Blog 2018-01-01T11:23:24+00:00

Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Are you trying to fall pregnant? Curious of how much folic acid to take? Folate has been associated to healthier pregnancies and healthier babies. Here's why: It prevents Neural Tube Defects in babies. There is a decreased incidence of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) in the offspring, most especially mothers and children with MTHFR 677 C>T polymorphism, as evidenced by a case-control cohort study on 45,300 children in January 2018, and children who were exposed to pesticides, air pollution, o [...]

Bicarbonate of Soda reduces Autoimmune inflammation

Baking soda is a common ingredient in baking and cooking. It helps the batter expand, which when put in heat, rises. You might even know too that it is also a popular cleaning aide. It raises pH in pools, and can also be added to vinegar or lemon to clean surfaces. It is also used to clean teeth. More recently, it is slowly being recognised to have advantages to our health due to helping with pH modulation in the body. Baking soda has been observed to help decrease the inflammation that is broug [...]

Glandular Fever Virus and Increased Autoimmune Risk

A recent ground breaking scientific study found that the Epstein-Barr virus, or the EBV, caused the risks of developing at least seven other major diseases to increase. These major diseases include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). EBV is known to cause monomucleosis or the kissing disease. A protein that the EBV produces, called EBNA2, [...]

Menopause Shown to Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Physical function greatly affects the quality of life of every person. After going through menopause, most women experience a great decline in physical function and those who have rheumatoid arthritis have been observed to suffer more. Women have three times greater chance of getting rheumatoid arthritis than men, and even more severe disability. Previous studies have seen the link between hormonal or reproductive events, and RA in women. Patients experience changes in their rheumatoid arthritis [...]

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Overcoming Recurrent Infections

Do you find yourself falling sick so easily? Infections being treated with a complete round of antibiotics only for it to return after a short while? Recurrent infections are becoming a commonly seen thing in patients with multiple symptoms. Some infections can become recurrent, including upper respiratory tract infections, flu, and ear infections. One thing is for sure... Your immune system is compromised and is not functioning properly. There are several factors that can cause the immune syste [...]

Chronic Staph Infections and Your Health

S. aureus, also nicknamed "staph", is a type of bacteria that lives inside the body and is opportunistic. About a third of individuals carry Staphylococcus aureus, usually in their noses, pharynx and on skin folds, such as armpits and elbows. If a person is healthy and immunocompetent, the colonisation of the Staphylococcus aureus will not lead to any symptom or disease. Furthermore, staph infections can be antibiotic drug resistant and tricky to treat with traditional antibiotics. Staph bacteri [...]