Benefits Ginko Biloba

Ginkgo biloba has many health benefits. It’s often used to treat mental health conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, and fatigue. It’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine for about 1,000 years. It came on the Western culture scene a few centuries ago but has enjoyed a surge of popularity over the last few decades.

Uses of ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo is used as a herbal remedy to treat many conditions. It may be best known as a treatment for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and fatigue. Other conditions it’s used to treat are: 

Health benefits of ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo’s health benefits are thought to come from its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also increase blood flow and play a role in how neurotransmitters in the brain operate. 

Some studies support the effectiveness of ginkgo. Other research is mixed or inconclusive. In 2008, results of the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study trusted Source were released. The study sought to find out if ginkgo would reduce the occurrence of all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. It also looked at ginkgo’s impact on:

  • overall cognitive decline
  • blood pressure
  • incidence of cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • overall mortality
  • functional disability

The GEM study, the largest of its kind to date, followed 3,069 people age 75 or older for 6 to 7 years. Researchers found no effect for preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in study participants who either took ginkgo or a placebo. And a 2012 meta-analysisTrusted Source found ginkgo had no positive effects on cognitive function in healthy people. 

Still, a 2014 study showed ginkgo supplementation may benefit people who already have Alzheimer’s and take cholinesterase inhibitors, common medications used to treat the condition. 

The GEM study also found ginkgo didn’t reduce high blood pressureTrusted Source. There was also no evidence ginkgo decreases the risk of heart attack or stroke. It may, however, reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease trusted Source caused by poor blood circulation. 

According to a 2013 systematic review, ginkgo can be considered an adjuvant therapy for schizophrenia. Researchers found ginkgo seemed “to exert a beneficial effect on positive psychotic symptoms” in people with chronic schizophrenia who take antipsychotic medication. 

Researchers in that study also found positive study results for ADHD, autism, and generalized anxiety disorder, but indicated more research is needed.

According to an older review of evidence study, ginkgo may improve erectile dysfunction caused by antidepressant medications. Researchers believe ginkgo increases the availability of nitric oxide gas which plays a role in increasing blood flow to the penis.

Ginkgo may help relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, according to a 2009 study. During the study, participants taking either ginkgo or placebo experienced a reduction in symptoms. Those taking ginkgo had significantly more relief.

Ginkgo biloba risks

Ginkgo is generally safe for healthy people to use in moderation for up to six months. Severe side effects are rare. Still, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate ginkgo and other over-the-counter herbal supplements as strictly as other drugs. This means it’s hard to know exactly what’s in the ginkgo you buy. Only buy a brand of supplement you trust.

Ginkgo may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Your risk may be higher if you’re allergic to urushiols, an oily resin found in poison ivy, sumac, poison oak, and mango rind.

Ginkgo may increase bleeding. Don’t use ginkgo if you have a bleeding disorder or take medications or use other herbs that may increase your risk of bleeding. To limit your bleeding risk, stop taking ginkgo at least two weeks before undergoing a surgical procedure. 

Don’t take ginkgo if you’re on any medications that alter clotting. Don’t take it if you’re taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen, too. Ginkgo can have serious side effects. If you’re on any medication, let your doctor know the dose you plan on taking. 

Ginkgo may lower blood sugar. Use with caution if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia or if you take other medications or herbs that also lower blood sugar.

Don’t eat ginkgo seeds or unprocessed ginkgo leaves; they’re toxic.

Due to the potential bleeding risk, don’t use ginkgo if you’re pregnant. Ginkgo hasn’t been studied for use in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, or children. 

Other potential side effects of ginkgo are:

Athletic Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba:

The flavonoids in ginkgo Biloba improve blood circulation at the capillary levels, which affects athletic performance via three mechanisms: (a) increased blood flow to the muscles helps build muscles easier, (2) increased blood flow improves oxygenation, and (3) increased blood flow to the brain enhances mental alertness.

Potential athletic benefits are:

  1. A potent antioxidant.
  2. Supports muscle building.
  3. Improves oxygenation to the muscles.
  4. Helps improve aerobic capacity.
  5. May increase athletic endurance.
  6. Improves concentration and mental alertness.
  7. May help prevent from mountain sickness (altitude sickness). See “Mountain Sickness” under the section of “Athletic Disorders”.
  8. Reduces oxidative damages resulted from exercise.

Most available products have been standardized to contain 24 – 32% Flavonoids and 6 – 12% terpenoids. Ginkgo biloba is usually taken 120 – 480 mg daily.

Exercise caution when taking ginkgo Biloba along with or in the following conditions:

  1. High doses of Omega – 3.
  2. Aspirin.
  3. Advil or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  4. Anti – depressant medications.
  5. Anti – epileptic medications.
  6. Anti – diabetic medications.
  7. Medications for High blood pressure.

Ginkgo biloba should be avoided in the following conditions:

  1. Taking along with anticoagulants, for example, warfarin.
  2. Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  3. Major surgeries (you should stop taking gingko biloba 2 -3 days before any scheduled major surgery or dental procedures).
  4. Epilepsy.

Charlotte Bellis: safe journey home

Charlotte Bellis can now go home.
the government gives the green light to return home, a flight and quarantine are ready for her.
The pregnant New Zealand journalist, reluctantly helped by the Taliban, can now return home.
Charlotte Bellis, a reporter from New Zealand, was stranded in Afghanistan due to anti-covid restrictions imposed by her country of origin.
Thanks to the strong echo caused by social media and word of mouth, the woman’s case has attracted so much public attention that the New Zealand government has offered an ad hoc quarantine on the first available flight.
A step backward, after the country had refused her permission because of the pandemic.
According to the BBC, Deputy Minister Grant Robertson told reporters during a briefing: “There is a place in managed isolation and quarantine for Mrs. Bellis and I urge you to take it.
but then defended the work of the government which has been exposed to strong criticism over the matter.
words that clash with what Bellis has claimed in recent days, to have sent 59 applications to the New Zealand authorities to obtain an emergency green light, without ever getting a response.
Now the situation seems resolved and seems rather bizarre all this because of a situation, that of the pandemic, difficult to manage, but now livable since 93% of the population is vaccinated and fully adapted to the new social situation that has lived with us for more than two years.
We wish Charlotte a good return home, to take care of her baby on the way, rest, and resumption of work successfully as she has always faced communicating to all of us the best of authoritative information and free as she and very few knew how to do

Charlotte Bellis: an incredible story of rights-denied

an incredible story of denial of one’s rights.
this is the story of a New Zealand al Jazeera journalist who recently became famous for her fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan after the Americans fled to the territory that had been occupied after the 11th of September 2001 well over 20 years ago.
she has always given the news on the piece and informed everyone about the status of women in the Afghan land denigrated by the Taliban.
recently she became pregnant with her partner, also a journalist-photographer for the new york times, and asked the New Zealand authorities to return home to continue the treatment of the pregnancy.
In Doha, Qatar, she could not return because she was not married and was denied a visa.
In Qatar, it is illegal to have children without being married, so she decides to resign from Al Jazeera and return to New Zealand, but the strict anti-covid rules imposed by the government of Jacinda Arden do not allow her to do so.

The only country for which she and her partner have valid visas is Afghanistan, and so she decides to contact the Taliban: “We are happy for you, you can stay here, you won’t have any problems” they reply from Kabul, advising her to report that she is married.
And in case it turns out that she is not, “to call them”.
Everything will be fine, she will be told.
A part of her life spent fighting for the rights of Afghan women, she now finds herself being treated better by those she was fighting for than in her country of origin. The little girl is expected to be born in May.
Who knows if there will be a happy ending on the New Zealand side, given that care for this type of medical situation is scarce in the Afghan land, depredated by the crisis due to social unrest and government.

Hopefully, everything will go well for this journalist called to do her job and denied by a nation of birth of its right to return home to conduct with serenity with her partner the care that she deserves to owe to both her and her child.

good luck, charlotte, we are all on your side for you like millions of New Zealanders around the world for the past two years that been unable to return home due to the rigid, inflexible, and insensitive rules of the New Zealand government.

A soldier for Freedom and Democracy.

Italy and Europe are crying for the loss of David Sassoli.
David Sassoli, the president of the European Parliament, died early Tuesday in Italy. He was 65
He was recently hospitalized for severe pneumonia in France and then he returned to Italy.
Sassoli was hospitalized in Italy on the 26th of December.
He was a Journalist and was the TG1’s anchor of the Italian national tv.
He also was a member of the centre-left party in Italy PD.
After that, he became a 2009 member of the European Parliament and until 2019 Vice President.
He was well known for the protection and the effort for the poorest and he fought for the future of the young generations.

Save a Fox

Save a Fox
A target, a lifestyle.
If you love animals you can’t avoid this account.

Save a Fox, a big house farm in the USA, Minnesota covered by foxes.
These foxes are managed by Mikayla, a very funny woman that looks after animals.
The main character is Dixie Do and Finnegan Fox wich can make your day.
This YouTube account has more than 1 million viewers and is intentioned to make more than that.
Wherever you are sad or bored my suggestion Is to have a look at this page.


Don’t forget to Rock n’Roll

After Christmas surfing on the web, I was looking for a cover from the one and only Rory Gallagher.

The song it’s called “Bad Penny” and suddenly appears a Band called “Vanja Sky”.

At that moment nothing interacted with me because I thought that it was a simple cover.

Instead, the following day the Band appears again and my curiosity took off.

Vanja Sky is a Blues Band taken roots from the best artist of that genre as Steve Ray Vaughan, Albert King and Rory Gallagher.
This last artist appears on one of the two albums published by the Band.

“Bad Penny” includes the same song, and “Woman named trouble” appears in the song “Shadow Play”

Rory Gallagher in this band is the blood and the oxygen that comes out like the voice.
Doesn’t matter how you play but the most important thing is how the people made them feel.

This Band should be taken into consideration for the future as original and sparkling at the same time.
as their Music wich is expanding faster and faster in the web streaming.

Good Luck!!

Vintage : Old but Gold !!

         Vintage Evergreen

The fashion industry every year has to release new art and opera about how to dress.

But there is one section that never knows the sunset.

It’s is all time ready behind the mountain of creativity playing hide and seek; it’s the era of Vintage that never disappears.

In tough times of outbreaks and financial crisis, the new way to express yourself is to recycle clothes.

The mindset is to keep your head focused on your job, lucky if you still have it, and make money and try to save it.; never know what’s going to happen next.

Everything passes in the second moment; it’s not necessary, includes Fashion.

Lockdown and impossibility to show up like before compromises your creativity to buy new clothes for the new autumn and winter season.

Fashion is still upgrading but never regrets his roots.

The story of Sophia Amoruso, I don’t know if you read it or heard it, it’s pretty famous, by the way, show us the power of the vintage industry.

She comes from nowhere, business talking, and starting with no money, she began to build his emperor. 

She worked as a shop assistant in a clothing shop and at the university to check the university student’s ID.

She started to study by herself how to sell second-hand clothes on eBay, and soon after, she realized her dream to become the Girlboss of Fashion.

She created his brand name, “NastyGal.” And from 0, she made more than 200 million dollars.

 It’s plenty of stories about t Vintage, and the Fashion industry knows it!

Here in Italy, there is a rule. Never throw away clothest; it will come back trendy once again.

Italy, the epicenter of art and creativity, and being concern that we don’t have the same power as the USA, we have to create the famous MADE IN ITALY and try to sell abroad.

The Maison “Etro,” an Italian industry, put Vintage as the principal basement to develop his roots and branches.

The luxury idea to create something new and original has never forgotten the principal motto to stay eternal.

Every six months, we have to change our habits and clothes, but it seems the Vintage we can keep them without fading away.

Even the English Designer Paul Smith seems to marry this idea of art.

If you look at his dress, he tries to give the man an Identity of elegance and 

Sport at the same time with the conditioning of England tradition.

The success of the famous street “Portobello Road” in Notting Hill district, in London, is linked with Vintage clothes, being very busy, every Saturday, for more than a century.

During the world war and the general financial crisis, the industry tried to recycle clothes in our wardrobe to take care of our mood and style.

In every business, the trend is to become successful as long as possible, but we know that, like in a stock market, being with positive trends all the time is almost impossible.

It implies keeping your brand loyalty with your philosophy but trying to elaborate and making original creation all the time.

If we move in the charity world made of second-hand clothes,  the leader campaign Oxfam wisely sees the world.

After many clothes’ requests, not brand new anymore, they invest in Vintage, increasing sales by more than 400%.

If we look at being influential and respected, the Jackie O’ style doesn’t know the end.

With simplicity and humbleness, she gave a personification of the next Woman in the modern world.

Even Melania Trump du Donald Trump’s inauguration speech, she copied from JFK’s wife.

What will happen when a celebrity like Kim Kardashian swaps from luxury clothes to vintage clothes?

An influencer like her did it already and move the business in the other direction.

Behind of green mass movement of Greta Thunberg  and at the recent disaster and fire in Australia made by the constant increase of emergency climate change, also the choice of how to dress, today has his importance 

They do to the new Generation. They choose to wear Vintage not only to be trendy but to become like, during the ’60s and ’70s, a message of protest against climate change and pollution!

Everything is changing during this 2020, but instead of creating new collections, it seems like the Fashion protects itself from Vintage clothes’ sure success.

                                            Evergreen and always cool! 

The personification of the capable politician!

Jacinda Arden

The personification of the capable politician!

At his last appearances and political gatherings, we embrace and kiss each other not because people are irresponsible, but because there is no longer any need for the mask and social distancing.

New Zealand, led by the enterprising and kind-minded Jacinda Arden, flourished by defeating the coronavirus twice, with only 25 deaths to mourn.

Elected for the second time, the kiwi population believes that she protects them from the dangers the surrounding countries face.

“If all nations had a serious and capable politician like you, the world would go in the right direction,” says one of your fans.

She has faced and gone through crisis after crisis, including COVID-19, the volcanic eruption that killed 21 people, and the reckless attack on mosques by the fringe.

“white supremacy” that killed 51 innocent people.

Immediately afterward, he worked hard, praising zero tolerance towards extremist groups and racism.

However, how did New Zealand win the battle of the pandemic? From the very beginning, Wellington’s goal was neither containment nor slowing down the infection or immunity of the flock, but the immediate total suppression of the virus. The premier played ahead:

  • the blockade of Chinese travelers in early February
  • the closing of borders to non-residents in mid-March
  • quarantine at the borders
  • then carpet swabs
  • contact tracking

On March 23, when the pandemic was still at an early stage, and the infected were only 100 imposed a month of total lockdown, then extended by a week. A strategy that proved successful because the contagion curve approached zero in just two weeks. Despite these data, Ardern decided not to relax the restrictions for Easter in order to “defeat” the disease ultimately. The New Zealand method of “elimination” rather than “containment” is being studied. “Compared to the rest of the world, we have done something incredible,” said the premier.

For the second wave that began in August in the middle of summer, New Zealand chose to immediately implement restrictive measures for almost a week, including severe restrictions on freedom of movement in Auckland, a city affected by new infections, and travel restrictions to the rest of the country. Going into detail, Auckland faced with a level-three lockdown.

Only exits were allowed for fundamental reasons and non-essential businesses, including restaurants and bars, were closed in those days. Here lies the heart of the New Zealand model, and it is based on two pillars: intervene quickly, quickly and clearly, and rely on direct linear communication.

“Second wave” defeat

As we have seen in the second wave, the New Zealand government has chosen softer and more targeted interventions. The mission, it seems, has succeeded again. The epidemiological curve approached zero within a few weeks. 

A model that works as in medicine, the early diagnosis and immediate intervention before the situation start to degenerate and uncontrollable.

These are some of the young leader’s many victories, cutting her salary by 20% while remaining in solidarity with her fellow citizens who have lost their jobs and are in difficulty.

While in Italy, the first revolts begin, on the other side of the globe who have the courage and hope to create opportunities and a decent future thanks to the skills and honesty of which every politician and worker should take note.

The real honest politician is the capable politician, said Giordano Bruno,

Maybe this time, we found someone “Top.”

Law and Order

Law and order
they say in America, “law and order” in these moments to defeat society’s inequalities.
In times of unrest, riots, a financial and civil crisis, the only remedy is the strength of reason and law.
That law that was so dear to Falcone and Borsellino and which they were managing to defeat the cancer of civilization, Mafia.
Same Mafia defeated during the fascism by the prefect Cesare Mori in Sicily and then resurrected after 45′.
After losing my job in London, I ventured to work in a restaurant, “San Lorenzo,” where I had the good fortune to meet a very dear friend and prestigious journalist of “The Guardian” <
He came and sat down at his table to eat, submerged by documents and papers.
He told me that he was busy writing a book-interview dedicated to a Mexican general who had managed to defeat the Mafia and criminality using fascist methods.
He told me that knowing him, he was a terrible and intransigent person, of other times, but at the same time useful and competent in his work, reaching his goal with success.
Libidine also reached by the former mayor of
New York Rudolph Giuliani was supported by Giovanni Falcone during police work by crime in the Big Apple.
Well, you reached the order quota using the method “Zero Tolerance” zero tolerance, having no mercy on criminals and delinquents.
As well as the “broken windows theory” theorem where there is degradation, there is more and more, and if there is cleanliness, people are encouraged to keep cleaner and cleaner.
To end up to the present day with the coronavirus health crisis, wherein China, the pandemic forerunner, managed to get out entirely by asking people to sacrifice and cooperate.
For the non-contributors to the case, methods of other times ,with the end of being executed instantly should not be rendered in vain the imprisonment ordered from above.
John Kennedy, in his inaugural speech, asked his fellow citizens to “Do not ask what your country can do for you, but what you can do for it and to make it better.”
According to historical reminiscences, it is the only way to get out of crises and make democracy; however, full of problems, the only way to keep freedom available to all.
Always with the support of Justice.

An invitation to collaborate,

Fabio Iacobini

I feel like

I feel like …

In this historical moment of isolation, time to reflect, there has been enough, even too much.
Reflect on the 30 years that are coming, on the achievements, and to grab.
in between the house walls and the landscapes that overlook the horizon of adventure the time fly inexorably, waiting for new us
During these moments, I think and would like to know, meet, and add friends to my interpersonal pleasures list.
A world that continues to go on without a jockey ready to tame him and make him run in the right direction.
Many try, but the result is just doping of greed and incompetence.
On the values and rights that a state should be founded, all this is missing, leaving us young people, the only hope to escape and assert themselves in distant countries, where meritocracy counts, education, and culture make it the pillars of a just democracy.
By now, everything is homogeneous, almost everything is the same, but if you invest in culture, in languages on which you can interact on several fronts, all this will be rewarded with interests.
You have to reinvent yourself somehow, and maybe the biggest challenge is to put kindness and willingness in the first place.
To put yourself at the service of others in any way, to contribute to improve and improve yourself in a time limit that we do not know, unforeseen events of life that you find around the corner and that can radically change your habits and your possibilities.
All this must be taken into account, finding the right people at your side that encourages you to do better and help you when needed, not always, but when the need afflicts us, in comfort, in a caress, in an economic promise, and to return what we are given daily.
In this small paragraph, the crazy desire is to live with intensity, passion, and curiosity.
Knowing without being superior, traveling without getting lost, writing without getting bored, singing, and shouting to all the enthusiasm the song you are there and continue fighting for what is needed.
Not to waste the time of this metronome that dictates the moments to share with joy and serenity.

            Aimed at those who are there and will be there later on.

            For you, for us, for all those, I love and protect with care...