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November 2019

Do you like Choices?

It has been a few months since my last post to you but I have been busy with my website developer and the team to bring the best to you. It is good to be writing to you on a beautiful warm spring afternoon. You have to choose nearly every minute of the day. Do I snooze the alarm or do I get up and exercise? Do I take a long or short shower? So many choices. [...]

Nutritional Neuropathies

Nutritional neuropathies occur as the result of poor nutrition, particularly if there is a deficiency of certain B vitamins. All of the B vitamins are important for normal nerve function. Thiamine (B1) is commonly found in enriched breads, pasta, and cereal. Thiamin deficiency may occur in alcoholism, anorexia, or bulimia. Neuropathy can also occur in people who are deficient in Vitamin B6 or Vitamin B12. Vitamin B6 is found in meat, beans, greens, fish, and whole grains. Vitamin B6 deficiency is uncommon, but can occur as a side effect of certain medications such as the antibiotic, isoniazid. [...]

What is Diabetic Nerve Pain

Diabetic Nerve Pain
In order to understand diabetic nerve pain, we must first understand what diabetes is. Diabetes is a medical life long condition caused by having an excess of blood glucose in the body.
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Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition with diverse causes and variable prognosis, which affects the peripheral nerves that carry information to the central nervous system and, at once, bring back a response from it. It’s a two way highway that transports the most varied information, such as, temperature, location on that body zone, etc., and brings back as a reply actions like: dilating blood vessels or moving to the right, etc. [...]

Effects of Stress in Patients living with Neuropathy

Stress and Neuropathy   Peripheral neuropathy involves the nerves transporting information from the periphery to the central nervous system (spinal cord and brain), in both ways. For better understanding, peripheral nerves tell the brain about the sensation of heat or cold in their zone (each nerve has a corresponding zone) and the brain responds, for example, in the face of extreme heat, with a movement away from that zone, so as to avoid a burn. [...]

Does gluten cause peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a peripheral nerves disorder; these nerves take care of information going from/to the central nervous system. A nerve or a group can be affected. In fact, many groups of nerves can be affected. Damage can be unilateral or bilateral and symmetric. As the nerves perform many different functions, some or many can be affected. Basically, and to understand better the issue, it can be simplified considering the sensorial, sensitive and motor damage. [...]