The professor describes how he came to conclude that CFS could be successfully treated by supplementation with essential fatty acids, specifically ultra pure EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and virgin evening primrose oil.The professor describes the changes in the immune system seen with CFS, as a reduction in natural killer cell activity and a shift from TH1 cell activity toward increased TH2 cell activity, known as a type 2 immune response. He believes that this is best explained by the presence of a pre existing, long term, viral infection to which the immune system is reacting.Using MRI scanning to carry out neurospectroscopy examinations of people with CFS, in order to obtain information about the chemistry of the living brain, the professor demonstrated a clear difference between the brains of people with CFS and volunteers; the results indicated a very significant change in the turnover of fatty acids in the cell membranes of CFS sufferers.Essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha linolenic acid (omega 3) are known as such because they must be acquired from food and cannot be manufactured by the body. The professor explains how viruses can cause the symptoms of CFS by inhibiting a crucial enzyme in the chains that convert these essential fatty acids into other fatty acids required by the body, including GLA (gamma linolenic acid), EPA and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
While Mpaka sleeps it off on the pavement, Beya returns to the shack she shares with her 14 year old son Gaetan Claudia. She calls neighbour kid Nathan Mulumba to find someone to fix her fridge and she is less than impressed when Mpaka wanders in and declares that the fan has gone jusr weeks after she had shelled out for a new motor. Beya gives Mpaka money to find her a cheap, reliable fridge.
Where the flip did that go? It seems like 15 minutes since we were looking back at the best films of 2016 and, yet, here we are reflecting on the pick of 2017. This will always be remembered as the year that Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope at the Academy Awards, that Hollywood at last realised it had an ethnic diversity problem and that actresses tired of the tyranny of the casting couch finally began pointing fingers. But the past 12 months have also seen box sets replace blockbusters in audience affections, as the glut of sub standard comic book escapades tested even the patience of the least discriminating fanboy..
I grew up listening to pop radio. I had a tremendous amount of respect for Whitney Houston and Madonna. I was trying to sort of meld what I was already doing, which was basically singing covers of other people music, with a more mainstream pop sensibility.