The nasty business of wheat re-exposure
Steve’s wife, Jenny, shared these photos of her husband feeling well off all wheat and grains, then after a wheat exposure: “Went to a party last night. Thought he could have pizza since he’s looked so good for so long. This is him before and after.” Of course, Steve will survive after enduring some misery and perhaps embarrassment. But the whole business of re-exposure to wheat and related grains can be quite nasty. Among the most common wheat/grain re-exposure reactions are: Abdominal distress–bloating, diarrhea, discomfort, even severe acute pain Joint pain–in fingers and wrists, as well as large joints Skin rash–particularly if you had some form of rash, such as seborrhea, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis during prior grain-consuming days Mental/emotional effects–anger, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, restlessness/restless legs, insomnia/disrupted sleep, impulsive behaviors If you obtained relief from an autoimmune or neurological condition after several months of the Wheat Belly lifestyle (and the Wheat Belly Total Health additional strategies), wheat/grain re-exposure can re-activate your disease. One of my most memorable examples: I was seeing a 52-year old male businessman for mild coronary disease prevention a few years ago. As he had the typical lowish HDL, highish triglycerides, and plenty of small LDL particles underlying his coronary disease, I advised him to eliminate all wheat/grains, as well as add vitamin...
Authors: Gentile E, Ricci K, Delussi M, Brighina F, de Tommaso M Abstract Previous studies indicated changes of motor cortex excitability in fibromyalgia (FM) patients and the positive results of transcranial stimulation techniques. The present study aimed to explore the metabolism of motor cortex in FM patients, in resting state and during slow and fast finger tapping, using functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), an optical method which detects in real time the metabolism changes in the cortical tissue. We studied 24 FM patients and 24 healthy subjects. We found a significant slowness of motor speed in FM ...
Conclusions: The use of mHealth for obese adults showed a modest short-term effect on body weight and BMI. Although the weight loss associated with mHealth did not meet the recommendation of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network, which considers a reduction of approximately 5 to 10 kg of the initial body weight as a successful intervention. Well-designed RCTs are needed to reveal the effects of mHealth interventions. PMID: 30788177 [PubMed]
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to eat healthily in order to control the condition, but everyone deserves a treat every now and then. Burgers are generally considered an unhealthy food, but if you have diabetes and love a burger, this is the type you should opt for.
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) standards were updated in 2011 to recommend end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) monitoring during moderate sedation, which is now common practice in IR. Studies show EtCO2 monitoring improves detection of respiratory depression and hypoxemia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of respiratory depression and hypoxemia from oversedation during IR procedures before and after implementation of EtCO2 monitoring.
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Knee OA is a common cause of pain and disability, with many patients relying on chronic pain medications and/or joint injections. These options unfortunately result in short-term relief, or have associated increased morbidity, and knee replacement surgery may ultimately be performed. Researchers have postulated that synovial neovascularity develops as a result of inflammation and subsequently leads to knee pain. While previous overseas reports of success with GAE have been published, we present our final results from a prospective US multicenter clinical trial.
There are no reported descriptions of motor nerve cryoablation in humans. As a result, physicians faced with inadvertent motor nerve cryoablation during palliative or therapeutic procedures for established indications are forced to rely on preclinical studies to manage patient expectations. (1, 2) In addition, potential applications of motor nerve cryoablation, such as for management of spasticity and pain, have been avoided because of the unknown prognosis following cryoneurolysis of mixed or motor nerves.
Ultrasound image-guided procedures (USGP) are common and often cause mild to moderate pain both during the procedure and during lidocaine injection. This 110 participant randomized clinical trial evaluated the effectiveness of vapocoolant topical anesthetic application prior to lidocaine injection at reducing pain during the USGP.
To examine the efficacy of image-guided percutaneous interventions in pain and local tumor control in the treatment of osseous metastases from breast cancer.
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