Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immune system, and make you vulnerable to life-threatening infections, like pneumonia and colitis. Nature has a better solution… Exciting new research reveals that a single molecule has shown hope in “reversing” autoimmunity. It’s called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) — and it’s completely natural. NAD+ is found in every cell in your body. It’s important because it allows the transfer of energy from the foods you eat to power your body’s vital cellular functions.1 In fact, NAD+ is vital for every process in the human body. It affects metabolism, hormone regulation, and immune system function. It also helps with DNA repair. And Harvard researchers recently discovered that NAD+ can fine-tune your overactive immune system.2 They tested NAD+ in mice with an autoimmune condition similar to MS, which causes n...
Authors: Baer HR, Thomas SP, Pan Z, Tagawa A, Carollo J, Heyn PC Abstract PURPOSE: To understand the relationship of walking speed to self-reported pain, fatigue, and physical function in adults with CP. METHODS: Design: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Accredited clinical motion analysis laboratory in a regional children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 72 ambulatory patients ⩾ 18 years of age, diagnosed with CP, who previously had ⩾ 1 prior instrumented gait analysis at our facility. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: PROMIS-57 pain interference/intensity, physical function, and fatigue measures and walking ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Extensive change in sexual behaviour occurred across eastern and southern Africa during the period of scale-up of antiretroviral therapy programmes. This includes increasing multiple and non-regular partnerships, but their potential effects on population-level sexual risks were often offset by parallel increases in condom use. Strengthening condom programmes and reintegrating communication about behavioural dimensions into combination prevention programmes could help countries to meet international targets for reductions in HIV incidence. PMID: 31225953 [PubMed - in process]
Vitamin B12 performs a number of vital functions within the body. It plays an essential role in the development of DNA and red blood cells, for example. A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious health complications. Here are three ways to keep the vitamin topped up.
Authors: Taghadosi M, Samimi Z, Assar S, Salahshoor MR, Jalili C Abstract Background: The effect of obesity on disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains controversial. Adipocytes secrete pro-inflammatory cytokines and adipokines which may contribute to RA disease activity. The goal of the present study is to address the association between body mass index (BMI) with plasma levels of leptin, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and RA disease severity. Methods: Fifty RA patients (20 newly diagnosed and 30 under treatment) as well as 30 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects were included in this survey. The plasma...
Conclusion: The concomitant use of nicotine and areca indicates that betel quid addiction includes a significant component of nicotine dependence. However, the additional activities of areca, including the muscarinic effects of arecoline, indicate that potential cessation therapies should optimally address other factors as well. PMID: 31220988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion: The results of our study may suggest the presence of FM as a clinical sign of a more severe migraine. However, the long-term prospective studies including these group of patients are needed to understand the prognostic impact and importance of the comorbid FM in migraine. Abbreviations: FM: Fibromyalgia; MIDAS: Migraine Disability Assessment. PMID: 31221031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: These results indicate a link between Shh and autophagy in the rat model of POCD, providing new insights into Shh signaling pathway-mediated mechanisms of neuroprotection and cognitive repair after POCD. It also provides a potential entry point for the development of clinical drugs. PMID: 31221056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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