Exploratory Study: N-acetylcysteine Associated With Increased Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

N-acetylcysteine (NAC), the naturally occurring molecule that replenishes antioxidants, shows improved brain metabolism and self-reported improvements in cognitive function in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study published in the journal, Frontiers in Neurology. The study found improvements in brain metabolism, particularly in areas that support cognition such asRead …

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Is Gluten Transfer an Issue for Children at Play? … Just Don’t Eat It!

You may have been asked by parents whether there is a risk of gluten transfer with common school supplies. It’s a common worry among parents of children with celiac disease who may be exposed to gluten from Play Doh and dry, uncooked pasta A study from Children’s National Hospital publishedRead …

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Vitamin D and Autoimmunity with Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO

Vitamin D and Autoimmunity

In this video from Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO on vitamin D and autoimmunity, we include the video and respective monograph and articles on vitamin D intake and autoimmunity, which support much of the information within the video. Vitamin D Monograph, by Dr. Alex Vazquez How to Understand, Refute, andRead …

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Confirmation of Childhood Consumption of Gluten Linked to Celiac

childhood consumption of gluten

There has long been a suspicion within the research community that childhood consumption of gluten raises the risk of developing celiac disease. A new observational JAMA study, though not causal, is the most comprehensive of its kind to date and adds further credence to the issue. The researchers note thatRead …

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Expert Round-Table on Thyroid Immune Testing, Guidelines and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health

Diagnosing and treating thyroid conditions in women is extremely important, concluded a group of practitioners in a recent round-table discussion, “Thyroid Immune Testing – Guidelines, Testing Platforms, and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health,” and published in the Journal of Women’s Health. The goal of the Expert Panel Discussion was to

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Low-Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris

low dose naltrexone for the treatment of psoriasis

This case study presents a 60-year-old woman came to the clinic with a history of moderate, generalized plaque psoriasis covering 10% of her body surface area (BSA). Previous treatments included narrow-band UVB phototherapy (NBUVB). At her request, the physicians prescribed low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for a six-month period. The following isRead …

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Managing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Through Personalized Care: A Case Report

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
This case study outlines a treatment protocol for a 34-year-old female who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), iron and vitamin D deficiency in December 2015 through Johns Hopkins Medical Center. When she sought support at the Functional Nutrition Practice in February of 2016, she reported feeling “ravenously hungry,” having

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Common Kitchen Ingredient, Baking Soda, Reduces Autoimmune Response in Humans

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Is it crazy to think that something as simple as a daily dose of baking soda could significantly lower the damage caused by inflammation and autoimmune response for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis? It’s not crazy at all, say researchers from the Medical College of Georgia. Their study, published in theRead …

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Interview with Bernard Bihari, MD: Low-dose Naltrexone for Normalizing Immune System Function

  Introduction   Bernard Bihari, MD, (1931-2010) was the discoverer of the clinical effects of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) in humans. In his groundbreaking clinical trial of patients with HIV/AIDS at Downstate Medical Center in 1985-86, Dr Bihari discovered the significant effectiveness of low-dose naltrexone in protecting the battered immune systems

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Practice Model: Nutritional Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis

rheumatoid arthritis
This archived case study by Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond

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