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    To all the green smoothies drinkers...and anyone with pseudo!!

    Hi All!
    Hope you are all well. i ran across this because I have been researching purple potatoes <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> The chemical that gives purple potato is hue is called anthocyanin...a very powerful antioxidant and polyphenol. If you google it, you will see it really is an amazing compound.
    <div class="cit"><a title="The open microbiology journal." href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915230">Open Microbiol J.</a>2011;5:96-106. Epub 2011 Aug 16.
    <h1>Inhibition of growth of highly resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens by a natural product.</h1>
    <div class="auths"><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Hafidh%20RR%22%5BAuthor%5D">Hafidh RR</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Abdulamir%20AS%22%5BAuthor%5D">Abdu lamir AS</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Vern%20LS%22%5BAuthor%5D">Vern LS</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Abu%20Bakar%20F%22%5BAuthor%5D">Abu Bakar F</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Abas%20F%22%5BAuthor%5D">Abas F</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Jahanshiri%20F%22%5BAuthor%5D">Jaha nshiri F</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Sekawi%20Z%22%5BAuthor%5D">Sekawi Z</a>.
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    Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad-Iraq.

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    <h3>Abstract</h3>
    The continuous escalation of resistant bacteria against a wide range of antibiotics necessitates discovering novel unconventional sources of antibiotics. B. oleracea L (red cabbage) is health-promoting food with proven anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities. However, it has not been researched adequately for its antimicrobial activity on potential resistant pathogens. The methanol crude extract of B. oleracea L. was investigated for a possible anti-microbial activity. The screening method was conducted using disc diffusion assay against 22 pathogenic bacteria and fungi. It was followed by evaluation of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Moreover, the<span class="highlight">antibacterialand the antifungal activities were confirmed using the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) and the minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC), respectively. <strong>Remarkable,<span class="highlight">antibacterialactivity was evident particularly against highly infectious microorganisms such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli O157:H7,<span class="highlight">Pseudomonasaeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium as well as against human fungal pathogens,</strong> Trichophyton rubrum and Aspergillus terreus. Red cabbage is a rich source of phenolic compounds,<span class="highlight">anthocyaninsbeing the most abundant class, which might explain its potent antimicrobial action. This extract is potentially novel for future antimicrobials, inexpensive, and readily available at a large scale for pharmaceutical companies for further investigation and processing.

    At any rate, the more I read, the more I realized we ALL need to be eating foods rich in this compound daily, especially red cabbage. A great way to add this to your diet is in a green smoothie which will no doubt become purple!
    I grabbed this recipe from incrediblesmoothiesdotcom. YOU MIGHT WANT TO MAKE IT WITH LESS FRUIT AND ADD STEVIA BECAUSE IT HAS A LOT OF SUGAR <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
    <h4>Red Cabbage and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>2 cups red cabbage, chopped</li>
    <li>1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen</li>
    <li>2 medium bananas, peeled</li>
    <li>2 teaspoons chia seeds, soaked for about 10 minutes</li>
    <li>4 to 6 ounces of filtered water</li>
    </ul>
    Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
    <h4>Nutrition Information</h4>
    Calories: 410Fat: 4gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 21.5g (72% RDA)Calcium: 18% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)Iron: 3.6mgVitamin A: 107% RDAVitamin C: 195% RDA
    This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamin B1 &ndash; vitamin B6, vitamin K, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
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    To all the green smoothies drinkers...and anyone with pseudo!!

    Hi All!
    Hope you are all well. i ran across this because I have been researching purple potatoes <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> The chemical that gives purple potato is hue is called anthocyanin...a very powerful antioxidant and polyphenol. If you google it, you will see it really is an amazing compound.
    <div class="cit"><a title="The open microbiology journal." href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915230">Open Microbiol J.</a>2011;5:96-106. Epub 2011 Aug 16.
    <h1>Inhibition of growth of highly resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens by a natural product.</h1>
    <div class="auths"><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Hafidh%20RR%22%5BAuthor%5D">Hafidh RR</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Abdulamir%20AS%22%5BAuthor%5D">Abdu lamir AS</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Vern%20LS%22%5BAuthor%5D">Vern LS</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Abu%20Bakar%20F%22%5BAuthor%5D">Abu Bakar F</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Abas%20F%22%5BAuthor%5D">Abas F</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Jahanshiri%20F%22%5BAuthor%5D">Jaha nshiri F</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Sekawi%20Z%22%5BAuthor%5D">Sekawi Z</a>.
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    <h3 class="label">Source</h3>
    Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad-Iraq.

    <div class="abstr">
    <h3>Abstract</h3>
    The continuous escalation of resistant bacteria against a wide range of antibiotics necessitates discovering novel unconventional sources of antibiotics. B. oleracea L (red cabbage) is health-promoting food with proven anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities. However, it has not been researched adequately for its antimicrobial activity on potential resistant pathogens. The methanol crude extract of B. oleracea L. was investigated for a possible anti-microbial activity. The screening method was conducted using disc diffusion assay against 22 pathogenic bacteria and fungi. It was followed by evaluation of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). Moreover, the<span class="highlight">antibacterialand the antifungal activities were confirmed using the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) and the minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC), respectively. <strong>Remarkable,<span class="highlight">antibacterialactivity was evident particularly against highly infectious microorganisms such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli O157:H7,<span class="highlight">Pseudomonasaeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium as well as against human fungal pathogens,</strong> Trichophyton rubrum and Aspergillus terreus. Red cabbage is a rich source of phenolic compounds,<span class="highlight">anthocyaninsbeing the most abundant class, which might explain its potent antimicrobial action. This extract is potentially novel for future antimicrobials, inexpensive, and readily available at a large scale for pharmaceutical companies for further investigation and processing.

    At any rate, the more I read, the more I realized we ALL need to be eating foods rich in this compound daily, especially red cabbage. A great way to add this to your diet is in a green smoothie which will no doubt become purple!
    I grabbed this recipe from incrediblesmoothiesdotcom. YOU MIGHT WANT TO MAKE IT WITH LESS FRUIT AND ADD STEVIA BECAUSE IT HAS A LOT OF SUGAR <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
    <h4>Red Cabbage and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe</h4>
    <ul>
    <li>2 cups red cabbage, chopped</li>
    <li>1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen</li>
    <li>2 medium bananas, peeled</li>
    <li>2 teaspoons chia seeds, soaked for about 10 minutes</li>
    <li>4 to 6 ounces of filtered water</li>
    </ul>
    Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
    <h4>Nutrition Information</h4>
    Calories: 410Fat: 4gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 21.5g (72% RDA)Calcium: 18% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)Iron: 3.6mgVitamin A: 107% RDAVitamin C: 195% RDA
    This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamin B1 &ndash; vitamin B6, vitamin K, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
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    To all the green smoothies drinkers...and anyone with pseudo!!

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    <h1 class="subtitle">Bilberry (<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>)</h1>

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    <div class="largeb">Synonyms / Common Names / Related Terms
    <div class="one">Airelle, <strong>anthocyanins</strong>, Bickbeere (German), bilberry leaf, black whortle, Blaubeere (Dutch), blaubessen, bleaberry, blueberry, blueberry leaf, bogberry, bog bilberry, burren myrtle, cranberry, dwarf bilberry, dyeberry, Ericaceae (family), European blueberry, Heidelbeere (Dutch), Heidelbeereblatter, heidelberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, lingonberry, lowbush blueberry, Mirtillo nero (Italian), Myrtilli folium, Myrtilli fructus,<em>Myrtilus niger</em>Gilib., Optiberry, resveratrol, sambubiosides, trackleberry,<em>Vaccinium angulosum</em>Dulac,<em>Vaccinium montanum</em>Salibs.,<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em><strong>anthocyanoside</strong> extract, VMA extract, VME, whortleberry, wineberry.
    <a title="Bioactive products found in Vaccinium myrtillus" href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html">Bioactive products found in<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em></a>
    Mechanism of Action
    <p class="normalb">Pharmacology:
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Constituents</strong>: Bilberry contains several compounds that have demonstrated biological activity. The main chemicals contained in bilberry extract have been shown to be: anthocyanins<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17460300" target="_blank">30</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17243699" target="_blank">31</a></sup>, flavonoids, hydroquinone, oleanolic acid, neomyrtillin, sodium, tannins, and ursolic acid<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6342623" target="_blank">17</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9100" target="_blank">20</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/989354" target="_blank">32</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref33">33</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref34">34</a></sup>. Bilberry also contains resveratrol.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13129286" target="_blank">28</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15264904" target="_blank">29</a></sup>The anthocyanosides, tannins, and flavonoids have been of particular scientific interest. Flavonoids have been shown<em>in vitro</em>to possess a number of biological properties, including inhibition of prostacyclin synthesis, reduction of capillary permeability and fragility, free radical scavenging, inhibition of a wide range of enzymes, impairment of coagulation and platelet aggregation, and anticarcinogenicity.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref33">33</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref5">5</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Mechanism of action</strong>: Anthocyanins and other phenolics from bilberry upregulate the oxidative stress defense enzymes heme-oxygenase-1 and glutathione S-transferase-pin cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells, suggesting that they stimulate signal transduction pathways, influencing genes controlled by the antioxidant response element.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17460300" target="_blank">30</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antibacterial effects</strong>: In an<em>in vitro</em>study using<em>Staphylococcus aureus</em>,<em>Staphylococcus aureus</em>Oxford,<em>Enterococcus faecalis</em>,<em>Bacillus subtilis</em>, and<em>Escherichia coli</em>, an aqueous extract of bilberry leaves had a MIC of 12.7-17.8mg/mL and an aqueous extract of bilberry fruit had a MIC of 15.4-30.7mg/mL.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7990502" target="_blank">24</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antihyperglycemic effects</strong>: In normal and depancreatized dogs, oral administration of bilberry leaves reduced hyperglycemia, even when the glucose was injected intravenously concurrently.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref15">15</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref16">16</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antioxidant effects</strong>: Bilberry contains anthocyanosides that are flavonoid derivatives of anthocyanins (the blue, red, or violet pigments found in many berry varieties), which are closely related in structure and activity to flavonoids<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6342623" target="_blank">17</a></sup>and possess free radical scavenging/antioxidant properties. Antioxidant properties have been attributed to bilberry based on<em>in vitro</em>studies.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref1">1</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref2">2</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref3">3</a></sup>,<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9182074" target="_blank">4</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antiplatelet activity</strong>: In a clinical study of 30 subjects with normal platelet aggregation, 480mg of Myrtocyan<sup>&reg;</sup>(<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>anthocyanins) daily, 3g of ascorbic acid daily, or both treatments all reduced platelet aggregation after 30 and 60 days.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref11">11</a></sup>Bilberry anthocyanins reduced platelet aggregation more than ascorbic acid alone, but bilberry anthocyanins and ascorbic acid together were the most effective. Also, in<em>in vitro</em>studies, anthocyanins extracted from bilberry have inhibited platelet aggregation.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4096552" target="_blank">13</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref14">14</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref10">10</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref12">12</a></sup></li>
    <li>Flavonoids have been shown<em>in vitro</em>to inhibit prostacyclin synthesis. In one animal model,<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>anthocyanosides were studied for their effects on prostacyclin-like activity in rat arterial issue.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref7">7</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Connective tissue stabilizing effects</strong>: An<em>in vitro</em>study has suggested that anthocyanosides appear to <strong>stabilize connective tissue by enhancing collagen synthesis, inhibiting collagen degradation, and</strong> <strong>enhancing collagen cross linking.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6553084" target="_blank">35</a></sup></strong>In contrast, Boniface et al. found a significant decrease in connective tissue synthesis (collagen and glycoproteins) in gingival tissue samples of 12 adult diabetics treated with 600mg of anthocyanosides daily for two months.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9091714" target="_blank">36</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Hepatoprotective activity</strong>: In an animal study, anthocyans <strong>exerted a protective effect on liver cells.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8329983" target="_blank">27</a></sup></strong></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Hyperglycemic effects</strong>: In an oral glucose tolerance test in healthy rats, an alcoholic extract of<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>leaves increased serum glucose levels compared to controls.</li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Intracellular signaling effects</strong>: <strong>Anthocyanosides have been shown to inhibit cAMP phosphodiesterase, which is involved in intracellular signal transduction pathways.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3415709" target="_blank">8</a></sup></strong></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Vasoprotective effects</strong>: Flavonoids have been shown<em>in vitro</em>to reduce capillary permeability and fragility. Anthocyanosides have been studied for their <strong>potential protective effect in disorders due to abnormal capillary fragility.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref33">33</a></sup></strong></li>
    </ul>
    Holy cow.... A lot of this has potentially direct implications on CF and repairing the body... I think you struck big here.
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    To all the green smoothies drinkers...and anyone with pseudo!!

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    <h1 class="subtitle">Bilberry (<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>)</h1>

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    <div class="largeb">Synonyms / Common Names / Related Terms
    <div class="one">Airelle, <strong>anthocyanins</strong>, Bickbeere (German), bilberry leaf, black whortle, Blaubeere (Dutch), blaubessen, bleaberry, blueberry, blueberry leaf, bogberry, bog bilberry, burren myrtle, cranberry, dwarf bilberry, dyeberry, Ericaceae (family), European blueberry, Heidelbeere (Dutch), Heidelbeereblatter, heidelberry, huckleberry, hurtleberry, lingonberry, lowbush blueberry, Mirtillo nero (Italian), Myrtilli folium, Myrtilli fructus,<em>Myrtilus niger</em>Gilib., Optiberry, resveratrol, sambubiosides, trackleberry,<em>Vaccinium angulosum</em>Dulac,<em>Vaccinium montanum</em>Salibs.,<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em><strong>anthocyanoside</strong> extract, VMA extract, VME, whortleberry, wineberry.
    <a title="Bioactive products found in Vaccinium myrtillus" href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html">Bioactive products found in<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em></a>
    Mechanism of Action
    <p class="normalb">Pharmacology:
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Constituents</strong>: Bilberry contains several compounds that have demonstrated biological activity. The main chemicals contained in bilberry extract have been shown to be: anthocyanins<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17460300" target="_blank">30</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17243699" target="_blank">31</a></sup>, flavonoids, hydroquinone, oleanolic acid, neomyrtillin, sodium, tannins, and ursolic acid<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6342623" target="_blank">17</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9100" target="_blank">20</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/989354" target="_blank">32</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref33">33</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref34">34</a></sup>. Bilberry also contains resveratrol.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13129286" target="_blank">28</a>,<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15264904" target="_blank">29</a></sup>The anthocyanosides, tannins, and flavonoids have been of particular scientific interest. Flavonoids have been shown<em>in vitro</em>to possess a number of biological properties, including inhibition of prostacyclin synthesis, reduction of capillary permeability and fragility, free radical scavenging, inhibition of a wide range of enzymes, impairment of coagulation and platelet aggregation, and anticarcinogenicity.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref33">33</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref5">5</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Mechanism of action</strong>: Anthocyanins and other phenolics from bilberry upregulate the oxidative stress defense enzymes heme-oxygenase-1 and glutathione S-transferase-pin cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells, suggesting that they stimulate signal transduction pathways, influencing genes controlled by the antioxidant response element.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17460300" target="_blank">30</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antibacterial effects</strong>: In an<em>in vitro</em>study using<em>Staphylococcus aureus</em>,<em>Staphylococcus aureus</em>Oxford,<em>Enterococcus faecalis</em>,<em>Bacillus subtilis</em>, and<em>Escherichia coli</em>, an aqueous extract of bilberry leaves had a MIC of 12.7-17.8mg/mL and an aqueous extract of bilberry fruit had a MIC of 15.4-30.7mg/mL.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7990502" target="_blank">24</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antihyperglycemic effects</strong>: In normal and depancreatized dogs, oral administration of bilberry leaves reduced hyperglycemia, even when the glucose was injected intravenously concurrently.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref15">15</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref16">16</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antioxidant effects</strong>: Bilberry contains anthocyanosides that are flavonoid derivatives of anthocyanins (the blue, red, or violet pigments found in many berry varieties), which are closely related in structure and activity to flavonoids<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6342623" target="_blank">17</a></sup>and possess free radical scavenging/antioxidant properties. Antioxidant properties have been attributed to bilberry based on<em>in vitro</em>studies.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref1">1</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref2">2</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref3">3</a></sup>,<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9182074" target="_blank">4</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Antiplatelet activity</strong>: In a clinical study of 30 subjects with normal platelet aggregation, 480mg of Myrtocyan<sup>&reg;</sup>(<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>anthocyanins) daily, 3g of ascorbic acid daily, or both treatments all reduced platelet aggregation after 30 and 60 days.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref11">11</a></sup>Bilberry anthocyanins reduced platelet aggregation more than ascorbic acid alone, but bilberry anthocyanins and ascorbic acid together were the most effective. Also, in<em>in vitro</em>studies, anthocyanins extracted from bilberry have inhibited platelet aggregation.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4096552" target="_blank">13</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref14">14</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref10">10</a>,<a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref12">12</a></sup></li>
    <li>Flavonoids have been shown<em>in vitro</em>to inhibit prostacyclin synthesis. In one animal model,<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>anthocyanosides were studied for their effects on prostacyclin-like activity in rat arterial issue.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref7">7</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Connective tissue stabilizing effects</strong>: An<em>in vitro</em>study has suggested that anthocyanosides appear to <strong>stabilize connective tissue by enhancing collagen synthesis, inhibiting collagen degradation, and</strong> <strong>enhancing collagen cross linking.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6553084" target="_blank">35</a></sup></strong>In contrast, Boniface et al. found a significant decrease in connective tissue synthesis (collagen and glycoproteins) in gingival tissue samples of 12 adult diabetics treated with 600mg of anthocyanosides daily for two months.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9091714" target="_blank">36</a></sup></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Hepatoprotective activity</strong>: In an animal study, anthocyans <strong>exerted a protective effect on liver cells.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8329983" target="_blank">27</a></sup></strong></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Hyperglycemic effects</strong>: In an oral glucose tolerance test in healthy rats, an alcoholic extract of<em>Vaccinium myrtillus</em>leaves increased serum glucose levels compared to controls.</li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Intracellular signaling effects</strong>: <strong>Anthocyanosides have been shown to inhibit cAMP phosphodiesterase, which is involved in intracellular signal transduction pathways.<sup><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3415709" target="_blank">8</a></sup></strong></li>
    </ul>
    <ul>
    <li><strong>Vasoprotective effects</strong>: Flavonoids have been shown<em>in vitro</em>to reduce capillary permeability and fragility. Anthocyanosides have been studied for their <strong>potential protective effect in disorders due to abnormal capillary fragility.<sup><a href="http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/vaccinium-myrtillus.html#ref33">33</a></sup></strong></li>
    </ul>
    Holy cow.... A lot of this has potentially direct implications on CF and repairing the body... I think you struck big here.
    <a href="http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/anthocyanin.html">http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/anthocyanin.html</a>

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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing. You've already inspired me to drink 1-2 green smoothies every day - I'll have to add some red cabbage!

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    You are so smart and awesome, Mandy!

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    CF and Nutrition

    We are suffering from a perfect storm of health problems

    1. Metabolic syndrome - Long term blood sugars, not controlled properly in the body, taxes the system to where most Cf's adults get clinical CFRD. This can be avoided, irrespective of what clinical outlines say. If we don't tax our systems we can do better. Learn about blood sugar and how we are so affected by it.

    2. Nutrient Mal-absorbtion - We cant absorb the right amount of nutrients especially fats. This is such a catch 22 that it is so imperitive to get our stomachs straightend out so we get nutrients we need to live. For me it was finding out that I have a gluten intolerance once I was gluten free my health did a 120, notice it was not a 180 - the other 60 degrees is the right carbs and healthy foods. Still work in progress for the rest

    3. Inflammation of cells and lungs - We cant help it our immune systems just don't shut off, it causes long term damage. I remember once asking what CRP is on my labs. I was quickly answered that in CF it is always high no need to worry about it. I accepted and moved on. Well what it is besides just an indicator of heart disease but an indicator of unbridled inflammation in our bodies namely our lungs. Its like we have a non stop splinter and our lungs are always inflamed. I bet if we got this under control we would have a 25% bump in PFT's if we got rid of the pseudomonas we would get another 25% bump.

    4. Congestion caused by defect in respiratory transport channels - Ah yes the underlying disease mechanism that causes this all. Isnt it interesting that we are here at all. So something must be working to get this far. Isnt it true that babies with Cf lungs are clear and not affected for a few years. Is there something we are missing what really makes us sick and how can we address this. If we are wrong from the beginning what hope so us 41 year olds have.

    We have to outline our objectives. Do we want to just gain weight or gain health.

    We have to look at everything we know and reverse it, the answer is not as it seems. In the inventors world we call it "reverse assumption", question everything from the opposite angle.

    Ie: It is prescribed that eat lots of calories, fat sugar and what not, irrespective of where nutritionally they come from. The goal is to gain weight, so we hit a number to make our CF clinic look good, not control disease process. Traditional medicine just looks at the symptom not the body's healing processes. Lets look at this what would be better an almond butter smoothie sweetened with honey or a milky way and pizza? Hard boiled eggs, olive oil squash or a tv dinner. NO question right.

    I saw a commercial for KFC the other day. One time I might of thought what they were showing might be appetizing but now that fried chicken, fries and a roll looks revolting, all this processed dead food that is actually anti nutrient value your body has to work harder to digest and process this junk. It might be 1500 calories but is just horrible for those that want better health. Nutrients are just a transfer of energy the more intact they are the easier it is to get utilized by the body. So what your saying is become a low calorie vegetarian far from it. We need a hunter gatherer diet, gluten free, inflammation controlled diet, raw and some vegetarian but meats and protein too. Fruits and veggies no sugar or processed crap.

    Look at the example of Steve Jobs, whose recent death just highlights the extreme, of it doesn't matter how much money you have or who you know you cant out run poor nutrition which leads to cancer. Cancer is just the body's last ditch effort to save itself, so is celiac. In both cases it is a nutritional chaos and the body is practicing self protection. Dr Mercola - Steve Jobs

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/09/dr-nicholas-gonzalez-on-steve-jobs.aspx?e_cid=20111009_SNL_Art_1

    fficeffice" />> >

    Look at this article www.greenmedinfo.com "The Dark Side of Wheat"

    With CF there is no short cut to health, we have to take a hard look at what we have in stock what is working and where we can optimize our health. We have to work harder and smarter. We have to do what our CF docs say and we have to do what the most aggressive Natural Doc and nutritionists do and say. We don't have the celebrities or big wigs with CF, CF keeps most of us harranged and just fighting most of the time it is tough to make it in a non CF world, the CFF does nothing in this area so we are on our owns. Question if it can be better we have to do something different something more.

    Recently I just did a tune up and I made an unofficial tally of who is doing what in terms of what needs to be done in terms of good health.

    1. Patients in the hospital order Coke, pizza, jello in large quantities, bad

    2. Nurses run on Diet cokes and Starbucks

    3. Doctors are often times overweight and just as unhealthy as anyone else.

    Recently an associate of mine who works in a cancer hospital just went to a funeral service for a cancer doctor who just died of cancer. Really, when are we going to give nutrition a go as the first stop for long term health. It's just crazy.

    We gain weight with a g-tube but the problem is that low value calories and sugar are just stored in adipose fat (usually around the middle) so we gain weight but most of it is in our bellies. I switched from high glycemic carbs to those from squash or sweet potatos and initially lost a little weight but what I did not realize is that I gained it in muscle without even trying. My diabelly tire slimmed down, interesting. Now each day I have new awareness of what to eat and what I can bolus in my g-tube. Yesterday I had such an inspiration/ concoction that I burned out my blender. Today I am off to buy a commercial blender to really get at it. I also use a slow juicer that slowly juices the fruits and veggies to extract more nutrients without destroying them. www.hurom.com

    Too much sugar taxes the body and over long term is detrimental to our health and ability to stay well. I often wonder if I know what I know now and did not have CF what could I accomplish. Would I be as motivated and determined. Don't know many healthy people are not, they are lazy or tired or don't care about their health because they don't have to do anything for it they just take it for granted. Well baby walk a breathless mile in my shoes and you will gain some perspective! >>

    Sugar fuels our cells but also pseudomonas cells. An excess of sugar allows these pathogens to grow uninhibited.

    Sugar is too easy to get and not necessary for mass consumption.

    It is ridiculously hard to avoid Dr. Pepper and sugar in my tea. But I look at it as not what I am giving up but what I am gaining. I am gaining better health. Now I am 41 I just wish I put this together at 21 or 12!

    If you subscribe to the belief that as man evolved he had to hunt and gather his food, only when he started to farm did his diet get worse. In the case of sugar it was a rare commodity and not readily available. Lets say you eat an apple and it has 1or 2 tsp of sugar, natural fructose with all the companion nutrients, fiber etc that slow the digestion of the sugar versus high fructose corn sugar that is basically a chemical that is rapidly absorbed your body has difficulty utilizing it so it creates a cascade of negative events. One it is stored as adipose fat, two causes inflammation three it fuels pathogens. You'd have to eat 10-15 apples to get the sugar equivalent of 1 soda. Sugar in sodas is too easy thus we have so many problems in regular people we have an overweight epidemic and diabetes > IN Cf we just get the diabetes and inflammation and congestion. It's a lose lose for us.

    I can tell a CF'er a mile away, besides the cough, our sound of voice and thin arms and hunched back what is especially clear, self included, when I look in the mirror there is a fallow palor in our faces, a lackI just saw a picture of a young guy with CF who's parent are of some decent financial means and pull with the CF community but his color is off I want to email him and say that even though you are tall and growing your getting too much sugar! . One thing I do notice is that as a group Cf's tend to look younger than most of the same age, is this due to lack of growth or something else. There is a big movement that practices caloric restriction they say it is beneficial and reduces metabolic stress. Well I don't think CF's should restrict our calories but we might be practicing this by default. Not sure just a thought. It is the same look one can attribute to a long term smoker, their bodies are so deplete of nutrients it shows in their faces and hair, voice etc.

    > >

    Bottom line we need to be uber healthy with CF a larger tougher order to fill in what is an overwhelming disease. But working smarter and different will make you feel better leading to be able to do more.



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    To all the green smoothies drinkers...and anyone with pseudo!!

    CF and Nutrition

    We are suffering from a perfect storm of health problems

    1. Metabolic syndrome - Long term blood sugars, not controlled properly in the body, taxes the system to where most Cf's adults get clinical CFRD. This can be avoided, irrespective of what clinical outlines say. If we don't tax our systems we can do better. Learn about blood sugar and how we are so affected by it.

    2. Nutrient Mal-absorbtion - We cant absorb the right amount of nutrients especially fats. This is such a catch 22 that it is so imperitive to get our stomachs straightend out so we get nutrients we need to live. For me it was finding out that I have a gluten intolerance once I was gluten free my health did a 120, notice it was not a 180 - the other 60 degrees is the right carbs and healthy foods. Still work in progress for the rest

    3. Inflammation of cells and lungs - We cant help it our immune systems just don't shut off, it causes long term damage. I remember once asking what CRP is on my labs. I was quickly answered that in CF it is always high no need to worry about it. I accepted and moved on. Well what it is besides just an indicator of heart disease but an indicator of unbridled inflammation in our bodies namely our lungs. Its like we have a non stop splinter and our lungs are always inflamed. I bet if we got this under control we would have a 25% bump in PFT's if we got rid of the pseudomonas we would get another 25% bump.

    4. Congestion caused by defect in respiratory transport channels - Ah yes the underlying disease mechanism that causes this all. Isnt it interesting that we are here at all. So something must be working to get this far. Isnt it true that babies with Cf lungs are clear and not affected for a few years. Is there something we are missing what really makes us sick and how can we address this. If we are wrong from the beginning what hope so us 41 year olds have.

    We have to outline our objectives. Do we want to just gain weight or gain health.

    We have to look at everything we know and reverse it, the answer is not as it seems. In the inventors world we call it "reverse assumption", question everything from the opposite angle.

    Ie: It is prescribed that eat lots of calories, fat sugar and what not, irrespective of where nutritionally they come from. The goal is to gain weight, so we hit a number to make our CF clinic look good, not control disease process. Traditional medicine just looks at the symptom not the body's healing processes. Lets look at this what would be better an almond butter smoothie sweetened with honey or a milky way and pizza? Hard boiled eggs, olive oil squash or a tv dinner. NO question right.

    I saw a commercial for KFC the other day. One time I might of thought what they were showing might be appetizing but now that fried chicken, fries and a roll looks revolting, all this processed dead food that is actually anti nutrient value your body has to work harder to digest and process this junk. It might be 1500 calories but is just horrible for those that want better health. Nutrients are just a transfer of energy the more intact they are the easier it is to get utilized by the body. So what your saying is become a low calorie vegetarian far from it. We need a hunter gatherer diet, gluten free, inflammation controlled diet, raw and some vegetarian but meats and protein too. Fruits and veggies no sugar or processed crap.

    Look at the example of Steve Jobs, whose recent death just highlights the extreme, of it doesn't matter how much money you have or who you know you cant out run poor nutrition which leads to cancer. Cancer is just the body's last ditch effort to save itself, so is celiac. In both cases it is a nutritional chaos and the body is practicing self protection. Dr Mercola - Steve Jobs

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/09/dr-nicholas-gonzalez-on-steve-jobs.aspx?e_cid=20111009_SNL_Art_1

    fficeffice" />> >

    Look at this article www.greenmedinfo.com "The Dark Side of Wheat"

    With CF there is no short cut to health, we have to take a hard look at what we have in stock what is working and where we can optimize our health. We have to work harder and smarter. We have to do what our CF docs say and we have to do what the most aggressive Natural Doc and nutritionists do and say. We don't have the celebrities or big wigs with CF, CF keeps most of us harranged and just fighting most of the time it is tough to make it in a non CF world, the CFF does nothing in this area so we are on our owns. Question if it can be better we have to do something different something more.

    Recently I just did a tune up and I made an unofficial tally of who is doing what in terms of what needs to be done in terms of good health.

    1. Patients in the hospital order Coke, pizza, jello in large quantities, bad

    2. Nurses run on Diet cokes and Starbucks

    3. Doctors are often times overweight and just as unhealthy as anyone else.

    Recently an associate of mine who works in a cancer hospital just went to a funeral service for a cancer doctor who just died of cancer. Really, when are we going to give nutrition a go as the first stop for long term health. It's just crazy.

    We gain weight with a g-tube but the problem is that low value calories and sugar are just stored in adipose fat (usually around the middle) so we gain weight but most of it is in our bellies. I switched from high glycemic carbs to those from squash or sweet potatos and initially lost a little weight but what I did not realize is that I gained it in muscle without even trying. My diabelly tire slimmed down, interesting. Now each day I have new awareness of what to eat and what I can bolus in my g-tube. Yesterday I had such an inspiration/ concoction that I burned out my blender. Today I am off to buy a commercial blender to really get at it. I also use a slow juicer that slowly juices the fruits and veggies to extract more nutrients without destroying them. www.hurom.com

    Too much sugar taxes the body and over long term is detrimental to our health and ability to stay well. I often wonder if I know what I know now and did not have CF what could I accomplish. Would I be as motivated and determined. Don't know many healthy people are not, they are lazy or tired or don't care about their health because they don't have to do anything for it they just take it for granted. Well baby walk a breathless mile in my shoes and you will gain some perspective! >>

    Sugar fuels our cells but also pseudomonas cells. An excess of sugar allows these pathogens to grow uninhibited.

    Sugar is too easy to get and not necessary for mass consumption.

    It is ridiculously hard to avoid Dr. Pepper and sugar in my tea. But I look at it as not what I am giving up but what I am gaining. I am gaining better health. Now I am 41 I just wish I put this together at 21 or 12!

    If you subscribe to the belief that as man evolved he had to hunt and gather his food, only when he started to farm did his diet get worse. In the case of sugar it was a rare commodity and not readily available. Lets say you eat an apple and it has 1or 2 tsp of sugar, natural fructose with all the companion nutrients, fiber etc that slow the digestion of the sugar versus high fructose corn sugar that is basically a chemical that is rapidly absorbed your body has difficulty utilizing it so it creates a cascade of negative events. One it is stored as adipose fat, two causes inflammation three it fuels pathogens. You'd have to eat 10-15 apples to get the sugar equivalent of 1 soda. Sugar in sodas is too easy thus we have so many problems in regular people we have an overweight epidemic and diabetes > IN Cf we just get the diabetes and inflammation and congestion. It's a lose lose for us.

    I can tell a CF'er a mile away, besides the cough, our sound of voice and thin arms and hunched back what is especially clear, self included, when I look in the mirror there is a fallow palor in our faces, a lackI just saw a picture of a young guy with CF who's parent are of some decent financial means and pull with the CF community but his color is off I want to email him and say that even though you are tall and growing your getting too much sugar! . One thing I do notice is that as a group Cf's tend to look younger than most of the same age, is this due to lack of growth or something else. There is a big movement that practices caloric restriction they say it is beneficial and reduces metabolic stress. Well I don't think CF's should restrict our calories but we might be practicing this by default. Not sure just a thought. It is the same look one can attribute to a long term smoker, their bodies are so deplete of nutrients it shows in their faces and hair, voice etc.

    > >

    Bottom line we need to be uber healthy with CF a larger tougher order to fill in what is an overwhelming disease. But working smarter and different will make you feel better leading to be able to do more.



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