The important role ginger can play in controlling inflammation for people living with autoimmune diseases is revealed in a new study in JCI Insight. The research looked at the impact of ginger supplements on people’s white blood cell function.
Some antidepressant drugs do help in some pain conditions, but most are either ineffective or the evidence is inconclusive, despite being used for a range of pain conditions. The evidence, published by The British Medical Journal adds to mounting research that challenges the role of medicines for pain.
Dr Michelle Barraclough discusses what brain fog is, the ways it impacts people and how research may improve outcomes
Lupus, a long-term condition that can affect multiple parts of the body, can involve the brain too. And in some people this may lead to cognitive issues. Whilst an extensive body of research has looked into how lupus presents in the body, work with the brain is yet to catch up. Interested groups, however, are combining forces to bring about positive change in the light of new emerging research into exactly how lupus can impact the brain.
A diet rich in polyphenols appears to hold off inflammation in older people. How? By altering the microbes in the gut and inducing the production of a potent neuroprotective antioxidant called indole 3-propionic acid (IPA).