Dementia: Mad Cow Disease, Prions, Myositis and Fibromyalgia

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Dementia is already pandemic – and so are a host of chronic diseases that involve inflammation. Fact is, inflammation attracts infectious prions. New research shows (again) that prions colonize muscle in subclinical prion disease, and myositis (muscle inflammation) leads to “enhanced” prion colonization of muscle. The disease process seems to involve a feedback loop. In fact, fibromyalgia often is defined as non-inflammatory, but likely involves chronic sub-clinical inflammation.

Myositis facilitates preclinical accumulation of pathological prion protein in muscle

… Our findings provide new insights into the pathophysiology of PrPSc pointing out that myositis leads to enhanced prion colonization of muscle in subclinical prion disease.

Dr. Oz: Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis based on a grouping of symptoms including fatigue and muscle pain. While the pain and inflammation are very real, this conventional medical diagnosis itself doesn’t help us understand what causes the problem.

Unfortunately, prion science was obstructed a while ago when a specific brain protein was (re)named “prion” (PrP). As a result, only those diseases involving pathological prion protein (PrPSc) in the brain were acknowledged to be prion diseases, diseases caused by prions travelling from the gut to the brain were officially ignored – and all the other prion-related diseases were brushed under the rug.

But focusing only on PrP, it happens that PrPSc (the infectious form) is not only found in the central nervous system, but also in lymphoid organs and muscle. In fact, prions use the immune system to spread through the body. That’s how brain prions infect muscle.

The take home message here? Deal with inflammation! True, acute inflammation is a healing thing – but chronic inflammation is not. Common signs are pain and low-grade fever or sweats. But forget the pain – your goal is to stop the inflammation.

Subclinical (silent, systemic, low-grade) inflammation is a form of chronic inflammation (and chances are you’re suffering with it now)

Researchers now recognize that chronic inflammation may be present in a low grade, asymptomatic form for many years before its effects manifest as overt disease. This asymptomatic form of chronic inflammation is often referred to as subclinical inflammation (also silent inflammation, subacute inflammation, low grade inflammation, or systemic inflammation.) Subclinical inflammation can only be detected by laboratory tests or biochemical assays that assess levels of various markers of inflammation such as c-reactive protein, rheumatoid factor, anti-nuclear antibodies, cytokines, or other components, modulators or products of inflammation.

Subclinical inflammation is increasingly recognized as the cause of, or a substantial contributor to, a wide range of ailments, such as for example atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes type 2, Alzheimer’s disease, some cancers, macular degeneration and a great many other ailments. Subclinical inflammation has been shown to increase disease risk, hasten disease onset and worsen disease prognosis. Subclinical inflammation is believed to increase the rate and severity with which signs and symptoms of aging appear.

Stopping Inflammation

Meds usually cause more problems than they fix, so use diet and lifestyle. Usually, the darker the fruit or vegetable, the more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory it will be. Use turmeric, eat blueberries, kale, squash, tomatoes, walnuts, cold water fish, dark chocolate, flax and chia seeds – drink green tea.

Specifics vary from diet to diet, but in general anti-inflammatory diets suggest:

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Minimize saturated and trans fats.
Eat a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish or fish oil supplements and walnuts.
Watch your intake of refined carbohydrates such as pasta and white rice.
Eat plenty of whole grains such as brown rice and bulgur wheat.
Eat lean protein sources such as chicken; cut back on red meat and full-fat dairy foods.
Avoid refined foods and processed foods.
Spice it up. Ginger, curry, and other spices can have an anti-inflammatory effect.


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