The Self-Defense Cookbook

Oxidative stress, inflammation, and toxins. They are a part of life for human beings, and even eating itself can trigger high levels of oxidative stress. These factors are a major contributor to diseases, including cancer, asthma, arthritis, heart disease, smoking-related diseases, and diseases of the brain such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Friends and I put […]

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Our group studies activation of the Nrf2 transcription factor by natural products and other small molecules. Upon activation, Nrf2 induces the expression of genes that encode for cytoprotective proteins, including those with detoxification, antioxidant, and damage repair functions. Over time, Nrf2 activation can help protect against chronic disease including various cancers, arthritis, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. […]

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