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Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Find out what others are saying about Dr. Blaylock by clicking here.
Tags: taurine | autoimmune diseases | infections

Aging Lowers Taurine Levels

Russell Blaylock, M.D. By Tuesday, 02 October 2018 04:33 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

As people age, the level of taurine in their bodies declines. As a result, organs and tissue become vulnerable to serious damage from chronic inflammatory disorders such as autoimmune diseases, latent infections, smoldering infections, and aging itself.

Chronically ill patients, especially those who require intensive care for prolonged periods, experience rapid and dramatic decrease in taurine tissue levels, which can profoundly affect their recovery.

Taurine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antipain, and antidepressant properties, as well as enhancing mitochondrial function.

All of these properties make useful it for recovering from and preventing a number of diseases.

In the brain, taurine acts as a neuromodulator, which means it balances excitation of the nervous system — vital for brain protection and healthy brain function. It also regulates the water content of cells.

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As people age, the level of taurine in their bodies declines. As a result, organs and tissue become vulnerable to serious damage.
taurine, autoimmune diseases, infections
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 04:33 PM
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