The Lowdown on Lectins. Mark’s Daily Apple
Joint Trauma and the Onset of Arthritis. Roadback Foundation. Discussion of opportunistic microbe colonies and their enzymes that remain present in joints after infection (strep, bronchitis). The immune system keeps them at bay and a joint injury can trigger their emergence and mutation and the onset of RA.
Cardiovascular autonomic nervous system dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. PubMed.gov. Forty-seven percent of the RA patients and 19% of the SLE patients had symptoms suggesting ANS dysfunction. The heart rate variation in response to deep breathing was significantly decreased in both the RA and SLE patients (p = 0.001)
Treating Inflammation with Computerized Nerve Stimulation. The Dana Foundation. Emphasis on vagus nerve. Vagus, baby; vagus.
Autonomic (CNS) Regulation of Inflammatory Responses in the Clinical Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Dana Foundation. More vagus: “The vagus nerve activity is significantly decreased in RA patients as compared to controls.”
Effect of exercise on cardiac autonomic function in females with rheumatoid arthritis. PubMed. gov. Vagus, baby; vagus. “Study results indicated that 12 weeks of exercise intervention had a positive effect on cardiac autonomic function as measured by short-term HRV, in females with RA. Several of the standing variables indicated improved vagal influence on the heart rate. Exercise can thus potentially be used as an instrument to improve cardiac health in a patient group known for increased cardiac morbidity.”
Elevated sympathetic nervous system activity in patients with recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis with active disease. “Study showed that cardiac sympathetic nervous system activity is elevated in RA, whereas cardiac parasympathetic activity remains at a normal level. Our results suggest that inflammatory stress rather than the common symptoms of RA challenge the SNS.”
Autoimmunity in Rheumatic Diseases Is Induced by Microbial Infections via Crossreactivity or Molecular Mimicry. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. “Microbes form an important part in the disease causations in most immune-mediated rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatic fever, ReA, Lyme disease, RA, AS, and CD.”
Molecular Mimicry explained. Direct-MS.
CMV Causes RA a compilation of research studies