Over the last decades, the incidence of autoimmune diseases has been increasing dramatically in Western countries. Among these diseases, we can mention Multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes (IDDM), inflammatory bowel diseases (mainly Crohn’s disease) (IBD), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), primary biliary cirrhosis, myasthenia gravis (MS), autoimmune thyroiditis (AT), hepatitis and rheumatic diseases (RA), bullous pemphigoid, and celiac disease (CD). Considering the genetic predisposition and environmental factors as a trigger to autoimmune diseases, studies have[…]
Among the variables that impact the risks and costs associated with waiting for later rewards is the internal, physical condition of the body. When healthy, we are less in need of immediate resources to manage a metabolically costly response to infection, injury, or disease. We are more likely to survive into the future to realize delayed rewards. Though, when sick, current energy demands are higher, and the future is relatively less certain. When having[…]
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is used in different areas of life: from cleaning your home, to mouth hygiene, and skin care. Do you know that baking soda can have an beneficial effect on your health? It can: relieve minor skin irritation and itching help to relieve heartburn, indigestion by neutralizing stomach acid help fight colds and flu lessen chemotherapy side effects Moreover, researchers at Augusta University show that drinking baking soda daily may[…]
Research shows that chronic inflammation may be one mechanism through which abuse affects the risk of disease later in life.