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Multiple Sclerosis stem cell treatment ‘helps patients walk again’

MS is currently incurable A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has enabled some patients to walk again by “rebooting” their immune systems. As part of a clinical trial at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital involving around 20 patients, scientists used stem cells to carry out a bone marrow transplant. The method known as an autologous haematopoietic stem...

Case Studies: Diet Changes Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is the first of a series of posts where I will be posting results from my research project. In this post I look at documented case studies where diet changes have eliminated or reduced symptoms of RA. I’ve given a summary of the studies as well as a chart with the findings. You...

PRESCRIBING ADHD DRUGS TO CHILDREN AS A STUDY AID IS UNETHICAL

Stimulant drugs are routinely prescribed these days for children who can’t sit still in class or who can’t concentrate and focus on their work.  Many doctors will be overly quick to diagnose ADHD and write a prescription.  If this wasn’t bad enough, it has now gone one step further.  Some doctors and parents are...

4 Things that can Make Scoliosis Worse

Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) can develop for multiple reasons. Typically with idiopathic scoliosis (that develops in young patients), the spinal curvature won’t get any worse once the child finishes going through puberty. However, in some cases and with certain patients, scoliosis can get worse due to specific factors. In this article,...

Healing the Shame of Childhood Abuse Through Self-Compassion_Term Life

“Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.”Anais Nin (attributed) Several months ago I wrote a blog on how self-compassion can heal the shame ofchildhood wounds and I received many queries about shame and self-compassion from Psychology Today readers. I’m happy to announce that my book, “It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself of the...

15 Signs Your Child May Have ADHD-Term Life

Is your child’s fidgeting and inattention just normal childhood behavior or could it be ADHD? Learn the signs that it might be time to have your child evaluated. All children can exhibit inattention or be fidgety or impulsive from time to time. How can you tell if your child’s behavior is within the normal range...

Multiple sclerosis woman ‘refused taxi’ for short journey

A woman with multiple sclerosis has said she was refused a taxi to a meeting of the MS Society because the journey was too short. Barbara Stensland, 43, from Cardiff, went to Carmarthen on 5 August. When she tried to get a taxi from the railway station to the venue, less than one mile (1.6km) away,...

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADHD and ADD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering. Life...

Could Multiple Sclerosis Begin In The Gut?

Mounting evidence suggests that when our resident biota are out of balance, they contribute to numerous diseases, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and, it appears, MS. MS researchers are focusing on the content of the gut’s microbiome as a possible contributor to the body’s autoimmune attack on its nervous system Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an electrical...

10 Things I Wish People Knew About Living With Celiac Disease

Imagine growing up constantly feeling sick and not knowing why. Feeling queasy every morning and not knowing why. Having a foggy head and complete inability to focus and not knowing why. Being told you have 20/20 vision but blurry eyes and not knowing why. Going from being “too skinny” to “too large” too quickly...

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