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…

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—A Case Report

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by sudden onset of severe unexplained fatigue, lasting 6 months or more.1,2 Associated symptoms include impairment of neurocognitive function, non-refreshing sleep, headache, arthral- gias, postexertional malaise, muscle aches, and recurrent sore throat…

Anti-Inflammatory Activity Of The Hexane Extract Of Byrsonima Crassifolia Seeds In Experimental Animal Models

Alethia Muñiz Ramirez, MCs; Luis B. Flores Cotera, PhD; Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez, PhD Abstract Context • Byrsonima crassifolia is a tropical tree, commonly known as nance and distributed widely in Mexico and Central and South America. Since pre- Hispanic times, the seeds of the fruits have been used in

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