Saturday, July 6, 2013

Eat to Beat Myasthenia Gravis

As my own MG symptoms seem to be worsening and flareups increasing in frequency, I'm beginning to take the factors of diet and exercise more seriously. Traditionally not my favorite subjects. But  like most people with myasthenia gravis I do research from time to time -  trying to connect the dots of cause, symptoms and relief . Today it was about food and I did find an optimistic blog that has some good information on diet and links to very credible sources. I liked it, found it useful, and so I wanted to let you know about it. It's called Eat to Beat Myasthenia Gravis.

I was particularly pleased to see references to ginger* and turmeric roots; both of which I have incorporated into my diet. I was also happy to see that potassium can be found in other things besides bananas. Not that I have anything against bananas, I really like them. I just wish they came in different flavors because I eat so many of them. So join me in investigating how diet may help control our MG symptoms. And post a comment here to share what you've discovered. Let's learn how to Eat to Beat MG!

*Personally I use fresh ginger that I buy at an Asian (international) market.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Study Concludes That Extrathymic Cancer is Likely with Late-onset Myasthenia Gravis

Daniel M. Keller, PhD
Jul 02, 2013

A recently completed study in Barcelona Spain concludes that Myasthenia Gravis patients have a higher risk of developing cancers other than those of the thymus gland. The new study shows that the extrathymic malignancies were hetrogeneous in their organs of origin and were all solid tumors.

There was no relation to a particular type of tumor according to Anna Pellise, MD, of the Neurology Department at the Joan XXIII University Hospital in Tarragona, Spain, reported here at the 23rd Meeting of the European Neurological Society (ENS).