Preventing Vascular Ageing

Arteriosclerosis is an Inflammatory Process The last decade has shown an increase in the relevance of inflammation and its mediators in vascular biology; thus, the role of inflammation during atherogenesis is now a matter of intense investigation. Basic science studies proved that elements belonging to both innate and adaptive immunity can be involved in theContinue reading “Preventing Vascular Ageing”

Autonomic Nervous System

Acknowledgments: This article is based principally on: ANS Balance Assessment.  Bioscan Medeia Inc.. https://www.bioscan.com/dtr_ans_overview.htm “The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the involuntary division of the nervous system. It consists of autonomic neurons that conduct impulses from the central nervous system (brain and/or spinal cord) to glands, smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. ANS neurons are responsibleContinue reading “Autonomic Nervous System”

Oxidative Stress

“We know that we must constantly consume oxygen in order to carry out normal cellular metabolism. On a cellular basis, oxygen is mostly used in organelles called mitochondria. These organelles have been called our cells’ “power-plants” because this is where raw fuels that we eat (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) are converted into a useful formContinue reading “Oxidative Stress”

Popliteal Vein Compression Syndrome

Popliteal Vein Compression Syndrome is one of a number of mechanical compression syndromes that can cause a variety of medical problems. Probably the most commonly known one is the controversial Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome which can affect nerves, veins and arteries, or even all of them, when the arm is raised eg to dry yourContinue reading “Popliteal Vein Compression Syndrome”

Lectins

Lectins were first discovered in 1888 by Stillmark while investigating the toxic effects of the castor bean. Over the past 30 years lectins have been shown to be relevant in a wide variety of medical problems that are endemic in our Western society including rheumatoid and other auto-immune arthritis, obesity, auto-immune disease, arteriosclerosis and allergy.Continue reading “Lectins”