Glutathione Precursor GlyNAC Reverses Premature Aging with HIV

A new study from Baylor College of Medicine shows that findings supplementing GlyNAC, a combination of glycine and N-acetylcysteine, corrects glutathione deficiencies in humans with HIV, thus reversing premature aging, and could have implications beyond HIV, pending further investigations. Premature aging in people with HIV is now recognized as aRead …

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Enzyme PKM2 promotes Th17 Cell Differentiation and Autoimmune Inflammation

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An enzyme associated with energy production in cells also participates in the differentiation of immune cells involved in exacerbated autoimmune inflammation. The discovery could lead to more effective treatment for autoimmune diseases. Scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID http://crid.fmrp.usp.br), hosted by the University of SãoRead …

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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

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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

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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

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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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