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(*) Zoë Slote Morris1 Steven Wooding Jonathan Grant2⇑ The answer is 17 years, what is the question: understanding time lags in translational research” 1Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK; 2RAND Europe, Cambridge CB4 1YG, UK

 

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  1. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-265023760.html
  2. Zoë Slote Morris1 Steven Wooding Jonathan Grant2⇑ The answer is 17 years, what is the question: understanding time lags in translational research” 1Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK; 2RAND Europe, Cambridge CB4 1YG, UK

  

Do you know if you are ”confusing” your immune system? Do you have any “unexplained” symptoms?

REFERENCES:

  1. Antibodies are large Y-shaped proteins, which function to identify and help remove foreign antigens or targets such as viruses and bacteria. Every different antibody recognizes a specific foreign antigen. http://pdl.com/technology-products/what-are-antibodies/
  2. https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-examples-of-antigens
  3. The process is called molecular mimicry – please see more details here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_mimicry
  4. Please note that this is a very simplistic way of depicting the work of our adaptive immune system. By the way - human immune system has two parts: innate and adaptive. Please see more detail explanation here http://www.immunologyexplained.co.uk/HowItWorks.aspx
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150011/
  6. http://www.disabled-world.com/health/autoimmunediseases/
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoimmune_disease
  8. Ihttps://www.aarda.org/autoimmune-information/autoimmune-statistics/
  9. https://www.aarda.org/autoimmune-information/autoimmune-statistics/
  10. http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/autoimmune-checklist.htm
  11. for more information, please see http://patient.info/health/antibody-and-antigen-tests
  12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0022033/
  13. http://www.mlo-online.com/autoantibodies-key-to-early-diagnosis-of-autoimmune-diseases.php
  14. this of course will depend on your lifestyle choices and where you live
  15. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000816.htm

 

 

What is this fuss about GLUTEN and what has MILK got to do with it.

REFERENCES:

(1) Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (durum, emmer, spelt, farina, farro, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together

Read more at https://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/what-is-gluten/#a3hCMZPvuWj5f75J.99

(2) Alessio Fasano, MD “ Intestinal Permeability and Autoimmunity. The Gut is Not Like Las Vegas. What Happens in Gut Does Not Stay In Gut. Pensacola Sept 2014

(3) Dr. Tom O’Bryan “ The Neurological Underbelly of the Gluten Free Lifestyle: Potential Benefits. Devastating Dangers” London, May 2016

(4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prebiotic_(nutrition)

(5) Jan Van Loo et al. “On the presence of Insulin and Oligofructose as natural ingredients in the western diet” Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition Sept 2009

(6) http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/fiber-how-much-do-you-need

(7) http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1141.aspx?categoryid=51

(8) Jackson FW. “Effects of a gluten free diet on gut microbiota and immune function in healthy adult human subjects – commented by Jackson” British Journal of Nutrition 2010 Sept; 104(5):773 by De Palma et al.

(11) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_mimicry

(12) https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/angelina-jolie-brca-gene/

(13) Alessio Fasano, MD “Spectrum of Gluten Related Disorders: People Shall not Live by Bread Alone” January 2014

(5) Daulatzai, AM. “Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Triggers Gut Disbiosis, Neuroinflamation, Gut-Brain Axis Dysfunction and Vulnerability for Dementia”. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2015; 14(1):110-31

(6) Carroccio A. et al. “high Proportions of People With Nonceliac Wheat Sensitivity Have Autoimmune Disease or Antinuclear Antibodies”. Gastroenterology. 2015 Sep; 149(3):596-603.e1

 

ARTIFICIAL COLOURS, why do they matter to YOU?

REFERENCES:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Yellow_FCF
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acceptable_daily_intake
  3. WHO (1987). "Principles for the safety assessment of food additives and contaminants in food". Environmental Health Criteria 70
  4. http://www.ukfoodguide.net/e110.htm; http://www.ukfoodguide.net/e124.htm
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoline_Yellow_WS
  6. http://juicingtherainbow.com/702/supermarket-juices/quinoline-yellow-ws-e104/
  7. http://www.food-info.net/uk/e/e110.htm
  8. http://side-effects.owndoc.com/e102-tartrazine-side-effects.php
  9. quoted side effects include allergies, kidney tumors, indigestion. and others (4) it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma (7)
  10. a study conducted by researchers at Southampton University presented a potential link between artificial colours and hyperactivity in children. The results however could not be extrapolated to general population. The study was seeking a link between the consumption of a mixture of six food dyes [and a sodium benzoate preservative] and increased hyperactivity in children (5)
  11. http://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelhennessey/2012/08/27/living-in-color-the-potential-dangers-of-artificial-dyes/#296976a13213
  12. http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/rainbow-risks-6-artificial-food-colors-you-need-to-know-about/
  13. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/food-agency-calls-for-ban-on-six-artificial-colours-807806.html
  14. http://www.natcol.org/node/19#15
  15. A comparison of Daily Consumption of Artificial Dye-containing foods by American Children and Adults; C.C. Bell; March 14 2013 http://commons.emich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1839&context=theses

Do you know if the lid of your coffee is BPA-free?

REFERENCES:

  1. https://www.food.gov.uk/science/bpa
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A
  3. https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/bpa/bpa_side_effects.php#
  4. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/221205.php
  5. https://www.food.gov.uk/science/bpa/efsa-bpa-consultation
  6. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/bpa/faq-20058331
  7. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_disruptor
  9. Aristo Vojdani, PhD “Understanding Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Tools to Track Autoimmune Disease Recovery” Autoimmune Summit 2014
  10. Sara Gottfried, MD “The Hormone Cure” 2013 “Xenoestrogens 158-161

How To Do A 30-Day Diet?

References:

  1. “ Breakthrough Approach to Address Gluten Exposure and Sensitivity” London, 20 June 2015, Tom O’Bryan, DC,CCN,DACBN
  2. https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-2/
  3. “The Triad of Environmentally Induced Autoimmunity” 14th April 2016; London; Aristo Vojdani
  4. http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Autoimmunity.aspx
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoimmunity
  6. “Whole30”est.2009 by Whole9 Dallas Hartwig; Melissa Hartwig
  7. “The Autoimmune Solution” Amy Myers M.D. Harpers Publishing 2015
  8. http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-214

 

Can I Have a Little Gluten? & Where is Gluten Found?

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_B_cell
  2. http://www.vaccines.gov/more_info/work/
  3. https://www.coeliac.org.uk/gluten-free-diet-and-lifestyle/food-shopping/law-on-gluten-free/
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_system
  5. “ Breakthrough Approach to Address Gluten Exposure and Sensitivity” London, 20 June 2015, Tom O’Bryan, DC,CCN,DACBN
  6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02519.x/full
  7. Alessio Fasano, MD “Spectrum of Gluten Related Disorders: People Shall not Live by Bread Alone” January 2014
  8. https://www.coeliac.org.uk/gluten-free-diet-and-lifestyle/food-shopping/crossed-grain-symbol/
  9. Michael Marsh,MD, DSc, FRCP, "Before Marsh III - Why the Early Stages of Celiac Disease Must be Taken Seriously" an interview with Dr T. O'Bryan. The Gluten Summit, Nov 2015
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22017696

 

What are Nightshades?

References:

  1. “Nightshades and neurotoxins: why potatoes are a hidden menace – Anne Wright – co-principal investigator and Director of Operations for the Body Track project in the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA – cam magazine, April 2015
  2. http://paleoleap.com/nightshades/
  3. The Autoimmune Solution – Amy Myers, MD, HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15193398
  5. Consumption of Nightshade Plants, Human Health and Autoimmune Disease, Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor
  6. Keukens EA, de Vrije T, van den Boom C, de Waard P, Plasman HH, Thiel F, Chupin V, Jongen WM, de Kruijff B.. Molecular basis of glycoalkaloid induced membrane disruption. Biochim Biophys Acta 1995;1240: 216-228.
  7. Smith DB, Roddick JG, Jones JL. Potato glycoalkaloids: some unanswered questions. Trends in Food Sci Technol 1996;7:126-131.
  8. Johnson IT, Gee JM, Price K, Curl C, Fenwick GR. Influence of saponins on gut permeability and active nutrient transport in vitro. J Nutr. 1986 Nov;116(11):2270-7.
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antinutrient
  10. axe
  11. Kozukue N, Han JS, Kozukue E, Lee SJ, Kim JA, Lee KR, Levin CE, Friedman M. Analysis of eight capsaicinoids in peppers and pepper-containing foods by high-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Nov 16;53(23):9172-81.
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjuvant
  13. 13 Alkaloids and Alkaloids Plants; Adana University – Industry Joint Research Center; Tarek Ismail Kakhia

 

 

Did we need over 2000 years to come to the same conclusion as Hippocrates?

References:

  1. http://www.azquotes.com/author/22138-Hippocrates
  2. Betrayal Series (7-parts). Interviews with Medical Doctors and Practitioners by Tom O'Bryan, 2016 - including interviews at the 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity, 2016
  3. Alessio Fasano, MD “ Intestinal Permeability and Autoimmunity. The Gut is Not Like Las Vegas. What Happens in Gut Does Not Stay In Gut. Pensacola Sept 2014
  4. http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380100578_Habeeb%20and%20Khalid.pdf
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC298176/
  6. http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.py.28.090190.002233?journalCode=phyto
  7. https://www.google.co.uk/#q=antinutrients
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15302522
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1115436/
  10. http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/food/grains-beans-nuts-and-seeds/
  11. https://authoritynutrition.com/how-to-reduce-antinutrients/
  12. Amy Myers, MD "The Autoimmune Solution" Harpers Publishing 2015

 

How to re-introduce food to your diet

References:

  1. Reintroducing Foods after Following the Autoimmune Protocol” Dr Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
  2. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/elimination-diet

 

Disregarded hormone? & How much vitamin D should I take?

References:

  1. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/88/2/491S.full
  2. http://www.yourhormones.info/hormones/vitamin_d.aspx
  3. “Conventional vs. Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid Dysfunction.” Mark Hyman, MD; 2016
  4. http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/07July/Pages/The-new-guidelines-on-vitamin-D-what-you-need-to-know.aspx
  5. https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/scientific-advisory-committee-on-nutrition
  6. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/537616/SACN_Vitamin_D_and_Health_report.pdf
  7. The recommendation for supplementing with vit D includes also children above the age of one. This platform provides information for adults. Please consult your doctor and familiarize yourself with the guidelines [5][6] in regards to children.
  8. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth/Pages/vitamin-D-sunlight.aspx
  9. “Individualised Nutrition: Diet and DNA – unlocking the power of Nutrigenomics” Prof. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics; March 2016
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356951/
  11. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/news/20100609/genes-may-play-arole-in-vitamin-d-deficiency
  12. Q&A session Individualised Nutrition: Diet and DNA – unlocking the power of Nutrigenomics” Prof. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics; March 2016
  13. “What you need to know anout Vitamin D and its impact on your immune system” Amy Mayer, MD; June 2016
  14. https://dietarysupplementdatabase.usda.nih.gov/ingredient_calculator/equation.php
  15. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/23/oral-vitamin-d-mistake.aspx
  16. http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/

 

What’ your balance got to do with your brain?.... & with what you eat?

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebellum
  2. Autoimmunity and Brain Disorders: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, Dementia, Autism – Episode 6 “Betrayal Series”; Dr Tom O'Bryan's interviews 2016
  3. Banish Brain Fog – Dr Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DIBAK,CSN, 2016

 

Fiber – where is it and what is it?

REFERENCES:

  1. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN “A Soluble Fiber Primer – Plus the Top Five Foods That Can Lower LDL Cholesterol”, Dec2013, Today’s Dietitian
  2. Jan Modric “List of High Fiber Foods, Soluble and Insoluble Fiber Chart”; HealthHype
  3. Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH<RD,LD, Revied by Jennifer Robinson MD, “Fiber: How Much Do You Need?” April 2016; WebMD
  4. Ryan Andrews “Resistant Starch – what is it? And why is it so good for you? Precision Nutrition
  5. Chris Kresser “How Resistant Starch Will Help to Make You Healthier and Thinner, August2014
  6. Mm
  7. Fiber types, The definitive guide , Dr. Christianson Dr. Alan Christianso. 2016
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705355/
  9. http://www.hmpdacc.org/overview/about.php
  10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1910949.stm
  11. There are some articles recently, which state that the ratio of human to bacterial cells is 1:1 (e.g. http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/01/06/036103 ). I personally am more convinced by findings of Human Microbiome Project – funded by the US Government and quoted in point 9, which was established with the mission of generating resources that would enable the comprehensive characterization of the human microbiome and analysis of its role in human health and disease

 

Wishing you Peace and Joy at Christmas

REFERENCES:

  1. https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/toxin
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicant
  3. “The Triad of Environmentally Induced Autoimmunity” 14th April 2016; London; Aristo Vojdani

 

What is Leaky Gut? & What’s Got To Do With How I Feel?

REFERENCES

  1. Betrayal Series (7-parts). Interviews with Medical Doctors and Practitioners by Tom O'Bryan, 2016 - including interviews at the 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity, 2016
  2. Alessio Fasano, MD “ Intestinal Permeability and Autoimmunity. The Gut is Not Like Las Vegas. What Happens in Gut Does Not Stay In Gut. Pensacola Sept 2014
  3. http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380100578_Habeeb%20and%20Khalid.pdf
  4. https://www.aarda.org/disease-list/
  5. https://www.google.co.uk/#q=GI+tract
  6. http://www.metaboliceffect.com/wp-content/uploads/4RGutRestoration_FatLossProtocol.pdf
  7. Autoimmune Revolution Summit, Jan 2017. Interviews with practitioners led by Dr Peter Osborne, DC, DACBN, PScD
  8. https://www.aarda.org/autoimmune-information/list-of-diseases/

 

Is your perfume or aftershave expanding your waistline?

 

1.http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm517478.htm

  1. https://chemicalwatch.com/49428/us-fda-bans-19-substances-from-antibacterial-soaps
  2. Autoimmune Recovery Summit. Dr Peter Osborne “Putting the puzzle Pieces Together”
  3. 5 Perfume Ingredients that can affect your hormones. Hope Freije
  4. https://smartklean.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/top-10-reasons-to-avoid-sodium-lauryl-sulfate/
  5. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-cunningham/dangerous-beauty-products_b_4168587.html
  6. “ The rise of autoimmune diseases are associated with the use of food additives and chemicals” presentation at 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity (held in Germany, 2016)