Monthly Archive November 28, 2015


Taking Your Fish Oil?

Fish-Oil-HealthThey avoided simple carbs, gluten and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil.



Gut Microbiome

Gut Microbiome & MS

This is showing up this week in reports and journals everywhere. Here are excerpts from 3 articles today:

Beyond its role in digestion, the gut microbiome has a profound impact on health and disease; in particular, researchers have established a link between the gut microbiome and multiple sclerosis. Our gut microbiome helps to calibrate our immune systems, and a growing body of evidence suggests that disturbances in gut microbiome balance can affect the behaviour of immune cells and trigger inflammation, in turn leading to the development of MS in genetically susceptible individuals.
Gut Microbiome

“Clearly,” the study reads, “even a single antibiotic treatment in healthy individuals contributes to the risk of resistance development and leads to long-lasting detrimental shifts in the gut microbiome.”

They found that the proinflammatory bacterium Methanobrevibacteriaceae was found in a higher proportion in the gut of people living with MS, whereas the Butyricimonas bacteria, which produce a compound that generally suppresses the immune system, was found to be relatively lower compared to healthy individuals.


Omega-3’s To The Rescue!

Omega-3'sDr Oz makes it sound like Omega-3’s are a wonder food. Are his comments over-stated? Maybe, maybe not. I am not sure.

I did not realize flax seeds were so high in Omega-3. This chart is interesting.

This Harvard article, Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution, explains a bit of the value of Omega-3’s.

What do you think? How much do you take each day?


Probiotics For Overall Health

probiotics-diagramProbiotics important for health as featured at this website


Fecal Transplant, Anyone?

Tim-Spector-cookingInside our intestines, there’s an entire ecosystem – our own “inner rainforest” – made up of microorganisms so small that millions could fit into the eye of a needle. And everyone’s is different. And some of the damage we do to our intestine is irreversable except for fecal transplants!

Learn to trust your gut!

MS etiology

MS A Metabolic Disorder

MS etiologyFinding this study quite eye-opening. It suggests that MS has some metabolic triggers and it partially explains (for the first time) why MS is more prevalent in women than in men. This study sheds light on:

  • why statin drugs have seen to help MS sufferers
  • the Vitamin D deficiency trigger to MS in the context of high fat/carbohydrate diet
  • why MS is more prevalent in women than men
  • why MS has been rising in recent decades
  • how oxLDL and pyruvate by-products of faulty metabolism in high fat/carb diets affec MS patients

Check out a synopsis of the journal article here and her diet here.

Bottom line: What you eat matters!!!

Inflammation Factors

white-blood-cells-fighting-each-otherI thought I would share a chart that I have been using for about a year. I have been using it to supplement my specific IgG blood results for what I have a chronic reaction to. Here is the InflammationFactorChart (pdf) chart of IF (inflammation factors) that I have gathered from here, here, and a few other sources.