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2016 study: integrating dietitians into primary health care

Integrating dietitians into primary health care: benefits for patients, dietitians and the general practice team
http://www.publish.csiro.au/HC/pdf/HC16018
ABSTRACT
INTRODUCTION: Dietetic service delivery in primary health care is an emerging area of dietetic practice in New Zealand.
AIM: This paper aims to describe the dietetic services being delivered in this setting and dietitians’ perceptions of the factors that have an effect on their ability to deliver an optimal service.
METHODS: Individual, ...
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study: vegetables now toxic. awesome.

recap. cadmium is nearly identical structurally to zinc. so much so that you have to watch out for cd contamination in zn supplements. cadmium ties up your zinc receptors; cadmium toxicity symptoms are a good match for symptoms of zinc depletion. fun fun fun.

Toxicity of cadmium and its health risks from leafy vegetable consumption
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlel ... ivAbstract
Cadmium (Cd) is a highly toxic heavy metal and has spread ...
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study: intersection of climate/env, food, nutrition & health

oh man am i looking forward to checking out the full text on this one

Raiten, D. J., & Aimone, A. M. (2017). The intersection of climate/environment, food, nutrition and health: crisis and opportunity. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 44, 52-62.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 6916302336

Climate/environmental change (C-E-C) is affecting human health and quality of life. Significant attention has been given to the impact of C-E-C on food supply, and food ...
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study: nutrition/fasting in autoimmune prevention/treatment

Choi, I. Y., Lee, C., & Longo, V. D. (2017). Nutrition and fasting mimicking diets in the prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases and immunosenescence. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 0717300552
Complex and coordinated signals are necessary to initiate and sustain the activation, proliferation, and differentiation of lymphocytes. These signals, which are known to determine T-cell fate and function, also depend on the metabolic state of the organism. ...
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Exploratory study: Dietary patterns in clinical MS subtypes

results excerpt from abstract. i reordered the sentences, so not purely verbatim:

Ramsaransing, G. S., Mellema, S. A., & De Keyser, J. (2009). Dietary patterns in clinical subtypes of multiple sclerosis: an exploratory study. Nutrition journal, 8(1), 36.
https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/ar ... -2891-8-36

"Compared to the daily recommended allowance, the MS patients had a lower than recommended intake of folic acid, magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Compared to the other MS groups, ...
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interesting! mushrooms and vitamin D4

knowing in a very general way that mushrooms are a source of vit D2, i've always wondered about the related claims on cans of soup etc. today i just happened to follow up on the lingering question, with these interesting results:

Vitamin D4 in mushrooms and yeast (2013)
http://open.bu.edu/bitstream/handle/214 ... r_2013.pdf

De Luca, Weller, Blunt, & Neville, (1968) reported that the biological activity of vitamin D4 in rats with ...
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Anti-inflammatory nutrition intervention RRMS PPMS (2016)!?!

still have a long way to go with study design, i see:
Anti-inflammatory nutritional intervention in patients with RR and PP multiple sclerosis: A pilot study (2016)
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10 ... 0215618462

...All patients had insufficient levels of vitamin D at baseline, but their values did not ameliorate following a weekly administration of 5000  IU, and rather decreased over time. ...

... After six months nutritional treatment, no significant changes in neurological ...
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Nutrition, Optic Neuritis, Optic Neuropathy

Blood Plasma Levels of Microelements in Patients with History of Optic Neuritis (2013)
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10. ... 8516642315

Purpose: To determine the concentration of microelements in the blood of patients with a history of retrobulbar optic neuritis (ON).
Materials and methods: We examined 36 patients (18–63 years of age) – 11 with demyelinating ON (Group 1) and 25 with isolated ON (Group 2) – all of whom had been treated for ...
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Swank-Wahls hybrid

Swank studied 200 patients for 34 years. Most of those who kept saturated fats below 15 grams per day were alive and walking after 34 years. Those who didn't were bedridden or dead. No drug or other lifestyle regimen can claim anything even close to this compelling.

There are a lot of really good concepts underlying the Wahls Protocol - and some anecdotal data indicating it can lessen MS fatigue and trigger a remission. However, ...
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Cachexia

A part of the disease you may have not known had a name, cachexia, i.e., the loss of muscle mass commonly seen in many chronic diseases including MS.

http://www.nature.com/news/cachexia-the ... ss-1.18961
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