FASCIA AND INFLAMMATION

Acute inflammation is a biological response of the immune system and the very keystone of healing. Helene Langevin (FRS Webinar May 2020) identifies fascia and its extracellular matrix as the “arena” of the inflammatory reaction and so the home for our immune response. The health of our fascia and the efficacy of our lymphatic system…

FASCIA AND DIABETES

Both circulating and cellular biomarkers underscore that diabetes is a chronic inflammatory disease. Diabetes not only increases the risk of macrovascular complications like strokes and heart attacks but also microvascular complications like diabetic retinopathy (eyes), neuropathy (nerves), and nephropathy (kidneys). According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million people or 9.4% of the American population,…

FASCIA & TARGETED NUTRITION PART II

Today, we continue the discussion about TARGETED NUTRUTION! Last week, we discussed the importance of Vitamin C and Glycine in the diet for maintaining/rehabilitating tendon. In one particular experiment, Keith Baar and colleagues found that consuming 15G of gelatin doubled the amount of collagen synthesis compared to a control group, and another cohort that only…

Recommended Reading

As mentioned in the most recent MeetUp, I will be posting regular suggestions as recommended reading: Clinical Relevance of Fascial Tissue and Dysfunction. Klingler W, Velders M, Hoppe K, Schleip R. Curr Pain Headache Rep (2014) 18: 439 Targeted Nurtition Part II: Breaking down, starting up: can a vitamin C–enriched gelatin supplement before exercise increase…

Fascia And Nutrition Part II

As we learned last week, the Standard Australian/American (S.A.D) Diet leaves a lot to be desired, the end result over time can be obesity and general poor health as well as multiple co-morbidities stemming from Metabolic Syndrome. Nutrition offers a nontoxic long-term approach to chronic disease management, potential for reducing pain and inflammation, and supports…