Category Archives: Nutrition

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

High doses not better than low dose in vitamin D2 treatment of RRMS according to astudy published in Neurology[1]. “…No significant treatment differences were detected in the primary MRI endpoints.” That begs the question: What is the efficiency of a low dose treatment? Low dose being usually understood as less …Read the Rest

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

 We are going to discuss a study Soy (and Cocoa) Promote Heart Health In Post -Menopausal Women With Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: That study was funded by a UK based Charity, Diabetes UJK, and supported by Frutarom Ltd., Israel, and Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

IN BRIEF: Vitamin C supplementation shown to reduce blood pressure

A study on the positive effects of vitamin C was performed by Dr Miller at  at John Hopkins Univ. The study was reported in sciencedaily and the Maya center [1,2] Dr Miller found that “…taking an average of 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily reduced blood pressure by 3.84 millimeters …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

Vitamin D Deficiency diminishes the severity and delays onset of MS? That flies in the face of numerous MS and vitamin D studies! One of three possibilities: All previous studies are wrong Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis is a poor MS model This study [2] is flawed One study does not proof …Read the Rest

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

MND: Nutrition is always a substantial part of the prevention of disease. Heart disease is no exception. We follow here 8 of these nutrients that have been shown in at least one study to have heart health benefits. Here they are:  Lycopene, Cocoa, Zinc, Soy , vitamin B12, Fish oil, Onions, …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

The study published in RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL [1] had the following main points: Study was on sixty premenopausal women diagnosed with fibromyalgia Study was also about the effectiveness of amitriptyline alone and in combination with magnesium citrate Pain intensity, pain threshold, the number of tender points, the tender point index: Serum and erythrocyte …Read the Rest

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated to less cognitive performance [1,2]. Then again, pain is also associated with lower cognitive performance.  So vitamin D deficiency and pain have in common that low cognition.   It is a stretch to hope that  bringing Vitamin D  to “normal” levels might help pain, but: …Read the Rest

Genetic Iron Imbalance a Cause for Multiple Sclerosis?

Genetic Iron Imbalance a Cause for Multiple Sclerosis?

We have posted on Oct 12,2011 about issues concerning Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain [1] about the paradox of many MS patients being anemic, or having low blood iron.   At the same, MS is accompanied by iron deposits in the brain. Which brought about an unresolved …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation  For  Women  Could Be Risky

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation For Women Could Be Risky

The titles of  the article of the Archive of Internal Medicine on older women and supplementation [1] is misleading. The main culprit  seems to be iron supplementation. Quoting: “…mortality risk…….. is strongest with supplemental iron… In contrast to the findings of many studies, calcium is associated with decreased risk.” The …Read the Rest

New insights about Vitamin D’s Role in Multiple Sclerosis

New insights about Vitamin D’s Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Well, the role of Vitamin D in slowing down the progression of Multiple Sclerosis is turning out to be controversial and puzzling We posted as recently as March 1, 2012 IN BRIEF: High Dose Vitamin D Not Effective Against Multiple Sclerosis  [1] Now there came to our view a study of …Read the Rest

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