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A BMJ Author’s Journey to Recovery from Long Covid

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The extended autonomic system, dyshomeostasis, and COVID-19

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Statins controversies, diabetes risk

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Does Running Really Harm Your Knees?

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Icing of little use for sore muscles

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Life Extension Episode Matt Kaeberlein on Tim Ferriss Podcast

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Life Extension Episode Matt Kaeberlein on Tim Ferriss Podcast

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Walking for Knee pain

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Celebrity Acupuncture: Meghan Markle and Acupuncture for Depression and Migraine

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Longevity Science: Potential Drugs

This article from Wired magazine takes a look at the recent research on drugs aimed at aging.  I’m not advocating any sort of drug against aging yet, since we actually have some good preventatives already!  Acupuncture for one, saunas for another and, of course, exercise.  Also, remember to take L-Serine for brain health, and Astra…

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A BMJ Author’s Journey to Recovery from Long Covid

This author, a professor of tropical medicine,  researcher discusses his experience with long covid, and how he used unorthodox physical therapy approaches to overcome his symptoms.   Paul Garner: on his recovery from long covid This opened the door that led to my recovery. I learnt that our primitive and unconscious defence mechanisms against injury…

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The extended autonomic system, dyshomeostasis, and COVID-19

This article is hypothesizing that a preexisting dsynautonomia exists in many of the groups more susceptible to severe covid. I’m interested in almost all things related to the autonomic nervous system, and there has been some suggestion that long-covid has autonomic features as part of the problem. “The purpose of this essay is to convey…

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Ethics in Medicine

Statins controversies, diabetes risk

Statins are widely prescribed to lower cholesterol in order to prevent blockage of coronary arteries.  They do carry some risks though!  Click through to read the discussion. from the NYtimes  Statins, which help lower levels of LDL (or “bad” cholesterol) in the blood, can cause side effects such as headache, muscle pain, brain fog and…

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Does Running Really Harm Your Knees?

“Does Running Really Wreck Your Knees?” Contrary to popular opinion, distance running rarely causes knee problems in runners, and often leaves joints sturdier and less damaged. Study after study indicates running rarely causes or exacerbates arthritis in most runners’ knees, even older runners, who are at relatively high risk for arthritis. Can running build stronger…

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Icing of little use for sore muscles

It’s about time!  This discussion has been going on for decades.  Finally someone has done some animal studies. Ice for Sore Muscles? Think Again. Icing muscles after strenuous exercise is not just ineffective, it could be counterproductive, a new study in mice suggests.

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Life Extension Episode Matt Kaeberlein on Tim Ferriss Podcast

I’m interested (aren’t we all?)  in the latest life extension “science” . Science is in quotes because so much of it is still unproven and we are not sure of the real safety.  He gives an anecdote about taking rapamycin to cure his frozen shoulder and it worked.  This is obviously anecdotal, and so I’m…

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Walking for Knee pain

A New Study Points to a Surprisingly Simple Way to Ward Off Knee Pain “Encouraging new research suggests walking could help prevent new bouts of knee pain in people with osteoarthritis.  A promising new study suggests that walking could ward off knee pain for people with osteoarthritis. Researchers surveyed over 1,000 people ages 50 or older with…

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Celebrity Acupuncture: Meghan Markle and Acupuncture for Depression and Migraine

She became a “believer” in acupuncture after it cured her migraines.  That is a reason that I love to treat migraines.  It is a very clear cut result, and it convinces patients that it works. https://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/20220509139717/meghan-markle-acupuncture-mental-health-benefits/ s a native Californian, it’s no surprise Meghan Markle turns to wellness practices to support her mental health. One…

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Heat Shock Proteins and Neurodegenerative Diseases

More on specific heat shock proteins and their role in protection against neurogenerative diseases. Bohush A, Bieganowski P, Filipek A. Hsp90 and Its Co-Chaperones in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(20):4976. Published 2019 Oct 9. doi:10.3390/ijms20204976 Abstract Proper folding is crucial for proteins to achieve functional activity in the cell. However, it often occurs that…

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