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Roy’s skydive for research! [Video]

Roy and Christopher both took on skydives in memory of Toni Hodges, raising an incredible £3260 in aid of Epilepsy Research UK.“Thank you so much to all that have donated so far and a big thank you in advance to those of who are going to donate, that’s a hint right there that is!”Read more about Roy’s jump and support his efforts here: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/roy-brammer1

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Unapologetically using my EPILEPSY to get what I wanted / needed… [Video]

I found myself in a tough situation where I went ahead and used my “epilepsy/ seizure” card to get what I needed.Music: WalkMusician: @iksonmusicEmail: allshookuptx@gmail.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/AllShook_Uphttps://www.facebook.com/AllShookUpTx/https://www.instagram.com/allshookup_myepilepsyjourney/

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Surprise medication slashes medication-resistant seizures [Video]

Upwards of 30% of people with epilepsy cannot control their seizures with medications.This means their lives are completely disrupted; relationships, jobs, driving privileges and their own personal safety.Besides that, every seizure places additional mitochondrial / energy stresses on the brain, on top of what was already happening that led to the seizures in the first place.If you suffer from seizures (controlled or not) and have not yet heard of the gut-brain axis or had a discussion about it with your doctor, it may be time to find a new one. The research on the links between the gut and the brain in the past 10 years has exploded. Much of this is under your control by the choices that you make every day. The Keto diet is one such tool.The Keto diet has been shown to increase levels of a seizure-protective Bacteroides bacteria as well as lower levels of seizure-linked Firmicutes bacteria.So researchers decided to see what would happen if an antibiotic was used in drug-resistant people with epilepsy; the results were quite impressive.Find out more in the video.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0920121121001959Migraines and Epilepsy: How to find relief, live well and protect your brain https://www.amazon.com/Migraines-Epilepsy-Relief-Protect-Brain-ebook/dp/B00C47ZW32

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Brain Inflammation Is The Real Cause of These Common Diagnoses | Dr. Doug Pucci [Video]

Get Well Now – https://getwell-now.com – Brain Inflammation Is The Real Cause of These Common Diagnoses – Inflammation In the Body Activates Inflammation In the Brain. How to end a vicious feedback loop or cycle? Looking at the graphic, there are several “co-activations” of the immune system at once that drive systemic inflammation. These co-activations that lead to chronic illness include: a dysbiotic gut terrain, chronic stressors to the TH1 system, a history of autoimmunity, and brain inflammation itself. The point is that these become vicious feedback loops. An overactive TH1 response (say, to viruses) will upregulate the TH2, which will suppress TH1, and so on. A TH2 dominant immune system is not good. This is a predicate for chronic viral infection, including for long-haul covid symptoms and future autoimmunity if not already present.Another negative feedback loop, or vicious cycle, is the histamine response in the brain. Or, how chronic illness, histamine and brain inflammation interrelate. Brain “fog” is one of those common complaints that signals a lack of brain speed. It is a fatigue problem, or lack of fuel to the brain. Anxiety and depression are also sure-signs of brain fatigue. Ever feel in a darker mood at night as your brain grows tired before bed? Or overly anxious midday and craving something sweet?Listen to the full episode with answers to listener questions in Episode 10: https://vimeo.com/562476525Join us LIVE @ 10:30 a.m. ET each week where we’ll be taking on a new question. Go to https://facebook.com/drdougpucci to participate in the LIVE eventBecome a member at https://Facebook.com/groups/rootcausehealing to submit your questions, or send an email to support@getwell-now.com and include the words “Live @ 10:30 question for Dr Pucci” in the subject line.To learn about A Functional Approach to Women’s and Men’s Health, or for more information about testing pages, go to https://getwell-now.com.discovery-consultation and schedule a FREE 15-Minute Discovery Call!*ABOUT DR. DOUG PUCCI & PUCCI WELLNESSDr Pucci is a premier functional medicine specialist, masterful communicator and educator in women’s and men’s health. In practice for 30+ years, he is Bergen County’s Face of Functional Medicine, One of Twelve Doctors To Watch, and the recipient of multiple awards, including for The Best Of in Oradell for Functional Medicine and Top Doctor in Trademark Publication’s Who’s Who Directory, Honor’s Edition. Learn more about Dr. Pucci and Pucci Wellness on the website: https://getwell-now.com. There, you can also book a free 15-minute discovery call with no strings attached.New to functional medicine? Take Dr Pucci’s mini-course on Root Cause Solution | A Better Way In 10 Days by registering at https://getwell-now.com/mini-course. Learn more from Dr Pucci by taking his advanced courses. Go to learn.getwell-now.com. Your first course is free.Seeking holistic medicine and root cause healing but not sure where to start? Join a group of like-minded health seekers and participate in our Facebook livestream Root Cause Solution Radio Show LIVE @ 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturdays, hosted by Dr Pucci. Join our group here and get your questions answered: https://facebook.com/groups/rootcausehealing. At Dr Pucci (@drdougpucci) on all social media channels. To book Dr Pucci to be a guest on your podcast, contact (201) 261-5430 or email support@getwell-now.com and request a booking link.#functionalmedicine

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Liver Function Tests, Animation for Patients [Video]

For patient education. This video is available for instant download licensing here: https://www.alilamedicalmedia.com/-/galleries/narrated-videos-by-topics/digestive-diseases/-/medias/cd08fe90-7c5a-4f08-80d1-040a6db1d9ac-liver-function-test-patient-version©Alila Medical Media. All rights reserved. Voice by : Marty HenneSupport us on Patreon and get early access to videos and free image downloads: patreon.com/AlilaMedicalMediaAll images/videos by Alila Medical Media are for information purposes ONLY and are NOT intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.Liver function tests, also called hepatic panel, are blood tests used to measure liver function and damage. Abnormal test results do not always indicate liver disease. Some abnormalities are transient, they resolve without symptoms within a few weeks. Others may result from non-hepatic causes. Two major functions of the liver are evaluated: the liver’s ability to produce blood plasma proteins, such as albumin and blood coagulation factors; and the liver’s ability to process bilirubin, a blood waste product.Normal albumin level in the blood is between 40 and 60 grams per liter. A lower than normal albumin level may be a sign of liver disease. However, low serum albumin may also result from low protein diets, poor absorption of proteins, or abnormal loss of proteins in urine. Because the liver synthesizes most of the factors required for blood clotting, reduced liver function leads to less coagulation factors produced and delayed coagulation. Prothrombin time, PT, or pro time test, measures the time the blood takes to clot. Normal PT is between 10.9 and 12.5 seconds. A higher than normal PT means the blood takes longer to clot, and may indicate liver damage. However, patients with bleeding disorders, vitamin K deficiency, and those who take blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin, may also have high PT without having liver problems.Bilirubin is a waste product of red blood cell breakdown. Bilirubin is transported to the liver where it is processed and secreted into bile. Reduced liver function leads to accumulation of bilirubin in the blood, which gives the skin and the whites of the eyes a yellowish color known as jaundice. Plasma bilirubin level is increased in liver diseases and in some types of anemia.When liver cells are injured, their content, including liver enzymes, are leaked into the bloodstream. The levels of these enzymes can be measured to assess the extent of liver damage. The higher their levels in the blood, the greater the extent of liver damage. However, because some of these enzymes are also present in other tissues, abnormal results may be due to causes outside the liver.Four enzymes are usually included in a hepatic panel, two of which are involved in protein metabolism: aspartate transaminase, AST, and alanine transaminase, ALT. The other two – alkaline phosphatase, ALP, and gamma-glutamyltransferase, GGT, are components of bile ducts and involved in bile secretion. Between ALT and AST, ALT is more sensitive and specific for liver damage. Both AST and ALT normal values are higher in men than in women; their normal range is also higher in obesity. Between GGT and ALP, GGT is more specific for biliary disease. ALP is also present in bones and placenta, and its normal level increases during childhood growth, as well as pregnancy. ALP elevations may also be due to a number of non-hepatic illnesses including bone disease, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, cancers, and infection or inflammation.