Linoleic acid and heart illness, cancer and metabolic syndrome

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Incorrect advice from researchers from Harvard School of Public Health suggests people should swap saturated fats and carbohydrates for linoleic acid (omega 6) in order to reduce cardiovascular disease. The 2014 research (1) is still top of Googlesearch and advises that “Swapping saturated fat and carbohydrates for linoleic acid - the main polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oil, nuts, and...

Why can’t I sleep?


The latest research shows the main cause of poor sleep is low melatonin production. Melatonin helps get you to sleep; and melatonin helps keep you asleep. However, there are many self-help factors involved you can use. Melatonin and sleep Even with melatonin, there's a surprising twist. Melatonin is produced from two sources: from your pineal gland and from your friendly gut...

What is Multiple Sclerosis, or MS?


This Multiple Sclerosis mini-review looks at the research showing what MS autoimmune disease is, what may cause it, and tips for MS patients on what you might do to help yourself. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease causing a degeneration of the CNS and particularly the nerves; often described as an autoimmune disease, it has been linked to a loss...

Multiple Sclerosis, meat and microbiome

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Eating meat may cause a lowered level of butyrate-producing gut bacteria; resulting in a microbiome like that of MS patients, leading to more inflammation, more methylation and more damage of the CNS and particularly nerve cells. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease of the Central Nervous System. Often described as ‘an autoimmune disease’, MS has been linked with changes...

Self-Help for Long COVID

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What can you do to reduce Long Covid symptoms? Understand that research shows factors such as Diabetes, Epstein Barr, viral load, autoimmune diseases and your microbiome are factors. There are several studies out on Long Covid from which we can formulate a plan. Long Covid is technically termed Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19, or PASC, or PACS for short.  This illness occurs...

Eating grapes lowers cholesterol

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Eating two helpings of grapes a day for a month has been found to increase microbiome diversity and to reduce bile acid production by 40% and cholesterol by 6.1%. Grapes contain a variety of healthy compounds like good levels of fibre and the polyphenols resveratrol, grape seed extract and others.  A study from the Center for Human Nutrition, David Geffen School...

A late bedtime linked to higher Cardiovascular risk

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Going to bed late has been found to increase the risk of premature cardiovascular disease by more than three times, according to researchers from Tehran University. There are several known reasons why people have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease but now, thanks to a study of over 30,000 patients, going to bed late can be added to the list.  Iranian...

Novavax leads the way for protein-based Covid vaccines

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Novavax, the first protein-based Covid-19 vaccine, has been approved by the WHO, the EU and India. It does not use genetic material.  Vaccines that do not use genetic material but instead use proteins or small pieces of protein from the Covid virus Spike cover, bound to a well-trusted cold virus vector are arriving - and they have new clinical data...

Lactobacillus strains improve Covid symptoms


People who have Covid-19 and are either in the early stage of infection or who have ‘long Covid’, improve Covid symptoms by taking a Lactobacillus probiotic along with prebiotic food.  People with poor gut microbiome health have much weaker immune systems and higher levels of inflammation in their bodies. Because of the gut-lung axis they also have higher levels of...

My vaccine dilemma – resolved


I think the real problem with Covid has been the perpetual deceit, misinformation and confusion. If you don’t trust the person in charge (“it’s only a pandemic among the unvaccinated” - Biden) and his expert scientist (“we need 70% vaccination for herd immunity”) Fauci and then you read real life Israel research results that the vaccine you absolutely must...

The Truth about Omicron

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A new variant of Covid has emerged, it’s more infectious, with under 40s more likely to develop symptoms but much milder than previous variants - cold, headache, maybe a cough for just 4 days. There’s no need for panic. Why is it called Omicron? We are going through the Greek alphabet to name each variant as it appears -...

The low-FODMAP Diet

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The low FODMAP diet is not really a diet, more a way of analysing what foods may be causing IBS, colitis or worse; and it needs an expert who understands it to monitor patient progress. What is FODMAP? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These are all short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that may be poorly absorbed by the small...