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

Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part III

Iodine, Glutamate, and Beyond In this installment of "Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition" I would like to start by again bringing to your attention a serious issue relating to toxicology that I last discussed in this forum in 2000.  Why am I mentioning this again?  My observations suggest that, in the nine years since … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part III

Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part II

A Perspective on Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine and Neurotoxicity "Fear always springs from ignorance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American lecturer, poet, and essayist  "Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste; they are opportunities to do big things." - Rahm Emanuel - Chief of Staff for Barack Obama as quoted on "Face … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part II

Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part I

A Perspective on Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine and Neurotoxicity "We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear..." From Extreme Behavior in Aspen - February 3, 2003 by Hunter S Thompson, author of books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, 1972 "So, first of all, let me assert … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Clinical Nutrition – Part I