This pose helps to strengthen the hips and functional core. The internal rotation of the femur bones are important to turn on the functional core muscles in the body - to help support the spine and the overall structure. It involves the upper inner thighs and transverse abs, helping you to move dynamically. It is also good for knee issues by helping teach the knees proper tracking.[br>[br>Benefits: Strengthens the supporting muscles of the major joints, like shoulders, hips, knees, ankles -- Develops core strength -- Strengthens quads and gluteals -- Helps protect knee joint, by building stability-- Builds heat in the body -- Opens shoulders and chest --[br>Improves breathing.[br>[br>Warnings: Those with knee problems should begin against a wall -- Severe back problems -- Recent ankle surgery.View Thread
Please check this out, curcumin has been used for centuries in China and India for a wide variety of ailments. I will be writing more about this in my next newsletter, until then please share this info.View Thread
This is an novel treatment strategy that involves blocking toll like receptors. There is good research to suggest that in Lupus Toll like receptors are inappropriately activated by anti-nuclear antibodies which are complexed with self RNA or DNA. Blocking Toll like receptors may help prevent the immune activation and resultant inflammatory response. In fact, there is good evidence that medications such as plaquenil, which have been in use for lupus for decades act via their effects on toll like receptors. This new generation of toll like receptor blockers (there are a few of these medications currently in clinical trials) promise to be better and potentially safer, which is why they are interesting. Of course, the information that is highlighted in this particular report is still very early in testing and it remains to be seen if the effects can be maintained in human trials.View Thread
Here is a link that discusses most of the updated information we reviewed at the American College of Rheumatology meeting recently. As you can see, several drugs including Belimumab, epratuzumab, abatacept and laquinimod are being investigated extensively and so far appear to have promising results in the treatment of SLE.
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