MY anxiety is a wild beast. It has destroyed relationships, clawed at my insides until I was sick, left me cowering under blankets, plagued me with panic attacks and tipped me into post-natal depression following the birth of my first son. Source: How to cure anxiety: Folinic acid changed my life | Perth Now Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

Back in 1987 or 88 I saw Dr Chris Reading who had a mixed “Orthomolecular” medical practice in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney. I actually give him credit for what is now called the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). No nightshades, no legumes, no gluten or casein… Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (AKA The Paleo Mom) explains here, 30 years later, why we don’t eat nightshades. Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, sweet and hot peppers (but not black pepper), and chili-based spices (including paprika) all come from plants which are members of the nightshade family. Nightshades can be problematic for many people due to their lectin, saponin and/or capsaicin content.Read More →

Background/Purpose: Frailty, a syndrome of weight loss, weakness, slowness, exhaustion, and inactivity, has been examined primarily in geriatric cohorts and is associated with poor health outcomes, including mortality. Components of the frailty syndrome are relevant to SLE, but frailty has not been examined in SLE. Methods: In an in-person research visit (2008-2009), frailty components defined […] Source: Is Frailty a Relevant Concept in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)? – ACR Meeting Abstracts Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it