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What patients can teach doctors about rare diseases
Having a chronic disease can be frustrating, especially when the patient seems to know more than the doctor. Unfortunately, this situation may be familiar to the millions of Americans suffering from a rare disease. In June, I had the unique experience of attending a convention for patients and health care providers to learn about one such rare disease category, vasculitis. Vasculitides (plural of vasculitis) are a family of autoimmune diseases characterized by inflammation of blood vessels, and often result in dysfunction of multiple organ systems.  The specific etiology of vasculitides is still largely unknown, and r...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/aamir-hussain" rel="tag" > Aamir Hussain < /a > Tags: Conditions Rheumatology Source Type: blogs

Nima for do-it-yourself gluten testing
The people who developed the at-home personal gluten testing device, Nima, recently sent me one of their devices to test. I shall therefore be putting this device to work in coming weeks and posting the results here. Here is the device with one of the single-use capsules for testing: The first meal I tested was a Shrimp, Crab, Avocado & Mango Stack ordered at The Chart House in Boston, where my son and I were visiting my sister. My son’s girlfriend, Liz, is an exquisitely sensitive 23-year old with celiac disease and she needs to be vigilant for any cross-contamination at all. (I once served my son and Liz a mea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune celiac disease Dr. Davis gluten grains Inflammation joint pain Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: Health Should Be (Almost) Free
Follow the current debate on “healthcare reform”–which has NOTHING to do with healthcare reform, but healthcare insurance reform, by the way–and you will hear comments about the escalating and uncontrolled cost of healthcare and how people need access to it. What you will NOT hear is that fact that, because the healthcare system fails to deliver genuine health, real health is actually quite easy, straightforward, and inexpensive–nearly free. We achieve a life of being Undoctored, not becoming a profit source for the healthcare industry, not being subjected to the predatory practices of Big P...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux anti-aging autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis energy Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains health healthcare Inflammation joint pain low-carb Source Type: blogs

The History of the Undoctored Program
When and how did the seemingly unconnected strategies of the Undoctored lifestyle come together? The Undoctored strategies, when practiced all at once, have the power to reverse coronary plaque, type 2 diabetes, acid reflux, IBS, fibromyalgia, many autoimmune diseases, some forms of chronic pain, as well as accomplish substantial weight loss without effort. But how was this all pieced together? Here, I recount the process that led me down this unexpected road. About Undoctored: We are entering a new age in which the individual has astounding power over health–but don’t count on the doctor or healthcare syste...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune bowel flora cholesterol diabetes Dr. Davis fatigue gluten grains health Inflammation joint pain Thyroid vitamin D Weight Loss wellness Source Type: blogs

What if I feel fine eating grains?
Many health problems from grain consumption are overt–you can feel it or see it, such as fibromyalgia or skin rashes. But many consequences of grain consumption are silent and can only be seen with lab tests or other investigative tools such as endoscopy. But the lack of current symptoms does not mean that there is not a future of health problems from grain consumption. Understand this basic fact and you can be enormously empowered in diet and health. About Undoctored: We are entering a new age in which the individual has astounding power over health–but don’t count on the doctor or healthcare system t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune gluten gluten-free grain-free grains heart disease Inflammation lipoproteins Source Type: blogs

Vaccine Ingredients: America ’s Dirty Little Secret
Conclusion The increase in childhood illness must have a cause or trigger. There must be common factors when half of America’s children are chronically ill. Could vaccine ingredients be the causal factor of the increase in childhood illnesses? This question remains unanswered by the CDC. As stated above, many CDC employees have a vested financial interest in continuing to sell and market vaccines. As childhood illnesses continue to increase, logic and reason must be applied to the debate and we must identify common factors. What do American children have in common? The large majority receive vaccines per the CDC sche...
Source: vactruth.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Sarah Carrasco Tags: Logical Sarah Carrasco Top Stories Polysorbate 80 truth about vaccines vaccine ingredients Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 26th 2017
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 25, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

On Trying Too Hard with Depression
There’s such a thing as trying too hard. Anyone who has ever suffered through a case of insomnia knows this well. The harder you try to sleep, the less rest you get. Sleep only comes if you can relax and let go. It’s true for many other things, too. Like garage-door controls. The other day, I was trying to get into my neighbor’s house to walk his dog and pressed the code into the box outside the garage more than 20 times, but the garage wouldn’t lift. “You’re pressing the buttons too hard,” my daughter told me. She did the sequence one time, pressing the buttons effortlessly, and u...
Source: World of Psychology - June 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Depression Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Research Self-Help Bipolar Disorder Cortisol Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder memory impairment Mood Disorder Recovery Seasonal Affective Disor Source Type: blogs

An Autoimmune Component to Parkinson's Disease
Researchers here provide evidence for Parkinson's disease to have a significant autoimmune component, adding to other factors known to contribute to the death of dopamine generating neurons that is characteristic of this disease. It is certainly the case that the growing dysfunction of the immune system in later life includes a variety of autoimmune aspects, and that those aspects are still poorly mapped. It is reasonable to expect that researchers will continue to uncover ways in which immune system failures contribute to well-known age-related conditions in the years ahead. The disovery here is particularly interesting, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 22, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 19th 2017
This study is the first to show that downregulation of PAPP-A expression in adult mice can significantly extend life span. Importantly, this beneficial longevity phenotype is distinct from the dwarfism of long-lived PAPP-A KO, Ames dwarf, Snell dwarf and growth hormone receptor (GHR) KO mice with germ-line mutations. Thus, downregulation of PAPP-A expression joins other treatment regimens, such as resveratrol, rapamycin and dietary restriction, which can extend life span when started in mice as adults. In a recent study, inducible knockdown of the GHR in young adult female mice increased maximal, but not median, lif...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 18, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The 3 Undeniable Laws Of Success
Note: This post is written by Zak Khan It is an unfortunate reality that most schools don’t teach learners how to succeed at life in a realistic and practical manner. Sure, an elaborate understanding of Mathematics and Science can open many doors but when challenged with real life problems, most of us crumble and fall into stagnancy. Over the last 7 years since finishing school, I’ve been through quite a few ordeals. Overcoming a life-changing disease was just one of the battles I won and you can read about that in a previous post I wrote for Life Optimizer (3 Ways to Overcome Adversity). What I care to share ...
Source: Life Optimizer - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zak Khan Tags: Attitude Working Source Type: blogs

A Profile of Valter Longo's Work on Fasting and Calorie Restriction
Valter Longo is one of the more recognizable names in calorie restriction research. Beyond the science, his most noteworthy recent achievement has been to figure out how to commercialize the research, pulling in for-profit funding by packaging low-calorie diets as a medical product. This has helped to fund a series of advances in quantifying the effects of reduced calorie intake and fasting in humans, in search of the 80/20 point for optimal benefits, and along the way generating new knowledge of the effects on the immune system and other important areas of cellular metabolism. One of the most interesting outcomes is the a...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 14, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

How important is Vitamin D?
FACT: A vitamin D deficiency may result in as much as a 50 percent increased potential for diabetes. FACT: A vitamin D deficiency puts you at a higher risk for cancer, especially breast, prostate, colon, ovarian, and melanoma. VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY is a widespread phenomenon with significant implications for health. In modern society vitamin D deficiency is the rule, rather than the exception. While we can blame more severe cases of deficiency on grains, it also commonly occurs independent of grain consumption. The restoration of vitamin D levels is second only to grain elimination when considering the most powerful healthy...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Cancer Depression Diabetes News & Updates Undoctored Vitamin D Weight loss Source Type: blogs

Studying the Beneficial Effects of Intermittent Fasting and Calorie Restriction
This article from the more scientific end of the popular science press covers recent research into the beneficial effects of calorie restriction and intermittent fasting in humans. These interventions have been shown to extend life and improve health in near all species tested to date, slowing measures of aging along the way. This area of the field has grown in recent years, with the addition of a fair amount of new human data. Fasting and low calorie diets have been tested as adjuvants for cancer treatment, for example, and as independent ways to improve metrics of health. When external calories stop fueling an a...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 8, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis with a Blood Test: Interview with IQuity CEO, Dr. Chase Spurlock
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that afflicts an approximate 2.5 million patients world-wide, giving rise to multiple issues regarding quality of life and the potential for disability. Up to 15,000 people are newly diagnosed with MS every year in the US, while another 45,000 experience a clinical precursor with similar symptoms. Distinguishing between MS and other possible neurological conditions typically requires multiple brain MRIs and cerebrospinal fluid testing, which are costly and take a long time. Fortunately, the diagnostic technology company IQuity (pronounced I-Q-witty) has been working to ...
Source: Medgadget - June 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mohammad Saleh Tags: Exclusive Genetics Neurology Pathology Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 5th 2017
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 4, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Reviewing the Components of Age-Related Immune System Dysfunction
The short open access review paper noted here sketches a high-level picture of the known components of immune system aging, without going into great detail. The progressive failure of the immune system is a significant component of the frailty that accompanies old age; not only are the elderly vulnerable to pathogens that are easily resisted in youth, but the immune system fails to destroy senescent and potentially cancerous cells, increasing their contribution to aging and mortality risk. Some of this decline is the result of molecular damage after the SENS vision for the treatment of aging, but some is a matter of miscon...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 1, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Thyroid Testing — Is your doctor missing something?
Similar to the gas pedal in your car, the thyroid controls the “speed” of your metabolism. It fine-tunes the function of virtually every tissue in the body, from the lowly cells responsible for creating fingernails to the nerve cells in the brain that guide memory and thought. Your thyroid hormone level has to be just right. Too high and you are anxious and lose weight despite eating like a horse. Too low and no matter how meticulous your diet or how many calories you cut back, you fail to lose weight or gain weight. Just right and your efforts are rewarded by natural weight loss when nutrition is managed prope...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Thyroid disease Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle energy fatigue healthcare insomnia Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

A Potential Target to Prevent One Class of Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system malfunctions to attack the patient's own tissues, are a challenge to investigate. The immune system is enormously complex, and making a definitive determination of the specific problems in its regulation that cause autoimmunity has yet to be achieved for most forms of autoimmune disease. Fortunately there has been some progress, such as the identification of age-associated B cells as necessary in the development of autoimmunity, and here the determination that JunB is critical to some autoimmune diseases. In both cases, these mechanisms might be targeted to produce broadly ef...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 30, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

DIY Thyroid
If the doctor refuses to perform a full thyroid assessment, it is typically due to ignorance or laziness, not to concern over your safety. If you encounter resistance, the answer is simple: DIY THYROID–do it yourself. Get a full thyroid assessment on your own without the doctor. Among the mistakes made by conventional doctors: Not recognizing common symptoms of thyroid disease Not understanding that as much as 35% of the population have varying degrees of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels) Thinking that iodine intake is adequate Regarding TSH as the only test required to assess thyroid while ignoring, for ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle at home labs direct to consumer diy health diy healthcare Dr. William Davis hypothyroid iodine reverse t3 t4 thyroid antibodies TSH Source Type: blogs

Paging Dr. Google
“Did you consult Dr. Google?” If your doctor asked you this question, he/she does not understand that you have the potential to obtain answers SUPERIOR to answers the doctor provides. This is because you have access to all the same information as the doctor does. You have the ability to discuss and collaborate on health questions with thousands of people. You now have access to an emerging world of health tools that allow you to track health measures and impact them. You have more health power in your own hands than anyone ever before in the history of the world. Yet the paternalistic, “I’m the do...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune blood sugar collaboration constipation diabetes diy health diy healthcare heart disease hypertension IBS Weight Loss wellness Source Type: blogs

It Might be Possible to Prevent Cellular Senescence from Occurring at All
Cellular senescence is a cause of aging. Enormous numbers of cells become senescent day in and day out, entering a state in which they secrete damaging signals that disrupt surrounding tissue. Near all self-destruct or are quickly destroyed by the immune system. It is the very few that linger and build up in tissues over the years that act to produce chronic inflammation, fibrosis, and ultimately age-related disease. Current approaches to the problem aim at killing these errant cells, finishing the job that was left uncompleted by natural processes, and turning back this aspect of aging. As this research makes appar...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 26, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Drug Prices Are Growing at Slowest Rate in Years
You’d think, from listening to politicians and news anchors, that the cost of prescription drugs is the highest it has ever been, and continuing to rise out of control. However, in reality, growth in drug prices this year was half of last year and the average out-of-pocket cost to consumers has decreased. This information comes from a new report from The QuintilesIMS Institute. According to the report, growth in spending on prescription medications in the United States fell in 2016, as competition increased among manufacturers, and payers focused on efforts to limit price increases. According to the report, Drug ...
Source: Policy and Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

A culprit of thyroid diseases
A research team has clarified the molecular mechanism of the thyroid and surrounding vascular system in the most typical form of hyperthyroidism. Published in the EMBO Molecular Medicine journal, these results provide a potential therapeutic target with regard to thyroid diseases. Related Posts:Focus on for new Rx class for inflamed disorders discovered5 fast facts about norovirusSeveral with nonceliac wheat sensitivity have autoimmune…Just how proteins evolved the capacity for motion within…Brand new frontiers of fecal microbiota hair transplantThe post A culprit of thyroid diseases appeared first on My Irri...
Source: My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Story - May 18, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ken Tags: IBS News Source Type: blogs

It is all just one BIG FAT LIE
Undoctored and Wheat Belly Wisdom. This is a story about how the grain and processed food lobby has successfully manipulated our governmental agencies into feeding us so many lies about consuming fat.   Let me begin this story with some with some basic facts. FACT: Fats, unlike carbohydrates, are essential, and are as necessary as water or oxygen. FACT: We are, at the core, carnivorous creatures, a product of our unique evolutionary past, thus consuming the fat of animals is also part of our natural physiology. FACT: Consuming fat, particularly the saturated fat of butter, animal flesh and organs, does not makes us fa...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Fat intake Food choices Food Pyramid Undoctored USDA and FDA cholesterol gluten grains heart disease low-carb low-fat saturated statins wheat wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 15th 2017
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 14, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Early reviews of the new Undoctored book
Some early reviews of Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Be Smarter Than Your Doctor are coming in on Amazon. Here’s a sample: DH22: Dr. Davis is hero. Being an MD, I can tell you that the medical profession has unfortunately become an industry. Of course if you get hit by a bus or shot, you need the medical services but regarding treating chronic disease the medical profession falls way short. It is crucial to take responsibility for one’s own health. In general it is all about the diet. The diet is under your complete control I have been on a ketogenic diet for several years and after...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored cholesterol health healthcare Inflammation profit statins Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Interleukin-7 and Immunosenescence
Researchers here examine what is known of the role of interleukin-7 (IL-7) in the gradual decline and malfunction of the aging immune system. In the old, the immune system is both more active, producing chronic inflammation that drives the progression many of the most common age-related diseases, and at the same time less effective at carrying out its tasks. This is a major component of the frailty of old age. In the bigger picture, this is a story of molecular damage, misconfiguration of immune cells, and resulting disarray in the regulation of the immune response, but the low-level details of this progressive functional ...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 12, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Confirming Age-Associated B Cells as an Important Cause of Autoimmunity
Most of the better known and more common forms of autoimmune disease are not all that age-related, though incidence for many of them ticks upwards with age as the immune system becomes ever more dysfunctional in later life. There are many more autoimmunities that are age-related, however, mostly comparatively poorly understood, and new ones are discovered on a fairly regular basis. It is fair to say that autoimmunity as a whole is poorly understood, however. The immune system is enormously complex, and it remains to be established as to how exactly it falls into the malfunctioning states that cause it to attack specific ti...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 11, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

What I Would Do Differently if I Were Diagnosed with Depression Today?
Someone in recovery circles once told me that if you have one foot in the past and another in the future, you are essentially peeing on the present. I try to remember that when I’m engulfed in regret — obsessing about all the things I did wrong in the past and wishing to God I had made different decisions. However, writing about my mistakes has always been healing for me because I’d like to think this small action could possibly prevent someone else from making the same ones. If I can help a young person or anyone who has recently been diagnosed with depression take a more direct route to healing, it seem...
Source: World of Psychology - May 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Depression Medications Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Psychiatry Stress Suicide Treatment Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode Epigenetics Major Depressive Disorder Melancholy Neuroplasticity Sa Source Type: blogs

Sign the petition to change the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Nutritional Coalition, a non-partisan advocacy group, has posted a petition to change the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Although none of us on the Wheat Belly lifestyle follow anything that the Guidelines advocate, they still heavily influence such things as the U.S. School Lunch Policy and how nutrition is taught in schools. The Guidelines have been an unmitigated disaster. While there are other factors contributing to the epidemics of obesity, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and other health conditions, such as the predatory practices of Big Food that push chips, candy, and sodas (with the blessing of ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle cholesterol dietary guidelines Fat gluten grains low-carb obesity petition Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 8th 2017
This report captures the state of the research community in a nutshell: progress in the sense that ever more scientists are willing to make the treatment of aging the explicit goal of their research, but, unfortunately, there is still a long way to go in improving the nature of that research. It is still near entirely made up of projects that cannot possibly produce a robust and large impact on human life span. The only course of action likely to extend life by decades in the near future is implementation of the SENS vision for rejuvenation therapies - to repair the molecular damage that causes aging. Everything else on th...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 7, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Mitochondria-Derived Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns in Aging
Mitochondria-derived damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) are a proposed link between age-related mitochondrial damage and age-related inflammation, and this open access paper outlines present thinking on the topic. Mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, are strongly implicated in the progression of aging in a number of ways, the SENS view of damage to mitochondrial DNA producing dysfunctional cells being one, and a more general decline in mitochondrial energy generation for other reasons, yet to be fully mapped, being another. DAMPs are more in line with the first view rather than the second, in which broken ...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 4, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Engineered Cells Act to Reduce Inflammation in Controlled Way
A few days ago, I noted a use of CRISPR to suppress chronic inflammation via epigenetic alterations that interfere with the signaling that promotes the inflammatory response. Here I'll point out a different, arguably more sophisticated approach to achieving the same end, also using CRISPR to achieve the necessary genetic edits, but in this case turning stem cells into regulators that damp down inflammatory signaling only when required. Rising levels of inflammation in aging are a contributing factor that speeds progression of most of the common age-related conditions. Finding ways to suppress this inflammation without furt...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 1, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 1st 2017
In this study we demonstrate the use of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-based epigenome editing to alter cell response to inflammatory environments by repressing inflammatory cytokine cell receptors, specifically TNFR1 and IL1R1. This has applications for many inflammatory-driven diseases. It could be applied for arthritis or to therapeutic cells that are being delivered to inflammatory environments that need to be protected from inflammation." In chronic back pain, for example, slipped or herniated discs are a result of damaged tissue when inflammation causes cells to create ...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 30, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Do you want to ghost your current doctor?
My editor at Rodale weighed in on my Undoctored book about to be released May 9th, 2017:   I ghosted on my long-term dermatologist a few years ago. It wasn’t her fault, per se, but I didn’t feel like our relationship was “healthy” any more, and it seemed like it was time to move on. My doctor was well-respected by her peers, and considered a leading expert in psoriasis, the condition that was likely causing my hands to develop patches of dry, scaly skin that would crack and bleed if left untreated. At our biannual visits, she would examine my hands, shake her head, and then write me prescriptio...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored autoimmune gluten grains psoriasis wheat Source Type: blogs

SENS Research Foundation Expands Collaboration with the Buck Institute to Work on Senescent Cells and Immune Aging
The SENS Research Foundation and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging are both based in the Bay Area, California, and collaborate on a small variety of projects relevant to the development of rejuvenation therapies. This includes clearance of the neurofibrillary tangles that appear in age-related tauopathies, to pick an example announced earlier this year. There is also some cross-pollination of researchers; the aging research field is still a comparatively small community, and people who are or have been involved in SENS rejuvenation research programs can be found scattered throughout. SENS research has been going on ...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 25, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs

Osteoarthritis as an Inflammatory Condition
This open access paper discusses current views on the degree to which osteoarthritis is driven by inflammation, as is the case for many other age-related diseases. With aging the immune system declines into a malfunctioning state of chronic inflammation, ever more active while also ever less effective at the tasks of destroying pathogens and errant cells. In young people, inflammation in short bursts is a necessary part of the immune response, but in the old it becomes a consistent destructive process, gnawing away at the proper function of organs and systems in the body and brain. Addressing this in some way, perhaps thro...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 24, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

I ’ ll let you in on an industry secret
The unspoken secret is that healthcare providers prefer treatment over prevention, expensive over inexpensive, patent-protectable over non-patent-protectable, billable procedure over nonbillable procedure, BMW over Toyota Prius. Spiraling healthcare costs are the expected result because greater revenues are built into the basic principles that drive the system. The endless year-over-year increase in your health insurance premiums should therefore come as no surprise because this system is designed to take more and more of your money. Health care is a business, a big business (the biggest business of all in the United Stat...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

What do you get for your money?
Shouldn’t the most expensive healthcare in the world also buy you the greatest health in the world? If you pay $600-$1500 per month for a high-deductible health insurance policy for your family, does that mean that you and your family will enjoy better health? Because Americans spend nearly $10,000 per person per year on healthcare—-more than any other country on the planet, double the spending of the U.K., Canada, and Australia-—does this mean that Americans pay more and thereby enjoy better health? Less diabetes, less heart disease, less obesity, fewer cases of autoimmune disease, less arthritis, etc.?...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored gluten grains health healthcare Inflammation Weight Loss wheat Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 185
LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 185 with an Easter twist. Question 1 Where was Rapamycin discovered? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet751945380'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink751945380')) Easter Island (Papa Nui) If you are lucky enough to climb upto the ext...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - April 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five auricular amputations bunny chocolate easter easter island egg on a string rabbit Rapamycin theobromine transposition of the great arteries tularemia Source Type: blogs

Some Things are Better Left Unsaid
It’s been on the news, but thankfully not too much. The US Preventive Health Services Task Force just issued a statement saying there was “no evidence of value for celiac disease screening.” Taken out of context, without a careful reading of the statement, an understanding of the distinction between “screening,” “diagnosis,” and “case finding,” without sufficient background about the role of the Task Force, and in the midst of today’s controversies about “going gluten free,” this statement might easily lead to misinterpretation by patients, families, c...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

When should you introduce gluten to your baby?
Infants with a first-degree relative (parent or sibling) with celiac disease, and who carry an at-risk (DQ2 or DQ8) gene, have a higher risk of developing the autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten-containing foods. Many parents, especially those with a family history of celiac disease, are understandably nervous about introducing gluten into their child’s diet. They wonder whether there is an ideal time to introduce gluten, if they can prevent celiac disease by never introducing gluten, and for those with celiac disease, how to incorporate gluten into their child’s diet without getting sick themselves. Previo...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/maureen-leonard" rel="tag" > Maureen Leonard, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions GI Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

3 Ways to Overcome Adversity and Transform It Into Success
Note: This post is written by Zak Khan Imagine waking up every morning for a month and not being able to function as a normal human being because the joints throughout your body were being attacked by your immune system. Imagine going from a fit 22-year-old law student and writer to an almost bed-ridden fatigued young adult who feels like almost 95 years old. That’s what happened to me in 2015 and it changed my entire outlook on life. This was the greatest adversity I’ve had to overcome and in doing so, I learned many valuable lessons that I wish to share with you today. It has been over 18 months since m...
Source: Life Optimizer - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zak Khan Tags: Attitude Source Type: blogs

Undoctored: Giving back control over individual health
The new Undoctored book is scheduled for release this coming May 9th, 2017, a book that shows how you can be freed from the bonds of a predatory, profit-seeking healthcare system.  Here’s a bit more from the book, now available in pre-release.   Undoctored: An excerpt Unquestionably, there are situations in which doctoring and the healthcare system are needed. If you are bleeding, injured, or struggling to breathe with pneumonia, some old-fashioned suturing, bone-setting, or antibiotics can still do the trick. Nobody around here is going to replace their own hip joint or treat a urinary tract infection with...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-Free Lifestyle autoimmune diabetes gluten grains hypertension Inflammation metabolic undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Researchers develop 3-D tissue culture versions to mmic human gut infections
Vaccines and antimicrobials did more to transform medicine plus extend the average human lifespan than any other scientific breakthrough. Yet infectious diseases remain the world’s number 1 leading cause of death of kids and young adults. Related Posts:Brand new frontiers of fecal microbiota hair transplantCleveland Clinic’s preventive breast cancer vaccine…Special protein interaction may drive most common genetic…Connection between genes that make cells deaf to messages…Several with nonceliac wheat sensitivity have autoimmune…The post Researchers develop 3-D tissue culture versions ...
Source: My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Story - March 10, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ken Tags: IBS News Source Type: blogs

Study Links Multiple Sclerosis to Dementia Risk
It’s MS Awareness Week in the United States — the time of year that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and people living with MS try to spread awareness of this disease. For the past several years, I’ve determined to spend this week educating people who live with MS about the disease they have. For past MS awareness weeks, I’ve written pieces on MS history and about the first recorded cases of MS. Today I write about research suggesting what might be in some of our futures. It’s not a happy topic, but I believe that forewarned is forearmed. A recent study pub...
Source: Life with MS - March 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Trevis Gleason Tags: multiple sclerosis awareness life with MS Living with MS MS and family MS symptoms trevis gleason Source Type: blogs

Could Grains Cause Autoimmunity?
The prolamin proteins of grains— the gliadin of wheat, secalin of rye, hordein of barley, and zein of corn— initiate the small intestinal process that cause a perfect storm in our bodies. And they do so in more than one way. You could even argue that prolamin proteins are perfectly crafted to create autoimmunity. Prolamin proteins of grains are masters at molecular mimicry. The prolamin proteins have been found to trigger immune responses to a number of human proteins, including the synapsin protein of the nervous system; the transglutaminase enzyme found in the liver, muscle, brain, and other organs; the endom...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Autoimmunity Dr. Davis Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Grains and Grasses Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Success Stories Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat-Free Lifestyle Inflammation low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Risks of Current Approaches to Rebooting the Immune System
In this study, which is the largest long-term follow-up study of this procedure, we've shown we can 'freeze' a patient's disease - and stop it from becoming worse, for up to five years. However, we must take into account that the treatment carries a small risk of death, and this is a disease that is not immediately life-threatening." Link: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_20-2-2017-17-40-27 (Source: Fight Aging!)
Source: Fight Aging! - February 21, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

More Results for the Use of Immune System Reconstruction to Treat Autoimmunity
More evidence is accumulating to show that autoimmune diseases might be effectively treated by destroying the existing population of immune cells and then recreating them: the problem lies in the configuration and memory of those cells. The challenge in this is that, at present, the methods of destruction are harsh, akin to chemotherapy and certainly not something people would want to undergo for any but the most dangerous autoimmune conditions. A priority for the next few years is to find ways to selectively destroy immune cells safely and with few to no side-effects, at which point this type of immune reconstruction woul...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 2, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs