How to Correct Th2 Dominance

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This article discusses how to correct Th2 Dominance. Th2 describes a subset of special cells involved in the immune system. For the basics of Th1 and Th2 dysregulation and how it pertains to the immune system, click here. If you’re Th1 dominant, click here. Contents1 A Quick Review2 Try These Things If You are TH2…

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How to Correct Th1 Dominance

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Do This If You Have Organ Specific Autoimmune Disease. If you’re Th2 dominant, click here. For the basics of Th1 and Th2 dysregulation and how it pertains to the immune system, click here. Contents1 A Quick Review2 Try These Things If You are TH1 Dominant2.1 Lifestyle 2.2 Supplements/Herbs2.3 Food and Lifestyle Interventions to Incorporate3 Summary3.1…

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The Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Dysregulation

The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is one part of the ANS. In some states, the PNS is not stimulated enough, as seen in some people with dysautonomia (or autonomic dysregulation). To learn more about the ANS, please click here. To learn more about dysautonomia, please click here. Contents1 Quick ANS Review2 The Vagus Nerve and…

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What is Autonomic Dysregulation

I wrote an introductory article about the Autonomic Nervous System, which can be found here. To review, Autonomic drive is controlled by the Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS and PNS control the ‘fight or flight’ and ‘rest and digest’ reactions, which is depicted below. Contents0.1 Conditions with Autonomic…

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What is the Autonomic Nervous System

There are many divisions of the nervous system (or brain). It can get quite complicated, but for now, lets focus on the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The brain controls every physiological function within our body, and the ANS controls very specific functions. Contents1 The Autonomic Nervous System2 Autonomic Regulation3 Autonomic Dysregulation3.0.1 References The Autonomic Nervous…

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Systemic Yeast Infections and Parkinson’s Disease

There are still a lot of unknowns about what causes Parkinson’s disease. Several studies indicate that dopamine metabolites are involved in some way. Several studies show something called Salsolinol works in ways that interfere with the dopamine balance and works in similar ways. Salsolinol can be synthesized from dopamine and acetaldehyde. Patients with chronic polysystemic…

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Treating Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome as a Chronic Disease

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In 2011 the American Urological Association (AUA) provided guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome. The guidelines provide great insight into pharmaceutical interventions but missed out on a lot of the contributing factors. Treating any chronic disease requires discussion regarding social, environmental, dietary factors which contribute to both prevention…

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Inflammation is Controlled by Cytokines

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Contents1 What are Cytokines?1.0.1 Where are Cytokines Produced?1.0.2 Specific Types of Cytokines2 Proinflammatory Cytokines3 Anti-inflammatory Cytokines3.0.1 IL-10 a Major Anti-inflammatory3.0.2 References What are Cytokines? Cytokines are a group of proteins, peptides and glycoproteins produced by specific cells of the immune system. They are signalling molecules that control and regulate immunity, inflammation and hematopoiesis. Where are…

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Altering Our Gut Bacteria for Autoimmune Disease

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  I’ve written articles about the microflora (gut bacteria), and how the bacteria in our gut influences our immune system and autoimmunity. That article can be found here. There is strong evidence showing the bacteria in the gut affects autoimmunity, but this article will focus on how bacteria populations may change for the worst. First…

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