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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Probiotics for Yeast Infections

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Contents1 Yeast Infections = Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC)2 Specific Probiotics Can Help2.1 First, a bit about Lactobacillus2.2 Probiotic Supplements2.3 Probiotics for Yeast Infections3 Summary3.0.1 References Yeast Infections = Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC) The medical term for yeast infections is vulvovaginal candidiasis. VVC is a condition that affects about 75% of women at least once during their lifetime…

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Boric Acid For Recurrent Yeast Infections

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Contents1 Recurrent Yeast Infections2 Conventional Treatments Don’t Always Work3 What is Boric Acid4 How Boric Acid Works5 Boric Acid Helps in Many Ways6 Use Short Term, Not Long Term7 Summary7.0.1 References Recurrent Yeast Infections The ‘medical’ term is recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC). It remains a challenge to manage in clinical practice. Recent evidence highlights why…

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What is Vulvovaginitis?

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Contents1 Normal Vaginal Environment2 What is Vulvovaginitis?3 Types of Vulvovaginitis?3.1 Infectious Vulvovaginitis3.2 Non-infectious Vulvovaginitis4 What Can Cause Vulvovaginitis?5 Why Seeing a Naturopath Could be Helpful5.0.1 References Normal Vaginal Environment Like everything else in our body, balance is key! The vaginal environment is kept in balance by bacteria (good ones), glycogen, estrogen, pH and metabolic by-products.…

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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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