Featured Research Articles
Lupus Studies Point to Gut Microbes, Epigenetics
by Janice C. Kelly
"The microbiome is the total population of bacteria and other microorganisms that reside in the gut. These bacteria aid in digestion, influence the host immune system, and produce epigenetic changes."
Fish oil in recent onset rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised, double-blind controlled trial within algorithm-based drug use.
by Proudman SM, et al.
"Fish Oil was associated with benefits additional to those achieved by combination 'treat-to-target' DMARDs with similar MTX use. These included reduced triple DMARD failure and a higher rate of ACR remission."
Expansion of intestinal Prevotella copri correlates with enhanced susceptibility to arthritis.
by Schehr JU, et al.
"Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a prevalent systemic autoimmune disease, caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Animal models suggest a role for intestinal bacteria in supporting the systemic immune response required for joint inflammation."
Fibromyalgia and non-celiac gluten sensitivity: a description with remission of fibromyalgia
by Isasi C, et al.
"This report shows that remarkable clinical improvement can be achieved with a gluten-free diet in patients with Fibromyalgia, even if celiac disease has been ruled out, suggesting that non-celiac gluten sensitivity may be an underlying treatable cause of Fibromyalgia syndrome."
Gastrointestinal / Dysbiosis / Leaky Gut
Genetics / MTHFR/ SNPs
Natural Anti-Inflammatories / Pain Relievers
Hormones / Adrenals / Thyroid
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