One year later, my MS is still running away from me!

Vimi Gupta came to me a 14 months ago. She had had Multiple Sclerosis for the past 13 years and was on oral medications as well as injections. These were the only methods medical science have for MS, and these somewhat manage a patient rather than making them feel better. In 3 months, her balance was better and…

Treat cow milk allergy with probiotics

And now, if you’re allergic or intolerant to cow’s milk, the good bacteria can help you. The gut bacteria of infants who developed tolerance to cow’s milk after treatment with probiotic formula showed significant differences from those who remained allergic, according to a new study published September 22, 2015, in The ISME Journal by scientists from…

Vitamin E to the rescue of polluted cities

This one is for all those crying about high pollution levels in Delhi. A new study from King’s College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. The paper adds to growing evidence from previous studies suggesting…

Now, triglycerides and good cholesterol linked to gut bacteria too!

Everything is linked to gut bacteria! We have read about studies proving the link of auto immune conditions and anorexia to gut bacteria. Now as per American Heart Association, a link has been discovered between bacteria in the gut and body weight, triglyceride and good cholesterol levels. Researchers identified 34 specific digestive tract microorganism species…

Have pain? Cross your fingers to relieve it!

What was once used to absolve you of lying, has now been proven by scientists to relieve pain. Crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds a new University College London research. The research, published in Current Biology, used a variation on an established pain experiment, known as the “thermal grill illusion.”…

Stop prostate cancer progression with Vitamin D

This sunshine vitamin is getting more and more prominence. An extremely important vitamin for immunity, vitamin D deficiency has earlier been associated with heart disease, auto immune conditions and fatigue. Now, it’s role in stopping the progression of low grade prostate cancer has been proven, as per a study conducted by the American Chemical Society. In…

Gut bacteria linked to diabetes

Earlier, the gut bacteria link to rheumatoid arthritis has been proven. And now, an elevated risk for developing type 2 diabetes in people who have more harmful intestinal bacteria has been proven, as per a research presented by University of Illinois at Chicago endocrinologist Dr. Irina Ciubotaru at the ENDO 2015 meeting in San Diego. This study provides…

Yoga for relieving Multiple Sclerosis symptoms

One woman’s journey towards finding answers to her multiple sclerosis (MS) led to her journey towards yoga. MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and central nervous system and was causing optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve that can cause a partial or complete loss of vision. Paula Meltzer, who was suddenly…

Cut inflammation by fasting, dieting

We all know that inflammation is the root cause of all lifestyle diseases. Now, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders. In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature…

If you have RA, you’re at risk for other diseases

We all know how debilitating rheumatoid arthritis is. RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the motion and function of multiple joints. Though joints are the principal body parts affected by RA, inflammation can develop in other organs as well. Unfortunately, the pain doesn’t end there. Women with rheumatoid…