Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review of the Evidence – Part V

DEPRESSION - MORE INFORMATION TO SUPPORT THE IDEA THAT IT IS TRULY AN INFLAMMATORY ILLNESS As you might imagine, despite the large volume of research supporting the idea that depression is an inflammatory illness, many in both the clinical and academic communities will point to various manifestations and subtleties of the average case of depression … Continue reading Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review of the Evidence – Part V

Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review Of the Evidence – Part IV

 DEPRESSION - IS IT TRULY AN INFLAMMATORY ILLNESS? Of all the behavioral and neurodegenerative disorders considered so far in this series, there is no question that, from a clinical standpoint, the one that seems to be most prevalent and, judging from the use of SSRIs in this country, generating the most concern, is depression.  Of … Continue reading Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review Of the Evidence – Part IV

Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review Of the Evidence – Part III

THE COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATION AND INFLAMMATION Assuming that inflammation plays an important role in all neurodegenerative and mood disorders, as I suggested in the first two installments of this series, another important question must now be asked: Even though efficacy of antidepressant medication is highly variable with depression, when it is effective could the reason … Continue reading Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review Of the Evidence – Part III

Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review Of the Evidence – Part II

In part I of this series I reviewed the paper "Immune aging, dysmetabolism, and inflammation in neurological diseases" by Deleidi et al (1) in which it was stated that the key cell in the CNS that appears to be most responsible for much of the damage seen in the CNS as the result of chronic … Continue reading Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review Of the Evidence – Part II

Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review of the Evidence – Part I

 Long time readers of the Moss Nutrition Report may remember that I became quite interested in the late 90s and early 2000s in mood and behavioral disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), burn-out, and the anti-social behavior that happened at Columbine High School and many other locations, as we have seen all too often since.  … Continue reading Are Chronic Inflammation and its Metabolic Counterpart, Insulin Resistance, the Common Denominators for All Chronic Behavioral and Neurodegenerative Disorders? – A Review of the Evidence – Part I

Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part VI

Part V of this series ended with a promise that I would be discussing research on the important and intimate relationship between potassium and magnesium metabolism.  In particular, because magnesium plays a major role in the transport of potassium into the intracellular compartment, magnesium deficiency can largely negate the potentially positive effects of any dietary … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part VI

Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part V

 Part IV of this series ended in the midst of my discussion of clinical conditions that are most associated with hypokalemia.  I will continue this discussion shortly.  However, after writing part IV, an interesting question was posed by a reader in response to the discussion on foods that are most likely, when consumed in excess, … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part V

Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part IV

As you have seen, the central theme in this series has been the under appreciation of sudden depletions of potassium, usually in the serum, and catastrophic illness, specifically heart attack.  However, I ended part III with another equally important discussion.  If potassium depletion is having such a large impact on acute cardiovascular disorders, why is … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part IV

Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part III

In parts I and II of this series I presented the large body of research that definitively demonstrates the intimate relationship between less than optimal potassium status and cardiac dysfunction, with particular emphasis on sudden cardiac death.  Then, in part II I presented the disturbing research that makes it clear that many prescription diuretics, the … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Sudden Cardiac Death – Part III