1. Science of Health

New perspectives on multiple sclerosis and therapeutics.

Posted in 1. Science of Health on January 17th, 2009 by Thor – 46 Comments

neuron_myelinThe overall perspective has shifted to MS being a constitutive diffuse syndrome rather than the classical notion of a multifocal disease with periodic heightened immune activation.
The evolving perspectives on MS disease progression has led scientists toward novel therapeutics for this multifaceted adversary.

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Cellular stress and disease

Posted in 1. Science of Health on January 7th, 2009 by Thor – 8 Comments

Our bodies feel stress in a way many of us cannon conceive — at the cellular level. Increasing number of publications in peer-reviewed journals are making the connection between a specific type of cellular stress–endoplasmic reticulum stress–and a long list of diseases.

The Cell

While we cannot control all cellular procceses, there are some lifestyle considerations. 1) Get plenty of exercise to aid blood flow and oxygen delivery. Excercise will inturn cause a significant increase in free radicals (increased oxygen consumption) so, 2) consume a balanced diet (forget the low-carb routine) that is rich in antioxidants. 3) Stay away from fatty foods.

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Vitamin D for cardiovascular health

Posted in 1. Science of Health on December 15th, 2008 by Thor – 12 Comments

Vitamin DAbout 40% of men and 50% of women in the United States are deficient in Vitamin D. As study published in the American Journal of Cardiology reports a clear correlation between the degree of vitamin D deficiency and the types/frequency of cardiovascular diseases.

The solution for cardiovascular health comes back to an active lifestyle which includes plenty of exercise (with exposure to the sun), and proper eating habits.

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Injection-free treatment for diabetes patients

Posted in 1. Science of Health on November 24th, 2008 by Thor – 41 Comments

A compound found in garlic lowers blood glucose levels.

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