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Month: October 2016

Bacteria is everywhere does that make the “five second rule” nonsense? This MD thinks so

Melbourne is the Allergy capital of the world. Some Australian health experts say this is because of an obsession with hygiene and food allergies. The FDA recently banned antibacterial soap products and we need to ban them here too. These useless products provide no benefit and cause harm to our microbiome. Unfortunately product marketing has  played on a fear of bacteria without providing a scientific context and instead making us believe we need to protect ourselves from bacteria. In reality bacteria is everywhere and only a few percent are harmful. This… Read more Bacteria is everywhere does that make the “five second rule” nonsense? This MD thinks so

How Vitamin D can help manage Multiple Sclerosis by protecting the nervous system.

  There is evidence that Vitamin D Deficiency is associated with Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease. Vitamin D supplementation is recommended to protect against progression of MS. In a study published in 2013, in JAMA Neurology the researchers found that higher serum 25(OH)D levels in the first 12 months predicted reduced MS activity and a slower rate of MS progression. By the end of the follow-up at 5 years, participants with serum 25(OH)D concentrations of at least 50 nmol/L (20-ng/mL, a moderate level) had significantly fewer new active lesions, a slower increase… Read more How Vitamin D can help manage Multiple Sclerosis by protecting the nervous system.