Latest diabetes fighters: dairy & eggs?

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/latest-diabetes-fighters-dairy-eggs-040315.html

The Swiss researchers noted that both meat and dairy products contain saturated fat, but certain saturated fatty acids are particularly common in dairy products. This difference could be one of the reasons why most studies show that those who eat meat are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas those who eat a lot of dairy products appear to have a lower risk.

The Finns, meanwhile, said that in addition to cholesterol, eggs contain many beneficial nutrients that can have an effect on, for example, glucose metabolism and low-grade inflammation, and thus lower the risk of type 2 diabetes…

The Incredible Edible Egg 🙂

Hyperalgesia

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-08-28/local/me-5865_1_pain-medicine

8/28/1992, Discovery May Help Doctors Curb Pain : Medicine: Researchers find that aspirin aids in blocking increased sensitivity after injury or surgery.

Scientists have discovered that aspirin acts on the spinal cord to help block the increased sensitivity to pain that people experience after surgery or an injury–a finding that may offer doctors a new avenue in curbing pain, a San Diego researcher reported Friday.

While doctors have believed that aspirin and other non-steroidal drugs ease pain by reducing the inflammation at the injured area, they now believe aspirin also affects the central nervous system by preventing the release of a chemical messenger that increases sensitivity to pain…

Pain has different stages. When you break a bone, you feel sharp, intense pain. Unchecked, that pain will evolve into a low-level throbbing, which is also what you feel after surgery. At this stage, known as hyperalgesia, your sensitivity to pain is dramatically heightened. In the wrestling ring with pain, this would be Round 2.

Tony Yaksh, a UCSD professor of anesthesiology, is trying to understand the mechanism that controls hyperalgesia. He and others now believe that pain occurs when certain substances, such as prostaglandins, gather at the site of an injury. Prostaglandins act as chemical messengers to the spinal cord, and their signal is simple: OW!

Researchers are finding that such activity causes the spinal cord to release neurotransmitters, which, in turn, means that any stimulation to the injured area causes a dramatic increase in the pain an injured person experiences.

In a study released Friday in the journal Science, Yaksh and co-author Annika Malmberg finger prostaglandins as the culprit most likely to cause increased sensitivity at the site of an injury.

“Early studies with aspirin showed that it blocks the formation of prostaglandins and that prostaglandins gather at the site of injury and cause inflammation. This led to the belief that aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce pain by direct action at the site of injuries which involve inflammation,” said Malmberg, a visiting doctoral candidate from Gothenberg, Sweden.

“In contrast, our study shows that aspirin also inhibits pain processing at the spinal cord level, and it is in fact at this site where it can help decrease hyperalgesia,” Malmberg said.

If scientists could nip this pain cycle before it reaches hyperalgesia, they might dramatically reduce the agony of, say, a broken leg.

“It’s a rewiring that obviously contributes to more suffering and more pain. If you treat this early, if you prevent it from getting started, the overall pain can be considerably decreased,” said Shapiro, who also runs UCSD’s pain medicine group. “We would be preventing the cycle of pain from starting.”

The discovery may also lead doctors to rethink their strategy of curbing pain after surgeries.

“We are beginning to find that pain messages at the time of injury initiate hyperalgesia,” Yaksh said. “For people undergoing surgery, it may be best to block this process before surgery. This serves to eliminate some of the pain people experience when recovering from surgery…

https://www.aae.org/uploadedfiles/publications_and_research/endodontics_

colleagues_for_excellence_newsletter/ss95ecfe.pdf

Acute inflammation often produces a condition known as hyperalgesia, which is characterized by spontaneous pain, an exaggerated response to stimulation, and a reduced pain threshold. Sunburn is a classic example of hyperalgesia… The management of pain due to inflammation is directed at blocking the development of hyperalgesia… 

In addition, aspirin is generally not used to pre-treat patients, especially prior to surgical procedures, where aspirin can increase bleeding.  Short term use of NSAIDs, however, does not appear to have a clinically significant effect altering bleeding… 

Maine Attorney General’s office staffed by Unum

https://lindanee.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/the-maine-attorney-general-and-unum-conspiracy-theory-ags-that-abuse-their-office/

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-quinn/65/299/836

Assistant Attorney General, Maine

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http://www.verrilldana.com/news/xpqNewsDetail.aspx?xpST=NewsDetail&news=254

PORTLAND, ME (February 12, 2009)- Steve Rowe, Maine’s Attorney General for the past eight years, has joined Verrill Dana, LLP…  Before entering government, Rowe worked in both the legal and business departments of UNUM….

http://web.portlandregion.com/cwt/external/wcpages/wcevents/eventdetail.aspx?eventid=117

Join Maine Attorney General Janet Mills as she discusses the challenges in law enforcement and public advocacy in tough economic times.

Unum, Cooperating Sponsor

http://leader.mainelymediallc.com/news/2015-02-27/In_the_News/CHRISTOPHER_P_LEDDY.html

After beginning his legal career in the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office, Chris worked for UNUM for a period of time and spent the 6 years prior to joining the firm with the Maine Attorney General’s Office…

http://www.independentpub.com/?p=265

Dale Denno…  Officer in 3 Fortune 500 corporations, including 16 years as a VP at UNUM… Assistant Attorney General in the Maine Office of the Attorney General…

http://www.mainehealth.org/mh_body.cfm?id=184

Bernard Gaines has served on the board of trustees for Southern Maine Medical Center, and now Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC), since 2001. He has served as chairman of the board of trustees at SMMC/SMHC since 2011. He has also served previously on the MaineHealth board…  Gaines is a retired executive from Unum.

In Living Color

https://myobt.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/in-living-color/

Artist and illustrator Johanna Basford has turned coloring books for adults into a wildly successful business. Her books have been so popular, they have been translated into 14 languages. The French, in particular, have gone completely mental for the things. Incredibly, her books have even outsold cookbooks in France, which is entirely unheard of!

Pain and Opiates: Perceptions vs Reality

https://findingoutfibro.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/pain-and-opiates-perceptions-vs-reality-eds-info-ehlers-danlos-syndrome/

“The patient uses opioids to relieve pain and maintain a normal relationship with the real world; the addict takes opioids to escape from reality.” – Ronald Melzack

Actually, drugs addicts use opioids so they can escape both dysphoria and the pain of withdrawal.  Many times, those who are addicted to drugs don’t feel the “high” anymore either, just like chronic pain patients.

My new pot business

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