Heart attacks, CFS, herpes virus infection and the vagus nerve

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I came across upon some very interesting research regarding the vagus nerve and chronic viral infections. This happened almost the exact same day someone very close to me had a heart attack shortly after a herpes virus infection. He is now out of danger and well into recovery, but his words stayed with me: “I think the herpes virus got a hold of my vagus nerve and that is why I had a heart attack”. I thought to myself, it ...

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Mass nervous breakdown: Millions of Americans on the brink as stress pandemic ravages society

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As a doctor, I can tell you that stress has reached pandemic levels, though many still hold back from admitting it to themselves or their peers. Our normalcy bias prevents us from taking notice that tens of millions of people in Western countries are dropping like flies from illness, depression and self-destruction. I came across this article by David Kupelain on Americans’ health and agreed with some of the observations made about the dire ...

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Lactobacillus GG and its potential role in tolerance development

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I had the opportunity to listen to a talk given recently by Jon Vanderhoof, a pediatrician from the University of Nebraska. He was talking about the wonders and peculiarities of Lactobacillus GG and its role in digestive health.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is a probiotic unlike any other because it has little “hairs”(pili) that helps it stick to the inner lining of the digestive system. It also acts as the good guy which promotes the proliferation ...

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Methylglyoxal and the Ketogenic Diet – The Miraculous Compound that got Bad-Mouthed by Ignorance

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I came across this information by reading an argument against a ketogenic diet. I decided to do some further research and what I found was astonishing to say the least. Those who are doing some ketogenic badmouthing through this argument are clearly shooting themselves in the foot since it is among the most jaw dropping information on the anti-cancer and anti-viral potential of a ketogenic diet that I have come across. As it happens it has been very well documented ...

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A Scottish Terrier Miraculous Recovery from Bladder Cancer

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According to this article from the Scottish Terrier Club of America, if you have never lost a Scottish Terrier to bladder cancer – or, more properly, Transitional Cell Carcinoma – consider yourself extremely lucky. Research has suggested that Scottish Terriers are 20 times more likely to get bladder cancer than other breeds and it usually occurs in older dogs (average age 11 years). Such a diagnosis can be devastating to dogs and their owners alike. So you ...

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On Viral “Junk” DNA, a DNA Enhancing Ketogenic Diet, and Cometary Kicks

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“Junk” DNA includes a whole subset of names such as introns, retrotransposable elements, and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). In fact, ncRNAs are often located near genes known to be important to both stem cells and cancer, to serve as enhancer elements which promote their gene expression.[1]  Stem cells are the cells that have the potential to turn into lots of other cells. So this junk DNA can influence how stem cells specifically differentiate into multiple cell types.

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Nicotine, the Insular Cortex and Empathy

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A couple of very interesting papers have come to my attention recently. The first one was published very recently in Clinical Endocrinology where they found that those who quit smoking had a 6-fold increase risk for autoimmune thyroid problems. There seems to be a complex interaction between smoking and the immune system in that the authors of the paper were speculating that “transition from current to ex-smoker may lead ...

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La epidemia de obesidad, cortesía de la industria agrícola

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Si te gustan las películas antiguas, habrás notado que la mujer de aquellos tiempos tendía a poseer hermosas curvas de reloj de arena, a la Marilyn Monroe. En nuestros días, tales figuras se han vuelto una rareza debido a que la mujer se ha vuelto “cuadrada” de forma. Investigaciones sugieren que en la actualidad hay cinco veces más mujeres de “forma rectangular” que aquellas con la clásica forma de reloj de Marilyn Monroe. Casi Continue Reading →

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Toxoplasmosis: Neurological Pathologies, Behavioral Changes and Now Brain Cancer?

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Toxo keeps popping up again and again on behavioral and neurological research. I talked about it awhile ago in Toxoplasmosis and Personality Changes,  but a friend brought to my attention the following paper:

Infect Genet Evol. 2012 Mar;12(2):496-8. Epub 2012 Jan 25.

Brain cancer mortality rates increase with Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in France.

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Human Rights Violations in France

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Since the 1990s, there have been several legal entities created in France that are supported by the government whose sole purpose is to mandate what people can think and believe. These organizations have the capability (expressly designed into them) of bypassing and/or superseding any rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. These French organizations, for instance MIVILUDES, are essentially full-spectrum ...

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