It may come as a surprise to some that most 'human' neurochemicals, such as neuropeptides, hormones, and neurotransmitters, including dopamine (DA), serotonin (5-HT), glutamate, g-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and acetylcholine (ACh), can be found in insects.
1. Ginseng should be avoided by energetic, nervous, tense, hysteric, or schizophrenic individuals, and should not be taken in combination with other stimulants.
2. Whereas other uses for Rhodiola and Astragalus have been documented and made popular, they also reduce pain and possibly inflammatory processes in connective tissue, and nerve fatigue.
3. Ginseng, Tribulus, Bromelain and Cordyceps allow for greater endurance.
Amino acid profile of well selected vegetarian foods can provide complete nutrition for remodeling tissues. Certain grains have key missing features while others tend to exacerbate allergic conditions in the gut. Amaranth, quinoa, millet and sprouted wheat, sesame, flaxseed, peas, lentils (e.g. sprouted green mung bean, fenugreek seed, soaked small and large chick peas) and a few others may be included in the diet for better protein assimilation while limiting glycemic response associated with refined or processed flour products. In addition to tree nuts like walnut, cashew, pistacchios and almonds, other foods such as sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds provide key trace minerals, essential fatty acids and phospholipids to support neurotransmitters and enzymes that enhance attention and cognition, as also meaningful longevity.
Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) has been studied for various biological
effects including antiangiogenic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as activity against solid tumors. The present study extends the utility of this miracle herb in the management of lymphoma as well. Dosage and co-nutrients needed to support apoptosis and relations to standard medical, radiation, chemotherapeutic and surgical interventions require further exploration.