Posts Tagged ‘gut health’

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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What Is Autoimmune Disease: The Basics

My clinical practice focuses on autoimmune disease. My website will also serve as a large resource for anyone suffering from autoimmune disease. This post is just an introduction into what Autoimmune disease is, a very basic introduction at that. For more information and in depth analysis please click here. What is Autoimmune Disease? Autoimmune disease…

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Leaky Gut Is Real

For decades, Leaky gut was considered a theory, something people thought was going on but couldn’t prove. Now, after many years, we have a lot of evidence leaky gut is real, and contributes to a wide range of conditions, including autoimmune disease. The research into leaky gut is growing at an alarming rate, which proves…

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Secretory IgA and Autoimmune Disease

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What Is Secretory IgA IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A. Our bodies contain 5 different types of immunoglobins; IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD. We have many different types of immune cells, and these are a few of them. They each have unique roles to play. IgA is the most abundant immunoglobulin in the human body. In…

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Probiotic Supplements Shouldn’t Be Selected At Random

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As a naturopath, I see countless patients taking probiotics; generally self-prescribed or sometimes recommended by a friend or health food store employee. Many times the patient will report probiotics didn’t help, not realizing there is an art to probiotic selection. Popularity of Probiotics Probiotics are “live organisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a…

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Long Term Use of Acid Blockers is Harmful

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Many of my patients are taking acid suppressing medications, and have been for a long time. I often find myself explaining to them that “acid blockers can do harm long term”. A lot of patients don’t realize the gravity of the situation, since in many cases, their family doctors are fully aware of their long…

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