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Dietary fatty acids and MS
Summary: Incorporating short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) is a safe and potent add-on therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS). Abstract: BACKGROUND: The gut microbiome as well as dietary habits have recently been established as environmental contributors to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS). OBJECTIVE: To summarize
SCFAs train T cells
Summary: Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs) produced by gut bacteria decreases autoimmunity (immune system attacking host tissue) against the brain. Abstract:  In this issue of Immunity, Haghikia and colleagues (2015)demonstrate that dietary fatty acids, by modulating gut microbes and their metabolism, regulate mucosal immune cells to impact systemic immunity. Using this mechanism, dietary and bacteria-derived medium-chain and

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Summary: Brain lesions can be a result of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Abstract: BACKGROUND: Neurological manifestations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease supposedly are rare, although the exact frequency is not known. Most previous reports involve cerebral venous thrombosis, central nervous system vasculitis, or peripheral nerve inflammation. METHODS: Two cases of patients diagnosed with inflammatory

Low Back Pain

Young adult woman with back pain
Summary: Improvement during low back pain treatment sessions indicate a 3.5 better chance of improvement in-between sessions. In other words, if there’s improvement during a low back treatment (especially first treatment) then there’s a higher chance there’s going to be continued improvement. Abstract: Physiotherapists commonly use post-treatment changes in a patient’s pain intensity and range

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