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Autoimmune Disease

Enzyme PKM2 promotes Th17 Cell Differentiation and Autoimmune Inflammation

An enzyme associated with energy production in cells also participates in the differentiation of immune cells involved in exacerbated autoimmune inflammation. The discovery could lead …

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Autoimmune Disease

Common Kitchen Ingredient, Baking Soda, Reduces Autoimmune Response in Humans

Is it crazy to think that something as simple as a daily dose of baking soda could significantly lower the damage caused by inflammation and …

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Autoimmune Disease

Clues Connect Estrogen and Autoimmune Disease

There is a phenomenon that scientists have yet to solve, regardless of whether a woman lives in the United States, where medical care is relatively good, or third world nations, where medical care is often scarce: women are less likely to die from infectious diseases than men. The lower death rate has been attributed to a beneficial, yet unexplained effect estrogen has on the immune system. Females of child-bearing age are more resistant to infectious disease and have an increased risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study hypothesized that estrogen-induced gene expression could establish an immunoactivated state which would render enhanced defense against infection, but may be deleterious in autoimmune development.By Nicholas A. Young, Lai-Chu Wu, et al, Estrogen modulation of endosome-associated toll-like receptor 8: An IFNα-independent mechanism of sex-bias in systemic lupus erythematosus. Clinical Immunology, March 2014

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Aging

Integrative Solutions for Thyroid Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the immune system dysfunctions and attacks host tissues. Although the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid disease has not been elucidated, there are several factors that have been associated with the disorder. Factors include genetic predisposition, nutrient deficiencies, use of certain medications affecting thyroid function, and environmental factors including exposure to radiation, heavy metals, and chemical contaminants. Thyroid disorders are often treated with drug therapy, which often have serious side effects and do not necessarily treat the underlying condition leading to the thyroid dysfunction. In recent years there has been increased interest in herbs and supplements as individuals take more interest in their health and well being…

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Testing

Lyme 101, Infections and Beyond: A Clinical and Laboratory Review

About this class Dr. Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA will discuss at length Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, full foundational background, clinical presentation and laboratory diagnosis …

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celiac disease and teflon
Allergies

Celiac Disease Up to Nine-Times More Common in Young People Exposed to Everday Chemical Pollutant

Celiac disease is linked to common chemical pollutants, according to the NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine. Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found …

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Sleep and Relaxation Support
Allergy Research Group

Eight Supplements for Sleep and Relaxation Support – STAT!

As mentioned in previous articles, phosphatidylserine, ashwagandha, and melatonin, provide a wide array of nutraceuticals with evidence that backs their use for sleep and relaxation …

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aging

Glycine & NAC: A Winning Combo for Longevity

Have scientists discovered the fountain of youth? Not quite yet, but there’s some promising new research to report. According to a study from Nutrients, a …

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berberine
berberine

Berberine: The Natural Antidote to Metabolic Derangement?

Berberine, an orangish-yellow alkaloid found at high levels in the bark and root structures of many ground-covering shrubs, has an extensive history of use as …

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Gastrointestinal Health

Leaky Gut and IBS: Is There a Connection?

Leaky gut syndrome might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but it’s a real condition that affects your digestive tract. Leaky gut is …

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