August 10, 2014

SALAM Research 2014


SALAM Research is an independent research business established in 1999 and located in Rochester, New Hampshire. Steven Maimes, principal of SALAM Research, is an independent researcher, analyst, freelance writer and philosopher. 
 
Research Services - 2014:

General RESEARCH

Includes:
     ·   Competitive, market and media intelligence
     ·  Writing and editing - drafts, executive summaries... 
     ·  Hepatitis C (non-clinical) research
     ·    Morning insight media scans...
     ·   Available for field research in northern New England (NH, ME, VT) and possible international travel

 
Personal RESEARCH 

Includes:
      ·    Theological studies revelation, sacred imagination...
      ·    Available for morning discussion (Skype or local); if local I pay for coffee
      ·    Collaboration on projects and studies will be considered

 

October 10, 2013

SALAM Research 2013

Research Services - 2013: 
 
Competitive, Market and MEDIA INTELLIGENCE
Research (primary, secondary, ad hoc) and Intelligence
 
General RESEARCH
Research for Authors / Editors / Business / Professionals / Agencies /                
 
Health Related:
Natural Medicine, Health and Nutrition Research
Including: Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and herbal medicine
 
Hepatitis C (non-clinical) Research
Including: Alternative protocols for hepatitis C using herbs and supplements
 
  
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Book: ADAPTOGENS: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief
 
Blog: SALAM Research Blog / Steven Maimes
 
LinkedIn: Steven Maimes
 
Twitter: smaimes
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Contact Steven Maimes for additional information.

 
 
 

ADAPTOGENS: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

Book
ADAPTOGENS: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief  by Steven Maimes and David Winston, RH (AHG)
 
 
Healing Arts Press (Inner Traditions): $18.95 quality paperback, 324 pages, illustrated, ISBN: 1-59477-158-8. April 2007
 
The definitive guide to adaptogenic herbs, formerly known as “rejuvenating herbs,” that counter the effects of stress on the body, support normal metabolic processes, and restore balance.
 
We all deal with stress every day, and every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced and healthy. In Adaptogens, researcher Steven Maimes and herbalist David Winston provide a comprehensive look into adaptogens, non-toxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero, and schisandra, that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies. Formerly known as rejuvenating herbs or tonics, adaptogens help the body to “adapt” to the many influences it encounters.
 
• Reveals how adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to adverse influences and provide a defense against stress. 

• Includes a detailed overview of adaptogens with history, actions and monographs. Scientific research includes efficacy, safety, phytochemistry and biomedical stress theory. The chapter on health benefits of adaptogens discusses leading applications for 23 different indications including aging, athletic performance, cancer, cardiovascular function, immune system support, sex hormone regulation, sleep problems and stress.
 
• The monographs on the individual adaptogens tell their interesting story in history, ethnobotany (relationship between plants and people across cultures) and modern use. They also present the latest scientific research and include the origin, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb. Because 18 of the 21 adaptogens have been used as medicines in either ayurvedic practice or traditional Chinese medicine, these traditions are discussed in more detail. In addition, there are chapters on adaptogens as food and adaptogens for animals.  

About the Authors of Adaptogens
Steven Maimes, the former owner of an herbal products business in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a researcher, freelance writer, philosopher, and principal of SALAM Research in Rochester, New Hampshire.  David Winston, RH (AHG), is an herbalist and ethnobotanist who has practiced Cherokee, Chinese, and Western herbal medicine since 1969. He is the president of Herbalist and Alchemist, Inc., a company that manufactures over 300 herbal products, author of Herbal Therapeutics and Saw Palmetto for Men & Women, and coauthor of Herbal Therapy and Supplements. He lives in Washington, New Jersey. 
 
Praise for Adaptogens
"Adaptogenic herbs can be most useful in the quest for health in our stressful society. David Winston and Steven Maimes explain and champion the use and benefits of these important herbs."
James A. Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy
 
Essential reading for all involved with adaptogens, whether practitioners or consumers. This is the first comprehensive guide to adaptogens based on good herbalism, good science, and NO hype! A truly excellent book.” 
David Hoffmann, author of Medical Herbalism and The Holistic Herbal
 
“With Adaptogens, David Winston and Steven Maimes have finally made this important healing concept accessible to a wider audience. We need adaptogens—gentle remedies that, over time, have the powerful effect of restoring and protecting our health on many levels. David Winston’s vast clinical and practical knowledge of herbs adds tremendously to the value of the book.”
Christopher Hobbs, author of Handmade Herbal Medicines and Medicinal Mushrooms
 
“Brilliant! Fully researched, full of information not readily available, as well as being practical and easy to digest. The authors have managed to blend the traditional and recent scientific information into a fully comprehensive and informative text. This will become a classic, a definitive work on this most important group of medicinal plants.” 
Rosemary Gladstar, founder of United Plant Savers and author of Herbal Healing for Women
 
“Adaptogens are destined to play an increasingly important role in the future of health care. This book provides an excellent introduction to and comprehensive overview of their traditional uses and of the science supporting their safety and therapeutic benefits.”
Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council
 
 
ADAPTOGENS can be ordered using our affiliate link to Amazon.com. Amazon usually sells the book at a 32% discount (list price $18.95, less 32% = Amazon’s price is $12.89 plus shipping). Please click on the link below to order or for additional information from Amazon. Adaptogens at Amazon.com  
 
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Most herbal adaptogens that have been identified are used in either ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or western traditions, they include:
 
Ayurvedic Herbs: Amla, Ashwagandha, Guduchi, Holy Basil, Licorice, Shatavari, Shilajit
 
Chinese Herbs: Asian Ginseng, Astragalus, Codonopsis, Cordyceps, Eleuthero,
He Shou Wu, Jiaogulan, Licorice, Lycium, Prince Seng, Reishi, Schisandra
 
Western Herbs: American Ginseng, Rhaponticum, Rhodiola
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For additional information, contact Steven Maimes

 
                                                      

SALAM Research - Contact

SALAM Research (Rochester, New Hampshire)

Steven Maimes

Email: salamresearch@gmail.com


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Mailing address:   59 Franklin Street, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867  USA
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    SALAM Research - About Us


    SALAM Research is an independent research business established in 1999
    and located in Rochester, New Hampshire.

    Steven Maimes, principal of SALAM Research, is an independent researcher,
    analyst, freelance writer and philosopher.

     
    SALAM Research strives to find balance using research
     
    SALAM means peace. The word “balance” is similar to peace. In our actions we seek peace and
    balance. Research is a careful or diligent search; a studious inquiry or examination aimed at the
    discovery and interpretation of facts which may result in revision of accepted theories or laws in
    the light of new facts; the collecting of information about a particular subject...
     
    The goal of SALAM Research is finding peace, the process is research.
     
    Recherche de SALAM   -   SALAM Forschung   -   InvestigaciĆ³n del SALAM

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    SALAM Research is a registered trade name by Steven Maimes.
     
    SALAM Research also does health/supplement research and sales of health products
    under the name Nature’s Alchemy

    Business SIC code: 8732. 

    SALAM Research logo is copyright © 2005-2014 by SALAM Research.
     

    Alternative Hepatitis C Protocol Prepared by Steven Maimes

    Alternative Hepatitis C Protocol
    Prepared by Steven Maimes
    Major Herbs and Nutritional Supplements for Hepatitis C
     
    Herbs and Supplements
    Anti- inflam.
    Immune support
    Protect Liver
    Anti- Viral
    Anti- Cancer
    Anti- Oxidant
    Anti- fibrotic
    Natural interferon
    Herbs
    Milk Thistle
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    St. John’s Wort
    x
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    xx
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    Garlic
     
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    xx
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    Echinacea
    xx
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    x
    Ginger
    xx
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    x
    Turmeric
    xx
       
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    Green Tea
    xx
     
     
    x
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    xx
      
    Olive Leaf
     
    x
     
    xx
     
    x
      
    Mushroom [various]
     
    xx
    x
    x
    x
    x
     
    x
    Ginkgo Leaf
    x
     
    x
     
     
     
    x
     
    Chinese Herbs
    Bupleurum
    xx
    xx
    xx
     
    xx
     
     
    x
    Schizandra
    x
     
    xx
         
    Licorice
    xx
     
    x
    xx
     
    x
     
     
    Salvia
     
    x
    xx
     
     
     
    x
     
    Astragalus
    x
    xx
    x
    x
    x
    x
     
    x
    Andrographis
     
    xx
    x
    x
     
     
      
    Supplements
    Selenium
     
    x
     
    x
    x
    x
      
    Vitamin C
    x
     
     
     
    x
    xx
      
    Vitamin E
     
    x
     
     
    x
    xx
    x
     
    Co Q10
     
    x
     
    x
     
    x
     
    x
    Liponic Acid
     
    x
     
     
    x
    x
     
     
    Melatonin
     
    x
     
     
     
    x
     
    x
    Thymus [glandular]
    x
    x
     
    x
     
     
      
     
                                                                                  x = indicated, xx = strongly indicated
     
    Useful herbs, supplements and foods with notes:            
    Herbs
    Milk Thistle
    Protects, repairs, supports and rebuilds liver; anti-fibrotic; anti-oxidant. Contains silymarin (flavonoid)
    Echinacea
    Anti-inflammatory effects; strengthens immune system; blood purifier; stimulates natural interferon; anti-viral
    Ginger
    Stimulates production of natural interferon; immune booster; reduces infection; anti-inflammatory
    Garlic
    Anti-viral; antibiotic; immune booster; reduce iron
    Green Tea
    Liver tonic; anti-viral; anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; iron lowering; anti-oxidant. Contains catechin (bioflavonoid): decreases bilirubin
    Turmeric
    Curcumin. Anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; anti-oxidant
    Olive Leaf extract
    Anti-viral; immune support
    Dandelion root
    Improve liver bile flow; immune support
    GermaniumPromotes interferon production; immune booster
    BurdockLiver support; immune-stimulant
    St. John’s Wort
    Anti-viral; nerve support; immune support
    Lemon Balm (Melissa)
    Anti-viral
    Artichoke
    Improve liver bile flow
    Cats Claw
    Anti-viral; immune support
    Rhodiola
    Anti-inflammatory
     
    Mushroom
    Coriolus (Turkey Tail)
    Anti-viral; stimulation of interferon
    Shitake
    Liver regeneration; stimulation of interferon; immune
    Reishi
    Immune system support; anti-oxidant
     
    CHINESE Herbs
    Schizandra (Wu Wei)
    Protects and cleanses liver; lowers AST & ALT; aids liver yin deficiency
    Bupleurum root
    Promotes healthy liver function; anti-inflammatory; immune modulating; anti-tumor; regulates qi
    Astragalus
    Stimulates production of natural interferon; anti-viral; tonifies qi
    Ligustrum (oleanolic acid)Immune restorative and anti-inflammatory; aids liver yin deficiency
    Licorice root (Glycrrihzin)
    Anti-viral; anti-inflammatory; anti-cancer; increased liver function
    Dong Quai (Angelica)Increases oxygen consumption of the liver
    GinsengMaintain vitality – helps disease-fighting and glandular systems
    Andrographis
    Anti-viral; antibacterial
    Salvia (Dan Shen)
    Immune system; vitalizes blood, removes heat; blood stasis; suppresses/reverses fibrosis; protects liver cells
     
    AYURVEDIC Herbs
    Bhumyamalaki(Phyllanthus)
    Anti-viral; reduces liver inflammation and liver enzymes
    Guduchi (Tinospora)
    Immune diseases; blood purifier; prevents fibrous
    Kutki (Picrorhiza)
    Liver detox; anti-viral; anti-inflammatory
    Bhringaraj (Eclipta)
    Liver tonic; hepatitis
    Tulsi - Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
    Liver protective and liver support
    Andrographis
    Anti-viral; anti-inflammatory; hepatoprotective
    Vitamins/Minerals
    Coenzyme Q10
    Supplies oxygen to the liver. Counteracts immune-suppression of viralinfection. Produces energy
    B complex (B6, B12)
    Normal liver function; B6 - pyridoxine
    Vitamin E
    Detoxifies the blood; anti-oxidant
    Vitamin C
    Immune-modulation action; decreases duration of disease
    Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
    Detoxifying agent in the body; improves immune function; anti-oxidant; Omega-3 oil
    Selenium
    Decreases incidence of hepatitis and liver cancer; supports detoxification; anti-oxidant; need zinc; anti-viral
    Vitamin A
    Reduces infection
    QuercetinBioflavonoid. Anti-inflammatory
    RutinReduces iron
    Phosphatidyl choline (PC)Protects liver
    IP6 (inositol hexaphosphate)
    Anti-oxidant; prevents fatty liver and cancer
    Nutritional yeastB vitamins
    SAMeProtects and restores the liver
    ZincNecessary for metabolism of selenium
    Amino Acids
    N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
    Anti-oxidant; known precursor for glutathione
    CholinePrevention of fatty liver
    L-methionineReduces congestion in liver; restores normal liver
    TaurineDecreases bilirubin; anti-oxidant
     
    Foods
    Beets
    Liver cleanse; reduces fatty liver
    Green drinks (cereal grass)Cleanse and detoxify
    Kelp
    Immune system integrity
    Cabbage family
    Detox
    Whey protein
    Protects liver cells; boost immune function
    Other: apples, aduki, barley, carrot, celery, cucumber, millet, orange, rice, squash, watermelon
      Bold = more important
     
    It is important to both strengthen the immune system and protect the liver.  In addition, prayer and affirmations support mind-body interaction necessary for healing.
     
    Consultations about alternative treatment to hepatitis C available - inquire.
     
    Copyright © 2013 by Steven Maimes, SALAM Research. Permission is granted to redistribute or quote this information for non-commercial purposes provided that you include reference to “Alternative Hepatitis C Protocol Prepared by Steven Maimes”