Ankylosing Spondylitis

Links have been found to a certain gut bacteria that can cause ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to manifest. It is the body’s immune system that creates antibodies to the bacteria that cause the reaction. It is possible that by keeping the levels of the bacteria, klebsiella low the damage caused by the antibodies can be much reduced. The research is ongoing and if anyone suffering with AS would like to look into this possibility for themselves then Therapy with Food can assist.

Cancer Breakthrough

In the news today is an article on a breakthrough in cancer treatment. It involves identifying the genetic profile of a tumour and taking the body’s own immune cells, multiplying them and transferring them back into the body so that they can kill tumours.  Sadly it could be years before this treatment will be available.

Basically though this shows that our immune systems are capable of fighting off cancer but problems occur when our immune system is weakened. Things that weaken our immune system are antibiotics, prescription medications, poor diet, stress, poor digestion leading to food intolerances, infections with pathogenic organisms like virus, bacteria and yeasts, heavy metal toxicity, low antioxidants and more. All these things cause an overload on the immune system meaning that there is too much for it to do.

There is a lot you can do to improve the situation right now and this includes getting rid of as many of the above mentioned problems then putting in the nutrients to stimulate healthy fully functioning immunity.

 

 

Alzheimers

A leading researcher of Alzheimer’s disease has recently made a huge leap forward in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. By working out that the disease process, which he believes stems from an imbalance of nerve degeneration and nerve regeneration, is caused by a loss of trophic factors. The situation has been reversed by re-instating the conditions necessary to restore function of the specific trophic factors.

The process simply involves changing a possible 30 different states in the body, for example vitamin D levels need to be between 80 and 100, homocysteine must be reduced to below 7, and proper sleep is essential. By gradually working through the changes required, 9 out of 10 of the patients treated completely reversed their Alzheimer’s condition, shown by memory restoration and MRI scans before and after treatment.

However, as soon as a patient reverted to their previous habits the Alzheimer’s returned, so the changes made are forever, not short term.

Anyone suffering with Alzheimer’s or symptoms that may indicate Alzheimer’s has nothing to lose by working through the changes necessary, in any case all the changes are of overall health benefit. The process could take between 1 and 6 months depending on the individual and how quickly changes can be implemented.

Contact Therapy with Food for a free consultation on how we can help you or a loved one to follow the protocol tested out in the research.

Vitamin D

Recent research has highlighted yet again how important vitamin D is. The study reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism analysed children, their vitamin D levels and narrowing of their arteries later in life. It showed that those children that had the lowest vitamin D had the highest amount of artery narrowing.

Vitamin D has many other health benefits besides heart health, it is also important in the prevention of cancer.

During the winter months in the UK it is vital to have your levels checked and a high quality supplement used to achieve the optimum level until the sun shines again.

IBS

I am seeing an increasing number of people with IBS symptoms who are finding no beneficial assistance from repeated visits to their G.P. In order to find out what is causing IBS it is often necessary to carry out tests. Food intolerance is one and a stool analysis test is really useful to find out more precise details of what is going on in the gut.

A stool analysis test costs between £150 and £300 depending on which analytes are measured. Gut bacteria, cancer causing molecules, acidity levels, Candida, and digestive enzymes are just a few measurements that help to analyse what might be causing IBS symptoms. Once this kind of information is held more precise remedial action can be taken to rectify problems.