Vitamin D and Autoimmunity with Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO

Vitamin D and Autoimmunity

In this video from Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO on vitamin D and autoimmunity, we include the video and respective monograph and articles on vitamin D intake and autoimmunity, which support much of the information within the video. Vitamin D Monograph, by Dr. Alex Vazquez How to Understand, Refute, andRead …

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Expert Round-Table on Thyroid Immune Testing, Guidelines and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health

Diagnosing and treating thyroid conditions in women is extremely important, concluded a group of practitioners in a recent round-table discussion, “Thyroid Immune Testing – Guidelines, Testing Platforms, and Clinical Impact on Women’s Health,” and published in the Journal of Women’s Health. The goal of the Expert Panel Discussion was to

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Low-Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris

low dose naltrexone for the treatment of psoriasis

This case study presents a 60-year-old woman came to the clinic with a history of moderate, generalized plaque psoriasis covering 10% of her body surface area (BSA). Previous treatments included narrow-band UVB phototherapy (NBUVB). At her request, the physicians prescribed low-dose naltrexone (LDN) for a six-month period. The following isRead …

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Managing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Through Personalized Care: A Case Report

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
This case study outlines a treatment protocol for a 34-year-old female who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), iron and vitamin D deficiency in December 2015 through Johns Hopkins Medical Center. When she sought support at the Functional Nutrition Practice in February of 2016, she reported feeling “ravenously hungry,” having

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

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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 autoimmune response for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis? It’s not crazy at all, say researchers from the Medical College of Georgia. Their study, published in theRead …

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Interview with Bernard Bihari, MD: Low-dose Naltrexone for Normalizing Immune System Function

  Introduction   Bernard Bihari, MD, (1931-2010) was the discoverer of the clinical effects of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) in humans. In his groundbreaking clinical trial of patients with HIV/AIDS at Downstate Medical Center in 1985-86, Dr Bihari discovered the significant effectiveness of low-dose naltrexone in protecting the battered immune systems

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Practice Model: Nutritional Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This archived case study by Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond

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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

Aristo Vojdani & Gulf War Veteran Research

Interview by Karen Burnett The following article is an interview with Aristo Vojdani, PhD, is a respected researcher, scientist, speaker and author. Dr. Vojdani’s work with Gulf War veterans was a defining discovery in understanding multifactorial diseases. Vojdani’s observations resulted in understanding how exposure to a variety of environmental conditions,

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Integrative Nutritional Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis

This archived case study Dan Lukaczer, ND is a useful model for practitioners seeking to develop a nutritional approach to treating arthritic symptoms. As Lukaczer points out in this case study, the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis [or any form of arthritis] and the myriad potential environmental triggers is beyond the scope of this report. Instead, this paper addresses the use of a focused nutritional support program and discusses select environmental influences to illustrate the rationale behind this clinical approach. Given the complexity of RA, no one approach can benefit all patients, but it is hoped that the case illustrated here will show how a nutritional program can be personalized, leading to a clinically-beneficial result. Registered users and Today’s Practitioner members can access the entire case study.

Integrative Nutritional Approach to the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Published in Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal Vol. 4, No. 2 by Dan Lukaczer, ND