0073. PubMed   PMID: 23412872

Umukoro S, Omogbiya IA, Eduviere TA. Effect of Jobelyn® on intruder- and isolation-induced aggressive behavior in mice. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):263-9. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0069. PubMed   PMID: 23729562

 S. Umukoro  , A. T. Eduviere  , A. C. Aladeokin , A. Olugbemide on Antidepressant-like Property of Jobelyn ® , an African Unique Herbal Formulation in Mice. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2014 Mar;64(3):146-50. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1354366. Epub 2013 Sep 3.

 Umukoro S, Oluwole OG, Eduviere AT, Adrian OI, Ajayi AM.Jobelyn® exhibited anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and membrane-stabilizing activities in experimental models.J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 May 28. pii: /j/jbcpp.ahead-of-print/jbcpp-2014-0113/jbcpp-2014-0113.xml. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2014-0113.

 Collection of Literatures on Food, Nutrition and Health:

Bioavailability, bioactivity and impact on health of dietary flavonoids and related compounds: an update

Final Functional Foods Backgrounder

WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023

DIET, NUTRITION AND PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASES who_trs_916

Whole-grain foods and chronic disease

van Buul & Brouns - CRFSN - 2015 - NHCs as Marketing Tools

Scientific-Report-of-the-2015-Dietary-Guidelines-Advisory-Committee

Fighting Inflammation with Fortification

Hopkins Medicine Magazine - Desert Bloom Food as Medicine

Multivitamins and Cancer in Yahoo

Diet, nutrition essential for mental health

Nutritional therapies for mental disorders

Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illnesses

Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry

EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA)

Lifestyle, nutrition and breast cancer

Sorghum and the Antioxidant Craze Texas AM University.pdf

Sorghum: Nutrition Attributes and Health Benefits Research Update

Nutritional and antioxidant dispositions of sorghum/milletbased beverages indigenous to Nigeria

Spotlight on Global Malnutrition.pdf 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

 

    1.      Health is like the two sides of a coin – wellness and sickness

    2.       For you to be in a wellness state, there are actions that you need to be taking.

    3.      Without taking appropriate actions, you will obviously get to the sickness stage.

    4.      Wellness requires pro-active measures whereas sickness will eventually require remedial  measures.

    5.      Remedial measures may not restore you to a state of wellness but a perpetual struggle to manage and control  health problems.

    6.      All health authorities including USDA, USFDA, EFSA  are unanimous that it is only food  and nutrition that could prevent you from chronic diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis etc. No drug has yet been discovered to play this role.

First, about half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable, chronic diseases, and about two-thirds of U.S. adults—nearly 155 million individuals—are overweight or obese. These conditions have been highly prevalent for more than two decades. Poor dietary patterns, overconsumption of calories, and physical inactivity directly contribute to these disorders. Second, individual nutrition and physical activity behaviors and other health-related lifestyle behaviors are strongly influenced by personal, social, organizational, and environmental contexts and systems. Positive changes in individual diet and physical activity behaviors, and in the environmental contexts and systems that affect them, could substantially improve health outcomes.

 http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-scientific-report/PDFs/Scientific-Report-of-the-2015-Dietary-Guidelines-Advisory-Committee.pdf

 Chronic Disease Prevention

(Represented in the model by health outcomes influenced by diet and physical activity behaviors)

Health outcomes cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease, heart attack, hypertension and stroke);

Type 2 diabetes; diet-related cancers (breast, colorectal, prostate, lung); neurological and psychological conditions (including cognitive function, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and depression); dental caries; congenital anomalies; fractures and osteoporosis; total mortality

Humans require a wide range of essential micronutrients and macronutrients for normal growth and development and to support healthy aging throughout the life cycle. Essential nutrients, including most vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, water and fiber, must be obtained through foods and beverages because they cannot for the most part be endogenously synthesized, or are not endogenously synthesized in adequate amounts to need recommended intakes.

Nutrition is coming to the fore as a major modifiable determinant of chronic disease, with scientific evidence increasingly supporting the view that alterations in diet have strong effects, both positive and negative, on health throughout life. Most importantly, dietary adjustments may not only influence present health, but may determine whether or not an individual will develop such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes much later in life. However, these concepts have not led to a change in policies or in practice. In many developing countries, food policies remain focused only on undernutrition and are not addressing the prevention of chronic disease – WHO

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/w10/feature2.cf 

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/who_trs_916.pdf

    7.      Unfortunately, no single food item has been identified to prevent these chronic diseases to fulfill the famous Hippocrates quote that: “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food.

    8.      The pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to fill the gap have formulated dietary and food supplements to supply the nutritional items in the ordinary man’s food intake.

    9.      The companies have assembled synthetic equivalent of the essential nutrients as            supplement. In most cases, they are not bio-available. None of them has passed  through clinical studies to prove their efficacy in preventing chronic diseases. 

http://www.doctorsresearch.com/articles1.html

https://www.yahoo.com/health/dietary-supplements-linked-to-increased-cancer-117012426432.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3352833/

    10.   There is only one unique product, developed from African folk medicine (from Sorghum bicolor) which fits perfectly into Hippocrates quote.

    11.   It is both food and medicine.

    12.  The Nutritional Fact Analysis supports this claim. 

http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/Jobelyn Nutritional Facts Analysis GMP Labs.pdf

    13.   A series of other studies support the medicinal claim. These include the laboratory studies that show that it contains:

            Bioflavonoids

            Polyphenols

            Antioxidants

     Please see the review article on health effects of bioflavonoids and polyphenols

   http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/Rodriguez-Mateos14-Arch Tox - Review Polyphenols.pdf

Therapeutic compounds such as:

                        Apigeninidin

                        Apigenin

                        Luteolinidin

                        Luteolin

                        Naringenin

http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/Antioxidant_Analysis_from_Brunswick.pdf

http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/Summary_of_Orac_and_Phenolics_and_Compounds.pdf      

The medicinal properties of Jobelyn has been confirmed through clinical studies  and clinical trials, many of which have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

  http://www.afritradomedic.com/pdf/NIS%20PowerPoint%20wiith%20GMP%20Lab%20Nutritional%20Analsyis%20for%20Demola.pdf 

References for Jobelyn

1.Ayuba GI, Jensen GS, Benson KF, Okubena AM, Okubena O. Clinical efficacy of a West African sorghum bicolor-based traditional herbal preparation Jobelyn shows increased hemoglobin and CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts in HIV-positive patients. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Jan;20(1):53-6. doi: 10.1089/acm.2013.0125. Epub 2013 Nov 27. PubMed   PMID: 24283768

Geera B, Ojwang LO, Awika JM. New highly stable dimeric 3-deoxyanthocyanidin pigments from sorghum bicolor leaf sheath. J Food Sci. 2012 May;77(5):C566-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02668.x. Epub 2012 Apr 10. PubMed   PMID: 22489620

Benson KF, Beaman JL, Ou B, Okubena A, Okubena O, Jensen GS. West African Sorghum bicolor leaf sheaths have anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties in vitro. J Med Food. 2013 Mar;16(3):230-8. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2012.0214. Epub 2013 Jan 5. PubMed   PMID: 23289787

Umukoro S, Adrian Omogbiya I, Taghogho Eduviere A. Evaluation of the Effect of Jobelyn® on Chemoconvulsants- Induced Seizure in Mice. BCN. 2013; 4 (2) 4 (2) :19-23 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-151&slc_lang=en&sid=1

Umukoro S, Ugbomah A, Aderibigbe A, Eduviere A, Omogbiya A. Antioxidant Property of Jobelyn as the Possible Mechanism Underlying its Anti-amnesic Activity in Rodents. BCN. 2013; 4 (1) 4 (1) :42-49 URL http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-1-139&slc_lang=en&sid=1

Omogbiya IA, Umukoro S, Aderibigbe AO, Bakre AG. Jobelyn® pretreatment ameliorates symptoms of psychosis in experimental models. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):331-6. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0073. PubMed   PMID: 23412872

Umukoro S, Omogbiya IA, Eduviere TA. Effect of Jobelyn® on intruder- and isolation-induced aggressive behavior in mice. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24(4):263-9. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2012-0069. PubMed   PMID: 23729562

Toxicological Profiles of Commercial Herbal Preparation, Jobelyn® nternational Journal of Health Research, December 2009; 2(4): 369-374 © Poracom Academic Publishers. All rights reserved. Available at http://www.ijhr.org

The influence of African Herbal Formula on the haematological parameters of trypanosome infected rats VI Okochi, J Okpuzor, MO Okubena, AK Awoyemi African Journal of Biotechnology Vol.2(9) 2003: 312-316

Response of Trypanosoma brucei brucei-induced anaemia to a commercial herbal preparation ........... 4 African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 2 (9), pp. 307311, September 2003

Thermal stability of 3-deoxyanthocyanidin pigments Liyi Yang , Linda Dykes , Joseph M. Awika Journal of Food Chemistry http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.03.105

S. Umukoro  , A. T. Eduviere  , A. C. Aladeokin , A. Olugbemide on Antidepressant-like Property of Jobelyn ® , an African Unique Herbal Formulation in Mice. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2014 Mar;64(3):146-50. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1354366. Epub 2013 Sep 3.

 Umukoro S, Oluwole OG, Eduviere AT, Adrian OI, Ajayi AM.Jobelyn® exhibited anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and membrane-stabilizing activities in experimental models.J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 May 28. pii: /j/jbcpp.ahead-of-print/jbcpp-2014-0113/jbcpp-2014-0113.xml. doi: 10.1515/jbcpp-2014-0113.

 

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Dietary supplements shown to increase cancer risk

While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, describes research showing that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended daily amount.

“We are not sure why this is happening at the molecular level but evidence shows that people who take more dietary supplements than needed tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer,” explains Byers, associate director for cancer prevention and control at the CU Cancer Center.

coloradocancerblogs.org/dietary-supplements-shown-to-increase-cancer-risk/

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Commission, UK and Gates Foundation put big nutrition cash on table

We would need  to monitor how this initiative would be implemented. One area that would need some caution is the use of  the huge investment in the procurement of non-natural food in the form of the so-called food/dietary supplement/functional food, that is made up mostly of synthetic substances which are generally not bio-available. Unfortunately, it is not the norm to test out these items by way of clinical studies as it is done for drugs. The poor countries of the world are mostly affected by poor nutrition but surprisingly there are food crops like Sorghum which could be developed to meet the nutritional needs of these countries. Hippocrates, the father of medicine said "Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be food" A lot of research has been done on this plant and if the nutritional contents could be standardized it would not only supply the nutritional needs as well as provide healing for many of the diseases that have been caused by poor nutrition.

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