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If you have been in an accident why not drink Gatorade blue or eat blue MM’s to help in spinal healing!

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That’s right. You can, without guilt, eat MM’S or Drink Gatorade containing the colorant FD&C blue dye No. 1. As many of you know, I am constantly searching to find better remedies and cutting edge technology for the medical improvement of our clients who have sustained spinal injury in accidents. Here is the latest!

The colorant Brilliant Blue G, almost identical to FD&C blue dye No. 1 has been linked to the ability to resolve spinal paralysis in rats. Rats, given through-the-vein injections of the compound, regained the ability to walk again after sustaining paralyzing spinal injury. Those rats that did not obtain the injections were permanently paralyzed.

Reported on line in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researcher Maiken Nedergaard noted that the two dyes are very similar and could exchange for each other. Of course the research is new and must be further tested. Additionally there is no report of the effects on spinal injury instead of paralysis. Nor is there any research on ingestion vs injection.

However, if you have sustained a spinal injury or neurological injury, why not gleefully explore the additional healing potential of eating a few blue MM’S and sipping on Gatorade Blue while you attend your physical therapy visits! It can’t hurt, and may even make you feel a bit hopeful that you will continue to improve!

James Ballidis is an attorney that specializes in personal injury claims and president of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie in Newport Beach, California.

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