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what is the best test for gluten intolerance/allergy?

i have been gluten and dairy free for over a year now, but this holiday season i fell off the bandwagon. i figured, since i am already eating gluten i may as well get the testing done. i have actually felt pretty good, no noticeable reaction to the reintroduction of gluten to my diet at all. if the test shows that i do not have a negative reaction to gluten do i still need to ...
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Diet Treats Toxic MS

I believe Dr. Zamboni has discovered the problem – venous blood reflux or CCSVI – but not the sole solution. Detoxification and nutritional therapy coupled with circulation therapies and/or skeletal adjustments may suffice to cure or control MS without taking the risk of angioplasty.
I've concluded there are 5 basic MS types, all of which leading to a reflux of venous blood into the Central Nervous System.
1) CONGENITAL vein malformations. 2) DEVELOPMENTAL vein malformations. ...
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Artificial butter flavoring exacerbates Alzheimer's

The Butter Flavorant, Diacetyl, Exacerbates β-Amyloid Cytotoxicity
Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2012, 25 (10), pp 2083–2091

    Diacetyl (DA) , a ubiquitous butter-flavoring agent, was found to influence several aspects of amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation—one of the two primary pathologies associated with Alzheimer's disease. Thioflavin T fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopic measurements revealed that DA accelerates Aβ1–42 aggregation into soluble and ultimately insoluble β-pleated sheet structures. DA was found to covalently bind to Arg5 of ...
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Why is the Wahls diet making me much worse, is it possible?

Ive been following the Wahls diet 100% strictly for 7.5 months now, and i am so much worse,
my E.D.S.S has gone from 5.5 to 6.5 - 7.

Bare in mind, for the last 4.5 years i have been taking 2mg LDN (low dose naltrexone) which has kept me in remission - the SPMS stopped progressing, and while i didnt improve, my symptoms remained the same with no deterioration,

I started the diet in April ...
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psyllium seed fiber and paleo diet

Does anyone know if taking psyllium seed for fiber goes against anything regarding Paleo Diet principles?
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Insulin resistance correlates with Alzheimer's risk

This article is from Healio Endocrinology...
http://www.healio.com/endocrinology/diabetes

Insulin resistance in late middle-aged patients affected risk for Alzheimer’s
Willette AA. Diabetes Care. 2012;doi:10.2337/dc12-0922.

Recent data suggest that insulin resistance among late middle-aged patients is associated with progressive atrophy in regions of the brain affected by early Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, insulin resistance in this patient population may negatively affect gray matter volume in the medial temporal lobe.

“Most studies to date ...
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"Food" that doesn't rot

Morgan Spurlock does an experiment and finds that McDonald's fries are highly resistant to decay. Conclusion: If a fungus won't eat it, why should we?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wmac-INoXg
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Lectins

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4wLGh4DeAw
Watched this video. I know it is about Paleo and there is topic for that, but I'm more interested in lectins. They mention not to eat tomatoes and peanuts in the video. I'm interested what other foods we should avoid? And the other problem is that I just love peanuts and tomatoes :(. I read that cashew nuts ...
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Dessert

I think I found the perfect dessert for a hot summer day and it's not ice cream. Frozen cherries! Clean the cherries and then spin them dry in a salad spinner. Freeze them in a ziploc bag. For dessert, take out a dozen or so and enjoy! Don't forget to watch out for the pits of course. Depending on the temperature of your freezer, you may want to let them sit for a minute or ...
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Red meat increases inflammation ... even organic?

Ive read MD's like Swank all prohibit eating red meat
Some say organic red meat is ok, but some MD's say all red meat increases inflammation so bad for MS.
Is there any journals or evidence that organic red meat is not inflammatory or harmful to MS people?
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