The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

Low blood serum  levels of vitamin D are often associated with  chronic issues as diverse as Multiple Sclerosis and Cardiovascular diseases. Is vitamin D supplementation helpful, and does it carry risks? Let us look first at the role of vitamin D in Cardiovascular diseases: My previous post on the dangers of …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Zocor Shown to Slow Disability in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF: Zocor Shown to Slow Disability in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

The possible benefits of statin drugs against Multiple Sclerosis ( MS) have been investigated for years, not necessarily with success. Wang and colleagues concluded [1]: “There is no convincing evidence to support the use of either atorvastatin or simvastatin as an adjunctive therapy in MS.” But this was as a supplement …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: FDA Just Approved Oral Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Drug Aubagio

IN BRIEF: FDA Just Approved Oral Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Drug Aubagio

Teriflunomide (Aubagio, Genzyme/Sanofi) is coming into the MS market [1]. It is an oral drug, nice. Efficacy:  “30% lower than the rate for those taking a placebo,” said Russell Katz, MD,”   What does that mean? Maybe not as clear as just a percent reduction in releases, think compounding. Sagepub …Read the Rest

Update In Tinnitus Treatments and Control Techniques (Sep. 2012)

Update In Tinnitus Treatments and Control Techniques (Sep. 2012)

People afflicted with Tinnitus hear one or several phantom sounds on a chronic basis. These sounds, or rather noises, have no real existence outside the patient’s head. This post will discuss new  Tinnitus therapy techniques  that fall  into the followings categories :  Music Therapy,  Phase Shift , Drugs and Pharmacology …Read the Rest

Folic Acid Benefits In Food Fortification Programs Need Clarifications

Folic Acid Benefits In Food Fortification Programs Need Clarifications

Folic acid has been added to food as part of the US government fortification program, with particular benefits for pregnant women  [1], cardiovascular , and neuro-degenerative diseases, [2] and  Multiple Sclerosis.  Elsewhere, the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) recommends Folate or its synthetic form, Folic acid and claims that “…The …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

Yes, aromatherapy can affect your body in healing ways: An article in Designs For Health [1], brought to my attention by Paul Vitiello,  includes numerous references to serious academic studies on the effect of aromatherapy on human physiology. In particular, a study published by the Korean Society of Nursing Science …Read the Rest

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

The US National Institute of Health is launching a clinical trial (Phase III) for using Methotrexate as an anti-inflammatory for cardiovascular issues. Methotrexate has been used against cancer, some autoimmune disorders,  even abortion!   This is a very potent drug, what is the NIH ‘s drive for this clinical trial [1]? …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Multiple Sclerosis Research And The Blood Brain Barrier

IN DEPTH: Multiple Sclerosis Research And The Blood Brain Barrier

The Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) is a main focus of Multiple Sclerosis research.  There are currently two main directions for that research: Control of the entry into  the brain of the immune system T-cell crossing through the impaired BBB Sending drugs into the brain directly by overriding the BBB An …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Butter flavoring implicated in Alzheimer’s

MND BRIEF: Butter flavoring implicated in Alzheimer’s

From an article in Chemical Research in Toxicology [1], Diacetyl (DA) aggravates beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s. Problem is besides pop corn butter flavoring, DA is present in many food. Is that News? Yes and no.  We published a post [2] in Dec 2010 discussing another study that shows DA could …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

MND BRIEF: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

  A study shows that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment by Interferon-Beta  improves  the ability of the MS patient to produce vitamin D by exposure of their skin to the sun The research was done at the Australian facility  Menzies Research Institute Tasmania Quoting the article [1]: “…In this study, we found …Read the Rest

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