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    Default You are (controlled by) what you eat...

    We are not only eating 'materials', we are also eating 'information'

    "In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing university present a rather striking finding that plant miRNAs could make into the host blood and tissues via the route of food-intake. Moreover, once inside the host, they can elicit functions by regulating host "target" genes and thus regulate host physiology."
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    The finding is obviously very thought-provoking; for instance, it would indicate that in addition to eating "materials" (in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, etc), you are also eating "information" (as different miRNAs from distinct food sources could well bear different consequences on the regulation of host physiology once taken by the host due to potential regulation of different target genes as determined by the "information" contained within the miRNA sequence), thus providing a whole new dimension to "You are what you eat". Furthermore, the potential significances of this finding would be:

    - has significantly expanded the functions of miRNAs;
    - is an extremely intriguing and novel idea that has far-ranging implications for human health and metabolism;
    - shed new light on our understanding of cross-domain (such as animal-plant) interactions, or perhaps even the 'co-evolution', and to open new ways of thinking about regulation of miRNAs, and about the potential roles of exogenous miRNAs such as those from food, plants and insects in prey-predator interactions;
    - provides evidence that plant miRNAs maybe the seventh "nutrient" in the food (the six others are: H2O, protein, FFA, carbohydrate, vitamins and real elements);
    - provides a novel mechanism of development of metabolic disorder.
    - provides evidence that plant miRNAs may represent essential functional molecules in Chinese traditional herb medicine,
    In other words, nutrition isn't just the amount of energy, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins etc. that you take in, the specific identity of the food you eat may also be important. Also, instead of taking drugs to cure whatever condition you have, in the future you might just eat a plate of genetically engineered broccoli. Pretty cool stuff!
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    Maybe we could improve our immunity to diseases this way too.

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    This is probably not the sam thing, but it makes me think of Dr. Sebi's method. Apparently, he claims that he can cure AIDS with "electric food & herbs".

    http://drsebiproducts.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by octopuslove View Post
    Also, instead of taking drugs to cure whatever condition you have, in the future you might just eat a plate of genetically engineered broccoli.
    That sounds disgusting.
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    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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