Autoimmune Disease

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Ulcerative Colitis and Leaky Gut, Part 2

Last week, I introduced the topic of ulcerative colitis. I talked about what it is and the conventional and natural treatments. I also mentioned that not all treatments are created equal. In other words, just because it is natural does not mean the root cause is being addressed. Now I want to break down the …

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Natural Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis, Part 1

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD for short, is an issue effecting about 1.3% of adults in the US.1 Now that is an old stat from 2015, it has certainly increased since then. Most are diagnosed in their 20s or 30s.1 The two most common are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). Crohn’s is inflammation within …

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The Relationship of Nightshades and Chronic Pain

The term nightshades is usually met with confused looks from our clients when we ask them to avoid them. So what are they and why are they such a problem? And what is the link between them and chronic pain? Nightshades belong to a plant family of over 2000 species, the Solanaceae family.  Most of …

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The Root Causes of Thyroid Disorders

The prevalence of thyroid disorders in the nation are increasing. It is estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, some say it is higher than that. Many are unaware that they have a problem. They think what they feel is “normal.” Women are much more likely to develop thyroid disease than …

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The Bugs that Live With Us: Gut Microbiome and Dysbiosis

Many of my patients complain of stomach problems. Some of had chronic diarrhea others have had chronic constipation. All of them have had an upset stomach of sorts. They have tried many different avenues to figure out why and I am here to rely some information on that. How many of you know that there are microorganisms on and …

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The Big 5: Underlying Causes Of Chronic Disease

If you have read my other articles you may already be familiar with the Big 5. You also may be familiar with the rise of chronic disease. Diseases that were once rare in our parent’s or grandparent’s generation are now commonplace. It is a complex, multifactorial issue. My goal is to provide some understanding to …

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H. Pylori and Autoimmunity: The Infection 50% of the World Has

Helicobacter pylori is gram negative bacteria discovered in 1982 by scientists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren. It was found in individuals with gastritis and gastric ulcers. These conditions previously were not linked to an infection because scientists believed no microbe could survive in the stomach’s acidic environment. It was a huge discovery. Most commonly it was …

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Diabetes: A Growing Concern

Often when I think of diabetes I can’t help but think of the Wilford Brimley commercials talking about his “diabeetus.” His pronunciation is used for memes and videos but it is about a serious problem. Diabetes is a common word used today for an increasingly common disease. I am going to run through a breakdown …

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Intestinal Permeability: Leaky Gut’s Role In Autoimmune Disease

Chronic diseases are becoming more and more prevalent. Millions within the United States are dealing with chronic diseases. According to Cordain, et al, more than 64 million are dealing with cardiovascular diseases, 11 million have type 2 diabetes, and cancer is the second leading cause of death in America. (1) Among these, autoimmune diseases are on …

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