Sally Speckham

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Scientists Have Discovered That Losing Weight Actually Transforms Your Brain

<b>The news:</b> Body fat isn't just weighing down your belly — it's bad for your brain. Fortunately, new research has demonstrated that the effects of …

Microbiome: Linking Nutrition and Pain

September 06, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>"We are what we eat," stated Dr Tick, "more specifically, we are what we ingest, digest, and absorb."<p><b>The</b> …

Chronic pain hits Americans with less money the hardest - Futurity

Debilitating, chronic pain has a greater impact on people with less money—who can't afford assistance on which richer people may rely.

Clues point to inflammation's role in many diseases. Will treatments follow?

That finding still needs to be confirmed with more research. But lead investigator Dr. Paul Ridker, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, …

I'm Not Really Too Busy to See You, I Just Can't Fake That I'm Not in Pain

It’s 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night, and I’m in bed. With my husband and dogs right beside me. Nothing new here, and honestly, most of our friends are …

Neuroinflammation: Treating the Underlying Cause of Chronic, Severe Pain

September 08, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>“Neuroinflammation due to microglial activation is the underlying cause of severe persistent or constant pain,” …

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Take Control of Your Own (Auto)Immune System

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin<p>Autoimmunity is individually, statistically, institutionally invisible.<p>Just reading the stats …

Self-Care: Bridging the Gap Between Sickness and Wellness Care

Self-care may help temporarily bridge this gap, advancing us towards disease prevention and reversal.<p><b>Prevention</b> is coming into focus for conventional …

What Happens When Your Immune System Gets Stressed Out?

For most of us, stress is just a part of life. It can last for a few hours — like the time leading up to a final exam — or for years — like when …

Is Your Immune System Unhealthy? How to Tell

Your immune system is a fascinating, interconnected network. It protects you from millions of harmful bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and …

Immune System

Top Chef Seamus Mullen On His Crippling Autoimmune Disease & How He Used Food To Finally Heal

<i>Love this? Want more? Stay up-to-date with the podcast by signing up for our newsletter. —The Editors</i><p>Seamus Mullen is a world-class chef, a James …

I Tried Everything To Heal My Gut. These Are The 6 Things That Actually Made A Difference

You'll try meditating. You'll try weird stuff, like silver-woven horse blankets ('cause it's supposed to be healing) and Himalayan salt inhalers …

Wellness

Eating These 8 Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouses Helped Heal My Autoimmune Disease

<i>Seamus Mullen is an award-winning chef and restaurateur—and he suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that once landed him in the</i> …

What Healing Your Gut Can Do For Your Immune System

As a functional medicine specialist, my practicing philosophy is that I must examine the whole person and try to find the root causes of chronic …

The Surprising Secret To Making Your Turmeric A More Powerful Inflammation Fighter

While turmeric tonics, lattes, and even smoothies should have a place on anyone's anti-inflammatory recipe roster, there's a surprisingly …

New Study Shows How Your Gut Bacteria Could Influence Anxiety

A Healthy Gut Microbiome<p>A team of researchers from the APC Microbiome Institute of the University College Cork in Ireland has stumbled upon an …

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

Depression

Pain is an Equalizer

Paul Gileno<p><i>Editors Note: Paul Gileno is the president and founder of U.S. Pain Foundation.</i><p>It’s no secret that America’s opioid overdose epidemic, …

Optimizing Resilience In Orofacial Pain and Nociception - Full Text View

Brief Summary:<p>The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a hope-based intervention on clinical and experimental pain in individuals with …

Resilience in Chronic Pain Management

September 08, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>“Resilience is not a fixed trait that we are born with, but rather, we each have the innate capacity to grow and …

Pain : A Story From Experience

I’m a little behind on getting things done at the moment after coming down with a nasty chest infection and pulled rib muscles from coughing. In the …

Unshame the Pain

Chronic pain is a human-rights and social-justice issue As opioid deaths have continued to rise at a staggering rate, the epidemic was declared a …

Depression: We're Not Being Lazy - The Blurt Foundation

Appearances can be deceptive, especially for those of us who are living with depression. Which is why the ‘lazy’ label can feel like a particularly …

Depression is physical illness claims Cambridge professor

Depression is a PHYSICAL illness that could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, professor claims<p><b>An overactive immune system causes inflammation,</b> …

Cognitive Decline Associated With Depression, Sleep Quality in Migraineurs

September 07, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>Biased perceptions of cognitive abilities may relate more to a patient’s emotional state rather than their …

Cognitive Impairment

Pain is a Place

There is the fleeting pain of a stubbed toe, a paper cut, a banged funny bone. That sort of pain surges, eclipses one’s focus for a moment, and then …

Insomnia: Everything you need to know

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that regularly affects millions of people worldwide. In short, individuals with insomnia find it difficult to fall …

Sleep

How can diet affect fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes a person to experience frequent pain, muscle tenderness, and fatigue.<p>There is no definitive known cause of …

Pain

How to recognise fibromyalgia flares

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body.<p>Scientists estimate that around 5 million adults in the …

Pain

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

<i>This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization.</i><p>At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain medications that carry a lower …

Medicine