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Gluten, Depression, and Anxiety: The Gut-Brain Link
In this study, 22 participants ate a gluten-free diet low in FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) for a three-day baseline period, and then received one of three dietary challenges (supplemented with gluten, whey, or placebo) for three days, followed by a three-day minimum washout period before starting the next diet. Researchers assessed the participants at the end of the study using a psychological tool called the Spielberger State-Trait Personality Inventory (STPI). People in the study who consumed gluten had higher overall STPI depression scores compare...
Source: World of Psychology - October 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Anxiety and Panic Depression Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Research brain-gut connection celiac disease Gluten Gluten sensitivity Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Nima testing at Jimmy John ’ s
Jimmy John’s has the option of having their sandwiches prepared as “Unwiches” in which they wrap the contents in large lettuce leaves. They’re actually quite tasty (though made with cured lunch meats, another issue). Problem: If you watch the workers behind the counter preparing the sandwiches, you can see that the work surface is the very same one used to create bread-wrapped sandwiches—cross-contamination is virtually guaranteed. This is clearly an issue for those of you with exceptional gliadin/gluten sensitivities, such as anyone with celiac disease, cerebellar ataxia, or autoimmune condit...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten gluten testing gluten-free grain-free grains jimmy johns nima sandwich unwich Source Type: blogs

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplants Trialed as a Therapy for Age-Related Frailty
At least one group is running trials of stem cell transplants as a potential treatment for age-related frailty syndrome: the scope of the possible in the near term is to find way to incrementally improve the condition, not produce a sizable reversal, but that is an improvement over the current situation, given that there is no effective treatment. The closest thing to a standardized, proven, reliable class of stem cell therapies involves the use of mesenchymal stem cells, sourced from a patient, or from lines of cells grown and engineered for transplantation with minimal risk. The primary outcome of mesenchymal stem cell t...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 17, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 16th 2017
In this study, we have shown that the lipid chaperones FABP4/FABP5 are critical intermediate factors in the deterioration of metabolic systems during aging. Consistent with their roles in chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in young prediabetic mice, we found that FABPs promote the deterioration of glucose homeostasis; metabolic tissue pathologies, particularly in white and brown adipose tissue and liver; and local and systemic inflammation associated with aging. A systematic approach, including lipidomics and pathway-focused transcript analysis, revealed that calorie restriction (CR) and Fabp4/5 deficiency result ...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 15, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Immune Cell Telomeres and Senescence in the Context of Viral Infection and Aging
In this study, we sought to measure the in vivo changes of telomere length, inflammation-related cytokine and anti-CMV antibody titer with age and to determine the trajectory of these age-associated immune changes and their inter-relationship using longitudinal analysis over an average of 13 years. Specifically, we assessed the individual longitudinal trajectories of peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) telomere length, eight pro-inflammatory cytokines, and anti-CMV IgG titer in 456 subjects. Strikingly, aging-associated changes in these variables occur with a distinct trajectory in each individual. Thus, immune aging ...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 13, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Vicki ’ s phenomenal Wheat Belly experience
Vicki has shared her story on a number of occasions on the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Private Facebook page. Because Vicki’s experience is such an incredible story of success despite some overwhelming health odds, coupled with a wonderful attitude of optimism, I am re-posting several of her comments/updates she has provided over the past 15 months, including her most recent update. While Vicki’s structural issues, such as her retroflex odontoid bone, cannot be reversed with the Wheat Belly lifestyle, the dramatic reduction of inflammation that develops is often sufficient to reverse much, if not all, of the...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune Dr. Davis gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Food Fight
Given the void in dietary wisdom due to the ineffectiveness and blunders of “official” dietary advice, there is no shortage of books or diet programs trying to fill that void, many wildly at odds with each other—paleo, Atkins, vegan, vegetarian, high-carb, low-carb, ketogenic, etc. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA’s MyPlate and food pyramid, and organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association, as well as many of the diet programs in the popular press, I believe, fail to acknowledge several fundamental principles that really need to be address...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle atkins carbs Fat gluten gluten-free grains low-carb low-fat paleo protein undoctored vegan vegetarian Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Community Approaches To Improving Children ’s Health: Addressing Childhood Obesity And ACEs In Kentucky
Investing in children’s health is a sound economic decision with a long-term impact on achieving sustainable human, social, and economic development. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Investing in Kentucky’s Future initiative was designed as a partnership with local community health coalitions to reduce the risk that today’s children will develop chronic diseases as they grow into adults. Background The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is a statewide nonprofit organization working to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians. In 2012 the foundation launched a six-year, $3 million initiati...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - October 4, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: M. Amalia Mendoza Tags: GrantWatch Public Health ACEs adverse childhood experiences Children chronic disease prevention equity Health Philanthropy Health Promotion and Disease PreventionGW Kentucky Nonmedical Determinants Obesity Prevention resiliency S Source Type: blogs

Magnetic Eyelid Tracker to Help Diagnose Some Diseases
Believe it or not, the way we blink our eyelids can be influenced by neurologic conditions, autoimmune diseases, and other factors. In order to take advantage of this knowledge, though, one needs a device that can accurately measure the movement of the eyelids. At Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have designed just such an apparatus, which relies on a magnetic field sensor to detect eyelid dynamics. The device, which resembles something a mad movie scientist would wear, works with standard refraction glasses that ophthalmologists use. The person whose blinking is being assessed gets two tiny magnets...
Source: Medgadget - October 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Neurology Ophthalmology Rehab Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 2nd 2017
This study featured two independent experiments. The first established the safety of administering a therapeutic gene delivery vector, BNP116, created from an inactivated virus over three months, into 48 pigs without heart failure through the coronary arteries via catheterization using echocardiography. The second experiment examined the efficacy of the treatment in 13 pigs with severe heart failure induced by mitral regurgitation. Six pigs received the gene and 7 received a saline solution. The researchers determined that the gene therapy was safe and significantly reversed heart failure by 25 percent in the left v...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 1, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly: Quick and Dirty #3
In view of the many new readers on the Wheat Belly Blog, many of whom have not yet had an opportunity to read the book but are eager to get started, here is the most recently updated Wheat Belly Quick & Dirty summary. It summarizes the essential dietary strategies of the Wheat Belly approach to 1) avoid all products made from high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat that wreak health destruction along with all other grains, and 2) create a diet that is otherwise healthy and appropriate for all members of the family. In particular, I’ve tried to clarify some items that were unclear in previous versions. This is the lifestyle ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Adjusting the Behavior of Specific Immune Cells to Reverse Autoimmunity
Autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis can be cured by clearing the entire adult immune system and letting it reestablish itself. The misconfigurations of autoimmunity are carried by some immune cells, and removing all of them happens to be the easiest way to proceed in the absence of knowing exactly where the problem lies. This is currently a fairly risky and unpleasant procedure, akin to chemotherapy. Future improvement might involve less toxic means of removing immune cells, or a more targeted approach enabled by a greater understanding of exactly which immune cells cause autoimmunity. Given a good enough unde...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 26, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Nima testing: “ Gluten-free ” Steak
It’s late September, but you’d think it was summer judging by the 90-degree days we’ve been having. So I had dinner in the Third Ward section of Milwaukee, a bustling, revitalized previously industrial area, in the street-front patio at an Italian restaurant called Onesto. I ordered an Aged Filet steak labeled “GF” for gluten-free on the menu and tested it with the Nima gluten-testing device. The steak was served on a bed of thinly-shaved zucchini and thin sauce of “cremini compound butter” and what looked like shaved Parmesan cheese. Here was the result: This is typically the res...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle celiac gluten gluten-free grain-free Inflammation nima Source Type: blogs

My Husband Outlived His Brain Tumor Prognosis by 12 Years: How His Experience Could Help John McCain and Others
In conclusion, I would never advise John McCain and his family, or any other GBM patient, as to which of these treatments—or which combination of treatments—they should use. I hope they will learn about all of them, and decide on their own which one or ones they would like to try. I would also encourage them to do their own research, or to hire a researcher with experience in finding sensible, science-based, cutting-edge treatments. I am very worried that they will not know about these treatments, and others like them, and will just use the standard of care. That would be a shame. It might also be a death sent...
Source: HONEST MEDICINE: My Dream for the Future - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JuliaS1573 at aol.com (Julia Schopick) Source Type: blogs

Leaky gut: What is it, and what does it mean for you?
Before the medical community had better understanding of the mechanisms that cause disease, doctors believed certain ailments could originate from imbalances in the stomach. This was called hypochondriasis. (In Ancient Greek, hypochondrium refers to the upper part of the abdomen, the region between the breastbone and the navel.) This concept was rejected as science evolved and, for example, we could look under a microscope and see bacteria, parasites, and viruses. The meaning of the term changed, and for many years doctors used the word “hypochondriac” to describe a person who has a persistent, often inexplicab...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Source Type: blogs

The Prebiotic Fiber Test
If you have excessive gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea within the first hour of initiating prebiotic fibers to cultivate healthy bowel flora, it is highly suggestive of a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. Confirming, then correcting, SIBO will then be a crucial issue in your full health recovery. Failure to correct SIBO can result in greater risk for type 2 diabetes, increased triglycerides, higher blood pressure, emotional disturbances, autoimmune conditions, and increased risk for diverticular disease and colon cancer. About Undoctored: We are entering a new age in which t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux autoimmune Dr. Davis grain-free grains Inflammation prebiotic probiotic resistant starch sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 4th 2017
In conclusion, KPE delays intrinsic skin aging process by inhibiting cellular senescence and mitochondrial dysfunction. KPE does not only attenuate cellular senescence through inhibition of the p53/p21, p16/pRb, and PI3K/AKT signaling pathways but also improve mitochondrial biogenesis through PGC-1α stimulation. Consequently, KPE prevents wrinkle formation, skin atrophy, and loss of elasticity by increasing collagen and elastic fibers in hairless mice. The Society for the Rescue of our Elders https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2017/08/the-society-for-the-rescue-of-our-elders/ The Society for the...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 3, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

You can actually look younger within the first week
Once you make the decision to completely remove grains from your diet, the inflammatory effects of grain proteins are eliminated. In a very short period of time—-usually within the first week—-you can begin to see a change in your appearance. You will see the difference when you look in the mirror as well as when you step on the scale. Your face will begin to look younger. Poor choices in food have the potential to cripple health, whether in the form of hemorrhoids or ulcerative colitis. As you will see, many, if not most, of the health conditions that make us reliant on the healthcare system are caused by the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Sugar Undoctored Weight loss Wheat Belly Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Wheat Belly Challenge anti-aging antiaging Dr. Davis edema facial change gluten-free grain-free In Source Type: blogs

Fish consumption and rheumatoid arthritis: Natural remedy or just another fish tale?
In this study, researchers analyzed data from 176 people with rheumatoid arthritis, comparing their reported intake of non-fried fish with the results of their joint examinations and blood tests. Here’s what they found: Those with the highest fish consumption (more than two servings per week) had the best control of their arthritis. There was a “dose effect.” For minimal, low, or high fish consumption, the higher the intake, the better the arthritis. The findings were noted even after accounting for other factors that might affect arthritis control, such as duration of disease and fish oil supplement use...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Arthritis Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Women are flocking to wellness because modern medicine still doesn ’t take them seriously - Quartz
The wellness movement is having a moment. The more luxurious aspects of it were on full display last weekend at the inaugural summitof Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop, from crystal therapy to $66 jade eggs meant to be worn in the vagina. Meanwhile, juice cleanses,"clean eating," and hand-carved lamps made of pink Himalayan salthave all gone decidedly mainstream. I myself will cop to having participated in a sound bath —basically meditating for 90 minutes in a dark room while listening to gongs and singing bowls. (I felt amazingly weird afterward, in the best possible way.)It seems that privileged...
Source: Psychology of Pain - August 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs

More Gardasil fear mongering: A “ critical review ” of HPV vaccination that lacks critical thinking
Antivaxers fear and detest vaccines, but one of the types of vaccines they fear and detest the most is the HPV vaccine, such as Gardasil and Cervarix, which have been blamed for everything from sudden death to premature ovarian failure to autoimmune diseases. A couple of Mexican "researchers" from a cardiology institute try again with a "critical review" of HPV vaccine safety that lacks anything resembling critical thinking. (Source: Respectful Insolence)
Source: Respectful Insolence - August 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Orac Tags: Antivaccine nonsense Clinical trials Medicine ASIA Cervarix Christopher Shaw Gardasil hpv Lucija Tomljenovic Luis Amezcua-Guerra Manuel Martínez-Lavin premature ovarian failure syncope Yehuda Shoenfeld Source Type: blogs

Nima testing for cross-contamination: “ Gluten-free ” is not always gluten-free
When a restaurant labels a dish “gluten-free,” can you count on that being true? Sometimes you can. If they have a segregated area of the kitchen with separate cooking utensils, separate preparation and cooking surfaces, as well as ingredients that are gluten-free, then you can have pretty good confidence that the dish you order is safe. But if there is no such segregation you can never be entirely certain even if the food is not breaded, does not contain breadcrumbs, or is not served on wheat or rye bread. For some people, this can be a real problem. So I brought my Nima device along with me to a local pub/res...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle celiac Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation nima Source Type: blogs

The 3 Gluten-Free Mistakes
People often mistake the Wheat Belly lifestyle for a gluten-free lifestyle–but that can be a big mistake that leads to weight GAIN, diabetes, inflammation, even risk for heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Getting your Wheat Belly lifestyle right, on the other hand, can lead you to huge health and weight loss success. The post The 3 Gluten-Free Mistakes appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune barley blood sugar corn gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation oats rye Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Converting Effector T Cells into Regulatory T Cells
Slow progress is being made in the development of means to adjust the operation and configuration of the immune system, especially when it comes to damping inflammation. Present approaches used in the clinic are blunt, suppressing immune activity as a whole, or at least large swathes of it, and have significant side-effects. More sophisticated ways to adjust immune cell behavior may have applications in reducing some of the consequences of the disarray of the immune system that occurs with age. In particular, if the chronic inflammation and overactivity of the aged immune system could be reduced, some benefits might be rea...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 3, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 31st 2017
In conclusion, documentation is important, a critical part of advocacy and the development process at the larger scale. It isn't just words, but rather a vital structural flow of information from one part of the larger community to another, necessary to sustain progress in any complex field. We would all do well to remember this - and to see that building this documentation is an activity in which we can all pitch in to help. Evidence Suggests that, at Least in Earlier Stages, Alzheimer's Disease Blocks Rather than Destroys Memories https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2017/07/evidence-suggests-that-at-least-in-ea...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 30, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

How Do US Vaccine Rates, Policies and Children ’s Health Compare to Other Countries?
Conclusion The US has the highest vaccination rate of all industrialized countries. US children are experiencing a health epidemic with more chronic diseases than ever before in our history. The US has the highest infant mortality in a study comparing America with 29 other developed countries. Children in the US suffered with more autism than in all other countries studied. Studies comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated show conclusively that unvaccinated children enjoy far superior health. Research and data demonstrate that vaccines cause neurological damage and contribute to significant health damage. Vaccines are a major...
Source: vactruth.com - July 29, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Recent Articles Top Picks autism truth about vaccines vaccine injuries Source Type: blogs

A View of the Immunology of Age-Related Disease
In this open access paper, the authors present their view of the role of the immune system in age-related disease. Chronic inflammation is the primary focus of many considerations of immune aging, but there are arguably many other areas of disarray and dysfunction in the aging immune system that are just as relevant to the progression of age-related disease. Like other researchers, the authors here divide the complexity of immune aging into two broad categories: inflammaging, changes that increase chronic inflammation and inappropriate immune activation, and immunosenescence, changes that weaken the efforts of immune cells...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 24, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Engineering Macrophages to Ignore " Don't Eat Me " Signals from Cancer Cells
Macrophages are one of the types of immune cell responsible for destroying potentially dangerous cells, such as those that have become cancerous. Unfortunately cancerous cells tend to circumvent the immune system by displaying molecules on their outer surface that cause macrophages to leave them alone. This is an abuse of recognition mechanisms that exist to protect other cell types. Researchers here show that producing engineered macrophages that ignore this signal can be a viable approach to cancer therapy, even though past attempts have proven too harmful to normal cells to proceed towards the clinic. Their new methodol...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 20, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

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