Thursday, March 31, 2011

Good Reading: Healthy Living, Diet and Supplements

Hubbard Foundation's philosophy on healthy living (especially for those with vascular problems like CCSVI and MS) starts with going gluten and dairy free and taking Vitamin D, omega 3s and Nattokinase.

And as with all good health, ameliorate stress, establish exercise routines, reduce processed foods, and eat lots and lots of leafy greens!

And now for your reading pleasure!

Monday, March 28, 2011

This natural Supplement helps mediate MS nerve tissue dammage

"Multiple sclerosis is a nervous system disease with vascular damage, resulting from the leakage of blood proteins, including fibrin, into the brain," said the study's first author, Katerina Akassoglous, Ph.D., a UCSD School of Medicine assistant professor of pharmacology. "Our study shows that fibrin facilitates the initiation of the inflammatory response in the nervous system and contributes to nerve tissue damage in an animal model of the disease." CLICK HERE to read more.

Discovery Health Channel host and chartered biologist Dr. Laz Bannock demonstrated this when he conducted a six-month clinical trial of Neprinol. According to Dr. Bannock "unlike taking daily aspirin, which is an over the counter drug, Neprinol is a nutritional supplement that helps the body to maintain already healthy fibrin expression and inflammation levels." CLICK HERE to read more.

Devin, who has CCSVI and MS, is on this supplement, and we have recorded CCSVI fMRI BOLD venous changes as a result of this in combination with Vitamin D and a gluten-dairy-free lifestyle.

Stay well and let's go with the flow!

Hubbard Foundation

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dark green leafy vegetables are essential for our vascular health!

The following article explains why people suffering from vascular disorders, like CCSVI, benefit from eating lots of leafy greens. Click on the link below.

Leafy Greens Help Vascular Health

Try a kale salad for lunch, or even a side of steamed spinach with a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of minced garlic. Yum.

Kale Salad

1 bunch washed kale, chopped
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp herb mare (mix salt and other spices)
4 tablespoons olive oil (to taste)
1 chopped shallot
1 shredded carrot
1 apple, sliced into slivers or handful of goji berries or cranberries

Combine these ingredients in a bowl, mix and serve!

Let's go with the flow!

Hubbard Foundation

Friday, March 18, 2011

More from the ISNVD Conference 2011

Here is Dr. Tom Gilhooly GP's summary of the highlights of the ISNVD conference.

He comments about Dr. Hubbard's fMRI BOLD Venous in CCSVI study "One of the most impressive studies presented was by American Neurologist David Hubbard an expert of functional MRI scanning. This advanced type of imaging shows clear differences in blood flow between healthy normal patients and those with CCSVI.

The differences in flow are improved following angioplasty providing an objective measure of improvement which is difficult to achieve with other methods."

Let's go with the Flow!

Hubbard Foundation

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Summary International Society for NeuroVascular Disease Conference, 3/14-15, 2011

Attending the ISNVD conference was a life changing experience for me. I sat among the best and brightest minds in a variety of fields...from medicine to engineering. Every attendee shared the same take the present understanding of CCSVI in MS and fill in the missing pieces. This was the ground floor of creating a new area of science. I felt like I was joining our American forefathers in drafting the Declaration of Independence. That's how emotionally overwhelming this was. I sat through each and every lecture taking copious notes, understanding much and realizing a lot was above my head. Fortunately, David and I would debreif daily and we would have fabulous interactions with all the top docs during our down time(which was essentially during dinner). David and I have made new contacts and friends and will be engaging with them in the future to make sure what we do helps to push the cause in a productive direction. It is with great gratitude that I give you a short synopsis my observations of the conference.

Sunday March 13...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eating healthy is not so hard!

The more I eat healthy, the more I don't crave unhealthy foods. Case in point. I love salty crunchy snacks...popcorn is my favorite. Lately, I've been eating salty, crunchy Kale chips which seems to quelch my popcorn addiction.
Here's my recipe:
1bunch of washed/dried kale cut into small pieces
2 Tsps olive oil
1 tsp nutritional yeast(I use Kal nutritional yeast flakes Gluten free)
1/2tsp sea salt
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
On a large baking sheet place kale and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle yeast flakes and salt and mix with your clean hands.
Bake in oven for 10min or until crispy. Check after 5 min and mix to get moist areas exposed to the heat. Remove from oven and try to let cool for 5 min.
Kale is high in Nitric Oxide which keeps blood vessels open, nutritional yeast is an excellent source for B vitamins and is high in protein.

Let's go with the flow,