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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.? Americans p...
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 exti...
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, clinicians and insurers. Even with my years of ex...
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. Previously it ...
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 my diagnoses ...
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 sal...
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 published in the Journal of Epidemiology &...
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 endomysium of...
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

Rejuvenation Biotechnology Update for January 2017
This study provides evidence that adding senescent cells to a healthy joint can create a constellation of symptoms that resemble osteoarthritis. It is an important step in linking cellular senescence and osteoarthritic joint damage. However, the "smoking gun" that would really implicate senescent cells as a clinically-relevant target for osteoarthritis treatment would be to demonstrate that using senolytic drugs or genetic approaches to remove senescent cells from the joint of an animal with osteoarthritis leads to an improvement in osteoarthritis symptoms and the restoration of joint structure and function. Furthermore, t...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 2, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Purging Healthcare of Unnatural Acts
BY UWE REINHARDT Everyone knows (or should know) that forcing a commercial health insurer to write for an individual a health insurance policy at a premium that falls short of the insurer’s best ex ante estimate of the cost of health care that individual will require is to force that insurer into what economists might call an unnatural act. Remarkably, countries that rely on competing private health insurers to operate their universal, national health insurance systems all do just that. They allow each insurer to set the premium for a government-mandated , comprehensive benefit package, but require that each insurer “...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Uwe Reinhardt Source Type: blogs

Do patients with celiac disease need probiotics?
One of the most common questions that I receive from patients diagnosed with celiac disease is if they should take a probiotic. The only available treatment for celiac disease, an autoimmune disease characterized by destruction of the absorptive surface of the small intestine which develops in genetically compatible individuals, is a gluten free diet. However, patients and providers often question whether supplementation with probiotics may hasten the healing process. Probiotics are live microbes that, when administered, are thought to benefit our overall health by directly influencing our intestinal microbiome (the commun...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 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 Source Type: blogs

Super-Duper High-Fat Wheat Belly Yogurt
We celebrate fat on the Wheat Belly lifestyle. With yogurt, it means we never eat the thin, insipid non-fat or low-fat stuff. We laugh at the anemic 2% yogurt that you can practically drink rather than eat–and they’re filled with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, anyway. You could go for the full-fat (3-6%, though typically 4% milk fat). Or you could go for the Super-Duper High-Fat Wheat Belly Yogurt made with heavy cream that is about 33-36% fat–really fatty. Almost like melted cream cheese, thick and rich. Fat, including that in dairy, has been demonized. Ironically, it is clear that the fat is the bes...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle full-fat gluten grains low-carb yogurt Source Type: blogs

Investigating the Early Stages of Inflammation in Arthritis
Researchers here examine the biochemistry and behavior of immune cells in the early stages of arthritis, a condition that is strongly associated with age-related increases in chronic inflammation. Inflammation in turn is associated with growing dysfunction of the immune system with age, a progressive failure that occurs for a variety of reasons, including the presence of metabolically active excess visceral fat tissue that is so common this age of cheap calories; a reduced supply of new immune cells due to declining stem cell activity and involution of the thymus; and dominance of the immune cell population by cells devote...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 23, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

The Case for Defeating Death by Aging
This flashy popular press article in the modern style of scrolling illustrates an important point: that it is actually quite difficult for newcomers to build a coherent picture from the varied claims and lines of research taking place in the field of longevity science. The thing that they are missing, and which takes some time to put together for yourself, is enough of an understanding of the underlying biology to make estimates of likelihood of success for given project versus the plausible scale of the outcome. Will it produce a lengthening of life or postponement of age-related disease, and for how long? Absent this und...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 19, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

13 Year-Old Boy Permanently Disabled from Chicken Pox Vaccine Wins His Case in Vaccine Court
Conclusion Doctors often assure parents that vaccines are safe, using phrases like “one in a million” and “rare” to describe adverse reactions. Yet, with sad stories like RD’s, thousands of adverse events reported to VAERS, and the creation of a special court for vaccine injuries, informed parents know those vaccine safety claims are simply not true. If you have not already done so, please consider the overall safety of vaccinations. A federal program has awarded billions of dollars, through an arduous, emotionally painful process, to people whose family members have suffered injury or death at the legally protec...
Source: vactruth.com - December 30, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Missy Fluegge Tags: Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Human Missy Fluegge Patricia Finn transverse myelitis truth about vaccines United States Court of Federal Claims Vaccine Court VAERS Varicella vaccine Source Type: blogs

The 2017 Request for Startups in the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Space
Some lines of rejuvenation research after the SENS model of damage repair, alongside a number of other useful compensatory technologies such as a select few gene therapies, have reached the point at which clinical development can make the leap to for-profit development in startups. There is a sizable amount of money out there on the sidelines waiting for this; investors of all stripes, from biotech veterans and new longevity-science-focused funds to angel communities. The message in this post is primarily intended for entrepreneurs and those out there in the scientific community with relevant work that is approaching the s...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 27, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

Request for Startups in the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Space, 2017 Edition
Some lines of rejuvenation research after the SENS model of damage repair, alongside a number of other useful compensatory technologies such as a select few gene therapies, have reached the point at which clinical development can make the leap to for-profit development in startups. There is a sizable amount of money out there on the sidelines waiting for this; investors of all stripes, from biotech veterans and new longevity-science-focused funds to angel communities. The message in this post is primarily intended for entrepreneurs and those out there in the scientific community with relevant work that is approaching the s...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 27, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

Can we say that women doctors are just better for everyone?
Recently, my friend had a patient. The guy, patient with a history of autoimmune disease came in with pain, anxiety, and tachycardia.  She walked in and felt the psychosomatic overlay. What was her intervention? Meds? Psych? Nope. She closed the door, held his hand, pulled out her mom self and let him tell her for 15 long minutes about his hard life. The nurse watched the monitor as his heart rate dropped in a linear fashion.  Better than beta blocker or benzos. Took freaking forever. But no labs, no consults, discharged 45 minutes later completely happy with his care. Not sure know many of our male colleagues could,...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dara-kass" rel="tag" > Dara Kass, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Emergency Source Type: blogs

How about a Glass of Wine?
Having a glass or two of wine, brandy, or a cocktail is perfectly in line with the grain-free lifestyle, but you must be selective. The price of a poor choice can be reigniting an autoimmune condition, provoking high blood sugar, triggering an inappropriate emotional outburst that ruins your evening, or regaining those undesired pounds. The reward for choosing wisely can be a wonderful time spent with friends without such problems. Do recognize that any amount of wine, cocktails, or beer can stall weight loss.  Navigating alcoholic beverages can be hazardous, as many are brewed from grains. Wine is the safest choice in a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 13, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis Food choices Grains Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat industry Wheat-Free Lifestyle Wine gluten Source Type: blogs

Immune Function as a Biomarker of Age and Predictor of Remaining Life Expectancy
The immune system declines with age, as the proportion of its cells capable of responding to new threats falls, autoimmunity increases, and the system as a whole enters a state of constant, rising inflammation. The failure of the immune system speeds other forms of damage and dysfunction in aging, as immune cells are responsible for killing potentially harmful cells, such as those that become senescent or precancerous. The immune system also plays important roles in a variety of essential processes, such as wound healing and maintenance of brain tissues. Clearing out the causes of immune system decline will be a necessary ...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 8, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Angiotensin Receptor Autoimmunity Correlates with Age-Related Frailty and Hypertension
Autoimmunity is the name given to a very large class of conditions in which the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body's own cells and machinery. Each different inappropriate target produces a different autoimmune condition, ranging from demyelination diseases like multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks processes and molecules necessary for maintenance of the sheath of myelin that coats nerves, to inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, in which the most obvious damage occurs at the joints. In between lie autoimmune conditions for near every important aspect of our biochemistry. While i...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 7, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Are there raccoons in your garden?
Imagine that you are planning to plant a garden in springtime. You clear the soil of grass and weeds, sift out the rocks, fold in some manure or composted material to enrich the soil. You then plant seeds for squash, peppers, maybe some heirloom carrots. You water the garden and then wait for the seeds to sprout, hoping for a glorious bounty of veggies in a couple of months. But you forgot that there are raccoons, rabbits, and deer in the neighborhood, creatures eager to eat your work. Sprouts come up, leaves, then young vegetables—only to disappear overnight after a raccoon or rabbit feast. So it goes with the garde...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 3, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora gluten grains microbiome prebiotic probiotic Source Type: blogs

Why New Crohn ’s Disease Vaccine is a Mistake
Conclusion Crohn’s disease is a serious disease of the gastrointestinal tract involving inflammation. There is currently no known cause or cure from a conventional medicine perspective, although treatments aim to reduce inflammation and can bring the disease into remission. Holistic approaches address gut dysbiosis, candida and parasites using nutritional supplements, medications and dietary changes. A new vaccine is being developed in England to treat Crohn’s disease by targeting the bacterium MAP found in most Crohn’s patients. The problem with this idea is that MAP has not been shown conclusively to be the cause o...
Source: vactruth.com - November 26, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Michelle Goldstein Physical Top Stories Crohn’s disease John Hermon-Taylor MAP (Mycobaterium avium patratuberculosis) St. George’s Hospital Source Type: blogs

Some Adaptive Immune Cells Become More Innate-Like in the Aged Immune System
I stumbled upon an interesting open access paper a few days ago, linked below, in which the authors present their view of immunosenescence, the age-related failure of the immune system, as being in part a process wherein some cells of the adaptive immune system change their characteristics and function to become more like innate immune system cells. It makes for interesting reading, though it is worth bearing in mind that the immune system as a whole is fantastically complex, and in many ways still a dark and unmapped forest. It is easy to theorize unopposed when there is such a lot of empty space remaining on the map, mak...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 24, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Predicting the Order of Arrival of the First Rejuvenation Therapies
The first rejuvenation therapies to work well enough to merit the name will be based on the SENS vision: that aging is at root caused by a few classes of accumulated cell and tissue damage, and biotechnologies that either repair that damage or render it irrelevant will as a result produce rejuvenation. Until very recently, no medical technology could achieve this goal, and few research groups were even aiming for that outcome. We are in the midst of a grand transition, however, in which the research and development community is finally turning its attention to the causes of aging, understanding that this is the only way to...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 24, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Evaluation suggests yoga beneficial in irritable bowel syndrome
(HealthDay)—Yoga will be associated with decreased bowel symptoms, disease severity, and anxiety in sufferers with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a review published in the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Related Posts:Irritable bowel self-management strategies sustainablePinaverium shows promising results for treatment of…Several with nonceliac wheat sensitivity have autoimmune…Low FODMAP diet cuts irritable bowel syndrome symptomsACG: New guidelines issued for irritable bowel syndromeThe post Evaluation suggests yoga beneficial in irritable bowel syndrome appeared ...
Source: My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Story - November 23, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ken Tags: IBS News Source Type: blogs

The BIDMC CareKit app
The following is a guest blog post from Seth Berkowitz, MD, who authors many of the innovative apps in the BIDMC Crowdsourcing program:Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, has developed BIDMC@home, a new app for engaging patients using Apple ’s CareKit and ResearchKit frameworks and the HealthKit API. The app provides a flexible framework to help patients manage their health from home, as directed by their physicians. The app will be piloted in several specific patient populations and will eventually be offered to BIDMC’s entire net work of over 250,000 patients.BIDMC@hom...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - November 23, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

MOC Exam Topic: Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalopathy
First recognized as a discrete entity by Weston Hurst in 1941, acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalopathy (AHL) is a usually fatal disease characterized clinically by an abrupt onset of fever, neck stiffness, and neurological deficits, often progressing rapidly to seizures and coma. The presenting clinical picture is similar to that of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) but with a more fulminant course. At autopsy, the brain is swollen with multiple petechial hemorrhages centered in the white matter. Large foci of necrosis with cavitation may be present. The cerebral cortex and basal ganglia usually appear intact. Hist...
Source: neuropathology blog - November 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: autoimmune MOC Source Type: blogs

Why We NEVER “ Cheat ” On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle?
I’ve heard this many times over the years: “I allow myself one cheat day a week.” Or “I allow myself a cheat every Friday night.” Or “I have a couple of slices of pizza every Saturday.” Or the comments from naysayers such as “A little bit can’t hurt” or “Everything in moderation.” I urge everyone to never cheat. On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle. – Tweet this! It’s not because I’m a control freak or because I like to make arbitrary rules. There are many reasons to never allow yourself such a cheat. This has nothing to do with the few calories ingested. The implications are also far greater than the...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

Why We NEVER “ Cheat ” On the Wheat Belly Lifestyle
I’ve heard this many times over the years: “I allow myself one cheat day a week.” Or “I allow myself a cheat every Friday night.” Or “I have a couple of slices of pizza every Saturday.” Or the comments from naysayers such as “A little bit can’t hurt” or “Everything in moderation.” I urge everyone to never cheat on the Wheat Belly Lifestyle. – Tweet this! It’s not because I’m a control freak or because I like to make arbitrary rules. There are many reasons to never allow yourself such a cheat. This has nothing to do with the few calories ingested. The implications are also far greater than the ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Diabetes Dr. Davis Grain Free Lifestyle Grains Inflammation News & Updates Wheat Belly Wheat Belly Total Health Wheat-Free Lifestyle Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Role of the Clinical Lab in Immunogenicity Testing for anti-TNF
The use ofanti-TNF biologicals in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been a major therapeutic advance. A recent article about testing for drug immunogenicity in these patients by a national reference lab,ARUP, was intriguing (see:Dancing Through the Pain: Advancements in Immunogenicity Testing Deliver Relief to Patients with Autoimmune Diseases). Below is an excerpt from it:To manage the overproduction of TNF seen in rheumatoid arthritis, patients are prescribed TNF blockers, medications that suppress the response to TNF and decrease inflammation. What happens is the body starts seeing the medicati...
Source: Lab Soft News - November 16, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Lab Processes and Procedures Laboratory Industry Trends Medical Consumerism Medical Research Pharmaceutical Industry Source Type: blogs

Age-Related Decline in Thymic Activity Correlates with Life Span in Dog Breeds
Researchers here report on thymic activity in dog breeds of varying longevity. The thymus plays an important role in the creation of new T cells, but its activity declines with age, most notably in early adulthood via the process of thymic involution, but then further in later life. A lower supply of new immune cells contributes to the age-related decline of the immune system, which is in part a structural problem of too many memory T cells dedicated to specific pathogens and too few naive T cells capable of dealing with new threats. Those threats are not just invading microorganisms, but also harmful senescent and cancero...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 14, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Seropositive voltage gated calcium channels, utility
Conclusions:  1.  High VGKC ab levels are found in patients with classic and other autoimmune disorderes,  Low level ab titers are seen in nonspecific and mostly nonautoimmune disorders2.  The presence of VGKC antibodies rather than the level may serve as a marker of malignancyNotes this is bad on a chart review of 6,032 patients who underwent evaluation .The nonclassic group includes PNS and CNS diorders including neuropathy, dementia, ALS, CJD.  Some patietns had nonspecific symptoms such as stutering speech, nausea and vomting and orthostasis without diagnosis of neurologic disease.Cancers were ...
Source: neurologyminutiae - November 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

New haplotype representations in the LRC_KIR region on chromosome 19q13.4
The KIR (Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor) gene cluster is a region of approximately 150 kb within the Leukocyte Receptor Complex (LRC) on human chromosome 19q13.4 (CM000681.2: 50900001-58617616). The KIR family is highly divergent, with multiple haplotypes differing in gene content, and with individual genes exhibiting allelic variation. Only a few KIR genes are conserved between humans and chimpanzees, the closest living relatives to humans. The GRCh38 assembly includes 35 representations for the LRC-KIR region as alternate loci scaffolds in addition to the chromosomal sequence (ALT_REF_LOCI in LRC-KIR region). D...
Source: GenomeRef - November 8, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: blogs

Are You Consuming Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Infrequent consumption of seafood, aversion to organ meats, and over-reliance on processed omega-6 oils in foods have led to deficient levels of omega-3 fatty acids in most people today. The seeds of grasses, with all their absorption-blocking and inflammatory effects just add to the problem. Once grains are removed, omega-3 fatty acid absorption may improve. – Tweet this! Intake typically remains low for most people and supplementation is necessary to achieve healthy blood levels. The omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil accelerate the clearance of fatty acids from the bloodstream and keep levels lower. Cholesterol panel...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 8, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Dr. Davis News & Updates Nutritional deficiencies Nutritional supplements Omega-3 Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat Belly Success Stories gluten Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

When a cough just won ’t go away
Who has never had a cough? I bet no one can raise their hand. We see this in clinic all the time. But chronic cough— one that lasts at least eight weeks — can be hard for patients to deal with and difficult for doctors to figure out. In the October 20, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, lung experts describe a step-by-step approach doctors can use to help treat patients with chronic cough. Most often a prolonged cough is due to one of the “usual suspects.” But when it’s not, we have a long list of increasingly rarer conditions that we should run through and rule out. If it isn’t due to any of th...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Cold and Flu Health Lung disease Source Type: blogs

Should we use yeast?
In the original Wheat Belly recipes to recreate breads, I largely avoided the use of yeast to generate “rise,” as I did not want to chance persistent adverse health effects from the yeast component of wheat and grain products, though the risk is small and applies to only a few percentage of people. While grain elimination needs to be an absolute 100%, 7-day-per-week process, I have to admit that most people can do just fine by including yeast in their recipes. Doing so will restore the yeasty scent and flavors to non-grain baking, so much so that you could easily mistake a grain-free loaf of bread for a grain-b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 6, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle breads gluten grains leavening rise saccharomyces yeast Source Type: blogs

Complicating the Picture for Aging, Cellular Senescence, and Bcl-xL
Efforts to build rejuvenation therapies that work by selectively destroying senescent cells are very much in the news of late. One class of senolytic drug candidates works by inducing apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, via reduced levels of Bcl-2 family proteins, such as Bcl-2 itself, Bcl-xL, and Bcl-W, all of which normally act to suppress apoptosis. Senescent cells are inclined towards apoptosis already, so a modest nudge in that direction can destroy a fair proportion of these unwanted cells without causing harm to healthy cells. These apoptosis-related proteins have numerous other roles as well, however, since...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 4, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Coming Into View: Women and Disability
When disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza, a young woman with cerebral palsy, gave her rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention in July she did more to bring disability into the mainstream’s view than anyone else in recent memory. She also reminded the world that there is a gender dimension to disability, one too long overlooked, misunderstood or left unaddressed. One in five American women – about 27 million of them – have a disability. That number, which is growing, includes women veterans. But women with disabilities often have to fight against two forms of discrimination, one related to dis...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Disabilities Women Source Type: blogs

Why You Can ’t Find Safe Vaccines
Conclusions Safe, effective, affordable homeopathic immunizations exist for almost every illness now targeted by unsafe, costly, failed conventional vaccinations. If the goal were to provide protection from disease in a safe manner, why aren’t these safe, inexpensive homeopathic options made available to the public on a large scale? Millions of dollars in healthcare costs would be saved by using a less expensive immunization. Most significant would be the reduction of vaccine-caused diseases including autism, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and cancer. The health of Americans would improve in dramatic ...
Source: vactruth.com - September 17, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Recent Articles Top Stories homeopathic vaccination homeopathic vaccines truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

The Dangerous Expansion of Adult Vaccinations
Conclusion The vaccination comprises a misguided and unsafe national health care program which claims to prevent disease. Many significant health injuries are associated with vaccinating adults. Government resources are being spent researching and developing new and different vaccinations. Subjecting adults to more vaccinations is likely to cause more health injury and illness. References: http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/07/05/herd-immunity… http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/ http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2011/02/18/60-lab-studies… http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html http:...
Source: vactruth.com - September 10, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Recent Articles Top Stories adult vaccination adult vaccines new vaccines shingles vaccine truth about vaccines Source Type: blogs

New Study Warns of the Dangers of Multiple Vaccinations
Conclusion Neil Z. Miller has outlined some extremely alarming facts and the situation could be far worse, with many adverse reactions left unreported. However, despite his efforts, no mainstream media outlet has reported on this factual and evidence-based paper. Facts are facts, and we, at VacTruth, believe that the time has come to put a stop to this madness. We urge parents to send a copy of Miller’s paper to all relevant health and government departments before it is too late. References https://vactruth.com/2015/04/23/baby-dies-after-13-vaccines/ http://www.jpands.org/vol21no2/miller.pdf http://www.harpocratesspeak...
Source: vactruth.com - September 8, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Christina England, BA Hons Tags: Christina England Logical Top Stories Multiple Vaccines truth about vaccines Vaccine Death vaccine injury Source Type: blogs

8 Ways to Safely Take Charge of Your Health While Avoiding Toxic Vaccines
CONCLUSION Conventional medicine has plans to develop more vaccines targeting every disease imaginable. Diseases targeted include diabetes, autoimmune disorders and cancer. Vaccinations have been causally linked to these diseases. No evidence supports that vaccines are safe or effective at preventing any disease. Instead of using more toxic vaccinations to theoretically prevent a disease, we should avoid all vaccines like the plague. We can then focus on leading a healthy lifestyle, by eating a clean, nutrient dense diet, exercising, sleeping and getting lots of sun.   About the Author: Michelle Goldstein is a mental ...
Source: vactruth.com - September 1, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Michelle Goldstein Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Top Stories Healthy Living Pro Biotics Weston Price Source Type: blogs

Gulf War Syndrome: Emotional Disorder or Vaccine Injury?
The words of the “Star Spangled Banner” were written during the war of 1812. Amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, wrote the words to what is now our national anthem after a night of watching bombs drop on Fort McHenry. As bombs dropped in the dark of night, flashes of light illuminated our flag. As each bomb dropped, Key would look to Fort McHenry to see if that star spangled banner was still waiving. As long as our flag was still there, he knew we were maintaining our advantage and holding the Fort. The most famous line of our national anthem is, “Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the fr...
Source: vactruth.com - August 30, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Sarah Carrasco Tags: Physical Sarah Carrasco Top Stories adjuvant Direct Order Gulf War Syndrome squalene vaccine injury Source Type: blogs