Coenzyme Q10 supplementation ameliorates inflammatory markers in patients with multiple sclerosis: a double blind, placebo, controlled randomized clinical trial

This article examined the relationship between CoQ10 and inflammatory markers involved in multiple sclerosis (MS), where subjects receiving 500mg of CoQ10 per day for 12 weeks, showed reductions in (tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9) inflammatory markers. We know inflammation drives the development of MS and auto-immune disorders, so any reduction…

Omega-3 Fats Linked to Younger Biological Age

Not only does Omega-3 Fats help with inflammation, heart disease, skin disorders, brain health, immune function and a whole host of others, there is now research that points out it is also beneficial for anti-aging. In this study researchers studied the lengths of telomeres, which have been used as the benchmark for estimating ones biological…

A Timeline of Vitamin Medicine

For any of you who have not seen research on the efficacy of  vitamins and conditions they have been used for over the past several decades please look at the following: Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, February 15, 2014 A Timeline of Vitamin Medicine by Andrew W. Saul, Editor (OMNS Feb 15, 2014) Don’t get bogged…

In People With Fibromyalgia, Pain Is Not Worsened By Regular, Moderate Exercise

This article suggests that those with fibromyalgia may benefit from exercise when done on a regular basis. In most cases of fibromyalgia, I do not agree with this point of view.  Almost all patients I have seen with fibromyalgia do not exercise because they experience extreme pain when initiating exercise, whereas those without fibromyalgia feel…

Worse fibromyalgia symptoms reported by young people

Just as it says in the title of this article, young folks report severe symptoms such as pain, IBS, anxiety, cognitive dysfunction and many others. More and more young people are acquiring this disease as I have seen patients as young as 18 years old and many other young people with fibromyalgia who report similar…

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: Myers’ cocktail

Intravenous vitamin therapy was developed by Dr. Myers’, a MD from Baltimore, MD many years ago. Dr. Myers’ used this therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions and has been used since to treat disorders ranging from chronic fatigue to fibromyalgia and anxiety/depression. The original cocktail, developed by Dr. Myers’ was believed to consist…

Vitamin D and Crohn’s Disease

Here is a very interesting article on levels of Vitamin D and the incidence of Crohn’s disease in New Zealand. As this article points out there is accumulating evidence that shows Vitamin D plays a role not only in Crohn’s disease, but possibly auto immune diseases. As Vitamin D directly inhibits the production of immune…