Posts Tagged ‘autoimmune’

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. A Quick Review As a reminder from my previous articles, 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. A Quick Review As a reminder from my previous articles, Th1 dominant responses often relate to organ specific autoimmune disease whereas Th2…

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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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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 Cytokines Produced? Cytokines are produced by a wide range of immune cells. This involves a broad range of cells, including macrophages,…

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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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Gut Bacteria & Autoimmunity: A Strong Connection

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The digestive tract is a major player in autoimmune disease. There are numerous factors within the gut which can individually contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease. One of those factors is the gut microbiome: the bacteria within our gut. The gut has various mechanisms to ensure beneficial intestinal microbiota, it stops microbiota overgrowth and…

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How Do You Get Vitiligo?

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To Summarize: Vitiligo is a depigmentation disorder, where white patches appear on the skin Vitiligo is a multifactorial condition – with multiple theories, all of which are likely to contribute to varying amounts The theories of vitiligo include autoimmune, neural driven, biochemical (inflammatory and oxidative) Treatment must be comprehensive and involve all of the above…

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Differentiating Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

There are a lot of similarities between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Together, these two conditions are group in as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. To a degree, they look quite similar [1]: Crohn’s Disease Ulcerative Colitis Age Any Any Gender Male = Female Male = Female Population Distribution 75 / 100 000 150 /100 000 Ethnic Group…

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Acid Reflux? Could it be a Hiatal Hernia

To Summarize: GERD may be known as acid reflux, but it’s not due to too much acid In fact, treatment for GERD should not involve acid blockers long term (its dangerous) There are numerous factors which can cause GERD, and hiatal hernias are one of them Hiatal Hernias can contribute to GERD directly and should…

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